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November 27, 2015

Black Friday BEAUTY Deals & More!

BLACK FRIDAY BEAUTY DEALS & MORE, By Barbies Beauty Bits
THIS POST CONTAINS SOME AFFILIATE LINKS

Beauties, I've been sharing with you on my social media, all of the sneak peek deals.  But here is the list you've been wanting... Black Friday BEAUTY Deals & More!

Ulta:  BEAUTY SUPERFAN DEALS

Urban Decay: 20% off use CODE CRUSHED at checkout!

Sephora: $10 Beauty Deals

All Cosmetics Wholesale:  Receive 15% off sitewide use code CYBER15

e.l.f.- 50% Offsite wide, when you spend $30.  Use code BEAUTIFUL at checkout. 

BH cosmetics: Up to 75% OFF... INCLUDING CARLI Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette!  BONUS:  I Will be giving one of these palettes away soon, keep coming back for more details.  

Coastal Scents: Sales up to 55% off.  Also, if you are looking for your Naked Dupes, this company has them!  



FASHION LOVE.  
 There are a few must shares I wanted to let you know about!


Coach: Up to 30% off With CODE THANKS2015 

BCBG Maxazaria Sitewide: 40% OFF

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November 24, 2015

4 Ways To Repair And Restore Damaged Hair


4 Ways To Repair And Restore Damaged Hair By Barbie's Beauty Bits.
This is a Sponsored Post on behalf of Hask Beauty

If you are like me, I have done everything to my hair! From perms in the 80’s to an ombre style most recently, my hair has been through a lot.  My secret has always been to use great products to repair, restore and maintain healthy hair!  But what happens if that is not your truth, but instead your color treatments, hair dryer and curling irons have left your hair drab and lifeless?  Well, know worries as I’m here to share with you 4 Ways to Repair and Restore Damaged Hair, making your hair the envy of all.

For this post, I have partnered up with Hask Beauty.  Hask has been around for over 50 years.  They specialize in hair care products featuring exotic oils from around the world. Utilizing high-quality ingredients and amazing fragrances, the HASK Exotic Oil line provides consumers with high-performance, salon quality results and the best part it is at an affordable price.

Before I share with you the 4 Ways to Repair and Restore Damaged Hair, I feel it is important to make sure that I mention great hair starts in the shower.  Therefore, you want to make sure that you are using the products that have the right ingredients. One of the key ingredients to restoring parched over styled hair is Keratin protein. Keratin Protein is the stuff that your hair, skin and nails are made of, so no wonder it's powerful and restorative for your locks.  Therefore wouldn't it make sense to add a keratin protein to your hair routine, leaving you with shiny, hairtastic hair!


Hask Keratin Protein Treatment by Barbies Beauty Bits

As I mentioned above, great hair starts in the shower, so first up is the Shampoo! Hask has a great Keratin Smoothing Shampoo that is infused with hydrolyzed keratin to reduce frizz and block humidity! Plus it smells amazing!

Hask Keratin Smoothing Shampoo By Barbies Beauty Bits

Tip 2: Keratin Smoothing Conditioner. This conditioner gently smoothes and detangles your hair, leaving your hair soft and revitalized with an incredible shine.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that when you are using this product that you apply generously and leave on for 1-2 minutes and make sure you rinse thoroughly! 

Tip 3: Keratin Smoothing Deep Conditioner. Using a deep conditioner is a plus as it is designed to penetrate deeper into the hair. It is perfect for over processed and color treated hair.  The Hask deep conditioner has a special ingredient that helps reduce breakage, static and drying time! 


Hask Keratin Smoothing Deep Conditioner by Barbies Beauty Bits

How to use? 

For best results, you want to make sure that you are applying to clean wet hair.  A trick to penetrating your hair deep is to make sure that you squeeze out the excess water, with a cotton t-shirt. (See the bonus tip below).  Massage into hair focusing on damaged areas. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Style as usual.

Tip 4: Keratin Smoothing Shine Treatment. This shine hair oil gives that over-processed hair a miracle makeover.  It is lightweight and alcohol-free leaving your hair with an amazing shine!

Directions:  While this oil can be used on both wet and dry hair.  I found that when I applied it to my hair when it was wet, I wasn’t left with an oily residue. Apply a coin-sized amount evenly throughout hair, AND avoiding the root area. Style as desired.

I know I only said four tips, but I have to bonus tips for you!



How to dry your hair with a tshirt instead of a towel by barbies beauty bits

Bonus Tip 1:  Drying your hair.  Instead of using a towel swap it out with a t-shirt.  A towel absorbs most of the moisture from your hair leaving the hair frizzy.  Plus, a t-shirt is flat with no roof edges, so it glides right through your hair with less friction. Less friction equals less frizz!

Bonus Tip 2: Sleep on a silk pillowcase.  Regular pillowcases are abrasive leading to friction, silk pillowcase have little friction, so no more knotty, ratty hair.

So there hair you have it beauties...4 Ways to Repair and Restore Damaged Hair!



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November 22, 2015

Ulta's 12 Days Of Christmas With Makeup - A Beauty Superfan's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide!

Ulta's 12 Days Of Christmas With Makeup - A Beauty Superfan's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, By Barbie's Beauty Bits
This is a sponsored post of behalf of Ulta and People StyleWatch

I can’t believe the holiday season is right around the corner and do I have some BEAUTY treats for you from Ulta!  What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a beauty gift guide for all of you "Beauty Superfans" out there!

Whether you're looking for some lippie love or some new eye envy, there is something at Ulta for you! The hardest part is deciding which one you want to try first! But no worries as I’m going to do the countdown for you, to the ole classic 12 Days Of Christmas!

One The First Day of Christmas My… gave to me Twelve Months of Manis 12 Pc. Nail Lacquer Collection!  Yes, what a great way to start out this ultimate holiday beauty gift guide than with this Butter London collection!  I think I nailed it, don't you?  Containing 12 colors, you will now have a new look each month or in this case, for each of the 12 days of Christmas!

Check out this color line up:
  • High Tea
  • Luv
  • Fiver
  • Molly Coddled
  • Petal
  • Petticoat
  • Summer Hols
  • Tiddly
  • Clever Clogs
  • Swish
  • Scrummy
  • The 444

Holiday Gift Idea Twelve Months of Manis 12 Pc. Nail Lacquer Collection, By Barbie's Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 2nd Day: ULTA’s Brow Shaping Kit.  It’s time to bow to the brow along side this kit!  This brow shaping kit contains all the tools you'll need to keep your eyebrows looking magnificent this holiday season! 

Set contains:
  • 2 brow powders
  • 2 eye shadows
  • Brow pencil
  • Brow waterproofing gel 
ULTA’s Brow Shaping Kit for the holiday by barbies beauty bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 3rd Day: A Real Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette!  Party on sweet cheeks!  A blush holiday palette having over $116 worth of goodies from Benefit Cosmetics including…
  • Dandelion Box O' Powder Blush (baby pink)
  • Hoola Bronzer Matte Bronzer
  • Sugarbomb Box O' Powder Blush
  • Rockateur Blush Box O' Powder (rose gold)
  • CORALista Box O' Powder Blush (coral)
  • They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
  • They're Real! Push-Up Eye Liner
  • And my Favorite Watt's Up Cream-To-Powder Highlighter
 Cost is ONLY $42

A Real Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette, shopping guide by barbies beauty bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 4th Day:  The Lip Glossary Collection! If you’re ready for some lippie love this collection is for you! Showcasing 15 miniature sized glosses ranging from nudes to deep reds, you’ll be ready for the mistletoe!

The Lip Glossary Collection, a gift guide by barbies beauty bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 5th Day:  Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set & Portable Palettes.  Beauties, it doesn’t get any better than Glitz, as Tarte's Collector's Set will have you in a holidaze!  Exclusively at Ulta, the sequined collector's gift box has all the essentials to sparkle during the holiday season!

Tartes Collectors Collector's vanity storage box has a full-size mirror & a pull out drawer filled with…
  • 3 removable eye & cheek palettes featuring 24 new eye shadows
  • 3 exclusive blushes
  • Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara
  • Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Crème in Flashy (warm pink)
  • Collector's vanity storage box with pull out drawer and full-size mirror 
Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set & Portable Palettes, Holiday gift guide by barbies beauty bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 6th Day: A Contour Kit. Want to get onboard with the highlighting and contouring craze, well now you can!  The contour kit contains a step-by-step guide to highlight your cheekbones, slim your face and get an allover natural and healthy glow, even during the winter months!

Ulta's A Contour Kit by Barbies Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website

On the 7th Day: Chocolate & it fits perfectly in your stocking.  Sweet chocolate is a holiday necessity, and the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, is going to allow you to indulge your beauty craving with 16 cocoa powder infused matte and shimmer eyeshadows.  Ranging from caramels to deep mochas, and bronzy chocolate hues with a pop of sugared blueberry shadow. Sounds good enough to eat doesn’t it?

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, By Barbies Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 8th Day: Smashbox Art. Love. Color. / Eyes.   A must have eyeliner set with five different shades, that will have you always ready for the party!  And Smashbox has gone all out with this one! Partnering up with artist Yago Hortal's, they have designed the box with one-of-a-kind, vivid paintings, so no need for wrapping this one!

IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 9th Day: BabylissPro Spring Hyperpixel Purple Dryer/Iron Set! Everyone needs a Hairtastic gift and Babylisspro has done just that! A set includes the BaByliss Nano Titanium 1" Ultra Thin Straightening Iron accompanied by the Nano Titanium Dryer, presenting six heating and speed settings!

BabylissPro Spring Hyperpixel Purple Dryer/Iron Set By Barbies Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website


On the 10th Day: Becca Afterglow Palette. There is not a better way to glisten in the snow than with this shimmering gift! An exclusive to Ulta featuring five of BECCA’s best sellers designed to add light, lift and a touch of color!

Includes:
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Topaz
  • Mineral Blush in Wild Honey
  • Mineral Blush in Flowerchild 
Becca Afterglow Palette, By Barbie's Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website

On the 11th day:  Here is your chance to ring the New Year right, with Too Faced’s Stardust by Vegas Nay.  This palette is starring some stunning shadows comprising 12 matte and shimmer colors along with a loose glitter pigment, that will have you dazzling until all hours of the night! Plus, let's not forget about the deluxe size of Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance primer, and six glamour guide cards! It is sure to be a "Starry" night!

Too Faced’s Stardust by Vegas Nay and Barbie's Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website

On the 12th Day: The 12 Days of Beauty. What a great way to end the 12 Days of Christmas, as this Ulta Beauty features a new surprise each day!

A $52 value FOR ONLY $12

Set includes:
  • Mascara primer
  • Glitter eye top coat
  • Glitter Mascara
  • Brown eyeliner
  • Butter balm
  • Lipstick
  • Blush
  • Brow tint
  • Blue eyeliner
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer
  • Eye primer 
The 12 Days of Beauty by Barbies Beauty Bits
IMAGE SOURCE: Ulta's Website

So there you have it Beauty Superfans, the ultimate holiday beauty gift guide to Ulta! Now all you have to do is decide who to ask!

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November 2, 2015

5 Ways To Repair Damaged Skin And Reduce Facial Redness- A Paula’s Choice Review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Paula's Choice Skincare. The opinions are mine.

5 Ways To Repair Damage Skin And Reduce Facial Redness- A Paula’s Choice Review, By Barbie's Beauty Bits.

If you follow my blog regularly, you know how adamant I am about skincare.  Although, I do have my favorites, trying and testing out other products opens an opportunity for me to step up my skincare regimen!  This is why I was so excited to be able to Partner up with Paula’s Choice and PRIMP (Pretty In My Pocket) an awesome beauty app. for who I am one of their expert beauty bloggers.

Pretty in my pocket expert blogger, barbies beauty bits

The journey started with a personal consultation with a skincare specialist from Paula’s Choice.  Way to go Paula’s Choice, that really gave me a great first impression, as they understand that not everyone's skin and more important skincare needs, are not all the same. Their product line includes something for everyone, acne, rosacea, aging, pores. They treat it all.  

While, I don’t have a lot of blemishes, I do have some redness in my cheeks due to sun damage from my younger sun goddess years, so my consultant recommended a skin care regimen to help with the redness, as well as some anti-aging products. 

The Importance Of Layering Your Skincare Products


Before I get into the products they sent me,  I think it is essential for you to be aware that in order for you to get the best results from your skincare products, you need to understand the significance of layering them.  This means applying them in the correct order.

The information that I will be sharing with you will be in the order in which you need to apply them.  So please keep this order in mind, when using your own skincare products.

So What Did I Get?

As you can see from the picture, they sent me a lot of products, needless to say, I was excited!  The products included items from the HydraLight and Resist line.

The importance of layering your skincare products, by Barbie's Beauty Bits

Hydralight Advanced Kit


This Hydralight kit included everything that I needed to calm the redness I have on my face as well as helping to reduce signs of aging.  And for those who have oily skin, which I do not, it helps to reduce that oily shine.  (Keep in mind I am listing these in the order in which they need to be used).

PRODUCTS: 

 

Hydralight One Step FaceCleanser


Skin type: Normal to Oily/Combination Skin

Cleansing your face is the first step in your skincare regimen.  Seems a bit obvious to me, but for those of you who may have just used water or any ole soap in the past, DON’T!  The reason being is a facial cleanser is designed to prep your face so to speak, for the other skincare products that follow. 

So how to use this bad boy?  Get your face wet and then apply a small about to your face in circular motion, rinse when finished.

 

Skin type: Normal to Oily/Combination Skin

This is the second product you apply to your face as toners help to hydrate, replenish, restore and repair the skin's surface when used right after cleansing.

How To Use: You can apply with a cotton ball or pad.  Do not rinse off.

Benefits: This antioxidant-rich formula helps to improve the skins function and reduces cellular damage and inflammation.

Bonuses: This toner is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free, and helps to remove any left over makeup you may have missed with the cleanser. 

Paula's Choice Hydralight Advanced Kit review, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Skin type: All Skin Types

An exfoliant is one of my favorite skincare products especially if you have any sun damage. Why? Because an exfoliant will remove the built up layers on the outside of the skin, it ends up revealing that younger looking skin beneath.  Removing these dead skin cells can also improve any dull, uneven skin, you may have, as well as minimizing the appearance of fine lines.

I also liked that this BHA exfoliant has some anti-bacterial properties that helped when I started to get a blemish.  For the anti-aging lover in me, it is supposed to increase my collagen production, obviously it is too earlier to see these types of results yet, but I‘m excited to find out.

Bonuses: The unique formula is a LEAVE ON exfoliant that works instantly to remove dead skin cells, now how cool is that?

Important: This BHA lotion (beta hydroxy acid), the same thing found in aspirin, so if you are allergic to aspirin, you won’t be able to use this product.

Skin type: All Skin Types

Treatment is the next step in your skin care routine and in my case it is an anti-aging product.   In the kit I received I was given two products from their resist line, which are to be combined with your moisturizer. While I know there is no magic potion that will erase my wrinkles, a retinol can sure aid in diminishing them!

By combing this retinol concentrate product into my moisturizer, I was able to customize the strength, creating my own Retinol cream!  LOVE THIS IDEA!

Retinols are another fav. of mine because they are great at stimulating collagen production & repairing past skin damage!

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised that this product did not irritate my skin, as some retinol's strength can give you that burning sensation.  This one didn’t which is a plus for those that have sensitive skin or redness, like me. THUMBS UP!

Here are some other pointers that I got from Paula’s Choice website on the 
Resist 1% Retinol Booster
 (Their website has a full encyclopedia of advice for every type of skin care concern. Paula Begoun, the founder of Paula's Choice, is all about truth in beauty, skin care, ingredients and proven research.)

The dispenser that this product comes in allows you to measure out by the drop! Just press lightly on the top until one drop dispenses and tailor your moisturizer or serum to your desired strength.
  •     One Drop: A mild anytime anti-aging boost (AM and/or PM).
  •     Two Drops: The perfect moderate-strength PM treatment.
  •     Three Drops: Prescription-strength power for extra stubborn concerns.     
Paula's Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster review by Barbie's Beauty Bits

Skin type: Normal to Oily/Combination Skin

The last step is a moisturizer & an SPF.  While,  I did use this moisturizer in combination with the retinol, I would like to let you know a bit about the product. 

If you don’t do anything to your skin, at least apply an SPF moisturizer.  Protecting your skin from the sun is SO IMPORTANT! Hydration is also essential, aiding to repair and strengthen your skin, so it looks and acts younger! And who doesn’t want younger looking skin?

So there you have it beauties, 5 Ways To Repair Damage Skin And Reduce Facial Redness with the help of Paula's Choice.  Make sure to keep checking back to see my followup on this skincare line, as I've only been using this for a few weeks.

And yes I know this was a long one, but for those of you who stuck around all the way to the end of this post, 
I do have a goodie for you! See offer below.
Click Here to get your 20% Off
Expires: Dec 31, 2015

20% off Paula's choice by barbies beauty bits


PLUS...Keep in mind Paula’s Choice is committed to customer advocacy, education and helping people find the best products for their skin. In fact, everyone can receive a FREE personal skincare consultation by calling this number: 1-800-831-4088! 

Until next time!  
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