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Create Bounce With Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer

Posted on 07/19/2012

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A lot of women opt for shorter hairstyles because it's less upkeep but that doesn't mean you can't still create lots of volume and bounce to enhance movement. For example Cameron Diaz's hair is a gorgeous low maintenance cut but it definitely takes a little extra help to get it looking camera ready. Serge Normant's Meta Lush Volumizer is the perfect product for those who want to switch up a flatter, layered style and give it more body. Simply spray on damp hair and then air dry to reveal a head of hair with extra bounce and movement. 

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Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk Eau de Parfum!

Posted on 07/19/2012

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I rarely fall totally in love with a fragrance. There's so many of them out there and I'm always trying to find one that really captures my personality, taste and style. I've found a few over the years but Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk has really captured my heart. This is her most recent fragrance addition to the range and as soon as I heard 'coconut' in the description my heart soared because to me, the beach and summer is my total happiness and anything that reminds me of it has my vote…and money. The Coconut Milk scent comes in a roll on Perfume Oil form or an Eau de Parfum Spray. You're instantly transported to your own favorite paradise with notes of coconut, almond, orange blossom, gardenia and tonk a bean!

 

Perfect Coconut Eau de Parfum Spray

 

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Kai Shampoo and Conditioner!

Posted on 07/20/2012

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Ok Kai devotees you asked and they delivered. Their bath and body category has gotten even bigger and you can now enjoy a clean and refreshed mane with the Kai Shampoo and Conditioner! Both include the brand's signature Hawaiian inspired aroma of jasmine, tuberose and lily so you can smell like you experienced a tropical getaway in one wash! The shampoo contains coconut oil, glycerin and mild surfactants that delicately remove dirt and buildup without stripping hair of color or texture. The conditioner is packed with vitamin rich ingredients like vitamin e, shea butter and special blend of argan oil to detangle, reconstruct and restore moisture to lackluster hair. This sulfate and paraben free duo works for all hair types!

 

Kai ShampooKai Conditioner

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Introducing Sachajuan Haircare!

Posted on 07/20/2012

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Sweden's hottest haircare range is now available at b-glowing! Sachajuan is the brainchild of Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenblind, owners of the famous salon in Stockholm that also brought about the creation of their own line of haircare products. Word and admiration quickly spread overseas and it's hit the USA by storm. We're very excited to have it available to our customers. From its simplistic yet chic packaging to its amazing formulations Sachajuan is a brand that will give you immediate results with their tailor made products.

My personal tried and tested favorite is the Sachajuan Ocean Mist. If you love that just 'came from the sea' beach hair then this formula will give hair a natural twist and volume a la a long day spent in sand and surf. 

We all love a bit of bounce and the Sachajuan Volume Powder creates big volume and  structure to limp, weighted down locks. Also moonlighting as a dry shampoo it removes oily shine and gives hair a fresh and so clean just washed feeling. 

If your mane is in desperate need of mending then the Sachajuan Hair Repair is a targeted intensive hair treatment for damaged and stressed hair. Ocean Silk Technology promotes cell regeneration to increase strands vitality and strength. This rinse out treatment only needs 5-10 minutes to work it's magic.

Ocean Mist Volume Powder Hair Repair

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The Power of Microcurrent - NuFace Facial Toning Devices

Posted on 07/20/2012

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Making the decision to go under the knife for facial rejuvenation can be a tough one let alone expensive. Before you go there make sure you explore all your non invasive options. Over the years technology has given us many great at home solutions that you would typically have to visit the dermatologist or facialist for. There are many types of solutions to keep the aging process at bay such as exfoliation, oxygen infusion, light therapy and now microcurrent courtesy of NuFace!

The name of the brand perfectly exemplifies the results you will soon see in just a few treatments. They're the leader in non invasive facial lifting and toning and their products work to encourage natural regeneration from under and within the skin. Fans of the treatments give it the well deserved title of the 'Five Minute Face Lift.' The same technology began as a medical treatment for patients with atrophied facial muscles because of it's amazing ability for facial toning. As you can see by the before and after image below, micro current really works!

There are a couple hand held devices to choose from in the NuFace range. The Trinity Facial Toning Device comes with a skin smart sensor, interchangeable treatment heads and also includes a charging cradle. Simply apply the included gel primer on the designated area of the face you would like refinement and tone and glide the NuFace device over the area for instant results. Watch the great video tutorial on the product page for a great demonstration on how to use your Trinity. The NuFace Classic Facial Toning Device is the exact same device as the Trinity except it doesn't come with an extra treatment head nor charging table. You do get to choose the body color as it comes in pink, teal or white!

If you're seeing the years take their tole on your face then NuFace is a great non invasive solution to give you instant contouring results. 

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Blind Barber Male Grooming Range!

Posted on 07/23/2012

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Even men need a little extra help when it comes to choosing grooming products that are right for them. Luckily for us, they're slowly realizing their 'metrosexuality' and with that comes an interest in great skincare and shaving products. I happen to feel a great sense of pride when my husband lets me know he's out of his exfoliant, and it's just darn cute. Our latest addition to the men's category is a brand out of NYC, The Blind Barber.

 

The Blind Barber redefines modern manhood with their return to the 'roaring twenties' and the era of the modern gentleman. With shave as well as hair products in the range this is a brand that is inspired by fashion, music and lifestyle. The chic black and white packaging and signature scissors has an air of old school feeling to it and a time when every man went to the barber to get his clean, close shave. Although the range is small, that is the genius in it because men don't need a ton of options, just a few products that work for every guy. Some of the standouts are:

 

Blind Barber 90 Proof Hair Pomade is infused with hops (yes, like beer) that is protein rich for effortless styling and leaves hair with a workable matte finish. No need to reapply throughout the day the pomade has a very strong hold!

 

Blind Barber 60 Proof Hair Wax is also infused with hops and has a nutrient rich formulation to keep hair in place without weighing it down. In comparisons to the 90 proof, this has a medium hold for semi control. Hair might possibly have a bit of movement rather being unbudgeable.

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Foundation Salvation!

Posted on 07/23/2012

A lot of people underestimate how hard it is to find a foundation. It's like a second skin so you want it to feel like a part of you and finding that perfect facial companion is trickier than it seems. Although choosing a foundation is totally based on personal preference I've gathered a few of my favorite standouts to help you navigate through the endless choices of a woman's go to cosmetic product:

Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen has made it through my checklist for numerous reasons. For one, the silky smooth, barely there formulation covers up flaws and leaves skin looking incredibly radiant. Secondly, for those who don't want to use fingers or a sponge, the application of this product is made so efficient due to it's applicator brush that allows you to get in between nostril curves and facial contours. Minerals diffuse light across the skin's surface reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

 

Although I'm not technically able to call it a foundation, Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint is more like a tinted moisturizer but gives great coverage if you have unproblematic skin. It evens out uneven skin tone and also camouflages fine lines with light diffusing ingredients while also protecting from harmful UV rays with SPF 20! 

 

Christened the makeup foundation for dummies, By Terry's Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush is an anti-blemish, anti-shadow and anti-dullness formulation that instantly illuminates the face. It's featherweight texture can be deceiving because it actually gives deceptive coverage and hyaluronic acid microspheres work to plump up wrinkles for an instant lifting effect.

 

For those who like a thicker coverage, a staff favorite as well as Kim Kardashian's is Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer. Housed in a tiny jar, we prefer to apply this product with fingertips rather than a sponge due to it's thicker consistency and ability to warm it up by massaging it through your fingertips for better application. It can be used as a concealer or for the perfect highlighter as well! One thing you can rely on is complete coverage at all times. Our suggestion is that less is more with the Sensual Skin Enhancer. Apply to a freshly moisturized and primed skin and apply more as desired.

 

Skin Veil Pen Luminizing Moisture Tint Light Expert- Perfecting Foundation Brush     The Sensual Skin Enhancer

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BeautyPahlooza!

Posted on 07/23/2012

Festival season is here so it's time to bring out your kaftans, american flag inspired shirt dress, motorcycle boots and indian headdresses! So, that's a few helpful hints for fashion but we need to be coordinating this amazing head to toe look with an easy breezy makeup look that screams natural beauty. The last thing you want to be wearing to an all day, let alone all weekend music festival is a face full of foundation and weighted down mascara that will sweat, run and leave you not looking so hot in time for your favorite band ever. Leave the experts to this as we share some of our favorite picks to leave you looking simply gorgeous for a weekend of fun in the sun.

 

The secret to summer music festival beauty is in large part due to an amazing tinted moisturizer and natural looking bronzer. This is by far the most important base and after you have found this, the rest is easy. One of my personal favorites due to it's radiant nature is Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector. Whatever color you choose will give a natural finish and lightweight feel that makes your skin look like it's glowing. It also contains SPF 20 so you're protected while you're under the hot sun listening to your favorite bands. Enhance your luminous skin with a hint of bronzer courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil, a unique bronzer that matches every skin tone and gives skin a natural glow from the inside out. Lightly brush a bit on cheekbones and forehead for a perfectly sun kissed placement. 

 

Next, take a sun kissed peachy coral shade like By Terry Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb and sweep underneath where you lay the bronzer and lightly over the apples of the cheeks to warm up your face and compliment your golden tan. 

 

For bit of dewiness apply EF | STUDIO's Eye Gloss Transparent to the lower lids. It leaves a sensual finish to the eyes and instantly warms up a dull skin tone. This is my new secret and love the way it makes my eyes look! It's so simple but looks amazing!

 

Finish the look off with Jouer Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Sunset. Just a hint of color is needed to draw attention to your puckeroos. 

 

Whether you decide to go with these or your own variations try to keep it soft and subtle. Festivals are about a relaxed vibe so try to mimic that feeling in your fashion and beauty looks!

Shimmering Skin PerfectorBlush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance BlushMoisturizing Lip GlossEye Gloss Transparent

 

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Marilyn Monroe's Beauty Secret - Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9

Posted on 07/25/2012

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This is definitely Marilyn Monroe's year. Even in death her signature style and glamorous flair warms our hearts and leaves us with many unanswered questions. Although she was definitely gone to soon the girl had a timeless taste in fashion and beauty that we still aspire to today. Marilyn entrusted her beauty regime to a select few brands who maintained her silver screen worthy skin. The August issue of Allure magazine pays tribute to this amazing woman through gorgeous photographs through memory lane and an inside scoop on what products transormed Norma Jean into Marilyn. A couple of her go to favorites were by Erno Laszlo, one even found on her nightstand at the time of her death.

Dr. Erno Laszlo treated Marilyn's skin throughout her career, even going to the lengths of creating a custom made product, Phormula 3-9, to fade a scar on her stomach. Filled with tamaru and marine collagen extract, this intensive nourishing balm reduces redness, puffiness and smoothes away wounds and burns. 

 

Erno Laszlo's Active Phelityl Cream is an intensive moisturizer that protects and nourishes the skin for a full 24 hours. It's no wonder Marilyn would put this cream on before she went to bed and left it as a reminder on her nightstand. Safflower seed oil improves skin's elasticity and a unique moisturizing complex with a PH nearly identical to the skin helps to maintain the fatty acids for essential skin function. 

 

 

 

 

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Sachajuan Ocean Mist

Posted on 07/25/2012

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Fresh from the sea beach hair is hard to recreate when you're at home juggling between hair sprays, volumizers and dry shampoos. In the end it can end up in a rat's nest type of disaster when really you only have to keep in mind that less is more. And when I say less, I mean one product and that would be Sachajuan's Ocean Mist. I happen to love any product that guarantees to give me that salty but sexy dirtiness that typically can only be accomplished by a dip in some tropical sea water and letting hair naturally dry in the breeze. Spritz some Ocean Spray on to wet or dry hair and your hair is left with a natural twist and volume that will have you looking amazing for a post beach cocktail! Vogue Summer Beauty Guide voted it as the best product to get beachy hair without the beach!

 

Ocean Mist

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