HEALTHIER WAYS to Use Fragrance


By now it’s been made woefully clear that some of our old tried and true favorite beauty products might not be the very best for our bodies. Potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics can build up in our systems, cause imbalances, and are generally toxic. So what’s a girl to do when her signature scent isn’t squeaky clean?

We won’t make you throw out a fragrance that makes you feel special. You know what we mean—that nostalgic, warm and fuzzy smell that makes tears spring to your ex’s eyes because you’ve always smelled like that—it’s your special smell. Or, maybe you’ve fallen head over heels for a new fragrance and you just can’t get it out of your mind. Chances are, you’re not finding an exact replica that does the same magical mingling with your body chemistry in a non-toxic brand.


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What you can do is try using your favorite (not-so-clean-beauty) scents in smarter, healthier ways. Instead of dousing your delicate endocrine system, aka spraying directly onto your lymph nodes at your throat, wrist, or other sensitive places, try somewhere else.

Give your hair a spritz after it’s styled. The scent will cling to your fibrous strands in a heavenly cloud around your face, and create a little breeze of your favorite aroma when you whip around town. It doesn’t need to land directly on your scalp or seep into your skin, and you don’t need a lot.

Or, try misting your clothes. You can spritz it on a scarf, a sweater, or your top, all before putting the piece on so your scent lingers without clinging to your sensitive areas all day, or requiring reapplication. You can spritz a cotton kerchief and tuck it into a drawer to have a subtle tinge of your scent last all day on all your foldables as well!


Most people assume that applying fragrance is easy. One spritz on your neck and another on your wrist, and that’s pretty much it, right? Trust us, there’s so much more to it! And considering the average price point of designer perfume, we don’t want to waste a drop. The good news is, once you’ve read this post, you’ll be ready to make the most of every last gorgeous drop of your fragrance. Here are four common fragrance mistakes and what you should be doing instead.

Storing Fragrances Incorrectly

Storing fragrances incorrectly degrades the fragrance. Hot temperatures affect the chemical bonds in fragrance while if the temperature is too low, that can also alter the fragrance more quickly. Ideally, your perfumes need to be stored in a cool, dark place with a room temperature between 16 to 22 degrees. This means storing perfume in your bathroom or anywhere the temperature fluctuates is a big no-no. Similarly, direct sunlight will also break down fragrance so do not store them on a window or even shelves near a window. Look for bottles with dark or opaque glass packaging, which will help protect the perfume from sunlight.

Applying Fragrance to Dry Skin

Perfume doesn’t wear well on dry skin, which is just another reason to moisturizer daily. Ideally, you should use the accompanying body lotion that comes with your fragrance or an unscented moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. This will also ensure that there’s no olfactory interference.

Our fave perfume hack: Perfume lasts longer when applied to oily, damp skin, so to lock in the scent, rub vaseline onto your pulse points before application.

Carrying Fragrance in Your Purse

If you carry your fragrance in your purse, you’re not only exposing it to different temperatures, but you’ll also cause the bottle to move around constantly. By shaking the bottle, you’ll expose the perfume to excess air, which will breakdown and disrupt the fragrance over time.

If you do want to carry a scent with you while you’re on the go, we’d recommend the travel scent Dossier gives you when you purchase a 50mL fragrance, $29. You can also buy these Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Spray Bottles, $10, that you can fill with your fave fragrances, which are perfect for when you travel or to keep in your handbag while your perfume is safely stored at home.


Savoring your Fragrance

As much as we love to savor our beauty products, holding onto your favorite fragrance means that more often than not, by the time you reach the end of the bottle, the fragrance will have altered slightly. The more oxygen into the bottle (like when you’ve used 70% of your perfume), the more the fragrance molecules will break down and modify the fragrance.

This means investing in a large bottle is not always a good idea, in fact, it often better to purchase a smaller bottle to keep the fragrance fresh. If your go-to fragrance is only available in a large bottle, decant the liquid into small vials and store your half-empty bottles in the fridge.




Lucie and Pompette Lip Batter – 3 in 1 Balm, Gloss and Treatment

Let’s face it – cute things make for a great gift. Recently I featured the Lucie and Pompette Lip Batter 3 in 1 on my Instagram Story and I figured it was so fun and cute that it needed it’s own post as well.

Back Story: Lucie started with a dream… an idea that makeup is about creating magic within yourself.

When you feel beautiful, you exude confidence. It’s confidence that inspires you to follow your dreams.

Lucie + pompette is a brand that believes in the magic inside every woman and strives to inspire confidence in their ability to live their dreams.

The unique specialty products are made with the finest ingredients, most innovative formulas, and the utmost care.

Lucie + Pompette offers products that are inspired by all of the petite indulgences of Paris, from its finest chocolates to its most delightful pastries.


The Lucie + Pompette Lip Batters are a 3 in 1 balm, gloss, treatment retailing for $16. These little lip balms make a great gift or the perfect stocking stuffer for any beauty lover. It is available in 5 different colors: La-La, Go-Go, Bon-Bon, Mi-Mi, and Can-Can. The Lip Batters are the longest wearing plumping lip gloss with a revolutionary formula that plumps, fills and hydrates your lips instantly. You get a gloss like a product that acts as a treatment and plumps the lips without any type of irritation. The unique smoothing cushion envelops the lips for a more voluptuous appearance.

The lip batters are made of an anti-aging cocktail of Vitamin E, Green Tea, and white tea with a light vanilla scent inspired by fresh macarons. Lucie + Pompette products are Vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free. Applying them is easy. You can apply the gloss liberally and allow 10 seconds for the lip batter’s smoothing cushion to set on the lips. Once applied, voluptuous lips can be enjoyed all day. The lip batter can be layered to create a more pronounced lip line as well.


Each lip batter has a flexible applicator which allows the product to hug each curve of the lips, providing a flawless, precise application. The glosses have a sheer tint of color which is infused with subtle, light-reflecting pigments to add to the illusion of fuller lips. There is a light delicate tingle that stimulates blood flow to the lips for a natural plumping effect. While this is a plumping type of gloss, it doesn’t burn or have an uncomfortable sensation as others on the market and since the tint of the gloss is sheer, you can wear it alone or over your favorite lipsticks or lip products. It feels comfortable on the lips though it does have a sticky like texture. The light tingling sensation can last up to 10 minutes but it never feels weird or burning, uncomfortable or unable to bare.

I have pretty full and plump lips already, but I did notice that my lips became plumper. Also, I like the fact that my lips seemed to look very smooth with a great glossy texture.

Another fun accessory is the Lucie Bag. This cosmetic clutch from Lucie + Pompette is absolutely adorable. While it’s tiny, it is the perfect bag for travel to carry all of your beauty essentials. It’s french inspired and features a glossy white exterior printed with the signature illustrations from Lucie + Pompette and a lined interior. I love the details of this little clutch and the Eiffel Tower Charm is absolutely gorgeous. I absolutely love the art design and the drawing is so feminine and sweet. It would make a great gift for any beauty lover or that sweetie in your life. Totally Chic and those that love Paris… would love this!

Have you heard of or tried anything from Lucie + Pompette before?

**FTC: Products were sent to me. Opinions are 100% my own, of course.


  • Lip Batter is a new way to create full, voluptuous lips like no other product on the market
  • Lip Batter is unique 3-in-1 Hybrid…Plumper, Gloss & Balm
  • The longest wearing non-irritating) plumper
  • A moisture-rich balm, infused with Vitamin E, Green Tea & White Tea
  • A non-invasive solution that fills in fine lines to create smoother, fuller looking lips
  • Plump with nonirritating ingredients that stimulate circulation to boost a more
  • Sheer, buildable color, infused with light reflection creates added dimension
  • Vegan, paraben free, cruelty-free

Color Kill: Pure Matte Lipstick

This is the LONGEST LASTING lipstick I’ve ever tried (As far as a traditional lipstick). However, it did last about the same as a liquid lipstick. I was genuinely surprised by how long it lasted. I went the whole day without retouching it, and it still looked pretty fresh. It’s very comfortable once it’s on and it is like a thick creamy type of texture when you rub your lips together, and overall you don’t feel it on. High pigmentation at its finest. One swipe and you’re done. ColorKillMakeup Matte Lipstick keeps in perfect condition and doesn’t dry out your lips whatsoever.

ColorKill is a super cool Indie lipstick company with the cutest packaging. Color Kill Makeup was so kind to send me their entire line of their Pure Matte Lipstick to review. They work with a chemist who has almost two decades of experience in the color cosmetics industries to create their awesome cosmetics line “Color Kill.”

The illustration on the packaging is so super cute that you’d just have to see it! All the products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free and is never tested on animals. The lipstick itself comes in a solid classic black case with staying power. Bright & impactful. Such a glamorous matte finish.

**FTC: This post is not sponsored. No monetary compensation was received for this post, however, products were sent to me. Opinions are 100% my own, of course.

* Disclaimer: Color varies on different skin tones.

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$5 Mink Lashes?! — DODO Lashes Review

Hello Beauties, I got sent these beautiful lashes by a brand called Dodo Lashes. They sell 100% handmade cruelty-free mink lashes and the quality is amazing. They have many different styles and they sell them separately or in pairs of 4, 8 or 12. They are very affordable as well, ranging between $5 and $12 with free shipping over $30!

They sent me a bunch of styles including D115 and D105 and I am in love with them. They are 8 – 15 mm long and have a cotton band. You can wear these lashes up to 25 times (!!!) which is amazing as they only cost you $5. The style of these lashes is very classy and would be perfect for brides, prom looks or just an everyday natural beat. These lashes are super soft and lightweight.

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The packaging looks very chic. It’s in an acrylic little box which you can slide the lashes out of on either side. The packaging is very easy to use and it’s perfect to keep storing your lashes in so they stay in perfect condition. The package makes it very easy to travel with in my opinion.

DODOLashes have a very thick band which means it is very easy to apply, and the thicker band ensures the lashes stay intact for a longer time. Plus, you can wear any of the lashes up to 25x with proper care. Overall I am completely satisfied with these lashes.


You can buy DODOLashes here. You can use my code ( beautyleebar ) to get 5% off your purchase. If you are looking for the cheapest but the best quality in cruelty-free mink lashes, look no farther, your answer is DODOLashes. The code can be applied to anything on the site! I would really suggest giving them a try! You’ll love them as much as I do. 🙂

**FTC: This post is not sponsored. No monetary compensation was received for this post, however, products were sent to me. Opinions are 100% my own, of course.