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December 5, 2018

What The Heck Is CBD Oil And Why It Is The Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

What The Heck Is CBD Oil And Why It Is The Perfect Gift This Holiday Season By Barbies Beauty Bits and Diamond CBD

Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Then you have come to the right place for my Holiday Gift Guide on CBD products. CBD gifts are a must for us wellness-obsessed junkies this holiday season, and I’ve got you covered!  With a mix of my favorite CBD products, these holiday CBD Gift ideas are perfect for your family, friends, pets and you can even treat yourself.

Now for those of you who are not familiar with CBD oil and may think it is marijuana (it’s not), I’d like to explain a bit about “What The Heck Is CBD Oil And Why It Is The Perfect Gift This Holiday Season.”

I was first introduced to the use of CBD oil from my sister.  She is a nurse but has had some medical issues that have made her disabled, unable to work and in a lot of pain. Not wanting to take tons of medication in which she was prescribed she opted to try a holistic approach using CBD oil and we are happy to say it works! So, from her nausea, insomnia, migraines, too severe pain from a neurological issue (CBD has found to have particular application as neuroprotectants), she has found some tremendous benefits from CBD products.

What The Heck Is CBD And Where Does It Come From By Barbies Beauty Bits and Diamond CBD
What The Heck Is CBD And Where Does It Come From

As mentioned above CBD is not marijuana. CBD is a cannabinoid that is extracted from cannabis. Like any other plant species, cannabis comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. One group of cannabis strains is called hemp. Hemp is also known as industrial hemp or agricultural hemp, and unlike the strains referred to as marijuana, hemp is used for building materials, textiles, and food.

And there just happens to be strains of hemp that are high in CBD and have negligible amounts of THC.

Until recently, the best-known compound and active ingredient in cannabis was THC. However, Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, and these compounds have entirely different effects.

The THC that is found in cannabis is what creates the mind-altering "high" when heat is applied to, and a person smokes or uses it in cooking. This is because the THC breaks down when it encounters the high heat.

CBD-rich hemp IS DIFFERENT! Unlike THC, it has no psychoactive effect. This means that CBD DOES NOT change a person's state of mind when they use it. Hence allowing the consumer to enjoy the benefits of CBD without the risk of getting high.

What Are The Health Benefits Of CBD By Barbies Beauty Bits and Diamond CBD

What Are The Health Benefits Of CBD?
Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick-start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter to keep our own bodies cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system. CBD has been the subject of several health-related studies, and yes, it is legal in all fifty states.  I have highlighted several of the of the findings below:
  • Acne
  • Joint pain treatment
  • Improving the health of the skin
  • Anxiety relief
  • Reduce cigarette cravings and other addictions
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure
  • Dealing with your relatives during the holiday season (ha)
  • And many More
Now that you know what the heck CBD oil is, you too can enjoy some of the many benefits as well as some others on your holiday list, as for the next month, every Friday, I will be sharing with you a must have CBD item for your holiday list.

Friday Favorite CBD Product For The Wellness Junkie On Your Holiday List
This Friday Favorite CBD product for the wellness junkie on your holiday list is from Diamond CBD. They have some fantastic products, especially their CBD creams. See some of them below.

Diamond CBD Creams For Pain Relief By Barbies Beauty Bits

CBD Creams For Pain Relief
Have some pain from all the shopping or working out to make sure you fit in that holiday dress? Then Biotech CBD Cream 1000MG is a must on your holiday list.  With a 1000MG this concentrated, CBD oil lotion has menthol, and natural CBD infused hemp, making it the ultimate CBD cream for pain relief this holiday season.

How To Use?
This product is very easy to use, just rub the Pain Relief CBD Cream into your sore muscles and joints, and you will start to feel the soothing effects of the natural, CBD hemp oil and the menthol is a great added touch.

While this cream is most effective in high concentrations, it does come in three different quantities…
  • 1000 mg
  • 500 mg
  • 250 mg
Diamond CBDs LT Pain Master CBD Cream review by Barbies Beauty Bits

Got An Athlete On Your List To Shop For?
For people who put a lot of wear and tear on their bodies, I suggest Diamond CBDs LT Pain Master CBD Cream. Approved by NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, this cream goes to work right on contact. I love that is a high-quality CBD (1000mg), and they source it from industrial organic CBD hemp oil and my boyfriend just loves this stuff! Oh, and another great thing is that this cream is non GMO and 100% natural. Lawrence Taylor Pain Master CBD Cream is the topical CBD lotion that will have you smiling like “The Pain Master.” So make your favorite athelete happy by placing this under the tree!

So, there you have it beauties, everything you need to know about CBD. And don’t forget to tune in the next three weeks for my other must-have CBD products for that hemp lover on your shopping list!


November 29, 2018

Why A Watch Is The Perfect Accessory, Plus A $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Why A Watch Is The Perfect Accessory, Plus A $100 Gift Card Giveaway by Jord Watches And Barbies Beauty Bits

Whenever you need to go shopping for something that will go with almost anything in your wardrobe, a watch is something I always make sure I have. A watch for a woman has always been a fashionable accessory and statement piece that you can wear daily! And with the holiday shopping season amongst us, a stylish timepiece should be a must on your shopping list, and Jord Watches is here to help! Not only do they have unique wood watches that can be customized to fit anyone on your list, but I have also partnered up with them to give you the chance to win a $100 Jord Gift card, just in time for the holiday season.

Enter Here Or Enter Below

Now before I get into the giveaway, I wanted to let you know a bit about Jord Watches and the gorgeous watch they sent me.

About Jord Watches
Jord (pronounced Yode) is based in St. Louis, where they are continually developing new watch designs. The watches are a sophisticated mix of natural, and mostly reclaimed materials, combined with quality movements and components, making them the perfect watch.

The Jord Cassia watch for that watch lover by barbies beauty bits

Cassia Watch In Your Wardrobe
There’s undoubtedly plenty of choices, but the watch I selected was the Cassia in Ebony & Sable. The Cassia is a unique women's watch designed to complement the Scandinavian street style, and I believe they hit it right on the nose!

Wristwatches for women need to be more than a timepiece, they must function as a piece of jewelry, and the Cassia watch from Jord is the perfect accessory to pair with the winter color trends this year! From warm, strong hues and heavy metal looks it is sure to be that go to piece in my jewelry box!

A Watch, The Perfect Holiday Gift By Barbies Beauty Bits

A Watch, The Perfect Holiday Gift
Aside from being fashionable, Jord watches are more personable than most watches as a lot of the watch backplates can be engraved, along with the gorgeous Cedar boxes the watch comes in. And if that wasn’t good enough, the watches may be sized to the perfect fit.  So, no need for someone to return the gift, but if they want to, they can as every watch comes with a one-year warranty and options for return & exchange.

$100 Jord Watch Gift Card Giveaway By Barbies Beauty Bits

$100 Jord Watch Gift Card Giveaway
Now the moment you have been waiting for the giveaway. As mentioned, one lucky person will receive a $100 gift code toward the purchase of any watch in the Jord collection. Plus, all other entrants will be emailed a consolation 10% off gift code! So, what are you waiting for click the image below to enter.

Bonus Entry:
For an extra entry, make sure to follow Jord Watches on Instagram!

Good Luck. Wooden Wrist Watch

November 23, 2018

Everything You Need to Know On How You Can Effectively Lose Weight With Red Light Therapy

Everything You Need to Know On How You Can Effectively Lose Weight With Red Light Therapy By Barbies Beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach

This is my second post on banishing the bulge, and today I am sharing with you "Everything You Need to Know On How You Can Effectively Lose Weight With Red Light Therapy." As promised I am going to take you on my journey at Slim Silhouettes.

Watch Video Here

But please note:
  • While this article is a bit lengthy, it outlines all you need to know on the procedure to get the best results!
  • You can either read start to finish or just scroll to the question that you want answered to skip ahead.
  • Finally, if you want to just see my before and after results, you can just click HERE to access it. (blog post going live on 12/03/2018 in which I will be sharing before and after photos)

The Struggle With Weight Loss By Barbies Beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach

The Struggle With Weight Loss
Losing weight and unwanted fat (not that fat is ever wanted) is a common goal for a lot of us. But, with environmental factors, whether your schedule, stress or health issues all can prevent the body's metabolic rate from working the way it should. Making the solution not always as simple as a proper diet and exercise.

If you are with me on being frustrated because working out and dieting has not worked, then continue reading as Red Light Therapy (the correct type) can help you to lose weight and I have the pictures to prove it.
How Does RED Light Therapy Work to Reduce Fat?

In a few previous articles, I briefly discussed how red light uniquely impacts the human body. Our bodies absorb light energy—especially at specific wavelengths —and our cells respond by performing their day-to-day functions at an improved level. Not only does this help with things like skin health and collagen, but it also plays a role in the body’s ability to process fat.

This light triggers selected fat cells to create small openings and release some of their contents, thus helping them shrink in size.

Are All Red Light Therapy Machines The Same?
No, no and NO! During this process I had many people say, oh I tried that at the tanning salon or the gym. While the premise behind it is somewhat similar, it is far from the same when it comes to actual results. And if you are like me, I do not have money to waste.

How Does RED Light Therapy Work to Reduce Fat By barbies Beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach

Why Is Slim Light Therapy Different Than Other Red Light Therapy?
It is all in the device and the strength. The Slim Light device at Slim Silhouettes delivers up to 100 times the light energy of competing systems, and the fat cells are bathed in the highest level of 635nm energy, providing the deepest and most complete exposure to the light. Furthermore, Slim Silhouettes is the only medical facility that carries such a high strength device in northern VA. So why would I go anywhere else?

How Many Areas Can Be Focused On To Lose Fat?
The Slim Light controller system comes with six pads and a face mask all that can be used at same time. This allows Slim Silhouettes to thoroughly treat up to eleven regions including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, bra fat area, jowls, chin fat region and face in a single session!

the benefits red therapy can have on the face by barbies beauty bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach
Me During A Slim Light Therapy Session Enjoying The Face Mask Treatment

How Does Slim Light Therapy Melt The Fat Away?
Slim Light is an FDA approved, non-invasive system that utilizes LED light therapy to cause the fat within the fat cells to leave the cell and move outside of it so the body's lymphatic system can remove it; then processed by the liver and used for energy.
How Does Red Light Therapy Melt The Fat Away By barbies Beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes

My Successful Fat Loss Program
Not only does Slim Silhouettes offer the Red Light therapy but they also tie in a Melt Your Fat Away plan that helps you to optimize the slim light therapy. See below as I walk you through the entire process.

Consulting With Dr. Keith Nichols

Step 1: Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Slim Light (red light) Therapy?
Your first visit will include a free no-obligation consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the Slim Light therapy.

As with any medical procedure, determining whether this is for you is essential as the Slim Light (red light) therapy is not for everyone.

It is crucial for me to say that this is not a weight loss program for those that are obese. This a non-invasive therapy for those who are close to their ideal weight (within 30 lbs) but are struggling with troubled areas, due to baby fat, stress, muffin top, and areas that no matter how much you exercise it won’t go away. As the trouble with fat reduction when dieting is you can’t target a specific area, but with red light therapy you can.

Visceral Fat Vs. Subcutaneous Fat
I am bringing this up as Red Light therapy does not work on visceral fat. So what is the difference between visceral and subcutaneous fat? 

The fat you can pinch on your waist, arms, legs or anywhere else is all subcutaneous fat, stored just beneath the skin. Visceral fat is a different beast: the deep, internal fat packed around your abdominal organs.
Evaluating Your Body Fat With Body Composition Monitor with Scale By barbies beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach
Me On The  Body Composition Monitor With Scale
Step 2: Evaluating Your Body With Body Composition Monitor with Scale
During my initial visit, I had a free consultation as well as a total body analysis that allowed them to determine what areas I needed to focus on.

Besides the obvious health concerns related excess fat, finding out more about your body besides what you see in the mirror or on the scale is essential! Hence the concept of body contouring as the red light therapy has proven itself be extremely useful when it comes to change your body from the inside out physically.

To determine where you are and where you want to be, you step onto a total body composition machine that measures seven different fitness indicators:
  • Body fat percentage
  • BMI
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Resting metabolism
  • Visceral fat
  • Body age 
  • Weight

Step 3: Prepare Before Your Red Light Therapy Procedure
Once you have determined your melt that fat away plan, it is important however to make sure you know what you need to do for the best results, see these below.
  • Before each appointment, you want to make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
  • Don’t eat 1 hour before or after the appointment.
  • Wear loose clothing, preferably something that is not black as the light does not go through black.

Step 4: The Number Red Light Therapy Sessions Required
Typically it takes 10 to 12 sessions for significant and long-lasting results. This type of therapy is cumulative, and consistency is essential. Therefore, it is recommended that you come every other day to allow your body time to process the extra fat.

How many red light therapy sessions needed for weight loss by barbies beauty bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach
Me During Red Light Therapy Session, Mid Section
How Many Red Light Therapy Sessions I Had
I had a total of 10 sessions in which I focused on my midsection, everything below my bra line and above my bikini area.

Treatment is not invasive, they wrap the area in which you want to lose fat with the slim light pads. The experience is very relaxing as you get to lay down, listen to music and most like me fall asleep.

How Long Does The Red Light Treatment Take?
60 minutes in total. This includes the treatment and exercise. The initial visit and final course treatment visit will take an additional 10-15 minutes to take measurements before and after each treatment.

Other Questions And Other Beauty Bits
Why Do You Have To Exercise Post-treatment?

It is essential that post-treatment that you do some type of exercise (10- 20 mins) to speed up the lymphatic system and blood circulation that helps to process the fat that has been released. Slim Silhoutees has a whole body vibrational exercise machine that the clients can use after their treatment while still in the office, thus assuring that the exercise requirement has been met.

Pulser for weight loss with red light therapy by barbies beauty bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach
Me Jiggling Out My Fat On The Pulser

Why Do You Have To Do A Liver Support?
Dr. Nichols and staff does recommend this as your liver is the ultimate filter to remove toxins and nutrient byproducts from the body. The fast release of fat requires a healthy liver, and therefore high-quality liver support like Milk Thistle is recommended.

Do I Have To Diet?
You do have to reduce your calorie intake while limiting starchy carbs and simple sugars. They also recommend lessening alcohol as it can affect the liver which will work against the treatment, decreasing the results.

Why Do I Have To Drink So Much Water?
Drinking water is imperative to help flush out the fat. A tip I learned is to drink lemon water as it cleanses your body from the inside out.

Why Do I Have To Use A Body Cincher?
Waist Trainers, Shapewear, and Cinchers are recommended! While these are not an alternative for working out, they do have their benefits. So, adding one of these types of compression garments is a must, primarily as they help mold the area and prevent you from retaining fluid.

How a waist cincher can help you lose weight by barbies beauty bits and Slim Silhouettes In Virginia Beach

How Long Does It Take To Show Results?
The results can be immediate and long-lasting.  However, red light therapy does not destroy fat cells, it basically shrinks the fat cells and helps to release some of their contents.  If your caloric intake is significantly higher than you require, your body will eventually store fat again.  For this reason, after the desired results are attained from the Slim Light Therapy,  Slim Silhouettes recommends their Total Body Bundle which combines both Slim Light Therapy with CoolSculpting.

My Final Thoughts
Overall, red light therapy has shown positive results for fat loss and body contouring for me, and you will see the results in my next article. This type of treatment offers a safe, non-invasive alternative for helping people improve their looks and their overall health. But as noted before, wavelength and intensity are incredibly important when it comes to light therapy. Make sure you choose a medical facility that uses a device that delivers red light with the correct wavelength with an optimal amount of power.

My Results
You can see my results here and as you can see it does work. I lost over 4 inches in my midsection. (blog post going live on 12/03/2018 in which I will be sharing before and after photos)

Everything You Need To Know On How You Can Effectively Lose Weight With Red Light Therapy By Barbies Beauty Bits and Slim Silhouettes

November 16, 2018

Glowing Skin This Holiday Season With NatureWell Beauty Shimmering Vanilla Honey Moisturizing Cream

Yes, it is another Friday Favorite, and today I am sharing with you a product from NatureWell Beauty.  I love this brand as they have inexpensive skincare products that not only work but can be purchased locally at Sams Club, no specialty store to save!

With the holidays are just around the corner and having a bit of shimmer is a must! And Naturewell Beauty is here to help with their Shimmering Vanilla Honey Moisturizing Cream!

Not only does it illuminate the skin for a healthy, all-over glow. It also provides intense hydration as it is formulated with antioxidants and effective skin conditioners.

I love that this is not oily, so it is perfect for the face and body! So join Naturewell Beauty and me to smile, sparkle and shine this holiday season!
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