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May 17, 2016

Anti-aging Tips From Your Head To Your Toes

Anti-aging Tips From Your Head To Your Toes, By Barbie's Beauty Bits


Skincare is essential at any age, but once you hit your 40’s, hopefully, you already have a regimen in place. While I have had a skincare regimen for my face for years when it comes to other areas like my hands, feet, elbows, and more, I, unfortunately, have been a bit neglectful and needed to do something to get it up to par! As there is no way, I will sit back and let Mother Nature call the shots on my skin! Many people feel this way, which is why cosmetic surgery is so popular!!! While I am all about cosmetic surgery, it is not the first thought in my book; preventive is the first step. 

If you’ve ever wondered why people get cosmetic surgery? One of the main reasons is to look younger and feel more confident. But before people start looking at surgery options, they tend to take a good look at their skincare regime. There are plenty of products out there that can support your anti-aging routine and help you to boost your self-esteem. Many people go for over-the-counter products, but you can also try natural products from coconut oil to aloe vera or passionfruit.


 Natural products or preventive before cosmetic surgery is my approach. This is why I was excited when I was approached by AmLactin Skin Care to try out their powerful alpha-hydroxy therapy moisturizers. You see, skin anywhere can become dry, dull, and unattractive. While our face is what most people see, those other areas of our body experience moisture loss and damage. Having a line of defense with products like those from AmLactin can be essential if you want to STOP Mother Nature from taking its course on your body.


And beauties, do I have a plan of action to share with you today, with some Head To Your Toes Anti-aging Tips! 

Now before I get into the products, I think it is important that you understand that as we get older, the skins natural renewal process slows down, which can cause dead cells to build up on the skin’s surface. This buildup can leave us with an uneven skin tone, roughness, and creates false wrinkles; it can also clog our pores, causing breakouts. Yuk, I know! And if that wasn't bad enough, our oil glands also become less active, which can make it harder to retain moisture in the skin. With moisture zapped, our confidence can sometimes follow. On the other hand, if our skin is properly hydrated, it will be able to defend itself against some of those environmental factors, like dry weather, soaps, and dirt that can wreak havoc on our skin over the years!   That is why it is important that we have a great skincare regimen that is properly moisturizing and exfoliating our skin from the neck down!

So if you want to find out how you can Stop Mother Nature from taking its course on your skin, continue reading…

About the Brand:
Trusted by dermatologists for over 20 years, AmLactin Skin Care’s potent alpha-hydroxy therapy makes skin soft and smooth at any age.  Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal smooth, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin treatment. AmLactin moisturizers are available on and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

So What Did I Get?

As you can see from the picture, they sent me a lot of products, needless to say; I was excited! I was really happy when I found out that all of these products contained alpha-hydroxy therapy, which is a must-have for dry skin associated with aging! It also aids with my dry seasonal skin and the sun damage I have on some areas of my body. Plus, I was able to show my neglected areas like my elbows, knees, feet and hands some needed TLC!  Oh, and the products are fragrance-free too!!!

AmLactin Skin Care’s potent alpha-hydroxy therapy by Barbies beauty bits

 Anti-aging Tips From Your Head To Your Toes

AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion

I think I put my legs in shock with this product, why you ask? Well as I mentioned above I have neglected the area’s below my decolletage, and I didn’t realize how much my body needed this product.  The AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion left my body feeling soft, but it went beyond that as I could tell that is was exfoliating my skin, especially my dry snake looking legs, that have been hidden over the last few months. 

Other Details
  • The consistency of the product was thinner than I anticipated, it is important to shake it well before use.
  •  I applied this right after I had shaven my legs, and unfortunately, it did cause a bit of stinging, which did go away.  So keep this in mind when applying.
  • Clinically proven 12% lactic acid, pH-balanced for the skin

Soft skin for your legs with AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion  by Barbies beauty bits

AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream 

Properly exfoliating your skin is a must if you want healthy, glowing skin, especially in our 40’s when the body is slower at shedding dead skin cells and generating new ones! This hydrating cream sure helped in showing my elbows and knee’s some love!  With the constant motion of our knees and elbows, they are exposed to a lot of abuse. 

AmLactin® Cerapeutic® Restoring Body Lotion

This is the only formula to combine clinically proven, patented ULTRAPLEX® and three essential ceramides to relieve extreme dryness for 24 hours.

  • This non-greasy formula worked wonderfully on my hands and stomach.
  • The skin on our hands is much thinner than the skin on our face, and it is one area that can show your age. Plus with the constant daily exposure to hot water and soaps it can affect the skin's ability to retain moisture.
  • My Stomach: This is another area I neglected over the years, especially when it came to an SPF, so the skin on my stomach has some sun damage.  While I know this is not going to go away, making sure that I applied this moisturizer (and some of the others) in this area, helped to lock in the moisture, giving my skin a much smoother appearance.  AND the mild exfoliation to this area actually made the biggest difference out of all the areas on my body.   

Skincare for your hands and stomach with AmLactin® Cerapeutic® Restoring Body Lotion, by Barbies Beauty Bits

AmLactin® Foot Cream

This is one great way to revive your feet and toes! Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized.  Plus, the cold weather can drain away moisture from your feet, so getting them spring ready requires some moisturizing!  For gentle exfoliation and intense hydration, you want to apply the AmLactin Foot Cream all over your feet and toes.  Don’t forget your heels!

Skincare for your feet with AmLactin® Foot Cream by Barbies Beauty Bits

In addition to selecting a great skincare product, you need to make sure you are drinking plenty of water...

Proper hydration is essential for healthy skin

So hopefully, this is something you’ve been doing for years!  When you add drinking plenty of water to your skincare regimen, it can help your skin to look plumper and minimize the signs of aging. Make it a habit of having a glass of water or bottled water near you at all times.

IMPORTANT:  Once you realize you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated, and no one wants dehydrated skin, so plan ahead!

Drink plenty of water for younger looking skin by barbies beauty bits

Overall beauties, nearly two-thirds of U.S. women report that the older they get, the more difficult it is to keep their skin moisturized.  It needs to be a routine, and more importantly finding a product that offers many benefits. And while I’ve only been using AmLactin body moisturizers for a short period, I’ve made the conscience decision to now implement a daily moisturizing routine that includes my ENTIRE body!

So what are you waiting for? STOP Mother Nature From Wreaking Havoc On Your Skin NOW!

Would you like to try AmLactin Skin Care for FREE? Enter below for my $100 In Product Soft Skin Giveaway! 
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    *Giveaway is open to United States residents only. Product and shipping provided by AmLactin Skin Care.  The giveaway ends on 6/16/16 @ 11:59 PM EST. The winners will be chosen using and will be notified via email no later than 06/20/16. The winner has 48 hours to claim prize before it's forfeit and another winner is chosen. Entering the giveaway, you must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.

    Uncover smooth, radiant skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care. Its unique exfoliating and hydrating alpha-hydroxy therapy gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, hydrated skin. It’s the difference between skin care and skin therapy. AmLactin moisturizers are available on and at your local Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Walmart and Rite Aid.

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AmLactin Skin Care. The opinions and text are all mine.


    May 16, 2016

    It’s Mask Madness With Skincare Secrets From The Roman Gods

    Skincare Secrets Revealed By Barbies Beauty Bits

    Welcome beauties it is Mask Madness month, and I am here to share with you some great beauty Masks that I’ve been using over the past few months.  As most of your know I am a skincare junkie, I’ve tried tons of products, but only share the good ones with my readers.  And today do I have an amazing mask to help kick off my Mask Madness Month!

    For this post I have partnered up with Valentia, to share with you one of their newest products in their skincare line which is the Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask - With Kaolin Clay, Hisbiscus & Cranberry Fibers! Now before I get into the mask I wanted to tell you a bit about the Valentia brand.

    This Is A Sponsored Post On Behalf Of Valentia Skin Care

    About Valentia Skin Care
    The Roman Goddess of healing, Valentia, relied on nature’s gifts to heal the citizens of Umbria. Whether matriarchs seeking to maintain their youthful look or farmers seeking help for sun damaged skin, Valentia used berries, herbs, barks and other natural ingredients. They rely on all natural ingredients due to their protective, preventative and corrective powers.

    Just like their namesake, Valentia Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin.

    After performing extensive research into what skin care customers find most important, Valentia found an overwhelming demand for skin care that is natural, free of toxins and paraben-free. Natural ingredients with an organic base have proven most effective at repairing skin damaged by the sun or the wind, preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and reversing the effects of oxidative stress on the skin.

    Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

    The Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask
    This mask is so amazing and beauties the smell is to die for.  I am not a big fan of products with a scent.  But this mask is 100% nature and the fruity scent, smells good enough to eat.

    This clay mask is not your ordinary mask! You see, our skin is constantly subjected to dirt, environmental pollutants and of course makeup.  All of this leaves a film on our face acting as a barrier to skincare products.  This buildup can leave us with an uneven skin tone, roughness, and creates false wrinkles; it can also clog our pores, causing breakouts. Yuk, I know! And if that wasn't bad enough, all of these will also make us appear older!  But, Valentia’s Kaolin Clay helps pull out this dirt and other impurities from the skin, offering a deep cleanse that left my face feeling amazing.

    Plus, the Hibiscus and Cranberry Fibers are doing their job helping to exfoliate my skin as well as  removing any buildup that I had.

    the best Kaolin Clay by Valentia and Barbies Beauty Bits

    Key Ingredients
    One of the things that I love about the Valentia brand is that the ingredients are all natural.  Aside from the Kaolin Clay, Hibiscus, and Cranberry Fibers, there are some other key ingredients that I feel is important to mention as they all work together helping to repair and hydrate the skin.
    • Plant Stem Cells: Naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins and works to soother the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.
    • Spirulina: A botanical stimulant full of vitamins that hydrate the skin's surface and contributes to tissue regeneration of the skin.
    • CoQ10: Lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating health collagen production.
    How To Use
    A lot goes a long way with this product.  While it does have the fibers to help slough off that old dead skin that can cause false wrinkles, the texture was surprisingly creamy to the touch.

    skincare secrets revealed by Barbies Beauty Bits

    • You want to apply this product all over your face avoiding the eye area.
    • Leave on your skin for 15-20 minutes or until mask dries.  As it hardens you can start to feel some tightness, but it is not uncomfortable at all.
    • You want to wipe it off with a damp cloth soaked in warm water. I used a makeup eraser in a circular motion to also help to exfoliate and remove and left over the dead skin.   The mask does come off very easily, and it doesn't make a mess like some other products I’ve used in the past.
    Best Skincare masks by barbies beauty bits

    Final Thoughts
    This mask is one of my favorite detoxifying masks, and that is why I decided to share the details on this mask first in my Mask Madness series.

    You can see from the photo below, the glow in my skin. At first, I was in fear that this mask was going to leave my face feeling dry, but it did the complete opposite. It is so hydrating and left my face feeling soft and as if I just applied moisturizer.  I could instantly see and feel a difference in my skin's texture.  Also, the exfoliation left my skin ready for makeup application as makeup always goes on better with clean skin!

    Detoxifying Kaolin Clay Mask Skincare Tips, by Barbie's Beauty Bits and Valentia

    Aside from the Kaolin that has helped to keep my pores clean and clear off the stuff I expose my face to daily, this mask also contains CoQ10, which is supposed to help stimulate collagen production while tightening my pores. YEAH!

    One thing I did notice when using this mask was a stinging sensation, which may bother some. While it wasn’t something too severe that would prevent me from wanting to continue using it, I did want to make you aware of this.

    Well beauties as you can see the secret is out and now you can have great looking skin as Valentia has their Spring Re-Launch Sale that runs until the end of the month.

    For this sale, all my readers will receive 35% all products by using the code REFRESH35. ENJOY! 

    Also, make sure to visit  Valentia's Facebook & Instagram Page!

    35% all valentia skincare products by using the code REFRESH35, by barbies beauty bits


    The Checklist To Bringing Out The BOLD Beauty Within Ourselves

    #ListerineBOLD #CollectiveBias
    The Checklist To Bringing Out The BOLD Beauty Within Ourselves By Barbie's Beauty Bits

    Being BEAUTYful is more than skin deep! But most of us seem to forget this because of our lack of self-confidence. Having that little push to help “Bring out the Bold Beauty” within us is key to what makes us stand out and shine!

    We all need to keep in mind that Beauty is a state of mind! My mom always says: “Barbie, If you don’t feel good about yourself you won’t look good.”  And I so agree with her! 

    With the right perspective, we can accomplish anything, but it doesn’t happen overnight.  It needs to be a ritual, a routine that we do on a daily basis that will give us the confidence to look and more importantly feel BEAUTYful!

    Having the self-assurance to conquer the day starts in the morning. By starting the day with the right mindset, you can rock your beauty within and I’m here today to help you do just that! 

    So, if you want to find out how to bring out your "Beauty Within" continue reading.

    Routine and healthy habits will help you anchor your confidence, allowing you to face the day.

    First, It Starts With Getting A Good Night Sleep
    Getting your Beauty Rest is so important, this means having at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep.  Furthermore,  having a great night of sleep also means getting a regular sleeping schedule in place. By going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, you are going to feel much more refreshed and ready to conquer the day.

    The importance of getting a good night sleep by Barbie's Beauty Bits

    Excellent Hygiene
    Pampering ourselves and giving ourselves a little me time goes a long ways.  Even something as simple as a bath and brushing our teeth can put us in the right frame of mind for the day.

    The importance of proper Hygiene by Barbie's Beauty Bits
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
    For this portion, I have partnered up with Listerine Cool Mint and Walmart. A smile is the prettiest thing one can wear, and having fresh breath and clean teeth with allow us to change the outcome of the day, one smile at a time!

    After I have bathed and washed my face, it is time for my teeth.  I’ve been using Listerine products for years, and the Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash is one of my favorite! It helps to knock out that morning breath as no one likes to be greeted with morning breath at the office.  Not only does it kill 99.9% of bad breath germs and bacteria that lead to gum disease, but it also reduces 52% more plaque than brushing and flossing alone!  I also like to end my day with the Listerine Cool Mint mouthwash, giving my mouth 24 hour-germ protection!

    ListerineBOLD Cool Mint Mouthwash by Barbies Beauty Bits

    Hydrate And Moisturizer Your Skin Daily 
    Yes, I said daily and honestly this is something that we should be doing at any age! But if you neglected it in your younger years, you need to make sure you have a skincare regimen in place starting today! When it comes to skincare, it isn’t just about targeting lines or fighting wrinkles; instead, the goal is to find ideal multi-dimensional products that make you look and feel radiant, from your head to your toes! It is important that we are comfortable in your skin, so even if you are in a hurry you need to make sure you find time for your skin.

    You want to make sure you have self-awareness, by owning your flaws and, of course, your strengths to conquer the day!

    None of us are perfect, we all have flaws! Like Dave Pelzer once said…"To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on."  So accepting the good, the bad, the happy and the sad is a good thing.  Remember mistakes are opportunities for us to learn.

    Owning Our Strengths 
    Most of us don’t do this, as we don’t want to come across as arrogant, but studies show, that women who celebrate their accomplishments are much happier! So make sure no matter how big or small, that you give yourself credit for the things that you do in life.

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    Speaking Up 
    This is also important, but it doesn’t mean you need to be boisterous, instead knowing when or how to say it. That is what makes us Bold and BEAUTYful!

    Eating Healthy
    The statement you are what you eat is truer than you think.  Eating healthy food every day will make our body fit, slim and also look younger. While I know that it is sometimes hard to eat the right kinds of food on a lunch break at work, adding portion control or even packing your lunch can make a big difference in how we look and feel.  After eating, I like to make sure that I have fresh breath when I am back in the office.  A way to accomplish this in the one-hour lunch break is by using Listerine’s POCKETPAKS®.  These little bad boys are my savior to fresh breath on the go as they kill 99% of odor-causing bacteria in 30 seconds! And we all have 30 seconds to spare!

    The importance of eating healthy By Barbie's Beauty Bits

    Smiling & Laughing 
    Smiling and laughing can have an incredible impact on your well-being.  We frequently hear that a warm smile is the universal language of kindness.  Aside from presenting a more positive image to others, it also can help to reduce stress, as smiling will assist in creating more positive emotions within.

    The affect smiling and laughing can have on a person by barbies beauty bits
    Smiling And Laughing
    Being flexible and open to change is crucial.  "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the fortune." - John F. Kennedy

    We need to be able to change to grow. Being complacent with things will lead us on the path to failure.  Appreciating and understanding that life is always changing will make us more successful, happy, and appreciation of what we can and will be.

    So beauties, as you can see the overall the goal of bringing out the bold and beauty within ourselves is to take advantage of the opportunities around us! Doing so will allow us to change the outcome in life to something more positive.  Which ultimately will encourage relationships, respect and more! By us owning our BEAUTY within, this is what makes us all Bold, Fierce and BEAUTYful!


    Kick start your "BOLD BEAUTY" by Enjoying a $1.00 off your Listerine Cool Mint purchase at Walmart!

    You can find these two amazing products in the health and beauty section at your local Walmart, so what are you waiting for? A BOLD new you is right around the corner!

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    If you have any tips you'd like to share on how you rock your inner beauty, please share in the comment section below! 


    May 2, 2016

    The Easiest Way To Hide Your Grays In Between Coloring's!

    The Easiest Way To Hide Your Grays In Between Coloring's by barbie's beauty bits and everpro gray away

    Getting older sure does have its ups and downs, with Gray Hair being one of them.  While some may say, “Gray hair is a sign of wisdom or as I like to say... Those aren’t gray hairs they're strands of glitter growing from my head"… Let's be honest although these quotes are cute, there is nothing cute about gray hair, especially if it is before the age of 50!

    Unfortunately, I have a lot of gray hair (guess I’m a genius) and yes I cover my gray monthly! But the time in between coloring's seems to shorten, as those grays are not following the 4-week root touch up rule! Those bad boys pop up way too soon, I'm not ready for them! Hence, I need to have a way to hide them into between coloring's, and this is where EVERPRO® GRAY AWAY comes in!

    Tips to cover your gray hair, by Barbie's Beauty bits and Everpro
    This Is A Sponsored Post On Behalf Of EVERPRO. 

    Learn About EVERPRO®

    EVERPRO® is a brand whose mission is to offer innovative solutions to unique hair concerns. With its high-performance range of easy-to-use hair care products, EVERPRO® provides professional grade salon formulas to be used in the privacy of the home. 


    To share with you the easiest way to hide your grays in between coloring's, I have partnered up with Everpro®!  

    I was able to try their Gray Away Root touch-up magnetic powder to cover my wiry gray hair.  And let me tell you beauties this product is Fantastic!

    The Gray Away Root touch-up magnetic powder provided an instant solution for me to get rid of those unwanted gray roots. You see because I have dark hair, the line where the new growth starts is very prominent.  Even worse, as you can see from the photo below,  it makes me look bald in some places. However with the Gray Away, I was able to camouflage the regrowth into my colored hair while filling in those false thinning area’s giving me a fuller look!

    Tips to cover gray hair for dark hair, by barbies beauty bits and Everpro Gray Away

    How To Use

    This unique formula attaches along each hair strand like magnets providing the ultimate coverage that stays put all day long. Being in the beauty industry, looking the part is important.  So the fact that the Gray Away was self-adjusting and that it blends unnoticeably, has been a blessing in disguise. (disguising my grays).  This product is an affordable way (only $9.99) allowing you to save money by extending the time in between salon services.

    The black/dark brown was the color that I used. However, there are a total of 3 colors to choose from...
    In all, these colors will cover 9 shade levels.

    Applying The Product

    The container was very cute; I love that it is small enough that I can throw it in my purse or take it for travel and the mirror allows me to use it wherever!

    First, you want to remove the base to reveal the dome sponge applicator.  This hidden sponge applicator allows for precise control and coverage. And there are no flyaway's or black dusting left all over the place!

    Easiest way to cover gray hair in between colorings by barbies beauty bits and everpro gray away

    Next, lift the top lid for the powder and dip the sponge into touch-up magnetic powder.

    Everpro Gray Away Review by Barbies Beauty Bits

    Everpro Gray Away Review by Barbies Beauty Bits
    Using the sponge applicator, sweep a small amount of powder over gray roots starting from the scalp and working outward. 

    How to cover your gray hair with Everpro by Barbies Beauty Bits

    • Re-apply as necessary.
    • Lastly, removing the product is very easy as it washes out with shampoo! 
    While I did apply this all over to cover my grays, I wanted you to see just how great the coverage is by demonstrating this on just half of my head.  The front is where I applied the Gray Away Root touch-up powder, and you can see how it blends, matching my hair color perfectly! Plus the mineral-infused powder left my hair soft, and natural to the touch, unlike some other products I’ve used in the past. And the best part, without that gray hair halo I don't look like I'm loosing my hair!

    Tips to covering your gray hair by Barbie's Beauty Bits

     Final Look After Applying Everpro® Gray Away All Over!

    So there you have it beauties, the easiest way to hide your grays in between coloring's, with Gray Away from Everpro®

    And as a bonus, I have a 20% discount for my readers. Simply use my discount code NOGRAY20 at checkout, that is valid through 5/31/16!

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