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Hot New Products Perfect for the Summer Sun

Posted on 06/26/2012

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You don’t need to sunbathe on the beach to look hot this summer. With the latest products in your summer beauty arsenal, you’ll want the warm weather to last all year.

Hot Products for Summer 2012

Klorane Chamomile Shampoo: Make your golden locks looks bolder and brighter with KLORANE’s chamomile-infused shampoo, which will leave your tresses glossy and radiant. Not a blond? No worries! KLORANE has products for any hair color and type.

Eve Lom Moisturizer + SPF 15: Even if you plan to spend a sunny day indoors, SPF is always a must. This moisturizer by Eve Lom works well on any skin type, as it tones the skin and gives it a matte look. The Eve Lom Moisturizer + SPF 15 is the perfect addition to your year-round beauty routine. For extra protection, pair the moisturizer with makeup that has an SPF of 15 or higher.

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Simplify Your Morning Routine

Posted on 06/29/2012

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How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Between getting the kids prepared for school, making sack lunches, taking out the trash and the million other errands you have to do before you can walk out the door for work, it might seem like you have to get up before daybreak just to get through a seemingly tedious makeup routine. Thank goodness for Kevyn Aucoin makeup products and beauty tools, which help transform your morning makeup routine from laborious to lovely.

The 1-Minute Skin Enhancer

For the mornings when there’s no time for foundation and concealer, reach for the Sensual Skin Enhancer, one of the fastest time-saving tricks in the Kevyn Aucoin makeup line. After moisturizing your face, dab a bit of the enhancer under your eyes and over blemishes to conceal them. Then blend in a pin-sized amount of enhancer over the rest of your face. Apply more of the product as desired for greater coverage.

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SPF Summer Guide!

Posted on 06/21/2012

It's the first day of summer and are you ready for sunny happy hours, influx of hamburgers and hotdogs, and the amount of possible sun damage you might be exposing yourself to? Probably not and that isn't a real surprise. When I leave the house for work on Friday my thoughts aren't always on if I made sure I packed my sunscreen for that afterwork picnic, but if I'll need to re-touch my makeup prior to going.  

Although its difficult, sun protection needs to be at the priority level of our beauty routine  going into these warmer months and luckily great formulas and packaging to accommodate every lifestyle means there's not many more excuses we can give. To make the decision making process a lot easier take at our Summer SPF Guide:

I've fallen in love with not only Supergoop's mission to provide UV protection free of paragons, petrochemicals and fragrances but also their ingenious packaging to suit busy families on the move. Case in point: Supergoop SPF 30+ Endless Summer Pump that comes with a cut out circular handle that kids would love to bring to the car! It's lightweight and water resistant and ideal for every member of the fam, from fourth months of age and up!

 

Get your SPF sexy back with Soleil Organique. Their beautiful tan and gold packaging eludes 'I'm a high roller' plus each product is filled with anti aging and skin nourishing technologies as well as being made of 100% mineral and marine based actives. I'm a high maintenance  girl and like to have a bit of my face on when going to the beach and don't want to wipe it off with sunscreen. My dream product for those who think like I do is Soleil Organiques 100% Mineral Sunblock Mist SPF 45. Simply spritz your face like a toner a few times and you're covered and still looking fab of course.

 

 

 

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Declare Your Independence This July

Posted on 06/26/2012

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Want to show the world your independent style? Let Jacomo Paris help. Inspired by the high-tech look of a smart phones, Jacomo designed It’s Me for Her and It’s Me for Him as fragrances that are relevant to the times despite an ever-changing world.

It’s Me for Her perfume: This Jacomo scent features fruity aniseed, mandarin and pineapple top notes that lead into pear, freesia, dry fruit and lily of the valley heart notes. At the base of the fragrance lie iris powder, jasmine, patchouli and musk, making the fragrance richly colorful and intense.

It’s Me for Him perfume: This men’s perfume hits you with aniseed, lemon and grapefruit top notes that transition into floral heart notes – lavender, violet, patchouli and tagetes. The base of the Jacomo Paris fragrance features musk, “Ozone note,” rosewood, amber and vanilla, making this a perfume that isn’t for little boys.

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Bringing Back the Art of the Shave

Posted on 06/26/2012

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Dear b-glowing fashionistas: Today’s post is for the men in your life. Like cigars and martinis, the barbershop-style shave is back as one of the top grooming trends for men. Guys like to be pampered, and few refuse the treat of a sitting in a vintage barber chair for a hot towel, warm cream and straight razor. With the right tools, the effects of a great shave can last twice as long using a disposable razor in the shower.

Tips for Guys: The Ultimate Close Shave

Start warm. The best time to shave is just after a shower because the steam and moisture make the coarse hairs on your face plump and soft and the pores on your face open. An alternative to a shower is placing a hot, moist towel on your face for 10 minutes.

Exfoliate. Not just for girls, an exfoliating face wash will help open your pores, cleanse impurities in your skin, prime the hair follicles and raise the stubble on your face. Furthermore, exfoliating will help prevent the occurrence of ingrown hairs on your face and neck, which can appear as acne.

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Keep Eyes In Their 'Prime'

Posted on 06/25/2012

Keep your eyes in their prime with…..an eye primer! Toners, sunscreens and primers aren't typically at the top of people's beauty list but they're also highly underestimated. You never want to get a lemon which is why the New York Time's T Magazine blog recently showcased four eye primers that pack a punch, fulfill their promise and are well worth the price point. Two of those just happen to be from b-glowing.com!

Soleil Organique's Environmental Defense Eye Therapy protects skin around the eyes, smoothes fine lines, boosts collagen and camouflages dark circles with Hydrolized Soy Fiber, Peptides, and CoQ10. Best of all it serves a dual function of daily eye cream and primer in one! 

 

By Terry's Hyaluronic Eye Primer is a frosty tinted foam that instantly fills in lines, deep wrinkles and furrows around the eye area. It's tinted formulation with mineral pigments and micro power prisms leave a luminous yet matte finish to make eyes appear younger and brighter!

 

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Protect Hair From Sun & Sea With Fekkai Summer Hair!

Posted on 06/25/2012

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Keep your hair in check throughout summer's environmental aggressors like chlorine, sea water, wind and sun with Frederic Fekkai's Summer Hair range as seen in the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine. Sure, salt water gives us that beautiful beach wave that we all try so hard to achieve with styling product but it's also extremely dehydrating. Before a day of sea, sand and surf nourish to-be thirsty locks and keep them feeling silky with Fekkai After Sun Daily Mask, a deeply conditioning formula that aims to revitalize sun parched hair and protect from daily UV rays. After air drying apply Fekkai Cooling Shine Mist, a refreshing mist to provide extra UV protection and leave an even veil of subtle healthy shine. 

 

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Marula Oil - The Beauty Secret of Africa!

Posted on 06/26/2012

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African women have been reaping the rewards of Marula Oil for centuries and it's healing and regenerative properties are now in the limelight alongside it's co-competitor, argan oil.  Entertainment industry professional Vicki Fischer recently wrote about the benefits of Marula The Leakey Collection's Marula Oil in her blog It's A Glam Thing.

 

One of the stand-out highlights is the fact that Marula Oil doesn't play favorites. It literally works for every skin type, from oily to dry, because of it's anti microbial properties and zero irritants that could inflame redness or sensitivity. The omega rich oil is hand extracted with precision and then cold pressed from wild harvested Marula nuts to create what is known as a 'true miracle oil.'

 

Tests show Marula Oil has more antioxidant power that Argan and also rated higher in fighting free radicals as a result of these higher levels. It can be used as a moisturizer or mixed into your cleanser for optimal moisture retention. If you have a tinted moisturizer or foundation you refuse to give up then simply add a couple drops of Marula and your complexion will look and feel amazing!

 

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Red, White & Blue Beauty!

Posted on 06/26/2012

Independence Day is just over a week away and I bet you have the barbecue food ideas in full swing but what about your overall 4th of July look? I like to think of Independence Day as a very toned down Halloween, giving me every excuse in the world to DIY that full size American flag into a rocking skirt or strapless dress. Pay tribute to your country by showing off some patriotic inspired beauty from our red, white and beautiful picks:

Create American flag inspired nails with three important shades from Deborah Lippmann. From left to right: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (risqué red sequin), Lady Sings the Blues (silver sparkled blue), and Boom Boom Pow (glamorous gold). To create that popular ombre trend you can't go wrong with The New Black's Horizon Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set.

 

 

 

 

Red lips are an absolute must. In our latest 4th of July beauty shoot (shown far left) we channeled classic Hollywood with pin curls, blue eyeshadow and bright, matte red courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin. With a velvety smooth application and zero fading or smudge, these lipsticks will last throughout the day, perhaps even through that 4th of July hot dog or hamburger!

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Get Golden Hair With Nuxe Paris Multi Usage Dry Oil!

Posted on 06/27/2012

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Achieving the perfect bronze isn't as easy as you would think. Plus, there's a fine line between going overboard with the self tanner and gold eyeshadow and looking like you're just perfectly sun kissed. Whether you're wanting to enhance an existing tan or give yourself a beautiful golden glow, I think it's safe to say that the Nuxe Paris Multi Usage Dry Oil can do no wrong. 

 

It was just featured in July's Allure magazine as part of the 6 steps to achieve a stunning 'head to toe bronze.' Although they've suggested running a few drops of the oil throughout your hair to add a pretty golden sheen and smooth flyaways this super conditioning dry oil can also be used as a body moisturizer. I love to apply it on my décolleté, collarbone and tops of shoulders to create that gorgeous summer glow and also deeply condition my skin. Tiny mother of pearl particles creates the luminosity while bronzing dry oil softly enhances your tan to perfection. 

 

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