One of my favorite days every 8 weeks is when I go to my hair stylist and they give me a blow dry like no other. You'd think it was getting my split ends cut and my dark air strip bleached so I look like a natural blonde again but no. I love walking out of the salon with an extra bounce in my step to match the perfect bounce and volume I have in my professionally manicured hair. I wait as long as I can to wash it because I have such a hard time recreating the perfect blow-dry myself. I don't have the wrist power, the right brushes, nor the salon grade magic hair tools they have. Oh yes, they will be mine….and they can be yours too!
If you cruise the beauty sections in fashion magazines you may already be familiar with T3 styling tools. If you haven't, you're in for a little treat as there is a tool to suit any hair whim or frustration you would like to beat. Whether it's frizzies, unruly curls, or just finding a freakishly awesome hair dryer then T3 has it!Read More »
Congratulations to Oscar Blandi and his frizz fighting hair serum Olio di Jasmine for winning New Beauty magazine's Beauty Choice Award for launch of the year in the haircare category. Tens of thousands of products were submitted in hopes of winning this prestigious award and after being rated in numerous categories, Olio di Jasmine took it home. Voted on by New Beauty experts, editors and readers proved that no matter what your background, everybody fell in love with this hair serum. Oscar Blandi's Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum prevents unwanted frizz while giving long lasting shine. Key ingredients of Jasmine and Sweet Almond Oil soothes static and broken ends while leaving a gorgeous glossy shine! Congrats again!Read More »
New York based and in demand makeup artist Romy Soleimani is known for creating many of the beautiful makeup looks seen throughout Elle magazine and her key is always providing maximum drama with minimal products. She is so well respected she was recently acknowledged in Elle magazine's Genius Awards, basically comparable to the lifetime achievement award for the beauty industry. The world's top hair, makeup and skin care pros get together to share what their must have products are.
Photo shoots can be long and tiresome and so can going through your beauty routine in the morning. I prefer to get the same look with less products and sleep an extra five minutes! For Romy, the final outcome is always based on good prep work which is why she always includes Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint in her kit as it's a primer, moisturizer and skin tone brightener all in one. This very popular tinted moisturizer boasts SPF protection and a water resistant formula to create a gorgeous canvas and luminous glow.
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Amongst celebrity hairstylist's Marcus Francis tricks of the trade is a toothbrush to smooth out hairlines, don't be afraid of Mia Farrow-esque pixie cuts and when creating beach head make sure to use Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Oceacique Tousled Wave Spray as it 'has a special way of making the hair bend like it does after a day at the beach.' Marcus was chosen as one of the top hairstylists acknowledged in Elle magazine's 2012 Genius Awards where the pros share their tricks of the trade and items they keep in their kit at all times.
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Shop the full Eve Lom collection here!
Their very first product was deemed 'the best cleanser in the world' and just like a fine wine, skincare brand Eve Lom has just gotten better with age. Based out of the UK but a major hit amongst international devotees, it's no wonder celebrities like Madonna and Kate Hudson swear by it's results. Two of their products have received raving reviews and become prestige market winners in the UK facial category:
The Eve Lom Eye Cream won best new 'Everyday Facial Skincare Product' by CEW's beauty insiders because of its triple action formula that fights dark circles, reduces puffiness and plumps up fine lines with age defying peptides! Housed in a beautiful frosted glass jar this product best results are found when applied morning and evening.
Eve Lom's Intense Hydration Serum took home 'Best New Skincare Treatment Product' because it's equivalent to a long, cool drink of water for your skin. Pores soak up this hyaluron charged serum that restores radiance to even the most dull and lackluster skin. Extremely lightweight but packs a punch to deliver long lasting hydration and protection.
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Shop the full Rodin olio lusso collection here!
Whether you're the kind of shopper that likes to splurge or get a steal, Rodin by Recine Luxury Hair Oil is something every person who loves amazing haircare has to experience at least once. This exquisite and effective hair oil contains the same essential oils that are seen in the other Rodin olio lusso products and create the amazing scent the brand is so known for such as neroli, jojoba, and sweet almond. Rosemary and juniper are two additional oils that have been included to caress the hair, making it glossy and manageable.
It was also just featured in the May 2012 Marie Claire magazine Beauty Awards, taking home one of the 'Best in Eco' products because of it's chemical free nature!
Every year we look forward to Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' awards and this year we're pleased to announce so many b-glowing products made the cut! To be amongst the 249 winners is no easy feat with only the best of the best being chosen. Think of these products below as the must haves, the gold trophies and VIP's of their category. With no further adieu here are your favorites:
Starting off the list we have Klorane's Soothing Makeup Remover Lotion. Included in the best of sensitive skin category, this gentle makeup remover can be used over the entire face to remove all traces of make-up hygienically, soothes irritated skin and decongests in just a few swipes.
Curls are key and if you don't have the right tools that bounce just isn't going to look as good. The 'Best Curling Iron' also happens to be a staff favorite, T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand! With a tapered and clipless barrel, it creates loose and undone waves in seconds. Tourmaline technology and infrared energy seals the cuticle for frizz free finish and amazing shine.
It's no surprise to us that Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil was featured as one of the 'Top Splurges' well worth the investment. A favorite amongst the New York City fashionistas, Tinseltown celebrities and Victoria's Secret Angels, people are going crazy for this face oil packed with eleven essential oils that sink into the skin and instantly hydrate and luminate the complexion.
If you don't have volume what do you have? For some of us, this doesn't come naturally so also considered an essential splurge in Allure's Best of Beauty awards is the Sachajuan Volume Powder. This powder based spray goes on dry, gives a matte finish and beautiful volume and structure instantly. Remember to shake out any excess! We were excited to see the upcoming Clarisonic Aria in the mix as well! We're counting the days until we have this breakthrough product on our shelves!
Eighteen of our products were featured in Allure's Best of Beauty and we're so thrilled! RMS Beauty's Un-Cover Up was a 'Natural Wonder' pick and of course they can't leave out the boys with Art of Shaving's Pre Shave Oil. So many to list we're going to need to do another blog!
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Shop St Tropez sunless tanning products here!
If you agonize over which beauty products to purchase for fear they're not going to hold up to their claims or just plain get stressed sifting through the aisles in your beauty store then once a year a beauty bible of sorts comes out to narrow down the best of the best. Allure magazine's 'Best of Beaty Awards' for 2012 just came out with beauty editors narrowing down their must have products per category. If the editors are going nuts for it, you can be pretty sure it's going to be a no fail purchase. One type of product that is always a little worrisome are self tanners. Nobody wants to be or orange or streaky so Allure selected some of their tried and tested favorites which happen to include St Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse and Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion. Both of these have been developed with advanced formulations that tailor to your individual skintone to give you the deepest natural jet set tan you've ever seen!
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Shop Kevyn Aucoin makeup and beauty tools here!
Kevyn Aucoin's Eye Lash Curler is one of those beauty staples you need to have in your cosmetics drawer. This simple and very effective tool does the equivalent of putting a smile on your lashes. By adding a defined curl, eyes give the illusion that they are more open and therefore youthful! Kevyn Aucoin's Eyelash Curler is constantly winning awards and beauty editor approvals in fashion magazines and October 2012 was no exception. It won an Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty award as well as one in Life & Style! What sets this eyelash curler apart from so many others is it's lightweight feel and red rubber pad that allows for better visibility of the lash. Create the perfect curvy flutter with Kevyn Aucoin's highly covetable eyelash curler!
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Shop It Cosmetics here.
And the award goes to … CONGRATULATIONS It Cosmetics! Their Bye Bye Redness product won a 2013 Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award! We love to see our favorite brands and products recognized as leaders in the beauty industry.
Bye Bye Redness is a color-correcting cream that acts as an anti-aging treatment, in addition to camouflaging redness. Our staff loves this product because the creamy texture lasts all day, while hiding imperfections, and revealing a radiant glow.
You can use Bye Bye Redness as a primer, concealer or foundation, and mute redness caused by skin concerns like rosacea, broken capillaries, blemished skin, irritated skin, sun damage, scars, and age spots.Read More »
Shop skyn ICELAND here.
Congratulations are in order to b-glowing.com brand favorite, skyn ICELAND! Their Angelica Line Smoother product won a Gold Anti-Aging Award in the Instant Wrinkle Remover category from Good Housekeeping for 2013! Over 1,000 volunteers tested over 84 skincare products over the course of 11 months, and found skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles instantly.
We love this product because it's safe, natural, goes on smooth, and creates a youthful appearance within minutes of application. Plus, the matte finish is a great primer for your makeup!Discover this natural alternative to injection treatments today, at b-glowing.com!
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