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Foil Challenge

I know we all talked about this but I need it in writing to hold myself more accountable! I have picked out around 28 foils that I am hoping to get through by the end of Feb. that’s 1 foil a day unless I decide to stack more than one! Here’s what I’ve picked randomly! 

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@Mellmars1185  my little man (4) says 10,000 words before breakfast. They must stop taking as they get older 🤣

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@ather I think you could be right. Mine used to talk a lot when he was that age! That is too cute. Sounds like he has a lot of energy when he wakes up 💚

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@Mellmars1185 You're a smart mama 😉

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@CynthieLu Haha, thank you. I am unsure if I should count this as a foil lol🤔

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Definitely count it!! @Mellmars1185 

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It goes in The Wins category for sure 😁@Mellmars1185 

Boys are sooooo hard ‌😅

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I didn’t take a picture because my night went very poorly. But I did check my progress and I am at 10 foils as of now. I think I said I would aim for 28 so I feel like I might be doing ok but I have been slipping so far. This month has been just nuts for me. But I am going to try to do better from tonight forward!! Happy using up foils everyone! 

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This is good progress @ather! I feel like most things, using foils ebbs and flows - some weeks you tear through them at an amazing clip and other weeks 🐆 , it’s a slower progression. 🐢 

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@itsfi  I agree. I think it also ebb and flows with the months. It’s hard to always find something that always works. I tend to have a bunch of acids or peels and my skin isn’t tolerant to them now. I might try again in the summer and if I still am struggling I’ll find them a new home! I am overall happy doing this challenge I should have gotten through it least 56 if I hit my target which is awesome!

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So true @ather! The month and the type of products we have samples of definitely influence how quickly we can go through them. I had a lot of skincare that I already knew worked for my skin or multiples of a particular product so that made it easy to work through them on a daily basis. Or I had a lot of shampoo & conditioner foils - if I use one, I use the other so right there, there’s 2 foils used. Best to listen to your skin. But it is so interesting to see and think about how we pick samples and use them. Good challenge for sure ather! 😊

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@itsfi  I just went through all my foils to just see. Minus the acids I have 60 skincare left. And a bag of hair care foils! I know where I need to focus on now!  Although I only wash my hair once weekly. But still nice to see progress!

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You are doing fabulously @ather I think if we can't hit our goals is just because life took a different turn this week or day or you know what I mean 😉

You are doing excellent and they will get used in time for sure ❤️ Your progress is there and you are using them up.  😀 

 

 

 

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@CynthieLu  Thanks for the encouragement! Life has been hectic for me and I don’t know why but reaching for foils seems to just be a bit more than I could do. But I am back on track and strategic placement helps me use them. 

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@ather Sorry to hear you were not having the greatest night. I hope things got better for you.

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@Mellmars1185  It’s just been so crazy busy adding another thing to my tower would make me feel like it would topple. But tonight was my sins last swimming lesson till the fall and my husband got news he will be back in 2 weeks which is way earlier than expected so all good! I had today off and I organized and cleaned my house so I am feeling a lot better! I tend to get more anxious when my house is upside down. 

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@ather I understand. Congratulations on your son finishing his swimming lessons. I am glad you got a day to yourself to reset and do what is important for you. I totally feel the same way about my house. There is always something to do. I think it bothers me the most, so I am usually the one cleaning every week. Sometimes I have to skip a week if I have something going on on the wknd. The main thing I have learned is to take care of me first so I can take care of others.

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@Mellmars1185  It was amazing! I’m with you. It bothers me more than my spouse so I’m always cleaning. He cleans but not the same!

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Good morning, Fabulous Foil Friends!! 😊 Stopping by with my mid-month check-in. 

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The photo was from last night, before my evening skincare routine. I had one last foil packet of the EADEM Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C 1 oz/ 30 mL that I have been testing for the past 14 days. There's enough product in a single foil to split into 2 uses - half in the morning and half in the evening. I've used up all 14 foils and I'm digging the results - my complexion looks brighter and more clear. The discoloration on my cheeks looks lighter and it appears that there's less clusters of sun / dark spots. There still some uneven tone but it's only been 14 days so that's to be expected. Results after the last couple of weeks look promising. Right now, I'm waffling over whether to pick up a full size now or to wait for the spring sale. Decisions, decisions. 
 
I've been focusing on the Eadem samples up until now so I haven't reached for the other foils I set aside for this month, but I placed the foils of the Verb shampoo and conditioner on the shelf in the shower and one foil of the body lotion on the bathroom counter, for use this morning. So far I'm on track to finish the foils I set aside for the month but I have a feeling I may not get to the Benefit primer - it seems like something better suited for the warmer weather when my lower T-zone is a lot more oily. It's been uncharacteristically cold for this time of the year so if the weather stays the same, I may hold off on that foil packet to use next month. We shall see. @ather 

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@itsfi Um.... The EADEM Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C 1 oz/ 30 mL sounds wonderful!  Any day now I'll be finishing up a tube of the Topicals Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration 1.7 oz/ 50 mL ... maybe I should be checking out the Eadem next!  I have a few sun spots that aren't bad enough to want to laser off, but I'm willing to try and fade them with topicals.  

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@missjeanie, I'm very happy with the results from the Eadem serum; hoping that it will be around during the sale. 

 

I've lived with some dark spots for a long time so I'm used to it - I'll never have a completely flawless mug - it's all good, like I said, these dark spots have been around for a while. At this point, it's not worth the scarring/discoloration/pigmentation I am 99% sure I will experience from lasers. I have fair / light skin and the dark spots are well, dark, so I'd probably be an ideal candidate for laser in that regard but my skin is also very sensitive and reactive to anything and practically evertything - even when I don't pick at my pimples, they leave some discoloration; it does fade away, but it takes time and I'm just not sure about what that looks like with lasers. 

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@itsfi Fair enough.  Lasers aren't for everyone.  I had some dark ones that I removed with laser years ago, but I also will never have flawless skin.  And that's okay.  I wouldn't mind preventing some of the lighter ones I have now from turning darker though.  I've got this one marked to try!

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