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April 21, 2018

What The Heck Is Rosacea And Can It Be Treated

What The Heck Is Rosacea And Can It Be Treated By Barbies Beauty Bits

With April being Rosacea awareness month. I decided to get with some people to answer "What The Heck Is Rosacea And Can It Be Treated." According to Health Day News, more than 16 million Americans have this incurable skin condition.

With age, I have noticed that my skin tends to over-react or become oversensitive to several environmental factors, particularly the past 3 months. In turn, my immune system responds causing hyperactivity in the blood vessels which leads to flushing. This can be accompanied with oversensitivity in the nerves, resulting in stinging and burning sensations.  Not fun!

If you are like me, once experienced, Rosacea may exist all throughout a person’s lifetime. While it may subside, it is still there!

According to research on this topic and talks with my dermatologist, areas on the skin may appear for some as red and itchy, but for some, it can develop further into a more severe condition characterized by enlarged oil glands, enlarged pores, and thickening facial skin.

If facial redness occurs and persists for more than a month and fades away and then recurs in a few months later,  I suggest consulting with a dermatologist.



Symptons and treatments for Rosacea By Barbies Beauty Bits


What Are The Risk Factors For Rosacea
Unfortunately, some individuals are genetically predisposed to this condition and statistics showed that 30% of individuals who have rosacea have another family member or relative who also has the disease.

The Four Subtypes of Rosacea

Subtype 1 - Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
This is the type that I have and is the most common. Subtype 1 is described with facial redness accompanied by visible small broken capillaries and flushing.

The dilation of capillaries causes skin redness, and broken blood vessels become apparent. Individuals who have this type of rosacea tend to have a reddish, chin, nose, and cheeks. The skin can become flaky and dry and can burn and itch!

Subtype 2 - Papulopustular Rosacea
This type of rosacea appears usually affects women during middle age, looking like acne. These bumps and pimples are not restricted in one area and may scatter anywhere on the face; some may even contain pus.

Subtype 3 - Phymatous Rosacea
This rare type of rosacea is a more advanced type and usually affects men. This form of rosacea is depicted by a bulbous-looking nose due to the thickening of the skin.

Subtype 4 - Ocular Rosacea
This type of rosacea is a serious one that affects the eye area and occurs as a result of irritated facial skin that spreads to the eye area and results in itchy, red eyes. In this stage of rosacea, the irritation causes the eyes to sting and if left untreated may lead to blindness.

What Can Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups
There are a lot of things that can lead to a flare-up of the condition. Hence it is crucial to be aware of the triggers.
  • Over sun exposure
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy products
  • Spicy foods
  • Foods high in histamines
  • Alcohol
  • Over exfoliation
  • Skincare products (those with artificial fragrances, high alcohol and or witch hazel content, synthetic ingredients).

Treatments For Rosacea By Barbies Beauty Bits

Medical Treatments For Rosacea

Some treatments can help to minimize, but not cure. For example...
  • Antibiotics
  • Topical Medications
  • Pulsed Light Therapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy Laser

Self Care Treatments For Rosacea
While my flare-ups are on occasion, I have found that there are some things I can do to help minimize the duration.
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF
  • Coconut Oil
  • Diet
  • Aloe Leaf
  • Tea Tree Oil
In conclusion, it is essential to see a dermatologist and confirm whether you're not you actually do have rosacea, as well as being aware of the triggers and possible management. As unfortunately, some general practitioners may think that you have it when you don't or vice versa!

And as always, this article is not intended for medical advice, still, consult with a physician.



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April 3, 2018

Top Tips To Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe And Beauty Essentials With Babble Boxx

Top Tips To Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe And Beauty Essentials With Babble Boxx, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

While you're going through your cabinets and scrubbing floors for a Spring-cleaning, your wardrobe and beauty essentials deserve some much-needed revamping too. Which is why I am excited to partner up with Babble Boxx for this post! They sent me a huge box filled with everything needed to help me to spring clean and revamp my Spring Wardrobe and Beauty Essentials. From skincare to bras, shoes, and eyewear, BabbleBoxx.com has me ready to look SPRINGtastic!

So, if you want to see my Top Tips for Spring cleaning your Wardrobe and Beauty essentials, continue reading.

Skincare
Yep, I started with this as skincare is my favorite and the top on my seasonal priority list. However, when a lot of people think about spring cleaning, they seem to forget about tidying up their skincare routine, which means getting rid of some old expired products and implementing some new ones into your regimen.

New Season New Skincare Routine
There is no better time to start prepping your complexion for the rising temperatures and humidity that, especially in my area will soon be upon us! Heat and humidity can cause an increase in oil production and lead to problematic skin, so switching to a lighter formula along with adding some exfoliation will help to get glowing, healthy spring skin!
Colleen Rothschild Beauty Review with Babble Box By Barbies Beauty Bits

Colleen Rothschild Skincare
I received two assorted products from the Colleen Rothschild Skincare line and let me tell you I screamed when I saw this brand in my box as the “Comprehensive Radiant Cleansing Balm” is one of my all-time favorite skincare products! 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 smell that is to die for! This Cleansing Balm leaves my face feeling so smooth and radiant. Plus, it was very hydrating, giving me a luminous, dewy look.

Exfoliation
Exfoliation is essential, and products with retinol in them are great at helping to boosts cellular turnover, which means it helps to eliminate dead skin cells and replaces it with new ones! Contrary to widespread belief you can still use retinol during the spring and summer months!

New Season New Skincare Routine This Spring By Barbies Beauty Bits

The tip is to use a product that you can apply at bedtime instead of the morning as the healthy new skin cells are more sensitive and prone to burning from the sun! Also, having a product that provides both retinol and hydration is key and the Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil does just that.  Furthermore, this serum has the highest concentration of stabilized retinol as well as Vitamin C so not only does this product help to refine skin tone and texture, but it also helps to counteract the havoc brought upon by free radicals and environmental toxins! In the morning, you will wake to find skin that is renewed and radiant!

Want to revamp your skincare too, then make sure to use this 20% Off Code, BARBIE20 that is valid until the end of the year!

Spring Clean Your Bra Collection
While you may be getting rid of those winter clothes, some seem to forget about their undergarments, which means those old bras and panties!  Make sure go through them all and toss out any that no longer fit, are damaged, not comfortable, and even those that you have never worn, as most likely if you haven’t worn them in a year, you won’t.

Bali One Smooth U® Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra For Spring By Barbies Beauty Bits

When it comes to bras, I’m all about diversity, and if I can find a bra that I can wear as a strapless bra, under t-shirts as well as a dress, I am all about adding that to my bra collection! Luckily, I have been able to do just that with the Bali One Smooth U® Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra that came in my box! This breathable, lightweight BALI bra has multiway straps, allowing me to wear the bra eight ways, now that is what I call diversity!

Not only can this One Smooth U® Multiway bra be a traditional bra with versatile strap options, but with its Ultra-thin no-slip gripper it can also be worn as a strapless bra that won’t fall to your waist.

And if that all wasn’t enough, it is made from a lightweight mesh that helps to smooth away those troubled areas from that ever so dreadful back fat and underarm bulge! See below all of the ways to wear this awesome bra!
Bali One Smooth U Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Tiding Up The Shoe Closet
While I am not a Carrie Bradshaw, I do have my collection of shoes and decluttering my shoe closet is a must.  Although this can be a daunting task I did put together a quick checklist, see it below.
  1. Pull out all your shoes out, as out of sight out of mind.
  2. Look at all of them and question yourself… Do they fit, do they hurt your feet, do you really need these, do you have too many of the same shoe type, etc.
  3. Organize… Keeping shoes neat and stored with those that are similar make them easier to locate. I try to organize by shoe type and color.
  4. Storage… Maximizing your space is critical as not only does it help you to find your shoes, but it also helps to keep them in tacked. There are tons of shoe storage products out there; I strongly suggest purchasing some. TIP… If you are limited on space, alternate the direction of your shoes. (place one shoe from each pair forward and the other one backward)
  5. Although this is easier said than done, if you haven’t worn a pair of shoes in over a year, you probably won’t wear them so get rid of them. Plus, this will give you room for new ones and speaking of new ones, I did get a fantastic pair of shoes from Badgley Mischka Footwear in my Spring Babble Boxx.
Badgley Mischka Moryra Beaded Cage Shoe Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Badgley Mischka Moryra Beaded Cage Shoe
Yes, while these are black, I love these peep-toe booties as they are so versatile and fit perfectly! Not only are they glamorous, elegant and effortless, but I can wear these shoes with dress pants, jeans, dress shorts and some skirts!

The Badgley Mischka collection is impressive, they have so many styles of shoes with a charm that harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the Forties!  Plus, their sophisticated designs cater to any aged modern couture customer! The brand has remained true to this design philosophy and the consistent integrity of their collections, which is probably why their timeless designs appeal to a range of fashionable women, including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, and now me!

Picking Eyewear For Spring
With the weather starting to get warmer and the sun starting to come out more, you need to make sure your eyes are not only protected but fashionable, and Zenni Spring Trend Glasses are here to help!

Finding the perfect glasses can be frustrating but having a checklist so to speak can most certainly help. I love that Zenni has a quick start guide on their website! Hence when selecting the perfect pair, you want to consider your face shape, hair color, eye color, and your personal style when deciding what to purchase.  You also want to look at the color, shape, and size of the glasses and Zenni glasses offers thousands of affordable styles ranging from classic and retro glasses to fashion-forward looks.

Zenni Spring Trend Glasses Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Trendy Not Spendy Glasses
Cute headline, right and that is Zenni glasses slogan as this brand allows us to express all sides of our personality both with some fantastic Fashion-forward eyewear and prescription wear. I was sent two pairs of Spring Fashion eyewear in my Babble Boxx, and I so love them!

Eyeglasses
A pair of Beyond UV Blue Blockers:  When it comes to protecting your eyes, UV is not enough. Therefore, I love these BLUE blockers as not only do they provide maximum UV protection, but they also offer protection both indoor and out against harmful HEV of blue lights.  I highly recommend these glasses as we are surrounded by blue light, especially with today's technology from our computers and phones.

Zenni Optical Spring 2018 collection By Barbies Beauty Bits

A pair of Premium sunglasses from our Spring 2018 collection: Not only are these glasses trendy with some bling, but they are enhanced with polarized lenses to reduce glare. I love the fashion-forward round look of these glasses; I just must make sure to keep them away from my sister as she likes to snag my sunglasses!

So there you have it beauties, my Top Tips To Spring Clean Your Wardrobe And Beauty Essentials with Babble Boxx!

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March 28, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Ideas With My Gift Stop And A $300 Giveaway

Mother's Day Gift Ideas With My Gift Stop And A $300 Giveaway

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and for me, it is time to plan ahead and do I have the perfect place to shop for Mother’s Day gifts, My Gift Stop.

Whether it is for your Mom, your spouse, your sister or that special person that is a mom in your life, this is one Day I think you do not want to neglect and nor does My Gift Stop and that is why they are giving you the chance to win a $300 Gift Card. ENTER BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

About My Gift Stop
My Gift Stop is an online shop offering luxury goods that are dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief.

In a time where our schedules seem to become denser by the day, it is most common for things to slip our mind here and there- forgetting a gift for Mother’s Day is no different! This is where they come in! My Gift Stop made it their mission to offer consumers “present peace of mind!” last minute!

Gift ideas for Mothers Day with My Gift Stop and barbies beauty bits

I love the luxury gifts that they have with name brand sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and more with incredible prices and easy return.

My Gift Stop Mother's Day Deals
My mom is a big Michael Kors and Citizen watch fan and not only are they reduced compared to other sites, plus you can save 10% Off Your Entire order or 25% Off Citizen watches!


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I found some awesome watches for my mom and my sister, check them out!


 
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Michael Kors Watch


 
Womens Citizen Watches on sale for Mothers Day by My Gift Stop and Barbies Beauty Bits
Citizen Watch



Womens Citizen Watches gift ideas for Mothers Day  by My Gift Stop and Barbies Beauty Bits
Citizen Watch



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March 21, 2018

What Is True Beauty With Glossy Box


What is true beauty to you? To me, it is being true to yourself! Lucille Ball said it best with her quote “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done, than regret the things I haven’t done!”

With this month being women being International, Glossybox dedicated their box to us, women!

The hard-working, multi-purpose products in the box are dedicated to inspiring women who are beautiful inside and out. From cleansing to glamifying they have us covered this month with some awesome items!

CoverFX Perfect Pencil Concealer ($20)
Multitasking is what a boss girl needs and this multitasking pencil is a must for every makeup bag—allowing you to conceal, define, and line.

Glossybox
Before I get into the items, I wanted to let you know about Glossybox! It is an amazing beauty box where subscribers receive up to six deluxe-size to full-size products each month. The pricing starts at $21 a month for a month-to-month subscription, but the longer you commit (3, 6 or 12 months) the price goes down! I love this subscription it is so worth the small investment!


Products In This Month's Glossybox

Form Beauty Multitask 3-in-1 Leave-In Lotion ($32)
Multitask is the multitasking product. 3-in-1: Leave-In-Conditioner, Daily Moisturizer, Style Refresher. Just what a boss girl needs to rock her hair, while she's rocking the world!

Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD + Matte Veil ($35)
Its' time to rule with flawless looking skin and Figs & Rouge HD+ Matte Veil is here to help! Primer is my secret weapon to rock a perfect makeup application!

This is a weightless, matte serum that is designed to help minimize the appearance of pores & create a sheer complexion. With a unique duo action, this anti-blemish formulation helps reduce skin impurities & combat breakouts. For diminished shine & a micro-fine, soft-focus effect, Figs & Rouge New Hydra-Pore collection delivers long-lasting pore correction, to help fade imperfections & promote a clearer balanced complexion.


Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer ($9.50)

I received the color, One and Only, just like me! This high-quality formula and heavily pigmented nail lacquer that gives up to 7 to 10 days of wear and incredible color saturation. With a wide range of shades from every color family, Morgan Taylor has the perfect color for every lacquer lover!

De Bruyere Beaute Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bubble 07 ($18)
I wasn't satisfied to earn a good living, I was looking to make a statement!

Make a statement with this jumbo eye pencil, khaki-grey glamorous and shimmering shade, highly pigmented which, thanks to its generous size, can be used either as a liner or eyeshadow.

BONUS Unani Il-luminate Milk Cleanser ($18)
Beautiful skin requires a commitment, not a miracle, which is why I was so excited to get this bonus item in my Glossybox this month!

This is a gentle cleansing milk, that has natural oils which purifies and protects the skin by removing impurities as well as makeup, leaving your complexion soft and restoring its elasticity.
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March 18, 2018

50% Off Urban Decay Makeup At Hautelook

50% Off Urban Decay Makeup At Hautelook By Barbies Beauty Bits

Attention all Urban Decay Makeup lovers, it is time to stock up on some of your favorites Urban Decay products as Hautelooks has 50% on Urban Decay Products.

If you are not familiar with Hautelooks, it is a company that is part of Nordstrom Rack, and they have short-lived promotions on some luxury brands.  I always check their makeup specials, and you need to as well before this deal expires!
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March 16, 2018

Reveal That Younger Looking Skin With These Top Anti-aging Tips


Reveal That Younger Looking Skin With These Top Antiaging Tips With Reviv Serums, Ultimate Serum and Barbies Beauty bits

When people hear the word anti-aging, a lot think of someone in their forties, but that is further from the truth.  As when it comes to preventing wrinkles, damaged skin, lackluster complexion and more, making smart lifestyle approaches is what can really help your skin from aging before its time.

So, if you want to find out how to reveal that younger looking skin than continue reading!


Reviv Serums, Ultimate Serum Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Skincare Products
I am starting with the first one most are curious about which is skincare products. I have tried a lot of skincare products, and while skincare and anti-aging can be a blog post on its own, I am going to share with you one of my all-time favorite skincare products which is Reviv Serums, Ultimate Serum. When selecting a great skincare product, you want to look for ones that have antioxidants, skin replenishing and restoring ingredients as well as humectants & moisturizers and this serum has that and more!

The Reviv Ultimate Serum is not only my favorite because of the results that I get but also because it is a product that addresses every concern of aging skin and is the ultimate rejuvenator; an all in one skincare serum...Oops, actually eleven!

The Reviv Ultimate Serum is 11 different 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
      Additionally, it contains PhytoCellTec stem cells, growth factors, peptides, tripeptides, hexapeptides, antioxidants, emollients, sebum-controllers, anti-inflammatories, collagen producers, phytosterols, glycolipids, and polyphenols, making it stand up to its name by being the ultimate cruelty-free, physician recommended skincare product.

      Exfoliating Your Skin
      If you want healthy, glowing skin, you should also be exfoliating your dead skin cells! Especially for those that are over thirty, as the process of desquamation slows down, meaning that our body is slower to shed dead skin cells and produce new ones.

      This buildup of dead skin cells (regardless of your age) can have an adverse effect on our complexion leaving it looking dry and dull or worse this accumulation can result in excess oil production and clogged pores, which could lead to problematic skin. Additionally, this build of dead, dry skin can not only make you look older than you are, but it creates a barrier for our skincare products. So those serums like the Reviv Ultimate Serum and other products that you're spending all that money on can't get to the fresh new skin which is hidden below this barrier of dead skin cells.

      Hence, exfoliation is here to help speed up the process of shedding old skin and making room for new skin to emerge. That is right if you are correctly exfoliating your skin, you do not have to rely on your body’s natural rate of desquamation to keep your complexion looking radiant and beautiful.

      Antioxidants food for a more youthful complexion by barbies beauty bits and reviv serums

      Your Diet
      You are what you eat is a true statement. While we can indulge, there are some foods that can help with the skin. One important food to add to your diet are foods that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are a must for a more youthful complexion as they help to protect the skin against free radical in the environment which can lead to premature aging. Why do you ask? Because these environmental factors can break down the collagen and elastin of the skin, causing you to age more quickly.  However, when you have a diet rich in antioxidants, they work to prevent these free radicals from damaging the skin.

      Some foods rich in antioxidants, include...
      • Dark Green Vegetables
      • Berries
      • Nuts
      • Sweet Potatoes
      • Whole Grains
      • Fish
      Tips on getting plenty of rest for essential for skin renewal by barbies beauty bits and reviv serums

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

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

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

      Getting the correct hours of sleep is also essential. The goal is to have 6-8 hours of sleep a night as lacking sleep can cause other issues with the skin like dark circles under the eyes and bags! Oh, and don't forget to take your makeup off before you go to bed as makeup can clog your pores which can lead to irritation and blemishes!

      Some additional sleeping tips to help with antiaging include sleeping on a silk pillow and sleeping on your back.

      How stress can aggravate skin conditions by barbies beauty bits and reviv serums

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

      The importance of water and antiaging by barbies beauty bits

      Drink Plenty Of Water
      This is one area I am not great at, the task of drinking 13 glasses of water a day can be daunting.  While I am not dismissing the importance of drinking this many glasses.  If you are like me, you can get some of your needed h20 intake from some of your fruits, vegetables, and some other liquids like green tea.

      So, there you have it my top anti-aging tips to help reveal that younger looking skin for people at any age. And remember the best time for a new beginning is NOW, and that goes for your skincare! So to kick-start your regimen make sure to check out some more details on my all-time favorite skincare serum, Reviv serum, ultimate serum, plus right now you can get 12% OFF a purchase of $50 or more by using code LUCKY13

      Reviv serum, ultimate serum review by barbies beauty bits

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      March 10, 2018

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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      March 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

      The Many Benefits Of Adding Bee Venom To Your Skincare Regimen  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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      March 1, 2018

      25% Off At Urban Decay

      25% Off At Urban Decay By Barbies Beauty Bits

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

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

      Click Here to start savings and for the code!

      Details
      • Offer valid from March 1, 2018 at 12:00AM PST through March 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST with promotional code
      • Discount applicable with any purchase on UrbanDecay.com and Urban Decay freestanding stores. 
      • Some exclusions apply: Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette, Holographic Disco Stick, Disco Queen Holographic Highlight Powder, and Naked 4Some Vault. Subject to change without notice. 
      • Cannot be applied to orders made outside of this promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons or the UD PRO Discount. 
      • Other restrictions may apply. 
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      February 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

      Daylight Savings And Your Skin


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Your Bedding And Your Skin By Barbies Beauty Bits

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

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

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

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



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