b-glowing was 'goop'ed again. For those who don't know what that four letter word signifies, it's Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle e-newsletter GOOP! This stylish lady is known for her amazing taste and overall girl next door, heart warming personality. I love the fact that she whole heartedly admits she's no expert in doing her own hair and makeup and looks to her entrusted group of hair and makeup artists to get her beautified for red carpet events. Not that she really needs any help in that department.
We all could use a little professional insight when it comes to doing our hair. The best blow dry I've ever gotten has been when I leave frizz free and full of bounce after a visit to the hair salon, however recreating it a few weeks later isn't without it's struggles, snags, and sweat. Achieving a polished hairstyle normally comes from using the right mix of tools and products. We were lucky to be featured in the Goop newsletter a few weeks ago with Gwyneth's London based hairdresser George Northwood. He demonstrates step by step how to create three of our favorite hairstyles: the blow dry, luscious curls, and beach wave using products from b-glowing.com!
Check out George's great picks here and while you're shopping away please feel free to take 15% off your order by using coupon code: goophair at checkout. Valid until June 23, 2012. *Discount not applicable on Rodin olio lusso brand.
Today would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 85th Birthday as well as the 50th anniversary of her death. Her memory is more alive than ever as beauty brands are naming products after her as well as being the face of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Although she was gone way to soon it's amazing how her style and classic beauty still captivates the modern woman. From the red lip to the dark eyeliner, Marilyn is gone but her mark has been made for centuries to come. See below a few products that were inspired by this late, great Hollywood film siren….
Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is actually a custom made face cream created for Marilyn Monroe by her dermatologist, Dr Erno Laszlo. After all, being under unforgiving lights all day would be quite scary unless you were using great skincare to make you look youthful and rejuvenated. Movies haven't changed, and actresses are still under these harsh lights but this time being filmed with HD (high definition) lenses. Look to the past and you will see the future and that's why years later the Erno Laszlo brand has reformulated the product for the skin concerns of the modern woman. Morning Beauty Rescue is a brightening light-as-air whipped gel primer that actively brightens and rejuvenates the complexion and can even be used as a makeup primer. Shop the full Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection here!
Marilyn was known for her beautiful full lips so Armour Beauty dedicated a product just for her, the Marilyn Shimmer Lip Gloss! Picture the idea of 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' but in lipgloss form and you'll start to understand how gorgeous this shade is. This gloss glides on to create a high style sheer gloss with a holographic silver sparkle explosion.
Shop the full Ineke Parfum collection here!
Do you ever smell a perfume and think, "that reminds me of Paris" or "this smells like falling in love for the first time"? I personally love fragrances that are created with a story and thought process behind it. This makes choosing yours a lot more personal when you can identify with it. One of our latest perfume arrivals that really has great thought behind all their fragrances is Ineke Parfums. The genius or "nose" behind the brand is founder and owner Ineke Ruhland and all of her scents aim to evoke stories of romance, nature, chemistry and courage.
One of the factors I notice before making a final purchase of a perfume is not only the scent but the perfumes packaging design. You always feel a little more special seeing a beautiful bottle on your vanity and knowing your favorite perfume can also serve as a beautiful show piece. Each perfume is presented in clear cylindrical glass bottles with a chic square top. One of my favorites is Ineke's Gilded Lily which is described as a "Shakespeare meets manga" scent with fruity highlights of gold band lily of Japan, Rhubarb and Patchouli.