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Butter London Kitten Heels Powder Finish Foot Creme

Posted on 05/30/2012

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Let's face it, walking around 8 hours a day in your favorite gorgeous but terribly uncomfortable high heels and gym work outs can reak havoc on your feet. During the spring/summer season I usually book in for a pedicure every six weeks but what about those awkward occasions in between where your feet are looking a little bit dry and not so fresh? This is when great 'in between' products I call them come in handy to keep our feet looking somewhat presentable. Butter London's Kitten Heels Powder Fresh Foot Creme is the perfect product to instantly hydrate dry heels and keep your feet feeling silky all day, or at least until you get in for your pedicure! 

 

Kitten Heels Powder Finish Foot Crème

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Ineke Fragrance

Posted on 05/30/2012

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Do you ever smell a perfume and think, "that reminds me of Paris" or "this smells like falling in love for the first time"? I personally love fragrances that are created with a story and thought process behind it. This makes choosing yours a lot more personal when you can identify with it. One of our latest perfume arrivals that really has great thought behind all their fragrances is Ineke Parfums. The genius or "nose" behind the brand is founder and owner Ineke Ruhland and all of her scents aim to evoke stories of romance, nature, chemistry and courage. 

 

One of the factors I notice before making a final purchase of a perfume is not only the scent but the perfumes packaging design. You always feel a little more special seeing a beautiful bottle on your vanity and knowing your favorite perfume can also serve as a beautiful show piece. Each perfume is presented in clear cylindrical glass bottles with a chic square top. One of my favorites is Ineke's Gilded Lily which is described as a "Shakespeare meets manga" scent with fruity highlights of gold band lily of Japan, Rhubarb and Patchouli. 

 

Gilded Lily - Eau de Parfum

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Jemma Kidd Bio Mineral Essentials Kit

Posted on 05/30/2012

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If there's anything better than prêt-à-porter fashion it's prêt-à-porter makeup. For those who aren't familiar with this industry term, it's english translation means ready to wear. As a girl on the go I definitely try to save time on my beauty routine by using a palette. All  of the shades of eyeshadow, blush, or lipstick/gloss compliment each other so you can mix and match to your hearts content and not worry that 'that doesn't go with that.' Oh beauty junkie problems….

 

My palette prayers are constantly being answered at b-glowing.com, especially with the latest arrival of Jemma Kidd's Bio Mineral Essentials Kit. Coming in two color palettes, rose or chocolate each palette has three versatile eyeshadows, a blush and lipstick contained in a chic, hand bag friendly compact. I love that all of the shades leave a soft pearl finish for a luminous and healthy glow. The Bio Mineral Essentials Kit also includes a double ended define and shadow brush, making touch ups on the go a breeze!

  

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Get The Hair Looks As Seen In Goop!

Posted on 05/31/2012

b-glowing was 'goop'ed again. For those who don't know what that four letter word signifies, it's Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle e-newsletter GOOP! This stylish lady is known for her amazing taste and overall girl next door, heart warming personality. I love the fact that she whole heartedly admits she's no expert in doing her own hair and makeup and looks to her entrusted group of hair and makeup artists to get her beautified for red carpet events. Not that she really needs any help in that department. 

We all could use a little professional insight when it comes to doing our hair. The best blow dry I've ever gotten has been when I leave frizz free and full of bounce after a visit to the hair salon, however recreating it a few weeks later isn't without it's struggles, snags, and sweat. Achieving a polished hairstyle normally comes from using the right mix of tools and products. We were lucky to be featured in the Goop newsletter a few weeks ago with Gwyneth's London based hairdresser George Northwood. He demonstrates step by step how to create three of our favorite hairstyles: the blow dry, luscious curls, and beach wave using products from b-glowing.com!

 

Check out George's great picks here and while you're shopping away please feel free to take 15% off your order by using coupon code: goophair at checkout. Valid until June 23, 2012. *Discount not applicable on Rodin olio lusso brand.

 

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Happy 85th Birthday Marilyn!

Posted on 06/01/2012

Today would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 85th Birthday as well as the 50th anniversary of her death. Her memory is more alive than ever as beauty brands are naming products after her as well as being the face of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Although she was gone way to soon it's amazing how her style and classic beauty still captivates the modern woman. From the red lip to the dark eyeliner, Marilyn is gone but her mark has been made for centuries to come. See below a few products that were inspired by this late, great Hollywood film siren….

Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is actually a custom made face cream created for Marilyn Monroe by her dermatologist, Dr Erno Laszlo. After all, being under unforgiving lights all day would be quite scary unless you were using great skincare to make you look youthful and rejuvenated. Movies haven't changed, and actresses are still under these harsh lights but this time being filmed with HD (high definition) lenses. Look to the past and you will see the future and that's why years later the Erno Laszlo brand has reformulated the product for the skin concerns of the modern woman. Morning Beauty Rescue is a brightening light-as-air whipped gel primer  that actively brightens and rejuvenates the complexion and can even be used as a makeup primer. Shop the full Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection here!

 

Marilyn was known for her beautiful full lips so Armour Beauty dedicated a product just for her, the Marilyn Shimmer Lip Gloss! Picture the idea of 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' but in lipgloss form and you'll start to understand how gorgeous this shade is. This gloss glides on to create a high style sheer gloss with a holographic silver sparkle explosion. 

   The Hollywood Collection - Morning Beauty Rescue   Marilyn Shimmer Lip Gloss

  

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Paul & Joe Nail Enamels For Summer!

Posted on 06/05/2012

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For those who cringe at the high voltage hue nail trend seen lately, there's no reason you can't choose a softer, muted down palette of semi-bright lacquers. Paul and Joe Beaute's nail enamels were just featured on ivillage.com as part of their summer must haves under $25 like Manekineko (hot pink) and Tigress in a pearlescent nude. All of them are subtle and feminine, so no reason to be afraid. Embrace pops of color, whether neon or pastels, into your summer beauty routine...

 

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How To Create Smooth Straight Hair With Serge Normant!

Posted on 06/05/2012

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Getting straight hair is never as simple as just running a straight iron through it. Sometimes the straighter the hair, the more obvious those dreaded frizzes appear to be. It's worth your time to take a few extra steps so you can look like you just walked out of the latest hair commercial. In slow-mo and everything. Celebrity hairdresser to the stars Serge Normant has shared some of his tricks over the last few weeks and now he's breaking down the steps to get smooth & straight locks resembling the model below. 

 

Step 1. Spray Meta Lush Volumizer from root to tip through damp hair.

 

 

Step 2: Create a defined side part. 

 

 

Step 3: Blow dry with a middle size round brush giving a good band to the ends.

 

 

Step 4: Using a 1 inch barrel curling iron, curl the bottom half of the hair but be mindful to use larger sections of hair as not to over curl. 

 

 

Step 5: Brush till you see the shape you want.

 

 

Step 6: Finish with Meta Luxe Hair Spray to hold in place and Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray for extra texture and weightless volume.

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Butter London Heavy Medal Trio!

Posted on 06/06/2012

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There's no better way to capture the spirit of the Olympic games than Butter London's limited edition Heavy Medal Collection. A trio of metallic nail lacquers that come in trophy colors of bronze, silver, and gold to make everyone feel like a winner. Wear them individually or rock the ombre look of continuous color change from nail to nail. The kit comes with from left to right: The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer, and The Old Bill.

 

 

 

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Serge Normant Avah Eau de Parfum

Posted on 06/07/2012

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Serge Normant has created a product I've been dreaming about. How many times do we not have time to wash our hair but it's kinda smelly so we douse it with a few sprays of perfume? Heck, I'm guilty of that on a few occasions but I've always wished there was some type of deodorant for hair that would cover that tell tale 'I've been to a  barbecue' smoky aroma that lasts forever. Serge Normant has come out with Avah Eau de Parfum, a sensual and exotic perfume that can be used freely all over, including your hair! 

 

Avah is a beautiful floral musk with exquisite notes of ylang yang, jasmine, amber and soft woods to create a sensual aromatic experience. Featured in Oprah magazine, this product is perfect when you need a breath of fresh hair. What's also unique to the product is it's nourishing properties of jojoba, aloe vera and vitamin E. Now there's no reason to let bar smells and barbecues force you to wash your hair, just use Avah! This is definitely something I'm getting on my next b-glowing shopping trip.

 

 

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Clarisonic Whimsy Plus + $40 Gift With Purchase!

Posted on 06/07/2012

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Ok Clarisonic lovers, you know I'm a sucker for adorable packaging and now perhaps I'm thinking I may need to upgrade my Mia to the new limited edition Clarisonic Whimsy Plus! From purely a packaging perspective, it has an adorably cute pattern of colorful flowers and swirls. I can imagine pulling it out of my bag to the 'oohs and ahhs' of many a friend but now let's get into the beneficial aspect of investing in this $235 gadget. Let me just say, it's well worth the investment if you're wanting to have your products penetrate deeper, target fine lines and wrinkes, and get a deep cleanse you can't get without going to see a professional. 

 

Forego those designer jeans and shoes you've had our eye on and put them off till next month. If you're looking in the mirror and not thrilled with what's staring back at you then now's the time to do something about it. The Clarisonic Whimsy Plus comes with a ready to take action kit of a Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head and trial sizes of some of Clarisonic's skincare line. Best of all, while supplies when you order the Whimsy you get a gift with purchase including a gorgeous free fuchsia travel bag and sensitive brush head making the total value $275! This Clarisonic gift with purchase is one you don't want to miss out on!

 

 

 

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