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CULT CLASSIC BEAUTY: LE COUVENT DES MINIMES GOOD NIGHT PILLOW MIST

10.11.13

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We love introducing devotees to new brands and products, especially those that have a strong cult following. In our Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in SkincareMakeupFragranceHair CareBath + Body, and Men's.

Right now, we’re obsessed with the Le Couvent des Minimes Good Night Pillow Mist—Lavender & Acacia. Not only is the bottle totally beautiful (and completely worthy of prime real estate on your bedside table), but the scent is also calming. Going into winter, it’s easy to get wrapped up in daily obligations that’ll only feel more demanding with the cold weather and darkening skies (sometimes before you even get off work!). So when you finally get to rest your pretty head on your pillow, you’re craving utter relaxation.

Just a few sprays of this mist on your pillow or sheets will fill the room with a subtle lavender scent. It’s made with purifying essential oils of lavender, mandarin, Ravensera, and Tea Tree, which all help produce serotoin—that wonderful chemical your brain releases that helps you feel sleepy. Both your mind and body will feel relaxed, carrying you into a restorative sleep. Who doesn’t need more beauty sleep anyway?

Unwinding at night is an important step in not only your beauty routine, but in your health and wellness routine, too. Sleep tight, so you wake up ready to conquer your day.

Ready for a great night’s sleep? Shop Le Couvent des Minimes Good Night Pillow Mist here.

For this and more Cult Classic Beauty Picks, shop our boutiques at b-glowing.com.

Editor’s Note: The spray is affordable and luxurious, and most of all, it seriously chills me out on nights that I’m anxious for whatever reason, or having a hard time sleeping due to a busy brain. I don’t know what I ever did without it!

TOP PICKS: PROTECTION FOR YOUR TRESSES

10.10.13

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It takes a lot of heat for your hair to look flawless—from drying to styling. But when you jump right in, you’re not giving your delicate hair follicles a fighting chance.

To prevent damage, and for a better overall look, use a heat protectant. When heat is applied directly to the hair, the hair shaft opens, making it vulnerable to damage or even color loss. But protectants cover the follicle so it stays sealed and the shaft maintains moisture, so your hair’s texture, shine, and fluidity will stay gorgeous (plus your heating tools will work better!).

With cold mornings coming, there will be less air drying and more blow drying. Can your strands take the heat? We’ve gathered our favorite b-glowing Heat Protectants, and all of them will help safeguard your locks while you have fun playing with different looks!

Sachajuan, Straight and Shine Spray: From the beloved brand known for its simple but effective hair care, we love this spray because it cares for you hair in the best ways: heat protection, added shine, touchable texture, and it’s easy to rinse out.

Shea Terra Organics, Argan Face and Body Oil: Hailing from Morocco, this specialized treatment is made from the Argania Spinosa tree, which produces oil that has twice as much Vitamin E as olive oil. You’ll reap reparative benefits, and it’s 100% natural. While you can use it everywhere on your body (score!), it also helps moisturize dry hair.

Oscar Blandi, Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: This dry spray is packing keratin proteins that nourish and strengthen, so you’re fully covered. We love it because it’s also great for restyling, so you can reshape your look throughout the day with added shine and stronger hold.

Rare E’l’ements, Marula Cocktail: No, it’s not for drinking, but it is a great mix of nutrient-rich oils. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner for instant shine, added moisture, breakage prevention, shaping, styling, and flyaway and frizz control. It made our list because it’s lightweight and silicone free.

Leonor Greyl, Huile de Palme: This treatment can be used as a pre-shampoo or on its own, and it’s natural oils work to soften hair. It’ll detangle, as well as protect, with gentle, environmentally friendly ingredients.

Ready to protect your hair? Shop Styling Products here.

MAKE OVER WITH BY TERRY GRAPHISM

10.7.13

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BY TERRY just debuted its new Graphism makeup collection, and our staff had a great time testing these amazing products. They not only create a beautiful, sophisticated look, but they also feel even better on your skin.

We were lucky enough to have four Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge to experiment with, and the pigments and consistency left us completely blown away. This lipstick will give you a punch of color, while maintaining a super-rich moisturizing feel.

We really love them all, but two of our favorites are the Be Red and the Plum Plump Girl. One is a vibrant red with a neutral base that will look good on all skin tones. It can sometimes be hard to find a good red with so many different shades from which to choose, but we are confident anyone can pull this shade off.

Plum Plump Girl is a daring, violet fuchsia that is great for fall. While it might not be your every-day, go-to color, it is perfect for an evening out or when you’re feeling especially bold.

BY TERRY is known for its Ombre Blackstar Cream eye shadow, and this product always gets rave reviews. What we’re most excited for is the two new matte colors: Black Matte and Brown Perfection. You get the creaminess of cream shimmer shadow but with a demure finish, plus each color can be layered for the desired effect and shade. We were able to get a light contour with the Brown Perfection, but also amp it up for a smokier look.

Then we tried the new Crayon Khol Terrybly additions in two truly pigment-packed colors: Royal Navy and Emerald Evasion. Here you can see just how bright and high voltage the Royal Navy shade is. It’s an easy way to make a statement without having to do a lot of work. With just a little mascara and liner, the look was totally eye catching. We couldn’t stop staring at it! The green is equally as beautiful, but dialed down a notch, so it can absolutely be worn to a more conservative occasion.

Remember, to MAKE BEAUTY. ® is to Make Creativity! Shop these picks and all BY TERRY.

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