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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!
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Activewear is going gangbusters in the fashion world which is why we need to compliment our fancy schmantzy matching gym ensembles with and even more amazing fragrance. And this scent isn't in perfume form but deodorant! For those who haven't heard of Kai, let me shed some light or feel free to check out the latest edition of US Weekly where this much talked about underarm freshener got lots of love. Kai is known for their fragrance and bath and body range that all contain the signature vacation inspired aromas of tuberose and lily. The Kai Deodorant is aluminum, paraben and phthalate free so you can apply it 24/7 without worry. It's translucent formula will control moisture and keep you feeling sporty botanical fresh throughout the day.
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Only the best of the best make the 'Beauty Desk' section in Marie Claire magazine and we're pleased to carry two of the items featured! Starting we have a best seller and staff favorite, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector! Anyone who tries this amazing tinted moisturizer is immediately won over due it's glowing formulation that illuminates your face with a radiant sheen and makes the skin look youthful and healthy. SPF 20 protects skin from UVA/UVB rays while shimmering properties camouflage darkened patches and evens out skin tone. The second item featured was Philip B's Oud Royal Gravity Defying Gel, an alcohol free formulation that is infused with glycerin to hydrate hair as it holds. Slick your hair back for an architectural style without feeling any crunchiness or flaking.
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We have a new addition to our organic cosmetics category in RMS Beauty! This pure, organic cosmetic line has been wowing beauty editors overnight with many magazines praising it's amazing application and dual purpose products. In my opinion, RMS Beauty products are ideal for a woman on the go because their creamy formulations allow for quick and precise application. Started by makeup artist Rose Marie Swift after she started experiencing health problems due to exposure to toxic levels of heavy metals and pesticides, she decided she wanted to create a range that could never contribute to health risks. And she has as RMS Beauty is the first truly organic cosmetics brand anywhere in the world!
The RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream is one of my favorites in the range due to the fact that you can pretty much use it anywhere. Remove eye makeup, cleanse your face and then moisturize your face and body after! Because it remains in it's raw and unrefined state, every living enzyme and nutrient is left intact to cleanse and nourish in need skin. If you really want, you can use it as a deodorant too!
The RMS Beauty Oil is a product you want to constantly find an excuse to use. Containing the highest quality of vitamin rich exotic oils, you simply need to apply 2-4 drops to freshly cleansed skin and press in with your palms. Very lightweight in feel, this is the way beauty oil should be.
I love a great multi purpose product and RMS Beauty's Lip2Cheek ensures I'm out of the house in a jiffy and still looking nicely made up. This unique creamy formula comes in six different wearable shades that coat the lips and cheeks with a soft flush of color. Mineral color and nourishing organic ingredients hydrate and protect the skin and leave a soft and subtle shimmer in it's wake.
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For those who don't have the extra income of treating yourself and your skin to a professional cleanse, hope is on the way in the form of a Clarisonic! This beauty editor and dermatologist favorite will mimic the same deep and thorough cleanse you would get in a professional chair and best of all, this amazing hand held device is at your beck and call to use whenever you need it. Featured in the August edition of Allure magazine as one of the 'tips' to fake a facial because it can be used everyday to 'get the brightening and smoothing results seen in a regular facial,' you will soon realize upon using why it's totally worth the investment.
Clarisonic Cleansing Systems utilizes sonic technology and a soft gentle brush head that rotates 300 times per second, thoroughly cleaning pores and smoothing skin's surface. Used every day, the amazing results speak for themselves such as a more refined skin texture due to the daily gentle exfoliation, reduction in pore size, zero makeup residue left on the skin, and an all over brightened complexion. You will even notice your makeup looks better than ever because it has the perfect surface to settle upon. Now you just have to make the fun decision of which type of Clarisonic device you think is best for you. If you travel a lot then perhaps the smaller sized Clarisonic Mia or Mia2. If you'd like to use on your body as well as face then you will probably enjoy the Clarisonic Plus. Whichever device you choose you can rest assured that noticing a change in your skin is only a few cleansing sessions away!
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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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Shop the full RGB Cosmetics nail polish range here!
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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Shop the entire Rahua by Amazon Beauty haircare line here!
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 »
Shop the entire Leila Lou collection here!
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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