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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

Stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine for more 'Hidden Gem' product picks.

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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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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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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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Hot Off the Press: BY TERRY, ILIA, Vapour Organic Beauty, St. Tropez

Posted on 07/08/2013

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The beauty industry is buzzing about some of our favorite b-glowing brand products for the month of July. We have such a wide variety of summer must-haves, it's no surprise to us to see these beloved beauty essentials hailed as top picks from the editors. Find out what's been making headlines here!

Lucky magazine showed us how to achieve a summer glow using recently-released beauty products, new to the market.

BY TERRY: The Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Hydra-Veil is designed to provide you with a long-lasting glow, while evening skin tone, reducing pores, and minimizing wrinkles and imperfections. We love the nourishing moisture and freshness our skin receives when we use this product, along with a bronzed, sun-kissed tint.

ELLE magazine announced their 2013 'Green Star' award-winners, honoring top eco-friendly products from the past year.

ILIA: Winner of the 'Megabright Mouth' award, ILIA's Lipsticks and Lip Conditioners pack a punch of color, while nourishing your lips with all-natural ingredients like sesame, sunflower, and grape seed oils.

Vapour Organic Beauty: Winner of the 'Flushed Cheeks' award, Vapour Organic Beauty's Aura Multi-Use Blush sticks provide buildable color for cheeks, lips, and even eyes. Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like frankincense and lotus flower, these sticks are easy to apply and blend seamlessly into your skin.

InStyle magazine gave their 'Top 10 Ways to Look Amazing at the Beach' this month.

St. Tropez: the St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Tan Remover helps you perfect your sunless tan and correct any mishaps. We love to use this salon-inspired product on our palms, fingers and feet after product application to ensure a natural, sun-kissed look.

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Hidden Gem: RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads

Posted on 07/05/2013

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 RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads. This soy-based product gently removes your nail polish without the use of acetone or acetate - some of the most toxic chemicals in the cosmetic industry. The pre-moistened pads are non-hazardous, almost odorless, and leave nails looking nourished and healthy.

Why We're Pushing These Pads:

"I love the RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads because they work, and are travel-friendly. I have them at my desk, in my purse, in my car, and in my bathroom. One pad takes care of all 10 nails, and leaves them looking shiny too. One quick tip: Make sure to wash your hands between using these pads and applying new nail lacquer, the oil-based formula can make polish application difficult if left on the nail." - b-glowing.com Social Media Administrator, Holly

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NEW Anthony Logistics Shaveworks The Cool Fix Rollerball

Posted on 07/05/2013

 

 

 

 

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New at b-glowing! Shaveworks The Cool Fix Rollerball by Anthony Logistics is the perfect companion for lip and brow waxing. Now available in a convenient roll-on dispenser, The Cool Fix Rollerball fits easily in your purse for your next salon appointment.

We love how the cooling and soothing gel feels on the skin post-strip rip. Not only does The Cool Fix Rollerball calm redness and irritation - reducing those telling pink patches above the lip and brow - it also helps to prevent breakouts and ingrown hairs during hair regrowth.

For larger areas like underarms, legs, and the bikini area, try The Cool Fix in the 5.3 oz bottle for shaving and waxing relief!  

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Tips & Tricks: What Does 5-Free Mean?

Posted on 07/03/2013

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You may have come across terms like 3-Free, 4-Free, or 5-Free in the past when shopping for nail polish. But what does that mean? b-glowing.com is here to give you the 411 on what your lacquer is  leaving out!

3-Free: When you see 3-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), or Formaldehyde.

4-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, or Camphor.

5-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor.

What are these ingredients? Why are they used in the first place?

Toluene: Helps polish go on smoothly. Also found in gasoline, rubber cement, and shoe polish. Inhaling products containing toluene causes light-headedness, nausea and even unconsciousness and sometimes death. It's also linked to developmental damage for pregnant women.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): Prevents your polish from chipping and cracking. Also found in adhesives, printing ink, and plastics. It's been designated a reproductive and developmental toxin.

Formaldehyde: Makes polish tough and resistant. Most commonly found in nail strengtheners, not polish. It's also directly linked to nasal sinus cancer and the development of leukemia.

Formaldehyde Resin: A less toxic version of formaldehyde, this ingredient is still considered a skin allergen that can cause dermatitis.  

Camphor: Helps polish adhere to your nails. Also used as a moth repellent, used in the embalming process, and found in fireworks. While it is less hazardous than the "Toxic 3", it does cause skin irritation and is poisonous when ingested in large doses. Nail biters beware!

b-glowing.com is proud to carry a wide range of 3-Free, 4-Free, and 5-Free nail polish brands that we love. You will easily find bright, bold, beautiful colors that are long-lasting and SAFE! Here is a list, start shopping now!

3-Free
- butter LONDON
- Deborah Lippmann
- Vapour Organic Beauty

4-Free
- The New Black

5-Free
- LONDONTOWN
- RGB Cosmetics
- LVX
- Vapour Organic Beauty
- LACC

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