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b-glowing has proudly been retailing John Masters Organic beauty products for over 7 years now. We’re obsessed with this all-natural beauty brand. John has a celeb-studded salon in NYC that includes clients such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Heche and other regulars. He started mixing his organic concoctions in the basement of his house and hand-filled each bottle. The John Masters brand has grown a lot since then and is available internationally.
My personal favorites include the John Masters Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair. It’s a gentle, beautifully natural fragranced shampoo. It gives my colored hair weightless volume and sheen. I then condition with the John Masters Organics Lavender and Avocado Intensive Conditioner. I leave this on my hair for about 3 to 5 minutes while I’m washing my face, shaving, etc. This deep conditioner deeply hydrates my fine hair without weighing it down. That is super important to me as I find a lot of deeply hydrating conditioners weigh my hair down.
This time of year I love wavy, full hair. Soft, sexy and playful. The John Masters Organics Sea Mist is perfect for this! I spray a liberal amount on my wet hair and blow dry on a low setting (I also sometimes just let it air dry). I get the most rockin’ soft, shiny, full waves. It creates a soft, casual, sexy look!
Recently we added the new John Masters Bare bath and body collection! We were so excited to see this launched. It is a bath and body line that contains zero fragrance. A lot of our customers have been asking for this and we are so proud to carry a non-fragranced natural brand by one of our top sellers in the organic category. If you are always searching for high quality fragrance free body lotions and bath products, this is the line for you!
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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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We’re obsessed with Vapour Organic Beauty’sgorgeous colors and formulations! Do you like multi-tasking cosmetics? These are the ones for you! Do you like organic cosmetics that actually have gorgeous formulations and beautiful colors? Again, Vapour Organic Beautyare the cosmetics for you!
These flawless beauty products impart a glow from within look. Pure radiance and youthful vibrance is added to the skin. If you are 32+ I would absolutely consider trying some of it. The color application is effortless, blendable, natural, and radiant. The colors are soft, wearable, contemporary and relevant.
Here are my personal top faves from Vapour Organics:
Vapour Organic Beauty: Aura Multi-Stain $28
Check out these super juicy colors! I softly dab a bit of this on the apples of my cheeks. It gives me soft, radiant pink cheeks. Fresh and young looking! You can also use this multi-tasking beauty product on your lips (as a lip stain), and over primed eye lids for a hint of sheer color. This baby one The Best of Beauty from Allure magazine in 2010.
Vapour Organic Beauty: Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment $18
Light, whipped, shimmery and sheer! Yum!! I absolutely love these colors for Spring. Who doesn’t want to wear these soft sheer colors this Spring and Summer? They are ideal and I’ve been lusting after the soft green “Dream” in particular. These barely-there colors are a sheer radiant veil of color to your eye lids. Simply dreamy!
Vapour Organic Beauty: Trick Stick $20
Need a hint of radiance on your cheek bones, forehead, nose, in the corner of your eyes, well, anywhere for that matter? This is the product for you. The colors are soft, sheer veils of radiance. It creates a “lit from within look”. The Trick Stickis ideal for anyone who is missing their “glow”. I like to keep this one in my purse for an instant “pick me up” to my makeup before happy hour. It gives an instant refreshed look to my skin!
If you’re not sure about what color is right for you, please don’t hesitate to call or email our Beauty Concierge so they can select the ideal color for your skin. We’re just so impressed with Vapour Organic Beautyand know you will feel the same way. We are excited to share these gorgeous beauty products with all our b-glowing followers!
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Here comes the sun again! Remember that 80% of the skin’s aging (wrinkles, uneven tone and spots) come from daily exposure to the sun. Sunscreen is your #1 solution to slow down the aging process on your beautiful skin! Supergoopsunscreen is a rock star beauty product that also works as a daily moisturizer. We know part of the reason you don’t want to apply sunscreen on your face every day is because of the work involved in putting a second coating of lotion on your face and the tackiness it can often leave.
With Supergoop! toss out your moisturizer and use Supergoop! Save Face Serum. It is a An ultra-light serum that simultaneously protects skin daily from UVA and UVB sun exposure, combats premature skin aging, and moisturizes.
If you’re looking for a little more hydration go for the Supergoop! Save Face SPF 35+ AM Moisturizer. The essential first step in a complete morning skincare regimen, Save Face A.M. is a two-in-one sunscreen-moisturizer that protects against sun and environmental damage in a shine-free, weightless lotion.
Need some sunscreen on-the go? No worries. Be sure to pack the Supergoop! Sunscreen Wipes in your purse or car. They are perfect for a last minute dose of sunscreen to protect you from the harsh damages of our beautiful sun. Formulated to calm, soothe and protect, these soft pre-moistened, paraben-free, water-resistant wipes deliver powerful SPF 30 protection for the face & body.
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Why has it been embedded in our brains from puberty onwards that oil is the cause of all our skin problems? I don't know about you but in my adolescence the word "oil" was the supposed cause of all my acne and many trips to the dermatologist. I looked at my shiny face in horror every morning and if I could just strip away all of it, my problems would be over.Read More »
We're thrilled to have a new, totally organic and natural line of perfume and body products by Los Angeles based company, Persephenie. This aromatic body line is created in small batches in Persephenie's studio where only the most resonsible ingredients are used locally and from around the world. If you're worried about non-natural ingredients in your beauty products you can purchase Persephenie freely, knowing her items are chemically untouched.
Choose from a small but perfectly select range of organic Persephenie Perfumes, Body Oil, Creams, and a Healing Body Butter.Read More »
The levels of saturated fat may not make coconut oil one of the best options for frying up your favorite snack. The oil’s properties, however, do make it one of the most luscious treats your skin will ever feel. To make sure the coconut oil you use is of the highest quality, get your hands on Adara organic oil, which is paraben-free and part of the fair trade market.
Coconut oil, like the kind found in Adara oil, is heat-stable. This stability makes coconut oil a Muhammad Ali-like fighter against free radicals and oxidation, and gives the oil lasting power. Oxidation can cause the cells in your body to age (remember that oxidation equals rust on metals), and its minions are free radicals. The antioxidants in Adara organic oil naturally prevent and fight free radicals. The result is skin that looks younger.
Other benefits of coconut oil include:
Your skin stays hydrated. Cold weather, the hot sun, stress, pollutants and everyday life can leave your skin thirsty and irritated. The high concentration of saturated fat in coconut oil, one of nature’s tropical potions, envelops your skin with healthy moisture, helps even out its tone (like age spots or discoloration from scars) and controls breakouts. Unlike some oily skin lotions, Adara oil quickly absorbs into your skin and doesn’t feel greasy.Read More »
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We have a new addition to our organic cosmetics category in RMS Beauty! This pure, organic cosmetic line has been wowing beauty editors overnight with many magazines praising it's amazing application and dual purpose products. In my opinion, RMS Beauty products are ideal for a woman on the go because their creamy formulations allow for quick and precise application. Started by makeup artist Rose Marie Swift after she started experiencing health problems due to exposure to toxic levels of heavy metals and pesticides, she decided she wanted to create a range that could never contribute to health risks. And she has as RMS Beauty is the first truly organic cosmetics brand anywhere in the world!
The RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream is one of my favorites in the range due to the fact that you can pretty much use it anywhere. Remove eye makeup, cleanse your face and then moisturize your face and body after! Because it remains in it's raw and unrefined state, every living enzyme and nutrient is left intact to cleanse and nourish in need skin. If you really want, you can use it as a deodorant too!
The RMS Beauty Oil is a product you want to constantly find an excuse to use. Containing the highest quality of vitamin rich exotic oils, you simply need to apply 2-4 drops to freshly cleansed skin and press in with your palms. Very lightweight in feel, this is the way beauty oil should be.
I love a great multi purpose product and RMS Beauty's Lip2Cheek ensures I'm out of the house in a jiffy and still looking nicely made up. This unique creamy formula comes in six different wearable shades that coat the lips and cheeks with a soft flush of color. Mineral color and nourishing organic ingredients hydrate and protect the skin and leave a soft and subtle shimmer in it's wake.
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It's no wonder stunning supermodel Miranda Kerr's skin looks amazing. She swears by yoga and living an environmentally friendly and organic lifestyle, from what she puts in her body as well as well as what she puts on it. After all, studies have shown that what we apply on our skin can be absorbed through our pores and then who knows where it goes after that. If chemicals found in beauty products concerns you then take a note from Miranda and try our latest makeup addition, RMS Beauty, the world's first organic color cosmetics brand.
Although I can't translate French to English, I can easily ascertain from the spread that the dimple faced model loves RMS Beauty Living Luminizer and we couldn't agree more. Their best seller and guaranteed to give you a healthy sheer glow to cheekbones, bridge of noes and eyebrow arches, it enhances skin's natural youthfulness without looking or feeling greasy or overly glittery.
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Sometimes the simpler makeup can be the most beautiful. There's something to say for subtlety and a focus on enhancing your natural beauty with neutral shades and hints of shimmer. The Wall Street Journal online agreed, which is why they devoted a write-up to the beauty and 'brilliance of beige.' Organic brand RMS Beauty's creator Rose Marie Swift was featured as her line is built on creamy bases that glide on effortlessly, last long and are an ideal makeup formulation for older women because they don't sink into lines and wrinkles. A slight shimmer is found in her products that reflect the light without making your face look overly sparkly. Dewy is more the word and fresh faced natural beauty is what RMS Beauty products excel at. Multi-purpose products like Lip2Cheek give a subtle wash of color to lips and eyes and come in a gorgeous array of soft bronze, nudes and golds that work for every color type.
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HAPPY EARTH DAY!
In celebration of this eco-tastic holiday, we want to call out special attention to some of our b-glowing.com brands that do their part to help out Mama Earth.
bkr - Devoted to decreasing garbage, the amount of water transported between continents, and the amount of chemicals we ingest, bkr's reusable glass bottles are a stylish and earth-friendly way to transport beverages. Available in a wide range of colors and designs, the light-weight glass bottle and accompanying silicone sleeve are dishwasher safe and leave your liquids tasting fresh and untainted. Stay beautifully hydtrated with bkr!
Vapour Organic Beauty - Known for their unique "light-as-air" textures, Vapour Organic Beauty products are 100% natural, and made with 70% certified organic ingredients and 30% minerals and vitamins. Their products contain no parabens, phalates, gluten, nano particles, irradiation, and are not tested on animals. Vapour uses recyclable and sustainable materials and processes including wind and solar-powered manufacturing. Their product ingredients are biodegradable, and their packaging is either recyclable or made from recycled content.
rms beauty - Establishing itself as the first truly organic color cosmetics brand anywhere in the world, rms beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade, organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. All rms beauty products are packaged using recyclable glass, preventing chemicals from leaching into the product. In addition to creating an organic brand, rms beauty founder Rose-Marie Swift has dedicated herself to dispelling beauty myths and exposing the dangers of personal care products through her website, www.beautytruth.com.
Rahua By Amazon Beauty - Partnering with women from Amazonian nations around the world, this 100% natural hair care collection features a highly potent, restorative oil called Rahua. Designed to revitalize damaged hair and irritated scalps, Rahua oil deeply penetrates the hair's cortex, bonding and repairing it while simultaneously smoothing the hair's cuticle. The Rahua oil is sourced and processed by the men and women of these various Amazonian tribes, using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations.
Shop b-glowing.com for these and other natural brands. Save 20% storewide* using promo code 20EARTH13 - sale ends 11:59 CST April 22, 2013
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Shop Lina Hanson here.
"I believe using pure and natural ingredients derived from the earth will help your skin get the nutrients it needs to look its best." - Lina Hanson
Dedicated to bringing 100% natural skincare to all ethnicities, Lina Hanson offers solutions that work wonders for everyone, no matter their geographic location. Specializing in skincare oils, Lina Hanson products are hand-blended in small batches to ensure quality, and made with all-natural and organic ingredients.
Lina Hanson Global Face Serum is formulated to reduce inflammation and skin irritation as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This paraben and chemical free solution absorbs quickly into the skin, improving your complexion and restoring elasticity.
We love the way our face feels after using this treatment. The repairing and hydrating ingredients become one with the skin almost immediately in this oil formula. Smoothing out imperfections, this serum acts as a moisturizer and primer all in one convenient pump.Read More »