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I'm a big movie buff so am always seeing the latest talent to take Tinseltown and the world by storm through their good looks, acting chops and fashion sense off set. When you have the trifecta of all three, you will usually find these people categorized into a very special group known as 'The A List.' The idea of this list that very few people will ever be on got me thinking of how I could translate it into one for beauty. There are products the rich and famous swear by that are also not of reach of our pocketbooks. They simply work and have built a cult status reputation for amazing results. Like a great movie you see many times, the products below will have you coming back for more!
Neil George's Indian Gooseberry Oil will have you won over after you feel the luxurious texture and gorgeous smell. Just a few pumps of this through damp hair will leave it shiny, silky and frizz free. Indian Gooseberry is one of the worlds's most powerful antioxidants and women in India have sworn by it to nourish and strengthen their hair.
Here at b-glowing, we're a big fan of multi-purpose products. They definitely come in handy in packing situations as well as mornings where we need a bit of extra sleep but don't want to miss a step in our beauty routine. Adara Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is one of those products that can be used as a body or face moisturizer, intensive hair treatment, and a hair oil to smooth split ends and flyaways. It does harden in cooler temperatures so just run it under so warm water and enjoy!
Beach waves are a lot harder to get than just going for a quick beach swim and the tangles that can come from saltwater are hardly worth the effort. When we want to create loose, undone waves we swear by the T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand. The secret is its tapered, clip less barrel that gives perfect results in half the time it normally would take you because of the Tourmaline technology!
The Jouer Bare Beauty Collection is a ready to wear palette for only $58 that contains four key products to create a gorgeous and natural makeup look. The neutral tones allow you to play up your own beauty while still looking like you. It comes with a nude lip gloss, soft pink cheek tint, 3 powder eyeshadow trio and an Essential Matte Touch. This is a new product so might not be an A-list member to the world yet, but it definitely is to us!
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The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runway show is one of the most anticipated of the year. Every year many designers graduate and have a tough time launching a career, especially if they're wanting to move on to form their own range. Money makes the world go round and these designers are going to need some financial help to get their dream off the ground and that's where the CFDA or Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have created an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers.
Every year exceptional talent are showcased in the CFDA fashion show and this year makeup artist Romy Soleimani used luxurious french makeup brand By Terry on all the models. Romy wanted all the models to have luminous, perfect skin and she says Terry de Gunzburg's line does it best! An assortment of products were incorporated to achieve this look starting with the glowing base courtesy of By Terry's Sheer Expert Foundation and dark spots were camouflaged with the Light Expert Concealer. The finishing touch was their cult multi-use product, the By Terry Baume de Rose which Romy says, 'put it on your lips; it's like rose petals,' while dabbing the same satiny balm onto a model's brow bone to create a translucent sheen.
In regards to color cosmetics used, Romy kept the face very natural with a neutral palette of Ombre Soyeuse Ultra Fine Eye Shadow in Misty Grey and Ombre Veloutee Powder Eye Shadow in Rose Macaroon. By Terry's Gloss Terrybly Shine in Diamond Dream was used on lips as well as dabbed in the innermost corners of eyes to create a pop of shimmer.
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Paul and Joe Beaute's much lauded Pearl Foundation Primer is available again on b-glowing.com. For how long, I can't guarantee. This exquisite facial primer has won multiple awards because of its ability to create a beautiful glow that seems to come from within. Filled with sparkling pearls in a rainbow of shades from yellow, blue, pink and purple that work together to reflect light for a radiant glow, the Pearl Foundation Primer is just so colorful and cute you actually don't want to use it. However, we do suggest jumping on this one since it sold out within a couple days in March!
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You'd be surprised how quickly the holidays creep up on you. Before you know it, it's time to do some shopping and all the good stuff has been taken. Now that we have some great value sets coming through now is the time to take advantage of great giftables such as the Butter London Holiday 2012 Lippy Trio. Make a statement at holiday parties with these sparkly trios to flatter your holiday wardrobe.
From left we have the Butter London Lippy Trio featuring Fiddlesticks (sheer raspberry), Chancer (sheer, deep red) and Fairy Cake in a clear, silver gloss. To the right we have the Lippy Trio featuring Frilly Knickers (sheer, iridescent shimmer), West End Wonderland (sheer, gold shimmer) and Rosie Lee in a sheer rose pink shimmer.
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One of the reasons I get a little bit anxious before a self tanning session is because I worry how it's going to turn out around those hard to blend areas. Typically those areas are always the dryest parts of our bodies such as elbows, knees, toes and then self tan really takes to palms of hands and bottoms of feet. Since the arrival of the Xen Tan Blending Balm we can be a little more at ease when it come to those hard to tan areas. It's a coconut scented moisturizing stick that can be applied prior to block self tan out of calloused areas or those areas that tend to really go dark. You can also use after applying a sunless tanner to smooth in self tan to feet, knuckles, wrists to leave color even throughout.
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When a blow dryer comes out that is clinically proven to be healthier to use than actual air drying that's really saying something. This is just the case with T3 Micro's latest hair care innovations - the Featherweight 2 and Featherweight 2i hair dryers! Its competitors can typically take up to 30 minutes to get hair completely dry, whereas because of the SoftAire™ technology it drys in an average of 7 minutes while improving overall health and appearance. The T3 Featherweight 2 shows a 73% reduction in frizz and 86% increase in body!
The percentages only get better with the Featherweight Luxe 2i. Advanced T3 technology and an ion generator allow hair to dry faster than ever before while improving the five properties of healthy hair. With the Featherweight 2i you'll see an even better improvement of 79% reduction in frizz and 93% increase in body! One of the other great aspects worth mentioning is the lightweight feel of the hairdryer. There's nothing worse than standing in place blow drying your hair and having to keep switching arms!
Whether your hair has been put through the ringer or you have healthy hair that you want to continually maintain you can't go wrong with a T3 hair dryer!
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Last year Bliss came out with gorgeous holiday sets and this year we have some great new ones to choose from! Whether you want to gift yourself or treat your loved ones to some amazing bath and body essentials, the Bliss value kits are a great way to get a big bang for your buck. For those who want to give the gift of 'glow' you're going to love the Bliss Best in Glow Kit featuring a trio of skincare products to give skin a fresher and younger look including the Triple Oxygen Cream, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash and Fabulips Balm.
Bliss's The Bod Squad contains four of their essentials to smooth, exfoliate and tighten the body to perfection. For only $65, the set comes with their gorgeous fresh citrus scented Body Butter, Lemon + Sage Body Scrub, High Intensity Hand Cream and Fatgirlslim cream to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
One of my favorites of the bunch because it smells of my favorite bliss scent lemon + sage, Bliss's Zest Wishes is a cleansing duo containing their signature lemon + sage Body Butter and complimentary counterpart, the Soapy Suds for only $32. You can't soap up without a loofah so a zesty lemon yellow one is also included. This makes for a great stocking stuffer!
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For those classic ladies who love everything Marilyn Monroe you're going to want to get your hands on (or voice a helpful hint to Santa) about the new Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection Holiday Set. Not to be confused by the original Hollywood Collection featuring a 5 piece set of the products the silver screen legends such as Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly swore by, the Holiday Set is a bath and body duo inspired by the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe. She was a special muse to Dr. Erno Laszlo so much so that the back of the box is enscripted 'To Marilyn, With Love.'
Inside you'll see full sizes of the Hydra Therapy Body Skin Cream to enliven the skin with an infusion of moisture and prevent signs of aging. The Hydra Therapy Bath & Shower Gel gently washes away the cares of the day with a lathery foam formulated with energizing actives. The Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection Holiday Set makes for a special gift for a person who loves elegance and glamour.Read More »
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Who knew that the secret to keeping skin moisturized and crease free has a lot to do with the type of pillowcase we sleep on? I tend to pay more attention to the feather count of my pillow then the material type of the case so have been a cotton queen for most of my life. However, although cotton might be comfy for a lot of us, it's also one of the reasons we wake up in the morning with crease lines all over our face. In fact, doctors can actually tell what side of the face you sleep in just by looking at your face! I used to think that was a talent only given to some but I've noticed over the years in pictures that my right eye lid crease isn't as high as my left and have equated that to my favorite side to sleep on. After many years of pushing the right side of my face into the pillowcase I fear I'm stuck with a slightly droopy lid.
However, I can do something to prevent if from drooping anymore by using the Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase. Unlike cotton, the amino acids in silk proteins resemble those found in human skin, creating a virtually perfect pH balance that does not deplete hydrating moisture. Simply by replacing your pillowcase with a silk one, you will maintain a higher moisture in skin since silk doesn't pull moisture from skin or hair. That also translates to a lot less post sleep frizzes! Studies show our skin and hair is more receptive to active ingredients while asleep so it makes perfect sense to be doing everything we can to give our skin the best beauty sleep it can get by using the Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase!Read More »
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If you want to amp up the efficiency of your skincare products then Bliss Pore-fector Gadget multi tasking tool is exactly what you need. This grime fighting tool generates sonic vibrations, which used in conjunction with Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner (included), creates micro-jets to deep clean clogged complexions. The Porefector Gadget is like having your own at home personal esthetician to clean your pores on a whim! It will also help to massage products onto the skin's surface as opposed to using your fingers. Doing this, allows the product to penetrate to deeper levels and make sure you skincare is working as efficiently as possible. Debris, dirt, and grime has a way of getting trapped deep in the pores and are immune to our manual exfoliation, however by incorporating the Porefector Gadget's sonic waves it assists in the loosening of debris, creating a cleaner and smoother surface.
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