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Q&A with BY TERRY National Makeup Artist

Posted on 10/07/2013

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It's no secret that we're big fans of BY TERRY's, well, everything! So in honor of her new Graphism makeup collection, we spoke with Brian Bracero, a BY TERRY National Makeup Artist.

See what makes these luxury products so cherished and learn why their speciality treatments will have you looking and feeling better

What do you love most about working with BY TERRY products?
I love that all the products, right down to our nail laquers, are infused treatments. The products are developed to moisturize and hydrate the area they're being applied to.

What is your favorite BY TERRY product for Fall 2013 and why? 
My favorite new product from the Fall 2013 collection is the new Ombre Blackstar #12 & #13. I love a smooth, matte cream shadow. You get a gorgeous smokey eye. 

What is your best trick for achieving a bold brow look? 
Using the new Eyebrow Mascara and combing the brows up and brushing the Touch-Expert Advanced above and below the brows to highlight. 

What can women do with their makeup to look younger?  
Skincare ritual is key. Also Hyaluronic Hydra Primer is perfect to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to achieve a youthful complexion. 

Tell us your favorite Fall 2013 makeup trend. 
A bold eye with a deep berry lip is gorgeous for this fall.

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Behind the Brand: Tammy Fender

Posted on 10/04/2013

We’re devoted fans of Tammy Fender’s holistic skincare line—a natural force to be reckoned with. b-glowing brings you an insider look at Tammy—both the woman and the brand—as she shares her inspiration, her favorite products, and her personal skincare routine.

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What are your favorite b-glowing.com brand products?

My favorite b-glowing products are Plus Clarisonic, Eve Lom Muslin Cloths, Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Hair Brush, Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, Kai Parfum, and Ilia Lipstick Crayon.

Although I love all of the formulations, there’s a quick, five-minute fix that does wonders for the skin, using my Epi-Peel and Quintessential Serum. First, The Epi-Peel reinvigorates the skin, increasing circulation and bringing oxygen to the surface, while sloughing off dead cells. Then the Quintessential Serum provides instant nourishment and leaves skin with a luminous glow—a little lipstick and mascara and off you go!

What inspired you to create your own skincare line?

My collection was born in the treatment room, though it expresses my lifelong passion for holistic living. I trained as an aesthetician, but also studied botany, aromatherapy, and holistic chemistry. I began blending my own custom formulas in my kitchen to suit my clients' needs.

Once they experienced good results, word spread—friends told friends, and, happily, the line grew from there.

What one product would you recommend to someone who has never tried Tammy Fender and why?

People go wild for our Quintessential Serum, which is super concentrated, deeply moisturizing, and provides rich replenishment and nourishment for the skin. This includes a powerful dose of the fatty acids, gamma linolenic acids, and antioxidants skin craves.

The serum penetrates skin at the cellular level and, thanks to its purity, is easily absorbed by the body. It both strengthens and soothes skin, while bringing the body, mind, and spirit into holistic balance. It's really an all-in-one. I use it as a moisturizer on my face, hands, and elbows, but also several times a day on my lips, around my eyes, and at the tips of my hair to encourage a healthy shine.

What is your personal skincare routine?

One of the amazing things about skin is that it is constantly under transformation and actually wholly regenerates itself approximately every 27 days. My skincare routine shifts as I sense changes in what my skin needs.

Right now, before sleeping, I like to wash away the day's pollutants with Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk. I follow with Chamomile Tonic, which supports the vascular system wonderfully and has such a heavenly scent. I use a bit of Capillary Strengthening Blend, which is full of carrot seed extract—an excellent, natural source of Vitamin A.

I don't always re-cleanse in the mornings, as it's nice to let the natural oils be. So I begin early in the day with energizing Essential C Tonic and finish with a bit of Quintessential Serum to rejuvenate and protect the skin.

What is your go-to makeup look?

My makeup look is super simple. If I do wear any makeup at all, I use a little mascara and Afterglow Lipstick in "Secret."

Favorite fashion piece in your closet?

The looks that I love best are always simple white clothes that are feminine and beautiful. I like to wear those with jeweled sandals, though I can't get along without a pair of go-with-everything heels. Bohemian tunics are another favorite, and I have a real weakness for beaded jewelry.

How did you develop your brand's philosophy of Pure Living Energy, and how do you implement that philosophy within your company?

My beauty philosophy is rooted in ancient holistic medicine, which emphasizes that overall health is achieved by treating each person holistically, on the spiritual, emotional, and physical levels.

When I meet with a client, I take into account the whole person, addressing imbalances on every plane. In the same way, Pure Living Energy underlines the interconnectedness and the synergy between our lives and the world around us. The energy of plants and flowers harnessed by my formulas is tremendously healing, and that life force can be transmitted to every cell of our being.

All of us working together harmoniously at Tammy Fender have made it our mission to support our clients in achieving healthful lifestyles as we all find our way to a natural state. We love to share in the beauty, radiance, and joy that can only come from within.

Tell us what to expect from Tammy Fender in the near future.

Tammy Fender is growing as a luxury brand. We're slowly expanding into new global markets, and we always have exciting new products in the works.

We recently introduced our Cellulite & Stretch Mark Smoothing Solution, which is remarkable, effective, and uniquely healing. We've got many more revolutionary ideas to come!

Shop Tammy's beauty must-haves here, and all Tammy Fender products here.

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Allure's Best of Beauty: Avène Cleansing Foam, Mattifying Fluid, T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

Posted on 10/02/2013

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Each year, Allure honors the “Best of Beauty,” naming the 14 most innovative products of the year. b-glowing brands have graced the list yet again for 2013 with two products in the top 14 and two more receiving honors for hair. Read all about the products, and learn what makes them rank among the best!

Eau Thermale Avène Cleansing Foam and Mattifying Fluid: The formula is loved for its ability to cut down on oil production without leaving skin dry. Instead, it helps users achieve a matte finish. Although each can be used separately, using them together creates the best results. Both are paraben-free and leave the T-zone looking T-errific.

 

 T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: The original T3 Featherweight is winner of four Allure “Best of Beauty” picks. The Luxe 2i model has been optimized for speed, drying medium-textured hair in only 7 minutes (faster than the original)! The innovative tool evaporates the water on the hair fast enough that the mois

ture in the strands isn’t stolen—so your hair is never damaged. It also reduces frizz and increases both body and shine. Talk about Featherweight Champion.

“Best of Beauty” Hair honor for Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: Help your hair before styling by protecting it against heat damage. This dry-spray uses keratin proteins to nourish hair while defending it, too. You can use before styling, to reshape, or on wet hair before blow drying.

“Best of Beauty” Hair Honor for Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Conditioner: Honey nectar and ginseng control frizz often associated with naturally curly hair, while leaving the hair gorgeously vivid. Its moisture boost works to define and control curls, plus detangles without adding weight.

You can read more about b-glowing brands’ hot press here, and shop all products here.

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Hot off the Press: Celebs Love b-glowing Products!

Posted on 10/01/2013

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Celebrities have the best access to the best brands. But here’s a secret: so do you! 

She Finds is dishing on the “50 Beauty Products Celebrities Can’t Live Without,” and b-glowing brands are among the chosen ones. 

LaLicious Sugar Kiss Scrub, picked by Emma Roberts: It’s a b-glowing staff favorite, too! A perfect combination of citrus, rose, and vanilla is an absolute treat for your senses. Plus, it’s a moisturizing exfoliator that you can simply rub on then rinse before stepping out of the shower. It’s natural and hydrating, so you can even skip your post-shower lotion application (you’ll smell amazing). 

Editor’s Note: After rinsing the scrub away, you can achieve a close shave for silky smooth results.

Rosebud Salve, picked by Selena Gomez: It does everything you’d expect from a great lip balm: moisturizes and calms for more kissable lips. But what makes it special is its ability to heal skin irritation and sooth minor burns. It’s not pucker exclusive; you can use it on dry elbows, nail cuticles, knees, or even for diaper rash! Which begs the question, would a Rose by any other name smell as sweet (or do as much)? 

St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, picked by Carrie Underwood: Streaking is a verb—not an adjective to describe your tan. With St. Tropez’s Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, this holds true, as you’ll achieve the perfect glow for days, without leaving behind any evidence.

WEI Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, picked by Demi Moore: Demi makes aging look easy (and practically nonexistent). With Wei’s Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, you, too, can tackle dehydration, sagginess, dullness, redness, and loss of elasticity. The travel friendly pads are suitable for even the most-sensitive skin, and you’ll see results in just 10 minutes.

You can read more about b-glowing brands’ hot press here, and shop all products here.

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Cult Classic Beauty: Etat Libre D’Orange “Tilda Swinton Like This” Fragrance

Posted on 09/27/2013

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At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty devotees to new, innovative brands. But how do you know which products to try within a new brand you've only just discovered? In our Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques (say that five times fast), we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in SkincareMakeupFragranceHair CareBath + Body, and Men's.

In fragrances, we’re currently all a flutter for Etat Libre D’Orange’s “Tilda Swinton Like This.” Named for the Hollywood actress who’s known to make a striking presence on screen (the White Witch, anyone?) “Like This” is just as bold as Ms. Swinton.

At the Fragrance Foundation’s 2011 FIFI’s awards, the scent won the Specialist Prize. It’s especially perfect for fall, since its top notes include tangerine, ginger, immortal flower, and pumpkin.

We especially love it because the scent boasts its own personality, which will only help yours shine through. It’s spicy and strong—perfect for our creative beauties, or anyone wanting to try something a little daring.

Want to feel Like This? Then shop it now!

For these and more Cult Classic Beauty Picks, shop our boutiques at b-glowing.com.

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NEW Products from Heir Atelier, Ursa Major, and Deitanseku

Posted on 09/26/2013

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Face these facts: some of our newest arrivals in skincare are making a serious difference for both men and women. From media darling Heir Atelier to shaving king Ursa Major to Mother Nature-made Deitanseki, learn about b-glowing’s latest additions!

For Her

HEIR ATELIER, Ultimate Makeup Prep: Crave a simple morning routine? This serum is for you then, since it not only hydrates, but it also creates the perfect canvas so your makeup will look better throughout the day. Use on freshly cleansed skin before makeup application for a romantic, dewy complexion that never looks greasy. It also boasts anti-aging elements, Vitamins C and E and zero parabens or silicone. It’s kind of an overachiever.

Oh, and some of its biggest fans include Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Allure, Daily Candy, Zoe Report, and GenLux magazine.

For Him

URSA MAJOR, Stellar Shave Cream: There’s no reason to dread your morning shave when you’re armed with nourishing shave cream, especially when it protects against razor burn. Ursa Major’s shave cream is concentrated, so it softens your whiskers, plus one bottle lasts 3-9 months, for most shavers. With it, you’ll ditch the toxins and chemicals (it’s 98.6% natural), and since it’s non-foaming, you can clearly see every spot you need to shave—and those you don’t—meaning, no accidents. Apply it by hand, and for best results, combine use with other Ursa Major shaving products.

For Them

DEITANSEKU, Charcoal Soap: Great for both guys and gals, charcoal works as a natural purifier, which means it’s also an amazingly effective cleanser. Charcoal latches onto dirt, impurities, and even makeup, leaving with you with a deep-clean, while still maintaining moisture-rich skin. Don’t let the appearance fool you; your skin will be left with a cypress scent after each use.

Editor's Tip: As with any soap be sure to rinse well. And due to its color, this one will even let you know where you missed!

Ready to make these newbies your new favorites? Shop Heir Atelier, Deitanseku, and Ursa Major.

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Top Picks for Your Lips

Posted on 09/25/2013

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Fall is famous for color, which makes it the perfect time to adopt a new one yourself. Lipstick is a great accessory that can be bold, complementary or even work as a natural enhancement. Pucker up for this week’s top picks; b-glowing staff adores these lipsticks for the fall season.  

BY TERRY Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge, Fatal Shot: It plumps, moisturizes, disguises wrinkles and fine lines and finishes with a subtle gloss. Available in 15 colors, you can switch up your look daily, or stick to one hue for the season. For fall, our staff loves Fatal Shot: It’s a great berry color that looks playful without being too pinky.

ELLIS FAAS Creamy Lips, Blood Red: An easy, smooth application stains lips without the sticky feeling. You’ll get full coverage with a creamy finish, courtesy of a spongy applicator. We love the Blood Red color because it helps make a seductive statement without going overboard. It’s a good red for fall because it has a touch of brown, which tones it down for the perfect shade.

ILIA LIPSTICK, Funnel of Love: ILIA shades are beautifully modern with organic ingredients. The tones are generally more subtle, with a few pops of bold color, but they can all be layered so you can create your personal shade. Funnel of Love is a warm, nude shade for when you want some color that won’t clash with a smokey eye; or it’s great just for a natural palate.

KEVYN AUCOIN The Matte Lipsticks, Persistence: The color and the moisture last all day. Plus, the formula contains ingredients that minimize wrinkles over time, guaranteed. We love Persistence because it’s a fun, bold color that’ll turn heads! The more edgy violet color is perfect for the girl who likes to shake it up a bit.

To find these brands, and to browse all of our smooch-worthy lipsticks, shop here.

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Hot off the Press: InStyle Beauty Loves Glamglow, Clarisonic, Dr. Brandt and Luxe

Posted on 09/24/2013

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InStyle’s fall Beauty issue featured the season’s skin must-haves, and b-glowing.com brands were among the staples. Grouped by age, our products were picked for those in their 20s, 40s and 60s, which shows how easy it is to MAKE BEAUTY™ at any age!

GLAMGLOW® was among the “Top Priority” picks for its SUPER-MUD™ clearing treatment, with results that InStyle dubbed as instantly gratifying. The specialized formula fights breakouts, discoloration and even razor bumps and in-grown hairs. This clay mask is an overachiever, since it also improves skin’s texture, stimulates collagen production and battles multiple signs of aging.

For the flirty 30s, Clarisonic took top honors for a daily morning treatment (no surprise here), as the innovative tool evens skin’s texture and tone and leaves behind a touchable softness. The Clarisonic is also a b-glowing staff favorite because of its ability to make skin, you guessed it, glow!

Dr. Brandt’s microdermabrasion skin exfoliant was also named a necessity, but not just for the face. It can work its magic on arms, hands and the neck, brightening the tone like you’d expect during an in-office microdermabrasion session. Say goodbye to dead skin cells, and embrace your youth. In Style said, “Watch your skin take on a warm, backlit glow.”

The magazine named Luxe an essential for twice-a-week treatment for its ability to boost collagen production and fight signs of aging, especially for those in their 60s. Using breakthrough technology, Luxe immediately hydrates skin and reverses major signs of aging. It’s all about looking as young as you still feel (and maybe turning a head or two).

You can read more about b-glowing brands’ hot press here, and shop all products here.

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Best NuFACE Forward Facebook Giveaway

Posted on 09/22/2013

Enter our Best NuFACE Forward Facebook giveaway!

Start fall with a fresh start! We're giving two lucky Facebook fans a set of NuFACE Infusion Serums, designed to renew, refresh, revive, and regenerate your skin, giving you an overall improved look for the new season.

NuFACE is known for both their line of at-home microcurrent devices and their accompanying skincare. We love their line of Infusion Serums because they can be worn alone, layered together, or even used post-microcurrent treatment session. This week, we are giving TWO lucky Facebook fans a set of these effective serums to rejuvenate the texture and appearance of your skin quickly.

Valued at $340, this prize includes:

NuFACE Nourisher Infusion Serum: Alpine Rose, Apple, and Grape Stem Cells combine to protect your skin against UV and environmental damage and reduce inflammation. Perfect for all skin types, this serum is great for treating sun damage and hyper pigmentation.

NuFACE Smoother Infusion Serum: Infused with SIX different peptides, this fine line reducer strengthens skin from within, supporting your skin's natural production of collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. You'll love the smoother, fresher look of your skin, thanks to the plumping and filling properties this product provides.   

NuFACE Lifter Infusion Serum: Tone and lift mature skin with this Vitamin C-enriched serum. Great for evening out imperfections like sun damage and acne scarring, this treatment works to hydrate the skin, and keep it hydrated throughout the day.

NuFACE Collagen Booster Serum: Restore your natural glow and bring back a youthful suppleness to your skin with this mini miracle. Copper Complex mixes with active ingredients to restore lackluster skin, while firming and tightening the surface. We love this serum for around the eye area as well!

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

Can't wait? Shop NuFACE now.

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Top Picks: Fragrances to 'Fall' For

Posted on 09/19/2013

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The leaves are slowly changing and as they fall, it's a great time to explore new fashion, beauty, and especially fragrances.

In this week's 'Top Picks', our b-glowing.com staff is raving about some of their favorite scents for the new season.

Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming: Elegant and sensual Moroccan Rose combines with wild fruit and musk to create this bold and deep fragrance that reminds us of a shot of whisky and a velvet blazer all at once. “Miss Charming is a great name for this perfume, because that is exactly what it is. A beautiful rose fragrance with depth and femininity. Even if you aren’t a traditional fan of rose, it will charm your socks off!”

Sarah Horowitz Perfect Coconut Milk: This eau de parfum is easy to wear, and guaranteed to please the nose of everyone around you. Light enough for any occasion, the fusion of coconut, almond, and a hint of orange blossom is absolutely lovely and an all-around staff favorite. "This is a year-round scent, but it's expecially great for fall because the vanilla and coconut are so warm together. It just reminds you of curling up with a good book and a soft blanket."

Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy No. 6: Picking just one scent from this line was difficult, but we decided on this white orchid, vanilla, and exotic woods-infused offering. Don't let the scull and crossbones scare you, while this scent has a deep rich tone, it's still light enough for almost anyone to wear daily. “There is absolutely something sexy about this perfume, but it also very wearable and professional. The woodsy and ebony scents give an air of maturity while the vanilla warms it up to leave you feeling super confident.”

Aromachology Sophisticated and Sensual: Who says pink isn't for fall? This fresh and playful floral scent is a nice option for anyone looking to take a little summer with them this season. Grapefruit and white lily play nice together, while sandalwood adds the warmth we look for in autumn fragrances. “This is a scent for every day. It is light, pleasant and even a little playful. The white flower and citrus combination can be worn by anyone.”

Ready to find your fall signature scent? Browse all of our Fragrance options here.

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