Skintimate Signature Scents Mandarin Burst

by Mommy on March 9, 2014

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In just a few days, it’s going to be my 34th birthday.  While I’m not overly excited about being a full year older, I am thankful for nearly 34 years of life experiences.  With the relentless winter we had this year, I would think that spring would never come if it weren’t for nearly 33 years of experience that tells me spring will eventually arrive.  Some days it feels like winter has been so long we skipped right over spring, summer, fall and hopped right back to winter again.  According to history, this did happen one year, but thankfully that’s never been my experience and history and experience are two different things.

Since winter has been absolutely dreadful, my family and I are going south to replenish our vitamin D tank.  I’m packing all the essentials, sun screen, bathing suits and flip flops, I can’t wait to get out of this snow.

To get me excited for my trip and the spring season that is right around the corner (Right mother nature….), I recently had the opportunity to test out the new Skintimate Mandarin Burst shaving gel.  Just the name of the gel had my mind wondering off to far away places, especially since I visited an orange farm while in Florida last year that grew mandarins.  I quickly reminisced about the amazing smell at the farm, then I remembered the ant bites, then I thought of flip flops, then I thought of boots and snow and the never ending winter… This weather is even taking over my imagination.  I really need to get out of here.


The shaving cream is more of a gel, but lathers up very thick, soft and foamy making for an easy and smooth glide with the razor.  I was hoping for a stronger mandarin scent, it’s very mild; while I’m not too big on over powering scents I think I could have handled more mandarin burst as the name implies.  As for moisture, I have a terrible case of alligator scale legs and still 2 days after using the gel they feel and look less cracked than usual.

While shaving my legs isn’t a task I overly enjoy, there are a few things that I do love about it.  It means summer is here (or a really nice spring day), and it also means sundresses, shorts and bathing suits which are much better than snow pants and scarfs.  So, while I don’t really enjoy the deed, I’m very glad for the nice weather that requires shaving for.  I’d do it every day if it means warm weather and the ocean.


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Leanne March 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I am so over winter!! Bring on spring!!

Mommy March 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

ugh, I’m over winter before it even begins :)

Josie March 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I HATE winter! I’m sooooo done with it!

Daniela March 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

How I feel about winter? Enough Already!!! Bring on the sun and warm weather!

Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard March 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

not really liking it so much

Anne Taylor March 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

I actually love winter, but I live in Victoria BC so I’m pretty spoiled in the weather department!

Mommy March 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Anne, winter in Halifax isn’t usually much of a big deal either, but this year has been unusually wintery!

caryn s March 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I am so over winter already! I can’t wait tip spring!

Andrea March 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Way too long this year!

J March 9, 2014 at 8:55 pm

What are my feelings about winter? …could be warmer. :P

Glogirl March 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I really dislike winter, especially this year. We’ve had some much snow and many days of road closures!

Melissa Finn March 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Ugh. I’m so over winter. Dreaming of warm weather!

Andrea C March 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

So tired if the freezing cold this winter………..bring on spring!

Crystal Englot March 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I like it until it reaches -5 then I hibernate lol

Jeannie March 9, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I am normally a winter person, but this year I am ready for winter to be over!

Terri O'Donnell March 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I’m ready for winter to be over… The next week or so looks like more of it is on the way here :(

Stephanie LaPlante March 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I’m done with winter. My skin is dry & itchy, I need a tan and I soo need vitamin D.

Belinda McNabb March 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I am so not crazy about winter. It last too long, too cold and it dries out my skin and hair

dh March 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Almost 4 decades of living on the prairies, Im used to it now. No use in complaining for me. I rarher enjoy it now :)

Toby March 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

It has been one of the worst and I’ve had enough! :)

Angie March 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

I normally like winter but this one has been brutally cold! I have only had my daughter outside to play a few times sadly. We havent even been able to build a snowman with her.

Dianne G. March 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

I am very tired of winter because it has been so cold and icy. I don’t mind snow usually but I am so ready for spring now.

Debbie W March 10, 2014 at 5:15 am

I am done with winter.

Olivia March 10, 2014 at 5:57 am

I’m a beach bunny at heart. Can’t wait for the sun to come back!

Amy Heffernan March 10, 2014 at 6:13 am

I am tired of winter. So cold!! :( Spring please hurry! lol

Karla Sceviour March 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

I am soo over winter,,time for summer to come!! I am froze and want warm weather to approach!

Brenda Penton March 10, 2014 at 6:34 am

Totally done with winter! I need to thaw out!

Sarah Stickney March 10, 2014 at 7:45 am

i hate the cold

Darlene Schuller March 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

It’s been a long and harsh one, time it ends!

Lori Bazan March 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

This has been the coldest and longest winter of my life ( literally) I live in Winnipeg and this winter we made National news for being colder than Mars!!!
Bring on the Spring and sunshine…to melt this snow slowly so our Province does not have flooding!

JaimeeM March 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

Winter sucks. Its been really bad this year, I dont mind the snow, I actually enjoy playing in the snow with my son. The cold however… that could go anytime now.

Courtney March 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

I’m so over Winter and ready for Spring!

charityk March 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

i loathe this weather.

Viv Sluys March 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

I like winter but I’m always happy to see it go! Of course, as a previous commenter mentioned, living in the southern part of BC, winter isn’t the same…

Erika Birrell March 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

winter is pretty and there are lots of activities to do, but I hate how dry it makes my skin

Doreen Lamoureux March 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

I like winter. It is fresh. I must say though, at around this point every year, I am looking forward to the birds singing, the flowers growing and sitting out in the sun.

Julie G. March 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

I’m really not a winter fan – it’s been way too cold this year!

Erika E March 10, 2014 at 11:41 am

I’m ready for winter to be over.

Suzi March 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I have to say that I’ve never liked winter but this one has been particularly long and nasty! Get outta town winter!

susanne mccarthy March 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I am totally over winter for now….please spring come now!!

Jonnie March 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I really like winter when the temperature is reasonable but it was -30 and below a lot this year where i live and that’s just too much!

Tammy Dalley March 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I hate winter, cold weather means dry skin!

Kelly Colby March 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I’m so sick of it!

Florence March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I like winter when the snow comes and stays and you can get outside. This Winter is just so long.

Stephen K. March 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Hate the winter, even my skin gets dry in the winter

catherine brown March 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I would rather be somewhere warm, winter’s is too much this year.

Emma March 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

This winter, frigid cold BUT I like that no shoveling part.

Emily Chui March 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I am super ready for spring, and I can’t wait for summer!

Wendy hutton March 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

I don’t mind winter, love seeing it snow but hate when its icy out hard to getaround.

Kayla Gilbert March 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I grew up in Northern Ontario and love the snow. However, this year, it feels like Winter is too long. I’m excited for Spring!

Suzanne G March 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

How I feel about winter is I wish I lived somewhere that there was no winter weather.

Dreena March 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Winter?! I’m done! It has been way too long and much too cold – but Canada owns winter – and we do it well!

Much prefer to live in a milder climate.

sandra March 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Done with winter. Bring on the nice weather

sandra March 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Done with winter. Bring on the nice weather.

monica March 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I love winter, but I am really ready for spring and warmer weather!!

Rosa Cross March 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I would like to see winter gone!

angela m March 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I like winter for November and December but when January gets here I am done with it.

MARLENE V. (Enelram) March 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm

I am done with winter!!!

Jen L March 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Honestly I used to love winter and cross country ski and hike and collect frozen rose hips for tea, but these day s I just wish I lived on Roatan or Ambergris Cay or in Mexico. I wish I could reinvigorate my love of the Saskatchewan winter! Is it because I got older (40)? Or am I just lazy? I am so sick of the cold now. Will moisturizes calves make me happy about -40? It will be slightly better, I will admit. The smell will elevate my mood for sure ;)

cheryl March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

im ready for spring and summer!!!!!!!!

Lindsay Cyr March 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

It’s been a long, rough winter. I am sooooo ready for Spring to get here!

kelley moore March 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I hate winter it dries my skin especially my legs for shaving the only thing that saves them is shaving gel which I love!!!!

jen s. March 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I can’t stand it. I’m so tired of freezing and taking so much time to bundle up before going outdoors – and then ‘unbundle’ after getting home.

Melanie B March 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Honestly……. I hate it!

Juliee Fitze March 11, 2014 at 8:14 am

I got fed up with winter and headed to Florida for 5 weeks now dreading returning to all that snow today.

SweetPanda March 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

I am tired of hearing the extreme cold weather alert/warning, snow storm etc. I just want Spring (a real one) will come soon and we will have warmer temperature (I am happy to have temperature just below zero degree, this will make me happy)

Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie March 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I hate winter. It is Hell and is here to make us appreciate spring and summer!

Natalie D March 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Winter is wonderful and quite beautiful. It’s a part of being Canadian, and it wouldn’t be the same without it. I love the snow and the icy trees.

nikki robak March 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

it’s too cold

vanessa foster March 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm

my legs are bone dry atm :) could so use some moisture

sarah sar March 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm

I despise winter! Can’t wait for it to be over.

Piroska March 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I could kick it in the butt! It’s been soooo long, and horribly cold. And way too much snow. I want Spring!

Amanda Hoffman March 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

i LOVE winter. before you think im crazy im from the pacific northwest i live in portland oregon so it dont snow that often but when it does its worth it :).

Heidi C. March 12, 2014 at 2:48 am

I feel very done with winter this year. I am so tired of bundling up!

Jennifer L. March 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I’m really fed up with winter this year. I want to be warm again and not have to shovel anymore snow.

maria March 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I am not a big fan of winter. I hate being so cold and my skin getting dry.

CL March 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I am fed up with winter, it has been too long this year!

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