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AVAILABLE NOW: Paul & Joe Beaute Fall 2013 Fairytale Collection

Posted on 07/30/2013

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Available NOW at b-glowing.com! The NEW Paul & Joe Beaute Fall 2013 Fairytale Collection is here and it is gorgeous!

We previewed this amazing collection earlier this summer and fell in love with the romantic packaging and illuminating products - perfect for creating both smokey looks for evening and lighter, glowing effects for day.

The Paul & Joe Beaute Fall 2013 Fairytale Collection takes inspiration from the innocence and timeless mystery of childhood fables, and uses textures and tones to mix-in a classic elegance you'll appreciate for fall.

The Paul & Joe Fall 2013 Fairytale Collection includes:

3 Eye Color Sets
- Princess
- Fairytale
- La Belle Époque

2 Liquid Eye Liners
- True Black
- Sepia

3 Lipsticks
- Once Upon A Time
- Far, Far Away
- Happily Ever After

3 Collectable Lipstick Cases

Watch this exclusive sneak peek video, then check back tomorrow for a b-glowing tutorial, using products from the new collection! Get your Wish List ready for Thursday!

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Hot Off the Press: By Terry, Jouer, Erno Laszlo, bliss

Posted on 07/29/2013

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As the summer season continues, more and more beauty editors are discovering b-glowing brand products and featuring them as the season's must-haves! Find out what they're loving in this week's 'Hot Off the Press'.

OK! Magazine reported back to readers on the celebrity makeup looks seen at Paris Fashion Week in 'The Makeup Stole the Show'.

By Terry Crayon Levres Terrybly in Perfect Nude: Rihanna traded-in her signature red lip for something a little more neutral at this star-studded event. The renowned pop diva rocked this non-drying, waterproof liner to create a softer, more natural look. You'll love the long-lasting, creamy formula, perfect for lining and priming lips, or worn alone under your favorite gloss.

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint: Get a perfected, shine-free finish this summer with this light, sheer, tinted moisturizer. The mattified finish is great for all skin types, and will be appreciated by those looking to control increased oil production during the hotter season. You'll love the water-resistant formula this coverage provides, in addition to the SPF 15 protection.

NEWBEAUTY magazine dazzled readers with tales from the Erno Laszlo Institute in New York, a members-only club that offers completely customized skincare treatments for each client, in 'The Luxury Report'.

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Neck Cream: When compiling an anti-aging routine, don't neglect your neck! The Skincare Master offers this toning and firming treatment specifically formulated to target the skin on the neck and chin. This lightweight lotion can be used daily to restore collagen and elastin - giving you more youthful-looking skin.

Luckymag.com shared their emergency cures to common summer woes in 'The Panic-Free Guide to Surviving Summer's Biggest Beauty Emergencies'.

bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads: These individually-soaked exfoliating pads are rich in alpha and beta hydroxy acids and botanical soothers to calm irritated skin post shaving or waxing, and help to prevent ingrown hairs. Perfect for swimsuit season!

For more headlining products, check out our other 'Hot Off the Press' posts of the past here.

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NEW BRAND: Z Palette

Posted on 07/25/2013

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b-glowing.com is excited to announce the addition of Z Palette to our brand family! This online phenomena quickly rose to the top of every YouTube vlogger's must-have list upon it's debut, and has developed a huge following in a short period of time.

We are thrilled to offer our customers a unique way to customize their own makeup palettes and store their favorite eyeshadows, blushes, lip products, face powders and more together, in a travel-friendly, space-saving manner.

From the clear lid that allows you to find what you are looking for quickly, to the magnetic base that keeps products from slipping and sliding around during travel, these palettes are a slam dunk in the beauty industry! Innovative, simple, sleek, and personalized, they also make a great gift for any makeup lover.

Staff Pick: "I love the Large Z Palette because it fits the most! I cleared out multiple makeup drawers after consolidating my one-off eyeshadow singles and duos into this palette. I love the space it saves, and how easy it is to rearrange my products in the palettes for trips, special occasions, seasons, etc." - Social Media Administrator, Holly

See what else is new at b-glowing.com by browsing our New Arrivals page!

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Tips & Tricks: LVX 2013 Summer Collection Nail Tutorial

Posted on 07/24/2013

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For this week's 'Tips & Tricks' we're bringing you a fun and easy nail look, using shades from the vegan and 5-free LVX 2013 Summer Collection.

We love all six of these runway-inspired shades because they are unique, and will transition easily from summer to fall. For this fan brush manicure tutorial we chose to highlight a few of our personal favorites: Celeste, Deco, and Mynt. These colors together have a bright, tropical feel that is classic enough to wear out or to the office.

TOOLS:
- 3 nail polish colors of your choice (Celeste, Deco, & Mynt shown)
- Fan brush (available at beauty or supply stores)
- Nail lacquer remover
- Palette for mixing polish (nonporous surface you don't mind putting polish on)

HOW-TO:
1.       Always start with clean, buffed, and filed nails. In order to ensure a smooth application, remove excess cuticles and apply your favorite base coat. We used butter LONDON’s Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator and Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat.
 
2.       Next, apply one even coat of Polish #1 (Celeste) to all ten nails. Because you are going to be designing on top of this color with your other two shades, you don’t want too much polish build-up. One coat is sufficient for a mani like this, especially when using opaque colors.

3.       Let your nails dry for at least 15 minutes before doing any designing. We let our nails dry for an hour to ensure the first layer was set.

4.       Now that your nails are dry, you can start designing with the fan brush tool. Dab out a generous amount of Polish #2 (Deco) and Polish #3 (Mynt) onto your palette. Staff Tip: After a little experimenting we found it was easier to apply one color at a time, but if you feel like mixing, go for it!

5.       Make sure your fan brush has enough space between the bristles to create a feathered effect. We suggest getting it wet before using in order to separate the bristles. Carefully dip the center bristles into Polish #2 (Deco), making sure to only pick up polish on the tips of the bristles. Next, gently drag the brush across your nail from one side to the other. We did horizontal lines, but vertical looks great too!

6.       Repeat this step with your Polish #3 (Mynt). This is when you will truly see the wispy design begin to appear! Continue dipping and dragging until you achieve your desired design. Staff Tip: It is handy to keep a dish of nail lacquer remover to cleanse the brush of polish before re-dipping to avoid buildup. We used Deborah Lippmann The Stripper Lavender Nail Lacquer Remover.

7.       Once all three layers have dried, make sure to finish-off the nails with a glossy top coat. You want all that work to last as long as possible! We used butter LONDON’s Hardware PD Quick Topcoat to prevent chipping and protect our design.

Ready to rock this look? Shop our wide range of available nail lacquers to get started!

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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!

For more product recommendations, stay tuned to the b-glowing Magazine's 'Top Pick' posts!

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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.

Read more 'Hot Off the Press' posts here!

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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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SOLD OUT! NEW Summer Favorites Gift with Purchase

Posted on 07/18/2013

This Gift with Purchase is no longer available. Browse our current Gift with Purchase offers here.

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
- b-glowing.com: Coupon for $20 off your next order of $100+

USE CODE20LUXE13 AT CHECKOUT!

Start shopping b-glowing.com now!

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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

 


Ready to reveal your best skin possible? Shop Clarisonic now!

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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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