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skyn ICELAND's Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

Posted on 12/29/2011

 

A new skincare line to b-glowing.com has arrived seasonally on time for those who suffer from stressed and fatigued skin. The brand that will bring life back to your complexion is skyn ICELAND
 
They say in freezing temperatures is where you'll find the purest form of water and ingredients and that is skyn ICELAND's gift to us. Iceland is one of the most natural and untouched environments left and so it is home to some of the world's purest and most beneficial ingredients that contain powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory elements, purifying extracts and much more. The key ingredient and foundation of all skyn ICELAND products is the Biospheric Complex, which replenishes you skin with water, oxygen and vital nutrients. 
 
All of us experience skin damage because of exposure to the elements such as wind, change in season, air conditioning etc but just because you don't experience redness and sensitivity doesn't mean you aren't being affected. This is why skyn ICELAND skincare range makes for a perfect shield/protector from these aggressors.
 
A few key items in the range include:
 
As seen in Vogue Magazine, this moisturizer is comparable to having your skin be treated with "kid gloves" on. Incredibly soothing and comforting, this lightweight cream provides protection and healing relief for super sensitive skin.

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Valentine's Gift Ideas For Beauty Junkies!

Posted on 01/25/2012

Ok I know Valentine's is kind of a cheesy holiday to celebrate but I love getting presents so I always have the, "But it's Valentine's" line on the backburner for my hubby. This chocolates and flowers holiday will be here in just a few weeks so I thought I'd give some great ideas for my fellow beauty junkie sisters who are a little bit underwhelmed by the classic gifts. Here are some must have beauty items that will make a perfect Valentine's....

Clarisonic Mia2
The latest addition to the Clarisonic family comes in pink or white and has been updated from the classic Mia by having two different speeds as well as a 60 second T-Timer to ensure you're cleasing for the required 60 seconds. This is a great one to give the male loved one in your life as well. Watch your skin change over the course of a few weeks due to it's powerful sonic cleansing that gently exfoliates dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Clarisonic White Mia2(TM) Sonic Skin Cleansing

Paul & Joe's Kitty Blusher Stick
I'm not even a cat lover but I can't help but get a little excited over Paul & Joe's Spring 2012 Meow Collection. The Kitty Blusher stick comes in three different shades and comes in lipstick style packaging and application. Turn the capsule and watch as a cat in the hat pops up to say hello! My personal fave is Minou because it's a gorgeous soft pink that I can wear everyday with any look.

Kitty Blusher Stick - Limited Edition Spring 2012

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skyn ICELAND at Tara Subkoff's Imitation

Posted on 02/20/2012

Since Imitation's models had the best looking skin at last years Fashion Week it was no wonder skyn ICELAND was invited back again to prep the model's skin to perfection and make sure they had the perfect canvas to apply the finishing stage: makeup! Goody bags were in abundance as well as founder Sarah Kugleman giving out "stress tests" backstage! Yes, I know their lives seem perfect but even models can be under backstage stress, running from show to show and constantly being primped, poked and squezzed into outfits for four days in a row. skyn ICELAND estheticians were also on hand backstage to calm and detoxify model's skin by doing mini facials. To create your own runway worthy prepped skin follow these steps from skyn ICELAND.

Step 1: Cleanse & remove make-up with self foaming Glacial Cleansing Cloths.                                                                                                                                                        

Step 2: Exfoliate with Nordic Skin Peel.

Step 3: Prep eyes with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels for 5 minutes to depuff and diminish dark circles.

Step 4: Moisturize with Pure Cloud Cream (dry skin) or the ANTIDOTE (oily skin), depending on skin type.

Step 5: Treat eyes with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream.

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Natural Skin Care: How Essential Oils and Extracts Benefit Your Skin

Posted on 02/28/2012

RODIN Olio LussoIt may seem counterintuitive to apply oil as part of your skin care regimen. Many of us already have greasy complexions, so adding more oil seems counterproductive. And most women dislike oily textures on their skin. However, applying the right kinds of oils – i.e., essential oils – can make anyone’s skin more radiant. Certain plant extracts are known for their ability to encourage healthy skin. By selecting beauty products that are based on select botanical extracts and essential oils, you can achieve whatever goals you may have for your skin.

This is a beauty secret many celebrities already understand. For instance, Julianne Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow are loyal customers of fashion stylist Linda Rodin, who experimented with a plethora of essential oils to create a luxurious facial product based on eleven different skin-smoothing extracts. RODIN Olio Lusso is the result of her experimentation. It includes antioxidant and anti-inflammatory oils such as argan and calendula, along with fragrant essential oils such as jasmine, to create a sumptuous experience. Just a few drops of RODIN Olio Lusso applied morning and night to your freshly washed face and neck will smooth out and rejuvenate any type of skin.

Here are some of the other ways botanical oils can improve the skin:

Deep Healing

Many plants have healing qualities to encourage healthy skin. For instance, Skyn ICELAND offers Pure Cloud Cream to repair skin ravaged by wintery conditions. This light cream contains oat and aloe extracts to eliminate irritation and inflammation. Other Skyn ICELAND products contain willow bark extract, which is known for its anti-inflammatory, astringent and conditioning properties.

To understand the power behind RODIN Olio Lusso and other essential oil-based products, consider that oils easily penetrate to the dermal layer of skin, where new cells are created. This means essential oils can quickly heal damaged skin.

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Skin Care Tips for Skiers

Posted on 02/29/2012

Skin Care ProductsThe ingredients that make for a great day of skiing – sun, wind rushing by your face, high altitudes and cold temperatures – can do a real number on your skin. Below, we examine how each of these elements damages skin. We also provide recommendations on how to protect your skin before heading to the mountains, and how to best nourish it after a hard day of skiing, snowboarding or sledding.

How Wind Damages Skin

Red, irritated skin is a common aftereffect of a snow play day. When wind blows on the same patch of exposed skin over the course of a day, windburn can occur. Like sandpaper tearing up wood pulp, the friction imposed by wind can chafe your skin and, in extreme conditions, cause blistering.

To protect your skin against the wind, be sure to apply a moisturizer before leaving for the resort or trail. Ultra Comfortable Face Cream, by Nuxe Paris, is an excellent choice. It contains Vitamin E and sunflower derivatives to protect against wind and other external irritants.

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skyn ICELAND: A Solution for Stressed Skin

Posted on 03/12/2012

Pure Cloud Cream | skyn ICELANDYour skin is constantly under attack from enemies such as the weather, lack of moisture and the stress you experience from day to day. To defend against these unavoidable attackers, the superhero to add to your skin care regimen is skyn ICELAND, which creates products made from Iceland’s glacial waters and medicinal herbs.

The ingredients in skyn ICELAND’s Biospheric Complex include powerful moisturizers, purifying extracts, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Because skyn ICELAND uses only the purest ingredients, you will not find mineral oil, formaldehyde, paraffin (wax), parabens, phthalates or petroleum in its line of products.

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3 Skin Care Secrets for Healthy Skin

Posted on 03/14/2012

Intensive Repair Balm - Chamomile & HelichrysumDrinking eight cups of water, eating a balanced diet, wearing sunscreen and washing your face at sunup and sundown are the tried-and -true skin care rules passed down throughout the ages. But there is more you can do to care for your skin, and it doesn’t involve purchasing a new cabinet for a plethora of skin creams. The latest skin care secrets come in three small bottles:

RODIN Olio Lusso.

Developed by Linda Rodin, Olio Lusso is a face oil made from 11 essential floral and botanical oils, making it a must-have for your home apothecary. Before you dismiss this product because the words “face” and “oil” are together, know that this highly acclaimed skin care product will make your face the opposite of greasy. Instead, using a couple drops after you wash your face will balance your skin tone and leave skin looking radiant.

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skyn ICELAND'S White Cloud Spot Corrector

Posted on 05/01/2012

For those of us who enjoy the guilty pleasure of a bit of sun bathing (whilst wearing SPF of course), we allow the chance to encourage dark patches and uneven skin tone. Over the last couple of years, I've noticed and my husband loves to point out that my upper lip area goes really dark when I've spent time in the sun. The first time this happened I freaked out as I thought I was going to have to get some sort of laser treatment to even it out which can be very costly. 

Thanks to products like skyn ICELAND's new White Cloud Spot Corrector you can lighten those unsightly dark areas in just six weeks time. Powerful melanin reducing technology and gentle skin brighteners will restore a luminous and clarified skin tone when applied morning and evening underneath your moisturizer. For those like me who love a little Vitamin D but not the dark patches that come with it, this targeted skin brightener by skyn ICELAND is a summer must have.

 

White Cloud Spot Corrector

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Skyn Iceland Pure Pore Minimizer

Posted on 09/20/2012

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They come in small, medium and large and have nothing at all to do with fashion. It's our pores and through the years we experience them in a variety of size and colors as well as lead a battle charge of different products to try and shrink them. If you're looking for the latest pore fighting technology then look no further. The first ever silicone free spot treatment is Skyn Iceland's Pure Pore Minimzer. Not only does it work wonders on shrinking pores but also refines skin texture leaving the complexion smooth and soft over use. The bonus of the Pure Pore Minimizer being silicone free is that it detoxifies the skin without clogging pores! 

 

Pure Pore Minimizer

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Enter our New York Fashion Week Themed Giveaway!

Posted on 09/25/2012

Every season I look forward to seeing the latest fashion and beauty trends seen on the runways at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. From the crazy monobrows, sultry cat eye, to the big bouffant hair, there's always a certain look that catches my eye and I know I'm going to be attempting to recreate it at home. However, with that comes its trials and tribulations if you don't have the exact brands that were made to take these models from ordinary (ok, not all of them) to extraordinary. Our latest giveaway answers all those problems by giving alway the very same products used to create some of the hair, nails and makeup looks seen at the Spring 2013 runway shows. Without further adieu, these are the items one lucky winner will take home in this $400 prize:

Butter London was responsible for many of the gorgeous nails at Erin Featherston, Kaleen, Band of Outsiders and more. Our favorite look was the cosmic inspired nail seen at VEDA. A mix of Sloane Ranger, Toff, Knackered and Union Jack Black worked together to create a celestial effect with a sharp, glossy black stripe for a geometric effect. All of these are part of the prize!

 

T3 hair tools are well respected by hair professionals and customers alike so it's pretty easy to surmise that  it's the go-to brand to create gorgeous hair at the shows. This was the case at the J. Mendel Spring 2013 show which was all about the strong female with polished and shiny hair with dented waves. The first step to create this was the T3 Featherweight 2 hair dryer. One lucky winner will win this before its even launched on b-glowing! It delivers lightening fast drying while reducing frizz and amplifying body and shine.

 

If there's a makeup brand that's meant to be seen on the runway its Ellis Faas. Highly pigmented shades and bullet style packaging makes it convenient for a busy model or everyday woman on the go. Used at indie fashion designer Keo's show, you'll be able to win three of the items used: Creamy Eyes in E107 in neutral greige, Ellis Faas Eyeliner in E501 and Milky Lips in L205.

 

Skyn Iceland's natural skincare range is perfectly suited to prep models skin before makeup application for it's ability to instantly soothe and revive stressed skin. One of the items that is a before the runway staple is their Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. A favorite of stylist Rachel Zoe and "The Doctors' tv show, these eye pads are an efficient way to de-puff and reduce premature eye wrinkling in just ten minutes!

 

The beautyblender is pretty much guaranteed to be seen in the hand of every single makeup artist at every show or photoshoot. This simple egg shaped sponge allows for a photoshop worth foundation finish and it's dome like shape also allows for easy contouring of the nose and under eye area. It creates the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup. 

 

The 'Before The Runway' giveaway will run from Monday, Sept 24th 2012 through October 1st, 2012 at 9am PST. Enter the giveaway by clicking here. Each person who enters the giveaway will be subscribed to the b-glowing newsletter via the email address they  provide at entry. Prize cannot be returned for exchange, credit, gift certificate, etc. Only one entry per person is counted and only open to USA residents.

 

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Skyn Iceland Acrtic Hydrating Balm

Posted on 10/19/2012

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During winter our skin has a tendency to get really dry, especially sensitive complexions so it's beneficial to alternate in a few skincare products that can protect and also prevent dry patches. Case in point, Skyn Iceland Arctic Hydrating Balm! Containing an active level of oatmeal to calm inflammation and reduce stress induced aging and arctic red algae to soothe skin, this deeply moisturizing skin replenisher will be your skin's saving grace this winter! 

 

Arctic Hydrating Balm

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New York Fashion Week Model Prep - Skyn Iceland

Posted on 02/19/2013

Skyn Iceland is known for its amazing ability to refresh and awaken the skin, especially complexions that are run ragged from exhaustion, airplane flights, and suffocated under constant makeup application. Sound like anyone you know? If any of your friends or family model full time for a living then they can probably identify with the stress their skin is constantly under. 

So it's no wonder that Skyn Iceland was featured backstage at the Assembly New York show to de-puff and de-stress their skin pre-catwalk with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Arctic Face Mist, Arctic Hydrating Balm, and Pure Pore Minimizer!

 

     

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Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit

Posted on 02/26/2013

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Here's to prepping for next year! Although Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week has ended I'm sure many models, photographers, designers and attendees are breathing a well deserved sigh of relief. It sounds like it's all parties and air-kisses but for all those who work behind the scenes, zipping from one show to the next and attending one late night soiree after another can wreak havoc on your skin.  Think of all the puffy eyes and dehydration lines that now have to be attended to. Now, say we were a little bit more organized for next year we could nip those under eye bags in the bud before they even begin to puff. 

Thanks to skyn ICELAND next season will be a lot less stressful on your skin because of their fashion rescue set otherwise known as the Skin Hangover Kit. Skyn Iceland is the leader of skincare solutions for stressful skin and this set is jam packed with 4 products that will rescue your complexion before it even has time to show signs of a 911 skin emergency. The Skin Hangover Kit includes smaller versions of the Arctic Face Mist (refreshing and toning mist), Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (cooling under eye patches), Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion (lightweight moisturizer to cool stressed skin) and the Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, a portable pen to minimize puffiness!

Founder Sarah Kugleman recently took us backstage at the Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 show at New York Fashion Week to share the skyn ICELAND product secrets to getting the models skin runway ready! Watch this behind the scenes video here!

Skin Hangover Kit

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Look Younger In 10 Minutes With Skyn Iceland's Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels!

Posted on 03/28/2013

Shop Skyn Iceland here! First Gwyneth Paltrow 'gooped' about them and now Skyn Iceland's Hydra Cool Firming Gels have caught the attention of Bobbi Thomas of the Today Show! Featured this morning on their beauty segment 'How to look and feel younger in one weekend,' these single-use disposable gel pads will de-puff eyes for an instant rested appearance in just ten minutes of wear! These are small enough to keep in your purse so you have whenever your eye area needs an instant pick me up. When we're tired or run down our eye area gives us away so simply by plumping and toning the area with the Hydro Cool Firming Gels, our entire complexion immediately looks rested and more youthful. Watch the Today show segment here!

 

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b-glowing EXCLUSIVE: skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit

Posted on 05/17/2013

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Treat yourself to calmer, clearer and radiant skin! A b-glowing.com EXCLUSIVE, the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit is valued at $87.50, and available for a limited time for only $50! This collection of products is the perfect way to discover skyn ICELAND if you haven't already, or add to your supply if you are already a skyn ICELAND fan.

Balance and soothe your skin with the brand's five top-selling products, all formulated to improve your skin and provide relief from stress.

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 pairs) - Bring the spa to your home! As seen on the Today Show, these award-winning under-eye gel patches work miracles in only 10 minutes. You'll love the instant results including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as the improved tone and firmness of the area.

Glacial Face Wash - Purify stressed skin with this creamy, foaming cleanser. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Balancing and restorative, this face wash helps to relieve any stress-related bumps, breakouts, or irritation you may be experiencing.

Nordic Skin Peel - Uncover amazing, translucent, and glowing skin with this gentle, yet effective, treatment. Ingredients like lactic acid, papaya fruit extract, witch hazel, and green tea extract work together to dissolve dead skin, restore elasticity, and reduce pore size for an improvement to your skin's overall appearance.

Icelandic Relief Eye Pen - Perfect for minimizing puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles on the go, this portable product is perfect for travel or even your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. The lightweight contouring eye cream contains cotton powder to fill fine lines, and orange peel to reduce puffiness. This is a suitcase must-have!

the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - Perfect red and irritated skin with this hydrating, daily moisturizer. This product contains a mint derivative, providing a delightfully refreshing, cooling burst upon application. With Icelandic kelp working to fight inflammation, and meadow sweet extract for controlling oiliness throughout the day, this lotion is great for all skin types.

Ready to take the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit home? Click here to add it to your cart and for a limited time use promo code 20SS13 to save an additional 20% off on this kit!

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NEW Gift with Purchase Offers

Posted on 05/21/2013

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We've got some fantastic NEW gift with purchase opportunities we are excited to share with you! Some of our favorite brands are offering you FREE goodies, just for shopping at b-glowing.com. We LOVE gift with purchase offers because they allow you to try a brand you might not know about, or discover a new product from a brand you already love, for FREE.

Check out these three NEW gift with purchase offerings and make sure to enter the corresponding code at check out when you place your order!

Freeze 24/7 Eye Serum: Receive a FREE .25oz Eye Serum with any $75+ Freeze 24/7 purchase. Valued at $57.50, this deluxe sample is a great way to try one of Freeze 24/7's top-selling products. Instantly firm, tone, and lift the under-eye area with this lightweight, fast-absorbing miracle product. Great for crow's feet and dark circles, you'll love the instant results! Use promo code FREEZE at checkout.

Skyn ICELAND ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion: Receive a .5oz ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion with any $50+ skyn ICELAND purchase. This deluxe sample is great for your purse or beach bag! Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids help preserve skin's natural moisture, while a mint derivative provides a burst of cooling tingle upon application. Great for waking up your skin (and you) in the morning! Use promo code COOLING at checkout.

Sekkisei Tote Bag + Deluxe Gift Set: Receive a FREE Kose Sekkisei tote bag and deluxe sample set of the brand's best sellers with any $75+ storewide purchase. What a great way to discover Kose Sekkisei! This amazing kit is perfect for travel, giving you TSA-approved sizes of your favorite skincare essentials. This gift with purchase includes a 1.3 oz Perfect Cleansing Oil, a .81 oz Brightening Lotion, a .67 oz Emulsion Excellent, and a .21 oz Eye Cream - all conveniently stored in a reusable canvas tote in Sekkisei blue. Use promo code KOSEGIFT at checkout.

Want to browse all of our gift with purchase opportunities? Click here to see everything available.

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Behind the Brand: skyn ICELAND

Posted on 05/24/2013

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When chronic stress landed Sarah Kugleman in the hospital, she took action. Forced to re-evaluate her hectic lifestyle, Sarah embarked on a journey that would change her life. During a three month leave of absence, she traveled to Iceland as part of her healing process. Surrounded by the natural oasis of pure, unspoiled waters, air, and plants, Sarah drew inspiration for what would later become skyn ICELAND.

As devoted fans of this therapeutic skincare line, b-glowing brings you an insider look at the woman behind the brand. Learn more about skyn ICELAND founder Sarah Kugleman, her tips for a stress-free lifestyle, beauty must-haves, and personal skincare routine.

Shop Sarah's beauty must-haves here.

Stress has played a large role in your life, and the development of your brand. What do you do to relieve stress?

It has to be a holistic approach. 8 hours of sleep a night, a healthy and nutrient-rich diet, 64 ounces of water a day, a good exercise program and BREATHE! It's the simple things that really help us alleviate stress … and it's how we take care of the inside that shows on the outside. When I slip into a period of extreme stress, I know I have to get more sleep (when you get less is when you get sick!), cut out the refined sugar and white flour and load up on Omega-rich foods (to decrease internal inflammation such as salmon and avocado), antioxidants (lots of berries), magnesium (sweet potatoes) and vitamin B complex (broccoli) and vitamin D (supplement), try to get some cardio or yoga into my week and get a massage!

You are a mother, have you taught your daughter about stress management? What advice do you have for parents that want to educate their children about stress?

My daughter has a severe nut allergy, and that's very stressful.  Also girls, even at that age, can bully a bit. That's also stressful. I have helped her manage her stress by teaching her how to breath (sometimes we take deep breaths together!), the importance of sleep, the importance of eating organic and healthy foods (NO soda, NO candy, NO processed foods, LOW chemicals
), as well as exercise (she does ballet, gymnastics and tennis) and drinking lots of water. Stress is mental too - being able to manage what goes on in your head. I always tell her, "No one can make you feel badly about yourself. You are in control of your own feelings. Tell yourself 'I am a nice person, I am a good friend, and no one can make me feel badly.'"

Iceland has provided much inspiration to you in the development of your brand, how often do you travel there? What are your favorite things to do while visiting?

I travel back to Iceland usually once a year. Some of my favorite things to do are climb to the top of a glacier, walk on the black sand beaches at sunset and soak in a thermal bath. I also love hopping in a car with an Icelander and just driving wherever our whim takes us … you can discover the most otherworldly places there. Favorite food? I love lamb and yogurt. Iceland has unbelievable organic, locally-raised lamb and also locally-cultivated skyr, which is like the best yogurt you've ever had! Favorite place? That's so hard to say!! There are really so many incredible places - Eyrarbakki, Southern Iceland, which has these incredible black sand beaches and blue-green waters, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is a huge waterfall you can walk under.   

You started gloss.com, what is one of your most memorable moments from your time there?

There were so many moments where I had total out of body experiences with gloss. A few that come to mind … Finding out that I had closed a round of $5 million in financing and had to quit my job! Sitting in a meeting with Sara Jessica Parker, and her agent Kevin Euvaine, and negotiating a joint partnership. Being at a press event and having Victoria Principal teach me how/what to do when having your picture taken by a group of paparazzi. Having Jennifer Aniston introduce me to her fiancé Brad Pitt. Having lunch with Michael Keaton. Sitting in the Estee Lauder company headquarters on a Saturday, in hiding, while they discussed buying my company! Crazy …

You've attended, prepped and primed the models at New York Fashion Week for 8 years now. How would you describe your personal style?

Urban Chic - modern but comfortable.

What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet?

My black Chanel clutch, my snakeskin Givenchy bag, my blue patent Gucci platform pumps, my Rachel Zoe camel coat with faux fur collar, Tahari sequin dress, and a beaded mini skirt I bought years ago in St. Tropez.    

What is your go-to makeup look?

Black eyeliner, black mascara, pink lip gloss and a little bronzer!

What is your daily skincare regime?

Glacial Face Wash, Pure Cloud Cream, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream and at night Oxygen Infusion Night Cream.

How does your daily skincare regime change with the seasons?

In the winter I use the Arctic Hydrating Balm either instead of the Pure Cloud Cream or sometimes in addition to the Cloud Cream - my skin is super dry in the winter. In the summer sometimes I use the ANTIDOTE instead of the Pure Cloud Cream - I love the cooling sensation when it's hot and humid. Also, when my skin is winter dry or summer parched, I'll switch to the Pure Cloud Cleanser.     

What advice do you have for people that want to develop a skincare routine, but don't know where to start?

Keep it simple. Cleanse, moisturize and treat your eyes. When you're stressed it shows up first in the delicate eye area - this is where we see stress, aging, exhaustion, poor diet etc. So an eye cream is critical for overall skin health. Also, you have to cleanse your face (never go to sleep with makeup on!) and even if your skin is oily or combination, it needs moisture. I'd say start with a good daily cleanser (like skyn's Glacial Face Wash, which is gentle enough for all skin types, but really deep cleans without drying), a great moisturizer for your skin type (like skyn's Pure Cloud Cream) and an intensive eye cream (like our Icelandic Relief Eye Cream). Then when you get used to your routine and find the products that are right for you, you can add to it and layer on products to enhance, such as a serum, skin peel, SPF, etc.

What's next for skyn ICELAND?

Global expansion, exciting new partnerships, and fantastic, ground-breaking new products for inside and out.  

What can we expect to see in the next year or two?

We have an amazing serum and mask coming for fall, and next spring we're releasing a totally revolutionary new eye product. I'm also really excited to bring more information and education to our customers about stress management, research in the area of stress, relaxation techniques, fitness and nutrition tips and inspiration as well.

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skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit Giveaway

Posted on 05/28/2013

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As we enter the summer season, stress from vacation planning, family gatherings, and even changes in climate can take their toll on our skin. That's where skyn ICELAND comes in. Their line of skincare products is specifically formulated to treat the effects of stress on your skin, using only pure and potent natural ingredients from Iceland.

You've read about our EXCLUSIVE skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit, and now we are giving you a chance to win one for FREE! Three lucky winners will receive this amazing set of skyn ICELAND's five top-selling products, valued at $87.50. Whether you are discovering the brand for the first time, or replenishing your stock, the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit is a must-have for summer.

The skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit includes:

Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 pairs) - Bring the spa to your home! As seen on the Today Show, these award-winning under-eye gel patches work miracles in only 10 minutes. You'll love the instant results including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as the improved tone and firmness of the area.

Glacial Face Wash - Purify stressed skin with this creamy, foaming cleanser. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Balancing and restorative, this face wash helps to relieve any stress-related bumps, breakouts, or irritation you may be experiencing.

Nordic Skin Peel - Uncover amazing, translucent, and glowing skin with this gentle, yet effective, treatment. Ingredients like lactic acid, papaya fruit extract, witch hazel, and green tea extract work together to dissolve dead skin, restore elasticity, and reduce pore size for an improvement to your skin's overall appearance.

Icelandic Relief Eye Pen - Perfect for minimizing puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles on the go, this portable product is perfect for travel or even your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. The lightweight contouring eye cream contains cotton powder to fill fine lines, and orange peel to reduce puffiness. This is a suitcase must-have!

the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - Perfect red and irritated skin with this hydrating, daily moisturizer. This product contains a mint derivative, providing a delightfully refreshing, cooling burst upon application. With Icelandic kelp working to fight inflammation, and meadow sweet extract for controlling oiliness throughout the day, this lotion is great for all skin types.

Ready for your chance to win this skin-saving kit for FREE? Click here to enter our giveaway! Compatible for desktop, mobile, and tablet.

Get to know the woman behind the brand, read our exclusive interview with skyn ICELAND founder, Sarah Kugleman, here.

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skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother on Today Show

Posted on 08/14/2013

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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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Hot Off the Press: skyn ICELAND, Klorane, First Aid Beauty

Posted on 08/28/2013

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Whether it's the hottest nail trend, or the up-and-coming beauty brand to watch for, we're cataloging it ALL in our 'Hot Off the Press' posts. Find out what the industry is buzzing about this week:

Shape magazine announced their Beauty Award winners in their September issue on stands now.

skyn ICELAND Pure Pore Minimizer: Winning for 'Pore Perfector' this silicone-free spot treatment instantly reduces the appearance of pores and, over time, refines your skin's texture. Clinical-strength natural active ingredients work together to regulate oil production, unclog pores, reduce blackheads, and mattify and soften your complexion. Great for all skin types.

The Zoe Report listed their team's top 10 dry shampoos they swear by.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: Formulated paraben and sulfate-free, this corn and rice starch-infused secret weapon is award winning and a best seller. Designed to add both volume and texture to your hair, this dry shampoo extends the life of your 'do by absorbing excess oil and eliminating dirt and odor in your hair.

Real Simple magazine tested cleansers of all shapes and sizes and reported on their favorites for each skin type.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser: Chosen as THE BEST for sensitive skin, this creamy cleanser washes away surface oils, makeup, dirt, and grime build-up to without irritating. Infused with powerful antioxidants, this formula works hard to fight free radicals that cause signs of aging too.

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FREE Fall Beauty Bag

Posted on 10/18/2013

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Our coveted beauty bags are back! Starting now and for a limited time only (these bags will be gone fast!) you can snag a FREE fall beauty bag filled with $210 worth of incredible products with any $125+ storewide purchase.

You’ll love everything in the bag, including the bag itself. Echo is a brand known for quality, and this year, it's celebrating it's 90th anniversary! Although the company began with scarves, it now includes even more accessories. These three coveted designs are Echo's special anniversary patterns, continuing its tradition of bold, gorgeous colors. You’ll receive one of three stylish designs and be anxious to refill it with even more b-glowing brands (a coupon for $20 off your next $100+ purchase is included).

Get ready for a fall frenzy!

In the bag:

A coupon for $20 off your next order of $100+
Anastasia Brow Gel -deluxe sample
Aromachology Duo Roller Ball, featuring Sophisticated & Sensual and Bold & Brisk
Avene Body Oil, 50ml -travel-size
Beauty Blender Black Pro in mini box
b-glowing Echo bag
butter London Wine Gums LIPPY -full-size
Ellis Faas Mascara -full-size
EVE LOM TLC Radiance Cream -deluxe sample
Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer -deluxe sample
Kevyn Aucoin Essential Eye Shadow, Single Platinum- full-size
Klorane Shampoo with Citrus Pulp, 100ml -deluxe sample
Skyn Iceland 1oz Glacial Wash -deluxe sample

Total Value: $210!

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Stress Tips from skyn ICELAND Founder Sarah Kugleman

Posted on 11/06/2013

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In honor of National Stress Awareness Day, b-glowing spoke with skyn ICELAND Founder Sarah Kugleman about her favorite ways to relieve stress, plus the products she uses to relax her skin.

SLEEP TIGHT TO RISE AND SHINE

1. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per night to relieve anxiety and ward off illness. Sleep helps lower cortisol (stress) levels. When cortisol is too high it has a negative impact on our body and skin. When we sleep, our body releases human growth hormone, which helps to repair tissue and increase circulation, resulting in a healthier and happier you!

At the start or end of a long day, I like to use our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to smooth fine lines, diminish dark circles, reduce bags and to just sit back and relax. 

 

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

2. Pamper yourself. You only need 10 minutes before bed to rejuvenate with our new Fresh Start Face Mask to clear your pores, smooth and revive your skin, and feel refreshed and relaxed. Follow up with our new Arctic Elixir Serum with Raspberry Stem Cell Complex to repair, restore and recharge your skin. Taking good care of your skin now protects it against stress in the future.

 

ACT NATURAL

3. Develop a routine. When you’re stressed, it’s important to take care of your physical health. I try to work out three times a week and splurge on regular massages to relieve the tension that builds up from stress. It’s important for your mental well being to take care of your body. I work with a cardiologist who just wrote a book about self care. It is important to take the time each day to care for oneself; it’s the little things that can help to make us look and feel our best.

 

FIND THAT FEELING

4. Practicing yoga is an incredible way to release tension. It forces you to take a breather from life’s stresses and focus on inner balance and peace. When we are calm on the inside, it has been proven to show on our skin on the outside. Even simple stretching and meditation at home can work wonders for your body—both inside and out.

 

BOTTOMS UP

5. Drink plenty of water! I aim for 32 ounces per day to stay hydrated. Omega-rich foods such as salmon and avocado can also help to decrease internal inflammation.

 

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FREE Winter Beauty Bag

Posted on 01/28/2014

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Our coveted beauty bags are back! Starting now and for a limited time only (these bags will be gone fast!) you can snag a FREE fall beauty bag filled with $210 worth of incredible products with any $125+ storewide purchase.

You’ll love everything in the bag, including the bag itself, a glamorous Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Pouch! A brand that offers luxury travel and lifestyle accessories, which are both functional and chic, Hudson + Bleecker is known for its signature patterns, distinctive details, and impeccable craftsmanship.

Get ready to shop!

In the Bag

A coupon for $20 off your next order of $100+
ARCONA White Tea Purifying Cleanser - 1oz
Dr. Brandt Deluxe Pore Refiner - 7.5 ml
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Face Serum - Full Size
Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Pouch
skyn ICELAND Arctic Hydrating Balm - 15 ml
VERSO Night Cream - 5 ml
WEI Black Soy Instant Lifting Face Treatment Pad - 1 pad
WEI Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Pad - 1 pad
 

Total Value: $226!
 

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