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Brand Founder: James Read

Posted on 08/13/2015

James Read loves Lady Gaga. His packaging is inspired by Studio 54. His raison d'être is creating natural, glowing skin. Clearly, James Read is our collective b-glowing doppelgänger. 

We recently caught up with the man globally recognized as the go-to glow expert. From Tom Ford to Burberry, Vogue to Vanity Fair, he’s illuminated the skin of models, celebrities and musicians with his self-tanning and skin-finishing expertise. No need to nab him backstage for some tips, though. He’s developed a completely unique product range...for all of us to indulge in. 

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The Beauty Forum: The Strobing Makeup Technique

Posted on 08/10/2015

Next up in our Lunchtime Lessons series—learn the strobing makeup technique! If you missed our first post in this series, Lunchtime Lessons is an hour in our crazy busy Mondays when our Beauty Concierge masters teach the team valuable beauty tips and tricks. Each week one very lucky b-glowing babe is plucked from the pack to practice on. This week, all eyes are on Aubree. 


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The Beauty Forum: How To Contour

Posted on 08/05/2015

At BG HQ, it’s safe to say 99.9% of the ladies in the office are pretty obsessed with the Kardashian clan’s contoured look...not to mention Caitlyn’s. Contouring is a genius hack for accentuating your best features, but can feel intimidating to some. How, exactly, is it done?

That’s why we’re super excited to announce a new blog series, The Beauty Forum! Lunch is always a good thing. A time to get up from the desk, walk outside, meet the BF/GF for a quick bite, or gab with co-workers. This joyous hour got even better last Monday when the ladies of the Beauty Concierge department launched The Beauty Forum, a new in-house beauty fête: an hour in the day to discover new makeup techniques, achieved step-by-step on one b-glowing staff member each week.

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#FemaleFounder: Lauren Napier

Posted on 08/04/2015

What do powerhouses Amy Schumer, Gayle King and Gloria Steinem have in common? Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Napier—who’s certainly a powerhouse in her own right. 

Before launching LAUREN NAPIER, a must-have line of aloe, chamomilla and cucumber infused facial cleansing wipes, Ms. Napier had the coveted role as makeup artist on NBC’s Today Show and Saturday Night Live. Her impressive client roster includes Academy Award winners, musicians, civil rights activists and indie film darlings.

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TAO WEI® Cool2Hot Sonic Beautifier

Posted on 07/28/2015

From the desk of the b-glowing beauty concierge, I am here to tell you about my latest and greatest beauty find! If you are constantly seeking out skincare gadgets, it’s time to check out the Tao WEI Cool2Hot Sonic Beautifier. “Tao” means the ‘path to balance’ in Chinese, so it is no surprise that this tool helps maximize the effects of your own chosen skincare path. This device adds balance to your skincare routine by enhancing the benefits from your serums and moisturizers to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, de-puff tired eyes and moisturize skin for an overall healthier glow. 

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Travel Pretty—and Arrive in Style

Posted on 07/20/2015

When talking about traveling from New York City to Paris, Carrie Bradshaw said she wanted to arrive “stunning and impossibly fresh,” which perfectly sums up our goals for airline travel. That can sometimes be a challenge though, thanks to recirculated, dry air that parches skin and being packed in so close to your neighbors you can feel a little sweaty. These carry-on necessities are just as important as your passport, and won't get nabbed by TSA (each one is under the 3.4oz-maximum rule still in effect for liquids, aerosols, gels, and creams). They may be small in size, but they pack a major punch.

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Beauty Concierge Approved: BY TERRY’s Tea to Tan

Posted on 07/17/2015

Ladies, it is “tea time” at b-glowing, and I’m not talking about an afternoon cuppa. By Terry’s TEA to TAN is an all-over sunless tan product that gives a transparent bronze wherever it is applied. Unlike powder and cream, this see-through liquid lays seamlessly over the skin, and looks totally natural. You’ll never experience that shady orange sheen that some other products leave behind. Like a lip stain, it is built to last, but unlike a fake tan, it washes off so your skin can breathe and start fresh the next day. 

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Get The French It-Girl Look

Posted on 07/14/2015

This Bastille Day, we're celebrating the smoldering, sexy, glamour of French It-Girls—think Brigitte Bardot's voluminous hair, smudgy black eyeliner, and perfect skin. Or the effortless style of Marion Cotillard, Catherine Deneuve, and Inès de La Fressange. The look is incredibly self-assured, come-hither, and never high-maintenance, the kind of beauty that seems like you just woke up after the best night of your life. We combed the coolest French companies for authentic products to get the style stateside. Here's how to put together a chic, classic French look—a baguette jauntily poking out of your bicycle basket is optional.

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Beauty Concierge Approved: Acne, dryness, and wrinkles be-gone!

Posted on 07/13/2015

Acne, dryness and wrinkles, oh my! Ever wonder what causes our skin to misbehave even with the use of high-end skincare? 

Just like our lives, our skin requires a certain balance to function properly. When the acid mantle (the top layer of the epidermis) is disturbed, our pH level changes, which can cause skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema  and rosacea . Our skin is naturally designed to fight infection and environmental stresses and its ability to do so is affected by its pH level. 

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She Glows: A Q/A with Chef Jenn Louis

Posted on 07/10/2015

Be it in the arts, music, food, beauty, or somewhere in-between, our She Glows features celebrate women who are carving out a niche for themselves, and doing it fearlessly. We caught up with the bad-ass and amazingly humble Jenn Louis, owner of two Portland hot-spots, Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern. Recognized by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the Best New Chefs of 2012 and author of new cookbook, Pasta By Hand (with a glowing forward by the one and only Mario Batali), our conversation touched on the necessary evolution of feminism, what it’s like to be a female chef, and the value of lifelong learning and positivity. Jenn is an outstanding example of a successful and thoughtful human actualizing her dreams. Read on, and be inspired!

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