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12 Days of Giving with INEKE

Posted on 12/04/2013

Get into the spirit with our enchanting holiday giveaways.

For 12 days, we’re commencing the giving season by spoiling our devotees with the most lavish b-glowing products. Prepare for gifts that will stun and delight.

Today’s giveaway celebrates fragrance. The winner of today's prize receives ALL FOUR .5 oz Ineke fragrance 'books' including Scarlet Larkspur, Sweet William, Poet's Jasmine, and Angel's Trumpet. After enjoying these travel size prizes and discovering their favorite of the four scents, the winner will be sent a FULL SIZE version of their choosing!

Created by Ineke Ruhland, the fragrances are a story in and of themselves. The perfumer honed her craft in Grasse, the Provencal city that spawned perfumery in France, before moving to San Francisco, and the scents represent her love of literature with their beautiful titles.

Surely one of these beautiful fragrances, if not all four, will speak to you! Ready to enter? Visit our Facebook page now!

See you back here tomorrow for Day 4's prize reveal. It's something … travel friendly.

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12 Days of Giving with ARCONA

Posted on 12/03/2013

Get into the spirit with our enchanting holiday giveaways.

For 12 days, we’re commencing the giving season by spoiling our devotees with the most lavish b-glowing products. Prepare for gifts that will stun and delight.

For DAY 2, we’re giving away the Arcona Basic Five Regimen, customized for your skin type. Yes, YOU …whoever wins! Valued at $211, the Basic Five Regimen is completely customizable to keep your skin balanced and beautiful all year.

The purpose of the Basic Five is to help speed up, strengthen, and enhance the skin’s own renewal process, by using different products in the evening than from the morning. Prepare for an immediate difference in the way your skin looks and feels, and with continuous use, expect balanced skin and long-term change.

The Basic Five routine:
AM
1. Exfoliate/ Cleanse
2. Hydrate
3. Protect
PM
4. Cleanse/ Tone
5. Regenerate

Available for oily, dry, normal, sensitive, and aging/damaged skin, we’ll let the winner choose the full size set formulated for THEIR skin type. So head to our Facebook page and enter now!

Don’t worry, day three will be just as great…and smell amazing, too.

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12 Days of Giving with GLAMGLOW

Posted on 12/02/2013

Get into the spirit with our enchanting holiday giveaways.

For the next 12 days, prepare for gifts that will stun and delight, as we commence the giving season by spoiling our devotees with the most lavish b-glowing products.

First up are GlamGlow’s BRIGHTMUD, Mud Mask, and Super-Mud treatments—valued at $207!

That’s right; you could win all three!

BRIGHTMUD’a powerful actives help minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines while brightening and hydrating the eyes, with results in just three minutes!

The Mud Mask is a rapid, gentle exfoliant mud mask for both men and women, and loved by celebrities of the like. Expect a revitalized complexion, with illuminated, brighter skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, and skin will be left smooth and supple.

Super-Mud Clearing Treatment works to target, prevent, and heal problem skin, including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps and in-grown hairs. After use, skin will appear virtually poreless, with improved elasticity and more even tone.

Ready to see the light? Enter this giveaway, worth $207, on our Facebook page now, and check back every day through December 13th for more exciting giveaways!

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Home for the Holidays

Posted on 11/29/2013

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Home for the holidays…nothing is better. Everything comes together to create an atmosphere of utter relaxation and merriment.

It’s all about the ambiance.

Achieving that ambiance is effortless with our Home Ambiance collection, as seen in our gift guide. Each product helps create a soothing environment, and all are great for gifting—whether to someone else, or to yourself, we’ll leave that up to you!

Here are five picks to get you started on a holly jolly holiday season.

TOCCA Candele Da Viaggio: These cute votives smell beautiful—an adorable little collection for a vanity or bedside table.

Kai Fine Linen Wash: Especially great for washing sheets to give your bed a warm and fresh scent. So cozy!

Modern Notes Fresh Cut Peony Diffuser & Reed Set: This is an excellent diffuser at an awesome price. It smells clean, not overpowering, and is great for a bathroom or kitchen.

Illume Balsam and Cedar Metallic Knob Tin: This candle is simply reminiscent of the holidays. It’s the nostalgic smell of a Christmas tree without the mess.

O. Creatives Relaxing Fragrance: This relaxing scent can be used so many ways. You can spray it on your body, clothing, linens, or all over any room.

To shop these picks, and all of our home ambiance selections, visit the Home Ambiance Gift Guide here.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on 11/28/2013

From all of us here at b-glowing to all of you, our devotees, we’d like to say: Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re so very thankful for every single one of you, and we love to Make Beauty with you each day. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

To help make sure you do, we're offering 10% off your order and FREE shipping, today only!

And once you’ve reached your filling on stuffing, don’t forget to get a head start on holiday shopping with our edited gift guides. No matter who’s on your list, we can help you check them off.

 

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Relax with an At-Home Spa Day

Posted on 11/25/2013

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The holidays are a marathon, not a sprint. You’re going here, there, everywhere, and keeping plenty busy while at your destinations. You’re catching up with family and saying hello to old your friends. You’re cooking feasts, pulling together fabulous outfits, and creating beautiful looks. But these all have on thing in common: work!

The most wonderful time of year is the most exhausting, too. So when you’re in need of an hour of downtime, create a relaxing atmosphere with an at-home spa (or a wherever-you-happen-to-be spa). We’ve selected five items that will soothe and rejuvenate. Plus, all five would make an amazing, luxurious gift set.

Tokyo Milk Parfumarie CuriositeEiffel Tower No. 15 Bon Bon Bubbling Bath: You can’t fully relax without the perfect bubble bath; and this choice is sure to satisfy with a beautiful scent and plenty of bubbles. Because the rule is that you can’t leave the tub until the last bubble pops, right?

WeiGolden Root Purifying Mud Mask: While you’re soaking, detoxify your skin and hydrate with an ultra-soft mud mask. It boasts anti-aging benefits, and leaves skin smooth and brighter.

SachajuanIntensive Hair Oil: Use as a hair mask on damp hair by wrapping a towel around your head to lock in the heat and open up the cuticle. Hair will be strengthened and easier to style.

BlissMicrowaveable Poetic Waxing Kit: Easy to use and gentle enough for sensitive skin. The stripless, low-heat, hard-wax hair removal system "shrink-wraps" hair without adhering to skin. Use on face or body for results without the long-lasting, tell-tale signs.

 

And for Ambiance…

Illume Balsam and Cedar Demi Mercury Candle: Beautiful to look at with a scent just as nice. The fragrance is a charming mix of balsam, oak moss, cedarwood, cinnamon and eucalyptus.

For more gift ideas, shop our gift guide here.

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Shop b-glowing Gift Guides

Posted on 11/22/2013

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Shopping for others can sometimes prove to be a bit…challenging. Your girlfriends’ tastes vary; your coworkers have different interests; your mom is traditional, whereas your sister is trendy.

With so many personalities, you may feel forced to run from store to store, spending more time on the hunt than actually enjoying this magical time of year.

Well, we may not be elves, but b-glowing staff has worked hard so you don’t have to. We’ve curated charming gift guides for absolutely everyone on your list—yes, including your man—and we’ve made shopping as easy as possible with price points, personality types, and product types, and even created exclusive holiday edits by beauty editors and industry trendsetters (Refinery29, Pretty Connected, and b-glowing).

We’ve done the hard part so you can do the fun part—spoil friends and family! Ready to shop without the hassle? Browse our gift guides here.

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Cult Classic Beauty: Gloss Moderne

Posted on 11/19/2013

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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.

To treat hair with better care, we’re loving Gloss Moderne’s High-Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner. It makes hair smooth and treats it so gently that it improves, and maintains, your hair’s health. It can be hard to find a shampoos and conditioners that are moisturizing but also paraben, sulfate, and sodium chloride free. But Gloss has it all.

Plus, if you love locks that smell delish all day, Gloss is reminiscent of coconut and caramel, which makes showering more like dessert.

Our editor had this to say: “I recently started using this duo after having a keratin straightening treatment, and it has made my hair feel wonderful. The best thing is it’s obviously Keratin safe, but I don’t notice frizz or ‘crunchiness’ with my hair anymore, which is saying a lot since it’s gone through several chemical treatments. I’ve also heard that this will extend the life of my Keratin treatment.”

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

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The Holiday Edit

Posted on 11/17/2013

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We’ve curated gift guides from industry beauty experts, tastemakers that we follow from Pretty Connected and Refinery29. Pretty Connected is the creation of beauty veteran Lara Eurodolian—the heart of all things beauty, fashion, and lifestyle—that focuses on the latest trends and timeless favorites. Refinery29 is the largest independent fashion and style website in the U.S. The inspiring platform hails as the discovery agent for the best shopping and products, with experts that devote their lives to finding the best beauty out there. These trendsetters have scoured b-glowing.com and selected their absolute must-haves.

Lisa James

Owner/Founder, b-glowing.com

Must-Haves:

Anna Sui Limited Edition Minnie Mouse Lip Balm

By Terry Ombre Blackstar- Cream Eyeshadow, Blue Obsession

Illume Gilded Amberleaf 3-Wick Mercury Glass Candle

BECCA Limited Edition Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector

tenoverten Worth Nail Lacquer

Paul & Joe Beaute Body Milk

Paul & Joe Beaute Treatment Balm, Original scent, Rose scent and Violet scent

Ineke Scent Library

Clarisonic LUXE Cashmere Cleanse Brush Head

L’Artisan Discovery Gift Set

 

Lara Eurodolian

Founder, Pretty Connected

Must-Haves:

Beautyblender Sponge

BECCA Eye Tint, Romanticism

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector

Bliss, a Tan for All Seasons

By Terry Mascara Terrybly - Growth Booster Mascara

By Terry Ombre Blackstar- Cream Eyeshadow

Clarisonic Mia

IT Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+

Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask

 

Megan McIntyre

Senior Beauty Editor, Refinery29

Must-Haves:

Bliss “A Citrus Carol”

By Terry Ombre Blackstar- Cream Eyeshadow

Compagnie De Provence Fig of Provence Liquid Marseille Hand Soap

Deborah Lippman Big Bang- Holiday 2013

Ilia Lipstick Crayon

Illume Mediterranean Boho Candle – Large

Kahina Giving Beauty FEZ Body Serum

Paul & Joe Beaute Limited Edition Kitty Eye & Cheek Color Set

Sachajuan Over Night Hair Repair

T3 BodyWaver

TOCCA Viaggio Holiday 2013 Eau de Parfum Trio

WEI Gingko Leaf Repairing Decolletage Treatment Pads

 

To shop all of our curated gift guides, click here.

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Behind the Scenes with Sarah Potempa

Posted on 11/15/2013

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We’re so excited to add Sarah Potempa to our b-glowing brands, and we love hair made easy even more!

This celebrity hair stylist is the creator of amazing hair tools that make morning routines much more bearable. The cordless, rechargeable Jet-Setter styling iron is perfect for the gal on the go, while the Wrap Up is all about achieving stylish up-dos without the work.

The innovative Beachwaver (2013 Allure’s Best of Beauty Winner) curling iron rotates in both directions, and we recently took advantage of this innovation at a b-glowing photo shoot.

While getting hair photo-ready, our b-glowing stylist loved this curling iron to achieve quick, beautiful hair.

“Having the motor in this curling iron makes it so much more efficient than a standard curling iron. You wouldn’t think much of this at first, but it saves your arms so much strain from having to roll the curling iron on every section of hair.

“I loved using it on the photo shoot because I was doing so many heads of hair that it made things go much faster than if I was using a regular clamp curling iron. I definitely recommend it for home use as well for the girl who likes to speed up her routine any way she can. Lastly, it produced wonderful uniform waves and curls!”

You can see it in action in the video below, and to shop it, click here. For all Sarah Potempa, click here.

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