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Beauty Splurges Worth The Investment!

Posted on 02/15/2012

Parting with money can be scary, especially if it's on beauty products because you want to be assured you're going to love what you're buying. If there's an item I've had my eye on for awhile I always love to hear reviews on my peer's experience with it, to see if I think it would be a good fit for me. I epsecially love it when magazine's come out with editor's or reader's picks because you know influential people are saying they love or hate it along with the regular consumer like you and I. A couple of our more expensive products were just featured on NBC's Today Show in a wonderful segment showcasing the best beauty buys for people on a budget as well as higher priced items that are worth the investment. Clarisonic's Mia2 as well as RODIN olio lusso's Luxury Face Oil were both featured! Each are over $100 but the results you'll notice after using these items for a period of time is well worth it. Check out this great beauty segment if you're searching for some bargain buys or high end, there's something appealing for everybody!

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ELLIS FAAS at VPL Autumn 2012 Runway Show

Posted on 02/20/2012

Makeup brand ELLIS FAAS was the cosmetics brand behind the dewy skin and natural lips seen at the VPL Autumn/Winter runway show at this February's New York Fashion Week. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani used an assortment of the products to create an approachable and natural look, with the focus being on the eyes. Romy used ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation to createa a dewy base, then ELLIS FAAS Eye Lights in E301 to highlight the inner corners of the eye as well as the upper cheekbones and finished off the look with ELLIS FAAS Concealer in S201 to lighten the lips. Romy said, "The overall effect was an ethereal skin, and the highlight of the cheek created a flash as the models walked down the runway."

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skyn ICELAND at Tara Subkoff's Imitation

Posted on 02/20/2012

Since Imitation's models had the best looking skin at last years Fashion Week it was no wonder skyn ICELAND was invited back again to prep the model's skin to perfection and make sure they had the perfect canvas to apply the finishing stage: makeup! Goody bags were in abundance as well as founder Sarah Kugleman giving out "stress tests" backstage! Yes, I know their lives seem perfect but even models can be under backstage stress, running from show to show and constantly being primped, poked and squezzed into outfits for four days in a row. skyn ICELAND estheticians were also on hand backstage to calm and detoxify model's skin by doing mini facials. To create your own runway worthy prepped skin follow these steps from skyn ICELAND.

Step 1: Cleanse & remove make-up with self foaming Glacial Cleansing Cloths.                                                                                                                                                        

Step 2: Exfoliate with Nordic Skin Peel.

Step 3: Prep eyes with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels for 5 minutes to depuff and diminish dark circles.

Step 4: Moisturize with Pure Cloud Cream (dry skin) or the ANTIDOTE (oily skin), depending on skin type.

Step 5: Treat eyes with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream.

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Mardi Gras Nail Ideas

Posted on 02/20/2012

Deborah Lippman Bad RomanceWhether you’re the flashy type or not, you can’t go wrong with rocking a Mardi Gars manicure this time of year. Skip the salon and style your nails at home using the following techniques, along with the butter LONDON and Deborah Lippman versions of the classic Mardi Gras colors – purple, green, black and gold.

Dotted Nails. Whip out your dot-making manicure tool (a toothpick also works) to make a fun Mardi Gars-inspired dotted design on your nails. For example, paint your nails all black. When the polish dries, top it with a vertical row of dots using a different colors of lacquer on each finger. For the most pizzazz, use butter LONDON’s “British Racing Green,” Deborah Lippman’s “Boom Boom Pow” gold glitter polish and Deborah Lippman’s “Purple Rain” for the dots.

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3 Great Nail Colors for Valentine's Day

Posted on 02/08/2012

butter LONDON ChancerAdd romance to every inch of your body and complete your Valentine’s Day look with a great nail color. While your hot date may only last one night, a pretty nail color can help revitalize the look of your hands and keep you feeling pretty throughout the rest of the week. Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day nail polish, from Deborah Lippman and butter LONDON:

1. Pink. Pink is the universal color of love and can help induce feelings of amour, acceptance, caring, tenderness, friendship and, most importantly for Valentine’s Day, romance. For a sheer, flirty color, try “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Deborah Lippman. This nail color is a mix of sweet pink frosting and the glimmering of pearls. For something a little darker, go for “Dahling” nail lacquer by butter LONDON – it’s a dusty rose color that’s feminine and perfect for any skin tone.

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Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator

Posted on 02/22/2012

Sun spots and pigmentation are unfortunately one of the tell tale signs of aging. However, it's up to you to choose not to go down without a fight and you can do that by using Luminaze! This newest addition to the b-glowing family will break down melanin to vastly improve the appearence of dark spots and evenness of skin tone. Best of all, the results are visible in as little as seven days! This product will work better than it's prescription competitors and is gentle enough and effective enough to be used every single day. When you beging to use Luminaze, consider yourself turning the sand clock over and moving into a more youthful and radiant you, minus the brown spots!

Luminaze Catalytic Skin Ton Illuminator and Dark Spot Corrector

 

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GLOSS Moderne High Gloss Masque

Posted on 02/22/2012

We all want a healthy, luscious and a glossy shine to our hair but we don't always get that when we tackle the journey of trying to find the perfect haircare products that will work for us. I find a lot of the times I'm swapping hair brands to find the perfect combination but that could change thanks to GLOSS Moderne. This brand specializes in four key products that in conjunction will deliver runway worthy style and hair care indulgence. Each product is rich in keratin and panthenol that helps to create a glossing effect like no other. This is a brand for a woman who appreciates luxury as well as the most technically advanced formulas in haircare available. The most standout product in the range is the GLOSS Moderne High Gloss Masque which is a superior moisture treatment that will de-frizz and coat the hair shaft with a soiree worthy shine!

High-Gloss Masque

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The Art of Shaving

Posted on 02/22/2012

Here at b-glowing we realize that a lot of time in the beauty world men tend to get left out. Now more than ever the blue collar or metrosexual male is taking more interest in looking after their skin and using products geared towards issues that men tend to suffer from. One of the beauty rituals men tend to do most every day is shave and a lot of the products on the market can cause in-grown hairs, razor burn and nicks and cuts along the neck line. As always, a big difference can be noticed when using the right products so we are proud to announce our first product range for men, The Art of Shaving. This luxury shaving range is very debonaire, from the packaging, to the product scents, to the classy and old school Pure Badger Brush barbers use to brush shaving cream on their customers. With different types of products to choose from, The Art of Shaving centers around 4 essential shaving steps to deliver a clean-close shave: Prepare...Lather Up....Shave....and Moisturize!

Full Size 4 Elements Kit - Unscented

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Kai Body Buffer in Real Simple Magazine

Posted on 02/23/2012

It's one of Oprah's Favorite Things and also made the cut in Real Simple magazine's March article on "smart beauty" items that will save you time and money. Congrats to Kai's Body Buffer two in one product that both cleans, exofiliates and moisturizes the skin in a few strokes. For $40 you will receive two puffs that each last about 30 shower sessions. Infused with palm, coconut and olive oil to soften the skin and leave a luxurious tropical and exotic aroma behind. Simply soften the sponge with water and Kai scented foaming bubbles will be instantly released to nourish your skin in a matter of seconds!

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Rodin by Recine Luxury Hair Oil in Elle!

Posted on 02/23/2012

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And the adoration continues for the chic, luxury and unabashadly results-driven range, RODIN olio lusso. Everytime I flip open a magazine one of Linda Rodin's cult products is being featured in the beauty sections and there is no sign of it stopping anytime soon. So, I wasn't the least bit surprised when flipping through Elle magazine to see Rodin by Recine Luxury Hair Oil featured in a section regarding the products to be used to get sleek and super straight hair seen on the catwalks of Prada and Stella McCartney at New York Fashion Week this February. After straightening hair, simple work a tiny bit of this miracle oil from ends to roots to seal in the sleek look. Rodin olio lusso's Luxury Hair Oil is a combination of emollient rich essential oils such as calendula and sweet almond that will leave your luscious locks manageable, touchable and smelling divine!

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