b-glowing Magazine

Fashion for Your Fingernails

Posted on 04/12/2013

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We look to the runway to identify the latest in fashion, beauty, and hair. So why not nail color? Introducing b-glowing.com's newest lacquer line, LVX.

LVX is fashion-inspired polish that takes it's hue cues directly from what's trending in the fashion world. Consider this your backstage pass and strike a pose with their unique line of provocative polish pigments.

We love that LVX offers intriguing nail lacquer colors that are vegan-friendly, AND cruelty and five free. Our faves are Citrine - a gorgeous tangerine color, and Cerulean - an opaque deep blue hue.

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Spring 2013 Beauty Trends

Posted on 04/11/2013

Spring has arrived! Whether you are looking for a new makeup look or craving a hairstyle change, we have the scoop on what's hot this season. Check out our top four beauty trends for spring 2013.

Sleek Hair - Take a break from the teasing comb and try a sleeker style. Models on the runway have been sporting less volume in both up and down 'do's. The key to this look is shiny simplicity that is frizz-free. Use Klorane's Leave-In with Papyrus Milk to calm fly aways without weighing the hair down. Tame tresses into a sophisticated ponytail, or leave locks loose - applying to the top layer from the crown down.

Bold Lips - Be brave and be bold. This spring, select a spicy shade to slather on your smoocher. If you tend to shy away from the more brilliant colors, tone down your look by keeping the eyes neutral. If you are ready to embrace the drama, pair your militant mouth with classic cat-eye liner. Ready to pump up the power to your pucker? Try new BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Aurora - a gorgeous coral red shade. Or give yourself over to the dark side with Kevyn Aucoin's The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses - a deep blood red.

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Behind the Brand: Clark's Botanicals

Posted on 04/11/2013

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Hailed by celebrities and beauty mags alike, Clark's Botanicals has established itself as a plant-based skincare line, specializing in rebalancing the skin regardless of type. What's maybe even more fascinating than the results you'll see using their product, is the story of how the company came to be.

In the summer of 2002, founder Francesco Clark (pictured) suffered a crippling spinal cord injury in a swimming pool accident. Shortly after losing his ability to walk, Clark discovered he had also lost his ability to sweat, leading to clogged pores and chronic breakouts.

Enter Francesco's father, Dr. Harold Clark. Trained in both traditional Western medicine and homeopathy, Dr. Clark worked with his son to develop botanically-based formulas that effectively rebalanced his skin - clearing it up entirely. Word got around about their plant-based cure, and in 2005 (three years after Francesco's accident) Clark's Botanicals was launched.

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NEW Lip Candy

Posted on 04/10/2013

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MMM, must be the season of the LIPS!

Our b-glowing.com New Arrivals page has been taken over with amazing lip products from some of our favorite brands! From plumping lip glosses to lip balms, to matte lip color - we are flabbergasted by these pretty potions for the pucker!

BECCA - Ultimate Matte Lip Colour
New from the brand down under, BECCA has introduced a line of high-impact lipstick. While this collection does have an ultra-matte finish, the formula glides on smoothly, keeping your lips hydrated throughout the day.

butter LONDON - Shimmer LIPPY
Gorgeous shimmering neutral shades that perfectly complement any skin tone. These new glosses have the same delicious vanilla scent, and long-wearing formula. Perfect enhancement for the natural beauty!

Figs & Rouge - Tinted Lip Balm
The makers of the award-winning lip balms have expanded their line to include Tinted Lip Balm! Available in three soft shades, these balms are 100% natural and petroleum free.

Jouer - Hydrating Lipstick, Tinted Lip Enhancer, and Pearl Lip Enhancer (New Colors)
Just in time for spring, Jouer is busting at the seams with new lip shades! Expanding their Tinted Lip Enhancer and Pearl Lip Enhancer collections with three new colors each, AND four additions to their Hydrating Lipstick line. Whether you are looking for creamy color or high-gloss shine, Jouer has you covered.

Vapour Organic Beauty - Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss (New Colors)
One of our favorite plumping products is available in four new shades. Dare to wear "Flare' - try this gorgeous cherry red gloss for a touch of Hollywood glamor. Feel free to "Flirt" - apply this peachy pink for a pretty pout.

Find your new signature lip color at bglowing.com! Browse our Lip category here!

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Tatcha Founder Victoria Tsai Featured in O Magazine

Posted on 04/09/2013

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Congratulations to b-glowing.com brand, Tatcha, for their bio feature on founder Victoria Tsai in April's O Magazine.

Victoria Tsai gave readers the inside scoop on how the Tatcha brand came to be. Tsai found inspiration on a trip to Japan back in 2009, after meeting a group of geisha.
 

"Without their stage makeup on, their skin is so clear and smooth, whether they're 20 or 80."


Three years later, Tatcha was born.

We loved reading about Victoria Tsai's beauty journey, everything from the first beauty product she ever owned (Hello Kitty blotting tissues) to her latest discovery, fellow b-glowing.com brand By Terry's Rouge Terrybly.
 

"A good friend who's a makeup artist told me recently that my brownish berry lipstick was aging me. He suggested I make my lips a touch lighter than my natural color instead. I switched to By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in Terrybly Nude, and I look so much fresher."


Discover Tatcha's all-natural, biodegradable Blotting Papers on b-glowing.com. Made fragrance, powder, and oil free.

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Take The Green Route!

Posted on 04/08/2013

Whether it's vegan, natural or organic, it seems like many beauty editors and celebrities are breaking away from products that contain chemicals. The 'new normal' in skincare tends to veer more towards the natural end of the spectrum these days if the Town & Country beauty section is anything to go by. Two of our products just graced these pages for 'effectively harnessing what Mother Nature has to offer."

One particular product that is used to the limelight is Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil. A favorite of makeup artists, fashion insiders and Victoria's Secret Angels, this beautiful blend of essential oils melts into the skin, drenching it in hydration and leaving a subtle glow all day long. Holistic skincare brand Tammy Fender's Spontaneous Recovery Creme transforms the skin in a single application, easily earning it's well founded praise as 'the most powerful product ever put on the skin."

April is 'green month' so take this cue and explore the green route! 

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Introducing Le Couvent des Minimes

Posted on 04/08/2013

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Introducing Le Couvent des Minimes - the latest addition to the b-glowing.com family. Our staff is already addicted to this luxurious brand.

Inspired by the long tradition of plant-based care and well-being used at the convent of Mane in the south of France, the product recipes use no unnecessary ingredients to maintain the effective simplicity Le Couvent des Minimes is known for.

You are going to LOVE the elegant design of the packaging. Each container features a decorative engraving, paying homage to the ancestral traditions of the convents and monasteries. We love this historical touch that celebrates the brand's muse.

Our Le Couvent des Minimes staff picks include the affordable and fragrant Soap Bar Eau des Missions - a steal at only $7! We are also loving the Gardener's Hand Healer, which nourishes and repairs dry, damaged hands.

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New from ko denmark - a b-glowing.com EXCLUSIVE

Posted on 04/05/2013

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We are excited to announce a new, b-glowing.com-exclusive product from one of our favorite skincare brands. Introducing ko denmark's Anti-aging Rosehip & Evening Primrose Face Serum.

This all-natural, vegan serum is designed to calm dryness and reduce fine lines. Packed with natural plant oils and floral essences, this product deeply moisturizes the skin, leaving it beautifully soft and supple.

Fiending for that dewy glow? Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and B-Carotene work together to promote cellular metabolism - resulting in a healthy radiance.

We love that this serum hydrates and moisturizes without the use of parabens, mineral oil, perfumes or animal ingredients. The rosehip and evening primrose scent is both delicate and delightful.

Discover ko denmark's Anti-aging Rosehip & Evening Primrose Face Serum, available only at b-glowing.com.

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In Search of the Perfect Pink Nail Lacquer?

Posted on 04/04/2013

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HIPPxRGB has done it again. The makers of the award-winning Nail Foundations and Nail Tints collections have just released a new complexion-complementing line in pink called Nail Sheers.

These four pink shades range from light to dark (S1, S2, S3, S4), and like their 'sister' collections before them, allow the polish painter to pick the hue that best suits their hand. 

We love the simplicity of this manicure. The 'kiss' of pink is just enough to create a healthy, flawless effect - appropriate for any occasion or work environment.

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Take Some Advice From The Beauty Experts!

Posted on 04/03/2013

Beauty experts are given that title for a very specific reason. With years of experience within the industry they've been able to develop a reputation for beautiful results and their word is like gospel. This month in Elle magazine the 2013 Genius Awards were announced compiling the best in hair, makeup and skincare revealing the products they can't be without. So listen up beauty junkies, if you're on the lookout for a great brush or hair product bypass all the lemons and go straight for these proven staples!

Hair stylist Ben Skervin swears by Mason Pearson's Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush to 'create good tension for a smooth blow-out.' Their brushes will literally last you a lifetime and you don't have to worry about a shine spray since their special bristles will spread sebum evenly over the hair strands. 

A Nuxe Paris best seller and staff favorite, makeup artist Nicolas Degennes loves to apply Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil Golden Shimmer to the décolleté for a healthy sheen. Tiny mother of pearl particles rest on the skin and give off a subtle sheen when sunlight is reflected off of it. It also enhances your summer tan!

It seems like the pros are all about oils just like we are. Bobbi Brown pays just as much attention to her hair as she does to her makeup line so when it needs some TLC she swears by Leonor Greyl's Huile de Palme because 'nothing makes hair as shiny.' Made with natural oils, this mane saver detangles, softens and adds a lustrous sheen with just a few drops!

 

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