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Erika's "It" Bag Of Choice

Posted on 10/04/2011

I think it's safe to say b-glowing staffers live for beauty products. We're surrounded with temptation every day and we feel it's our duty to spread the love about our fabulous brands and products. Packaging is something we take very seriously as well and occasionally, beauty can cross the line over to functionable pieces as is the case with our dear brand manager Erika.

A few of us were at lunch the other day and had noticed Erika had a little zipper white purse with her. She has been carrying this with her every day for the past few months and we knew it looked familiar but couldn't quite pin-point where we had seen it before. All of a sudden it hit us. "Erika....is that the bag that comes with the Clarisonic Opal?" we asked. Indeed it was. Instead of housing her Opal there, it is now the home of her change, cash, and other necesseties. Erika had grabbed it one day needing an emergency purse and quickly realized it is the perfect size to carry on a day-to-day basis because of the little wrist band that attaches to it. Who needs Michael Kors when you can have Clarisonic?

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Staff Holiday 2012 Gift Picks - Katelyn

Posted on 11/30/2012

Our customer service manager Katelyn is the resident expert of all things beauty related. Although she's personally tried almost everything, there have been some recent arrivals she's hoping to get gifted this year. 

If just going by packaging alone, the Etat Libre d'Orange Gift Box is an instant head turner and the ten fragrances inside make it even more covetable. Katelyn likes an edgier brand and Etat Libre d'Orange is definitely that. With a goal to turn the traditional fragrance industry on its head and create provocative and original scents that push the envelope, this is a gift for someone who appreciates creativity and unique fragrance you won't smell on just everybody. 

Katelyn is a HUGE Clarisonic fan and having their 'latest' innovation of the Clarisonic Aria is at the top of her list. They come in red and white but the black looks incredibly chic, especially when it gets to rest on a drying stand on your bathroom counter! What sets the Aria apart is that it has three speeds for a customized cleanse along with a battery life indicator so there's no chance you have to miss out on a cleansing session because your Aria has died.

Katelyn compliments Clarisonic use with great skincare. She uses Eve Lom products daily but loves the idea of the Eve Lom Travel Essentials Kit to have them all ready to go in a travel bag. The kit contains products that offer a deep cleanse, exfoliation, facial mask, and a moisturizing cream held in a pretty white bag.

Happy Holidays to our b-glowing customers and your families!

 

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Staff Holiday 2012 Gift Picks - Kayla

Posted on 12/14/2012

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:

Kelly Van Gogh Shampoo & Conditioner - These smell so good and although I have not tried them myself I've heard nothing but great things about how beautiful this combination makes your hair.

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.

Sara Happ Holiday 2012 Gift Set - Red Velvet says it all....yum! And following the delicious Red Velvet Lip Scrub with the Lip Slip equals perfection.

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Staff Holiday 2012 Gift Picks - Lisa

Posted on 12/07/2012

She's a lover of travel, great wine, furry companions and just so happens to know a thing or two about beauty. Today I'm pleased to showcase our fearless leader and b-glowing founder Lisa's holiday picks! Lisa started b-glowing with the first and foremost love of the beauty industry and a select few brands and years later has seen the company grow and grow to feature items that have become trusted favorites and luxury staples. She has an uncanny knack for finding the next big thing so needless to say her holiday picks have been tried and tested by her for approval…

Clarisonic Aria - Candy Apple Red "Clarisonic is simply a game changer in skincare! It has transformed my skin and my skincare routine forever. Ever since I started using Clarisonic my skin is smoother, clearer, the tone is more even, less redness and smaller pores. I couldn't ask for more."

Kai Travel Set "Perfect for my holiday travels. I love the scent of Kai and it's always so fresh and pretty- any time of year."

Ellis Faas Eye Lights "Seriously? You can't go to an holiday party this year without wearing a little Ellis Faas Eye Light. That is what this product was designed for! It is an instant dose of shimmer and glamour with easy application. These colors are simply gorgeous and I've never experienced colors and formulations like these before."

Rodin Olio Lusso Perfume "A grown up floral that works for day and night. It's refreshing, elegant and oh-so-chic making it an instant classic!"

Bkr bottle - "My absolute new fav, so much so that I keep one at the office and one at home because water just seems to taste better in it. The glass bottle is covered with a super fashionable silicone sleeve (you choose from an assortment of great shades) and I love that I'm not adding plastic bottles into landfills. The best part is the health benefit - I no longer have to worry about chemicals in plastic bottles leaching into my drinking water."

 

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Staff Holiday 2012 Gift Picks - Kelsey

Posted on 11/21/2012

Everyone needs a little help navigating the wealth of fantastic beauty products b-glowing has to offer and who better to give you some giftable suggestions then our b-glowing elf (or inventory manager) Kelsey! She has a classic, sophisticated taste and doesn't mind splurging on skincare when she knows the results are going to be worth it. Here are three of the items she has her eye on this Christmas:

Kels wants to keep her mane in tip-top shape with the help of a Popular Mason Pearson Brush. Although a brush isn't something she would necessarily buy for herself, if she did receive it she knows she would use it the rest of her life. Mason Pearson brushes are so well made they're designed to strengthen and protect the hair by transferring sebum from the root along the hair strand. This translates to healthy and shiny hair like you've never seen before.

 

Kelsey is always changing up nail lacquers and lipstick shades so she loves the 2-for-1 you get with Butter London's Lips & Tips. She has her eye on Yummy Mummy because both the medium beige lacquer and matching lippy are the perfect shade for anytime of year. Nude goes with any outfit so there's no need to switch up nail polishes if your outfit colors change up throughout the week.

 

If you're going to splurge you can't go wrong with a Clarisonic. Although Kels is in her mid 20's, it's never to early to start taking great care of your skin which is why she would love the Clarisonic Opal in Black! According to her, she needs to start 'ramping up my anti-aging regimen and under eye is the place to start!' The Opal is a delivery system that uses sonic infusion to penetrate into eye creases and infuse an age fighting sea serum to plump and refine the area.

 

Stay tuned for more staff picks to help make holiday shopping a little more helpful and fun!

 

 

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Hidden Gem: Jack Black DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads

Posted on 07/19/2013

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This week's hidden gem is Jack Black DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads. These Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads are designed to provide a professional-strength peel, with less irritation than a trip to the doctor's office. Formulated with glycolic, salicylic, and natural fruit acids, these pads exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We love the convenience of these travel-friendly pads, and how they instantly improve the overall appearance of your skin in one easy step. Perfect for the guy … or gal … on-the-go!

Why We're Pumped About These Pads:

Jack Black is widely known as a Men's brand, however we know that almost all of their products have quite the following with the ladies. The DIY Power Peel is no different - just ask our staff!

“The Jack Black DIY Power Peel is a great product for both men and women. I use them once a week for a great exfoliation, that leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. They are also great to use after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs. An easy-to-use, must-have!” - Customer Service Director, Katelyn

Stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine for more 'Hidden Gem' product picks.

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Top Picks: Cult Classic Beauty

Posted on 08/07/2013

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At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty junkies to new, innovative brands they may not have ever heard of. But how do you know what products to try within a new brand you've just discovered? In our new Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + Body, and Men's.

Here are just a handful of our favorites:

Le Couvent Des Minimes Face Polishing Cream: This gentle and creamy exfoliator leaves skin noticeably smoother and soft, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. The infusion of damask rose, musk rose, and wild rose ingredients stimulate cell renewal, and protect your skin against free radicals - leaving you with a healthy glow you'll love!

RMS Beauty "un" powder: This translucent setting powder is the perfect final touch to any beauty routine. Formulated with the purest silica, this makeup essential works to soften the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, as well as minimize shine and keep your makeup look perfect throughout the day!

Honoré des Prés Love Coconut (We Love NY Collection): Fresh coconut milk mixes with gently-spiced coriander, vanilla, and tonka bean to give you a sweet, but not too sweet fragrance that is easy to wear, and 100% natural and organic. We love that this perfume is packaged in a coffee to-go cup as part of the 'We Love NY Collection'. So fun and so New York!

Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer: "I love volume because it gives a thickness and richness to hair, " Serge Normant tells ELLE magazine in this month's issue. It's no wonder why we love this product so much to give our locks a healthy boost. Great for every hair type, this product gives you height, without weighing down your hair.

Earth Tu Face Salt Scrub: Made with 100% plant-based, food grade ingredients, this pure sea salt scrub stimulates circulation, and even combats cellulite! We love the smell of the organic bergamot, lemon, and basil oils that are known to invigorate the immune system and uplift your mood. In addition to exfoliating and detoxifying your body, this scrub is a great hydrator, leaving your skin soft and smooth after the bath or shower. You don't even need a moisturizer after!

Clark's Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash: This staff and customer favorite combines powerful skin-clearing salicylic acid with hydrating ingredients to clear his skin without drying it out. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser is especially effective on acneic skin types. Great for guys and gals!

For these and more Cult Classic Beauty Picks, shop our boutiques at b-glowing.com.

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Top Picks: Nude Beauty

Posted on 08/13/2013

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Nudes never goes out of style. Whether they are part of your natural look for summer, or helping you tone-down a bright red lip in the fall, nude shades will almost always play some role in your daily look, regardless of season or trend. In this week's 'Top Picks' we are sharing some of our favorite year-round nudes with you!

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Claudine: Top-selling makeup brand, BECCA Cosmetics, revolutionizes matte lip stick with this creamy, rich, and hydrating lipstick. The long-wearing formula keeps your color in place, but doesn't dry out your lips like some matte finishes. Claudine is the perfect nude shade, complementing most skin tones beautifully.

bkr Summer Collection in Coco: Part of the new bkr Summer Collection, this nude Coco design goes with every outfit, kitchen decor, desk, and more! We love these lightweight, reusable, recyclable water bottles for staying hydrated throughout the seasons. Everything tastes better out of bkr!

LVX Nail Lacquer in Rive: Part of their new Summer Collection, Rive is the perfect shade for both fingers and toes. Wear it alone to let your jewelry and ensemble shine, or pair with a pop of color to bring more attention to your mani. All LVX polished are formulated 5-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm: This oil-free, lightweight beauty balm is formulated with SPF 20 to protect and perfect your skin, without appearing heavy or greasy. Providing just enough coverage to minimize troubled areas, this balm lets your skin shine through, giving you a natural and youthful look. Layer or pair with your favorite powder to increase coverage.

ILIA Lip Gloss in Peek-a-Boo: What would a nude line-up be without a great gloss? Already a favorite of Rachel Zoe, these NEW, much-anticipated, organic glosses can be worn alone, or paired with your favorite lipstick shade. Infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E, your lips will remain soft, hydrated, and smooth throughout the day.

Ready for more product recommendations? Browse our b-glowing.com boutiques for hand-selected staff picks!

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What's On Our Nails Today?

Posted on 09/11/2013


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You're guaranteed to find a variety of fun nail looks at the b-glowing.com office, regardless of season or trend. As we transition into fall, find out what tried-and-true polishes our pretties are rocking while working.

Katelyn: (Right hand) butter LONDON Wellies (Left hand) butter LONDON Slapper
The first to try a new trend or design, our Customer Service Director Katelyn couldn't choose between her two favorite greens, so she decided to use them both! "I thought they were similar enough in tone that I could wear them together without looking crazy! I love how it turned out."

Kayla: RGB Cosmetics Oxblood
Ready for summer to end, our Brand Assistant Kayla welcomes fall with a 5-free vampy wine shade. "With Fall quickly approaching, I wanted something new so I went from blonde to brunette with my hair and I wanted to play-up the dark on my nails as well!"

Holly: LACC 1957
Craving something neutral, but fun, our Brand Associate Holly reached for this vegan pale pink to give her nails a pop of color. "I wanted something sheer that allowed my natural nails to peek through. I love that you can layer 1957 to get the exact coverage you are looking for. It's like two polishes in one."

Nina: Deborah Lippman I Fought the Law, layered with Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom
Working in our warehouse, Nina is one of the first people to see new product come in! You can always count on her to sport the latest and greatest in everything we carry. "I love how the gritty texture of 'I Fought the Law' grabs hold of the glitter topcoat, it helps the manicure last longer! I also love this color combo - the navy under the glitter looks like a galaxy of stars!"

For more recommendations, shop our Staff Picks boutiques here.

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Top Picks: Fragrances to 'Fall' For

Posted on 09/19/2013

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The leaves are slowly changing and as they fall, it's a great time to explore new fashion, beauty, and especially fragrances.

In this week's 'Top Picks', our b-glowing.com staff is raving about some of their favorite scents for the new season.

Juliette Has a Gun Miss Charming: Elegant and sensual Moroccan Rose combines with wild fruit and musk to create this bold and deep fragrance that reminds us of a shot of whisky and a velvet blazer all at once. “Miss Charming is a great name for this perfume, because that is exactly what it is. A beautiful rose fragrance with depth and femininity. Even if you aren’t a traditional fan of rose, it will charm your socks off!”

Sarah Horowitz Perfect Coconut Milk: This eau de parfum is easy to wear, and guaranteed to please the nose of everyone around you. Light enough for any occasion, the fusion of coconut, almond, and a hint of orange blossom is absolutely lovely and an all-around staff favorite. "This is a year-round scent, but it's expecially great for fall because the vanilla and coconut are so warm together. It just reminds you of curling up with a good book and a soft blanket."

Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy No. 6: Picking just one scent from this line was difficult, but we decided on this white orchid, vanilla, and exotic woods-infused offering. Don't let the scull and crossbones scare you, while this scent has a deep rich tone, it's still light enough for almost anyone to wear daily. “There is absolutely something sexy about this perfume, but it also very wearable and professional. The woodsy and ebony scents give an air of maturity while the vanilla warms it up to leave you feeling super confident.”

Aromachology Sophisticated and Sensual: Who says pink isn't for fall? This fresh and playful floral scent is a nice option for anyone looking to take a little summer with them this season. Grapefruit and white lily play nice together, while sandalwood adds the warmth we look for in autumn fragrances. “This is a scent for every day. It is light, pleasant and even a little playful. The white flower and citrus combination can be worn by anyone.”

Ready to find your fall signature scent? Browse all of our Fragrance options here.

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Festival Beauty Picks

Posted on 04/11/2014

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With summer fast approaching (yay!), it also marks the beginning of festival season. So while you’re outside enjoying the music, put together a festival-ready look in a pinch! These essentials are easy to pack, easy to use, and perfect for a quick beauty routine, so you can spend more time enjoying the show.

 

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