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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

October 14, 2019

Skincare Sins; Dirty Pillowcases

Skincare Sins; Dirty Pillowcases By Barbies Beauty Bits

Our first post in our Skincare Sins Series Is Dirty Pillowcases. Beauty sleep is real, to look and feel our best, we need rest, and more importantly, we need the right kind of bedding, and this goes for your pillowcases. So if you are ready for some dirty pillow talk, literally, continue reading! 

A lot of us spend time on night creams, but our beauty sleep can either age us or make us younger.  And when it comes to our pillows, it can be a skin aging culprit.  So, let me ask you: "Are you using a clean pillowcase, is it silk?"

A Regular Pillowcase
The moisture pulled into the pillow can draw in dirt and bacteria, causing damage to the skin.

Also, the dirt on the pillowcase exposes the skin to oxidative stress from free radicals. And free radicals can cause premature aging as it breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin.

These yuckies breed on your pillowcases, especially from the dead skin cells on your scalp and skin!

Silk Pillow Cases  
Sleeping on a silk surface means less moisture will be taken from your skin and hair, so less is pulled into the pillowcase. One silk pillowcase that I like a lot is the Slip, silk pillow that can be found at Sephora.

How Often Should You Wash Your Pillowcase
Once a week, if using a silk pillowcase. Non-silk about every three days.

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Do Beauty Pillows Work
This has been an argument by a lot of people.  But the truth is cotton pillowcases can pull and tug on the skin, which can cause premature aging. While silk pillowcases, on the other hand, glide over your face, reducing the stretching and pulling that can cause lines and wrinkles.  So to me, redefining my beauty sleep by anything that can minimize without harm, I'm all for implementing into my skincare routine.

Nighttime Skincare Routine
To help your skin at night, stick to a great skincare routine, and do not forget to remove all of your makeup before you go to bed! Until next time, sleep tight!

September 10, 2019

Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery

Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery By Barbies Beauty Bits

There are many common myths about plastic surgery and beauty for that matter.  Which is why in this blog, we like to educate and share tips on all things beauty, and this includes cosmetic procedures.

For this post, I have partnered up with some professionals, to help share and debunk the "Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery." But I still recommend that you consult with someone in the medical field as I am not a medical professional.

So without further ado, my top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery!
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Myth 1: Cosmetic Surgery Is All About Vanity
When most people hear the word plastic surgery, they often think of a breast augmentation or a facelift.  But the truth is plastic surgery is more than just volumptious breasts and looking younger.  See some of the real reasons people consider a cosmetic procedure below.

A lot of people consider a cosmetic procedure because of a life-long dream to correct that one thing about them that has seeped away at their confidence. Like a crooked nose from playing a sport or face scar, from their childhood.

There are procedures that a plastic surgeon can perform that is cosmetically corrective. Meaning procedures, whether surgical or nonsurgical that can help to amend something that is not fixable with conventional approaches. Like when a diet doesn't work for weight loss or a face cream for premature aging. They seek something like, CoolSculpting or Botox.

Plastic surgery can also be about making a life situation more comfortable. Let's take a very large bust, for example. Those that are top-heavy can end up having significant back problems, even severe discomfort. So the chance to have a breast reduction can help a person to live a more active, pain-free life.

What some people do not realize is that a lot of plastic surgeons can help with correcting birth defects like a cleft palate. And for a friend of mine who had breast cancer, a plastic surgeon helped her with some post-cancer breast reconstruction.

To sum it up, the right plastic surgeon is one that cares about the overall results after surgery, not just the aesthetics. Which is why, before any procedure, there is always a consultation.

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Myth 2: All Plastic Surgeons Are Qualified
The sad truth is that not all plastic surgeons out there are scrupulous or even qualified. Some will prey on people’s insecurities and see it as an easy way to make money from them while promising life-changing procedures.

But even small procedures carry risks, bigger ones even more so - just take a look at these butt implant videos as an example.

That’s why it’s crucial to find a plastic surgeon who is licensed and certified.  And don’t just take their word for it or go by the framed certificate on the wall, do your research!

This includes:
  • Looking at their qualifications as not all plastic surgery board certifications are the same.
  • Look at their online presence, like social media.
  • Do they have an up to date website?
  • Always ask for before and after photos.
  • What type of reviews do they have?
  • More importantly, if you have a trusted friend who has gone to one, ask them about their experience. 
Another place I highly suggest is going to the RealSelf community. This is an online site that reveals the real story about each procedure and provides everything from before and after photos and stories posted by real people who've undergone a procedure, to forum discussions and doctor answers to your questions.

Bottom line, like anything we do in life, you need to do your research, especially when it comes to your body.

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Myth 3: Only The Rich Can Afford Plastic Surgery
Although this may have once been the case, nowadays there are lots of options open for anyone who wants to have a cosmetic procedure.  And let's be honest if it were only for the rich and famous, there wouldn't be that many plastic surgeons.

In most cases, cosmetic surgery is considered elective surgery, and it is not covered under insurance, leaving most to pay with cash or put it on a credit card.  Plastic surgeons want to make themselves available to all, which is why, some of them offer 3rd party finance options, like through CareCredit.

Others also offer a discounted rate for specific procedures throughout the year, which is why it is a good thing to follow someone on social media, or sign up for their newsletter.  Better yet, sign up for a Reward Program like Brillant Distinctions, which is excellent for those who are considering Botox, Latisse, or fillers like Juvederm.

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Myth 4: Liposuction Is Guaranteed For Permanent Weight Loss

While liposuction is a highly effective procedure, when it comes to getting rid of unwanted fat in areas of the body, your surgeon will tell you that the fat may come back after you’ve had surgery.

Lipo is not a band-aid to permanent weight loss! To maintain a healthy weight, you must live a healthy lifestyle, to include a well-balanced diet and exercise.

So there you have it beauties, our top four myths about plastic surgery debunked.

And while many of the myths above may have been talking about cosmetic. A lot of these apply to many medical procedures. Which means at the end of the day, having any medical procedure needs careful thought and planning. You want to make sure that you are getting the work done for the right reasons with a qualified medical professional.

Top Four Myths About Plastic Surgery By top Beauty Blogger Barbies Beauty Bits


September 9, 2019

Give Your Eyelashes A Blowout With Itcosmetics And Drybar Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara

It's Time To Give Your Eyelashes A Blowout With Itcosmetics And Drybar
Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara!

Has anyone tried It Cosmetics Drybar inspired Mascara?

If you are a regular to my page you know I am a big fan of IT Cosmetics!! Which is why I am ever so excited to share with you this new Mascara, the "Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara" that IT Cosmetics gifted me.

What makes this Mascara so cool is IT's like a Drybar Blowout for Your Lashes!


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Itcosmetics And Drybar Partner Up Creating A New Mascara
That is right! IT Cosmetics partnered with Drybar to bring to us a mascara that is loaded with a lot of the same ingredients you'd find in some of their hair products, like biotin and collagen!

The tube even looks like one of the Drybar yellow hairbrushes. The bristles also have little yellow balls on the tips, which are meant to help with lash separation and lift. The same technology behind the hairbrush!

Itcosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara Review

Aside from the cool branding, what does this mascara actually offer to our lashes? It really is like a blowout for your lashes as it provides...
  • Root-to-tip application
  • Great lift
  • Volume
  • The formula includes ingredients that are known to benefit our hair, including: 
    • Collagen
    • Vitamin E
    • Jojoba oil
    • Biotin-infused, which is supposed to help make our lashes stronger, just like it does the hair on our heads! 
    • Biotin also helps to saturate the pigment, so it gives you that look of really bold lashes. 
Final Thoughts On Itcosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara

I am all about a mascara that gives you volume and lift. These are the two most important things to me, and this mascara did offer that. The formula was not a wet formula which I was happy about. While I would not say it was tacky, which is my favorite, it did apply well, giving a lot of volume.

Want to try the new Lash Blowout mascara? If so,  you can order it from Itcosmetics, Ulta, Sephora, QVC, Macy's, even Amazon!

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