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M+G Down Under

05.15.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations | 2 comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

I was recently lucky enough to travel to Australia to train our partner Mecca on all things M+G. Mecca Cosmetica stores house the most sought after brands in color, cosmetics, skincare, bodycare, haircare, and fragrance all under one roof.  MALIN+GOETZ can be found in over 30 Mecca stores in Australia.
It was my first trip down under and I was blown away. Australia is seriously beautiful, seriously big and seriously far away. I visited Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and took something from each city. First of all, Aussies are so nice. They welcomed me with open arms and were just as entertained by my accent as I was by theirs.
Here’s a list of my favorite things from down unda –

 

Melbourne
  • The. Coffee. It’s liquid velvet. I was over-caffeinated all weekend.
  • Street art. They love their graffiti and devote areas of the city to it. It’s hard not to be happy while surrounded by such vibrant colors.
Brisbane
  • Sunshine. It was sunny and 74 when I stepped off the plane. I only spent 22 hours here, but the palm trees alone made me happy.
  • One word: Brisvegas. That’s the city’s nickname. Statues are perched on large purple light boxes jazzing up the town.
Sydney
  • This is predictable, but the Sydney Opera House. I’ve seen pictures of it since I was a child, but seeing it in person is overwhelming. It’s massive and absolutely beautiful.
  • Koalas. My goal was to meet a koala while there, and I did. See me and Silvia below. She loves me.
Until next time!

 

Step into Fall!

09.05.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Locations, Products, Skin Conditions | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

It’s time once again to bid adieu to summer. And while I won’t miss the sticky, humid days, where the thought of wearing my hair down and an ounce of makeup makes me want to crawl back in bed, I will miss dining al fresco and the sun setting at 9pm. Autumn is my favorite season – the bite in the air puts a pep in my step and there’s nothing I love more than a slouchy cardigan. The only complaint I have about the cooler weather is, my head-to-toe dry skin. So, not only does Fall require me to switch out my wardrobe, I also exchange my lightweight lotions for heavier creams and moisturizers to prepare my hide for the upcoming months. My favorite products to get me through the colder months are – Jojoba Face Scrub, Chamomile Treatment Oil, Replenishing Face Cream, Peppermint Body Scrub and Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer. True story – I’ve been stopped on the street before to ask me what I use to get a glowing complexion… Obviously, MALIN+GOETZ!

Product Tips:

  • The Jojoba Face Scrub serves as a gentle every day cream cleanser. It puts hydration back in your skin.
  • I love warming one pump of the Chamomile Treatment Oil in my hands and pressing into my skin like a serum. The oil restores balance and gives my skin a great glow.
  • During winter months, the Replenishing Face Cream becomes my daily moisturizer. It’s the only thing that leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple.
  • Some people are scared to exfoliate dry skin because they think it dries it out even more. This could not be farther from the truth! Gently exfoliating with the Peppermint Body Scrub removes the dry, dead skin and allows moisturizers to penetrate even deeper. You’re doing your scales well by scrubbing!
  • Right before I hop into my warm, cozy bed, I slather Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer all over – don’t forget your feet! Honey and shea butter soothe my parched skin and vitamin b5 deeply hydrates and plumps collagen.
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    Summer, M+G Style!

    06.03.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Products | No comments

    *by Kenne Kuramochi

    Well my wish for the cold, harsh New York winter to be over has been granted. Now I’m faced with the hot, humid summer!  As I write this from my cozy NYC studio, I consider how to best cope. I turn to my beauty addiction otherwise known as MALIN+GOETZ! Yes, I work for the company, but anyone who knows me knows that I pursued the company to work for them. I truly believe in the performance of every MALIN+GOETZ product and having to be creative in a tiny studio apartment, I have found numerous ways to use my favorites to make myself and my apartment look and feel stupendous!

    First, I start by using my Peppermint Body Scrub to cool off and shed dead skin accumulated by previous winter months. From my shoulders to my feet, I can feel the bamboo extract exfoliating my skin—soft to the touch for that summer romance!  Next, the subtle, natural Neroli Hand & Body Lotion is a great, lightweight alternative to winter’s choice of the Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer (a rich luxurious cream!). My colleague, Paige, says, “it’s like vacation in a bottle!”

    What’s next? Don’t forget to light the Mojito Candle—paradise at the beach. I have received many candles as gifts, but MALIN+GOETZ candles have outlasted every other more expensive candle. While I appreciate the expensive candles in heavy jars imported from France, I will stick with my M+G candles hand-poured here in Brooklyn, New York!

    Body smooth and cool: check. Mojito candle lit: check. Ready for one of New York’s finest beaches: CHECK!

    KENNE

    *Kenne Kuramochi is our Business Mgr at Barneys on Madison Ave.  Visit Kenne there and see his beautiful summer skin in person. You will not be disappointed.*

    MALIN+GOETZ: Madison Avenue

    01.28.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Press | No comments

    MALIN+GOETZ
    1270 Madison Ave
    b/w 90th + 91st Sts
    New York New York 10128
     

    Our fourth apothecary will open June 2013 in Carnegie Hill.  Here is a history of our marvelous new digs:

    Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side, in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Its boundaries extend from 86th Street on the south to 96th Street and Spanish Harlem to the north, between Fifth Avenue (Central Park) on the west and Third Avenue on the east. Carnegie Hill is widely considered one of the most prestigious residential areas of New York City.

    The neighborhood is named for the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901. Today the mansion houses the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Facing it on 91st Street is the Otto Kahn House, a Florentine palazzo, now housing the private school, Convent of the Sacred Heart. A number of other townhouses in the area have been converted to schools, including the Spence School and the Lycée Français, a former Vanderbilt House on 93rd.

    The architecture of the neighborhood includes apartment buildings along Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, brownstones (with stoops) and townhouses on the side streets, condos, co-ops and a handful of mansions now used by organizations including the The Jewish Museum, the National Academy of Design and the Dalton School.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated Guggenheim Museum is on Fifth Avenue and the New York Road Runners occupies a townhouse around the corner at 9 East 89th Street. The famous 92nd Street Y calls Carnegie Hill its home as well.

    We are excited to soon be included in the historical account of Carnegie Hill!

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    The Winter Blues! Turning the “WOE” into a “WOW!”

    01.28.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Products, Skin Conditions | No comments

    The holiday season has come and gone. We ate our weight in potato pancakes for Hanukkah, Panettone Bread for Christmas and sipped a glass (or two) of bubbly to ring in the New Year. Now, if you’re like me, you’re thinking two things: Man, I have to get to the gym. And darn it, it’s the winter doldrums. For those of you who get to experience all four seasons like those of us in New York City, we all are feeling the winter blues and blahs.

    At the first sign of winter I found myself running to New York’s mecca for affordable trendy clothing, Uniqlo, to get those high-tech, “Heat-tech” undergarments that keep you warm from the ferociously freezing cold days. Add a puffer jacket, silly looking wool hat, mittens that a four year-old would wear, and a cashmere scarf and I am ready to face New York’s most frigid and gray weather head on!

    In my apartment, when the heat is on in full force, there’s snow on the ground, and I’m dreading my messy, morning commute to work, I found some ways to stay happily cozy, turning that frown upside down indeed! I have my Pandora radio streaming the greatest hits of Sade (I’m old school, if you’re not a fan of Sade, try some Adele!), hot cocoa with marshmallows in hand, and my face layered with my favorite go-to products from Malin + Goetz. Yes, to a product junkie such as myself, spa nights are a sure fire way to bring just as much comfort as Southern Comfort or for those who keep it non-alcoholic, as cozy as that mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

    I suggest a Detox Face Mask, followed by a facial massage with the Malin+Goetz Replenishing Face Serum, finished with a mixture of equal parts of Replenishing Face Cream and the new Chamomile Treatment Oil. Moisture overkill? Not at all! I find that I do need more moisture during these colder times, so I opt for it all. I think it might even be time to light a Cannabis candle to get the maximum effect! (I don’t smoke Cannabis, but I hear this is the next best thing!

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    So all of you reading this from Miami to Malibu, I suggest you sip on a cocktail … and then light the appropriate Malin + Goetz candle. I say, let the intoxicating, refreshing scent of the Mojito candle permeate the room. For the rest of us caught up in dead of winter: Smile, do something good for yourself, meditate, do some yoga, try that recipe you always wanted to make, have that cup of hot cocoa and remember the days when you were a kid longing for these snowy days! Winter is here but before you know it, Spring will have Sprung and our winter woes will have just been a distant memory. Maybe it’s the Cannabis candle or the sounds of Sade, but I’m feeling serene now, and the weather outside – albeit frightful – is not so daunting anymore. It’s a time to relax, replenish and recharge our batteries because the warm, sunny days we are all longing for are soon to come!

    - Kenne Kuramochi, MALIN+GOETZ Manager at Barneys Madison Ave

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