Marla Malcolm Beck  is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluemercury and M-61 Laboratories. Marla founded Bluemercury, a luxury beauty store, with her husband Barry J. Beck, in 1999 in Georgetown, Washington D.C.  Marla grew up in Northern California, where she graduated from Berkley and Harvard.  She was working at a consulting firm but wasn’t getting the satisfaction out of her job, her husband encouraged her to start her own business.  She has always been a beauty lover and decided to be a pioneer of a free-standing beauty store.   Blue mercury is a luxury beauty retail chain with over 52 stores, they also are an e-commerce provider and cosmetics brand developer. Marla leads Bluemercury’s merchandising, marketing, supply chain, store operations, and much more. She resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children. Today she shares some beauty tips with us:   Name: Marla Malcolm Beck          …

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This weekend recipe is a spicy carrot soup with chickpeas.  My boyfriend, Adam loves this soup.  It’s so easy to make that he can even make it and he is pretty new in the kitchen.   It is very healthy, carrots are a great source of antioxidants, they have vitamin C,  beta-carotene and many other phytonutrient antioxidants.  Carrots benefit the cardiovascular system, it helps oxygenate the blood and arteries. They are also great for eye health, carotenoids.  Carrots help fight against eye diseases like glaucoma, and cataracts. Cumin helps in aiding digestion, has essential minerals that we need like magnesium which help with heart health and blood pressure because cumin helps in the absorption of calcium.  Cumin is also an excellent source of iron.  Coriander helps with controlling cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and is an antiseptic so it’s great for mouth ulcers. If you have anemia coriander is a great…

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I’m OBSESSED with Philip B. Hair Care and now their newest line Oud Royal has made me a life long fan of Philip B. I tried the Oud Royal Shampoo and the Oud Royal Conditioner. If you are not familiar with what Oud is, it’s an oil that comes from a wood that is popular in the Middle East and Asia. It is used in many perfumes and as home fragrance. Philip B. Hair Care uses different botanicals to help your hair for look healthy and beautiful. Oud Royal Shampoo makes your hair super shiny.  It is made with different botanicals that help strengthen your hair from the inside out.  It helps lock in moisture, helps tame frizz, adding body and shine.  I love it. My hair felt detangled, soft and manageable.  Which says a lot because I have long thick hair that will become knots even if you were…

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