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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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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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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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skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother on Today Show

Posted on 08/14/2013

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Congratulations are in order to b-glowing.com brand favorite, skyn ICELAND! Their Angelica Line Smoother product won a Gold Anti-Aging Award in the Instant Wrinkle Remover category from Good Housekeeping for 2013! Over 1,000 volunteers tested over 84 skincare products over the course of 11 months, and found skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles instantly.

We love this product because it's safe, natural, goes on smooth, and creates a youthful appearance within minutes of application. Plus, the matte finish is a great primer for your makeup!

Discover this natural alternative to injection treatments today, at b-glowing.com!

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Top Picks: Nude Beauty

Posted on 08/13/2013

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Nudes never goes out of style. Whether they are part of your natural look for summer, or helping you tone-down a bright red lip in the fall, nude shades will almost always play some role in your daily look, regardless of season or trend. In this week's 'Top Picks' we are sharing some of our favorite year-round nudes with you!

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Claudine: Top-selling makeup brand, BECCA Cosmetics, revolutionizes matte lip stick with this creamy, rich, and hydrating lipstick. The long-wearing formula keeps your color in place, but doesn't dry out your lips like some matte finishes. Claudine is the perfect nude shade, complementing most skin tones beautifully.

bkr Summer Collection in Coco: Part of the new bkr Summer Collection, this nude Coco design goes with every outfit, kitchen decor, desk, and more! We love these lightweight, reusable, recyclable water bottles for staying hydrated throughout the seasons. Everything tastes better out of bkr!

LVX Nail Lacquer in Rive: Part of their new Summer Collection, Rive is the perfect shade for both fingers and toes. Wear it alone to let your jewelry and ensemble shine, or pair with a pop of color to bring more attention to your mani. All LVX polished are formulated 5-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm: This oil-free, lightweight beauty balm is formulated with SPF 20 to protect and perfect your skin, without appearing heavy or greasy. Providing just enough coverage to minimize troubled areas, this balm lets your skin shine through, giving you a natural and youthful look. Layer or pair with your favorite powder to increase coverage.

ILIA Lip Gloss in Peek-a-Boo: What would a nude line-up be without a great gloss? Already a favorite of Rachel Zoe, these NEW, much-anticipated, organic glosses can be worn alone, or paired with your favorite lipstick shade. Infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, your lips will remain soft, hydrated, and smooth throughout the day.

Ready for more product recommendations? Browse our b-glowing.com boutiques for hand-selected staff picks!

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Hot Off the Press: T3, Miracle Skin Transformer, Dr. Brandt

Posted on 08/12/2013

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b-glowing.com brands got a lot of love last week. We get so excited when we stumble upon our favorite products in the press and pages of our beloved beauty mags. Find out what has been making headlines here!

InStyle magazine reported on one of the latest Hollywood hair trends - side parts.

T3 BodyWaver: The perfect product to add voluminous natural waves to your new side-parted 'do. This innovative hair tool features new SinglePass technology, giving you consistent heat for flawless, healthy styling. You'll love the sleek and polished looks this tool enables you to create!

This month's 'Beauty 101' segment in Allure magazine was dedicated to makeup primers.

Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20: Allure recommends using this skin-perfecting product to continue priming down your neck, chest, and even onto your hands. You'll love how this formula hydrates, tones, protects, and enhances your skin wherever applied, giving you a radiant, smooth, and more supple appearance.

Real Simple offers beauty solutions for common anti-aging woes in their 'Beauty with Brains: I feel bad about my …' article.

Dr. Brandt Time Arrest V-Zone Neck Cream:  Recommended as an at-home solution for neck "wattle", this firming treatment is designed to tighten and smooth the neck and décolleté areas. Using powerful ingredients like glycolic acid, this cream reduces the appearance of sun damage, as well as other signs of aging. You'll love how silky and smooth your skin feels, too!

Check out our 'Hot Off the Press' Pinterest board to stay up-to-date on all that's buzzed about in beauty.

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NEW BRAND: D.J.V. Beautenizer

Posted on 08/09/2013

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b-glowing.com is proud to introduce an exciting new brand that is revolutionizing one of our absolute, don't-leave-the-house-without-it makeup staples … mascara!

D.J.V. Beautenizer is the #1 mascara brand in Japan, and we know why! Their smudge-proof, long-wearing formula coats each lash individually, protecting them from oil, perspiration, tears, and humidity.

The Fiberwig LX is their newest product on the market and already a big hit in the b-glowing office. The brush-on fiber extensions adhere to your natural lashes, giving you a false lash appearance without the glue and fuss. At the end of the day, the fibers and long-lasting glossy-black finish remove easily with warm water.

For everything new at b-glowing.com, visit our New Arrivals page.

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Tips & Tricks: What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Posted on 08/08/2013

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Hyaluronic acid. It's the ingredient you've heard about, but may not really know. In this week's 'Tips & Tricks', b-glowing.com put on a lab coat and gives you the lowdown on this commonly-used anti-aging miracle ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or HA, occurs naturally in our bodies, but decreases as we get older. It enables our bodies to retain moisture, keeps our joints lubricated, and keeps our skin smooth, elastic, and full.

In 2003, the FDA approved the use of HA as an injectable to fill wrinkles, remove scars, and plump lips - also known as Restylane injections. HA is also commonly used to replace fluid in joints, treat eczema, and heal tissue post eye surgery.

Because of its multiple cosmetic benefits, HA has gradually made its way into the beauty industry as a topical treatment for anti-aging and skin restoration. Hyaluronic acid's ability to bind moisture to the surface of the skin, while still allowing oxygen through, makes it a perfect addition to hydrating creams, serums and liquid makeup.

Several b-glowing.com brands have incorporated HA into their product formulas, like BY TERRY, Peter Thomas Roth, and Goldfaden MD. We continue to see this effective ingredient in anti-aging skincare brands and products we bring on.

For more 'Tips & Tricks' posts, stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine.

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Top Picks: Cult Classic Beauty

Posted on 08/07/2013

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At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty junkies to new, innovative brands they may not have ever heard of. But how do you know what products to try within a new brand you've just discovered? In our new Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + Body, and Men's.

Here are just a handful of our favorites:

Le Couvent Des Minimes Face Polishing Cream: This gentle and creamy exfoliator leaves skin noticeably smoother and soft, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. The infusion of damask rose, musk rose, and wild rose ingredients stimulate cell renewal, and protect your skin against free radicals - leaving you with a healthy glow you'll love!

RMS Beauty "un" powder: This translucent setting powder is the perfect final touch to any beauty routine. Formulated with the purest silica, this makeup essential works to soften the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, as well as minimize shine and keep your makeup look perfect throughout the day!

Honoré des Prés Love Coconut (We Love NY Collection): Fresh coconut milk mixes with gently-spiced coriander, vanilla, and tonka bean to give you a sweet, but not too sweet fragrance that is easy to wear, and 100% natural and organic. We love that this perfume is packaged in a coffee to-go cup as part of the 'We Love NY Collection'. So fun and so New York!

Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer: "I love volume because it gives a thickness and richness to hair, " Serge Normant tells ELLE magazine in this month's issue. It's no wonder why we love this product so much to give our locks a healthy boost. Great for every hair type, this product gives you height, without weighing down your hair.

Earth Tu Face Salt Scrub: Made with 100% plant-based, food grade ingredients, this pure sea salt scrub stimulates circulation, and even combats cellulite! We love the smell of the organic bergamot, lemon, and basil oils that are known to invigorate the immune system and uplift your mood. In addition to exfoliating and detoxifying your body, this scrub is a great hydrator, leaving your skin soft and smooth after the bath or shower. You don't even need a moisturizer after!

Clark's Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash: This staff and customer favorite combines powerful skin-clearing salicylic acid with hydrating ingredients to clear his skin without drying it out. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser is especially effective on acneic skin types. Great for guys and gals!

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

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