I recently wrote an article called “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” for Markithis Savannah, website designed to share educational and inspiring information from the Savannah area. My article highlighted my top uses for Coconut Oil and how you can incorporate it into your life in the form of a shave cream, frizz fighter, belly balm for moms-to-be and the list keeps going. For Makeup Monday, I wanted to focus a little more on how exactly to remove your makeup using this magic oil while reaping other benefits.
Remove Eye Makeup: Coconut Oil has become the only eye makeup remover I use! Along with my other favorite, Vitamin E Oil, this powerhouse not only cuts the pigment quickly but also helps to restore good oils to my eye area. Why is that important? Good oils will help your eyelashes grow and also moisturize and plump any fine lines in that area. So in step you will remove makeup, help your lashes grow, along with preventing and minimizing wrinkles. SCORE!
Removing Face Makeup: Why not keep this Coconut Oil party rolling to the rest of your face?! Stay with me, oil on your face is a good thing. Good oils help balance your skin and actually help keep acne away. Drying your skin out will only cause an overproduction of oil, which will absolutely cause breakouts.
What you will need:
- Organic Fresh or Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil. Dr. Brommer’s is my personal choice and available at most health food stores.
- Cotton Rounds or Pads
- Using your spoon, scoop out a half of teaspoon to use for your entire face in steps.
- Use your cotton round to apply oil and place on your eye for 30 seconds.
- Begin to wipe the eye area clean. Repeat process on the other eye.
- Use a moistened round in a circular motion on your face.
- You may need several rounds depending on the amount of makeup. Repeat with clean round/pad until all makeup is removed.
- Add a tiny bit of extra oil under your eyes and to your lips for extra moisture.
- Voila! Enjoy soft, clean, moisturized skin!
To read more about my top uses for Coconut Oil, check out my contribution to Markithis Savannah.
Thanks for reading!
No one wants to have greasy, oily hair- especially me! I have fine hair, and it gets oily in one day. Instead of washing it every day, my DRY SHAMPOO comes to the rescue!!
Almost all product lines have come out with their own dry shampoo. TRESemee’s Fresh Start is a very budget friendly option. Rockalholic’s Dirty Secret is a professional version of Dry Shampoo, and it is a little bit pricey. A lot of the time people assume that the more expensive the product, the better it works. Sometimes that is not the case!
$4.98 at Walmart
$20.99 at ULTA
Between these two products, it’s a STEAL! I definitely prefer TRESemee Fresh Start. It does not leave any white residue like Rockaholic Dirty Secret, and it lasts much longer.
Now there is really no reason for hair that looks dirty!
Until next time,
Bootcamp is not just fitness. The idea can be applied to any areas you may need to tighten up, trim down, or simply just need a little attention. Whether you are a single girl out on the town, housewife, or working mom, you need to reserve sometime out of your busy day for you… And that includes grooming! Hey, even the baboons do it!
So let’s get started! Paying attention to minor details can pay off in big ways. Take your eyebrows for example; keeping (or in some cases establishing) a brow shape and filling in the sparse areas can make a world of difference for your face. The brows help to frame the face and can add an instant lift! Who wouldn’t like a little of that?? My favorite product to assist with this is the Kevin Acuion brow pencil. Its tiny point helps you feather in small hair-like strokes that look very natural. Then you can follow with the brush side to blend. You can find this product at http://www.amazon.com/Kevyn-Aucoin-Precision-Pencil-Brunette/dp/B000Z63Y5C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383923881&sr=8-1&keywords=kevyn+aucoin+brow+pencil. Brow powders or taupe shadows also work well. Keep them in place with some brow gel or a little hair spray on a tooth brush. To add a more precision come under the brow line with your face powder and blend with a q-tip. Still need help? Leave it to the professionals! Visit Jessica at the studio for an eyebrow sugaring dollfacebyjules.com/sugaring/. She’ll get you started on the right foot!
Brows are important and a huge statement this season…so stay tuned there are more details to come!
Still with me? I know that was tough but we’re working out our lips next! The winter months can be brutal to our perfect pout so adding a little lip scrub can help keep those lips stay nice and kissable. If you don’t have one you can follow Jules’ recipe dollfacebyjules.com/blog/2013/10/7/jules-diy-pumpkin-spice-lip-scrub.html or simply brush them with your tooth brush after you finish with your teeth (but don’t forget to add a little coconut oil afterwards). Come on guys, there’s no excuse… You can do this!
Let’s give those hands a little attention too! Don’t give up now we’re half way there. Coconut oil, a beauty wonder product, can be used as a hand moisturizer and cuticle oil. Pop some socks in the dryer for a couple of minutes and get them nice a warm, lather your hands up with coconut oil and place the warm socks over your hands like mittens. The warmth will help drive the oil into your skin and soften the areas that need it most… Plus it will make you fill all nice and cozy J. After a few minutes remove the socks and push back you cuticles, leaving the nails nice and ready for a coat of polish if time permits!
Keep up the pace… this is the end! But let’s not neglect the crowning jewel, our tresses. With the humidity dialing down a bit and the summer heat giving way, there might actually be a good hair day in our future! Referring back to our new best friend, you guessed it… coconut oil. It can be used as a great inexpensive hair treatment. Apply the coconut oil to dry hair, put a shower cap on, heat it with your blow dryer for several minutes, do some house work or check your email for about 20 to 30, then shampoo and style as normal. Now I like to make my hair sit up so you could add in some Velcro rollers in an old school roller set formation and achieve lots of bouncy volume. Way to go guys!
Whew! Now for the cool down…but remember to push up those brows, scrub those lips, and make that hair stand at attention. Your hard work will not go unnoticed so power through… You can do it! Happy training:)
Until next time,