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There's nothing worse than a blonde gone orange six weeks after color. Instead of golden flax it starts to resemble the color of rust. For those who can't afford to get their color touched up so often it's a great idea to start incorporating hair products that will keep your hair color rich and vibrant like Serge Normant's Meta Blonde Reviving Shampoo & Conditioner.
Blondes or blondes and brunettes with highlights will get the best results from these products while pale or platinum blondes should shy away unless you're wanting to add a warmer tone. The shampoo contains shimmering gold enhancers to enhance gold tones and cedar bark extract to increase shine and luster. While also being a color enhancer, the conditioner is also deeply hydrating with jojoba and coconut oil. Leave the conditioner on for 1-15 minutes to increase golden color intensity.
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Lucky for us the Miracle Skin Transformer brands is like a one stop shop. Best known for their amazing tinted moisturizer that camouflages redness and gives skin an airbrushed finish, they have now brought out four new products in the range that addresses every aspect of your skin care routine:
The Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Cleanser is gentle and great for all skin types, especially those who have increased sensitivity to ingredients. This calming cleanser changes to foam when activated with water and gently rinses the skin, removing surface oils, makeup and dirt. It also fights free radicals with a powerful blend of botanical antioxidants!
No skincare routine is complete without regular weekly exfoliation. The Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm uses high grade micronized magnesium oxide crystals to polish and refine skin's texture. Besides renewing dull skin, the formulation is also infused with M3 Complex and antioxidants to increase moisture and a newly revealed luminous skin.
While you sleep your skin re-charges itself in lieu of another day of possible environmental aggressors. This is also the best time to incorporate a more active serum or treatment like the Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. This multi-functional night cream quenches skin with moisture throughout the evening, with 65% more hydration in the first three hours! It also exfoliates, firms and tones the skin overnight.
For those with super sensitive skin, Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm is everything you need to hydrate irritated skin as well as combat severe dryness. If you try to hide the winter away inside closed doors you can feel protected with this multi-purpose beauty balm that addresses the multiple sources of aggression and stress.
The eyes are the window to the soul and the lips are just as alluring and provacative. We need to take good care of our lip pillows 365 days a year to keep them readily soft and kissable. The skin on the lips is a lot thinner and sensitive than our bodies so we need to be mindful of the products we use to address the issues of cracked skin and dry lips. Take a gander at some of our picks to keep them pucker-iffic!
First step to soft lips is to exfoliate and there's nothing better or more yummy smelling than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Tiny, granular sugar crystals gently exfoliates flaky skin to leave lips incredibly soft and supple. One of my favorite products ever, this is gentle enough to use once a week. Try your best not to be tempted to eat any, it smells that enticing.
If you'd like to forego the step of needing a sink then Ilia's handy Lip Exfoliator comes in lipstick form and can be used daily. Organic ingredients blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliate lips. There's no need to rinse, simply follow up with a lip conditioner to seal in moisture.
For lip conditioning like no other may I tempt you and your wallet with By Terry's Baume de Rose SPF 15. This rose like no other (it smells of the classic flower), is a melt away balm that has become the must have of Hollywood stars because of its ability to repair, nourish, regenerate the lip area and leave a beautiful soft glossy sheen in it's wake. It can also be used as a salve to strengthen your cuticles!
Don't let lips go naked! You've buffed and conditioned them to perfection, now it's time to get them noticed with a hint of color with Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss. Choose from 12 different shades from soft peach to the brightest blood red that will keep lips shiny and smooth without feeling greasy or slippery.
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We love giveaways at b-glowing and this month we're excited to host our biggest one to date! Summer is here and this giveaway gives you the opportunity to get a seasonal makeover with $225 worth of By Terry cosmetics! This 5 piece set includes:
By Terry Blush Terrybly in Hypnotic Copper
By Terry Nail Laque Terrybly in Famous Fuchsia
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Paradise Island
By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine in Diamond Dream
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Black Print
The giveaway is run through our Facebook page and you simply have to click on this link to enter. Entries close July 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am PST with a winner announced Tuesday, July 17th 2012. Contest is open to both United States and international entrants. Prize cannot be redeemed for credit, cash, gift certificate, etc.Read More »
There's nothing like a little blogger love on a Thursday morning, especially when said blogger talks about some of your favorite beauty items. Seems like Beauty By Benz and I have similar beauty taste with picks from Rodin olio lusso, Jouer Cosmetics and more! Not only does she talk about her love of b-glowing for our eclectic mix of department store favorites, niche products that professional makeup artists go ga-ga for and brands that have built a cult status following over the years but also that our site is just plain cool! Here are the products that made her summer favorites list:
Rodin olio lusso Luxury Face Oil is a makeup artist must have to prep and hydrate the skin to make that perfect canvas for makeup application. Victoria's Secret angels get their amazing runway face glow from Rodin not from the heavens. She talks about how it really absorbs onto the skin rather than resting on top and feeling like an oil spill and the beautiful Jasmine scent makes it ever more luxurious.
Top off that glow with a bit more courtesy of Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint. It's light to medium coverage goes on without feeling heavy and it's dewy formula leaves skin looking fresh and illuminated all day. Add on a bit of pink creamy blush, mascara and gloss and you've created the perfect no fuss summer look.
If you haven't been working on your 'power brow' the time is now. Brows are bigger than ever, both in size and trend so start growing out and enhancing your beautiful arches. She fell in love with the Jouer Brow Fix, a clear taming gel with brush applicator that can be used after filling in your brows with powder or pencil to keep them in place all day long.
Jemma Kidd Contour & Flush Creme Blush Duo is really the perfect summer makeup product because it comes with two different shades. A darker bronze to be used for contouring or bronzing and then a cream blush that gives that perfect soft dewy hint of color. Creamy blushes are really ideal for summer because they don't look streaky or uneven as a powder blush can occasionally appear if a liquid base is beneath it. Sometimes the color sticks to different areas which can be a little frustrating when you're in a hurry but not the case with creamy based ones!
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An amazing pink and orange sunset is setting the perfect romantic backdrop, you're wearing your favorite floral sundress, your hair is styled in the perfect undone beach wave. He leans in for the kiss and then you remember……my dry, flaky lips are not in any condition for romance! If only we could pause the situation like a movie scene, but unfortunately if you haven't remembered to exfoliate your lips, chances are this is going to be one rough smackeroo session.
Because the lips are a thinner and more sensitive area than the rest of your face, it's imperative that you use a separate exfoliant for that area, not the abrasive microderm product you might use on the rest of your face. There's is no better product than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. This gentle yet effective sugar scrub will lightly exfoliate your lips with delish smelling granular sugar crystals. Simply apply onto lips and rub in circular motions for a minute and then rinse off. The lips are left soft and smooth and ready for some kissing!
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Summertime is usually when your social schedule doubles with barbecues, housewarmings, picnics and more taking up all your free time. When you're in a rush from work things like touching up your tan or applying lipstick can be a problem when you're in a rush and these are certainly things we shouldn't be trying to attempt when driving, although I've seen a lot worse. The one area I want to look amazing in my scalloped shorty shorts is of course my legs. They really look longer and leaner with a bit of color which is why I turn to St Tropez Self Tan Perfect Legs Spray. This aerosol spray is easy to pop in your purse for a last minute tanning sesh and in a few sprays gives your legs instant color and an airbrushed, natural looking glow. Think if it as makeup for your legs, it washes off when you want it to and is perfect for all skin tones!
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There's no time like summer to break out those bright popsicle and sherbet shades. Neon knows no boundaries so feel free to apply on nails, eyelids and lips! However, a little word to the wise, just like jewelry it's a good idea to choose one area to focus your beauty statement rather than choosing all three. A turquoise eye, hot pink cheek and bright orange lip might be a little overkill, unless you're walking on a runway. Here are a few fun high voltage shades to adorn yourself with this summer season…
Make an eye-popping statement with By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Fizzy Jade Or Paradise Island. These crayon inspired eye shadows can literally be drawn on for precise contouring as well as easily blended out to create more of a smoky look. Both of these shades remind me of the sea with Fizzy Jade being a gorgeous soft green and Paradise Island a turquoise blue. They're made with pearl proteins, present in the form of micronized powder which allows for a creamy, melt away eyeshadow that creates a lifting light effect and has infallible hold.
Lips are meant to be noticed. Forego your neutral soft pink gloss and go high octave with staff favorite Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel. We can't get enough of fuchsia this season and when it's this easy to apply and consists of organic ingredients that tint and condition our skin it's a beauty junkie no brainer.
First looks at the outer packaging of Armour Beauty Lucy Opaque Lip Gloss initially frightened me. It. Is. So. Orange. However, I pushed past the initial fear and am so glad I did. Let's just say everybody at the office was asking me what gloss I was wearing. It doesn't go as bold as what you'd think but still gives a highly pigmented coral orange shade in it's wake. Totally in love with this Lucille Ball inspired gloss!
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus is a big fan of RGB nail lacquers. She has been seen about hollywood land rocking many different shades but her favorite seems to be RGB's Minty. A very pretty mint green, robin's egg inspired shade that is oh so cute for summer!
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Bring flower power inspiration to your makeup look this summer by incorporating pastel pinks and mauve purples to create a whimsical and romantic makeup palette. As seen in Life & Style Weekly magazine, gorgeous actress Olivia Munn demonstrates this look perfectly. Recreate it yourself with By Terry Laque De Rose assortment of lip glosses like Romance Rose which combines an intense lip care treatment along with ultra glossy effervescent colors. For cheekbones, apply one of the gorgeous shades in EF | STUDIO's Cheek Color Palette in C101 for a beautiful healthy flush. Intensify the eye area with a more smoky look with Becca Cosmetics Balearic Love Palette, a trio of complimentary shades of plum and deep violet to accentuate your irises, even more so if you have hazel or green eyes!
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Great beauty brands come from all corners of the world and we like to think we carry the best of them right here at b-glowing. However, because we just celebrated our countries Independence Day Vogue.com decided to pay tribute to 10 beauty brands that are 'Born in the USA.' Some of them big and well known while others like Rosebud Perfume Company are a little smaller but have reached an iconic status amongst it's beauty junkie cult followers because of their amazing multi-purpose lip salve that can soothe chapped lips, minor burns and irritated skin, diaper rash and the horrible dry elbow. Simply choose your favorite flavor like strawberry or the original scent and watch Rosebud Salve works it's miracle magic!