We’re so excited to be stocking Deborah Lippmann, the in-demand manicurist to the stars, beautiful array of lacquers as well as her award-winning treatments for nails, hands and feet.
The great thing about Deborah Lippmann nail lacquers is that they offer the perfect consistency to layer and build your shades. Any of the glitter polishes such as the popular Glitter In The Air, Across The Universe, and Happy Birthday shades can be layered 1-2 times to allow a hint of glitter or numerous coats so your nails look as flashy as a discotheque! (highlight these shades in bold with links to site)
If glitter is not in your repertoire, don’t worry there will be a shade to strike your fancy with options of corals, reds, purples, blues and the very popular color gracing many a magazine’s beauty page as the trendy shade for summer…Yellow!
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Nail polish is the new lipstick. I used to constantly read the beauty sections and checkout all the new makeup trends, which usually centered around the best lipsticks or glosses for the season, whether it be deep red, plum, or coral. But now when I check out the beauty sections there seems to be a much bigger emphasis on the latest nail trends.
My nail polish collection has all of a sudden outnumbered my lipsticks which has never happened before. If you think about it, nail polish is just as much of an accessory as a great pair of sunglasses or fabulous pumps. Instead of wearing a neutral polish for two weeks that will go with many outfits, I find myself changing my polish multiple times a week depending on what I'm wearing.
In saying that, never before has it been as safe to wear nail polish. More and more brands are coming out such as Deborah Lippmann that have 3-Free Formulations, meaning that they are free of unsafe chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Toulene, and DBP. Without sacrificing quality or color, these nail brands are paving the way in the nail lacquer realm.Read More »
Butter LONDON wasn't the only nail lacquer range responsible for bringing model's nails to life at this years New York Fashion Week, we have to give props to Deborah Lippmann as well. So many designers, so little time, I don't know how these brands do it jumping from one show to the next all whilst making sure these models don't smudge their gorgeous polished fingers.
Anyways, the Deborah Lippmann range really brought it up a level with color options of reds, greiges, and deep midnight blues with sparkle accompaniment at shows such as Bill Blass, Badgley Mischka, and Donna Karen to name drop a few. While were on it, I might as well show you all the lacquers used so you can rock your own runway at home, or at least your nails!
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For those who cringe at the high voltage hue nail trend seen lately, there's no reason you can't choose a softer, muted down palette of semi-bright lacquers. Paul and Joe Beaute's nail enamels were just featured on ivillage.com as part of their summer must haves under $25 like Manekineko (hot pink) and Tigress in a pearlescent nude. All of them are subtle and feminine, so no reason to be afraid. Embrace pops of color, whether neon or pastels, into your summer beauty routine...
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The hottest nail lacquer shades of the season according to Allure magazine run from blush nudes to electric and vibrant neons. In their latest addition they break down some helpful hints to maintain a manicure i.e. (apply a topcoat over polish every other day) as it helps to reduce chipping and keep nails glossy post manicure. One of the shade picks of the season is Hipp X RGB Nail Tint in T4! Almost like a foundation for your nails, all of the shades are inspired by skin tones and are a more sheer looking formula than the brands nail foundation lacquers. Simply apply two coats of this dark toned nail tint for a beautiful and soft wash of color.
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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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We look to the runway to identify the latest in fashion, beauty, and hair. So why not nail color? Introducing b-glowing.com's newest lacquer line, LVX.
LVX is fashion-inspired polish that takes it's hue cues directly from what's trending in the fashion world. Consider this your backstage pass and strike a pose with their unique line of provocative polish pigments.
We love that LVX offers intriguing nail lacquer colors that are vegan-friendly, AND cruelty and five free. Our faves are Citrine - a gorgeous tangerine color, and Cerulean - an opaque deep blue hue.
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HIPPxRGB has done it again. The makers of the award-winning Nail Foundations and Nail Tints collections have just released a new complexion-complementing line in pink called Nail Sheers.
These four pink shades range from light to dark (S1, S2, S3, S4), and like their 'sister' collections before them, allow the polish painter to pick the hue that best suits their hand.
We love the simplicity of this manicure. The 'kiss' of pink is just enough to create a healthy, flawless effect - appropriate for any occasion or work environment.
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We called it! We wrote about the new Deborah Lippmann Staccato collection back in March, and knew it was going to be making headlines.
Sure enough, in the latest issue of O Magazine, I'm Not Edible received high praise. The gritty take on classic pink polish received a 2013 Spring Makeup O-ward for "artful innovation". We couldn't agree more!
We love how this line contrasts the sweetness of a pastel with a dark, chunky black glitter. These edgy nails are fun for spring and summer, and act as the perfect complement for your bathing suit or LBD.
We are pleased to offer Deborah Lippmann Staccato nail polish in I'm Not Edible on b-glowing.com. Shop the rest of the Deborah Lippmann Staccato line here.
Looking for some spring nail inspiration? Watch our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on BGLOWING TV.
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InStyle magazine lists white nails as the summer trend in their June issue for multiple reasons. It's on-trend with the black and white phenomenon we are seeing in fashion this season, white goes with everything as it's the ultimate neutral, and it's edgy, while still maintaining a more friendly look than black.
Ready to rock a 'white out' mani? Try one of these fun, snow-inspired shades:
The New Black 'Solid White' - Part of the new Strip Club Collection, 'Solid White' offers you white polish with a thin brush for precise application. This is a nail art junky must-have. Perfect for an all-over white look, or a decorative pattern.
LVX 'Fantom' - This runway-inspired shade is as white as you can get. Formulated 5-free and cruelty free, 'Fantom' is the ideal shade to get that white wash of "color" this trend calls for.
Deborah Lippmann 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' - Looking to rock this trend with a twist? 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' gives you a white base with fun black specs to add a a touch of whimsy to your mani. Part of the Staccato Collection, this polish has already made quite an impression!
For the perfect white mani, make sure to use a base coat, as well as a top coat for a long-wearing look, and to prevent chipping! InStyle magazine suggests taking your prep a step further by applying a matte coat before the final layer of polish and top coat.Read More »
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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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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!
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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?
Anxious to get the look? Shop butter London now.
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As we continue to celebrate our 10th anniversary here at b-glowing.com, one of our favorite makeup partners is celebrating their 15th - Deborah Lippmann. Known for long-wearing, chip-resistant, 5-free nail lacquers and restoring nail treatments, Deborah Lippmann continues to fill voids in the Nail category in a fun and innovative way.
To honor their journey as a brand, Deborah Lippmann has launched the 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Music Box containing 15 NEW and EXCLUSIVE nail lacquers, all presented in a beautiful, glossy black, keepsake music box.Read More »