New York Fashion Week is almost over and then what? After 10 days of late nights, long lines, champagne overload and constant socializing we have to come down from that fashion high. Rachel Zoe's 'Zoe Beautiful' just addressed that very topic in their weekly e-newsletter and suggested a few beauty products to soothe and settle both mind and complexion. As soon as you have a weekend free, we suggest these products below to help you get a little r & r:
Before any facial product is put on, it's uber important to set the scene with something aromatic to help you relax. Antica Farmacista's Room Perfume with reed diffusers creates a comforting and fresh ambiance throughout the home to make any situation feel more luxurious.
Known by the Zoe team as the next best thing to booking a facial, Erno Laszlo's Anti Blemish Beta Purifying Mask detoxes and clarifies stubborn skin. Kaolin Clay and Willow Bark heal and prevent breakouts while Arnica tones and replenishes moisture.
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Shop the Anthony Logistics men's grooming range here!
If your man wants to up his game in the grooming department then we suggest Anthony Logistics! After all it's made for men by a man so the brand is on the money when it comes to addressing the male species unique skin needs. Razorburn and congested skin away! Formulated with the perfect mix of botanical extracts vitamins and other natural ingredients, this smart men's grooming range will make any routine more efficient.
Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser is one of the brands most wanted products because it makes your skin feel squeaky clean after usage. Containing aloe vera for soothing and gyclolic acid to ease away fine lines, this active cleanser is great for ingrown prevention due to it's exfoliation properties.
Forego your grocery store shaving cream for one that will give you a smooth shave without the irritation after. Anthony Logistics Shave Cream is packed full of face friendly ingredients like vitamins in A, B5, C and E to soothe and eucalyptus oil to heal and prep the skin for that razor. Only a thing layer is needed to cover a full face and we recommend always following with an Astringent After Shave or Toner.
Once a man exfoliates it's hard to get him to turn back. In fact it's the one product my husband loves to remind me he's out of because consistency is normal gritty and men really like that feeling in a grooming product. Exfoliation is SO important, especially if you suffer from trapped ingrown hairs or are concerned about wrinkles (yes, even men do have these concerns even though they tend to not voice them). Anthony Logistics Facial Scrub contains spherical beads that over usage, aim to free ingrown hairs and remove dead skin cells.
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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 »