4 Skincare Ingredients You Need to Try for Glowing Skin

       
May 23rd, 2016 | Contributed by:

With beauty products being introduced left, right and center, it’s quite easy to achieve the once impossible task of flawless, glowing skin. However, with products literally being produced in bulk, how do you choose the one that’s perfect for you?

You look into the ingredients.

While you need to stay away from harsh ingredients like alcohol, sulphates, fragrances and mineral oils (their harmfulness being debatable), you actively need to find ingredients that are going to do the world of good to you.

Read on to reveal 4 skincare ingredients that you NEED to try to get your skin glowing once again:

Caffeine

You love your morning Joe but did you know that this simple ingredient can do amazing stuff for your skin?

Caffeine has anti-oxidants (which we all know are the key to fighting signs of aging) and has anti-inflammatory properties. Just like the caffeine in your beverages acts as a stimulant for your body, the caffeine in your skincare products acts as a stimulant for your skin.

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It increases blood circulation and decreases fluid build-up in your facial skin when applied topically, which is why it is one of the most common and approved ingredients for eye creams. Not only does its presence help reduce the appearance of dark circles but also, helps de-puff the under-eye bags and tighten the skin around the eyes.

Some of our favorite eye care products that use caffeine to boost their effectiveness include PETER THOMAS ROTH – 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, GLAMGLOW – BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment and Philosophy – Full of Promise Restoring Eye Duo For Upper-Lid Lifting And Under-Eye Firming.

Other star skincare products that use caffeine as one of their ingredients to help tone the skin and control excess sebum production include Dermalogica – mediBac Sebum Clearing Masque, PETER THOMAS ROTH – Laser-Free Regenerator Moisturizing Gel-Cream and PETER THOMAS ROTH – Firmx Firming Night Moisturizer, the latter two being award winning products.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

The game changers of this decade, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, more popularly known as AHAs, are the key to the new gen exfoliation.

AHAs are acids – glycolic acid and lactic acid, the two most popular ones – that help gently exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin, stimulate collagen production and help minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles.

While these acids are THE key to glowing skin in a flash, they need to be formulated in a particular way to be effective without harming the skin. Moreover, an essential point to note is that AHAs increase the photosensitivity of the skin – which in turn means that applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

There are a tonne of products featuring AHAs nowadays so you need to choose depending on your skin type and condition.

If you are opting for glycolic acid, start off with a low percentage, that is, 5%, and then move on to higher percentages. Lower percentages can be applied daily while higher percentages should be applied with caution and only once or twice a week. Also, be sure to do a patch test before covering your face in acids to ensure that you are not allergic to any.

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Start off with something gentle like REN – Clarimatte Clarifying Toner, CANE+AUSTIN – 10 Percent Retexture Pad . You can then move on to high strength acids like PETER THOMAS ROTH – Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads, Philosophy – The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel and CANE+AUSTIN – 20 Percent Miracle Pad. Apart from exfoliating toners and pads, you can also invest in creams that help deliver AHAs to your skin and rejuvenate them from within like Philosophy – Hope In A Jar Night and Exuviance – Age Reverse Night Lift.

Side Note: Beta Hydroxy Acids work to help exfoliate skin too; but are more targeted towards oily skin since they help de-clog pores and fight acne. The most popular one is salicylic acid. However, please use caution while using it because of its property to thin blood consistency if absorbed by the skin. Also, do a patch test before using it to check if you are not allergic to it.

Vitamin C

Known for its skin lightening properties, Vitamin C can help you illuminate your skin tone by decreasing hyper-pigmentation, fighting off uneven skin tone and by boosting collagen production.

While your DIY gurus might suggest you to use lemon juice directly as your source of vitamin C, it is best to leave the lemons for dietary purposes. As with all ingredients, vitamin C needs to be formulated in a certain way to avoid being harsh to the skin and cause more harm than good.

If formulated correctly, not only can vitamin C products give you the much coveted glow but can also help you ward off signs of aging with their anti-oxidant properties.

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Try products like PETER THOMAS ROTH – Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer, Bliss – Triple Oxygen Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream and REN – Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial.

Hyaluronic Acid

A water based ingredient, Hyaluronic acid is usually a key ingredient in most good quality moisturizers, targeted at anti-aging.

Hyaluronic acid is effective because of its ability to retain moisture in huge quantities. Thereby, when included in your skincare regimen, this gem of an ingredient helps retain moisture and give your skin its natural soft, plump look – a key sign of youthful skin.

Hyaluronic acid also works to repair the outermost barrier of your skin, which is usually damaged by the sun’s harmful rays and the daily wear and tear.

While Hyaluronic acid is obviously beneficial to drier skin types, it also works equally well for oily skin because of its light-weight texture and for sensitive skin types, because of its gentleness and the fact that it already is a natural part of our skin’s makeup.

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PETER THOMAS ROTH – VIZ-1000 Hydrating Serum packs a power punch of 75% Hyaluronic acid making it one of the best options to include in your skincare routine. Other equally good options include Beauty Bridge – Anti-Aging Lifting Serum, Dermalogica – Intensive Moisture Balance and Beauty Bridge – Anti-Aging Revitalizing Night Cream.

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Cult-Favorite theBalm Products Worth Trying

       
May 16th, 2016 | Contributed by:

Known for their retro design packaging and their naughty, offbeat names, theBalm is one the most established European brands out there. Offering affordable, yet amazing quality products, a huge number of theBalm products are now a cult-favorite; some, so much so that, the brand’s particular product names are used to represent the product itself in general.

While theBalm offers a huge array of products including some base face makeup ones and skincare products, their best products are usually the pigmented ones including highlighters, eye shadow palettes, blushes and lippies.

Take a look at some of the cult favorite theBalm products:

theBalm – The Manizer Sisters

These gorgeous, shimmery highlighters changed the highlighting game for good with their debut years ago.

Available in 3 colors to suit a variety of skin tones, these highlighters are extremely affordable and deliver such gorgeous results to bring a luminous glow to your face that faking it was never this easy!

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a honey-hued highlighter with warm champagne gold undertones; theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer is a bronze highlighter, suited either for dark skin tones or to be used for that gorgeous “sun-kissed glow”; lastly, theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer is a beautiful peachy pink highlighter with the least shimmer of them all.

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All three of them can be used as a highlighter, right above your cheekbones, as a neutral yet gorgeous eye shadow, swiped across the lids and as an illuminator, all over your face as a final step of your makeup routine.

If you wanna try them all at once, theBalm also offers a travel-friendly palette, theBalm – theManizer Sisters Luminizers Palette, featuring all three of them!

theBalm – Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

One of the best nude palettes out there, The Balm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette offers 12 gorgeous matte and shimmery nude shades to help you create understated office chic looks as well as dramatic, sexy smoky looks. The palette comes with a dual-ended eyeshadow/liner brush.

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The palette comes in two variants: Nude and Nice. Both have the same eye shadows but different packaging inside, with one featuring nude ladies while the other not.

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For $36 only, it is one of the more affordable neutral eye shadow palettes with amazing color pay-off and buttery consistency. Give it a try especially if you are new to eye makeup!

theBalm – Instain Long-Wearing Powder Stain Blush

Each named after fabric materials, these The Balm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Stain Blush deliver AMAZING color on your cheeks and last a good 6-8 hours on your skin (even if you are an oil slick!).

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Since the color pay-off is beyond good, you need to apply these blushes with a soft hand and work your way up to how dark you want your blush to appear.

With a light hand though, these blushes deliver a gorgeous healthy glow without looking unnatural!

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The blushes are available in six shades: Argyle (Petal Pink), Lace (Bright Pink), Houndstooth (Mauve), Pinstripe (Plum), Swiss Dot (Peach) and Toile (Strawberry).

theBalm Put a Lid On it Eyeshadow Primer

This velvety smooth, weightless eye shadow primer guarantees “loud and proud” pigmentation. Not only does theBalm Put a Lid On it Eyeshadow Primer help increase the pigmentation of the otherwise “weak” eye shadows, but also helps prevent creasing and fading, ensuring some solid wear time. The eye shadows blend out smoothly on top of it without “sticking” on it.

theBalm – Cabana Boy Blush

While the other two “Boy” series blushes, Frat Boy Blush (a gorgeous apricot color) and Down Boy Blush (a beautiful baby pink color) are very flattering and quite amazing, theBalm Cabana Boy Blush is hands down the best of all three.

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theBalm Cabana Boy Blush is a striking plum-raspberry shade with a subtle gold sheen that makes the blush transfer more luminous than glittery. The pigmentation is amazing, so a light hand is recommended to start off. Add to the intense pigmentation, the buttery smooth texture and an affordable price, and you have got one heck of a blush!

theBalm – Bahama Mama

One of theBalm’s best-selling products, theBalm Bahama Mama, is a matte dusty bronzer, with absolutely no horrible orange tinge whatsoever.

It might scare the pale skinned gals out there, but again if applied with a light touch, this stuff is super amazing to give you that naturally tanned look or to carve out those sexy cheekbones via contouring.

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The texture of it buttery smooth which makes application and blending out contour lines oh-so-easy! theBalm Bahama Mama is available as an individual product and also as part of the Hey Mama! Kit which also features theBalm Sexy Mama (anti-shine translucent powder) and theBalm Hot Mama (a gorgeous coral blush – close dupe of Nars Orgasm).

theBalm – Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette

Reminiscent of the metallica days, this theBalm – Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette is a colorful throwback to the good 90s era.

Featuring 12 eye shadows named after popular rock bands, a highlighter, a blush and two lip and cheek colors, theBalm – Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette is a welcome addition to anyone’s makeup arsenal.

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The colors of the eye shadows range from frosty silvers to matte plums and from shimmery golds to satin blues. Yes, a perfect blend of textures and colors to take you from day to night.

theBalm – In theBalm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol 1 Holiday Face Palette

If you are new to theBalm and thanks to our post, you can’t help but want to try ALL of these cult-favorite theBalm products, then we suggest you buy theBalm – In theBalm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol 1 Holiday Face Palette.

It features “4 perfectly coordinated eyeshadows, 3 universal blushes, a matte bronzer, a champagne-hued highlighter, a classic red lip color, and a nude lip and cheek cream”.

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It’s perfect for travelling because it literally packs all of the best theBalm products in a portable, lightweight box, helping you try out endless combination of looks on the go!

For those already on theBalm bandwagon, your favorite brand just introduced theBalm – Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette. Give it a try!

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10 Travel Essentials for your Beauty Bag

       
May 9th, 2016 | Contributed by:

Who said you can’t look glamorous on the go?

We have 10 Travel Beauty Essentials (TSA Approved, btw) to help you look gorgeous without having to carry a train case load of beauty products (guilty as charged).

  1. Dry Shampoo

The beauty game-changer of this decade, Dry Shampoo, is an absolute travel essential especially for the Summer months. Because, who has the time vacation ala mode to wash, dry, style and repeat?

Try Fekkai – Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo. It’s the ultimate time saver for those perpetually ponytailed hair in between washes.

Blow-dried to perfection hair? Check.

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  1. Cleansers

Of course you need one. But you don’t have to carry a bag full of makeup removers, cleansers and toners when you can simply take with you Philosophy – Purity At Home and Away Duo. The set features Philosophy’s award-winning daily facial skin cleanser and disposable cleansing cloths, in case you don’t have water access to rinse while on the go.

The cleanser-cloth combination not only removes makeup but also helps hydrate and tone the skin. Talk about a multi-tasking product!

Clean, Glowing Skin? Check.

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  1. Masks

While you can skimp on a multitasking product for cleansing, your skin will still need a good dose of nourishment for those long partying nights and all the travelling stress.

If you are in the mood for a splurge, take with you GLAMGLOW – Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. A cult-favorite, the mask is designed to act like a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’. Nothing better than to indulge on your vacation, right?

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But if you are on a budget (because who isn’t?), opt for Bliss – Triple Oxygen to The Rescue! Facial in a Box, a travel friendly kit which features a Energizing Foaming Mask, Spa-Strength Resurfacing Pads and  an Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream. Alternatively, you can opt for the REN – Glow and Go! Kit which includes a Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial and Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. Both travel friendly, and super effective in giving your skin a refreshing glow on the go.

Nourished, Hydrated Skin? Check.

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  1. BB Creams

If you have ever been told off for carrying a truckload of makeup to your trips, it is time to shun them all for a multitasking badass product.

Something that covers allof your high maintenance makeup bases: moisturizer, primer, sunscreen AND foundation. Our solution for your go-to for flawless skin? Smashbox – Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35.

Bonus? It comes in a travel size too!

Unblemished complexion? Check.

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  1. Concealer

While the superstar BB cream might give you a good base, some pesky imperfections still require a heavy duty concealer to hide them.

We recommend traveling with Smashbox – High Definition Concealer to act as a double acting concealer for those dark circles and other imperfections.

No Raccoon Eyes? Check.

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  1. Beauty Blender

Between choosing an arsenal of makeup brushes and a beauty blender, we will always pick the latter. Not only because it delivers a flawless finish on the go but also because it helps apply ALL of your makeup with just one sponge.

Use the flat bottom for stippling in your BB cream, the tip to blend in the concealer and the sides to blend in the blushes.

Oh, did we mention the beauty blender is super light-weight and is also available in a mini version?

Flawless makeup? Check.

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  1. Lipsticks and Blushes

Oh no, you don’t carry them both. You carry a gorgeous, golden makeup case (that doubles as a clutch for the date night, btw) filled with three travel size “wands” of lip and cheek makeup.

Pixi – Fresh Face Case features a highlighter, a gloss and a lip and cheek stain. The trio works to enhance your cheeks, cheekbones, eye lids (yup, it triples up as a eye enhancer too) and lips!

Did we mention the beautiful golden case?

Glowing Cheeks and Rosy Pouts? Check.

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  1. Mascara

One product that instantly transforms a cutesy look to a sensual one is a mascara.

A swipe of a volumizing mascara like Smashbox – Full Exposure Mascara Jet Black that gives “outrageous volume, serious lift and a high-shine, glossy finish” can instantly oomph up your otherwise neutral look.

Falsie Effect? Check.

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  1. Manicure Kit and Nail Remover Wipes

Nothing glams up a look like a manicured hand!

When you don’t have time for a full makeup look or are planning a lazy day at the beach, amp up your look with a simple manicure.

Can’t decide which nail color to travel with? Take with you butter LONDON – High Tea Collection which has THE perfect shades to transition from a Melon Crème beach look to a Nude Crème shopping look straight to the Deep Berry Crème manicure for a dinner date on the go.

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Traveling with a nail polish remover that has a 90% chance of spilling and ruining all your luggage is a big no-no.

Instead, travel with nail remover wipes. You will need some for all those gorgeous transitions mentioned above.

A good travel friendly option is butter LONDON – Glitter Scrubbers Textured Remover Wipes. Simply because they are saturated enough to even help you get rid of those stubborn glitter polishes (if you are wearing one) all the while nourishing your nails.

Glamorous Manicures? Check.

  1. Deodorants and Perfumes

Be it the balmy Miami beaches or the cooler European destinations, deodorants and perfumes are a MUST for traveling.

Again, you don’t need to carry much except a deodorant mini like Lavanila – The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Snowberry and a mini perfume set like Philosophy – Live with Grace and Love Fragrance Set to give you three different options for day to night partying.

Florally fragrant? Check.

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Type of Mom

       
May 2nd, 2016 | Contributed by:

Being her favorite is a no-brainer. But how do you choose a gift for someone who has given you so much and who already has it all?

We suggest you give her the ultimate beauty indulgence: The gift of pampering. From nourishing body butters to sumptuous bath bombs, from those wrinkle-fighting luxurious creams to an opulent highlighter for that unearthly glow!

Need some suggestions? Read on to find out the best gift for your mom:

For the Mom in Need of a Little Extra R & R

Bring the Spa home for her. Give her a spa-inspired bath and body care set to help her rejuvenate and reenergize from the comfort of her home.

These suggested gift sets will not only help your mom transform her skin to keep it looking healthy and radiant but will also stimulate her senses and give her the much-needed dose of aromatherapy. Perfect body essentials to leave her skin baby soft, silky smooth, and lastingly nourished.

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If you are on a budget, Bliss and Philosophy have some adorable AND affordable bath and body duos too. Check out:

Philosophy – Thank You Raspberry Sorbet Gift Set

For $20, Philosophy – Thank You Raspberry Sorbet Gift Set includes:

  • Raspberry Sorbet Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
  • High-gloss, High-flavor Lip Shine

Bliss – Citrus Stars Lemon+Sage Bath and Body Duo

For $10, the “magnifi-’scent’ mini duo of spa-inspired Bliss Citrus Stars Lemon+Sage Bath and Body Duo Set includes:

  • lemon+sage soapy suds 1 oz.
  • lemon+sage body butter 1 oz.

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For the Working Moms

Being a Mom is a job in itself. Add to it the stress of a professional career and you have got yourself a Super Mom!

For these beautiful moms always on-the go, these gifts will make for perfect beauty pick-me-ups!

BECCA Cosmetics – Radiant Glow Collection

For $32 ($70.00 Value), this collection of best-selling BECCA products is perfect for the working Mom to highlight her complexion for a beautiful glow for the work life.

It Includes:

  • Under Eye Brightening Corrector (0.1 oz.)
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone (0.085 oz.)
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal (0.17 oz.)
  • Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Raspberry/Opal (0.08 oz.)

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If you are looking for something more extravagant, get her the Best of BECCA Collection for Light Skin or Dark Skin, which includes:

  • Shimmering Skin – Opal (travel size),
  • Cocoa/Mocha Brow Contour Mousse,
  • Low Light/High Light Perfecting Palette,
  • Watermelon Beach Tint
  • a Brow/Liner Brush.

bareMinerals also has a beautiful all-in-one palette that will be perfect for your working mom to achieve a flawless, radiant complexion for her office time!

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To help her apply her makeup absolutely flawless and laser-sharp precision, choose from either of the Beauty Blender sets: Beautyblender – Double Blender Sponge & Cleanser Kit or Pretty.Posse Kit. Both these sets come with the beautiful pink sponges and blender cleansers to keep the gorgeous tools squeaky clean.

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If your mom loves a good manicure, check out Deborah Lippmann Collection – Undressed Shades of Nude Collection. Available for only $34, ($72.00 Value), the set has 6 chic nude shades , for the ultimate understated office glam.

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Collection includes: Flesh For Fantasy (crème) Totally Nude (crème) Born This Way (crème) Bare It All (crème) Natural Woman (crème) Skin Deep (crème)

For the Outdoorsy Moms

For the Mom who loves to spend time outdoors, be it doing gardening and growing healthy vegetables for you or be it a just lazing around by the pool, these Supergoop! Gift sets are perfect! These sun protection superstars will not only help protect your mom from skin cancer but also, will help fight the process of premature aging caused by sun damage.

Choose from either Supergoop! – Day to Day Value Set or Supergoop! – At Play Value Set

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Supergoop! – Day to Day Value Set available for $45 ($59.00 Value) includes a zippered Hello, Sunshine! tote, with: City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 (20mL) Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37 (2mL) Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40 (1oz) AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 (0.5 oz) Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 (10mL)

 

Supergoop! - At Play Value Set for $45 ($57.50 Value) comes with a zippered In a Sunshine Daze! Tote which includes: Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 (1 oz) Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 (1 oz) Antioxidant Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 (3 oz) MintFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 (0.5 oz)

Supergoop! – At Play Value Set for $45 ($57.50 Value) comes with a zippered In a Sunshine Daze! Tote which includes: Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 (1 oz), Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 (1 oz), Antioxidant Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50 (3 oz) and MintFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 (0.5 oz).

For the Ageless Moms

Give your Mom the gift of timeless beauty. Help her fight signs of aging with these high-performance anti-aging skincare sets that work to dramatically improve the look of wrinkles, skin tone, and allover radiance and clarity.

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For the Skincare Junkie Mom

Help her look radiant with these best-selling skincare sets, which effectively cleanse, gently exfoliate and luxuriously nourish to reveal a healthy, rosy glow.

Philosophy – Radiant & Refined Skincare Set For Normal to Combination Skin

For $70 ($102.00 Value), specifically designed for normal to combination skin, set includes:

  • Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes (8 oz.).
  • When Hope Is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum (1 oz.).
  • Hope in a Jar High-Performance Moisturizer for All Skin Types (2 oz.)

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Dermalogica – Our Favorites Gift Set

For $35, this limited-edition set features Dermalogica’s top picks for cleansing, toning, hydrating, exfoliating and priming your mom’s way to healthy, glowing skin. The kit contains:

  • PreCleanse (1 oz.)
  • Multi-Active Toner (1 oz.)
  • Skin Hydrating Booster (0.25 oz.)
  • Gentle Cream Exfoliant (0.3 oz.)
  • SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 (0.24 oz.)

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Shop More: Dermalogica – PowerBright TRx Treatment Kit

For Her Loving Hands

From being the first one to hold her hand to being the one who help you taught how to walk, your mom’s hands have been through a lot.

Help her rejuvenate her hands and delight her senses with these nature-backed luxurious hand care sets.

Le Couvent des Minimes Kits:

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AHAVA Sets

AHAVA – Hand Cream Trio 3 Mineral Must Have’s Limited Edition

For $44, ($74.50 Value), the set features:

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 Dermud Intensive Hand Cream (3.4 oz.)  Catcus & Pink Pepper Mineral Hand Cream (3.4 oz.)  Mineral Hand Cream (3.4 oz.)

AHAVA – Mini Hand Cream Trio

For $15 only, the kit features:

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20 ml Mineral Hand Cream Mandarin & Cedarwood 20 ml Mineral Hand Cream 20 ml Mineral Hand Cream Cactus & Pink Pepper

 

How are You planning to Thank Your Mom this Mother’s Day?

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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – April 2016!

       
April 30th, 2016 | Contributed by:

This month is all about lips! Which #bbBabe photo is your fav?

Don’t forget to use #beautybridge so we can see all of your fun product photos! We love to repost them on our social media platforms.

@thecinemascoper : Kate went for a clean and simple look with Lipstick Queen – Jungle Queen Lipstick.

@tiennguyenn : Tien opted for a deep red lip with this Saint Lipstick by Lipstick Queen

@ashleysademua : “Quick makeup for shawtys on the GO with Lipstick Queen – Saint Lipstick in the color Coral” – Ashley

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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – March 2016!

       
March 30th, 2016 | Contributed by:

Nail looks are always fun to get inspired by! This month we are featuring fun nail looks using Butter London! Which #bbBabe photo is your fav?

Don’t forget to use #beautybridge so we can see all of your fun product photos! We love to repost them on our social media platforms.

@shortnailswatcher : “Nails Of The Day with Butter London The Sweet Spot, from their collaboration with Allure. This is 2 coats plus top coat. The formula is thick, it could be a one-coater in the right hands. It actually self-leveled pretty well.” – Ashley

@sugarcoatednails : “The coffee craving is real ☕️” – Anna  (nail polish used Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic)

@misspolishednails : Matte nails are super popular this Spring! Give your nails that trendy matte look with any nail polish in your collection using the Butter London Matte Finish Top Coat.


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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – February 2016!

       
February 27th, 2016 | Contributed by:

This month we are featuring Dermalogica! Check out these photos from these awesome #bbBabes. Which is your favorite photo?

Don’t forget to use #beautybridge so we can see all of your fun product photos! We love to repost them on our social media platforms.

Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – February 2016!

Rachel’s overall thoughts of the Charcoal Rescue Masque:

  • The mask has fine exfoliating beads which was pleasant on the face
  • There was a slight tingle when I first applied it, if you have sensitive skin it might be too much for you
  • Once I removed the mask my skin was super clear and bright!
  • My skin felt a bit tight but in a good way, like all the excess oils had been removed
  • My skincare products sunk in a lot better

Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – February 2016!

“Hands down my favorite primer right now! It keeps my skin hydrated throughout my day but gives me a great matte look to my skin at the same time. Makeup applies so nicely and it looks great by its self to give your skin a nice even look. Definitely a staple in my makeup bag right now! “ – Cori

Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – February 2016!

“Week two of the Dermalogica detox challenge: eat at least 6 pieces of fruit and veggies a day. This one goes hand & hand with their Multivitamin Power Serum.”

Good luck on the rest of your Dermalogica detox challenge Isabelle!

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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – January 2016!

       
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Check out these photos focusing on one of our brands, The Balm Cosmetics, from these awesome #bbBabes. Which is your favorite photo?

Don’t forget to use #beautybridge so we can see all of your fun product photos! We love to repost them on our social media platforms.


#bbBabe of January

Instagram - @makeupby_katyjane

Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette from theBalm
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Nude Eyeshadow Palette

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Instagram - @elojelloseropian
Bahama Mama Bronzer

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Bahama Mama Bronzer from theBalm

Instagram - @maryamnyc

Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer from theBalm
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Katy uses the Meet Matt(e) nude Pallette to create this pretty cut crease look.

Who else thinks Bahama Mama is the perfect bronzer? It looks so pretty on Elizabeth!

Use the Mary Lou Manizer to get that perfect glow just like Maryam in this photo!

 

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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – December 2015!

       
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#bbBabe of December

Instagram - @ashleymareebeauty

Afterglow Palette from BECCA Cosmetics

Instagram - @lorraine_haigney

Under Eye Brightening Corrector from BECCA Cosmetics

Instagram - @blondeteaparty

Backlight Priming Filter from BECCA Cosmetics

Check out these Becca Cosmetics photos from these awesome #bbBabes. Which is your favorite photo?

@ashleymareebeauty This palette seems to be one of Becca Cosmetic’s more popular items!

@lorraine_haigney This full-coverage crème corrector completely eradicates under eye darkness by brightening and evening skin tone. Truly unique in color and formula, BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector is backlighting for your concealer.

@blondeteaparty Backlight Priming Filter creates a canvas for your makeup, extending its wear from day to night. Infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls, each one adds a different drop of diffused light.

As always, we’d love for you to check out these ladies on Instagram and follow! There are so many talented makeup and nail artists out there. If you want to have a chance to be featured as a #bbBabe of the month, don’t forget to tag us in any photos of you using any brands that we carry on our website! #bbBabe @beautybridge

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20 Unbiased Beauty Blender Reviews

       
November 5th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Beauty Blender Reviews

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There are a number of beauty products on the market. Some are applied with a finger, brush, or makeup sponge. The Beauty Blender is one of the newest applicators to be introduced, and it has taken the cosmetic industry by storm. Developed by Rea Ann Silva, the Beauty Blender sponge is an egg-shaped product that offers the ability to create a flawless finish for makeup application.

Silva is a high-profile makeup artist who has worked on countless celebrity clients. Although many consumers may view her invention with skepticism, she has won praise from the public. Here is a sampling of some positive Beauty Blender reviews.

YouTube Reviews

YouTube is a excellent way for a person to review a particular product and explain all relevant details. More and more people are using this medium to recommend everyday products and show how they work.

YouTuber Compares Original Beauty Blender with the Sonja Kashuk Beauty Blender

Lainamarie91 unveils the best beauty blender available. She compares Silva’s product with a similar sponge created by Sonja Kashuk. Kashuk’s product was purchased for approximately $10 at a local chain store. It appears stiff and can’t be easily rolled against the face. Also, it is difficult to clean.

Silva’s pink makeup sponge is double the price but much easier use. It feels softer and more squishy. Cleaning is simply as well. This YouTuber concludes Silva’s product was superior.

Rebecca Rodriguez Makes YouTube Video About Beauty Sponge

Rebecca Rodriguez expresses her opinion about the Beauty Blender. Despite her initial hesitations, she loves the product and feels it worked better than brushes to apply her foundation. Her end results are flawless.

Beauty Blender vs the Soho Beauty Sponge

This video compares two popular facial products. The Soho Sponge has a football shape. This makes it difficult to completely blend makeup products. It appears flimsy and hard to hold.

On the other hand, the Original Beauty Blender Sponge can easily cover large surface areas of the face. It’s perfectly suited for almost all parts of the face than the Soho Sponge, which also makes it easier to use. The reviewer clearly prefers the Beauty Blender Sponge, despite its higher price.

Blog Post Reviews

Blogging is a great way to express individual thoughts. Although a blog post includes opinions of its author, the offered information may help people get through similar situations or make purchasing decisions.

Blogger Samantha Joy Discusses the Best Beauty Blender

Samantha Joy enjoys blogging about beauty and lifestyle topics. After testing out the famous pink blender, she’s written a very detailed review of the product.  She understands the key to creating a perfect face is using a product that blends well. The patent-pending shape and texture of this product conforms to tight spaces around the nose and eyes, which makes it simple to finish all areas of the face in less time. Since it is latex-free and non-allergenic, everyone can use this product. Samantha recommends the Beauty Blender to anyone who wants flawless makeup application without any frustration.

Weekend Ramblings Reviews the Beauty Blender

This blog post explains the Beauty Blender is the first ergonomically designed non-disposable facial applicator. With traditional sponges, heavy application becomes a problem. The pink sponge provides control and gives an airbrushed effect. Although it is priced higher than a disposable item, this sponge can be cleaned and reused for a long time, so it is highly recommended.

Beauty Blender Colors

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Victor Amos and His Pro Beauty Blog

Amos is a blogger that faithfully uses the Original Beauty Blender. His blogs commonly review various beauty products. In this post, he explains the benefits of the pink blender sponge. He loves the longevity of the product and recommends it to all his clients.

The Beauty Junkee Talks Blending Techniques

This blog explains how simple it is to use the Beauty Blender. The tapered side reaches all the crevices of the face and leaves an airbrush-quality without the expense. Even after multiple uses, it does not crumble like traditional makeup sponges.

Ellie’s Pretty Little Lessons

This blog spot teaches users how to use the Beauty Blender and receive incredible results. The bouncy texture makes it simple to pat foundation across the face. It provides the same or better results as a set of quality brushes.

Makeup and Beauty Blog

The Beauty Blender is ideal for beginners. It seamlessly blends concealer and foundation and fits perfectly in the hand. It arrives small, but it grows to a good size after it is placed in water.

Makeup Artist Reviews the Beauty Sponge

A makeup artist is the perfect person to review the Beauty Blender. This professional deals with all types of cosmetic products and can give an honest opinion about the best and the worst items.

Beauty Sponge Amazon Reviews

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Ailbhe Lynch’s Review

Ailbhe Lynch had the opportunity to try the Beauty Blender. She is a makeup artist who is always on the lookout for a product that makes her job easier. Since she commonly uses brushes to apply foundation, she was skeptical about the sponge. However, she uncovered it worked well to build coverage and stamp makeup onto the skin so that it lasts throughout the day.

Troy Surratt’s Review

Troy Surratt is known as beauty “otaku,” which means beauty obsessive. He is a makeup artist who has worked on Jeniffer Lopez and Charlize Theron. He describes the Beauty Blender as “a basic tool that accomplishes so much.” It picks the perfect amount of foundation and lifts excess product away from the face so that optimal coverage is achieved.

Fiona Stiles’ Review

Fiona Stiles has applied makeup to celebrities, including Halle Berry and Jessica Chastain. She explains this sponge is made to provide flawless coverage. It keeps foundation thin in areas where little product is needed and layers it thicker where more coverage is necessary. It “camouflages” problem areas.

Mai Quynh Uses the Beauty Blender

Mai Quynh is well known in Hollywood and has worked on celebrities like Reese Witherspoon. After using the blender, she noticed how the product removes extra makeup for a soft and dewy finish. Since the item is round in design, it leaves no streaks behind.

Reviews By Influencers

Huda Heidi Kattan Examines the Beauty Blender

Huda Heidi Kattan is well known for her Huda Beauty website. While reviewing the product, she uncovered the pink makeup sponge works well with both powder and liquid cosmetics. Although she has used similar products in the past, this item’s unique shape and material does not compare to anything. She would not trade her Beauty Blender for anything in the world.

Magazine Reviews

Magazines are a great medium to discuss various products. They reach wide audiences and have trusted authors who readers turn to for accurate information.

Beauty Blender Magazine  Reviews

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Persephone Magazine Discusses Various Facial Products

Michelle Miller of Persephone Magazinerecently compared a number of skincare products, including the Beauty Blender. She found this item brought excellent results, especially on super fair and dry skin. The product was quite durable. She will not return to disposable sponge applicators again.

InStyle Magazine Reviews Cosmetic Applicators

Jeniffer Velez of Instyle Magazine had the chance to review the Beauty Blender. At first, she viewed this as an “unnecessary product.” However, she discovered it is a “secret weapon” in the makeup industry. Its unique shape and soft texture make it ideal for applying primer, foundation, powder, and eye shadow.

Amazon Beauty Blender Reviews

Amazon is the premier online retailer for all types of products. It is known for offering low prices and selling to large numbers of customers. All buyers have the opportunity to review their purchases.

Rhoo (of Dayton) Reviews the Blender Sponge

This Amazon customer explained the blender was easy to use and clean. It provided professional application at home and worked much better than “copycat” products.

Lindsey Brooke Reviews the Blender on Amazon

After using the Beauty Blender Sponge, Lindsey will never go back to her original applicators. She is “obsessed” with the results that appear airbrushed. In the beginning, she was skeptical about the price. However, she has found the results were worth the cost.

Beauty Sponge Amazon Reviews

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Joyce 88 Reviews the Beauty Applicator

After receiving this beauty applicator, this Amazon customer was amazed by the “flawless results.” She normally used brushes to blend her foundation, but they left streaks. This is not a problem with the Beauty Blender. Even after months of use, it has remained in perfect condition.

Beauty Blender Duo by Sailor

This customer is a licensed cosmetologist who is “amazed” by the Blender Duo. She has never used anything as effective as this product to achieve realistic coverage.

After reading Beauty Blender reviews from across the Internet, it is easy to see the high amount of positive feedback. This product works to blend all types of makeup and provides a flawless appearance. Despite the higher price, it appears to be worth the money.

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