27 April 2017

Guest Post | How to Use Coconut Oil for Hair and Skin Care!


One small, but significant thing I’ve been thinking about recently is natural beauty products. It makes such a difference to be using simple, fresh products on your body. I know my hair and skin really thank me when I pamper them with high-quality products!

A favourite recent find on the beauty front is all natural coconut oil. You might be thinking this is something people use for cooking, not moisturising. And while it can be pretty great for making dinner, many people are unaware of its beauty benefits – if you’re wondering how to make your hair soft, a simple coconut oil mask might help a great deal, and this works well on your skin too! 

Coconut oil’s soft and buttery texture is exactly what you need on damaged and dehydrated hair and skin. And it’s so easy to add this natural ingredient to your beauty routine! 

coconut oil for hair and skin care

Coconut oil for hair care
coconut oil for hair and skin care

1. In order to deep condition your hair, repair split ends, moisturise your scalp and add a healthy glow to your locks use coconut oil as a leave-in treatment every once in a while. Massage the oil into your hair in circular motions and then work through with a comb. Then wrap your hair up in a shower cap or towel and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Finish by shampooing to remove the oil and style as usual afterwards.

2. Use coconut oil to get rid of those annoying tangles in your hair. Before styling or brushing your hair, gently massage the oil into the ends of your hair then work your way towards the roots with a comb, gently detangling your locks. No need to rinse nor shampoo!

3. Fight dandruff and a dry scalp with coconut oil by leaving it overnight. Before going to bed, use your fingers to massage the oil into your scalp and then wrap your hair in a towel and sleep through the treatment. The following day, just wash your hair as usual!

Coconut oil for skin care
coconut oil for hair and skin care

1. Make a coconut oil face mask 2-3 times a week. Apply a small amount all over your face before going to bed and wake up with smooth, baby-like skin. If you have an oily skin type, do it less regularly or avoid applying too much to the oil-prone areas of your face. Trust this natural overnight moisturiser!

2. Remove your makeup with coconut oil using a cotton pad –  it works specially well with waterproof makeup. It is ok to rub some of the oil on your eyelids to remove any stubborn eye shadow or liner, but be careful not to let it reach your eyes.

3. Coconut oil can also help your skin by being a great make up brush cleaner! Use it to keep your favourite cosmetic tools as clean and fresh as possible –  if they are free from any germs and bacteria you’re already half way to a beautiful and clean skin. 

With things like coconut oil you know exactly what you’re getting and feel really good about the end results! So if you’re looking for a natural way to pamper your hair and body with one ingredient – choose coconut! Still, you can find many other great tips on how to moisturise your skin and how to make your hair soft if you do a quick online search! 

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24 April 2017

April | Birchbox x Boden


Another month has gone by and that brings another Birchbox! April's box is special as they've teamed up with Boden to bring us 5 gorgeous products, including 2 full size ones. Woo!

The one thing that I love about Birchbox over Glossybox is the actual boxes. Yes, Glossybox would have special boxes sometimes but there's something even cuter about Birchbox. Am I the only one?

birchbox april 2017
birchbox april 2017

What's in this months box:

Manna Kadar High Definition Powder | £27
Apparently this is full size? Really?! For nearly £30!? I don't think I'll be getting much use out of it because I'll be scared to waste it!

ModelCo Eye Define Crayon Liner | £11
Gotta love a new eyeliner and although I do tend to pick felt tip or liquid eyeliners more, I'm still really excited to give this one a go!

Polaar IcePure Gentle Scrub with Arctic Cotton |  £23.50
What is it with this box having very expensive products in? I don't think I'd be paying over £20 for a face scrub. Slightly too pricey for me!

Luseta Beauty Keratin Smooth Conditioner | £5
My hair has been pretty dry recently so a good conditioner is definitely appreciated right now! It smells amazing

Baija Paris Creme Moana in Fleur de Tiare |  £15.90
I love the packaging of this cream and it makes me want to go on holiday. Just me? This also smells pretty amazing as well!

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21 April 2017

April | Things I'm Loving!


I really enjoy reading "things I'm loving" posts as I always find them really interesting, plus I always get a few good recommendations from shows or products. A couple of months have passed since my last one so of course I had to write about them!

1. The Last Man on Earth
the last man on earth

How I have never watched this show before I will never know. Needless to say, I am now in love and have already finished off the first two seasons in less than a week! I am a huge fan of Bob's Burgers and it's nice to branch out and find another good show with Kristen Schaal in!

2. Gardening
garden instagram

Who knew I was so green-fingered? Because I certainly didn't! I've now found myself strolling down the gardening aisles at my local B&Q and I actually enjoy it. I'm so excited for Summer to come so I can get out in my new garden!

3. Spring!

Speaking of the Summer weather, I'm so happy that Spring is here! Having the lighter morning and nights has really motivated me to get my ass in gear with my house and my diet instead of just coming home from work and slumbing in front of the TV all night. 

4. Catfish
catfish tv show mtv

I used to watch Catfish a few years back but I kinda went off it - there's only so much drama you can take! BUT I have got back into it again and the newest episodes have been so good! I've got so addicted that I've gone back and started watching from the start again.

5. Calligraphy

One thing I really wanted to challenge myself with this year was to learn new skills and the first one that came to mind was Calligraphy. Majority of all bloggers use Calligraphy fonts in their blogs and I'd love to be able to create something without the use of Photoshop. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen that I've recently purchased a Kirstie Allsopp Calligraphy set and so far I'm really enjoying it. Watch this space!
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