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White Out Nail Trend

Posted on 05/29/2013

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InStyle magazine lists white nails as the summer trend in their June issue for multiple reasons. It's on-trend with the black and white phenomenon we are seeing in fashion this season, white goes with everything as it's the ultimate neutral, and it's edgy, while still maintaining a more friendly look than black.

Ready to rock a 'white out' mani? Try one of these fun, snow-inspired shades:

The New Black 'Solid White' - Part of the new Strip Club Collection, 'Solid White' offers you white polish with a thin brush for precise application. This is a nail art junky must-have. Perfect for an all-over white look, or a decorative pattern.

LVX 'Fantom' - This runway-inspired shade is as white as you can get. Formulated 5-free and cruelty free, 'Fantom' is the ideal shade to get that white wash of "color" this trend calls for.

Deborah Lippmann 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' - Looking to rock this trend with a twist? 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' gives you a white base with fun black specs to add a a touch of whimsy to your mani. Part of the Staccato Collection, this polish has already made quite an impression!

For the perfect white mani, make sure to use a base coat, as well as a top coat for a long-wearing look, and to prevent chipping! InStyle magazine suggests taking your prep a step further by applying a matte coat before the final layer of polish and top coat.

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skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit Giveaway

Posted on 05/28/2013

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As we enter the summer season, stress from vacation planning, family gatherings, and even changes in climate can take their toll on our skin. That's where skyn ICELAND comes in. Their line of skincare products is specifically formulated to treat the effects of stress on your skin, using only pure and potent natural ingredients from Iceland.

You've read about our EXCLUSIVE skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit, and now we are giving you a chance to win one for FREE! Three lucky winners will receive this amazing set of skyn ICELAND's five top-selling products, valued at $87.50. Whether you are discovering the brand for the first time, or replenishing your stock, the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit is a must-have for summer.

The skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit includes:

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 pairs) - Bring the spa to your home! As seen on the Today Show, these award-winning under-eye gel patches work miracles in only 10 minutes. You'll love the instant results including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as the improved tone and firmness of the area.

Glacial Face Wash - Purify stressed skin with this creamy, foaming cleanser. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Balancing and restorative, this face wash helps to relieve any stress-related bumps, breakouts, or irritation you may be experiencing.

Nordic Skin Peel - Uncover amazing, translucent, and glowing skin with this gentle, yet effective, treatment. Ingredients like lactic acid, papaya fruit extract, witch hazel, and green tea extract work together to dissolve dead skin, restore elasticity, and reduce pore size for an improvement to your skin's overall appearance.

Icelandic Relief Eye Pen - Perfect for minimizing puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles on the go, this portable product is perfect for travel or even your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. The lightweight contouring eye cream contains cotton powder to fill fine lines, and orange peel to reduce puffiness. This is a suitcase must-have!

the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - Perfect red and irritated skin with this hydrating, daily moisturizer. This product contains a mint derivative, providing a delightfully refreshing, cooling burst upon application. With Icelandic kelp working to fight inflammation, and meadow sweet extract for controlling oiliness throughout the day, this lotion is great for all skin types.

Ready for your chance to win this skin-saving kit for FREE? Click here to enter our giveaway! Compatible for desktop, mobile, and tablet.

Get to know the woman behind the brand, read our exclusive interview with skyn ICELAND founder, Sarah Kugleman, here.

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Behind the Brand: skyn ICELAND

Posted on 05/24/2013

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When chronic stress landed Sarah Kugleman in the hospital, she took action. Forced to re-evaluate her hectic lifestyle, Sarah embarked on a journey that would change her life. During a three month leave of absence, she traveled to Iceland as part of her healing process. Surrounded by the natural oasis of pure, unspoiled waters, air, and plants, Sarah drew inspiration for what would later become skyn ICELAND.

As devoted fans of this therapeutic skincare line, b-glowing brings you an insider look at the woman behind the brand. Learn more about skyn ICELAND founder Sarah Kugleman, her tips for a stress-free lifestyle, beauty must-haves, and personal skincare routine.

Shop Sarah's beauty must-haves here.

Stress has played a large role in your life, and the development of your brand. What do you do to relieve stress?

It has to be a holistic approach. 8 hours of sleep a night, a healthy and nutrient-rich diet, 64 ounces of water a day, a good exercise program and BREATHE! It's the simple things that really help us alleviate stress … and it's how we take care of the inside that shows on the outside. When I slip into a period of extreme stress, I know I have to get more sleep (when you get less is when you get sick!), cut out the refined sugar and white flour and load up on Omega-rich foods (to decrease internal inflammation such as salmon and avocado), antioxidants (lots of berries), magnesium (sweet potatoes) and vitamin B complex (broccoli) and vitamin D (supplement), try to get some cardio or yoga into my week and get a massage!

You are a mother, have you taught your daughter about stress management? What advice do you have for parents that want to educate their children about stress?

My daughter has a severe nut allergy, and that's very stressful.  Also girls, even at that age, can bully a bit. That's also stressful. I have helped her manage her stress by teaching her how to breath (sometimes we take deep breaths together!), the importance of sleep, the importance of eating organic and healthy foods (NO soda, NO candy, NO processed foods, LOW chemicals
), as well as exercise (she does ballet, gymnastics and tennis) and drinking lots of water. Stress is mental too - being able to manage what goes on in your head. I always tell her, "No one can make you feel badly about yourself. You are in control of your own feelings. Tell yourself 'I am a nice person, I am a good friend, and no one can make me feel badly.'"

Iceland has provided much inspiration to you in the development of your brand, how often do you travel there? What are your favorite things to do while visiting?

I travel back to Iceland usually once a year. Some of my favorite things to do are climb to the top of a glacier, walk on the black sand beaches at sunset and soak in a thermal bath. I also love hopping in a car with an Icelander and just driving wherever our whim takes us … you can discover the most otherworldly places there. Favorite food? I love lamb and yogurt. Iceland has unbelievable organic, locally-raised lamb and also locally-cultivated skyr, which is like the best yogurt you've ever had! Favorite place? That's so hard to say!! There are really so many incredible places - Eyrarbakki, Southern Iceland, which has these incredible black sand beaches and blue-green waters, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is a huge waterfall you can walk under.   

You started gloss.com, what is one of your most memorable moments from your time there?

There were so many moments where I had total out of body experiences with gloss. A few that come to mind … Finding out that I had closed a round of $5 million in financing and had to quit my job! Sitting in a meeting with Sara Jessica Parker, and her agent Kevin Euvaine, and negotiating a joint partnership. Being at a press event and having Victoria Principal teach me how/what to do when having your picture taken by a group of paparazzi. Having Jennifer Aniston introduce me to her fiancé Brad Pitt. Having lunch with Michael Keaton. Sitting in the Estee Lauder company headquarters on a Saturday, in hiding, while they discussed buying my company! Crazy …

You've attended, prepped and primed the models at New York Fashion Week for 8 years now. How would you describe your personal style?

Urban Chic - modern but comfortable.

What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet?

My black Chanel clutch, my snakeskin Givenchy bag, my blue patent Gucci platform pumps, my Rachel Zoe camel coat with faux fur collar, Tahari sequin dress, and a beaded mini skirt I bought years ago in St. Tropez.    

What is your go-to makeup look?

Black eyeliner, black mascara, pink lip gloss and a little bronzer!

What is your daily skincare regime?

Glacial Face Wash, Pure Cloud Cream, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream and at night Oxygen Infusion Night Cream.

How does your daily skincare regime change with the seasons?

In the winter I use the Arctic Hydrating Balm either instead of the Pure Cloud Cream or sometimes in addition to the Cloud Cream - my skin is super dry in the winter. In the summer sometimes I use the ANTIDOTE instead of the Pure Cloud Cream - I love the cooling sensation when it's hot and humid. Also, when my skin is winter dry or summer parched, I'll switch to the Pure Cloud Cleanser.     

What advice do you have for people that want to develop a skincare routine, but don't know where to start?

Keep it simple. Cleanse, moisturize and treat your eyes. When you're stressed it shows up first in the delicate eye area - this is where we see stress, aging, exhaustion, poor diet etc. So an eye cream is critical for overall skin health. Also, you have to cleanse your face (never go to sleep with makeup on!) and even if your skin is oily or combination, it needs moisture. I'd say start with a good daily cleanser (like skyn's Glacial Face Wash, which is gentle enough for all skin types, but really deep cleans without drying), a great moisturizer for your skin type (like skyn's Pure Cloud Cream) and an intensive eye cream (like our Icelandic Relief Eye Cream). Then when you get used to your routine and find the products that are right for you, you can add to it and layer on products to enhance, such as a serum, skin peel, SPF, etc.

What's next for skyn ICELAND?

Global expansion, exciting new partnerships, and fantastic, ground-breaking new products for inside and out.  

What can we expect to see in the next year or two?

We have an amazing serum and mask coming for fall, and next spring we're releasing a totally revolutionary new eye product. I'm also really excited to bring more information and education to our customers about stress management, research in the area of stress, relaxation techniques, fitness and nutrition tips and inspiration as well.

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NEW BECCA Cosmetics Ever-Matte Skin Collection

Posted on 05/23/2013

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Just in time for summer! We are LOVING the new shine-proof products from BECCA Cosmetics. In addition to a new eye primer and blotting powder, the collection includes a foundation our staff can't stop raving about. All three of these products are must-haves for an oil-free look that lasts all day.

Blotting Powder Perfector (2 shades): Whether you are setting your foundation in the AM or touching up your makeup in the PM, the BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector will remove shine and keep it at bay throughout the day. Available in Transparent and Sheer Tan shades, the silky formula controls shine and minimizes pores, without looking cakey.

Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation (18 shades): "My new favorite foundation!" 21-year-old b-glowing staff member, Kayla, has already declared this product her "Holy Grail" foundation. Great for all skin-types, this formula is ideal for oily skin, and controls shine throughout the day without touch-ups. And with 18 different shades, there is an option for everyone!

Eye Priming Perfector: Create a smooth, perfected canvas for your eye makeup with this new eye-priming product. This water-resistant, melt-proof formula will make eye looks pop and last all day without creasing. It's like underwear for your eyeshadow!

Ready to shop? Click here to view the new Ever-Matte Skin Collection. Click here for the entire range of BECCA Cosmetics products.

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NEW Gift with Purchase Offers

Posted on 05/21/2013

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We've got some fantastic NEW gift with purchase opportunities we are excited to share with you! Some of our favorite brands are offering you FREE goodies, just for shopping at b-glowing.com. We LOVE gift with purchase offers because they allow you to try a brand you might not know about, or discover a new product from a brand you already love, for FREE.

Check out these three NEW gift with purchase offerings and make sure to enter the corresponding code at check out when you place your order!

Freeze 24/7 Eye Serum: Receive a FREE .25oz Eye Serum with any $75+ Freeze 24/7 purchase. Valued at $57.50, this deluxe sample is a great way to try one of Freeze 24/7's top-selling products. Instantly firm, tone, and lift the under-eye area with this lightweight, fast-absorbing miracle product. Great for crow's feet and dark circles, you'll love the instant results! Use promo code FREEZE at checkout.

Skyn ICELAND ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion: Receive a .5oz ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion with any $50+ skyn ICELAND purchase. This deluxe sample is great for your purse or beach bag! Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids help preserve skin's natural moisture, while a mint derivative provides a burst of cooling tingle upon application. Great for waking up your skin (and you) in the morning! Use promo code COOLING at checkout.

Sekkisei Tote Bag + Deluxe Gift Set: Receive a FREE Kose Sekkisei tote bag and deluxe sample set of the brand's best sellers with any $75+ storewide purchase. What a great way to discover Kose Sekkisei! This amazing kit is perfect for travel, giving you TSA-approved sizes of your favorite skincare essentials. This gift with purchase includes a 1.3 oz Perfect Cleansing Oil, a .81 oz Brightening Lotion, a .67 oz Emulsion Excellent, and a .21 oz Eye Cream - all conveniently stored in a reusable canvas tote in Sekkisei blue. Use promo code KOSEGIFT at checkout.

Want to browse all of our gift with purchase opportunities? Click here to see everything available.

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Blushing Bride Beauty Giveaway

Posted on 05/20/2013

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Bridal season is HERE! Whether you are walking down the aisle, giving the bride away, or stuffing down mini quiche as a guest, our 'Blushing Bride Beauty' giveaway will get you prepped and ready for all the wedding-related festivities ahead.

Valued at $269, we're giving ONE lucky winner four of our top beauty picks from b-glowing.com brands GlamGlow, He-Shi, Kevyn Aucoin, and Vapour Organic Beauty. These 'get ready' essentials  will have you looking fabulous for any special occasion you have coming up.

GlamGlow Mud Mask: Perfect your skin for all the photo-ops to come! This gentle exfoliant, developed for the Hollywood's elite, softens wrinkles and fine lines, while leaving skin smooth, supple, and bright.

He-Shi Express Liquid Tan + Mitt: Give yourself an instant, natural-looking, streak-free tan with the #1 selling self tanner in the UK. This quick-drying, buildable formula is perfect for achieving that sun-kissed glow quickly, and safely. The accompanying mitt is the best way to apply this product evenly, while keeping your hands protected from the product.

Kevyn Aucoin Candle Light Kit: This makeup kit gives you four Kevyn Aucoin makeup must-haves all in one convenient case! This kit includes Celestial Powder in Candlelight, Essential Eye Shadow Set Palette #8, Eye Pencil Primatiff in Basic White, and Precision Liquid Liner in Basic Black, as well as a mini candle to set the mood while you get ready.

Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer in Virtue: This natural pale pink color goes with any outfit, and is perfect for fingers and toes. This color transitions through all the wedding-related events - from rehearsal dinner to honeymoon. Simplify your mani/pedi with this sweet, 3-free shade.

Ready for your chance to win these products for FREE? Click here to enter our giveaway! Compatible for desktop, mobile, and tablet.

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b-glowing EXCLUSIVE: skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit

Posted on 05/17/2013

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Treat yourself to calmer, clearer and radiant skin! A b-glowing.com EXCLUSIVE, the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit is valued at $87.50, and available for a limited time for only $50! This collection of products is the perfect way to discover skyn ICELAND if you haven't already, or add to your supply if you are already a skyn ICELAND fan.

Balance and soothe your skin with the brand's five top-selling products, all formulated to improve your skin and provide relief from stress.

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 pairs) - Bring the spa to your home! As seen on the Today Show, these award-winning under-eye gel patches work miracles in only 10 minutes. You'll love the instant results including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as the improved tone and firmness of the area.

Glacial Face Wash - Purify stressed skin with this creamy, foaming cleanser. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Balancing and restorative, this face wash helps to relieve any stress-related bumps, breakouts, or irritation you may be experiencing.

Nordic Skin Peel - Uncover amazing, translucent, and glowing skin with this gentle, yet effective, treatment. Ingredients like lactic acid, papaya fruit extract, witch hazel, and green tea extract work together to dissolve dead skin, restore elasticity, and reduce pore size for an improvement to your skin's overall appearance.

Icelandic Relief Eye Pen - Perfect for minimizing puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles on the go, this portable product is perfect for travel or even your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. The lightweight contouring eye cream contains cotton powder to fill fine lines, and orange peel to reduce puffiness. This is a suitcase must-have!

the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - Perfect red and irritated skin with this hydrating, daily moisturizer. This product contains a mint derivative, providing a delightfully refreshing, cooling burst upon application. With Icelandic kelp working to fight inflammation, and meadow sweet extract for controlling oiliness throughout the day, this lotion is great for all skin types.

Ready to take the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit home? Click here to add it to your cart and for a limited time use promo code 20SS13 to save an additional 20% off on this kit!

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NEW BRANDS: Jonathan Product, BeautyWorksWest, Dr. Lipp, and Freeze 24/7

Posted on 05/17/2013

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We've got some brands for ya! Our head is spinning with the amount of new and exciting brands we have added to our family! From skincare to haircare, we can't wait for you to discover your future beauty favorites from our latest additions. Here is a quick little rundown of who is new, as well as our top product pick from each so far.

Jonathan Product: This line of 100% vegan haircare has become an instant hit around the b-glowing office. We love their motto, "Everything your hair needs, nothing it doesn't." These products don't weigh hair down with unnecessary extra ingredients. Weightless Smooth Conditioner, for example, combines nourishing babassu and avocado oils with strengthening keratin protein to give you silky, frizz-free hair.

BeautyWorksWest: Renowned anti-aging expert Dr. Daniel Sister MD brings you the same innovative line of skincare products used in his luxurious Notting Hill medi spa. Featured in Glamour magazine, their YOUTH supplement capsules have been hailed as a miracle pill. A powerful cocktail of amino acids and marine plant extracts, these capsules do everything from reducing blood pressure to increasing muscle growth. We love the effect they had on our sleeping patterns, as well as the increased energy we noticed after use.

Dr. Lipp: We wrote about Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips last week, but we continue to hear about other uses for this multipurpose balm. Its ability to replenish the lipid bilayers of your skin makes it perfect for healing burns and abrasions, as well as soothing eczema and psoriasis. What will you use it for?

Freeze 24/7: Dedicated to providing cutting edge, anti-aging innovation, Freeze 24/7 offers a line of premium skincare products that provide immediate results. A safe alternative to invasive and costly cosmetic procedures, these products deliver on their promises, and have the clinical results to prove it! Voted 'Most Valuable Product' by Redbook magazine, their Instant Targeted Wrinkle Treatment delivers a powerful punch against wrinkles. Working to diminish the appearance of forehead creases, crow's feet, acne scars, and more - this treatment will give you a more youthful appearance in minutes!

Craving more New Arrival news? Stay tuned to the b-glowing Magazine for up-to-date info on what's new!

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New and Improved from kai fragrance

Posted on 05/16/2013

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This just in! kai fragrance Bathing Bubbles has a brand new look! This luxurious bubble bath is now available in a smaller bottle, with a smaller price tag to match!

Now available in a 12 oz dispenser for $29, all of us kai fragrance fans can enjoy a petite version of our beloved bubbles - perfect for resting on the side of the tub.

New to kai fragrance Bathing Bubbles? Infused with vitamin E-rich argan oil, naturally cleansing coconut, and sugar derivatives, this addition to your tub time will leave your skin soft, supple, and glowing. You'll love the scent of gardenia and exotic white flowers this product will add to your skin, and waft into the air.

Discover more new products at b-glowing.com by shopping our New Arrivals page!

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b-glowing.com in ELLE Magazine May 2013

Posted on 05/15/2013

This month's ELLE Magazine featured a special on women in music, with Miss Adele on the cover, and a bunch of b-glowing products on the pages following! Check out the b-glowing.com brands and products receiving rave reviews in the May issue.

FACE

RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up: In 'Beauty Duets', Hayley Williams (front woman of Paramore) hails Un Cover-Up as her must-have concealer both offstage and on. We love that this product is both eco friendly and multipurpose - it can be used both as a concealer or a light foundation. Not cakey or heavy, Un Cover-Up is formulated to reveal and enhance healthy skin, healing blemishes while it conceals them.

HAIR

Peter Thomas Roth Hair To Die For: In 'The Mane Event', ELLE writer Eva Chen is on a mission to make over her less-than-healthy hair. Her journey to several salons and hair experts leads her to several haircare mainstays, one of which is " … skin-care guru Peter Thomas Roth's Hair To Die For serum (applied to the scalp), which gives my hair a thicker feel immediately … ". We love this this product too, as it's ideal for activating and maintaining the natural thickness, fullness and health of your hair.

NAILS

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Fashion: Featured in 'Basic Instinct', this polish was voted by ELLE editors as one of the best beige shades out there. Fashion offers you a creamy taupe color that is a must-have for any lacquer drawer. On-trend every season, Fashion goes with any outfit, and will never go out of style.

RGB Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Toast: Another ELLE editor winner for best beige polish, Toast is five and cruelty free, and made in the USA. The RGB Cosmetics brand is devoted to green beauty, and Toast is no exception. This classic shade is great for every skin tone, and perfect for fingers or toes, or both!

Read about other b-glowing products featured in the pages of your favorite beauty magazines here.

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