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June 18, 2017

Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer

Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer With Nair and Barbies Beauty Bits

Summer is almost officially here, which means the beach, pools, shorts, sandals, tank tops and of course a bathing suit.  But are you ready to sport those shorts, bikini and show the world your feet, feeling and looking confident?  Well, if not, don't worry as I have partnered up with Babbleboxx and Nair™ Hair Removal to share with you A Beauty Guide To Getting You Beach Ready This Summer and make sure to check out our giveaway!

Find What “Suits” You Best
  1. Finding the right bathing suit, whether a one piece or a bikini can be a daunting task. It is important when shopping that you are choosing a swimsuit that fits your body type, this works for most of your other summer wardrobe as well, doing so is going to allow you to feel more confident in the way you look.  No matter your size there is a bathing suit that will work well with your body.  The key is to find styles that flatter you and stick with that; this is not a one style for all!!!
  2. The second tip when selecting the perfect bathing suit is to take along a friend who you know will be 100% honest.  Thankfully, I have some very blunt friends and of course, my mom will never sugar coat.  I would not advise bringing along your significant other to help you shop.  For one they may not always be honest as they don’t want to hurt your feelings and secondly, they may be focusing on certain body parts instead of looking at your overall appearance.
Smooth Summer Skin
There's nothing more beautiful than the confidence that comes with smooth, radiant skin and this goes for your bikini line as well! And do I have the product for you to help remove those itty bitty and stubborn hairs… Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face! Say goodbye to showing your private area to the salon and hello to a mess-free, easy, and no expertise required, waxing you can do in the comfort of your home! Plus, you'll be saving money!!!

Smooth Summer Skin Nair Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face by barbies beauty bits

Bikini Waxing Checklist: 
While these are easy to use, I wanted to share with some tips to help you to get the smoothest skin.
  • Exfoliate: Removing those dead skin cells is essential, as dead skin cells, can clog the pores and contribute to ingrown hair, so to alleviate this from happening I suggest exfoliating prior.
  • The Length Of The Hair: I found waxing works best if your hair is more of an ideal length, which is not any longer than ½” long.  On the same token, you don’t want it too short. So, if your hairs are long from being hidden all winter, trim them down. If shorter, allow them to grow in a bit.
  • Your skin should be clean and dry; free of oils, creams, and perspiration. 
  • You want to wash your skin with soap and water, and DRY thoroughly before waxing.  Moisture will prevent the wax from adhering, so I suggest showering an hour or so before, this way you will ensure there is not any excess moisture on your hair (course, dry hair is easier to remove).
  • If the climate is hot and humid, lightly dust the area you plan to wax with powder.
  • You do want to complete a patch test. Apply a test strip to a small area where the strip will be used and wait 24 hours if skin appears normal, proceed. 
  • These wax strips require no warming or rubbing, simply apply in the direction of hair growth. 
  • To remove, just hold the skin taut at the base of the strip with your free hand and with one quick movement, pull the strip off with the other hand. Always pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pull strip parallel to the line of the body.
  • The same strip may be used several times until it no longer adheres to the skin.
  • After your waxing is complete, use a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue.
  • Results can last up to 8 weeks and help minimize future hair growth.
How to use Nair Wax Ready-Strips for Bikini & Face by barbies beauty bits
Treat Your Toes
Those feet have been cooped up for months, so let them loose. With summer in the air, the shining sun, it's time to show off those feet and toes, but make sure they are ready! One of the best ways to revive your feet and toes is with a pedicure. Because when your feet feel good, your whole body feels refreshed and energized.

Get your toes summer ready by barbies beauty bits
I love Summertime, weather! However, it doesn't always love us back, especially when it comes to our hair and skin. Every year, people suffer the results of the sizzling summer sun. From sunburns to damaged hair, the sun wreaks havoc upon us in many ways.

Skin And Eyes
Protecting your skin is essential, hence using a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is a must and make sure you are protecting your eyes with some sunglasses!

Tips to protecting your hair, skin and eyes this summer by barbies beauty bits

Covering Your Hair
When at the beach, I always wear a hat to protect my hair from the hot UV rays of the sun that can damage my hair.  Additionally, the salt water can turn my blond hair brassy, and that is the last thing I need after spending all that money to lighten my hair.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water! This is one thing I am not good at, but drinking plenty of water will help hydrate and give your hair and skin the internal moisture it needs to look and feel healthy. And when you feel good, you will be surer of yourself.

So, there you have it, our beauty guide to helping you to be summer ready! As you can see a little preplanning will ensure that your day on the beach, or at the pool for that matter, can now be about unwinding, having fun, while remaining confident all summer long! And if all that wasn't good enough, we also are going to give you a kick start with a FREE box of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini.  See how to enter below!

From June 19th - 25th 2017, the first 100 people will get a box of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini, plus a $1 OFF coupon by mail.. Click here to register.
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June 11, 2017

Beauty And The Cat

Beauty And The Cat by Barbie's Beauty Bits

Being your resource for all things BEAUTYful, sometimes I share the BEAUTY with my cat, Miss Bella.  She loves to see all the packages I get, and when one is for her I know she is thinking…PURRfect, love it when you get me some goodies too! And with that, I am here to share with you Beauty And The Cat with the Luxury Cat Hammock.

This cat hammock by Pet Magasin is the cat's meow! It is a great looking Hammock for your kitty to get her cat naps in!

Easy to assemble and made from quality materials of maple hardwood for the frame and the Hammock itself is a neutral color (double sided), so it will blend right in with any home!

Assembling the Pet Magasin cat hammock by barbies beauty bits
As always, Bella had to be in the midst of everything, so it did take me a bit to put this together as she kept sitting on the pieces.  But after about 30 minutes I was able to get this put together.  So now for the testing, NOT!

What do I mean by that? Well, Bella wasn’t having any of it at first, and this is because I did not pull strings tight enough on the hammock.  My cat is a typical scardey cat, and the wobbling of the hammock was too much for her.  So, I found out I had to make it a bit more taut, which was very easy.  All I had to do was to tie the strings much tighter and voila this hammock became the cat's pajamas!

The Pet Magasin cat hammock review by barbies beauty bits
 Other Ways To Get Your Cat Acclimated
Even though I made the hammock sturdy, it still took some time for Bella to stay in the hammock for an extended period.  So, I decided the lay some of her favorite toys on it.  I also moved her old sitting perch from the window and replaced with the cat hammock by Pet Magasin. Lastly, I decided to incorporate some cuddle time with Bella, she loves to be next to me, but not always on top of me. So just having her relax next to me in the Hammock, while I was working on the computer helped as well.

Tips for your cat to relax by barbies beauty bits
What Is This?

Beds for your cat by barbies beauty bits
Time For A Cat Nap
I do plan on taking this hammock to our my vacation home that has a big bay window as Miss Bella will love to lay on it, as the morning sun hits her beautiful black fur!

This luxury cat hammock is already a great deal on Amazon and Pet Magasin, but you can also save an additional 30% off that! Just use code: 5F2WSQO4 at checkout.

So there you have it, some MEOWtastic times with Beauty And The Cat, until next time!
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