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October 31, 2022

Ipsy Bags October 2022 Review

Ipsy Bags October 2022 Review, Barbies Beauty Bits

Ready to look drop-dead gorgeous this Halloween with Ipsy?


Well, Ipsy has conjured up some beauty treats with their October 2022 Glam bags. There is everything you need for frightfully flawless skin and ghoulishly glam looks, all in some bewitching Ipsy bags!

 

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Ipsy Bag Review Halloween 2022
This month's theme being HAUL - OWEEN! From Glam ghosts. Wickedly witches. Chic cat. They have you covered with the October 2022, Ipsy Bags.

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Ipsy October 2022 Glam Bag Plus Products

Ipsy October 2022 Glam Bag Products

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Ipsy Bag Subscription: What It Is and How It Works

In case you still need to subscribe. Ipsy offers glam bags containing full-size beauty products and samples. The Ipsy subscription service sends you a new makeup and skincare bag each month filled with full-size and sample products.


Here are some examples:

  1. Products for hair
  2. Products for the skin
  3. Full-size and sample makeup
  4. The cutest makeup bags
  5. Plus, much more!

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Ipsy Subscription Price

Ipsy offers a variety of bags at a variety of prices.


The Ipsy Glam Bag costs $13 per month

This is the original beauty bag. The Glam Bag features five deluxe-size samples (worth over $50), letting you discover new beauty products. Your bag can also include one product each month, adding to the Spooktacular fun.


Glam Bag Plus: $28 per month

Full-size favorites you love. Your Glam Bag Plus includes five full-size beauty products (worth over $120). The product selections change monthly, so there is always something fun to look forward to.


Ipsy's Glam Bag X: $58/quarter

What to feel a little more BOOtiful?? You can upgrade to the Glam Bag X, an exclusive quarterly upgrade to your IPSY membership, which includes eight full-size products (worth up to $350) selected by some of the biggest stars and tastemakers in the beauty industry.


Each shipment includes three full-size beauty products from the hottest brands, must-try launches, and the most coveted brands. During upgrade months (February, May, August, and November), Glam Bag X replaces your regular monthly bag.

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October 29, 2022

Beauty Tips To Update Your Fall Routine


Beauty Tips To Update Your Fall Routine, Barbies Beauty Bits

Fall is in full swing here and it is time to update your Fall routine! That means stylish blazers, cozy sweaters, cooler weather, and unfortunately, drier skin, nails and hair! But not any longer with these beauty tips from the beauty spotlight team!

Spongell√©’s New Release Body Buffers are perfect for holiday gift-giving, and Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog can’t say enough good things about them!

Suits, jackets and blazers are big for fall and winter. (Do you think women are wanting to dress up more for work and play?) Angie at Your True Self Blog has style tips and over 35 ways to wear a tuxedo jacket.

Looking for an affordable, clean beauty hair care brand that the whole family can use? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends Earth Clean Beauty’s shampoo and conditioner that comes in 4 different formulations!

Marcia from Never Say Die Beauty shares a nail polish that is perfect for every day use and a brand with gorgeous vegan 21-free shades. You’ll love Liberation Nails selections.

Nothing is worse than curls that don’t stay in place after spending forever and a day curling your hair, and as soon as you walk out the door, BAM, your curls have wilted or gone into frizz mode. If this describes your curl experience, today is your lucky day. As Barbie’s Beauty Bits shares hair styling tips to keep your curls bouncy and salon-perfect for longer.

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October 27, 2022

Hair Styling Tips To Make Curls Stay

Hair Styling Tips To Make Curls Stay, Barbies Beauty Bits

Hair Styling Tips To Make Curls Stay With Barbie's Beauty Bits And PRIZM Bloom Automatic Automatic Hair Curler

Nothing is worse than curls that don't stay in place after spending forever and a day curling your hair, and as soon as you walk out the door, BAM, your curls have wilted or gone into frizz mode.

If this describes your curl experience, today is your lucky day. As Barbie’s Beauty Bits shares hair styling tips to keep your curls bouncy and salon-perfect for longer.

Invest In Good Beauty Tools For Your Hair
If you have been using a curling tool on your hair and are wondering why it's not working, it may be because you need to upgrade your beauty tool. 

While higher-quality curling irons will be more expensive, you will get better-looking curls. Additionally, these irons tend to last longer than cheaper ones, so you'll have healthier hair for longer.

When shopping for beauty tools, choose ones that contain less damaging products, such as Ceramic Tourmaline rods/barrels with Electro-Optical Stone Coatings to balance your hair's ions and leave it shinier.  It also neutralizes static electricity and keeps hair moisturized for a long time.

Effortless Curls With An Automatic Curling
An Automatic Curling Iron Is Your Dream Come True, like PRIZM Bloom Anti-Scald Automatic Automatic Hair Curler, but what the heck is it? 

Automatic curling irons, also known as spinning curling irons, do precisely what they sound like. With this hair tool, you don't need any skills to achieve salon-like curls that last all day. It rotates to curl your hair, speeds up curling, and saves you from an extra arm workout.

You simply press a button and hold it for a few seconds to use it. Hair is drawn into a curl chamber, heated, and timed to produce perfect curls and waves every time!

Additionally, most will have a beeping sound to indicate that curling is completed! And a viola, gorgeous curls!

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What To Look For When Purchasing An Automatic Curling Iron
Aside from the barrel size and what it is made from. You want to look at the heating element of the curling device to avoid heat damage to hair and scalp.

Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage
Heat damage is the worst, but Prizm minimizes that risk when you use its rotating curling iron. Aside from the ceramic barrel with infrared heat to help protect the health of your hair while styling. It also breaks down water molecules in your hair to help moisturize your strands.

And if that wasn't enough, it offers an anti-scalding protective top cover for the heating rod. So you no longer have to worry about burning your scalp, fingers, or, worse, your face when curling your hair.

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Look For A Device That Offers Different Temperature Options
4-temperature settings (330°F, 370°F, 410°F, 450°F) that you can easily adjust, creating a customized styling experience without causing unnecessary heat damage.

How To Curl Your Hair Using An PRIZM Bloom Automatic Curling Iron
By now, you should better understand how automatic curling irons work. If you'd like a little more guidance on how to use one, Barbie's Beauty Bits has you covered. 

Take your Prizm Bloom rotating curling iron for a spin using the following steps.

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Protect Your Hair
To hold curls, you must ensure your hair is healthy. For your hair to hold a curl, it needs to have the right amount of moisture and texture to it. While there are tons of fantastic heat protection products, you must also use a hair treatment once a month.

Something like a Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment helps to hydrate, reduce frizz, eliminate brittleness and improve shine while helping to protect all hair types from the impact caused by environmental pollution.

Don't Curl Right After You Wash Your Hair
While damaged, dry hair makes it hard to hold a curl, having too healthy hair can have the same effect. This is why the time for the best curls is with 2-day-old hair. Your hair may be too soft and slippery to style, and your curls, if you do it immediately after washing, will lose shape quickly, especially if you have fine hair or bone-straight hair.

By waiting a few days, your hair's natural oils build up, giving curls a better hold.

Dry shampoo is an excellent option if you are worried about oil build-up, and if you must wash your hair, make sure to apply a texturizing spray afterward.

Use A Texturizing Spray To Hold Your Curls
An alternative to hairspray is a texturizing spray. Thus, your curls will remain in place without becoming weighed down and losing their bounce. It can be used before and after.

Additionally, it adds volume and removes oils from your hair like dry shampoo.

The Direction Of The Curl
There are many different ways to curl your hair, and I prefer curling my hair in different directions for a more natural look. And with the PRIZM Bloom Automatic Curling Iron, you can do just as it provides users with two spinning directions. (clockwise or Anticlockwise).

  • At a 90° angle, insert a section of hair about 3/4" to 1" into the curl chamber opening.
  • Curl the hair by holding down the button in the desired direction. The hair strand will automatically curl into the chamber around the curling rod.
  • Once the hair strand is entirely in the chamber, release the button. It will stop rotating.
  • Once the curl time reaches 7 seconds, you will hear some beeps.
  • Once the tool has been gently removed from the hair, move on to the next step.
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Cool Your Curls
I always say curl with heat and set with cool. As allowing your curls to cool will also help get them to stay.
There are a few ways you can do this.

Using a clip or bobby pin, pin the curls in place. Hair changes shape when heated by a curling iron, and clipping it keeps the curls in shape even as it cools.

A hairdryer with a cool air setting, such as the IG INGLAM Professional High-speed Hair Dryer, is essential to setting your hair and sealing its cuticle. After hair has been curled and clipped, turn your hairdryer to cool and hold it far away from your head; this is the fastest way to set your style.

Tips To Keeping The Curls For Days
All these tips will help make your curls last during the day, but bouncy curls are much more challenging after sleeping on them all night.

Here are a few tips if you want your curls to stay bouncy all night.

  • Use a scrunchie to loosely secure it to the top of your head for long hair. By doing this, you will avoid flattening your curls while sleeping.
  • I prefer something with big claws to avoid dent syndrome, such as a yoga clip. You can sleep comfortably in this clip as it won't poke your head when lying down. Additionally, it prevents frizz and the rubbing of your hair.
  • Keep your curly hair smooth by using a satin pillowcase.
  • Sleeping properly using an anti-aging pillow

So there you have it, beauties. My top Hair Styling Tips To Make Curls Stay using the PRIZM Bloom Automatic Curling Iron.

So, what are you waiting for? Get one for yourself or even a friend by shopping on Amazon! Yes, easy and convenient. Simply click here for salon-looking curls that last!


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October 24, 2022

Tips To Looking Drop-dead Gorgeous

Tips To Looking Drop-dead Gorgeous, Barbies Beauty Bits

The Beauty Spotlight Team is at it again. With Halloween right around the corner, we are going to share some BOOtiful musts haves to helping you look drop-dead gorgeous!

Frightfully Flawless Skin
Skin feeling a little dry or tight but don’t have 20 minutes to do a mask? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty recommends Patchology 5 Minute Hydrating Sheet Mask. It’s so super hydrating and cooling, you may be tempted to relax a little longer with it on.

The A Method C Glow Moisturizer is a gorgeous lightweight, nourishing and antioxidant-rich gem that Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog thinks is worth its weight in gold. If you want soft, smooth, hydrated and luminous skin, then it is worth trying.

Mielle Organics has made a deep impression on Marcia from Never Say Die Beauty. The two products she’s using, Mielle Pomegranate & Honey 2-in-1 Face Scrub & Cleanser as well as Mielle Mango & Tulsi 3-in-1 Serum, are like finding an oasis of pleasure after a long dry run.

BOOtiful Attire
If you want to look sharp but love the comfort of your sweats, Angie at Your True Self Blog has ways for you to have the best of both worlds. She shows you 16 ways to dress up a sweatshirt. Check it out and revel in a new laid-back style!

Are you a beauty in your 40s and you are looking for guidance on styling your wardrobe after forty? Well, fret no more, as Barbie’s Beauty Bits is here to help you to look fashionable and fabulous in your forties with her tips on styling your wardrobe after forty.

Treats No Tricks
Remember how important it is to look after your bone health. It is osteoporosis awareness month here in Ireland. Visit Over the Hilda for information on this no matter where you reside.
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October 19, 2022

Selfcare Tips To Help Love The Body You're In

Selfcare Tips To Help Love The Body You're In, Barbies Beauty Bits

Be open-minded when reading these self-care tips to help love the body you are in.

Do you ever find yourself staring into the mirror, disappointed by what you see, and wishing you could feel better about your body? The situation is not unique to you.

According to a recent study, "61% of adults feel negative or very negative about their body image most of the time". There are various reasons for this. Firstly, we're constantly bombarded with images of the "perfect" body on our TV screens or through social media, which makes comparing ourselves to these figures inescapable.

Furthermore, our bodies change as we age, making it difficult to recognize the person in the mirror, leading to a lack of confidence, anxiety, even depression.

I'm here to tell you it is normal to feel this way! More importantly, it is also OK to want to do something about it, whatever that may be.

And for you naysayers, it is just as wrong to judge someone who wants to make a change as it is to judge someone for not meeting society's standards. As far as I am concerned, the first is the most offensive!

With that in mind, here are some self-care tips to help your love the body you're in.  

Love Your Body By Nourishing It
If you are unhappy with your weight, it may be time to consider what you eat and how it impacts your physical health, mental health, and immune system. And I'm not saying you need to go on some crazy diet, as honestly, those do not work or do the opposite, leading to an eating disorder.

You need to adjust your eating habits by eating healthy natural foods placed on this planet for a reason. This eating approach has many health benefits, as the expression you are what you eat is ever so true. 

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Portion Control To Help With Your Weight
While I can taut adjusting your diet by adding more healthy non processed foods, many, for whatever reason, can't do this. But you can control how much food you eat in one sitting. And restaurants are the worst for over serving..

Tips For Portion Control:

  •     Use a smaller plate
  •     20-minute rule
  •     Don't double your carbs. If you have potatoes, do not eat bread, etc.
  •     Read food labels
  •     Immediately place half the food in a to-go box when at a restaurant.

Reward Yourself- It is Not Vanity It Sanity
One way to boost your self-confidence is by practicing self-care and learning to take better care of yourself. Not only can it help reduce stress levels, but it also makes you feel good all the way around. It's kind of like a mental and physical workout for yourself.

For example, you could develop a skincare routine that, while simplistic, allows you to combat any skincare issues you may be dealing with, such as dryness or acne.

Taking better care of your skin will allow you to embrace your natural beauty, and you may find yourself reaching for your make-up bag less often.

Consider Surgical Interventions
You naysayers, shut your mouth on this. Remember what I said above. The truth is sometimes we need a helping hand when working towards our ideal weight. As such, you may want to look into surgical interventions such as bariatric weight loss surgery.

However, if you are going down this route, you must do your research ahead of time to understand what you are getting yourself in for. It would help if you also worked to find a trusted, respected surgeon to get optimal results. So going to a place like Realself can help with this.

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Positive Affirmations To Help Love The Body You're In
Learning to love your body is about embracing yourself for who you are - "flaws" and all. While the idea of accepting and embracing your body may sound like a bunch of fluffy BS. there are many steps you can take to reprogram your mind so that your thoughts are more optimistic.

For example, you can practice gratitude through positive affirmations. For instance, give yourself a thumbs up in the morning after you've washed your face. Or, after physical activity like a workout, do a happy dance or sing a song complementing your appearance. Doing so can do wonders for your emotional health.

Research shows that rewarding yourself like this reaps a sense of accomplishment, making it easier to love the body you are in and to start believing in yourself long-term.

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others On Social Media
There are many benefits to social media. For example, they can be an excellent tool for marketing your business or reconnecting with old friends. However, it can also destroy your confidence, making you feel less loved and accepted, especially if you spend your screen time comparing yourself to others.

It's important to remember that social media does not necessarily reflect real life. Let's be honest. Most of us only upload the pictures we look good in - and not the moment in between takes where we didn't quite nail the pose or had something stuck in our teeth. Remembering this will make it easier for you to nip self-comparison in the bud.

Update Your Wardrobe To Help Feel More Confident
Often, society negatively portrays mature women, such as graying hair, gaining weight, developing wrinkles, are not being able to remain fashionable. Because of this, many feel hopeless about looking stylish in their middle years.

But stop that stinking thinking, as you can look gorgeous in every outfit you wear by dressing to your body style!

When an outfit flatters you, you will find a boost of confidence and change your relationship with your body.

To Sum It Up
To put it bluntly, you're stuck with YOU forever, so you may as well love yourself. Consistent negative thoughts and focusing on what you "THINK" you lack are poisonous to the mind.

Instead, try implementing some of the self-care tips I suggested to help love the body you are in more each day! And remember small baby steps, with some great affirmations immediately following.



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October 17, 2022

Styling Your Wardrobe After Forty

 

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Tips To Styling Your Wardrobe After Forty, With Barbie's Beauty Bits.

Are you a beauty in your 40s and you are looking for guidance on styling your wardrobe after forty? Well, fret no more, as Barbie's Beauty Bits is here to help you to look fashionable and fabulous in your forties!

Beauty after forty fashion can be brutal as many at this age seem to hold on to past fashion trends as it makes them still feel young! And it is not surprising why!

Often, mature women feel hopeless about looking stylish in their middle years because society pushes a negative narrative about mature women. From greying hair, weight gain, and wrinkles to feeling hopeless about still looking fashionable in their middle years.

But not any longer. With the styling tips mentioned in this article, you can now feel good by leveling up your fashion game and looking drop-dead gorgeous in every outfit in your forties! So let's get started!

Know Your Body Style
With Instagram and other social media, we are often tempted to try the latest new trends, but most of us are not shaped like we were in our twenties.

For women over 40, finding something that flatters your body type is the key to looking fashionable, not like you borrowed your daughter's outfit.

Pay Attention To The Quality Of The Clothing
While we are all tempted to take advantage of that deal, the expression you get what you pay for is always true. You want to avoid cheap-looking fabrics. Hence Forever 21 and some Amazon shops are probably not the place for beauties over forty. Aside from not lasting, poorly made clothes do not flatter.

To up your sense of style, treat yourself to high-quality fabrics like good cotton, silk, wool, and linen for summer and cashmere for winter.

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Look For Versatile Clothing Along With Statement Pieces When Styling In Your 40's
In my younger years, I just bought to buy. But for fashion shopping in our 40s, we need to plan. This is why I like versatile pieces in solid colors that I wear in several ways.

For instance, that little black dress you can dress down or up. Or that blazer you can wear with your favorite dark denim jeans or that white shirt that can be layered, tucked, or worn out. These fabulous pieces of clothing work great to help create that capsule wardrobe.

And don't forget those statement pieces for that special occasion. I know I have a few cocktail dresses for events like a New Years' Eve Party or captains dinner for that vacation dream cruise at the last minute - You always need to be party-ready.

Get Your Balance Proportions In Check
There's a concept called Rule of Thirds that will help us ladies over forty style more flattering outfits almost instantly. No matter how cute the individual pieces are, if the proportion of your outfit is off, it may look frumpy or unflattering. This is why you need to compensate for your wardrobe.

In the words of Coco Chanel: "Fashion is architecture; it is proportion." An unbalanced ratio is engaging and interesting, while a balanced ratio is dull and boring.

When in your forties and shopping for the perfect wardrobe. You need to think of creating outfits in thirds rather than just a top and bottom.

The process can be accomplished in many ways. You want to combine a long and shorter garment instead of two identical items.

For example, a flowy or graceful blouse looks impressive with a form-fitting pencil skirt, but it might look shapeless or baggy when paired with loose-fit trousers. Simply put, you need to find that balance of power! Doing so will help you feel confident. 

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Invest In A Good Bra
Many of you may think I'm the only one who sees my bra, so what makes the difference? The truth is a great-fitting bra is essential to both your physical and mental health. From proper posture to helping you feel comfortable in your own skin. When you find a bra that flatters and fits, it will show all the way around!

Own A Statement Jacket
A timeless staple item in my closet is a statement jacket. The goal is to wear a statement jacket that fits you perfectly, like a black leather jacket, an iconic camel trench, or something cropped or tailored like a navy blazer.

Don't Be Afraid To Evolve Your Fashion In Your Forties
Just like you, your style will continue to evolve. Toss out those mom jeans or, worse, those junior sale items you settled for when putting the kids first. As you are in your forties, so find your sense of self and rock it!

When it comes to dressing yourself, you should think about it as an expression of who you are, your mood, and your vibe. But remember, your personal style is something that you should constantly improve, tweak, or change.

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Invest In A Designer Handbag
So now that you have it all together when it comes to style in your forties, it's time to claim what you deserve. A designer handbag that is as wonderful as you are! Plus, you've worked hard, so why not reap some of the dividends in your 40s with a classic designer bag?

There is a reason people love Coach bags; they last a lifetime and are a true classic. So feel free to get one. We won't tell! Heck, you can even mix and match with some wallets.  

As you can see, there are many options for styling your wardrobe after 40 to look fierce, fabulous, fashionable, and forty! Until next time!




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