Shop the Soleil Organique full collection here!
SPF application has never been a luxurious task, until now. Soleil Organique is a relevant and shall I say trendy (I'm starting the trend by the way) line of naturally based sun care products. From their tan and gold packaging that has been seen on the stylish sands of St Barths, Mystique and Barbados and in the hands of the most beautiful beach dwellers, this 100% marine and mineral based line is the next generation in sun care.
Soleil Organique's mineral sunscreens come in a variety of application types and product varieties. From the 100% Mineral Sunblock Mist SPF 45, that comes in a convenient non-aerosol pump for easy application to the Environmental Defense Moisturizer For Face SPF 20, which is a an anti-oxidant rich, everyday moisturizer that also helps to prevent premature aging.
One of my personal favorites is the Environmental Defense Hand Cream SPF 15. You have no idea how badly our hands are exposed to the sun just doing regular activities, the worst being driving. If you know you're going to be in the car for a long time, hand on the wheel and fully exposed to the suns ray's, then this really is a key product to carry in your purse or leave in a cool place in your car.
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Shop the full Figs & Rouge collection here!
I think it's no argument to state that women tend to have the same types of items in their bag. In fact, a woman's purse is considered prime real estate so when short of space it's a true testament to the 'best of the best' that end up making it in there. Across the board it's typically: wallet, sunglasses, car keys and….lip balm. Speaking of this key item, let me introduce you to the latest brand to the b-glowing family, Figs & Rouge!
With the desire for natural and organic beauty products on the rise, Figs & Rouge has answered the call with their 100% naturally certified range of pure lip balms to moisturize and nourish not only the lips, but for any dry skin emergency. Choose from seven different scents like Coco Vanilla, Rambling Rose and Wild Cherry that are enriched in organic essential oils and pure nourishing shea butters to give a maximum dose of lippy love!
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I'm madly, desperately, unequivocally in love with Tocca's latest fragrance, Violette Eau de Parfum. Although I haven't had the privilege of going to Paris yet, I imagine this perfume sums up springtime in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Although I'm on the fence when it comes to 'florals,' this uber-picky girl couldn't help but fall in love with the soft notes of Italian Bergamot, African Violet and Creamy Cedarwood. Tocca's Violette evokes the whirlwind romance between a young soldier on leave and a young girl at the fragrance counter of Le Bon Marche in 1940's Paris. Ohhhhh, so frenchy so chic!
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Shop the full Butter London collection here!
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!
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Shop the full Ineke Parfum collection here!
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.
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Shop the full Jemma Kidd Makeup School collection here!
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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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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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.
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Shop the full Paul & Joe Cosmetics collection here!
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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Shop the full Serge Normant collection here!
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.
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