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Natural Beauty

Posted on 04/22/2013

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

In celebration of this eco-tastic holiday, we want to call out special attention to some of our b-glowing.com brands that do their part to help out Mama Earth.

bkr - Devoted to decreasing garbage, the amount of water transported between continents, and the amount of chemicals we ingest, bkr's reusable glass bottles are a stylish and earth-friendly way to transport beverages. Available in a wide range of colors and designs, the light-weight glass bottle and accompanying silicone sleeve are dishwasher safe and leave your liquids tasting fresh and untainted. Stay beautifully hydtrated with bkr!

Vapour Organic Beauty - Known for their unique "light-as-air" textures, Vapour Organic Beauty products are 100% natural, and made with 70% certified organic ingredients and 30% minerals and vitamins. Their products contain no parabens, phalates, gluten, nano particles, irradiation, and are not tested on animals. Vapour uses recyclable and sustainable materials and processes including wind and solar-powered manufacturing. Their product ingredients are biodegradable, and their packaging is either recyclable or made from recycled content.

rms beauty - Establishing itself as the first truly organic color cosmetics brand anywhere in the world, rms beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade, organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. All rms beauty products are packaged using recyclable glass, preventing chemicals from leaching into the product. In addition to creating an organic brand, rms beauty founder Rose-Marie Swift has dedicated herself to dispelling beauty myths and exposing the dangers of personal care products through her website, www.beautytruth.com.

Rahua By Amazon Beauty - Partnering with women from Amazonian nations around the world, this 100% natural hair care collection features a highly potent, restorative oil called Rahua. Designed to revitalize damaged hair and irritated scalps, Rahua oil deeply penetrates the hair's cortex, bonding and repairing it while simultaneously smoothing the hair's cuticle. The Rahua oil is sourced and processed by the men and women of these various Amazonian tribes, using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations.

Shop b-glowing.com for these and other natural brands. Save 20% storewide* using promo code 20EARTH13 - sale ends 11:59 CST April 22, 2013

*Not valid on L'Artisan, Kai Perfume, Le Couvent des Minimes, Jack Black or Rodin olio lusso products. Not valid on previous purchases or sale merchandise. One coupon code per order.

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B-glowing.com is So InStyle!

Posted on 04/18/2013

The May 2013 InStyle magazine is dedicated to "165 Best Beauty Buys" and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite products included in the list, as well as throughout the entire issue.

BODY:
St. Tropez - St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body won "Best Beauty Buy" for the Body Self-Tanner category. We love the healthy, streak-free color this nourishing body moisturizer provides. In addition to providing gradual golden color, St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body is infused with soothing aloe vera to help smooth and hydrate the skin.

HAIR:
Klorane - Winner of "Best Beauty Buy" for Dry Shampoo, Klorane's Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk continues to receive praise from beauty gurus everywhere. Freshen your 'do' with this easy-to-use spray, ideal for travel or post-gym sprucing. Unlike some dry shampoos, this product doesn't leave a white film on dark locks - making it perfect for everyone! Klorane's Dry Shampoo was also highlighted in the "Freak-Out Fixers!" insert as an emergency essential! Also available in Travel Size.

LIPS:
Ellis Faas - Featured in the "Freeze Frame" segment of "What's Now", Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201 was used on Gwyneth Paltrow's "Pepper" character in Iron Man 3, hitting theaters this summer. The film's makeup artist, Kate Biscoe, chose this shade for Paltrow because it, " … is a true blood red that doesn't look magenta and goes on liquid." Biscoe describes Pepper's look as "classy but not glitzy." We think L201 is the perfect choice for Pepper's red hair and flawless skin.


NAILS:
butter LONDON - In 'Ask the Editor', buttercup-yellow shade Jasper from butter LONDON was hailed as the perfect complement to purple. Try this pairing on nails and toes to keep your mani-pedi color wheel-correct. butter LONDON's oxblood red La Moss was also used on Emily Blunt's nails for her  cover shoot.

Deborah Lippmann - Deborah Lippman's opaque nude shade, Fashion, was chosen as the best nail color to complement olive or caramel skin tones. We love this taupe color on any hand or foot! And it's the perfect pick for spring's nude nail trend.

SKIN:
Eau Thermale Avène - Scoring "Best Beauty Buy" in the Dry Skin Mask category, Avène's Soothing Moisture Mask is a rich, creamy, non-setting mask with intensive moisturizing and soothing care, perfect for dehydrated and overstressed skin. We love that this product is hypoallergenic and minimizes redness.

bliss - Taking home the prize for "Best Beauty Buy" in the Normal Skin Mask category, bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask  delivers Vitamin C and oxygen to the skin while detoxifying and brightening the complexion. We think this product is great for all skin types, and love the instant glow we see after using it!

Clarisonic - Included in both the Anti-Aging and Oily skin categories, Clarisonic won "Best Beauty Buy" for Exfoliator with their Clarisonic Aria product for Anti-Aging skin, as well as "Editor's Pick" for their Acne Clarifying Collection for Oily skin. The Clarisonic Aria gently massages away aging dead cells, while the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection combines a specialized brush head with salicylic acid-infused cleanser to gently prod grime out of pores without irritation.

Find all these InStyle picks and more on b-glowing.com, where shipping is FREE for all US orders $75+, and includes 3 FREE samples.

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NEW from Figs & Rouge!

Posted on 04/17/2013

Shop Figs & Rouge here.

The makers of the famed 100% natural lip balm tins have expanded their line to include hand cream and tinted lip balm tubes!

Lip Balm Tubes: Available in Coco Rose (blush pink), Mocha Orange (nude shimmer), and Cherry Blossom (soft cherry), these tinted lip balm tubes are all 100% natural and petroleum free. Each tint penetrates and nourishes upon application, using plant oils to restore and comfort dry and sore lips.

Hand Cream: Available in Coco Rose, Mocha Orange, and Cherry Blossom, these hand creams have a light, non-greasy formula that nourishes throughout the day. The perfect decoration for your desk, these 2.8 oz tubes are fresh, with a name-coordinating fragrance that is subtle and pleasant.

b-glowing.com staff has quickly fallen in love with the deliciously bright packaging of these new products in pink, orange, and yellow. The easy-to-grip lime tops make both the hand cream and lip balm tubes easy to handle and leak-proof. These tubes are the perfect addition to your purse and/or beach bag this season!

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Lucky Magazine LOVES b-glowing.com

Posted on 04/16/2013

We are so thrilled to see so many of our beauty faves featured in the May 2013 issue of Lucky Magazine. Dubbed "The Beauty Issue", this month's mag covers all that is hair, makeup, skin, and nails INCLUDING an amazing b-glowing.com beauty bundle giveaway!

By Terry - Highlighted as the perfect pairing for a nautical-themed spring look, By Terry's Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Nudissimo is the perfect nude shade to complement any skin tone.

Serge Normant - "Salt is perfect to create gorgeous texture. Just wash it out at the end of the night - it's drying." Serge Normant weighed-in with his advice for creating natural waves. His Meta Sculpting Pomade was also featured as a must-have product for low maintenance hair.

Jouer Cosmetics - If anyone knows a thing or two about beauty, it's Lucky Magazine Editor in Chief, Brandon Holley. Not only did Brandon call out b-glowing brand Philip B for smelling "so good it's crazy", she also repped new Jouer Cosmetics' Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Baroque as a makeup bag must.

ENTER TO WIN!
Lucky Magazine and b-glowing.com have partnered to offer an amazing beauty giveaway! Enter here to win one of forty-nine 6-piece beauty sets, including products from Armour Beauty, RGB Cosmetics, By Terry, Nuxe Paris, Ellis Faas, and Kevyn Aucoin.

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Behind the Brand: Supergoop!

Posted on 04/15/2013

Shop Supergoop! here.

From Women's Health to The Today Show, it seems like everyone is talking about Supergoop! - a skin-friendly line of sun protection products free of parabens, petrochemicals, fragrances, and phthalates. We wanted to get the scoop behind the 'goop', so we went straight to the source - Supergoop! founder, Holly Thaggard.

We have seen a ton of Supergoop! exposure in the press. Why do you think your sun care line stands out above the rest?

Supergoop! is 100% dedicated to healthy, good-for-you ingredients and ongoing UV protection research and development. This is what we do day in and day out. Because of this tireless devotion, we believe we do it better than other stand-alone sun care products.

We believe that continued research on antioxidants represents the next stage in sun care development, and look for Supergoop! to be on the forefront of that. We are really excited about the anti-aging benefits of antioxidant-rich skincare formulas. Many of our existing products naturally smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and we look forward to pushing the envelope even more with our R&D efforts to explore the full advantages of antioxidants.

How do your SPF skincare products differ from the traditional SPF products we see at the drugstore?

Unfortunately, drugstore sunscreens contain many controversial ingredients that can be irritating and unhealthy for your skin. For example, Oxybenzone is found in most, if not all, drugstore sunscreen sprays on the market today. While Oxybenzone it is a very effective and inexpensive UV ingredient, it can be irritating to the skin and has even been linked to breast cancer (or found in breast cancer tissue). The Supergoop! line achieves superior UV protection without the use of these unhealthy ingredients. When you consider the price per ounce, the Supergoop! Endless Summer Pump, our most versatile everyday UV lotion, is priced competitively compared to drugstore alternatives that include harmful ingredients, like Oxybenzone.

What are your beach bag essentials when you are traveling light?

We've actually dedicated an entire Pinterest board to sharing our beach bag must-haves!  Personally, on my short list, I always have at least one liter of Smart Water, Ray-Ban aviators, a white baseball cap, my trusty Aveda paddle brush for tangles and unruly beach hair, Jawbone speakers, a kite, a few magazines, and of course, several bottles of our new Sunscreen Mists with Vitamin C!

We are excited to introduce your CC Cream, can you explain what this new must-have product offers?

Our scientists combined the functionality of a primer/foundation with the anti-aging benefits often found only in serums. Supergoop! CC Cream contains a proprietary blend of the restorative omegas (omega-3 and omega-6) that together deliver spectacular results and are responsible for a significant reduction in skin inflammation, so that the skin appears more youthful. The CC Cream also delivers protection against aging. As we age, darker skin tones can look ashy, and Caucasians may notice duller skin or more uneven redness. Our CC Cream is intended to correct these problems, so your skin appears more healthy, vibrant, and youthful.

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Fashion for Your Fingernails

Posted on 04/12/2013

Shop LVX here.

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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Behind the Brand: Clark's Botanicals

Posted on 04/11/2013

Shop Clark's Botanicals here.

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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