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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!

 

Bright Future.

04.23.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

Finally, it is Spring and the sun is shining! Naturally, that means it’s time to pull out the short sleeves and…sunscreen! One of our biggest mistakes is not using proper sun protection. It’s the biggest step you can take to prevent aging and skin cancer. Here’s a sunscreen essentials checklist –

  • Broad-spectrum. This is one of the most important aspects of a sunscreen. Broad-spectrum simply means that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays cause aging and UVB rays cause burning.
  • Reapply. For all day protection, it’s essential to reapply sunscreen. It won’t last all day through sweat and day-to-day activity.
  • Use sunscreen year round. Even on cloudy days, up to 40% of the sun’s rays reach the Earth, so no skipping!

Now that we’ve covered the basics, allow me to introduce our NEW SPF 30 Face Moisturizer! It’s a broad-spectrum, lightweight moisturizer that also serves as a makeup primer or aftershave. It’s formulated with Vitamins E, A, B, C, & D to hydrate and green tea anti-oxidants to protect against environmental damage.

Meet ya at the park!

Spring has sprung!

04.16.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

Spring has finally arrived, unlike those lucky enough to live in LA and enjoy sunshine and mild temperatures since January, we New Yorkers are just now experiencing highs in the 50s. That means it’s time to open up the windows, box up the wool sweaters and brunch al fresco. As much as I hate cleaning, there’s something about the warmer temperatures that makes me pull out the vacuum and rearrange my bedroom. I’ve already switched my Cannabis Candle for the Geranium Leaf and put my Rose Hand+Body Wash at all of my sinks. I’ve decided to start checking things off my Springtime-to-do list. Here’s some of what I am hoping to tackle this Spring –

The Cloisters.

Art in the park = Perfect Saturday. Enough said.

The Frying Pan.

Full disclosure, this is one of my favorite bars and I go multiple times a year. This boozy boat reminds me of being back home in the South and they serve ice cold beer in buckets. Ah, I can already feel the breeze on my face.

Central Park Canoe.

I’m disappointed that I’ve never tackled this activity before. I love being near the water and I love canoeing, so this Spring I will finally partake in this must-do activity. Wish me luck, I am also a klutz.

Help me out with some more fun outdoor activities. What are y’all’s Spring plans?

 

Back to the Windy City.

03.13.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

Last month I found myself back to the Windy City, and it definitely lived up to its name. I traded one snowy tundra for another, but the one thing I gained was that Midwestern sunny disposition. Despite their smiles, Chicagoans as a whole are 100% completely over this winter. Which is a mentality, we New Yorkers, gladly share. I will say that even though those -30 nights cut like a knife, the city and our accounts, welcomed me with open arms. No matter where I was – Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, Haberdash, Smith & Davis, and MildBlend – the willingness to chat and share winter war stories presented itself daily. Considering this trip, we were dealing with a completely different set of temperatures, I talked up how I keep my skin hydrated and fresh thanks to M+G. I was even lucky enough to get some tips in return. This time of year I rely on a few drops of Chamomile Treatment Oil to calm and soothe redness, and then follow it with the Replenishing Face Cream to deeply hydrate and brighten my parched skin. A new tip I took home – incorporate the Chamomile Treatment Oil with the Jojoba Face Scrub to achieve extra hydration + exfoliation.

CHICAGO Haberdash image

Erica and Greg at Barneys North Michigan Avenue
Dennis and Steve, Haberdash Salon
Erica and Kristen at Barneys

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Valentine’s Day Pampering.

02.13.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

Everyone makes plans on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s with your significant other, your best buds, or Netflix. No matter what your plans are – take the little extra time to pamper yourself! Here are some ways to treat yourself this February 14th!

Soak in a warm Rose and Chamomile Oil bath.

Add a few pumps of the Rose Hand+Body Wash for a bath full of floral bubbles. Incorporate several drops of our Chamomile Treatment Oil for extra soft, touchable skin.

Bonus tip: The Chamomile Treatment Oil is a perfect massage oil.

Scrub your way to kissable lips.

Don’t forget your pucker when exfoliating with our Jojoba Face Scrub. Gently massage the cream based scrub over lips for a few seconds. Rinse with warm water and follow up with our intensely hydrating Lip Moisturizer.

Mood lighting.

After you’ve soaked and buffed, it’s time to set the mood. Light up an Absolute Rose Candle, after trimming the wick of course! The soft middle notes of Moroccan rose are brightened with top notes of ivy and pear.

Sit back and enjoy the rest of your evening. xoxo

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