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January 4, 2018

Love Is In The Air And So Is Your Chance To Win A $500 Gift Card From My Gift Stop

Love Is In The Air And So Is Your Chance To Win A $500 Gift Card From My Gift Stop By Barbies Beauty Bits

How does a free Michael Kors watch sound? What about a free Kate Spade bag? Plus, plenty of other luxury watches, designer fragrances, jewels and more sound?

Sound good? It's better than good as we are you giving you the chance to win a $500 Gift Card from My Gift Stop

Kate spade bags at my gift stop by Barbies Beauty Bits

That's right with Valentine’s Day right around the corner My Gift Stop is the perfect online shopping solution to help you find that perfect gift for your special Valentine!

My Gift Stop is the official retailer of some of the world’s most popular brands. Their direct relationship with manufacturers allows them to offer some of the world’s most popular brands, enabling us to purchase luxury goods, like brand name watches, designer bags, fine jewelry, shoes, fragrances, sunglasses and other in style goodies for men and women at heavily discounted prices and just in time for the Valentine's Day! And if that wasn’t good enough My Gift Stop is dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief.

Michael Kors Watches at My Gift Stop by Barbies Beauty Bits


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So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to check them out online and see all the fantastic Valentine gift ideas and of course, click here to enter for your chance to win a $500 Gift Card.

IMPORTANT: You will be asked "Where did you hear about the giveaway" MAKE SURE TO ENTER Barbie's Beauty Bits in this area.

BONUS: All participants will receive a 10% off coupon via email good towards any products. (except for the winner as you will receive the $500 Gift Card)

Giveaway Rules
  • No purchase necessary.
  • One participant will win a $500 Gift Card to MyGiftStop.com. All other participants will receive a 10% off coupon via email good towards any products.
  • Open to individuals aged 18 and older only; void where prohibited.
  • OPEN INTERNATIONALLY
  • Entry closes on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 11:59PM EST
  • Winner will be selected at random on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
  • Winner will be notified by email, so be sure to add mygiftstop.com to your safe list.
  • Prize unclaimed after 48 hours of notification is forfeited, and My Gift Stop reserves the right to select another winner.
  • Winner agrees to allow My Gift Stop to publish his/her name as a giveaway winner and to promote future giveaways and promotions.
  • Participant agrees that his/her email will be added to our email newsletter to receive private sales, new product updates, and other marketing emails. Email is never sold or shared. The participant may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
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January 2, 2018

What The Heck Is A Toner And Why Should It Be Added To Your Skincare Routine

What The Heck Is A Toner And Why Should It Be Added To Your Skincare Routine By Barbie's Beauty Bits

With so many skincare products out there is hard to choose and more importantly, know what product is best for what.

Today, I am going to share with you the importance of adding a "Toner" into your skincare regimen and ...

Why the heck do you need to use a toner?

When it comes to skincare, toner does seem to be one of those products that get missed, I know as I did it for years. I thought it was a waste of time as I had already cleaned my face. Furthermore, from experience toners were way too astringent, drying and were focused more on treating acne and oily skin, but over the years they have changed to be quite the opposite.

By adding the right toner to your routine you can really up your skincare regimen as toners are great for helping to prep your skin for anti-aging treatments and serums and being a woman in her forties, I sure as heck need this!

So, if you want to find out a bit more about toner, continue reading.


When Should You Use A Toner
Toners should be used immediately after cleansing as they help to thoroughly clear away makeup, dead skin cells and any other grime that may be left on your skin.

After using a toner, you then want to apply your treatment focused serums, moisturizer, and antiaging products.

Formula's To Avoid
There are many great toners out there, but it is essential when searching that you select one that does not have artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. You also want to stay away from a toner that has drying alcohol in it as it can be damaging to the skin. Not only can the harshness of the alcohol cause irritation and harm your skins protective surface, but it is also aging, and the last thing you want to do is to make your skin appear older.

Itcosmetics Miracle Water 3 in 1 tonic toner by barbies beauty bits

Formula’s To Try
As I mentioned, it wasn’t until recently that I started adding toner to my skincare routine. I have been using Itcosmetics Miracle Water, which is a 3 in 1 Tonic that transforms your complexion and maximizes the results of your skincare routine.  I could see a difference in my skin after just a few uses and realized; I’ve been missing out!

Why Toner Is Great For Everyday Use
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 forty-year-old's 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 toner 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!

Itcosmetics Miracle Water, which is a 3 in 1 Tonic  By Barbies Beauty Bits
 
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 
Overall Benefits Of Using A Toner
1. Wipes away any residual impurities left behind by your cleanser.
2. Improves the appearance of uneven tone, texture, and enlarged pores.
3. Aids in promoting the PH balance for a healthier looking complexion.
4. Adds a layer of protection to the surface of the skin.
5. Helps to provide hydration for a firmer look.
6. Can help your other skincare products to absorb and penetrate more quickly.

So as you can see, there are many reasons as to why a toner should be part of your daily skincare routine. So, now the question should be "Why The Heck Are You Not Using It."
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December 22, 2017

Hello 2018 & Hello $1500 Cash Prize Giveaway!


What better way to ring in the New Year than with some extra MONEY?

I am so excited to co-host, "New Years Eve $1500 Cash Giveaway".  Myself along with some of your other favorite bloggers have partnered up to give you the chance to "ring" in the New Year the right way with some extra spending money and who doesn't like money?

DETAILS ON CONTEST: 
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Giveaway starts on 12/23/17 at 11:59 PM EST. 
  • It ends on 1/25/18 @11:59 PM EST.  
  • Three (3) people will win $500 PayPal Cash or Amazon GC. 
  • Winners must be 18 years or older to win. 
  • Void where prohibited. 
  • Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget. 
  • Bonus entries will be added in manually and winners will be chosen at random. 
  • All entries are verified if winner's entry cannot be verified, or information is not given for verification the entry will be deemed invalid and a new winner will be chosen.  
  • Winner will be notified by email that they used for Rafflecopter.  
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond claiming prize or prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen.
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Follow All Others as, the more you do, the higher the chances of you winning the Cash!
 

GOOD LUCK BEAUTIES FROM MYSELF AND ALL OF THE OTHER WONDERFUL BLOGGERS WHO HAVE HELPED TO HOST THIS CONTEST!

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY OTHER CONTEST... WIN A $500 GIFT CARD CLICK HERE  TO ENTER!



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December 19, 2017

Spa At Home With Your Girlfriends With Exuviance Performance Facial Peel AP25


While the holidays can be so much fun, they can also be a bit stressful, and this stress can have a negative impact on our skin. Whether short or long term, it is crucial to find ways to lessen the holiday burden to not only to help you feel and look happier but also for your skin.

As most of us know, that holiday stress shows up in our face, which can potentially aggravate skin conditions and cause premature aging, not what we want on our holiday wish list. So, when you start to feel stressed, try to slow down if possible. Also, working in some stress combating approaches like taking deeps breaths and relaxing for a few minutes can be beneficial.

Ways To Lesson Holiday Stress For Great Looking Skin

The first thing is to focus on what you can control. As you see, great looking skin involves a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare habits enabling you to produce a glowing, radiant looking complexion. Hence, what you put in your body is equally as important as what you put on it.

Another fantastic way is to find your Zen time by pampering yourself. Taking time out to pamper yourself is a must to survive the craziness some may endure during the holiday season. There is nothing like going to the spa for treatments, but they can sure be costly and who has time with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, so why not organize a skincare spa day with the girls.

That’s right why not treat your skin to a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home, and today I have the perfect skincare product for this party; Exuviance Performance Peel AP25.


Spa Day Peel Party With The Girls
A spa day doesn’t have to be expensive! Just ask each of them to bring something with them, and you can all unwind together with some wine, candles, snacks, warm fuzzy robes and some skincare and let me tell you it can be some fun as I just did it myself with a Peel Party.

I am in my forties and so are most of my girlfriends so when I told them about Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 for the younger looking skin they were all so excited.

You see as we age our cellular turnover slows down, meaning that our body is slower to shed dead skin cells and produce new ones.  However, if you are correctly exfoliating your skin, you do not have to rely on your body’s natural cell turnover to keep your complexion looking radiant and beautiful, and Exuviance Performance Peel was there to help us sloth away that unwanted dead skin cells.  Plus, by buffing away those dead skin cells, we were also making it easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skin treatments.


The Peel Party Sponsor
Now before I get into the Peel we used for the Spa Day, I would like to tell you a bit about the brand that supplied the skincare products for my party, which is Exuviance.

Exuviance is a premium brand of highly efficient anti-aging solutions.  This company discovered the antiaging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel, now how cool is that? Since their ground-breaking discovery, the creators of Exuviance have continued to develop many new patented antiaging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Recognized around the world, Exuviance formulas are expertly designed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today.

Skincare Product Details
The Performance Peel AP25 contains a 25% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Gluconolactone.

Performance Peel AP25 not only works at skin's surface to exfoliate dead, dull surface layers, it also enhances exfoliation to reveal fresher, healthier-looking skin.


While this product can be used up to twice a week, we did see some benefits right away, especially those who are not as skincare conscience as me.

With regular use, up to twice a week, this peel can help to:
  • Refine pore size and smooth texture
  • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve clarity and brightness
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness, and smoothness of skin
This product is two-step peel, and I gave each of the girls four pads. Two to use the day of the spa day and another to follow up later in the week.

 
Directions

  1. Get everyone to cleanse their face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Take the Exuviance "Activator Pad" and apply it all over the face, avoiding the eye area, lips, and any sensitive areas.
  3. Carefully monitor the skin’s response to the peel by observing any redness or discomfort, including stinging, burning, itching, tightness, tingling and peeling.
  4. About 10 minutes later you want to apply Step 2, the "Neutralizer Pad" all over the entire face, then rinse thoroughly with water.
  5. Follow with a great moisturizer or serum.
  6. Oh, and don’t forget the wine, not for your face silly, but to drink! 

So, as you can see with all of the stresses of everyday life and the holidays, it’s important that we take some time for ourselves…and just relax. Not all of us can afford the luxury of a day at the spa, but we can afford to spa at home and Exuviance is here to help with their Performace Peel AP 25.


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