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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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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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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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