Shop Becca Cosmetics here!
Becca Cosmetics is one of my absolute favorite makeup lines so I was thrilled when I saw seven new lip glosses find their way to my desk! I love Becca because you never feel like you're wearing makeup, it helps accentuate your natural beauty without feeling like you need to take 10 different steps in your makeup routine. Their Ultimate Colour Lip Glosses are weightless yet highly pigmented and give brilliant shine! From moody plums to vivacious pinks, it will be impossible to choose a favorite amongst this group. My faves are Miami Vice in peachy pink and Malibu Punch in bright tangerine. Make the perfect pair by teaming up a gloss with new shades in Becca's Mineral Blush - Songbird and Gypsy!
From left to right: Becca Ultimate Colour Lip Gloss in Miami Vice and Malibu Punch. Mineral blushes in Gypsy and Songbird.
Shop Jack Black's male grooming products here!
It takes enough arm pulling to get the men in our lives to wash their faces. I've figured out that as long as you can keep the routine uncomplicated and the product aromas masculine, guys that are a little unsure about male grooming can be more easily persuaded to pick up an exfoliating loofah or facial moisturizer. I have to admit, they're slowly coming around, especially after they see how different their face looks and feels when they use the right products. One of our ranges that is perfect for a male that doesn't like fussing is Jack Black. From the dude-ish black, white, and blue packaging to the DIY Power Peel that took home a Mens Health Award Winner for Best Peel, the entire range will quickly become as easily loved as your man's tool shed.
A few stand-outs include Jack Black's Beard Lube Conditioning Shave. Breaking out of the traditional trappings of shaving, this pre-shave oil offers an entirely new way to shave and you don't have to worry about post shave dryness or razor burn. It's see through texture allows you to see where you're shaving so you can avoid those dreaded nicks and cuts. The sun ages us all and it's just as important for me to stay protected as it is for us females. Jack Black's Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 is lightweight and provides lasting hydration and protection without oiliness or heaviness. After shaving is the best time to apply this award winning product.
Jack Black is the perfect men's grooming range for a guy that wants simplicity and total effectiveness!
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Gorgeous actress Emily Van Camp from the dramatic hit drama 'Revenge' looked absolutely gorgeous at the 2012 Emmy Awards this past Sunday with her honey blonde hair swept back and diamond floral earrings. Her makeup was flawless as done by Leila Lou perfume creator Rosie Johnston and she also had a little help from Talika! Classic, 1920's glamour was the inspiration behind Emily's overall head to toe look. Big, defined brows and big lashes were of course a beauty signature of that era so Rosie used the Talika Eyebrow Extender as well as Eyelash Extender. Both of these utilize teeny rayon fibers that cling to lashes and brows to fill in sparse areas and give the appearance of thicker, longer hairs. Lastly, prior to applying the Eyelash Extender, Talika's new Heated Eyelash Curler was used to bend the lashes and make the curl last all night.
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Every season I look forward to seeing the latest fashion and beauty trends seen on the runways at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. From the crazy monobrows, sultry cat eye, to the big bouffant hair, there's always a certain look that catches my eye and I know I'm going to be attempting to recreate it at home. However, with that comes its trials and tribulations if you don't have the exact brands that were made to take these models from ordinary (ok, not all of them) to extraordinary. Our latest giveaway answers all those problems by giving alway the very same products used to create some of the hair, nails and makeup looks seen at the Spring 2013 runway shows. Without further adieu, these are the items one lucky winner will take home in this $400 prize:
Butter London was responsible for many of the gorgeous nails at Erin Featherston, Kaleen, Band of Outsiders and more. Our favorite look was the cosmic inspired nail seen at VEDA. A mix of Sloane Ranger, Toff, Knackered and Union Jack Black worked together to create a celestial effect with a sharp, glossy black stripe for a geometric effect. All of these are part of the prize!
T3 hair tools are well respected by hair professionals and customers alike so it's pretty easy to surmise that it's the go-to brand to create gorgeous hair at the shows. This was the case at the J. Mendel Spring 2013 show which was all about the strong female with polished and shiny hair with dented waves. The first step to create this was the T3 Featherweight 2 hair dryer. One lucky winner will win this before its even launched on b-glowing! It delivers lightening fast drying while reducing frizz and amplifying body and shine.
If there's a makeup brand that's meant to be seen on the runway its Ellis Faas. Highly pigmented shades and bullet style packaging makes it convenient for a busy model or everyday woman on the go. Used at indie fashion designer Keo's show, you'll be able to win three of the items used: Creamy Eyes in E107 in neutral greige, Ellis Faas Eyeliner in E501 and Milky Lips in L205.
Skyn Iceland's natural skincare range is perfectly suited to prep models skin before makeup application for it's ability to instantly soothe and revive stressed skin. One of the items that is a before the runway staple is their Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. A favorite of stylist Rachel Zoe and "The Doctors' tv show, these eye pads are an efficient way to de-puff and reduce premature eye wrinkling in just ten minutes!
The beautyblender is pretty much guaranteed to be seen in the hand of every single makeup artist at every show or photoshoot. This simple egg shaped sponge allows for a photoshop worth foundation finish and it's dome like shape also allows for easy contouring of the nose and under eye area. It creates the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup.
The 'Before The Runway' giveaway will run from Monday, Sept 24th 2012 through October 1st, 2012 at 9am 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 NuFace microcurrent devices here!
I'm sure you've all experienced a dose of belly bloat every once in awhile when we've eaten to fast or the wrong foods, however face bloat is a whole other can of worms. Whether you've given into the cravings of salty chips, overdosed on soy sauce or suffering from allergies; depending on your age there are precautions we can take to fight the bloat so you don't face the day as a puffed up blowfish. For women in their 50's the loss of elasticity causes flabby facial muscles so products that increase firmness and build back collagen are going to be your best defense. The October issue of In Style magazine addressed this very issue in 'Say Goodbye to Puffiness.' Their advice for a quick fix in your 50's is the NuFace Classic Microcurrent Facial Toning Device or NuFace Trinity. Low level micro currents are delivered to the skin that induce facial muscles to contract for a temporary sculpted look.
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The cooler mornings are a nice forecasting that our fruity and sea inspired perfumes need to be put away till next summer in exchange of woodier and warmer scents that will have us feeling and smelling comforted and indulgent when the snow begins to fall. If you're on the lookout for a new seasonal fragrance there is no better option than purchasing our Fragrance Flight VOL. 2.
Featuring six curated .05 oz samples of our most coveted winter fragrances and an exclusive 20% coupon code* inside in case you find your new signature, this flight makes for the perfect stocking stuffer as well. For only $15 you or your loved ones will experience smoky and oriental fragrances that are guaranteed to raise your body heat! The fragrance flight includes 6 samples in .05 oz sizes of:
Yosh Omiscent (gardenia, fig, lilac)
Ineke Evening Edged in Gold (plum, cinnamon, woods)
Montale Chocolate Greedy (lightly toasted tonka bean, vanilla, orange)
Tom Ford Black Orchid (black truffle, vetiver, vanilla tears)
Tokyo Milk Dark Bittersweet (cake flower, dark cacao bean, musk)
Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud (amber and patchouli)
*Coupon code is not valid on any Rodin olio Lusso products.
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Along with the colder season comes a seasonal closet overhaul and replacement of sandals and lightweight dresses for trendy rubber goulashes and cashmere sweaters, a change up in our skincare routine to soothe skin experiencing a brisker environment, and foregoing our floral fragrance for something a little more….chocolatey? Yes indeed, with the change in season comes a need for a complimentary fragrance. Our goal is to help you find it in our Fragrance Flight Vol. 2, a bespoke collection of 6 fragrance samples selected by perfumer Yosh, whose smoky and oriental scents are guaranteed to raise your body heat this winter. An exclusive 20% coupon code* is also included in case you find your new signature!
Every season we look forward to Yosh's insight into what will be on trend as well as answers to questions only one of the best 'noses' in the industry would know. We hope you enjoy another round of 'Scents & Sensibility' with Yosh!
What should you consider before you begin looking for a new fall/winter perfume, to make sure you pick the one that's right for you?
Normally, I would say that one might consider their climate first. I live in a place where winter is very mild so I prefer to wear a yummy fragrance with a little bit of smokiness but if you live in a climate where you have to wear a proper coat, gloves, scarves, then something more enveloping and warming might be better. This year, I'm going to pick my fall / winter fragrance based more on the kind of statement I'd like to project. I feel rather embolden now because I've lost a bit of weight and my hairdresser and I have come to agree on my look - more rock star glam. So for me, personally, I'm going to wear a fragrance that reflects an edgy opulence.
What aromas will be on trend this fall/winter?
Oud will continue to trend but creamy woody notes will make us feel grounded yet luxurious. Energetically, when people feel unstable, people choose more comfort fragrances. During the holidays, people tend to be a little emotional so something that makes us feel taken care of is how we want to smell. Vanilla will always be a great fall/winter choice for people. But I think people will want a little naughty vanilla - something with leather and spice.
Does the cold weather affect the way we wear our fragrance?
Absolutely ! Some people live in a climate zone that's mild in the winter. They might not need to wear something as heavy and spicy as a person living in very cold temperatures who might want something to feel like a warm cashmere wrap. In the winter, boozy fragrances make us feel warm inside too.
I recently heard that the perfume wearing tradition of rubbing your wrists together after application can destroy the scents quality. As a chronic wrist rubber I have to hear straight from the perfumer's mouth if this is true?
I think people in the industry are divided on this one. I personally like to rub the wrists together to release the scent - like rubbing petals or leaves together.
Can selecting the wrong perfume age you?
Gosh - great question. I think perfumes can age you in both directions. Just like tight jeans and short skirts. Some fragrances tend to be more youthful whereas some fragrances are more mature. I find young teens wearing heavy perfumes trying to be more sophisticated and some cougars wearing shocking or to fruity scents because they don't care what is age appropriate.
Yosh began her perfuming career in 1994 as an apprentice, learning to identify and combine the healing essential oils and sensuous perfume essences in each of those bottles. Today Yosh uses these elixirs in her own modern practice of the ancient art of perfumery, creating signature scents that entice the senses, fascinate the mind and enchant the soul.
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Shop Etat Libre D'Orange fragrances here!
Our wedding day is one of the most memorable days in our lives. From the dress, to the venue, and rings; so many big and intricate things go into making it a special occasion. Whether you've been dreaming of a ceremony surrounded by nature or an over the top, no expense spared fairy tale wedding, many women will select a signature fragrance that encapsulates the style of their day and personality. Town & Country magazine suggested leaving your go-to fragrance at home to embrace one that will always have you remember your special day. Depending on your wedding style, they narrowed down a few of their favorites. For those women who have a bohemian glam style and spirit like Margarita Missoni, Bijou Romantique Eau de Parfum by Etat Libre D'Orange was suggested since it's notes of vanilla and bergamot evoke an arty, eclectic Moroccan vibe.
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Shop the entire Talika range here!
And the winner is….Talika! Whatever magazine we flip through, beauty editors seem to be going crazy for their latest additions like the Skin ReTouch and now Talika's Heated Eyelash Curler just received praises from beauty contributor Bobbie on the Today Show! Showcasing a series of her favorite beauty gadgets, Bobbi explained that this lash curler is an in demand celebrity product for it's ability to safely and effectively heat the lashes for 10-15 seconds to double the curve of your eyelashes. Gentle controlled temperature ensures zero damage and you know when it's ready because the red silicon pad changes to white. Big lashes in little time, guaranteed.
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Shop Butter London nail polishes and more here!
Butter London Lippy's are quickly on their way to being held in the same regard as their gorgeous nail lacquers. After all, the shades are inspired by some of their most popular nail polishes like Tea With The Queen and La Moss. The Lippys are all highly pigmented and long wearing just like nail polishes. We're excited to have two of their newest Lippy shades exclusive to b-glowing! Butter London's Disco Biscuit (tropical hot pink) and Hen Party (sheer opal) Lippys! Only $17!