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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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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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Tips & Tricks: NuFACE Tutorial

Posted on 09/18/2013

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This technology is one of the latest and greatest in the anti-aging industry. Used in all of the top spas and medical offices for facial toning, NuFACE is noninvasive, effective, and often referred to as a “non-surgical face-lift”.

How does NuFACE work?

Microcurrent technology delivers low-level currents sending soft, gentle waves through the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This method doesn’t just cover-up wrinkles and fine lines, it gets to the source! Think of it as a magic wand that turns back the clock!

Who is NuFACE for?

A-list celebrities have turned to microcurrent facials to keep their skin looking flawless every time they face the paparazzi on the red carpet. Madonna, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few Hollywood ladies that have this technology to thank for their youthful looks. For those who are 30 or older, microcurrent helps to maintain firm skin and its silky texture. As users reach the age of 50 and beyond, microcurrent works to naturally lift sagging and wrinkling skin for a more youthful appearance.

Why NuFACE?

The NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is the only handheld microcurrent device that has been clinically proven to improve skin tone, facial contour, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With this easy-to-use device, you can hydrate and revitalize your complexion for softer, smoother and more youthful skin overall.

Ready to use your NuFACE device? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

#1 - PREP: Apply any NuFACE Infusion Serum (Nourisher, Smoother, Lifter, Collagen Booster) followed by NuFACE Crème Primer to your targeted treatment area(s).

#2 - LIFT: Glide the NuFACE device over the natural contours of your face.

#3 - FINISH: Wipe skin with a warm, damp cloth, then apply your toner, serums and moisturizer of choice.

Move from nose to ear for cheek application.

Move device in an upward motion from brow to hairline for forehead treatment.

Ready to see results? Shop NuFACE here.

 

 

 

 

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NEW: Klorane Desert Date and Nettle Haircare

Posted on 09/17/2013

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Top-selling natural haircare favorite, Klorane, has added five new plant-based products to their globally conscious line. Learn about them here!

Desert Date Collection

Shampoo with Desert Date: Great for dry, damaged and brittle hair types, this nourishing and restorative shampoo prevents split ends, while smoothing and strengthening your hair. We love the warm and spicy fragrance!

Mask with Desert Date: This deep conditioning treatment for dry and damaged hair helps to restore and soften your locks while strengthening the keratin structure. Apply to towel-dried hair for 5 minutes once a week for best results.

Leave-in Cream with Desert Date: Control frizzy, damaged hair and restore shine with this leave-in treatment. You'll love how this cream seals-in moisture to protect your hair from heat styling and harsh environmental pollutants.

Nettle Collection

Shampoo with Nettle: Control oil with this gentle shampoo, formulated to regulate oil secretion from the scalp. We love how this refreshing cleanser enhances volume too, without weighing down your hair.

Dry Shampoo with Nettle: Freshen your 'do in less than 25 seconds without the use of water! Clinically proven to absorb oil quickly, this new addition was featured in both Allure and Fitness magazine as a must-have for oily tresses.

Ready to browse these new buys? Shop Klorane here.

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Hot Off the Press: Clarisonic, Jouer, T3, Tammy Fender, EVE LOM

Posted on 09/16/2013


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Whether it's the trends rocking the runway, or the cult classics celebs are loving lately, we're letting you know what the industry is buzzing about this week in our latest Hot Off the Press post.

US Weekly reported the must-haves for fall from celebrity makeup artists in-the-know in 'Back to Cool Kits'.

Clarisonic Mia 2: This is a skincare top pick for EVERY skin type. Go beyond cleansing with this handheld device that utilizes sonic technology to gently, but deeply, cleanse your pores without irritation or harsh chemicals. Reduce dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes while improving the overall appearance of your skin.

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: Infused with Ginseng and Ginko Biloba leaf extract, this lightweight moisturizing tint evens-out skin tone while promoting a healthy complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, and gives your face a glow you'll love.

T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand: Create perfect, natural-looking waves with this clipless tool. The SinglePass technology heats your hair evenly from end to end, giving you frizz-free, radiant curls quickly and easily. We love the automatic one hour auto shut-off feature!

Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm: A best seller, this miracle cream is a favorite among celebrities thanks to its ability to repair damaged tissue and assist in the healing of scars. This all-in-one treatment also removes redness and discoloration, fades under eye circles, tightens your skin and stimulates new cell growth. What's doesn't it do?!

EVE LOM Cleanser: Hailed as "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, it's no wonder this staff favorite was also featured here. We love this gentle, yet effective, cleanser that quickly removes makeup and impurities of the day, leaving a perfectly balanced and radiant complexion. The accompanying 100% muslin cloths pair with the cleanser to improve skin circulation and exfoliate the skin at the same time.

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

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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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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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