It's the first day of summer which also happens to be National PDA (public display of affection) Day! Make sure you're giving lots of kisses to your significant other in pops of color. See below a list of our go-to staff favorites to not only leave a great lip tattoo on your man's cheek but look amazing as well!
Bre's recent pink obsession has led her to By Terry's Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in Cupid Peony. She describes it as somewhere between a fuchsia and baby pink and has been wearing it non stop in the office. Bre gets dry lips on occasion and one of her biggest pet peeves are lipsticks that are dehydrating and get stuck in the cracks after the rest of color has worn off. By Terry's lipsticks glide on so smoothly and stays moist the entire time, without bleeding or drying. If you're going to spend $49 on a lipstick, this one is well worth it….says Bre.
Erika loves to mix up soft neutrals and bright pops of color from day to day. Today was a neutral day as she rocked Ilia Lip Conditioner in Nobody's Baby. It's a sheer touch of soft, romantic color that is perfect for an everyday hue. Who knew that organic lip products could be so good? Only the b-glowing girls in the know that's who! The Ilia tinted lip conditioners contain organic ingredients to soothe and condition the lips.
Kelsey (aka Higgins) is a bit saucy and is really loving experimenting with bright lipsticks, glosses and stains. When the new Butter London Lippys arrived she was the first to grab Butter London's Lippy in Snog a red/hot pink hybrid. Just like their nail lacquers, the Lippys are long wearing and heavily pigmented, giving instant color transformation to lips without having the longer application process time as a lipstick.
Katelyn is our latest beauty recruit and she cannot praise Ilia Lipstick more. Her color favorite is Neon Angel (the hottest pink) and she swears by it's lasting power and the summery smell! Ilia Lipsticks contain not only nourishing ingredients like Jojoba Oil, but also essential oils like Jasmine and Orange Blossom.
From left to right: Bre in By Terry Cupid Peony, Erika in Ilia Lip Conditioner Nobody's Baby, Kelsey in Butter London Lippy in Snog, and Kately in Ilia Lipstick Neon Angel
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If you're after an anti-aging powerhouse product that contains high performance ingredients and regenerative properties like no other than take a look at Bliss The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Moisture Cream. All you have to do is apply it morning and evening to a well cleansed face and feel and see the difference in your skin. Ten advanced age fighting ingredients containing cellular respiration boosters will get rid of redness while multi-fruit complexes increase elasticity. Lucky magazine included this fountain of youth cream in their Beauty Spy section on high tech creams that leave skin firm and oh so radiantly young.
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Established in 1856 as a clothing line, the upscale Burberry label debuted its first fragrance in 1981. Burberry body perfume is a favorite among those who seek an affordable luxury and a timeless scent. Among the Burberry fragrances sold on b-glowing.com, the following are a handful of the most popular:
Body – Eau de Parfum: A feminine fragrance, Body combines light and warm scents. The top notes feature freesia, peach and green absinth, and the floral notes at the heart include iris, roses and sandalwood. For the base notes, the Burberry body perfume incorporates musk, vanilla and amber.
Brit – Eau de Parfum: Featuring top notes of almond, lime and pear, the Burberry Brit eau de perfume spray exemplifies the brand’s line of casual, luxurious weekend wear. At the heart of the fragrance is peony, which adds a hint of sweetness. The mahogany and amber base notes round out the Burberry Brit perfume.
Brit – Eau de Toilette: Featuring the exact same scent as the Brit Eau de Parfum, the fragrance of the eau de toilette isn’t as strong (or concentrated) as its Burberry Brit perfume counterpart. This fragrance may be ideal if you love the smell of Brit and want a toned-down version.Read More »
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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 »