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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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If you're a lover of Erno Laszlo's Skin Vitality Mask and can't get enough of it then you're in luck because they've just recently released a valued packed set that includes 12 of them for only $100! Designed for all skin types, this mask is ideal for people seeking added hydration and reduction in fine lines. We love the mix to activate formulation and the fact that you can gently peel it off rather than use water. You'll enjoy the cooling and calming sensation this mask gives along with the amazing $165 value!
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In need of a luxury vacation in tropical paradise filled with pampering spa sessions and surrounded by the best beauty products? If this sounds right up your alley then you need to enter our MAKE BEAUTY. ESCAPE ™ sweepstakes for the chance to win! Exclusively for b-glowing Facebook fans, we're giving a grand prize winner a trip for 2 to Maui and the beauty products we don't travel without. Three runner up winners will also be selected to win our beauty picks as well! Make sure you read the contest rules carefully to see if you qualify to enter and good luck to everyone.
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Our mission is to bring our fabulous customers the latest beauty discoveries from around the globe and our latest one has come all the way from the land of the queen, tea for two, and Adele. Introducing He-Shi, the U.K's #1 selling self tanning line available for the first time in the USA at b-glowing.com!
We're always on the lookout for a self tanner that tops them all and we have to admit this line is pretty tan-tastic. The Zoe Report agrees saying, 'It's one of the most gorgeous, natural glows we've ever experienced from a bottle.' If the popularity in the U.K is anything to go by we'll soon have beauty editors and celebs talking about the perfection of He-Shi tan.
What makes the range so great are it's quick drying formulations found in staff favorites like the Express Liquid Tan that literally starts the tanning process upon contact with the skin and dries quickly. If you're more of a mousse lover then you'll love their award winning Dark Foaming Mousse that is also quickly absorbed and has a 'see where it goes' formula so you don't miss any spots. Bronzing the face is always a little scary but there's no need to worry with the award winning Face & Body Tanning Gel. It delivers a slightly deeper tan that the Express liquid while also being very moisturizing on the skin.
We hope you enjoy why He-Shi has become the UK's most trusted and loved self tanning range!
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Does your boyfriend have a romantic night planned for Valentine's Day? If so, he probably put a lot of preparation and hard work into making it a night you won't forget so if you're wanting to look extra nice to show your appreciation then check out our Valentine's beauty prep routine below.
A beautiful complexion starts with great skincare and the sloughing away of those pesky dead skin cells. Before any big event or date we swear by the Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit. In just 3 steps (peel, neutralize, mask) your skin is exfoliated and left in a more radiant and refined state for makeup application. It's like a professional treatment you can do in your own home!
You can't apply foundation without a primed and moisturized face and we love the benefits we see with the Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream. This lightweight cream is great for all skin conditions and not only hydrates but provides a plumping and lifting boost that you see for hours. I think it leaves the skin with a lovely glow as well.
I love to highlight the face with a subtle glow and I've recently discovered It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Radiance Illuminator for that very purpose. Just swiping a bit over tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose and middle of forehead creates a lit-from-within glow that makes skin appear more youthful and vibrant.
If you're wanting to not wear a heavy makeup look then we love Jouer's Bare Beauty Collection. One, for the unbeatable price. For only $58 you get 4 products that enhance your own natural beauty, leaving you feeling fabulous and still looking like yourself. We also love that that all of these can be connected into 1 palette making them a breeze to grab on the go and carry in your purse for touch-ups.Read More »
Valentine's Day is right around the corner so are you prepared? This holiday should of course be about loooooove (since hey, that's all you need) but if you're in the spoiling mood we thought we'd make it easy on you. With a little over a week to get gifts organized here are some of our favorite giftable picks for both the ladies and gents in your life….
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your water bottle with a limited edition Heartbkr! These glass and silicone sleeve H2O containers are on the desk of literally every single b-glowing employee and we honestly thought of investing in another one as soon as we saw this adorable bkr water bottle with big love heart. Water has never tasted so good going down or as safe and clean.
Leila Lou is one of our favorite perfumes because of it's fresh and lightly fruity scent so we swooned over the limited edition Leila Lou Valentines Gift Set available exclusively at b-glowing.com. We love how adorably everything is packaged and for only $39 you get a full size perfume oil and 2oz mini body lotion.
What better gift to give your man than super soft, refined skin? A Clarisonic Mia deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin everyday which makes for less in-grown hairs, smaller pores and an all over more handsome complexion. We suggest this Gray Mia for your Mr. Perfect!
If he's been on the lookout for a great pre and post shaving range you can't go wrong with the Art Of Shaving's Full Size 4 Elements Kit. Experience the smaller sizes of the Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream and After-Shave Balm before investing in the full sizes. It also includes a Pure Badger Shaving Brush which I know men LOVE to apply their shave cream with!Read More »
Shop Butter London here!Macaroons, ice cream, cotton candy, milkshakes and all your favorites to satisfy your sweet tooth is the inspiration behind Butter London's Spring 2013 collection 'Sweetie Shop.' With silhouettes reminiscent of the 50's era, this six piece range is truly scrumptious with shades of light latte, cool mint, bright sherbet, peppy violet, ripe lemon, and candy pink! This is our favorite bespoke collection in awhile and could it be because we're dreaming of warm summers and tropical destinations? Lucky for you, we're giving away a pampering trip to Hawaii along with some of our favorite resort beauty picks which just so happens to include the Sweetie Shop collection! Don't miss out on our biggest giveaway yet by entering here!
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