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Summer Beauty Essentials From The Zoe Report!

Posted on 06/19/2012

Shop the full collection of Paul & Joe Beaute and By Terry here!

I'm sure you're all set for your summer wardrobe with a new bikini, sunglasses and kaftan on order, but what about summer beauty? Thus was the question on this morning's The Zoe Report's Zoe newsletter. With temperatures on the rise and skin suffering from post traumatic stress from the sun, or as I like to call it, schweaty face, the Zoe staff has some sizzling product selections to beat the heat and look fabulous. 

 

To combat an overly shiny complexion you need Paul & Joe's Blotting Papers from their Summer 2012 range. Not only do they pack an adorable punch with a bright floral motif and fit effortlessly into the tiniest purse, but one touch across the cheek will blot away any excess oil while leaving makeup intact.

 

By Terry's Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow will 'give smoky eyes a splash of color' with their new summer inspired shades of Paradise Island and Fizzy Jade. It's creamy melt away formulation is one of the latest 'crayon' shadows that you can literally draw on the eye and blend.

 

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Fight The Summer Elements With Rodin By Recine Luxury Hair Oil

Posted on 06/19/2012

Shop the full Rodin olio lusso collection here!

J.Crew's fashion director and super stylist Gayle Spannaus counts Rodin by Recine's Luxury Hair Oil amongst her top summer essentials! Like many a Rodin devotee within the fashion industry, it's not uncommon to hear that they were turned onto this product because a model whispered in their ear and so was the case for Gayle. The models she worked with tipped her off to it for it's blend of essential oils that restores moisture to hair and is perfect to fight the elements of summer: sun, salt and chlorine!

 

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New to b-glowing: Beautifully Natural Hair Care by KLORANE

Posted on 06/19/2012

Klorane Dry ShampooShop the full Klorane Collection Here!

b-glowing.com is committed to helping the environment and supporting globally conscious brands, so we are happy to introduce KLORANE and its line of natural hair care products to keep your tresses looking healthy and shiny.

About KLORANE

The company began as a small pharmacy in the South of France in 1966, where pharmacist Pierre Fabre began creating plant-based hair care products. The first on the market was KLORANE Chamomile Shampoo. Today, the Pierre Fabre Group and its laboratories combine pharmaceutical knowledge with an understanding of the best nature has to offer to create goods that contain the lowest number of ingredients needed to provide consumers with the safest, highest quality products. The plants KLORANE uses are fully traceable and are grown by farmers who use sustainable practices.

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Scintillating Scents Just in Time for Summer

Posted on 06/19/2012

MOR Perfume OilShop all of the MOR Fragrances here!

For better or worse, the summer heat amps up your fragrance. Make the warm rays work for you by choosing a scent that’s sure to turn heads for the right reasons. With the affordable luxuries that come in a bottle of MOR perfume, you can’t go wrong on even the hottest days.

The Perfect Summer Scents

Floral and fruity scents: If you love crisp, clean scents, opt for a fragrance that incorporates citrus notes like grapefruit, mandarin or lemon. Because the strongest elements of citrus evaporate after a short while, look for a perfume that backs up the tangy notes with something floral, such as jasmine, lily of the valley or rose. Try the MOR fragrance Little Luxuries Belladonna Perfume Oil, which pairs Meyer lemons with tulips, white narcissus and Moroccan Rose. As with all perfume oils, remember that a little goes a long way.

Dark, exotic scents: If fruity scents aren’t for you, go for a variation on the traditional oceanic notes that are popular during the summer. Think woody and spicy, like sandalwood blended with berries. The perfect exotic MOR perfume oil is Little Luxuries Snow Gardenia. Offering a summer botanical garden in a vial, this perfume blends gardenia, juniper berries and Angelica with vanilla, sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.

 

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Keep Skin Fresh, Glowing and Protected in Hot Summer Months

Posted on 06/27/2012

Shop the entire Eve Lom collection here.

Summer is the perfect time to tuck away your sweaters, but not your daily skincare routine. Before you place that bottle of moisturizer at the back of your drawer, keep it handy to protect and balance your skin’s tone.

Oily Skin Myth

If it’s hot and muggy out, it’s natural to think you don’t need to use a moisturizer after washing your face. After all, there’s enough moisture in the air to keep your skin hydrated, right? Wrong. When you fail to moisturize your face, even when the humidity outside reaches 100 percent, your skin will try to compensate by producing an excess amount of sebum. Consequently, your skin will look extra oily and dull, and you’ll be more prone to breakouts.

Eve Lom offers a solution with its unique Moisturizer + SPF 15, which is suitable for all skin and weather conditions. Your skin easily absorbs the moisturizer while the rosemary leaf and chestnut create a toning effect, giving you a matte look on even the hottest days.

Sun and Environmental Protection

Whenever you use a daytime moisturizer, make sure it contains UV protection. The SPF in Eve Lom moisturizer can help prevent skin cancer and cellular damage, especially when you pair it with other sun-smart techniques. Furthermore, the red, green and white tea extracts are antioxidants that help fight free radicals and prevent premature aging.

 

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New Product Spotlight - Repair Sun Damaged Skin with Liftlab

Posted on 06/20/2012

Lift LabLearn more about LIFT LAB products here.

It’s never too late to turn back the aging clock. Sun exposure, environmental damage and lifestyle habits can make your skin look older than you like, and the LIFT LAB line of products recently added at b-glowing enhances and repairs both sun-damaged skin and skin with fine lines or wrinkles.

The Science Behind LIFT LAB

The natural Cell Protection Proteins (CPPs) in LIFT LAB products help protect against environmental factors, including UV rays, and promote the self-regulating activities of your skin cells. Consequently, LIFT LAB products help reduce up to 95 percent of inflammation and irritation caused by harsh environmental factors and UV rays. While improving the natural balance of moisture in your skin by binding to cell membranes and regulating ion transfers, CPPs help skin cells generate their own protection barriers and growth proteins with continued use. The result is healthy skin that’s lifted, firmer, smoother and protected.

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Beauty Confessional - Staff Favorite Lip Glosses & Lipsticks!

Posted on 06/20/2012

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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Bliss Youth As We Know It Moisture Cream

Posted on 06/20/2012

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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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Women or Men, Choose the Burberry Fragrance That's Right for You

Posted on 06/21/2012

Burberry Brit PerfumeShop the entire Burberry collection here.

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.

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Get the Bronze Glow You've Always Wanted

Posted on 06/22/2012

Self Tan Bronzing SprayShop the full St Tropez collection here.

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.

UV Dangers

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.

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