Think of nail polish as an extension of your wardrobe and you'll begin to appreciate the simplistic beauty the right shade of nail lacquer can make in the overall grand scheme of fashion. RGB Nail Polish is hip to this theory, in fact that's what the entire brand was created to do! Nail polish is an accessory just like jewelry and in saying that, we can mix and match our colors day to day just as we swap earrings or a necklace. It may take us a few extra minutes but the end result will make you glad you put in that bit of extra effort.
The RGB Cosmetics Nail Polish range is a very thoughtfully arranged family of sharp takes on ten classic hues, which is the core of the range, with new colors being added seasonally. Free of chemicals, chip resistant and with a hi-shine formula, collect the RGB classics as you would a little black dress, pearl necklace or Chanel quilted bag. Timeless and classic never get old. Even when we're talking nail polish.
Some of the stand out RGB nail polishes are:
RGB Cosmetics Toast (modern taupe)
RGB Cosmetics Sea (deep emerald mettalic)
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RGB Cosmetics latest nail lacquer, Dew, is sure to get some pastel lovers hearts a flutter. I've always loved and am on the lookout for the perfect "Tiffany and Co" robin's egg shade and never know if it's more blue or green. Surely it has to be somewhere in between but Dew is kind of similar, just more of a muted version. It's a very pale, mint green that is so popular right now and surely one of the perfect shades to rock this spring. If the color reminds you of an Easter egg you decorated as a child, then it's on trend for this season. As winter slowly starts to fade away, it's time to slowly add in pops of color to your nails like this one!Read More »
Model Jemma Hipp has worked as a model for years so it was no surprise when she combined her fashion background with beauty to create the first skin tone specific all nude nail lacquers. They compliment perfectly because they're inspired by foundation shades and also leave a flawless finish. Nor was it surprising that Jenna was just featured in Elle Beauty's 2012 Genius Awards. Every year Elle seeks the elite or 'guru' in each beauty category to reveal their tips of the trade. Of course when going for a neutral shade Jenna's always goes for HIPPXRGB polishes like F1, F3 and F4! If you like what you seen then trust us, you're going to love the full RGB Cosmetics range!
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Green is all the rage this season, from bright Avatar green to the palest of opaque. With a little hint of bronzed skin, RGB's Dew is brought to life with a pale pistachio hue.
Recently featured on InStyle.com as part of their 'Hottest Spring Polishes,' it was in great company along with other colorful shades like Butter London's Disco Biscuit (tropical hot pink) and Deborah Lippmann's On The Beach (Riviera blue).
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If you love being 'au natural' you're on to the latest trend according to InStyle.com. Not without clothes au natural but instead on your nails. Variations of lighter and darker nudes seems to be what the brides are going for lately because it's traditional and classically timeless. Paul & Joe's Nail Lacquer in Tigress 025 is a gorgeous nude beige that is also part of their Spring 2012 Collection. Jenna Hipp for RGB in F2 was also included as another great suggestion for nails needing a slightly deeper nude. After the wedding is over it's time to celebrate, which means a change-up to more festive, high octane hues like Deborah Lippmann's On the Beach in rich french riviera blue.
There's no time like summer to break out those bright popsicle and sherbet shades. Neon knows no boundaries so feel free to apply on nails, eyelids and lips! However, a little word to the wise, just like jewelry it's a good idea to choose one area to focus your beauty statement rather than choosing all three. A turquoise eye, hot pink cheek and bright orange lip might be a little overkill, unless you're walking on a runway. Here are a few fun high voltage shades to adorn yourself with this summer season…
Make an eye-popping statement with By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Fizzy Jade Or Paradise Island. These crayon inspired eye shadows can literally be drawn on for precise contouring as well as easily blended out to create more of a smoky look. Both of these shades remind me of the sea with Fizzy Jade being a gorgeous soft green and Paradise Island a turquoise blue. They're made with pearl proteins, present in the form of micronized powder which allows for a creamy, melt away eyeshadow that creates a lifting light effect and has infallible hold.
Lips are meant to be noticed. Forego your neutral soft pink gloss and go high octave with staff favorite Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel. We can't get enough of fuchsia this season and when it's this easy to apply and consists of organic ingredients that tint and condition our skin it's a beauty junkie no brainer.
First looks at the outer packaging of Armour Beauty Lucy Opaque Lip Gloss initially frightened me. It. Is. So. Orange. However, I pushed past the initial fear and am so glad I did. Let's just say everybody at the office was asking me what gloss I was wearing. It doesn't go as bold as what you'd think but still gives a highly pigmented coral orange shade in it's wake. Totally in love with this Lucille Ball inspired gloss!
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus is a big fan of RGB nail lacquers. She has been seen about hollywood land rocking many different shades but her favorite seems to be RGB's Minty. A very pretty mint green, robin's egg inspired shade that is oh so cute for summer!
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The hottest nail lacquer shades of the season according to Allure magazine run from blush nudes to electric and vibrant neons. In their latest addition they break down some helpful hints to maintain a manicure i.e. (apply a topcoat over polish every other day) as it helps to reduce chipping and keep nails glossy post manicure. One of the shade picks of the season is Hipp X RGB Nail Tint in T4! Almost like a foundation for your nails, all of the shades are inspired by skin tones and are a more sheer looking formula than the brands nail foundation lacquers. Simply apply two coats of this dark toned nail tint for a beautiful and soft wash of color.
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Red is without doubt a shade that remains forever on trend. It's also the color that makes the loudest statement just by wearing it sparingly. The chicest look is an all black or all nude ensemble with a classic red nail lacquer and/or a matching lip. It's the definitely the color of confidence and this week you have the chance of winning an assortment of some of our favorite 'reds' spanning lacquer, lip and face products. If you enter our 'Red Haute' giveaway on Facebook, you will have the chance to take home these lovelies:
RGB Cosmetics Too Red Nail Lacquer is a bright, cheerful red shade. Ideally the perfect red for summer because of it's candy apple fresh 'n' fruity hue. It's also free from chemical nasties like Formaldehyde and DBP.
Jemma Kidd's Stain, Flush & Goss Lip & Cheek Duo is a compact product to enhance your lip and cheek area with a cheerful, romantic stain. It's very sheer and blendable so don't let the deep red color scare you. You also get the anti-oxidantal properies of Vitamin A within this amazing formulation!
Jouer Cosmetics Hydrating Lipstick in Simone goes on smooth as butter with moisturizing properties of Cupuacu Butter to glide on and leave a soft and sultry red finish. You've just been transformed to the lady in red.
Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Pasiflora is a richly pigmented red that packs a punch. Blot on tissue for an accessible day look or don't to step it up a notch into evening. Subtle shimmer particles give lips a 'look but don't touch' glamorous attitude but also doesn't feel sticky or slippery.
Enter to win our Red Haute giveaway here! Entries end Sept 13, 2012 at 10:00am PST. Good luck!
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Whether you want to call it burgundy, bordeaux or a saturated blue-red hybrid, ox-blood hues are trending big time in the beauty and fashion world. One of the best things about this Fall 2012 color trend is that it looks good on just about everybody! Alexander, Rodarte and Acne all had bursts of this reddish brown luxe shade on the runways so we thought we'd include our favorite ox-blood shaded beauty picks just in case you want to rock it on your nails or lips!
La Moss by Butter London is one their most popular shades as well as a staff favorite around the office for it's deep, mysterious hue. Is it black or is it bordeaux? Depending on the light you find yourself in, it can look like a deep wine color that has been marinating for years. Match it up with the La Moss Lippy for an extra oomph. RGB Cosmetics OxBlood Nail Color is another fantastic option for your nails.
For a rich, true blood stained lip we love Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale. This organic lipstick combines pure ingredients and a truly moisturizing formulation that leaves lips begging you to come-hither. An irresisistible shade for a woman who wants to remain mysterious. By Terry's Fall 2012 Luxuriant Collection has included a Mascara Terrybly in Iconic Bordeaux to coat lashes in one of falls trendiest shades as well as activating growth!
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We are so thrilled to see so many of our beauty faves featured in the May 2013 issue of Lucky Magazine. Dubbed "The Beauty Issue", this month's mag covers all that is hair, makeup, skin, and nails INCLUDING an amazing b-glowing.com beauty bundle giveaway!
By Terry - Highlighted as the perfect pairing for a nautical-themed spring look, By Terry's Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Nudissimo is the perfect nude shade to complement any skin tone.
Serge Normant - "Salt is perfect to create gorgeous texture. Just wash it out at the end of the night - it's drying." Serge Normant weighed-in with his advice for creating natural waves. His Meta Sculpting Pomade was also featured as a must-have product for low maintenance hair.
Jouer Cosmetics - If anyone knows a thing or two about beauty, it's Lucky Magazine Editor in Chief, Brandon Holley. Not only did Brandon call out b-glowing brand Philip B for smelling "so good it's crazy", she also repped new Jouer Cosmetics' Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Baroque as a makeup bag must.
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If you don't have time to pick out a whole new head to toe outfit for the upcoming holiday parties then a little beauty trick of the trade to instantly make you look festive is to add a dash of glitter. From some sparkle in the shoe, hair accessory, eyeshadow or our personal favorite, nail polish, you don't have to spend a lot to look great. RGB Cosmetics newest metallic nail lacquer additions just so happen to be enhanced with a glitter bomb of sparkle and they were given the 'holiday party approval' by In Style magazine in their December issue. Choose from RGB Nail Polish in Copper (amber metallic) or Factory (opaque metallic)!
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This month's ELLE Magazine featured a special on women in music, with Miss Adele on the cover, and a bunch of b-glowing products on the pages following! Check out the b-glowing.com brands and products receiving rave reviews in the May issue.
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up: In 'Beauty Duets', Hayley Williams (front woman of Paramore) hails Un Cover-Up as her must-have concealer both offstage and on. We love that this product is both eco friendly and multipurpose - it can be used both as a concealer or a light foundation. Not cakey or heavy, Un Cover-Up is formulated to reveal and enhance healthy skin, healing blemishes while it conceals them.
Peter Thomas Roth Hair To Die For: In 'The Mane Event', ELLE writer Eva Chen is on a mission to make over her less-than-healthy hair. Her journey to several salons and hair experts leads her to several haircare mainstays, one of which is " … skin-care guru Peter Thomas Roth's Hair To Die For serum (applied to the scalp), which gives my hair a thicker feel immediately … ". We love this this product too, as it's ideal for activating and maintaining the natural thickness, fullness and health of your hair.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Fashion: Featured in 'Basic Instinct', this polish was voted by ELLE editors as one of the best beige shades out there. Fashion offers you a creamy taupe color that is a must-have for any lacquer drawer. On-trend every season, Fashion goes with any outfit, and will never go out of style.
RGB Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Toast: Another ELLE editor winner for best beige polish, Toast is five and cruelty free, and made in the USA. The RGB Cosmetics brand is devoted to green beauty, and Toast is no exception. This classic shade is great for every skin tone, and perfect for fingers or toes, or both!
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Summer is HERE! And with the sunny weather comes a flourish of flip flops and new nails trends. The Zoe Report shared their top nail trends for this season, and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite b-glowing brand shades featured in their list! Learn why these shades are receiving the spotlight and get the tools for the trends below.
Replace your hot pinks and peachy corals this summer with a bold orange! RGB Cosmetics 'Monarch' shade embodies this summer nail trend like no other. This brilliant, creamy, opaque polish is both five-free and cruelty free, making it as fun to wear as it is to look at. Bold orange fingers and toes are a great way to accessorize a neutral outfit in black or beige, or play-off a fun print.
Bold Orange Alternative: 'Citrine' by LVX
Looking to transition your spring pastels into summer? Then you'll love this next trend! Keep your mani/pedi relaxing and sweet with a soft lavender lacquer like Deborah Lippmann's 'Do The Mermaid'. This fun combination of lilac base and lavender glitter complements any LWD (little white dress) you might be sporting this season!
Bright Lavender Alternative: 'The Royals Collection' by butter LONDON
Mimic the summer-popular oceans and pools with your polish! RGB Cosmetics 'Cerulean' is a beautiful blue opalescent shade that goes well with denim and looks great at the beach. These magically mirroring shades look perfect when paired with gold rings and jewel-toned bracelets.
Mermaid Metallics Alternative: 'Waves' by The New Black
Looking for a more luxurious way to rock glitter this summer? butter LONDON 'Bit Faker' is a mahogany-toned polish from their Summer 2013 collection, made-up of gold and copper sparkles. This glamorous mani looks great against sun-kissed skin, and will easily transition into the fall season.
Copper Glitter Alternative: 'Scuppered' by butter LONDON
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July has arrived! As the temperatures heat up, we are seeing more and more b-glowing.com 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:
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You may have come across terms like 3-Free, 4-Free, or 5-Free in the past when shopping for nail polish. But what does that mean? b-glowing.com is here to give you the 411 on what your lacquer is leaving out!
3-Free: When you see 3-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), or Formaldehyde.
4-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, or Camphor.
5-Free: When you see 5-Free on a nail polish, it means it is made without the use of: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor.
What are these ingredients? Why are they used in the first place?
Toluene: Helps polish go on smoothly. Also found in gasoline, rubber cement, and shoe polish. Inhaling products containing toluene causes light-headedness, nausea and even unconsciousness and sometimes death. It's also linked to developmental damage for pregnant women.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): Prevents your polish from chipping and cracking. Also found in adhesives, printing ink, and plastics. It's been designated a reproductive and developmental toxin.
Formaldehyde: Makes polish tough and resistant. Most commonly found in nail strengtheners, not polish. It's also directly linked to nasal sinus cancer and the development of leukemia.
Formaldehyde Resin: A less toxic version of formaldehyde, this ingredient is still considered a skin allergen that can cause dermatitis.
Camphor: Helps polish adhere to your nails. Also used as a moth repellent, used in the embalming process, and found in fireworks. While it is less hazardous than the "Toxic 3", it does cause skin irritation and is poisonous when ingested in large doses. Nail biters beware!
b-glowing.com is proud to carry a wide range of 3-Free, 4-Free, and 5-Free nail polish brands that we love. You will easily find bright, bold, beautiful colors that are long-lasting and SAFE! Here is a list, start shopping now!
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A lot of products slip under the radar in the beauty industry, which is why we are launching our new 'Hidden Gems' segment here at the b-glowing.com Magazine. We are excited to recognize our staff favorites, and give them the attention they deserve!
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This week's hidden gem is RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads. This soy-based product gently removes your nail polish without the use of acetone or acetate - some of the most toxic chemicals in the cosmetic industry. The pre-moistened pads are non-hazardous, almost odorless, and leave nails looking nourished and healthy.
Why We're Pushing These Pads:
"I love the RGB Cosmetics Nail Color Remover Pads because they work, and are travel-friendly. I have them at my desk, in my purse, in my car, and in my bathroom. One pad takes care of all 10 nails, and leaves them looking shiny too. One quick tip: Make sure to wash your hands between using these pads and applying new nail lacquer, the oil-based formula can make polish application difficult if left on the nail." - b-glowing.com Social Media Administrator, HollyRead More »
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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!"
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