News and health reports constantly tell us to stay out of the sun while also emphasizing that catching a few rays is healthy for you because it gives you a boost of Vitamin D. What if there were a way to harness the positive qualities of sunlight and do away with the rest? NASA scientists did just that when they developed a light therapy system to help promote the healing of astronauts’ skin in zero-gravity conditions. However, you don’t need to be in outer space to take advantage of this newer technology, thanks to products such as the Baby Quasar.
Light therapy involves exposing the skin a specific spectrum of light. Some common light spectrums include UVA and UVB. Nail tech at salons use UV lights to cure acrylic and gel manicures, while horticulturalists use special lighting in greenhouses to help plants grow. Those who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) often use special lighting in their homes to help stave off feelings of depression. With repeated use, specific spectrums of light can also help heal your skin and improve its condition without the need to use harsh chemicals, injections or abrasives.Read More »
You don’t have to dress like a leprechaun’s twin sister to show your Irish spirit. A splash of green on your fingers from your friends at Deborah Lippman or butter LONDON is all you need to make a fashion-forward statement and avoid the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day pinching. This year, our two favorite nail gurus offer a wide selection of rich, on-trend green lacquers for one of the year’s biggest party nights:
Don’t Tell Mama. Announced as Kelly Rippa’s favorite stocking stuffer, “Don’t Tell Mama” from Deborah Lippman is a dark evergreen polish with a hint of sophisticated glimmer. The color is like a mood ring, straddling the line between the dark green shade that means you’re happy and the blue color that means you’re in love.
Across the Universe. With this Deborah Lippman polish, you’ll look like you’re holding Irish stars in your hands. “Across the Universe” is packed with chunky, bright, metallic blue and green glitter, along with specks of sheer navy sparkles. Use this color on an accent nail or to create a French tip with “Don’t Tell Mama” as the base color.Read More »
The word "oil" when it comes to our skin used to be something that was dreaded and despised. Now, we can't get enough of the stuff with facial and body oils having a huge resurgence amongst the beauty industry tastemakers. We used to think that putting oil on top of an already oily complexion or any complexion in fact, was the worst possible thing you could do, but now studies are finding that oil based products are just as effective as traditional cream based moisturizers and serums. With chic brands such as Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Facial Oil being featured in the New York Times and numerous fashion publications, we're realizing that skin needs some healthy plant based oils to remain balanced. NBC Today recently featured it's favorite nourishing oils for hair, face and body and two of our products were amongst the ones chosen. If you don't already have a facial oil in your skincare reptoire you might be foregoing the missing link to maintaining beautiful and healthy skin.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer was chosen for the body because in a few spritzes it upgrades your skin to red carpet worthiness. This luxury dry oil is infused with tiny mother of pearl particles and six essentail oils that leave your skin with a luminous non-greasy glow and feel.
Kai Body Glow was selected for fragrance because it smells like a tropical vacation in Hawaii. This body mist was also selected as one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" and leaves skin supple and soft along with a subtle glow.
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The ombre nail trend isn't going anywhere and thanks to nail lacquer brand The New Black, bringing this trend to life has never been easier. Instead of spending countless time in the department/grocery store trying to figure out which gradient shades best compliment each other, The New Black Ombre Nail Sets take the guess work out of it by offering numerous choices of 7, 5 and 2 lacquered sets that will have your nails looking like they stepped out of the latest beauty spread in a magazine. Five new sets have just arrived from a sea inspired set (Waves), to newspaper print (Typography) and others shown below will ensure your nails cause heads to turn and wallets as well due to the fantastic price point! Individually buying 5 different lacquers can quickly become expensive but not when you buy The New Black's Ombre Nail Sets!Read More »
Celebrity loving, vacation inspiring, ingredient conscious brand Kai has just come out with a new product that is destined to become a must have in any woman's bathroom or gym bag. Kai Deodorant! This aluminium free, transluscent formula will control moisture and keep you dry with an effective blend of Vitamin E, plant extracts and natural skin conditioning sugars. Of course it's also infused with Kai's signature tropical scent of jasmine, lily and tuberose that will leave you smelling vacation fresh all day long. If you're a Kai devotee, this is another must have collector's item!Read More »
Serge Normant is the miracle man behind some of the leading "manes" of actresses such as Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few and now his genius is available for the whole world through the Serge Normant Haircare collection now available at b-glowing! This finely edited group of 8 transformative haircare and styling products will leave your tresses healthy and styled to the perfection befitting any Hollywood actress. One of the standouts for me is the Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo that brings dirty hair back to life or freshly washed hair an added root lift. Dry shampoos are also great for increased volume and texture without having to do the extra step of leaving large rollers in for a period of time. This is also Julia Robert's favorite product of his, with her famously announcing it as her pick on Oprah's Favorite Things episode. With a shampoo and conditioner that is universally friendly for all hair types and a Dry Oil that gives hair the most beautiful shine and radiance, the Serge Normant haircare line is simply perfection for those who find large product ranges confusing and just want to choose from a finely edited range of the best of the best. He's got Julia Roberts as the face behind his line for goodness sake. Gotta love it.Read More »
If you're looking for hair products that work wonders on manes that need a little extra hydration and also only include ingredients that are there for a specific purpose then Free Your Mane will be your hair's new best friend. Every ingredient is there for a benficial reason, to keep hair healthy and beautiful from the inside out. The range focuses on delivering products that include the best of nature and the best of chemistry without all the uneeded fuss in between. With six targeted products in the range it works for any ethnicity and each product feels like a spa treatment. One of the standouts in the range is the Free Your Mane Reviving Spray. Infused with baobab seed oil, argan and pomegranite oil, this spray will basically rewet your hair and moisturize in one go without risking the friziness that plain water creates. What's also really great about this range is the price point. Each item ranges from $16-$25 which doesn't break the bank but will nourish your hair with only the best ingredients without risking your health.Read More »
If your skin is looking sallow, sun spots are showing on your cheeks and the texture feels uneven then your complexion is in desperate need of some revitalization. Especially since we're heading into the warmer months it's best to try and target these signs before another season comes around and makes them more apparent. Paul & Joe Beaute's new Brightening Lotion is formulated with Arnica extract and Vitamin C to promote circulation and brighten and clarify skin tone and texture. Powerful antioxidants fight off free radicals and Saxifrage extract penetrates the skin's surface for intense hydration and and moisturization from the inside out. If you're after a flawless complexion then Paul & Joe's Brightening Lotion will certainly help pave the way. Like everything, we're our own worst enemies when it comes to our skin so be sure to team this product up with a good SPF and lots of water!Read More »
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Perfume creator Sarah Horowitz is an expert on the art of seduction. Is it possible to draw somebody with a hint of the right notes? I have to admit when a man wears the right fragrance it's definitely a turn-on! When we have a an occasion that calls for it, like Valentine's Day or a romantic night out how do we know pick the right perfume or notes that guarantee you will be a master in the art of seduction?
Sarah Horowitz gave us some tips in Us Weekly magazine such as pairing a a dark dress with a rich fragrance like amber or jasmine that contain natural aphrodisiacs. If you're going on a picnic during the daytime then wear a lighter scent such as sandalwood or vanilla because it feels flirtier. She also says you can't go wrong with a "food scent" because comfort food smells increase attraction. Although I don't suggest going out and buying the latest perfume that smells like McDonalds, perfumes that do have hints of chocolate, sugar or honey can be very intoxicating.
I happen to be a big fan of Tokyo Milk Dark's Honey and the Moon for a dessert perfume and Tom Ford's Black Orchid as a perfect lady of the night aroma that will seduce any man in an instant. Sarah Horowitz, who counts Jennifer Garner as one of her many celebrity devotees has a great 'date in the park' scent called Perfect Veil Roll On Perfume Oil that recreates the smell of clean, naked skin that is subtle yet provocative.
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