With the Summer Olympics in full swing, all eyes are focused on London and all things British. Beautyinthebag particularly loves the history behind makeup brands native to our friends across the pond. Some are organic, some are wacky and bold, some are sexy, and some are just classic standbys that will never disappoint!
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We love a little history behind the makeup brands we use. Rimmel, which has been around since 1834 (that’s almost two centuries!), started when a respected French perfumer accepted an invitation to manage a perfumery on London’s Bond Street. By 1
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Jojoba oil or beads seem to be in just about every skincare, body and hair care products these days. The jojoba plant, which is native to the southern USA and northern Mexico, produces seeds that are turned into a prized golden oil. Widely used in beauty products, the oil is cherished for its ability to smooth and soften the skin and hair. Other parts of the plant are used too as moisturizers and exfoliators. Rich in vitamin E, jojoba is a natural antioxidant that greatly helps in the battle against wrinkles. It is even a natural antibacterial agent, which explains its long shelf life – also a boost for beauty products. Here are a few of BITB’s favorite items featuring this versatile pla
For this week’s Gorgeous Giveaway, we have a powerful skincare duo from Spa de Soleil. We are giving away 3 sets of the Spa de Soleil Instant Glow and Spa de Soleil Renewal Cream (a $140 total value) to our lucky winners.
Instant Glow is a day cream formulated to bring out the skin’s natural radiance from within, using light reflecting micro-spheres to diffuse light. It contains hyaluronic acid to fill fine lines for an instant plumping effect. Vitamin C works to reduce signs of photo-aging by promoting collagen syntheses while Vitamin E moisturizes, softens and protects the skin. It also features Vitamin A to reduce skin discoloration.
Renewal Cream is a nighttime treatment that p
As we become more conscious about the products we use, especially those for our face and body, we are turning more often to organic and natural items. Right now, the hot item is bamboo.
You might not know that bamboo is actually giant grass. In fact, it’s the fastest growing member of the grass family – and also the largest. Some species can grow nearly 40 inches a day and there are whole forests of bamboo covering thousands of acres in Southeast Asia.
The stems are hollow and the harsh fibrous woody substance is absent, which means that it can be used for a variety of health and beauty products, like those listed here.