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Warm days and the bright summer sun can remind you how ghostly pale your legs may look. Before putting on your favorite bathing suit and laying out a beach towel, remember that there’s a healthier way to get the bronzed glow you’ve always wanted. The answer comes in a bottle of St. Tropez spray tan, the self-tanner of the stars.
Regardless of your age, for every minute you expose yourself to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the higher your risk for developing skin cancer. The sun and salon tanning beds expose you UVA and UVB rays that damage your skin, cause premature aging, loosen its elasticity, give you wrinkles and cause brown spots. Furthermore, those who use a tanning bed have a 74 percent greater chance of developing melanoma than those who don’t, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Never think you are too young to develop skin cancer, because even women in their 20s can fall victim to the disease.Read More »
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Summer is the best time to show off fun, beach-inspired nail designs on your hands and feet. From bold, beachy colors to intricate designs, the nail beautification options are endless. Show the sea and sand how much you care about them with butter LONDON nail polish, which doesn’t contain dangerous toxins.
Sparkle of the sea: Coat your toenails with the butter LONDON Blagger Spring 2011 Nail Lacquer, which is a bright cobalt blue. If you need to, add a second coat. After the polish dries, top your nails with two coats of Knackered Nail Lacquer – a bluish, sheer glitter polish. If you’re painting your fingernails, use the glittery Tart with a Heart Nail Lacquer (instead of Knackered) on your fingertips.Read More »
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It's inevitable that one fine day it will sprout and you'll begin to contemplate how much time do you have left, a youth that's fading, and how quick can I get into see my colorist? Yes, my lovelies, it's our first gray hair. Whether you've chosen to pluck them out, cover them up, or embrace gray pride, there really is no right or wrong.
For those who are at peace with their silver foxiness and would like a little enhancement then two products from Klorane will do the trick in a jiffy. Karl Lagerfeld recently spoke to French Elle magazine about his unusual daily routine which includes turning his naturally gray hair to white not with bleach but Klorane Dry Shampoo! Although that isn't exactly what it was meant for, Karl must have the cleanest white hair on the fashion scene.
If you'd like to keep your silver locks glistening in the sunlight then Klorane Shampoo With Centaury For White and Grey Hair will enhance it's natural radiance and reduce the unsightly yellowing effect with active and paraben free ingredients. For those young ladies who choose to color their hair gray as part of a growing beauty trend then this shampoo will also work to keep the color rich and fade free.
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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.
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.Read More »
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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.
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.Read More »
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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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.Read More »
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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.
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.Read More »
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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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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