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Great beauty brands come from all corners of the world and we like to think we carry the best of them right here at b-glowing. However, because we just celebrated our countries Independence Day Vogue.com decided to pay tribute to 10 beauty brands that are 'Born in the USA.' Some of them big and well known while others like Rosebud Perfume Company are a little smaller but have reached an iconic status amongst it's beauty junkie cult followers because of their amazing multi-purpose lip salve that can soothe chapped lips, minor burns and irritated skin, diaper rash and the horrible dry elbow. Simply choose your favorite flavor like strawberry or the original scent and watch Rosebud Salve works it's miracle magic!
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Do you 'eva' wonder what Eva Longoria's must have beauty products are? In Style magazine got to the bottom of it in their August edition, featuring the Desperate Housewives actress top must haves. A fan of extension and hair pieces allow her to change up her look at any time but it's her lips that she takes special care with courtesy of Rosebud Salve because it's, "Super moisturizing and not sticky, and it really lasts." Not only does it work wonders on the lips to kept them soft and sultry but it also serves to calm and heal irritation and the sting of minor burns.
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I look through a lot of fashion magazines on a day to day basis and every so often I get the overwhelming feeling of dejavu. That was definitely the case as I was flipping through the latest Elle edition and came across an article on actress Jennifer Connelly sharing her beauty secrets and product essentials. To me, Jennifer is the epitome of a natural beauty. She has the perfect full brows and her eyes are so hauntingly beautiful she doesn't need a lot of makeup as they are their own showcase.In the article, Jennifer says her beauty approach is pretty minimal and she normally finds new products when working with trusted makeup artist Judy Chin. A couple of her go to favorites, and my reason for deja-vu, is that she swears by Rosebud Salve and Mason Pearson hairbrushes. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised as this duo has been talked about by numerous celebrities, probably because both brands have been around for so long that they've built a trust with their customers. Jennifer loves Rosebud Salve for moisturized, high impact lips and a Mason Pearson brush to keep her glossy and shiny. With a face like that, even the most minimal additions make her look more beautiful! Read More »
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It's summer! As you swap-out pants and sweaters for more skin-baring apparel, you will probably be reaching for that self-tanner bottle as well! Before you go to town with sunless tanning products, check out our top tips for a natural, streak-free application that will have you beautifully bronzed in no time.
Prepping your face and body for self-tanning is just as, if not more, important than the actual application itself.
Exfoliate: Tanning solution appears darker on dry, rough patches because those areas soak-in more product. Exfoliating your entire body prior to application, paying special attention to elbows and knees, will yield an overall even result. Try (1) He-Shi Exfoliating Body Wash to remove dead skin cells from face and body.
Shave: Make sure to do any shaving prior to applying self-tanners, as razors are a form of exfoliation, shaving can fade your tan faster. We recommend (2) Shaveworks Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream from Anthony Logistics for a close shave that slows hair growth and reduces ingrown hairs.
Staff Tip: Use Rosebud Salve on cuticles, nails, and toes to protect them from the tanning solution. It gives the overall tan a more natural appearance.
Now that you are prepped, you are ready to apply your sunless tanning solution of choice. Our staff favorite is (3) St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. Winner of the 2013 Allure Magazine Readers' Choice Award for prestige self-tanner, the golden color appears instantly, and doesn't have that tell-tale "tanning" smell. Using a Tanning Mitt for application will ensure a streak-free tan, and prevent product-soaked palms that look less than natural.
Apply: Using long, even strokes, apply the product starting with your legs. Work from thigh to knee to calf, blending into the ankle, then slightly onto the top of the foot and toes. Once the legs are perfected, move to hips, stomach, and chest, blending into neck. Finish the process with the shoulders, moving down the arm, into the wrist, and blending onto the top of the hand and fingers.
Staff Tip: When applying self-tanner, complete each body part thoroughly before moving to the next. Skipping around will lead to missed areas and light spots. If you notice any streaks or dark spots, a small amount of water can be used to even-out the product.
Once your product application is complete, wait 4-6 hours before sweating, showering, or swimming. We recommend self-tanning at night before bed so your tan can develop overnight, and you can shower off the excess product in the morning.
Maintain: You can always add more layers of solution to get a darker tone, touch-up spots you missed, or create definition. Keeping your skin moisturized is key to prolonging the look of your sunless tan. Dry skin can cause the color to slough off, creating a "crackled" effect, and looking less natural.
Staff Tip: Use (4) Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse shimmer oil to keep skin hydrated and golden. It smells delicious and the shimmer sparkles in the sun, great for skirts and shorts!
Celebrities have the best access to the best brands. But here’s a secret: so do you!
She Finds is dishing on the “50 Beauty Products Celebrities Can’t Live Without,” and b-glowing brands are among the chosen ones.
LaLicious Sugar Kiss Scrub, picked by Emma Roberts: It’s a b-glowing staff favorite, too! A perfect combination of citrus, rose, and vanilla is an absolute treat for your senses. Plus, it’s a moisturizing exfoliator that you can simply rub on then rinse before stepping out of the shower. It’s natural and hydrating, so you can even skip your post-shower lotion application (you’ll smell amazing).
Editor’s Note: After rinsing the scrub away, you can achieve a close shave for silky smooth results.
Rosebud Salve, picked by Selena Gomez: It does everything you’d expect from a great lip balm: moisturizes and calms for more kissable lips. But what makes it special is its ability to heal skin irritation and sooth minor burns. It’s not pucker exclusive; you can use it on dry elbows, nail cuticles, knees, or even for diaper rash! Which begs the question, would a Rose by any other name smell as sweet (or do as much)?
St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, picked by Carrie Underwood: Streaking is a verb—not an adjective to describe your tan. With St. Tropez’s Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, this holds true, as you’ll achieve the perfect glow for days, without leaving behind any evidence.
WEI Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, picked by Demi Moore: Demi makes aging look easy (and practically nonexistent). With Wei’s Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, you, too, can tackle dehydration, sagginess, dullness, redness, and loss of elasticity. The travel friendly pads are suitable for even the most-sensitive skin, and you’ll see results in just 10 minutes.Read More »