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Tips & Tricks: Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask

Posted on 09/12/2013

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The Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask, also commonly known as 'the pink mask', is not only an effective cult classic among beauty buffs of all ages, but an in-demand one. Selling once every 5 minutes, this skincare must-have might be hard to get your hands on, but when you do, it's well worth the wait!

Why we love it for dry skin ...
Refreshing, soothing, and energizing, this peel-off mask works to hydrate your complexion by pulling moisture into the skin and binding it to your dehydrated cells.

Why we love it for sensitive skin ...
Great for all skin types, this treatment is especially popular with sensitive skin types, as it alleviates stress caused from air travel, sunburn, and even daily exposure to irritants like pollution.

Why we love it for mature skin ...
Designed to revitalize and boost the complexion, this mask diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin to its full potential, leaving you looking younger with a radiant glow you'll love.

Ready to try this replenishing beauty must-have? Add it to your beauty bag here.

Learn more about the Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask in this quick how-to-use tutorial!

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What's On Our Nails Today?

Posted on 09/11/2013


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You're guaranteed to find a variety of fun nail looks at the b-glowing.com office, regardless of season or trend. As we transition into fall, find out what tried-and-true polishes our pretties are rocking while working.

Katelyn: (Right hand) butter LONDON Wellies (Left hand) butter LONDON Slapper
The first to try a new trend or design, our Customer Service Director Katelyn couldn't choose between her two favorite greens, so she decided to use them both! "I thought they were similar enough in tone that I could wear them together without looking crazy! I love how it turned out."

Kayla: RGB Cosmetics Oxblood
Ready for summer to end, our Brand Assistant Kayla welcomes fall with a 5-free vampy wine shade. "With Fall quickly approaching, I wanted something new so I went from blonde to brunette with my hair and I wanted to play-up the dark on my nails as well!"

Holly: LACC 1957
Craving something neutral, but fun, our Brand Associate Holly reached for this vegan pale pink to give her nails a pop of color. "I wanted something sheer that allowed my natural nails to peek through. I love that you can layer 1957 to get the exact coverage you are looking for. It's like two polishes in one."

Nina: Deborah Lippman I Fought the Law, layered with Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom
Working in our warehouse, Nina is one of the first people to see new product come in! You can always count on her to sport the latest and greatest in everything we carry. "I love how the gritty texture of 'I Fought the Law' grabs hold of the glitter topcoat, it helps the manicure last longer! I also love this color combo - the navy under the glitter looks like a galaxy of stars!"

For more recommendations, shop our Staff Picks boutiques here.

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New York Fashion Week Survival Kit Giveaway

Posted on 09/04/2013

Enter our New York Fashion Week Survival Kit Giveaway here!

Our annual Fashion Week Survival Kit contains beauty product must-haves for every gal-on-the-go, whether you are walking the runway, watching from the audience, or admiring the press coverage from home. We're giving our b-glowing.com Facebook fans a chance to win this amazing beauty bundle, containing our most-requested beauty products by magazine editors attending #NYFW right now!

Enter now for your chance to win this fabulous prize!

Valued at $341, this prize includes:

Schmidt's Deodorant: All-natural, aluminum-free deodorant. Handcrafted in the NW, these guilt-free products neutralize odor and absorb perspiration with pleasantly unique scents.

Clarisonic Deep Pore Clay Mask: Detoxifying clay mask exfoliates dead skin cells and flushes your pores of toxins, clearing and restoring your skin's surface and texture.

Lipstock Cream Clear Lip Conditioner: Long-lasting, fragrance-free formula. You'll love the balancing hydration you get from this candy-wrapped must-have.

Paul & Joe Beaute Blotting Paper 2013: These oil absorbing papers will keep you shine-free throughout the day and night.

Le Couvent Des Minimes Leg Sootihng Lotion: Refresh and revived tired legs with this botanically-based formula, infused with cypress, spearmint, lemon, and shea butter.

skyn ICELAND Skin Hangover Kit: Treat your depleted skin with this kit of effective treatments. Everything your face and eyes need to repair, refresh, and renew their overall appearance.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Styling Pin: Create instant up-dos with this easy-to-use hair accessory.

Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage Nail Lacquer: 3-free, chip-resistant lacquers in on-trend colors for Fall 2013.

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Eye Serum: Visibly firm the delicate skin around your eyes with this gentle, yet effective, serum from the skincare authority.

Avene Thermal Spring Water: Refresh your skin with this soothing and restoring mist, formulated to balance all skin types.

Sachajuan Ocean Mist: Get beautiful beauty waves and volume instantly with this staff favorite.

PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Body Lotion: Using light-reflecting ingredients, this product perfects your legs, arms, stomach and more, diminishing the appearance of imperfections like stretch marks, cellulite, bruises, and scars.

Ready for your chance to win? Click here to enter!

Can't wait? Shop the New York Fashion Week Survial Kit products here.

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Tips & Tricks: Depotting Your Lipsticks for Z Palettes

Posted on 09/04/2013

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Did you know you can store more than eyeshadows and other powder products in your Z Palette? You can also depot creamy beauty items like lipsticks and concealers.

In this week's 'Tips & Tricks' post, we'll teach you how to depot your favorite lipsticks for your Z Palette using an oven and 10 Metal Pans. This quick trick saves you space both in your makeup drawer and in your suitcase when traveling! You can fit 16 Metal Pans into a Small Z Palette, 50 Metal Pans into a Large Z Palette, and 60 Metal Pans into a Pro Z Palette. That's a lot of lipstick!

Preparation: Collect the 10 lipsticks you would like to store in your Z Palette. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Space the empty 10 Metal Pans across the baking sheet.

Step 2: Starting with one lipstick, remove the lid and twist product out of the tube. Using a butter knife or cuticle pusher, trim the product out of the tube and press product into one of the empty Metal Pans.

Step 3: Repeat this process until all 10 Metal Pans are full.

Step 4: Once preheated, place your baking sheet in the oven for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, checking regularly.

Step 5: After product appears level in Metal Pan, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Once cooled, your depotted lipsticks are ready to be arranged in your Z Palette!

Tips: Every oven and lipstick is different, that is why we recommend you test this method first with an older lipstick you no longer care for. Some lipstick tubes contain more product than others. Make sure you don't overload your metal pan with too much product!

Need a visual? Check out this short, yet helpful, lipstick depotting demonstration:

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Top Picks: August New Arrivals

Posted on 08/29/2013

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We've had so many new additions to b-glowing.com this month, so we wanted to call-out a couple of our favorites that we've tried and loved so far.

Schmidt's Deodorant Ylang-Ylang + Calendula: Vegan and cruelty-free, this 100% natural cream deodorant soothes the skin while killing odor-causing bacteria. We love the delicate floral scent of this unique, aluminum-free must-have from the NW. Try other staff favorite scents like Bergamot + Lime.

John Allan's Mint Conditioner: This hydrating conditioner from new-to-b-glowing.com Men's brand, John Allan's, is pH-balanced with invigorating ingredients that benefit both your hair and scalp. Infused with refreshing essence of peppermint and repairing jojoba seed oil, this conditioner works great for all hair types, and both sexes!

Serious Serum: New and improved! This already top-selling product now has a 100% natural formula that's just as effective as before. This skincare must-have took Pinterest and BuzzFeed by storm this summer as a top-pinned product, and we know why! This powerful product treats a variety of common skin annoyances like ingrown hairs, blemishes, razor burn, and dark spots. Use post-wax for a perfected bikini line!

HIPPxRGB Highlight Nail Lacquer: This polish is HOT! A sheer, pearlescent shade, this gorgeous color can be worn alone for a classic look that goes with everything, or applied as a top coat to your favorite lacquers to create a completely new take on the bottles you already own!

See the full line-up of new products by visiting our New Arrivals page here.

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Hot Off the Press: skyn ICELAND, Klorane, First Aid Beauty

Posted on 08/28/2013

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Whether it's the hottest nail trend, or the up-and-coming beauty brand to watch for, we're cataloging it ALL in our 'Hot Off the Press' posts. Find out what the industry is buzzing about this week:

Shape magazine announced their Beauty Award winners in their September issue on stands now.

skyn ICELAND Pure Pore Minimizer: Winning for 'Pore Perfector' this silicone-free spot treatment instantly reduces the appearance of pores and, over time, refines your skin's texture. Clinical-strength natural active ingredients work together to regulate oil production, unclog pores, reduce blackheads, and mattify and soften your complexion. Great for all skin types.

The Zoe Report listed their team's top 10 dry shampoos they swear by.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: Formulated paraben and sulfate-free, this corn and rice starch-infused secret weapon is award winning and a best seller. Designed to add both volume and texture to your hair, this dry shampoo extends the life of your 'do by absorbing excess oil and eliminating dirt and odor in your hair.

Real Simple magazine tested cleansers of all shapes and sizes and reported on their favorites for each skin type.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser: Chosen as THE BEST for sensitive skin, this creamy cleanser washes away surface oils, makeup, dirt, and grime build-up to without irritating. Infused with powerful antioxidants, this formula works hard to fight free radicals that cause signs of aging too.

All of these trending products and more can be found at b-glowing.com.

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PERFECTLY PORELESS Facebook Giveaway

Posted on 08/26/2013

Enter our PERFECTLY PORELESS Facebook Giveaway here!

We're giving our b-glowing.com Facebook fans a chance to win the pore-refining Clarisonic Mia 2 Deep Pore Detoxifying Collection, designed specifically to minimize the appearance of pores, giving you flawless, radiant, and smooth skin. One winner chosen next week!

Enter now for your chance to win this skincare must-have!

Valued at $169, this prize includes:

Deep Pore Mia 2 (white): This 2-speed, travel-friendly, sonic cleansing device cleans your skin 6 times better than hands alone - removing the impurities of the day and makeup completely, leaving you with clear, radiant, and smooth skin.

Deep Pore Brush Head: Designed specifically for normal to oily skin and skin with enlarged pores, this dual-direction brush head gets deep into your pores, eliminating dirt and oil, and visibly reducing the appearance of your pores by 25% after just one use!

Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (6 oz): Step one in the deep pore cleansing solution, this product is formulated to help control oil and refine enlarged pores. The gentle cleansing gel works together with the Clarisonic device to loosen dead skin cells, makeup, and other impurities to completely cleanse the skin.

Detoxifying Clay Mask (2 oz): Step two in the deep pore cleansing solution, this mask is applied to the face after the cleansing step, and then removed with the Clarisonic device. The absorbing clay ingredients help to draw out even more pore-clogging impurities, for a truly deep cleaning you'll love!

Protective Travel Case: Your Clarisonic device fits perfectly in this convenient case, making it easy to bring your system with you everywhere you go.

Universal Voltage pLink Charger: This easy-to-connect magnetic charger keeps your device running smoothly. Pulsing lights let you know the device is connected properly and charge is in effect, while a steady light alerts you the charge is complete!

Ready for your chance to win? Click here to enter!

Can't wait? Shop the Clarisonic Deep Pore Collection here.

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b-glowing.com Staff Tries D.J.V. Beautenizer

Posted on 08/23/2013

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When our staff heard the #1 mascara brand in Japan was coming to b-glowing.com, you could not keep us away from those tubes! All mascaras make one promise or another, whether it be to lengthen, thicken, curl, or last all day, but rarely does a mascara deliver on it all - until now!

D.J.V. Beautenizer Volume Lash is a long-wearing mascara designed to coat your individual lashes, protecting them from perspiration, tears, humidity, and oily lids. No smudging, no flaking, no worries. This innovative mascara uses a 3-D film-coating formula with plumping ingredients that maximize the volume of your lashes in one stroke. Looking for length? D.J.V. Beautenizer Fiberwig FX Mascara contains brush-on fiber extensions in the glossy black formula that attach to your natural lashes, giving them dramatic length you won't believe. Achieve a Hollywood-worthy look by combining Volume Lash with Fiberwig LX layered on top!

Three of our b-glowing.com staff sampled this transforming combo, and we're sharing their experience with you!

"As a girl with short lashes this mascara is a must-have. It was so easy to apply, no mess, no fuss. It makes my lashes look much longer and fuller. The best part is that it stays put until I’m ready to take it off." - Customer Service Director, Katelyn

"It lengthened my lashes and the wand perfectly separated without leaving any clumpy residue behind. It also made my lashes look and feel fuller and thicker." - Operations Manager, Kelsey

"I love the length AND volume this gives my lashes. I think the formula is a perfect blend of both. It also meets my 'mascara MUST' criteria: Jet Black Color, No Flaking, Soft Feel, Easy to Remove." - Brand Manager, Erika

Looking for more staff makeup picks? Shop our hand-selected Makeup Cult Classic boutique here.

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NEW BRAND: Koh Gen Do

Posted on 08/21/2013

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We were honored and excited to welcome new b-glowing.com brand, Koh Gen Do, to our office this week to learn more about their fabulous line of skincare products, and experience them all first-hand!

What was the highlight of the visit? Our staff was treated to deep tissue facial massages using one of Koh Gen Do's most sought-after products, Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk.

This multipurpose moisturizer can be used as a hydrating mask, a body, face or massage lotion, or as a base for makeup. Infused with micro collagens, tea extract, and lactic and malice acid, this product optimizes your PH level - helping to clear blemishes - while moisturizing and protecting your skin. And it's a new must-have for our staff!

Hailed as a makeup artist's secret weapon, Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk is used on-set of some of the most popular TV shows and box office hit films, prior to makeup application. Why? Because it effectively and instantly plumps and smooths the skin like nothing else, creating a perfected canvas for all makeup.

You will love how silky and soft your skin feels after adding Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk into your daily AM and PM skincare routine.

Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk, as well as other Koh Gen Do skincare cult classics like the Cleansing Spa Water, are now available on b-glowing.com.

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Hot Off the Press: Oscar Blandi, Juliette Has a Gun, Talika

Posted on 08/21/2013

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What's hot, hot, hot in the beauty world this month? Find out in this week's 'Hot Off the Press' post!

Harper's Bazaar cataloged expert tips & tricks to achieving gorgeous thick, shiny hair in their 'Get Great Hair' article.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust: Recommended to 'maximize lift and bounce', this instant root boost gives you voluminous texture with a matte finish you'll love. This innovative powder contains micro fibers that attach to your hair, giving each strand dramatic texture, allowing you to build the volume you desire. Perfect for teasing and updos.

Marie Claire was inspired by the biker-chic trend that running wild for Fall 2013 in 'Full Throttle'.

Juliette Has a Gun Mad Madame: If biker-chic had a scent, this would be it! Infused with metallic rose oxyde, blackcurrent bud absolute, and ambroxan, this explosive fragrance is a staff favorite and truly unique.  

Vogue magazine reported on how to optimize your skincare creams and treatments in 'Superskin'.

Talika Cream Booster: Get the most out of your serums, creams, and treatments with this innovative skincare tool. Using gentle vibrations, ion therapy, and phototherapy, this device works to optimize the contact between your skin cells and your topical product of choice.

All of these trending products and more can be found at b-glowing.com.

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