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butter LONDON Jelly Nail Lacquers

Posted on 02/02/2010

The new Jelly collection from butter LONDON just arrived and I couldn't wait to open the box!!!

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Deborah Lippman Nail Colors

Posted on 06/23/2011

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!

XoXoBre

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Becca Dancing Barefoot

Posted on 07/05/2011

 

A lot of well deserved hype has been given to Becca’s latest Halcyon Days Collection. Tantalizing bronze, to warm corals, and blushing pinks, this collection really epitomizes the summer beauty trend for 2011.

 

 

Becca’s Dancing Barefoot is one of the most popular nail lacquers in the collection so I wanted to give an extra bit of attention towards this fantastic trio of summer shades from this collection. 

 

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Deborah Lippmann's most popular nail lacquers!

Posted on 07/15/2011

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. 

Happy Birthday

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"THE" Shade for Autumn 2011-Butter London's Wallis!

Posted on 09/19/2011

 

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.

Wallis Nail Lacquer

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Deborah Lippmann Rocks The Catwalk at New York Fashion Week!

Posted on 09/26/2011

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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Fun Nail Trends!

Posted on 09/29/2011

I realize there's so much chatter about nail polish these days, and to be honest, I just can't help myself. I promise I'm not a one trick pony and only write about one facet of beauty, we're just on a  roll, and right when I tell myself I'm going to blog about fashion, I end up finding these inspirational and "totally have to figure out how do this" nail art. I know you still love me.

I have got the major shakes when I attempt to pain so many of the images below would simply have to be done in the hands of a professional but there are so many products out there now that can make attaining these looks a little easier. Nail strips, or stickers, are hardly what they were ten years ago. Now they're easy to apply and actually look pretty decent. Also, brands like LAQA & Co are really making a difference because they come in the form of a pen, meaning you can paint your nail blue and then take the gold pen and draw stripes or stars over the top!


 

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New Deborah Lippmann Lacquers For Fall 2011

Posted on 10/13/2011

Okay mani-holics interested in seeing the lastest Deborah Lippmann nail lacquers for Fall 2011? There's some beauties in this collection as well as a fabulous trio set. With no further adieu, here are the latest and greatest shades you need to be rocking on your manicured nails.

I love a great gift set. It takes the guessing out of it, especially if you love bling nails. The "Get This Party Started" trio is all about the nightlife and discoball antics. Comes with CANDY SHOP (bubblegum pink), FORGET YOU (party all night) and top seller HAPPY BIRTHDAY (party in a bottle).

Get This Party Started Trio

 

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Butter London's Holiday 2011 Collection

Posted on 10/26/2011

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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Paint inside the lines with LAQA & Co!

Posted on 10/28/2011

I don't know about you but I have a very difficult time painting my nails, in particularly my achilles heel, the right hand. My left hand, no problem, and looks like a professional manicurist did it. However, once we get to the point of painting my right hand, all of a sudden I get the shakes and it's all over from there. Needless to say I appreciate the little things, like the shape, width size and volume of a nail brush as this helps me keep the polish only going slightly onto the skin and not my entire finger.

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Best Winter Nail Polish Colors

Posted on 11/17/2011

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.

Lady Sings the Blues                    Royal Navy Nail Lacquer

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!

Believe - Created With Cher                Wallis Nail Lacquer

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Rachel Zoe Report and Butter London Black Knight

Posted on 12/02/2011

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. 

The Black Knight - Holiday Lacquer

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The New Black Ombre Nail Lacquers

Posted on 02/07/2012

Ombre, two toned hair is so last summer, going into 2012 it's all about ombre nails. This trend allows you two different options to really make a statement. The first ombre nail look is when the color fades from light to dark on each individual nail. The shades can be from the same color family or totally opposite, the secret is the blend in the middle. The second look is when the color fades from one nail to the next. For this you need five different nail lacquers from the same color family but with different graduated shades from light to dark, you can even throw in a glitter finger for extra show.

Our latest arrival, The New Black, makes creating these looks super easy. Instead of investing your time, energy and money in multiple full size bottles that you're not sure go together you can purchase ready-to-wear ombre nail sets at wallet conscious prices. All of the shades offered are straight of the runways keeping your nails fashion forward at all times. Some of my favorite The New Black ombre nail polish sets are:

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2 Piece Set
Black is always cool, especially when you can have sparkly tips. This kit makes it easy to do two graduated shades on each nail.

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2-Piece Set

Horizon - Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set
For the other trend, I think this blue inspired set is gorgeous because of it's greyish-blue gradual transition.

Horizon - Ombré Nail Polish 5-Piece Set

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Deborah Lippmann Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on 03/23/2012

If Splash with Daryll Hannah and Disney's The Little Mermaid gives you happy thoughts then you're going to love Deborah Lippmann's latest nail lacquers from the resort inspired Spring 2012 range. Called Mermaid's Dream, this gorgeous beach inspired varnish consists of blue and green shimmering shades that once applied resemble and feel like shiny mermaid scales. If mermaid's don't float your boat then take it to the boardwalk with Deborah Lippmann's On The Beach. This bright and rich 'Riviera Blue' is vivacious and such a gorgeous shade to rock going into the warmer seasons!

 

Mermaid's Dream    On The Beach

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Paul & Joe Nail Enamels For Summer!

Posted on 06/05/2012

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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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Butter London Heavy Medal Trio!

Posted on 06/06/2012

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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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Hipp X RGB Nail Tint In Allure!

Posted on 07/30/2012

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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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Go Green This Fall!

Posted on 09/04/2012

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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Fashion for Your Fingernails

Posted on 04/12/2013

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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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In Search of the Perfect Pink Nail Lacquer?

Posted on 04/04/2013

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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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Punky Pink in the Press

Posted on 04/02/2013

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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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Royal Baby On Board

Posted on 04/29/2013

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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!

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White Out Nail Trend

Posted on 05/29/2013

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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.

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2013 Summer Nail Trends

Posted on 06/10/2013

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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.

BOLD ORANGE

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

BRIGHT LAVENDER

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

MERMAID METALLICS

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

COPPER GLITTER

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

Check out our post on 'white out' nails for more summer trends to try!

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lakur By LONDONTOWN

Posted on 06/20/2013

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NEW from the makers of our favorite nourishing nail treatments, LONDONTOWN has released a line of fabulous nail lakurs! These stylish polishes are formulated using the same restorative nail science LONDONTOWN is famous for.

Starting with 8 shades, 3 staples and 5 seasonal colors, each lakur was inspired by and named after a London mainstay. All polishes are 5-free, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free, and developed to reinforce nail strength, preventing nails from breaking, cracking, and splitting.

We love how easily lakur applies, and how pigmented and shiny the polishes are after only 1-2 coats. We also appreciate the blend of vitamins and minerals infused into the product, enhancing and healing nails at the same time.

Discover the 8 fun lakurs below!

Chelsea Porcelain (white): Named after England's most distinguished fine porcelain crafters.

Chim Cher-ee (black): An ode to Mary Poppins' Bert profession.

Teatime (nude): Named for the long-standing British tradition.

Thames from the Eye (teal): Namesake is the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of River Thames.

Guarded Jewel (ruby red): Inspired by the crown jewels, located in the Tower of London.

Purple Reign (lilac): A fun take on a Prince classic, purple is the color of royalty.

Radlett (pink): Known for their beautiful gardens, Radlett is an affluent village in the UK.

Weekend Cheers (coral): Created for London girls taking a weekend holiday

LONDONTOWN lakurs are best when combined with LONDONTOWN kur Nail Hardener.

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NEW butter LONDON Pop Art Trio

Posted on 06/21/2013

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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!

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Tips & Tricks: What Does 5-Free Mean?

Posted on 07/03/2013

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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!

3-Free
- butter LONDON
- Deborah Lippmann
- Vapour Organic Beauty

4-Free
- The New Black

5-Free
- LONDONTOWN
- RGB Cosmetics
- LVX
- Vapour Organic Beauty
- LACC

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NEW butter LONDON Colour Clash Collection

Posted on 07/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Can't get enough polish? Shop this and other b-glowing.com nail lacquer offerings here.

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Top Picks: Summer Nails

Posted on 07/16/2013

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We declare Summer 2013 the season of NAILS! It seems like every month our b-glowing.com brands are releasing new nail colors we can't live without. From neons to mod tones, we've seen it all! In this week's 'Top Picks' we'll navigate you through the wondrous world of new nail lacquers.

LVX Celeste: This gorgeous baby blue shade is light and bright and 5-free. We love this unique color for summer, and think it's a fun take on the white-out trend. Inspired by summer runway fashion, this lacquer is unique and perfect for hands and feet.

Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage Kitten: A twist on the classic coral, this bright shade is great for gals that want more of a traditional look to their tootsies this season. 'Kitten' skews more toward the orange, keeping it new and fresh, but still timeless. Formulated 5-free.

Deborah Lippmann I Wanna Be Sedated: Part of the NEW Punk Rock collection, this grungy green shade will transition easily into fall. Named after the iconic Ramones hit, this lacquer looks lovely against all skin tones.

Stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine for more category 'Top Picks' from our knowledgable staff.

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Tips & Tricks: LVX 2013 Summer Collection Nail Tutorial

Posted on 07/24/2013

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For this week's 'Tips & Tricks' we're bringing you a fun and easy nail look, using shades from the vegan and 5-free LVX 2013 Summer Collection.

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.

TOOLS:
- 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)

HOW-TO:
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.

Ready to rock this look? Shop our wide range of available nail lacquers to get started!

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What's On Our Nails Today?

Posted on 09/11/2013


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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!"

For more recommendations, shop our Staff Picks boutiques here.

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butter London Illusionist Collection Mani

Posted on 10/24/2013

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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?

  • For this simple mani, all you need is base/top coat and the new Illusionist collection. We used the color bramble and the top coat petrol.
  • Always start with clean, buffed and filed nails, and to ensure your mani lasts, don’t forget to push those cuticles back.
  • First apply a thin even base coat to each nail and let set to achieve a smooth base.
  • Next apply 1 coat of bramble to each nail. You can do two coats if there are spots, but because you are going to layer, you don’t want too much lacquer buildup. This is a very opaque color so one coat should suffice.
  • Wait for your first coat of bramble to dry before applying the sheer purple topcoat petrol.
  • For this mani, we want to give the illusion of a shadow to give depth to the iridescence of the petrol lacquer. To achieve this, start very carefully toward the bottom of the nail near the cuticle and leave ¼ inch strip of bramble. This will be your shadow. You can use tape to mark this off if you do not feel comfortable free-handing it.
  • You want to pull directly up from the line you have created to the free edge of the nail. Make sure to do two coats and to start your second coat from the same line.
  • Once both coats of petrol have dried, add a shiny top coat to seal in your new look!

Anxious to get the look? Shop butter London now.

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ENDED 24-Hour Nail Sale!

Posted on 12/07/2013

THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED.

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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.

Plus, receive a FREE full-size butter LONDON matte topcoat with any $50+ butter LONDON purchase (a $19 value)! Code: FREEMATTE

But don’t wait, since this deal is only a one-day offer.

Ready? Shop all butter LONDON now.

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Deborah Lippmann 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Music Box

Posted on 09/19/2014

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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.

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November: WIN A YEAR OF BEAUTY Giveaway

Posted on 09/23/2014

Enter now to WIN A YEAR OF BEAUTY from some of our favorite brands! FOUR WINNERS CHOSEN! Each prize valued at $2,828!

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary with a FABULOUS giveaway for our b-glowing.com devotees. Each month we will send the four winners a beauty bundle containing full size product from some of the top names in beauty. Starting with this November!

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