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March 10, 2018

Tips To Reapply SPF Over Your Makeup With Seriously Fab Zinc It Over Facial Sunscreen Mist

Tips To Reapply SPF Over Your Makeup With Zinc It Over Facial Suncreen Mist By Barbies Beauty Bits

Most of us know the importance of using sunscreen, but did you know it is also essential to incorporate sunscreen into your makeup routine as well?

Yep, protecting ourselves from UV rays is vital at all times and all seasons! But the tricky part comes when you must combine into your makeup application. While we can find a sunblock or maybe even a tinted SPF, sunscreen may not always be in our favorite makeup or skincare. Hence, we are either forced to wear a foundation we don’t like at times or have to apply it prior, which does not always mix well with all makeup. And if that wasn't bad enough did you know that reapplying SPF it is also critical; every 2 hours is key to adequate sun protection. Now, how the heck can you reapply sunscreen a few times a day without messing up your makeup masterpiece?

Well, fret no more as I have a solution for you with Seriously Fab ZINC IT OVER facial sunscreen mist that can be used OVER your makeup! This fine, sheer mist can be reapplied numerous times throughout the day over your favorite makeup! So, if you want to find out more about this cool product continue reading!

Tips To Reapply SPF Over Your Makeup With Seriously Fab Zinc It Over Facial Suncreen Mist By Barbies Beauty Bits

Seriously Fab ZINC IT OVER
Not only does this spray help to protect your skin from the sun while wearing makeup, but it is also vegan and cruelty-free, now how great is that? Additionally, this product is free of some other harmful ingredients that can potentially cause skin irritation, which can lead to premature aging! Yep, I love that this product is safe for the skin as it is…
  • Gluten Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • GMO-Free
  • Silicone Free
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Perfume/Dye Free
  • Talc Free
  • Has no animal by-products
  • Comes in scented and unscented. (I selected the unscented as I am not a fan of scented products on or near my face)
Furthermore, all of the ingredients are carefully sourced utilizing phytonutrients and antioxidants that are widely known to be safe and beneficial for the complextion. The powerhouse ingredients in Seriously Fab ZINC IT OVER includes Blueberry, Pomegranate, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and Pumpkin Seed!

And because of the natural ingredients in this product, it is also better suited for those with sensitive skin, as most natural products do not irritate the skin.

How To Use ZINC IT OVER Facial Spray
If you want to streamline your SPF protection process, try using a BB cream or CC cream with SPF in it. I like products from ITcosmetics as they also have additional benefits for the skin. And finish off your makeup with a translucent dusting powder as this will help to keep your makeup in place.

Then 15 minutes before sun exposure you want to spray your entire face with the ZINC IT OVER facial mist!  For maximum UVA & UVB protection make sure to use every 2 hours throughout the day (which is possible as this bad boy fits right into your purse). Similar to most setting sprays you want to apply about 10 inches from your face to avoid droplets that can run and mess your up your makeup. IMPORTANT: To activate the ZINC formula you want to shake the bottle vigorously.

Although I try a lot of products, I am really excited about this one as not only does it provide UVA & UVB protection, but it also very hydrating to the skin, while leaving me with a dewy look which is must if you are over the age of 30!

So there you have it beauties, an excellent way to wear your favorite makeup while incorporating sunscreen protection as well! Oh, and don’t forget your pout! Your lips can get sunburned, so apply a lip balm with moisturizer!


March 3, 2018

Why The Heck Do I Need To Add Venofye Bee Venom Products To My Skincare Routine

Why The Heck Do I Need To Add Bee Venom To My Skincare Routine By Barbie's Beauty Bits And Venofye

This is my 4th post in my what the heck series, and today I am going to be talking about Bee Venom and the benefits of adding it to your skincare routine!

Now if you are a friend of mine you probably think I would be the last person that would add this to my skincare regimen as I am scared to death of bees!

While I know honey is fantastic to add to your skincare routine as it is loaded with antibacterial properties and packed with nutrients and healing compounds all of which can help your complexion. Bee venom shares some of these same qualities, plus some other added anti-aging benefits.

The Many Benefits Of Adding Bee Venom To Your Skincare Regimen  

"The advantage of adding Bee Venom (Apitoxin) to your skincare to routine is its ability to trick the skin into believing that if you have been stung, thereby increasing the production of collagen and blood circulation," says Natalie Zinder, a product developer who works with Venofye. This rush of blood may also help the skin's appearance and lead to a gentle plumping and tightening sensation that will diminish the signs of aging.  And if that wasn’t enough Bee Venom is also known to be comprised of 21 naturally occurring components such as enzymes, amino acids, and peptides.

So, if you want to find out what the BUZZ is all about by adding “Nature’s Botox,” AKA Bee Venom to trick your skin into thinking it’s been stung which causes it to plump and tighten continue reading.

The Many Benefits Of Adding Bee Venom To Your Skincare Regimen By Barbies Beauty Bits and Venofye

For this post, I partnered up with Venofye, one of the brands capitalizing on the power of bee venom. Venofye sent me some products in their Queen Bee Collection, which consists of a moisturizer, Vitamin C serum, facial peel, and eye cream.

Now, I’ve been using these products for about two weeks and while at first I was a bit scared to try them as I am allergic to bees I was interested in the effectiveness of these products, and I must say that I am loving them.

Venofye Queen Bee Facial Peel
First up is my all-time favorite in this skincare line, the Queen Bee Facial Peel. This stuff is the bee’s knees! It literally sloughs off your dead skin cells which you can visibly see when using it. I was very intrigued by this sloughing action and did some research on it. While this is called a peel, it is actually a gentle physical exfoliant, like a scrub, not a chemical exfoliant, as that would probably burn the skin! So no worries this is safe on the skin.

So how does this work? The fibers that form from the ingredients "ball up" with the rubbing motion on your skin.  This combined with the oils, dirt and dead skin cells are what is creating this balling action, it is pretty cool. While it is intense, it is gentle on the skin, leaving my skin feeling refreshed, brighter and rejuvenated.

I am hooked on this product and will most certainly be adding this to my weekly skincare routine.

Venofye Queen Bee Facial Peel Review With Bee Venom By Barbies Beauty Bits

Venofye Vitamin C Serum
The changes our skin has over the years requires a great skincare must-have product, and for me, it is the anti-aging superstar, Vitamin C serum!  You see, the younger we are the more vitamin C we have in our skin.  But as we get older our skin changes, aside from natural aging and stress, we are also exposing ourselves to tons environmental factors!

Some of these factors include dirt, dust, makeup, sweat, parabens and other products and preservatives that can severely disrupt our body’s natural processes, which leads to premature aging.  However, by adding a vitamin C serum to your skincare routine, you can help protect our skin against these age provoking dangers.

And the remarkable thing about the Vitamin C serum from the Queen B collection is that it’s formulated with two forms of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and Ascorbyl Palmitate). These ingredients combined with the bee venom further strengthens our skins durability, enabling us to achieve a better, healthy complexion as well as helping to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Vitamin C Serum and moisturizer that contain Bee Venom By Barbies Beauty Bits and Venofye

Venofye Day Moisturizer
This daytime moisturizer is lightweight and works in combination with the Vitamin C Serum.  Due to the rare combination of ingredients in this moisturizer and the cost, I did not want to waste it. Hence,  I applied it with my Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser Pro as the last thing I want to do is to waste this fantastic moisturizer on my fingers. 

I will tell you that with this moisturizer I could feel a tingly effect of the bee venom, but it left my skin with a luminous glow.

Venofye Royal Jelly Bee Venom Eye Firming Cream By Barbies Beauty Bits
The Royal Jelly Bee Eye Firming Cream
It’s time to be treated like royalty and help get rid those designer bags, as I call them under my eyes with this eye firming cream.

This firming eye cream is formulated with some other excellent ingredients like caffeine, Shea butter, vitamin E and green tea all in which help to energize the skin under your eyes and diminish the look of puffiness and other issues you may have. This too I could feel some tingly and tightening when using, which to me is a plus, as I could feel it in action.

Now if Bee Venom wasn’t crazy enough, this skincare line has a special guest to join the bees… A snake! Now, no worries as there are no bites involved, but just snake venom, that can help in preventing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  So stay tuned, as I will be sharing with you some details on this Viperlift product on my Instagram page!

The best bee venom skincare products by Barbies Beauty Bits and Venofye

So, there you have it another post in my what the heck series. And beauties, for those of you who want to feel like the younger queen bee, then come spoil yourself with the Venofye Queen Bee Collection

Oh, and no worries there are no bees harmed while extracting the bee venom. Venofye is 100% animal-friendly and is entirely against any cruelty towards animals, and none of their products have been tested on animals.

Have some questions on Bee Venom and the benefits, make sure to leave them below or check out Venofye FAQ here


March 1, 2018

25% Off At Urban Decay

25% Off At Urban Decay By Barbies Beauty Bits

Beauties it is time to stock up on some amazing beauty products from Urban Decay! For 2 days only they will be having site wide sale.  There are some restrictions on products see below!

ALSO, did you know that you can get your Naked Tin Palettes engraved for FREE? So Cool!! I got the Naked 3 Palette engraved for myself!

Click Here to start savings and for the code!

  • Offer valid from March 1, 2018 at 12:00AM PST through March 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST with promotional code
  • Discount applicable with any purchase on and Urban Decay freestanding stores. 
  • Some exclusions apply: Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette, Holographic Disco Stick, Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder, and Naked 4Some Vault. Subject to change without notice. 
  • Cannot be applied to orders made outside of this promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons or the UD PRO Discount. 
  • Other restrictions may apply. 
 Want to keep up on deals like this and even get paid for sharing? Then join me on Dealspotr today!


February 23, 2018

Spring Forward. How Daylight Savings Can Have An Impact On Our Skin’s Health

Spring Forward. How Daylight Savings Can Have An Impact On Our Skin’s Health By Barbies Beauty Bits

Daylight savings time is just around the corner. While I do love the benefits of the days lasting longer, something I hate is getting used to losing an hour of sleep, adding stress, and making some non-morning people I see daily at work even moodier.  While all of these can affect our mood and energy level, it can also affect our skin’s health.

For this post, I got with some of my professional friends for a little Q & A, and I am here to share with you some of my findings on how losing an hour of sleep can impact the health of our skin as well as some tips on getting a good night’s rest.

Daylight Savings And Your Skin

How Does Sleep Impact Skin Renewal?
Getting plenty of rest is essential for skin renewal because as we sleep our skin rests, recovers and renews. There are a few hormones in our body which can help safely with sleep as well as bad.

Let’s start with the good, with melatonin. Not to get too technical here, but I found out that the sleep hormone melatonin begins to rise a few hours before bedtime as we start to wind down. This hormone not only helps with making us sleepy, but it also helps to fight those skin-damaging environmental factors we have exposed ourselves to during the day, hence repairing our complexion as we sleep.

On the other hand, with a lack of sleep the stress hormone cortisol, can cause skin collagen to break down causing the skin to lose its elasticity, firmness, smoothness and more.  Yes, a lack of sleep not only can affect your physical appearance instantly but can have a long-term negative impact as well.

 How Does Stress Impact Our Skin By Barbies Beauty Bits
How Does Stress Impact Our Skin?

Instead of stressing out because of daylight savings time, try to find some Zen time. Not only does stress show up in our face, which can potentially aggravate skin conditions and cause premature aging,  that physical stress can also cause our body to produce more of that darn stress hormone. And as we mentioned above, it can break down collagen and elastin, ultimately leading to wrinkles! So, find your Zen time!

YES, Beauty Sleep Can Help You Look Younger
As I’m sure you are starting to see; Beauty sleep is real! The goal is to have 6-8 hours of sleep a night as lacking sleep can cause other issues with the skin like dark circles under the eyes and bags! Oh, and don't forget to take your makeup off before you go to bed as makeup can clog your pores which can lead to irritation and blemishes!

The Importance of going to sleep the same time every night by barbies beauty bits
Sleep Schedule And Your Skin

Because our skin repairs itself at night, it is good to try to keep yourself on a sleep schedule. So, going to bed and getting up at the same time every day helps you not only mentally, but also with the health of the skin. Another trick I found is to try to be well rested the week before the time change.

Your Bedding And Your Skin
Yes, improper bedding can also have an impression on your skin. First, the way we sleep can add to premature aging, for example, if you are sleeping on your stomach with your face pressed on a pillow. This pressure can trap dirt and other environmental factors against the skin which can lead to breakouts and wrinkles.

Another thing to look at is your linens, are they cotton?  If so you need to switch them out to silk or at least your pillowcase, as sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help prevent aging.  Per Dr. Rand, silk contains natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids that can also help to counter the effects of aging.

Your Bedding And Your Skin By Barbies Beauty Bits

Your Mattress And Your Skin
Now I am not talking about the eight years of dead skin here, while that is gross, it is another story.  The tip to take away here is the type of mattress we select can also have a bearing on our sleep, hence investing in a quality mattress is critical for your beauty sleep and complexion!

One type of mattress I’ve come to enjoy are those hybrid high-density memory foam mattresses. Not only are they made from a unique molecular composition of a foam, but they combine a temperature-regulating memory foam with a breathable layer.  These layers are fantastic at helping to maximize airflow to keep you feeling cool all night long for a good night of 7-8 hours of sleep, as the fewer hours of sleep we have, the more wrinkles we can get! For example, did you know that getting 5 hours a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping seven hours would, now who would have thought that?

So, there you have it beauties, my top skincare tips on how to minimize the effects of Daylight Savings. Bottom line, no matter what you do, you need to gradually transition in the time change to reduce the impact that daylight savings time can have on the skin and health.

What are some of your tips for helping your body to get regulated to Daylight Savings? Let me know below!

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