08.22.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Lifestyle, Products | No comments
By Erica, National Training Manager
I’ve recently had the pleasure of training the lovely staff at Birchbox. If you guys are anything like me, then you are OBSESSED with Birchbox! I wait patiently each month for my little box to arrive with all its fun treats inside. MALIN+GOETZ has teamed up with them and some of you lucky subscribers will be receiving samples from us. When I went to train their team on all things M+G, I was blown away when I walked into their beautiful news-style office. Everyone there is so happy, super warm, and it’s apparent that they truly LOVE their jobs. I jumped right into training their customer service team and instantly felt at ease and welcomed in front of the large group. They asked very thoughtful questions and were already in love with M+G, which makes my job that much more fun. Afterwards, we shared some laughs and macaroons, celebrating our collaboration.
As I turned to grab my things and leave, someone had left me a Birchbox as a gift. I am not ashamed to admit that I tore into it as soon as the elevator doors closed. The whole evening was a reminder of why I love what I do. Thank you Birchbox! I can’t wait for my next box to arrive!
08.09.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | No comments
This past weekend, I had my first summer picnic in the park! I must say, it was THE perfect day for it – not too hot, a nice breeze and lots of white puffy clouds. Here’s how M+G got me ready for my day out!
- Peppermint Body Scrub – I thoroughly buffed my legs for a close shave. The peppermint wakes you up while liquid bamboo and pumice gently exfoliate dead skin!
- Vitamin E Shave Cream – This treatment shave cream softens my skin and prevents razor burn. My legs may be super pale, but they were also super soft! Moisturizer not even needed – don’t be wasteful!
- Sage Styling Cream – Not only am I pale, but I have fine hair too…I know, I’m a mess. Because my hair is so limp, I like that tousled, “brush hasn’t touched these tresses in days” – look to give the illusion of bountiful locks. After I shampoo and condition, I run a pea sized drop of Sage Styling Cream through my damp hair for that “day at the beach” look. I air dry and I’m on my way.
The next step was finding the perfect tree to relax under. I lucked out! The park wasn’t crowded and I secured a spot under a big tree to lend me shade and give me somewhere to tie up my spirited Yorkie.
Here’s what wrapped up lovely Sunday in the park -
- Neroli Hand + Body Lotion – After a sticky day in the sun, the Neroli Hand + Body lotion is perfect for my sun kissed shoulders. Neroli is calming and soothing and hyaluronic acid puts moisture back into my scorched skin.
- Grapefruit Face Cleanser – After my glorious day of frolicking through the grass, I’m sweaty and petrified of a potential pimple. But I know that’s not a real concern, because I wash my face with the grapefruit face cleanser before bed. Grapefruit kills bacteria, cuts oil and dirt, but the hydrating gel cleanser balances my skin. Ah, so fresh!
It was truly a perfect day in the shade!
07.11.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle | No comments
Andrew Goetz and I were invited to attend a panel discussion with Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan—the attorney that represented Edie Windsor in front of the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA. The event was hosted by JP Morgan’s Private Banking Division—a long time support of LGBT financial concerns. The panelists spoke to a group of 100 (we are 99 and 100) about the implications of the decision on taxes, wealth management, business and employment, marriage, health care, etc. It was an inspirational evening of law, taxes and personal stories—with a midtown view of Manhattan from the 50th floor!—for MALIN+GOETZ to be included in support of equality!!!
Pictured from left to right are: John Duffy, CEO Private Banking, JP Morgan; Darren Spedale, the evenings moderator and author, Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? and Banker at J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who represented Edie Windsor and argued the Windsor case before the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA (Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP); and Alexander Popovich, Senior Wealth Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
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 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.*
05.31.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab | No comments
Andrew Goetz and I share an affinity for design, its’ function and often times, its’ minimal aesthetic (I have a tendency to want to “overdo”). However, we both have agreed that keeping our skincare regimens simple is key, and, we remain focused to this effective philosophy.
Case in point: Winter takes its toll on a New Yorker’s skin. Suffering from many skin ailments, I am certainly a good test for what to use, when to use it and how much. I am the guinea pig, and, have been the catalyst for our simple approach—learning early on that sometimes using less helps the few products I do use work better.
Back to our New York Winter. My skin was tired, dry (and tends to be so) and red (I have rosacea) and dull. As always, I wash my face (Grapefruit Face Cleanser), Moisturize (Vitamin E Face Moisturizer) daily, and, once/week, offer my skin a perk with our Detox Face Mask for extra cleansing/hydration. Winter has proven that for my 45 year old skin, sometimes, less is less and not enough.
I decided to take my own advice and integrate our 10% Glycolic Pads—an item I had not used for at least two months. Voila. Bright, clear, smooth skin. It is amazing how paying attention to your skin requires a little effort, AND, not over-reacting by using too much at the slightest change is essential. Less is enough, and, once in a while, a little extra can help it along.
Matthew Malin, CEO