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My Travel Beauty Companion

Posted on 01/28/2010

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! 

Afraid to put oil on your face?  I was too! 

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Gold Flake Blotting Papers

Posted on 02/23/2010

Gold flake blotting papers!  A 300 year old Japanese beauty secret for a petal fresh complexion revealed.  Removes excess oil and sweat without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin. A powder and primer alternative that improves the wear of makeup. For all skin types: oily, normal, dry & sensitive. Fragrance-free. Powder-free. Oil-free. All-natural, biodegradable. No animal testing. Handmade in Japan.

Made with the finest grade of abaca leaf, prized for strength, absorbency and softness. No pulp to dry and irritate delicate skin and remove makeup.
Real gold flake in each leaflet for authenticity. Gold flake will not transfer onto skin.
30 Sheets
Size: 3.74" X 3.74"

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adara Gift!

Posted on 03/12/2010

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!

 

Lisa

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Tanda ZAP

Posted on 06/28/2011

For many years, LED Light Therapy has been an expensive treatment that was exclusively offered in beauty spas. Thanks to technology and Tanda ZAP, the benefits of LED can now be had in your own home and for a fraction of the price!

Tanda Light Therapy works from the inside out to reduce the signs of aging and combat acne. The benefits are amazing and the practicality of having your own at-home device to defeat a pimple before it’s reared it’s ugly head is an idea that seems to good to be true. But it’s not, and the best part is the Tanda ZAP is only $49!

To keep it simple, Tanda’s blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria by using a powerful combination of gentle vibration and warming of the skin, which allows the pores to open so bacteria have nowhere to hide. It’s clinically proven to clear or fade acne blemishes within 24 hours and best of all there is no irritation.


Whether you suffer from serious acne or just want to destroy a monstrous pimple that decides to pop up in the middle of your face before an important event (let’s face it ladies we’ve ALL been there),  then the Tanda ZAP should be in your arsenal. It’s like having a loaded gun for fighting the never ending war against blemishes!

XoBre

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Vapour Organic Beauty Clarity Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

Posted on 09/06/2011

 

Why has it been embedded in our brains from puberty onwards that oil is the cause of all our skin problems? I don't know about you but in my adolescence the word "oil" was the supposed cause of all my acne and many trips to the dermatologist. I looked at my shiny face in horror every morning and if I could just strip away all of it, my problems would be over.

Clarity Organic Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

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TATCHA Blotting Papers

Posted on 01/31/2012

If you suffer from a slight oily shine after a long day of work doesn't mean you have to go straight to your pressed powder. Instead give TATCHA blotting papers a try. It fits so comfortably in your purse you almost wouldn't even know it was there. Tatcha is literally the gold standard when it comes to blotting papers. And why not, they have been the secret beauty weapon of Japanese geisha's for centuries and now can be easily used for women of the modern day. TATCHA Aburatorigami is an incredibly soft, whisper thin and absorbent leaflet designed to remove excess oil and mattify skin. The Gold Flake Blotting Papers are a favorite of Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe and have recently been featured in a slew of notable magazines such as Marie Claire, Town and Country and Lucky! Simply take one out of it's packet and lightly press onto the areas where you're experiencing. shine. The beauty secret of the Orient is now ours!

       

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Clarisonic Blue Plus-Deep Pore Cleansing System

Posted on 07/20/2011

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Besides eating, cleansing should be the first thing you do in the morning and the very last thing you do at night before your head hits the pillow. Manual cleansing is "totally old school" now thanks to a brand called Clarisonic that brings professional exfoliation into the sanctity of your bathroom. No more do you need to spend $100 for a facialist to professionally cleanse your face, in 60 seconds your skin will be smooth and most importantly, all the dirt and makeup gone with the help of Clarisonic. 

 

As always Clarisonic is creating new technology to constantly give you the most optimal cleansing available for your skin type. So we were really excited to get Clarisonic's Blue Plus-Deep Pore Cleansing System in. Best of all, this product will come with their new Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head that is designed with a unique combination of firmer bristles and dual action movement leaving no oil or makeup residue intact.

Clarisonic Blue Plus - Deep Pore Cleansing System (A $25 Savings!)

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Clarisonic Dual Brush Head Deep Pore

Posted on 01/04/2012

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If you have a Clarisonic you already have seen the amazing difference it makes to your skin. But what some people don't know is that they also offer a selection of replacement brush heads that you can mix and match throughout the days depending on how your skin is behaving. For people who have an oilier skin or enlarged pores, they should definately have a Clarisonic Dual Brush Head Deep Pore in their arsenol. The bristle firmess makes it your best bet to get to those uneven areas of the face and stubborn crevasses around the nose. Blackheads be gone! You should be replacing your Clarisonic brush heads every three months so when you purchase the  Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head Deep Pore Twin Pack you're getting a six month supply since it comes with two. Whether your skin is feeling sensitive one day or oiler the next, Clarisonic has a brush head for all your skin's bi-polar moods. When you purhcase the duo you also save $10 instead of purchasing the individual Deep Pore Brush Head.

Dual Brush Head Deep Pore ($10 Savings)


 

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Clarisonic Acne Mia2 Sonic Skin Cleansing

Posted on 08/08/2012

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If there's one product I've been super excited to get my hands on since I heard of it's inception it's the latest innovation from Clarisonic. These little hand held devices change lives. You may think I'm being dramatic but if you ask any one of our staff members they will all say the same thing. Whether you look in the mirror and see lines, redness, or pimples staring back at you, Clarisonic addresses any skin concern in just 60 seconds, once a day. If you're suffering from pimples, uneven and bumpy skin then the brands latest addition will have you saying you've witnessed a miracle. Introducing the Clarisonic Acne Mia2!

Going from normal skin to a problematic one has been my issue ever since going off birth control. It was a real shocker how quickly your skin's texture and tone can change from smooth to bumpy and I'm not the type to go down without a fight. My weapon - The Clarisonic Acne Mia2. Complete with a new acne cleansing brush head that will remove dirt, oil and impurities and safe enough to use up to twice daily and also including a powerful Daily Clarifying Cleanser with 2% salicylic acid, there is nowhere for acne to hide. Clarisonic devices utilize sonic technology and gentle vibration (brush head rotates 300 times per second) to gently and efficiently remove congestion while also simplifying the cleansing process. 

 

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Tatcha Founder Victoria Tsai Featured in O Magazine

Posted on 04/09/2013

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Congratulations to b-glowing.com brand, Tatcha, for their bio feature on founder Victoria Tsai in April's O Magazine.

Victoria Tsai gave readers the inside scoop on how the Tatcha brand came to be. Tsai found inspiration on a trip to Japan back in 2009, after meeting a group of geisha.
 

"Without their stage makeup on, their skin is so clear and smooth, whether they're 20 or 80."


Three years later, Tatcha was born.

We loved reading about Victoria Tsai's beauty journey, everything from the first beauty product she ever owned (Hello Kitty blotting tissues) to her latest discovery, fellow b-glowing.com brand By Terry's Rouge Terrybly.
 

"A good friend who's a makeup artist told me recently that my brownish berry lipstick was aging me. He suggested I make my lips a touch lighter than my natural color instead. I switched to By Terry Rouge Terrybly Lipstick in Terrybly Nude, and I look so much fresher."


Discover Tatcha's all-natural, biodegradable Blotting Papers on b-glowing.com. Made fragrance, powder, and oil free.

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NEW BECCA Cosmetics Ever-Matte Skin Collection

Posted on 05/23/2013

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Just in time for summer! We are LOVING the new shine-proof products from BECCA Cosmetics. In addition to a new eye primer and blotting powder, the collection includes a foundation our staff can't stop raving about. All three of these products are must-haves for an oil-free look that lasts all day.

Blotting Powder Perfector (2 shades): Whether you are setting your foundation in the AM or touching up your makeup in the PM, the BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector will remove shine and keep it at bay throughout the day. Available in Transparent and Sheer Tan shades, the silky formula controls shine and minimizes pores, without looking cakey.

Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation (18 shades): "My new favorite foundation!" 21-year-old b-glowing staff member, Kayla, has already declared this product her "Holy Grail" foundation. Great for all skin-types, this formula is ideal for oily skin, and controls shine throughout the day without touch-ups. And with 18 different shades, there is an option for everyone!

Eye Priming Perfector: Create a smooth, perfected canvas for your eye makeup with this new eye-priming product. This water-resistant, melt-proof formula will make eye looks pop and last all day without creasing. It's like underwear for your eyeshadow!

Ready to shop? Click here to view the new Ever-Matte Skin Collection. Click here for the entire range of BECCA Cosmetics products.

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Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment

Posted on 06/18/2013

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Friday marks the first day of summer! To celebrate the new season, we'll be paying homage to some of our tried-and-true beauty favorites for summer weather.

Hazy, hot and humid weather can lead to an increase in oil production. To combat changes in our skin, we add Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment to our morning routine.

The 4th step in Dr. Erno Laszlo's renowned skincare ritual, the Shake-It Tinted Treatment was designed to treat the skin, and offer minimal coverage. Described as "80% treatment - 20% finish", Shake-It is similar to a toner - controlling surface oils and tightening pores - but also provides a sheer, matte finish that allows your natural glow to shine through.

Whether you are using Shake-It as a base for a very natural look, or applying it as a primer for heavier foundation, this treatment will even your skin tone, reduce redness, minimize pores, and keep you oil-free throughout the day. Perfect for summer weather!

Shake-It is ideal for normal to extremely oily skin and is best applied after moisturizer with a cotton ball. We recommend Erno Laszlo Finish Foundation SPF 15 as an alternative for ladies with dry skin, or as additional coverage on top of the Shake-It Tinted Treatment.

Win a personalized skincare treatment at the Erno Laszlo Institute in New York by entering our MAKE BEAUTY. ESCAPE sweepstakes on Facebook!

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Top Picks: MADE IN AMERICA

Posted on 07/02/2013

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We're celebrating Independence Day week by recognizing some of our favorite products made in the Land of the Stars and Stripes.

ARCONA Magic White Ice: Part of ARCONA's signature Basic Five routine, Magic White Ice is a daily hydrating moisturizer that works to balance the skin as well as clarify the complexion. We love how the gel consistency leaves a dewy finish that feels light and refreshing. For dryer skin, try Magic Dry Ice.

PRTTY PEAUSHUN: Created by makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, PRTTY PEAUSHUN is an all-over body perfecter that uses light-reflecting pigments to even out skin tone, enhance muscle tone, and give the skin a radiant glow. This is a celebrity favorite, and a b-glowing staff must-have for short weather!

Jack Black All Day Oil-Contol Lotion: A Men's Health Award winner, this product absorbs oil throughout the day, keeping the skin shine-free. The lightweight formula gives you a matte look from AM to PM, and works to minimize the appearance of pores. This multipurpose skincare is a great gift for the guy-on-the-go, providing protection from the elements, keeping his skin clear, and oil under control.

rms beauty Cream Eyeshadow: Great for all ages, these nourishing cream shadows moisturize the eye, minimizing the appearance of lines. The sheer pigments are easy to apply, and instantly create an illuminating effect that brightens the eye, and creates a natural contour. These shadows look amazing all on their own, and look best when applied to the lid and crease using your fingertip.

These top picks aren't the only products waving Old Glory, all of these featured brands make 100% of their products in the U.S. of A.

Shop b-glowing.com for these and more products that wave the American flag.

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Tips & Tricks: How to Stay Matte this Summer

Posted on 07/09/2013

As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our b-glowing.com beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.

Adjust Your Face Wash: 

If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay. 

Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer: 

Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!

Lighten Your Makeup Load: 

In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Touch-Up Wisely: 

Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.

Looking for more 'Tips & Tricks'? Check back with our Magazine for b-glowing.com beauty advice and info.

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Tips & Tricks: How to Choose Your Clarisonic Brush Head

Posted on 07/17/2013

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All of us at b-glowing.com are die-hard Clarisonic addicts. Whether we are using the Mia, Plus, Mia2, or new Aria, we love how these skincare must-haves completely remove our makeup, smooth imperfections, and leave our skin glowing.

One of the tricks to getting the most out of your Clarisonic is finding the right brush head for your skin type or concern, and replacing it every 3 months. From Delicate to Deep Pore, there is a brush head out there for you, and b-glowing.com is here to help you find the POREfect fit!

What We Use:

"I received one of the Normal Brush Heads in a Gift With Purchase offer and loved it. I felt like it wasn’t too soft or too rough, and it made my skin feel completely clean without feeling like I was over exfoliating. I’ve stuck with the Normal Brush Head because I’ve found it works best for my combination/oily, yet somewhat sensitive, skin type." - Brand Assistant, Kayla

“I really like the Deep Pore Brush Head because I have oily/acne-prone skin, and this really gets in there and assures a clean slate - especially in areas where blackheads are common, like the nose and chin. Since switching from the Normal Brush Head to the Deep Pore, I’ve noticed a change for the better in my skin. I have far less breakouts and a more even skin tone." - Customer Service Director, Katelyn

“I use the Normal Brush Head because I feel like, even though my skin is sensitive, it doesn’t aggravate my skin and it gives me an extreme deep clean.” - Brand Manager, Erika

Find Your Brush Head

 


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PERFECTLY PORELESS Facebook Giveaway

Posted on 08/26/2013

Enter our PERFECTLY PORELESS Facebook Giveaway here!

We're giving our b-glowing.com Facebook fans a chance to win the pore-refining Clarisonic Mia 2 Deep Pore Detoxifying Collection, designed specifically to minimize the appearance of pores, giving you flawless, radiant, and smooth skin. One winner chosen next week!

Enter now for your chance to win this skincare must-have!

Valued at $169, this prize includes:

Deep Pore Mia 2 (white): This 2-speed, travel-friendly, sonic cleansing device cleans your skin 6 times better than hands alone - removing the impurities of the day and makeup completely, leaving you with clear, radiant, and smooth skin.

Deep Pore Brush Head: Designed specifically for normal to oily skin and skin with enlarged pores, this dual-direction brush head gets deep into your pores, eliminating dirt and oil, and visibly reducing the appearance of your pores by 25% after just one use!

Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (6 oz): Step one in the deep pore cleansing solution, this product is formulated to help control oil and refine enlarged pores. The gentle cleansing gel works together with the Clarisonic device to loosen dead skin cells, makeup, and other impurities to completely cleanse the skin.

Detoxifying Clay Mask (2 oz): Step two in the deep pore cleansing solution, this mask is applied to the face after the cleansing step, and then removed with the Clarisonic device. The absorbing clay ingredients help to draw out even more pore-clogging impurities, for a truly deep cleaning you'll love!

Protective Travel Case: Your Clarisonic device fits perfectly in this convenient case, making it easy to bring your system with you everywhere you go.

Universal Voltage pLink Charger: This easy-to-connect magnetic charger keeps your device running smoothly. Pulsing lights let you know the device is connected properly and charge is in effect, while a steady light alerts you the charge is complete!

Ready for your chance to win? Click here to enter!

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