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May 27, 2014

The Secret To Finding A Bra That Fits; With Your Sister Size!

The Secret To Finding A Bra That Fits; With Your Sister Size, By Barbie's Beauty Bits.

Today, I’m going to write a blog post on something that I did research on to help myself.  Finding a bra that fits and one that doesn’t look like what I call, a grandma sling shot, is a rarity for me.  It doesn’t matter what my measurements come out to, I can’t ever seem to find a bra in all styles that fit my size.  Furthermore, the larger you go up, the less “sexy” they seem to get, which seems bizarre to me...  I mean the larger the chest, the uglier the bra gets.  DID YOU HEAR THAT MEN?

Any who, I heard the ladies at Victoria's Secret make reference to my “sister size”,  so I decided to investigate exactly how these sisters work!

So how does this work? 
  • Well, first and foremost you must be measured. As going by a bra that fits you at one store is not true sizing.
  • Once you find your true band and cup size, you can go on your search for your long lost sisters.
  • Either go UP to the next BAND size & DOWN to the next CUP size. OR you can go DOWN to the NEXT BAND size & GO UP to the next CUP size.
  • What??? Kind of sounded like twisted sisters to me, but once you see the below it will make better sense!!

Sister Bra Size Samples: 

34A=32B or Vice Versa
34B=32C or Vice Versa
36D=34DD or Vice Versa

After some further investigation, I also located some more additional ways to determine your sister sizes in a bra.  But rather then explaining them by each bra size, I recreated an image below to illustrate.   Needless to say, I am so excited that I now have more options, I guess the "secret" is out!

Ladies, don't forget to comment and if you have any more tips for finding the right bra, please share!

Your correct sister bra size by Barbie's Beauty Bits

IMPORTANT: Regardless of your measurements, I  strongly recommend that you try on the bras.  I'm sure a sales associate would disagree with me on this, but I find that a size at one store does not always fit the same as another.  You can't argue with your measurements, but they don't always match up with the size on the tag.   


May 15, 2014

A Bobbi Brown Dupe

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Duped BY NYX, by Barbie's Beauty Bits
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Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder, which is an all-over color correcting powder, has been a favorite of mine for a while. I love the overall brightening effect it has while helping to keep your makeup looking fresh for most of the day. But the cost of $52 is utterly ridiculous, I mean I could get an eyeshadow palette for that!  So, I went on a search for a dupe.  My first try, was an E.L.F. version that looked somewhat similar, so I thought I would try it.  It was not much of a dupe; it was very powdery and it wasn’t illuminating like the Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder. But with the E.L.F. Studio Tone Correcting Powder only costing $3, it wasn’t a wallet breaking disappointment.

The 2nd test was with NYX’s Radiant Finishing Powder, which cost  $8.99.  This multi-color powder definitely illuminated my skin.  It didn’t do much for helping with the skin tone as it claims, but the brightening properties were awesome! Overall, I would recommend the Radiant Finishing Powder by NYX as a close dupe to Bobbi Brown's Brightening Finishing Powder.  The NYX line, also came in a sun-kissed version, so I can’t wait to try that one.

Overall, aside from these powders brightening, they are marketed to create a balanced and radiant complexion. Furthermore, if you are wondering about the multi-colors, they are not to be worn alone.  The trick is to blend them all together to neutralize the skin.  Each color has its job. For instance, the green neutralizes any redness in your skin, the pink neutralizes grays, yellow brightens and neutralizes any red, and lastly the blue neutralizes orange undertones.

So there, you have it ladies another Barbie's Beauty Bits makeup dupe! And don't forget, if there are any dupes you want to know about or share, just let me know! They are one of my makeup loves! Until next time beauties! 

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May 5, 2014

Can Inexpensive Makeup Brushes Work Well?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by The Salon Outlet and it contains affiliate links. 

Can Inexpensive Makeup Brushes Work Well, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

The truth is, if you’re thinking about investing in a set of makeup brushes, you probably want to buy some that are high quality. Makeup brushes are usually made of either synthetic plastic or real animal hair. Cheap makeup brushes are generally plastic. And the better quality, animal hair sets can do a lot that their plastic counterparts cannot. There are a few things to consider when it comes to buying your makeup brushes, beyond just the price. If you have sensitive skin, to any degree, you may not want to risk inflammation by using synthetic brushes. Some people’s skin does not respond well to the plastic bristles. Additionally, brushes made of real animal hair work better than synthetic ones. Animal hair brushes perform two functions; they are able to both wipe away any residue or dead skin flakes, while also laying down an even covering of makeup.

Cheap makeup brushes by barbies beauty bits and the salon outlet

While, high quality, animal hair brushes are ideal for applying your makeup, if they just aren’t in your price range, you can make do with synthetic bristled brushes. If you’re choosing to purchase synthetic brushes, and have only used sponge application in the past, you’ll still be surprised at how different your makeup will look. Even plastic brushes will give you a seamless, flawless finish. If you want your skin to look airbrushed, like the celebrities in your favorite magazines, using brushes is the only real way to achieve this look at home. Compared to the look you get using sponges, or even applying with your fingers, even synthetic brushes, like those available at The Salon Outlet will give you a photo finish every time you use them. No matter what your price range, there is a set of brushes out there that will work for you.
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