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.
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.Read More »
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 Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + 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!Read More »
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!
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.
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.
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!Read More »
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.Read More »
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).Read More »
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.
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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.Read More »
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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.
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!
#2 - LIFT: Glide the NuFACE device over the natural contours of your face.
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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Top-selling natural haircare favorite, Klorane, has added five new plant-based products to their globally conscious line. Learn about them here!
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.
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.Read More »