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April 30, 2017

One Two Lash The World’s First Magnetic Fake EyeLashes


One Two Lash The World’s First Magnetic Fake EyeLashes By Barbies Beauty Bits

Long luscious lashes are what a lot of us are seeking, but getting there easily is another story.  While there are many mascaras out there like Too Faced Better Than Sex that will give you the length and volume, seeking more like what you can get from fake eyelashes is what most of us desire on those special occasions. BUT getting them on is another story, more so for me because I am farsighted.

Yes, starring at a computer all day has really affected my eyesight and long story short a few months ago for an event I decided to step up my game with fake lashes! NOT, I ended up getting glue in my eyes, as unfortunately you can’t wear your glasses and apply false lashes at the same time.

So what is a girl to do? Well, what about magnetic lashes? Yes, that is right, Katy Stoka, the founder of One Two Lash, has the solution with her Magnetic eyelashes or does she?  A friend of mine had these and I asked her about them.  She was kind enough to give me a set that she had not used yet for me to try out as she had not had any luck getting them on and thought I could help, so I decided to give it a try!

So if you want to find out how to use and my thoughts and tips on the Magnetic One Two Lash continue reading

About The Product
  • There are eight lashes in a box, which equals to two pairs and they cost about $70
  • Each lash has a magnetic on it to hold in place to the other. Hence, you are basically sandwiching your lashes between two ultra-lightweight fiber strip lashes.
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Tips For Using
WATCH the video before applying, I did not, and it took me many tries to get the lashes on correctly.

Step 1: If you are farsighted like me, get out your magnifying mirror, as these bad boys do not automatically click on and connect as I thought they would.  They too like glue on lashes require some practice, so don’t try this out for the first time if you are in a hurry.  Next, lay down the microfiber that comes with the set.  PLEASE do this, I did not do this at first, and this cloth is what catches the lashes in case you drop one and trust me when you first start out you will lose one or one of the lashes will fall off.

Step 2: In the video, they recommend applying the lashes as your last makeup step, and yes this is important.  I found it better to apply some mascara first (one that curls your lashes and let it dry).  If you are great with an eyelash curler use that as well; I am not they scare me, therefore I opted for a curling mascara.  But just applying these lashes to a non-mascaraed lash did not do the job.

Step 3: When applying think of each falsie as the piece of bread, and you are going to sandwich your real lash in between the two.

Step 4: You want to do the top lash first, so here is where you will apply the one without the red dot over your eye.

Step 5: Position the top fake lash on top of your natural lashes, so the outside edge lines up with the edge of your natural lash line. The lash is a half lash, so get as close to the corner of your outside eye as possible. AND Don’t blink and leave the top lash where it is, and pick up the bottom lash (the one with the red dot).

Step 6: Without blinking AGAIN, place the bottom lash under your natural lashes, so it meets and connects with the top lash magnet.

So basically, the magnets snap together and hold the strips firmly together, hugging your natural lashes. IT DOES TAKE A WHILE TO GET THIS, and it was luck for me as I never did figure out what I was doing wrong, it just suddenly worked.

Variety Of Lengths
  • Original for daily wear (I don’t recommend these they are hard to see), my mascara did just as good as a job.
  • Bold for a more dramatic look (these I recommend)
  • Accent LASH gives the outer corners of your lash line a subtle (yet flirty) lift.
  • Filler to fill in any gaps, like the singles you get with glue ones.

One Two Magnetic Lash Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

My Opinion 
While I did like the Magnetic One Two Lashes, it took some getting use too.  Also, they are not as flexible as regular glue on falsies, so they don’t bend and curl as closely to your natural lashes.  Hence, they may stick outwards instead of curling up, especially if you don’t line it up just right.  Because of this, I strongly recommend that you do use mascara, this way you can blend the one two lashes in with your mascara covered lashes. Once the fake eyelashes are on, I squeezed the fiber lashes into my own, so they curved up a bit more. (I am not sure if this is recommended, but it is what worked best for me.)

Does The Magnetic Lashes Feel Weird
I thought they would feel weird, but they really didn’t, you do get used to them just as you would glue on lashes.

Final Thoughts
Bottom line, if you follow my blog you know that I only share information on products that I recommend, I rarely share a negative opinion on something.  But I felt that I needed to share my experience with these and to let everyone know that there is a learning curve to these magnetic lashes as they are not as easy as one would hope.  My initial reasoning for wanting to use these was because I thought they would be an simple alternative for glue on lashes, but they were not any less difficult.  I do think the benefit to the one two lash is the fact that they are not as damaging to the eyelash as the glue on lashes.  But if you are one who only wears fake lashes for a special occasion and doesn't have difficulty using the glue on ones, I would not go out and spend the $70 on these.
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April 29, 2017

Mega Makeup Spring Collective Giveaway

Mega Makeup Spring Collective Giveaway by Barbies beauty bits
With prizes from Tarte, Lorac, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Colourpop, Carli Bybel, a $25 Sephora gift card and more, we've got something for everyone to win!

I have partnered up with some beautiful ladies from Geeks and Beauties to bring you a Mega Makeup Spring Collective Giveaway. With prizes from Tarte, Lorac, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Colourpop, Carli Bybel, a $25 Sephora gift card and more, we've got something for everyone to win!

So How Does This Work
  1. The giveaway will start on May 1st and run for two weeks, expiring on May 15, 2017.
  2. This contest is a collective giveaway, which means each person participating will have their own giveaway going on and you get to enter all of them if you choose.
  3. YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO ALL HOSTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL IN ORDER FOR YOUR ENTRY TO COUNT. 
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  5. COMING FROM ANOTHER HOSTS YOUTUBE PAGE? IF SO, YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE BY GOING HERE AND SKIP THE APP. BELOW.  All others must enter with app. otherwise your entry will not count.
  6. Your YOUTUBE account must be public so we can verify that you are subscribed.
  7. There is a bonus option to register for the other prizes look under the "check out the other prizes" and hit the click here to register.
  8. Winner(s) will be contacted on May 20th
  9. US Only

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My Giveaway

I am giving away a Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette, Itcosmetics CC cream color corrector, Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Travel Size, Ultimate Eyelashes, Primer, Eyeliner and a Makeup Bag.


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BONUS: As mentioned above this is a collab, so not only can you register to win my giveaway but you can also enter all of the other giveaways. Just click on the corresponding links below and COMMENT on each video of the contest you want to enter.

IMPORTANT: Your YOUTUBE account must be public so we can verify that you are subscribed.


Check out the fantastic prizes! 

Barbie's Beauty Bits- Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette, Itcosmetics CC cream color corrector, Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Travel Size, Ultimate Eyelashes, Primer, Eyeliner and a Makeup Bag.  CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to MY channel and comment!

Ora- Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Palette, LED lit makeup mirror, ecotools brush set, and tote bag. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

Leyla- A $25 Sephora gift card and other goodies CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

Ashley LeeAnnxoxo- elf 10 piece brush set, Ulta beauty collection, makeup wipes, makeup bag. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.
 

MommyWearsWarPaint- The Balm Appetit palette, an elf highlight, a Lorac gloss, and a nail polish. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

ZaineyLaney- Buxom White Russian on the Rocks and other goodies.
CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

ZimskyGirls- Zebel Skincare Products: Gentle Cleanser, Vitamin C Serum, Hyaluronic Acid, and Moisturizing Complex System. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

Sweet Ashlie- Soap & Glory gift set, mud mask, brightening peel, Catwoman palette, two wet-n-wild catsuit liquid lippies, 1 Origins Facial Mask and Origins Journal. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

BethanySummer- A Brush Set. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

Cassandra Morgan- Urban Decay Makeup Set and Real Technique Brushes.  CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

Megan Hilt, the Etsy Hoarder- Magic Holo Drops and Magic Holo, Pressed Highlighter from Pretties For Your Face. CLICK HERE to enter the contest, again you must subscribe to her channel and comment on her post if you want to register for her prize.

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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
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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.


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$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
Click Here To Register For Mega Makeup Giveaway.  With prizes from Tarte, Lorac, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Colourpop, Carli Bybel, a Ulta & Sephora gift cards and more, we've got something for everyone to win!


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

BONUS EARNINGS
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
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