Every fashion week season T3 Micro is there attending to the manes of some of America's top designer fashion shows. Their hair care tools are so well respected in the industry for their amazing styling capabilities as well as the fact that they try to put the hair through as little damage as possible. Never before has hair drying, straightening, or curling been so quick and efficient.
In saying that we fell in love with the style T3 created for Derek Lam's Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show. The theme was 'Bohemian Minimalism,' which was created using the Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and Single Pass Straightening Iron. To create this loose, soft wave a very interesting technique was used by hairstylist Orlando Pita. He braided the models' hair in 8-10 small braids then pressed them with the iron to create natural wavy texture. Watch this wonderful video tutorial showing you how to create it step by step!
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If your bathroom drawer is anything like mine it consists of a hair dryer, flat-iron, hair waver, and 1-2 other curling irons of different barrel lengths. My drawer is busting and it doesn't help that hair tools are larger in size. Thanks to Thairapy 365 you might be able to consolidate a few of those items into one with their new Tri Curl 3 in 1 Clipless Curling Iron! It's pure genius with 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm interchangeable barrel options which allows you to create any type of curl you want - from loose waves to tight ringlets it delivers unparalleled styling versatility without taking up a ton of space!Read More »
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Rare Elements is the rare combination where luxury and eco friendly haircare meet. For those after a healthier hair alternative but still want to feel like their being professionally pampered you'll fall in love with this brand straight out of Beverly Hills. Incorporating Rare El'ements into your hair care routine will help to restore and maintain your hairs integrity utilizing the world's purest and rarest ingredients to treat hair and scalp problems. Best of all, it does this without the use of parabens, sulfates or silicones. Whether it's their Pure Shampoo that keeps the follicle clear of excess sebum and build-up or El Treatment that reverses the signs of damaged hair in every drop, Rare El'ements is a boutique brand your hair will love.
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Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing staff and customers! On this very special loved up day we thought it would be fun to show you how to re-create one of our favorite nail looks using some of our favorite ever Butter London collections - Sweetie Shop! The Spring 2013 range instantly drew our attention with its adorably cute pastel shades reminiscent of all the sweet indulgences at the candy shop. To create the look below you will need Cuppa, Fiver, Molly-Coddled, Kerfuffle, Fruit Machine and Jasper.
Step 1: Have a bit of nail length before you attempt this look. File your nails into more of a rounded shape or if you're daring at more of a point is preferable as it needs to look somewhat like the bottom pointy tip of a heart.
Step 2: Apply your base coat. Next, grab Butter London's Cuppa nail lacquer and apply 2 x coats. It's imperative that you let this completely dry before proceeding to the next step. We waited about three hours in between Step 2 & 3.
Step 3: Using scotch tape cut out a stencil of the round part of a heart. You can try to attempt drawing the heart free hand if you have a steady hand. We found it was easiest to draw our shape with a pen (like a lowercase m) and then cut it out. Create a nail stencil for each nail as they are all different widths. Next, apply the tape about a third of the way on your nail bed.
Step 4: Choosing a pastel shade paint 1-2 thin coats over the nail and make sure it completely dries prior to removing the tape. Proceed to do the same thing on all the remaining fingers utilizing a different pastel shade.
Step 5: If you want to make it even more Valentin-ey find a red nail pen or use a toothpick and write XO on your ring or middle finger on each hand.
Step 6: Enjoy your adorable nails and the compliments you will get from everyone! Happy Valentines Day from the b-glowing team!
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Our natural skincare category is expanding and we're thrilled to be adding Goldfaden MD, the first physician strength, dermatologist developed and natural skincare line in the industry! Rich in plant extracts and botanicals, whatever your skin concern this brand will treat it effectively and without the use of any harmful ingredients. Here are some of the brands most popular products!
To give your skin the nourishment and protection it needs try Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer. Filled with Vitamin D and gooseberry, skin is protected with powerful antioxidants and the added bonus of a brightened and more radiant complexion.
Nobody likes exfoliating more than me and I can't wait to try Goldfaden MD's Doctor's Scrub. This coveted exfoliator is similar to a microderm treatment with powerful ruby crystals that gently polish away dead skin cells and Hyaluronic Acid to deliver hydration. Use it daily to improve the appearance of fine lines and pore size!
Cleansing is the most important step in any beauty routine so an effective one should be on your priority list like Goldfaden MD's Pure Start Detoxifying Facial Cleanser. This multi-tasker dissolves impurities and makeup in one step to leave it clean and clear. Best of all, it compliments all skin types!
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It's no wonder Butter London gets invited back season after season by some of Americas most talented fashion designers to adorn the nails of the beautiful people as they strut the catwalks. Creating custom made polishes is what they're known for and occasionally some of these actually get made into retail polishes down the road (we hope)! Here are some of our favorite looks from Fashion Week…
La Perla is all about beautiful lingerie and bare skin so it was only fitting that dare to bare nails was this years nail theme. Perfect timing too because Butter London just released their Starkers Collection, a trio of bespoke nudes designed to match every skin tone for a very chic statement. The model below is wearing Tea & Toast!
For those who love a great black nail like me, you'll love the look at Prabal Gurung. If not, think about embracing your moodier side and enjoy this fun play with textures by grabbing your favorite black nail lacquer, paint 2 coats and immediately follow with Butter London's Matte Finish Top Coat. Allow to dry and then with PD Quick Top Coat apply a thin line across the tip of the nail like you would with a french manicure. Voila - a play on matte & shiny!
From letf to right nails seen at La Perla, Dannijo and Prabal Gurung.
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Whether it was Rihanna and Chris Brown's stage side cuddling, the new 'no gratuitous skin exposure dress code', or Justin Timberlake's stellar musical comeback, there were many things that made the 2013 Grammys show a great night in both musical entertainment and people watching. Watching the red carpet arrivals, it was clear that a lot of musicians or their dates clearly did not get the memo on classying it up a bit more this year. However, if I were them I'd be a bit miffed because this new dress code came out only a few days prior to the awards show and many would have already had their outfits organized. A bit more of a pre-warning Grammy's organizers please!
I always find it interesting when some get the fashion all wrong but the hair and makeup just right. Miss Jo-to-the-Lo Jennifer Lopez for instance. Hello leg! For one Angelina Jolie already did the thigh high exposed cut-off dress at last year's Oscars so there was no need to re-introduce it however, her slick and swept back bun and sexy Cleopatra eye makeup worked perfectly. She has the most beautiful dewy skin and I loved that the eyes were the focal point of the night rather than that leg.
Oh Miss Taylor Swift even though I just want you to find love for more than a few months so you don't have to keep writing these break up songs I have to give you props for your Grammy style! Although I'm getting tired of the the 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer I did love her stunning grecian style dress and kempt-unkempt wraparound braided updo. She has that beautiful alabaster skin and the vanilla frosting shade of the dress with bronze lining along with simple fresh makeup really make her look like Aphrodite's sweet but unlucky in love sister.
If there was a lady in red award it would go to Rihanna who took notice of the new dress code and totally redeemed herself from last years revealing white number with a drop dead gorgeous red gown. Red is such a bold color and she really complimented the boldness of the dress with a soft, wavy hair do, matching red lip, and black rimmed eyeliner. From head to toe Rihanna was my absolute favorite of hte night!
Although many celebrity fingers walked E!'s Mani-Cam last night one in particular caught our eye. Singer Kelly Rowland kept it chic and simple last night with a nude manicure paired with metallic adornment on each ring finger. This was a breath of fresh air after to many jewel encrusted, talon nail rings walked the red carpet and screamed bad taste. Want to create the look below? Kelly is wearing RGB Cosmetics nail lacquer in Toast and Flint!
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Hair waits for no man….or woman. It doesn't matter if you have an important meeting or hot date, sometimes it just doesn't want to cooperate and that is what we turn to styling products for. They whip our mane into shape with a little forced attitude adjustment. One of our recent favorites is the Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust. If you love a bit of height and volume you're going to love this powder containing micro fibers to build volume and create amazing texture. What we love most? If you love to tease hair for volume sprinkling a bit of this on your root area gives great trip for backcombing without damaging the hair. Voila, instant body!
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From the leader of hair growth products comes a new device for the more budget conscious. Introducing the Hair Max Advanced 7 LaserComb, a much cheaper but still very effective alternative to the Professional 12 version. If you're a man or a women concerned about hair loss then this FDA cleared, clinically proven and doctor recommended device will start to show results in 16 weeks based on clinical studies.
How does it work? The HairMax Advanced 7 LaserComb provides low level laser light energy to stimulate and enliven hair follicles to promote new hair growth. In just as little as 15 minutes, 3 times a week you are starting the process of hair growth. A handy vibrating timer will let you know when to move to the next spot of your scalp making sure no area is left untreated.
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Every once in awhile a product comes around that really catches our attention. For myself and our founder Lisa it was the day Bye Bye Redness™ by It Cosmetics came into our office. I have to admit at the beginning it wasn't love at first sight because upon opening the jar I was taken aback by the dark tint of the product (keep in mind this is supposed to be universally complimenting), and I thought there is no way this is going to work for me.
The next morning applied a little to my nose and cheeks and nearly screamed out of joy. I've tried a lot of products claiming redness reduction, both in skincare & makeup, but they didn't do anything nor looked natural on my skin. I have an olive tone and Lisa pink but we both can wear this neutralizing correcting cream. You only need to use a tiny amount as it goes on with a perfect airbrush application and just melts into the skin looking very natural. Seriously obsessed.
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