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April 26, 2017

Itcosmetics Family And Friends Event With 25% Off Any $30 Order

 Itcosmetics Family And Friends Event With 25% Off by barbies beauty bits

Hey beauties the time is here, the family and friends event at Itcosmetics.  This event only happens a few times a year and with 25% you can sure stock up on your favorite Itcosmetics products!

IT’s event is one that you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss. The sale will be a combination of palettes, sets, and individual face products, in a variety of shades, formulas, and categories – there’s going to be something for every IT Girl!

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Here Are The Deets:
  • Click below and use the code Friends2017 to take advantage of the best sale of the year!
  • The code will be live through April 28, 2017 (11:59 pm EDT)
  • Want an additional exclusive bonus?! Sign up to become on IT Girl Superhero HERE for  additional exclusive bonuses!

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April 15, 2017

What Is A Vampire Facial And What Are The Benefits

What Is A Vampire Facial And What Are The Benefits, By Barbies Beauty Bits

While flipping through Instagram, I ran into a post on Vampire Facials and thought WTF, which naturally prompted a little more investigation.  Keep in mind, I am not a health professional; I am sharing this as I was curious and wanted to share my findings. This post while it is educational in nature, it is also for entertainment. By no means is this MEDICAL ADVICE, so check with a medical professional for advice first.

The correct name for this procedure is called a PRP facial, and yes the process does involve blood, my goodness the things we do for beauty.  So how does this work, what is PRP and where are they getting the blood?

What Is PRP
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma.  The plasma, which is used for a PRP procedure, is made up from your blood, so no worries there are not any vampires involved. The use of PRP has been around but just within the last few years has it been implemented for cosmetic purposes.  Primarily PRP has been used for reconstructive surgery to help speed recovery. But now cosmetic dermatologists are using this platelet rich plasma to help repair damaged, aging skin as it can assist in the growth of new collagen and elastin for a more youthful appearance. Not only can this cosmetic procedure be used on the face, but it is employed in other areas of the body as well.

Other Areas Of The Body You Can Microneedle With PRP

  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Stomach area
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Spider veins
Benefits of Vampire Facials by barbies beauty bits

Benefits of Vampire Facials
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Evens out your skin tone
  • Reduces appearance of pores
  • Can help with healing scars and acne damage
  • Help eliminate undereye issues like puffiness and dark circles
  • Contribute to lessen the appearance of broken capillaries
  • Ultimately giving you more radiant younger looking skin

Where Do They Get The Blood
The blood comes from you by drawing a small amount from your arm.  It is then spun to separate your plasma from your white and red blood cells.  This platelet-rich plasma contains a high concentration of stem cells and other growth factors which ultimately helps with the regrowth of new cells, giving you a younger looking appearance.

How Is PRP Microneedling Performed
No worries, unlike the image in this post it is not injected with a syringe like botox. None the less, keep in mind I am not a medical professional, so some of this information may not be a 100% correct, therefore make sure to check with your local cosmetic specialist for more details. But according to the local spa in my area, they first apply a topical numbing cream to the area. They use a micro needling technique that involves a series of tiny, very fine needles which are passed over the skin, creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen and elastin synthesis as the skin begins to repair itself naturally.

The prepared PRP solution is applied to the treatment area before and after the micro-needling procedure to ensure that the PRP gets fully absorbed.

Why Does A Vampire Facial Make Me Look Younger
The younger you are, the more concentrated the growth factors your platelets have, but as we age our skin starts to droop and look less supple.  Additionally, as we get older, the production of collagen slows down; this collagen which is a protein production is what gives us firmer looking skin.  Hence with this PRP AKA Vampire procedure, they are reintroducing these growth factors into the skin with hopes it will help to stimulate your collagen production over time.

Final Thoughts
Would you try this? I'm not sure if I would primarily as I'm not convinced if it really works.  I would say one of the positives is unlike other facial rejuvenation methods that this procedure uses naturally occurring ingredients. (Hyaluronic acid which is a chemical normally found within our skin as well as our own platelet rich plasma)

So there you go, there is actually a VAMPIRE Facial.  See below the video I saw of Kim Kardashian which prompted this review in the first place.


$1000 Mother's Day Giveaway

$1000 Mother's Day Giveaway by top beauty blogger barbies beauty bits

Mother's Day is right around the corner and $500 could sure go a long way! That's right, I have partnered up with some other bloggers to give 2 lucky winners $500 each!

Giveaway Info/Terms & Conditions:  
This is a group giveaway starts on 4/15 AT 4 PM EST and ends on 5/24. Two (2) lucky readers will win $500 USD through PayPal or Amazon gift card.The winner will be notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to claim prize before the prize is forfeit and a new winner is chosen. Winner must claim prize before they are announced. Giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. All entries are voluntary but must be completed as stated with verification to win. All entries will be verified and if it wasn't completed a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be selected randomly using Rafflecopter. Winner must be 18 years or older to win. Void where prohibited.

Other Contests:
Click Here To Win A $50 Gift Card To Sephora
Click Here To Win A $100 Shopping Spree To Michael Todd Beauty 

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April 9, 2017

The Top 8 Dollar Tree Couponing Hacks from the Dealspotr Community

The Top 8 Dollar Tree Couponing Hacks from the Dealspotr Community by barbies beauty bits

Beauty items for a $1 sounds like a great deal right? Well, what if I told you there were other ways you can save at the Dollar Tree. That's right beauties, I am happy to share with you my tip on saving at Dollar Tree, plus some other excellent tips from the Dealspotr community! 

This post originally appeared on the Dealspotr blog. Dealspotr is the most accurate coupon site that pays you to save. I'm @barbiesbeautybits on Dealspotr, use my link to join today and earn 5,000 bonus points. Make sure to enter in code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS

If something costs one dollar - that's a good deal, right? Well sometimes, it's not the best deal you can get.

Dollar Tree is one of the biggest dollar stores in the U.S. And while everything there costs only a dollar, there are many ways you can save even more on your purchases. We asked our Dealspotr community - including some pro coupon bloggers - their hacks for saving money at Dollar Tree. Here's what they said:


Get cash back on the items you buy most

This winning tip is by Tabitha of the blog Saving for a Better Life. With a few simple cash back apps, you can end up getting big discounts on the items you need most, like toilet paper, soap, etc.
You can absolutely use coupons at Dollar Tree (they do have a 2 printable coupon limit but you can use as many coupons clipped from the newspaper as you want). But even better is that cash back apps like Ibotta can be used there. My favorite to use at Dollar Tree is Mobisave which frequently has $.25 cash back on ANY bath tissue or $.15 cash back on ANY soap. etc (I've seen any brand canned goods, toothpaste, paper towels and more - tons of things you find at Dollar Tree!) So you can get cash back on whatever brand you happen to find at Dollar Tree. It makes those $1 items even cheaper!

Use good old manufacturer coupons

One Frugal Girl knows that just like most other stores, Dollar Tree accepts manufacturer coupons on any item. Of course, there are some limitations, i.e. they won't give you overage for any coupons worth more than the item's price.
A lot of people don't know that Dollar Tree accepts manufacturers coupons. That means you can save even more money off an already ridiculously low price. For the biggest bang for your buck use coupons on full sized products which typically include items like dishwashing liquid, hand soap and toothpaste. You can often buy products for just a few cents!


Check the "discount corner"

According to Luis, each Dollar Tree has a discount corner where opened or gently used merchandise is sold at super cheap prices. Make sure to search for this area in your local Dollar Tree to find things for literal pennies.
What lots of people do not know is that in many Dollar Tree stores there is usually a discounted corner. Here you can find 4 for $1 or cheaper - they are discounted because many times they were opened by customers and no one wants to buy them. If you cant find one just ask an employee, they usually know where it is.


Sign up for the Value Seeker loyalty program

If you don't mind getting emails from Dollar Tree, then Barbara of Barbie's Beauty Bits has a solution for you.
The Dollar Tree has a Value Seeker loyalty program and an email program! Sign up, and be in the know about deals on Hot New Items, Closeouts, Ads and Catalogs, Contests, Promotions, Instore events & More ...


Buy in bulk, ship for free

If you ever need 24 or more of one item (say, you're throwing a party of some sort), then this is the savings option for you. You can buy things on the Dollar Tree website for $1 per unit, and according to giveawaylover, have them shipped to your local store for free.
When you buy in bulk online you can select free in-store pickup. This can come in handy for all sorts of items, especially party supplies. You can choose among specific colors and themes. You can also buy party favors in bulk. They have items for every type of theme imaginable; pool parties, graduation parties, beach parties, luaus, Easter celebrations and even weddings just to name a few. Purchase these items and have them shipped to your store for free.


Head to the Bonus Buys page

If you are in fact interested in buying in bulk, the Bonus Buys section is the place to visit. There, you can find larger-sized products still for just $1 per unit. Thanks to Alex White for the tip!
Look online for Bonus Buys & Closeouts, found under the “Xtreme Values” tab. Bonus Buy products come in larger sizes, still for just $1. Some of the items in the Closeout section such as vases would be great for crafters. Again, you will need to purchase by the case.


Look for your local paper and brand name items at a discount

If you normally get your coupons from the newspaper, there's even a way to save on that at Dollar Tree! Emile says that your local paper can be purchased at a discount in store, saving you money on saving money.
Some Dollar Trees carry the local paper for a discounted price. This way you can even save on those coupons (in the newspaper) that we look for every time! Also, Dollar Tree has the tendency to carry major brands sometimes, especially in terms of bread. Get all those brands and freeze them to cut out your monthly bill of bread. Implementing all these hacks, plus cash back apps, I've saved around $30+!

Pay attention to the price per unit
One dollar sounds like a great deal. However, you may be getting less than you would at a regular store for the price - something Ashley Drewes of Closet of Free Samples warns about.
Remember that NOT everything at Dollar Tree is a deal. $1 sounds great, but some things really aren't worth it and you can find better deals elsewhere. Know your prices. For instance, bread is a great buy at $1 if you can catch the full loaf sizes (it always varies at my location). However, Paying $1 for travel sized items is actually a bit more expensive than paying 97¢ at Walmart. Not a huge difference, but when you're trying to make the most out of your money, paying attention the pricing and the quantity you are getting can make all the difference.

You can read more Dollar Tree savings tips on this forum thread. We'd like to congratulate Tabitha for winning a $25 Dollar Tree gift card for sharing the most helpful and original savings tip! Check out this week's contest for Ulta Beauty and enter to win a $25 gift card here.
Emily Helwig posted this article on the Dealspotr blog.

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April 5, 2017

13 Plus Genius Techniques To Make Your Thin Hair Thicker

13 Plus Genius Techniques To Make Your Thin Hair Thicker by barbies beauty bits

As we get older, the appearance of our hair changes.  It gets dryer, turns grays and worse, thinner. On average, we lose about 50-100 hairs daily, seems like a lot, doesn't it?  However, if this is happening while you are growing your hair back that’s OK.  But, what if you aren't? Especially, with this modelesque generation portrayed in magazines and reality TV shows, for women, it can be a real blow to your self-esteem.

Despite this thinning hair, it does not sentence you to a life of dull, lackluster tresses. In fact, there are several things that you can do to help your hair appear lush and thick, just by the way you style it and with the products you use.

So, if you want to find out how you can have fuller, lush hair continue reading!

Get With Your Stylist
There are many ways to create the illusion of thicker hair, so by getting with your stylist, you both can come up with a HAIRtastic plan of action.

how color can make your hair appear thicker by barbies beauty bits

Hair Styles
Add Layers To You Hair: One of the best ways to conceal thinning hair is with a hairstyle that will add a lot of texture and layers, as this can create volume. This may mean trying a shorter style, as the weight of longer hair can pull your hair down and draw more attention to those thinning areas.

Coloring: There are many things you can do with coloring your hair. Your stylist can educate you on the different color options that would be best for you.  But in the meantime, know that color catches light in a variety of ways that can create the illusion of fuller hair, so you most certainly want to discuss all the possibilities with him or her!  For Example...

Go Ombre: Having a darker top portion to your hair and lighter ends is a great trick to helping your locks appear lusher! 

Highlights or Lowlights: One-dimensional hair can make your hair look dull and flat, so by using a combination of lowlights, highlights, or even some color accents, your stylist can do wonders for your hair!

A Part: Having a defined part can draw attention to your fine hair, therefore try a style that does not have a prominent part.

Add Hair Extensions: Clip-in hair extensions are great, they are an easy non-permanent way to add length and volume to your hair.  Additionally, clip in extensions does not damage the hair, unlike other hair alternatives like bonding which can weigh down the hair and cause breakage or even prevent hair growth.  Quality is important when it comes to hair extensions, so if you are looking to get some, you can get $10 off with my link, for Luxy Hair Extensions.

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Hair Products
There are some great hair products out there that do live up to their claims.  The key is using them the correct way.

Dry Shampoo: While dry shampoo works amazingly on oil absorption, it is also perfect for adding volume and lift.  The key is to apply the dry shampoo at the beginning at the roots.

Protectors: 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. In addition to a heat shield, you should invest in a UV protector along with some Moroccan or argan oils.

Hair products that can make your hair fuller by barbies beauty bits

Mouse: A lightweight mouse applied to the roots of your hair can give you a full look! Add that with blow drying your hair upside down at the crown, and you will be the queen of the full hair!

Using Products With The Wrong Ingredients: You want to stay away from products with sulfates in them as these are harsh and drying on the hair and scalp.

Clarifying Shampoo: We all get build up product and by implementing a clarifying shampoo into your beauty regimen, not only will it remove the residue build up but can help to make your hair appear thicker.

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Stop Overdoing The Do  
Conditioner:  While conditioner is a necessity if you don’t wash it out thoroughly you can weigh your hair down, and on top of that it can make your hair look oily.

Washing 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 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. Over exposure 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.

Don’t Over Bleach:  While adding color for dimension is essential, over processing your hair will cause it to break off. Hence you don’t want to be bleaching your hair with each visit to the salon.

As you can see, none of these thinning hair remedies are difficult. Simply by learning how to best style your thinning hair while learning to use the correct products, you can do a great deal to give your hair the boost it needs to make it look like it is both voluminous and thick.

8 Sephora Couponing Hacks from Top Coupon Bloggers On Dealspotr

8 Sephora Couponing Hacks from Top Coupon Bloggers On Dealspotr, by Barbies Beauty Bits

I am a Sephora shopping fanatic and was thrilled to be able to share my Sephora Couponing Hack in this post.
This post originally appeared on the Dealspotr blog. Dealspotr is the most accurate coupon site that pays you to save. I'm @barbiesbeautybits on Dealspotr, use my link to join today and earn 5,000 bonus points. Make sure to enter the code: BARBIESBEAUTYBITS

Sephora is one of the top beauty retailers in the country, but their couponing policies can be confusing. You can sign up for their Beauty Insiders rewards program, but are you taking advantage of all the benefits it offers? We asked top coupon bloggers around the web to share their Sephora savings secrets. Here are their best tips:

Purchase gift and sampler sets to save money in the long run

This winning tip is from One Frugal Girl, of the blog OneFrugalGirl.com. Perfume is expensive, and it can be hard to know which perfume will smell the best on you in the long-run. A sample set gives you a few options to try, while also occasionally offering free full-sized bottles!
Purchase value and gift sets rather than individual items. You will save a ton of money by buying a box of items rather than buying each item individually. You can often save up to 60 or 70% by purchasing this way. If you like to wear perfume check out the Sephora perfume sampler sets which often include a certificate for a free full size bottle of your favorite perfume from the sampler. That's right you can receive a full size bottle of your favorite perfume for free!


Join the Beauty Insiders program to get a free birthday gift

Kathy McClure keeps a list of freebies on her blog, Frugal Lancaster, and this is one offered at Sephora if you sign up for their rewards program.
My favorite Sephora tip is their free gift on your birthday! Why? Because so many freebies on your birthday are free food from restaurants. Its always a special treat to get something other than food free—and Sephora's gifts are always really unique too! Just sign up for their FREE Beauty Insider Club and you automatically get the coupon for the free gift on your birthday. You're gonna love it! I keep a list of all the birthday freebies in our area here: www.frugallancaster.com/birthday-clubs/


Cash in your Beauty Insider points in-store

Ashley Drewes found a hack that rewards you for heading to a physical Sephora store to shop. Check out her blog, Closet of Free Samples.
A little known fact worth repeating: If you're a Beauty Insider of any level, you have to make a purchase online in order to cash in points for products. However, this isn't the case in-store. You can just pop up at the counter, ask to trade them in, and walk out with a free mini haul.


Mark the semi-annual sales on your calendar

Anyone can become a Beauty Insider, but you have to spend a certain amount at Sephora throughout the year to become a VIB ($350) or VIB Rouge ($1,000) member. And Barbara Ritzman, of the blog Barbie's Beauty Bits, found a way for these members to save.
Twice a year VIB and VIB Rouge members [note: these memberships require a certain amount to be spent at Sephora per year] get a 20% Off Discount. So save your must-have purchases for this time of year. Usually, happens in Spring time around March or April and November.
  • No brand exclusions, which is the best part!
  • No purchase limit you can make during this event.
  • This discount works at Sephora instore and online, Sephora inside JCPenney locations but does not work on the JCPenney website.


Maximize your freebie haul, both in-store and online

Pam Schmitt of Pammy Blogs Beauty shared how everyone can get free samples, even if you're not a Beauty Insider.
Sephora is a great store for Freebies! Both online and in-store. Online, you get 3 free samples with every purchase, plus if you have codes you can get additional samples with each order. In-Store, the Sephora associates make fantastic samples. You can pretty much get take-home samples of anything in the store. You just have to ask and an associate will make you a sample. I believe you can get up to three samples per each category of items (even expensive eye creams! great way to save).


Sign up for free two-day shipping

If you're a frequent online Sephora shopper, you might consider the Sephora FLASH subscription. Thanks to Angie Beechan of Luv Saving Money for the tip!
Pay just $10 and get FREE 2 day shipping for 1 year. Even if you only order from Sephora two or three times a year, it more than pays for itself.


Stay on top of in-store events and classes

For free services and classes on hair and makeup, Erin Huffstetler of My Frugal Home knows where to look.
One time they were offering free up-dos in their salon. I scheduled an appointment. Then, took a new headshot for my website afterwards. Right now, they're offering a free makeover and photo shoot combo. Pretty nice freebie. Here's where they post the store events: https://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?tab=events
They also offer lots of free classes. If there are makeup techniques that you want to learn, this is a great way to get hands-on advice from experts. There's a class on teen makeup that would be really fun to take your daughter to. https://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?tab=classes


Be socially active

Shayna Wiwerski says to keep tabs on Sephora's social media sites for deals.
Check their Facebook page, they often post promo codes for extra products exclusive for Facebook users who like their page.
You can read more Sephora savings tips on the Sephora contest forum thread, and we'd like to congratulate @OneFrugalGirl for winning a $25 Sephora gift card for sharing the most interesting and original tip! Be sure to check out this week's contest by posting your best savings tips at Macy's.
Emily Helwig posted this article on the Dealspotr blog.

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April 4, 2017

A Beauty Bloggers Insider Secrets To Saving On Makeup, Hair, Skincare And More!

A Beauty Bloggers Insiders Secrets To Saving On Makeup, Hair, Skincare And More With Dealspotr by Barbie's Beauty Bits

Got A Beauty Makeup Addiction? I got deals! That's right beauties; I have the insider secrets to SAVINGS, COUPONS, SPECIAL OFFERS at Sephora, Ulta, Itcosmetics, Michael Todd Beauty, and more!

Many people ask me “How can you afford to purchase all of the beauty items you have.” Or make comments like “I can’t afford high-end products like you.” Well, that is not accurate as today I am sharing with you one of my shopping secrets, Dealspotr

The key to smart shopping is finding the best deals, duh, right?  But a lot of people find coupon or deal sites frustrating. Hence, they end up not making a purchase or worse yet paying full price for something they could have gotten on sale!  I rarely pay full price for anything and now so can you, by having quick, reliable access to all the best beauty deals and more at Dealspotr.com

Now there are plenty of deal sites out there and trust me I have tried them all. The key word here is TRIED as most of the times, posted deals on sites like Retail Me Not or Goodshop, don’t work half the time, but not on Dealspotr, they always work! So, if you want to find out my insider secrets to saving on Makeup, Hair, Skincare and More, continue reading!

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Top Reasons Why I Love Dealspotr For My Beauty Deals

Deals That Actually Work
Unlike other coupon sites out there, the deals that are on Dealspotr work! No trying tons of coupons codes to be let down as the darn things do not work. You see, accompanied with all deals on Dealspotr is a screenshot that demonstrates that the code works. This way you can be assured that all the codes are real, plus you can see where to enter the code and get some coupon restrictions up front before using them.
Best deals for Itcosmetics at Dealspotr by barbies beauty bits
best makeup deals for itcosmetics at dealspotr by barbies beauty bits

No Hidden Information
Dealspotr’s philosophy is to give us as much information as possible in a transparent way so we can successfully find working codes to buy all the beauty items or anything else you want to purchase! Speaking about anything else, this brings me to my next reason why I love this site.

One Stop Shop
While I have been talking about beauty, this site is not just beauty, it has everything from computer deals, to grocery, to hosting coupons from sites like Groupon and Amazon.  Therefore, I call them my one stop shop as they have something for everyone and anything you want!

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Like Google For Deals
There are tons of deals posted on the internet every day, but these other sites make it difficult to locate them, hence a lot of us resort to going to the website of the actual product hoping to find a legit deal, but that can also be a fail! But on Dealspotr, you can see which 3rd party merchants are offering discounts on what you want to buy.

Say your daughter has wanted to get some products from Itcosmetics and you haven’t had any luck going to Itcosmetic's website for discounts.

Well on Dealspotr, they share 3rd party deals offering current codes you can use for discounts on the Itcosmetics makeup your daughter so desperately wants. Dealspotr is the only coupon site in the industry that does this.

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Real People Are Sharing These Deals
Dealspotr is the world’s first crowdsourced savings site. All the deals are curated and edited by the Dealspotr community, that is made up of bargain hunters, couponers, bloggers, influencers, and shoppers just like me and hopefully you too one day!

My Personal Shopper
I look at Dealspotr as my own personal shopper because unlike other sites where you must scroll through pages of deals you'd never be interested in, Dealspotr has an excellent personalized deal feed that shows you deals based on your interests and favorite brands; now how great is that!? You can even follow a deal blogger, like myself to see what deals I am sharing to my feed every day!  Just Subscribe here.

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Get Paid To Share
This is the best part; you can get money back to feed your beauty addiction!  I know you’re like where can I sign up for that.

So how this works is Dealspotr, gives you the opportunity to earn points daily by posting, editing, sharing or simply just by verifying that the deal works! The verifying option is great as it gives you the chance to earn points on an already posted deal.  This comes in handy, especially when you go to post a deal and find out it is already there, and if this is the case you can still earn points, by simply validating that the deals work.

Also, when you first join Dealspotr, you get 1000 points. You can then cash out all your points for an Amazon gift!

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Blogger Opportunities
In addition to earning points from posting deals, if you're a blogger or social media influencer, you can collaborate with Dealspotr through their Influencer Network and get access to paid projects and cross-promotional opportunities.

If you join Dealspotr through my referral link, you will be awarded 5000 points, instead of the 1000 for joining on your own.

And if that wasn’t good enough, once you sign up, you too will have the chance for referrals.  As when you refer others to Dealspotr, you will gift them 5,000 points when they join and complete their new user checklist and post their first valid deal.  Plus, you earn 20% of their points for the lifetime of their membership.

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Sound good? It’s better than good, so what are you waiting for? Click here and sign up today to start saving and earning! And make sure to use the code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS to get your 5000 points

March 26, 2017

Massive Beauty Deals Up To 90% Off

Massive Beauty Deals Up To 90% Off by Barbies Beauty Bits

What a great way to spend a Sunday Funday than with some savings on some beauty items.  See below some of my favorite finds to include Itcosmetics, Michael Todd Beauty, Blend Mineral Makeup Brushes, and Martini Beauty Skincare Masks.

Bonus With Dealspotr
Do you know of some great deals that you would like to share and make some money while sharing them? If so, click here and use the code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS.  You will get an extra +5,000 points when you join and complete your new user checklist and post your first valid deal.

About Dealspotr 
Dealspotr is the world’s first crowdsourced savings site. All deals are curated and edited by their community, made up of deal hunters, couponers, and shoppers just like you and I. Avoid expired deals and other frustrations of finding deals online and join the #1 community for finding and sharing deals. Plus, earn rewards for helping others save, by using code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS.


80 Plus Free Gifts With Purchase At Nordstrom

80 Plus Free Gifts With Purchase At Nordstrom, By Barbies Beauty Bits

Stock up as Nordstrom has some great FREE gift sets with purchase.  This is an awesome deal as there are over 80+ gifts to choose from with up to $175 value!


Rules: One per person, while supply lasts. Will be added automatically in Checkout and shipped to the same address as your order. If associated with a Buy & Pick Up in Store order, gifts cannot be picked up and will be shipped to the address of your choice. Gifts cannot be shipped internationally. Past purchases do not apply. If you return the qualifying item(s), please return the gift.


March 25, 2017

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Review

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Review by Barbies Beauty Bits

Spring as sprung and so has Too Faced cosmetics with their new eyeshadow palette, The Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection. I am a big fan of Too Faced Products, especially their eyeshadows.  Their shadows are very pigmented and offer a true color payoff, plus they are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens.

This palette is a great add to my eyeshadow arsenal.  While I am not a fan of neutral palettes, more so brown tones, I fell in love with this because I do love pinks, burgundies and some of the darker shades in this collection.

Too Faced Natural Love Eye Shadow Palette has 30 shadows, including 7 mattes, 13 shimmers, and 10 sparkle shades and is sold for $59, at Sephora, Ulta and on the Too Faced Website.

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette Colors by Barbies Beauty Bits

Seventeen of these shades are new shadows and the other thirteen hues are from some of Too Faced other palettes to include the Natural Eye Eyeshadow Palette, Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette, and the Natural at Night Palette.

Colors in the Natural Love Eye Shadow Collection
  • Heaven (matte cream)
  • Fairy Tale (shimmering champagne gold)
  • Nudie (matte fawn)Tickle Me (shimmering mushroom)
  • Don't Settle (metallic dark brown)
  • Finger's Crossed (deep gilded brown)
  • Lace Teddy (matte soft peach)
  • Satin Sheets (golden pink)
  • Push-Up (light bronze pearl)
  • Honey Pot (metallic gold)
  • Chocolate Martini (gilded deep espresso)
  • Undercover (midnight purple w/ violet sparkle)
  • Pink Cheeks (barely pink w/ silver sparkle)
  • Kittens (golden rose)
  • Bunny Nose (pearly cotton candy pink)
  • Moonbeam (metallic white gold)
  • Love Bug (silvered plum)
  • Smokin' (sparkling gunmetal taupe)
  • Poodle (iced pearl)
  • Cutie Pattootie (pink champagne shimmer)
  • Dear Diary (antiqued bronzed )
  • Coffee Date (coppery brown)
  • Spoiled (dark chocolate pearl)
  • Night Fever (black khaki w/ gold shimmer)
  • Spotlight (matte butter crème)
  • Honey Butter (matte light caramel)
  • Honeymoon (soft pearly melon)
  • Hot & Bothered (shimmering copper)
  • Makeup & Chill (matte deep red brown)
  • Stiletto (pitch black)

    Overall Thoughts
    So there you have it beauties, Too Faced Natural Love Shadow Collection. While I know there has been some mixed reviews on this palette, I am in love with this palette right now! The shadows are very pigmented and easy to blend which is a must in my book. The only difference is some are not as buttery as I am used to, but I have not tried all of the colors.  Plus, with 30 shades this is a great deal!

    Colors I'm Loving
    • Honeymoon (soft pearly melon)
    • Hot & Bothered (shimmering copper)
    • Makeup & Chill (matte deep red brown)
    • Stiletto (pitch black)
    • Cutie Pattootie (pink champagne shimmer)
    • Bunny Nose (pearly cotton candy pink)
     ...and when I finish off the look with my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, I'm all set for the day!
    Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora by Barbies Beauty Bits


    March 15, 2017

    Spring Is In The Air And So Is A $1000 Cash Giveaway!

    Spring Is In The Air And So Is A $1000 Cash Giveaway! by Barbies beauty bits

    Spring is right around the corner and what better way to welcome this season that with a chance to win $1000!!!

    Giveaway Info/ Terms & Conditions: This is a group giveaway starts on 3/15  @ 12 PM EST and ends on 4/24. Two (2) lucky readers will win $500 USD through PayPal or Amazon gift card.The winner will be notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to claim prize before the prize is forfeit and a new winner is chosen. Winner must claim prize before they are announced. Giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. All entries are voluntary but must be completed as stated with verification to win. All entries will be verified and if it wasn't completed a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be selected randomly using Rafflecopter no later than 4/29/17. Winner must be 18 years or older to win. Void where prohibited.

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    March 10, 2017

    MAC Cosmetics Is Coming To Ulta

    MAC Cosmetics Is Coming To Ulta By Barbie's Beauty Bits

    I used to be the biggest MAC makeup fan, but over the years I've seemed to have forgotten about them, and I think that is primarily because of their exclusive presence in only a few places.  In my area, they are only located in department stores, and  I am not a department store fan. But now with beauty specialty store’s and e-commerce platforms like those from Sephora and Ulta, makeup brands that are exclusive department store brands seem to get overlooked.  But not any longer as MAC Cosmetics will soon have a presence in Ulta.

    That is right, in a recent article that I read on WWD.com, MAC Cosmetics is to enter Ulta Beauty in the bid for a new audience.

    MAC Cosmetics Coming Soon To Ulta Beauty By Barbie's Beauty Bits
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    According to the report on March 9th:

    “The brand will enter the chain’s e-commerce platform in May and then head into 25 doors in June. MAC Cosmetics is betting that it has found at least a partial solution to the sales slowdown it is suffering as traffic thins out in America’s malls and department stores... By the end of the year, MAC is expected to be in more than 100 Ulta stores, according to Karen Buglisi Weiler, MAC global brand president. “By mid-June, we should have the first one opened,” she said.”

    I think this is a great move for MAC.  I know that there are tons of people who have wanted to try the brand but don't as they haven’t had much access to them, but now they can!  AND if MAC is included in the 20% off Prestige events, I will be even more stoked!

    What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited, are you a MAC fan?

    Urban Decay Makeup Deal On Hautelook Up To 78% Off

    HauteLook is at it again with some great deals and the one today is with Urban Decay.  You need to act fast as some of these products are up to 78% off and they are going fast! Stock up while you can!

    I just purchased some of the All Nighter Eyeliner-Perversion, so excited!

    Also, Billion Dollar Brow is featured with deals up to 69% off!

    So, click on links below to start saving!


    March 5, 2017

    HSN's Best In Beauty Week Deals And Steals

    HSN's Best In Beauty Week Deals And Steals by barbies beauty bits

    HSN’s best in beauty week is an exciting event! With spring right around the corner, why not stock up on some beauty items! With skincare from Michael Todd Beauty, to lashes from Benefit, Shadows from Lorac, and much more, HSN has you covered!

    This beauty event runs from March 6th-March 12th, and you don’t want to miss this! Take a look below at the daily deals or simply Click here to shop!

    Get lash envy and flawless skin with the perfect makeup essentials.
    • Benefit cosmetics bombshell 4-piece lash set $38.00 | $50.00
    • Beautyblender® apply and clean 3-piece kit $38

    Treat your skin to a little spring cleaning! And make sure to check out Michael Todd Beauty live on HSN on March 7th at 12 pm.
    • Michael Todd Soniclear petite sonic face cleansing system $69.00 | $89.00
    • Dry lo spot treatment acne medication$19.50 | $24.50

    Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear Petite Deal on HSN by Barbie's Beauty Bits

    Have a lipstastic and long wearing day!
    • Smashbox be legendary matte lipstick quad $42.00 | $75.00
    • Smashbox mini primer 3-piece set $35.00 | $42.00

    Show your locks some love with some hair products.
    • Fekkai brilliant glossing 3-piece kit $15.00 | $25.00
    • Fhi brands stylus thermal styling brush $79.00 | $139.99

    HSN best in beauty week by barbies beauty bits
    Eye, see some great deals here with these makeup essentials.
    • Cargo cosmetics essential eye kit $39.00 | $49.00
    • Lancôme color design lip crayon trio $30.00 | $48.00

    Spring is in the air with these scents.
    • Juicy couture viva la juicy voyager 2-piece set $69.00 | $96.00
    • Korres jasmine body butter 3-piece kit$19.95 | $42.00

    Brighten your look with these beauties.
    • Lorac beauties who brunch 3-piece set$44.00 | $54.00
    • Lorac pro liquid lipstick trio $32.00 | $50.00

    February 26, 2017

    30 Plus Genius Mascara Hacks Revealed

    30 Plus Genius Mascara Hacks Revealed By Barbie's Beauty Bits

    If you think there is no such thing as a magic wand, you’re not making the best of your mascara! Yeah, a bit of humor but if you ask most women what one makeup item they can’t go without, most will say Mascara!

    Long luscious lashes are something a lot of women seek, and we’ve got the scoop on some of the best tips, tricks, and Mascara Hacks out there!

    Prevent Clumps
    • Before application, you want to blot your mascara wand with a piece of tissue; this will help to remove any excess mascara. 
    • Apply petroleum jelly to your lashes first before apply Mascara.
    • When applying your mascara, do it in a zig zag manner. Starting at the base of your lashes and moving the wand in an upward sweep to the tips.
    • Wait in between applications. Some mascaras take longer to dry, so wait about 60 seconds before applying your next coat
    • Dryness could be a reason your mascara gets clumpy. So to add some moisture back into your tube, add some drops of alcohol-based eye makeup remover.
    How to prevent raccoon eyes by top beauty blogger barbies beauty bits

    Raccoon Eyes
    • To prevent this look for a long wearing mascara.
    • Another option is a waterproof mascara
    • Make sure you are not allergic to it.  While this seems like a duh comment, overly watered eyes which can lead to your mascara smudging can be because of a sensitivity to your mascara.  In this case, switch it out.
    • Another raccoon eye can occur with the removal of your makeup.  So make sure to remove it with something like the makeup eraser.

    Lashes Sticking Together
    Full, voluminous lashes are my goal with mascara, but when they stick together like spider legs, it is not attractive. To help with this, comb through your lashes with a mascara comb. Not only does it separate the lashes but it also removes any access that can lead to clumping.

    How to get fuller lashes by barbies beauty bits

    Fuller Lashes
    • Apply some black eyeliner to the upper waterline. 
    • Dust your lashes with powder, bronzer or a dark eye shadow before applying your mascara. This will allow the mascara to adhere to the lashes, building thickness. This is a great DIY approach to the fiber formula mascaras!

    Don’t Cut Corners
    (Or in this case, forget the corners). To get the appearance of falsies you want to make sure that you are applying mascara to each lash.  So, don’t forget about using mascara on both ends, near the tear duct area as well as the outer eyelash edge.
    Don’t Forget The Lash Line

    That thickness and darkness you get from fake eyelashes are very prominent at the base of the lash line.  Hence, wiggling the mascara wand back and forth starting at the root and going upwards is going to make your lashes appear so much thicker while giving you that same falsies baseline look.

    Make Your Mascara Last Longer
    • Apply a non-waterproof mascara first, doing this will help with easy removal. Place the waterproof mascara on top of the coat of non-waterproof. 
    • Combining the two will give you the benefits of having an extraordinary smear proof curled lash, which will last all day, with easy removal. 

    How to properly apply your mascara by barbies beauty bits

    Holding the Brush Correctly
    • Holding your brush in different positions can give you different looks. 
    • Vertical: Holding your brush vertically will give you longer lashes. 
    • Horizontal: the Horizontal application will give you voluminous lashes. Make sure to apply in a wiggle motion, emphasizing on the base of the lashes and swooping upwards. 
    • Bend the wand: This is a bit hard to describe, but we’ll do our best. You can make use of an old mascara wand by bending the bristle area of the wand upwards (it will look like a right angle). Doing this will enable you to get those hard to reach areas, like the corner of your lashes and other smaller lashes without a mess.

    Mess-Free Application
    • Getting mascara on your skin can be a pain, especially if you have already applied your makeup.  But fret no more as we have some great hacks to help with this!  
    • Apply your mascara by using a business card.  Just place a business card right to the lash line, behind your lashes and apply your mascara. 
    • Spoon: You can do the same thing by using a spoon. Place the spoon with the curved side out.  I usually do this when applying mascara to my lower lashes. 
    • Both approaches will prevent you from getting mascara on your skin. Instead, it will go on the spoon or card.   
    Mascara hacks by barbies beauty bits
    Revive Your Mascara
    If you find that your mascara is dried out, or close to the end of the tube, there are a few tricks to help.
    • Take your tube of mascara & place it in the palms of your hands. Quickly roll the mascara tube back & forth between your hands for about 30 seconds.
    • You can also loosen your mascara by placing the closed tube in a warm glass of water.
    • By doing either of the above, you create heat, which will soften & loosen the mascara or it won't seem as dried out, it revives and will apply like a new tube.
    • IMPORTANT, make sure to keep in mind the safe time usage of your mascara, AKA expire.  The best way to keep track is to write the date you opened it, on the bottom of the tube.   After three months’ start paying attention to it. Don’t keep it if it is what we call in the makeup world “past its shelf life,” toss it in the trash, don’t try to revive it.

    Taking Care Of Your Lashes
    If you are not taking care of your lashes, none of these tricks will help you.  It is important when you are removing your mascara that you are not pulling or tugging on the eyelashes with hopes to get the mascara off.

    Instead, you want to take the approach that aestheticians use to remove your eye makeup when you are getting a facial. Use a makeup removing the solution and a cotton pad or something like the makeup eraser and with your eye closed, gently wipe downwards repetitively until the pad or wipe is free from mascara. You can then open the eye and clean up the under-eye area.

    removing your makeup with a makeup eraser by barbies beauty bits

    Some Don’ts!
    Now that we’ve shared some do’s there are a few do not's we feel are necessary to mention!

    Do Not Pump The Wand: This is something we see people often do but do not pump the wand up and down in the tube! Doing so can put air in the tube causing it to go bad sooner, it can also create bacteria, and that is the last thing you want near your eyes!

    Don’t Over Use Waterproof Mascara: While it is ok to use it sometimes or when layering as we mentioned above. Trying to remove it can be difficult, and the last thing you want to do is pull and tug on the skin as sagging skin can lead to thinner lashes!

    Don’t Curl Your Lashes After: Again, our goal is full lashes, and if you curl your lashes after you have applied your mascara, the likelihood of pulling some of the lashes out or having them stick to the eyelash curler is much higher!
    mascara do and donts by barbies beauty bits


    February 16, 2017

    Win A $100 Shopping Spree From Michael Todd Beauty

    Win A $100 Shopping Spree From Michael Todd Beauty by Barbies Beauty Bits

    Glowing and healthy skin is an asset. Not only that, your skincare is critical as your skin says a ton about you to the outside world, most of the time, the way that your skin looks depends on how well you take care of it.

    It lets people know:
    •     How healthy you are
    •     How much confidence that you have in yourself
    •     And a lot about your personal hygiene

    While proper skincare can be costly, it isn't something you should cheap out on! So with that do I have a $100 goodie for you! Thanks right a $100 in skincare products and what better than with Michael Todd Beauty!  Michael Todd is the leader when it comes to skincare, especially their Sonic devices, like the Soniclear, Sonicblend and the newest skincare gadget the Soniceraser Pro and they are giving you the chance to win a $100 Michael Todd Beauty Shopping Spree!

    Win a Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear and more by barbies beauty bits

    Wanna Show Your Skin The TLC It Deserves?

    DETAILS: One (1) lucky person will win be selected each month and will receive a $100 shopping spree to Michael Todd Beauty.

    Terms & Conditions:
    This is a monthly giveaway. Winner will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize before prize is forfeit and a new winner is chosen. Winner must claim prize before they are announced. All entries are voluntary but must be completed as stated with verification in order to win. All entries will be verified and if it wasn't completed a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter each month.  Winner must be 18 years or older to win. Void where prohibited.

    Drawing is done monthly, so if you don't win this month, keep checking back. 

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