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Best Gifts for The Beauty Lover

       
Friday, December 12th, 2014

Best Gifts for The Beauty LoverHoliday gift ideas may not come easily, especially for those who are not fond of shopping. There are several online stores and eCommerce options that specialize in a number of different industries and genres. These solutions make it simple to shop for the man or woman who seems to have everything. When a gift recipient has a special interest or hobby, the search for the perfect gift becomes narrower and directed toward a specific product or service. Anyone who is into beauty regiments and skincare treatments will be pleased with the great new holiday collections by some of the most trusted names in the business.

Consider Gift Sets
Attempting to make a purchase of multiple beauty products or skincare enhancements is typically much smoother when the products are bought in tandem. Gift sets are not only more economically priced, but they are also conveniently and beautifully wrapped. This single step approach saves the giver both time and resources. The Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Trio makes a fun gift because it encompasses many different facets of a daily beauty routine. Gift sets like this one include a bath or shower gel, scented lotion, and a bonus item for good measure. In this case, a moisturizing lip shine adds the finishing touch to morning preparations.

Remember The Men
Gift sets are not just for the ladies, and many popular brands are specifically catering to the male audience. Today most men are keenly aware of the benefits of proper skincare. Certain occupations, especially those that include outdoor work, can result in dry or rough skin. Men can now protect their hands and face from chapping and cracking, which can be extremely painful. One of the easiest gifts to choose for a man is a shaving product or gift set. The Art of Shaving Skin Care Kit features a host of products meant to prepare skin for shaving and then provide lasting protection.

Add Some Glamour
Every woman wants to feel beautiful and desirable. Sometimes they spend so much time as caregivers that they fail to take time to adequately care for themselves. Cosmetics are a great gift for the girl who wants to look and feel her very best. A gift that allows a woman to pamper herself through a massage, manicure, or pedicure will be much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. Bold and flashy cosmetics are great ideas for the woman who wants to make a statement. The flirtatious Sexyback Lip and Nail Duet from the Deborah Lippmann collection is the perfect accent gift or stocking stuffer from ladies who love to have fun with their makeup and accessories. Ladies who prefer a more practical approach to life but still have a great sense of humor will get a kick out of the Bliss Crown Jewels or Buttah Bling gift sets.

Regardless of the number of tasks at hand for the season, shoppers are sure to find the perfect choices for all the men and women on their gift list. Leading brands have made their most coveted products available in convenient packaging to make the shopping experience seamless and productive. Many shoppers are bound to be so impressed with their skills that they will decide to pick up a few key products for themselves during their shopping excursions.

Dermalogica Training

       
Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Dermalogica TrainingThis week we were so excited to have our Dermalogica training here at Beauty Bridge! The Dermalogica line is super popular with our customers and has many different products to address pretty much any concern one could have. Our trainer, Ariel, was extremely knowledgeable and is both an esthetician and a Dermalogica teacher who teaches at the Institute in New York. She made everything really easy to understand and even gave us some pointers on her favorite product concoctions as the products can be combined in many ways.

The line has eight systems, all made to address concerns of the client that falls in that category and all can be boosted by products from a different range. The line was founded by an esthetician so it focuses on skin health. This means there are no fragrances, mineral oil, chemicals, lanolin or any other ingredients that could compromise the skin or cause allergic reactions. In fact some of the products smell so good you would want to bathe in them!

The most basic system, and the one Ariel suggested we start with, is the Daily Skin Health. The products in the line are the essentials for your everyday skin routine. They keep your skin clean, healthy and moisturized so you can then tackle more intense concerns like aging or breakouts.

The next line is the Age Smart. This line aims to slow down the process of aging before it starts. It has scientifically advanced ingredients that have been proven to stop aging triggers before they start. This line contains retinols, which we all know are the holy grail of ingredients for skin aging, that have been buffered so they do not cause any stinging, peeling or irritation.

The Ultracalming line contains wonderful ingredients like Lavender and Chamomile to soothe the skin and can be used pretty much by anybody but is most beneficial to ultrasensitive skin. We especially loved this line for the wonderful smell and universal usage.

The Medibac and Clear Start lines are both for acne and Ariel said they can both be mixed and matched since sometimes the Medibac line is a little bit stronger than the Clear Start. The Medibac is generally more for adult acne while the Clear Start is for teenage acne. I especially loved the Clearing Booster from the Medibac line because you can add it to any moisturizer and it automatically makes it an acne fighting product.

The Chroma-White line is truly wonderful. It brightens any pigmentation without being harsh or damaging the skin which can lead to premature aging. It does not bleach or lighten the skin, rather brightens it so it is suitable for all skin colors and types. With this system however we were told you have to be very patient since pigmentation is one of the harder things to get rid of in the skin.

Dermalogica also has bodycare products, suncare and moisture tints, all made to compliment the effects you are getting from your skincare products.

We truly enjoyed our training with Ariel and learned a lot about this wonderful line. We can now diagnose and make skin recommendations to all of our wonderful customers and maybe do a little shopping for ourselves!

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

       
Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

Choosing the right gift for someone you care about can be a daunting task. Still, the idea behind a present is ultimately to let them know you care and to give them something that will make life more enjoyable.

For all of those instances when you have no idea what to get, Borghese Gift Sets are a perfect solution. With a variety of options ranging from aromatherapy to skincare, you can choose one that’s tailored to the recipient’s needs, tastes and preferences.

Leisure
Have a friend who could use some relaxation in their lives? The Tuscan Home Candle Collection is an ideal gift. Each of the three Italian-inspired aromatic blends is formulated to give off a subtle scent to promote tranquility in the home.

The Bagno Beautiful Gift Set is another fitting option for a stressed-out friend. While lounging in the tub, the Borghese Bagno di Vita Body Soak with Italian minerals and botanical oils will alleviate tension and soothe sore muscles. After a bath, the Borghese Tono Body Crème will seal in moisture so skin feels buttery soft.

Lure
If you have a lady in your life that’s always on-the-go, go for the Tuscan Beauty Set, which comes with a bright rose-printed travel cosmetics bag and a multitude of skin products for a flawless complexion. The Crema Saponetta Cleansing Creme will gently wash away impurities, while the ultra-luxurious Fango Ferma Firming Mud Mask for Face and Body has a transformative effect. Meanwhile, the Curaforte Moisture Intensifier boosts the skin’s ability to hold on to hydration.

An aging friend will delight in the ReaFIRMing Beauty Gift Set. Every product, from the Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer to the Crema Intensiva Intensive Firming Creme, is formulated to smooth out fine lines, enhance the skin’s elasticity and promote a youthful glow.

If you know someone who’s especially romantic – or could use a little love in their lives – send them the Lucky in Love Gift Set. The Satin Shadow Milani Trio and best-selling State-of-the-Art Mascara will make her eyes wink-ready, and the B Gloss Lip Gloss in Red Lustro is perfect for a kissable pout. One spritz and she’ll instantly fall for the feminine floral Il Bacio Eau De Parfum Spray.

Luxury
Instead of sending them to the spa, give loved ones the gift of a comparable experience in their own home with the Tuscan Secret Gift Set. The Botanico Eye Compresses rejuvenate the eye area, and the Sali Esfoliante Salt Scrub will buff off dead skin, revealing a brighter, smoother layer beneath.

For your beauty-savvy friend, nothing compares to the Effortlessly Extraordinary Gift Set. A powerful cleanser, toner and moisturizer formulated with a combination of technologically-optimized ingredients fuel the skin’s cell regeneration and help reverse the signs of aging.

Tips for faking a natural tan

       
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Tips for faking a natural tan

Come summertime, one of your biggest beauty challenges is maintaining a tan without damaging your skin. But with the right combination of skincare and cosmetics, it's possible to get that coveted glow without laying out in the sun.

The proper application of a good bronzer can do wonders for making your face look naturally tan. But some people might prefer a more moisturizing formula – like the Sun Self-Tanning Milk by G.M. Collin. This ultra-light lotion absorbs into the skin quickly, and contains seven herbal extracts. Over time, not only will you build up an even, long-lasting tan, but your skin will feel softer and more hydrated. 

Another option for a darker tint is Self-Tanning Fluid from Babor. A powerful combination of nutrients and minerals leaves skin nearly flawless, while also making it stronger and more resilient. The multi-protection properties of this formula boost the skin's natural defense systems so that it's more resistant to photo-aging.

If you're looking for something a little more advanced – check out being TRUE – The Kit by True Cosmetics. This complete, all-inclusive kit is great for traveling to your next summer getaway, and it includes two universal shades of Protective Mineral Foundation with SPF 17, Mineral Mist Bronze Blush, a compact all-purpose brush, finishing sponge, quick tips booklet and a cosmetic case.

With every application, you'll get a deeper pigment while also protecting your skin long-term.

How to slough away cellulite

       
Monday, October 29th, 2012

How to slough away celluliteWhen it comes to celebrating the holiday season, there are more than a few tasty treats to go around. While this can make the late autumn and early weeks of winter some of the sweetest days of the year, it poses obstacles if you’re trying to trim down.

Worst of all, these treats can even lead to cellulite. Recognizable by the dimples it leaves across skin, cellulite is caused by fat deposits that exist just below the epidermis and is one of the toughest things to get rid of.

While some workout regimens are tailored to tackle this perennial problem, exercising can only do so much. BABOR – Stop Cellulite Set is a great way to give your fitness routine a boost and beat cellulite once and for all. This gel and cream set works to increase microcirculation in the areas where you have cellulite and strengthen collagen and detoxifying processes in the body.

To really get the most of this dynamic set, use Bliss – Fatgirlbrush Skin-Firming Body-Buffing Dry Brush to massage parts of your body riddled with cellulite. This popular spa treatment technique can help you slough away toxins on the surface of skin and get the smooth, touchable flesh you deserve!

Matriskin Technology

       
Friday, September 21st, 2012

Matriskin TechnologyIf you’ve noticed complexion imperfections caused by aging, you might be considering cosmetic injectables or plastic surgery to restore the youthful look and feel of your skin. But instead of shelling out all that cash (and dealing with the pain involved), consider the Matriskin Technology collection from Beauty Bridge, a high-performance skincare system that can solve all of your problems with its innovative active ingredients.

Matriskin is a French skincare line that’s finally made its way to the United States, bringing with it a range of products that can offer fast results and protection against future skin damage. The Matriskin technology uses two patented molecules, polysaccharides and ceramides, garnered through advanced biotechnological processes. They help your skin restructure its cell layers to achieve the complexion you’ve been dreaming of.

Start with the Instant Foaming Cleanser, which cleanses deep into your pores and prepares your skin to soak up the ingredients from the rest of the system’s products. Those include the Collagen MP Serum, which nourishes skin and improves its structure and surface, as well as the Eye Liss Contour Eye Contour Cream, a radiance-enhancer that instantly tightens the delicate eye area. The High Performance Cream can also be used as a daily and nightly moisturizer that firms, smoothes and tones your visage.

Murad – New Arrivals and Best of Murad

       
Monday, September 10th, 2012

Try the Murad New Arrivals and Best of Murad collection!With the changing of seasons often comes a shift in your skin's habits, whether it goes from oily to dry or from relatively normal to more sensitive. Of course, this means you may need a few different products to help you get through without any flare-ups. Murad's New Arrivals and Best of Murad collection are sure to have everything you're looking for to treat problem skin and nourish your complexion.

If you're looking for a line of products that can protect your skin from the signs of aging, the Best of Murad Endless Age Defense kit is your best bet. With four of Murad's most popular products, including the Active Radiance Serum and Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles, you'll have everything you need to combat fine lines, moisturize and brighten your visage.

Is acne one of your seasonal woes? Then the Acne Rapid Response Set will surely be of use. With a cleanser, toner, mask andnew a lotion, those blemishes won't stand a chance!

Finally, check out the power of vitamin C when it comes to age spots and brightening – the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and the Intensive-C Radiance Peel can help correct discoloration and protect your skin from future damage. Now that's hard work!

Johnny Depp shows off his youthful looks in dark, dramatic eyeliner

       
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Johnny Depp shows off his youthful looks in dark, dramatic eyeliner Who says women are the only ones who can rock eyeliner? Many men are comfortable enough in their own skin to be daring these days and try some cosmetics of their own. Case and point – Johnny Depp.

Recently, the actor stepped out with a bit of eyeliner on his lids while at Pink Taco in Hollywood, according to Babble.com. If you remember his stint as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean, you should have a good idea of how Depp looked when he walked around in a rocker ensemble topped off by a small cowboy hat.

The actor seemed to be revitalizing the look he sported during his younger days as a rebellious star on the traditional Hollywood scene. Needless to say, Depp will now join the ranks of the many celebs who look dashing in dark, dramatic eye makeup.

Although Depp has been on the scene for more than a decade, he hasn't lost his youthful looks! If you want to look as young and beautiful as the silver screen actors of Hollywood, consider using the L'Occitane Olive Discovery Set to rejuvenate your natural glow.

In combination with the Exuviance Ultra Restorative Creme that can reduce the appearance of your fine lines, you'll be on your way to soft, supple skin!

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!

Sothys Slimming and Firming Collection

       
Friday, August 17th, 2012

The Sothys Slimming and Firming Collection can tone up your body!As we age, we begin to lose the collagen and elastic tissue that make it easy for our skin to stretch, move and remain taut. As a result, we often end up with sagging skin and unsightly cellulite that causes embarrassment. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer with skin that’s slack. The Sothys Slimming and Firming Collection has five products that can deliver smoother, firmer results.

The Enhancer Body Serum is a 14-day treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite in two weeks, using caffeine to tighten skin and speed up the fat-burning process. The Essential 24 Body Cream starts making a difference immediately upon application, stimulating fat breakdown and reducing the formation of fat molecules after meals, providing you with slimming effects for up to 30 days after treatment.

The Reshaping Cream is ideal for those who experienced changes in skin after a pregnancy or significant weight loss, reinforcing collagen and elastin levels, reducing fat storage and improving the appearance of cellulite. The Firming Body Cream follows up by giving your complexion a firmer, smoother and more toned surface, diminishing stretch marks and preventing them in the future. Finally, the Velvet Hand Cream delivers the nutrients necessary to protect your hands from the elements and strengthen fragile nails.

When used as a system, the Sothys Slimming and Firming Collection can leave you looking and feeling more toned in no time!