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Are You Pinterested?

Posted on 05/10/2013

Do you find yourself pinning the day away? Then we have something in common! Whether it's fashion, beauty, home decor or vacation destinations, b-glowing.com staff love themselves some Pinterest. We have a lot of boards to navigate through, so we wanted to give you the inside scoop behind some of our more popular boards, and what you'll find if you follow them.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - This bang-focused board is dedicated to bringing you a variety of bangin'  looks ranging from heavy to side-swept, to pin-up and color-blocked. When you are considering a new banged-out 'do, refer to our 'Chitty Chitty' board for ideas!

Inspiration Nation - Quotes to make you smile, get you through the day, and make you think. Our Inspiration Nation board is filled with thought-provoking sayings and phrases that we feel inspired by. This is the go-to board to browse, whether you are looking for something to write in a birthday card, or needing a lift in your life.

Royal Baby On Board - All hail the future king … or queen! Dedicated to the royal baby-to-be, this royal family-inspired board will have you craving a trip across the pond in no time. Whether you are taming your taste for tea and crumpets, or looking for elegant maternity looks, say "Cheerio!" to this board.

Summer Starts Here - Get ready for warm weather with this summer-inspired board. You'll find images depicting our favorite June/July/August activities - everything from outdoor concerts and BBQs, to cocktails and self tanning. This is the best way to get in the summer mood, especially when it hasn't quite made it to your door.

Like what you see? Follow all of our b-glowing.com boards for daily pin-spiration!

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Serge Normant Punks-Out SJP at 2013 Met Ball

Posted on 05/07/2013

Last night's punk-themed Met Ball is the talk of the town today. Rocking everything from fishnets and spikes, to studs and leather, Hollywood's A-list took punk to the next level in a variety of interpretations.

One of the top head-turning looks was, hands down, Sarah Jessica Parker. Dawning a gorgeous floral ballgown from designer Giles Deacon, Parker's dress split down the center to reveal over-the-knee plaid tartan boots. The pièce de résistance? Her hair! Styled by b-glowing.com brand Serge Normant, and topped with a mohawk headpiece from Philip Treacy, SJP was embracing the theme from head to toe.

How did Serge Normant rock-out the diva's 'do? With his own products of course!

The acclaimed hair stylist began with Meta Silk Shampoo and Meta Velour Conditioner to create a bouncy, shiny canvas. Following with Meta Lush Volumizer for flexibility, Serge reached for his Meta Sheer Finishing Oil to establish invisible hold and weightless volume. Finally, after creating the complex updo of braids and twists, Normant finished the look with Meta Luxe Hairspray to ensure hold for the big event.

Shop Serge Normant here.

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Introducing Dr. Lipp

Posted on 05/07/2013

Shop Dr. Lipp here!

We are so excited to be carrying this amazing multi-purpose, miracle product!

Clinically proven to soothe rough skin by 40% in just one hour, Dr. Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Lips has our b-glowing.com staff buzzing about its endless uses.

Originally developed as a nipple balm for nursing mothers, this 100% natural balm has developed a cult following, and quickly found fame as a wonder cure for almost any skin ailment. In addition to curing chapped lips, this salve can be used on dry skin patches, diaper rash, split ends, sunburns, wounds, and even your face as an intensive moisturizing night mask!

Tasteless and odorless, Dr. Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Lips is a must-have product for everyone! Whether you are tucking it into your beach bag, or throwing it in your bedside drawer, keep this lil' wonder tube close to you!

And while supplies last, get a FREE* travel size tube with your b-glowing.com storewide purchase of $25+.

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Sun Kisses from St. Tropez

Posted on 05/06/2013

Shop St. Tropez here!

The award-winning self tanning line has just released Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion and Applicator Mitt for Face, just in time for summer!

Treat your skin to a streak-free tan without clogging your pores. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion hydrates your skin, while providing a natural bronze color. We love that this self tanner is specially formulated for the delicate skin on the face. It's lightweight and gives a natural-looking hue - no Oompa Loompas here!  

Ready to give your face that craved, sun-kissed glow? Here are our helpful hints to get achieve a natural look.
- Exfoliate your skin first and follow with sunscreen.
- Using the St. Tropez Applicator Mitt for Face, apply the Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion in light sweeping motions, blending at hairline and neck.
- Wipe access product with tissue around eyebrows and any other facial hair.
- Allow to dry, then apply with moiturizer and makeup of choice.
- Wash hands immediately after application.

Summer here we come!

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Waterproof Your Lashes for Summer!

Posted on 05/03/2013

Shop BY TERRY now.

What if you could transform any mascara you own into a waterproof version of itself?!

Just in time for beach vacations and fun in the sun, BY TERRY brings you a miracle product that is a must-have for every makeup drawer. BY TERRY's Lash Coat Mascara is a clear topcoat for your mascara that seals and protects your lashes from water, tears, and sweat. In addition to providing protection from the elements, this glossy coating will add curl, texture, and length to your look without clumping. BY TERRY's Lash Coat Mascara can be worn on top of any mascara, or on bare lashes for a more natural look.

Pair this product with BY TERRY's Growth Booster Mascara - available in Black, Brown, Purple, Dark Bordeaux, and Dark Green.

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Beach Baby is HERE!

Posted on 05/01/2013

Shop Paul & Joe Beaute here!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! The highly anticipated Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection has launched and is now available for purchase on b-glowing.com.

We have been looking forward to sharing this limited edition collection with you ever since we got a sneak peek last month. Inspired by the hottest beaches in the world, 'Beach Baby' exudes the fun and playful lifestyle associated with summer in both color and functionality.

Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo - Limited Edition
Two products in one - what fun! Available in five fantastic combinations, Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duos make getting ready a breeze. The crease-resistant eye gloss is silky and easy to blend, while the non-sticky lip gloss provides a beautiful, healthy shine. Simply swipe the eye gloss shade all over the lid, and apply the complementing gloss to your lips to get you out the door and on the sand in no time!

Eye Liner WP & Eye Crayon Duo - Limited Edition
Perfect for the shore, these water-resistant duos will keep you looking fabulous in the waves or rain. Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Liner & Eye Crayon Duo takes the guessing out of your eye look by providing you five color-complementing liner and crayon pairs that are on-trend for the season.  Apply the crayon to your crease and under-eye - blending the edges with your finger, then define the look with the coordinating liner. Perfect for the gal on the go!

Nail Enamel - Limited Edition
Five NEW retro shades great for toes or hands! Paul & Joe Beaute's Beach Baby Nail Enamel will make any sandal pop. Whether you are rocking Miami - a cool lilac shade, or posing in Rio - a rich coral hue, you will be turning heads with your hands … and feet.

Smoothing Base - Limited Edition
Perfect your foundation and stay moisturized in the sun with Paul & Joe Beaute's Smoothing Base. Your skin will look fresh and smooth, providing a flawless palette for the rest of the 'Beach Baby' collection. Smoothing base is a must-have primer for fun in the sun.

Blotting Paper 2013 - Limited Edition
Available in a brand new, beach-inspired dolphin print, these limited edition blotting papers are a beach bag necessity! Use a sheet or two on oily areas of the face throughout the day to tame excess oil and sweat.

Fragrance Hair & Body Mist - Limited Edition
Fresh, fruity, and floral, Paul & Joe Beaute Fragrance Hair & Body Mist leaves a pleasant aroma wherever you spray it. Formulated for body and hair, this product combines scent with skin-softening extracts to leave you feeling refreshed. Herbal and citrus top notes mix with floral and woody tones to create a sensual experience - perfect for everyone.

Check out our Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection videos for step-by-step tutorials on how to use these new products. 

'b' inspired and follow our Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection Pinterest board.

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Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection Tutorials

Posted on 05/01/2013

Shop Paul & Joe Beaute here.

Beach Baby is here! We are so excited to present this limited edition beach-inspired collection from one of our favorite brands, Paul & Joe Beaute.

Now that the collection has launched, we want to share two 'Beach Baby' looks to get you ready for summer!

Products featured include:

Paul & Joe Eye Gloss and Lip Gloss Duo in Nice 002
Paul & Joe Eye  Gloss and Lip Gloss Duo in Maui 004
Paul & Joe Eyeliner and Eye Crayon Duo in Santorini 005
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 07 Prima Donna
Paul & Joe Fragrance Hair and Body Mist
 

Products featured include:

Paul & Joe Smoothing Base
Paul & Joe Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo in Santa Monica 001
Paul & Joe Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo in Bahamas 005
Paul & Joe Eyeliner & Eye Crayon in Saint Tropez 001
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 10 Ombrage
Paul & Joe Cheek Color Refill in 05 Gamine

While supplies last, get a FREE limited edition Paul & Joe Beaute Kitty Eco Tote with your $75+ Paul & Joe Beaute order on b-glowing.com! Enter promo code: MEOW13 at checkout.

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SELF Magazine 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards

Posted on 04/29/2013

More than 1,600 SELF Magazine readers tested 1,505 new beauty products launched this year, and the results are in! Check out the b-glowing.com brand products that won 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards!

HAIR
Best All-Around Conditioner:
Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner - Transform your hair into silky-soft locks with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner. We love this product because it not only removes product build-up, but also strengthens against breakage. Combine with Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo for best results.

BODY
Best Body Self-Tanner:
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse - It seems St. Tropez products are constantly winning 'Best Of' awards. This lightweight, easy-to-apply self tanner was developed with advanced formulations and innovative technology to adapt to your individual skin tone. We love the long-lasting, streak-free color that delivers a natural-looking tan with just one application. Combine with the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt to keep hands stain-free.

FACE
Best Antiacne Cleanser:
Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - This soap-free deep cleanser eliminates impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, Cleanance is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. We love the PH balance this product provides! Follow with Cleanance Emulsion Lotion to regulate overproduction of oil throughout the day.

Shop b-glowing.com for these and more amazing beauty products.

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Royal Baby On Board

Posted on 04/29/2013

Shop butter LONDON here!

We are excited to bring you butter LONDON's limited edition Royals Collection, available exclusively at b-glowing.com. This royal family-inspired trio features three gorgeous shades, including NEW 'Pitter Patter' - created in celebration of the royal baby-to-be's impending arrival.

Valued at $45, this collection is available NOW, while supplies last, for $39.

Pitter Patter: This opaque, eggplant purple, shimmery shade is inspired by and dedicated to the birth of the royal baby. This deep, eye-catching shade is full of fun for hands or toes.

No More Waity, Katie: Created in celebration of the royal wedding in 2011, 'No More Waity, Katie' makes a comeback in The Royals Collection. A gorgeous semi-sheer lilac glitter shade, 'No More Waity, Katie' is great worn alone, or as an accent nail color for the other shades in the Collection.

Lillibet's Jubilee: Honoring Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - her 60th anniversary on the thrown - 'Lillibet's Jubilee' is a unique, silvery lilac foil lacquer worthy of Her Majesty. Wear this shade my itself, or top with 'No More Waity, Katie' for some added sparkle.

Scoop up The Royals Collection while supplies last, available EXCLUSIVELY at b-glowing.com.

Got royal baby fever? Follow our 'Royal Baby On Board' Pinterest board, and count down the days until the royal arrival with us!

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Pastel Play

Posted on 04/26/2013

Pastels are everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty. Whether it's a peach blouse or a lilac eye, pastels almost always make an appearance in the spring, regardless of what year it is. Looking to implement this palette into your daily routine? Here are 3 easy ways you can play with pastels, without breaking the bank.

Peach Cheeks
Peach is flattering to every skin tone because it resembles a natural flush. All you have to do is figure out the right tone of peach to flatter your complexion.
Fair -  We recommend a softer hue with hints of pink, like IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks.
Medium - Go for pigments with more of an orange tint, try Jouer Cosmetics Tint in Fawn.
Darker - Complemented by a peach with a redder base, we recommend By Terry Blush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb.

Say it with a Scarf
If you are new to pastel hues or if there is a new one you want to try, start with a scarf. Colors take a while to get used to, and may not all complement your coloring. Before investing in an expensive dress or jacket, test the trend with something smaller. If you aren't a scarf fan, this can also be accomplished with a necklace, clutch, or ballet flat.

I Have an EYE-dea
Pastel eyes! Eyeshadow is a lovely way to pose in pastels, and there is a flattering way to wear every shade! The trick to looking trendy and not … from the 80's, is to combine the pastel with a neutral shade. Here are some examples to get you going.
- Blend a frosty pink lid into a light grey crease, try ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
- Combine mint green shimmer with a caramel brown eyeliner, try Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in Smitten.
- Mix a classic black smoky eye with a baby blue highlight, try By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island.

Craving more pastels? Check out our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on b-glowing TV.

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