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Beach Baby is HERE!

Posted on 05/01/2013

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IT'S FINALLY HERE! The highly anticipated Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection has launched and is now available for purchase on b-glowing.com.

We have been looking forward to sharing this limited edition collection with you ever since we got a sneak peek last month. Inspired by the hottest beaches in the world, 'Beach Baby' exudes the fun and playful lifestyle associated with summer in both color and functionality.

Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo - Limited Edition
Two products in one - what fun! Available in five fantastic combinations, Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duos make getting ready a breeze. The crease-resistant eye gloss is silky and easy to blend, while the non-sticky lip gloss provides a beautiful, healthy shine. Simply swipe the eye gloss shade all over the lid, and apply the complementing gloss to your lips to get you out the door and on the sand in no time!

Eye Liner WP & Eye Crayon Duo - Limited Edition
Perfect for the shore, these water-resistant duos will keep you looking fabulous in the waves or rain. Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Liner & Eye Crayon Duo takes the guessing out of your eye look by providing you five color-complementing liner and crayon pairs that are on-trend for the season.  Apply the crayon to your crease and under-eye - blending the edges with your finger, then define the look with the coordinating liner. Perfect for the gal on the go!

Nail Enamel - Limited Edition
Five NEW retro shades great for toes or hands! Paul & Joe Beaute's Beach Baby Nail Enamel will make any sandal pop. Whether you are rocking Miami - a cool lilac shade, or posing in Rio - a rich coral hue, you will be turning heads with your hands … and feet.

Smoothing Base - Limited Edition
Perfect your foundation and stay moisturized in the sun with Paul & Joe Beaute's Smoothing Base. Your skin will look fresh and smooth, providing a flawless palette for the rest of the 'Beach Baby' collection. Smoothing base is a must-have primer for fun in the sun.

Blotting Paper 2013 - Limited Edition
Available in a brand new, beach-inspired dolphin print, these limited edition blotting papers are a beach bag necessity! Use a sheet or two on oily areas of the face throughout the day to tame excess oil and sweat.

Fragrance Hair & Body Mist - Limited Edition
Fresh, fruity, and floral, Paul & Joe Beaute Fragrance Hair & Body Mist leaves a pleasant aroma wherever you spray it. Formulated for body and hair, this product combines scent with skin-softening extracts to leave you feeling refreshed. Herbal and citrus top notes mix with floral and woody tones to create a sensual experience - perfect for everyone.

Check out our Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection videos for step-by-step tutorials on how to use these new products. 

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Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection Tutorials

Posted on 05/01/2013

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Beach Baby is here! We are so excited to present this limited edition beach-inspired collection from one of our favorite brands, Paul & Joe Beaute.

Now that the collection has launched, we want to share two 'Beach Baby' looks to get you ready for summer!

Products featured include:

Paul & Joe Eye Gloss and Lip Gloss Duo in Nice 002
Paul & Joe Eye  Gloss and Lip Gloss Duo in Maui 004
Paul & Joe Eyeliner and Eye Crayon Duo in Santorini 005
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 07 Prima Donna
Paul & Joe Fragrance Hair and Body Mist
 

Products featured include:

Paul & Joe Smoothing Base
Paul & Joe Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo in Santa Monica 001
Paul & Joe Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo in Bahamas 005
Paul & Joe Eyeliner & Eye Crayon in Saint Tropez 001
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 10 Ombrage
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 05 Gamine

While supplies last, get a FREE limited edition Paul & Joe Beaute Kitty Eco Tote with your $75+ Paul & Joe Beaute order on b-glowing.com! Enter promo code: MEOW13 at checkout.

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SELF Magazine 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards

Posted on 04/29/2013

More than 1,600 SELF Magazine readers tested 1,505 new beauty products launched this year, and the results are in! Check out the b-glowing.com brand products that won 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards!

HAIR
Best All-Around Conditioner:
Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner - Transform your hair into silky-soft locks with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner. We love this product because it not only removes product build-up, but also strengthens against breakage. Combine with Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo for best results.

BODY
Best Body Self-Tanner:
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse - It seems St. Tropez products are constantly winning 'Best Of' awards. This lightweight, easy-to-apply self tanner was developed with advanced formulations and innovative technology to adapt to your individual skin tone. We love the long-lasting, streak-free color that delivers a natural-looking tan with just one application. Combine with the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt to keep hands stain-free.

FACE
Best Antiacne Cleanser:
Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - This soap-free deep cleanser eliminates impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, Cleanance is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. We love the PH balance this product provides! Follow with Cleanance Emulsion Lotion to regulate overproduction of oil throughout the day.

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Royal Baby On Board

Posted on 04/29/2013

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We are excited to bring you butter LONDON's limited edition Royals Collection, available exclusively at b-glowing.com. This royal family-inspired trio features three gorgeous shades, including NEW 'Pitter Patter' - created in celebration of the royal baby-to-be's impending arrival.

Valued at $45, this collection is available NOW, while supplies last, for $39.

Pitter Patter: This opaque, eggplant purple, shimmery shade is inspired by and dedicated to the birth of the royal baby. This deep, eye-catching shade is full of fun for hands or toes.

No More Waity, Katie: Created in celebration of the royal wedding in 2011, 'No More Waity, Katie' makes a comeback in The Royals Collection. A gorgeous semi-sheer lilac glitter shade, 'No More Waity, Katie' is great worn alone, or as an accent nail color for the other shades in the Collection.

Lillibet's Jubilee: Honoring Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - her 60th anniversary on the thrown - 'Lillibet's Jubilee' is a unique, silvery lilac foil lacquer worthy of Her Majesty. Wear this shade my itself, or top with 'No More Waity, Katie' for some added sparkle.

Scoop up The Royals Collection while supplies last, available EXCLUSIVELY at b-glowing.com.

Got royal baby fever? Follow our 'Royal Baby On Board' Pinterest board, and count down the days until the royal arrival with us!

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Pastel Play

Posted on 04/26/2013

Pastels are everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty. Whether it's a peach blouse or a lilac eye, pastels almost always make an appearance in the spring, regardless of what year it is. Looking to implement this palette into your daily routine? Here are 3 easy ways you can play with pastels, without breaking the bank.

Peach Cheeks
Peach is flattering to every skin tone because it resembles a natural flush. All you have to do is figure out the right tone of peach to flatter your complexion.
Fair -  We recommend a softer hue with hints of pink, like IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks.
Medium - Go for pigments with more of an orange tint, try Jouer Cosmetics Tint in Fawn.
Darker - Complemented by a peach with a redder base, we recommend By Terry Blush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb.

Say it with a Scarf
If you are new to pastel hues or if there is a new one you want to try, start with a scarf. Colors take a while to get used to, and may not all complement your coloring. Before investing in an expensive dress or jacket, test the trend with something smaller. If you aren't a scarf fan, this can also be accomplished with a necklace, clutch, or ballet flat.

I Have an EYE-dea
Pastel eyes! Eyeshadow is a lovely way to pose in pastels, and there is a flattering way to wear every shade! The trick to looking trendy and not … from the 80's, is to combine the pastel with a neutral shade. Here are some examples to get you going.
- Blend a frosty pink lid into a light grey crease, try ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
- Combine mint green shimmer with a caramel brown eyeliner, try Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in Smitten.
- Mix a classic black smoky eye with a baby blue highlight, try By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island.

Craving more pastels? Check out our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on b-glowing TV.

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Style How-To: Sleek Ponytail

Posted on 04/25/2013

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Sleek hair is all the rage this season, and from what we saw at Fashion Week for fall/winter, this trend is not going away. One of our favorite sleek looks, that has withstood the test of time, is a pony tail.

We love a pretty pony because it's work-appropriate, great for all textures - including fine hair - and a great way to get a second day out of your already-styled hair. Ready to rock this runway-ready revolution? Here are step-by-step instructions for this easy up-do, and the products that will get you there.

1. Prep Your Mane
You perfected your hair for work yesterday, but 24 hours later it's looking a little … sad. Use Mason Pearson's Handy Mixture Bristle & Nylon Brush to detangle and soften your locks, in preparation for your pony.

2. Tame Your Tail
Run T3's Single Pass 1" Flat Iron over your ends and address any noticeable kinks in your 'do. Don't spend too much time on this step, as the majority of your locks will be gathered and unseen. One minute tops!

3. Smooth Your Strands
Add a couple drops of Mixed Chicks Hair Silk from root to tip. This light reflecting serum not only tames fly-aways, it also gives you the added shine and vibrancy this sleek look requires.

4. Repair Your Hair
One of the things we love about a sleek pony is that is allows you to throw on a treatment or leave-in conditioner to repair hair while it's up. We recommend klorane's Leave-In with Mango Butter. It prevents further breakage and repairs without weighing hair down. Concentrate this product at the ends of your hair to keep the 'tail' of your pony streamlined.

4. Flipping Out
Flip hair upside down, brushing repeatedly from root to tip toward the floor. Make a fist, and place it against the top of your head, this is where your pony will 'sprout' from.

5. Gather the Herd
Open your fist and begin brushing your hair into it, collecting it for the hair tie. Depending on hair length, you may have to move your fist towards the nape of your neck, in order to collect all your stands in the tie.

6. Rein It In
Using the hair tie of your choice, secure your now-collected hair. You may choose to leave the tie as-is, or you can create a more polished look by wrapping a thin segment of hair from your tail around the tie and securing it with a bobby pin towards the underside of your ponytail.

7. Polish the Pony
Now that your pony is in place, you'll want to tame baby hairs and frizz. Use GLOSS Moderne High-Gloss Serum along the hairline and sides to perfect your sleek look, enhance shine and tame fly-aways.

8. Solidify Your Style
Finish off this look with a pass of your favorite hairspray. We recommend Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hairspray to ensure hold and protect hair against damaging and dulling UV rays.

We hope you enjoy this styling 'how-to' from b-glowing.com!

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b-glowing.com in Marie Claire BIG BEAUTY ISSUE

Posted on 04/24/2013

Marie Claire's BIG BEAUTY ISSUE is out on shelves and we couldn't help but notice a few b-glowing.com faves as we flipped through the pages of the May 2013 issue. Learn more about the products that had them talkin'!

FRAGRANCE:
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum - Inspired by the elegance and elusivity of its namesake, Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensual and luxurious fragrance of blended notes that include black truffle and ylang-ylang, for an overall sultry, floral and woodsy scent.

HAIR:
Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream - This olive oil-infused shine booster creates soft and shiny hair that lasts all day. Great for all hair types, this is the perfect product to create the sleek hair that is trending for spring/summer.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - A must-have for every bathroom shelf, this dry shampoo not only freshens limp hair, but also brings volume and texture to your 'do. Keep one bottle at home and one at work for convenient primping.

Mixed Chicks Shampoo - Perfect for curly-haired gals everywhere, this lightweight, non-sticky formula leaves ringlets inviting to the touch - locking moisture into every strand.

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner - Define curls and eliminate frizz, while restoring your hair health. This product is perfect for repairing all hair types, and is not exclusive to curly-haired lasses.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray - This vitamin E-infused spray strengthens and protects hair, while absorbing excess oil and boosting volume for your day-old hair. The invisible formula is perfect for all hair colors, and you'll love the fresh, clean lemon verbena scent.

T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer - Clinically proven to dry hair 80% faster than the competition, this innovative hair dryer from T3 promises not only reduced drying time, but also an increase in shine, body, and style retention. We love how this styling tool cuts our 'get ready' time in half, while reducing frizz and locking in moisture.

SKIN:
bliss FatGirlSlim Skin Firming Cream - Visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming and toning your skin! The ultimate tool for bathing suit season, FatGirlSlim is the perfect addition to your body-bettering routine. Combine with the NEW Lean Machine product for increased results.

Supergoop! CC Cream -This new product from Supergoop! is already receiving rave reviews. Combining coverage with skincare and suncare, this all-in-one product acts as a primer, foundation, anti-aging treatment, and SPF. Perfect for the girl on the go!

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Natural Beauty

Posted on 04/22/2013

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

In celebration of this eco-tastic holiday, we want to call out special attention to some of our b-glowing.com brands that do their part to help out Mama Earth.

bkr - Devoted to decreasing garbage, the amount of water transported between continents, and the amount of chemicals we ingest, bkr's reusable glass bottles are a stylish and earth-friendly way to transport beverages. Available in a wide range of colors and designs, the light-weight glass bottle and accompanying silicone sleeve are dishwasher safe and leave your liquids tasting fresh and untainted. Stay beautifully hydtrated with bkr!

Vapour Organic Beauty - Known for their unique "light-as-air" textures, Vapour Organic Beauty products are 100% natural, and made with 70% certified organic ingredients and 30% minerals and vitamins. Their products contain no parabens, phalates, gluten, nano particles, irradiation, and are not tested on animals. Vapour uses recyclable and sustainable materials and processes including wind and solar-powered manufacturing. Their product ingredients are biodegradable, and their packaging is either recyclable or made from recycled content.

rms beauty - Establishing itself as the first truly organic color cosmetics brand anywhere in the world, rms beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade, organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. All rms beauty products are packaged using recyclable glass, preventing chemicals from leaching into the product. In addition to creating an organic brand, rms beauty founder Rose-Marie Swift has dedicated herself to dispelling beauty myths and exposing the dangers of personal care products through her website, www.beautytruth.com.

Rahua By Amazon Beauty - Partnering with women from Amazonian nations around the world, this 100% natural hair care collection features a highly potent, restorative oil called Rahua. Designed to revitalize damaged hair and irritated scalps, Rahua oil deeply penetrates the hair's cortex, bonding and repairing it while simultaneously smoothing the hair's cuticle. The Rahua oil is sourced and processed by the men and women of these various Amazonian tribes, using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations.

Shop b-glowing.com for these and other natural brands. Save 20% storewide* using promo code 20EARTH13 - sale ends 11:59 CST April 22, 2013

*Not valid on L'Artisan, Kai Perfume, Le Couvent des Minimes, Jack Black or Rodin olio lusso products. Not valid on previous purchases or sale merchandise. One coupon code per order.

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Sneak Peek: Paul & Joe Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection

Posted on 04/19/2013

AVAILABLE MAY 1, 2013 FROM B-GLOWING.COM

We are so excited to bring you a sneak peek of Paul & Joe Beaute's Summer 2013 collection, Beach Baby! This collection includes: Paul & Joe Fragrance Hair & Body Mist, five double-sided Eye Gloss and Lip Gloss Duos, five double-sided Eye Liner & Eye Crayon Duos, and six new Nail Enamels.

We got to see the new collection first hand, and LOVED the fantastically vibrant, shimmery shades for eyes, lips, and nails. We can't wait to share this collection with you, available for purchase on b-glowing.com starting May 1st.

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B-glowing.com is So InStyle!

Posted on 04/18/2013

The May 2013 InStyle magazine is dedicated to "165 Best Beauty Buys" and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite products included in the list, as well as throughout the entire issue.

BODY:
St. Tropez - St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body won "Best Beauty Buy" for the Body Self-Tanner category. We love the healthy, streak-free color this nourishing body moisturizer provides. In addition to providing gradual golden color, St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body is infused with soothing aloe vera to help smooth and hydrate the skin.

HAIR:
Klorane - Winner of "Best Beauty Buy" for Dry Shampoo, Klorane's Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk continues to receive praise from beauty gurus everywhere. Freshen your 'do' with this easy-to-use spray, ideal for travel or post-gym sprucing. Unlike some dry shampoos, this product doesn't leave a white film on dark locks - making it perfect for everyone! Klorane's Dry Shampoo was also highlighted in the "Freak-Out Fixers!" insert as an emergency essential! Also available in Travel Size.

LIPS:
Ellis Faas - Featured in the "Freeze Frame" segment of "What's Now", Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201 was used on Gwyneth Paltrow's "Pepper" character in Iron Man 3, hitting theaters this summer. The film's makeup artist, Kate Biscoe, chose this shade for Paltrow because it, " … is a true blood red that doesn't look magenta and goes on liquid." Biscoe describes Pepper's look as "classy but not glitzy." We think L201 is the perfect choice for Pepper's red hair and flawless skin.


NAILS:
butter LONDON - In 'Ask the Editor', buttercup-yellow shade Jasper from butter LONDON was hailed as the perfect complement to purple. Try this pairing on nails and toes to keep your mani-pedi color wheel-correct. butter LONDON's oxblood red La Moss was also used on Emily Blunt's nails for her  cover shoot.

Deborah Lippmann - Deborah Lippman's opaque nude shade, Fashion, was chosen as the best nail color to complement olive or caramel skin tones. We love this taupe color on any hand or foot! And it's the perfect pick for spring's nude nail trend.

SKIN:
Eau Thermale Avène - Scoring "Best Beauty Buy" in the Dry Skin Mask category, Avène's Soothing Moisture Mask is a rich, creamy, non-setting mask with intensive moisturizing and soothing care, perfect for dehydrated and overstressed skin. We love that this product is hypoallergenic and minimizes redness.

bliss - Taking home the prize for "Best Beauty Buy" in the Normal Skin Mask category, bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask  delivers Vitamin C and oxygen to the skin while detoxifying and brightening the complexion. We think this product is great for all skin types, and love the instant glow we see after using it!

Clarisonic - Included in both the Anti-Aging and Oily skin categories, Clarisonic won "Best Beauty Buy" for Exfoliator with their Clarisonic Aria product for Anti-Aging skin, as well as "Editor's Pick" for their Acne Clarifying Collection for Oily skin. The Clarisonic Aria gently massages away aging dead cells, while the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection combines a specialized brush head with salicylic acid-infused cleanser to gently prod grime out of pores without irritation.

Find all these InStyle picks and more on b-glowing.com, where shipping is FREE for all US orders $75+, and includes 3 FREE samples.

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