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June 17, 2016

8 Tips To Feeling Fabulous This Summer

8 Tips To Feeling Fabulous This Summer, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Fitness and beauty can be one and the same. Being fit and healthy will automatically make you look better. A healthy inside creates a healthy outside. Fitness through exercise as well eating properly can help you to maintain a healthy body weight, improve muscle tone, to make us feel BEAUTYful from the inside out.

But none of that matters if you don’t feel good about yourself.  A healthy BEAUTYful person includes the way we think, our attitude about ourselves and the world around us.  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!

For this post, I have partnered up with Babble Boxx! We are featuring the Feel Fab for Summer Box! As you can see from below, this Beauty box is filled with all kinds of goodies that will lead you feeling fabulous this summer!

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media.
So, if you want to know the 8 ways to “Feeling Fab This Summer" continue reading.

1. Getting A Good Night Sleep
Getting your Vitamin Z, AKA your Beauty Rest is so important, this means having at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep.  Our bodies heal itself during a good night sleep, not only mentally but physically. However getting a good night sleep can be difficult for some. One of the key tips to getting your full Vitamin Z is 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.
Square-Cut Tank Is Only $26
Another element of getting a good night sleep is wearing something comfortable! And my Babble Boxx had a great Square Cut Tank top from 2(X)IST that is made for lounging and sleeping. With it being 100% breathable soft cotton it is perfect for those hot summer nights!

2. Eating Breakfast
Most of us have heard throughout time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am here to tell you that all of your meals are important, especially breakfast. The importance of breakfast is very well deserved and skipping this meal is bad news. Studies have found that people who don’t eat breakfast tend to overeat during the rest of the day and have more overall body fat. After sleeping, your body is drained of its fuel sources, due to overnight fasting. (To wake the body up, it must be refueled with food).

3. Exercise
By having a consistent exercise routine, you can feel happier, healthier, energetic, and confident. According to my personal trainer, it also increases our bone density and muscle that can make our body look much younger.

4. Your Workout Clothes
To get us in the exercise mode it is important to make sure that you have some clothes to work out in! While you don't need to spend a fortune on your clothes, it is important to have some attire set aside for working out. With sweating and the movement from exercising, you want to make sure that the clothes you are wearing are going to let your skin breath and more importantly one made of a wicking fabric to keep that sweat off of you.

So to get your mind in the right exercise mode, 2(X)IST also included a No sweat - 100% moisture wicking fabric pair of leggings! These workout leggings are fashionable and more importantly performance functionality.  The 2(X)IST brand was created with one thought in mind: What is this product’s reason to exist? Hence having some clothes that are strictly just for working out is key!

The leggings I received, are pictured below. They also come in prints, ombre's, pops of color and…
  • Power mesh inserts to show off contoured calve
  • A wide waistband that contours and stays put
  • Contrast compression piping sculpts and elongates the leg
  • Hidden zip pockets for keys or cards
  • Solid $48, Printed $52

5. Stop Stressing
More and more people have stress in their lives, and a working mother's stress has increased over the years, more than the average man.  So, trying to implement some me time is important to stay relaxed. There were 3 Fabulous Therapy bath and body products in the Babble Boxx from Village Naturals! I was able to use these products for some much-needed me time that soothed my sore muscles, relaxed my body and softened my skin!

Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Foaming Bath Soak with Epsom Salt (36 oz.)
  • Revitalize and restore while soaking in a blend of essential oils and extracts including Eucalyptus, Spearmint and cooling Menthol.
  • The Epsom Salt helps ease stressed muscles while the softly foaming bath relaxes and comforts your body, taking you to never, neverland!
Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak (20 oz.)
  • Relieve sore muscles and joints by soaking in a bath with a comforting blend of Eucalyptus and cooling menthol.
  • Infused with extracts of Spearmint & Matricaria to soften the skin.
  • The combination of Sea Salt and Epsom Salt help to draw out impurities and ease tired muscles.
Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Foaming Bath Oil & Body Wash (16 oz.)
  • Relax and restore in the potent blend of essential oils and extracts including Eucalyptus, Spearmint, and cooling menthol

Bottom line setting aside a night of relaxation can help lead to positive thoughts, which ultimately can contribute to making our skin appear more attractive and youthful!

Speaking of youthful skin brings me to the next item that was in the box which is Skincare!

6. Self Care
Self-care can prevent, delay, and reduce a lot of problems! Aside from the tips I gave above, effective self-care also includes a little pampering now and then!  See below some of the ways you can reward yourself!

While good health brings a glow to the skin and a twinkle in the eye, none of that means anything if you don’t have a skincare regimen in place! If you follow my blog regularly you know how much of a skin care junkie I am, and the “Feeling Fab Babble Boxx” contained an anti-wrinkle and hydrating face serum, that I was excited to try!

Unfortunately, stress can lead to aging skin. But having a product that you can use in the morning and the evening like the LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme, from Vichy can help your skin look more luminous, rested, and moisturized.


This is Vichy’s best-selling anti-wrinkle and hydrating face serum. One thing I liked about this product is that it contained 10% Rhamnose, which is a great alternative to Retinol, especially for those with sensitive skin!

Rhamnose is a natural sugar clinically-proven to act on skin rejuvenation and fight the signs of aging, with Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid. As a result, Rhamnose absorbs into skin's surface layers for immediate plumping and hydrating action. Your pores are visibly reduced, and your skin feels smoother, softer & more hydrated without any irritation!

Some other things to know about LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 SUPREME

  • It is a non-greasy, non-sticky, and non-shiny.
  • In just 10 minutes, skin looks illuminated and plumped
  • From 10 days, 10 aging signs can look visibly improved, leaving your skin looking more luminous, rested, and feeling moisturized.
Overall this lightweight formula is a perfect anti-aging solution for the summer months.


Making your skin summer ready includes exfoliation, and the Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub did just that! By gently removing dead skin for the most efficient shave yet!

The exfoliating Shave Prep Body Scrub pampers the skin with essential ingredients like Oat Kernel Oil, which helps relieve skin irritation and Avocado Oil to help keep the skin moisturized, which is important to add to a summer skin care routine!

The Shave Prep Body Scrub lifts the hair and preps skin for a smooth, close shave, without ingrown hairs or those pesky red bumps.

Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Applying makeup can really get you feeling fabulous! While I know that makeup application can be frustrating to some, treating yourself to a mini makeover, can not only make you look great but also feel great!  One of the key things to do is to watch what the makeup artist is doing so you can apply some of these tips at home! Additionally, you want to keep in mind what products she used in case you want to recreate the look later.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara by barbies beauty bits

While remembering all of the makeup steps is not always easy, one of the must-haves in your beauty arsenal is mascara!  One makeup item I do not leave home without is MASCARA! Even on those no-makeup days, I always wear mascara, it's my SUPERHERO, and that is why I was so happy to see that  IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara was in the box! I've used this mascara in the past and really like it. It transforms the look of your lashes in just a few coats!

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, by Barbie's Beauty Bits

This unique mascara is also formulated with peptides, proteins, biotin, lash-enhancing polymers, and collagen. You are a superhero! You do it all--now your mascara does too!

8. 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.

In conclusion, if the body and mind are not healthy, then it's hard for a person to feel truly fabulous! But by implementing some of these tips and the products found in June's Babble Boxx you’ll be on your way to feeling fab this summer!


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