Holiday season is upon us and earlier this week I went to the very first Bluemercury Holiday Beauty edit. Invited beauty mavens flocked to the Georgetown store for a private preview of the best makeup trends and gifts for the holiday season. Joined by the Bluemercury CEO and co-Founder Marla Malcolm Beck, the evening was filled with beauty talk, mini-makeovers, facial treatments, sweet treats and non-stop bubbly champagne.
Marla Malcolm Beck -founder and CEO of Bluemercury and M-61 Laboratories
During my one-on-one time with Marla we chatted about blogging along with the business of beauty and how much I adore the M-61 products, especially the Power Glow Peel (remember I raved about it earlier this year). It was such an honor to speak with her. I was pressed to pick her brain so I had to ask what words of wisdom or advice she would offer to aspiring female entrepreneurs. I was so shocked, yet comforted to hear that her business endeavors haven’t always been sugar sweet. She admitted there were times when she almost went bankrupt (twice). She stressed the importance of growing and learning through your failures. I’ve paraphrased our brief conversation but ultimately I walked away feeling inspired and encouraged.
Be careful not to become discouraged when you don’t see results right away. If something isn’t working instead of quitting completely just make small tweaks. The key is to constantly re-evaluate your plan.
After trying a few holiday lip glosses with Kate of K Street K and Morgan and Carlis of Spicy Candy DC
The deluxe gift bag from this event was amazeballs! As you can see I could hardly contain my excitement! (#ProductJunkieProblems). The heavy tote bag was filled with full-sized products from some of my favorite beauty brands like M-61, La Mer, Dermalogica, Kiehls and so much more! Expect some great beauty product reviews and shopping guides over the next few weeks.