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Butter London Heavy Medal Trio!

Posted on 06/06/2012

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There's no better way to capture the spirit of the Olympic games than Butter London's limited edition Heavy Medal Collection. A trio of metallic nail lacquers that come in trophy colors of bronze, silver, and gold to make everyone feel like a winner. Wear them individually or rock the ombre look of continuous color change from nail to nail. The kit comes with from left to right: The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer, and The Old Bill.

 

 

 

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Serge Normant Avah Eau de Parfum

Posted on 06/07/2012

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Serge Normant has created a product I've been dreaming about. How many times do we not have time to wash our hair but it's kinda smelly so we douse it with a few sprays of perfume? Heck, I'm guilty of that on a few occasions but I've always wished there was some type of deodorant for hair that would cover that tell tale 'I've been to a  barbecue' smoky aroma that lasts forever. Serge Normant has come out with Avah Eau de Parfum, a sensual and exotic perfume that can be used freely all over, including your hair! 

 

Avah is a beautiful floral musk with exquisite notes of ylang yang, jasmine, amber and soft woods to create a sensual aromatic experience. Featured in Oprah magazine, this product is perfect when you need a breath of fresh hair. What's also unique to the product is it's nourishing properties of jojoba, aloe vera and vitamin E. Now there's no reason to let bar smells and barbecues force you to wash your hair, just use Avah! This is definitely something I'm getting on my next b-glowing shopping trip.

 

 

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Clarisonic Whimsy Plus + $40 Gift With Purchase!

Posted on 06/07/2012

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Ok Clarisonic lovers, you know I'm a sucker for adorable packaging and now perhaps I'm thinking I may need to upgrade my Mia to the new limited edition Clarisonic Whimsy Plus! From purely a packaging perspective, it has an adorably cute pattern of colorful flowers and swirls. I can imagine pulling it out of my bag to the 'oohs and ahhs' of many a friend but now let's get into the beneficial aspect of investing in this $235 gadget. Let me just say, it's well worth the investment if you're wanting to have your products penetrate deeper, target fine lines and wrinkes, and get a deep cleanse you can't get without going to see a professional. 

 

Forego those designer jeans and shoes you've had our eye on and put them off till next month. If you're looking in the mirror and not thrilled with what's staring back at you then now's the time to do something about it. The Clarisonic Whimsy Plus comes with a ready to take action kit of a Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head and trial sizes of some of Clarisonic's skincare line. Best of all, while supplies when you order the Whimsy you get a gift with purchase including a gorgeous free fuchsia travel bag and sensitive brush head making the total value $275! This Clarisonic gift with purchase is one you don't want to miss out on!

 

 

 

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Serge Normant's Avah Perfume In The Zoe Report!

Posted on 06/07/2012

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Post salon tresses only last for so long and we dread the day we realize the hair magic is gone and once again are back to our old devices and hair that never looks as good as when we left the salon. I drag that wash out as long as I can, sometimes even going a week because my hair is so thick. In the end, what has me reaching for my shampoo bottle is the smell and the dirty shine. Which is why Serge Normant's latest product, Avah Eau de Parfum, is ingenious in itself and works beautifully alongside a dry shampoo. 

 

It made the cut in Rachel Zoe's 'The Zoe Report' for it's heavenly fresh scent that stays locked into your strands for days on end. If you haven't guessed, Serge Normant's Avah is a perfume that can be used freely all over, but more specifically on your hair. Not only does it smell sensual with ylang yang, jasmine and amber but it's also a very caring product with nourishing properties of vitamin e, aloe vera, and jojoba. 

 

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Put On Your Sun-Day Best With Supergoop! Seen In O Magazine!

Posted on 06/08/2012

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Even though you you're wearing a self tanner that's still no excuse not to apply your sunscreen. However, what if you could kill two birds with one stone and get your gorgeous fake tan as well as SPF sun protection? Typically you'd need to do these in two separate steps but not anymore with Supergoops!'s latest ingenious arrival, the SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Mousse

 

Even Oprah loves it as it was just featured in O magazine as part of the 'Sun-Day Best' feature on hardworking sun products that get the job done right. They suggest to begin using a few days before your first trip to the pool or beach. Besides getting a glowing tan and SPF, your skin is also being benefited by moisturizing ingredients like glycerin to leave skin smooth and steak free!

 

 

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Gift Ideas For Father's Day!

Posted on 06/08/2012

Father's Day is next Sunday, June 17th so how are you going to show dad you appreciate him? Dads have it rough. After all, in most families mom is the one who shows us lots of love and dad is the scary disciplinarian. It's a tough job, but how are we ever going to learn if they don't teach us rules and boundaries. My dad was always more of the  'enforcer' than my mom, but as I've gotten older I realize everything he did was to make us better kids and adults. As Father's Day is only a week away I thought I'd share a few of my favorite gift ideas for our dear daddies.

I have to start out with something that a man is guaranteed to love ( I actually got my dad this for his birthday), the men's grooming range, The Art of Shaving. A man shaves more than 20,000 during his lifetime so this almost daily routine should be accompanied by great product to keep away dry skin, redness and razor burn, ouch! Four elements make up the range: prepare, lather up, shave and moisturize; all you have to do is choose what fragrance best surmises your dad. My favorite manly Art of Shaving scent is sandalwood and it's available to be purchased in a kit or individually. 

 

If you're dad isn't much of a grooming man they why not a great cologne? For a trendy dad that loves technology and appreciates scent then he'll like Jacomo It's Me For Him. This cologne captures the spirit of the modern times starting with the black, architectural lines of the packaging which is also in the shape of a smart phone. Vivacious and fruity in scent, it has notes of patchouli, vanilla and musk. Get good 'ol dad away from Old Spice and onto something a little more gentlemanly.

 

Another great gift idea that you absolutely cannot fail with is a Clarisonic Mia. Now, he might be a little bit hesitant at first because guys generally just use soap and water and anything more than that is like pulling teeth. However, this award winning hand held device can only help with razor burn and clearing blocked pores in just daily, 60 second treatments. Clarisonic uses sonic technology and gentle micro massage to cleanse your skin 6X more efficiently than manual cleansing. If anything, make sure you give him a big hug and kiss, the rest is just extra!

 

The 4 Elements Starter Mini Kit - Sandalwood  It's Me For Him  Clarisonic White MIA Skin Care Brush

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Deborah Lippmann's Snow White & The Huntsmen Nail Set!

Posted on 06/08/2012

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It seems like fairytales are making a huge comeback this year, at least in movie land, with two films that have come out both paying tribute to Snow White. A character created by the Brother's Grimm, she was brought to life in a Disney cartoon made in gold old 1937. But it's not just films paying tribute, nail brand Deborah Lippmann has just released a duo pack paying a lacquered homage to the battle of being 'the fairest of them all." The Snow White and the Huntsman Limited Edition Nail Polish Set comes with a 'good' lacquer, Prelude to a Kiss in a innocent sheer pink and of course the evil co-star, Dark Side of the Moon in a deep very wicked aubergine. You don't have to have lips red as blood, hair as black as night, nor a wicked queen after your heart to have this limited edition kit be all yours. All you need is $25!

 

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Summer Inspired Makeup From By Terry!

Posted on 06/11/2012

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Summer is my favorite makeup season of the year. Not only does it mean cutting back on a few extra makeup products but also introducing pastel eyeshadows, romantic pink glosses and my personal favorite, bronzing creams and powders. European luxury brand By Terry's new products have really caught my eye this season for their amazing formulations and gorgeous shades. Here are the ones I'll be getting to create my summer makeup look for 2012.

 

I'm really picky about self tanners but have found a lot of luck with facial moisturizers that work to nourish the skin as well as build a safe and natural looking tan. The one I have my eye on this summer is By Terry's Serum Terrybly Sunbooster. Active ingredients work together to create a luminous tan 365 days a year, without DHA or sun exposure. Simply apply morning and evening onto cleansed skin.

 

Now that my tan is in check I want to enhance my cheekbones with a sexy shade and my favorite of the moment is By Terry's Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb, a deep pinky coral with iridescent particles. The silver compact it comes in is so gorgeous but best of all is the lasting power. Blush typically tends to wear off after a long day but this highly pigmented yet sheer blush keeps a freshly applied appearance all day.

Serum Terrybly Sunbooster - Auto-Radiant Intense Moisturizer  Aqualip Jelly Tint - Dancefloor Flirt

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Lift & Tighten With Erno Laszlo Instant Eye Repair

Posted on 06/12/2012

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To many choices can be nice for those who navigate the beauty sections like it's their own backyard but for those who tend to shy away from the smorgasbord of products available it can be quite intimidating. For some, and even myself, it's a lot easier to cut to the chase and narrow it down to the product that can multi-task and target my concern, not tap dance around it. 

 

I think it's safe to say that one of women's biggest concern is the aging appearance around the eye area. There are lot of quick acting products on the market to address this issue, however Erno Laszlo's Instant Eye Repair has been give the stamp of approval by Harpers Bazaar for it's ability to hold off eye surgery. Key hydrators like Glycerin and Vitamin E work together to eliminate puffiness, bags, sagging lids and give an immediate plumping effect! 

 

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New Shades Of Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes!

Posted on 06/12/2012

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If you love Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes as much as we do you'll be pleased to know that seven new shades of this cult favorite formulation have just landed at b-glowing! These inspiring and colorful shades are perfect for summer as they come in pastel colors as well as darker hues like red and navy blue for those who like a little more drama. 

 

If you haven't tried Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes and struggle with eye lid creasing or color fading then you will find this product a beauty miracle. Upon application, it transforms from a liquid to dry, velvety texture and can be used as an all over shadow or an eyeliner. I love that it has a weightless feel and manages to stay crease free all day long. Totally serious. No budging.

 

From left to right: E113 (navy blue), E114 (bordeaux red), E115 (Purple), E116 (Lilac), E117 (Mint Green), E118 (Light Blue), and E119 (Ochre).

 

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