My constant beauty travel companion is adara! $12. It comes in Lavender, Jasmine, Peach, Green Tea, Rose and Unscented. It's my work-horse beauty product that is super multi-functional and effective. I'm ready to pack my bags again this weekend to head to NY in search of new brands for our customers. adara always goes in my carry on bag! The travel size is TSA approved so no worries about them tossing it in the trash during security check through. What do I use it for? Everything! I use it to wash my face (without water), remove my eye makeup, moisturize my face and body, repair my cuticles, heal my dry lips overnight, tame hair fly aways, to relax in a hot, fragrant oil bath at night and more! While I love choosing from an array of beauty products, carry-on travel these days can be challenging for the beauty-junkie. I can always rely on adara to keep my skin healthy, clear and glowing while I'm away. And it makes me feel great knowing that I'm putting on my skin 99.9% organic, fair trade coconut oil!
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Buy 2 Large adara oil & get a 3rd as your gift! $30 retail value! No code is needed. Just simply tell us what scent you would like in the comments section during check out. We are obsessed with the multiple powers of adara. I use it nightly on my face....a little goes a long way! It soaks up the redness in my face, shrinks pores, makes my face less shiny during the next day, softens fine lines and helps heal pimples! Honestly -- what more could you ask for from a product. The bonus is that it is natural, organic, fair trade, PEG free, Paraben free and more! I'll be addicted to the healing powers of this product for the rest of my life.
Are you afraid to put oil on your face? Don't be!!! European women have known the power of face oils for centuries. I literally slather this oil on my face, neck and chest at night. The gorgeous aromas lull me to sleep! I have very oil skin. Normally around 10:00 in the morning I have a shiny face. When I use adara the night before my face stays matte all day long. Why? Because my skin is getting the natural hydration it needs so my body doesn't over-produce oil during the next day.
Also, the natural anti-bacterial powers of coconut oil help heal and prevent pimples. The natural anti-inflammatory powers help get rid of redness...and of course the hydrating powers help firm skin! It's a work-horse!
Added benefits are that you can use it for conditioning hair treatments, to tame fly aways, as a massage oil, as a bath oil and of course a body oil.
Remember that untainted coconut oil will solidify in colder temperatures. Simply run under hot tap water to liquify. adara likes warmth like we do!
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I hate packing for vacations. I stress over all the different scenarios I might wish I had brought this and that, to the point that I overpack with butloads of clothes I never end up wearing. The same goes with beauty products and especially makeup. Am I really going to want to to a smokey eye to a beachside, picnic table resteraunt in the Carribean? No. Vacations are really about feeling beautiful and free and not wanting to spend all that extra time fluffing and primping in the morning when I could be relaxing. In saying that, I still want to look and feel beautiful, however there are products we can use to minimize time but also ensure our skin, hair and makeup are well looked after and not being neglected. Vacations are no reason to totally let yourselves go ladies...
Here is a list of our must have beauty products to take with you on vacation:
Adara Coconut Oil-Purely organic and uber-nourishing, this Coconut Oil is a saviour for healing sunburnt skin as well as being an overall skin conditioner. Use
it in your hair as a conditioning treatment as well!
The levels of saturated fat may not make coconut oil one of the best options for frying up your favorite snack. The oil’s properties, however, do make it one of the most luscious treats your skin will ever feel. To make sure the coconut oil you use is of the highest quality, get your hands on Adara organic oil, which is paraben-free and part of the fair trade market.
Coconut oil, like the kind found in Adara oil, is heat-stable. This stability makes coconut oil a Muhammad Ali-like fighter against free radicals and oxidation, and gives the oil lasting power. Oxidation can cause the cells in your body to age (remember that oxidation equals rust on metals), and its minions are free radicals. The antioxidants in Adara organic oil naturally prevent and fight free radicals. The result is skin that looks younger.
Other benefits of coconut oil include:
Your skin stays hydrated. Cold weather, the hot sun, stress, pollutants and everyday life can leave your skin thirsty and irritated. The high concentration of saturated fat in coconut oil, one of nature’s tropical potions, envelops your skin with healthy moisture, helps even out its tone (like age spots or discoloration from scars) and controls breakouts. Unlike some oily skin lotions, Adara oil quickly absorbs into your skin and doesn’t feel greasy.Read More »
Even though Earth Day is a calendar event that happens once a year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have sustainable practices the remaining 364 days. After all, you should be a good steward every day you are on this planet. Sure, you may already recycle your used plastic, metal and glass items, but you can take your earth-friendly endeavors a step further by purchasing EPP eco-friendly hair care products. Some popular, high-end brands, like Adara and Nuxe Paris, are already on board the EPP wagon.
Short for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, EEP means you consider more than just the environmental impact of the products you purchase. EPP also has a humanitarian concern, which means the manufacturing of a product also protects the health of those who make and consume eco-friendly hair care products, without sacrificing quality, price or performance. When you’re an EPP advocate, you also abstain (as best you can) from purchasing items whose manufacturing process harms public health or the environment.Read More »
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!
Valued at $115, this prize contains:
adara Coconut Virgin Oil in Green Tea: This multipurpose green tea-scented coconut oil keeps your skin soft, relieves dry patches, and is even great on split ends.
kai Fragrance Body Butter: This shea butter-infused moisturizer is made in the USA and features kai's signature scent of exotic white flowers and gardenias. Use all over your body to hydrate, as well as soothe cracked, dry skin.
LaLicious Coffee Bean Sugar Souffle: A moisturizer and exfoliant - combined! Not only does this staff favorite remove dead skin cells, the coffee bean ingredient wakes you up, stimulates your skin, and minimizes the appearance of cellulite. No need for a post-shower lotion, this hydrating scrub is a 2-in-1! Your skin is left soft and silky smooth after application.
Supergoop! Sunscreen Mist SPF 50: Protect your skin from harsh UV rays all year long with this easy-to-apply, non-aerosol sunscreen. Great for the entire family, this SPF fights sun damage, and free radicals, AND is infused with Vitamin C - giving your skin a healthy, radiant glow you'll love.
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It’s certainly been quite the month for b-glowing brands! We’re thrilled to announce that many of our brands have been getting media attention. From head to scent, magazines have been name dropping, and these are the products they want you to get your hands on.
Koh Gen Do- Macro Vintage Mask: Mentioned in the October issue of Health magazine, the Macro Vintage Mask was chosen as one of Jessica Alba’s “Top 5 good, gentle products”. It increases immunity, while regenerating ingredients empower the skin, creating hydration that lasts for hours.
St. Tropez- Self Tan Bronzing Mousse: Winner of Allure’s 2013 Best of Beauty for Body Bronzer/Best Traditional Self-Tanner, Cosmopolitan’s “Best Self-Tanner” for the Global Beauty Awards, and Glamour’s "Best Body Bronzer or Self-Tanner: From Department/Specialty Stores" in their 2013 Glamour Glammy Awards. So…what are you waiting for?
Adara- Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: InStyle magazine chose this nourishing body oil (great for the hair, too!) as one of its Best of Digital Beauty picks in the November issue, even calling b-glowing.com “Rad, Emerging Talent”. While we’re honored on both accounts, we’re also excited for Adara’s well-deserved attention, as it’s one of our staff’s favorite products!
Etat Libre d’Orange- Archives 69: Also chosen in InStyle’s November issue, this inviting fragrance was another Best of Digital Beauty pick. With top notes of tangerine, pink berries CO2, and pepper leaf, we love the scent for its versatility and sense of freedom.Read More »