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Philip B Blue Spray

Posted on 06/08/2010

Philip B Blue Spray has arrived!  Aromatherapy for your rooms, linens, body & hair!  We love this solution to the hot summer weather.  A fine mist of Blue Spray will brighten your room, your body and your spirit!  This light, unique blend of Menthol and pure essential oils of Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Pine and Tea Tree, PHILIP B® Blue Spray goes on chilly – perfect for cooling down during a workout or soothing sore muscles afterward. Philip B Blue Spray $27.50

Our staff's favorite way to use the Blue Spray -- in our gym bag!  Ideal for after working out to freshen your body and mood! Don't use on sensitive parts of your body!!

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PRTTY Peaushun - Real Simple Magazine

Posted on 06/17/2010


As Seen on Real Simple Magazine's Blog! 
Beauty & Fashion
Easy Summer-Ready Skin
Posted on Jun 9, 2010 8:00:00 AM  |  By SarahSmith

"I don't know about you, but with bathing suit season seriously (and scarily) right around the corner, I, for one, need to take immediate action and get in beach-ready shape. Now, that doesn't mean going on a diet or developing a kick-butt workout routine that will, most undoubtedly, leave me crippled. Nor does it mean hiding in an over-sized t-shirt buried underneath a towel.

My summer body prep is quick, easy, and totally painless. All I do is slather on Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion; this brand new product gives my skin a glorious J. Lo-like glow while also camouflaging a multitude of imperfections.


Available in five golden-tinted shades, from Light to Deep, it contains light-reflecting particles to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and varicose veins. Its impressive list of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, including calendula flower, green tea extract, arnica, and rosemary extract, paired with moisturizing avocado oil, avocado butter, and jojoba, keep skin nourished and protected. Best of all, it's paraben-free, 100 percent vegan, and contains 92 percent natural raw ingredients.

Though I like to use it just on my body (it smooths onto skin so easily and washes off in the shower), you can also mix it with your foundation or tinted moisturizer to give cheeks a luminous, healthy glow. 

All that being said, whenever I show some skin this summer, whether on the beach or the city sidewalks, you can be sure I'll have on a little Prtty Peaushun in Medium, too."

courtesy of Real Simple Magazine blog 6.9.2010

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St. Tropez

Posted on 06/28/2011

When you hear, “St Tropez” what comes to mind? Yes, it’s a magnificent little island in the south of France. Yes, Jay-Z and Beyonce are frequently seen jumping off huge yachts anchored off it’s golden beaches.

When I think of St Tropez I daydream about the amazing tan I would get if I got the opportunity to go. However, I can’t and the next best thing is to look like I’ve gone and that’s where a particular self-tanning range comes into play, which of course is aptly titled….St Tropez.

St Tropez has been the world leader in sunless tanning for the past decade and attracts unrivaled press acclaim and celebrity endorsement. What sets them apart is their luxurious approach to self-tanning and the fact that after a St Tropez tan, people won’t ask you where you got your tan, they’ll know….St Tropez!

If you can’t go to St Tropez then you can definitely fake it, and fake it very realistically, with their assortment of luxury mousses, lotions and sprays.

Here are a few of their most popular products.

Instant Glow Wash Off Body Lotion

Instant Glow Wash Off Body Lotion

This hydrating body lotion delivers a beautiful, instant and natural looking tan that washes off with soap and water. Free from a tanning agent, the lotion is non-transferrable so you can tan and go!


Everyday Gradual Tan Body

 Everyday Gradual Tan Body - Medium/Dark 200ml

This enriched, nourishing body moisturizer cleverly combines serious skin care benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. Infused with soothing aloe vera, this lotion will help give you smoother skin while building a gradual golden tan, every day.


Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Self Tan Bronzing Mousse 240ml

This super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even, all-over tan you’ve always wanted. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color, you’ll have a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in an instant. 

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Beach Baby is HERE!

Posted on 05/01/2013

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IT'S FINALLY HERE! The highly anticipated Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection has launched and is now available for purchase on

We have been looking forward to sharing this limited edition collection with you ever since we got a sneak peek last month. Inspired by the hottest beaches in the world, 'Beach Baby' exudes the fun and playful lifestyle associated with summer in both color and functionality.

Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo - Limited Edition
Two products in one - what fun! Available in five fantastic combinations, Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duos make getting ready a breeze. The crease-resistant eye gloss is silky and easy to blend, while the non-sticky lip gloss provides a beautiful, healthy shine. Simply swipe the eye gloss shade all over the lid, and apply the complementing gloss to your lips to get you out the door and on the sand in no time!

Eye Liner WP & Eye Crayon Duo - Limited Edition
Perfect for the shore, these water-resistant duos will keep you looking fabulous in the waves or rain. Paul & Joe Beaute Eye Liner & Eye Crayon Duo takes the guessing out of your eye look by providing you five color-complementing liner and crayon pairs that are on-trend for the season.  Apply the crayon to your crease and under-eye - blending the edges with your finger, then define the look with the coordinating liner. Perfect for the gal on the go!

Nail Enamel - Limited Edition
Five NEW retro shades great for toes or hands! Paul & Joe Beaute's Beach Baby Nail Enamel will make any sandal pop. Whether you are rocking Miami - a cool lilac shade, or posing in Rio - a rich coral hue, you will be turning heads with your hands … and feet.

Smoothing Base - Limited Edition
Perfect your foundation and stay moisturized in the sun with Paul & Joe Beaute's Smoothing Base. Your skin will look fresh and smooth, providing a flawless palette for the rest of the 'Beach Baby' collection. Smoothing base is a must-have primer for fun in the sun.

Blotting Paper 2013 - Limited Edition
Available in a brand new, beach-inspired dolphin print, these limited edition blotting papers are a beach bag necessity! Use a sheet or two on oily areas of the face throughout the day to tame excess oil and sweat.

Fragrance Hair & Body Mist - Limited Edition
Fresh, fruity, and floral, Paul & Joe Beaute Fragrance Hair & Body Mist leaves a pleasant aroma wherever you spray it. Formulated for body and hair, this product combines scent with skin-softening extracts to leave you feeling refreshed. Herbal and citrus top notes mix with floral and woody tones to create a sensual experience - perfect for everyone.

Check out our Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection videos for step-by-step tutorials on how to use these new products. 

'b' inspired and follow our Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2013 'Beach Baby' Collection Pinterest board.

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Waterproof Your Lashes for Summer!

Posted on 05/03/2013

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What if you could transform any mascara you own into a waterproof version of itself?!

Just in time for beach vacations and fun in the sun, BY TERRY brings you a miracle product that is a must-have for every makeup drawer. BY TERRY's Lash Coat Mascara is a clear topcoat for your mascara that seals and protects your lashes from water, tears, and sweat. In addition to providing protection from the elements, this glossy coating will add curl, texture, and length to your look without clumping. BY TERRY's Lash Coat Mascara can be worn on top of any mascara, or on bare lashes for a more natural look.

Pair this product with BY TERRY's Growth Booster Mascara - available in Black, Brown, Purple, Dark Bordeaux, and Dark Green.

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Sun Kisses from St. Tropez

Posted on 05/06/2013

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The award-winning self tanning line has just released Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion and Applicator Mitt for Face, just in time for summer!

Treat your skin to a streak-free tan without clogging your pores. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion hydrates your skin, while providing a natural bronze color. We love that this self tanner is specially formulated for the delicate skin on the face. It's lightweight and gives a natural-looking hue - no Oompa Loompas here!  

Ready to give your face that craved, sun-kissed glow? Here are our helpful hints to get achieve a natural look.
- Exfoliate your skin first and follow with sunscreen.
- Using the St. Tropez Applicator Mitt for Face, apply the Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion in light sweeping motions, blending at hairline and neck.
- Wipe access product with tissue around eyebrows and any other facial hair.
- Allow to dry, then apply with moiturizer and makeup of choice.
- Wash hands immediately after application.

Summer here we come!

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Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment

Posted on 06/18/2013

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Friday marks the first day of summer! To celebrate the new season, we'll be paying homage to some of our tried-and-true beauty favorites for summer weather.

Hazy, hot and humid weather can lead to an increase in oil production. To combat changes in our skin, we add Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment to our morning routine.

The 4th step in Dr. Erno Laszlo's renowned skincare ritual, the Shake-It Tinted Treatment was designed to treat the skin, and offer minimal coverage. Described as "80% treatment - 20% finish", Shake-It is similar to a toner - controlling surface oils and tightening pores - but also provides a sheer, matte finish that allows your natural glow to shine through.

Whether you are using Shake-It as a base for a very natural look, or applying it as a primer for heavier foundation, this treatment will even your skin tone, reduce redness, minimize pores, and keep you oil-free throughout the day. Perfect for summer weather!

Shake-It is ideal for normal to extremely oily skin and is best applied after moisturizer with a cotton ball. We recommend Erno Laszlo Finish Foundation SPF 15 as an alternative for ladies with dry skin, or as additional coverage on top of the Shake-It Tinted Treatment.

Win a personalized skincare treatment at the Erno Laszlo Institute in New York by entering our MAKE BEAUTY. ESCAPE sweepstakes on Facebook!

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Tips & Tricks: Sunless Tanning

Posted on 06/26/2013

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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!

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Hot Off the Press: kai fragrance, Soleil Organique, Beautyblender, HIPPXRGB

Posted on 07/01/2013

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July has arrived! As the temperatures heat up, we are seeing more and more brands and products featured as summer beauty must-haves in the press. Find out what has been making headlines here!

Both Malibu magazine and Vogue Japan highlighted kai fragrance in their July editions:

kai fragrance: A full line of luxurious bath + body and fragrance products, kai's signature scent of exotic white flowers and gardenia is synonymous with the summer season. Whether you are exfoliating with Oprah's favorite, Body Buffer, or spritzing on Body Glow to give your skin a healthy, sexy radiance - you'll love the floral fun kai fragrance provides.
Coastal Life sheds some light on Soleil Organique founder, Valerie McMurray, and the brains behind the brand:

Soleil Organique: Suncare that is all-natural, but still luxurious! This brand offers a wide range of SPF products that keep you protected, while feeling great on the skin. We love the easy-to-apply, mineral-infused Sun Stick, containing SPF 30 and certified organic, hydrating ingredients like jojoba and avocado oil.
InStyle magazine editors gave their tips on how to look amazing at the beach:

Beautyblender: Use a Pure Beautyblender to apply sunscreen to your face. It provides a thorough and even application that won't look thick or miss spots, protecting your entire face! Check out the Beautyblender Pure Kit that includes 1 Beautyblender applicator, solid-form cleanser, and a case, perfect for travel!

The Zoe Report declared 'Less is More' and gave their top 10 picks for a natural look:

RGB Cosmetics: These acclaimed nude shades are available in a wide range of complexion-complementing tones, so you can find the best hue for you.

Keep up on what's 'Hot Off the Press' by checking back here every Monday!

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Tips & Tricks: How to Stay Matte this Summer

Posted on 07/09/2013

As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.

Adjust Your Face Wash: 

If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay. 

Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer: 

Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!

Lighten Your Makeup Load: 

In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Touch-Up Wisely: 

Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.

Looking for more 'Tips & Tricks'? Check back with our Magazine for beauty advice and info.

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Hot Off the Press: Tammy Fender, Oscar Blandi, bliss

Posted on 08/06/2013

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August is here! Where did the summer go? As we enter the final month of the season, beauty mags are hanging on to the sunshine with self-tanner reviews and short hair styling tips. Find out what brands have been making headlines here!

ELLE magazine Executive Beauty Editor, April Long, shared her passion for luxe skin serums with a review of Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water.

" … when I discovered Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water, it was love at first sniff. So far, I've splashed it on as a toner, decanted some into a spray bottle for on-the-go complexion revival, and doused cotton pads with it to soothe puffy eyelids. With 7,000 petals in every drop, rose essence doesn't come cheap, but maybe that's a good thing. Otherwise, I'd probably bathe in the stuff."

Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water: This pampering skincare product strengthens and tones the delicate tissues of your skin, balancing and restoring energy, and leaving the complexion supple and revitalized.

Allure magazine reports on repairing your hair from post-summer sun damage.

Oscar Blandi At Home Salon Glaze: Restore chlorine-stripped hair back to a rich, shiny hue. This rich, color-preserving glaze prevents fading, adds moisture, brightens your hair, and protects from heat damage. We love how this simple and convenient treatment transforms our dull locks in the comfort of our own home!

InStyle magazine helps you fight cellulite with at-home treatments based on your age.

bliss Fat Girl Slimulator: This rubber massage tool is perfect for stimulating the skin, prepping it for follow-up cellulite-reducing products like FatGirlSlim. It can also be used as an applicator for these products. Purchase the FatGirlSlim Treatment Set to receive the Slimulator, and introductory-sized FatGirlSlim, FatGirlSleep, and FatGirlScrub.

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Posted on 06/20/2011

PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight Body Lotion

I had a moment of clarity as I looked down at my white, colorless feet and realized not that it’s time for a pedicure but for a tan! The season for barbecues, bikini’s, and bronze has arrived so I thought I’d share an amazing self-tanning body lotion called PRTTY Peaushun!

PRTTY Peashun is a tan-aholics dream, not only because it delivers a gorgeous, natural looking tan in five different shade options but because it has skin tightening benefits, diminishes the appearance of cellulite and delivers a subtle, luminous glow.

Loved by models, actors, makeup artists and b-glowing staffers alike, PRTTY Peaushun is a definite must-have summer product. If you can’t go to St Tropez, you can look like you have!


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