Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – November 2015!

November 1st, 2015 | Contributed by:

#bbBabe of November

Instagram - @sammi_saliba

Mineral Water Spray (10 oz.)
from evian

Instagram - @carolinearomao
Mineral Water Spray (5 oz.)
from evian

Instagram - @amixofmin

Mineral Water Spray
Travel Size (1.7 oz)
from evian

Winter 2015 Holiday Catalog

Check out our #bbBabes of the month November!

@sammi_saliba Looking nice and fresh using Evian!

@carolinearomao is making us want to jump back into Summer with this photo!

@amixofmin Evian spray is great to help re-hydrate in the Summer and Winter months!

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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5 Best Tips to Transition from Fall to Winter Skin Care

October 28th, 2015 | Contributed by:

5 Best Tips to Transition from Fall to Winter Skin CareWinter is well-known for wreaking havoc on our skin. The cold and the wind dry and chap our faces, causing flakiness, dullness, redness, irritation, and more. Fortunately, there are easy skincare solutions that will ensure your skin stays smooth, radiant, and healthy this winter. Here are some tips to ensure that the transition from fall to winter is easy on your skin.

Don’t neglect sun care.

While it’s true that the sun doesn’t shine as bright during winter, that doesn’t mean you should forgo sunscreen. Protecting your skin from UV damage is important all year round. Keep using sunscreen throughout the winter months, and your skin will thank you for it. To get the best sun protection, it’s recommended to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that has both UVA and UVB protection. Find a sunscreen that is also formulated for your skin type. For example, an anti-aging sunscreen if you have mature skin, or an oil-free sunscreen if you are prone to breakouts. Find an extra-gentle sunscreen if you have sensitive skin. Use a generous amount of sunscreen when applying, to ensure that every area of the skin receives adequate protection. A sunscreen from Exuviance fulfills those requirements, while also providing other great benefits including antioxidants and green tea extract, which help your skin to repair itself and stay youthful.

Consider your skin’s changing needs.

Our skincare needs simply don’t stay the same for the rest of our life. One is likely to have oily skin in their teenage years, normal skin in their adult years, and dry, wrinkling skin when they get older. It’s a good idea to always make sure your skin’s needs are being met. If you’re starting to get wrinkles this year, start the winter right by maintaining an anti-aging skincare routine. Pretty much every kind of skincare product is also available in an anti-aging formulation. Ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and beneficial plants such as bamboo or green tea, are all important ingredients to look for when shopping for anti-aging skincare products. For example, you can use an anti-aging cream from Babor, with four different active ingredients to firm up your skin and give it a youthful glow. Or, consider a serum from iS CLINICAL, which will repair your skin using proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and more. It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin, so why not start this winter season?

Stay hydrated.

The colder air and harsh winds of winter tend to dry out many people’s skin. For this reason, it’s important to keep your skin well-moisturized to combat the drying effects of the cold. Sometimes, your regular moisturizer might not be enough. A moisturizer that works well for you the rest of the year might not be rich enough to protect your skin from the cold. Look for ingredients such as beeswax, glycerin, dimethicone, and natural oils such as coconut oil, grape seed oil, and sweet almond oil. These are all ingredients that help moisturize and protect the skin. If you suffer from dry skin, consider a rich moisturizing cream such as this moisturizer from Dermalogica, which also contains vitamins, antioxidants, and plant extracts to keep your skin in the best condition possible. Moisturize at least once a day to maintain supple, smooth skin that doesn’t flake or itch.

Get into the spirit of winter.

One of the best small joys about the changing of the seasons is new seasonal fragrances. There are many things associated with each season, from colors to plants to foods. Incorporating seasonal scents into your life is a very simple way to get the most out of the experience of the seasons. Spring is associated with fresh floral scents, summer is often represented by fruit or citrus fragrances, and fall is exemplified by the scent of pumpkin pie. Try using products with winter-themed aromas, to enjoy the full experience of winter. Peppermint is one such wintery scent. There are many peppermint-scented beauty products out there, including this exfoliating body balm from REN Skincare, with peppermint and Tuscan olive oils to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Other popular choices might include peppermint lip balm and peppermint shampoo. Why not add a touch of winter joy to your day?

Skincare isn’t just for the face.

Although it’s true that the skin on your face is what people see first, that doesn’t mean you should neglect the skin on your body. The skin on your body is just as prone to wrinkles, sun damage, dryness, and for some people, blemishes, as the rest of the skin. Help your entire body keep its radiant glow this winter by staying on top of your whole-body skincare routine. It’s important to exfoliate and moisturize on a regular basis, as well as using sunscreen every morning on any areas of exposed skin. Ways to exfoliate your body include using a tool such as a bath brush or loofah, using a body scrub, or using a moisturizer with AHA. Exfoliating regularly will keep your skin from getting dull or rough, especially on areas like your elbows and knees. Moisturizing your body after exfoliating will lock in moisture to prevent dryness and wrinkles. Try getting a specialized body moisturizer such as Body Therapy by PCA Skin, which moisturizes, exfoliates, brightens, and fights aging all at once.

Don’t settle for less-than-perfect skin this winter. By staying on top of your skincare routine, you can ensure that your youth and radiance won’t fade away.


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FALL Into Beautiful Skin With Bliss Triple Oxygen

October 14th, 2015 | Contributed by:

FALL Into Beautiful Skin With Bliss Triple OxygenAutumn is a gorgeous time of year, the favorite season of many women. However, it’s unfortunately also the time of year when the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, which can wreak havoc on your skin.

When it comes to products that prevent aging and put moisture back into dull and dry skin, we’re obsessed with the Bliss Triple Oxygen line. Here are our favorite products from the line, plus some tips on how they should be used.

The Ready, Set, Glow! Kit ($58)

This kit is the best way to become acquainted with the Bliss Triple Oxygen line. It contains a face wash, a mask, a serum and a day cream. This is the perfect way to begin a new skin care regimen.

Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask ($56)

Foaming products are the best way to really get into your pores and remove dirt, oil and impurities. Typically we think of cleansers when we think of foam, but this mask takes things to a whole new level. It will clean out your pores without the drying affect that many people experience with clay masks.

Triple Oxygen to The Rescue! Facial in a Box ($14)

Want the effects of a facial without rushing to the spa? This mini-kit will give you the results of a spa facial in the comfort of your own home. The kit contains a single use face mask, two resurfacing peel pads and a deluxe sample of vitamin C day cream. It will give you the quick skin boost that you need for that big event.

Triple Oxygen Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream ($56)

Vitamin C is the ingredient you need in your morning routine. Not only does it help to reduce impurities and fade sun damage and acne scarring, but it can also boost the effects of your sunscreen. This day cream is the perfect addition to your morning regimen and will give you a smoother and more even complexion.

Triple Oxygen Facial in a Box ($12)

If your skin feels dry or dull, give it some love with these facial kit. Use the mask and resurfacing peel pads to wipe away any imperfections, then use the extra hydrating cream to put some much-needed moisture back into your skin. This kit is the best way to beat the winter skin blues.

With the Bliss Triple Oxygen line, you can finally get skin that glows and is free of blemishes or dryness. All of these products will be a fabulous addition to your winter skin regimen.

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Potent Pumpkin Enzyme : Botanical Enzyme Treatment The HOT Product for Fall

October 7th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Potent Pumpkin Enzyme : Botanical Enzyme Treatment The HOT Product for FallNobody has perfect, normal skin so everyone needs the help of a pumpkin enzyme treatment to have one.

If you don’t see any problems on your face you probably do have what we call normal skin. But even if you have normal skin, you can never be sure that it will stay that way. You have to have a daily skin care routine to be able to maintain your normal skin. You have to be aware of your skin’s long-term smoothness and youthfulness.

Caring for Your Skin

Your skin will definitely change with time because that’s how nature works. There are many factors affecting the skin, like age, environment, health and lifestyle. Make sure you are taking good care of your skin, by using products that will enhance and not harm it.

In the world of skin care, there are a lot of choices and options right at your fingertips! Choose those beauty products that will maintain your youthful look by removing dead skin cells, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. The goal is for the product to leave your skin brighter, smoother and well-hydrated. One such outstanding skin product now in the market is the pumpkin enzyme.

Introducing the Pumpkin Enzyme

It is a botanical enzyme treatment that penetrates the layers of the skin, boosting the renewal of the cells and bringing newer cells to the surface by cleansing the skin of dirt and dead cells. It is applied to form a layer that works on the skin and leaves it clear, smooth and young-looking.

The pumpkin contains a very high concentration of beta-carotene or Vitamin A, an active oxidant which stimulates the growth of new skin. It also contains potent proteolytic enzymes which break down the bond of dead cells, and Vitamin C, another oxidant which keeps the skin healthy.

Below are some of the benefits that you will get from the treatment:

  1. It is anti-inflammatory
  2. It reduces the growth of acne breakouts and other problems
  3. It helps the skin produce more collagen and elastin
  4. It diminishes the appearance of aging lines and wrinkles
  5. It helps to lighten pigmentation
  6. It leaves skin smooth, tight and younger-looking

The ingredients and antioxidants combined make the skin stronger in fighting the ravages of aging by stimulating and rejuvenating collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin feels smooth and tight after the treatment.

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5 Heavenly Home Scents for Fall

October 3rd, 2015 | Contributed by:

5 Heavenly Home Scents for FallNothing quite captures the essence of fall like the aromas of the harvest or of our favorite seasonal treats. And, did you know that our sense of smell is most strongly tied to memories? There is perhaps no better way of creating memories of friends, family, and home than with a tradition of seasonal scents you can use every year. Here is a list of some heavenly smells that will make your home celebrate and memorialize this special time of year.

1. Apples and Cinnamon. These two can be used on their own, but what a pair they make when added together! When people think of fall, one of the first things to pop in their head is a comforting cup of hot apple cider, and this combination will make your home smell sweet and delightfully spicy at the same time. You can achieve this smell by simmering a cinnamon stick and apple rinds over your stove.

2. Pumpkin. This iconic symbol of fall smells just as beautiful as they look. Having pumpkins adorn your entry way while having guests greeted by their smell as they walk in would create quite an impression. There are many pumpkin fragrance oils and candles available, or you can just bake a pumpkin pie to quickly fill your home with their delicious smell.

3. Mulling Spices. This spice mixture is commonly used in drink recipes during fall and winter, such as mulled wine, cider, or beer. Mulling spices contain many of the familiar smells of fall, including: nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. You can have your home smelling cozy and festive for hours by boiling and simmering cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange rinds, and raisins.

4. Baked Goods. Whether its cinnamon rolls, apple pie, or pumpkin bread, the smell of something baking is absolutely heavenly. Candles have become very good at replicating a baked smell, like this buttercream frosting candle, but getting a scent like warm vanilla and mingling it with another seasonal food scent will also do the trick. If you want a to ignite excitement among guests you can also do some real baking.

5. Pine. The smell of pine needles and fallen leaves beneath your feet is also famous during fall. There are many pine candles and essential oils to use in your home, and you can create center pieces out of fallen leaves, or incorporate them into some other décor to add their scent to your home.

Though it’s hard to recreate some smells, like the comforting smell of your friend’s sweater, or the previous nights’ rain mingling with freshly fallen leaves, you can see there are many fantastic aromas to fill your home with this fall season.

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bbBabes ❤ Dermablend

October 2nd, 2015 | Contributed by:

Look how flawless @clorindalee looks using a Dermablend foundation. This brand may be worth a try for you!

@Taylorlazarine shows off her new Dermablend setting powder. She says it’s perfect if you have sensitive skin.

Makeup on fleek! @stephyc_mua used the solid Dermablend setting powder to achieve this look which I believe you can rock at work and for happy hour drinks.

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

Instagram - @clorindalee
Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation
from Dermablend
Dermablend Coverage Cosmetics Instagram - @taylorlazarine
Loose Setting Powder
from Dermablend
Instagram - @stephyc_mua
Solid Setting Powder
from Dermablend


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Look Your Best with Little Time: 10 Minute Hairstyle Hacks

September 25th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Look Your Best with Little Time: 10 Minute Hairstyle HacksDuring the busy work week, there’s often little time for regular hair care. Despite this, you likely still want to look your best! Fortunately, there are several different methods and hairstyles that can keep you looking fresh and pretty, even when your time is limited. Below are three hairstyles and two hairstyle hacks to get your hair together in ten minutes or less!

10 Minute Beach Waves

Beach waves in ten minutes? It doesn’t sound possible, but fortunately, it is!

To get beach-worthy tresses in ten minutes, simply wet your hair (or use this method immediately after your shower). Next, flip your hair upside down and pat-dry so that it is not drenched, but damp. Apply a shape-boosting mousse, scrunching the hair upwards while your head is still tipped. Once the mousse is applied, flip your head back over. Attach a diffuser to your blow-dryer and then use low-heat to shake and scrunch as you dry for about five minutes.

Tease your hair, give it a good shake, and complete those beautiful waves with a flower or a headband.

Dressed Up Side Braid

The side braid is a go-to style for those of us who don’t have enough time to go all out, but dressing it up makes it even more cute and classy!

After pulling all of your hair to one side, braid it from the back to the ends. Secure the bottom with a ribbon and then on the opposite side of where the braid lies, pin in a pretty flower that matches the ribbon.

Sock Bun Spin-Off

The sock bun is very sleek and sophisticated, but you can make it more casual using these quick tips.

First, try the easier twist on the sock bun. Brush all of the tangles out of your hair, then put it in a high or low pony (the higher the pony, the higher your bun).

Next, cut the tip (toe area) off of an old, clean sock. Roll the sock up so that it looks like a doughnut. Pull the “doughnut” over your pony, like you’re putting a scrunchie on.

Then, flip your head upside down and let your hair fall over the sock to create a doughnut shape. Secure the hair in place with an additional rubber band.

Braid the hair that is remaining and then wrap it around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

To make the look a little less “clean,” pull some face-framing strands around the edges and around the back of the bun. You can also tease the hair at the scalp to add a little more volume.

Quick Tips for Dry or Greasy Hair

Greasy hair? No problem!
Add a small amount of baby powder or dry shampoo to your roots to soak up that extra oil. Then, put your hair in a high pony or a messy bun to further conceal the oils.

Dry hair? Add some moisture!
Spray or drop a small amount of moisture serum on your palm and rub them together. Smooth the serum over your hair and then flat iron only the ends to bring your dry hair back to life.

No matter what’s going on in your life or how much time you have to get ready, these simple hairstyle hacks are an excellent way to look your best with little time!

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Fall Hair Care Routine: What To Change

September 22nd, 2015 | Contributed by:

Fall Hair Care Routine: What To ChangeWe all know that with fall comes bonfires, hoodies, and pumpkin-everything, but did you know it’s also the best time to switch up your hair care routine? What kept your hair looking flawless all summer may not work for the cooler, dryer months, so it’s wise to implement new techniques and products.

This fall, keep your hair looking gorgeous and healthy with the following tips.

Invest in a Quality Conditioner

As the weather becomes colder, the humidity levels in the air tend to drop. This typically leads to dry tresses and brittle ends. To keep your hair moisturized, you’ll want to invest in a high-quality moisturizing conditioner. Hold in the shine and moisture by also investing in a leave-in conditioner on your hair’s driest days.

Seal in Moisture

While conditioning may keep your hair moisturized for a short time, you’ll want to seal it in, especially during the colder months. Without sealing in moisture, quality conditioners are next to useless in the fall. Shea butter hair masques or products containing grapeseed, argan, or coconut oil are ideal.

Wear Protective Hairstyles

Every now and then, you’ll want to protect your hair from the harsh elements of fall. Loose buns, low ponytails, and braids are styles that keep your hair away from the cold, dry air and harsh winds during the fall. On especially windy days, these come in handy, as they prevent breakage and keep your hair healthy.

Pick Up a Good Anti-Frizz Serum

Dryness often equals static, and static equals frizz. Needless to say, you’ll want to invest in a quality bottle of anti-frizz serum to prevent those flyaways from making themselves known. Also, stay away from wool scarves and coats, as this produces friction which equals static and breakage.

Don’t Wash So Often

Washing your hair everyday strips it of its natural oils. These natural oils act as a protective sealant and provide moisture to your hair. When you wash them out, you end up with dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage. During the cool, dryer months, this problem could become triple-fold. Instead of shampooing your hair every night, skip a day or two. If your hair is too greasy after one night of not washing it, consider investing in a dry shampoo. Alternatively, you could try various styles to see which is best at hiding your oily locks.

This fall, enjoy those cool nights by the fire with a beautiful head of hair. By the time spring rolls around again, your hair will be looking its best.

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All About Peter Thomas Roth Skincare

September 18th, 2015 | Contributed by:

All About Peter Thomas Roth Skincare

Peter Thomas Roth Basics

Peter Thomas Roth is a prominent skincare brand that has a highly clinical focus. Namesake Roth founded the line as a means of helping address skin problems that were affecting his own life. He at first focused on acne, but anti-aging soon became another major priority for him, as well. The objective at Peter Thomas Roth currently is to use effective ingredients and innovative technological advances to keep skin in optimal condition and prevent indications of the aging process. Defending complexions from the harmful ultraviolet rays given off by the sun is yet another significant priority for the brand. UV rays are often responsible for the acceleration of the aging process. They can encourage the emergence of wrinkles, fine lines and dark age spots alike.

Types of Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Products

The Peter Thomas Roth brand provides consumers with many diverse choices in skincare products. Some of the brand’s various skincare product divisions are moisturizers, peels, masks, tonics, scrubs, facial cleansers, sun care, treatment serums, acne management and wrinkle management. Many of Peter Thomas Roth’s products focus specifically on the eyes, too. The brand even offers customers several choices in body and hair products.

Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Collections

When people shop for skincare products made by Peter Thomas Roth, they can begin by exploring numerous production collections if they’d like. One notable collection that’s available from the brand is called “Un-Wrinkle.” The primary objective of this collection is to help customers diminish wrinkles and fine lines on their faces. It’s also to help customers prevent these signs of aging from ever even appearing. Products that are part of the collection are toning lotions, wrinkle serums, sheet masks, night creams, lip treatments and peel pads, to mention several examples. These skincare products include noteworthy ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, chamomile, shea butter, jojoba, sweet almond extract, glycolic acid and aloe vera. Some of them even contain the acclaimed active ingredient retinol, which is a type of vitamin A.

Other well-known skincare collections that are offered by Peter Thomas Roth include both the Laser-Free and Camu Camu collections. The Laser-Free collection aims to help people who are frustrated by skin that appears rough and lifeless. It consists of products such as moisturizing gel creams, resurfacing eye serums and retexturizing formulas. The Camu Camu collection, on the other hand, is a line that aims to help people brighten their complexions and appear more radiant and glowing. Types of skincare products that are part of this collection include sleeping masks, brightening serums (with vitamin C), brightening powder cleansers and brightening moisturizers. The collection also offers a CC cream and correcting concealer.

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Halloween Makeup Ideas With What You Already Have

September 15th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Halloween Makeup Ideas With What You Already HaveWhen Halloween rolls around, many women flock to their local Halloween stores to spend money on cosmetics for their costumes. You may be surprised to know that this is entirely unnecessary. Whether you intend to be glamorous or downright scary this Halloween, chances are, what you need for your costume makeup may already be in your cosmetic bag or at your favorite makeup store.

Foundations and Concealers

Take a look in your makeup bag and see how many different shades of foundation and concealer you have. Contour kits are also perfect for Halloween makeup, as they contain various shades, some of which can be used for your costume.

Foundations that are lighter than your current skin tone will make you appear more pale, which allow for different costume variations. Think porcelain doll, vampire, or even pale-skinned beauties like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Darker foundations can be used to manipulate your skin tone if you need a darker complexion for your costume. For example, if you intend to dress up like Cleopatra but are naturally pale, a darker foundation can be used to give you the look of a bronzed goddess.

Lip Liners, Brow Liners, and Eye Liners

Liners will come in handy during your Halloween preparations. Because they have fine points, liners are perfect for drawing in beautiful cat eyes, intricately detailed “tattoos,” and even for creating wounds and scars if you’re going the scary route. With the right blending techniques, you can turn your eye liners, lip liners, and brow liners into fabulous tools to get you looking spooky or beautiful in no time!

Eyeshadows and Rouge

Because there are typically several different shades in each palette, eyeshadows and blush are perfect additions to your Halloween makeup routine. Bruises, scars, and wounds can all be created with different shades of eyeshadow or blush. You can even mix your powders with petroleum jelly to create cream shades that are even more versatile. This is especially useful for darker shades, like black, that may double as a lip color!

Colorful costumes will also benefit from the eyeshadows that you have available, as they can make your face just as colorful as the rest of your attire.

Skin Cosmetics

If you have shimmering body lotion or sparkling creams, you may be able to implement these into your Halloween makeup, depending on the look you’re going for. Enchanted princesses or feminine wizards may benefit from these types of skin cosmetics.

Nail Polish

To complete your Halloween makeup routine, you’ll want to paint or touch-up those nails! No matter what you’re going as, a beautiful manicure will complete your outfit. For example, a Cleopatra costume would look phenomenal with a shiny gold nail polish, whereas a darker costume, such as a witch, might look best with black or green.

No matter what you’re dressing up as this year, there is no reason for you to spend a fortune on specialty products. What you need to make yourself over is likely in your makeup box or at your local makeup store.

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