Glamour. Gowns. Yachts. Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Beautiful People. If you've already guessed it, I'm talking about the Cannes Film Festival that runs from May 16th-27 and previews new films and documentaries from around the world. It is also the most prestigious and publicized film festival which also happens to be invitation only. If you're lucky enough to have your film nominated you're jet setting off to the sunny and chic south of France to hang with the toast of Hollywood.
So many parties and events surround the actual film festival so a girl needs a lot of different options from cocktail attire to gowns because in Cannes there's no such thing as recycling the same outfit. Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria is in Cannes on behalf of Loreal and rumor has it she brought thirty something gowns! Although the festival still has a few days left, I have been scouring over the photos to see who has been the most consistent in fabulous fashion choices and I'd have to say actress Naomi Watts has nailed it. As seen on instyle.com Naomi mixed up each outfit to keep it fresh and on trend but also within the same color palette.
Of course no fashion write-up is complete without addressing the key component to finalizing any cohesive look, the hair and makeup! From the slick back seen at the Met Ball, to soft curls and the return of the wine stained lip these ladies looked fantastic. As seen on vogue.com.uk, Indie singer Lana del Rey looked absolutely exquisite with large soft barrel curls and Jennifer Connelly looked enchanting with a bare décolletage and accessory of a deep wine stained lip. Re-create part of these hair looks with T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand and the Single Pass 1" Straightening Iron to de-frizz hair before doing the sleek and smooth pull back. For those looking for Jennifer's lip shade you cannot go wrong with Jouer's Hydrating Lipstick in Phoebe.
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Sugar-aholics don't just love the subtle and lingering aroma of a bakery door opening, the first tear in the wrapping of your favorite candy bar, or putting our fingers into the dough of mommas chocolate chip cookies. We live for those firsts, but my sweet tooth isn't only food related, it's food inspired beauty products as well. No brand does this quite as well as LaLicious.
Their bakery inspired products of body butters and oils leave our body feeling soft and supple but smelling like our favorite bakery ingredients of coconut, brown sugar and vanilla. One of their sugary cult favorite options (Sugar Kiss) has just launched a new body moisturizing mist called the LaLicious Sugar Kiss Everyday Everywhere Spray. Not just limited to the body, this light mist can be sprayed lightly over your pillow, sheets or any room to recreate the aromatic experience of mid summer nights and warm sunny days spent at the beach.
Infused with citrus, aromatic rose and subtle vanilla acts as a wake up call for your skin. The Sugar Kiss Everday Everwhere Spray is also filled with antioxidants like acai, ginseng and green tea to protect your skin cells from free radical damage. Enjoy this wonderful new product without the risk cavities and keep it in your purse for a refreshing spritz on-the-go.
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Shop the full ILIA Pure Lip Care collection here!
We're thrilled to announce a new organic and eco-friendly line to the b-glowing family, ILIA Pure Lip Care! Specializing in products specifically designed for our smackeroos, each item is customized to make sure the lips are protected and moisturized at all times. The Ilia range consists of 6 products that each have a targeted mission: to illuminate, condition, exfoliate and give amazing contemporary color!
The ILIA Lipsticks come in six different shades that can be worn alone or layered to create your own signature lip color. The staff favorite is Neon Angel because its a bright fuchsia similar to Nars' Schiap and glides on so smoothly.
One of the most ingenious products in the range is the Lip Exfoliator. Typically I'd use a sugar scrub and manually exfoliate/rinse but this is in stick form making the process a lot less messy. Simply apply it on your lips like you would lipstick and tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliates and soften. Follow up with ILIA's Lip Conditioner, an everyday balm filled with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil that you'll want on your desk, by your bed and in your purse.
Although the range really looks after the lip area it does have some fabulous multi-purpose products like the ILIA Illuminator that can be worn on cupids bow, inner corners of eyes and upper cheekbones to radiate and bring out your best features. ILIA's Multi-Stick is the same thing but with more intensified color. Sweep across any area and you're out the door!
ILIA Pure Lip Color products contain 85% organic ingredients and their chic cases are made of recycled aluminum making it a brand you can trust, naturally.
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Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a FREE Clarisonic Yellow Mia Skincare Brush! This gift is valued at $119 and can give you softer, smoother, cleaner skin in just 60 seconds. The Clarisonic Mia Skincare Brush is ideal for all skin types – it’s used and recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. This Clarisonic Yellow Mia Skincare Brush is also a beauty editor favorite and multiple award winner.
The Clarisonic Mia Skincare Brush uses patented sonic technology to clean your face up to six times better than a washcloth alone. It removes makeup six times better than traditional methods; clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size; and creates noticeably healthier looking skin. This Clarisonic skincare product allows you to see and feel the difference.
This Clarisonic Mia skincare brush is gentle enough to use twice a day and prepares skin for better absorption of creams, serums and moisturizers. Your free, Clarisonic Mia gift will also come with an International pLink™ charger for worldwide use, a sensitive Brush Head, and a 1.0 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser.Read More »
Shop the full Paul & Joe Collection here!
If you love being 'au natural' you're on to the latest trend according to InStyle.com. Not without clothes au natural but instead on your nails. Variations of lighter and darker nudes seems to be what the brides are going for lately because it's traditional and classically timeless. Paul & Joe's Nail Lacquer in Tigress 025 is a gorgeous nude beige that is also part of their Spring 2012 Collection. Jenna Hipp for RGB in F2 was also included as another great suggestion for nails needing a slightly deeper nude. After the wedding is over it's time to celebrate, which means a change-up to more festive, high octane hues like Deborah Lippmann's On the Beach in rich french riviera blue.
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Miss Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful people in Hollywood. Her golden brown skin seems to radiate and it's now wonder that Revlon has used her as the face of their ColorStay line since 1996. Fast forward 16 years and the the woman hasn't aged one bit. Part of maintaining a youthful complexion comes down to genetics but also how we treat our skin over the years. For Halle it comes down to common sense, "I just try to take care of myself, eat well, and exercise. I really do believe that how you live shows up on your face."
Halle shared her secrets to aging gracefully with Elle.com and one of her best beauty staples is using Kinara's Red Carpet Facial Kit. Halle's lucky enough to visit the creator of Kinara, beauty therapist to the stars Olga Northrup at her Los Angeles spa for on hands treatment, however the Red Carpet Facial Treatment is available at b-glowing.com. Halle swears by this three step at home peel before any Hollywood event to give skin a glowing boost. It hydrates, exfoliates and diminishes the appearance of lines and large pores. You'll experience the true 'red carpet treatment' with this amazing product!
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Shop the full Leila Lou by Rosie Jane Collection here!
First it was Revenge actress Emily VanCamp and now Minka Kelly has come out expressing her undying love for Leila Lou by Rosie Jane's Eau de Parfum in Ok magazine. Jennifer Aniston is also a fan of this cult fav, whose fruity fragrance of pear blossom, fresh cut grass and tangerine has captured the hearts of women who love a fresh spring/summer fragrance.
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Shop the full Cor Silver Soap Collection here!
Soap doesn't usually get a lot of credit these days. After all it's been around since the beginning of time and there isn't usually a lot of glamour that surrounds this user friendly beauty item. Until now. New Zealand skincare line Cor Silver provides hassle free and one step solutions to address the core skincare issues in one application. One of their most popular products is Cor Silver Soap that was just featured in The Zoe report sister newsletter Zoe Beautiful. One of the best benefits in this multi-tasker is the fact that it was conceived to enhance the power of your sunscreen. Crazy right? Crazy, but true as one of the ingredients is sericin, a soluble protein with SPF 15. It also cleanses, evens skin tone and reduces signs of aging which makes it super easy to rub-a-dub-dub in the shower!
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Shop the full By Terry collection here!
Coloring with crayons isn't just for children anymore. If you miss the therapeutic feeling of a coloring session then take part in a new beauty product trend, makeup in crayon form! As seen in Allure magazine, the newest eye makeup sticks are a 'hybrid of eyeliner and cream shadow," says makeup artist Quinn Murphy. One of the products featured is By Terry's Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island (no.2 in photo). Swipe this lagoon blue shade across your upper lash line and blend out with your finger. Made with ultra smoothing Tahitian Black Pearl, this melting eyeshadow lights up your eyelids with radiance and shine!
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Shop Thairapy 365's full collection here!
I'm always on the lookout for anything that can take an extra ten minutes off my morning beauty routine, heck even a couple minutes and I'm game. The great thing about technology is that it's constantly evolving and giving us products that make our beauty life a heck of a lot easier. No better example can be shown than with our latest arrival, Thairapy 365.
This cutting edge hair tool brand has a niche group of products that are devoted to specializing in caring for your hair while improving it. Whether straightening, curling or blow drying your hair, anything done in excess can be damaging, especially when dealing with heat. However, Thairapy 365 has developed the first inclusive line devoted to eliminating damage and breakage even before it begins. No more do you have to worry about a hair tool destroying your locks.
One of the stand-outs in the range has to be Thairapy 365's World's Fastest Flat Iron. Yes indeedy, the fastest! Just like the world's fastest car, this flat iron goes from 0 to maximum temperature in just 5 seconds. Because it keeps this temperature throughout the entire styling process, it eliminates the chance that you'd need to go over sections multiple times. One pass does the job, leading to healthier and shinier hair.Read More »