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February 2016 beauty purchases

Foam·skee is a Canadian Christian lifestyle blogger. She wears many hats including lover of Jesus Christ, worship singer, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, and medical doctor. She feels that our lives are too multi-faceted to stick to one niche so she writes about everything including faith, music, beauty, healthy living, and parenting. Born in Nigeria, she is in her late thirties and currently lives in Alberta, Canada.
February 2016 beauty purchases Posted on March 5, 20164 Comments
Foam·skee is a Canadian Christian lifestyle blogger. She wears many hats including lover of Jesus Christ, worship singer, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, and medical doctor. She feels that our lives are too multi-faceted to stick to one niche so she writes about everything including faith, music, beauty, healthy living, and parenting. Born in Nigeria, she is in her late thirties and currently lives in Alberta, Canada.


Ways to Pick the Perfect Perfume



With so many spritzes and sprays out there, shopping for perfume can lead to serious sensory overload. Fragrance expert and V.P. of Business Development for FragranceNet.com, Patti Kapla, shares how you can find your signature scent in five easy steps.

Stick with Your Family

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Take a whiff of the perfumes you own−chances are, they’re all fairly similar. “People tend to gravitate toward one, overarching fragrance category,” says Kapla. When shopping, it’s best to stick within that same general family and experiment with different notes. If you’re go-to is a rosy fragrance, try one with jasmine or violet-different kinds of florals. By sticking to one category, you’ll dramatically narrow down your initial search. (Common fragrance families include floral, oriental, citrus, marine, and chypre−exotic, spicy scents.) And the great thing is that there are so many cheap deals online so you can find cheap deals on perfumes at discount online perfume stores and save so much money compared to the high street!

 

Rise and Sniff

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When it comes to fragrance shopping, the early bird gets the worm. Your sense of smell is heightened in the morning, before you’re exposed to all the different scents you encounter during an average day, explains Kapla. Start sniffing as early as possible in order to make the most of the experience. Anxiety also intensifies your sense of smell, so consider fragrance shopping the next time you’re stressed.

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Spray and Stop

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Grab two or three different bottles that appeal to you and spritz onto a paper blotter. No blotters in the store? Spray into the inside of the cap instead (don’t test on yourself quite yet). Take one sniff, then stop. Shop for something else, get a soda, do anything but smell the perfume for thirty minutes or so. “You have to give the fragrance time to dry down so that the base notes come through,” says Kapla. “By the time you smell it again, you’ll have the most well-rounded version.”

Neutralize Your Nose

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“Our olfactory glands get fatigued after about three scents,” says Kapla. The result? You won’t be able to accurately differentiate the fragrances (and can wind up with a headache). Sniff something neutral, like a tissue or piece of paper, after every two to three perfumes to help reset your sense of smell.



1. HAND CHEMISTRY Triple-Function Hyaluronic-rich hydrator hand cream. I have been battling with oldish-looking hands and so I started a personal hand boot camp. Didn’t repurchase it.

 

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2. JEUNESSE DES MAINS Vita citral soin anti tâches crème eclaircissante anti-âge (anti brown spots & anti ageing cream) Ecran Solaire UVA/UVB. This is an addition to my many hand creams. 😉  Didn’t repurchase it.

3. Bourjois Paris Blush (in shade 10 Châtaigne Dorée) . I wanted a nude blush so I went for this. My review coming soon.  Didn’t repurchase it.

 

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4. Andalou Naturals Kombucha exfoliating peel. Another repurchase. My review HERE Didn’t repurchase it because I think it was too harsh.

 

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5. M.A.C Satin lipsticks: Verve, Captive & Retro. In my post on M.A.C satin paramount lipstick, I mentioned my need for more nude lipsticks. I do like bright reds 💄 and purples but for my everyday look, I reach for nudes.  No longer using M.A.C lipsticks because they dry out my lips.

6. M.A.C blot powder (Deep dark). A repurchase. This powder right here is a staple. 😍 It keeps oil in check for me. I like this powder and still use it occasionally.

7. M.A.C Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder . I was just curious about this one. 😊 I like this powder and still use it occasionally.

 

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8. Caudalie cleansing oil. This winter has gone on for a bit long in my opinion and my face is drier than usual. My regular cleanser was leaving my face feeling dry and I am trying out cleansing oils instead. Didn’t repurchase it.

9. L’occitane Cleansing Shea oil. I’ve been alternating between this one and the Caudalie cleansing oil above. Didn’t repurchase it.

 

My latest haul from L’occitane @loccitanefr : Cleansing oil and Essential water. Looking forward to trying them tonight. #loccitane . #loccitanecleansingoil #essentialwater #loccitaneenprovence #skincare #skincarehaul #haul

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10. Noreva Actipur Micellar cleansing purifying solution. A repurchase of my favourite facial toner. More details HERENo longer using it.

11. Bioderma hydrabio H20 micelle solution. A gentle toner to get any residual makeup off. I’m still deciding between this one and the Essential Water by L’Occitane below. No longer using it.

12. L’occitane Essential water. To be honest, I was just curious about this toner because it had sodium hyaluronate. I haven’t really used it very often since I purchased it. I actually forgot about it until I was editing this post. 🙈 No longer using it.

13. Dolivia Olive & Hand balm. Another hand cream. They are becoming an obsession. I have them everywhere. In my handbag, kitchen, dresser, car. 😁 No longer using it.

 

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14. Herbal choice Mari Hempseed oil. I got this oil to help seal in moisture on my face. I have a post on hempseed oil scheduled for next Saturday. Don’t forget to stop by. Still using hempseed oil but for my hair rather than my face

 

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15. Now Foods Oils: avocado, sweet almond, apricot, frankincense and oregano. I mixed the first four oils together to make a body oil while I use the oregano oil for my hair. Please read more about Now Foods avocado oil HERE. I still use these oils.

 

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16. Obia Naturals Curl Hydration Spray. Watery spray moisturizers have been my ‘go-tos’ in the last couple of months since I’ve been on a wig regimen. I got this one and the Bee Mine Spritz below. ⬇⬇ No longer using it because I felt it was hydrating enough and it didn’t detangle adequately.

17.Bee Mine Organics Juicy Moisturizing Spritz. No longer using it because I felt it was hydrating enough and it didn’t detangle adequately.

 

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What beauty product(s) did you buy in February?

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Foam·skee is a Canadian Christian lifestyle blogger. She wears many hats including lover of Jesus Christ, worship singer, wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, and medical doctor. She feels that our lives are too multi-faceted to stick to one niche so she writes about everything including faith, music, beauty, healthy living, and parenting. Born in Nigeria, she is in her late thirties and currently lives in Alberta, Canada.

4 comments

  1. Wow!!!! Such a long february purchase. For me, d only thing so far that keeps my dry hands and chapped lips under check is d good old vaseline after spending endlessly on different creams. I hope all those hand creams work for u. And am so so ‘eyeing’ all those your facial toners and chemical peels. Rock your nude bronzer and lipstick and let’s see your look ‘lol’.

    1. Thanks Babs. Lol. I love buying beauty products. I think I’ll try Vaseline. Got nothing to lose…I have one jar lying in my kids’ room. I will do some pics of the lipsticks and bronze soon.

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