b-glowing Magazine

Living Luminizer - Where to Wear

Posted on 03/31/2014

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We’re starting to think there isn’t a place you can’t wear Living Luminzer by rms beauty, but of course there are the best places to optimize the illumination and highlighting power of this wondrous product. When applying, we consider all the angles your face will catch natural light—this will create that illusion and enhance the effect. 

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Cult Classic Beauty: 100 Percent Pure

Posted on 03/27/2014

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At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty devotees to new, innovative brands. But how do you know which products to try within a new brand you've only just discovered? In our Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques (say that five times fast), we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in SkincareMakeupFragranceHair CareBath + Body, and Men's.

One of the newest brands to b-glowing is 100% Pure. As you may have guessed, all of the brand’s products are made using only all-natural, organic, and vegan ingredients, and everything is toxin-free.

What especially makes this brand unique is how it’s created and how it’s colored. The makeup is all fruit-dyed, bath + body and hair products come in scents reminiscent of the farmers market, and the skincare line uses super foods for a luminous glow.

Some of our favorites include the Argan Oil Hydration SPF 30, which protects against skin cancer, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark sun/age spots by using 100% natural, 100% vegan, and gluten-free ingredients. As spring begins to shine, this product will be an absolute necessity for healthy skin!

For added color this season, we also love the Lip & Cheek Tint that uses pure fruit pigment to add natural looking color while softening and moisturizing. Designed as a cream blush and a lip tint, the formula is highly concentrated with anti-aging ingredients, vitamins, and antioxidants.

After all the fun, we recommended the Super Fruits Night Balm, which uses the most powerfully anti-aging fruits from around the world with the highest ORAC value of antioxidants for aggressive age corrective treatment of your skin. Suggested for mature skin types, you’ll glow with a youthful radiance.

To shop these picks and all 100% Pure, click here!

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Perfect Powder from Anna Sui

Posted on 03/25/2014

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We have a bunch of fabulous new arrivals, especially great for spring, and one of our current favorites is the Loose Compact Powder from Anna Sui. This limited-edition compact is charming and almost regal in its design (an Anna Sui signature), but besides looking great on a vanity, it goes on effortlessly to your skin.

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New from L'Artisan Parfumeur

Posted on 03/21/2014

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L'Artisan Parfumeur just released new luxurious, unisex perfumes that encapsulate French charm, beauty and romanticism. Amour Nocturne, Déliria, and Skin on Skin are the latest, unique creations from Bertrand Duchaufour that are both sensual and sexy.


Bertrand has worked with L'Artisan Parfumeur for more than 10 years, creating beautiful scents that play on natural compositions and connect some of nature’s most incredible fragrances. Working on two basic fundamentals, Bertrand finds balance in opposites (when opposites attract). Secondly, everything is transformed, not lost or created. By distorting and dissecting nature, he’s been able to compose more than a dozen scents for L'Artisan Parfumeur.

 

Every one is the business nose Bertrand for his attention to detail, which is now easily recognized in his three latest creations. Déliria’s exquisiteness is found in its contrast between metallic, rhum and gourmand notes of toffee apple and candy floss. It’s perfect for a sense of intrigue and excitement. Amour Nocturne has notes of cedar, surrounded by soothing notes of hot milk and caramel that give way to a powerful burst of gun powder and orchid. Warm and mysterious, it wears like a second skin. Skin on Skin merges a sensual iris with a suede, velvet leather. Saffron, whisky, lavender and rose also intertwine for a musk effect.

These unisex scents are available now, and for a limited time, you can try two free at checkout!

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Take Your Hair to New Lengths

Posted on 03/19/2014

A guide to longer and healthier hair

You know your hair is growing, but does it seem like it isn’t getting any longer? You may be right, and the answer could lay in your hair care routine. Excessive heat styling, friction styling, and your nutrition can all be factors in causing brittle, damaged hair that is prone to breakage. Here are some pro-tips to maintain your length. 

Your Hair’s Integrity
It’s important to know how much your hair can handle and how you can give back to your locks. If you have chemically treated hair, especially if it has been lightened with bleach, its integrity is already compromised. If you are also doing a lot of heat styling (i.e. round brush blowouts, flat irons, curling irons) you need to be careful about how often you are doing this. Firstly, use a heat protectant whenever heat is applied to the hair. Try to limit blowouts and heat styling to no more than twice a week (ideally only once a week). You should also be doing a weekly hair mask to strengthen and maintain protein levels.  

 

Friction/Styling    
A lot of breakage can occur during regular styling (like pony tails or buns and braids) because the hair is being pulled and manipulated by elastic bands and hair pins. Try switching your style, and don’t wear your pony tail or buns in the same place all the time. This will avoid stressing the same hairs over and over, which can lead to, you guessed it, breakage. 

Plus, tossing and turning in your sleep against cotton pillowcases can cause your hair to get stuck and snap off, so we also recommend a silk pillowcase.

Washing
Too many washes can dry your hair, making it brittle and frizzy, which typically drives people to more heat styling. Everyone’s hair is different, but we suggest no more than three washes in a 7-day period (two is ideal for most hair types). We know it can be tough, but with a good dry shampoo by your side, you can keep your hair looking refreshed rather than oily. 

Nutrition
Your diet affects your overall health, including the health of your hair and nails. Once you have a routine to keep your ends happy, it’s smart to maintain healthy hair growth. Vitamin- and iron-rich foods, such as blueberries, spinach, and salmon can aide in the regulation of your hair cycles. Adding a supplement with biotin can also give hair growth a boost.

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Instant Nail Relief

Posted on 03/18/2014

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Forget 911. If you have a nail emergency, dial 999.

New from butter LONDON is Nail 999 Rescue System—a protein-powered savior for damaged or weakened nails. Complete with the Nail 999 Rescue basecoat and topcoat, the duo work to promote nail strength and growth and offer instant relief for brittle nails.

If you’re just coming off of acrylics, gels, or have simply had one too many manicures and your nails now need a break, this system repairs damage and adds a beautiful shine. You’ll instantly see brighter nails, and ridges will be filled in for a smoother look.

It’s a great option if you never like going without polish, but your nails still need relief from too many coats. The shine prevents any dullness, and nails come to life in their natural color. The powerful mix of Horsetail extract, soy, wheat, keratin proteins, calcium minerals, biotin vitamins, and vitamin B work quickly.

Don’t play the waiting game between polishes and manicures; you can have healthier nails instantly. Just call 999. Shop now!

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Deborah Lippman St. Patricks Ombre Mani

Posted on 03/15/2014

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If you like the idea of participating in this green holiday, but your “kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt has seen better days, we have a more subtle and fashion-forward answer for you: a St. Patties manicure, of course! We wanted to give you something that was festive without being too kitschy, so we decided to go with a fun but sleek glitter ombre nail. Wear this mani to your four-leaf themed events tonight!

  • By now, you know that every manicure must start with clean, buffed and filed nails. If your cuticles need a little love, we suggest using the Cuticle Remover from Deborah Lippmann. Once your nails have been cleaned and shaped, apply a thin, even base coat. With all the manicures we’ve been doing here at b-glowing HQ we opted for the Rehydrating Base Coat to give some moisture back to our dry nails.
  • The first color you will want use is Deborah Lippmann’s Spring Buds from her new spring line. Its nice pale chartreuse will give some depth to the manicure and complete the color gradient you want to achieve. You only need one even coat of this color, as you don’t want too much polish build up.
  • Next, start with your darker glitter polish; we used Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe because it is almost a teal with a blue base and green glitter. You want to start at the tip of your nail and drag the brush down with an uneven line so you are able to blend the two glitter polishes. Try to keep a majority of the darker glitter toward the tip and only pull the base color down. You can see in our picture how we applied this color. Let this dry for a few minutes
  • Once your first glitter color has dried a little, take your lighter and preferably greener glitter color to finish the ombre effect. We used Deborah Lippmann’s Shake Your Money Maker because it has a green base with green and gold glitter. Start from the bottom of the nail with a light hand and brush up over the first color. You want to make sure to build the glitter as you go up towards the tip of the nail to leave the area near your cuticle lighter in color. We suggest two coats of your second glitter color. Once this has dried (give extra time since there’s a lot of glitter!), finish with a glossy topcoat and cuticle oil.

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Make Beauty. Empowered

Posted on 03/08/2014

Today is International Women’s Day, and nothing makes us happier than recognizing strong, powerful women!

First celebrated in parts of Europe in 1911, International Women’s Day is about making a difference by thinking both locally and globally. It helps to ensure a bigger, brighter, and balanced future for all women.

Our founder Lisa paved her own future and began the company after years of digging through her mother’s makeup drawers. Using beauty products as a way of emotional expression through her life’s highs and lows, she decided to create a place that would allow her to share that passion with a wide range of dynamic and gorgeous women.

The name became a call to action. First, from the action of “being”— “Be the best you can be”, “be you”, “be truthful”, “just be!” Secondly, "glowing" came from reflecting the radiance we all deserve to have inside and out! Keeping with her original passion, Lisa decided to curate brands that operate with an independent spirit, those with an honest passion which reach out to the consumer.

To read Lisa’s full story, go here!

In honor of strong women everywhere, empower yourself with the words of those who’ve paved the way. We’ve created Pinterest pins, so that when you pin these inspirational quotes to your Pinterest board, you’ll share the message that together, women are unstoppable.

Happy International Women’s Day, ladies!

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Get the Look: Oscar-Worthy Hair

Posted on 03/06/2014

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Looking for Oscar-worthy locks? Now you can recreate Lisa's 1940's-inspired classic Hollywood hair at home, using this step-by-step tutorial direct from T3 stylist, Linda Zirkus!

PREP
After shampooing with Sachajuan's Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, I sprayed Lisa's clean, damp hair with Sachajuan's Ocean Mist. This product is great for adding volume and texture, and creating long-lasting curls.

Next I used the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i and Vent Brush to dry her hair. I love the the Featherweight Luxe 2i because it dries hair fast and healthy, while reducing frizz and creating lots of volume and body. 

STYLING
After parting Lisa's hair into four sections, I sprayed it with Sachajuan's Volume Powder to give the curls I would be creating something to hold on to, and add even more volume.
 
Using the T3 SinglePass Whirl Wand around her face, I created soft, natural-looking, S-shaped curls, setting them with Sachajuan Medium Hair Spray. Next, I used the T3 SinglePass Twirl 1.25" Curling Iron to twist the pieces in the back, creating more traditional red carpet curls. To ensure the look would last all night, I pinned the curls to her head to set them, and sprayed her entire head with Medium Hair Spray again as the curls cooled.
 
FINAL STEPS
After Lisa got dressed in her beautiful, deep orchid gown, I let down the curls, and gently brushed them out. Then more hair spray!
 
To create shine and luster, I finished the ends of the hair with Sachjuan's Intensive Hair Oil and gently swept the hair to one side. Securing the hair with pins, we topped-off the look with a beautiful gold hair comb, complementing Lisa's other accessories.
 
Finally, I sprayed the entire 'do with the Sachajuan Strong Hair Spray and added a few curl clips to hold the S-shaped pieces around the face in place until Lisa was ready to leave for the event.

Ready to rock this red carpet look? Shop our Hair products to find all the tools you'll need and more!

Want to know what happened after the hair? Read all about Lisa's big night at the Oscars here.

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Transform with Erno Laszlo Transphuse

Posted on 03/06/2014

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Erno Laszlo's Transphuse Rapid Renewal Cell Protocol is the best anti-aging skincare you can get, without a face lift! Break through the effects of aging with a momentous shift in anti-aging skincare. Based on cellular science, Transphuse Rapid Renewal is a 4-week treatment that works with your skin’s own renewal cycle.

THE POWER OF THREE

Bio complexes accumulate skin benefits over time!

• Age-toxin inhibitor blocks toxins that cause accelerated aging

• Stem-cell activator repairs and activates collagen production

• Bio-mimetic protector contours, renews, and re-texturizes skin

MIRACLE WORKERS

Achieve visible, rejuvenating results!

• Dual stem cell technology

• Formulated with award-winning anti-aging complex

• 28-day treatment, using 1 vial per week

• Works on face, neck, and décolletage—where aging first shows

• Immediately disrupts formation of lines and wrinkles

• Complete the regime seasonally, or every three months

FIND YOUR RESTORATION

The Transphuse collection works at the source of bio-aging.

Restorative Line Refining Cream

Rejuvenating Age-defying Mask

Skin Perfecting Day Serum

Replenishing Night Serum

Smoothing Eye-Refiner

Plus, for a limited time, receive a FREE Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream with a $125+ Erno Laszlo purchase (a $78 value!). Code: LASZLOLOVE

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