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....
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.
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.
Parting with money can be scary, especially if it's on beauty products because you want to be assured you're going to love what you're buying. If there's an item I've had my eye on for awhile I always love to hear reviews on my peer's experience with it, to see if I think it would be a good fit for me. I epsecially love it when magazine's come out with editor's or reader's picks because you know influential people are saying they love or hate it along with the regular consumer like you and I. A couple of our more expensive products were just featured on NBC's Today Show in a wonderful segment showcasing the best beauty buys for people on a budget as well as higher priced items that are worth the investment. Clarisonic's Mia2 as well as RODIN olio lusso's Luxury Face Oil were both featured! Each are over $100 but the results you'll notice after using these items for a period of time is well worth it. Check out this great beauty segment if you're searching for some bargain buys or high end, there's something appealing for everybody!
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New recruits were recently made over the award winning sonic cleansing system, Clarisonic. Red carpet recruits that is! Oscar nominees Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer recently said their Clarisonics have become their secret beauty weapon. The makeup artist on The Help revealed that the women had their first Clarisonic experience on the set of The Help and can't stop raving about the beauty tool and it was clear from their gorgeous, glowing skin on Oscars night that these women have been using their Clarisonic Mia 2's regularly. Octavia said, "I love it! My skin feels like a newborn baby and my pores are shrinking."
The power of Clarisonic is clear throughout the thousands of reviews and devotees throughout the world. When you use your Clarisonic regularly you will notice your skin is more refined, wrinkles are less visible and your makeup sits and looks better than ever on it's new clean canvas. Clarisonic works by sonic cleansing and micro massage to release trapped oil and residue, unblock pores, and give you a professional grade cleanse in 60 seconds.Read More »
Peony is the new hot pink, and if you think you missed out on the Clarisonic skin care brush in this must-have color, think again. The limited edition Clarisonic Mia2 in Peony is the answer to your prayers, just in time for spring. Don’t wait until the end of the season to try to get your hands on this beauty, because this in-demand color flies off the shelves.
The Mia2 skin care brush is perfect for a girl on the go. Its compact size won’t cramp a small space and easily slides into an overnight kit. This Clarisonic brush is also newbie-proof, with a T-Timer that helps you use the scrubbers for the ideal amount of time. With a choice between two speed options, the gentle brush cleans your skin six times better than regular cleansing routines.This baby gives you an instant glow, helps clear your complexion and makes your skin look younger. What other product can promise all this?Read More »
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Remember that gross feeling you have after sitting for hours on a plane (or car, or train) – especially when you have a layover in the middle of the night? Being cooped up with hundreds of people without the ability to shower is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Fortunately, Clarisonic has the answer with its Mia 2.
The Clarisonic Mia is a dermatologist-recommended skin cleansing system that comes with a gentle and powerful rotating brush. The brush uses patented sonic technology to clean your face up to six times better than a washcloth alone. This Clarisonic skincare product allows you to see and feel the difference.
The original Mia is great for home use, but the Clarisonic Mia2 is ideal (and made for) traveling. In addition to being TSA-compliant, the Mia2’s compact size and convenient travel case easily fit into your carry-on luggage. This compact version of the Clarisonic Mia comes with the handy T-Timer and two speed options, which helps you scrub your face for the perfect amount of time.
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t's like Christmas for beauty junkies all over again when new limited edition Clarisonics enter our offices! Three new Mia2 shades, ideal for Spring have just arrived in Coral, Mango and Peony! Even though Clarisonic is a hand held skin cleansing device they are still on the pulse of the latest spring color trends for 2012 as reflected in these three new gorgeous limited edition shades. The Mia2 is the latest product addition from Clarisonic and like they say, the power of 2 is better than 1. Not everyone has the same skincare regimen so the Mia family has expanded to make room for a customer who loves the size and travel convenience of the Mia but wants a T-Timer as well as two different speed options. If you haven't caught on to the Clarisonic bandwagon yet then it's about time you got on it! Seriously, forego your designer jeans for a month and try out one of the Clarisonic Mia2 Limited Editions. It removes six times more makeup then manual cleansing, gently exfoliates and allows your skincare to penetrate deeper and work more efficiently. The power of anti-aging is in your hands when you beging using a Mia2 or any Clarisonic on a regular basis!Read More »
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If there's one product I've been super excited to get my hands on since I heard of it's inception it's the latest innovation from Clarisonic. These little hand held devices change lives. You may think I'm being dramatic but if you ask any one of our staff members they will all say the same thing. Whether you look in the mirror and see lines, redness, or pimples staring back at you, Clarisonic addresses any skin concern in just 60 seconds, once a day. If you're suffering from pimples, uneven and bumpy skin then the brands latest addition will have you saying you've witnessed a miracle. Introducing the Clarisonic Acne Mia2!
Going from normal skin to a problematic one has been my issue ever since going off birth control. It was a real shocker how quickly your skin's texture and tone can change from smooth to bumpy and I'm not the type to go down without a fight. My weapon - The Clarisonic Acne Mia2. Complete with a new acne cleansing brush head that will remove dirt, oil and impurities and safe enough to use up to twice daily and also including a powerful Daily Clarifying Cleanser with 2% salicylic acid, there is nowhere for acne to hide. Clarisonic devices utilize sonic technology and gentle vibration (brush head rotates 300 times per second) to gently and efficiently remove congestion while also simplifying the cleansing process.
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Special delivery just for fall, the Clarisonic Mia2's now come in three new shades inspired by the changing leaves and your upcoming changing skin. Yes that's right, fall signifies a change of the seasons and a time to re-invent yourself and your complexion. This can easily be done with the amazing sonic technology that is the life force behind the Clarisonic hand held devices. Sonic vibration along with gentle but effective brush heads remove makeup, dirt and oil to allow products to penetrate deeper and your skin to be more receptive to skincare ingredients. The Clarisonic Mia2 is the latest update to the already amazing and travel friendly Mia. This time you now have two speeds to choose from along with a 60 second t-timer so you know exactly how long you should be cleansing for. Simply choose what fall shade is more you: the Bordeaux Mia2 is beautiful in a rich and wine shaded burgandy. The Emerald Mia2 is rich green that resembles fall leaves at their most beautiful and vibrant. Lastly stand proud as a peacock while using the Clarisonic Peacock Mia2, a beautiful greenish blue hybrid. Unleash the power of 2 with the new fall Mia2 shades!Read More »
It's difficult to see a facialist every month to get a professional deep and thorough cleanse, let alone expensive. Thanks to two of the industries leading experts in skincare, Clarisonic and Eve Lom, you can experience skin transformation in your own home and for an unbeatable price point. For only $149 you can purchase a white Clarisonic Mia 2 and Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser (50ml)! That's a $25 savings and a lifetime of savings when you think how much money we end up spending on products that claim results but in fact only empty our wallets.
For those who have been on the fence, think of this exclusive duo as an incentive to take charge of your skin. Whether your concern is fine lines, large pores or an oily T-zone, 60 seconds with a Clarisonic Mia2 will have you singing the praises of this multiple award winning, celebrity loved, hand held device that utilizes sonic technology to remove six times more makeup than manual cleansing!
Compliment your Clarisonic Mia 2 with a cleanser that was formulated to help skin get soft, dewy and radiant. Eve Lom's Morning Time Cleanser holds six key ingredients that work together to stimulate collagen production, encourage clear skin and keep skin glowing from the inside out!
Indulge you skin with this limited edition duo for only $149!
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Spring cleaning isn't just for homes anymore! As the weather changes for the better, put a fresh face forward with the Clarisonic Acne Mia2™ Sonic Skin Cleansing.
What makes this system different?
This acne regime from Clarisonic includes the same Mia 2 sonic technology we have raved about, but is paired with a specialized Acne Cleaning Brush Head and Daily Clarifying Cleanser.
Where previous Clarisonic systems may have been too harsh on a compromised complexion, the Acne Cleaning Brush Head is safe to use on acne-prone skin. The velvet-like bristles are extra-plush, and designed to provide deep, yet gentle, cleansing.
The Clarisonic Acne Mia2™ Sonic Skin Cleansing also includes a Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser, packed with 2% salicylic acid and enriched with vitamins and botanicals to reduce redness and leave skin feeling soft.
We are so excited about this collection! While supplies last, we are offering an 8 oz. bottle of the Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser (in addition to the 3.4 oz bottle that comes with your order) as a complimentary gift with purchase. Just use the code 8ACNECLEAN at checkout!
Already own a Clarisonic Mia 2? Purchase the Acne Cleanser and Brush Head Set to customize your device to treat misbehaving skin.
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The May 2013 InStyle magazine is dedicated to "165 Best Beauty Buys" and we weren't surprised to see some of our favorite products included in the list, as well as throughout the entire issue.
St. Tropez - St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body won "Best Beauty Buy" for the Body Self-Tanner category. We love the healthy, streak-free color this nourishing body moisturizer provides. In addition to providing gradual golden color, St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body is infused with soothing aloe vera to help smooth and hydrate the skin.
Klorane - Winner of "Best Beauty Buy" for Dry Shampoo, Klorane's Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk continues to receive praise from beauty gurus everywhere. Freshen your 'do' with this easy-to-use spray, ideal for travel or post-gym sprucing. Unlike some dry shampoos, this product doesn't leave a white film on dark locks - making it perfect for everyone! Klorane's Dry Shampoo was also highlighted in the "Freak-Out Fixers!" insert as an emergency essential! Also available in Travel Size.
Ellis Faas - Featured in the "Freeze Frame" segment of "What's Now", Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L201 was used on Gwyneth Paltrow's "Pepper" character in Iron Man 3, hitting theaters this summer. The film's makeup artist, Kate Biscoe, chose this shade for Paltrow because it, " … is a true blood red that doesn't look magenta and goes on liquid." Biscoe describes Pepper's look as "classy but not glitzy." We think L201 is the perfect choice for Pepper's red hair and flawless skin.
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butter LONDON - In 'Ask the Editor', buttercup-yellow shade Jasper from butter LONDON was hailed as the perfect complement to purple. Try this pairing on nails and toes to keep your mani-pedi color wheel-correct. butter LONDON's oxblood red La Moss was also used on Emily Blunt's nails for her cover shoot.
Deborah Lippmann - Deborah Lippman's opaque nude shade, Fashion, was chosen as the best nail color to complement olive or caramel skin tones. We love this taupe color on any hand or foot! And it's the perfect pick for spring's nude nail trend.
Eau Thermale Avène - Scoring "Best Beauty Buy" in the Dry Skin Mask category, Avène's Soothing Moisture Mask is a rich, creamy, non-setting mask with intensive moisturizing and soothing care, perfect for dehydrated and overstressed skin. We love that this product is hypoallergenic and minimizes redness.
bliss - Taking home the prize for "Best Beauty Buy" in the Normal Skin Mask category, bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask delivers Vitamin C and oxygen to the skin while detoxifying and brightening the complexion. We think this product is great for all skin types, and love the instant glow we see after using it!
Clarisonic - Included in both the Anti-Aging and Oily skin categories, Clarisonic won "Best Beauty Buy" for Exfoliator with their Clarisonic Aria product for Anti-Aging skin, as well as "Editor's Pick" for their Acne Clarifying Collection for Oily skin. The Clarisonic Aria gently massages away aging dead cells, while the Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection combines a specialized brush head with salicylic acid-infused cleanser to gently prod grime out of pores without irritation.
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All of us at b-glowing.com are die-hard Clarisonic addicts. Whether we are using the Mia, Plus, Mia2, or new Aria, we love how these skincare must-haves completely remove our makeup, smooth imperfections, and leave our skin glowing.
One of the tricks to getting the most out of your Clarisonic is finding the right brush head for your skin type or concern, and replacing it every 3 months. From Delicate to Deep Pore, there is a brush head out there for you, and b-glowing.com is here to help you find the POREfect fit!
What We Use:
"I received one of the Normal Brush Heads in a Gift With Purchase offer and loved it. I felt like it wasn’t too soft or too rough, and it made my skin feel completely clean without feeling like I was over exfoliating. I’ve stuck with the Normal Brush Head because I’ve found it works best for my combination/oily, yet somewhat sensitive, skin type." - Brand Assistant, Kayla
“I really like the Deep Pore Brush Head because I have oily/acne-prone skin, and this really gets in there and assures a clean slate - especially in areas where blackheads are common, like the nose and chin. Since switching from the Normal Brush Head to the Deep Pore, I’ve noticed a change for the better in my skin. I have far less breakouts and a more even skin tone." - Customer Service Director, Katelyn
“I use the Normal Brush Head because I feel like, even though my skin is sensitive, it doesn’t aggravate my skin and it gives me an extreme deep clean.” - Brand Manager, Erika
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Whether it's the trends rocking the runway, or the cult classics celebs are loving lately, we're letting you know what the industry is buzzing about this week in our latest Hot Off the Press post.
US Weekly reported the must-haves for fall from celebrity makeup artists in-the-know in 'Back to Cool Kits'.
Clarisonic Mia 2: This is a skincare top pick for EVERY skin type. Go beyond cleansing with this handheld device that utilizes sonic technology to gently, but deeply, cleanse your pores without irritation or harsh chemicals. Reduce dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes while improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: Infused with Ginseng and Ginko Biloba leaf extract, this lightweight moisturizing tint evens-out skin tone while promoting a healthy complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, and gives your face a glow you'll love.
T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand: Create perfect, natural-looking waves with this clipless tool. The SinglePass technology heats your hair evenly from end to end, giving you frizz-free, radiant curls quickly and easily. We love the automatic one hour auto shut-off feature!
Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm: A best seller, this miracle cream is a favorite among celebrities thanks to its ability to repair damaged tissue and assist in the healing of scars. This all-in-one treatment also removes redness and discoloration, fades under eye circles, tightens your skin and stimulates new cell growth. What's doesn't it do?!
EVE LOM Cleanser: Hailed as "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, it's no wonder this staff favorite was also featured here. We love this gentle, yet effective, cleanser that quickly removes makeup and impurities of the day, leaving a perfectly balanced and radiant complexion. The accompanying 100% muslin cloths pair with the cleanser to improve skin circulation and exfoliate the skin at the same time.
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