Shop the full Sekkisei skincare line here!
If you want to radiate natural beauty from the inside out then take a peak at our latest skincare addition, Sekkisei! With inspiration taken from the purity of snow, this brand is all about products that brighten the complexion and minimize the appearance of age spots as well as prevent them. Our skin color can become dull and sallow due to not exfoliating, to much time in the sun and sometimes just genetics however Sekkisei has a great assortment of creams, serums and cleansers with whitening extracts that will bring your radiance back in no time:
One of the standouts is the Sekkisei White Powder Wash. This foaming cleanser will effectively brighten the complexion with Shiso, Japanese Basil, Coix Seed Extract and more without stripping the skin of it's essential oils and moisture barrier. This is a great option for all skin types.
The Sekkisei Emulsion is a lightweight moisturizer that can be used on it's own or combined with the Sekkisei lotion for a double whammy of moisture on the skin. Senpukua Flower helps brighten and soften the complexion without feeling greasy or tacky.
The great thing about Sekkisei is that it works for pretty much all skin types and is very gentle. If you're skincare concern is to create a healthy glow that radiates from the inside out then you will love Sekkisei!
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Shop the full Talika range here!
It seems like every couple weeks Talika is coming out with a new product and the fashion magazines are taking notice in a big way. Talika's Skin Re-Touch Face and now the just landed Skin Retouch Eye Contour packets just got some love on Vogue Daily. Chosen as a must have product to get through Fashion Week because of their amazing ability to de-puff eyes while you're globetrotting from New York to Paris. You'll look bright eyed and ready for a day of fashion shows even if you've only had two hours sleep. Talika's Skin Re-Touch Eye Contour contains marine collagen to plump up wrinkles and siberian ginseng gives an instant flash lifting effect. Including 7 doses with eight hours of plumping time each!
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Holographic shades on nails and eyes is going to be all the rage this fall and the October issue of Lucky magazine is narrowing down their favorites, one which just so happens to be exclusive to b-glowing! It's hard to describe a 'holographic' shade as depending on the light you're in you might get hints of green, bronze or aubergine. Kevyn Aucoin's Loose Shimmer Shadow in Lapis is only available at b-glowing and is a gorgeous bluish plum. Use on it's own or create a peacock eye look by incorporating other shimmer shadows like Citrine and/or Jade in the corners of eyes and on lower lids.
Also featured in Lucky is Erno Laszlo's Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm. Considered a 'new miracle cream' by Lucky, this balm will help stimulate collagen production and protect skin from free radicals with a blend of raspberry stem cells, tree oils and antioxidants. This healing product smoothes scars, wounds, burns and dry skin with zero irritation.
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Shop the entire Oscar Blandi haircare line here!
The MTV Video Music Awards is a nice end to the trophy season as it allows celebrities to not be overly coiffed and powdered. Anything goes with short dresses, mohawks (Miley Cyrus channels Pink) and white being a big color theme on the red carpet. Actress Zoe Saldana looked relaxed and gorgeous in a nude pink dress and tasseled faux-bob created with by Mark Roszak for Oscar Blandi! Recreate her look by following the steps below:
Step 1: Apply Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum to towel dried hair. Always apply the product to the hair starting at the ends and working your way up. The ends tend to absorb the most products, keeping it lighter towards the roots. The oil not only smells amazing, but it protects the hair from any heat styling.
Step 2: Rough dry the hair to enhance it's natural texture, until it's completely dry. With a 3/4" curling iron take random sections of hair and wrap around the barrel, leaving just the tips of the ends out. Once the head is curled, piece each section out with fingers, pulling apart the curls.
Step 3: Lift hair from the ends to the roots and spray Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray for extra volume.
Step 4: Gently tease the underneath sections of the hair for grip and loosely tuck the ends under and pin in place, crisscrossing the bobby pins. Allow some of the layers to fall out for a messier look.
Step 5: Finish by spraying Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray. This hairspray is perfectly lightweight but has an incredible hold and a soft feel on the hair.
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Every year we look forward to Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' awards and this year we're pleased to announce so many b-glowing products made the cut! To be amongst the 249 winners is no easy feat with only the best of the best being chosen. Think of these products below as the must haves, the gold trophies and VIP's of their category. With no further adieu here are your favorites:
Starting off the list we have Klorane's Soothing Makeup Remover Lotion. Included in the best of sensitive skin category, this gentle makeup remover can be used over the entire face to remove all traces of make-up hygienically, soothes irritated skin and decongests in just a few swipes.
Curls are key and if you don't have the right tools that bounce just isn't going to look as good. The 'Best Curling Iron' also happens to be a staff favorite, T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand! With a tapered and clipless barrel, it creates loose and undone waves in seconds. Tourmaline technology and infrared energy seals the cuticle for frizz free finish and amazing shine.
It's no surprise to us that Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil was featured as one of the 'Top Splurges' well worth the investment. A favorite amongst the New York City fashionistas, Tinseltown celebrities and Victoria's Secret Angels, people are going crazy for this face oil packed with eleven essential oils that sink into the skin and instantly hydrate and luminate the complexion.
If you don't have volume what do you have? For some of us, this doesn't come naturally so also considered an essential splurge in Allure's Best of Beauty awards is the Sachajuan Volume Powder. This powder based spray goes on dry, gives a matte finish and beautiful volume and structure instantly. Remember to shake out any excess! We were excited to see the upcoming Clarisonic Aria in the mix as well! We're counting the days until we have this breakthrough product on our shelves!
Eighteen of our products were featured in Allure's Best of Beauty and we're so thrilled! RMS Beauty's Un-Cover Up was a 'Natural Wonder' pick and of course they can't leave out the boys with Art of Shaving's Pre Shave Oil. So many to list we're going to need to do another blog!
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Shop the Frederic Fekkai haircare line here!
Just like our bodies, sometimes our hair needs a little 'shake-up' to get the rejuvenation process started. Hair is stubborn and after using the same products day after day, month after month, your mane becomes accustomed to it. When hair is literally on life support after to much 'dye and fry' you need Frederic Fekkai's PrX Reparatives 3 Day Transformation Kit as seen in Real Simple magazine's Best of Fall Hair feature. Containing three vials of keratin and silk proteins to restore life and revitalize strands from the inside out, this effective kit works magic in three consecutive days of use.
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Shop the full Paul & Joe Cosmetics range here!
If there was ever a time to purchase a lipstick it's now. The second drop in Paul & Joe Beaute's Love Story Collection allows you to customize your own lipstick from case, to formula to color! It takes a lot to get my beauty junkie heart to really burst from it's chest but as soon as I saw the classic case that looks like it came off the boudoir of Grace Kelly I knew it must be mine! Match your Fall 2012 Face Color Powder with your lipstick and you'll have a good portion of your new fall makeup look organized!
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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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