In a recent interview with b-glowing founder Lisa James, Marula Beauty learned about Lisa’s ardor for beauty products, dreaming big, empowering women, and honest passion. The b-glowing.com website was born of Lisa’s lifelong passion for beauty products, which started with wanting to work at a drug store makeup counter. Her obsession with cosmetics was later confirmed with her self-prescribed makeup therapy session, when she charged too much money to her credit card at a department store’s beauty counters after a heart-wrenching breakup with a boyfriend.
During the interview, Lisa shared that b-glowing materialized from her honest passion for beauty products, which is why the beauty brands represented on the site must have their own independent spirit and a passion that reaches out to consumers. In addition to benefiting consumers, the beauty product companies must also give back to the world.Read More »
“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”
This refreshing, unexpected quote from Kevyn Aucoin represents the central struggle and triumph in this makeup innovator’s tragically short life.
Kevin Aucoin’s childhood and early adulthood were marked by rejection and violence. Yet rather than give in to self-pity, he survived incessant bullying, moved to New York and eventually became one of the most sought-after makeup artists of our time. Celebrities so respected his work that he earned as much as $10,000 for a single magazine shoot. He published several gorgeous best-selling guides on makeup, and his own line of cosmetics thrives past his death, in 2002, of painkillers he took to cope with a rare pituitary tumor. Yet this “rags-to-riches” life story is more than just one of wild success – it’s also about vision, passion and drive.
Makeup was always a central focus in Kevyn Aucoin’s life. As a child, he frequently did his sisters’ makeup and recorded the results with a Polaroid camera. (He continued this habit throughout his life; the inside covers of his best-selling book Making Faces features dozens of these Polaroids from throughout Aucoin’s career.) His childhood home of Lafayette, La., wasn’t very tolerant of Kevin Aucoin’s unusual preferences for gentle activities over more traditional male hobbies. At the age of six, Aucoin realized that he was gay, and the bullying began in earnest.Read More »
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; it is 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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Shop the entire Tocca collection here!
Attention ladies of the world who appreciate gorgeous scents and packaging--we've recently started carrying a range that has it all…TOCCA! Fragrance is something that sparks the memory to feel something or remember a distant lover or romantic interlude in the past. If it's good, a great fragrance should be like a trigger that brings out emotion, and a beautifully decorated bottle definitely adds to that feeling.
These romantic and old world scents smell divine and their packaging is such that you want everyone to see it on your dresser. From the box it comes in, to the shape of the bottle and the intricately designed cap, these perfumes elude the intoxicating aromas of a sensual romance. After all, most of them are named after timeless mohttp://www.b-glowing.com/bianca-solid-perfume/vie icons or exotic destinations!Read More »
I had a moment of clarity as I looked down at my white, colorless feet and realized not that it’s time for a pedicure but for a tan! The season for barbecues, bikini’s, and bronze has arrived so I thought I’d share an amazing self-tanning body lotion called PRTTY Peaushun!
PRTTY Peashun is a tan-aholics dream, not only because it delivers a gorgeous, natural looking tan in five different shade options but because it has skin tightening benefits, diminishes the appearance of cellulite and delivers a subtle, luminous glow.
Loved by models, actors, makeup artists and b-glowing staffers alike, PRTTY Peaushun is a definite must-have summer product. If you can’t go to St Tropez, you can look like you have!
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The right hair dryer can mean the difference between smooth, sleek locks and dried, damaged tresses. The more often you use a hair dryer, the more the quality of your styling tool matters. The logic follows – the better the dryer, the healthier your hair. A quality hair dryer such as those made by T3 reduces the amount of heat your hair is exposed to and saves you from constantly buying expensive conditioning treatments.
Here are some essential features to look for in a quality hair dryer from T3 or any other high-end brand:
Ionic technology. Your hair carries a natural positive charge; ions have a negative charge. When you use a hair dryer with ionic technology, the charge in your hair becomes neutral. The result is smooth hair that has less frizz.Read More »