Shop the full Philp B haircare product line here!
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.
Shop Color Club nail polish here!
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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Shop CV Skinlabs range here!
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.
Shop the entire Clarisonic collection of skincare products here!
If there's one product I've been super excited to get my hands on since I heard of it's inception it's the latest innovation from Clarisonic. These little hand held devices change lives. You may think I'm being dramatic but if you ask any one of our staff members they will all say the same thing. Whether you look in the mirror and see lines, redness, or pimples staring back at you, Clarisonic addresses any skin concern in just 60 seconds, once a day. If you're suffering from pimples, uneven and bumpy skin then the brands latest addition will have you saying you've witnessed a miracle. Introducing the Clarisonic Acne Mia2!
Going from normal skin to a problematic one has been my issue ever since going off birth control. It was a real shocker how quickly your skin's texture and tone can change from smooth to bumpy and I'm not the type to go down without a fight. My weapon - The Clarisonic Acne Mia2. Complete with a new acne cleansing brush head that will remove dirt, oil and impurities and safe enough to use up to twice daily and also including a powerful Daily Clarifying Cleanser with 2% salicylic acid, there is nowhere for acne to hide. Clarisonic devices utilize sonic technology and gentle vibration (brush head rotates 300 times per second) to gently and efficiently remove congestion while also simplifying the cleansing process.
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Shop the entire Kai collection here!
If you're already a devotee of Kai's lotions and potions then you'll be pleased to hear your favorite aroma is now available in a shampoo and conditioner. Yes Kai die-hards, if you swoon over the vacation inspiring scent of gardenia and tropical white flowers as much as we do then let Kai work it's nourishing and cleansing magic on your mane! The Kai Shampoo and Conditioner was just given some Rachel Zoe love in her e-newsletter, The Zoe Report, so it's definitely Hollywood stylist approved. Just like the entire Kai perfume and bath range, all formulations are paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! Keep hair strong, healthy and shiny with this wonderful duo that works on all hair types!
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Shop the full Montale Paris perfumes here!
If you want to see women swarm the come visit our office when we get a perfume delivery in. We love perfume and we're always trying to find our new signature scent. With a lot of women comes a lot of opinions so we had plenty to talk about when Montale Paris perfumes arrived . Some of us swooned over the comforting and warm appeal of Chocolate Greedy while others were transported to memories of a European vacation with Soleil de Capri. Montale perfumes are inspired by the mystery and magic of the orient and arabia. Consider their fragrances not only a perfume, but a love potion or an ointment to heal and lift your spirits high. Not to mention the packaging is pretty special, held in aluminum bottles to preserve the fragrance so it can't be contaminated by to much light (perfume's nemesis). I created my own signature (although it's not a secret anymore) by mixing the intoxicating and yummy Chocolate Greedy with Sarah Horowitz Coconut Milk. Very coco-choco-latey if I do say so myself….
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Shop the entire Clarisonic cleansing device range here!
Special delivery just for fall, the Clarisonic Mia2's now come in three new shades inspired by the changing leaves and your upcoming changing skin. Yes that's right, fall signifies a change of the seasons and a time to re-invent yourself and your complexion. This can easily be done with the amazing sonic technology that is the life force behind the Clarisonic hand held devices. Sonic vibration along with gentle but effective brush heads remove makeup, dirt and oil to allow products to penetrate deeper and your skin to be more receptive to skincare ingredients. The Clarisonic Mia2 is the latest update to the already amazing and travel friendly Mia. This time you now have two speeds to choose from along with a 60 second t-timer so you know exactly how long you should be cleansing for. Simply choose what fall shade is more you: the Bordeaux Mia2 is beautiful in a rich and wine shaded burgandy. The Emerald Mia2 is rich green that resembles fall leaves at their most beautiful and vibrant. Lastly stand proud as a peacock while using the Clarisonic Peacock Mia2, a beautiful greenish blue hybrid. Unleash the power of 2 with the new fall Mia2 shades!Read More »
Shop the full Erno Laszlo skincare range here!
Turning back the hands of time has never been easier thanks to an assortment of tried and tested skincare products that slowly but surely firm, plump and retexturize our complexion. The fountain of youth isn't a liquid at all but a cream according to the Vanity Fair blog. One of our faves, Erno Laszlo's The Hollywood Collection was featured in said blog! With 5 items in the collection to target every skin woe, there is literally no area that is out of reach nor any aging issue that isn't addressed. We love that this collection and brand has a silver screen history behind it with movie stars like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and current actresses of today entrusting their skin to this results driven range. Each product was specially formulated to fit the individual needs of Miss Monroe and others and then re-formulated in modern times to address skin concerns of today's modern woman. This is an excellent way to try these amazing age defying skincare products before you invest in a full size. Trust us, you will have a hard time picking a favorite!
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Shop the entire RMS Beauty range here!
Sometimes the simpler makeup can be the most beautiful. There's something to say for subtlety and a focus on enhancing your natural beauty with neutral shades and hints of shimmer. The Wall Street Journal online agreed, which is why they devoted a write-up to the beauty and 'brilliance of beige.' Organic brand RMS Beauty's creator Rose Marie Swift was featured as her line is built on creamy bases that glide on effortlessly, last long and are an ideal makeup formulation for older women because they don't sink into lines and wrinkles. A slight shimmer is found in her products that reflect the light without making your face look overly sparkly. Dewy is more the word and fresh faced natural beauty is what RMS Beauty products excel at. Multi-purpose products like Lip2Cheek give a subtle wash of color to lips and eyes and come in a gorgeous array of soft bronze, nudes and golds that work for every color type.
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I love it when friends share their beauty secrets with each other. Recommendations from someone you trust are like gold and recommendations from beauty editors or tastemakers is even better. After all, trusted friends and industry pros will never steer you wrong. As I was flipping through the pages of this months Harper's Bazzar (with Rhi-Rhi on the cover) I fell upon their 'Beauty Diaries' feature showcasing different fashionable women of all ages sharing their secrets to getting better with age. DJ and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman is a 20 year old stylish gal who also happens to have great taste in beauty. Not only does she swear by By Terry's Baume de Rose to keep lips soft and supple but also Nuxe Paris Huile Prodigieuse Multi Use Dry Oil Shimmer on her legs to condition the skin and enhance them with a subtle glow. Tom Hanks wife Rita Wilson was also featured in the 50's section sharing that her signature scent is Tom Ford's Black Orchid. She also doesn't let gray roots get her down, but instead fights them off in an instant with Oscar Blandi's Colore Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen.
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