Beauty Tips: How to Choose the Perfect Perfume for You

Cupid's Pulse Article: Beauty Tips: How to Choose the Perfect Perfume for You

Clique Perform. Photo: Twitter

By Jessica Gomez

Finding the perfect perfume can sometimes feel like a mission! There are just a bunch of things to consider when choosing. So many of us go through the struggle of thinking we found a great scent that fits us, just to wear it later and not like it. Have no fear though — we are here to help with some beauty tips!

Here are some beauty tips to consider when on the prowl for the perfect perfume:

Price: If you’re on a budget, you definitely have to consider the price. Start off with perfumes that fit your budget perfectly. If you don’t find what you’re looking for and can adjust your budget a little, then move up in price. Also, always keep your eyes out for sales, promotions, and samples!

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Scent family: It’s important to know what kinds of scents you like. Generally, there are four main scents in the fragrance wheel. They are: floral, oriental, woody, and fresh. Floral scents are sweet and smell like flowers (ex: lavender, rose, orange blossom). Oriental scents are musky perfumes. They can be soft or “woody,” because of the spices used (ex: musk, vanilla, and precious woods). Now, some woody scents are similar to oriental musky scents, and feature earthy tones (ex: sandalwood, amber, and oakmoss). Last but not least, fresh scents are citrusy and fruity (ex: oranges, apples, and peach), which can be similar to floral scents since both can be sweet. Choose the ones you like best!

Concentration: Concentrations vary by perfumes and prices. Some concentrations last longer than others. According to WikiHow, “Eau de cologne has the lowest fragrance concentration, lasting about two hours. It is 3-5% oil in a mixture of water and alcohol. Eau de toilette is a slightly more concentrated type of perfume and will last three to four hours. It is a about 4-8% oil. Eau de parfum has a higher oil concentration than eau de cologne and lasts around six hours. It is 15-18% oil mixed with alcohol. The perfume with the highest concentration is simply called perfume or parfum. It has great staying power and will last all day. It is 15-30 oil mixed with alcohol.”

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When perfume shopping: Don’t wear scents, consider taking a friend, and don’t overload on smells. If you’re already wearing a scent, then the scents you try on while on the hunt will clash. Go fragrant free when shopping to capture the true combination of your scent and perfume. As for bringing a friend, a second opinion never hurts! Lastly, don’t over simulate your nose. Try out about six scents per shopping session. You can also try asking an employee if they have coffee beans to clear your nose and sensitize sense of smell.

It’s a process: When doing the actually perfume testing, follow the next steps. Sniff the bottle first and then spray perfume on blotter sheets to smell. If you like the scent thus far, then apply it on your skin. And of course, like said before, don’t forget to refresh your sense of smell after each scent. This process will help things go smoother.

Now, go on! Go out and find your perfect scent. Have any more beauty advice on this topic? Comment below!

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Celebrity Baby News: Jordin Sparks Celebrates Baby Shower

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: Jordin Sparks Celebrates Baby Shower

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By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, Jordin Sparks celebrated her baby shower in Arizona, where she’s from, with family and friends on Sunday, according to UsMagazine.com. The singer took a post to Instagram, a photo of her niece kissing her baby bump, captioned: “Little Bug can’t wait to meet her cousin. We had a low key baby shower for Little Man in AZ . . . It was beautiful. I am so grateful for the support system. I’ve had growing up and the roots that took hold to support us now. The journey is incredible. God is good.” Sparks and her celebrity baby-to be are super cute.

In this celebrity baby news, Jordin’s niece is super excited to meet her cousin! What are some ways to introduce your baby to family and friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are many different ways that you can introduce your little bundle of joy to family and friends — the choice is yours. Cupid has some tips:

1. Social media: Post a cute photo on Facebook, Instagram, etc. Posting a precious photo is one of the simplest ways. You can literally share the photo with so many people without having all the germ fears first-time parents go through. If you don’t like the idea of social media, send it through a photo message individually or in a group chat.

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2. Throw a small get-together: Hosting a nice intimate gathering at your place is a cute and fun way to introduce your baby to your friends and fam. It can also relax the new mommy. Being around loved ones can be good for you and your baby, as long as you know and let everyone know about how long the meetup should last. Let everyone rave about your cute little one, but know how much you can handle in a time of big transition and probably one of the most tired times of your life.

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3. On a one at a time basis: Sometimes, some moms prefer to keep their kids more sheltered than usual in the beginning. That’s fine. Have friends and family come over one by one, in pairs, or in small groups to see your little one. Sometimes babies do get overstimulated, which is why this option makes sense.

What are some ways you or those around you introduced their baby? Comment below.

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Celebrity News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Enjoy ‘Hamilton’ Date Night

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Enjoy ‘Hamilton’ Date Night

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter/@foodandwine

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, royal celebrity couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted Friday on date night watching Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theater in London. According to UsMagazine.com, Leslie Garcia Bowman, who plays the role of a general in the hit production, tweeted that it “was an honor to have Prince Harry and Meghan” in the audience. The couple seems very happy and as we can see, do take out time from planning their royal celebrity wedding, possibly because it’s already pretty planned out.

In celebrity news, even the royals step out for special date nights! What are some out of the box date ideas?

Cupid’s Advice:

Date ideas are endless! Cupid has some out of the box date ideas for you and your partner to take part in. Here they are:

1. Go to an escape room: This is fun and a cool way to bond. You have to put your minds together and work on a plan to complete a mission. There are plenty of escape rooms, so just google some near you. It will feel like you’re in a movie or a very thrilling situation — how cool.

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2. Glow in the dark painting: Go out to a place that provides UV body paint. Go nuts and paint on each other. Get creative and “handsy.” This is a fun date to do to express your artistic side and it definitely gives you something to remember. Take photos after to remember how you both used each other’s bodies as canvases. Show off that body aka art work.

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3. Scavenger hunt: Create a scavenger hunt for each other. Use things you know about each other and things based on your history as clues. This will be fun and get your mind going, so put your thinking cap on and get creative. This takes some effort, but it costs little to nothing, and it is endearing because of the the thought that goes into it.

What are some cool, unique dates you’ve been on? Comment below!

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New Celebrity Couple: ‘Full House’ Star Jodie Sweetin Is Dating Mescal Wasilewski

Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple: ‘Full House’ Star Jodie Sweetin Is Dating Mescal Wasilewski

Jodie Sweetin. Photo: Revolutionpix/FameFlynet Pictures

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, there’s a new celebrity couple in town! Full House star Jodie Sweetin is dating Mescal Wasilewski, according UsMagazine.com. A source confirms that the new celebrity relationship began in November. As a Valentine’s Day post, Sweetin took to Instagram a collage of photos with her beau, captioned: “Find someone who you can share this kind of love with … Someone who doesn’t just show you they love you one day a year … Who isn’t afraid to look silly when they tell you they love you … Who doesn’t judge you for past mistakes, but who wants to build a better future together … Who builds you up and never makes you feel small … Who supports your dreams and hopes and desires, and also has those of their own. Who doesn’t put a price tag on your love … Who holds your hand when you’re scared and doesn’t run away … Who loves you, not in spite of your weirdness, but because of it … Who makes you a priority in their life, no matter what,” she continued. “Who doesn’t hold you hostage with their love, but whose side you don’t want to leave because you’re happier when you’re with them … who makes you get shy when they look at you, because the rest of the world stops. That’s the kind of love we all deserve. Anything less isn’t worth it.” How sweet!

In this celebrity couple news, Jodie Sweetin is moving on from a series of bad relationships. What are some ways to know you’re choosing someone who will treat you right?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are many things that are signs showing that someone will treat you right. Sweetin was right on the money with all she said on V-Day via Instagram. Here are three signs to be optimistic about:

1. They make you feel both safe and special: Having someone that treats you the way you should be treated is a wonderful thing. Not everyone can provide that for their lover. Being comfortable with your partner and feeling like they wouldn’t do anything to hurt you is a comforting feeling. Trust is what leads to these feelings.

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2. They respect your differences: This is important! It’s great to have things in common, that’s one of the many things that build a bond. However, having differences is okay, as long as you both respect each other’s dissimilarities. Variation can be good when you both have boundaries and don’t judge one another. This also leads to a more open relationship, which is a good thing.

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3. They support you any way they can: Your partner should be your cheerleader. We can all use a support system, and having someone that encourages your dreams, aspirations, and decisions is a magnificent thing to have. Don’t think that everything needs to be encouraged and supported, that’s not the case. We do not want to support negative behavior. We do however need our loved ones to be there for us.

What are some ways you know your partner is right for you? Comment below!

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Celebrity News: Kristen Bell Shares The Secrets to Her Healthy Relationship With Dax Shepard

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Kristen Bell Shares The Secrets to Her Healthy Relationship With Dax Shepard

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By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, Kristen Bell shared her marital wisdom with Instagram on Valentine’s Day, according to EOnline.com. Bell shared a post of a letter with relationship advice she had been asked to write for her newlywed friends. Grab a tissue, here is what she wrote: “Vulnerability always begets connection and intimacy. Stay vulnerable with each other. In 10 yrs when the dopamine has waned, remember: Life is a crazy ride. It is a privilege to go through it with a partner. Take necessary separateness. It will make your marriage better. Loving someone despite their faults, failings, or character defects is the most powerful loving thing you can do. Rejoice in what makes the other person happy, and allow them their individual interests. Know that everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve got. So get a bigger emotional tool box to fix your problems.” Aw, Kristen Bell is bae — Dax Shepard sure is lucky!

In celebrity news, Kristen Bell is giving us her secrets to a successful relationship. What are three things that add to a healthy relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are many things you can do to help your relationship become healthier. Some things work better than others, while others work for some couples better than others. Nevertheless, here are three things to do for a healthier relationship:

1. Be honest: Being honest is a two way street. Being honest with one another is crucial. Trust is key to making a relationship work. Lies hurt and even ruin relationships. Being honest builds trust and makes the bond between you and your significant other even stronger. It can sometimes be hard to be honest at all times, but the benefits are worth it.

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2. Encourage and compliment each other: Sweet things and encouraging words go a long way. Supporting each other is another crucial element to making relationships work. As for complimenting, you should always make each other feel special. Never stop making your loved one feel special — flirt and push one another ahead!

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3. Spend quality time together: Snuggle, do things you both love doing together, and try new things. Cuddling is great because physical contact and connection is important. In fact, being held for an extended period of time releases serotonin, elevating your mood. Spending quality time is important for every relationship. As time passes, sometimes couples spend time together but not quality time. Spice things up and do different things or do those things you really enjoy — try to do that at least once a week.

What are ways you keep your relationship healthy? Share below!

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New Celebrity Couple: Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey Are Dating

Cupid's Pulse Article: New Celebrity Couple: Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey Are Dating

Camila Cabello. Photo: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, it’s official — Camila Cabello and Matthew Hussey are dating and happy. The celebrity couple were spotted being all love dovey during their bae-cay. A source opened up to EOnline.com about this surprising relationship a couple days after the love birds were spotted during their celebrity vacation. “It wasn’t something she expected, but she knew of him and really enjoys his work,” said the source. “She has been following him for a while and was a fan, but it took her by surprise that she has gotten to know him on a deeper level.”

This new celebrity relationship took Camila by surprise. What are some ways to remain open when in a new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

New relationships need to be nurtured, but at the same time, you don’t want to rush. Cupid has some dating advice on ways to be open in your new relationship:

1. Be honest: It is important to be honest in a relationship from the start. This is when you’re building trust, and trust is earned by being righteous and truth-telling. It’s always best to be upfront. If not, things tend to build up, causing problems and the both of you closing up and not being open with each other. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings — just remember there’s a difference between being a blunt person and a rude one.

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2. Communicate effectively : It’s important to try understanding as much as you want to be understood. Talk to your partner about your feelings in a straight forward and clear manner — no beating around the bush. Also, be aware of your body language and timing. Non-verbal cues give can give away a whole different meaning than you’re trying to convey. As for timing, being aware is essential because sometimes situations transform into a worse one due to wrong timing.

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3. Learn as much as you can about each other: As your relationship blossoms, so should the both of you. By getting to know one another, your relationship will evolve — the faster you do, the faster it blossoms. Not to say that you should rush, but there’s not much harm in learning each other’s ways at a rapid pace. When you learn someone’s ways, you can be a better partner. In order for you both to learn from one another, you have to be open to  it.

What are some ways you have stayed open with a new partner? Share with us below!

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Celebrity Couple Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Kiss in Costa Rica After Super Bowl Loss

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Couple Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Kiss in Costa Rica After Super Bowl Loss

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, celebrity couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen were spotted in Costa Rica sharing a loving kiss, days after Brady’s loss at the Super Bowl, according to UsMagazine.com. He even joked about it on Instagram when he posted a photo of the couple smooching Sunday. “This Sunday’s outcome is a lot better than last Sunday’s! #losingstreakstopsatone,” he captioned. Adorbs!

This celebrity couple isn’t letting the Super Bowl loss affect their relationship. What are some ways to keep negative life events from putting a damper on your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

It happens. When we are involved in negative circumstances, we tend to misplace our emotions and take out our frustrations on our significant other at times, which isn’t okay. Cupid has some advice on how to get around it:

1. Remember what you’re mad at: Breathe and think. It’s easier said than done, but it works. When we become angry, we can lose sight of what or who we’re really mad at, which can lead us to take it all out on those closest to us, like your lover. When surrounded by negativity, clear your head by taking about 10 deep breaths — in and out. Then remember that you’re not mad at your partner, and that they deserve your fairness and respect.

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2. Do something with your significant other: It will help take the edge off. When you create a happy place with them, then outside negativity should not be able to reach you there. Also, building positive memories is always a good thing! Be sure to remain mindful of the energy you give out in your happy place because if you’re being negative, then what’s the point?

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3. Blow off steam: Chill with your friends. Sometimes when surrounded by the bad, we need to kick back and have some time with our friends. We sometimes also need space from our partners, so this works for both. Don’t let bad energy or vibes bring you down, go and have a good time!

How do you avoid taking things out on your partner? Comment below!

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