Archive for the ‘Bath & Body Products’ Category

Jaqua is back!

       
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Jaqua is back just in time for the colder seasons!Jaqua Bath and Body products are back at Beauty Bridge just in time for the fall and winter seasons, when skin tends to crave a little extra loving. Instead of relying on lackluster soaps and lotions when your body needs TLC after a long day at the office or a cold day on the ski slopes, treat yourself with this elegant yet whimsical line of products, many of which sound good enough to eat!

The Jaqua Bath and Body Care line is made up of several different collections, each of which has something unique to offer. For example, the BFF Buttercream Frosting group of products are rich, creamy delights for your skin that will moisturize with aloe vera and avocado oil, all while smelling like tasty cupcakes.

For a luxurious bath, try the intoxicating Pink Champagne collection, which leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh with the scents of red currant, green apple, peach and jasmine. Or, try the Santa Barbara Spa collection – a line of products infused with the rich aromas, natural essential oils and skin-loving ingredients that Santa Barbara is known for.

Whether it’s an indulgent scrub, body wash, lotion or scented candle you’re looking for, Jaqua Bath and Body Care products from Beauty Bridge can take your bathing experience to the next level.

BBPink

       
Friday, September 28th, 2012

Check out our BBPink promotion this October!This October, Beauty Bridge is giving you the opportunity to save big while donating to a worthy cause. As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when a variety of organizations, associations and agencies throughout the country aim to raise awareness of the disease, provide greater access to healthcare and encourage people to donate money to find a cure. That’s why we created the BBPink promotion.

All this month, you’ll be able to shop for your favorite brands at 10 percent off when you use the coupon code bbpink. At the end of the month, 5 percent of the total profit generated by this promotion will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is geared toward finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

As if that isn’t exciting enough, you’ll also be able to score 25 percent discounts on items from specific brands like Peter Thomas Roth, SkinMedica, ModelCo and more. We’re also extending the signup bonus for BBVIP, the special Beauty Bridge rewards program for loyal customers. When you sign up to get exclusive deals, offers and rewards, you’ll automatically get 100 points to use toward discounts on future purchases.

So what are you waiting for? Take this opportunity to stock up on your favorite beauty products and support a cause that you believe in.

What products make up a good skincare regimen?

       
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

What products should your skincare regimen consist of?If you want gorgeous, glowing skin that’s free of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles and discoloration, an effective skincare regimen is crucial. But it can be hard to know which products you should be combining for the most effective routine. The products you pick depend largely on your skin type and the concerns you’re trying to treat, but here’s a general guide outlining which products would make up a comprehensive regimen.

Cleanser
A good cleanser for face is the first step in any skincare regimen. It keeps your complexion free of the dirt, oil and environmental pollutants that can cause blemishes and free-radical damage, and it also preps your skin for soaking up the beneficial ingredients in the rest of your routine. If you have oily skin, you’ll want a cleanser that can keep your face matte throughout the day. Those with combination skin should use a mild cleanser that won’t strip away oils or exacerbate dry skin. Ladies with dry or sensitive skin should choose a moisturizing cream cleanser without fragrances or dyes.

Toner
According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, toners for face are largely optional, but they can have skin benefits for certain skin types. These products work by evening out your skin’s pH levels. If your pH balance is off, it could result in a number of ailments, like blemishes, dry patches or shiny skin. Typically, they’re good for those who have oily complexions, whether it’s all over or just on the T-zone. Swipe it over those greasy areas to mattify your visage and purify your pores.

Serum
Not everyone needs serums for face, but they’re some of the most potent skincare products on the market. If you’re looking for anti-aging effects or antioxidants to prevent skin damage, serums are a wonderful way to pack your skin with beneficial ingredients. They absorb quickly and should be worn underneath your moisturizer so they’ll penetrate deep into your visage. Whatever your skincare concerns are, you can bet there’s a serum out there that can help.

Spot treatment
If you get the occasional zit, it’s helpful to have acne treatment products on hand to use as a spot treatment. When used after cleansing and before moisturizing, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid treatments can clear up breakouts and minimize the appearance of pimples in no time.

Moisturizer
Face moisturizers are essential, even if you think your skin doesn’t need any more hydrating because it’s already oily. In fact, the reason for your oily skin might be because your skin is dry and your pores are overcompensating. Moisturizers help form a protective barrier over your skin that prevents hydration from escaping. You might want to pick up a light moisturizer for day and a richer, creamier moisturizer for night. Always apply it right after cleansing your skin – it’ll soak in better if your face is still slightly damp. For added protection, use moisturizers with SPF to prevent sunburns and photoaging.

Exfoliant
Regular exfoliation is necessary to slough off dead skin cells and prevent blocked pores. It also reveals fresh, radiant skin cells underneath, which is always a plus. Scrubs and exfoliants for face should be used a couple of times a week, and you should never scrub too hard, which could damage your skin. Sensitive skin types should look for the gentlest products available. On days when you exfoliate, you might want to skip using products that have ingredients that may be drying, like those in your serum or toner.

Masque
Face masques are another way to treat specific skincare issues, whether it’s redness, dryness, acne or oiliness. Once a week or so, slather these products on your face after cleansing, then leave them on for the recommended amount of time before rinsing with lukewarm water. From there, you can go about your regular routine as usual.

Back to School Sale

       
Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The Back to School Sale starts September 3!Are you gearing up to go back to school, or just know a guy or gal who is? At the start of a new semester, it’s always good to go shopping for the supplies you’ll need over the next few months, from notebooks and pencils to skincare products and makeup. If you’re looking to replenish your stash of beauty products, you’re in luck – Beauty Bridge’s Back to School Sale is going on now, from September 3 to September 17!

During this period you can use the coupon code “school10″ to get 10 percent savings and additionally earn yourself a Double Signup Bonus of 100 points toward your BBVIP Rewards Program account. As you build your points level, you’ll be able to grab awesome discounts on products from the Beauty Bridge site, like BB Rewards from $10 to $100!

During the sale, you can score up to 25 percent off on your favorite products, whether it’s an acne treatment, an eyeshadow palette or a lipstick. Savings this big mean that you’ll be able to stock up on all the things you need to get you through the school year.What are you waiting for?

How to prevent your skin from drying out this fall

       
Friday, August 24th, 2012

Softer skin starts in the shower this fall!During the summer, your skin was probably a lot moister than usual. In fact, it might have been downright greasy! But now that September's creeping up on us and colder weather beckons on the horizon, you'll need to take some preventative measures to ensure that your complexion stays dewy. Here's how.

First, lather up in the shower with a creamy body wash with plenty of moisturizing ingredients that'll strengthen the moisture barrier of your skin and soften rough spots. The temperature of the water shouldn't be too hot, even if you're trying to warm up on a cold fall morning. Hot steam sounds like it'd moisturize, but it actually sucks the moisture from your skin.

Exfoliation is also important, and you should do it once a week to slough off dead skin cells. Use a body scrub, a loofah or a body brush to accomplish this task.

Finally, using a rich body lotion when your skin is still damp after the shower will help seal in the moisture and keep your skin soft all day. If you have trouble remembering, just store the lotion in the shower along with your other products – you'll see it and have no excuse!

Ten bad habits that are ruining your complexion

       
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Drinking through a straw can create fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth.Even if you’re diligent about sticking to a skincare routine and have a flair for applying makeup flawlessly, you might still be doing your skin a disservice if you’re guilty of any of these bad habits. Take a look at our list – if you ever catch yourself doing any of these activities, cut it out and take action!

1. Skipping sunscreen. You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin against harmful UV rays that can cause cancer, fine lines, wrinkles and a dull complexion. It’s not hard to apply a product like COOLA – Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Moisturizer before your makeup every day, and exposed areas of your body should be coated too. Even on cloudy days and in the winter!

2. Sipping from straws. It seems harmless, but pursing your lips around a straw can set you up for fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth as you age. Skip drinking from them as much as possible, or just be sure not to pucker up when you’re sipping.

3. Ignoring your hands and neck. You might be paying a lot of attention to your face, but the skin on your hands and neck is just as delicate. These areas are just as prone to signs of aging, so treat them with as much care as you do your visage. Slather your face serums and moisturizers onto your neck, then follow up with a hand cream like Philosophy – Pure Grace Hand Lotion.

4. Falling asleep with your makeup on. Not only will your pillowcase get messy, but your pores could become clogged, resulting in breakouts and irritation. If you can’t wash your face before bed, at least use a makeup-removing wipe.

5. Popping your zits. While those whiteheads definitely aren’t doing your face any favors, popping them only makes the problem worse. You could spread the bacteria or create marks that may take a long time to fade. Treat blemishes with acne products with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and keep your hands off!

6. Biting your nails. Not only does this create unattractive fingers, but it can cause infections if you regularly pull hangnails or bite too close to your nail beds. To make your fingernails less tempting to bite, keep them polished with Lippmann Collection – Nail Lacquers and carry a file in your purse to fix breaks that you’d otherwise try to treat with your teeth.

7. Smoking cigarettes. Duh! As if these weren’t bad enough for your health, they also negatively affect the look and feel of your skin, aging your complexion much faster than if you were a non-smoker. Get help quitting – it’s worth it!

8. Eating junk food. People used to think it was a myth that junk food can cause breakouts, but recent scientific research has proven that processed carbohydrates and sugars really can make your acne worse by stimulating oil-producing hormones called androgens, reports Allure Magazine. Eat high-protein foods and whole grains instead, and you should see an improvement in about six weeks.

9. Taking long, hot showers. Yes, it’s very relaxing to unwind in a steamy shower, especially when you have luxurious bath products like the Whish – Lavender Dream Collection, but staying for too long in a shower that’s too hot can dry out your skin, making it blotchy and itchy.

10. Squinting. Your eyes are the features that are most likely to make you look older than you really are if you don’t take care of the skin around them, and squinting is one of the most offensive things you can do to the area. It creates creases, fine lines and wrinkles when done on a regular basis. Always wear sunglasses and use a rich eye cream at night.

Whish Coconut Collection

       
Monday, August 20th, 2012

Whish Coconut CollectionSummer is many people’s favorite season, and it’s not hard to see why. The warm sun, tropical drinks, bright colors and feel-good fashions are enough to make anyone wish that August would never end. If you’re not ready to give up the summer season just yet, the Whish Coconut Collection is just what you need to trick your senses into thinking that it’s not really fall!

Start your day off on the right foot with the Coconut Body Wash. Not only does the scent capture the essence of a tropical paradise, but the super-moisturizing and skin-softening formula will prevent the colder weather from drying out your skin. With organic ingredients like raspberry butter, shea butter, aloe and cucumber, you’ll be finding more excuses to hop in the shower!

To give your skin a summery glow, use the Coconut Sugar Scrub, which will buff off dead skin cells and polish your whole body to perfection. With brown sugar, raspberry seed, sugar cane and avocado oil, this stuff sounds good enough to eat! No doubt about it – your skin will drink it up.

After cleansing and exfoliating, you’ll need to get moisturizing, so use the Coconut Body Butter. The antioxidant-based formula protects your skin while smoothing and firming, giving you truly touchable results.

The Whish Coconut Collection really can make your wish for a never-ending summer come true!

Get Ready for the Runway

       
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Runway Ready Travel Guide Infographics

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It’s no secret that air travel can leave you looking less than fresh. But with careful planning and packing, you can arrive looking radiant and rested – even if you’re not. Use the guide below to pack your carry-on with essential items to combat the dry air of the airplane cabin.

  1. Hand Cream (3 oz.)
  2. Body Wipes
  3. Oil Blotting Papers
  4. Lip Stain (3 oz.)
  5. Toothbrush / Toothpaste (3 oz.)
  6. Hair Brush
  7. Tinted Moisturizer  (3 oz.)
  8. Mini Perfume  (3 oz.)
  9. Eyeliner/Mascara
  10. Illuminating Blush

Here are some travel kits and some more. Have a nice flight!!!

SUMMERize your Legs

       
Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Summerize Your Legs Infographics

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Were opaque tights your best friend this winter? Tell them to take a hike. Follow this beauty advice and cool your smooth legs by the pool.

  1. Scrub ‘em: Great legs start in the shower. Exfoliate your legs three times a week and use a moisturizing cleanser.
  2. Soak ‘em: To decrease irritation from shaving, give your legs a chance to soak in the tub or shower. Lather on that shaving cream and get to it!
  3. Love ‘em: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. And moisturize again. Did we say moisturize? It’s kid of important. Love your legs. Moisturize.
  4. Tan ‘em: A little color goes a long way. Just a little, though – don’t overdo it. There’s no gold medal for being the most bronze.

Three tips to help you nix body acne

       
Friday, June 1st, 2012

Body acne doesn't have to be a concern this summer!Now that the weather is starting to warm up, you’ll probably be sweating more than you were in the past few months. According to Allure Magazine, the higher temperatures mean you’ll be producing not only more sweat, but more oil, which increases the chance that your pores will become clogged – resulting in body acne. Here are a few ways you can combat the issue.

1. Use a body wash with salicylic acid. Look for one with at least 1.5 percent, like Murad – Acne Body Wash.

2. Exfoliate on a regular basis. Getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin will prevent them from clogging up your pores and trapping in bacteria, oil and sweat. Every other day or so, use an exfoliant like Dermalogica – Exfoliating Body Scrub.

3. Use a benzoyl peroxide cream. Just like you would on your face, smooth on a thin layer of an acne treatment cream to stop zits in their tracks.

With these tips, you should notice clearer skin in a couple of weeks – and if you start now, you’ll be ready to rock that bathing suit once summer hits!