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March 31, 2022

How To Get Beachy Wave Curls Using A Curling Iron

How To Get Beachy Wave Curls Using A Curling Iron, Barbies Beauty Bits

Tips For Getting The Perfect Beach Wave Curls Using A Curling Iron Brought To You By Barbie's Beauty Bits. Beachy wave curls are a go-to celebrity hairstyle and have been for a while, as they look great on virtually everyone of all hair lengths, hair types, all occasions, and ages.

However, mastering those perfectly loose curls can be a daunting task. But not any longer with my top tips to Achieve Beachy Waves Curls using a Chi Haircare Lava Curl Shot! Allowing you to curl with heat and set with cool air for the perfect looking beachy wavy hair.

So if you want to find out How To Get Beach Wave Curls Using A Curling Iron, continue reading.

Mastering The Beach Wave Curl So It Is Not Prom Curls
Many of you have probably experienced creating these curls is not a walk in the park. Overdo it; you'll have big prom hair. Not the do you're going for, right?

Well, there is most certainly a science to it. But luckily, with the right hair products, curling device, technique, and good ole practice, you too will be able to master the beach waves at home.

The Best Curling Wand For Creating Beach Wave Curls
While there are a few curling iron options on the market work for this, today, I will be talking about the Curl Shot from Chi. But the key in whichever device you use is to understand the curling iron's barrel size, which can affect the curl. See below

  • For tight beach wave curls try a 3/4 inch barrel
  • 1 inch for a classic beach wave curl
  • 1 1/4 inches for loose wave curls

While I said some barrel sizes would offer tighter or looser curls, another thing to keep in mind is the longevity of the curl. I want the curls in my hair to last for at least three days; hence, I start with a tighter curl as it will loosen over time.

The Curl Shot from Chi is different from a traditional curling wand or curling iron, as it uses the approach of curl with heat and setting with cool. I've done this for years, using a hairdryer on the cool setting to set the curl. But it is challenging to get perfected, but not any longer with this curling device that does it for you. 

13 Tips To The Perfect Beach Wave Curl, Barbies Beauty Bits

13 Tips To The Perfect Beach Wave Curl

  1. Prep the hair with humidity control, volumizing product, or beach spray to add grit and texture
  2. Section off hair into the top and bottom
  3. Separate strands into the left and right side
  4. Hold the curling wand upright, place a one to two-inch section of hair around the barrel
  5. For perfect beachy waves, avoid starting at the scalp. Instead, start curling the hair a few inches down the hair shaft
  6. Never curl the ends. They need to be left straight since beach waves should have a slightly undone, effortless look! SO...leave 1-2 inches of the ends of hair out of the curling device
  7. Curl AWAY from your face
  8. Hold for three to four seconds
  9. Press the cool shot button to release cool air and allow the curl to fall down the barrel of the curling iron
  10. Break up the waves with your fingers...Once the hair is completely curled and has cooled, you want to spray the texture spray on your fingers and run your finger through the waves to loosen
  11. Finish off with a humidity fighting texture spray like Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High Hold Hairspray
  12. For longevity and to prevent from you hair getting dirty quickly sleep with your hair up on your head at night.
  13. Use a dry shampoo a day after shampooing. The key is to use the dry shampoo before your hair gets dirty.
product needed for the perfect beach wave curls, barbies beauty bits

Product Needed For The Perfect Beach Wave Curl
I include this as I've tried so many products, and they never seemed to work, which is why I usually always resorted to making my own clip in hair extensions with the beachy wave. And now that I have the products that actually work when trying to create the perfect beachy wave curl, I'm gonna share!

I learned something the other day from a new stylist. She explained that while many of us may want to spray a hair spray to hold the hair in place and then later brush out, if using a spray that leaves the hair hard, when you go to brush it out or even run your fingers through it, you can pull out the curl. With that, below are some products I suggest to get the beach waves hairstyle.

Beach Wave Curling Iron/Curling Wand

CHI's cool shot curling iron instantly sets the curls and makes the style last longer. The ergonomic design allows you to style your hair with less tension and twists easily. The barrel also makes this curling device unique as it is sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials; volcanic lava. Combined with the power of CHI ceramic allows for voluminous, shiny, long-lasting curls without the damaging effects of some other high-heat styling tools on the market.

Best Texture Spray For A Beach Wave Curl

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray found on Amazon

Best Surf Spray For A Beach Wave Look

In addition to the texture spray to help to get beach waves hair, I also like a good Surf Spray from Bumble and Bumble (which is just sea salt spray, really). You do not need both. CLICK HERE TO GET $10 OFF

Hair Clip

To hold your hair up, duh.

Humidity Resistant Hairspray

Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High Hold Hairspray

Dry Shampoo

Many do not know this but the tip to using dry shampoo it to use it the day after you wash it. Do not wait until it is dirty. My favorite Dry Shampoo is Klorane

For some additional tips for getting a beach wave curl check out some of these tips

Best Ways To Get Beach Waves

8 Ways To Get Beach Wave Hair

Heatless Tips To Getting Beach Wave Curls


March 28, 2022

Spring Beauty Tips And More

Spring Beauty Tips, Barbies Beauty Bits

Spring weather will be here soon, which means pretty Spring attire, fun Spring lipsticks, and more. To pull it all off, the beauty spotlight team has put together some beauty tips to allow you to look SPRINGtastic 

The warmer weather is amongst us, so it is time to lighten up your load, and we are not just talking about your wardrobe. When switching out those heavy sweaters from the winter months for a lighter blouse, the same goes with our makeup routine as Barbie’s Beauty Bits share her tips on how to transition your makeup from winter to spring.

Nude Spring Lipsticks

Westman Atelier Lip Suede in Les Nudes is a gorgeous customizable nude lip palette that is nourishing and moisturizing. The shades range from warm rose and mulled wine to the lighter shades peony and café crème, and Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is bewitched by the colors and formula.

Spring Wardrobe

Angie at Your True Self Blog has a simple way that she likes to use every year to transition her wardrobe from winter to spring. She shares this technique with you in her post “How to Clean Out Your Closet for Spring in 6 Easy Steps.”
Allison from Never Say Die Beauty announces City Beauty’s 20th Anniversary Sale, 40% off everything, now through March 31. Click here for the code and details.
What do you consider a toy – makeup wise that is? Marcia introduces you to the fun Alleyoop Multi-Tasker brush on Never Say Die Beauty.

March 24, 2022

Transitioning Your Makeup From Winter To Spring

Transitioning Your Makeup From Winter To Spring, Barbies Beauty Bits

The warmer weather is amongst us, so it is time to lighten up your load, and we are not just talking about your wardrobe. When switching out those heavy sweaters from the winter months for a lighter blouse, the same goes with our makeup routine! Saying goodbye to those thick full, coverage foundations, dark hues of lipstick, and more is a must when transitioning your makeup from winter to Spring!

Before you start diving in on some new products for Spring, you need to make sure that you do a little Spring Cleaning.

Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Products
While you're going through your cabinets, closets, and scrubbing floors for a deep cleaning, don't forget about Spring cleaning your beauty routine. That's right! This means replacing expired products with new ones and sloughing off that winter buildup of dried skin cells to reveal hydrated, glowing, healthy perfect Spring skin!

Old expired makeup can cause breakouts and other skin issues. There are not many standards in the US regarding whether your makeup is expired. But some manufacturers do include a suggested shelf life. See some of them below!

USA Makeup Shelf Life Suggestions
  • Liquid Concealer: 2 years
  • Foundation: 2 years
  • Face Powder: 2 years
  • Powder Blush: 2 years
  • Cream Blush: 1 year
How Exfoliating Your Face Can Create A Flawless Makeup Look
I am bringing this up first before discussing any makeup ideas for Spring. As the key to flawless makeup application is smooth skin. Caked-on, flakey makeup happens because of the buildup of dead skin cells.  
Do you ever find yourself saying...
  1. My makeup makes me look older
  2. Why is my makeup clumpy or flaky
  3. Oh no, it's settling into fine lines

Sound familiar? Well, probably so, as this is quite common, and most people's initial response is that their makeup sucks, I need to get something else. Well, before you go and splurge on some new Spring makeup, you need to consider it could be your skincare routine that is the problem!

That's right. Beauties, you need to buff away those dead, dry, or dying cells to balance your skin. Otherwise, you will highlight those imperfections instead of concealing them when applying makeup! It seems contractive, doesn't it? But that layer of skin cells creates false wrinkles, flakiness, creasing, and other issues as your makeup clings to it. Hence, it is crucial to exfoliate 2-3 times a week!

By doing so, you are sloughing off dead skin, creating a smoother canvas on which the makeup can adhere, making for a more even, flawless makeup look. 

Spring makeup tips Barbies Beauty Bits

Go Lighter With Your Beauty Products In The Spring

Swap Your Moisturizer For Lighter Lotion
There is no better time to start prepping your complexion for the rising temperatures and humidity! Heat can cause an increase in oil production and lead to problematic skin, so switching to a lighter formula is first on the list!

Swap Out That Thicker Foundation For A Lighter One
Aside from swapping out a thick moisturizer, you also need to say goodbye to those heavy foundations. While full coverage makeup works well in the winter, Spring is an entirely different ball game. Wearing a lighter, dewier coverage, like one from a BB cream, even a tinted moisturizer will lend to that younger dewy Spring glow.

Mascara Is A Girls Best Friend
Most of us have a staple in our makeup bag, and mine is, you guessed it, MASCARA!

Some mascaras curls, some lengthen, some add volume, and the best is when you find one that does all three! Mascara has a magical way of opening up the entire face and making you look refreshed. I have a bonus tip to get the most out of your mascara by using a mascara primer!

So what exactly is a mascara primer, you ask? I like to compare it to an underwire bra to lift and define lashes, but that is not all an excellent mascara primer can offer! It also creates a smooth surface base by filling in the gaps, so your mascara applies flawlessly. Some of the other benefits include...

Benefits Of Using A Mascara Primer

  • Provides lash separation
  • It offers a thicker, more voluminous lash
  • Builds length
  • Helps lashes hold a curl
  • It can help condition the lashes as most contain hair-loving ingredients, like peptides and biotin

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Perfect Your Lipstick Game In The Spring
There's something LIPtastic about changing your lip color seasonally! And with Spring in the air, why not try a new lipstick color. I know finding the perfect lipstick can be a daunting task. From understanding your skin's undertones and the color that best fits to knowing which color will best positively flatter your teeth. But not any longer with these top beauty tips for the perfect Spring lipstick.

Give Yourself Options With Some Bundles
Since you may want to try something new for your spring (and later summer), it’s worth having as many options as possible.

However, buying a lot of makeup a la carte, so to speak, can be expensive. But not with makeup kits and bundles. They are an effortless way of discovering new products and are more budget-friendly in the long run.

Plus, with makeup bundles, you can take the time to learn what works and what doesn’t work. You might even stumble across a new makeup product you never realized you needed.

Invest In Your Beauty Tools
Investing in your makeup brushes is essential; this also means cleaning them regularly. The fact is that makeup brushes harbor large amounts of dead skin cells, makeup, oil, and bacteria. Who wants to put that all over their face, not us! And if that wasn't bad enough, dirty makeup brushes can lead to premature aging as we expose our skin to oxidative stress.

Furthermore, cleaning your makeup brushes will ensure they remain in the best shape and increase longevity. Your beauty tools are just as necessary as the makeup itself, so take care of them.

In conclusion, the warmer weather should not hinder you from looking fabulous and rocking your makeup this Spring. Using the above tips to transition your makeup from winter to Spring, you can be prepared for the warmer weather, sun, and more!


March 21, 2022

Banana Milk, The Newest Plant Based Milk Alternative

Banana Milk, The Newest Plant Based Milk Alternative, Barbies Beauty Bits

Read more as Barbie's Beauty Bits shares, banana milk the newest plant-based milk alternative!

For Goodness sakes, as Gwen Stefani would say...Let me hear you say; this sh!t is bananas...B-A-N-A-N-A-S

And it sure is! I am so happy to have tried this banana milk from Mooala Koala! It tastes like a banana smoothie minus all the grams of sugar as it is naturally sweet.

Banana Milk, The Newest Plant Based Milk Option
There are tons of options for non-dairy kinds of milk, and it’s no secret that non-dairy milk alternatives are having a moment. From almond milk to oat milk, many plant-based alternatives to dairy milk are abundant. But most are made from nuts, so I was surprised when I found this banana milk on Instagram.

Banana milk is a delicious nut-free, dairy-free milk alternative. I love that this is a plant-based product minus some of the gums you commonly see in organic, non-dairy, non-GMO, certified gluten-free foods, like carrageenan, xanthan gum, guar gum, locust bean gum, acacia gum, etc.

Banana milk is also healthy as bananas are full of potassium, electrolytes, and other nutrients, you will not find this in nut milk products. 

Moola Koala Banana Milk Review, Barbies Beauty Bits

Moola Koala Banana Milk
Mooala Koala banana milk has no added sugar and comes in three flavors, real banana, strawberry banana, and chocolate banana! And This stuff is the Sh!t! For example, the strawberry, which is my favorite, blends real, organic strawberries and bananas with buttery-smooth organic sunflower seeds to create the creamiest, fruitiest obsession that is healthy!

My boyfriend loves the banana chocolate, which reminds me of Ben and Jerry's junky monkey frozen banana and chocolate ice cream.

Any banana flavor you can't go wrong with this dairy/vegan milk alternative. And while the strawberry reminds me of a strawberry and banana milkshake or smoothie by taste, it is not by consistency, so do not expect it to be thick. It has a 2% milk consistency similar to almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.   

So who is ready to jump on this banana wave? Give fruit-based banana alt milk a try with one of these easy, delicious recipes. Better yet, try them all as they are the $H!T!

Moola Koala Banana Milk Recipes, barbies beauty bits

Barbie's Beauty Bits Favorite Moola Koala Banana Milk Recipes


March 7, 2022

International Women's Day Deals 2022

International Women's Day Deals 2022, Barbies Beauty Bits

There's nothing like carving out self-care time in your schedule to set yourself up for success, and Women's Day gives you a fantastic opportunity to slow down, feel relaxed, and take time for yourself!

Check out some of these great tips, beauty products, and more to treat yourself this International Women's Day, which is March 8th!

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Pamper Yourself With Some Great Skincare
This Acid-Duo Hibiscus Cream exfoliant from Wishtrend offers a gentle exfoliation as it contains ingredients such as...

Hibiscus Flower Extract
A powerful antioxidant that prevents skin aging and reduces inflammation. It also contains AHA that helps exfoliate

LHA (Capryloyl Salicylic Acid)
Provides gentle exfoliation for softer, smoother skin

PHA (Gluconolactone)
Effectively exfoliates the skin without any irritation while giving hydration to the skin

Click here to start shopping and saving on Wishtrend

5 Tips To Pamper Yourself On International Women's Day

5 Tips To Pamper Yourself On International Women's Day
As Courtney with The Makeup Drawer says, "Self-care is Self-love!" And now you can do just that with these top 5 ways to pamper yourself on International Women's Day.

Women's Day gives you an excellent opportunity to cherish the moments of self-indulgence and an at-home spa day using The Makeup Drawers, self-beauty care box to help you relax, refresh, and reset.

This beauty box is a great way to pamper as it has everything you need to wind down, feel calm, and uplift your spirits. Get your selfcare kit here!


Get Younger Looking Skin In 5 Minutes With Pila From Heaven On Earth

Here is your chance to learn Instagram's hottest anti-aging skincare trend, Gua Sha, for firmer and younger-looking skin. This beauty tool, often referred to as the Botox/facelift of the East, is taking over the world, one contoured, firmer, lifted face at a time.

By the end of this facial, your complexion will look glowy, contoured, even tighter – almost as if you've gotten a facelift! (but in the comfort of your own home).

That's right, let the spa come to you with this 45-minute session, where I will teach you the proper way to Gua Sha to younger-looking skin. All you need is a hand, some oil, and if you have a Gua Sha tool, perfect.

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Ways To Save On Appliances, Work Attire, Skincare And More


From nice outfits for working from home and spotlighting frugal buys to knowing how to buy the right appliances online, we have you covered this week with these tips on how to save on appliances, work attire,skincare and more!

/skin regimen/ ginger cleansing oil, made by Davines, is extraordinarily lovely from its texture, to its smell, to its unmistakable efficacy. Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog loves the gorgeous light ginger aroma, and that it feels like velvet on the skin

At Your True Self Blog, Angie’s key goals when getting dressed are to have comfort and style at the same time. With that in mind, she came up with lots of different ways to create some nice outfits for working from home. She hopes that her ideas will inspire new ways to add variety to your everyday life.

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her beauty empties from February. Find out why several of her 14 empties were repurchased already.

Just like when purchasing skincare tools, technology has positively impacted with advanced home appliances. Knowing how to buy the right appliances can bring multiple benefits for your home and the environment. So make sure to take your time and take advantage of all the great tools out there like this ultimate buying guide to appliances from Barbie’s Beauty Bits.

This week Marcia has been spotlighting frugal buys from Hard Candy and Eveline. See what her favorite $6 item is and why it’s making her happy.

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