Shop all the Butter London nail lacquers here!
Another season of great fashion has ended so it's time to reflect on some gorgeous nail trends seen at New York Fashion Weeks Spring/Summer 2013 shows. Butter London is responsible for creating gorgeous bespoke shades for many of the hottest shows and this year was no exception. However, I did notice there seemed to be a love of natural manicured nails at many of the shows at you can see below.
Starting off my favorite of the bunch was from the VEDA show. The inspiration for this show was a 'Cosmic Nail' with a mix of mauve and olive with celestial effects. To add an edge to the look, a glossy black stripe was added for a geometric element. The nails were complimented by soft makeup and mohawks. Recreate the Veda look yourself with a mix of Sloane Ranger, Toff, Knackered and Gobsmacked.
It was all about rock and roll for the Kaleen show which translated to a grungy, distressed nail. Using black as the base a nude khaki was then layered in jagged strokes from the top of the nail bed upwards creating a backwards french manicure. For added dimension, matte out the only the black section, creating a dual textured look full of disheveled luxury. Get the look with Yummy Mummy and your favorite black lacquer!
Erin Featherston is known for her signature girly meets industrial edge and this season she complimented flirty, feminine silhouettes with a soft metallic nail. Metallic nails mimic the look of jewelry so the nails served as the eye catching bling in lavender and silver tones. Recreate this with Butter London's Dodgy Barnett and Shag.
Band of Outsiders and The Row were all about the naked, minimalist nail. Squeaky clean nails aren't as easy to do as you think. It's like being naked and having your flaws on full display so make sure your nails beds are buffed, filed and properly cleaned underneath. Start by applying a base coat of the the Horsepower Nail Fertilizer to strengthen and then Butter London's Nail Foundation to create an even perfect foundation. Finish off with the Hardwear P.D Quick Topcoat or Matte Finish to leave nails minimalistically gorgeous!
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Shop the full Paul & Joe Cosmetics range here!
Although the range is flying off the shelves, we're giving our amazing customers the chance to take home some of our favorite pieces from Paul & Joe Beaute's 10th Anniversary Love Story Collection! Launched just in time to take us romantically into the fall and winter season, this gorgeous range is filled with Face Color Powders and customizable lipsticks in blushing pinks and passionate reds that will have you turning heads this season! The $100+ prize features the following items below:
Paul & Joe's Fall 2012 Face Color Powders in Inseparables 081 in tangerine/natural peach and Les Tourtereaux 079 in a soft rose. Each palette contains two shades, one for contouring or adding definition and the other for cheekbones although they work beautifully when blended together too!
You'll be able to draw attention to your lips simply by puling out the adorably cute Paul & Joe's Lipstick Case P in 005. Part of the customizable lipsticks, this stylish case is purr-riffic in a kitty print and the perfect packaging to house your Lipstick Refill in Secret D'or 101. This sheer formula shade leaves a subtle sparkle and golden shine and works for everybody!
House all your new pieces in a gorgeous limited edition makeup purse along with your new handheld mirror!
The Paul & Joe Love Story giveaway will run from Monday, Sept 17th through Sept 24th, 2012 at 7am PST. Enter the giveaway by clicking here. Each person who enters the giveaway will be subscribed to the b-glowing newsletter via the email address they provide at entry. Prize cannot be returned for exchange, credit, gift certificate, etc. Only one entry per person is counted and only open to USA residents.
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Shop the entire Kimberly Sayer of London organic skincare products here!
As we head into the fall and winter season it's a time to reflect on a season basking in the sun and enjoying the outdoors. All good things must come to an end and for me the hardest thing to leave is my golden skin tone! Fall is all about change and that certainly has to do with our skin as we experience slightly patchy skin and uneven pigmentation as it slowly fades away. Make the transition seamless with Kimberly Sayer of London's Lightening & Brightening Serum! Containing a special blend of organic lighteners like Egyptian Neroli Oil and Lemon Extracts to reduce dark marks, hyper pigmentation and sun damage to reveal an overall youthful and toned appearance.
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Shop the full range of Jouer Cosmetics here!
Bare faced beauty isn't easy to accomplish and that's where Jouer Cosmetics comes to the rescue. This brand is all about on-the-go packaging mixed with wearable gorgeous shades that bring out your natural beauty. Last season it was the Blushing Beauty Collection, ideal for brides that want a timeless makeup look and this season we have Jouer's Bare Beauty Collection. A gorgeous palette of neutral tones that allow you to play up your own beauty. The best part about the collection is the amazing price point - four full size products for only $58! Look effortlessly beautiful with the Essential Matte Touch, 3 Powder Eyeshadow Trio, Soft Pink Cheek Tint and Perfect Nude Gloss!
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Shop Sachajuan haircare here!
Not just any name gets added into In Style magazine's Black Book of Beauty. Categorized by the best new hair salons and beauty spas you need to know about, the Danka Panka establishment in Brooklyn was featured for their cuts as well as their wizardry at mixing hair product. The perfect potion for stay-all-day volume comes courtesy of two Sachajuan products! Start out with spritzing Sachajuan's Ocean Mist beach spray on wet strands and then blow dry. Next spritz Allure Best of Beauty award winner, Sachajuan's Volume Powder finely on the roots. This dry shampoo sprays on matte and creates height as well as providing structure.
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Shop the Talika range here!
Eyebrows hold the power to transform your face. Just look what it did for the career of Brooke Shields. Like Elle Machpherson being known as 'the body', I think it's safe to say Brooke can be called 'the brow' and those brows are something I've been striving for since big, kempt-unkempt eyebrows came back on trend. If you made the youthful mistake of over plucking or shaving (yikes) and now they don't grow back the same then the Talika Eyebrow Extender is a great solution to give you full brows in under ten minutes.
This is no serum to grow eyebrows, just an ingenious product containing rayon fibers mixed with an odorless gel that stick to your existing eyebrows to immediately create fullness and then wash off easily with makeup remover. Eyebrows look naturally thicker. If you have great brows but lacking in eyelashes then the same technology used in Talika's Eyelash Extender!
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Shop the full EF | STUDIO collection here!
It seems I'm not alone in my obsession with eye gloss. Although it's so simple in theory, I feel the power of eye gloss is highly underrated so was so thrilled to see my go to favorite - EF | STUDIO's Eye Gloss Transparent featured in an assortment of publications as of late. So simple yet can do wonders for your eye area when you're short on time or wanting to play up a dramatic eye look. A glossy eye can open a tired eye as well as camouflage redness and make you appear youthful and radiant.
I've been using my EF | STUDIO Eye Gloss on a bare lid with loads of mascara and then a flirty peach toned blush and light gloss on lips. Or take note from Marc Jacobs and Narcisco Rodriguez Spring 2013 shows and enhance eyeshadow with a light layering of gloss over the top to add shine. Mix your favorite shadow with the EF | STUDIO Eye Gloss or on it's own for a beautiful natural eye enhancement.
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Shop Clarisonic skincare devices here!
Let's hear it for the boys. They don't ask for much, just love and some great skincare on occasion. With so many wonderful male grooming brands added to the b-glowing family such as Jack Black, Anthony Logistics, and Art of Shaving; we were just waiting for Clarisonic to come out with a man-friendly shade for them to choose from besides the white skin cleansing device. So, just for the guys we have the Clarisonic Gray Mia Skin Care Brush! In just 60 seconds a day of use, skin receives a deep professional cleanse, clears pores and creates healthier looking skin. Thanks to the sonic technology behind all Clarisonic devices, gentle vibration and soft brush bristles rotate back and forth 300 times per second removing embedded oil and dirt to reveal a radiant complexion. Super easy, non intimidating and perfect for guys who want a thorough cleanse but don't want to use a ton of different products.Read More »
Shop the entire skyn ICELAND skincare line here!
They come in small, medium and large and have nothing at all to do with fashion. It's our pores and through the years we experience them in a variety of size and colors as well as lead a battle charge of different products to try and shrink them. If you're looking for the latest pore fighting technology then look no further. The first ever silicone free spot treatment is Skyn Iceland's Pure Pore Minimzer. Not only does it work wonders on shrinking pores but also refines skin texture leaving the complexion smooth and soft over use. The bonus of the Pure Pore Minimizer being silicone free is that it detoxifies the skin without clogging pores!
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Shop the entire Erno Laszlo skincare range here!
So excited to have a few new additions from Erno Laszlo arrive! The brand that brought back 'old hollywoods' beauty regime in their popular seller, the Hollywood Collection, as well as numerous other favorites has just launched a few fabulous skincare items that will fit well in your skincare regime.
For those who have an oiler skin Erno Laszlo's Conditioning Preparation is an antiseptic oil control toner that prevents blemishes without stripping the skin of it's natural moisture barrier. Gentle yet effective exfoliation encourages skin renewal and repair whilst preventing future breakout. Use straight after cleansing and then apply your daytime moisturizer.
If you don't enjoy thick, creamy moisturizers then Erno Laszlo's Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15 is perfect for you. This weightless moisturizer is rich in vitamins and antioxidants to reduce fine lines and refine the skin. Apply immediately after cleansing and toning in gentle upwards strokes.
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