The new Jelly collection from butter LONDON just arrived and I couldn't wait to open the box!!!Read More »
Check out butter LONDON at Fashion Week! Be the first in the know to see what the hot colors will be for Fall '10. We simply love the fashion-forward colors of butter LONDON and it doesn't hurt that they are toxic free too! Be sure to check out the entire butter LONDON collection here!Read More »
Rachel Zoe loves butter LONDON's Rosie Lee Nail Lacquer. In today's Zoe Report Rachel says that this perfectly rosie & gold shimmer is one of the hot picks for Spring nails. Check it out here!Read More »
butter LONDON's inspiration for "All Hail McQueen" is the beloved Alexander McQueen's iconic live fashion show where he produced a hologram of the beautiful Kate Moss. It was mesmerizing, alluring, magical, angelic and awe-inspiring for those who attended the event.
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We are so excited to announce the beginning of pre-order for what's sure to be spring's must-have color for 2011- and you can only find it here!Read More »
b-glowing.com is the EXCLUSIVE N. American retailer of butter LONDON's new "No More Waity, Katie". This morning the NY Times came out with a lovely piece about this nail lacquer homage to the Royal Wedding!
Why bother: Kate Middleton, the Princess in Waiting, has young women around the world clamoring to copy her wardrobe and style. A new limited-edition nail polish called No More Waity Katie, by Butter London, pays tribute to the dark-haired beauty who snagged Prince William after years of on-again, off-again New York-style dating. The polish is a shade of greige (gray and beige combined) with a splash of lilac glitter. It’s rich, royal and perfectly princessy. Butter polishes are all toxin free (no formaldehyde or carcinogens) and favored by celebs including Rihanna and the fashion princess Kate Moss (who will also be married this summer). Now let the focus return to Middleton’s wedding dress for the April nuptials.
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We couldn't be more excited! Kathie Lee from the Today Show raved about our butter LONDON "No More Waity, Katie" this morning exclusively available at b-glowing.com! Missed the episode? Check it out here.Read More »
We love Gwenyth Paltrow for her elegant style and impeccable taste! We love her even more now since she has found some of her good taste at b-glowing.com in the likes of Patyka, Olivella, butter LONDON’s No More Waity, Katie Lip Lacquerand PRTTY Peaushun! When we opened our Goop email from her this morning (her daily mailing about natural things to do, make, wear, get, etc) we were thrilled to see she included some of our favorites that we’ve sent her.
Butter LONDON “No More Waity, Katie: “Butter London makes a line of "3 Free" polishes which are free from formaldehyde, toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)—three ingredients found in most nail lacquers. They mix great colors including this great sparkly purple in honor of the upcoming royal wedding, a sparkly purple, "No More Waity, Katie."
Patyka: “Patyka is a French brand that has two product lines—Absolis (body washes, facial cleansers and creams), and Biokaliftin (anti-wrinkle serums and the like)—that are pretty intense. Just look at their website; each and every product has an extensive list of all of the natural active ingredients and the wonders they do for your skin. And to top it off, the packaging is gorgeous.”
PRTTY Peaushun: “Tracy Anderson told me about this stuff, which is the new miracle cream. Developed by a Hollywood makeup artist, Bethany Karlyn, this cream makes the skin glow and brings out muscle tone—making it a great one for parties and public appearances.”
Olivella: “Olivella is a huge line of olive oil-based products including creams, cleansers, shower gels, soaps, etc. The products are all allergen and scent-free and because they’re olive oil based, they’re full of vitamins A & E which are great for the skin. The cleansing wipes are especially handy for a quick wash at the beginning or end of the day”
MADARA: "Madara is another line of eco and organic products developed by a woman who, unable to find exactly what she wanted, made it herself. Now her line includes shampoos, moisturizers, bath soaps, cellulite reducers, facial moisturizers and even a line for organic baby care."
Ko Denmark: "Henriette Holst has kept things simple with her line of natural body washes and moisturizers. They’re based on two key ingredients—neroli and jasmine—which have a wonderful scent."
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The world is in a frenzy about the Royal wedding and I admit I was a little misty-eyed when I watched the couple take their second kiss on the balcony. A princess is born!
Not everyone can get the Royal treatment that Kate did but you can celebrate in style with these Royal-inspired butter LONDON nail colors:
HRH (Stands for Her Royal Highness- which is what she will be known...
I just got back from a whirlwind 48 hour trip to New York City. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm a NYC virgin. I don't know what took me so long to get there but am grateful that I finally got the chance to go and from what I experienced, cannot wait to get back there again.
In actuality, I'm kind of glad it took me 31 years. As a tomboyish teenager, there was no big draw card as I didn't have an interest in fashion, architecture, or food. To me, vacation meant sandy beach or at least a water park.
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To keep with all things fashion related due to New York Fashion Week I thought it would be fun to write about one of our favorite nail polish brands, Butter London. I had the pleasure of speaking with the super gorgeous and trendy creator of this in demand lacquer range, Nonie Creme, at the pop up shop at Milk Made Studios in West Village.
Even more exciting, Nonie and her team have been lacquering many a model behind the edgiest designers at New York Fashion Week. I got to see a glimpse inside the madness when I followed her backstage for the Yigal Azrouel show, where it was all about vampy sex appeal. Nonie and the girls used La Moss, which is a vixenish deep red. Picture goblets of red wine overflowing and you'll get the picture. The shade looked amazing and really popped against the more muted makeup the models were sporting.
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If you like to follow the latest fashion and beauty trends to hit the catwalks of New York and Europe then might we suggest a nail polish shade that has interestingly been all the rage--green. Yes, green has occasionally been considered a "dirty" color, but according to Butter London's Creative Director Nonie Creme, "dirty" is the new rage.
The nail trends for Autumn/Winter 2011 are all about reflecting a luxe-grunge persona, and your lacquers should be reminiscent of a dirty, tarnished jewel so to speak. Instead of the bright deep red of a ruby, choose a garnet; or a dirty teal instead of a sapphire.Read More »
Hey y'all thinking of getting some new nail lacquer to spice up your holiday nails? If so, look no further than Butter London's Holiday 2011 Collection that makes the decision making oh-so-much easier. In fact, nail polish makes a very nice stocking stuffer! This season, it's all about glittery, ornamental style nail shades with a little dash of pink for good measure.
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I seem to be talking a lot along the lines of nail polish, but what can I say, it's one of the latest obsessions around the office as of late. Remember how I mentioned my frustration with painting? Well, thanks to the great invention of nail skins those worries are in the past. Butter LONDON has come out with a small assortment of fashionable nail skins to take your nail flare to a whole other level.Read More »
Elle.com recently did a post about some of the hot nail trends for the Holiday/Winter 2011 season and some of our favorite nail lacquers made the cut! Stay on trend and be festive and fabulous by rocking some of the shades below.
1. Denim inspired navy tones. They used to be big a couple seasons ago and now they're experiencing a resurrection. Deborah Lippmann's Lady Sings The Blues offers a shimmering navy shade with tiny flecks of glitter. If you want to nix the sparkle and go for a wearable matte navy hue then take a look at Butter London's Royal Navy.
2. Muted Gold. Instead of glistening gold that can be seen from down the street, opt for more muted, brassy tones. Think antique! Deborah Lippmann's Believe is a golden beige shade that's soft hue looks great on everyone. For another great option, you can't go wrong with Butter London's Wallis. This tarnished gold was custom blended by creative director Nonie Creme for the Betsy Johnson runway show so no wonder it was a hit!Read More »
If you love Rachel Zoe and all things "major" then I thought you'd like to know about the latest beauty item she's going bananas for in The Zoe Report, Butter London's Black Knight Nail Lacquer. Part of their Holiday Collection for 2011, this shade is a glitter bomb fusion of black, pink, blue and silver in a black base. Rachel is dying over it at the moment because it's the perfect shade to get you noticed during daytime hours and has the perfect amount of pop to transition into cocktail hour. Rock a metallic eye and The Black Knight on your fingertips for the perfect pizzazz. The ideal stocking stuffer for those you love.Read More »
For all you ladies who've been waiting for Butter London's Spring/Summer 2012 range you can now see a sneak peak at these 5 gorgeous neutral shades tempered by sherbert pastels and cool neutrals. All of these shades were custom blended and created backstage at Fashion Week! As always I love the British inspired names of each lacquer such as Trout Pout and Knackered. Coming soon!
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Whether you’re the flashy type or not, you can’t go wrong with rocking a Mardi Gars manicure this time of year. Skip the salon and style your nails at home using the following techniques, along with the butter LONDON and Deborah Lippman versions of the classic Mardi Gras colors – purple, green, black and gold.
Dotted Nails. Whip out your dot-making manicure tool (a toothpick also works) to make a fun Mardi Gars-inspired dotted design on your nails. For example, paint your nails all black. When the polish dries, top it with a vertical row of dots using a different colors of lacquer on each finger. For the most pizzazz, use butter LONDON’s “British Racing Green,” Deborah Lippman’s “Boom Boom Pow” gold glitter polish and Deborah Lippman’s “Purple Rain” for the dots.Read More »
Add romance to every inch of your body and complete your Valentine’s Day look with a great nail color. While your hot date may only last one night, a pretty nail color can help revitalize the look of your hands and keep you feeling pretty throughout the rest of the week. Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day nail polish, from Deborah Lippman and butter LONDON:
1. Pink. Pink is the universal color of love and can help induce feelings of amour, acceptance, caring, tenderness, friendship and, most importantly for Valentine’s Day, romance. For a sheer, flirty color, try “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Deborah Lippman. This nail color is a mix of sweet pink frosting and the glimmering of pearls. For something a little darker, go for “Dahling” nail lacquer by butter LONDON – it’s a dusty rose color that’s feminine and perfect for any skin tone.Read More »
You don’t have to dress like a leprechaun’s twin sister to show your Irish spirit. A splash of green on your fingers from your friends at Deborah Lippman or butter LONDON is all you need to make a fashion-forward statement and avoid the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day pinching. This year, our two favorite nail gurus offer a wide selection of rich, on-trend green lacquers for one of the year’s biggest party nights:
Don’t Tell Mama. Announced as Kelly Rippa’s favorite stocking stuffer, “Don’t Tell Mama” from Deborah Lippman is a dark evergreen polish with a hint of sophisticated glimmer. The color is like a mood ring, straddling the line between the dark green shade that means you’re happy and the blue color that means you’re in love.
Across the Universe. With this Deborah Lippman polish, you’ll look like you’re holding Irish stars in your hands. “Across the Universe” is packed with chunky, bright, metallic blue and green glitter, along with specks of sheer navy sparkles. Use this color on an accent nail or to create a French tip with “Don’t Tell Mama” as the base color.Read More »
Nail designs are all the rage, but it can be hard to find the time (or the cash) to hit up the local salon for an intricate, professionally applied nail design. This is where butter LONDON comes to the rescue with its latest innovation: stick-on nail skins. Remember the space-age cartoon “The Jetsons”? When the girls put on nail polish, it was applied in an instant and dried just as fast. This is kind of how nail skins work.
As of February 2012, butter LONDON offers three nail skin designs: Leopard, Give & Take and Black Bird. The Leopard nail skin features the traditional animal print, with black spots on a yellowish-tan background. Give & Take is a skin with a beige background color and black letters that spell out the words “give” and “take.” Each letter is on an individual nail, and the extra nails have bird silhouettes. Black Bird has a black background with bright flowers and outlines of butter LONDON’s signature bird.
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Hip nail lacquer brand Butter London is now going to be quickly known for more than giving us a fashion forward range of cutting edge nail polishes to choose from. To much anticipation and excitement we're pleased to announce the new Butter London Lippy's have just arrived! What are lippy's you ask? In true British fashion, lippys are what the Brits call lipsticks or lipgloss. With five very wearable and long lasting shades you'll be wanting to try out a Lippy in every shade! Three of the lacquers are based on popular existing Butter London polishes so your nails and lips can match like the Yummy Mummy Lippy in medium beige Trout Pout Lippy in cantalope and Primrose Hill in fuschia!
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One of the most common ways to remove nail polish is with acetone, a super-strong solvent. The long-term effects of this chemical aren’t clear, but the dangers associated with its use are.
To avoid potential health problems associated with acetone, many nail enthusiasts are choosing acetone-free products, such as butter LONDON nail polish remover. butter LONDON is committed to keeping its fashion-forward customers healthy and beautiful by offering better-for-you solutions.
The effects of acetone-based nail polish removers are greater in children, especially if a curious tyke ingests the slightest bit. Keep all your chemicals in a safe place.Read More »
The Spring season is all about introducing hints of color into your wardrobe and into your beauty routine. Fuchsias, corals and turquoise shades remind us of flowers in bloom, shades in the Caribbean Sea and all of these can be found in Butter London's Spring 2012 Collection! This much anticipated range isn't lasting long on our shelves especially since the Zoe Report just raved about this covetable range filled with 'show-stopping shine and chip-free coverage.'
As usual, these new Butter London shades have kitchy cute British names such as Trout Pout (cantaloupe), Knackered (twinkling oyster) and Slapper (teal) just to name a few. Step into spring with bright, eye popping shades from Butter London!
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Well, in this case we'll make an exception because this time we're getting lippy thanks to Butter London's new lip glosses inspired by their most popular nail lacquers! They're called Lippys and they're currently a regular occurrence on the Fashion Week stages because they roll on as smooth as a gloss but are richly pigmented like a lipstick. Even fashion forward Nylon magazine is crushing over the five lip shades that range from a true nude (Yummy Mummy Lippy) to the brightest electric pink (Primrose Hill Lippy). Be sure to team your chosen Lippy with it's nail lacquer cohort to rock the match-matchy trends seen on the Calvin Klein and Betsy Johnson runways.
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Just like uber popular 'No More Waity Katie' a polish inspired by Kate Middleton's marriage the latest limited edition polish to launch is also royally inspired. Butter London's Lillibet's Jubilee is a silvery, lavender metallic infused with holographic glitter that commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. We may not ever sit on a throne but we can certainly give our nails the royal treatment! Just like all of the Butter London's polishes, their formulations are all 3-Free, long lasting and chip resistant.
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Green is all the rage this season, from bright Avatar green to the palest of opaque. With a little hint of bronzed skin, RGB's Dew is brought to life with a pale pistachio hue.
Recently featured on InStyle.com as part of their 'Hottest Spring Polishes,' it was in great company along with other colorful shades like Butter London's Disco Biscuit (tropical hot pink) and Deborah Lippmann's On The Beach (Riviera blue).
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We Butter London aholics look forward to the launch of a new lacquer to start the season off fashionably, but we also look forward to their value kits/sets that come out. You always save money and of course you're always guaranteed to get fantastic nail maintenance products.
One of the most popular of Butter London's Value Sets are the Quick Change Artist Duos. These are constantly changing but you can be sure you'll always get a Powder Room Nail Lacquer Remover and a polish. This time it comes with Queen Vic, a colorful combination of red wine meets cranberry that of course is fit for a queen.
Other kits include the Tops and Tails Set which includes their Nail Foundation (base coat) and Hardwear Quick Topcoat and one of my favorites, the Cuticle Miracle Kit. This come with Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator which softens the cuticle and makes it easier to be pushed back and removed and Handbag Holiday a beautiful amazing nail oil that smells of yummy coconut and pineapple.
To shop all the Butter London Value Sets click here.
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Let's face it, walking around 8 hours a day in your favorite gorgeous but terribly uncomfortable high heels and gym work outs can reak havoc on your feet. During the spring/summer season I usually book in for a pedicure every six weeks but what about those awkward occasions in between where your feet are looking a little bit dry and not so fresh? This is when great 'in between' products I call them come in handy to keep our feet looking somewhat presentable. Butter London's Kitten Heels Powder Fresh Foot Creme is the perfect product to instantly hydrate dry heels and keep your feet feeling silky all day, or at least until you get in for your pedicure!
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There's no better way to capture the spirit of the Olympic games than Butter London's limited edition Heavy Medal Collection. A trio of metallic nail lacquers that come in trophy colors of bronze, silver, and gold to make everyone feel like a winner. Wear them individually or rock the ombre look of continuous color change from nail to nail. The kit comes with from left to right: The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer, and The Old Bill.
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Summer is the best time to show off fun, beach-inspired nail designs on your hands and feet. From bold, beachy colors to intricate designs, the nail beautification options are endless. Show the sea and sand how much you care about them with butter LONDON nail polish, which doesn’t contain dangerous toxins.
Sparkle of the sea: Coat your toenails with the butter LONDON Blagger Spring 2011 Nail Lacquer, which is a bright cobalt blue. If you need to, add a second coat. After the polish dries, top your nails with two coats of Knackered Nail Lacquer – a bluish, sheer glitter polish. If you’re painting your fingernails, use the glittery Tart with a Heart Nail Lacquer (instead of Knackered) on your fingertips.Read More »
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I always get a kick out of the lacquer names every season from Butter London. Although most of them have 'brit-slang' origins I tend to have heard them before, however for a few from the latest Fall/Winter 2012 collection I had to hit urban dictionary…
Butter London Trustafarian is a sage green shade flecked with gold. You don't have to be a 'privileged white kid who subscribes to the hippie lifestyle,' as urban dictionary explains to wear this particular shade.
Butter London Lovely Jubbly is a vibrant magenta flecked with red, blue, and gold micro particles. I haven't been on a drug induced trip but it definitely has a throwback to the 70's with a distinct retro vibe. This is a Studio 54 polish if there ever was one.
Butter London Gobsmacked is a heavily pigmented charcoal gray lacquer that gives a slightly textured appearance. I for one love anything gray borderlining black shades and I like that is has some subtle glitter to it. It's comparable to a starry night!
Butter London Shag is my favorite standout from the range. I haven't seen a shade like it before with it's orange burgundy fusion. Almost looks like an antique polish and think it's perfect for the fall season.
Butter London Dodgy Barnett blurs the line between gray and silver. Highly holographic it almost resembles liquid metal on your fingertips...
From left to right: Trustafarian, Lovely Jubbly, Gobsmacked, Dodgy Barnett and Shag.
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If you love to color coordinate your lips and nails then take a gander at the latest value pack from Butter London! Their new Lips & Tips is a duo kit that comes with a lacquer and coordinating lip gloss to make your beauty look complete. Choose from Snog, an opaque, hot pink creme and Yummy Mummy, a bestseller in gorgeous medium beige. All Butter London products are free from carcinogens, phthalates, sulfates and bismuth for everyday wear with no worry. Great value and makes for a fantastic gift!
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Loving the new Butter London Lippys for Autumn/Winter 2012! Five new lipgloss shades that are perfect for the season of changing leaves and also can be teamed up with its matching nail lacquer cohort. All of the Butter London lippys are created in perfect harmony with its sister nail lacquer and work amazing together as a power combo. Purchase them individually or some come together as a gift set in Lips & Tips!
From bottom to top: La Moss Lippy (vampish, wine-red creme lip gloss), Toff (smoky, deep lilac lip gloss), Tea With The Queen (neutral peach creme lip gloss), Come To Bed Red (classic bright red lip gloss) and Primrose Hill (tropical, fuchsia bright pink lip gloss).
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This fall it's all about the greens baby! Not the greenbacks but the color that changes along with the falling leaves. From bright neons to military khaki, try and incorporate some of these shades into your nail lacquer schedule. Butter London's Swinger Nail Lacquer will take you from 0 to 60 with it's green grass glitter explosion. Perfect for a night out on the town or enhance just one of your nails and leave the rest matte to take part in one of the seasons' hottest nail trends. Get militant with this armed forces inspired Butter London lacquer, Sloane Ranger! An olive khaki shade that is my personal favorite of my green selections! Vapour Organic Beauty has a couple new seasonal additions but founder Lisa's favorite is Looker, a moody hunter green that is made with 100% organic ingredients and recyclable packaging! Color Club's Feeling Groovy is a neon green that is not for the shy of heart. You wear this polish to get noticed so go all out with bright prints or make a statement just about the nails by wearing neutral tones like black.
It's easy to be green this season with these fall friendly shades! From left to right - Butter London Swinger, Butter London Sloane Ranger, Vapour Organic Beauty Looker, Color Club Feeling Groovy
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Another season of great fashion has ended so it's time to reflect on some gorgeous nail trends seen at New York Fashion Weeks Spring/Summer 2013 shows. Butter London is responsible for creating gorgeous bespoke shades for many of the hottest shows and this year was no exception. However, I did notice there seemed to be a love of natural manicured nails at many of the shows at you can see below.
Starting off my favorite of the bunch was from the VEDA show. The inspiration for this show was a 'Cosmic Nail' with a mix of mauve and olive with celestial effects. To add an edge to the look, a glossy black stripe was added for a geometric element. The nails were complimented by soft makeup and mohawks. Recreate the Veda look yourself with a mix of Sloane Ranger, Toff, Knackered and Gobsmacked.
It was all about rock and roll for the Kaleen show which translated to a grungy, distressed nail. Using black as the base a nude khaki was then layered in jagged strokes from the top of the nail bed upwards creating a backwards french manicure. For added dimension, matte out the only the black section, creating a dual textured look full of disheveled luxury. Get the look with Yummy Mummy and your favorite black lacquer!
Erin Featherston is known for her signature girly meets industrial edge and this season she complimented flirty, feminine silhouettes with a soft metallic nail. Metallic nails mimic the look of jewelry so the nails served as the eye catching bling in lavender and silver tones. Recreate this with Butter London's Dodgy Barnett and Shag.
Band of Outsiders and The Row were all about the naked, minimalist nail. Squeaky clean nails aren't as easy to do as you think. It's like being naked and having your flaws on full display so make sure your nails beds are buffed, filed and properly cleaned underneath. Start by applying a base coat of the the Horsepower Nail Fertilizer to strengthen and then Butter London's Nail Foundation to create an even perfect foundation. Finish off with the Hardwear P.D Quick Topcoat or Matte Finish to leave nails minimalistically gorgeous!
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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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More fantastic gift sets ideal for holiday gift giving have arrived and this time their courtesy of Butter London. Value packs allow you to get a bang for your buck and stress free decisions since any girl would be thrilled to get any of these trendy packs filled with some of Butter London's most popular lacquers and Lippys.
Tis the season for holiday parties and there's no better way to dress up your nails than with festive, sparkly nails. Butter London Lacquer Glitter each come with three curated seasonal favorites like Shambolic, Jack the Lad, Scuppered and Rosie Lee, Fairy Cake, and Black Knight. The glitter trios are a great way to try the new fall/winter range 2012 for a great price! If you're loved ones are lipstick lovers then compliment both with Butter London's Lips & Tips. Sets include a long wearing Lippy alongside it's matching lacquer counterpart for only $25! Our favorites are Chancer and Rosie Lee!
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Whether you want to call it burgundy, bordeaux or a saturated blue-red hybrid, ox-blood hues are trending big time in the beauty and fashion world. One of the best things about this Fall 2012 color trend is that it looks good on just about everybody! Alexander, Rodarte and Acne all had bursts of this reddish brown luxe shade on the runways so we thought we'd include our favorite ox-blood shaded beauty picks just in case you want to rock it on your nails or lips!
La Moss by Butter London is one their most popular shades as well as a staff favorite around the office for it's deep, mysterious hue. Is it black or is it bordeaux? Depending on the light you find yourself in, it can look like a deep wine color that has been marinating for years. Match it up with the La Moss Lippy for an extra oomph. RGB Cosmetics OxBlood Nail Color is another fantastic option for your nails.
For a rich, true blood stained lip we love Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale. This organic lipstick combines pure ingredients and a truly moisturizing formulation that leaves lips begging you to come-hither. An irresisistible shade for a woman who wants to remain mysterious. By Terry's Fall 2012 Luxuriant Collection has included a Mascara Terrybly in Iconic Bordeaux to coat lashes in one of falls trendiest shades as well as activating growth!
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When you feel those winter blues, turn them on their head and harness it into a new nail trend! Sultry midnight blues and even navy will be heavy this season so we've gathered some of our favorite hues to make your selection that much easier.
Like hair, ombre nails are such a fun way to break out of the typical one shade manicure and The New Black's Horizon Ombre Set is a definite head turner. If you can't choose just one shade you'll love this transcending color scheme palette that offers five different shades to rock individually on each nail or wear your favorite!
Deborah Lippmann's Lady Sings the Blues is a sparkled black 'n blue that is ideal to compliment a cocktail dress or to a festive holiday party. Color Club's Chelsea Girl is an ultra bright true blue that could be considered neon. Wear this with everyday outfit for a pop of color that compliments the Fall/Winter 2012 nail trend.
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Launched during the Spring 2013 shows at New York Fashion Week comes Butter London's latest mermaid-ish lacquer aptly titled Fishwife. A turquoise sage holographic journey that reminds me of all my favorite mermaid movies from childhood, this lacquer has so many gorgeous shades happening that when it hits the right light looks like fish scales. Also out is Butter London's Posh Bird, a smoky mushroom lacquer with silver micro glitter.
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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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We're gifting you this holiday season with the 'midas touch'! For the woman with a creative flair who loves to create beauty and make a statement then this is a look you're going to love. Incorporate some or all of the steps into your New Years Eve makeup routine for a glowing and gilded look that guarantees wow factor...For this look, the main focal point is going to be the eyes and there is no better product to put people under your spell then the Ellis Faas Eye Lights in E303. Much more than a highlighter or eyeshadow, it creates the illusion of metallic eyes by appearing moist and wet but is actually perfectly dry. Create even more depth by lining upper and lower lashes with the Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pencil Primatif and finishing off the eyes with the Ellis Faas Mascara. A staff favorite this mascara delivers big and full lashes like you've never seen before.
You can't go gold without complimenting it with a romantic glow and the Halo Gold Leaf Balm by Belmacz offers a subtle gold shine to inner corners of eyes and bridge of nose. Next, apply Butter London's West End Wonderland, in a densely pigmented gold all over the lip area for an instant luxe look and pair it up on the nails with Butter London's Full Monty Nail Lacquer.
The last thing we want when doing a strong shimmer makeup look is a shiny complexion so mattify the face with the Ellis Faas Powder to create a flawless and shine free canvas. Add the final note of dramatic flair by spritzing a few sprays of Evening Edged in Gold Eau de Parfum by Ineke. This opulent fragrance creates a sensual warmth with night scented flowers that is idea for any sparkling soirees. Read More »
Show your sparkle this holiday season by adorning your nails with festive shades of metallic and glitter based nail lacquers. If you're in need of inspiration check out out our favorite nail looks using Butter London polishes. Choose your favorite and DIY-it or show your trusted manicurist!
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If you're ever unsure what color to paint your nails then you can't go wrong with au-natural. Nude nails, from the lightest of skin tone to the deepest mocha never look out of style. Butter London has just released three new skin-tastic shades of lacquers in Tea & Toast (rich tan), Crumpet (warm, opaque caramel) and Shandy (light apricot) that also happen to be phthalate and formaldehyde free! Adorn your nails with one of these simple yet stylish shades that work beautifully any time of year and with any color!Read More »
Shop Butter London here!Macaroons, ice cream, cotton candy, milkshakes and all your favorites to satisfy your sweet tooth is the inspiration behind Butter London's Spring 2013 collection 'Sweetie Shop.' With silhouettes reminiscent of the 50's era, this six piece range is truly scrumptious with shades of light latte, cool mint, bright sherbet, peppy violet, ripe lemon, and candy pink! This is our favorite bespoke collection in awhile and could it be because we're dreaming of warm summers and tropical destinations? Lucky for you, we're giving away a pampering trip to Hawaii along with some of our favorite resort beauty picks which just so happens to include the Sweetie Shop collection! Don't miss out on our biggest giveaway yet by entering here!
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It's no wonder Butter London gets invited back season after season by some of Americas most talented fashion designers to adorn the nails of the beautiful people as they strut the catwalks. Creating custom made polishes is what they're known for and occasionally some of these actually get made into retail polishes down the road (we hope)! Here are some of our favorite looks from Fashion Week…
La Perla is all about beautiful lingerie and bare skin so it was only fitting that dare to bare nails was this years nail theme. Perfect timing too because Butter London just released their Starkers Collection, a trio of bespoke nudes designed to match every skin tone for a very chic statement. The model below is wearing Tea & Toast!
For those who love a great black nail like me, you'll love the look at Prabal Gurung. If not, think about embracing your moodier side and enjoy this fun play with textures by grabbing your favorite black nail lacquer, paint 2 coats and immediately follow with Butter London's Matte Finish Top Coat. Allow to dry and then with PD Quick Top Coat apply a thin line across the tip of the nail like you would with a french manicure. Voila - a play on matte & shiny!
From letf to right nails seen at La Perla, Dannijo and Prabal Gurung.
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Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing staff and customers! On this very special loved up day we thought it would be fun to show you how to re-create one of our favorite nail looks using some of our favorite ever Butter London collections - Sweetie Shop! The Spring 2013 range instantly drew our attention with its adorably cute pastel shades reminiscent of all the sweet indulgences at the candy shop. To create the look below you will need Cuppa, Fiver, Molly-Coddled, Kerfuffle, Fruit Machine and Jasper.
Step 1: Have a bit of nail length before you attempt this look. File your nails into more of a rounded shape or if you're daring at more of a point is preferable as it needs to look somewhat like the bottom pointy tip of a heart.
Step 2: Apply your base coat. Next, grab Butter London's Cuppa nail lacquer and apply 2 x coats. It's imperative that you let this completely dry before proceeding to the next step. We waited about three hours in between Step 2 & 3.
Step 3: Using scotch tape cut out a stencil of the round part of a heart. You can try to attempt drawing the heart free hand if you have a steady hand. We found it was easiest to draw our shape with a pen (like a lowercase m) and then cut it out. Create a nail stencil for each nail as they are all different widths. Next, apply the tape about a third of the way on your nail bed.
Step 4: Choosing a pastel shade paint 1-2 thin coats over the nail and make sure it completely dries prior to removing the tape. Proceed to do the same thing on all the remaining fingers utilizing a different pastel shade.
Step 5: If you want to make it even more Valentin-ey find a red nail pen or use a toothpick and write XO on your ring or middle finger on each hand.
Step 6: Enjoy your adorable nails and the compliments you will get from everyone! Happy Valentines Day from the b-glowing team!
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Acetone nail polish is not simpatico when it comes to nail health. This harsh smelling and highly flammable liquid may remove the most stubborn of nail lacquers with ease, however I always wonder what it's doing to my nails when the same liquid is capable of disintegrating even plastic.
If you're concerned about chemicals in beauty products and the overall health of your nails then you'll love Butter London's Royal Punch Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover. Exclusively sold at b-glowing, this coconut mango scented remover gently removes all traces of lacquer without using any nasty chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, bismuth and other nasties. Fresh and fruity, I love that this lacquer remover smells so tropical!
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Step into spring an adorn your nails with pastel pops of color and gold shimmery accents! Learn how to create one of our favorite nail looks for spring - Glitzy Pastels in this great DIY nail tutorial. All you'll need are the products featured below and some scotch tape!
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Our Make Beauty. Escape™ runner-up Cydrienne is loving her resort beauty prize pack featuring the 26 products we never travel without. She's been playing with them all but a few favorites have caught her attention from Clarisonic, Butter London, Vapour Organic Beauty and Kai. If you didn't get the chance to enter to win our luxury trip to Hawaii stay tuned as a new destination will be revealed in the next few months!
Butter London Nail Polish: "I'm really big on nail polish and absolutely loved that the package came with SIX colors from Butter London's Sweetie Shop Collection. The color I have on is Kerfuffle. This light pink is perfect for the start of spring and its subtleness pairs well with my outfits for work or play."
Clairsonic Surf Mia2: "I rarely use anything else besides soap and water to wash my face at night since I have sensitive skin so I was skeptical about using the Clairsonic. The first time I tried it, however, I found my skin feeling soft and extremely clean. The plus side is that my face didn't have any bad reactions to the Clairsonic cleanser. "
Kai Body Lotion: "I was born and raised in Hawaii so the Kai lotion smells exactly like the plumeria flowers that grow abundantly in Hawaii. It triggered happy memories of having a plumeria tucked behind my ear during a day at the beach or dancing hula wearing a lei of plumerias. Not only does it smell great, but it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and not oily like other lotions tend to do."
Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blush: "I am a fan of make-up that is compact and easy to use so I definitely love the Vapour Blush stick. The color compliments my skin and the compact stick is perfect for when I am on the go and don't have time (or patience) to do my make-up at home."
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MMM, must be the season of the LIPS!
Our b-glowing.com New Arrivals page has been taken over with amazing lip products from some of our favorite brands! From plumping lip glosses to lip balms, to matte lip color - we are flabbergasted by these pretty potions for the pucker!
BECCA - Ultimate Matte Lip Colour
New from the brand down under, BECCA has introduced a line of high-impact lipstick. While this collection does have an ultra-matte finish, the formula glides on smoothly, keeping your lips hydrated throughout the day.
butter LONDON - Shimmer LIPPY
Gorgeous shimmering neutral shades that perfectly complement any skin tone. These new glosses have the same delicious vanilla scent, and long-wearing formula. Perfect enhancement for the natural beauty!
Figs & Rouge - Tinted Lip Balm
The makers of the award-winning lip balms have expanded their line to include Tinted Lip Balm! Available in three soft shades, these balms are 100% natural and petroleum free.
Jouer - Hydrating Lipstick, Tinted Lip Enhancer, and Pearl Lip Enhancer (New Colors)
Just in time for spring, Jouer is busting at the seams with new lip shades! Expanding their Tinted Lip Enhancer and Pearl Lip Enhancer collections with three new colors each, AND four additions to their Hydrating Lipstick line. Whether you are looking for creamy color or high-gloss shine, Jouer has you covered.
Vapour Organic Beauty - Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss (New Colors)
One of our favorite plumping products is available in four new shades. Dare to wear "Flare' - try this gorgeous cherry red gloss for a touch of Hollywood glamor. Feel free to "Flirt" - apply this peachy pink for a pretty pout.
Find your new signature lip color at bglowing.com! Browse our Lip category here!
The May 2013 InStyle magazine is dedicated to "165 Best Beauty Buys" and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite products included in the list, as well as throughout the entire issue.
St. Tropez - St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body won "Best Beauty Buy" for the Body Self-Tanner category. We love the healthy, streak-free color this nourishing body moisturizer provides. In addition to providing gradual golden color, St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body is infused with soothing aloe vera to help smooth and hydrate the skin.
Klorane - Winner of "Best Beauty Buy" for Dry Shampoo, Klorane's Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk continues to receive praise from beauty gurus everywhere. Freshen your 'do' with this easy-to-use spray, ideal for travel or post-gym sprucing. Unlike some dry shampoos, this product doesn't leave a white film on dark locks - making it perfect for everyone! Klorane's Dry Shampoo was also highlighted in the "Freak-Out Fixers!" insert as an emergency essential! Also available in Travel Size.
Ellis Faas - Featured in the "Freeze Frame" segment of "What's Now", Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201 was used on Gwyneth Paltrow's "Pepper" character in Iron Man 3, hitting theaters this summer. The film's makeup artist, Kate Biscoe, chose this shade for Paltrow because it, " … is a true blood red that doesn't look magenta and goes on liquid." Biscoe describes Pepper's look as "classy but not glitzy." We think L201 is the perfect choice for Pepper's red hair and flawless skin.
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butter LONDON - In 'Ask the Editor', buttercup-yellow shade Jasper from butter LONDON was hailed as the perfect complement to purple. Try this pairing on nails and toes to keep your mani-pedi color wheel-correct. butter LONDON's oxblood red La Moss was also used on Emily Blunt's nails for her cover shoot.
Deborah Lippmann - Deborah Lippman's opaque nude shade, Fashion, was chosen as the best nail color to complement olive or caramel skin tones. We love this taupe color on any hand or foot! And it's the perfect pick for spring's nude nail trend.
Eau Thermale Avène - Scoring "Best Beauty Buy" in the Dry Skin Mask category, Avène's Soothing Moisture Mask is a rich, creamy, non-setting mask with intensive moisturizing and soothing care, perfect for dehydrated and overstressed skin. We love that this product is hypoallergenic and minimizes redness.
bliss - Taking home the prize for "Best Beauty Buy" in the Normal Skin Mask category, bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask delivers Vitamin C and oxygen to the skin while detoxifying and brightening the complexion. We think this product is great for all skin types, and love the instant glow we see after using it!
Clarisonic - Included in both the Anti-Aging and Oily skin categories, Clarisonic won "Best Beauty Buy" for Exfoliator with their Clarisonic Aria product for Anti-Aging skin, as well as "Editor's Pick" for their Acne Clarifying Collection for Oily skin. The Clarisonic Aria gently massages away aging dead cells, while the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection combines a specialized brush head with salicylic acid-infused cleanser to gently prod grime out of pores without irritation.
Find all these InStyle picks and more on b-glowing.com, where shipping is FREE for all US orders $75+, and includes 3 FREE samples.
Open-toed shoe and sandal season is nearly upon us. And if you really want to get nervous - so is swimsuit season - yikes! For those who are escaping the wind and rain and heading to Vegas, Arizona or Pam Springs for a warm weather, weekend getaway it might be time to start adding some color to your nails and I know just what you're looking for. Butter London's spring/summer lacquers have started to arrive with one color theme trending in particular - blues.
Whether it's periwinkle, sparkly indigo, proud peacock or robin's egg, we've got your 'poolside blues' taken care of. Shop some of Butter London's Summer arrivals here! From left to right: Scouse, Sprog, Poole, and Bluey.
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Whether your main focus is a healthy mane or pampered feet, the latest Cosmopolitan magazine features a couple products to ensure both the far north and deep south of your body are well maintained. I'm sure all of the high heel lovers of the world are familiar with the soreness and callus build up that comes with months of closed toe, cramped footwear. Butter London's Pedicure Collection to the rescue, particularly with the Rock Off Glycolic Callus Remover. With an easy rollerball application and formula with exfoliating glycolic and salicylic acids, calluses are softened and easily sloughed off with a foot file. Hard skin simply melts away!
If the height of the social season has left your hair fried from over-styling then PRx Reparatives Intensive Fortifying Mask by Frederic Fekkai to the rescue. This uber-popular restoration mask has been making regular rounds in all the beauty magazines because of its protein rich formulation that strengthens against hair breakage, repairs texture, and prevents future damage. A lifesaver in a jar!
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We are excited to bring you butter LONDON's limited edition Royals Collection, available exclusively at b-glowing.com. This royal family-inspired trio features three gorgeous shades, including NEW 'Pitter Patter' - created in celebration of the royal baby-to-be's impending arrival.
Valued at $45, this collection is available NOW, while supplies last, for $39.
Pitter Patter: This opaque, eggplant purple, shimmery shade is inspired by and dedicated to the birth of the royal baby. This deep, eye-catching shade is full of fun for hands or toes.
No More Waity, Katie: Created in celebration of the royal wedding in 2011, 'No More Waity, Katie' makes a comeback in The Royals Collection. A gorgeous semi-sheer lilac glitter shade, 'No More Waity, Katie' is great worn alone, or as an accent nail color for the other shades in the Collection.
Lillibet's Jubilee: Honoring Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - her 60th anniversary on the thrown - 'Lillibet's Jubilee' is a unique, silvery lilac foil lacquer worthy of Her Majesty. Wear this shade my itself, or top with 'No More Waity, Katie' for some added sparkle.
Scoop up The Royals Collection while supplies last, available EXCLUSIVELY at b-glowing.com.
Got royal baby fever? Follow our 'Royal Baby On Board' Pinterest board, and count down the days until the royal arrival with us!Read More »
Everyone needs a little help navigating the wealth of fantastic beauty products b-glowing has to offer and who better to give you some giftable suggestions then our b-glowing elf (or inventory manager) Kelsey! She has a classic, sophisticated taste and doesn't mind splurging on skincare when she knows the results are going to be worth it. Here are three of the items she has her eye on this Christmas:
Kels wants to keep her mane in tip-top shape with the help of a Popular Mason Pearson Brush. Although a brush isn't something she would necessarily buy for herself, if she did receive it she knows she would use it the rest of her life. Mason Pearson brushes are so well made they're designed to strengthen and protect the hair by transferring sebum from the root along the hair strand. This translates to healthy and shiny hair like you've never seen before.
Kelsey is always changing up nail lacquers and lipstick shades so she loves the 2-for-1 you get with Butter London's Lips & Tips. She has her eye on Yummy Mummy because both the medium beige lacquer and matching lippy are the perfect shade for anytime of year. Nude goes with any outfit so there's no need to switch up nail polishes if your outfit colors change up throughout the week.
If you're going to splurge you can't go wrong with a Clarisonic. Although Kels is in her mid 20's, it's never to early to start taking great care of your skin which is why she would love the Clarisonic Opal in Black! According to her, she needs to start 'ramping up my anti-aging regimen and under eye is the place to start!' The Opal is a delivery system that uses sonic infusion to penetrate into eye creases and infuse an age fighting sea serum to plump and refine the area.
Stay tuned for more staff picks to help make holiday shopping a little more helpful and fun!
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The Big Apple. Empire City. The City So Nice, They Named it Twice. That's right, we're talking about New York City! The second MAKE BEAUTY. ESCAPE™ sweepstakes is here, and this time we're flying you to NEW YORK!
In addition to the flight, The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive:
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As a b-glowing VIP, you and one very lucky guest will see the best beauty New York has to offer, courtesy of top b-glowing brand salons and studios. Services include hair consult and styling courtesy of the renowned Oscar Blandi Salon, butter LONDON manicures at the luxurious Gotham Beauty Lounge, personalized skincare treatments at the legendary Erno Laszlo Institute, and a one-on-one consultation with a Kevyn Aucoin makeup artist.
Between your itinerary of indulging appointments, you'll relax in your room at Cassa NY, the newest boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
TAKE-HOME PRIZE PACKAGE
And finally, when your 4-night, 5-day retreat has come to an end, you'll receive a bountiful beauty bundle, delivered to your home, to keep you looking fabulous! Products include top-sellers from bliss, butter LONDON, Kevyn Aucoin, and Oscar Blandi.
Plus, three RUNNER-UP winners!
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Summer is HERE! And with the sunny weather comes a flourish of flip flops and new nails trends. The Zoe Report shared their top nail trends for this season, and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite b-glowing brand shades featured in their list! Learn why these shades are receiving the spotlight and get the tools for the trends below.
Replace your hot pinks and peachy corals this summer with a bold orange! RGB Cosmetics 'Monarch' shade embodies this summer nail trend like no other. This brilliant, creamy, opaque polish is both five-free and cruelty free, making it as fun to wear as it is to look at. Bold orange fingers and toes are a great way to accessorize a neutral outfit in black or beige, or play-off a fun print.
Bold Orange Alternative: 'Citrine' by LVX
Looking to transition your spring pastels into summer? Then you'll love this next trend! Keep your mani/pedi relaxing and sweet with a soft lavender lacquer like Deborah Lippmann's 'Do The Mermaid'. This fun combination of lilac base and lavender glitter complements any LWD (little white dress) you might be sporting this season!
Bright Lavender Alternative: 'The Royals Collection' by butter LONDON
Mimic the summer-popular oceans and pools with your polish! RGB Cosmetics 'Cerulean' is a beautiful blue opalescent shade that goes well with denim and looks great at the beach. These magically mirroring shades look perfect when paired with gold rings and jewel-toned bracelets.
Mermaid Metallics Alternative: 'Waves' by The New Black
Looking for a more luxurious way to rock glitter this summer? butter LONDON 'Bit Faker' is a mahogany-toned polish from their Summer 2013 collection, made-up of gold and copper sparkles. This glamorous mani looks great against sun-kissed skin, and will easily transition into the fall season.
Copper Glitter Alternative: 'Scuppered' by butter LONDON
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Just in time for summer! Our office is buzzing with excitement from the NEW, limited edition butter LONDON Pop Art Trio!
These fashion-inspired shades are perfect for embracing the neon nail trend that is making headlines this season. Whether you are rocking a monochromatic mani with one shade, or mixing and matching the three in an art deco pattern, these electric lacquers are sure to turn heads.
The Pop Art Trio includes three opaque shades of blue, yellow, and pink that will quickly become your go-to colors for fingers and toes. Keks is an aqua blue that will perfectly highlight your favorite pair of flip flops. Cheeky Chops is a burst of yellow that will dazzle against neutral shades like black or white. And finally our staff favorite, Primrose Hill Picnic, is a timeless bright Barbie pink that complements all skin tones.
We are so thrilled about this fabulous NEW collection that, for a limited time, we are including a full size Alcopop Lippy FREE with the purchase of this trio.
Ready to show-off these hot, hot shades? Check out this fun and easy 3D Pop Art nail tutorial!Read More »
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You may have come across terms like 3-Free, 4-Free, or 5-Free in the past when shopping for nail polish. But what does that mean? b-glowing.com is here to give you the 411 on what your lacquer is leaving out!
3-Free: When you see 3-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), or Formaldehyde.
4-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, or Camphor.
5-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor.
What are these ingredients? Why are they used in the first place?
Toluene: Helps polish go on smoothly. Also found in gasoline, rubber cement, and shoe polish. Inhaling products containing toluene causes light-headedness, nausea and even unconsciousness and sometimes death. It's also linked to developmental damage for pregnant women.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): Prevents your polish from chipping and cracking. Also found in adhesives, printing ink, and plastics. It's been designated a reproductive and developmental toxin.
Formaldehyde: Makes polish tough and resistant. Most commonly found in nail strengtheners, not polish. It's also directly linked to nasal sinus cancer and the development of leukemia.
Formaldehyde Resin: A less toxic version of formaldehyde, this ingredient is still considered a skin allergen that can cause dermatitis.
Camphor: Helps polish adhere to your nails. Also used as a moth repellent, used in the embalming process, and found in fireworks. While it is less hazardous than the "Toxic 3", it does cause skin irritation and is poisonous when ingested in large doses. Nail biters beware!
b-glowing.com is proud to carry a wide range of 3-Free, 4-Free, and 5-Free nail polish brands that we love. You will easily find bright, bold, beautiful colors that are long-lasting and SAFE! Here is a list, start shopping now!
- The New Black
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This just in from butter LONDON! The new Colour Clash Collection contains six fabulous shades in fun, bold hues. Designed for mixing and matching, you can create endless looks and designs with these unique, dramatic colors. These swingin' shades remind us of the 70's! So groovy!
Cake Hole: Neon opaque pink - named after the British slang for "mouth".
Cotton Buds: Solid white - makes a fabulous base color for any bright polish to make it pop.
Giddy Kipper: Indigo shimmer - named after the regional term for "someone that is overly excited".
Pimms: Bright sunflower yellow - named after the popular gin-based liqueur.
Silly Billy: Fire orange - named after a British fair clown.
Wellies: STAFF FAVORITE! Grass green - named after the popular English rain boot.
Keep your mani/pedi looking fabulous by pairing these shades with the butter LONDON Top & Tails Value Set. This base and top coat set helps to seal-in your polish, prevent chips and cracks, and enhance shine.Read More »
As we lounge on our beach blankets, browsing our favorite beauty magazines, we often stumble upon reviews of beloved b-glowing.com products, being hailed as must-haves by the editors. This week was no different. Find out what's been making headlines here!
Marie Claire featured creative nail art designs, submitted by top beauty bloggers in 'The Nail Files'.
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday: This gorgeous nail lacquer has a clear base, with medium-sized rainbow glitter in traditional colors. You'll love how this polish looks alone, or as a top coat for any shade. Perfect for any celebration!
LONDONTOWN Chelsea Porcelain: Named after the most distinguished English crafters, this solid off-white lakur is formulated 5-free, and infused with vitamins and minerals to enhance the healing of your nails, while also providing long-lasting shine.
Glamour magazine showed readers the products used on Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima, in their 'Shop Our Shoots' feature.
Beauty and fashion blog Refinery29 gives their top product picks for fighting humidity this season.
rahua Hair Wax: This versatile styling product is made with 100% natural, organic ingredients and is also vegan and gluten free. We love how this formula allows us to control frizz and create our favorite styles, without looking greasy.Read More »
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We love all six of these runway-inspired shades because they are unique, and will transition easily from summer to fall. For this fan brush manicure tutorial we chose to highlight a few of our personal favorites: Celeste, Deco, and Mynt. These colors together have a bright, tropical feel that is classic enough to wear out or to the office.
- 3 nail polish colors of your choice (Celeste, Deco, & Mynt shown)
- Fan brush (available at beauty or supply stores)
- Nail lacquer remover
- Palette for mixing polish (nonporous surface you don't mind putting polish on)
1. Always start with clean, buffed, and filed nails. In order to ensure a smooth application, remove excess cuticles and apply your favorite base coat. We used butter LONDON’s Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator and Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat.
2. Next, apply one even coat of Polish #1 (Celeste) to all ten nails. Because you are going to be designing on top of this color with your other two shades, you don’t want too much polish build-up. One coat is sufficient for a mani like this, especially when using opaque colors.
3. Let your nails dry for at least 15 minutes before doing any designing. We let our nails dry for an hour to ensure the first layer was set.
4. Now that your nails are dry, you can start designing with the fan brush tool. Dab out a generous amount of Polish #2 (Deco) and Polish #3 (Mynt) onto your palette. Staff Tip: After a little experimenting we found it was easier to apply one color at a time, but if you feel like mixing, go for it!
5. Make sure your fan brush has enough space between the bristles to create a feathered effect. We suggest getting it wet before using in order to separate the bristles. Carefully dip the center bristles into Polish #2 (Deco), making sure to only pick up polish on the tips of the bristles. Next, gently drag the brush across your nail from one side to the other. We did horizontal lines, but vertical looks great too!
6. Repeat this step with your Polish #3 (Mynt). This is when you will truly see the wispy design begin to appear! Continue dipping and dragging until you achieve your desired design. Staff Tip: It is handy to keep a dish of nail lacquer remover to cleanse the brush of polish before re-dipping to avoid buildup. We used Deborah Lippmann The Stripper Lavender Nail Lacquer Remover.
7. Once all three layers have dried, make sure to finish-off the nails with a glossy top coat. You want all that work to last as long as possible! We used butter LONDON’s Hardware PD Quick Topcoat to prevent chipping and protect our design.
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You're guaranteed to find a variety of fun nail looks at the b-glowing.com office, regardless of season or trend. As we transition into fall, find out what tried-and-true polishes our pretties are rocking while working.
Katelyn: (Right hand) butter LONDON Wellies (Left hand) butter LONDON Slapper
The first to try a new trend or design, our Customer Service Director Katelyn couldn't choose between her two favorite greens, so she decided to use them both! "I thought they were similar enough in tone that I could wear them together without looking crazy! I love how it turned out."
Kayla: RGB Cosmetics Oxblood
Ready for summer to end, our Brand Assistant Kayla welcomes fall with a 5-free vampy wine shade. "With Fall quickly approaching, I wanted something new so I went from blonde to brunette with my hair and I wanted to play-up the dark on my nails as well!"
Holly: LACC 1957
Craving something neutral, but fun, our Brand Associate Holly reached for this vegan pale pink to give her nails a pop of color. "I wanted something sheer that allowed my natural nails to peek through. I love that you can layer 1957 to get the exact coverage you are looking for. It's like two polishes in one."
Nina: Deborah Lippman I Fought the Law, layered with Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom
Working in our warehouse, Nina is one of the first people to see new product come in! You can always count on her to sport the latest and greatest in everything we carry. "I love how the gritty texture of 'I Fought the Law' grabs hold of the glitter topcoat, it helps the manicure last longer! I also love this color combo - the navy under the glitter looks like a galaxy of stars!"
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Our Shadow Illusions mani is a super sleek and easy way to use this new collection to create a look with depth and a little mystery. These colors are great for fall, and add a vampy futuristic look to your nails. The deep purple of the bramble really complements the almost holographic oil spill that is petrol, creating an indigo-violet effect. With a quick glance at the nails, they even appear 3D. How cool is that?
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Today is your lucky day! For the next 24 hours, grab butter LONDON lacquers for only $10! Grab your favorite colors, or try on new shades. Or, if you’re feeling especially giving, stock up for everyone on your list. The polishes make fantastic stocking stuffers. Hint hint.
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Whether you are going out or staying in, we've got a holiday look for you that's perfect for any of your winter wonderland plans. Watch this step-by-step tutorial using some of our favorite products and beauty trends for the season.
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As per usual, Zooey Deschanel had some of the best nails on the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes, which gave us some serious nail inspiration. We loved the femininity and simplicity of her nails, plus the added glamour of the gold, so our resident nail artist got to work on a Zooey D-style mani.
Step 1: Apply Your Base
Always start with clean, buffed nails, and apply a base coat for mani longevity, and to protect your nails. We used a sheer beige/pink base to keep the nail look natural and clean. For this we used Tenoverten’s Houston. Two coats will do just fine, and don’t worry about slight transparency.
Step 2: Dots
Once the base color dried for about 5 minutes, we added our gold dots for the centers of the daisies. The tip of the polish brush is quite perfect for making the small, slightly raised dots. Just a few dabs on the nail with the brush will give the desired effect. Make sure to spread them out so you have room to paint the petals of the daisies.
For this we used Lushington, new from butter LONDON’s Boho Rock Collection. Zooey’s manicure has bigger and fewer daises, but we opted for a smaller flower. The choice is yours! These will take longer to completely dry, but after a few minutes you can move on to your next step.
Step 3: Petals
To create the petals we used a small pointed nail brush. For those of you without these tools around, a steady hand and the tip of a bobby pin will work, too. We chose a light blue, instead of white, just to add a pop of color; we used Blue Orchid from Deborah Lippmann’s spring 2014 line.
The easiest way to dip your brush into the polish is to pour a small amount onto a dish. Starting from the gold dot, lightly drag the brush with your petal polish outward. Try to keep them the same length, and don’t crowd too many petals on one dot. Your brush will start to accumulate polish, so be sure to wipe the brush periodically.
Step 4: Gloss
Give your mani sufficient time to dry before applying your top coat—a good 15 minutes, just to be safe. Once dry, apply a top coat of your choice to seal the look and create a high shine. Now you, too, have sweet and sophisticated red carpet nails!
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The 2014 Winter Games are in full swing, and to celebrate, we’ve gathered a team of products so you can…TAKE HOME THE GOLD! With these gorgeous products, you can stand on any podium proudly (and look great doing it).
Leave your makeup alone as you gently remove excess oil and sweat with this 300-year-old Japanese beauty secret. Your makeup will last longer, courtesy of this powder and prime alternative, so you can look fresh even if you don’t quite feel it. Plus, it’s fragrance-free, powder-free, oil-free, all-natural and biodegradable.
For first-place nails, this gold metallic nail polish will turn heads. Tenoverten is a polish that’s good for the long-term health of your nails, but still has lasting power.
For the blondes (or the brunettes with highlights) this shampoo glorifies beautiful blonde hair, so take home the glory! Blonde pigments enhance hair color as a refresher and aid in the prevention of color fading. While it works great for natural or color-treated hair, it’s not recommended for pale or platinum blondes unless golden tones are desired.
This easy-to-apply eye shadow feels as great going on as it looks after application. The sheer formula goes on smooth and is easily layered for deeper intensity, allowing you to create your own customized look. The shadow is soft and velvety, easy to blend and does not crease.
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