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Our jobs here at b-glowing may seem all fun and make-up but some topics require serious exploration. The subject of kissing and lip glosses came up over lunch the other day and we decided we needed to compile a list in the name of research.
We came to the conclusion that there are some lip glosses that our men hate, some that when they see you applying it- they go in for a kiss just because it is that tasty, and some that we love because it keeps the color and/or shine even after the steamiest make-out session.
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There’s always one absolute favorite product in any girl’s beauty cupboard and for me it’s my array of Sara Happ Lip Scrubs. Although lip exfoliation is something I do on a random occurrence, I’ve fallen so in love with this brand and it’s cute packaging that I’ve become a collector of sorts. Is it a little obsessive-compulsive that I have to have them perfectly lined up and the labels facing outwards?
For those who aren’t familiar with the brand, Sara Happ specializes in gentle but effective sugar scrubs for the lips, a key lip balm called “The Lip Slip,” and a beautiful body scrub.
Normally her product scents are that of what you’d experience in your favorite bakery, but this summer she’s gone a bit fruity, not in the head, but in her latest limited edition lip scrub for summer, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit.
This delicious lip scrub has hints of sweet grapefruit and is a necessity during a season where our lips experience the harsh and drying rays of the sun. Make a weekly date with Sara Happ’s fabulous products!
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For the month of October 2011, when you purchase one of Sara Happ's Sparkling Pink Grapefruit lip scrubs b-glowing will donate 20% of the proceeds to the V Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. And let me tell you, these fruity scented lip scrubs can't stay on the shelves thanks to the feature in People Magazine a few weeks ago.
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'Tis the season to be jolly and to have cracked, dry and unkissable lips. However, my smackeroos aren't going down without a fight and what better timing to do something about it than with the arrival of Sara Happ's latest holiday limited edition: The Black Cherry Lip Scrub and Lip Slip Duo! I was so in love with her past holiday lip scrub, Red Velvet and honestly didn't think anything could top it but I was wrong. With delish aromas of luscious black cherry and hints of velvety warmth, this is the perfect product to gently exfoliate the sensitive dry skin on your lips and leave them feeling silky smooth and very kissable. Top it off with The Lip Slip for added moisture and gloss and your lip pillows are ready for that mistletoe.
This duo by Sara Happ truly is the perfect holiday gift, whether it be for yourself or a friend who loves bakery type scents and lip products. Both of these products would normally sell for $48 but you get this duo for only $40!! That's an $8 savings for a present you'll be hearing rave reviews about from the recipients for months to come.Read More »
Valentine’s Day is one of the perfect times to experiment with a new, romantic look. Getting made up for a hot date isn’t just important because it makes you feel confident and flirty, it also shows your date that this night out is important and that you want him to feel proud of being with you. Keep in mind that the most romantic look for Valentine’s Day is the one that makes you feel comfortable and yourself (because it’s not hot to worry about how you look).
During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, you need to do some prep work. Just as an artist prepares a canvas before creating a beautiful piece of art, you must prepare yourself. Practice a daily skincare routine so your face is irresistibly soft and clear. Don’t forget about your lips. Achieve the softest lips ever with a Sara Happ lip scrub, which gently exfoliates the flaky, dry skin on your lips so they’re always supple. Use the Sara Happ sugar scrub every night, and follow it up with an ultra-moisturizing lip balm. Your lips will be so kissable that it will be hard for your date to not kiss and tell.Read More »
I'm slightly obsessed with Sara Happ products and am literally dying of excitement when she comes out with a new Lip Scrub flavor. Sara has been listening to her obsessive-compulsive gloss appliers out there and has made her uber popular Lip Slip Balm into a Lip Slip Gloss that comes in a finger-free easy to apply tube. It's the same formulation, rich in nourishing ingredients of Jojoba and Macadamia Nut Oils, but with an added bonus of extra shine! We all like to have the option of a jar or a gloss and now you can collect them both. Keep one on your bed side table and one in your purse so you always have some lip moisture with you at all times.Read More »
The skin on your lips is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. In spite of their gentleness, lips undergo a lot of abuse – from sun exposure to cold blasts of wind to excessively dry weather. If you don’t take care of your lips, they can become chapped or crack, leaving them the opposite of kissable. Caring for them with the ingredients found in a natural lip balm, such as RODIN Olio Lusso lip balm, can keep your kisser soft and hydrated. Here are some other benefits you’ll receive from regularly using your favorite lip balm:Read More »
A beauty junkie's addiction can be easily seen first hand by taking a peak through her makeup bag. One of the key items always found is a stash of lip products varying in lip glosses, lip sticks or stains of different shades, shimmers and textures. It's very typical of women that we cannot be satisfied with bare lips for to long and having a lip product tucked away in our purse makes for a kind of security blanket of sorts.
This very discussion was the key topic in this mornings The Zoe Report's e-newsletter along with their '10 Picks to Pucker Up' your lips for spring. One of the covetable picks which is no surprise to us is Sara Happ's recent addition, The Lip Slip Gloss saying, "Prep your pucker for a shine-filled season with this must have gloss." Only $18, this #1 selling item is a pocket sized and finger friendly gloss that delivers maximum shine and deep conditioning for your precious lip pillows!
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My absolute favorite fruit in the world is now the inspiration for one of my absolute favorite brand's newest product: green apple! Crispy and sweet is the best way to describe Sara Happ's latest limited edition Green Apple Lip Scrub.
If you haven't had the privilege of experiencing one of her lip scrubs yet I feel really bad for your lips! This luxurious product has tiny sugar granules that gently exfoliate the lips and leave them soft and kissable. When you purchase this particular Sara Happ lip scrub, you're also benefiting Matt Damon's environmental project Water.org with 20% of all profits going towards providing safe water and sanitation to third world communities.
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Rachel Zoe is a busy, in demand stylist to the stars, designer, and is now celebrating her latest venture, mommyhood. Rachel as we all know has wonderful taste, but now her life has gotten even more busy so this Mother's Day she has shared with People magazine her tasteful selections of gifts for those mommies on the go. One of her favorites also happens to be one of ours, Sara Happ's Gift Set, which for the great price of $40 also includes her award winning Lip Slip and Black Cherry Lip Scrub. Already housed in the cutest packaging, Rachel says, "I'm completely addicted to this, and every time I introduce someone to Sara Happ, they love it." Sounds like a no brainer Mother's Day gift for sure!
The eyes are the window to the soul and the lips are just as alluring and provacative. We need to take good care of our lip pillows 365 days a year to keep them readily soft and kissable. The skin on the lips is a lot thinner and sensitive than our bodies so we need to be mindful of the products we use to address the issues of cracked skin and dry lips. Take a gander at some of our picks to keep them pucker-iffic!
First step to soft lips is to exfoliate and there's nothing better or more yummy smelling than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Tiny, granular sugar crystals gently exfoliates flaky skin to leave lips incredibly soft and supple. One of my favorite products ever, this is gentle enough to use once a week. Try your best not to be tempted to eat any, it smells that enticing.
If you'd like to forego the step of needing a sink then Ilia's handy Lip Exfoliator comes in lipstick form and can be used daily. Organic ingredients blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliate lips. There's no need to rinse, simply follow up with a lip conditioner to seal in moisture.
For lip conditioning like no other may I tempt you and your wallet with By Terry's Baume de Rose SPF 15. This rose like no other (it smells of the classic flower), is a melt away balm that has become the must have of Hollywood stars because of its ability to repair, nourish, regenerate the lip area and leave a beautiful soft glossy sheen in it's wake. It can also be used as a salve to strengthen your cuticles!
Don't let lips go naked! You've buffed and conditioned them to perfection, now it's time to get them noticed with a hint of color with Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss. Choose from 12 different shades from soft peach to the brightest blood red that will keep lips shiny and smooth without feeling greasy or slippery.
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An amazing pink and orange sunset is setting the perfect romantic backdrop, you're wearing your favorite floral sundress, your hair is styled in the perfect undone beach wave. He leans in for the kiss and then you remember……my dry, flaky lips are not in any condition for romance! If only we could pause the situation like a movie scene, but unfortunately if you haven't remembered to exfoliate your lips, chances are this is going to be one rough smackeroo session.
Because the lips are a thinner and more sensitive area than the rest of your face, it's imperative that you use a separate exfoliant for that area, not the abrasive microderm product you might use on the rest of your face. There's is no better product than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. This gentle yet effective sugar scrub will lightly exfoliate your lips with delish smelling granular sugar crystals. Simply apply onto lips and rub in circular motions for a minute and then rinse off. The lips are left soft and smooth and ready for some kissing!
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If you've ever wondered why lipstick gets embedded in the cracks of your lips even after the majority of it has disappeared or why the application process can be less than smooth then you've stumbled upon an area that needs its own special beauty routine. Typically when flakiness occurs we think to just wipe some lipbalm on them for a quick fix, however the lips need to be exfoliated and conditioned just like the rest of the body in order to have lipstick look great and be applied to precision. Our favorite product that gives great 'lip service' as seen in the September issue of In Style magazine is the Sara Happ Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Consisting of gentle sugar crystals to exfoliate and condition the lips and the delish and citrusy aroma of blood orange, Sara Happ sugar scrubs will leave lips in the perfect form for lipstick application. Any of her products are a major staff favorite around these parts!
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Shop Sara Happ here! Today an item came across my desk and got me very excited for Christmas. Mostly because I really want to gift this particular item to myself. Every year around this time Sara Happ announces her new holiday scented product. Last year was my absolute favorite because it meant the arrival of the Red Velvet Lip Scrub. So delish that sometimes I opened my bathroom drawer just to smell it, I've been savoring every last sugar scrub morsel of it because I didn't think she would bring it back. However, the good news is, it is most definitely back and this time featured inside a special value packed duo!
The Sara Happ Holiday 2012 Gift Set features a Red Velvet Lip Scrub and her famous Lip Slip for only $40! Enclosed inside a festive red box with white ribbon, this gift will have you hearing endless thank you's all season long. A definite b-glowing staff holiday pick!
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She's our youngest staff member, a mom to a darling little girl, and a whizz at holiday trivia (or perhaps a whizz at fastest googler). Today I'm pleased to introduce Kayla's holiday picks! She's always on the go so loves products that are time efficient but also give great results. Here are some of the products she's hoping to get gifted this year:
Voluspa Bella Sucre Scalloped Edge Glass Candle - I'm absolutely in love with this scent of tiare petals and light coconut milk and the elegant scalloped edge container makes it look really luxe on a coffee table or nightstand.
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With the gift giving season in full swing it's a race to try and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There are so many nice things to choose from so we thought we'd share some of our favorite b-glowing giftables that have great value and will bring smiles to your loved ones faces. If you like to shop on your own, the b-glowing gift guide is a wonderful resource to shop by gift sets, luxury gifts, stocking stuffers and more!
Last holiday season the Sara Happ Red Velvet Lip Scrub was introduced and has become their best selling item. This year you can purchase it in a special Sara Happ Holiday 2012 Gift Set that includes the Red Velvet scrub along with their famous Lip Slip. It comes in already giftable black and white packaging with a black ribbon. This product smells so good it's hard not to eat and leaves lips exfoliated and soft.
Erno Laszlo has a trusted reputation built over decades of treating the skin with effective products and award winning formulations. It also has a wonderful history of treating the silver screen complexions of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and more. This holiday season they've introduced a special Hollywood Collection Set that includes two bath and body products inspired by Marilyn Monroe - the Hydra Therapy BodySkin Cream and Hydra Therapy Bath & Shower Gel housed inside a pretty pink box compliments each other to leave skin fresh, clean and smelling beautiful.
The New Black Ombre 5 Piece Nail Sets are a big showstopper in any color you choose and are so affordable for those who want to spend under $25 on a gift. You'll get five nail lacquers in a series of complimentary shades that work well when going for an ombre effect. Or, choose to wear one of the polishes on all the nails. So many different variations with one product!
Oprah loves it and so do we! The Kai Body Buffer is one of the brands most popular sellers because it smells amazing and is fun to use! The body buffer comes in a two sponge set that releases Kai's signature white flower aroma and foaming bubbles when wet.
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b-glowing.com brands got a lot of love last week. We get so excited when we stumble upon our favorite products in the press and pages of our beloved beauty mags. Find out what has been making headlines here!
The Zoe Report featured three b-glowing summer season staples last week:
People magazine included Julianne Hough in their 'Summer Beauty Watch' segment earlier this month:
Prtty Peaushun: Hough's go-to faux glow for sunny weather is Prtty Peaushun in Medium. This illuminating tinted lotion uses light-reflecting technology to hide minor imperfections and give definition to your body.
InStyle magazine gave their recommendations on how to achieve this season's 'bare' look in :
Kevyn Aucoin: The Sensual Skin Enhancer is a multipurpose primer, foundation, and concealer all-in-one. Used first as an allover base, then again to cover dark circles, blemishes and age spots, this redness-reducing must-have perfects skin without looking cakey.
Stay in-the-know on what's 'Hot Off the Press' by following our Pinterest board.Read More »