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How to Wear Metallic Eye Shadow

Posted on 05/14/2012

It’s prom season, and the girls are going gaga over metallic eye shadow. But you don’t need to be a teenager or use prom as an excuse in order to experiment with the latest gilded eye makeup. The trick to wearing metallic eye shadow is apply it so it looks beautiful and sexy, not clownish and over the top.

Tips for using metallic eye shadow include:

Carefully match shades. If you’re not sure how to mix and match the latest shimmering colors, cheat with Jemma Kidd makeup. The Jemma Kidd Makeup School cosmetics line includes I-ris Enhancers that provide a trio of perfectly matching metallic colors for your blue, green or brown eyes. 

Wear primer. Keep the glimmer in place by using an eye shadow primer over your eyelids as a base. If you don’t have a primer, a cream shadow will do the trick. Let the base dry before applying your metallic eye shadow.

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Burberry Perfume

Posted on 05/14/2012

If there's one brand whose signature pattern can immediately spark a fashion reference it's Burberry. Their distinctive tartan pattern is synonymous with this British luxury fashion house, and it not only graces the handbags but also many of their fragrances. Just like their classic trench coats, Burberry perfumes are a prestigious extension of their lifestyle and accessory collections. 

One of the most popular scents is Burberry's Brit. Enclosed in a glass bottle with signature tartan design, it's a delicate and fresh scent of crisp green almond, icy pear and italian lime. Although crisp, it also has a bit of warmth due to hints of amber and mahogany. The ideal scent for fall, pair this with a trenchcoat (any will do) and you're styling for the season.

Burberry's Body is a 'full bodied' and eclectic combination of creamy vanilla, warm sandalwood, and illuminating peach notes that make a woman feel effortlessly sensual and feminine. Wear this scent when you want that little extra sex appeal. Confidence in a bottle and also one of my personal favorites!

To shop all of our Burberry perfumes click here.

Brit - Eau de Parfum  The Beat - Eau de Parfum

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Shopping for Mother’s Day? Visit Our “Gift with Purchase” Product Page

Posted on 05/10/2012

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got the ideal solution to help you find just the right gift. Visit our “Gift with Purchase” page to find loads of high-end gifts available for free with your next purchase from b-glowing.com. These free gifts range in value from $16 to $76 and will only be available for a limited time.

Here’s a look at some of the great gifts you can score for Mother’s Day:

The Rodin Luxury Collection from Rodin Olio Lusso: Purchase the complete Luxury Collection and receive a free, full-sized Rodin Luxury Lip Balm ($30 value). The collection comes with a full-size face oil, body oil, luxury crema and hair oil from Rodin Olio Lusso.

LaLicious skin care products: Make Mom a divine gift basket with the help of b-glowing.com. When you purchase any LaLicious product, you’ll get a free 2-ounce Sugar Reef Sugar Soufflé body scrub. Use the code REEF at checkout.

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Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle Turbo: Video Demonstrates Tangible Results

Posted on 05/14/2012

Shop the full Peter Thomas Roth skincare range here!

Dozens of commercials and ads feature so-called miracle creams that claim to instantly make users look years younger. However, without any proof or scientific studies to backup the claims, you might as well just slather a lovely-smelling lotion on your face.

Peter Thomas Roth, on the other hand, offers proven results, as demonstrated in a recent video highlighting the results of a consumer study on Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo cream.

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo uses a blend of 18 different peptides and neuropeptides known to have anti-aging properties. The cream targets:

  • The “11” lines between the eyebrows.
  • Forehead wrinkles.
  • Nose “scrunch” creases.
  • “Parentheses” at the corners of your mouth.
  • Pout lines.
  • Marionette lines.

 

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Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2012 Collection!

Posted on 05/14/2012

Just like their 10th Anniversary Meow Collection, Paul & Joe's Summer 2012 range is hard to keep on the shelves. With a theme of 'Midsummer Nights,' I'm sure you can guess this enchanting collection is all about whimsical beauty with a nod to Mr. William Shakespeare. Star crossed lovers may have me thinking of Romeo and Juliet and you just might find your Romeo with these angelic and shimmer looking shades. While most of the collection has been quickly swapped up by Paul and Joe Beaute devotees, there are still some items left that will have you going into summer with a ephemeral glow.

Paul & Joe Beaute Face Color G is an all over facial makeup that is inspired by the warm tones of a midsummer sky. Faune 003 will contour cheeks and give a wash of sweet color along with a soft glow. 

Paul & Joe's Lip Gloss G is available in Farie Kisses 002, a lip gloss that leaves a sheer and shimmering color on lips and will also have your taste buds dancing as they're infused with the flavor of our favorite juicy fruits to eat during the warm, summer months. 

Paul & Joe's Summer 2012 Nail Enamel in Pixie 003 is still available is a sheer silver that will give sparkle and hints of star twinkling with it's subtle holographic glitter.

If you can get your hands on these remaining items count yourselves lucky and may you have pleasant midsummer night dreams!

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Free Your Mane: Creating a Natural Look

Posted on 05/16/2012

Free Your ManeNatural-looking hair is in! This means no more flat irons or relaxing treatments to make your tresses stick-straight; short, choppy, layered cuts that make you look like you got electrocuted; or hair that’s so frizzy you didn’t notice the birds nesting in it. Natural hair shows off what your mama gave you, and Free Your Mane hair care products can help you accentuate the positive.

Qualities of Natural-Looking Hair

  • Natural, healthy shine from root to tip.
  • Hydrated locks.
  • Tresses are strong and flexible, not weak and brittle.
  • Soft to the touch.
  • Hair doesn’t look over-processed with chemicals.
  • Frizz and flyaways are kept under control.

 

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Watch b-glowing TV: Serge Normant, Oscar Blandi, Paul & Joe, and More

Posted on 05/14/2012

Paul and Joe Spring CollectionHere at b-glowing.com, we enjoy the privilege of being plugged into the latest insider scoops in the world of beauty and cosmetics. And we’re not stingy with it – we love sharing news and demonstrations from our favorite beauty gurus, such as Paul & Joe Cosmetics, via b-glowing TV.

On b-glowing TV, you can see behind-the-scenes videos from Fashion Week, witness the launch of Paul & Joe Cosmetics Spring 2012 Meow Collection, get an intimate look at the Paul and Joe Spring Collection, watch how-to videos, view interviews with your favorite beauty innovators, and more. The names behind the brands – Serge Normant, Oscar Blandi, Linda Rodin, etc. – also personally share their styling and beauty secrets.

 

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Clarisonic Mia: Worth Its Weight in Your Carry-On Flight Bag

Posted on 05/17/2012

ClarisonicShop the full Clarisonic collection here!

Remember that gross feeling you have after sitting for hours on a plane (or car, or train) – especially when you have a layover in the middle of the night? Being cooped up with hundreds of people without the ability to shower is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Fortunately, Clarisonic has the answer with its Mia 2.

The Clarisonic Mia is a dermatologist-recommended skin cleansing system that comes with a gentle and powerful rotating brush. The brush uses patented sonic technology to clean your face up to six times better than a washcloth alone. This Clarisonic skincare product allows you to see and feel the difference.

The original Mia is great for home use, but the Clarisonic Mia2 is ideal (and made for) traveling. In addition to being TSA-compliant, the Mia2’s compact size and convenient travel case easily fit into your carry-on luggage. This compact version of the Clarisonic Mia comes with the handy T-Timer and two speed options, which helps you scrub your face for the perfect amount of time. 

 

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Taking the Poof Out of Your Puffy Eyes

Posted on 05/17/2012

Laszlo BluePuffy eyes are a cosmetic ailment a girl faces at least once in her life. Differing from under-eye bags, your eyes can get puffy if the eyelids or corners of the eyes are swollen, fluid retention or if your eyes are dry or itchy. There are several factors that can lead to puffy eyes, including allergies, crying, too much salt in your diet, stress, eye irritation, lack of sleep and sinus problems.

How to Prevent Puffy Eyes

  • Stay away from known allergens.
  • Never use expired makeup or creams on your eyes.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit the amount of salt you eat.
  • Prop yourself up when you sleep if you’ve been crying or have sinus problems so fluid doesn’t build around your eyes.
  • Get plenty of sleep.

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Foundation Test: How to Choose the Best Color

Posted on 05/15/2012

The Dew Drop Powder FoundationIf you wear the wrong foundation color, everyone will notice. An artist prepares a canvas with gesso before she begins to paint. Foundation is like gesso, helping to prepare your face for a perfect makeup application. 

Types of Foundation

In addition to using the wrong color, one of the most common blunders ladies encounter with foundation is using the wrong type. Here’s a look at the different types and how to use them:

Liquid foundation: Provides light to medium coverage, but isn’t very forgiving if you choose the wrong color, especially if you use a heavier kind. Play it safe with BECCA Cosmetics. A great, can’t-go-wrong BECCA foundation is the Luminous Skin Color because it’s extra sheer.

Cream foundation: The type of foundation you generally find in stick form or in a compact. Because it offers heavier coverage than liquid foundation, it’s vital that you get the color right. One of the best types of cream foundation is Dew Drop Powder Foundation from Kevyn Aucoin, which is a cream-to-powder formula.

Tinted moisturizer: This type of foundation offers the lightest amount of coverage. The Shimmering Skin Perfector from BECCA Cosmetics doubles as a tinted moisturizer. This option is optimal if you already have great-looking skin.

Powder foundation: Offering full to light coverage, powder foundation provides the greatest selection of colors from which to choose. If you have light to medium-dark skin, try the Jouer foundation Replenish & Protect Hydrating Powder SPF 39.

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