Comments for Beauty Skeptic http://www.beautyskeptic.com When it seems too good to be true, you're probably screwed. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:24:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on Beauty Insider Points CAN Expire but Don’t Panic by beautyskeptic http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/19/sephora-beauty-insider-points-expire-now/#comment-9490 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:24:22 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6616#comment-9490 Thanks Alessi, I try to keep it entertaining!

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Comment on Beauty Insider Points CAN Expire but Don’t Panic by Alessi http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/19/sephora-beauty-insider-points-expire-now/#comment-9489 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:43:34 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6616#comment-9489 Thanks for your blog Beauty Skeptic. I enjoy good writing about pretty much any topic…but when you put two things I love, together, whoa.

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Comment on Nail Care Routine by Pris http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/14/nail-care-routine/#comment-9488 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:51:19 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6529#comment-9488 One last thing, about moisturizing:
I’m bad about remembering to keep my frigging hands (especially cuticles) moisturized, so I really need to get on that! I like that you mentioned unscented moisturizer as I find myself increasingly sensitive to fragrance in products. I used to love good ol’ Bath & BodyWorks lotions (hey, I love me some yummy scents!), but now I either have to tone them down by mixing in a more ‘bland’ lotion or just skip those altogether because the scent just becomes overwhelming and my head can’t even. My beef with unscented moisturizers, though, is that I’ve found that many of them actually do have some sort of scent to them and it’s *gross*! Do you know what I mean? Am I the only one who finds this to be the case?!

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Comment on Nail Care Routine by Pris http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/14/nail-care-routine/#comment-9487 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:48:11 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6529#comment-9487 Polish or no polish, long or short, I neeeeeed my nails to be nicely shaped and filed. Always. That’s my rule. Especially, like yourself, if I break a nail. Also, hang nails and ugly edges of skin bug me to bits, so I chop them off with a cuticle clipper. (Note: A GOOD, SHARP clipper. I can’t stand crappy ones that just further butcher your skin.)
If I can’t be bothered to do a single other thing, I try to at least keep a coat of OPI’s Nail Envy on my nails. (stupid dry climate here in Calgary) Truly, nothing in my life has ever worked as well as that stuff at keeping my nails from breaking, chipping and peeling. I don’t even care how much that crap costs. If I can own only one bottle of polish, that’s the one.
When I feel like I have more time and I want a pick me up, I’ll paint my nails in basically the same steps you described painting yours. Now when I’m really amped up and somehow trick myself into believing ‘this isn’t going to take hours! besides,you’ve got lotsa time!’, then I go all out and go for the DIY gel polish. The stuff lasts forever and I push it even further with various ‘touch up’ and ‘refresh’ tips you find on Youtube or wherever on the interwebs.
My nail care routine goes through waves – from short and stubby with nothing on them, to long, perfectly shaped and gel-polished with a pretty little accent nail. Current status: short, decently filed, OPI Nail Envy. Don’t get me started on my toe nails, though…

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Comment on June 2017 Favorites by beautyskeptic http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/05/june-2017-favorites/#comment-9486 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:36:09 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6557#comment-9486 That’s good to know!

If only I could bring myself to enjoy rose-scented skincare. For some reason I just can’t handle florals in my skincare!

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Comment on June 2017 Favorites by Hilary http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/05/june-2017-favorites/#comment-9485 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:11:06 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6557#comment-9485 After deciding on going the natural skincare route, I’ve been shopping the lines of skincare products that Wholefoods carries for a few years and found that the Andalou brand is my favorite line for the quality and value. I’m especially impressed by the Enlighten serum with vitamin C and turmeric. Their 1000 Roses sensitive skin line smells like gorgeous roses and makes a great moisturizer.

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Comment on TPDTY: Tan Talk: Sunless Tanner Smell by beautyskeptic http://www.beautyskeptic.com/2017/07/03/tpdty-tan-talk-sunless-tanner-smell/#comment-9484 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 19:26:43 +0000 http://www.beautyskeptic.com/?p=6558#comment-9484 That’s frustrating. Both the light and medium skin versions report DHA in the ingredients (and not as one of the last few), so I’d assume it indeed has it.

As far as self-tanner smell, I’ve got to say I’ve never smelled it on another person. Even people I’d expect to have been able to tell, like people I know recently used a DHA product. So I totally understand the unpleasant and self-conscious piece of it, you probably don’t have to worry too much. Now, granted, I wouldn’t advise applying just before a date or something along those lines…but a workday or going out for lunch/dinner with friends? Pretty safe.

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