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Get Glowing with bareMinerals on QVCNothing says spring like a glorious (faux) tan! Whether you desire a subtle glow or rich warmth, bareMinerals has all of the tools you need to achieve the perfect warm weather-ready look with ease. Feast on a few of these beauty essentials from bareMinerals at QVC and prepare to take your winter skin from sallow to sensational.

1. bareMinerals Faux Tan Gradual Glow Sunless Face Tanner

Skip the expensive flight and achieve an island-worthy glow right at home with the new Faux Tan Gradual Glow Sunless Face Tanner. Formulated to deliver radiance over time, this sunless tanner works to develop the tan of your dreams — minus the exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. With mineral copper complex and moisturizing plant derivatives, it nourishes and enhances the skin at the same time.

2. bareMinerals Ready Bronzer and Luminizer with Brush

A little sparkle and a golden glow? We’re all for it! This pair gives you both in an instant. Use the brush that accompanies Ready Bronzer to kiss skin with a bronzed finish that will undoubtedly turn heads. Then end with a sweep of the illuminating champagne-toned highlighter for the perfect finishing touch.

3. bareMinerals Beautifully Bronzed Deluxe Kit

An effortless and completely natural-looking tan can be yours — without the usual fuss and mess that accompanies at-home formulas. The Beautifully Bronzed kit contains a deluxe 16-ounce bottle of Faux Tan, which appears on the skin as it’s applied to help prevent those streaks that just scream “DIY tan gone wrong!” Even better, the included tan brush makes application a breeze. Just deposit color onto the brush and buff evenly onto skin. Voila: a goof-proof tan that looks even better than the real deal.

4. bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad: The Comfort Zone

Infused with a cocktail of anti-aging and antioxidant-rich ingredients, the Ready Eyeshadow Quad goes above and beyond the call of beauty duty. It delivers immaculate, true and lasting color and features a wonderfully soft, easy-to-blend texture that makes it a dream to apply. With four coordinating colors to work with, this could end up being your palette of the season.

5. bareMinerals Lip Quickie Collection: Modern Florals

What better way to complement that amazing tan than with a kiss of pretty color? The Lip Quickie Collection includes three striking hues that drench your pout with a creamy, semi-matte finish that lasts and lasts. The design features a pointed tip, which allows for expert precision every time you apply.
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Standing in an impossibly long line at Sephora, you aimlessly pick up the strategically placed items that line the shelves. A red label with the words “cleansing spa water” catches your eye. It sounds fancy. You don’t believe it will really work though. Before you can question why anyone would pay $13 for a travel size container of water, you’ve added it to your purchase at check out. That night, after arguing with yourself on the couch over the fact that no matter how tired you are you still need to remove your makeup, you begrudgingly head to the bathroom and squeeze this ‘cleansing water’ onto a cotton pad. It immediately removes your mascara, your eyeliner, and your doubts. Your skin doesn’t feel oily or dry. You’re immediately hooked. You’re welcome. 



This article was inspired by Koh Gen Do’s cleansing spa water, but two affordable alternatives are also pictured.  

Photo credit: starlights_ / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA
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If your hair is more baby fine than big and bouncy you’ll want to pay close attention to this beauty lesson. In general, fine, thin hair doesn’t require daily washing, but without a proper wash and blow-dry, your hair may be positively flat by day two. Enter hair thickening powders — I don’t know how long they’ve been on the market, but I recently discovered them and found the secret to reviving my limp locks in between washings. There are two powders in particular that I am a big fan of: One of them is Unite Expanda Dust (available for $26 at shop.unitehair.com); after I found out it’s role in Julianne Hough’s amazing Golden Globes’ hairstyle I had to check it out myself. Packed with ingredients and starches that are intended to thicken hair this powder delivers, and quickly. The other powder that’s become a must-have is Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion (available for $24 at nordstrom.com). Sprinkled directly in hair or emulsified in your hands with a little bit of water, the effect is the same, thicker, more voluminous hair.

Some things to remember when working with hair powders, a little bit truly goes a long way — the powders might seem light, but they deliver big! In general you need to just sprinkle a little bit at your roots and tousle hair with your hands to evenly disperse the powder throughout.  I generally follow up with a round barrel brush and a hair dryer to add some more depth to my roots and some curly bounce to the ends.
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When it comes to new beauty trends, BB cream has been leading the pack in popularity. Brands from Maybelline to Dior offered the beauty balm or blemish balm to the masses who gladly slathered on BB goodness to tint, hydrate and SPF their faces. Seemingly taking a trend and running with it, beauty brands are now selling us on the multiple benefits of CC (or color corrector) cream. So is this for real? Is there a difference between BB cream and CC cream? 

It may surprise you to hear that there actually is a difference between the two similar sounding products. CC cream fits more in the skincare family than the cosmetic family, unlike BB cream. With the main focus of the product on priming, nourishing and providing color correction to your skin, CC cream is the older, wiser and less flashy (color coverage wise) version of BB cream. 

UK based skincare brand Nip + Fab creator, Maria Hatzistefanis, tells us that she created her CC cream “as an answer to many peoples’ complaints about BB creams,” stating that “they are often too oily, too heavy.” Creating a lighter formula that corrects skin rather than just covering it up, brands like Clinique will be introducing their own CC cream this spring that will focus on brighter skin with the use of light diffusing optic technology. If you have redness, uneven skin tone, or acne prone skin, CC cream will be a welcome addition to your routine. 

Curious if CC will work for your skin? Explore CC creams available for purchase now by clicking through the images above.  
Every girl needs the right items in her bag to ensure she always looks her best, even after the most intense of workouts. With a plethora of wipes, spritzes and fragrances formulated to freshen you right up, the key is to finding the right products. 
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Wipes: Baby wipes, like Pamper’s Natural Clean Wipes, are quite possibly the most versatile product on the planet. For those days where you feel especially funky after a workout, or when you just don’t have time to hit the showers these babies will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean immediately. I also keep facial towelettes in my bag at all times, too — Say Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Wipes wipe away sweat, grime and makeup in one easy swipe.
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Spritzes: When you don’t have the time, or interest, in redoing your makeup after dripping in sweat, then you’ll want to pick up a facial spritzer. Most are formulated to restore a skin’s natural balance with moisturizer and freshening ingredients. When I’m looking for a freshening, pick-me-up, I always use Aveda Botanical Kinetics Skin Firming/Toning Agent. And when I’m looking for more of a moisturizer I turn to L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Face Mist.
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Fragrances: While a nice, hot shower is is the best thing for soothing my muscles, a light spritzing of a body spray, or a little dab of perfume always has me feeling good as new. Bodycology’s Fragrance Mists come in some great scents and also come in the perfect travel size, just right for stashing in your already-full gym bag. Quite possibly the best thing to happen to fragrance was roll on perfumes. These little vials are perfectly portable and easy to apply to pressure points for just the right amount of scent. I recently  discovered Pacifica Roll-On Perfume at Target and became obsessed with their Indian Coconut Nectar.

And it goes without saying that the most important beauty item in your arsenal is water. Make sure you are properly hydrated, before, during, and after your workouts. While some people turn to fancy protein-packed beverages, or items like coconut water, the basic H2O will also do the trick just fine.

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