b-glowing Magazine

You're Never To Old To Shine!

Posted on 01/23/2012

At least that's makeup artist Jemma Kidd's mantra and we couldn't agree more. There used to be an old wive's tale years go that once you hit a certain age you shouldn't wear makeup that contained sparkle, especially around the eye area, as it made you appear older. However, those are also the days were "sparkle particles or mica" were so big and made eyes look crepe-y. With formulations adapting as well as a change in outlook, the opportunity to have your makeup shine has never been better, no matter what age. In fact, we could all use a bit more of it in our routine.

"Shimmers reflect light and instantly brighten the eye. Select a neutral shade for a simple day look or pump up the nighttime drama with a bright shimmering shade," says makeup artist Pat McGrath. Jane Fonda, Sophia Loren, Helen Mirren and more are all beautiful women of a mature age who aren't afraid to add a litte sparkle and shine to enhace their beauty. 50 and over and want to add a little radiance to your makeup routine? These Jemma Kidd products that will do it minimally, yet efficiently are: For Eyes: Jemma Kidd's I-ris Enhancers. For Skin: Jemma Kidd's Dewy All Over Radiance. For Lips: Jemma Kidd's Hi-Shine Lip Gloss.

 

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Victoria Secret's Models Use Rodin Face Oil!

Posted on 01/24/2012

Shop the full Rodin olio lusso collection here!

They came from the heavens to taunt us with their flawless figures and goddess like facial features. I'm talking about the Victoria's Secret Angels to the likes of Miranda Kerr and Allesandra Ambrosia to name a few. I've heard insiders say these women really are perfect but everybody needs a little assistance in the skin department and the secret to these girl's luminous skin on the runway can be attributed to a product that has taken the fashion industry by storm: Rodin olio lusso Face Oil. Created by stylist Linda Rodin by chance when she mixed up an amazing concoction of blended essential oils and brought it on photo shoots to find that everyone on set had to have some!
Victoria Secret makeup artist Tom Pecheux created the model's runway glow by using Rodin olio lusso Face Oil to prep the skin prior to makeup application. Experience your own slice of heaven when you purchase this to die for Facial Oil that will moisturize and hydrate even the most lacklustre, tired skin. And can I mention the gorgeous, simple packaging guaranteed to look gorgeous in your bathroom!

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3 New (and Renewed) Hairstyles for 2012

Posted on 01/25/2012

Is a new look part of your New Year’s resolution? During Spring 2012 Fashion Week, the runways of New York featured this year’s hottest styling trends for you to steal. The following are some tips and products to help you achieve the trendiest looks this year.

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5 Romantic Hairstyles for Valentine's Day

Posted on 01/26/2012

Many women will go to extremes on Valentine’s Day to ensure everything is perfect, including a dazzling dress, shimmering make-up – and a fabulous hairstyle. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay a day’s worth of wages for a hairstylist or spend hours studying dozens of fashion magazines to figure out how to style your hair for a night out with Cupid. Here are five sexy styles that are perfect for the most romantic night of the year, along with tips and products to help you pull off that fabulous look:

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Valentine's Gift Ideas For Beauty Junkies!

Posted on 01/25/2012

Ok I know Valentine's is kind of a cheesy holiday to celebrate but I love getting presents so I always have the, "But it's Valentine's" line on the backburner for my hubby. This chocolates and flowers holiday will be here in just a few weeks so I thought I'd give some great ideas for my fellow beauty junkie sisters who are a little bit underwhelmed by the classic gifts. Here are some must have beauty items that will make a perfect Valentine's....

Clarisonic Mia2
The latest addition to the Clarisonic family comes in pink or white and has been updated from the classic Mia by having two different speeds as well as a 60 second T-Timer to ensure you're cleasing for the required 60 seconds. This is a great one to give the male loved one in your life as well. Watch your skin change over the course of a few weeks due to it's powerful sonic cleansing that gently exfoliates dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Clarisonic White Mia2(TM) Sonic Skin Cleansing

Paul & Joe's Kitty Blusher Stick
I'm not even a cat lover but I can't help but get a little excited over Paul & Joe's Spring 2012 Meow Collection. The Kitty Blusher stick comes in three different shades and comes in lipstick style packaging and application. Turn the capsule and watch as a cat in the hat pops up to say hello! My personal fave is Minou because it's a gorgeous soft pink that I can wear everyday with any look.

Kitty Blusher Stick - Limited Edition Spring 2012

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Ready for Romance: Romantic Makeup Looks for Valentine's Day

Posted on 01/27/2012

Sara Happ Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Valentine’s Day is one of the perfect times to experiment with a new, romantic look. Getting made up for a hot date isn’t just important because it makes you feel confident and flirty, it also shows your date that this night out is important and that you want him to feel proud of being with you. Keep in mind that the most romantic look for Valentine’s Day is the one that makes you feel comfortable and yourself (because it’s not hot to worry about how you look).

Valentine’s Day Prep

During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, you need to do some prep work. Just as an artist prepares a canvas before creating a beautiful piece of art, you must prepare yourself. Practice a daily skincare routine so your face is irresistibly soft and clear. Don’t forget about your lips. Achieve the softest lips ever with a Sara Happ lip scrub, which gently exfoliates the flaky, dry skin on your lips so they’re always supple. Use the Sara Happ sugar scrub every night, and follow it up with an ultra-moisturizing lip balm. Your lips will be so kissable that it will be hard for your date to not kiss and tell.

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Do It Yourself Bridal Makeup

Posted on 01/26/2012

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable moments in your life. From the dress to the decorations everything should be perfect and that includes your makeup. For my wedding five years ago I was so picky about not wanting to look like I had a pancake face that I ended up spending a butt load of money and doing it myself to make sure I looked like a more glamorous version of myself. If you don't plan on having a makeup artist then take a look at my picks below to create a beautiful makeup look for your wedding.

Firstly, the foundation is always one of the most important products as you want a formulation that is light and breathable. I always want my skin to be seen but perfected, not literally camoflaged and suffocating. The perfect foundation for this would be Jemma Kidd's Light As Air Foundation. This ultra-light product will provide a natural foundation for your skin along with a velvet feel and soft focus finish. Your skin will be left matte, without any shine for photos! This was also just featured in GOOP by Gwyneth Paltrow's makeup artist.

Light As Air Foundation SPF 18

I don't always like to use a powder but for photos I think it's important to have just in case the nerves cause you to sweat and have more shine than usual. Paul & Joe's Kitty Matte Pressed Powder goes on effortlessly and feels weightless. Comes with a slightly darker shade for creating contour and a transluscent clear shade for a flawless shine free complexion. This line is also part of the Spring 2012 Meow Collection that is flying off the shelves!

Kitty Matte Pressed Powder - Limited Edition Spring 2012

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Wedding Makeup Ideas in Martha Stewart

Posted on 01/26/2012

Two of our products were just featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Online as part of a series of wedding makeup color combinations. They say you'll never look as beautiful than on your wedding day and we have to give part of that credit over to some amazing makeup brands. Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Ann Margaret was chosen for the finishing touch in Copper Eyes, Dewy Cheeks and Apricot Lips! BECCA Cosmetics Beach Tint in Fig was featured in the Plum Eyes, Rasberry Stained Cheeks and Glossy Lips to create a delicate and romantic flush. This multi-use product will quickly become your best friend when you're in a hurry as it looks great on cheeks, eyes and lips!

 

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TATCHA Blotting Papers

Posted on 01/31/2012

If you suffer from a slight oily shine after a long day of work doesn't mean you have to go straight to your pressed powder. Instead give TATCHA blotting papers a try. It fits so comfortably in your purse you almost wouldn't even know it was there. Tatcha is literally the gold standard when it comes to blotting papers. And why not, they have been the secret beauty weapon of Japanese geisha's for centuries and now can be easily used for women of the modern day. TATCHA Aburatorigami is an incredibly soft, whisper thin and absorbent leaflet designed to remove excess oil and mattify skin. The Gold Flake Blotting Papers are a favorite of Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe and have recently been featured in a slew of notable magazines such as Marie Claire, Town and Country and Lucky! Simply take one out of it's packet and lightly press onto the areas where you're experiencing. shine. The beauty secret of the Orient is now ours!

       

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Sara Happ Lip Slip Gloss

Posted on 02/02/2012

I'm slightly obsessed with Sara Happ products and am literally dying of excitement when she comes out with a new Lip Scrub flavor. Sara has been listening to her obsessive-compulsive gloss appliers out there and has made her uber popular Lip Slip Balm into a Lip Slip Gloss that comes in a finger-free easy to apply tube. It's the same formulation, rich in nourishing ingredients of Jojoba and Macadamia Nut Oils, but with an added bonus of extra shine! We all like to have the option of a jar or a gloss and now you can collect them both. Keep one on your bed side table and one in your purse so you always have some lip moisture with you at all times.

The Lip Slip Gloss

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