6 multitaskers to makeover your makeup bag

streamline your beauty routine Confession time: my makeup bag looks like something from an episode of A&E's Hoarders. As a b-glowing employee, I’ve amassed more than my fair share of beauty products, and—once they make it into my makeup bag—they never seem to make it out. Oops. It’s to the point where my makeup bag is heavier than my actual purse. Check it out: overstuffed makeup bag Pretty bad, right? Long gone are the days I could actually zip the darn thing, and—without a good five to ten minutes of voracious digging—I can never seem to find what I’m lo..... Read more

What kind of Valentine are you? Pick your perfect look.

b-glowing, valentines, eyeshadow, makeup, beauty, luxury beauty, cosmetics, editorial Valentine’s Day: for some, it’s the most romantic day of the year, meant to spend eating chocolates and sipping champagne with your S/O. For others, it’s a chance to celebrate your girl gang, hit up a single’s party, or simply dance the night away solo. But whether you love Feb 14th (or love to hate it) there’s no denying that Valentine’s is the perfect excuse to get all dolled up. Whatever your plans, we've got a V-Day look that anyone will fall for. The Bombshell b-glowing, valentines, eyeshadow, makeup, beauty, luxury beauty, cosmetics, editoria.....        <a href=Read more

Our whole office is obsessed with this nail polish

Smith & Cult, nail polish, mani, manicure, lacquer, nude, nails We used to LOVE getting gel manicures—I mean, who can resist chip-free polish that lasts 2+ weeks?—until we discovered the negative side effects. Damaged, brittle, paper-thin nails? So not worth it. Thankfully, we now have another option: Smith & Cult nail polish. Their innovative, 5-free formulas offer high-gloss, long-lasting perfection without any of the damaging effects of gel. Seriously, their polishes stay pristine for an entire week on both our hands and feet, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for us. We’re also obsessed with the thin, easy-to-use brush that makes painting your own nails a breeze, the gorgeously packaged bottles that look fab..... Read more

Three common types of acne, and how to treat them

b-glowing, skincare, indie lee, arcona, foreo, beauty, luxury, adult acne, acne, glowing, skin, toner, moisturizer Acne: we all get it, but it’s not all created equal. The good news? Once you’ve figured what type of acne you have, you’ll have greater success treating and preventing it going forward. From blackheads to cysts, learn how to identify and conquer three different kinds of breakouts: Type: Hormonal Acne What it looks like: Sudden breakouts that occur around the same time each month, usually along the lower third of your face—chin, mouth and jawline. They may get worse about a week before your period. Cause: Hormonal acne is exactly what it sounds like: the dirty work of fluctuating hormones. When testosterone level..... Read more

I tried it: Verso, Retinol 8 and Sensitive Skin

b-glowing, verso, cleanser, retinol, skincare, glowing, antiaging, day cream, night cream On the off-chance I have time for a facial, I always tell the esthetician working on me that my skin is extremely sensitive. Each time, that warning is met with a “sure, everyone thinks that” attitude, but—after the facial is over—they’re always shocked at just HOW sensitive my skin is. And of course, I’m stuck walking around with a (really) red face for the rest of the day. I’ve been lucky enough to work at b-glowing for 10 years, and have tried and tested all the best skincare to find what’s right for my fussy face. Now that I’m in my mid-30’s, my main mission is trying to reverse sun damage and wrinkles. I wanted to boost my skincare routine with Retinol, but I knew it wasn..... Read more