Skincare Confessions! Hear from Laurel, 56.

Welcome to our new Blog Series – Skincare Confessions.  It’s like a peek into your bestie’s makeup bag, or a one-on-one beauty talk with a trusted friend. We’ve asked our customers, co-workers, acquaintances and family for their honest thoughts and feelings on skincare and cosmetics: tips, woes, loves, daily routines and must-have products. Get ready to be inspired!  This post is from Laurel – our customer and the co-owner of a bakery and…

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Hyaluronic Acid + Moisturizer Myths

Never has my skin taken so well to an ingredient. The word “acid” seems alarming at first, but I love what Hyaluronic Acid does for my face and the health of my skin.  As you may have read or heard, Hyaluronic Acid (which looks like a pure, clear jelly) is a molecule that can hold up to 1,000x its weight in…

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Simple Hair Care: Tips from Stylist Emi Agio

Emi Agio is a hairstylist based in New York City who has worked extensively in the world of fashion, at various photoshoots and backstage at Fashion Week.  However, she excels in everyday cuts and colors that wear well without a lot of fuss (and look deceptively simple).  We ask for her favorite tips and techniques for hair care (and what to request from your stylist): …

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The Glow! Staying Consistent with Retinol

The beauty topic on everyone’s mind? Glowing skin.  We recently asked Instagram followers why glowing skin was so important to them.  Some of the answers that really stood out were these:  “Having glowing skin is important to me because it’ll boost my confidence!”  “Glowing skin is important because all want to love the skin we are in.”  “I want to keep my natural glow…

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The Good of Glycerin in Skincare

So, what exactly is Glycerin?  I must admit I didn’t know much about Glycerin before writing this post even after years spent working in the cosmetics industry.  If I was playing one of those word games and Glycerin came out, I’d probably shout “SOAP!” without a second thought.  And it’s true – Glycerin is a component of many, many personal products we…

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Work It! Office Fashion with Sarah, CEO of M.M.LaFleur

Founder and CEO of M.M.LaFleur, Sarah once described herself as “your typical woman in finance” who had a closet full of (in her own words) “blah pantsuits.”  She developed the concept for the effortless, functional and chic collection for M.M.LaFleur with her co-founders “to take the work out of dressing for work.” We are inspired by Sarah’s vision…

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Handle Your AM Like a Boss

Mornings might have been the boss of me lately, but I realize that has got to change. I’ve truly never been a “rise and shine” person, even after a coffee and a shot of espresso.  It was hard enough getting out the door when I was single, and now with two kids (and two school…

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Major Multi-Tasking on the Daily

Wow, there’s a lot we have to accomplish on a day to day basis – and that’s the understatement of the year.  The positive side is it’s wonderful to add value to your work, home, family and community.  On the flip side: how on earth can we get all of this done?  Anecdotally, I have two full…

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Hello 40s! Past + Present Skincare Thoughts

After a big birthday, I suppose it’s natural to look back in wonder – where did all the time go?  If I was to walk on the street and pass myself at age 20 (with breakup bangs), what would I say to her?  One of the lovely things about being young is the freedom of possibility;…

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Art & Optimism: An Interview with Evan Mooney

Evan Mooney describes herself as a Mother, Artist and Optimist, which you can certainly see it in her work. Each piece is bright, sunny and chic – she finds much inspiration in color, textures and contrasts, and from her family.  Q: Evan thank you for telling us about your artistic style! Can we ask how…

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