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August 9, 2022

5 Effective Ways To Conceal Blemishes

 

5 Effective Ways To Conceal Blemishes, Barbies Beauty Bits

Barbie's Beauty Bits 5 Effective Ways To Conceal Blemishes

Nothing is worse than waking up the day of a big event with a big ole zit on your face. While skincare is king for minimizing breakouts, it will not wholly neutralize those last-minute overnight breakouts. 

So, beauties, when you're faced with a blemish that just won't quit, you need multiple options to conceal that bad boy, and Barbie's Beauty Bits is here to help with five ways to conceal your blemishes effectively.

Tip 1: Find A More Permanent Solution
We are starting with this as if it is a constant; you need to nip it in the bud by consulting a dermatologist for medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment instead of trying to conceal it daily.

A dermatologist can prescribe medications that are stronger than what you can find over-the-counter or do at home. They can also discuss other options, such as laser treatment for scars as well as some medical grade skincare products like Skinmedica.

You may have to try a few different treatments to find the one that's most effective for you, and a dermatologist is best to help find the right acne treatments for those with acne-prone skin. 

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Tip 2: Zap That Zit With A Pimple Patch
Consider investing in pimple patches for those naughty zits and breakouts that appear out of nowhere at night. 

Many of us have our first instinct to pick at our skin when we realize one blemish, and the pimple patch helps curb the picking action, which always leads to scarring. 

Acne patches do not only prevent you from picking at breakouts, but they also quicken the whaling process by absorbing all oils and fluids from your blemishes. 

I prefer these because, unlike a spot treatment cream, these patches don't leave your skin dry and flaky. Plus, they work very quickly. 

The Peace Out Pimple patch works in 6 hours or less. It also helps with redness, making the area easy to cover up! Leading us to our next tip... 

Tip 3: Say Bye, Bye To Breakouts With A Multitasking Concealer
Adding makeup to a breakout can worsen your acne if not applied correctly, especially if you opt for a full-coverage foundation. This is why makeup artists prefer to use a multitasking treatment. Several multitasking concealers are on the market, many acting as spot treatments to heal breakouts for all skin types. 

One product I love is from Itcosmetics, as it is a drying lotion and concealer in one. This brand is known for combining makeup with skincare. So not only the Bye, Bye Concealer full-coverage, but it's also a spot treatment to help heal your breakout.

While this product does come with an applicator, the application isn't the best. I suggest stippling the product instead of sweeping it on because you will remove it instead of adhering. Once it is where you like it, conceal it with a translucent powder to keep it all in place. (It is also great for dark spots for those who may have some acne scarring).

A concealer isn't the only makeup option. Some others to consider include:

  • A color corrector
  • Green concealers
  • Liquid foundations 

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Tip 4: Wash Your Makeup Brushes And Sponges
You will hear me say this constantly. But the truth is a dirty makeup brush can harbor bacteria and dead skin cells.

And guess what? If you are not regularly cleaning your makeup brushes, you put this gunt right back on your face. This can lead to breakouts as well as premature aging. So beauties, wash those makeup tools!

Depending on how regularly you use your makeup tools, wash them with a gentle solution; even baby shampoo will work.

Tip 5: Your Skincare Routine
A great skincare routine is the best way to avoid those last-minute breakouts. And no worries, it doesn't need to be a complex step-by-step routine to be effective.

There are some multitasking products if you want to keep it real simple. One product my niece so loves is from Tula (Acne All-Star). It is a 3-in-1 formula that can be used as a daily cleanser, mask, or spot treatment, catering to your skin's specific needs. 

If you are not prone to constant breakouts, you can keep it with an everyday anti-aging routine that consists of

  • A washable cleansing cloth
  • A double cleanse
  • Toner that contains Cica or Tea Tree Oil
  • Treatment serum containing salicylic acid
  • Moisturize (even if you have oily skin)

As you can see, there are many effective ways to cover a blemish. You can conquer whatever it is by visiting a dermatologist, updating your skincare routine, color correcting, and improving your makeup tool's hygiene.



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August 8, 2022

How To Make Your Hair Look Fuller And Healthier

How Make Your Hair Look Fuller And Healthier, Barbies Beauty Bits

Most people dream of having thick, voluminous hair. But, sadly, few people are naturally blessed with hair that looks like this. If you once enjoyed a bouncy, luxurious head of hair but have found that it has become thin, dull, and lifeless in recent years, you may be looking for ways to bring your hair back to its former glory.

Transforming your locks to look fuller and healthier may seem impossible, but it is possible; you simply need to know how.

So, if you want to leave behind your thinning hair and achieve a hairstyle that looks voluminous and luxurious, the following hair care tips to help make your hair appear fuller and healthier are for you!

Establish Why Your Hair Has Changed
If you once had thicker, fuller, longer hair but have found that you now have the opposite hair type, it is helpful to try and identify the reason for this. Many factors can impact the hair and cause issues such as hair loss and poor condition, so understanding why this may be happening to you is crucial. For many women, pregnancy marks the start of their hair-related issues.

The hormonal changes during pregnancy and after birth can cause hair to thin around the top of the head, the front, and the sides. This makes the hair appear thinner and also occurs during menopause. You may notice your hair falls out when brushing and taking a shower. Identifying the cause of your hair loss allows you to take steps to reverse it and prevent it from deteriorating further.

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Enhance Your Hair With Hair Extensions
I am a big fan of hair extensions, and I talk about them a lot as they are more than just making your hair longer. One benefit of hair adding extensions is that it is an effective way to make your hair look full and healthy. It is also an excellent technique to add dimension to the hair, which creates the illusion of fullness.

Companies such as Uche Hair provide beautiful human hair extensions. Adding extensions can instantly improve the look of your hair and will ensure that it looks thick and full as soon as the hair extensions are added. 

If you want to enhance your hair further, then learning to give it the perfect blowout is a great way to add volume and make it look glossier. Once you have mastered styling your hair in a way that makes it look thicker, you should find that doing this each day becomes a breeze, and you will soon become a styling pro.       

Select Professional Hair Products That Can Help Thicken Hair
You want to start with a specialized shampoo and conditioner. I suggest two types: a thickening shampoo and a volumizing shampoo. Thickening shampoos focus on individual strands of hair, while volumizing shampoos focus more on the roots.

Thickening Shampoos
The name says it as thickening shampoos are ideal for thickening fine hair types. These shampoos infuse the hair with proteins, vitamins, polymers, moisture to plump it up, and even natural oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and argan oil. As a result, each piece appears thicker, which is ideal for boosting thickness in fine hair.

Volumizing Shampoos
Volumizing shampoos focus more on adding lift to the roots, and they accomplish this through the ingredients in the shampoo to create a 'hold' lifting the hair away from the head.

Thickening Hair Products
After washing your hair, double down on your quest for full-bodied hair using thickening products such as texture creams, texturizing sprays, dry shampoos, and thickening tonics.

For a fuller effect, start with a thickening product on wet hair, then follow it with a volumizing product on dry hair. This will target both the roots and the hair shaft.

Also, use hair styling products that do not contain drying alcohols, such as ethanol, SD alcohol, propyl alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol.

Need some guidance on how to pick out the right products? Check out our list of the best thickening hair products here.

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Show Your Scalp Some Love
Thickening products are great, but this is temporary. One way to help promote hair growth is to ensure your scalp is happy, healthy, and well-nourished, providing the perfect environment to grow thicker hair strong and at its maximum potential.

One thing I love is exfoliating the scalp with a scalp massage tool. Not only does this increase blood flow to the scalp to encourage thick hair growth, but it can also unclog hair follicles that are blocked from growing due to sebum and product build-up. Over time, hair thinning and overall hair health may improve.

Rethink Your Hot Tools
Hot tools cause breakage—the enemy of thick, full hair. With fewer long locks to create body, creating volume will be even more challenging.

Since I can't go without my heat styling tools, I usually let my hair air dry and then use a styling tool on the lowest heat setting that works for my hair and a heat protectant spray. If you're blow-drying your hair, the trick is to style with heat and set with cool, and this will help accomplish what you want with less damage and will hold much longer.

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How Changing The Color Of Your Hair Can Make It Appear, Fuller 
One approach you may not have considered is creating dimensions with hair color. Trick everyone into thinking your hair is packing much more than its actual weight by changing your hair color with a process called "hair contouring," Yes, it is really a thing.

Similar to makeup contouring, hair contouring creates a flattering look by using light and dark tones to complement your face shape. Highlights and shadows are then added to add dimension to complete the look.

In other words:
No more single-process color! If your hair is all one color, it will look flat and lack dimension. Instead, it's all about ensuring that light, medium, and dark colors complement one another.

So there you have it. Barbie's Beauty Bits tips to help make your hair appear fuller and healthier!

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August 4, 2022

How Cosmetic Procedures Can Boost Your Confidence And Well Being

How Cosmetic Procedures Can Boost Your Confidence And Well Being, Barbies Beauty Bits

Contrary To Belief, People Seek Cosmetic Procedures For More Than Vanity Reasons. Yep, millions of people undergo cosmetic procedures for many reasons.

While many think of these procedures as a way to improve one's appearance, the truth is vanity isn't the only motivator behind decisions to undergo these treatments.

Patients report emotional, physical, social, and professional reasons for seeking cosmetic procedures. Furthermore, studies published have shown that cosmetic procedures can profoundly impact your well-being and confidence.

This blog post will discuss how cosmetic procedures can help you feel more confident and improve your overall well-being. Other tips include picking the best surgeon, where to check for genuine, authentic reviews, Dr. consultations, and more!

How Cosmetic Procedures Can Help You Feel More Confident
One of the main reasons people choose to undergo cosmetic procedures is because they want to feel more confident.

From skin tightening, to nose surgery from a soccer injury as a kid, to acne scarring correction and vein treatments. Even having a procedure like liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat deposits after giving birth, the sense of feeling better about your appearance and body image can boost confidence and general well-being.

Most men and women attribute their social and relationship confidence to their self-esteem. As a result of your boosted self-confidence, you may experience positive outcomes in other areas of your life that you've been extremely unhappy which negatively influenced your enjoyment of certain activities over the years.

It is crucial, however, that you are having surgery for the right reasons at the right time by the right plastic surgeon.

How Cosmetic Procedures Can Improve Your Overall Sense Of Well-being
In addition to making you look and feel more confident, cosmetic procedures can positively impact your overall sense of well-being. Studies have shown that people who are happy with their appearance are more likely to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

They're also more likely to have healthier relationships and report higher satisfaction with their lives.

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What Are The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures
The most common cosmetic procedures include skin removal surgery after weight loss, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and dermal fillers like Botox and Juvéderm. These procedures can help you achieve various goals, from improving your appearance to increasing self-confidence.

If you're considering a cosmetic procedure, be sure to consult with a board-certified surgeon who can help you achieve the results you desire.

The Costs Associated With Cosmetic Procedures
If you're considering a cosmetic procedure but are worried about the cost, do your research, as many financing options can make the process more affordable. Some facilities even offer in-house financing, so always ask!

Sometimes, your health insurance may cover some of the expenses associated with cosmetic procedures, especially surgery procedures. And remember, vanity IS not the only reason people seek these procedures. For instance, you may seek rhinoplasty on your nose to help with breathing problems. Your insurer may cover a cosmetic surgery patient's hospital and anesthesia fees; in that case, you only have to pay the cosmetic Surgeon's fee.

But do not let a deal drive your decision, as you could end up on the TV show Botched. You want to make sure you are going to a reputable surgeon. Along with going to one that makes you feel comfortable can help you achieve your desired results. This brings us to our next tip.

Do Your Research To Find A Reputable Cosmetic Surgeon
Start by doing your research and reading reviews from past patients.

A great place to start is RealSelf. I love them as the RealSelf Verified campaigns provide consumers greater transparency into provider qualifications and help you find responsive, patient-friendly professionals.

Furthermore, the content shared on the RealSelf Website are...

  • Genuine, unedited photos of procedures and results. So you can have a realistic expectation of what to expect.
  • Thousands of patient reviews from people who have procedures, both good and bad, so you get the real story.
  • Unbiased procedure and cost information. Research and compare.
  • How do people feel about the outcomes of the surgical procedures?

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Look At Reviews And Photos
Another place to go is social media pages and google reviews of the actual practice you are interested. Read the reviews entirely, and always look for photos. Stay away from anyone who does not share any before and after photos.

And no, the HIPAA compliance expression is a cop-out. Actual reputable practices will have patients sign release forms allowing pictures to be shared. So if a plastic surgeon throws that one at you about why they do not have any photos, run far, far away from them.

Once you've narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, schedule a consultation with a board-certified surgeon to understand better what the surgery will entail and ask any questions you may have. Be sure to ask about the surgeon's experience, success rates, and whether they have any special training in the procedure you're interested in.

The Risks Of Cosmetic Procedures
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with cosmetic procedures, and the most common complications include infection, bleeding, and scarring. In general, cosmetic surgery's risks are low compared to the benefits. When performed by a qualified surgeon, most procedures are safe and effective. However, as with any surgery, there is always a small risk of complications. Be sure to discuss the potential risks and complications with your Surgeon before undergoing any procedure.

In summary, plastic surgery is a personal choice that can positively impact a person's confidence, well being,  and improve their quality of life. Remember, it is your body, and you want to ensure you're putting it in good hands.

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August 1, 2022

7 Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine No Longer Works

7 Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine No Longer Works Barbies Beauty Bits

Help...Why Is My Skincare Routine No Longer Working? This is a comment/question I hear a lot, and today Barbie's Beauty Bits is here to help with my top seven reasons why your skincare routine no longer works.

Undoubtedly, taking care of your skin can be a little overwhelming. It's hard to find a skincare regime that works well for you, especially if you wouldn't exactly consider yourself a skincare enthusiast.

At times, you might discover that your existing skincare routine isn't showing any improvement. There are many reasons for this. So do not write it off as this skincare product is horrible as there could be an underlying cause that is not working for you.

Below we will discuss seven reasons why your skincare routine is no longer working.

Sound interesting? Then let's get started.

Got Fluctuating Hormones? Your Skincare Routine Will No Longer Work
During our lives, there are many times that our hormones fluctuate; they seem like they have a mind of their own, don't they beauties? Alongside causing fatigue, weight gain/loss, anxiety, and memory fog, it can often affect your skin.

Especially for those going through menopause may see an increase in sebum production, thus causing an increase in breakouts. As a result, your skin type may have changed, so your skincare routine won't work either.

If you feel this is the case for you, it might be worth seeing professional help from the best dermatologist in Utah. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to recommend the right products to get your hormonal skin back on track.

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You're Not Applying Your Skincare Products Correctly Or Consistently
You can have all of the best skincare products in the world, but they aren't effective if you don't use them consistently. Skipping your routine may seem harmless, but sooner or later, your skin will begin to notice a difference.

Just like you brush your teeth, remember to complete all of your steps in your skincare routine. Believe it or not, self-care and pampering are just as important as the product benefits.

Another reason is how you apply your skincare products. No, we are not talking about the order to apply your skin care products or how you are layering the products in your routine. While these are important, today, we are talking about the actual technique of applying the products, using motions such as dabbing, rubbing, patting, pressing, etc.

We know you are probably thinking, you're kidding me, right? Why does this even matter? Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but applying your skincare with the wrong technique can cause skin damage, and fine lines, leading to premature aging. In turn, you may think your skincare products are no longer working when the truth is the application caused more harm than good.

Change In The Weather Can Effect Your Skincare Results
Just like changing your wardrobe with the change of seasons, you also need to change up your skincare routine. This is because our body reacts differently to the weather, and it's common to experience oiliness in the heat and dry skin in the cold.

I like to do a Spring Cleaning, so to speak, of my skincare products. So, while going through cabinets, closets, and scrubbing floors for deep cleaning, don't forget Spring cleaning your beauty routine. That's right! There is no better time to prepare your complexion for the rising temperatures and humidity!

Heat can cause an increase in oil production and lead to problematic skin, so switching to a lighter formula, for example, can help to kick start your skincare products to start working.

This also means replacing expired products with new ones and sloughing off that winter buildup of dead skin cells to reveal hydrated, glowing, healthy, perfect Spring skin!

Speaking of replacing expired products, that brings us to the following reasons why your skincare products for your skin are no longer working.


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Your Skincare Products Have Expired
Just like the food in your fridge and the pills in your medicine cabinet, makeup and skincare products have an expiry date! If you've had them for too long, they aren't working well and may even cause irritation and other skin issues.

Check your jars and labels to see how many months the item can be used. Also, check to see where you are storing your skincare products. You want to ensure that you keep your skincare products in a dry, cool place, away from sunlight, as the heat can reduce the success of the active ingredients. You can read more information here.

A Change In Your Lifestyle Can Influence Your Skincare Routine
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Have you recently moved to a new city? Drastic lifestyle change? An unhealthy diet, or what about altering your diet?

A few lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on the condition of your skin.

Try and take a moment to unwind, relax and identify any allergens and irritants. You may need to swap a few items if everything seems to have stopped working.

You Have Over Done Your Skincare Routine
What? Is this possible? Yep, too much of a good thing can happen, especially when using anti-aging skincare products.

For example, you can over-exfoliate the skin, which can compromise the skin's barrier function. Your skin can become dehydrated, and capillaries can become damaged, leaving your skin worse than when you started your skincare routine.

Generally, the skin should be exfoliated only one to two times per week to help expedite skin cell turnover without causing damage. Yup, one to two times per week...WHAT??? Suppose you've been slathering on the exfoliating acids daily or using a sonic cleansing device, like myself. In that case, there's a good chance you are over-exfoliating, allowing premature exposure to the underlying skin.

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Your Skincare Routine Has Reached A Plateau
We saved this for last as the truth is it's not just a matter of your skin getting used to the products. A product can only do so much, and there comes the point where those ingredients have done all they could do for your skin...

They have hit a plateau. Just like when you have been trying to lose weight and hit your positive energy balance, you will stop losing pounds. When this happens, try something new-maybe recalculate your caloric intake, add more protein, or try a different workout.

It is the same with your skin: You found a fantastic skincare line, you see the viable improvement, but then it comes to a halt. Or this that happens to me frequently. There is a skincare product so many love; I try it, and it doesn't do anything for me, and I think this product sucks.

The ingredients are still working, but they're maintaining a new normal. Your skin has come accustomed to that ingredient or skincare product.

So if you've been doing the same-old-same-old, you could have hit a plateau, and your skin is not getting where you want it to; your skincare doesn't suck. It's time to try something new!

Final Words
While it can be disheartening to see your hard work diminish or worse feel like you have thrown money out the window for skincare products. Remember that you can fix the problem if your skincare routine is no longer working. By taking some of the steps Barbie's Beauty Bits has outline above, you'll be able to create a skincare routine to get back your youthful glow.
 
Good luck!

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July 29, 2022

The Ultimate Travel Hair Guide

The Ultimate Travel Hair Guide, Barbies Beauty Bits

When you're traveling, the last thing you want to do is spend hours fixing your hair. Even we beauty lovers want to make the most of every minute, so I am sharing with you Barbie's Beauty Bits Ultimate Travel Hair Guide.

The goal is to think ahead by considering the weather, excursions, dinners, etc., that you will be having on your trip and try to plan out the best hairdos that will work.

And no, you do not need to bring your entire beauty arsenal, although those who have traveled with me may beg to differ that I don't do that. I'm just helping you to know that you do not have to style your hair in an up-do the entire trip by bringing the essential hair products to look fabulous no matter what the day holds.

Pack A Dry Shampoo When Traveling
This is one hair product I could not live without! Dry shampoos are a must when traveling as they offer many uses that many are unaware of as they are not just for dirty, oily hair.

  • They help to refresh your locks instantly
  • Combat sweat, dirt, and oils
  • Eliminate odor
  • Adds volume and bounce to your hair
  • And, of course, it can give you a few extra days of not having to wash your hair. But the key is to apply it right after washing, do not wait until your hair is dirty.
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Seamless Hair Extensions When Traveling
The last thing you want to do is spend hours styling your hair, but this doesn't mean you can't have glamorous beach wave curls. One lifesaver for me is seamless hair extensions.

Hair extensions were made with travelers in mind. You can pop the already styled hair pieces on in just a few clips, which is a low-maintenance way to style your hair with minimal effort. The key is ensuring the hair is human hair, as this will allow you to wash and style your hair before traveling.

For example, I add a beach wave curl to my clip-in hair before leaving to go on vacation as it will hold for days. So when I am getting ready to go out, I just pop in my already curled hair pieces, and voila, I have bouncy, curly hair in minutes!

And no worries, they are easy to put on and take off. I prefer to use silicone-lined clips for maximum comfort, they'll give you an incredibly natural-looking body, and the flat seams make these the go-to clip-in extensions for the most invisible feel.

The Essential Hair Styling Tool To Pack When Traveling
I am a hair styling tool junkie, and I have so many of them. But when traveling, I bring one beauty tool: my Hair Dryer Hot Air Brush. This one-step hair dryer brush can provide you with various hairstyles. Meaning the brush is the blow dryer that can curl, add gorgeous volume, and straighten the hair.

Avoid air drying your hair as it can become frizzy. Using a hair styling tool will flatten the hair cuticle, making your hair smoother.

And do not forget the travel adapter if you travel out of the country.  

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Hair Accessories To Pack When Traveling
I am putting these under one, so it doesn't look too high maintenance when it comes to your hair care when traveling or on vacation.

Here's a list of hair accessories you may want to consider for your trip (depending on your destination):

  •     Heat protectant
  •     Redkin Control 28 & Fashion 12 for humidity and amazing, soft hold
  •     Yoga hair clip
  •     Hair Bun
  •     Headband
  •     Hair Scarf
  •     Hat(s)-a baseball hat, beach hat, and a stylish hat to wear out

What the heck is a yoga hair clip? 

I am elaborating on this as this is a lifesaver when it comes to traveling.

It's made with the yoga lover in mind, so you don't have to keep moving your ponytail or hair clip while lying on your back. But you can wear it any time as it is perfect for keeping your hair up on lazy days and still looks stylish when going straight to lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

And one of the main reasons I love this as it will not poke you in the back of the head when lying down. As one of my last hair tips when traveling is always to put your hair up when you go to bed. This will prevent your hair from rubbing and getting frizzy. It will also prevent your hair from getting dirty so quickly as it is away from your face, so no face oils or skincare will get on the hair.

Oh, and you can wear this clip on the plane, your hairstyle looks together, and you can lean back in your airplane seat without worrying about the darn hair clip jabbing you in the head.

My friend Pila from Heaven On Earth Day Spa sells them if you want one! Simply send her an email saying; "I want my hair clip."

So there you have it. Barbie's Beauty Bits Ultimate Travel Hair Guide!

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July 28, 2022

Beauty Tips Based On Your Zodiac Signs

Beauty Tips Based On Your Zodiac Signs, Barbies Beauty Bits

Beauty Tips Based on Your Zodiac Signs? Tell us more Miss Barbie's Beauty Bits.

Your Zodiac sign is a fascinating topic used to tell tales of the stars, and it is also beneficial for helping you understand yourself.

Your zodiac sign affects many things, including your career, your sleeping routine, and even your relationships.

This is because your zodiac sign influences your likes and dislikes and behavior. Unsurprisingly, your zodiac sign also determines what kind of beauty regime you should adopt. From zodiac sign skincare to what makeup your should wear based on your zodiac sign, to self-care beauty according to your zodiac sign.

I don't have a crystal ball, but it is pretty much written in the stars that these ideas will catch your fancy. So what are you waiting for? Check out this fun list of beauty tips based on your astrological sign.

Aries: Your Favorite Fragrance
Reviving and stimulating, the fragrance of a bold, spicy and intense scent is sure to get you fired up. Warm, woody and earthy scents will also make you feel strong enough to conquer anything. Light floral or fruity fragrances are great for a natural look, and sweet clean scents will help balance out your fiery personality.

Taurus: Your Signature Makeup Look
When it comes to makeup, you are all about enhancing your natural beauty and taking care of yourself. Your signature makeup look is all about highlighting what you already have – gorgeous eyes, full lips, and rosy cheeks.

  • For the eyes, use a soft matte brown shadow on the inner corners and crease of your eyelids. Next, apply a light gold shimmery shadow along your entire upper lash line for a pop of color and highlight underneath with a shimmery white or champagne-colored cream highlighter. Finish off with black liner on top lashes only for added drama.
  • Focus on the lips by applying nude lipstick that has pink undertones. It will complement the slight flush from cheek application.
  • For your cheeks, apply peach blush in circular motions until blended into flesh tone. Then, blend it outwards towards the temples, with no harsh edges around the cheekbones or the jawline.

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Gemini: Your Lipstick Shade
If you are a Gemini, your lipstick shade should be a shade of pink or red. You are energetic and creative as an air sign and the third sign of the Zodiac. You have a social butterfly personality and love to be in the spotlight. You are great at communicating with people.

Cancer: Your Color Palette
Cancers are natural-born artists who are intuitive, creative, and tend to be highly sensitive.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which means your color palette should be soft, sweet, and alluring. Avoid colors like black or navy, as these colors can make your skin look dull and unappealing. Instead, opt for pale pink or blush tones that enhance the natural glow of your water sign.

Leo: Your Signature Hairstyle
Leos are known for their flamboyant hairstyles and usually wear long hair with volume. The most common Leo hairstyle is a blunt cut with some length on top, which can be styled straight or curled. You can also wear your hair in a ponytail pulled through the back of your head to create a half-ponytail style.

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Virgo: Your Go-To Skincare Routine
As an earth sign, Virgos should stick to a great skincare routine. Whether a skincare routine for a beginner or if you are a pro, skincare is in the cards for you! 

  • Cleanse your face using the double cleanse method. Cleaning your face first with an oil-based product and then followed by a water-based cleanser
  • Use a toner after washing. That will help eliminate any remaining makeup or pollutants on the surface of your skin.
  • Moisturize right after you've used toner. That will lock in hydration for more extended periods.
  • Depuff and brighten the eye area with a hydrating eye cream
  • Serums are great for adding nourishment directly to the skin without adding too much moisture at once.
  • And do not forget to use a face mask a few times a month.

Libra: Your Favorite Spa Treatments
Libra is known for its love of beauty treatments. While they enjoy getting manicures and pedicures, they also have a passion for high-maintenance massages, facials, and spa retreats.

Libras can find relaxation by listening to music that calms them down or reading a book that takes their mind off the stressors in life. It is no surprise that massage therapy has become such a popular hobby for Libras. They also like to regularly practice relaxation techniques after a long day, like meditation or yoga.

Scorpio: Your Shower Playlist
Music can enhance any activity, whether your morning routine is to make coffee, read the news, or do some deep breathing while you meditate.

It does not have to be a song that motivates you to get up and start your day. A slower tune might work better for Scorpio's morning routine, such as Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" or The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood."

Try some upbeat tunes when it comes to makeup and hair styling. You could even make a playlist just for this purpose. Songs like Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" or Rihanna's "Work" will work wonders. However, if you prefer something slower, listen to John Mayer's "New Light" instead.

Other zodiacs might not agree with the Scorpio playlist, especially Capricorns. The Capricorn and Scorpio chemistry has never been that great regarding romantic relationships. Be it a lack of emotions, communication commitment, or loyalty, these two lack the compatibility you would expect from a destined-to-be couple.

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Sagittarius: Your Favorite Beauty Tools
Sagittariuses are known to be free spirits, and they enjoy trying new things. They are also very practical, so there is no need to spend a fortune on your beauty tools.

When it comes to beauty tools, they prefer something that will help get the job done right. Thus, when picking skincare devices or makeup brushes, do your research before buying them. Take your time with each one you pick up so that you can understand whether or not you are comfortable with them.

Capricorn: Your Go-To Nail Polish Color
Black is a classic color that is always in style, and it is also easy to match with any outfit, making it a perfect go-to nail polish color for Capricorns. Black nails look great on short, long, natural, and acrylic nails.

Aquarius: Your Favorite Beauty Rituals and Products
As an Aquarius, you are a gentle person who does not like to be pushed into things. This also means that when it comes to beauty, you may not have a lot of rituals or products. So for the perfect skincare routine, you like to keep things simple, quick, and efficient but still want them to be effective, so make sure to pick up some multi-tasking products.

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Pisces: Use Pastel Colors to Calm Yourself Down
Pisces are very sensitive and emotional people who, as the fish in their name implies, often find themselves swimming in a sea of gray thoughts. This can make them prone to depression and anxiety. Hence, these traits demand a way to calm down for your care routine to be effective.

Try using pastel colors in your room or clothing; makeup is a great way to do that. Pastels are soft on the eyes and lips and look great when paired with other natural textures like linen or silk.

Everything is written in the stars, and learning how your beauty routine relates to your zodiac sign is fun. Even if you do not believe in astrology, it can be an exciting way to plan your next look or find things that will help you feel more confident about yourself.

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July 27, 2022

Ultimate Guide To Keep Your Blond Highlighted Hair Hydrated

Ultimate Guide To Keep Your Blond Highlighted Hair Hydrated, Barbies Beauty Bits

The list of celebrities that are naturally blond may surprise you. The truth is that, despite the adage that blonds have more fun, people still take brunettes more seriously.  Trust me, I've been both. However, that is never stopping me from embracing the glamorous blond look and regularly highlighting my hair to help it look movie star fantastic.

But let's be real here, beauties - caring for blonde hair can be a real pain in you know what! Your hair can get dehydrated, damaged, and brassy due to natural elements (such as water, the sun, and air pollution). Over-styling and processing it can also lead to dry and damaged locks. Not to mention the must-have beauty tools that can lead to heat damage!

But no worries, my blonde-haired beauties, I have some great tips to help keep your blonde locks hydrated, so you look like you've just left the salon! 

So, let's get started with "Barbie's Beauty Bits Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Blond Highlighted Hair Hydrated."

Use The Right Products To Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Highlighting, even lifting a darker shade lighter, which many do in the Summer, can be a very harsh process, taking away many oils and nutrients that it has sealed within the hair's cuticle.

These processes can cause dry, stretchy, brittle hair. I recommend investing in a high-quality leave-in conditioner and/or deep repair mask to ensure your hair looks its healthiest.

However, just any old product will not work, and there are some GHD styling products worth looking at. From color treatments, hair masks, heat protectants, shampoos and conditioners, and dry shampoos to products exclusively for blond hair, there are many hair products out there when it comes to showing your blond tresses some much-needed TLC.

The key is to make sure you are using products with natural ingredients, as they are less likely to damage or dehydrate your hair.  

While conventional ingredients in most hair products may rid your hair of dirt. They are likely to strip moisture, making it more challenging to maintain healthy-looking blond hair. You need to choose the right products to improve the look of your hair and boost your confidence.

Avoid Over-shampooing Your Blond Highlighted Hair
Shampoos remove oils and strip your hair of pigments, so the truth is the more often you wash your hair, the more damage you do to it and the quicker the color will fade. Hence to avoid over-shampooing your hair try to go as long as you can before washing it. Ideally, you want to wash your hair twice a week, but the longer you wait, the better for your colored-treated hair!

A go-to product of mine is Moroccan oil Better Your Blonde Set. This set is formulated for blond shades of hair.

  • It comes with a sulfate-free Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo (Purple shampoo is a must-have for blonde manes) to counteract brassy tones of unwanted orange and yellow hues.
  • Dry Shampoo Light Tones to refresh your style between washes. It also deposits subtle violet pigments to balance brassiness for all blond hair colors.
  • Morrocan oil for repair and hydration.

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Finish With A Cold Rinse
Almost all hair stylists agree on a cold rinse on the hair at the end of a wash. It boosts the benefits of your conditioner by helping to keep your hair stronger, shiner, and downright healthier because it also seals the hair cuticle and locks in the colors.

Invest In A Shower Head Filter
Knowing what mineral, chlorine, fluoride, and iron levels are in the water where you live is essential. And boy do I know this. Recently I moved to another state, and in the area where I live, the water has so much iron, which is a way to turn your blonde hair brassy quickly.

You can help protect your blonde hair by investing in a good shower head filter that will neutralize the flow of these elements.

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Heat Protection From Beauty Tools
If you are addicted to beauty tools (like many of us are), always use a heat protectant spray when styling your hair! While these tools can help you achieve the perfect glam hair, one of the fastest ways to dehydrated, dry hair is to subject it to heat, especially if your hair is highlighted.

The cuticle can often be stripped with color-treated hair making it difficult to hold the nutrients your scalp produces, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Adding excessive heat from a flat iron or curling iron, for instance, on top of the chemical process, can damage and dull your shine.

Hence, giving your hair a little vacation from heat styling is always a great idea. Like every once in a while by styling it in a cute up do. Or try some none heat curlers for the perfect hair-healthy beach wave. 

Feed Your Hair
Having enough water in your body will help to ensure your hair stays healthy and shiny. But, hair is also made up of protein. A deficit of protein in your diet will mean less protein in your hair, making it appear dull and lifeless, even if it is adequately hydrated.

Check your diet, avoid processed foods, and make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

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Avoid The Hot Sun As It Can Damage Your Hair
I know this sounds unfortunate, especially if you live in an area with cold winters and love to soak in the sun in the warmer seasons. But sadly, the same as overexposure to the sun damages your skin it is also detrimental to your blond hair.

Harmful UV Summer rays can dry out your blonde highlighted hair and turn that gorgeous shade of blonde to a brassy shade of orange. So, beauties, wear a cute brimmed hat to protect your hair and skin from the sun. Also, that UV/heat protectant you would use for styling your hair, spray this on your hair when you are headed out the door to the beach!

There you have it, Barbie's Beauty Bits Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Blond Hair Hydrated When Highlighting! These tips will help restore that luster to your locks and keep your hair looking refreshed, hydrated, and healthy!

What tips or tricks do you have on hydrating your color-treated hair? Comment below to let us know. We would love to hear from you!


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