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Oscar Countdown

Posted on 02/24/2014

I’m so excited to share that my husband and I were invited to Elton John’s Academy Awards viewing party to benefit his AIDS Foundation. His party last year raised $6 million dollars for the foundation providing critical services to help the HIV/AIDS community.

We’ll be flying down to LA Saturday night. Plans are to have dinner at Villa Blanca and then rest up for Sunday! At 47 years old, running a business, managing our household and taking care of our 9 month old girl Ella, I definitely need my beauty sleep!!

I’m already planning my beauty ritual. Before I get to that I want to give you a sneak peak of my dress and accessories. Here is a swatch for the dress I’m going to wear.

I usually go for black, but when I tried this plum number on it looked great with my hair color. I’ve ordered 2 statement bracelet choices from Rent The Runway and a modern jeweled hair comb to sweep my hair to one side.

I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on what I decide to do with my hair and makeup and what b-glowing products I use to achieve the look. For this event I’m going for Classic 1940’s Hollywood with a modern refresh. I’ll be sure to post lots of pics!

xoxo Lisa

 

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Make Beauty. Social

Posted on 02/21/2014

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Did you know that beyond shopping for faboulous beauty finds on our site, you can also find us on popular social media sites? That's right! You can follow us on Instagram to see everything that we're up to and currently obsessing over; like us on Facebook to enter the latest giveaways and catch up on all b-glowing news; follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for all-things beauty; watch exclusive videos and tutorials on our YouTube channel; and join our innermost circle on Google+.

So let's Make Beauty. Together

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Koh Gen Do Primer

Posted on 02/17/2014

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Primer is such an important step in makeup application…which is why it’s the first! It helps set the skin for flawless application, and it can even start the process of evening and correcting skin tone, before your foundation.

Koh Gen Do’s Maifanshi Makeup Color Base is one of our favorites because it’s available in pearl white, yellow, lavender pink, and green—each color specifically suited to individual skin types.

It moisturizes and protects skin with SPF 16 while concealing trouble spots and dark circles, and diffusing redness. Plus, it minimizes the appearance of pores for a smooth, glowing look. Rich, botanical extracts create flawless translucency.

The pink adds a healthy tint and lavender counteracts a yellow cast, while the classic pearl white creates a fine pearl layer for silky sheen. No matter which you and your skin choose, rest assured that you’ll be getting the best with Koh Gen Do’s exquisite products and unparalleled ingredients.

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Happy (Valentine's) Hour Sale!

Posted on 02/14/2014

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Since today is all about spreading the love, we wanted to make sure you, our beauty devotees, knew just how much we appreciate having you around. With happy hearts comes happy hour, so from 3:30-8:30 p.m. CST take 20% off sitewide! Ready to shop? Of course you are. Get going here!

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Take Home the Gold

Posted on 02/11/2014

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The 2014 Winter Games are in full swing, and to celebrate, we’ve gathered a team of products so you can…TAKE HOME THE GOLD! With these gorgeous products, you can stand on any podium proudly (and look great doing it).

Gold Flake Blotting Papers-TATCHA Aburatorigami

Leave your makeup alone as you gently remove excess oil and sweat with this 300-year-old Japanese beauty secret. Your makeup will last longer, courtesy of this powder and prime alternative, so you can look fresh even if you don’t quite feel it. Plus, it’s fragrance-free, powder-free, oil-free, all-natural and biodegradable.

Worth Nail Polish- Tenoverten

For first-place nails, this gold metallic nail polish will turn heads. Tenoverten is a polish that’s good for the long-term health of your nails, but still has lasting power.

Meta Blonde Reviving Shampoo- Serge Normant

For the blondes (or the brunettes with highlights) this shampoo glorifies beautiful blonde hair, so take home the glory! Blonde pigments enhance hair color as a refresher and aid in the prevention of color fading. While it works great for natural or color-treated hair, it’s not recommended for pale or platinum blondes unless golden tones are desired.

WINK Cream Eyeshadow in Treacle-Boho Rock Collection - butter LONDON

This easy-to-apply eye shadow feels as great going on as it looks after application. The sheer formula goes on smooth and is easily layered for deeper intensity, allowing you to create your own customized look. The shadow is soft and velvety, easy to blend and does not crease.

 

With these products, you’ll be ready to conquer the competition. Shop these picks now, and grab the gold.

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Winter Olympic Manicure

Posted on 02/07/2014

We are so excited for the Sochi Olympics and have started gearing up with a festive and easy-to-achieve, Olympic- themed mani. Here’s how we did it.

You will need:

• Nail base/Top coat

• Nail Lacquers

Gold – Deborah Lippmann Fake It Till You Make It

Red- TenovertenLudlow

Yellow- butter London Pimms

Blue – butter London Keks

Green – TenovertenRivington

• A Sharpie

Step 1: Before you do any designing make sure your nails are clean, buffed, filed and that you’ve applied your base coat. Start with your gold polish and paint two even coats. We really liked using Deborah Lippmann’s Fake It Till You Make It because the glitter suspended in the gold polish is actually green, red and blue, so it ties in with the other polish colors perfectly.

Step 2: After your gold base has dried for a few minutes you’re ready to apply the multi-colored tips that coincide with the colors of the Olympic Rings. We applied these tips manually but if you want a guide, you can use some Scotch tape as a stencil; however, if you are using tape make sure your nails are completely dry.

Starting at the left corner of your nail, carefully drag the polish brush in an arch to the right side of your nail. Try starting very thin with this line, as you may need to go back and straighten it. You can do the tips in any color order you want as long each finger gets a different color. We recommend placing the green and red colors away from each other to avoid any Christmas vibes. We used our Sharpie to do a black tip on the thumb, but you can also use polish or leave it gold.

Step 3: Add your USA pride! This is the easiest part of the mani, as you can draw this on with a Sharpie. Black polish can be used, but using a black marker will make crisper lines. We chose to add our USA to the middle finger to balance the manicure, but you can really do what you like with the pattern. Just make sure your nails are completely dry before drawing any characters. Once you are pleased with your results, lock in your hard (well, this is actually pretty easy) work with a glossy topcoat.

We just know the judges will love it.

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Clarisonic, In Bloom

Posted on 02/06/2014

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Have a spring fling with Clarisonic's new limited-edition color collection—all of which will add a little fun to your skincare routine. Good skincare starts with Clarisonic, and these bright colors will make a fantastic statement in your bathroom. Plus, for a limited time only, receive a FREE spring cosmetic pouch with any $100+ Clarisonic purchase. To shop Clarisonic, click here.

Life is always better in color.

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Find Your Hair Brush

Posted on 02/04/2014

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With so many different hair brushes to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one your hair needs. We’re here to help! Learn about a few of the most standard brushes and which ones will work for your tresses.

Paddle Brush – This brush is great for all hair types and is used to either regularly brush the hair with ease or for heat styling. If you blow dry, but do not need a lot of style assistance, the Paddle brush is great for guiding the hair during drying, keeping hair in order and the cuticle smoothed while applying heat. The wide bristles also make it ideal for getting through wet hair with less drag and damage than other brushes with more bristles. Try this Paddle Brush from Mixed Chicks.

Round Brush- This handy brush is used mostly with heat styling but can also be used on dry hair to achieve a rounded or soft look. A round brush, when used on wet hair with a dryer, works to pull wave or kink out of hair’s texture, and will also help smooth the cuticle for a polished look. While the round brush will relax the texture of your hair, you can still create roller-like body by using the cool shot button on your dryer while hair is wrapped around the barrel of the brush. 

Varying lengths in hair will also call for different diameters of the brush barrel. With all great beauty tools, practice makes perfect, and round brushing definitely takes a little practice! Try this Round Brush from Philip B.

Boar Bristle Brush – This brush is great for all hair types but especially those with finer, more delicate hair because the bristles pull smoothly to cause less damage and breakage. Boar bristles also work to distribute the scalp’s natural oils evenly through the hair to ends, resulting in healthy ends and less oily roots. They’re also great for smoothing and styling updos since the bristles are close together and soft enough to lay the hair down but not disrupt the style. Try this Boar Bristle Brush from Mason Pearson.

Wide Tooth Comb – You should absolutely have a great comb in your arsenal for detangling purposes. While the most natural instinct with a tangled patch of hair is to mercilessly attack it with any brush in arms reach, vow to take a little more time with your misunderstood mane. When using a wide tooth comb to detangle, start at the bottom of the tangle and working your way up. If you are trying to comb down through the tangle you won’t make much progress and will only push the knots down, causing more damage. So remember, bottoms up! We also recommend keeping one in the shower to help dispense conditioners appropriately to all your ends. Try this Wide Tooth Comb from Mason Pearson.

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Introducing LATHER and INDIE LEE

Posted on 01/31/2014

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We’re so thrilled to welcome two more brands to b-glowing—INDIE LEE and LATHER! Both are fantastic bath + body lines that will leave your skin feeling amazingly hydrated.

We’ve chosen two products from each line that we’re particularly excited about, and we think all of our beauty devotees will absolutely love them, too.

Discover INDIE LEE:

Squalane Facial Oil

After the age of 23, squalane oil production naturally diminishes (so much for always feeling 22). But this 100% pure, olive-derived squalane oil promotes skin elasticity, diminishes age spots, and boosts cell regeneration and oxygenation. No greasy feeling, no clogging, and no doubt that you’ll love the appearance of dewy, soft skin.

Hydrating Body Balm

For anywhere on the body that needs a little extra hydration, this balm heals and sooths—hands, heels, and even lips. What’s even better? Since it hydrates hands, the balm has been known to extend the life of manicures. Plus, if you’re a constant hand washer, it’ll help heal cracked skin, with only natural ingredients.

Discover LATHER:

Coconut Crème Body Wash

Have your dessert and wash with it, too. Gently remove dirt and oil with rich and creamy cleanser, with a moisturizing finish. Coconut oil provides light moisture while aloe vera provides calming relief to sensitive skin. You’ll feel simply delicious after your shower.

Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub

Rub away calloused or flaky skin with exfoliating-powered bamboo. Essential oils work together to encourage new cell production
and impart a light, refreshing scent. It’s the perfect scrub to create soft and supple skin and a sense of relaxation.

And while supplies last, get a FREE travel-size LATHER AHA Hand Creme with Evening Primrose with any $48+ b-glowing.com purchase
! Just enter free gift code LATHERUP at checkout.

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FREE Winter Beauty Bag

Posted on 01/28/2014

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Our coveted beauty bags are back! Starting now and for a limited time only (these bags will be gone fast!) you can snag a FREE fall beauty bag filled with $210 worth of incredible products with any $125+ storewide purchase.

You’ll love everything in the bag, including the bag itself, a glamorous Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Pouch! A brand that offers luxury travel and lifestyle accessories, which are both functional and chic, Hudson + Bleecker is known for its signature patterns, distinctive details, and impeccable craftsmanship.

Get ready to shop!

In the Bag

A coupon for $20 off your next order of $100+
ARCONA White Tea Purifying Cleanser - 1oz
Dr. Brandt Deluxe Pore Refiner - 7.5 ml
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Face Serum - Full Size
Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Pouch
skyn ICELAND Arctic Hydrating Balm - 15 ml
VERSO Night Cream - 5 ml
WEI Black Soy Instant Lifting Face Treatment Pad - 1 pad
WEI Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Pad - 1 pad
 

Total Value: $226!
 

Want yours? Of course you do! Shop b-glowing now.

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