Coconut Oil…The Best Beauty Product?

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I just have two words for you. Coconut Oil. Worth the hype you ask? 100% YES.

If you want a cleanser that won’t break the bank which will 100% work and change your skin for the better, if you want to have a nice relaxing bath and still feel silky and smooth days after, if you want to wash your make up brushes and see real clean brushes after, if you want to give the ends of your hair some life…You need to try coconut oil.

I happened to buy some when I needed it as a baking ingredient for my non bake vegan brownies which you can find the recipe here if you haven’t already stumbled that way. I purchased a nice massive jar of 100% Raw Coconut Oil in Tescos which didn’t break the bank, and after many different uses I still haven’t really made that big of a hole in the tub.

So. Not just for baking? No sir. I’ve been using the oil as a face cleanser to take off all of my make up, after massaging it into my skin, turning it into a nice milky oil, followed by a warm muslin or face cloth which also gently exfoliates my face. After I’ve cleansed and washed my face and removed all of my make up, I’ll then go back to the oil and apply a very small amount and massage that again into my skin and leave that as it moisturises my skin all night and then wash it off in the morning.

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Since doing all of that, as well as continuing to keep a basic skin routine, using minimal products which are gentle for my skin, drinking plenty of water, and eating the right foods, my skin feels sensational. Honestly, I feel my skin is more radiant and glowy, I’m not really breaking out as much, and my blemishes are also few and far between if at all. So go on, get your hands on some oil ladies and gentlemen. It genuinely is worth all the talk. I’d even say this has helped my skin more than any skincare brand I’ve used, because it’s just so natural and free from any nasty ingredients that are likely to break you out.

So what else can you use this little gem for? Take a soak with your usual bubble bath and then add a few scoops of coconut oil. Honestly, your skin will be moisturised and glowy for days. It gives that extra relaxation to your bath, and after you will just feel all gooey and soft. I also lathered some into the ends of my hair, which worked really nicely as a conditioner. After leaving it in for about an hour or so, I washed my hair as normal with shampoo and conditioner and the ends of my hair felt unreal. So so soft.

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It’s also great for washing make up brushes along with fairy liquid. The oil helps separate the make up from the brush really well and works great with the fairy liquid to really deep clean the brushes. Definitely try this and see for yourself!

It’s safe to say me and this little find have been getting on really well recently. Our relationship has grown, we’re finding different things about each other and I think it could be love. So go an start your love affair with a big fat tub of some coconut oil, and then thank me later.

Rosie Face…

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It would appear that my blog is slightly showing some favouritism towards a certain Skin Care Brand. You don’t even need to guess really…Yes Super Facialist by the one and only Miss Brennan once again I hear you sigh. But hear me on this one. I have another product for you which I am of course just a little bit in love with.

I picked up the Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser, when I couldn’t get hold of my usual cleanser, which I’m pretty glad about. This one was slightly cheaper too. After using this cleanser a couple of times, my skin just feels so gentle and calm. My blemishes and red areas have gone down tremendously, and my skin just feels squeaky clean! It’s great to take your make up off with too, along with a warm muslin cloth.

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The formula itself is enriched with Shea and Coco butters and Pro Vitamin B5 which help to remove all make up, and impurities without making the skin all dry and damaged. The smell itself is a little overpowering at first, but it’s such a gentle and soothing aroma, it will leave you feeling calm and relaxed like you’ve just had a quick little spa session at the sink. A definite must for your skin routine!

The Oil That Will Change Your Skin Routine…

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For a while now I’ve had my beady little eyes on a certain cleansing oil. Of course you guess right when you think ‘I bet its an Una Brennan one…’ HA I just love this lady. But I did get the cleansing oil…So sit back, relax, maybe grab a brew whilst I tell you about another great find.

I used to always take my make up off with facial wipes. I was lazy, and also under edcuated when it came to skin products. Believe it or not, I didn’t realise you could take make up with any other products. I then found micella water and began taking my make up off with that, until I found the world of cleansers and oils. Holy moly has my skin changed since.

This oil is a particular favourite. Let me introduce you to the Vitamin C Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. The freshest of fresh cleansers which will leave your skin feeling soft, gentle and CLEANSED thanks to all the essential oils it’s enriched with such as Rosemary, Grape-seed and Olive Oil. And no this doesn’t mean you can lash a bit in your frying pan…well maybe? I’ll get back to you on that one…. But I do know it’s a good make up brush cleaner…that you can do! It’s also a great make up remover, and also removes all of those little impurities that have kindly built up throughout the day. So how can you not say no? Give it a try and see for yourself that you’ll be left with a glowing, healthy and cleansed complexion. Damn Miss Brennan, you got it going’ on!

 

 

Emma Hardie and her Amazing Face…

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I was lucky enough to get my hands on Emma Hardies Amazing Face Cleansing Balm. Oh me oh my this stuff is so good. Like really good. It really deserves the hype it’s been given by many beauty gurus.

It’s so lovely to use to melt away your make up, but also just to cleanse the skin. With Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E, making up this delicious cocktail, it is able to rebalance, purify and reduce the appearance of pores. Not only that, but it also illuminates and hydrates the skin with the use of Jasmine, making your skin look pretty damn good, and feeling heavenly soft.

If I haven’t won you over yet, the face cloth that the cleansing balm comes with is also pretty damn good too. Double sided, it allows you to exfoliate on one side, and then gently wipe the face on the softer side.

If you’re feeling fruity, you can also use this balm as a treatment mask whilst taking a soak in the tub! Simply apply the balm and leave for 10 minutes or so, and let the balm work it’s magic by using the steam from the bath to open the pores and let the oils to dig deep into the skin, giving you that beautiful spa treatment you deserve.

Emma, you are a gem. Sincerely, my skin.