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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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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!
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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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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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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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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!
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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!
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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.Read More »
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Making the decision to go under the knife for facial rejuvenation can be a tough one let alone expensive. Before you go there make sure you explore all your non invasive options. Over the years technology has given us many great at home solutions that you would typically have to visit the dermatologist or facialist for. There are many types of solutions to keep the aging process at bay such as exfoliation, oxygen infusion, light therapy and now microcurrent courtesy of NuFace!
The name of the brand perfectly exemplifies the results you will soon see in just a few treatments. They're the leader in non invasive facial lifting and toning and their products work to encourage natural regeneration from under and within the skin. Fans of the treatments give it the well deserved title of the 'Five Minute Face Lift.' The same technology began as a medical treatment for patients with atrophied facial muscles because of it's amazing ability for facial toning. As you can see by the before and after image below, micro current really works!
There are a couple hand held devices to choose from in the NuFace range. The Trinity Facial Toning Device comes with a skin smart sensor, interchangeable treatment heads and also includes a charging cradle. Simply apply the included gel primer on the designated area of the face you would like refinement and tone and glide the NuFace device over the area for instant results. Watch the great video tutorial on the product page for a great demonstration on how to use your Trinity. The NuFace Classic Facial Toning Device is the exact same device as the Trinity except it doesn't come with an extra treatment head nor charging table. You do get to choose the body color as it comes in pink, teal or white!
If you're seeing the years take their tole on your face then NuFace is a great non invasive solution to give you instant contouring results.
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Even men need a little extra help when it comes to choosing grooming products that are right for them. Luckily for us, they're slowly realizing their 'metrosexuality' and with that comes an interest in great skincare and shaving products. I happen to feel a great sense of pride when my husband lets me know he's out of his exfoliant, and it's just darn cute. Our latest addition to the men's category is a brand out of NYC, The Blind Barber.
The Blind Barber redefines modern manhood with their return to the 'roaring twenties' and the era of the modern gentleman. With shave as well as hair products in the range this is a brand that is inspired by fashion, music and lifestyle. The chic black and white packaging and signature scissors has an air of old school feeling to it and a time when every man went to the barber to get his clean, close shave. Although the range is small, that is the genius in it because men don't need a ton of options, just a few products that work for every guy. Some of the standouts are:
Blind Barber 90 Proof Hair Pomade is infused with hops (yes, like beer) that is protein rich for effortless styling and leaves hair with a workable matte finish. No need to reapply throughout the day the pomade has a very strong hold!
Blind Barber 60 Proof Hair Wax is also infused with hops and has a nutrient rich formulation to keep hair in place without weighing it down. In comparisons to the 90 proof, this has a medium hold for semi control. Hair might possibly have a bit of movement rather being unbudgeable.
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