Friday, November 30, 2012

Ami Approved: Triple the Action Serum to The Rescue

Welcome the newest serum to glotherapeutics' core line - The Triple Action Serum! According to recent studies, hyperpigmentation is the leading characteristic that causes skin to look older than it really is. Even more so than wrinkling! But don’t worry, we can help! Winter is the perfect time to battle the fight against dark spots with the help of Triple Action Serum.

This wonder product gained its popularity as the best seller in the glo therapeutics’ advanced line and is now making its debut in the core line as well. With superhero ingredients like 1% Glycolic Acid for exfoliation, 2% Hydroquinone to lighten, 1% Retinol to assist with intracellular renewal and Algowhite to help remove hyperpigmented cells...I just can't get enough! Apply 3-4 pumps at night before bed for a beautiful complexion.

A serum that is this brightening, cell normalizing and exfoliating deserves a super hero cape and the stamp of Ami Approval!


* Note- it is recommended to take a 1-2 month break after using hydroquinone for 6 months. This product may be used twice daily. Reduce frequency if irritation occurs.
* Tip- Triple Action Serum is a wonderful spot treatment for hyperpigmentation as well! Apply to freckles, age spots, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (acne scarring), or melasma nightly.


November Wrap Up

November Wrap Up gloProfessional




The holiday season is officially in full swing and we are looking forward to ending the year on a positive note. As we look back at this past month we have so much to be thankful for and are truly grateful for all of you. Here’s a look at some of our favorite posts from the month of November.

Q&A with Kate:
Q&A with Kate: A Day at the Races!


Q&A with Kate: Finding Balance with a Bold Brow



Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Creative Uses for Everyday Makeup Products



Q&A with Kate: How to Prepare for a Job Interview



Kate McCarthy's Beauty Passport: Tribal Beauty



Ami Approved:

Ami Approved: Pumpkin Complexion Perfection



Ami Approved: The Ultimate Multi-Tasking Tool



Ami Approved: Long Lash Love



Ami Approved: Holiday Gift Guide



Holiday 2012:

5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping



Holiday Gift Guide: Classic Beauty



Holiday Gift Guide: The Naturalist



Introducing Our Holiday 2012 Gift Guide



We Are Thankful for You!



Special Thanks from Lucia



Kate McCarthy is Thankful for You!




Product Reviews:Product Review: Mineral Makeup
We've Got You Covered: Deluxe Brush Roll

In the News: In the News: OK! 
MagazineTraveling to Colombia


Quotes We Love: 
Quotes We Love: Thich Nhat Hanh


Looks We Love: Looks We Love: Thanksgiving Dinner
Lisa's November Look: Casual Comfort




Exclusive Videos: Video Exclusive: Holiday Look: Day to Night





Thursday, November 29, 2012

Product Review: Pressed Base

Pressed Base Review Mineral Makeup glo

Read the entire review : Product Review: Pressed Base
Shop: Pressed Base

In the News: OK! Magazine

We are thrilled to be featured in OK! Magazine. Get Miranda Kerr's gorgeous look by applying Shimmer Dust in sleigh bell silver to your shoulders, collarbones, top of the arms and front of the legs. 

OK! Magazine Miranda Kerr Shimmer Dust
Get Miranda Kerr's look with Shimmer Dust in sleigh bell silver

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: The Naturalist

Naturalist Gift Guide gloProfessional

If there is someone on your list who takes the “less is more” approach to beauty, we have the perfect gifts to please her natural aesthetic. With barely-there makeup and a systematic approach to skin care she is sure to look beautiful, confident and fresh-faced. Below are our picks for the Naturalist on you list:

The Perfect Balm: Mint Balm
Natural Waves: Texture Styling Spray
Barely-There Foundation: Sheer Tint Base
Antioxidant Rich Exfoliant: Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub
Daily Vitamin C: 15% Vitamin C Serum

Q&A with Kate: How to Prepare for a Job Interview


Q: Hi Kate! I have an important job interview coming up. What are your makeup suggestions for an interview? Thanks for your help!

Kate: Recently a girlfriend of mine went on a job interview for an executive assistant position. After shopping and coming up with some different ideas for make up, it dawned on me that more often than not women either over do it, or under do it when it comes to their makeup. Below find some tips on how to put your best face forward when interviewing for a corporate job*.


1.       Keep your skin fresh. When interviewing you don’t want your skin to be a distraction by looking too cakey or dry. The night before your interview do a small skin treatment with Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub and follow it with a thick lather of Moisture Rich Cream. If you are not super dry I’d try the Brightening Polish followed by Pure Hydration.
2.       Make your eyes pop naturally. I suggest keeping your Eye Shadow colors nude (try bamboo, twig and fawn) then line your upper and lower lash line with Precise Micro Eyeliner in black.  Try to keep the line SUPER tight to the lashes. Next, while looking down with your eyes, gently stamp some Eye Shadow in sable onto the inner rim of your upper lash line. This will make your eyes look laser sharp and awake.
3.       Don’t go crazy with mascara. Something I always find distracting is when someone has on too much mascara! You want your lashes to look naturally darker, and thicker but not overdone. For an interview you really want to focus on lightly emphasizing the beauty you already have!
4.       Keep cheeks cheerful. I like a pop of Blush in begonia on the apples of the cheeks, then blend nectar onto the cheekbones for added dimension. Bright and balanced cheeks will illuminate your entire complexion!
5.      Keep Lips Simple.  I suggest keeping your lips on the glossy side with light color. Nothing is worse than lipstick fading mid-interview or *gasp* lipstick on your the teeth. I like Gloss in naked but if you need a bit more color try Gloss in nude.
6.      Slightly fill in your brows. Don’t go overboard with dramatic eye brows… no one wants a mommy dearest sitting across the desk from them!






A few other basic tips:
  • Dress business casual or corporate. It’s almost always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
  • Don’t wear anything too tight and be sure that you are comfortable enough to sit and move around.
  • Keep your perfume and body lotion ever so lightly scented. Nothing is worse than choking your future employer with an extremely strong scent!

What to wear to an interview



*The way you dress and present yourself should depend on the the job you are going for.  If you are in the beauty industry, then you know as well as I do that personality is key, and your makeup should express what type of artist you are.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

We've Got You Covered: Deluxe Brush Roll

Deluxe Brush Roll


“Having great brushes when applying makeup is almost as important as having quality cosmetics!” - Ami, gloProfessional makeup artist

The Limited Edition Deluxe Brush Roll is quickly rising to the top of everyone’s holiday wish list! With seven of our most popular brushes, and a stylish snakeskin-print clutch, this kit has everything you need to create gorgeous holiday looks!

Powder Brush: A full, soft graduated hair brush designed to achieve a delicate base application of bronzer or powder.
Eye Base Brush: This luxuriously fluffy eye shadow brush smoothly deposits pigment and blends effortlessly.
Eye Contour Brush: This basic angled brush is the perfect size to apply base and contour shades.
Eyeliner/ Brow Brush: This brush is expertly engineered for application of Cream eye liner and performs exceedingly well when used to define lash line or brows with Eye shadow.
Eye Blender Brush: Versatile long hair brush with medium dome; use for all over blending or to apply color all over the lid.
Camouflage Brush: The perfect tool for expert camouflage and concealer application. Firm synthetic bristles offer optimal control for detailed application and blending.
Blush Brush: A traditional style blush brush designed for light shading or color enhancement of the cheek area.

Happy Shopping: Cyber Monday 20% Off Entire Purchase

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Today we are offering 20% off your entire purchase! Please apply the promo code SHOP20 at checkout and enjoy Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday gloProfessional Promo Code


*This offer is available from 12:01am 11/26/12 through 11:59pm on 11/26/2012 MST. To redeem, enter the code in the space provided in your shopping bag and click 'apply code'. Offer valid on MSRP purchases only. This offer is not valid for the purchase of gloProfessional eGIFTCARDS. Only valid for US residents as we cannot ship internationally - please see a list of our International Distributors if you are outside the US. Available while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offers are subject to change. This offer is not valid on past orders.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Classic Beauty


Holiday Gift Guide Classic Beauty

We all know someone who seems to seamlessly do-it-all while managing to look chic and put together. If you are shopping for someone who has timeless style, take a look at our top gift picks for the Classic Beauty.

Gift Ideas
The perfect shade of red lipstick: Sheer Lipstick in bali
Flawless Skin: Renew Serum and Pressed Base
Chic Hair: The Sleek Blow-Out Kit
Organized Brushes: Deluxe Brush Roll
Perfectly Groomed Brows: Brow Collection
Shine-Free Face: Perfecting Powder and Blotting Papers

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ami Approved: Holiday Gift Guide

Ready or not, here it comes! (The holiday season that is!) Bring on the snow, the carols, the candies and sparkle because it’s time to start your holiday gift shopping. Here are some of my favorite hair, skin and makeup gift ideas to keep you and your loved ones shining this holiday!





Mom –
Cyto Luxe Eye Cream: The ultimate in luxury, so soft and hydrating!
Deluxe Holiday Kit: Everything that you need to do a full face! With trendy metallics and beautiful jewel  tones this kit is the perfect gift! The sheer tint illuminator and eye shadow crayons alone make this kit a must have.
Texture Spray: My mom has fantastic, wild wavy hair. This spray is the perfect way to enhance it and give her the control she needs without being heavy! The texture spray is also fantastic for giving a beachy wave to those with straight hair as well.

Sister –
Majestic Jungle Collection**: High intensity high pigment shadows, Brazilian Bronze lip and cheek tint and those fabulous micro precise liners all in a gorgeous satin clutch. This kit is all the fun that my sister has been looking for.
Renew Serum: My sister recently moved to a new climate so this will help her clear up any blemishes and wake up to a fantastic complexion.
Honey Sugar Body Butter Travel Kit: I love the magnificent honey sugar butter scent and so will my sister! This kit comes with a body butter, body wash, body polish, lip balm and a travel candle. It is perfect for the girl on the go!

Coworker –
Deluxe Mini Lip Collection: A sampling of four of glo’s most popular lip shades in an adorable little snakeskin -print bag!
Luxury hand cream: A soft lavish hand cream at a fantastic price point, a great desk topper.
Super Star Gloss: All the beauty of glo minerals’ glosses but in a much larger, extra fun tube! This also makes a fantastic stocking stuffer!

Best Friend-  
Holiday Deluxe Brush Roll: Seven of glo’s most popular brushes in a convenient little snakeskin-print clutch. She’ll go crazy over all of the great looks she can create!
Alloy Eyes Collection: The Alloy Eyes Collection embodies the shine and sparkle of the holidays with eight fantastic metallic and matte shades that work well with every eye color.
Brunette Dry Shampoo- The perfect product for those in-between shampooing days. Glo essentials’ unique talc-free formula has an amazing scent my best friend will love!

Boyfriend-
Refresh Facial Polish- Our invigorating peppermint scented daily scrub is the perfect way to keep his face exfoliated this winter.
Mint Balm- A hydrating minty scented colorless lip balm that tastes great and will keep his lips kissable!
Oil Free SPF 40+ Sunscreen- glo therapeutics’ lightweight sunscreen keeps his face lightly hydrated and protected while he’s out on the slopes.

In the News: South Florida Luxury Guide

We love a well thought-out gift guide and the Luxury Guide of south Florida put together a great list that included the Deluxe Brush Roll

luxury gift guide glo minerals makeup brushes

Black Friday One Day Deals

Happy Black Friday! We hope everyone enjoyed a fun, relaxing Thanksgiving Day with loved ones. Today we are offering some great deals that are too good to pass up! Shop now!

Black Friday Deals Mineral Makeup gloProfessional

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping

1) Do The Prep Work
Before the big sales start spend some time researching your favorite stores’ gift guides and create a plan for each person on your list. Our easy-to-use Gift Guide has something for everyone and is full of helpful ideas.
Holiday Gift Guide gloProfessional mineral makeup


2) Avoid the Lines
If you prefer to avoid the long lines and busy parking lots and take the cyber route make sure your online purchases ship in plenty of time. Take a look at our Shipping Calendar for the recommended purchasing dates and you’ll be confident that your gifts arrive on time.

Holiday Shipping Calendar gloProfessional


3) When In Doubt Give an eGift Card
If you are stressing out trying to decide on the right shade or formula to pick for a loved one we suggest giving an eGift Card. These easy to redeem gift cards guarantee that your giftee will get exactly what they want. You will even be able to send them a custom note!

Holiday Gift Card gloProfessional


4) Stay Hydrated and Bring Snacks

If you are brave enough to face the lines be sure that you pack plenty of water and snacks to keep you hydrated and keep your energy levels high. Bringing a healthy snacks will help you avoid the mall cafeteria which can be a trap for exhausted shoppers. Picking out gifts for loved ones should be fun so don’t let a lack of energy zap your holiday spirit.

5 black friday tips snacks


5) Keep Your Revive Hydration Mist Handy
If you need a little pick-me-up while you shop keep your Revive Hydration Mist nearby for a refreshing treat that is sure to help calm your nerves and revive your senses.  


Revive Hydration Mist
Revive Hydration Mist


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Creative Uses for Everyday Makeup Products

Q&A with Kate: Makeup Questions Answered

Hi Kate! I love reading all of your tips! I especially love how you find creative uses for everyday makeup products. What are some of your favorite ways to play with product uses?


Kate: For those of you who know me, you know that I am a little bit of a mad scientist when it comes to finding new uses for current products. For those of you who don’t know me, know this… my Friday nights consist of mixing an array of eye shadows, lipsticks, and foundations in my kitchen while conversing with my cats about my week (they never seem to have much to say…).
Here are some of the secret tips I have for using my favorite products in unconventional ways:

Eye shadow: Yes, Eye Shadow is made to go on your eyes but these multi-purpose babies can transform any product sitting in your bathroom. Use Eye Shadow to change or create your own custom lip color by applying under Lip Stick (I talk about mixing Eye Shadow in eggplant with Lipstick in bordeaux here) or use a slightly shimmery color  to highlight your cheekbones. You can also use eye shadow to fill in bald spots along your hairline or scalp (like I do in this video) and fill in your brows.
           
Lipstick/ Gloss: Try using your Lipstick as an Eye Shadow base (Please make sure you sanitize it first with a paper towel drenched in rubbing alcohol!). For a new twist on a smoky eye use a deep shade of lipstick and swipe a thin layer from your lash line to right below your crease. Blend your smoking color into the lipstick for added depth, drama and a unique undertone.  You can also use Gloss to get added dimension by placing it lightly on top of any eye look. Lipsticks make a great blush as well! Just apply the same way you would apply a cream blush.

Concealer/foundations:  Use these to lighten any lip color! Or for the perfect nude lip, dab your foundation on your lips and top with clear gloss!

Dust 24K : Sprinkle any one of the shades into your hand, mix with glo essentials Style Defining Cream and pull through your strands for a subtle shimmer.

Custom Lip Color: To make a new lip color grab one of your Lipsticks (maybe one that has been lonely for a while) and cut off a small piece. Place it in a small microwavable bowl then use a clean spoolie to scrape off any Eye Shadow color into the same bowl. The ratio should be 1:1 to start then; you can add more of either one as you go to get the desired shade. Place in the bowl in the microwave for about 8-10 seconds then remove and stir with a toothpick or disposable cosmetic spatula (found at any beauty supply store). Place in a small travel pot (found at any container store) and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. TADA!!! You have a custom shade!

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to mixing, when you have a free night pull out all of your product and start playing. Don’t be afraid to mix different tones and color families, sometimes it might not work, but most of the time the result is awesome!! Just ask my cats!



Creative Uses for Your Everyday Makeup Products
Creative Uses for Your Everyday Makeup

Monday, November 19, 2012

Looks We Love: Thanksgiving Dinner

Your shopping list is ready, your kitchen is organized and your family is on the way. There is only one thing left to do and that’s decide what you are going to wear. Just because Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on food and family doesn’t mean you can’t look comfortable, festive and put-together. No matter where you are headed or who is coming over, you can look polished and confident. Now just don’t burn the turkey!


Casual Gathering with Family and Friends
If you are spending this year’s meal in a casual environment surrounded by people you love we suggest wearing something comfortable and classy. For a simple and pretty look pair a comfy sweater, colorful corduroy pants and smoking slippers with your favorite Eye Shadow Trio and Super Star Gloss.

Casual Thanksgiving Look glo minerals



Semi-Formal Gathering with the In-Laws

If your mother-in-law likes to throw a semi-formal gathering be sure to look the part. We love how comfortable and flattering a maxi skirt can be (hello elastic waistline!)  dressed up with a graphic sweater belted right above the waist. Add Eye Shadow in bamboo and Sheer Lipstick in capri for a perfectly polished look.

Semi-Formal Thanksgiving Dinner Look


Formal Thanksgiving Dinner
If your plans include a more formal dinner we suggested picking something in a comfortable fabric that isn’t too stiff or restricting. The colors of this dress are perfect for the season and look fantastic paired with the Metallic Smoky Eye Kit. We suggest adding Sheer Tint Illuminator to your foundation for a subtle glow!

What to wear to a formal Thanksgiving Dinner


Inspiration for look via polyvore:
Sweater: allsaints.com
Pants: jcrew.com
Earrings:  couture.zappos.com
Tie Sweater:  houseoffraser.com
Maxi Skirt: quiksilver.com
Bracelet: swell.com
Pumps:  janenorman.co.uk
Cocktail Ring:  theoutnet.com

In the News: Sytleline Magazine

Styleline Magazine is one of  metro Detroit's leading fashion and beauty magazine and they were kind enough to feature glo minerals makeup in the latest issue! 

glo minerals in the news

Love! Pin! Win!

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. TO VIEW THE WINNER BOARD FROM KAT CLICK HERE****

Join the gloProfessional Holiday Wish List Pinterest Giveaway and win 5 of your favorite products!

Rules:
1) Follow gloProfessional on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/gloprofessional/).
2) Create a new board titled “My gloProfessional Holiday Wish List”
3) Pin your top five favorite gloProfessional products onto the board from www.gloprofessional.com. There are two ways to do this:

1) Install the pin it button onto your toolbar (http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/) and then pin the product from the specific product page.
2) On the product page, click the “share” button on top of the product image and then select “Pinterest” from the drop down.
4) Once you have created your board and selected your five products, send the link to the entire board to social@gloprofessional.com***. This is the only way to officially enter your board.

Example board and link: http://pinterest.com/gloprofessional/my-gloprofessional-holiday-wish-list/



***gloProfessional will not add this email to any lists or use the address for purposes other than notification of contest results.

5) One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entries on 11/26 at 12:00 PM MST. gloProfessional will send an email notification to the winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected.

6) Winner will receive all five products they pinned to their My gloProfessional Holiday Wish List board!

Restrictions:
Contest dates: 11/19-11/26. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Must be a resident of the US. Only one board per email address. If more than 5 products are pinned the winner will have to choose his or her top 5 products. Must pin products from gloProfessional’s official website only (www.gloprofessional.com).  If winner’s board contains a gift card the gift card value will be $25. Winner must be following gloProfessional’s official Pinterest page (http://pinterest.com/gloprofessional/). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner is randomly selected. No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your odds of winning.  Professional only products are excluded.


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