Shop African Botanics here!
Africa is not only blessed with some of the most stunning horizons, landscape and exotic animals but it's also home to some of the world's best kept skin perfecting ingredients. Our latest skincare arrival, African Botanics, utilizes the nourishing and healing power of Marula Oil in all its products. For centuries the African people have used this along with powerful botanical extracts to hydrate and beautify their skin. Here are some of the standout items in the range:
African Botanics Pure Marula Oil is rich in Vitamin C & E, essential fatty acids as well as natural antioxidants to help skin cells renew, hydrate, and resist damage from environmental stressors. It will soften the appearance of fine lines and help improve skin elasticity as well. Don't let the word oil deter you, this product works perfect as a daily moisturizer for all skin types, including oilier prone ones.
Whether you have a dry skin ailment or not, everyone can appreciate the benefits of African Botanics Marula Firming Body Oil. Its dry oil blend allows for quick absorption into the skin and leaves it feeling healthy and nourished. Lackluster skin feels immediately firmed and soft due to skin saving essential fatty acids, plant collagen and linoleic acid. All of African Botanics unique body and face treatments will deliver maximum results to your skin!
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Shop Talika here!
Oh, the joys of technology! Talika's latest arrival, the Cream Booster allows your moisturizers and serums to penetrate deeper and boost their efficiency. However, it itself isn't a serum, but almost resembles a magic wand that utilizes a combination of 3 technologies to optimize contact between ingredients and cells. The Cream Booster is a hand held device that works with cellular stimulation, micro-electricity and circulation to lead the active ingredients to a targeted zone. To use, simply apply your desired serum or cream, push the silver button to turn on and glide Talika's Cream Booster over the targeted areas of concern for 1 minute.
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Shop ORGO skincare products here!
When you think about it one serum over the course of a lifetime isn't going to cut it. Our skin needs more than a single dose, but an assortment of effective products that can target the many different concerns our skin will go through as the years pass by. Just like exercise, if you continue to do the same workouts day in and day out, your body will eventually stop adapting to the new workload and less calories are burned. We need to continually shock our body, and the same goes for our complexions, to get the response and changes desired. Our latest genius skincare arrival, ORGO has arrived to do just that.
ORGO 7 Serums by Organic to Green is a 7 day treatment regimen to target an assortment of skin ailments which prevent our skin from keeping its radiance and youthful look. Think of it as a daily delivery system of the most concentrated performance based formulas that are also totally pure. Although the price of the serum system may shock you, it's meant to last an entire year which works out to less than $1.50 a day. Only a tiny amount of these serums are needed so don't be heavy handed. ORGO 7 Serums can be switched to any other day of the week to deliver your needs for that day based on your skin and your environment.
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Shop Oscar Blandi haircare products here!
I don't know about you but I usually have to cancel post workout get togethers because I don't have time to take a shower, blow dry and re-style just washed hair in time for cocktails with friends. Typically I'll try to organize a get together on an off day just so I can avoid the stress of it. Thanks to the Oscar Blandi Post Workout Styling Kit, you can do both without worrying about time nor if your hair will look like you never hit the gym. This trio of effective haircare products will let you get a great workout in without sabotaging your style. Think of it as a do-over for sweaty hair! The Post Workout Styling kit comes with a Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder to cleanse, Pronto Heat Protect Spray to re-style and Pronto Instant Glossing Cream to finish and polish to perfection. This set is only $25 and will easily become a must have place in your gym bag!
Shop Jao Goe Oil Products here!
We've heard of pomade and baumes but Jao Goe Oil has ingeniously combined the two to create a unique product that tames flyaway hair, conditions cuticles and moisturizes dry patches on elbows and knees. The Jao Goe Oil Multi-Purpose Bomade comes in three different scents from Beardscent Bomade (woodsy, citrus), Outscent Bomade (woodsy) and Coifette (patchouli and fir).
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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!
Shop By Terry here!
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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Shop Paul & Joe Cosmetics here!
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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Shop Butter London here!
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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Shop Xen Tan self tanning products here!
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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