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October 7, 2017

It’s Time To Fall In Love With ITcosmetics

It’s Time To Fall In Love With ITcosmetics and Barbies Beauty Bits

I so love fall, it by far is my favorite season! Not only is it gorgeous with the leaves changing colors, but the boots, pumpkin lattes and trendy hats making this season FALLtastic.  What isn’t so FALLtastic, is what the fall air can do to our skin.  Hence with the change of the season also comes the change in our skincare and even some of our makeup.

And that is why I was so excited to partner up with ITcosmetics to bring you not only some fantastic skincare products but also some makeup.  So grab your pumpkin spice latte, sit back and relax as each week throughout the month of October I will sharing with you some products from Itcosmetics.

Now before I get into the products, if you are not familiar with ITcosmetics, I will share with you a bit about the company, so you to can “Discover IT, Love IT, and Believe IT.”

About ITcosmetics
Itcosmetics works with plastic surgeons to develop beauty products that are clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving products that harness cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies and skin-loving ingredients to help you to be you! Whether you have rosacea, oily, dry or combination skin, their skincare along with their makeup can help you to achieve as they say "The most beautiful you."

To kick this series off, I am going to share with you IT’s two newest products. Secret Sauce™ which is an advanced Anti-Aging Moisturizer that instantly hydrates and transforms your skin. And Miracle Water, which is a 3 in 1 Tonic that transforms your complexion and maximizes the results of your skincare routine, which is such a must, especially during these cooler months!

Itcosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic and Secret Sauce review by barbies beauty bits

Miracle Water™ 3-in-1 Glow Tonic
Our skin is exposed to tons of environmental aggressors that are continually assaulting our skin. Factors, like pollution, dirt, oil, debris and even makeup can settle into our pores, dulling our skin's radiance and blocking our serums and creams from absorbing correctly. Hence, having a product like ITcosmetics Miracle water is a fall skincare savior. This lightweight no-rinse Micellar cleanser helps to balance the complexion and boost the look of radiance. Plus, it helps rid your skin of those pore-clogging impurities.

This tonic is also infused with their Secret Sauce™ Fermented Complex, a clinically advanced combination of penetration-enhancing fermented ingredients that work to increase absorbency and maximize the efficacy of your moisturizers and serums!

What makes this a 3 in 1 formula?  Well simply put it delivers 3 products in one…
  • Skin-brightening radiance booster
  • Anti-aging treatment essence
  • Skin-softening micellar cleanser
Itcosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic results by barbies beauty bits

Secret Sauce™
This paraben free anti-aging moisturizer is excellent for all skin types. The secret is the seven key fermented ingredients that help to hydrate and transform your skin over time.
  • Fermented Sugarcane and Fermented Rice work to plump the look of skin, helping to improve bounce and elasticity.
  • Fermented Coconut Water is rich in minerals and amino acids to help provide antimicrobial benefits.
  • Fermented Sea Kelp, fermented Green and Black Tea, Fermented White Ginseng and Fermented Pumpkin intensely moisturize, delivering powerful antioxidants and concentrated nutrients to your skin.
Itcosmetics Secret Sauce results by barbies beauty bits
This Secret Sauce™ is also infused with anti-aging collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and licorice root.  This to me is so amazing as amino acids and collagen go hand in hand, as one of the most important proteins is our collagen. Collagen is what gives the skin its thickness and firmness. Unfortunately, the collagen breaks down in the skin, whether from aging or those darn environmental factors I mentioned earlier along with sun and stress, and with these, wrinkles and sagging can start.  However, incorporating a product like the IT’s Secret Sauce into your skincare routine, can not only help with the formation of new collagen but can also give us the appearance of a more youthful complexion!

Fall skincare tips with itcosmetics and barbies beauty bits

So there you have it beauties, two great anti-aging products. But as with all anti-aging products, these two are not the only products you need to help your skin to look healthy and radiant this fall. So make sure to stay tuned as I discuss some other Itcosmetic products to help you look and feel your most BEAUTYful!

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September 26, 2017

A Sweet Treat To Get Your Skin Fall Ready By Micheal Todd Beauty

A Sweet Treat To Get Your Skin Fall Ready By Micheal Todd Beauty and Barbies Beauty Bits

Dry, itchy skin affects a great percentage of us, especially when the weather gets cooler, as the humidity drops making our skin particularly vulnerable to dryness and cracking.

Because of this, it is important to take extra care of our ourselves, especially for those with sensitive skin as people with sensitive skin need to stay away from artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances.

So what is a person to use?  While there are tons of products out there, most of them contain cheap fillers, sulfates and things we can't pronounce. But not today, as I am sharing with you an organic, vegan product from Michael Todd Beauty as there is a sweet deal on this.

Michael Todd Beauty’s skincare products are all organic, cruelty-free and do not have the harmful fragrances and dyes that you find in a lot of other lotions out on the market. So what is this product I am talking about? It is their luxury body butter line, and now you can buy these body butters for 35% OFF, by clicking here. Make sure to use CODE: BB35

35% Off Sale On Michael Todd Beauty Body Butters By Barbies Beauty Bits
About Michael Todd Beauty Body Butters
These luxurious hydrating body butters are ideal for use over the entire body to soften, soothe and moisturize without leaving a greasy residue. Additionally, they help to restore radiance and suppleness to the stressed skin or simply lock in sacred moisture.

The line comes in 3 delectable scents to include Bergamot Vanilla, Fresh Citrus, and Sandalwood Spearmint.  Additionally, these Michael Todd Beauty Butters are formulated WITHOUT…
  • Water or Cheap Fillers
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Artificial Dyes
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Phthalates
  • Triclosan
  • Mineral Oil
So what are you waiting for? Indulge today as you don’t be caught looking scaly as when the temperature dips, even more, your skin will start to crave more moisture. And Michael Todd Beauty Body Butters are a great replacement for those lightweight summer lotions, to help your skin seal in and retain moisture.

Get yours today by visiting Michael Todd Beauty's website today!

*COUPON RESTRICTIONS:
Introducing 3 new body butters. Get 35% OFF introductory sale. Use Code: BB35. While supplies last. One code per order. Applies to the following 3 products only: 1. Sandalwood Spearmint Luxury Body Butter, 2. Bergamot Vanilla Luxury Body Butter and 3. Fresh Citrus Luxury Body Butter. Does not apply to any other skincare or beauty device. The product is NOT for human consumption. Promotion for USA ONLY. Sorry, Not available for international sites. Offer expires 9/30 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.
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September 25, 2017

Signs Of Aging Hair And How To Treat It


Signs Of Aging Hair And How To Treat It By Barbies Beauty Bits

As we get older like everything else with our body our hair changes, from dry hair to grays and worse thinning hair.  It seems when most people think of anti-aging they think of the skin. But our hair is also important.

As our hair ages, it starts to get dryer, and this is one thing that I have noticed about my hair. I have always spent tons of time on my hair, so having it look good is a must for me.  This is why I was excited when I had the chance to partner up with Kenra Professional Hair Products and try out some of their newest anti-aging hair care.

So, if you want to find out some of the most common signs of aging hair and how you can treat it continue reading.
 

Signs Your Hair Is Aging
As mentioned about as we get older our hair will start to get dryer and brittle it also begins to show evidence of volume loss and shine, elasticity, and texture change. Additionally, those evil grays become more prominent.  This is another thing that was happening to me, and this is why I went from a lifetime of being a brunette to a blond, as it is much easier to cover. And if all of that wasn’t bad enough you may start to deal with thinning hair. So what is a girl to do?

First, you need to look at a few things as aside from age as there can be some contributing factors to your aging hair.

Styling Products
One of the things to consider is the arsenal of products you are putting into your hair. If you are styling your hair with gel, mousse or similar products, it would be a good idea to wash these off your scalp and out of your hair before you lay down to rest for the night. These products can be very drying, and some of them can clog pores, which could result in hair loss.

Another thing to consider about your hair products are the products themselves.  The ingredients in your hair care products are essential, plus don’t cheap out when it comes to your hair products, as quality does make a difference. However, going to a salon can be expensive and not always convenient, but not any longer with Kenra Professional as they recently launched the New Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection, Kenra Shaping Spray 21 and Kenra Platinum Heat Block Hairspray 22 at Ulta Beauty.


KENRA PLATINUM SNAIL COLLECTION
The fastest growing anti-aging Korean beauty secret is Snail Essence, and now you too can apply this to your hair. The NEW Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection is the 1st professional hair care product infused with Snail Essence, a highly concentrated blend of proteins proven to awaken the youth in hair. And no worries, no snails were harmed in the production of this product. Hence, I was excited to try out 3 of these products, the cc cream, shampoo, and conditioner.

This luxurious paraben-free line is a 10-in-1 corrective formula that helps to restores and prolongs youth by fighting all the aging hair issues I mentioned above, totaling 10…
  1. Dulling
  2. Thinning
  3. Breakage
  4. Frizz
  5. Dryness
  6. Elasticity
  7. Porosity
  8. Scalp irritation
  9. Unmanageability
  10. Coarse Texture
Kenra Platinum Snail Collection By Barbies Beauty Bits

Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo & Conditioner
Heavy shampoo’s and conditioner can contribute to weighing our hair down.  I liked that this shampoo was a sulfate-free formula that helps to provide softness and youthful movement by restoring shine and prolonging agility of the hair at any age. And the conditioner is a lighter conditioner, so it doesn’t make your hair greasy or weigh it down, which is important as I do not wash my hair every day.  The conditioner helps to restore manageability and prolongs youth by bringing moisture, radiance, and resilience to the hair.

Kenra Snail Anti-Aging CC Creme
This product is applied after you towel dry your hair and is a great detangler as well. You can use this cc cream by itself or as a foundation for the layering of your other paraben free styling products.

Kenra Platinum Heat Block Spray
Hair breakage is a significant contributor to thin hair and combine that with a hot styling tool, your hair is doomed! A quick way to prevent your hair from getting damaged is to apply a heat protector on your hair. And Kenra’s new Heat Block Spray is here to help. Enriched with bee propolis, this natural resin forms a cast around the cuticle for exceptional heat protection up to 450°F (232°C).

Kenra Platinum Heat Block Spray And Shaping Spray 21 by Barbies Beauty Bits
Kenra Shaping Spray 21
I am an 80’s girl, so I love me some hairspray, but it can be damaging to the hair because of alcohol and other harmful ingredients. But not with Kenra’s hairsprays as it is alcohol-free.

Stop Overdoing The Do
Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday 
Keeping your hair clean is important, but washing it too often can thin your hair.  The longer you can go without washing your hair the better!

Don’t Brush Your Hair While It Is Wet  
If your hair is wet, keep the brush away. Instead, use a t-shirt to dry your hair, and let it air dry prior to brushing. When wet, the follicles of your hair lose some of their strength and are more easily damaged. Your hair will be more likely to fall out prematurely if you are in the habit of brushing it while it is still wet.

Stop Overdoing The Do By Barbies Beauty Bits
Don't Over Dry
Blowing drying your hair all the time can cause your hair to become brittle and flat.  Partially air drying your hair will allow your hair to be stronger. Overexposure to heat on your hair can make your hair look dull, as the heat from the dryer causes the cuticles to open, which can lead to frizz and breakage.  A tip to save on drying time, don’t apply conditioner to your entire hair, only apply to the ends of your hair.

Diet
In addition to having quality products, one of the simplest ways to keep your hair healthy and strong is through your diet. Eat foods that have a lot of vitamin A and E. These help with hair. Your hair can regain its strength by also supplementing your diet with olive oil, fish, and walnuts.

Additionally, certain vitamins, minerals, and healthful fats are necessary for healthy hair. Some that you want to include are vitamins C and E, and the minerals biotin and zinc.

Tips To Help With Thinning Hair By Barbies Beauty Bits
Thinning Hair
Thinning hair sucks ass, but I did read somewhere that you can help to prevent hair loss by adding capsicum from spicy foods in your diet as they are supposed to help increase circulation.  A known spice that contains capsicum is cayenne pepper, and from what I have heard it could stimulate some hair growth, and contribute to strengthening hair follicles. I do know that cayenne peppers also have a lot of vitamin A, and that is useful for reducing any hair problems as well as maintaining general health.

Foods that are high in protein can also slow the process of hair loss. Eating the right amount of healthy protein will bring about much needed keratin for your hair. When you have plenty of keratin in your body, the hair will be strong and healthy.

Bottom line, your hair is like a record of what you've put into your body. So while you can't actually nourish your existing strands with nutrition, remember that your hair is replacing itself all the time, so eventually using the correct products along with a healthy diet will help to renew your aging hair back to life. 

Want some try some anti-aging products for your hair? Well now you can, as all product mentioned are available at Ulta Beauty!

For more information on the products visit Kenra Professional's website

Kenra professionals found at ulta beauty by barbies beauty bits


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September 16, 2017

Bye, Bye Under Eye Wrinkles With VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream Fit For A Queen

Bye, Bye Under Eye Wrinkles With VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream Fit For A Queen By Barbies Beauty Bits

"Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Of Them All?"

Everyone loves to be pampered and treated like royalty. But what if this luxury could also apply towards your aging skin? Sound good? It’s better than good with VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream.

Beauties, you’ve heard me say it time and time again, getting older has both its ups and downs.   And although some may say that “wrinkles indicate where smiles have been”. Or “I’ve got designer bags under my eyes” … While those quotes are cute to read, there is nothing cute about tired, aging eyes!

So, if you want to see how you can help to bag some of those under eye issues, continue reading!

For this post, I have partnered up with VIIcode.  This company has been around for centuries!  Starting with Byrne Victor, who believed “every woman (including Queen Josephine, wife of Napoleon), could be the most beautiful in her way.”  This eye cream was invented for the queen more than 255 years ago, and now we too can experience this royal luxury.

Who would have known that the issue of aging around the eyes has been a concern for that long?  But if you think about it, all the factors that can contribute to this aging skin like heredity, pigmentation irregularities, environmental factors, fluid retention, or mother nature’s clock hasn’t really changed.  Hence, anti-aging eye creams are one of the most sought out products on the market, and therefore I was excited to try out this under eye cream for myself.

VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream Review By Barbies Beauty Bits
About VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream

Now before I get into the product I thought the packaging was cute as it reminded me of a satchel of gold for the king, oops, I mean the QUEEN, don’t you think?

The luxurious royal formulation of VIIcode T2 Oxygen eye cream is designed to provide constant care for your eyes. During the day, it helps to protect our skin against environmental factors like air pollution, UV light, etc. At night, it works to help reverse the signs of aging by repairing the damaged cells and rejuvenating our undereye skin.

This eye cream is a non-greasy formula which is great as some creams end up in your eye which is not pleasant. What’s more? Are the ingredients that are in the cream. It is alcohol-free and safe to use with every skin type, plus it features…
  • Extracts of evening primrose to help boost blood circulation and smooth out those fine lines around the eyes.
  • Avocado & Elderberry which are excellent antioxidants.
  • Chamomilla Recutita to help with reducing dry, flaky skin while restoring suppleness.
The Benefits of VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream By Barbie's Beauty Bits
How To Use
With the cream comes an applicator, which I was pleasantly surprised as with most skincare products we end up wasting the product on your finger, but not with this.

Not only does this crescent moon shaped spatula act as an applicator it also is used to activate (prep) the under eye before application. Simply close your eye, and softly massage your under-eye area with the crescent activate tool to smooth and refresh. Then scoop out some eye cream (a tiny about goes a long way) and apply the cream under the eye area with the applicator.

IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that the skin surrounding your eye is very delicate and thin. Hence, you do not want to be pulling and tugging on the skin when applying this or any eye treatment product.

To use, tap a pea-sized dab of cream underneath each eye using the crescent applicator. You do not want to press too hard as you can cause wrinkling if you pull too hard. If you decide not to use the applicator, apply with your ring finger. Using this finger is best as your others are too strong and the tugging as mentioned can lead to premature aging.

VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream To Reduce Wrinkles By Barbie's Beauty Bits
My Concluding Thoughts
As you know, I only share products with you that I like. I had used VIIcodes products before and liked them, so I was happy to try this eyecream. This cream is great at protecting the delicate folds near my eyes (notice I did not say wrinkles) from dehydration. Also, the Chamomilla Recutita ingredients are great at removing some of the dead layers of skin cells.  Unfortunately, exfoliating the under-eye area is not an easy thing to do safely, so this cream helped with revealing younger refreshed skin from beneath.

The jar of cream is smaller than I would like as this is something that can be used both day and in the evening, but I guess it makes great for travel.

Lastly, in addition to using a skincare product for maintenance and correction, I always say prevention is the best anti-aging device, so please remember to use an SPF and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Oh, and make sure to drink plenty of water!

Until next time!

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