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Linda Rodin Shares The Inspiration Behind Her New Fragrance!

Posted on 07/16/2012

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Stylist, tastemaker and creator of chic brand Rodin olio lusso, Linda Rodin spends some time with b-glowing to share her insight into the creation of her latest brand addition, the Rodin Perfume. If you've already fallen in love with the signature fragrance of the brand then you will love the new perfume, if not and are wanting a bit of a sample tease then check our our 2012 Summer Fragrance Flight which features this amazing scent. A curated selection of six samples for $15 that compliment the summer season and comes with an 20% exclusive discount code* in case you find your signature!

1. With a coveted line of chic products that stand alone are simply elegant in every way, what made you want to create a perfume? 

Well, I adore the scent of my oils. And it seems everyone else does too. So I made a perfume to mirror the scent of the oils, so it would be a lasting fragrance. 

2. As your line is known for it's exquisite hair, face and body oils, when I heard you were doing a perfume I figured it would be a rollerball perfume oil. What went into the decision to create an eau de parfum?

I am old fashioned I guess. I am not a big fan of rollerball perfumes. I wanted exactly what we made.

3. Upon smelling this lovely fragrance one would know that it's unmistakably Rodin, however with a twist. Can you let our readers know what the inspiration was behind the fragrance and the notes used?

It was quite simple. I just wanted something to mirror the delicious fragrance of the jasmine and neroli of my oils. 

4. There seems to be a big customer demand for more, more, more Rodin products. Can we expect anymore fabulous additions in the future?

Yes. We are making a scented candle for holiday, and a wonderful facial cleanser for early 2013. 

*Code not valid on Rodin olio lusso products.

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Modern Scent - Jacomo It's Me For Her

Posted on 07/17/2012

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If the idea of being away from your smart phone sends you into a state of shock or you simply love technology then I bet you'd also happen to fall in love with a fragrance that is inspired by the gadget that takes over a big part of our lives, the iPhone. Jacomo's It's Me For Her looks so much like your it you could end up grabbing it off the kitchen counter before you leave for work rather than your acutal phone! Now don't get me wrong, the packaging is very, very modern and cool but the bonus part of course is the amazing scent! Spazmag.com thought it was such a cool concept they had to blog about it and gave it two thumbs up. It comes in both a his/hers fragrance option with the woman's being warm and sensual with notes of pineapple, mandarin and jasmine and the men's vivacious and woody with lemon, patchouli and amber aromas. Both are incredibly classy scents and the bottle alone makes for a wonderful gift!

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Butter London Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Posted on 07/17/2012

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I always get a kick out of the lacquer names every season from Butter London. Although most of them have 'brit-slang' origins I tend to have heard them before, however for a few from the latest Fall/Winter 2012 collection I had to hit urban dictionary…

Butter London Trustafarian is a sage green shade flecked with gold. You don't have to be a 'privileged white kid who subscribes to the hippie lifestyle,' as urban dictionary explains to wear this particular shade. 

Butter London Lovely Jubbly is a vibrant magenta flecked with red, blue, and gold micro particles. I haven't been on a drug induced trip but it definitely has a throwback to the 70's with a distinct retro vibe. This is a Studio 54 polish if there ever was one.

Butter London Gobsmacked is a heavily pigmented charcoal gray lacquer that gives a slightly textured appearance. I for one love anything gray borderlining black shades and I like that is has some subtle glitter to it. It's comparable to a starry night!

Butter London Shag is my favorite standout from the range. I haven't seen a shade like it before with it's orange burgundy fusion. Almost looks like an antique polish and think it's perfect for the fall season. 

Butter London Dodgy Barnett blurs the line between gray and silver. Highly holographic it almost resembles liquid metal on your fingertips...

From left to right: Trustafarian, Lovely Jubbly, Gobsmacked, Dodgy Barnett and Shag.

 

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Butter London Lips & Tips Value Pack

Posted on 07/18/2012

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If you love to color coordinate your lips and nails then take a gander at the latest value pack from Butter London! Their new Lips & Tips is a duo kit that comes with a lacquer and coordinating lip gloss to make your beauty look complete. Choose from Snog, an opaque, hot pink creme and Yummy Mummy, a bestseller in gorgeous medium beige. All Butter London products are free from carcinogens, phthalates, sulfates and bismuth for everyday wear with no worry. Great value and makes for a fantastic gift!

 

Lips & Tips: Snog Lips & Tips: Yummy Mummy

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Sweat Proof Beauty - Blinc Mascara

Posted on 07/18/2012

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We tend to love a great mascara around these parts. There have been many myths about 'the' best mascara but I believe there isn't necessarily a best per-say, but definitely a best when broken down into categories. After all, we all use this classic eye enhancer for different reasons. Some for length, extra curl, darkening, thickening and the #1 trick of the trade, a waterproof mascara that is actually waterproof. 

 

We've tried and tested many but Blinc Mascara definitely takes the cake, or the curl, in this situation. Annointed as a top 'resort beauty pick' by staff members this product holds on for dear life and doesn't let go through wind, rain and even swimming expedition. It's budge proof tubing formula made it into In Style's feature on sweat proof beauty picks. It darkens and coats the lashes without being tacky and creates waterproof tubes around each lash that only slides off with soap, water and a little bit of gentle massage. Take it for a test drive and I guarantee you'll take it home.

 

 

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Eva Longoria Can't Be Without Her Rosebud Salve!

Posted on 07/18/2012

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Do you 'eva' wonder what Eva Longoria's must have beauty products are? In Style magazine got to the bottom of it in their August edition, featuring the Desperate Housewives actress top must haves. A fan of extension and hair pieces allow her to change up her look at any time but it's her lips that she takes special care with courtesy of Rosebud Salve because it's, "Super moisturizing and not sticky, and it really lasts." Not only does it work wonders on the lips to kept them soft and sultry but it also serves to calm and heal irritation and the sting of minor burns. 

 

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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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