These new fragrances got me feeling all types of HAPPY!
Vilhelm Parfumerie Don't Tell Jasmine, $245
The seemingly effortless seduction of jasmine…a direct emotional connection to the senses. Enhanced with lemon, kir and petal musk.
Sisley Paris Izia, $100
Izia is a fragrance built around a Rose with a unique scent. This rose, like a rendez-vous, only blooms for a short time once a year. The heart of a modern and multi-faceted new fragrance. Imbued with radiant and sophisticated top notes, Izia seduces with its airy, floral heart and the warmth of a woody base softened with musks.
You, me and everyone I know does NOT have time for a zit! So let's get straight to the quick beauty tip. You can make an unwanted zit less noticeable instantly with an ice cube. Just place a cube on the pimple for 30 - 60 seconds, then hold a tissue dampened with eye drops or contact cleaner over it for about 3 minutes. This causes the blood vessels below your skin to contract making a pimple less red and easing some irritation.
Yes, I know... you are not living in a bubble and you are already aware of the beauty benefits of coconut oil, but hey just in case you missed a few things or happen to be in a bubble.
(no judging lol!)
Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Plus coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, and yes it's exactly what I use to moisturize. Well anyhoo, here are a few other tips...
Coconut oil is an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours before washing out with several rounds of shampoo
Add a few drops of coconut oil and apply on the face; use as a spot treatment overnight. Remember coconut oil is an antibacterial.
Apply a large amount of coconut oil on the entire feet and wear socks. Let the oil work overnight
Add a few drops of tea tree oil to pre-warmed coconut oil and massage in the hair
Rub coconut oil all over the face and remove all of your makeup with a with a napkin. Your makeup with slide off like butter
Mix coconut oil with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)
Coconut can help lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
Rub on cuticles to help nails grow
As always, I hope this helps! :-)
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Duh, when you wash your hair you just simply use warm/hot water right? Mmmmn... It depends.
Using Hot water: Hot water opens your pores in the hair root, which of course makes it easier to remove the oil and dirt from the scalp. Oily scalp=Hot water! But sadly it can leave your hair excessively porous. If the hair is too porous, then there are chances that the hair will become dry and brittle. Now although the hot water will clean the hair roots thoroughly, it will also rip off the oil from the hair roots.
Using Cold water: By washing hair with cold water, your color won't fade and your leave-in conditioner (Co-Washing) will actually be left in, which means smoother hair. Plus, the hair cuticles will be closed, which will reduce the accumulation of the dirt and sweat in the scalp. Thereby the damage to the hair will also be reduced. It will make the hair smooth and shiny. Cold water will also improve the blood circulation to the scalp: Blood circulates faster when your scalp is cold.
How do I wash my hair? Well, I just use warm water, almost cool and every now and then I use HOT water to get rid of product build up. I've noticed that the conditioner is most effective when I wash with warm/cool water.