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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Day in the Life of By Terry founder Terry de Gunzburg!

Posted on 03/27/2013

Our beauty ICON, By Terry founder Terry de Gunzburg doesn't sleep and breathe makeup 365 days a year. Although it takes up a big part of her life, this busy mom needs to unwind too so we were excited to find out how she relaxes after a long day, her favorite vacation hot spots and how to look great in just 5 minutes! Explore a day in the life of Terry de Gunzburg here!

 
"From a very personal  experience, my life  mantra is my "me  time" after a long week of hard work  and constant traveling  between eurostars and airplanes. It is essential  to my every day  "balance" and also contributes to a beauty regime."  -TERRY de GUNZBURG
 
TERRY de GUNZBURG's  BEAUTY ROUTINE:  
 
"What makes BY TERRY products so unique is their  high quality, ultra-concentrated formulas, intensive  treatment and glowing benefits. They are made with  the purest pigments and the most exclusive active  ingredients. The textures are highly sophisticated and  very easy to blend to reveal absolute enlightening  and perfection. Making them easy to use  and ultra-performant."  5 minutes for a simple makeup  look - I call it my "Give me 5":  - Two clicks of TOUCH-EXPERT ADVANCED CONCEALER. - Three clicks of my best-selling LIGHT-EXPERT Brush. - Two sweeps of BLUSH TERRYBLY Cheek to Cheek Rose. - MASCARA TERRYBLY, the silky texture is easily applied  with no clumps. - And 30 seconds for the ultimate touch: embellish lips  with BAUME DE ROSE, for a subtle glowing effect.  This is a simple, 5 minute makeup routine, for a natural  look... glowing with radiance!
 
HOW DOES A BEAUTY ICON RELAX?
 
"During summer, I go to my house in Saint Remy de Provence! I love the scent of Fig Trees in the  garden, when I see those trees blooming, I  immediately feel on holiday...  For Christmas it would have to be in the  mountains in Switzerland when we are sure that  there will be snow!  We have been renting a  splendid chalet in Verbier for many years so we  always feel so at home there. My husband and  I sail with our family in the Mediterranean Sea in summer as well. It is gorgeous and so peaceful!"
 
"I also love to go to the Nuxe Spa rue Montorgueil in Paris or the Mandarin Oriental Spa in London." 
WHAT'S SHE READING THIS SUMMER? 
"I love true stories  about powerful  women and this  summer I think I am gonna love the biography of  Eleanor  Roosevelt."    
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady Et Rebelle by Claude-Catherine Kiejman
"whether it is relaxing at home with my family, walking from  gallery to museum, reading a book or listening to opera, I make  sure to make some space for my family and my pleasures."
 
 

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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Get The Look - By Terry Spring Makeup!

Posted on 03/27/2013

Beauty ICON, Terry de Gunzburg, founder of By Terry shares one of her favorite fresh looks for spring - Pink Me Up - in this step-by-step makeup tutorial! Visit our MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC(TM) full feature with Terry here!

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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Terry de Gunzburg of By Terry

Posted on 03/27/2013

Prepare to be inspired. b-glowing is very excited to share with you our first beauty ICON, By Terry founder Terry de Gunzburg! Visit our first MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC(TM) feature with tastemaker Terry de Gunzburg here!

Known as "the genius of makeup and the guru of color,"  this mastermind has even been dubbed the Steve Jobs of  makeup due to her products quick ability to become  must-have essentials to any woman who tries it. Anyway  you swing it, Terry de Gunzburg has always been at the  forefront of cosmetics innovation and a French beauty ICON.
 

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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Terry de Gunzburg Style

Posted on 03/27/2013

Fashion and beauty go hand in hand so we couldn't explore Terry's world completely without getting the inside scoop on her sophisticated style.  This month's ICON, By Terry founder Terry de Gunzburg takes us on a fashionable journey through her luxury must-haves from Burberry, Miu Miu and more! Terry de Gunzburg shares her insights to achieving effortless style here!

"This spring/summer season is going to be all about colors - both in the wardrobe and in the makeup bag!" 
 
"I'll have for sure lime shoes from Manolo Blahnik,  Fluo pink silk blouse from Miu Miu , metallic fuschia  bag from Burberry... and plenty of coral jewelry on a white shirt." 
 
"For fashion, my style is "urban" or "contemporary" chic. I love the Paris fashion week and shop in all kinds of places in London, Paris and NY."
 

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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Terry de Gunzburg's Fab Five!

Posted on 03/27/2013

Our beauty ICON, Terry de Gunzburg shares the products she can't live without from her luxury skincare and cosmetics line, By Terry! Explore her top five essentials below!

1. "My absolute must-have is BAUME DE ROSE.  It is my #1 best-seller across the world! Originally,  I had created this product for myself... Essential  Rose Wax, ultra repairing plant balm, Siberian  Flower Oil which replenishing properties resist to  extreme cold, volumizing Bio - Ceramides, moisturizing Shea Butter, anti-aggression Vitamins.... are at the heart of its exclusive formula making it the ideal  pampering SOS lip treatment." 
 2. "I also always carry my star product LIGHT EXPERT.  The perfect foundation for makeup dummies! Its click pen size is ideal to travel and for touch ups... It also  meets flying restrictions!"  
3. "I can't live without my HYALURONIC FACE GLOW.  It's a revolutionary version of a tinted ultra-hydrating  base, acts as a primer, pore minimizer, lines filler...a  miracle in a tube!"
4. + 5. "Neither can I live without my incomparable  volumizing, growth booster MASCARA TERRYBLY in  BLACK or ROUGE TERRYBLY lipstick for a Parisian  fashion touch."

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MAKE BEAUTY.ICONIC: Terry's Top Picks

Posted on 03/27/2013

The creator of By Terry, Terry de Gunzburg, shares her favorite products from b-glowing! From hair to body care, Terry's great taste not only extends from her effortless fashion style but also to her selection of other cosmetic brands. Explore all of her Top 12 b-glowing essentials here!

“For my hair, I use Klorane Shampoo, they are the best!”

 

Shampoo with Mango Butter

 

“I like the glow it gives to my skin and the smell is wonderful.”

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse

 

Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil - spray

 

“I use Mason Pearson brushes because they are soft and do not damage hair.”

Mason Pearson Handy Brush

Handy Mixture Bristle & Nylon Brush

 

 

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Behind the Brand: skyn ICELAND

Posted on 05/24/2013

Get the b-glowing EXCLUSIVE skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit, containing the brand's five top-selling products!

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.

Shop skyn ICELAND here.

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MAKE BEAUTY. ICONIC: Linda Rodin

Posted on 10/25/2013

Our BEAUTY ICON, Rodin Olio Lusso’s Linda Rodin is a natural—both at what she does and how she does it. She craves simple skincare with natural ingredients that fight impurities while recovering genuine beauty.

Coming from a style background, we were eager to learn about how the two worlds collide and how they can work together, especially when it comes to b-glowing brands Linda loves!

Describe the perfect Saturday in NYC. 
Waking up late, having a cappuccino and going with Winky to the flea market. And having nothing else to do the rest of the day. 

As someone who's worked both actively in fashion and now beauty, how important is it that these two styles complement each other?
Well, I think I was very lucky to have been first in the fashion business. It enabled me to have access to the best models, makeup and hair stylists in the world, so I could let them try my products. That's how the buzz happened. Word of mouth 

What is the best beauty advice you've ever received? 
Always keep your skin clean and fresh

If you were stuck with one piece of makeup what would it be?
Lipstick, for sure

From one woman to the next, whom do you admire? 
I admire women who juggle careers with their families, women who make a difference in the world by helping other people, and women who allow themselves to not be too affected by how they "should" look or feel. It's all right to be yourself. 

Linda’s b-glowing Product Picks:

Art of Shaving, Ocean Kelp—for the men in my life
butter London—love the colours!
BY TERRY—so creamy, especially the new moisturizing #301 lipstick
Japonesque, Manicure Set and Artisan Tweezer-Slant. I love japonesque sets of all kinds
Paul & Joe, eye colors CS. I adore Paul & Joe packaging 
Peter Thomas Roth, Ultra-Lite, Oil-Free Sunblock. Keeps my skin protected but not greasy
RGB—hip and gorgeous
Deborah Lippman—wonderful colors. 
Mason Pearson, Pocket Boar Bristle Brush.

For all Rodin Ollio Lusso products, shop here.

 

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MAKE BEAUTY. ICONIC Deborah Lippmann

Posted on 07/30/2014

Shop Deborah Lippmann here.

Celebrity manicurist and fixture at Fashion Week, Deborah Lippmann started out as a jazz singer in New York, doing nails to make ends meet. Now a pillar in the beauty industry, Deborah Lippmann divides her time between launching beautiful nail lacquer collections, celebrity manicures for red carpet season, designer collaborations for Fashion Week, and finding time for family.

Learn more about the brains behind the brand, and why we've named Deborah Lippmann our next beauty icon.

Want to know what Deborah Lippmann is LOVING? Shop her favorite beauty picks here.

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Big News For Rodin Olio Lusso

Posted on 11/04/2014

In 2007, Linda Rodin took her entrepreneurial  spirit to her kitchen where she experimented with several different high end oils to create her coveted unique blend. This blend is featured throughout her range of face oil, hair oil, body creme and more. Now in 2014 Rodin Olio Lusso has reached new heights.

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