View All Brands 100% Pure 37 Actives A Dozen Roses aden + anais African Botanics Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Alpha-H Anastasia Beverly Hills Anna Sui Anthony Antica Farmacista Apivita Apothia Los Angeles ARCONA ARgENTUM Armour Beauty Avene b-glowing b.e. becker.eshaya Baby Foot Balmain Beauty Works West beautyblender Beautyzzz BECCA Cosmetics Binchotan By MORIHATA bkr Blind Barber bliss Briogeo Brush On Block butter LONDON By Rosie Jane BY TERRY Cane + Austin CARGO Cosmetics Carthusia Chicago Comb Clark's Botanicals COACH Cocovit Color Wow Compagnie de Provence Cor Silver Soap Cucina Cult51 CV Skinlabs d.j.v. MIARAY D.S. & Durga Dear Clark Deborah Lippmann DERMABLEND Professional Dermasuri Doll Face Beauty Dr. Alkaitis Dr. Brandt Dr. Dewy Dr. Lipp Dreadnought Drunk Elephant Earth tu Face Egyptian Magic ELLIS FAAS Embryolisse Emma Hardie Erbaviva Ernest Supplies ERNO LASZLO Etat Libre d'Orange EVE LOM eyeko fatboy First Aid Beauty FOREO GLAMGLOW GLO Science GLOSS Moderne Goldfaden MD Grown Alchemist Heir Atelier i Profumi di Firenze ILIA Illamasqua Illume Iluminage Indie Lee Ineke invisibobble it Cosmetics Jaboneria Marianella Jack Black James Read January Labs Japonesque Jean-Michel Basquiat JINsoon John Allan's John Masters Organics Jonathan Product Jouer Cosmetics JOYA Juice Beauty Juliette Has A Gun June Jacobs Kahina Giving Beauty Kai Perfume Kat Burki Kerstin Florian Kevyn Aucoin Kiesque Kimberly Sayer of London Klorane Kneipp ko denmark Koh Gen Do Kose Sekkisei L'Aromarine Fragrances L'Artisan Parfumeur L:A Bruket La Roche-Posay Lab Series LaLicious LATHER Laura Geller Beauty Lauren Napier LaVanila Le Couvent des Minimes Lea Journo Leilani Bishop Fragrances Leonor Greyl Les Senteurs Gourmandes LightStim Lina Hanson Lipstick Queen Lulu Organics Macadamia Professional Mama Mio Marula Pure Beauty Oil Mason Pearson MAXUS Nails MD SolarSciences Mio Miracle Skin Transformer MODERN NOTES Montale Monyette Paris My Konjac Sponge NEST Fragrances Niche For Men NuFACE nugg Nuxe Olie Biologique Olio E Osso Olivine One Love Organics Oscar Blandi Pai Skincare Paul & Joe Beaute Paula's Choice Peter Thomas Roth Philip B. PRTTY PEAUSHUN Rahua by Amazon Beauty Rare El'ements Recipe for Men REN Skincare Renessence REVERIE RGB Cosmetics Rita Hazan RMS Beauty RODIN olio lusso Roloxin Lift Root Vanish By Kazumi Rosebud Salve Rouge Bunny Rouge S.W. Basics Sachajuan Sara Happ Sarah Horowitz Parfums Schmidt's Deodorant Scott Barnes Serge Normant Serious Serum Shaveworks Sigma Beauty Skindinavia skyn ICELAND Sol De Janeiro Soleil Toujours Somme Institute Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics St. Tropez Stila StriVectin Studio | 10 suki Sultra Supergoop! T3 Tammy Fender Tanda TATCHA Aburatorigami Terveer Thairapy 365 The Art of Shaving The Beachwaver Co. TOCCA Tokyo Milk Dark Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite Truman's Tweezerman Ursa Major Vapour Organic Beauty Vera Mona Verso Vita Liberata Voluspa Votivo WEI WEI to Go Widu Wunder2 Yosh Youth To The People Yu-Be Z Palette MAKEUP ERASER

Stress Tips from skyn ICELAND Founder Sarah Kugleman

Bookmark and Share Posted on 11/06/2013

Shop b-glowing.

In honor of National Stress Awareness Day, b-glowing spoke with skyn ICELAND Founder Sarah Kugleman about her favorite ways to relieve stress, plus the products she uses to relax her skin.


1. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per night to relieve anxiety and ward off illness. Sleep helps lower cortisol (stress) levels. When cortisol is too high it has a negative impact on our body and skin. When we sleep, our body releases human growth hormone, which helps to repair tissue and increase circulation, resulting in a healthier and happier you!

At the start or end of a long day, I like to use our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to smooth fine lines, diminish dark circles, reduce bags and to just sit back and relax. 



2. Pamper yourself. You only need 10 minutes before bed to rejuvenate with our new Fresh Start Face Mask to clear your pores, smooth and revive your skin, and feel refreshed and relaxed. Follow up with our new Arctic Elixir Serum with Raspberry Stem Cell Complex to repair, restore and recharge your skin. Taking good care of your skin now protects it against stress in the future.



3. Develop a routine. When you’re stressed, it’s important to take care of your physical health. I try to work out three times a week and splurge on regular massages to relieve the tension that builds up from stress. It’s important for your mental well being to take care of your body. I work with a cardiologist who just wrote a book about self care. It is important to take the time each day to care for oneself; it’s the little things that can help to make us look and feel our best.



4. Practicing yoga is an incredible way to release tension. It forces you to take a breather from life’s stresses and focus on inner balance and peace. When we are calm on the inside, it has been proven to show on our skin on the outside. Even simple stretching and meditation at home can work wonders for your body—both inside and out.



5. Drink plenty of water! I aim for 32 ounces per day to stay hydrated. Omega-rich foods such as salmon and avocado can also help to decrease internal inflammation.


You can shop skyn ICELAND here, and shop all b-glowing here.

Related Blog Entries

Recent Blog Entries

Cult Classic Beauty: ARCONA Raspberry Clarifying Bar » -

Shop b-glowing's Cult Classic Beauty Picks.

We love introducing devotees to new brands and products, especially those that have a strong cult following. In our Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in SkincareMakeupFragranceHair CareBath + Body, and Men's.

For delicious cleansing, we love Arcona’s Raspberry Clarifying Bar. It’s great for acne-prone skin, but it won’t dry you out (thank goodness, as winter is upon us!), and it decongests skin gently.

You’ll soon see a reduction in both inflammation and skin irritation, courtesy of the raspberry antibacterial properties and the wine extracts. Plus, acne scars will be diminished with the powerful combination of vitamin E, aloe, and green tea extract.

We love keeping the bar in the shower as an easy way to remove makeup, too, as it can penetrate deep layers without irritating sensitive areas. Although the bar is not a soap, it leaves skin cleansed and toned, without the use of chemicals.

One very important note: the Clarifying Bar smells incredible, and as much as you might want to, we recommend sticking to cleansing with it, not eating it.

For this and more Cult Classic Beauty Picks, shop our boutiques at

«butter London Illusionist Collection Mani -

Shop b-glowing.

Our Shadow Illusions mani is a super sleek and easy way to use this new collection to create a look with depth and a little mystery. These colors are great for fall, and add a vampy futuristic look to your nails. The deep purple of the bramble really complements the almost holographic oil spill that is petrol, creating an indigo-violet effect. With a quick glance at the nails, they even appear 3D. How cool is that?

  • For this simple mani, all you need is base/top coat and the new Illusionist collection. We used the color bramble and the top coat petrol.
  • Always start with clean, buffed and filed nails, and to ensure your mani lasts, don’t forget to push those cuticles back.
  • First apply a thin even base coat to each nail and let set to achieve a smooth base.
  • Next apply 1 coat of bramble to each nail. You can do two coats if there are spots, but because you are going to layer, you don’t want too much lacquer buildup. This is a very opaque color so one coat should suffice.
  • Wait for your first coat of bramble to dry before applying the sheer purple topcoat petrol.
  • For this mani, we want to give the illusion of a shadow to give depth to the iridescence of the petrol lacquer. To achieve this, start very carefully toward the bottom of the nail near the cuticle and leave ¼ inch strip of bramble. This will be your shadow. You can use tape to mark this off if you do not feel comfortable free-handing it.
  • You want to pull directly up from the line you have created to the free edge of the nail. Make sure to do two coats and to start your second coat from the same line.
  • Once both coats of petrol have dried, add a shiny top coat to seal in your new look!

Anxious to get the look? Shop butter London now.