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Old Spice Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant | Wednesday Obsession

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Yes, you read the title right! Today, it’s all about men’s classic anti-perspirant/deodorant… for girls! A lot of you are probably already in on this secret but I guess I was living under a rock and no one thought of sharing this news with me!

Before I start talking about my new obsession with Old Spice men’s deodorant & anti-perspirant, let me tell you about my underarms situation. My left armpit is perfectly normal but the right one is causing me some heartaches; I sweat like a horse and let me be honest, it does smell after a while, no matter how many showers a day I take. My work makes me interact with a lot of people all day long, so I’m definitely self-conscious about my possible smelling problem. And in summer, I absolutely need to put a strong aluminium potion concocted by my pharmacist to make hot days more bearable for my surroundings! Most of you will possibly suggest to just go and get Botox, but frankly, the first time I will have Botox, it will be on my face (and yes, I’m starting to consider it)!

Boy, that was a long introduction, but heck, it’s my reality and this blog is as real as it gets. How did I get to try men’s deodorant/anti-perspirent anyway? A month ago, I was at my local Walmart (no publicity intended) and I was scrolling down the women deodorant/anti-perspirant section to find a replacement to my legendary Secrets Vanilla anti-perspirant. I used this one for ages but it wasn’t really working for me anymore. Honest to god, I’m there sniffing all those horrible baby powder, breeze something and the awful Lavender when I saw a girl go to the men’s side, grab Old Spice in Wolfthorn and leave 😳! I thought that this girl was just buying her boyfriend a deodorant. But not even 2 minutes later, another girl comes and picks up the same one 😳! I thought: “there is no way this is a coincidence”. I then venture into the men’s section and was amazed! I wrongfully thought all men’s anti-perspirents smelled like Irish Spring; you know the strong “greenery”, over the top men’s smell (but not BeardMan, he smells delicious)! Mixed with my sweats, this  combination would stink a place. But OMG, this stuff smells AMAZING! I mean Girlie amazing, perfect for me since I love sweet smells. Now that it’s been months using it, I won’t go back to the girl stuff EVER! I’m Obsessed…

Old Spice Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant | Wednesday Obsession

What’s not to love …

♥ More Affordable (I paid $3,59Cnd) since there is much more product for almost the same price than the ones for women (plus, I always wait for special deals),

♥Smells ridiculously amazing (truly unisex)! Fiji and Bearglove scents are also super yummy,

♥ Works way better at keeping my B.O at bay,

♥ Easy to find since every drugstores carry them.

Old Spice Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant | Wednesday Obsession

Who knew I would one day wear men’s armpit stuff. I even secretly saw BeardMan “forgetting” his regular product (yeah, right!) and venturing into my Wolfthorn! Hooray for more product (quantity wise) and better performances… Old Spice, you rock! Next time, you should definitely go have a look into the Men section; Other brands must have great smelling products too!!

Does any of you would have a recommendation for a cruelty-free, STRONG anti-perspirant??? I’ve tried so many but nothing works (for my right side that is).

What’s your favorite deodorant/anti-perspirant?

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Beauty · Makeup · Skin Care

5 TIPS I’d tell my younger self about BEAUTY

5 TIPS I’d tell my younger self about BEAUTY

DO NOT over-pluck your eyebrows


5 Beauty Tips I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

If you were around during the late 80’s-early 90’s, you know that thin eyebrows were the norm. Plucking mine was a daily ritual since I wanted to eliminate my bushy unibrow. No matter how weird we were plucking them, our elders were always telling us that they would grow back: WRONG …. SO WRONG! Now, my younger years unibrow obsessions are permanently frozen in time and, on top of having super sparse brows, they are so far between, it’s almost to the center of the eye. If you are just starting tweezing your brows, ask a professional to determine the best line/shape and then, just clean the hairs that grow back.

Use SUNSCREEN daily


5 Beauty Tips I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

For Pete’s sake, we were so obsessed with tanning, we used to rub baby oil to bronze (I should say “burn”) faster. During my teenage years, no one was talking about sunscreens and the darker we got, the prettier you were consider. Tanning salons were opening everywhere and we still had difficulties just reserving a 30-min period. Years later, I sadly have a ton of wrinkles and I keep having moles removed and tested for cancer (so far so good). Not to scare you but a colleague died at 42 and another one, at just 50 years old, has 3 months to live, all because of Melanomas. My own father and both mother and father-in-law had skin cancers.

It’s a 365 days/year beauty step that you need to incorporate in your routine. I’m telling  you, even in my early forties, I sometimes look like a dry prune. Nowadays, if you still want a bronzy glow, self-tanners have improved and are great, far from the orangey mess we had 10 years ago!

Enjoy Colour


5 Beauty Tips I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

For as long as I can remember, when it comes to my makeup, I’ve been a very neutral girl and as I get older, there are more and more trends that are no-nos like glitters, shimmery highlighters, etc. Looking back, I wish I would have been bolder, back when my face was wrinkle-free and my hooded eyes less noticeable. Since it’s just makeup, have some fun and try different techniques and colours. In one word (well 6 actually): GET out of your confort zone!!!

Stop using Salicylic Acid  & Benzoyl Peroxide


5 Beauty Tips I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

For years, with my adult acne, I only used oil-free products containing Salicylic Acid & Benzoyl Peroxide and little did I know that they were worsening the problem. For as long as I can remember, I always had dry patches and red spots. I wish someone would have told me about moisturizing my dehydrated skin and stay away from those abrasive products.  Acne-prone products can probably work on a teenager but not on young adults. Just thinking about it, I’m having pimples…

Invest in good skincare more than on makeup


5 Beauty Tips I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

I wish I would have started a good morning and nighttime skin regimen when I was younger. Of course, I didn’t have money to spare but it would have been more important to spend a little bit more on better skincare products than let’s say, 10 lipsticks!! In my youth, I just didn’t care and my knowledge was inexistent when skincare was concerned. My own mother only started taking care of her skin in her 50’s… Always remember, a great skin will make any drugstore makeup look like a million bucks!

What is the one beauty you’ve wished you would tell your younger self

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Beauty · cruelty-free · Skin Care

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products (April 2017)

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

Today is part 3 of my Sephora VIB sale recommendations series and I will share my TOP 10 Skincare Products available at Sephora. These are all products that work amazingly on my aging, very acne-prone, combination/dry skin. I own all of the products mentioned and paid for all of them!😭

NOTE: Caution: they are EXPENSIVE! But what can I say, they work miracles on my less then perfect skin, so much so that I’m spending my money on these miracle workers, but just not all at once!

TOP 10

1. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

I know it’s a pricey product but it really works wonders on my skin. Since I’ve finished my last bottle, I unfortunately vowed to finish other similar acid treatments in my stash and I’ve noticed that my skin is not as beautiful and glowy. The 1.7 oz is $200Cnd (ouch!) but it lasted me almost a year (8 months to be exact). To make it last, I try to use only a tiny bit!

2. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

Since the Luna Oil goes hand in hand with Good Genes, I had to buy it 😉! The oil mostly evens out my skin. and in the morning, my skin looks so much brighter. BTW, I must be the only one who doesn’t mind the smell! The 1oz ($135Cnd) lasted about 6 months.

3.  Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

Hands down my favorite nighttime moisturizer ever. In the morning, I swear, my skin feels like a baby’s butt. It can also be used in the morning as it almost acts like a primer under my makeup. Perricone MD skincare line is so great but unfortunately, nobody talks about their products. The 2oz is $85Cnd and this format lasted me more than 6 months since a little goes a long way!

4. Kate Somerville EradiKate 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

If you suffer from breakouts (mainly tiny pimples and white heads) then you need this pink lotion. Like the name suggests, it will eradicate your acne overnight. I won’t ever be without this lotion as it takes care of my chin hormonal breakouts like a charm (I look less than sexy at night with all my pink dots but heck, at least I look good in the morning!).

5. Origins Plantscription™ Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

This eye cream is a recent acquisition and I’m totally in love with the formula. On me, it does one thing: moisturize wonderfully my super dry eye area. I don’t see real anti-aging properties or any fine lines improvements but I don’t care, my eye makeup NEVER looked better than with this eye cream that I use only at night. Well worth the $58Cnd for 0.5oz.

6. Kate Sommerville HydraKate Face Serum 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

Super expensive price tag ($180Cnd for 1oz) but this serum is mind-blowing. I love how  this serum minimizes my pores and helps to even out my far from perfect skin tone. I also noticed that my acne scars have been fading since I started using this serum.

7. Caudalie Moisturizing Toner

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

This is by far, my favourite toner. It smells absolutely amazing and takes any extra impurities off my face without drying my skin. Loveeeeeeee it. The 13.5oz is $40Cnd.

8. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

Josie Maran products are big hits or awful misses for me! To be honest, mostly misses but this sunscreen works beautifully on my combo/dry skin and as a bonus, this SPF 47 daily moisturizer has a lovely fragrance (it’s rare). It does have an oily texture but you don’t feel greasy at all after application. It does give a white cast at first but adding foundation changes the colour easily. The end result is a sheer, dewy complexion.

9. Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

I use this face oil for just about everything. I mix it with all kinds of products: with my moisturizers, my foundations or I use it alone for an added hydration. I truly believe this oil helps me keep my skin clear, hydrated and radiant. The 1.6oz bottle ($66Cnd) lasted more than one year.

10.  Dr Jart + Ceramidin™ Cream 🐰

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations|Top 10 Skincare Products

This cream literally saved my skin this winter. A few months ago, I suffered from very dry patches around my mouth and nose area, and NOTHING seemed to work. I then saw Stephanie Nicole suggesting this cream for dry skin and she was so right! In a matter of days, my skin was soft and has remain that way all winter long. I won’t ever be without this wonder cream; it almost feels like a prescription potion! And a great incentive, this 1.6oz format ($60Cnd) will last me forever…

I could have mentioned so many other wonderful products but these 10 are all Holy Grails and are worth trying. Since they are pricey, this sale is the perfect time to splurge on great products.

Part 1: Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations | Cruelty-Free (April 2017)

Part 2: Sephora VIB Sale 2017 Recommendations | Fragrances, Tools & Makeup Brushes

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