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August 25, 2015

Tip Tuesday: Tontouring, The Newest Beauty Hack To Contouring!

Tontouring, The Newest Beauty Hack To Contouring, By Barbie's Beauty Bits and Marissa Carter

There are so many beauty techniques out there; it is hard to keep up.  The big makeup talk for years has been highlighting and contouring, that was put on the beauty map by Kim Kardashian.  But boy has it gone to another level.  Now we have Strobing and Tontouring.  But what are these beauty techniques all about?

Well, I guess I’ve been strobing for years and just called it glow lighting.  But Tontouring, I’m so sad that I didn’t coin this phrase as I’ve been doing it for a while, (but with airbrush tanning).

So What Heck is Tontouring? 

It is a term that has been coined by Marissa Carter, the founder of Coco Brown, who demonstrated this technique in her snapchat account and has blown up in the beauty world!  This technique is a longer lasting way to contour.  Instead of contouring with a bronzer or a foundation that is a few shades darker that your skintone, you can use a self-tanner to “tontouring”, giving you a longer lasting look.

“It’s every woman’s dream to look good without makeup, and this technique gives you the opportunity to wake up looking naturally perfectly contoured,” Marissa Carter told the Daily Mail. “This technique means you only need to contour once a week as opposed to every day.”


So Why Is Contouring Such A Big Deal?  

The purpose of contouring is to create the perfect cheekbone, define the nose and enhance the overall structure of your face.  However, once you wash your makeup off, bye bye goes your sculpted thinner looking face!  Using the Tontouring technique will allow you to have that look even after you wash off your makeup, as the self-tanner will last for days!

So if you want to find out more about Tontouring, read Marissa Carter’s step by step Tontouring guide here!


Beauty News: Too Faced Cosmetics New Star Dust Palette by Vegas Nay, 20% Off & Free Shipping

This week in the beauty news world there are some big savings going on with Too Faced.  In addition to the 20% of your order I shared on August 19th, Too Faced Cosmetics is also offering FREE shipping until 8/31.  So that means for all of you that have been counting down the days to purchase the new Star Dust palette by Vegas Nay, you can at a even bigger discount!

I just ordered my Stardust collection and can't wait to try it!  This Too Faced Collection is sporting some stunning shadows to include 12 matte and shimmer colors, loose glitter pigment, a deluxe size of Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance primer and six glamour guide cards, created by @Vegas_Nay (Naomi Giannopoulos) a beauty pro who creates some BEAUTYful pictorials looks on Instagram.

Who else is as excited as I am for this Too Faced eyeshadow palette? Until next time beauties! 


August 19, 2015

Better Than Sex...A Girl Has To Have Great Lashes!

Get 20% off  your Better Than Sex Mascara purchase by Barbie's Beauty Bits

I am a big fan of great lashes. I've tried enough mascara's that I could start my own mascara store.  But when I tried Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, a few years ago I was in eyelash ecstasy!  With each stroke of the brush, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara will give you voluminous lashes at unbelievable lengths!

20% off  Better Than Sex Mascara When You Share & Save

Now all your desires for long luscious lashes can come true as well as you can get 20% off  your Better Than Sex Mascara purchase!

Before you leave make sure to check out Too Faced new video...

Better Than Sex : Couples Therapy featuring Gigi Gorgeous


August 15, 2015

CoverGirl's Star Wars Makeup Collection Reveal & Unboxing

CoverGirls Starwar Makeup Collection Reveal & Unboxing, by Barbie's Beauty Bits

This week's beauty news is out of this world!  It will have you asking the question, are you on the dark side or the light side? In celebration of the Star Wars new film The Force Awakens, CoverGirl is doing their part by releasing a Star Wars limited edition makeup collection, that is set to hit the stores in September!

CoverGirl's Star Wars Makeup Collection will include

a line of six different lipstick shades, three nail polishes and TEN different mascara's.  With shades to create looks from the dark side and looks from the light side, you will indeed be powerful!  Watch Allure's video below for the exclusive unboxing of Covergirl's Starwars Makeup Collection...And may the force be with you!


August 11, 2015

Top 6 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles: The Ultimate Guide and Solvadern Stemuderm Review

Top 6 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles: The Ultimate Guide and Solvadern Stemuderm Review and Barbie's Beauty Bits

Getting older can have some downsides like gray hair and wrinkles.  While some may say that wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been or wisdom, I’d rather be without them, wouldn’t you? 

Although we can’t actually stop the aging process, there are some things we can do to delay skin aging. So, if you want to see how you can help to minimize your skin's damage and wrinkles, continue reading!


Top 6 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles: The Ultimate Guide and Solvadern Stemuderm Review.

For this post, I have partnered up with Solvaderm Skincare.  They focus on innovative skincare treatments designed to minimize the appearance of premature skin aging, skin damage and hyperpigmentation.  

Over the years, we are exposed to sun, lifestyle habits, pollution, and other factors that contribute to aging skin. As we get older, our skin becomes thinner, and we start to lose collagen and tone, resulting in those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles! So to help put your skin on the right path, we have come up with the top 6 ways to help you fight the wrinkle battle!

Topical Treatment:  Studies show that a product with essential ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptide complexes can have a big impact on aging skin.  

There is tons of money being spent daily on skincare products, the issues is do they work and which one do we choose?  Well this is where the Solvaderm Skincare line comes into play with their Stemuderm.   I was fortunate to be able to try this product out for a few days and have enjoyed it thus far. 

This skincare line has many of the key ingredients you need that can delay skin aging and encourage regeneration and repair.  Additionally, there is an advanced blend of moisturizers that help to quench and soften the skin while providing a plumping effect to fill in surface irregularities.  And if that wasn’t enough they have taken it a step further to optimize the production of skin-restructuring compounds in the deeper dermal layer. Move over wrinkles…YOU HAVE MET YOUR MATCH!

Solvadern Stemuderm Review, By Barbie's Beauty Bits


Use A Moisturizer With An SPF Daily.

Moisture is vital to properly restoring hydration balance to the skin's surface. Proper hydration improves firmness and revitalizes tone and texture.   Furthermore, if you get a moisturizer with an SPF, you will save yourself time and money!   For an extra boost, you can add it via your makeup too, so keep your eyes open for a tinted moisturizer and a BB cream. A great moisturizer will help to plump up your fine lines and more, so never leave home without it!


Correctly Applying Your Skincare Product Is Also Essential.  

There are so many wrinkle and line formations on our face, so attention to detail is essential.  When it comes to applying your skincare product, you want to use a circular motion focusing on the lines and wrinkled area.  AVOID pulling and tugging on the skin.  Your topical treatment, like the Stemuderm along with your moisturizer, should be applied each morning and before bed each night to protect, nourish and maintain hydration.

Correctly Applying Your Skincare Product Is Also Essential, Solvadern Stemudern Review, by barbies beauty bits


Proper exfoliation removes dead skin build up and stimulates cellular turnover while making your skin look brightly polished and radiant.  If you don’t find a product to help remove the dead skin your face will start looking dull, dry and OLD!


Your Diet Effects Your Skin.

In addition to selecting great products like the ones from Solvaderm Skincare, you need to make sure that you are watching what you eat. First you want to avoid highly processed and preserved foods.   Secondly, you want to choose foods that are packed with nutrients that can help reduce wrinkles while fighting other damage caused by free radicals. Foods like avocado, salmon, blueberries, green tea, and buckwheat just to name a few are great to add to your diet.


Reduce Wrinkles By Sleeping On Your Back. 

Lastly, sleeping on your back can help you to reduce wrinkle formation according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).  They also caution against certain sleeping positions, like sleeping on your side, which can cause cheek wrinkles. Or sleeping face down as this can create wrinkles on your forehead and cheeks.

Reduce Wrinkles By Sleeping On Your Back, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Overall my experience with Solvadern's Stemuderm has been great. If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I am a big proponent when it comes to skincare products.  One thing that stood out with the Stemuderm was it gave the texture of my skin a radiant, refreshed look. I will most certainly be adding it to my skincare regimen!

So there you have it beauties, an approach to skincare that combines a quality skincare product, proper diet and a daily routine dedicated to improving and preserving one’s skin health! Enabling you to slow down the appearance of creases and wrinkles.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation.
I received the Solvadern Stemuderm for my own use.  All opinions and experiences are my own.


August 10, 2015

Makeup Monday Deals; With Morphe Makeup Brushes, Ardency Inn Cosmetics & MORE!

Makeup Monday Deals; WIth Morphe Makeup Brushes, Ardency Inn Cosmetics and MORE, By Barbies Beauty Bits

What better way to start the week than with some makeup deals.   This weeks great find is at HauteLook with Morphe Makeup Brushes and makeup sets up to 70% Off!  And Ardency Inn Cosmetics up to 60% off!

HauteLook with Morphe Makeup Brushes and makeup sets up to 70% Off, By Barbies Beauty Bits


Simply click here to go to the Hautelook site and click on beauty! Happy shopping beauties! 



August 9, 2015

Beauty News: Sephora Is Testing Out Subscription Boxes For Only $10 A Month

Beauty News: Sephora Is Testing Out Subscription Boxes For Only $10 A Month, By Top Beauty Blogger Barbie's Beauty Bits

Getting my daily fix of beauty, I ran across some great news that Sephora Is Testing Out Subscription Boxes For Only $10 A Month.

I love beauty boxes, but some of them can be expensive, containing products I'd never use.  But at a $10 price tag has Ipsy met it's match?

Per Harpers Bazaar: "The first box contains products from Marc Jacobs, Ole Henriksen, Bumble and bumble, Glamglow and Sephora's in-house brand. Each month will have a theme, like skincare or cosmetics, and each box will have a few bonus samples thrown in as well. Subscribers can also show up at any Sephora store to learn how to use the samples and will get access to exclusive events".

To read more on Sephora's Subscription boxes go to this article in Harpers Bazaar!

UPDATE: Sephora has now created a landing page on their subscription program...PLAY by Sephora.  To find out all the BEAUTYful details on Play By Sephora click here!  Also, don't forget to watch the video below! 

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