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Top Picks: Men's Skincare

Posted on 07/23/2013

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You prep, polish, and pamper your skin with more beauty products than can fit in your vanity; you load your kids up with SPF every day before they head out to conquer the world; even the family dog takes a trip to the groomer once a month … forgetting anyone?

Men might be the last people you think of when it comes to primping and priming, but sometimes they need it more than anyone else! From shaving their face every morning, to working in the yard on weekends - their skin takes a beating and rarely gets relief! This week's 'Top Picks' post is dedicated to Men's skincare products your guy will love, and his skin will thank you for.

Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit: A perfect place to start, this all-in-one kit includes travel sizes of top-selling Art of Shaving must-haves: Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm, and Shaving Brush. Known to provide optimal shaving results and help to prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks, your man can sample these selections before purchasing the full-size versions. We love the Lemon or Lavender for summertime.

Blind Barber Watermint Gin Facial Cleanser: NEW to b-glowing.com, this multipurpose cleanser smells delicious and fresh, but not overpowering. Gentle enough for twice-daily use, this cleanser flights acne, hydrates, and leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh. Great for hot, sunny days!

J Paul Guard - Face & Body Lotion: A moisturizer and SPF for face and body all-in-one! We love this multipurpose, non-greasy formula that protects your man all over in one simple step. This water-resistant skin-saver packs-in SPF 20 AND nourishing ingredients to keep his skin supple and smooth - which you'll both appreciate.

Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil: Women have recognized the benefits of facial and hair oils for years. Here's the Men's option! Formulated with 10 natural oils, this lightweight, fast-absorbing product both hydrates the skin, protects from harsh environmental elements, and improves the skin's overall appearance. Great for soothing the skin post-shave, and for taming crazy hair days!

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Hot Off the Press: Mason Pearson, Blinc, Kevyn Aucoin, Etat Libre d'Orange

Posted on 07/22/2013

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From Blake Lively's beauty secrets, to O Magazine's favorite mascara, b-glowing.com brands were scattered all over the press last week. Find out what hot summer must-haves are making headlines here!

Glamour magazine shared the ins and outs of actress Blake Lively's beauty routine in 'Blake's DIY Beauty School'.

Mason Pearson Handy Mixture Bristle & Nylon Brush: Blake Lively swears by this world-renowned beauty tool to get her fabulous hair looking perfect every time. "I tease my hair one or two strokes with a Mason Pearson brush, then go over the top layer lightly to make it look like a natural mess, like the wind blew it."

O Magazine shared their top beauty picks for the season in 'O, Beautiful'.

Blinc Mascara: O Magazine editors tested this water-resistant staff favorite and declared it smudge-proof! This unique formula coats your lashes, creating "tubes" that encase each individual lash with a protected shield. Perfect for summer activities or special occasions!

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara: This fabulous volumizing mascara has a huge cult following, and we know why. The unique, super skinny brush catches every lash and coats it effortlessly, giving even the smallest lashes an amplified look. You'll reveal lashes you didn't even know you had! We love how this wand works on our bottom lashes too!

Harper's Bazaar Interiors gives readers an inside look at the 'Top 5 Most Innovative Brands' in the fragrance industry.

Etat Libre d'Orange: This revolutionary Paris-based fragrance brand prides itself on ignoring conventionality, and offers their perfumers "complete creative freedom to play with their own personal fantasies and develop original, provocative scents." Discover this wonderful range of scents through the Etat Libre d'Orange Gift Box, which includes 10 fragrances! Also makes a fabulous gift.

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Hidden Gem: Jack Black DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads

Posted on 07/19/2013

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This week's hidden gem is Jack Black DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads. These Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads are designed to provide a professional-strength peel, with less irritation than a trip to the doctor's office. Formulated with glycolic, salicylic, and natural fruit acids, these pads exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We love the convenience of these travel-friendly pads, and how they instantly improve the overall appearance of your skin in one easy step. Perfect for the guy … or gal … on-the-go!

Why We're Pumped About These Pads:

Jack Black is widely known as a Men's brand, however we know that almost all of their products have quite the following with the ladies. The DIY Power Peel is no different - just ask our staff!

“The Jack Black DIY Power Peel is a great product for both men and women. I use them once a week for a great exfoliation, that leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. They are also great to use after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs. An easy-to-use, must-have!” - Customer Service Director, Katelyn

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SOLD OUT! NEW Summer Favorites Gift with Purchase

Posted on 07/18/2013

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Introducing our most exciting Gift with Purchase yet!

FREE with your b-glowing.com purchase of $100 or more!

This Samantha Sleeper-designed, hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind makeup bag includes a range of deluxe samples-full-size selections of our top product picks for the season. From Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Mousse to IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara, this collection of must-haves is FREE with any b-glowing.com purchase of $100 or more.

Gift Includes:

- Hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind makeup bag created by NYC-based designer Samantha Sleeper
- BY TERRY: Baume de Rose trial size
- Anthony Logistics: Pearl Souffle Shave Cream trial size
- Oscar Blandi: Hair Lift Thickening Mousse trial size
- Kai Perfume: Kai Perfume Oil full size
- Philp B.: Oud Royal Gravity-Defying Gel trial size
- IT Cosmetics: Hello Lashes Mascara trial size
- IT Cosmetics: Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil trial size
- Erno Laszlo: Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 trial size
- Nuxe Paris: Huile Prodigieuse OR Dry Oil Golden Shimmer trial size
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Tips & Tricks: How to Choose Your Clarisonic Brush Head

Posted on 07/17/2013

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All of us at b-glowing.com are die-hard Clarisonic addicts. Whether we are using the Mia, Plus, Mia2, or new Aria, we love how these skincare must-haves completely remove our makeup, smooth imperfections, and leave our skin glowing.

One of the tricks to getting the most out of your Clarisonic is finding the right brush head for your skin type or concern, and replacing it every 3 months. From Delicate to Deep Pore, there is a brush head out there for you, and b-glowing.com is here to help you find the POREfect fit!

What We Use:

"I received one of the Normal Brush Heads in a Gift With Purchase offer and loved it. I felt like it wasn’t too soft or too rough, and it made my skin feel completely clean without feeling like I was over exfoliating. I’ve stuck with the Normal Brush Head because I’ve found it works best for my combination/oily, yet somewhat sensitive, skin type." - Brand Assistant, Kayla

“I really like the Deep Pore Brush Head because I have oily/acne-prone skin, and this really gets in there and assures a clean slate - especially in areas where blackheads are common, like the nose and chin. Since switching from the Normal Brush Head to the Deep Pore, I’ve noticed a change for the better in my skin. I have far less breakouts and a more even skin tone." - Customer Service Director, Katelyn

“I use the Normal Brush Head because I feel like, even though my skin is sensitive, it doesn’t aggravate my skin and it gives me an extreme deep clean.” - Brand Manager, Erika

Find Your Brush Head

 


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Top Picks: Summer Nails

Posted on 07/16/2013

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We declare Summer 2013 the season of NAILS! It seems like every month our b-glowing.com brands are releasing new nail colors we can't live without. From neons to mod tones, we've seen it all! In this week's 'Top Picks' we'll navigate you through the wondrous world of new nail lacquers.

LVX Celeste: This gorgeous baby blue shade is light and bright and 5-free. We love this unique color for summer, and think it's a fun take on the white-out trend. Inspired by summer runway fashion, this lacquer is unique and perfect for hands and feet.

Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage Kitten: A twist on the classic coral, this bright shade is great for gals that want more of a traditional look to their tootsies this season. 'Kitten' skews more toward the orange, keeping it new and fresh, but still timeless. Formulated 5-free.

Deborah Lippmann I Wanna Be Sedated: Part of the NEW Punk Rock collection, this grungy green shade will transition easily into fall. Named after the iconic Ramones hit, this lacquer looks lovely against all skin tones.

Stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine for more category 'Top Picks' from our knowledgable staff.

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Hot Off the Press: Deborah Lippmann, Fekkai, rahua

Posted on 07/15/2013

As we lounge on our beach blankets, browsing our favorite beauty magazines, we often stumble upon reviews of beloved b-glowing.com products, being hailed as must-haves by the editors. This week was no different. Find out what's been making headlines here!

Marie Claire featured creative nail art designs, submitted by top beauty bloggers in 'The Nail Files'.

Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday: This gorgeous nail lacquer has a clear base, with medium-sized rainbow glitter in traditional colors. You'll love how this polish looks alone, or as a top coat for any shade. Perfect for any celebration!

butter LONDON Cotton Buds: Part of the new Colour Clash Collection, this solid white opaque shade is great worn alone, or as a base coat under bright shades you want to make POP!

LONDONTOWN Chelsea Porcelain: Named after the most distinguished English crafters, this solid off-white lakur is formulated 5-free, and infused with vitamins and minerals to enhance the healing of your nails, while also providing long-lasting shine.

Glamour magazine showed readers the products used on Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima, in their 'Shop Our Shoots' feature.

Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream: Perfect for finishing flat-ironed locks, this olive oil-infused frizz fighter works all day to keep hair looking healthy and in place.

Beauty and fashion blog Refinery29 gives their top product picks for fighting humidity this season.

rahua Hair Wax: This versatile styling product is made with 100% natural, organic ingredients and is also vegan and gluten free. We love how this formula allows us to control frizz and create our favorite styles, without looking greasy.

Shop these and other products on b-glowing.com. Stay tuned to the b-glowing Magazine for more 'Hot Off the Press' posts.

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Hidden Gem: Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo

Posted on 07/12/2013

A lot of products slip under the radar in the beauty industry, which is why we are launching our new 'Hidden Gems' segment here at the b-glowing.com Magazine. We are excited to recognize our staff favorites, and give them the attention they deserve!

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This week's hidden gem is Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo. This luxurious, reconstructing shampoo has been hailed for its ability to rejuvenate and revitalize damaged locks, giving them bounce, shine, and body. Formulated for all hair types, you will be amazed at how this product can transform your tresses after just one use!

Why We're Shouting About This Shampoo:

"Whenever I use the Russian Amber shampoo it is a guaranteed good hair day. I like to call it 'Cinderella hair'. My hair feels super clean, but not dried out, and also smells really beautiful." - b-glowing.com Customer Service Director, Katelyn

Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo is perfectly paired with the Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Creme.

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NEW butter LONDON Colour Clash Collection

Posted on 07/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This just in from butter LONDON! The new Colour Clash Collection contains six fabulous shades in fun, bold hues. Designed for mixing and matching, you can create endless looks and designs with these unique, dramatic colors. These swingin' shades remind us of the 70's! So groovy!

Cake Hole: Neon opaque pink - named after the British slang for "mouth".

Cotton Buds: Solid white - makes a fabulous base color for any bright polish to make it pop.

Giddy Kipper: Indigo shimmer - named after the regional term for "someone that is overly excited".

Pimms: Bright sunflower yellow - named after the popular gin-based liqueur.

Silly Billy: Fire orange - named after a British fair clown.

Wellies: STAFF FAVORITE! Grass green - named after the popular English rain boot.

Keep your mani/pedi looking fabulous by pairing these shades with the butter LONDON Top & Tails Value Set. This base and top coat set helps to seal-in your polish, prevent chips and cracks, and enhance shine.

Can't get enough polish? Shop this and other b-glowing.com nail lacquer offerings here.

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Tips & Tricks: How to Stay Matte this Summer

Posted on 07/09/2013

As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our b-glowing.com beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.

Adjust Your Face Wash: 

If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay. 

Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer: 

Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!

Lighten Your Makeup Load: 

In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Touch-Up Wisely: 

Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.

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