Friday, May 31, 2013

Ami Approved: Summer Lip Combos



As I sit by the pool at my hotel in Florida, I can't help but think about Summer...it's so close I can almost taste it!

It's not uncommon to change some of your makeup application methods, as well as products that you use, with the seasons. In fact, I encourage it! Looking for an easy way to update your makeup this summer with minimal effort? Try a new lip look. Here are some of my Ami Approved favorites!

For a great orangy-red, bold summer lip try pairing the Precise Micro Lipliner in aster red with Lipstick in siren. It's both playful and movie star-chic which is great for a BBQ in the park or a fun night out. Try it with a simple cat eye using the Precise Mirco Liner in black. .

For a beautiful peachy beachy nude lip, pair Lipstick in bella with Gloss in persimmons. This look works beautifully with beach waves (try using glo essentials Texture Styling Spray) and a gorgeous metallic smoky eye. Try snagging the Metallic Smoky Eye Kit!

For a sweet, bright, and rich berry lip try glo minerals new Lipstick in treasure or Sheer Lipstick in fiji. Both are fantastic, hot pink lipsticks that look amazing when topped with Liquid Lips in black cherry for added dimension. It’s a slightly softer answer to a bold lip and just happens to be one of my favorite trends this summer! Pair this with a soft pink Blush like paradise or Blush Duo in petunia to complete the look.

*Tip- try these great looks on top of glo minerals Mint and Cherry Balms for extra sun protection!



Beauty in Bloom: Eye Shadow in orchid

Orchids are known for their exotic and unique beauty. We used the beautiful flower as inspiration for one of our most popular Eye Shadow shades! Shop for it here

Beauty in Bloom: Eye Shadow in orchid

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In the News: Ladies' Home Journal

glo therapeutics Back Acne Treatment is featured in this month's Ladies' Home Journal Magazine! This back acne treatment targets back blemishes and congestion by helping to prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Synergistic ingredients balance excess oil and reduce inflammation. Back acne spray application: use the 360-degree sprayer to lightly mist problem areas.

In the News: Back Acne Treatment in Ladies' Home Journal

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kate McCarthy Guest Post: My Trip to Tokyo

I recently visited the fashion mecca while on a trip to Tokyo for the Beautyworld Japan exhibition and had an absolutely amazing time! Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite memories and what I liked best about the Japanese culture (plus a few pictures from my trip!).


Remember the Beauty passport I wrote on harajuku? Well, I was there! The area far surpassed my expectations!  There were thousands of people coming off the train in all types of fashions and makeup looks that I could hardly contain myself!! The biggest theme I saw was Alice in Wonderland. It is my understanding that the themes change constantly, but I am glad I was there for this one, since Alice in Wonderland is one of my top 5 favorite Disney movies!  The fashion ranged from white rabbit outfits to puff dresses. I saw lots of skirts matched with soft t-shirts that had anything from Alice’s face to CATS on them… (Yes, I bought a few cat shirts…and socks, all for myself)!
           
Entrance to Harajuku District
Something I noticed, and really enjoyed, about Japan was that there were beautiful women EVERYWHERE who dressed how they wanted to, did their makeup and hair how they wanted to and made no apologies. While some of the customs I observed were neither familiar nor appetizing (drinking  pork placenta being one of them) I must say there is method behind the madness. Japanese women have flawless, fair and glowing skin. Their overall makeup routine is low maintenance, yet perfectly precise. It is evident that Japanese women take pride in their appearances and it was inspiring to see the values that brought me into the beauty industry play out right in front of me! In my opinion, “vanity” or appreciating and developing your own beauty, is not a bad thing and shouldn’t be viewed as a negative attribute. These women take pride in their looks and it’s very obvious why… they don’t do it for their husbands, or to find a husband, or for the benefit of their co-workers or strangers on the street, but for themselves! They want to love and appreciate what they see in the mirror everyday and there is NOTHING wrong with that! In fact, this is something we could all start to practice here in the west.
           



To add complete their overall beauty, the Japanese women I met were just as lovely on the inside! The kindness they showed me was overwhelming. The hospitality and willingness to show me everything and anything about their super clean,  fun city was inspiring and made me appreciate their beauty efforts even more. Genuine kindness, genuine beauty and a culture that LOVES CATS! I will definitely return to Tokyo!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back From the Beach Beauty

Here at glo headquarters in Denver, we are often jealous of our coastal friends and their easy access to the beach. So we’ve come up with four steps to get a beachy look whether or not you’re landlocked and miles from the beach!




Step 1: Get Smooth- Since sand is a natural exfoliant, our skin often feels smooth and looks freshly exfoliated after a day at the beach. For an equally effective (and less messy!) alternative, try Therapeutic Body Exfoliant for smooth, healthy skin.

Step 2: Get Clear- Clean up any unwanted body acne with glo therapeutics’ newest product, Back Acne Treatment. This treatment helps clear up unwanted body blemishes with a powerful mix of Salicylic Acid and Sodium Bicrbonate.

Step 3: Get Bronzed: For a safe, healthy glow that won't cause premature aging or put you at risk for skin cancer, try Body Bronzer. This temporary bronzer will leave your skin looking sunkissed and smooth! Take a look at this before and after!

Step 4: Get Beachy Waves- If you love the way saltwater adds texture and wave to your hair try Texture Styling Spray. This spray will give you soft, beachy waves while adding dimension and shine- perfect for a relaxed summer look!

Beauty in Bloom: Gloss in lily


Lilies are often associated with virtue, devotion and friendship making it a popular flower to help celebrate special occasions . While we do love this pretty flower for what it represents, we also love it for its beauty! That’s why we chose to name one of our prettiest and most versatile glosses after this lovely flower. We suggest wearing Gloss in lily alone for a subtle shade of pink or try wearing it over Lipstick in socialite for a bright pop of color!

glominerals lip gloss makeup

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ami Approved: 11 Reasons to Attend a gloProfessional Workshop

Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Educator, Ami Shvartzman.

Calling all of our professional accounts! For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to attend one of our spectacular workshops, here are the top 11 reasons why our workshops are so great!



1. Learn to Think Outside of the Box- We offer many tips and tricks on different ways to use and customize our products as well as the latest trends in skincare and makeup!
2. It’s Hands On - From glominerals tutorials to our glotherapeutics chemical exfoliants,  we offer a guided, hands on experience in every class. You get to see, smell, touch and feel our products for a complete sensory experience!
3. Learn to Camouflage  – From rosacea to port wine stains and tattoos we’ve got you covered!
4. In Depth Product Knowledge- We offer an in depth discussion of the science behind glo professionals products.
5. Increase your Confidence - Boost your confidence and perfect your skills while using glotherapeutics products and creating great makeup looks!
6. Fantastic Gifts and Prizes- A few lucky participants win excellent prizes!
7. Grow Your Network- Workshops give you the opportunity to network and be inspired by other beauty professionals
8.  Reinvent Yourself- If you are in need of inspiration come and learn how to turn old concepts into new and fresh ideas!
9. Yummy Lunch- It’s on us and we promise it will be delicious!
10. Meet the Educators- You get the chance to hang out with me and our other fabulous educators. Come and pick our brains!

11.  Lots of laughs- The workshops are always a lot of fun and full of laughs!


** Our workshops are design for professional accounts only. To learn more about creating a professional account please call 1-800-232-0398. To find a workshop near you check out our workshop calendar here.

Beauty in Bloom: Lipstick in Snapdragon


Snapdragons maybe have got their name from their resemblance to mythical, fire-breathing creatures but Lipstick in snapdragon is anything but scary! This gorgeous shade offers beautiful, deep pigments to compliment any skin tone.  Shop Lipstick in snapdragon here!

glominerals lipstick

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

glo therapeutics Best Seller List


glotherapeutics best sellers

With more than 50 different glo therapeutics products to choose from it’s hard for us to narrow it down to our favorite five. However, month after month the following products top our best sellers list. According to their biggest fans, here’s why they continue to please:

Purifying Gel Cleanser -
This cleanser is a life-saver. It is the only product that keeps my acne-prone skin consistently clear!” - Nicole

“A very great quality skin cleanser, with enough salicylic acid to yield great results. Smells absolutely yummy!!!” - JNo

“I absolutely love this serum. It has helped smooth out my uneven skin. If I have any breakouts I know if I use this product they are practically gone in the morning. I don't know what I would do without it.” - Ashley

“This soft silky serum transforms your skin overnight. I love how it gently attacks my problem areas on my face while I'm sleeping. I wake up with a beautiful healthy glow and my skin feels amazing.” - Nicole


“I have always had semi-oily skin and it's difficult to find a moisturizer that can tackle the few dry spots but keep my skin even. I love this stuff!!! Plus, it lasts a very long time- worth the money.”  - Gretchen

“This has been the perfect moisturizer. I had used heavy moisturizer over the winter thinking that it would be better, but really this is all I needed! It’s lightweight, conditioning and leaves my face feeling so smooth!” - Ashley

“I love this moisturizer. It feels great and never oily like many I've tried. I know this will sound corny but it's like my skin’s best friend. They just feel perfect together.” - Tanja

“I purchased the Conditioning Hydration Cream after a great experience at the spa. I like simple, natural creams. This product feels so natural and blends in without shine. I can use it before applying makeup or after cleansing at night. Since it lasts for several months, it is a great value.”  - Sandy

It decreases my puffiness, my under-eye circles and hydrates the fine lines that have begun to develop in recent years. I won't be forgetting this vital step anymore... a must-have product for this 29 year old lady!”  - Anne

This has got to be one of my all time favorite face products! I use it in the morning because of its light consistency before I apply my makeup and it keeps my eyes fresh, de-puffed and the wrinkles at a minimum. You just can't go wrong with this product.”  - Helen Marie


Q&A with Kate McCarthy: How To Apply Lid Primer




Q: Hi Kate! What is the correct way to apply Lid Primer? Should I be able to see it on my lid? Should I wait for it to "soak in" before putting on my eye shadow? Some tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Kate: Lid primer is an essential part of makeup application. It evens out the skin tone on your lid, and keeps your eye shadow in place all day without creasing. Lid primer is the kind of product where a little goes a long way. If you find that your eye shadows are creasing then you’ve applied too much!. The best way to apply Lid Primer is with a light fluffy brush as opposed to a dense packed brush. I like using the texture eye brush. Its light thin tip buffs on just the right amount of product. To get the product on the brush just do ONE swipe down the center then apply to both eyes. That is all it takes!

How to apply lid primer glominerals


Monday, May 20, 2013

3 Reasons to Add a Mask to Your Beauty Routine

3 Reasons to Add a Mask to Your Beauty Routine


At-home facial masks have made their way into the beauty routines of women all around the world. Whether you apply yours while soaking in a bubble bath or while folding laundry, the benefits of masks have stood the test of time. According to Anna, our glo therapeutics product manager, “Once you have your basic routine down, a mask is a great addition. They are the products that, I feel, most allow you to have a treatment experience at home by providing therapeutic, stress-relieving benefits while targeting your skin concerns.” Anna shares three reasons why masks should be apart of our regular routine:

1) Masks are customizable for your skin- Regardless of your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive) there is a mask out there for you. Look for the formula that best suits your skin type and then pick one that will target your skin concern.  “Clay-based masks help to refine and are great for oily skin while gel and cream-based formulations nourish and hydrate normal to dry skin,” explains Anna.

2) Masks penetrate deep into skin’s pores for noticeable results- Leaving the treatment on for a prolonged period of time lets our skin fully absorb the antioxidants and nutrients found in the advanced formulas. According to Anna the results can be dramatic- “A mask feels great while it's on, but the best part is when you remove it- your skin looks and feels better.”

3) Masks offer a relaxing experience- Anna suggests trying to  “make a little time for yourself 1-3 times a week for 10 minutes. If you're finding it difficult to fit time in to apply a mask, combine masking with your favorite television show- apply mask during a commercial break, return to your show and remove during the next commercial break (10-15 minutes later). You're skin will thank you!”

Add one of these innovative masks to your routine:
Cyto-luxe Mask

Stemming from Nature, Rooted in Science

cyto-luxe serum glotherapeutics



glo therapeutics skin care products emphasize the importance of using innovative technology and cutting-edge science to clinically transform the skin. Our Cyto-luxe Serum smooths the appearance of wrinkles by promoting collagen, supporting skin, and softening expression lines using advanced anti-aging science.

SYN® -AKE A tripeptide that mimics the effects of a peptide found in snake venom. It inhibits muscle contractions, providing an anti-wrinkle effect.
MATRIXYL® synthe '6 Supports rebuilding of the skin from the inside while smoothing the appearance of wrinkles with collagen I,III, IV, fibronectin and hyaluronic acid.
Goji Instalift Forms a rigid lifting mesh that supports sagging and wrinkled skin while creating an immediate visible lifting effect.
PhytoStem Gardenia Delivers powerful antioxidants and cell regenerating molecules to the skin. Moisturizing phytosterols and polysaccharides protect the skin's extracellular matrix from degradation and help to stimulate collagen production to improve skin tone, elasticity and minimize wrinkles.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ami Approved: One Month Bridal Countdown

Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Educator, Ami Shvartzman.



You’re in the home stretch! As your wedding quickly approaches be sure to have a game plan when it comes to your bridal beauty. Here’s a quick checklist that covers all of your bridal beauty bases!
Double and Triple Check
The most important thing to do at this juncture is to confirm all beauty appointments and to set your “day- of” wedding beauty schedule. Let your hair and makeup team, as well as your bridal party, know exactly when and where to be. This will ensure that things run smoothly on your big day!

Get your glo on!
If you plan to apply a spray tan before your wedding, always set up a practice run to ensure you’ve picked the right color. This can help you avoid looking like Magda from There’s Something about Mary.

Get one last minute skin treatment! You should already have done your major exfoliations and treatments but there’s still time to hit up your local spa for a rejuvenating and relaxing facial. Be sure to book it far enough in advance to avoid any potential issues.

Is your skin acting up? It’s not too late to get your skin in shape! Purchase skin care products for home care use that will keep your complexion bright, exfoliated and hydrated.  I’d also recommend purchasing “just in case” products at this time like glo therapeutics Clear Anti-Blemish Treatment, Healing Gel and Spot Fix Treatment in case of a last minute breakout.

Remember to wear sunscreen! Nothing clashes with a pretty white dress (and makes your makeup artist’s life a little harder and ages the skin) more than a sunburn. Use Oil Free SPF 40+, Protecting Powder SPF 30 and SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer in your regular routine. If sunburn does occur, use a cooling, soothing and healing product like glo therapeutics Soothing Gel Mask or Remedy Gel.

Brighten that Bite
Feeling like your teeth could be a bit brighter? Now is the time to try out that new whitening toothpaste or an at home whitening kit.

Manage your Mane
Smooth, silky luxurious hair should be a focus at this time. My secret weapon? Reparative Keratin Leave In Treatment!

Also, be sure to bring your veil to your hair stylist so she can try out several options with the veil. While you’re there, ask your stylist to show you fun and easy looks for the honeymoon as well! Easy bohemian braids are all the rage and glo essentials’ Texture Spray gives gorgeous, beachy waves with minimal work!


Makeup Mania
Time for that trial run! Having a beauty rehearsal to try out your complete makeup look is essential.  Schedule your trial run for an event like your bachelorette party. That way you can test the way the makeup wears and looks in photos.

Be sure to do the following before your trial run:
- Exfoliate with your favorite facial scrub and hydrate well! Try using an exfoliant like glotherapeutics’ Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub for a brighter complexion.
- Bring a photo of the dress to help bring the full look together.
-Take a photo at the end of the consulate, not only to boost your instagram viewership, but to better help your makeup artist (or yourself) replicate the look later on.

If you plan to do your own makeup, now is the time to have a beauty rehearsal by yourself!  Purchase the products you need NOW so you can practice, practice, practice!

Remember, using a mineral makeup line like glo minerals, that is healthy for your skin, will ensure that you’re protected with vitamins A, C, E, Green Tea Extract, Broad Spectrum UV protection and it will last all day!

Lash Out
If you’re wanting to try Eyelash extensions (a hot trend for the big day), now is a great time to find a look that’s best for your bridal style. Remember that all glo minerals’ mascaras are water soluble and are very gentle for delicate lash extensions. I recommend glominerals’ Lash Lengthening Mascara which is very gentle and will enhance the look of lash extensions.

Health Kick
Keep up that great healthy eating and exercising schedule. You want to fuel your body and brain in the last stretch so feed your skin from the inside out with fruits and veggies loaded with antioxidants.

Nailed it
Start prepping for great nails at this point. Try out several looks because everyone will be staring at your hands. It’s also quite common to have hand photos taken to show off that beautiful ring! Prep cuticles with a great emollient ointment like glo therapeutics Barrier Balm.

You’ll most likely be receiving a lot of boxes and letters at this time but avoid using your nails to open them which can cause damage!

Whew! I know that is a lot to think about but you’ll thank yourself later for being prepared!


Bridal Beauty: Mother of the Bride Makeup

As Mother of the Bride, your duties on the day of the wedding can range from helping set up decorations and directing vendors to reciting a poem during the ceremony. With all of the activities and excitement that may come your way you will want your makeup to hold up! Kate McCarthy recommends creating a look that emphasizes your natural beauty while highlighting your favorite features.


Kate created this stunning look on future Mother of the Bride, Kristin (also our International Educator), whose daughter will walk down the aisle in the fall. She used Loose Base to deliver full coverage with a slight dewy glow and added a subtle pop of color to her lips to keep the look fun and festive. Here’s a list of all of the products used to create this look:

Blush in rosebud
Eye Shadow Trio in napoli  
Gloss in blushing



mother of the bride makeup glominerals

Read more wedding makeup tips here:

Beauty in Bloom: Blush Duo in Petunia

Are you planting petunias in your garden this year? We suggest adding Blush Duo in petunia to your beauty bag as well! 

glominerals blush

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bridal Beauty: Bridesmaid Makeup


Often times bridesmaids’ choices are fairly limited when it comes to picking a dress, shoes or hairstyle. While sometimes the attire isn’t what we would pick ourselves, it’s always important to be gracious to the bride and respectful and considerate of her feelings. If the bride does give you freedom when it comes to your beauty routine we have several tips to help you navigate through your bridesmaid makeup options.


Our National Makeup Artist, Kate, recommends picking a look that is natural and pretty while staying in tune with the color of your dress and the overall theme of the wedding. Kate created a versatile look that is both fresh and elegant on our model Kaitlyn. You can recreate this look using the following products:


Bronze in sunkiss
Eye Shadow in mink, opal, orchid, lilac
Precise Micro Lipliner in pale magenta
Lipstick in bella




Bridesmaid Makeup Dos and Don’ts
DO practice before the big day. If you are doing your own makeup be sure to take pictures of yourself to verify your choices translate on camera.
DON’T use this as the time to try any new popular trends. You want to keep the look timeless and classic.
DO apply a bit more foundation than usual. With all of your duties you won’t have much time for touch ups and you’ll be taking lots of photos so start the day well prepared.
DON’T forget the Water Resistant Mascara! Your best friend is getting married so the water works are sure to start!

Also read our tips for wedding guests: 
Bridal Beauty: Wedding Guest Makeup
Bridal Beauty: Mother of the Bride Makeup
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