Keeping up with the latest makeup, hair, and results-driven skin care can be a tedious process, which is why we count on Bluemercury, Washington's very own chain of beauty emporiums, to sift through the bounty of brands and products and stock only the true essentials. So, when we heard the one-stop-shop was opening another outpost in Alexandria this weekend, we were pretty stoked.
Kid-in-a-candy-store is the best way to describe the experience of roaming through the 1,500-square-foot space, stocked with 50+ high-end beauty and skin care brands, including Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, and SkinCeuticals. You'll also have your pick of cult favorites, such as Sara Happ lip products, Diptyque candles, and French makeup line T. LeClerc, to name a few.
And, on days when you’re not shopping the crème de la crème of beauty and hair products, consider booking an appointment at the in-house spa for a luxe treatment (Think: waxing, massages, and facials). We're particular to the Brightening Facial ($165), which comprises extractions, exfoliation, a glycolic peel, and a vitamin C treatment that tightens and brightens the skin (and makes you swear to exfoliate on the daily from now on). We're looking better just thinking about stopping by.
Bluemercury, 600 King Street, Alexandria; 703-549-0005.
Photo: Courtesy of Bluemercury