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June 18, 2017

Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer

Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer With Nair and Barbies Beauty Bits

Summer is almost officially here, which means the beach, pools, shorts, sandals, tank tops and of course a bathing suit.  But are you ready to sport those shorts, bikini and show the world your feet, feeling and looking confident?  Well, if not, don't worry as I have partnered up with Babbleboxx and Nair™ Hair Removal to share with you A Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer and make sure to check out our giveaway!

Find What “Suits” You Best
  1. Finding the right bathing suit, whether a one piece or a bikini can be a daunting task. It is important when shopping that you are choosing a swimsuit that fits your body type, this works for most of your other summer wardrobe as well, doing so is going to allow you to feel more confident in the way you look.  No matter your size there is a bathing suit that will work well with your body.  The key is to find styles that flatter you and stick with that; this is not a one style for all!!!
  2. The second tip when selecting the perfect bathing suit is to take along a friend who you know will be 100% honest.  Thankfully, I have some very blunt friends and of course, my mom will never sugar coat.  I would not advise bringing along your significant other to help you shop.  For one they may not always be honest as they don’t want to hurt your feelings and secondly, they may be focusing on certain body parts instead of looking at your overall appearance.
Smooth Summer Skin
There's nothing more beautiful than the confidence that comes with smooth, radiant skin and this goes for your bikini line as well! And do I have the product for you to help remove those itty bitty and stubborn hairs… Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face! Say goodbye to showing your private area to the salon and hello to a mess-free, easy, and no expertise required, waxing you can do in the comfort of your home! Plus, you'll be saving money!!!

Smooth Summer Skin Nair Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face by barbies beauty bits

Bikini Waxing Checklist: 
While these are easy to use, I wanted to share with some tips to help you to get the smoothest skin.
  • Exfoliate: Removing those dead skin cells is essential, as dead skin cells, can clog the pores and contribute to ingrown hair, so to alleviate this from happening I suggest exfoliating prior.
  • The Length Of The Hair: I found waxing works best if your hair is more of an ideal length, which is not any longer than ½” long.  On the same token, you don’t want it too short. So, if your hairs are long from being hidden all winter, trim them down. If shorter, allow them to grow in a bit.
  • Your skin should be clean and dry; free of oils, creams, and perspiration. 
  • You want to wash your skin with soap and water, and DRY thoroughly before waxing.  Moisture will prevent the wax from adhering, so I suggest showering an hour or so before, this way you will ensure there is not any excess moisture on your hair (course, dry hair is easier to remove).
  • If the climate is hot and humid, lightly dust the area you plan to wax with powder.
  • You do want to complete a patch test. Apply a test strip to a small area where the strip will be used and wait 24 hours if skin appears normal, proceed. 
  • These wax strips require no warming or rubbing, simply apply in the direction of hair growth. 
  • To remove, just hold the skin taut at the base of the strip with your free hand and with one quick movement, pull the strip off with the other hand. Always pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pull strip parallel to the line of the body.
  • The same strip may be used several times until it no longer adheres to the skin.
  • After your waxing is complete, use a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue.
  • Results can last up to 8 weeks and help minimize future hair growth.
How to use Nair Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face by barbies beauty bits
Treat Your Toes
Those feet have been cooped up for months, so let them loose. With summer in the air, the shining sun, it's time to show off those feet and toes, but make sure they are ready! One of the best ways to revive your feet and toes is with a pedicure. Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized.

Get your toes summer ready by barbies beauty bits
Protection
I love Summertime, weather! However, it doesn't always love us back, especially when it comes to our hair and skin. Every year, people suffer the results of the sizzling summer sun. From sunburns to damaged hair, the sun wreaks havoc upon us in many ways.

Skin And Eyes
Protecting your skin is essential, hence using a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is a must and make sure you are protecting your eyes with some sunglasses!

Tips to protecting your hair, skin and eyes this summer by barbies beauty bits

Covering Your Hair
When at the beach, I always wear a hat to protect my hair from the hot UV rays of the sun that can damage my hair.  Additionally, the salt water can turn my blond hair brassy, and that is the last thing I need after spending all that money to lighten my hair.

Hydrate
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water! This is one thing I am not good at, but drinking plenty of water will help hydrate and give your hair and skin the internal moisture it needs to look and feel healthy. And when you feel good, you will be surer of yourself.

So, there you have it, our beauty guide to helping you to be summer ready! As you can see a little preplanning will ensure that your day on the beach, or at the pool for that matter, can now be about unwinding, having fun, while remaining confident all summer long! And if all that wasn't good enough, we also are going to give you a kick start with a FREE box of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini.  See how to enter below!

GIVEAWAY
From June 19th - 25th 2017, the first 100 people will get a box of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini, plus a $1 OFF coupon by mail.. Click here to register.
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June 11, 2017

Beauty And The Cat

Beauty And The Cat by Barbie's Beauty Bits


Being your resource for all things BEAUTYful, sometimes I share the BEAUTY with my cat, Miss Bella.  She loves to see all the packages I get, and when one is for her I know she is thinking…PURRfect, love it when you get me some goodies too! And with that, I am here to share with you Beauty And The Cat with the Luxury Cat Hammock.

This cat hammock by Pet Magasin is the cat's meow! It is a great looking Hammock for your kitty to get her cat naps in!

Easy to assemble and made from quality materials of maple hardwood for the frame and the Hammock itself is a neutral color (double sided), so it will blend right in with any home!

Assembling the Pet Magasin cat hammock by barbies beauty bits
As always, Bella had to be in the midst of everything, so it did take me a bit to put this together as she kept sitting on the pieces.  But after about 30 minutes I was able to get this put together.  So now for the testing, NOT!

What do I mean by that? Well, Bella wasn’t having any of it at first, and this is because I did not pull strings tight enough on the hammock.  My cat is a typical scardey cat, and the wobbling of the hammock was too much for her.  So, I found out I had to make it a bit more taut, which was very easy.  All I had to do was to tie the strings much tighter and voila this hammock became the cat's pajamas!

The Pet Magasin cat hammock review by barbies beauty bits
 Other Ways To Get Your Cat Acclimated
Even though I made the hammock sturdy, it still took some time for Bella to stay in the hammock for an extended period.  So, I decided the lay some of her favorite toys on it.  I also moved her old sitting perch from the window and replaced with the cat hammock by Pet Magasin. Lastly, I decided to incorporate some cuddle time with Bella, she loves to be next to me, but not always on top of me. So just having her relax next to me in the Hammock, while I was working on the computer helped as well.

Tips for your cat to relax by barbies beauty bits
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Time For A Cat Nap
I do plan on taking this hammock to our my vacation home that has a big bay window as Miss Bella will love to lay on it, as the morning sun hits her beautiful black fur!

BONUS
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So there you have it, some MEOWtastic times with Beauty And The Cat, until next time!
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June 5, 2017

The Ultimate Summer Beauty Giveaway With Michael Todd Beauty And Ulta Beauty


Win a Michael todd beauty sonicblend and a $200 gift card to ulta by barbies beauty bits
Beauties move over as I am here to share with you a beauty lovers giveaway dream!  If you follow my page regularly you know, I love deals and hosting giveaways. And today do I have an awesome one to share with you!

With summer right around the corner, getting ourselves summer ready is a must, and now you can do so with a chance to win a $200 Gift Card to Ulta Beauty as well as a Michael Todd Beauty Sonicblend! That’s right treat yourself to whatever you like at Ulta Beauty and apply that makeup like a pro with Michael Todd Beauty Sonicblend makeup brush.

Everyone is talking about the sonicblend by Michael Todd Beauty! Top influencers, like Sarah from iluvsarahii are loving it, and now you can take your makeup game to the next level by WINNING ONE along with a $200 GIFT CARD To Ulta!

The Sonicblend is ideal for applying foundation, blush, contour, highlight, setting powder and bronzer, all that you can stock up on with the Ulta gift card!!! This sonic powered makeup brush even effortlessly blends your favorite liquid or powder makeup in extra fine layers for natural looking airbrushed-like results every time. So what are you waiting for, register below after you read the rules!!!

RULES:
The rules to enter are outlined on the Instagram Contest Post, so please make sure to read them.

This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, agree to Instagram’s terms of use and release Instagram from any and all responsibility. The logos shown in the photo belong to the respective brands, and no copyright infringement is intended. Winner may be responsible for taxes, and the winner may need to complete a prize validation to be compliant with the IRS. International winners are responsible for all taxes and shipping costs. Disclaimer void where prohibited by law.

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May 28, 2017

Top 10 Tips For Summer Hair Care


Top 10 Tips For Summer Hair Care by barbies beauty bits

I love Summertime, weather! However, it doesn't always love us back, especially when it comes to our hair and skin. Every year, people suffer the results of the sizzling summer sun. From sunburns to damaged hair, the sun wreaks havoc upon us in a many ways.

Living at the beach, riding my bike, and attending some outdoor events, puts me right in the midst of Mr. Sun and Ms. Sunny Summertime. And with that so are the appearance problems to my newly blond hair.

Tips on treating summer damaged hair by barbies beauty bits

For instance, the “green” colored hair after taking a dip in the pool, or the brassy dried out locks from the ocean water. And the plain old dull, brittle, split ends that make us look less than our best when it's time for a fun night out with the girls.

So, what is a girl to do? Like my expression, plan your tan, you need to spare the hair before the sun leaves you with none! So, if you want to find out how you can protect your hair from the blazing sun rays continue reading.

Before I go into some of these tips, I think it is important to mention that it doesn't matter if your hair does not appear to be damaged. As these tips, we're about to share, are a must for all those who venture in the sweltering summer sun!

Tip 1: Washing Your Hair
Cut down on the number of times you wash your hair during the Summer months. Washing your hair daily removes the natural oils emitted by your scalp and dries out your hair.  And when it comes to drying the hair, air drying is best, as blow drying your hair will add extra heat damage, especially if it is color treated.

Tips to washing your hair in the summer time by barbies beauty bits
Tip 2: Moisturizing Shampoo
Switch over to a moisturizing shampoo during the summer months. Look at the ingredients too, as you want to stay away from products that have a lot of alcohol in them as alcohol can dry your hair out even more!

Tip 3: Showers
When showering, you want to take a cool shower. Yeah, I know this is difficult, but hot steamy showers are not good for the hair or your skin!  As they can dry out your hair and scalp, something you don't want to do during the scorching summer months.

Vanity Planets Groove Massaging Brush
For the next few tips, I have partnered up with Vanity planet using their Groove | Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush. This nifty scalp massaging shampoo brush is a battery-powered, vibrating brush that has blunt, rubber bristles that gently loosens dead skin cells and oil buildup while giving the scalp a soothing mini-massage.

Not only does this brush make cleansing your scalp a breeze, but it also helps promote blood flow to the scalp, that can increase scalp health and hair growth which is needed in the summer months.

Additionally, this brush helps to replenish and to rejuvenate that dry, damaged hair while aiding in the prevention of excessive brittleness and split-ends.

Vanity Planets Groove Massaging Brush review by barbies beauty bits
Tip 4: Massaging The Scalp
To help protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun, I like to massage my head with the Groove Massaging brush, not only does it feel great but it also contributes to improving the resilience over time.

Tip 5: Re-hydrating Your Hair
You can achieve this with products that increase moisture and shine. You can also do this naturally by using the Groove Massaging brush as this brush helps to stimulate your natural oils, to replenish, rejuvenate and conquer that battle of the summer dries.

Tip 6: Removing Excess Deadskin Cells
Lift away dead skin cells and oil buildup on the scalp. Why is this important? Well, the same harmful UV rays that damage your skin on the body can also damage your hair! So, by using my Vanity Planets, Groove massage brush, I can strengthen the roots of my hair, while nourishing the hair shaft, that will assist in promoting new growth and strengthens the hair.


Tip 7: Moisturizing Your Hair
You want to look for products that will increase moisture, shine, or elasticity. A product that I have found that helps my hair in the summer is the Remi Moisturizing and Restorative Treatment from Vanity Planet.  This hair treatment employs natural extracts like argon oil, castor oil, and coconut oil to revive the hair, repair signs of damage and hydrate parched summer tresses.

Tip 8: Covering Your Hair
When at the beach, I always wear a hat to protect my hair from the hot UV rays of the sun that can damage my hair.  Additionally, the salt water can turn my blond hair brassy, and that is the last thing I need after spending all that money to lighten my hair.

How To Protect Your Hair From Chlorine by barbies beauty bits

Tip 9: Protect Your Hair From Chlorine
I stay away from getting my hair wet as the chlorine can mess up your hair, even turn it green, yuko. But unfortunately, you can’t always control that with splashing water from others. So, to reduce the amount of 'green tint' that can occur in my hair, I apply some leave in conditioner.  Doing this creates a barrier of protection to the hair, preventing it from absorbing the chlorine water.

DIY tip… I got this from a friend of mine who is a die-hard sunbather. If you notice that your hair is showing signs of a greenish tint, you can try applying tomato juice or ketchup to your hair and wrap it with some saran wrap or a plastic shower cap and leave it for 15-30 minutes, then rinse.

Why does this work? Because tomatoes are highly acidic and can cut through the green oxidization to help to eliminate the green in your hair.

Tip 10: Feed Your Hair
What we eat is also essential to healthy hair growth. Since our hair is made up of certain types of protein and skin cells, implementing a healthy diet would make sense for a positive effect on our hair.

Eating a diet of low-fat proteins, fruits, and vegetables, can help to stimulate the growth of healthy hair from our follicles.

The affects your diet has on your hair by barbies beauty bits
You also need to make sure you are drinking plenty of water! This is one thing I am not good at, but considering our hair is an extension of our skin, hydrating from the inside out only makes sense! Drinking plenty of water will help hydrate and give your hair the internal moisture it needs to look and feel healthy.

So, there you have it beauties, our top 10 Tips For Summer Hair Care!

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