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Achieving a fake tan flawlessly is trickier than it may appear. Extra steps taken pre-treatment can greatly improve the way a spray-on tan rests upon the skin. Remember those annoying dark patches that appear on knees and elbows? If you were to exfoliate prior to self tanning and apply a dab of moisturizer afterwards to those areas where we tend to get a buildup of dry skin then chances are lessened that color will cling to those areas and darken. These kind of tips were the subject in Allure magazine's feature on getting a flawless professional spray tan.
For those who want to forego a salon visit, there are many great at home products to choose from like St Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse. The leader in sunless tanning, St Tropez's Mousse glides on effortlessly and conditions the skin with aloe vera while providing a natural gorgeous bronze. No need to worry about the horrible smell that typically comes with sunless tanning because of their trademarked Aromaguard technology that eliminates smell by 70% and instead gives a refreshing and subtle fragrance. Hope these tips help you achieve the most effective and beautiful sunless tan all year round!
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The hottest nail lacquer shades of the season according to Allure magazine run from blush nudes to electric and vibrant neons. In their latest addition they break down some helpful hints to maintain a manicure i.e. (apply a topcoat over polish every other day) as it helps to reduce chipping and keep nails glossy post manicure. One of the shade picks of the season is Hipp X RGB Nail Tint in T4! Almost like a foundation for your nails, all of the shades are inspired by skin tones and are a more sheer looking formula than the brands nail foundation lacquers. Simply apply two coats of this dark toned nail tint for a beautiful and soft wash of color.
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Temperatures are soaring, our makeup is running and any beauty tips to help keep us looking fabulous during summer is always appreciated. There's no better suggestions than when it comes straight form a beauty editor's mouth so we really loved Refinery29.com's blog on 'Beauty Editor-Approved Summer Essentials' that featured an item found at b-glowing! One of our latest brand additions, CV Skinlabs had their Rescue + Relief Spray featured because it's like a nice comforting hug for your skin. The squirt bottle packaging allows you to instantly soothe any of the summer ouches we find ourselves getting like mosquito bites, scratches or burns without leaving a sticky and gunky residue on the skin. For even more comfort keep your Rescue + Relief Spray in the fridge for instant cooling and calming!
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Straight from the rainforest comes the latest natural and eco-friendly addition to Rahua by Amazon Beauty. The Omega 9 Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment that promotes scalp health and color preservation with a mix of pure ingredients like Ungurahua Oil, which is rich in Omega-9 to boost shine, heal and strengthen the hair follicle. Described as an 'insurance for hair,' if you're rough with your mane through coloring or heat activated styling tools then this is a great product to back-up that impending damage with a great salon intensive treatment. Use once a week after shampooing to see instant benefits in feel as well as shine!Read More »
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Leila Lou by Rosie Jane is highly covetable fragrance sought by celebrities and women alike because of it's clean, fresh and fruity aroma that immediately transports you to a happy and worry free head space. The Leila Lou Perfume Oil was recently blogged about in the uber stylish blog, the glossarie. Lara goes so far as to say this is a 'man approved' scent and let's face it, it takes a lot for a man to take the time to compliment a perfume in a "Why do you smell so good?" way.
Notes of pear blossom, fresh-cut grass, and tangerine roll on to the wrist and invoke a sense of innocence and new romance. This scent is ideal for summer and also protecting the environment. The packaging is made of 100% recyclable materials and if you happen to go through three bottles contact us so we can direct you where to send them back to and get rewarded with a free bottle of Leila Lou! This is a great program to promote recycling and reduction of waste.
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Whether your a real blonde or fake, brassiness and color fading will usually rear its ugly, or should I say orange head eventually. Good news is, lackluster color can be easily prevented with Serge Normant's Meta Blonde Reviving Shampoo recently featured as a beauty editor favorite in the August edition of Allure magazine! The shampoo deposits small color particles giving you golden highlights that wash out after a few showers. Lock in your new 'goldi-locks' with it's sister product, the Serge Normant Meta Blonde Reviving Conditioner and leave on a further five minutes to increase that golden intensity. Also deeply conditioning with Jojoba and Coconut Oil, the Meta Blonde range is ideal for all over blondes or brunettes with highlights. *Not recommended for pale or platinum blondes unless gold tones are desired.
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It's no wonder stunning supermodel Miranda Kerr's skin looks amazing. She swears by yoga and living an environmentally friendly and organic lifestyle, from what she puts in her body as well as well as what she puts on it. After all, studies have shown that what we apply on our skin can be absorbed through our pores and then who knows where it goes after that. If chemicals found in beauty products concerns you then take a note from Miranda and try our latest makeup addition, RMS Beauty, the world's first organic color cosmetics brand.
Although I can't translate French to English, I can easily ascertain from the spread that the dimple faced model loves RMS Beauty Living Luminizer and we couldn't agree more. Their best seller and guaranteed to give you a healthy sheer glow to cheekbones, bridge of noes and eyebrow arches, it enhances skin's natural youthfulness without looking or feeling greasy or overly glittery.
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Now and then you stumble upon a haircare product that literally rocks your world. Case in point: Philip B's Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. My mane doesn't make friends quickly due to its stubborn nature so have tried and tested a ton in hopes that one will control frizz but not weigh down my already super thick hair. I've tried this duo twice, once to see how it worked and the second time because the results were so amazing, I had to make sure it did it's job the second time. And it did. Not only is your hair given incredible bounce and volume but also amazing shine due to the tiny sparkly particles throughout the formulation. If you have highlighted hair it also does wonders if hair is looking a little lackluster. This duo is definitely an investment as Lucky magazine admits, but couldn't be more worth it.
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The path to finding a great quality nail lacquer doesn't necessarily mean you have to break the bank. Color Club nail polish fills the void of the beauty junkie who wants a beautiful selection of high quality lacquers in neons, metallics and mattes at an affordable price. At only $8 a bottle you can be on your way to rocking the latest nail trends straight off the catwalk or seen in the professional nail salon.
Some of our favorite Color Club polishes are neon shades like Poptastic! This bright pink has been regularly seen around the office this summer because of it's bold, no one can ignore me hue. What we love the most about Color Club besides the affordability is that its totally safe with a formulation free of formaldehyde, toluene, and parabens but that they also don't test on animals. Other standouts for summer nail trends are Age of Aquarius (teal) and Chelsea Girl (rich blue). Staff fav Poptastic shown below.
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The latest skincare addition to b-glowing has a very special story. Even before we experienced the products we were drawn to founder Britta Aragaon's amazing story as to what inspired her to create this small but effective skincare range. After watching her father suffer through the weakening effects to his hair, skin and nails due to cancer treatments as well as her own battle with Hodgkin's Disease, she realized that there were no products on the market that delivered what they promised. Sensitive skin types and even more so people who are dealing with disease typically can't find products that are gentle enough to be used on their skin and that won't further aggravate and inflame, even when they are marketed toward them. CV Skinlabs was born to meet this need.
CV Skinlabs specialize in creating products with safe and healing solutions that offer real relief from all types of skin conditions. Although the range is small, it is mighty in its purity and healing formulations that are truly worthy of being called safe. If you suffer from eczema, chronic dryness or looking for safe skincare products to use on medically treated skin this dermatologist and toxicologist formulated brand can be worn with peace of mind. Without further adieu, here they are:
The Body Repairing Lotion is an ultra soothing and hydrating lotion for a fragile and irritated skin, even one compromised by chemotherapy, dermatitis or more serious skin conditions. Calming Moisture is a face, neck and scalp moisturizer that soothes and hydrates flushed skin recovering from post chemotherapy procedures, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to restore even skin-tone and a healthy radiance. CV Skinlabs Rescue + Relief Spray has been getting some amazing press this summer because of it's ability to magically heal bug bites, sunburns, and giving cooling relief for itchy skin. Simply spritz this refreshing spray with natural ingredients on face and/or body instantly feel soothed. The Restorative Skin Balm is an advanced therapy for severely sunburned and wounded skin. This protective salve can be put anywhere dry or chapped, from nails, cuticles, new scars, etc. All of these products are designed to really care for your skin and ease any discomfort without having to worry about the possibility of further irritation.