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February 23, 2015

Top New Beauty Products To Try For February 2015

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 Top New Beauty Products To Try For February 2015, by Barbie's Beauty Bits

It's time for a quick coffee break, to see what top beauty finds hit the grande list this month!  With a so many different beauty items hitting the market each month, it’s hard to decide which one is the one for you! Or which one you should at least know about. Whether you're looking for an eyeshadow palette, primer or the hottest new gizmo, I did all the research for you.  So, check below for this month's top new beauty products to try! 

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide:  OK Sleeping Beauty, I got one for you! This copper-infused pillowcase is designed to help maintain your skin's youthful appearance and minimize visible signs of aging, while you sleep.

Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer:  I am a big fan of the Kat Von D line.  She has high quality products that live up to her masterful techniques.  This primer is a lightweight, water-based face primer that hydrates and smooths the skin.  It acts as a great barrier between your skin and foundation.  Like a lot of primers, this formula prevents your foundation from settling into the skin and pores, creating false wrinkles. 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Hide and Sleek Skinny Cheek Contour Brush:  I was so excited when I found this. I hate using a full brush for contouring, and all I could think of was, thank you makeup gods, for listening to my request. The narrow end of this brush allows for precise contouring and seamless blending.  It is also has all-synthetic, cruelty-free fibers, with a retractable brush, that allows for great storage in any makeup bag!

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Hot Nudes Eye Palette:  The website describes this palette as subtle meets sexy!  This collection features eight universally warm nude shadows in a range of sparkle, shimmer, mattes and metallic finishes.

Bésame Cosmetics Brightening French Vanilla Face Powder: If you follow my blog, you know I am a big fan of yellow based highlighters.  This tone works well on a variety of skin tones. This tint controls redness and leaves behind a hint of vanilla scent.

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette: This collection comes in 7 different palettes, each having five buildable shades in each palette.  Finishes range from a matte to shimmer, offering numerous different looks. 

Interest in trying out some of these great beauty finds? Simply click below and shop away! 

February 17, 2015

The Missing Piece To Reducing Puffy, Tired Looking Eyes And Dark Circles!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Radha’s Beauty.  
Views expressed were not influenced in anyway.

Puzzled, about eye bags, dark circles, puffiness & tired looking eyes? Well here is the missing piece to that…Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel.

This eye gel was given to me to test and I was quite happy with the product. While I don’t have dark circles under my eyes, I do get puffiness. And if I had a stressful week, tired looking eyes seem to be waiting for me come Thursday.

Before I let you know my experience with the product, I would like to let you know about this eye gel.  Radha’s Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel has an innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. These key ingredients include the following:

  • Plant Stem Cells, that help to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors.
  • Hyaluronic Acid, to help hydrate the skin.
  • Matrixyl 3000 that helps to firm and tighten the skin.

Additional Benefits:
  • Eliminates dark circles, puffiness, dryness and sagging around the eyes.
  • Increases elasticity and plumps the skin.
  • Provides a youthful texture.
  • Moisturizes the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
  • A BONUS… It can also be used on the entire face for an enhanced glow and an more radiant skin.
Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel Review By Barbie's Beauty BIts

My Experience:
First, I noticed when applying the formula, that is has a cooling effect and a ever so slightly hint of cucumber.  This was quite surprising, until I read further that this eye gel also contains aloe, cucumber, Vitamin E and Rosehip oil.  In addition to using this under my eye, I applied it to the entire eye area, finishing it off by putting it all over my face.

The gel has helped to reduce some of my puffiness, I could see a difference with just a few weeks use. Does it help with wrinkles and dark circles? Unfortunately, I can’t confirm that claim as I don’t have dark circles.  With regards to wrinkles, the product did help in hydrating the skin and eliminated some sagginess under my eyes. In turn, this could eventually help to minimize some of my wrinkles.  However, I think it is too soon to tell.

Lastly, if you follow my blog regularly, you know that if I don’t like a product I don’t talk about it.  This Radha Beauty Intensive Youth Eye Gel, gets two thumbs up from me. I really enjoyed it and will continue using in my skincare regimen.

February 11, 2015

Reverse Hair Washing...Have We Been Washing Our Hair Wrong?

The Reverse Hair Washing By Award Winning Beauty Blogger Barbie's Beauty Bits

In the midst of searching for some hot new hair looks, I ran across a headline in Glamour Magazine, which read “Reverse Hair Washing.”  And I was like, what the?  Well, being the want to know all about beauty, I did some further investigation.  Including speaking to Barbie's Beauty Bits go to beauty friends, and here is what I found out…

The Reverse Hair Washing Method

The premise behind reverse hair washing is to help reduce the residue that remains in your hair from the conditioner.  Going about it the “normal” way so to speak, when you wash with shampoo first and then use conditioner, most people end up not completely rinsing out the conditioner.   When this happens, you end up weighing the hair down, which in some cases can cause your hair to become lifeless, flat or, have no volume.  Reversing gives you all the benefits of a great conditioner, minus the residue, leaving you with locks of volume and bounce!

Reverse hair washing method by award winning beauty blogger barbies beauty bits

So how do you do this?
  • You want to make sure that you get your hair thoroughly wet.
  • Disperse the conditioner throughout your hair.
  • Keep it in your hair for a few minutes. So, I recommend doing this in the shower, when you can go and shave your legs, etc.
  • After about 5 minutes, you want to apply the shampoo, WITH THE CONDITIONER STILL in your hair.  The shampoo is what helps to remove the conditioner.
  • Wash and rinse as normal.

IMPORTANT Tips: If you have a lot of product in your dirty hair, it will seem to be a daunting ordeal at first.  This is what I learned.
  1. You must brush your hair before washing it.  Doing this will loosen any hair product(s) you have in your hair, along with helping to detangle.  It will also allow you to work in the conditioner more easily!
  2. You must make sure your hair is very wet.
  3. Use a great conditioner; you get what you pay for when it comes to conditioner. So if you want cheap looking hair, use cheap conditioner.  Otherwise, I recommend a higher-end product. (Sorry but this is one of those products you get what you pay for)
  4. The conditioner needs to stay on the hair for at least 5 minutes. A quick in and out won’t do the job.
pros and cons of reverse hair washing by top beauty blogger barbies beauty bits
Drying.  If you notice, most salons don’t towel dry your hair.  There is a reason for this.   Towels will make your hair frizzy.  I suggest a cotton t-shirt to absorb some of the moisture first.

How Often: Considering I'm new to this, I don't think this is something that you implement every time you wash your hair.  Instead, you want to apply as a Sunday hair wash, as conditioning your hair after shampooing does have some significant benefits IF YOU USE IT THE CORRECT WAY!

So there, hair you have it!

I have only tried this twice. Therefore, I am not making any claims about whether this is a good idea. But I  like to know has anyone else inserted reverse hair washing into your hair routine? It is just a fad, or do you do it all the time? Does it work long term?

UPDATE: Since I've put up this post, with the idea of wondering, "does this premise work,"  I have received some great feedback on both sides, so thank you.  The bottom line, to say this is something you should be doing all the time, is not a good idea as I mentioned when I first tried this method myself.   For the best hair results, you need to use professional quality products the way they instruct. Doing so is going to make your hair healthier and more manageable, and depending on the brand can eliminate the build-up issue. (which is the premise behind the reverse hair washing, to remove the build-up)

PER SOME stylists who have messaged me: "The purpose of shampoo is to eliminate dirt and oil from the hair. The purpose of a conditioner is to add moisture in and any benefits depending on the type of conditioner you use. If your hair is weighing down, you need to use a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks (see the Sunday shampoo below for this). And if you don't use products on your hair and it still weighs down, you're not spending enough time rinsing the conditioner out. I recommend using professional products and NOT from Walmart or Target. They do not carry the same kind of "professional products." You get what you pay for as we say. If you want healthy hair, you've got to take care of it, and it starts with using the correct products."

What is the reverse hair washing method, by top beauty blogger Barbies Beauty Bits


February 10, 2015

Valentine's Inspired Makeup...Muah!

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Valentine's Inspired Makeup By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Roses are red, Violets are blue.  I'll take some makeup, hint, hint, it's a clue!  Well, I'm not so great at poems and personally I think chocolate is such a cliche! So, I'd rather have some of these great makeup items for Valentines!

No matter what you have planned for this day, any of these Valentine's inspired makeup items can make it on your date! And let's not forget about the Louboutin purse! MUAH! 

UPDATE: For some 2016 Valentines deals click here!


February 4, 2015

The Easiest & Cheapest Way To Remove Your Makeup...PERIOD

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The Easiest & Cheapest Way To Remove Your Makeup...PERIOD. With the makeup eraser by barbies beauty bits
There is no doubt I LOVE makeup.  But what I hate is trying to remove it and of the course the cost associated with trying to remove great quality makeup.  But, a few months ago, I had the opportunity to review the MAKEUP ERASER and fell in love at first wipe! This amazing eco-friendly cloth removes ALL of your makeup, and the best part is it does it with only water!  Not only do you use only water, but you can also throw this bad boy in the washing machine with your regular load of towels and dry in the dryer!

Aside from the everyday makeup wearer, anyone can use the Makeup Eraser…It is great for a stage performer, a cheerleader and more.  Even your athlete!  Anyone who puts any kind of makeup or face paint on their face can remove it with just water and the Makeup Eraser. 

 So, you may be wondering like I was, what is this thing made of? The Makeup Eraser is made of a special blend of polyester that is friendly to your face. It is not made of Microfiber, which is important as microfiber pulls and tugs on the skin causing premature aging and wrinkles.  The best part for me, is this eco-friendly cloth is reusable, so there is no need to buy and throw-away cotton balls, 1 time use makeup remover wipes and expensive makeup removers, hence saving you money! 

This little pink beauty is... 
"The Easiest & Cheapest Way To Remove Your Makeup"...PERIOD! 
See why below!
  • Chemical-free. Cruelty-free. Reusable.
  • The Makeup Eraser (MUE) is an All NATURAL method of removing your makeup!
  • The Makeup Eraser is a pink plush cloth, which is made up of a blend of polyester that with just water removes makeup with ease, leaving skin feeling healthy and clean.
  • NO CHEMICALS to irritate your skin!  The MUE removes your makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils making it ideal for all skin types.
  • Two sides working for you. There are 2 different sides to this little pink beauty.  The combination of the long exfoliation side (the side with the tag), and the shorter (baby blanket/ bathrobe) feeling side that allows you to remove all makeup with just water.
  • The MUE is MACHINE WASHABLE.  Each Eraser will last about 1000 washes. Because it is such high quality, it is nearly impossible to wear out.
  • Not made of microfiber, so no pulling on the skin, which leads to wrinkles and premature aging.
  • Saves on money, as you do not will have to purchase makeup cleansers, wipes, etc.
  • Satisfaction. The best just got better!  If you think something doesn't match up to the description of it, return the unused portion for a 100% refund or exchange, the original shipping & handling charges are non-refundable.  The offer is void if product is more than 50% used. 
  How To Use This

Remove your makeup with only water with the makeup eraser, by barbies beauty bits 
  • You must first wash this, otherwise you will get pink fuzzies on your face.
  • Using Warm Water Thoroughly Wet Your Cloth
  • For waterproof mascara and hard to remove makeup, you want to hold the cloth on your eye for about 15-20 secs.
  • Use Circular Motions On The Short 'nap' Side To Remove Your Makeup
  • Flip Cloth Over To Long 'nap' Side to Finish Removing Makeup And Gently Exfoliate Your Skin(side with tag)

Washing Instructions
 Before Using (Or You Will Have Pink Fuzzies All over Your Face)
  • Pre-soaking works best if you have waterproof mascara or a lot of product on your towel. Dawn works great for this.
  • Wash With Warm Water With Your Small Towel Load.
  • Tumble Dry.
  • Do Not Bleach.
The Makeup Eraser,  eco-friendly cloth removes ALL of your makeup with only water, by barbies beauty bits


IMPORTANT: Avoid These Common Mistakes People Make with the Product

Mistake: Don’t wash it first.
Solution: By washing it first you activate the fibers.

Mistake: Don’t start off by drenching the cloth.
Solution: You have to drench the cloth otherwise it will reject the water.

Mistake: Just start rubbing away.
Solution: If you wear waterproof mascara or high tar products, it is important to hold the cloth on the eye area for 15-20 secs. prior to trying to remove your makeup.

Mistake: Stuffing in a large load of towels.
Solution: Nothing really gets clean when included in a large load, this isn’t any different.   It is important to pre-soak the cloth and wash it in a medium or small load in warm water. 

LASTLY...Where do you purchase one of these? Well, I was so impressed with this little pink beauty that I decided to become a distributor for the Makeup Eraser! Click here to get one.

Want to become part of my Beauty Team and sell these to? Find out how by clicking here!  
See This Little Pink Beauty In Action!

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