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December 10, 2017

The Ultimate Skincare Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Skincare Holiday Gift Guide By Barbie's Beauty Bits

With the holiday season amongst us, what to get that Skincare lover in your life can be frustrating for some, especially if you are a man. But no need to become a Bah Humbug out of frustrations of not knowing what to get that skincare enthusiast, as I complied some of the best products for every skincare lover in your life. From beauty tools to a Makeup Eraser and even one for yourself, to help with that last-minute zit from all the holiday shopping stress, we’ve got something for everyone!

ZAPZYT Acne Treatment
The Gift For Anyone, Who Gets An Occasional Blemish

Well, let’s start with you that stressful holiday shopper. For this portion I have partnered up with ZAPZYT and The PRIMP Network to help you with some of the skincare issues you may have from that holiday stress!

While the holidays can be so much fun, they can also be a bit stressful.  This stress, unfortunately, can have a negative impact on our skin, like an unwanted blemish.  While blemishes are never welcomed, with holiday parties and those friends who post everything on social media, the last thing you want is to look like Rudolph with a big zit on your nose or elsewhere. But no worries as we have the best product to Zap that problem Zit with Zapzyt.

ZAPZYT Acne Treatment  The Gift For Anyone, Who Gets An Occasional Blemish By Barbies Beauty Bits

This line comes with four treatments options and can be purchase at Walmart. But, one thing that I love about this product is that is great for helping to treat your breakouts fast as the last thing we need is to add more stress because of a pimple! So, the first thing on my holiday gift guide for skincare lovers and their shoppers is ZAPZYT Acne Treatment Gel, AKA the Zit Zapper! As nothing works faster to rid you of that problem zit.

About ZAPZYT Acne Treatment Gel
This spot treatment is lightweight, it contains no alcohol and was created for those unexpected blemishes flare up, so you can zap those zits away quickly! Therefore, I keep small sample tubes of this stuff in my purse, at my desk, in my briefcase, an overnight bag, as it clears acne pimples and blackheads fast!  And for you, this will also make the perfect stocking stuffer add to some of the other suggestions below!

Furthermore, this product is an odorless gel that vanishes as it clears the skin. It contains a maximum strength of benzoyl peroxide recommend by dermatologists and kills 99.9% of acne-causing bacteria, so the only thing you will notice is the results.

The Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear For That Skincare Lover this holiday by Barbies Beauty Bits
The Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear
The Gift For Someone Looking For Exfoliation

We are continually subjecting our skin to dirt, environmental pollutants and of course makeup.  All of this leaves a film on our face acting as a barrier to skincare products.  This buildup can leave us with an uneven skin tone, roughness, and creates false wrinkles; it can also clog our pores.  And if that wasn't bad enough, these can make us appear older!

That is why it is crucial that we have a great SONIC skincare device that is properly cleansing and exfoliating our face and the Michael Todd Beauty’s, Soniclear has been here to my rescue this year and is the MUST have skincare beauty tool! It is better than any other sonic device out there! Not only is this the world's first antimicrobial brush it also helps to...
  • Buff away those dead skin cells, revealing a more radiant, healthy-looking skin. 
  • After sonic cleansing, it will be easier for the skin to absorb moisturizers and other skin treatments.
  • BONUS...This works amazingly with ZAPZYT Acne Wash Cleanser!
Colleen Rothschild Comprehensive Radiant Cleansing Balm Perfect Skincare Gift By Barbies Beauty Bits

Colleen Rothschild Comprehensive Radiant Cleansing Balm
The Gift For Anyone Wanting Smooth Radiant Skin

This product is like no other I have used. It is literally like a balm for your face that effortlessly dissolves all traces makeup and other impurities on the skin. And it has Clove and Rosemary for a natural aromatherapy, kind of smells like Christmas! This Cleansing Balm leaves my face feeling so smooth and radiant. Plus, it is very hydrating, giving a luminous, dewy look.

The Makeup Eraser The Gift For Anyone Who Wears Makeup By Barbies Beauty Bits

The Makeup Eraser
The Gift For Anyone Who Wears Makeup

Remove smear-proof, waterproof makeup, mascara and more with only WATER by using The Original Makeup Eraser Cloth. Each cloth will last a thousand washes, and you only need to add water to remove all makeup. This ultra-soft, woven polyester-blend cloth gets rid of tough makeup without leaving behind a residue—just a fresh, healthy feeling. And the bonus part, flip over this bad boy and exfoliate your skin.  It is a fantastic product.

Itcosmetics Miracle Water™ 3-in-1 Glow Tonic Gift For The Skincare Lover By Barbies Beauty Bits

Itcosmetics Miracle Water™ 3-in-1 Glow Tonic
The Gift For Anyone Looking To Balance The Complexion While Boosting The Look Of Radiance

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 winter 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.

Reviv Serum The Gift Of Anti-Aging By Barbies Beauty Bits

Reviv Serum
The Gift Of Anti-Aging

Aside from wrinkles, as we get older, we also start to lose collagen!  When we lose collagen, our skin loses its tone, resulting in those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles! Ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, Vitamin C, brightening agents, and a collagen stimulator can help.

This is where the Ultimate Serum from Reviv Serums, comes into use.  Aside from being an award-winning TNS Essential Serum® (NEWBEAUTY™ Beauty Choice Award Winner and InStyle™ Beauty Award Winner) by SkinMedica® / Allergan, Inc., the serum has 11 various products in one:
      • A brightening product
      • An antioxidant serum
      • A firming and tightening product
      • An anti-inflammatory
      • A peptide serum
      • A green tea complex product
      • A vitamin C serum
      • A sebum controller
      • A collagen stimulator serum
      • A growth factor serum
      • A moisturizer and light emollient

          the michael todd beauty soniceraser pro for the skincare lover this holiday by barbies beauty bits

          The Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser PRO
          The Gift For Anyone That Uses Skincare Products

          Finally, if your skincare lover has a product she uses all the time, this skincare beauty tool is what she needs to get her favorite products to work at maximum efficiency. She can now stop wasting those expensive skincare products on her fingers, and instead, apply them with a Sonic Eraser Pro.

          The Sonic Eraser PRO operates at sonic speeds of over 30,000 movements per minute. Simultaneously, ionic (circuit technology) and thermal warming (107*F) work together to boost the performance of your skincare products. This is called Triplex Infusion Technology™ three technologies working together. It’s clinically validated, and Dermatologist approved.

          BONUS ZIT ZAPPING TIP: Want to ZAP your zits even faster? Then dab on ZAPZYT Acne Treatment Gel and massage it in with the Sonic Eraser Pro!

          So, there you have it, The Ultimate Skincare Holiday Gift Guide to impress the most Skincare-obsessed friends and family on your list!
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          December 9, 2017

          Gym Bag Essentials Checklist With Summer's Eve


          You’ve finally decided to start going to the gym. But is your gym bag ready? What do you wear? What do you bring with you?

          Well, no worries as I have partnered up with BabbleBoxx.com on behalf Simply Summer’s Eve to make it easier to get to the gym, with a checklist of what you should always have stashed in your bag.

          Personal Care Items
          If you are coming straight from work, you want to make sure that you have packed some personal care essentials, like deodorant, cleansing products to remove your makeup and prevent breakouts and of course for me, one must have item is Simply Sensitive Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths.  I love  Summer’s Eve cloths as they come in a soft pack that is ideal for my purse and on the go and of course, the individual packets, are perfect to toss in a gym bag.

          Summer’s Eve, is the leader in feminine hygiene products, and their cleansing cloths are essential for the gym.  Let’s face it, in real life women sweat from a workout and that sweat can sometimes cause a heat rash, yuk I know.  A heat rash is not only uncomfortable it can also be unsightly.  So, having a product that can help us to maintain a natural PH and wipe away that odor-causing bacteria is just what we women need after a hard workout.  And a bonus is the lite fresh, clean scent, like Coconut Water, Mandarin Blossom, and Cucumber Lily. So not only do you feel fresh, you smell fresh too!

          Must have items for your gym bag by Barbies Beauty Bits and Summers Eve

          Workout Wear
          Many people are unaware that workout wear is an essential part of the workout, and when you wear the wrong attire, discomfort, and irritation may occur, hampering the exercise’s progress.

          While you don't need to spend a fortune on your clothes, it is essential to have something set aside for working out. With sweating and the movement from exercising, you want to make sure that the clothes you are wearing are going to let your skin breath and more importantly one made of a wicking fabric to keep that sweat off you.

          Items available to add to your workout wardrobe include shirts, shorts, pants, tank shirts and shoes all made to fit comfortably and fashioned from material that allows free airflow. Keep in mind functional pieces are relevant here, it's not a fashion show!

          Towel
          Sweating is healthy, but nobody wants to sit in your sweat or have it land on them.  The gym I go to does provide a cleaner and paper towels to wipe down the equipment, but it is also important to wipe down yourself!

          Gym Bag Essentials With Barbies Beauty Bits And Summers Eve
          Water Bottle
          When you exercise, you lose water through sweat. This water needs to be replaced to help you maintain and get the best workout, so make sure that you pack your gym bag with some water!

          Gym Bag Checklist By Barbies Beauty Bits And Summers Eve
          Protein
          To avoid the hangrys and from getting dizzy you want to make sure to pack a protein bar or drink. Plus, protein is key to losing weight! Our body burns more calories digesting protein than carbs.  More importantly, protein also helps you to stay full longer.

          So there you have it my "Gym Bag Essentials Checklist With Summer's Eve".  What are your must have items in your gym bag or did we hit in on the head?  Let us know below!
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          December 1, 2017

          Win A Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear, Sonicblend And More

          Win A Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear, Sonicblend And More By Barbie's Beauty Bits and Grande Cosmetics

          Everyone loves Beauty Products for the holidays and do I have an excellent opportunity for you to win some goodies from the #1 beauty tool company in the US, Michael Todd Beauty as well as some makeup from Grande Cosmetics, who use natural ingredients to create peptide-infused, care-free application cosmetics.  Both companies are fantastic, and this is an amazing giveaway package!

          This is an Instagram Contest, So Click Here To Enter.

          Rules are on the Instagram post, good luck!
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          November 28, 2017

          Holiday Giveaways And More!

          Holiday Giveaways And More By Barbie's Beauty Bits

          With December right around the corner, that means the season of giving and do we have some things to treat you! Or at least the chance to win some fantastic giveaways.

          Contests For The Month Of December
          • New Years Eve $1500 Giveaway...Coming Soon
          • Win A Bottle Of Coach Perfume...Coming Soon
          • Skincare Galore Giveaway...Coming Soon
          • Win A Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear Petite & Sonicblend Makeup Brush, As Well As Some Makeup From Grande Cosmetics...Click Here To Enter
          • and much more!

          Please check back as we update the start dates, until next time!
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          October 28, 2017

          Top Tips For Women Purchasing A Car

          Top Tips For Women Purchasing A Car, By Barbie's Beauty Bits and Cars.com

          Buying a car can be intimidating to a lot of people, especially women. But it doesn’t have to be, being prepared is the key. While you can’t know everything, coming across confident and knowledgeable, will help give you the upper hand or at least be on the same playing ground, especially if you are going to a car dealership.

          I know this, as there was a brief time in my life where I sold cars, so a lot of this is from my own experiences.  Unfortunately, at that time there were not a lot of public resources for women or men for that matter to educate themselves. But nowadays, many resources can help you get your ducks in a row, like cars.com for instance.  This online company can be a great resource to help you navigate every turn of car ownership, from purchasing to selling, as well as service and repair.

          So if you want to find out my top tips for women purchasing a car continue reading.

          Budgets
          This is so important, and some people do this last, I suggest doing this first as you need to know what you can afford.  And when determining what you can spend, you also need to consider your car insurance as this will go up with a purchase of a new car. Even gas is an essential factor, as well as car service and repair.  All of these are things you need to evaluate when determining what you can or can not afford. Once you have that in mind you can start playing around with cars.com affordability calculator to see what vehicles will fit in that price range.

          Tips to budgeting for a car purchase by barbies beauty bits and cars.com

          Finances
          You need to start with your credit score, as this plays a vital part (unless you are paying cash) as to what your payments will be.  Your credit score is yours and is your responsibility and will impact your monthly car payment and what you can actually afford.

          Shop around when it comes to getting a rate. There are some great offers out there, but make sure you read all of the fine print, like what is your monthly payment, length of term, prepayment penalties, is it a fixed or variable rate, etc. That best option for most buyers is a fixed rate with a short-term loan, and payments that you can afford, comfortably.

          IMPORTANT: Although some lenders have recently started offering car buyers variable loans, personally I would not do it, get a fixed loan instead.  The only benefit to a variable rate would be if you planned to aggressively pay down your car loan. But if you lose your job or something happens financially you could get screwed! So, I always consider the what ifs!

          Lastly, I prefer to get pre-approved for a loan, and this can be your negotiating tool at the end of your sale at a dealer, as you can tell them, "Oh I will be paying cash, I got a loan from my credit union for ___%, unless you want to BEAT it..." Dealerships make money from financing as well, so some may be willing to offer you something through one of their approved lenders.

          Rebates and Incentives
          A lot of car manufacturers out there offer manufacturer deals and discounts. Do your research on these as not all dealerships will share these with you. I suggest calling a few dealers around the area and asking and look online at the car manufacturer to see what is available in your area.

          Keep in mind most rebates have nothing to do with the price you have negotiated.  This is important as some dealers may say that the rebate is taken off the full invoice price to benefit them, so do your research.

          Rebates for new cars by barbies beauty bits and cars.com

          Don’t Show Your Cards
          This is the most important step when negotiating!!! So, what do I mean by not showing your cards?

          This statement relates to if you have a trade-in, a budget, or an already approved loan, do not share this until AFTER you have negotiated the price of the car. I am not saying to lie, but be evasive.

          What is your budget? If you are asked what your budget is, I would focus on a particular car you already know you can afford based on the pricing you've found in your research, and respond with something like…“I know what my budget is, and I’m looking for a (name of the car) as this is in my price range."

          Don’t discuss a payment or down payment either. Your goal is to get the price of the car locked in first before revealing any of your other cards. Salespeople always focus on the amount per month to sway you away from seeing what the actual purchase price is. For instance, let's say your budget is $550 per month and you share this information. The dealer will work to get your payments within your budget, but to do so, they may spread out the payments over a long term such as 72 or 84 months and at a higher interest rate. The result is that the car will be a lot more expensive at the end of the term.  They will also use this as a closing tool, for instance..."What is the problem Miss Ritzman, your payment is where you want it to be", while all along the price of the car is too much and my interest is higher than I what I should be getting based on my credit score, as they are hooking up their F & I people too! SO NEVER REVEAL YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT GOALS before agreeing on a purchase price.

          Don't let them know you have a trade in upfront. Once you negotiate the price, then you can come back and say: "Well maybe I will trade my car."  KEEP in mind; you will get less then you think.   However, cars.com has a great car price estimator that will let you know how much you can get for a trade in, to sell yourself, or just to find out the value.  IMPORTANT you will notice the trade in value and resale will be different, and you will be getting less if you are trading your car in, PERIOD. If you need a specific price to afford your car, then sell it first.

          Bottom line, you want to focus on each part of the transaction separately. (the car/budget, trade in, rebates, and financing).

          Car buying tips for women by barbies beauty bits and cars.com 
          Don't Be Impulsive And Make Sure To Shop Around
          If you have done your research, some may think, well I am not impulsive, but I beg to differ. Always look at all factors, including reviews and never come across as needy. I usually say to a salesperson: "I am happy with the car I have." I don't let the dealership know that I need or want a new car, more that I am just shopping. 

          Shopping around is crucial as you can use it as a negotiating tool yourself. I always share the price from another dealer, and if the new dealer wants my business, they need to offer me a lower deal. I do that at a few locations before making my final purchase. And remember you can always walk away.

          Shop At The End Of The Month
          Car dealers have goals and budgets, and if they have not met their quota for the month, they are better to work out a deal towards the end to get that number of cars sold.

          The Car Salesman (person)
          All car dealers are not dishonest, they are however making a living, AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND. They need to pay their bills too and are just doing their job and so do you, by being educated on the car buying process. Considering you make the final decision, you do have the ability to walk away and believe me I have many times! You are ultimately responsible for your purchase decision, and nothing irks me more than a person blaming someone else for their ignorance. So take responsibility by educating yourself.

          Tips for women to purchase a car by barbies beauty bits and cars.com

          So there you have it, tips for women when it comes to purchasing a new car.  As you can see like anything in life, you need to do your homework. While not all car dealers are crooks, you need to be prepared by doing research, and this is why I was excited to partner up with Cars.com for this post as they can be a beneficial resource.
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          October 25, 2017

          IT's More Than A Makeup Brush With Itcosmetics Love Is The Foundation Brush

          IT's More Than A Makeup Brush With Itcosmetics Love Is The Foundation Brush By Top Beauty Blogger Barbie's Beauty Bits

          As most of you know, the month of October is breast cancer awareness month. And there are many beauty companies out there that have a limited edition pink product that they sell whereas a percentage of these sales will benefit breast cancer research and more.

          Before I get into the brand and pink items, I wanted to share with you some statistics on breast cancer as 1 in 4 women are diagnosed daily, and 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of it.

          Overall about 1 in 8 U.S. women (approx. 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

          As part of my ITcosmetics series, I am going to share with you this beautiful makeup brush by Itcosmetics.

          IT's More Than Just A Brush with itcosmetics. This limited edition ITcosmetics makeup brush, "Love is the Foundation Brush" is here help with a good cause during breast cancer awareness month!

          For every makeup brush sold, IT Cosmetics will donate one to look good feel better to help women face the appearance-related side effects of cancer with confidence.

          Itcosmetics Breast cancer awareness makeup brush by barbies beauty bits

          This pink, glittery makeup brush features a unique heart-shaped head and is a fantastic brush! Itcosmetics makeup brushes are the best out there, and this lives up to their brush quality we have all grown to love!

          The densely packed, cruelty-free hair makeup brush provides a flawless makeup application for all of your liquid, cream and powder foundations.

          So what are you waiting for? You can get these PINKtastic brushes at Ulta today!
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          October 13, 2017

          Get Your Mask On This Friday The 13th With Double Dare Spa And Octoly

          Get Your Mask On This Friday The 13th With Double Dare Spa And Octoly By Barbies Beauty Bits

          Move over Jason as I have my own way to my “MASK” on this Friday The 13th with Double Dare Spa & Octoly.  These facial masks are OMG! wonderful.  I have been using these Double Dare Spa masks for the past few weeks, and I am in love and would love to give you a few quick beauty bits on these amazing masks!

          The Mask Set
          This Premium Mask Set is a 5 Piece Bundle. Not only does it come with a cute headband (6 colors to choose from) to keep your hair out of the way. But it comes with three different masks, each with its own purpose, depending on your skincare needs. And let’s not forget about the brush for application!

          Bubbling Mask
          First up is the 2 in 1 kit detox bubbling mask and a microfiber mask. One mask will cleanse and detoxify the skin while the other will feed the skin with various nutrients!
          OMG! 2 in 1 kit detox bubbling mask and a microfiber mask review by Barbies Beauty Bits
          Bubbling Mask Love

          3 In 1 Peel Off Mask
          2nd Mask is the OMG! 3 in 1 kit peel off mask that also includes a finishing moisturizer. This bad boy is infused with 24K gold and is multi-functioning which is excellent for anti-aging as it instantly boosts the skin. There is a mask for your face, neck and under eye area and when you peel it off, complete your treatment with the hydrating finishing cream!
          Double Dare Spa 3 In 1 Peel Off Mask review by Barbies Beauty Bits


          4 In 1 Kit Zone Mask
          Last but not least is my favorite mask the 4 in 1 Kit Zone mask system. I love this kit as it contains charcoal which is fantastic at reducing the pores and helping your complexion not only to appear younger, but it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!! Plus, it targets all areas of your face, improving your overall skin appearance!!!!
          4 In 1 Kit Zone Mask Review By Barbies Beauty Bits


          So what are you waiting for? I double dare you to try out these masks for yourself today by clicking here!

          Double Dare Spa Mask Review With Barbies Beauty Bits
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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
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          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).

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          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

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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.

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          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.
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          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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