|Here at the glō office, all we want for Christmas is…..
"Intense eye lashes"—Juli, marketing assistant
Lash Thickener & Conditioner + Water Resistant Mascara
"Shiny hair"—Kristin, educator
Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil
"Moist hands"—Mary, vice president of sales
Luxury Hand Cream
"An awesome look for New Year's"—Lucia, web and electronic media specialist
Alloy Eyes Collection
"Soft lips for under the mistletoe"—Cat, director of marketing
"Skin that glo's"—Erin, marketing assistant
Brightening Polish + Brightening Serum
"Shimmer"—Toni, graphic designer
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Posted by HMorris303 at 5:04 PM
|Last week our go-to makeup guru, Kate McCarthy, got to escape the winter cold at our Denver office and travel to Florida where she showed off her makeup skills on NBC Miami. The segment focused on how to create three simple looks that anyone—that means you—can master. Here are her tips:
The model's skin was a little dry so McCarthy decided to use Loose Base which gives a dewy finish perfect for reflecting light. Then she blended the dusty rose, mauve, and silver shades found in the Eye Shadow Trio in Napoli to create a natural look suitable for a 9 to 5, or a Saturday running errands. A touch of Blush in Bellini and the first model was good to go!
The second model struggled with skin pigmentation irregularities, so McCarthy used first applied a light layer of Camouflage on the areas that needed to be lightened followed up by Pressed Base on top. Once there was a smooth canvas, she used the Eye Shadow Trio in amethyst for a fun evening look.
For the final look McCarthy chose to do a twist on the classic smoky eye using the Alloy Eyes Collection. "Instead or pulling the 'smoke' [aka darkest shade] all the way up to the crease," she says, "I just smoked out her liner using the Micro-Precision Eye Pencil and the darkest shimmer from the [collection]. The rest of the model's look was kept pretty natural and bare to give "a fun sultry grunge type of smoky eye for the holidays." Lipstick in Bali and Liquid Lips in desire topped it off creating a perfect "Bordeaux-wine" lip color.
|Making sure your body gets enough of the right kind of nutrients is easy during the summer months when bikini season has everyone focused on health and fitness. But if you're like most people, by the time November rolls around, your diet is less about salad and more about sugar cookies!
And who can blame you? During the holidays sweet treats like cakes, cookies, and candy are everywhere. And on top of that, holiday stress caused by doing too much, indulging too much, and spending too much can easily make you break the good habits you spent all year cultivating.
But throwing caution to the wind when it comes to your diet can negatively impact how you feel (sluggishness anyone?), and how you look. Consider this:
A diet high in refined sugar increases glycation, or the process of sugar attaching to proteins in your blood stream to form new molecules called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGES)
AGES damage proteins like collagen and elastin which are responsible for keeping skin plump and firm.
AGES also deactivate your body's natural antioxidant enzymes, making you more vulnerable to sun damage.
|Did you know that your favorite lipstick can double as a cream blush? Follow these simple steps to try something new or make your products multi-task the next time you run out.
Start by washing your hands to remove bacteria and pore-clogging oils
Choose a matte lipstick in flattering shades of pink and peach
Take your index or middle finger and lightly rub it across the lipstick
Apply the cream to the apples of your cheeks and blend upward and out towards your hairline
*Avoid using shades of burgundy and plum as they are densely pigmented and might appear unnatural
*Do not use gloss
We Recommend glō•minerals Lipstick in blush, willow, and tulip.
|Winter weather is notorious for wicking moisture away from your skin, and like Cathleen Tatman, gloProfessional's vice president of marketing, says, if you haven't pumped up your hydration yet, now's the time to start. Here are her tips for a flake-free season.
Make sure you are using a product like the Advanced B5 Hydration with hyaluronic acid in addition to your moisturizer because it will help your skin stay balanced. Hyaluronic acid attracts and maintains 1,000 times its weight in water while preventing trans-epidermal water loss, and protecting against environmental aggressors.
Select a slightly heavier moisturizer that will help seal in your skin's natural moisture, protects against dehydration, and provides a buffer against temperature extremes.
Transition from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser if you tend to have dry skin
Incorporate a hydrating mask into your weekly regimen
Before heading out into harsh conditions for say a ski trip, use a heavy moisturizer like Barrier Balm.
Continue using Vitamin C Serum and sunscreen to maintain healthy skin all year round.
We recommend glo therapeutics Advanced B5 Hydration, Barrier Balm, Conditioning Milk Cleanser
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Have you thought about how you're going to usher in love, happiness, and prosperity this New Year's Eve? Maybe it's by eating twelve grapes at midnight à la Spain, or watching the ball drop in New York/your living room. Or maybe, it's by adding a pop of color to your ensemble that has a special symbolic meaning like people in China, Venezuela, and the Philippines. We just love how these countries around the world have found bright ways to show their local pride—and create a bit of luck.
Seeing Red in China
From crimson to burgundy, red is the color of choice for many Chinese who are deeply attached to its association with courage, loyalty, honor, success, fertility, happiness, and passion. With so many positive meanings, we might be seeing red ourselves!
Spot on in the Philippines
In this hot and humid Southeast Asian country, there is a longstanding belief that circles attract money and fortune so what better way to ward off poverty than by wearing polka dots?
Feeling Optimistic in Ecuador & Venezuela
On New Year's Eve, people in these Latin American countries love to look sun-drenched in shades of yellow that symbolize fertility and abundance. Yellow also happens to be a dominant color in their national flags.
What color will you be wearing?