Here at b-glowing we realize that a lot of time in the beauty world men tend to get left out. Now more than ever the blue collar or metrosexual male is taking more interest in looking after their skin and using products geared towards issues that men tend to suffer from. One of the beauty rituals men tend to do most every day is shave and a lot of the products on the market can cause in-grown hairs, razor burn and nicks and cuts along the neck line. As always, a big difference can be noticed when using the right products so we are proud to announce our first product range for men, The Art of Shaving. This luxury shaving range is very debonaire, from the packaging, to the product scents, to the classy and old school Pure Badger Brush barbers use to brush shaving cream on their customers. With different types of products to choose from, The Art of Shaving centers around 4 essential shaving steps to deliver a clean-close shave: Prepare...Lather Up....Shave....and Moisturize!Read More »
Father's Day is next Sunday, June 17th so how are you going to show dad you appreciate him? Dads have it rough. After all, in most families mom is the one who shows us lots of love and dad is the scary disciplinarian. It's a tough job, but how are we ever going to learn if they don't teach us rules and boundaries. My dad was always more of the 'enforcer' than my mom, but as I've gotten older I realize everything he did was to make us better kids and adults. As Father's Day is only a week away I thought I'd share a few of my favorite gift ideas for our dear daddies.
I have to start out with something that a man is guaranteed to love ( I actually got my dad this for his birthday), the men's grooming range, The Art of Shaving. A man shaves more than 20,000 during his lifetime so this almost daily routine should be accompanied by great product to keep away dry skin, redness and razor burn, ouch! Four elements make up the range: prepare, lather up, shave and moisturize; all you have to do is choose what fragrance best surmises your dad. My favorite manly Art of Shaving scent is sandalwood and it's available to be purchased in a kit or individually.
If you're dad isn't much of a grooming man they why not a great cologne? For a trendy dad that loves technology and appreciates scent then he'll like Jacomo It's Me For Him. This cologne captures the spirit of the modern times starting with the black, architectural lines of the packaging which is also in the shape of a smart phone. Vivacious and fruity in scent, it has notes of patchouli, vanilla and musk. Get good 'ol dad away from Old Spice and onto something a little more gentlemanly.
Another great gift idea that you absolutely cannot fail with is a Clarisonic Mia. Now, he might be a little bit hesitant at first because guys generally just use soap and water and anything more than that is like pulling teeth. However, this award winning hand held device can only help with razor burn and clearing blocked pores in just daily, 60 second treatments. Clarisonic uses sonic technology and gentle micro massage to cleanse your skin 6X more efficiently than manual cleansing. If anything, make sure you give him a big hug and kiss, the rest is just extra!
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Every year we look forward to Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' awards and this year we're pleased to announce so many b-glowing products made the cut! To be amongst the 249 winners is no easy feat with only the best of the best being chosen. Think of these products below as the must haves, the gold trophies and VIP's of their category. With no further adieu here are your favorites:
Starting off the list we have Klorane's Soothing Makeup Remover Lotion. Included in the best of sensitive skin category, this gentle makeup remover can be used over the entire face to remove all traces of make-up hygienically, soothes irritated skin and decongests in just a few swipes.
Curls are key and if you don't have the right tools that bounce just isn't going to look as good. The 'Best Curling Iron' also happens to be a staff favorite, T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand! With a tapered and clipless barrel, it creates loose and undone waves in seconds. Tourmaline technology and infrared energy seals the cuticle for frizz free finish and amazing shine.
It's no surprise to us that Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil was featured as one of the 'Top Splurges' well worth the investment. A favorite amongst the New York City fashionistas, Tinseltown celebrities and Victoria's Secret Angels, people are going crazy for this face oil packed with eleven essential oils that sink into the skin and instantly hydrate and luminate the complexion.
If you don't have volume what do you have? For some of us, this doesn't come naturally so also considered an essential splurge in Allure's Best of Beauty awards is the Sachajuan Volume Powder. This powder based spray goes on dry, gives a matte finish and beautiful volume and structure instantly. Remember to shake out any excess! We were excited to see the upcoming Clarisonic Aria in the mix as well! We're counting the days until we have this breakthrough product on our shelves!
Eighteen of our products were featured in Allure's Best of Beauty and we're so thrilled! RMS Beauty's Un-Cover Up was a 'Natural Wonder' pick and of course they can't leave out the boys with Art of Shaving's Pre Shave Oil. So many to list we're going to need to do another blog!
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Men can be tough to shop for during the holidays. After all, how many times can you purchase tools and sporting equipment? If your garage is running out of space for new 'man toys' then spoil him with the gift of silky smooth, post shave skin with The Art of Shaving Kit seen in the December 2012 issue of Allure magazine. It was featured in a guide to find the right presents so you don't have to experience the awkwardness of watching someone open a present you're not sure they're going to love. For only $25, the Art of Shaving 4 Elements Starter Mini Kit in lavender features a mini badger brush and three essential pre and post shave products to help against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and cuts!
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Valentine's Day is right around the corner so are you prepared? This holiday should of course be about loooooove (since hey, that's all you need) but if you're in the spoiling mood we thought we'd make it easy on you. With a little over a week to get gifts organized here are some of our favorite giftable picks for both the ladies and gents in your life….
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your water bottle with a limited edition Heartbkr! These glass and silicone sleeve H2O containers are on the desk of literally every single b-glowing employee and we honestly thought of investing in another one as soon as we saw this adorable bkr water bottle with big love heart. Water has never tasted so good going down or as safe and clean.
Leila Lou is one of our favorite perfumes because of it's fresh and lightly fruity scent so we swooned over the limited edition Leila Lou Valentines Gift Set available exclusively at b-glowing.com. We love how adorably everything is packaged and for only $39 you get a full size perfume oil and 2oz mini body lotion.
What better gift to give your man than super soft, refined skin? A Clarisonic Mia deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin everyday which makes for less in-grown hairs, smaller pores and an all over more handsome complexion. We suggest this Gray Mia for your Mr. Perfect!
If he's been on the lookout for a great pre and post shaving range you can't go wrong with the Art Of Shaving's Full Size 4 Elements Kit. Experience the smaller sizes of the Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream and After-Shave Balm before investing in the full sizes. It also includes a Pure Badger Shaving Brush which I know men LOVE to apply their shave cream with!Read More »
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You prep, polish, and pamper your skin with more beauty products than can fit in your vanity; you load your kids up with SPF every day before they head out to conquer the world; even the family dog takes a trip to the groomer once a month … forgetting anyone?
Men might be the last people you think of when it comes to primping and priming, but sometimes they need it more than anyone else! From shaving their face every morning, to working in the yard on weekends - their skin takes a beating and rarely gets relief! This week's 'Top Picks' post is dedicated to Men's skincare products your guy will love, and his skin will thank you for.
Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit: A perfect place to start, this all-in-one kit includes travel sizes of top-selling Art of Shaving must-haves: Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm, and Shaving Brush. Known to provide optimal shaving results and help to prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks, your man can sample these selections before purchasing the full-size versions. We love the Lemon or Lavender for summertime.
Blind Barber Watermint Gin Facial Cleanser: NEW to b-glowing.com, this multipurpose cleanser smells delicious and fresh, but not overpowering. Gentle enough for twice-daily use, this cleanser flights acne, hydrates, and leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh. Great for hot, sunny days!
J Paul Guard - Face & Body Lotion: A moisturizer and SPF for face and body all-in-one! We love this multipurpose, non-greasy formula that protects your man all over in one simple step. This water-resistant skin-saver packs-in SPF 20 AND nourishing ingredients to keep his skin supple and smooth - which you'll both appreciate.
Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil: Women have recognized the benefits of facial and hair oils for years. Here's the Men's option! Formulated with 10 natural oils, this lightweight, fast-absorbing product both hydrates the skin, protects from harsh environmental elements, and improves the skin's overall appearance. Great for soothing the skin post-shave, and for taming crazy hair days!Read More »