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November 26, 2012

Uses For Glue & Other Household Items

With the holiday season in the air, we have decorations everywhere! And with this, accidents do happen!  Here are some “Pantry to Pretty Bits” for you on how to help heal those boo-boos!

Splinters: We can get these fragments from a lot of our decorations, acorns, DIY projects, pine needles and even fiberglass fragments, from some Christmas ornaments.  So how to remove these unwanted objects from your skin? Well we have some household items that are sure to win...
  • Tape: Simply place some Scotch tape over the splinter, and pull upwards to remove.  Scotch tape is usually harmless, as it is not that sticky.  You can also, accomplish the same thing with a Band-Aid, or some surgical tape.
  • Need something stronger? Well another option is Elmer’s Glue:  All you need to do is apply the glue over the splinter, let it dry, and then peel it off.  The splinter will come off with the glue. Keep in mind that you want to use a non toxic glue, and one that is not permanent and can be easily removed. 

November 25, 2012

The Many Uses For Salt

The many uses of salt by barbie's beauty bits

Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt… 
Here are a Few Pantry To Pretty Bits, for Salt
    1. Surf Spray:  Why pay for the expensive brand when you can make your own at home!  How to: Mix 3 teaspoons of Epsom Salt, 3 teaspoon of a water-based hair gel, and 4 ounces of water into a spray bottle, shake and mix. Once mixed, spray solution on hair and style.
    2. Bad breath from garlic:  Well if you are not trying to ward off vampires, we have a mix that will fix that bad breath.  How to: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda into 3-ounces of water. Use this mixture to gargle and freshen your stinky breath!
    3. Skin care: To help with oily skin, mix a tablespoon of salt with bottled water in a spray bottle. Once the salt is dissolved, you can spray the solution on your face.  Be careful to avoid your eyes. Follow up by washing your face and moisturizing.
    4.  Eliminate residue from an iron: Turn your iron on hot (no steam please) and run it over a white towel sprinkled with salt, until the residue is off the iron. ~No more mess, now you're ready to press~
    5.  Unclog a drain: If your drain is moving a "Bit" slow, pour a solution of ½ cups of salt for every quart of hot water down the drain, and you’ll wash that grit right out of the way!
    6.  Exfoliation: A salt massage will remove unwanted dry skin, making your skin nice and smooth! So, before you go out tonight, after your bath, while your skin is wet, sprinkle a “Bit” of salt onto your hands and rub it gently all over your skin, and rinse. Now you're ready to go with a nice glow!

November 24, 2012

OPI's SKYFALL 007 Collection

Nail Colors "To Live And Let Die" Over
OPI has released a nail polish line inspired by the James Bond series. Whether you're a person who likes colors that can be enjoyed by the glistening "Living Daylights", or if you prefer a glittery evening look, you can try the most original polish, "The Man With The Golden Gun", which contains real flecks of 18kt gold. OPI, is bringing a new meaning to Gold Finger, as these colors are sure to shaken' up your fingernails!  So what are you waiting for as "You Only Live Twice", therefore complete your Mani mission and bond with this new collection!
Colors in this OPI Skyfall Collection :

OPI Skyfall
OPI Casino Royale
OPI Die Another Day
OPI The World Is Not Enough
OPI Tomorrow Never Dies
OPI GoldenEye
OPI The Living Daylights
OPI Moonraker
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun 18k Top Coat
OPI Live and Let Die
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
OPI You Only Live TwiceOPI James Bond Bond-ettes Mini Set (Golden Eye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is

November 20, 2012

Tea For Your Tree!

Teas to Please This Holiday Season
There are some great uses for tea, which you may or may not of heard me talk about.  But tonight,  I'm going to go another direction with tea.  Instead of beauty for you, it's time to hang up the glamour, with some beauty for your tree. This is a fun, festive, unique gift for the holiday season.  Besides being pretty, these jingle balls, are filled with some great holiday teas! It's a party for your tree or even a great accent to a wrapped gift box in place of a bow.  You can choose from Sleigh Ride, Santa’s Secret or Merry Cranberry – or go for the 3 pack that features all of them. Plus, they come already strung with ribbon and a gift tag.  Sound like your cup of tea?  If so. they are sold on line at Davids Tea. Cheers!

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November 18, 2012

Color Changing Lip Gloss

Stop Pouting and Get in The Mood
Gloss with a little bit of color, but what color is the question.  What are we talking about?  Well, Givenchy, has created a gloss that appears clear, but once it is applied to your lips, it changes to a pinkish gloss.  Depending on your age, you may or may not remember mood changing color lipsticks.  Well this is a new approach to a color that reacts to your pH balance.   Pretty in pink can now be fun, as you brush this gloss to your pout and wait to see what shade of pink shows up.  The formula reacts depending on the pH of your lips, creating your unique lip color up on application.

I have not received any compensation for writing these posts or videos. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned, unless otherwise mentioned.

November 16, 2012

Newspaper Print Nail Look

Hot Off The Presses

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT…This newspaper nail trend look, is really big beauty news in the mani world, and now there is a kit, that features the complete layout you need to build this look. No need to go to the creative department,  as you can achieve this newsprint look with the New Black's Typography 4-piece nail set.

Design and Layout
Page 1: Apply the nude base coat to your nails, and wait for it to completely dry
Page 2: Apply the transfer solution
Page 3: Press the newspaper sheet to your wet nails, with the text side facing downwards on your nail bed
Page 4: Apply the Ultra Gloss Top coat, to set the ink

Now your ready to deliver this great New Black Look!

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November 15, 2012

FREE Samples

It’s In The Bag!

This is a limited time sample goodie, that I could not wait until next weeks, Gift of Beauty Series to talk about. I’m so lusting over this, therefore I had to share immediately! To kick off the holiday shopping, Sephora( is offering a great incentive where you can get 1 of these 3 bags, for FREE, with a purchase! It’s for a limited time, don't miss out! Make sure that you use code LITTLELUX at checkout!

Each bag includes samples of these:


November 12, 2012

Eye Lash Mania, The Gift of Beauty Series

Present of the Week
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The Gift of Beauty, second gift idea is SEPHORA'S LASH STASH. And are we ever so excited about this mascara set.  It includes more mascara than you can blink at, plus a full set of Sephora’s flutter lashes, a lash primer enhancer and so much more!

Eye Opening Set Contains:
- 0.142 oz Tarte multiplEYE - Clinically Proven Lash Enhancing Primer
- 0.068 oz Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara in Ultra Black
- 0.169 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! In Black
- 0.14 oz Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black
- 0.128 oz Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara in Obsidian Black
- 0.14 oz Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
- 0.1 oz Benefit They're Real! Mascara in Black
- 0.2 oz Buxom Lash in Blackest Black
- 0.1 oz Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara in Black
- Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Flutter
- 0.01 oz Sephora Collection Eyelash Glue
- 0.29 oz Beautenizer Fiberwig in Black
- 0.38 oz Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
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