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The New Black Ombre Nail Lacquers

Posted on 02/07/2012

Ombre, two toned hair is so last summer, going into 2012 it's all about ombre nails. This trend allows you two different options to really make a statement. The first ombre nail look is when the color fades from light to dark on each individual nail. The shades can be from the same color family or totally opposite, the secret is the blend in the middle. The second look is when the color fades from one nail to the next. For this you need five different nail lacquers from the same color family but with different graduated shades from light to dark, you can even throw in a glitter finger for extra show.

Our latest arrival, The New Black, makes creating these looks super easy. Instead of investing your time, energy and money in multiple full size bottles that you're not sure go together you can purchase ready-to-wear ombre nail sets at wallet conscious prices. All of the shades offered are straight of the runways keeping your nails fashion forward at all times. Some of my favorite The New Black ombre nail polish sets are:

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2 Piece Set
Black is always cool, especially when you can have sparkly tips. This kit makes it easy to do two graduated shades on each nail.

Black Ice - Glimmer Twins 2-Piece Set

Horizon - Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set
For the other trend, I think this blue inspired set is gorgeous because of it's greyish-blue gradual transition.

Horizon - Ombré Nail Polish 5-Piece Set

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The New Black Ombre Nail Shades in Cosmopolitan!

Posted on 02/27/2012

If you're not on the ombre nail trend right now might I appeal to you to take a gander. Never before have nails been in the spotlight as much as makeup and I simply can't get enough of it. Thanks to brand The New Black, the guesswork is all taken out of it. Instead of wondering what shades will look the best together they have reasonably priced, ready made ombre kits for the taking. What are ombre nails? Basically a transition of color going from your pinky to your thumb or you can do a dual coated nail where the bottom half is black and the top is black glitter, etc. You catch my drift. Whether your favorite colors are blacks, grays, blues, golds and so forth The New Black Ombre Nail Sets offer five polishes in a light to dark palette. This brand was recently featured in Cosmopolitan so you know there is no other way than ombre!

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Newspaper Nails With The New Black's Typography Set!

Posted on 03/08/2012

The ombre nail trend isn't going anywhere and thanks to nail lacquer brand The New Black, bringing this trend to life has never been easier. Instead of spending countless time in the department/grocery store trying to figure out which gradient shades best compliment each other, The New Black Ombre Nail Sets take the guess work out of it by offering numerous choices of 7, 5 and 2 lacquered sets that will have your nails looking like they stepped out of the latest beauty spread in a magazine. Five new sets have just arrived from a sea inspired set (Waves), to newspaper print (Typography) and others shown below will ensure your nails cause heads to turn and wallets as well due to the fantastic price point! Individually buying 5 different lacquers can quickly become expensive but not when you buy The New Black's Ombre Nail Sets!

 Runway - 8-Piece Nail Lacquer Set  Haze - Bank Holiday Weekend Ombre Nail Shades 5-Piece Set  Times Late Edition - Typography - 4-Piece Nail Lacquer Set    Waves - Bank Holiday Weekend Ombre Nail Shades 5-Piece Set

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Embrace Winter Blues!

Posted on 10/15/2012

When you feel those winter blues, turn them on their head and harness it into a new nail trend! Sultry midnight blues and even navy will be heavy this season so we've gathered some of our favorite hues to make your selection that much easier. 

Like hair, ombre nails are such a fun way to break out of the typical one shade manicure and The New Black's Horizon Ombre Set is a definite head turner. If you can't choose just one shade you'll love this transcending color scheme palette that offers five different shades to rock individually on each nail or wear your favorite! 

 

Deborah Lippmann's Lady Sings the Blues is a sparkled black 'n blue that is ideal to compliment a cocktail dress or to a festive holiday party. Color Club's Chelsea Girl is an ultra bright true blue that could be considered neon. Wear this with everyday outfit for a pop of color that compliments the Fall/Winter 2012 nail trend. 

 

Butter London's Blagger is  a striking cobalt blue that definitely makes a statement. Other nice variations of the shade could be Big Smoke (metallic navy) and Royal Navy (naughty nautical blue).

 

Horizon - Ombré Nail Polish 5-Piece SetLady Sings the BluesColorBlagger Spring 2011 Nail Lacquer

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Best Of Beauty - Holiday 2012 Gift Picks

Posted on 12/06/2012

With the gift giving season in full swing it's a race to try and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There are so many nice things to choose from so we thought we'd share some of our favorite b-glowing giftables that have great value and will bring smiles to your loved ones faces. If you like to shop on your own, the b-glowing gift guide is a wonderful resource to shop by gift sets, luxury gifts, stocking stuffers and more!

Last holiday season the Sara Happ Red Velvet Lip Scrub was introduced and has become their best selling item. This year you can purchase it in a special Sara Happ Holiday 2012 Gift Set that includes the Red Velvet scrub along with their famous Lip Slip. It comes in already giftable black and white packaging with a black ribbon. This product smells so good it's hard not to eat and leaves lips exfoliated and soft.

Erno Laszlo has a trusted reputation built over decades of treating the skin with effective products and award winning formulations. It also has a wonderful history of treating the silver screen complexions of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and more. This holiday season they've introduced a special Hollywood Collection Set that includes two bath and body products inspired by Marilyn Monroe - the Hydra Therapy BodySkin Cream and Hydra Therapy Bath & Shower Gel housed inside a pretty pink box compliments each other to leave skin fresh, clean and smelling beautiful.

The New Black Ombre 5 Piece Nail Sets are a big showstopper in any color you choose and are so affordable for those who want to spend under $25 on a gift. You'll get five nail lacquers in a series of complimentary shades that work well when going for an ombre effect. Or, choose to wear one of the polishes on all the nails. So many different variations with one product!

Oprah loves it and so do we! The Kai Body Buffer is one of the brands most popular sellers because it smells amazing and is fun to use! The body buffer comes in a two sponge set that releases Kai's signature white flower aroma and foaming bubbles when wet.

The Gift Set: Red Velvet Lip Scrub & Lip Slip - Holiday 2012    Hollywood Collection Holiday Set       Rover - Ombré Nail Polish 5-Piece Set          Kai Body Buffer  - Oprah's

 

 

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White Out Nail Trend

Posted on 05/29/2013

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InStyle magazine lists white nails as the summer trend in their June issue for multiple reasons. It's on-trend with the black and white phenomenon we are seeing in fashion this season, white goes with everything as it's the ultimate neutral, and it's edgy, while still maintaining a more friendly look than black.

Ready to rock a 'white out' mani? Try one of these fun, snow-inspired shades:

The New Black 'Solid White' - Part of the new Strip Club Collection, 'Solid White' offers you white polish with a thin brush for precise application. This is a nail art junky must-have. Perfect for an all-over white look, or a decorative pattern.

LVX 'Fantom' - This runway-inspired shade is as white as you can get. Formulated 5-free and cruelty free, 'Fantom' is the ideal shade to get that white wash of "color" this trend calls for.

Deborah Lippmann 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' - Looking to rock this trend with a twist? 'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' gives you a white base with fun black specs to add a a touch of whimsy to your mani. Part of the Staccato Collection, this polish has already made quite an impression!

For the perfect white mani, make sure to use a base coat, as well as a top coat for a long-wearing look, and to prevent chipping! InStyle magazine suggests taking your prep a step further by applying a matte coat before the final layer of polish and top coat.

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2013 Summer Nail Trends

Posted on 06/10/2013

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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.

BOLD ORANGE

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

BRIGHT LAVENDER

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

MERMAID METALLICS

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

COPPER GLITTER

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

Check out our post on 'white out' nails for more summer trends to try!

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Tips & Tricks: What Does 5-Free Mean?

Posted on 07/03/2013

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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!

3-Free
- butter LONDON
- Deborah Lippmann
- Vapour Organic Beauty

4-Free
- The New Black

5-Free
- LONDONTOWN
- RGB Cosmetics
- LVX
- Vapour Organic Beauty
- LACC

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