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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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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 »
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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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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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They say good things come in threes and that's definitely the case when talking about Paul & Joe Cosmetics latest 2012 Fall/Winter Love Story launch. The collection will bring new colors, textures and products to celebrate the love affair so many Paul & Joe cosmetics devotees have had since the brand began ten years ago. Just to keep us on our toes they are launching their fall collection in three parts with the first being three Face Color Powders to add definition and on trend color to the cheekbones. Each of the Autumn Face Colors include two complimentary shades that add definition on their own or work harmoniously when blended together. Of course the shades are all to-die-for but as usual we're blown away by their adorably cute prints on the outer packaging which is always taken from patterns seen on that season's Paul & Joe apparel line. Inside an embossed outline of two love birds kissing makes it a beautiful piece to display on your vanity!
From left to right: Les Tourtereaux 079 (deep bordeaux and a soft rose for a girlie girl), True Love 080 (Cool coral and the perfect pink for a classic complexion) and Inseperables 081 (tangerine and a natural peach for a flirty effect).
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Shop the Peter Thomas Roth skincare line here!
What do Snow White, Cinderella, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston all have in common? Great hair of course! As a youngster these make believe characters made me dream of long, flowing locks and as soon as I saw Julia Roberts fling around that full and bouncy hair in Pretty Woman, it made me realize what a healthy head of hair looks like. Not all of us are blessed naturally with a great mane so we rely on products to help create that luscious do. This story does have a happily ever after because of the latest breakthrough product to come out from Peter Thomas Roth..... the Hair To Die For Treatment!
Described as a 'gem in a bottle' by Rachel Zoe's The Zoe Report for any person who experiences thinning, damaged or dull locks; its unique Tri-Phase Complex™ targets the root and absorbs quickly into the scalp to work on the three stages involved in the hair growth cycle. Appearance of the hair is thicker and stronger and fuller with each application. Simply apply one dropper to wet or dry hair twice daily into the scalp where help is needed and watch and feel as your mane is transformed. Also just in from the brand is Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex which gently removes dead skin cells and resurfaces the skin therefore minimizing teh appearance of those dreaded fine lines and rough skin surface. Simply apply with a cotton ball as needed and can be used as a cleanser or after the use of one as a toner. Exciting new additions from one of the foremost leaders in anti-aging skincare. The End.
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I always look forward to reading Marie Claire's 'Beauty Desk' feature to see what the beauty editor is going nuts over. This month, two amazing products we carry at b-glowing caught Beauty Director Ying Chu's eye.
Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is like a Tylenol for your skin when you've had a long night or stressful morning. It's packed full of ingredients like Vitamin E to brighten and rejuvenate your skin and also moonlights as a makeup primer. I'm a lover of anything that creates a subtle glow and from the moment you open the packaging and look upon the blushing pink formulation with luminous liquid pearls staring back you will know its powers. Erno Laszlo specifically created this product for an actress who had a personality that was larger than life, Marilyn Monroe, and then re-formulated to address the skincare needs of the modern woman.
Also given some Beauty Desk love was the new Lipstick Cases from Paul & Joe's 2012 Autumn Love Story collection. These new mix and match nail polish cases will be available to order soon although here you can see a gorgeous sneak peak. You'll literally be able to 'dress' your lipsticks up by popping one of the lipstick refills in your designated new case. All of the prints used on Paul & Joe cosmetics packaging is taken straight from the Paul & Joe apparel line!
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Gorgeous actress and daughter of the famous Genesis lead singer Phil Collins, Lily Collins was recently featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine. Hand picked by the guest editor, the stylish Victoria Beckham, she was featured in a hair-how-to spread rocking the upcoming Fall 2012 hair trends. My personal fav was the throwback to Brigitte Bardot with a half bouffant/half pony. The secret to achieving this look is obviously a lot of volume and back combing along with a little help from Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel. Apply to damp hair with an emphasis on roots for extra lift and then throughout for added texture.
The other look Lily wore was smooth and accessorized. Any hair style can be dressed up and made cuter with a headband or barrette but to really smooth down frizzies for perfectly accessory placement you need Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Ironless Straightening Balm. You don't need a professional blow-out to keep flyways at bay, simply apply this non chemical balm throughout damp hair and then blow dry holding your brush very straight
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Starting a new relationship with a facial oil can be difficult. It's a word we tend to fear and one that is more safely applied to hair or the body than our product sensitive face. Oil to most of us equals breakout but little do we know that facial oils can hold the key to solving many of the problems we've been trying different creams and serums to solve. Flip through any beauty section in the latest fashion magazines and you'll hear about facial oils. Take for example the latest September issue of W magazine which happens to be the most popular edition of the year as it showcases all the best in beauty and fashion for the fall season and the following year. We were excited to see that one of our latest additions, the RMS Beauty Oil was included in the 'Chic Slicks' section as an organic facial oil that goes above and beyond it's competitors because it balances and moisturizes the face gently and naturally with natural mixed organic oils such as jojoba, tamanu and rose hip!
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