I always look forward to reading Marie Claire's 'Beauty Desk' feature to see what the beauty editor is going nuts over. This month, two amazing products we carry at b-glowing caught Beauty Director Ying Chu's eye.
Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is like a Tylenol for your skin when you've had a long night or stressful morning. It's packed full of ingredients like Vitamin E to brighten and rejuvenate your skin and also moonlights as a makeup primer. I'm a lover of anything that creates a subtle glow and from the moment you open the packaging and look upon the blushing pink formulation with luminous liquid pearls staring back you will know its powers. Erno Laszlo specifically created this product for an actress who had a personality that was larger than life, Marilyn Monroe, and then re-formulated to address the skincare needs of the modern woman.
Also given some Beauty Desk love was the new Lipstick Cases from Paul & Joe's 2012 Autumn Love Story collection. These new mix and match nail polish cases will be available to order soon although here you can see a gorgeous sneak peak. You'll literally be able to 'dress' your lipsticks up by popping one of the lipstick refills in your designated new case. All of the prints used on Paul & Joe cosmetics packaging is taken straight from the Paul & Joe apparel line!
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Gorgeous actress and daughter of the famous Genesis lead singer Phil Collins, Lily Collins was recently featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine. Hand picked by the guest editor, the stylish Victoria Beckham, she was featured in a hair-how-to spread rocking the upcoming Fall 2012 hair trends. My personal fav was the throwback to Brigitte Bardot with a half bouffant/half pony. The secret to achieving this look is obviously a lot of volume and back combing along with a little help from Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel. Apply to damp hair with an emphasis on roots for extra lift and then throughout for added texture.
The other look Lily wore was smooth and accessorized. Any hair style can be dressed up and made cuter with a headband or barrette but to really smooth down frizzies for perfectly accessory placement you need Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Ironless Straightening Balm. You don't need a professional blow-out to keep flyways at bay, simply apply this non chemical balm throughout damp hair and then blow dry holding your brush very straight
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Starting a new relationship with a facial oil can be difficult. It's a word we tend to fear and one that is more safely applied to hair or the body than our product sensitive face. Oil to most of us equals breakout but little do we know that facial oils can hold the key to solving many of the problems we've been trying different creams and serums to solve. Flip through any beauty section in the latest fashion magazines and you'll hear about facial oils. Take for example the latest September issue of W magazine which happens to be the most popular edition of the year as it showcases all the best in beauty and fashion for the fall season and the following year. We were excited to see that one of our latest additions, the RMS Beauty Oil was included in the 'Chic Slicks' section as an organic facial oil that goes above and beyond it's competitors because it balances and moisturizes the face gently and naturally with natural mixed organic oils such as jojoba, tamanu and rose hip!
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Shop the entire Sara Happ lip product range here!
If you've ever wondered why lipstick gets embedded in the cracks of your lips even after the majority of it has disappeared or why the application process can be less than smooth then you've stumbled upon an area that needs its own special beauty routine. Typically when flakiness occurs we think to just wipe some lipbalm on them for a quick fix, however the lips need to be exfoliated and conditioned just like the rest of the body in order to have lipstick look great and be applied to precision. Our favorite product that gives great 'lip service' as seen in the September issue of In Style magazine is the Sara Happ Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Consisting of gentle sugar crystals to exfoliate and condition the lips and the delish and citrusy aroma of blood orange, Sara Happ sugar scrubs will leave lips in the perfect form for lipstick application. Any of her products are a major staff favorite around these parts!
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Shop the entire Peter Thomas Roth skincare brand here!
If you're tired of seeing the dreaded '11's' that occur between the brows, smile lines and all the other cutesy names we create for facial wrinkles then let's put a stop to them to begin with! Although there is really no cure for the wrinkles, there are an assortment of age-defying products that will help keep them at bay and maintain our radiant youthfulness like the Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Kit! Instead of 1 product, for only $82 you'll receive four of his best anti-aging skincare products like the new Un-Wrinkle Turbo and Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads to attack deep wrinkles and expression lines without needles or down-time. A $178 retail value for only $82! Each of these products work together to maintain a youthful and natural look without having to visit a plastic surgeon.
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I love it when beauty is made easy with a multi-purpose product or grab it and go packaging. Some of the latest arrivals from Bliss do that and more. Take a look at these new 'from the spa to your skin' beauty essentials!
Tote-ally Bliss: Get a thorough rub-a-dub-dub with this re-usable zip tote filled with three of Bliss spa's most popular cleansing items to ensure you've got fresh and soft skin. The cute blue shaded tote includes a 2 oz Foaming Face Wash, 16oz Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds and a 6.7 oz of their Lemon + Sage Body Butter that I think smells just like a lemon muffin straight out of the oven!
The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit: One of Bliss's most popular anti-aging lines, The Youth As We Know It, now comes in an introductory sampler kit to experience it's firming powers before you purchase the full sizes. These are the turn back time skincare items to fight and plump up wrinkles and target all your skincare concerns in a few simples steps. The kit includes a 2 oz Youth As We Know It Cleanser, .1 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Eye Cream, .5 oz Youth As We Know It Moisture Lotion and a .5 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream.
That's Incredi-Peel: Simply wipe and exfoliate with these convenient, single step and no rinse peel pads! After cleansing your face gently wipe the pad over the skin as powerful levels of gycolic acid are released to initiate serious skin retexturizing and renewal.
Bliss Tight & Day: We all love to feel the firm, whether from a great squats workout session or the power of a cream and that's exactly the feeling you get when you apply these two targeted products to slim away while you sleep. Caffeine keeps us alert at work and it also keeps our body working hard to slenderize our backsides while we get our beauty zzzz! This duo includes Bliss Fatgirlslim and Fatgirlsleep!
From left to right: Tote-ally Bliss, The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit, That's Incredi-Peel, Bliss Tight & Day
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Eyelashes and eyebrows have experienced thickening, lengthening and darkening thanks to Talika's safe and natural formulas and now skin is in for a real treat since the brand has expanded its line to include face and grooming products. Beauty oils are all the rage right now so we're thrilled that Talika's Huile Vitale has arrived to ward off wrinkles and firm the skin with its non-comedogenic formula. Apply 3-4 drops of this skin softening oil made with 100% of natural plant concentrate to instantly revitalize and firm the skin.
It's nice to give our bodies a detox every once in awhile to rid ourselves of toxins and buildup and the same goes with our complexions. Our eyes take a beating in general with sleepless nights, squinting and the inevitable lines and wrinkles that come from it so a detox for our eyes is just what the b-glowing doctor ordered. Talika's Eye Detox Contour Gel will revitalize and re-tone the skin with circulating ingredients to smooth and tighten the delicate skin around the eye area.
Don't let nails go ungroomed with the Talika Electric Nail Shaper. I don't know about you but I'm pretty helpless when it comes to shaping and rely on my local manicurist to keep my nails perfectly curved. Whether you like yours round or square the Nail Shaper comes with three tips to choose from to round, shape and polish your nails!
From left to right: Talika Huile Vitale, Eye Detox Contour Gel, Electric Nail Shaper.
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Just like trying to fit into our favorite pair of jeans after a long winter season, our skin isn't always a pleasure to wake up to every morning and it takes a little adjusting to get us feeling and looking ready for the day. A lot of us, including me, wake up and think - since when did my nose resemble Rudolph or why are my pores so abnormally large all of a sudden? There's nothing wrong with a little help from our friends in the form of Talika's Skin Retouch as seen in the September issue of Real Simple magazine. This miracle in a tube consists of a clear fluid infused with tiny light reflecting pigments that help to blur imperfections like dehydration lines, redness and unsightly grand canyon like pores. I like to call it photoshop in liquid form but you can just call it your next beauty staple!
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Shop the entire Serge Normant haircare line here!
Serge Normant is a world class celebrity hairstylist and also happens to be Julia Roberts trusted hair man. With a gorgeous mane like that it's no doubt she's known to have one of the best heads of hair in Hollywood. Healthy hair is a rarity these days with so many of us tempted to color, spritz and straighten our hair to perfection. I definitely won't be without my favorite Sachajuan Ocean Mist and T3 Whirl Curling Wand! Even though Julia has non stop photo shoots, premiers and parties to attend throughout the year her hair seems to always exude a healthy shine and lustre which has to be partly due to Serge's loving haircare line.
Julia shares her beauty secrets in the Sept issue of In Style magazine and sure enough her top haircare pick is Serge Normant's Meta Lush Volumizer because, "the stuff is like a magic serum. I go crazy spraying it on my hair until my fingers get tired. Then I let my hair air-dry." It gives amazing flexibility and volume without feeling sticky or flaky!
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Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Foaming Wax has been getting a lot of beauty editor love these past couple months which means this is a product we need to take seriously. Whether you're styling infinity braids or a sleek and smooth mane, this wax can be used to create texture amongst layers or smooth pesky fly-aways. My hair never looks its best until a day or two after washing so the Coiff Piecing and Foaming Wax is amazing because it gives you next day hair, today! Simply rub a small amount of product to hands or fingertips and rub together to warm it up. Then have fun creating piecy separates!
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