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December 13, 2019

The Difference Between A CBD Isolate And Full Spectrum CBD


The Question Today...What The Heck Is The Difference Between A CBD Isolate 
And Full Spectrum CBD?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of CBD oil and some of the possible benefits.  In the wellness realm, the hemp industry is exploding with a variety of oils, tinctures, creams, and more.

One of the most popular is cannabidiol oil,  commonly known as CBD oil. With so many new and different CBD oil products available, the choice of which product to try can be confusing, to say the least.

What is even more confusing is the different terms, like an isolate, broad-spectrum, or full spectrum. While I am far from an expert on this, I wanted to share with you what I do know about the two most popular, which is a CBD isolate and a Full Spectrum.

Zion Medicinals Hemp
For this post, I have partnered up with Zion Medicinal Hemp as they offer a full spectrum CBD Oil. One thing that impressed me with the brand is that they produce health-grade quality by focusing on 4 Pillars of Quality, which I will go over below.

Zion Medicinals Four Pillars Of Quality

No. 1: Organic
 Zion manufactures its CBD product from a single-sourced and farmer-direct organically grown hemp from the mountains of Colorado for consistency and quality.

No. 2: Spagyric Extraction
WTH is this??? Zion uses “spagyric extraction," which is an age-old process where they carefully separate the herbal compounds into three core parts, extracting their nutrients, then reunifying them into a single extract.  This process involves taking the leftover hemp plant matter after extraction and burning it to white ash, filtering it, turning it into hemp mineral salts, and add it to a hemp tincture. Why?  Because this creates a product that more bioavailable and medicinally potent. And according to Zion, there simply is no higher quality product on the market.

No 3: Ethanol Extraction
Since alcohol is both polar and nonpolar, it extracts a broader range of molecules from the plant than with traditional CO2. So in lamens terms, this means they are supposed to pull more compounds from the plant than CO2 extraction, so it is to create a more medicinal product.

No 4: Full Spectrum
Last but not least, as for the Zion brand, this is their specialty where their product contains all the plant’s natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, oils, and the other hundreds of naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant.

Which now leads me to explain the difference between a Full Spectrum, like one that Zion offers and a CBD Isolate.

What Is The Difference Between A CBD Isolate And A Full Spectrum CBD By top Beauty Blogger Barbies Beauty Bits

What Is The Difference Between A CBD Isolate And A Full Spectrum CBD

For those wanting holistic alternative medication to improve conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and more. You should probably get a better understanding of the difference between a CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum CBD.

What Is Full-Spectrum CBD
In lamens terms, this type is when the entire plant is being used. They extract all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

This process is what Zion Medicinals performs, where they use all the natural cannabinoids, INCLUDING <0.3% d9THC & terpenes. Because the full spectrum is non-genetically modified, they are all organic and don’t have chemicals or other pesticides.

According to Zion Medicinal's website, the full spectrum is best because of the ‘entourage effect.’ Basically, this means that all the parts work better together, hence the synergizing (team working) of combining all parts of the plant, which can give you the benefits the plant was intended for.

Supposedly this effect enables the CBD to work with the THC to reduce the impact of being high or stoned and the CBD to stimulate one's cannabinoid receptors.

CBD advocates say that the full spectrum can create a much more powerful CBD treatment, which is best for more severe conditions like migraines, depression and other adverse medical conditions.

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What Is A CBD Isolate
Unlike the full spectrum where the entire plant is used, an isolate uses a single strain of the CBD that is removed from the plants and isolated from the other marijuana-based compounds of the plant.

Most of the CBD products that I have used are tinctures, where the company will add a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil to the CBD isolate and CO2.

The primary difference between the two is the strength and how long it works. Full-spectrum CBD is more powerful, thanks to its "team efforts" while CBD isolates can be weaker and don't last as long in the body.

Additionally, while extremely low and legal, a full-spectrum product does contain THC, less than 0.3%.  While you will NOT get that mind-altering high, it is still THC, and for me my body does not react well to it. So if you are like me this is something to keep in mind.

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November 28, 2019

The Perfect Holiday Beauty Gift Sets From Itcosmetics

Itcosmetics holiday gift sets by top beauty blogger Barbies Beauty Bits


I am such a big fan of ITcosmetics, from skincare and makeup to the most fantastic makeup brushes, they have the perfect holiday beauty gift sets. 

So if you are ready to make IT your most magical holiday ever and discover the perfect beauty gift sets those beauty lovers on your list, continue reading.

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Your Brush Magic Brush Set
This is almost too pretty to use. This stunning makeup brush set comes with five makeup brushes along with a luxe transparent clutch and a holographic zip pouch that stores your brushes in style—and doubles as an accessory.

Brushes Include:

  • Foundation Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Shadow/Smudger Brush
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Multitasking Foundation STAR Shaped Brush

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might Have this Star Makeup Brush, I want tonight... Well enough of the rhythms, and look at this stunner unique star shape.

Multitasking Star Shaped Foundation Brush does the work for you to apply your favorite liquid and cream foundations for your most flawless finish every time.

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IT’s Your IT Girl Super Squad
Discover game-changing IT Girl essentials with IT’s Your IT Girl Super Squad!

This 7-Piece Skin & Lash Loving Collection is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

This limited-edition set includes full sizes of

  • Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ Oil-Free (30 ml)
  • Full-Size Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream (15 ml)... Smooth, brighten and depuff the undereye area.
  • Full-Size Secret Sauce™ Moisturizer (60 ml): This Luxurious moisturizer helps to boost visible radiance and reduces the look of skin imperfections.
  • Superhero Mascara Travel Size (5 ml).
  • Miracle Water Micellar Cleanser Travel Size (50 ml).. So love this toner. This lightweight toner boosts the look of radiance, diffuses the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and gently removes impurities and makeup!
  • Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer Travel Size (15 ml) A Hydra-Plumping Skin-Transforming Weightless Gel Moisturizer that helps smooth the appearance of fine lines, leaving your skin looking radiant and primed to apply your makeup.
  • Confidence in a Cleanser Travel Size (50 ml) This is a serum, cleanser, and moisturizer all in one.
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IT's Your Confidence Superpowers Giftset
Transform your skin with this 7-Piece Life ­Changing Skincare & Mascara Collection! This set is excellent for the maturing skin, with tons of ingredients to help with that beauty on your list, seeking some fantastic anti-aging products that can help stimulate surface cell renewal for a more youthful appearance.

Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, this limited-edition set includes
  • Full size 
    • Superhero Mascara
    • Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone: This is a Surface Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Vitality Moisturizer.
    • Confidence in a Gel Lotion: This is a Hydra-Plumping Skin-Transforming Weightless Moisturizer.
  • Plus travel sizes of
    • Confidence in a Cleanser: This Is Skin-Transforming Hydrating Cleansing Serum.
    • Confidence in an Eye Cream
    • Confidence in a Neck Cream
    • Confidence in a Cream
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November 20, 2019

How The Air We Breathe Can Age Our Skin


How The Air We Breathe Can Age Our Skin By Barbies Beauty Bits

What??? Yes, you read correctly, the air we breathe can also age our skin! Most people do not realize this as we can't always see or feel it. But there are all kinds of nasties floating around in the air that can impact our skin in a negative way.

Sucks, doesn't it? As whoever thought air pollution could also be a culprit for making us age quicker.  Well, beauties it is. Not only can these evil free radicals (these are created from the pollution, and even the sun) attack our skin causing several premature aging issues like breaking down the collagen of the skin and creating wrinkles. They also can weaken the skin, which can cause sagging, brown spots as well as triggering oxidative stress in our skin and much more. So, in addition to topical creams for anti-aging, we also need to be taking some steps to help protect ourselves against these free radicals caused by pollution and other environmental factors.

Top 6 Ways To Fight Free Radicals From Damaging The Skin

 

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No. 1 ATMOtube Personal Air Quality Trackers 
This is a wearable, portable device that monitors the quality and safety of the air you breathe. It comes in with two different options: The Atmotube PRO and The Atmotube Plus.

One thing that I like about this product is that unlike other air quality trackers that only measure outdoor or indoor air quality, this product is a perfect fit for both.  Additionally, it is small enough that you can clip it to your purse on the go or leave it on your table at your home or office and get real-time information about the air around you.

These bad boys will turn into your personal air quality coaches as both devices let you know what's in the air, wherever you are. It also has immediate alerts when the air is not safe enough and can tell what you can do to reduce exposure to polluted air.

Atmotube PRO
This device detects PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 pollutants, like dust, pollen, soot, and mold, plus a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). All in real-time!

It also measures atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity, and helps you to stay in the most comfortable and safe environment. It’s like having a mini-weather station next to you.

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Amtotube Plus
The Atmotube Plus has the same features as the PRO, with the only difference being that it doesn’t detect particles.

It measures:
  • Volatile Organic Compounds- a wide range of TVOCs like acetone, methanol, benzene, ethanol, xylene, and formaldehyde.
  • Atmospheric pressure – those who are sensitive to weather changes will find it super useful!
  • Temperature & Humidity  – too low humidity causes dry skin, lips, and hair.

How To Use: I will not get into all the details here. But I did want to mention that you connect this to your cellphone or tablet. Simply download the free app, and the device starts measuring air quality immediately but will get more accurate after the first 12 hours. (Proper calibration takes time).

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No. 2 Diet
Eating foods that are high in antioxidants such as berries, tomatoes, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, and nuts are a must.  Remember what you put in your body is as important as what you put on it.

No. 3 Antioxidants
Antioxidants are molecules that can safely interact with free radicals and stop the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.

Why is this important? By preventing the production of harmful free radicals, your skin will have the ability to produce healthy cells, which, in turn, generate more healthy cells, which can help to slow down the aging process.

In addition to finding these in foods, they can also be found in vitamins E, C, and A as well as in some skincare products that you can apply topically.


Skincare products to fight free radicals by barbies beauty bits

No. 4 Skincare Products
There are tons of products out there that can help, way too many to list. So, I am going to suggest the types instead of brands.

A Toner: Toners are great as they help to thoroughly clear away makeup, dead skin cells, and any other grime and pollutants that may be on your skin.

A Vitamin C Serum:
Products with Vitamin C in them can help protect our skin against these age provoking dangers. They do so by complementing our skin with natural ingredients that further strengthens its durability and protective agents, enabling us to achieve a better, healthy complexion.

Probiotics: You may already be familiar with the fantastic health benefits of eating foods that contain probiotics or of taking probiotic supplements.

But there are also benefits for the skin. Although the top layers of our skin are dead, there's an abundant population of microflora living there (both good and bad). The bad can affect the skin's appearance, cause premature aging, acne, and more. A skincare product with probiotics in it can help to not only balance the good and bad flora, but also strengthen the skin's surface against environmental threats.


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No. 5 Wash Your Face
I'm sure you've heard many times the importance of washing your face daily.  Not only because of the dirt and other pollutants you've exposed yourself to all day but also to remove your makeup.

You see, our skin renews itself while you sleep, and when you don't wash your makeup off before going to bed, you are preventing this renewal process from happening.  Skin that does not breath will fatigue much earlier than you want, leading to premature aging. In addition to washing, I suggest adding some exfoliation to help sloth away some of those dead skin cells that are holding on to the pollutants!


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No. 6 Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Let's first start with the fact that our makeup brushes can harbor bacteria and dead skin cells, and who wants to put that on their skin, NOT ME!

So, if you are NOT cleaning your makeup brushes regularly, you are putting this nasty stuff back on your skin. And guess what, dirty makeup brushes can lead to wrinkles. Also, dirty pillows can too!

So, there you have it beauties, not only have you found out how the air we breathe can age our skin, but ways to fight those free radicals caused by air pollution.

Atmotube pro review by barbies beauty bits

BONUS:
As I am sure you can see this entire process starts with the air we breathe, and the healthier it is, the less it can negatively impact our skin! This is why I am excited that Amtotube offers all my readers 22% OFF PLUS Free shipping with code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS.

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October 21, 2019

5 Tips To Help Relieve Stress This Holiday Season With CBD

5 Tips To Help Relieve Stress This Holiday Season With CBD By Barbies Beauty Bits

5 Tips To Help Relieve Stress This Holiday Season With CBD

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are right around the corner, and while this can be such a wonderful time of year, it can also be ever so stressful!

This stress can have such a negative impact on the body, mind, and soul. Whether short or long term, it is crucial to find ways to lessen the holiday stress! To not only to help you look and feel better but to have a happier piece of mind.

So, if you what to find out some of the best ways to give your body, skin, and mind a break, continue reading.

Relieve Stress This Holiday Season With Smart CBD Shop

For this post, I have partnered up with Smart CBD Shop. Smart CBD Shop is the ultimate store that supplies the highest quality, 3rd party lab-tested, hemp-derived CBD products that include gummies, oils, tinctures, teas, creams, ointments, and more.

Now before I get into the tips, I wanted to explain how CBD can help to minimize stress and anxiety.

You see, CBD interacts directly with your endocannabinoid system. This system plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including your sleep and mood.

So, when you introduce CBD to the body, these functions are optimized, helping with stress, anxiety, and more. And no worries about getting stoned as CBD is non-psychoactive! It is not weed, it will not give you that mind-altering high that you would get with a cannabinoid that has THC in it.

It’s all the good stuff from the hemp plant that has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation, treat anxiety, stress, nausea and much more!

How Cbd can help with stress by barbies beauty bits

Tip 1: Focus With The Help Of CBD
For many of us, the week of Thanksgiving kick starts the holiday stress. This is when our to-do list starts to pile up both professionally and personally. CBD can help to take the edge off, allowing us to relax, whine down, and focus on what we can control! Giving us the ability to concentrate and prioritize. Remember, you can't do everything, and that IS OK!

Tip 2: Exercise
Now I know you are probably thinking, when can I find time for that. Trust me; you need to find the time and will be happy you did. You see, working out releases endorphins and has many benefits for your body's health both physically and mentally, like:
  • Decreases anxiety and stress levels
  • Brings more oxygen to your skin cells, leaving you with skin that's nourished and firmer.
  • Better sleep
  • Physical shape
  • Gives you more energy
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Soothe Sore Muscles With CBD
And when you are done working out, do not forget to soothe those sore muscles with CBD Clinic revolutionary pain relief. This cream penetrates deeply to target the source of your muscle and joint irritation. Absorbs quickly and efficiently to end the tenderness experienced with muscle and joint pain.

Tip 3: Recharge By Making Some Time For Alone Time
There is nothing like some alone time. While I know it may seem impossible, setting aside 15 minutes a day, without any distractions can calm your mind.

One way to calm your mind is meditation. It helps with related functions, like how you will respond to stress. By practicing it daily, you can also help to improve your concentration and awareness. And for those of you may have a wandering mind and find it hard to implement meditation. A fantastic way to give your mediation a boost is with CBD. That's right CBD can help with your anxiety, so that now you will not have that barrier that could prevent you from being able to meditate.

In addition to mediation, some other things can give you a mental recharge. It can be things as simple as...
  • Taking a walk and enjoying the crisp fall air
  • Listening to your favorite music
  • Reading a book
  • Taking a bath

Tip 4: Socialize By Having A Spa Day With The Girls
Now, I know I just said you need your alone time. But taking time to socialize with others is also essential to living a healthy lifestyle. While your family and even work can stress you out, engaging with the girls helps you feel supported, mentally alert, and calms the soul.

Taking time out to pamper yourself is a must for me to help balance some of the craziness this time of year can bring. While there is nothing like going to the spa for treatments, they can be costly, which is why I like to organize a skincare spa day with the girls.

A spa day doesn't have to be expensive! Just ask each of them to bring something with them, and you can all unwind together with some wine, candles, snacks (including CBD gummies), warm fuzzy robes, and some hemp skincare. Oh, and don't forget the Sky & Wyatt Hemp Infused Teas!

Cbd infused teas for spas by barbies beauty bits

That's right there is a tea that has CBD in it. Sky & Wyatt Hemp partnered up with The Tea Spot to create a beautiful line of Hemp infused teas! And one thing I like about this tea is unlike other CBD teas which are made from CBD isolates, Sky & Wyatt tea uses the hot water in your cup with an added fat, like cream or almond milk to extract the CBD naturally.

Tip 5: Pamper Yourself With A CBD Soak
Sometimes the best remedy for a tough week is to draw a bath, pour some wine, light a candle, and let the hot water melt your stresses away. And CBD oil can make a fantastic addition to any bath.

Pamper Yourself With A CBD Soak By Barbies Beauty Bits

The bottom-line beauties, whatever you choose to do to help with stress and anxiety, remember that each day is a gift and an opportunity to care for yourself better, so please make time.

Want to try some CBD products for yourself? Well now you can get 15% Off at SMART CBD SHOP with code BARBIESBEAUTYBITS

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