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Stay Sun Protected With Erno Laszlo Blue Firmarine SPF 30!

Posted on 07/11/2012

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The sun is our best friend and our worst enemy. Many of us, especially if you live in Portland, Oregon, tear open our curtains in hopes to see the first warm rays of the summer season and tune into the weather updates like it's our favorite CSI show. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, surprisingly is actually one of the most neglected vitamins in the human race, when only a few minutes of exposure is needed. What you do with those minutes or hours is up to you, however we always suggest you enjoy your sun time but keep yourself protected with great skincare that includes SPF. 

 

One of those great products happen to be the Erno Laszlo Blue Firmarine SPF 30 moisturizer as featured in Us Weekly's 'Stay Safe In The Sun' feature rounding up the top SPF products to beat the heat. This breakthrough skincare treatment infused with micro algae to boost elasticity and spirulina maxima to feed collagen for greater firmness and bounce will strengthen, nourish and protect the skin all day long. 

 

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Free Your Mane Hydrating Hair Mask Seen In People!

Posted on 07/13/2012

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Alexis Bledel is one of those actresses you think you could be best friends with. She warmed our hearts with her character on Gilmore Girls and her transition into a more mature role as Lena Kaligaris in the film adaptation of 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,' really exemplified her talents. Did I mention the girl also has great hair? As seen in the August Issue of People Style Watch in the Celeb Love That section, Alexis was featured amongst Kate Bosworth, January Jones and more featuring the products that they can't get enough of. For Alexis, she attributes the health of her fabulous hair to Free Your Mane's Intensive Hydrating Hair Masque because, "It's my secret weapon. It keeps my hair healthy, hydrated and frizz-free." Specially developed to to accelerate the repair and rejuvenation process, this high performance masque seals damaged ends, smoothes edges and works wonders on natural or processed hair. Simply use once a week for 15 minutes or leave on overnight to enhance results! 

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Rahua Voluminous Spray Featured in Elle!

Posted on 07/13/2012

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If there's one thing a girl needs the most assistance with when talking about hair it's volume. If hair is to thin it goes limp, if it's to thick you need a coke bottle and a whole can of hairspray just to give it a little height. Sometimes the stars align and you find yourself having a good hair day but on those other days when you're about to contemplate doing a Brittany let me suggest a great solution…Rahua's Voluminous Spray! Recently featured in the August edition of Elle magazine, because it, "Creates bombshell body without drying out strands," this 100% all natural volumizer that also revitalizes the scalp and gives a workable hold without drying it out! 

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By Terry Baume de Rose SPF 15 In StyleBomb's Beach Bag!

Posted on 07/13/2012

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No day at the beach is complete without By Terry's Baume de Rose! Such a luxurious product can of course be celebrated on it's own but gosh does it look even more tempting in a beautiful setting like StyleBomb blogger Jen Mendenhall's monogrammed beach/travel bag. This cult status lip balm is a must have for any outdoor outing because of it's SPF protection and ability to repair, nourish and regenerate the lip area. This melt away balm is non sticky and glides on effortlessly to reveal a beautiful glossy finish.

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Soleil Organique Environmental Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 In Lucky!

Posted on 07/16/2012

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Sunscreens are no longer just about from preventing burns anymore but instead think of the health of your skin in the long term and choose your skincare accordingly. Soleil Organique has been getting lots of love from the fashion magazines lately and this month it's from the August edition of Lucky magazine featuring their Environmental Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 for Face. Not just an amazing sunscreen, but daily moisturizer as well this is a power pack full of good for you vitamins and extracts that also protect from the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Whilst protecting, it's also smoothing away fine lines and preventing premature aging with ingredients filled with anti-oxidants. Stay protected with Soleil Organique!

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Linda Rodin Shares The Inspiration Behind Her New Fragrance!

Posted on 07/16/2012

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Stylist, tastemaker and creator of chic brand Rodin olio lusso, Linda Rodin spends some time with b-glowing to share her insight into the creation of her latest brand addition, the Rodin Perfume. If you've already fallen in love with the signature fragrance of the brand then you will love the new perfume, if not and are wanting a bit of a sample tease then check our our 2012 Summer Fragrance Flight which features this amazing scent. A curated selection of six samples for $15 that compliment the summer season and comes with an 20% exclusive discount code* in case you find your signature!

1. With a coveted line of chic products that stand alone are simply elegant in every way, what made you want to create a perfume? 

Well, I adore the scent of my oils. And it seems everyone else does too. So I made a perfume to mirror the scent of the oils, so it would be a lasting fragrance. 

2. As your line is known for it's exquisite hair, face and body oils, when I heard you were doing a perfume I figured it would be a rollerball perfume oil. What went into the decision to create an eau de parfum?

I am old fashioned I guess. I am not a big fan of rollerball perfumes. I wanted exactly what we made.

3. Upon smelling this lovely fragrance one would know that it's unmistakably Rodin, however with a twist. Can you let our readers know what the inspiration was behind the fragrance and the notes used?

It was quite simple. I just wanted something to mirror the delicious fragrance of the jasmine and neroli of my oils. 

4. There seems to be a big customer demand for more, more, more Rodin products. Can we expect anymore fabulous additions in the future?

Yes. We are making a scented candle for holiday, and a wonderful facial cleanser for early 2013. 

*Code not valid on Rodin olio lusso products.

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Modern Scent - Jacomo It's Me For Her

Posted on 07/17/2012

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If the idea of being away from your smart phone sends you into a state of shock or you simply love technology then I bet you'd also happen to fall in love with a fragrance that is inspired by the gadget that takes over a big part of our lives, the iPhone. Jacomo's It's Me For Her looks so much like your it you could end up grabbing it off the kitchen counter before you leave for work rather than your acutal phone! Now don't get me wrong, the packaging is very, very modern and cool but the bonus part of course is the amazing scent! Spazmag.com thought it was such a cool concept they had to blog about it and gave it two thumbs up. It comes in both a his/hers fragrance option with the woman's being warm and sensual with notes of pineapple, mandarin and jasmine and the men's vivacious and woody with lemon, patchouli and amber aromas. Both are incredibly classy scents and the bottle alone makes for a wonderful gift!

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Butter London Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Posted on 07/17/2012

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I always get a kick out of the lacquer names every season from Butter London. Although most of them have 'brit-slang' origins I tend to have heard them before, however for a few from the latest Fall/Winter 2012 collection I had to hit urban dictionary…

Butter London Trustafarian is a sage green shade flecked with gold. You don't have to be a 'privileged white kid who subscribes to the hippie lifestyle,' as urban dictionary explains to wear this particular shade. 

Butter London Lovely Jubbly is a vibrant magenta flecked with red, blue, and gold micro particles. I haven't been on a drug induced trip but it definitely has a throwback to the 70's with a distinct retro vibe. This is a Studio 54 polish if there ever was one.

Butter London Gobsmacked is a heavily pigmented charcoal gray lacquer that gives a slightly textured appearance. I for one love anything gray borderlining black shades and I like that is has some subtle glitter to it. It's comparable to a starry night!

Butter London Shag is my favorite standout from the range. I haven't seen a shade like it before with it's orange burgundy fusion. Almost looks like an antique polish and think it's perfect for the fall season. 

Butter London Dodgy Barnett blurs the line between gray and silver. Highly holographic it almost resembles liquid metal on your fingertips...

From left to right: Trustafarian, Lovely Jubbly, Gobsmacked, Dodgy Barnett and Shag.

 

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Butter London Lips & Tips Value Pack

Posted on 07/18/2012

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If you love to color coordinate your lips and nails then take a gander at the latest value pack from Butter London! Their new Lips & Tips is a duo kit that comes with a lacquer and coordinating lip gloss to make your beauty look complete. Choose from Snog, an opaque, hot pink creme and Yummy Mummy, a bestseller in gorgeous medium beige. All Butter London products are free from carcinogens, phthalates, sulfates and bismuth for everyday wear with no worry. Great value and makes for a fantastic gift!

 

Lips & Tips: Snog Lips & Tips: Yummy Mummy

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Sweat Proof Beauty - Blinc Mascara

Posted on 07/18/2012

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We tend to love a great mascara around these parts. There have been many myths about 'the' best mascara but I believe there isn't necessarily a best per-say, but definitely a best when broken down into categories. After all, we all use this classic eye enhancer for different reasons. Some for length, extra curl, darkening, thickening and the #1 trick of the trade, a waterproof mascara that is actually waterproof. 

 

We've tried and tested many but Blinc Mascara definitely takes the cake, or the curl, in this situation. Annointed as a top 'resort beauty pick' by staff members this product holds on for dear life and doesn't let go through wind, rain and even swimming expedition. It's budge proof tubing formula made it into In Style's feature on sweat proof beauty picks. It darkens and coats the lashes without being tacky and creates waterproof tubes around each lash that only slides off with soap, water and a little bit of gentle massage. Take it for a test drive and I guarantee you'll take it home.

 

 

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