Archive for October, 2012

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costume

       
Monday, October 15th, 2012

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costumeDo you eagerly count down the days to Halloween, but always have trouble picking out the perfect costume? You don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to flaunt some of these super-sexy looks in time for your big holiday bash! With a few of these quick tips, you can pull off a range of frightfully fun styles with tools from your very own cosmetics bag.

Vampire. They’re trendy, mysterious and impervious to the aging process – what’s not to love about being a vampire? From the Twilight Saga to True Blood, the undead have a timeless allure we just can’t help but swoon over. To sink your teeth into this lively costume idea, start by painting your nails a vampy shade of blood red. With Lippmann Collection – Forsaken Bad Things Nail Lacquer Set, you can capture the sultry energy the undead are so known for.

And as any creature of the night knows, nothing ruins a perfectly decadent party like an uneven complexion, or worse, the dreaded signs of sun damage. Before getting into costume, apply a chemical-free and ultra-hydrating product like COOLA – Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Rose Essence Tint, which can keep your complexion free from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Witch. Forget the green skin and the wart-covered nose! If you really want to bewitch your pals this Halloween season, the best costume for you is as a witch. Back in the day, you might have relished dressing up in ghoulish face paint and a black wig to channel a spooky witch vibe, but this year, you can show how magically appealing you’ve become by sporting skin so radiant and age-defying, onlookers are sure to fall under your spell.

With an anti-aging cream like BABOR – Baborganic Pure Age Preventing Cream, you can boost cell regeneration and renewal, both essential in turning back the clock on fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Best of all, this green product features 100 percent organic ingredients, just like you’d find in your average cauldron.

You can also add a captivating sparkle to your style by sprinkling loose mineral eyeshadow like those offered by Colorscience Pro – Genie Sparkle Colore over your peepers. In dazzling shades like Moonlighting or Wait Until Dark, you’re sure to create a scene.

Medieval queen. For fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, this fantasy series has inspired everything from home decor to personal style. This Halloween, you can channel your inner regal and capture the dynamic energy of the show by dressing up just like a Medieval queen!

For a fresh and feminine look that will complement your ensemble, leave your hair unbound or crown yourself with a loose braid. Hair products that will add volume and definition can be a great way to give your tresses a subtle yet luminous appeal.

Playful cat. Are you looking for a costume you can pull together in a pinch? While it may not be the most unique, dressing up as a playful cat for Halloween can be a flattering costume for women of any age and with a few of the right beauty products you can make this style one-of-a-kind. The best part about dressing up as a mischievous kitty for the holiday? It gives you the chance to show off flawlessly crafted cat eyes!

To start, grab a primer and blend it along your upper lash line to ensure your eyeliner stays intact throughout the evening, then gently trace a line over your upper lash. Most importantly, don’t forget to add a swoop! You can make your initial line thicker depending on how much of a statement you want to make.

A precision eyeliner like BABOR – Maxi Definition Eye Liner (Black) offers a calligraphy tip that can make it easy to draw the most exact line possible. One thing’s for sure, though – with this bold look, you’re bound to make a dramatic impression!

Lotil Cream is back!

       
Monday, October 15th, 2012

Lotil Cream is back at Beauty Bridge!Fall and winter come with plenty of awesome activities, from apple picking to pumpkin carving to baking cookies. But one thing that surely isn't putting you in the holiday spirit is dry skin – particularly on your hands, which are exposed to the elements on a regular basis. But, just in time for the cold weather season, Lotil Cream is back at Beauty Bridge!

Also known as "The Miracle Worker," Lotil Cream, which is imported from England, is regarded as the finest product on the market for soothing chapped hands and feet and preventing dry skin from returning. Rough, flaking, red and cracked soles and palms will get the protection and treatment they need after one application, and repeated use will ensure that your digits and toes stay soft throughout the season.

Try the Lotil Cream Jar for daily use, which goes on rich and creamy and absorbs quickly into your skin. Then pick up the Lotil Cream Tube for on-the-go treatment. It's the perfect thing to toss into your bag on ski trips or other cold-weather outings. Finally, try the Lotil Foot Cream, which uses rosemary extract and aloe vera to protect, soften and soothe hard, dry heels. You won't have to be embarrassed about chapped hands and feet this winter if you're armed with these moisturizers!

Cosmetic Aisle Costumes

       
Saturday, October 13th, 2012

BB Neck-up Costumes

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Looking for neck-up costume? Check out these costumes tailored to your makeup skills.

  • Cat: Break out the black liquid liner for this weekend and cat eye look, meow!
  • Doll: Create the illusion of a doll’s mouth with bright red lipstick and foundation.
  • Comic Book: Create a comic texture with dots of lipstick. Complete your look by marking your with eyeliner.
  • Zombie: Make some faux wounds, darken your eyes with a blue-grey eyeshadow and you’ll be saying braaaains in no time.

Have you ever considered rainbow eyeliner?

       
Friday, October 12th, 2012

Here's how to pull off rainbow eyeliner!If the first few colors you think of when you hear the word "eyeliner" are black, brown and MAYBE white, it's probably time to spice it up a bit. You could do that with a simple line of blue or purple eyeliner, but why not take it to the extreme with rainbow eyeliner? Halloween is just around the corner, after all. Here's how to get the look, according to The Beauty Department.

First thing's first: you'll need to stock up on several different colors of eyeliner, whether it's liquid eyeliner or pencil. You don't have to go the ROYGBIV route to get a perfect rainbow, but try to pick an assortment of colors that are different yet still look good together.

The source recommends starting with a darker color on your lash lines, as this will help define the shape of your eyes and make your lashes look thicker. Just draw a line like your normally do, and flick it out a bit past your outer corners for a cute cat eye.

Now do the same thing with the rest of the colors, tracing them just above the line you created along your lash lines. Stop when you get to the crease, then go back and neaten or darken lines if you need to. Use a cotton swab and makeup remover to fix up any mistakes, then add mascara and you're good to go!

Captivate your suitors with eyeshadow like January Jones

       
Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Captivate your suitors with eyeshadow like January JonesEvery woman has that tried-and-true beauty routine that she relies on to look her best, from a swooping cat eye liner over the lids to a must-have shade of lipstick that never fails to attract the attentions of a potential suitor. But as reliable as these tricks can be, are you growing bored with the same old system and yearning for an exciting change?

If you're in need of a quick beauty pick-me-up, consider a few cues from actress January Jones! The Mad Men star frequently turns heads with her innovative and ultra-daring fashion style, and at a recent red carpet event for Chanel, she didn't disappoint.

Sporting bold red lips and clear skin, Jones definitely stole the show, but it was her captivating use of glitter eye shadow that had spectators mesmerized. With a product like Youngblood Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow Trial Set you can experiment with different and lightweight shades of shadow to capture the same illuminating look as Jones!

To add a touch of whimsy to your look, don't forget to apply Too Faced – Glamour Dust Glitter Pigment in Blue Angel. If you've got fair skin and blue peepers like Jones, this heavenly shade will really draw out the rich dimensions of your coloring!

With this look in your arsenal, you're sure to feel divine the next time you head out for a social event. 

How to get the “blood-dipped” nails from Prabal Gurung

       
Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Looking for creepy nails to make your Halloween costume awesome? Look no further!If you're looking for a creepy nail look to wear this Halloween, the nail art from Prabal Gurung's recent runway show is the perfect choice. Referred to as "blood-dipped nails," the effect makes it seem like blood is dripping down the tips of your fingers – great for a spooky costume. Here's the how-to.

First, choose a hydrating base coat and a shade of polish that will make the blood. A bright red could work, but it might look more realistic to choose a darker shade of red-purple. Of course, it's totally up to you!

Once you have the polish picked out, grab a small brush, like one that you'd use for lipstick or eyeliner. Even a regular paintbrush will work just fine. You'll need more precision than you'd get with the regular nail polish brush.

Now create drip shapes by painting from the center of your nail down to the tips. They shouldn't be uniform at all – different heights, shapes and widths look the most convincing. You might even want to make a few blobs that aren't attached to anything.

Once you've made the drippy lines, connect them at the tips of your nails by painting a line like you would if you were doing a French manicure. It doesn't have to be perfect – in fact, it shouldn't be! When that's all set, finish up by painting on a quick-dry top coat. Creepy, right?

Capture a glowing complexion in your photos with the right beauty products

       
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Capture a glowing complexion in your photos with the right beauty productsMaybe you're at the club, or you're having an intimate dinner with friends. It doesn't matter where you might be, because disaster in the form of a candid camera lens can strike at any time.

While commemorating a great night out by snapping a couple of photographs can seem harmless, it could be absolutely disastrous if you're the kind of gal who loves to look effortlessly flawless.

You don't have to shoot the cameraman (or woman!) a thousand-yard glare the next time he or she plays fast and loose with the lens. If you invest in the right beauty products, like a full coverage concealer, you can instantly rid your face of those ultra-embarrassing fine lines and dark circles.

Appearing radiant and full of life in your photos is one thing, but what you don't want is your shiny complexion to be plastered all over Facebook come morning. You can skip out on this – not to mention untagging every photo online – by grabbing a neutralizing primer for sensitive skin and applying it before any other products. This can ensure that your makeup stays on throughout the evening and will cut back on any extra shine. 

Channel the dynamic energy of autumn with purple

       
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Channel the dynamic energy of autumn with purpleIt may seem a little unconventional, but hear us out, here – if you really want to capture all the dynamic energy that autumn has to offer, forget the shimmery allure of copper and the cool radiance of silver. While these hues are great go-to standbys for a touch of seasonal style, the best shade of the fall is plum purple.

From Amanda Seyfried to Katy Perry and Leighton Meister, plenty of actresses are embracing this bold look, and the best part of all? These fair-skinned celebs aren't just blazing an innovative trail because they're showing off purple. Instead, they're trendsetters because this darker shade is usually considered a major faux pas for ladies with lighter complexions.

If you want to channel the energy of purple into your next ensemble, be sure to go with something like GloMinerals – gloDazzle Gloss in Purple Lotus. This rich hue can leave your lips shiny and moisturized throughout the day, making it a wonderful choice during crisp afternoons this fall.

To transition your look from day to evening and to lend a dazzling accent to your eyes, try Too Faced – Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Purple or Perfect Black Orchid. Either one of these stunning colors is sure to turn heads and make you the center of attention at your next gathering!

Belli Skincare

       
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Belli Skincare products are safe for use during a pregnancy and while breastfeeding!Pregnancy and motherhood come with plenty of changes, from your mood to the measurement of your waistline to your sleep schedule. And if you don’t have the right skincare products to get you through this volatile time, you might end up with a complexion that’s not exactly showing off your pregnancy glow. But with Belli Skincare products from Beauty Bridge, you’re sure to beat those stretch marks, acne flare-ups and dry skin bouts that are caused by those pesky hormones.

Each Belli collection is allergy tested and free of artificial dyes, phthalates and paraben preservatives, so you’ll know you’re not harming your skin or your baby with each use! They’re also cruelty free and examined to make sure that you won’t pass on any dangerous chemicals to your baby through your breast milk. The results are clean, efficient and beneficial products that can nourish and hydrate your skin, as well as your baby’s.

Try the Belli – Stretchmark Minimizing Cream during your pregnancy to prevent those telltale marks from showing up on your growing bump, or use the Belli – Foot Relief Cream to soothe your tootsies after a long day of carrying around that extra baby weight. Once your bundle of joy arrives, take care of his or her skin with Belli – Baby Calm Me Hair & Body Wash and Belli – Baby Nourish Me Enriched Body Lotion. You won’t be able to resist caressing those cute little cheeks!

Too Faced – All-new fall makeup sets have arrived!

       
Monday, October 8th, 2012

Too Faced - All-new fall makeup sets have arrived!If you're still on the hunt for the perfect cosmetics to take you through fall and into the holiday season, you're in luck! All-new fall makeup sets from Too Faced Cosmetics are available at Beauty Bridge, and they're just as luxurious as you'd imagine. Whether it's lipstick, eyeshadow, bronzer or primer you need, you'll find that these kits have you covered.

Too Faced – Shadow Bon Bons is a candy-sweet palette complete with 12 rich shadows, Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer and Lashgasm mascara. You'll have the tools to create a variety of fall-appropriate eye looks.

The Too Faced – Glamour to Go Spun Sugar Edition is a compact palette that's perfect to use for touch-ups throughout the day and features eight eyeshadows, bronzer, highlighter and a lip gloss. The festive golds and shimmery silvers won't disappoint throughout the cool weather season.

Finally, the Too Faced – Love Sweet Love Collection offers everything you need to create a fresh-faced romantic look for day and night. That includes the Book of Love palette, primer, Lashgasm mascara, Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer, eyeliner, a multipurpose face brush and an exclusive makeup bag.

With Too Faced Kits and Extras, you'll be glamorous all season long!