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ORGANIC COCONUT OIL FOR HAIR

Organic coconut oil is the oil extracted from the coconut trees that are grown using natural fertilizers and traditional soil cultivation approaches. Though its health advantages are numerous, it works remarkably well, when it comes to hair growth. Not just does it help promote hair growth, it could also help put an end to the awkward dandruff problem. For those who are stressed over split ends, thinning hair, and hair fall, the application of this oil can definitely show really useful.

How Does it Work

We frequently shell out a lot of money on hair care items in order to get rid of issues such as thinning hair, hair breakage, and dandruff. A number of these items include compounds such as sodium lauryl sulfate and salt Laureth sulfate. Considering that these compounds are also present in coconut oil, using it on the scalp and hair will help deal with these hair problems. Coconut oil can also be used for eyelash growth.

This oil likewise consists of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron. Using it on the scalp helps in lubricating the hair. It permeates deep into the hair shaft and softens it. It is also understood for its antifungal and antibacterial homes. Lauric acid and capric acid help in combating the microorganisms that are accountable for triggering scalp infections. It can be utilized by individuals impacted by dry scalp or seborrheic dermatitis. This oil also contains saturated fatty acids like oleic acid, linoleic acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid, and palmitic acid, makings it an outstanding hair conditioner.

Ways to Apply

The natural variation is better than the common oil because of the approach of extraction and preparation. Its health benefits can be attributed to that it is made from coconut milk drawn out from fresh coconuts or by cold compression of fresh dried coconut meat. Because it is not fine-tuned, the natural goodness of the oil is protected. It includes greater quantities of lauric acid, capric acid, anti-oxidants, vitamins, proteins, fatty acids, and minerals, which help promote hair growth in a huge method.

Prior to using the oil, make certain that you warm it a little. Rubbing it on the scalp promotes the growth of hair follicles. All you have to do is massage all over the scalp in small circular motions for 10-15 minutes. Let the oil stay in your hair for a few hours. Shampoo your hair properly. This oil is a terrific conditioner in itself. In case your hair is really dry, you can let the oil sit overnight and hair shampoo your hair in the early morning. For good results, apply it regularly.

The advantages of natural coconut oil are not just limited to hair, you can get a soft, flexible, and glowing skin by using it on your skin.

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MANICURE MONDAY: RIMMEL SUPER GEL

I love it when I’m in Boots and I spot something I’ve not seen before and instantly pop it in my basket. I’m sure my purse doesn’t like it very much but I love the feeling of finding something new and that I’ve not used before. In this case I’ve not really properly used a polish and gel top coat polish before so I was really keen to get this on my nails and a trial underway, after all it claims to last ‘up to 14 days’ and that is definitely something I can get on bored with.

I painted my nails with the shade ‘punk rock’, which is a lovely dusky purple, and it went on like a dream. It dried in no time and the brush was so wide that I only needed one swoop to cover the whole nail. It was a good start. This was on the Sunday evening and by the Tuesday there was already a significant chip on one nail. Disappointing, but I put it down to me possibly catching it on something. That was only three days in and by the Thursday/Friday most of the nails were chipped. Actually, my nails looked awful, one was missing at least half of its polish and they no longer looked nice at all so I had to remove the polish.

I have to say I am super disappointed. I know Rimmel have covered their backs by saying ‘up to 14 days wear’ so you can’t really complain because technically it has lasted between one and 14 days, but I was definitely expecting it to last longer than three. I feel like I would have been better off just using a normal non-Gel polish. I think it’s a gimmick and a complete waste of money, especially at £5.99 each! It’s a shame because proper gel nails are very expensive and I was hoping this might be a nice little budget alternative but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. I’d much rather pop a Barry M Gelly polish on my nails as it has just as good a finish and lasts longer!

Have you tried the Rimmel Super Gel polish? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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ROSE GOLD BEAUTY BUYS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is this Sunday people! Are you prepared? I am definitely not. I am going to have to go shopping on Saturday but I’m feeling very uninspired! I did pop up a little gift guide last week so if you’re struggling too, that might help you or continue reading here!

I personally don’t think rose gold is going away anytime soon so I’ve put together a fab little gifr guide of rose gold or rose-themed beauties you could buy Mum (or yourself!)

Zoeva Powder Polish Brush (107) and Zoeva Cream Shader Brush (233)
Zoeva’s rose gold make-up brushes are absolutely stunning. They’re so soft and just super pretty, almost too pretty to mess them up with make-up if you ask me! They make really lovely gifts as they look much more expensive than they actually are! You could pick up a nice set or just pick and mix a few different ones to give your Mum.

Pixi Rose Oil Blend Face Oil
Pixi Beauty is a more recent discovery for me. I’m currently trialling some of its skincare, which also makes a lovely gift for your Mum, alongside this really lovely face oil. It contains sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils that nourish the skin leaving it super soft and smooth. It comes in bottle form with a cap or you can use the pipette. It’s paraben free and not tested animals!

Monu Rosewood Reviving Mist
Monu is another brand I’m loving at the moment and its reviving mist makes a lovely gift on its own or with a few other products. You could even put together a rose/rose gold themed gift box if you fancied! The mist is perfect for setting make-up or to just spritz all over as the lemon, rosewood, sandalwood and geranium essential oils will leave your skin feeling super refreshed in warm weather.

What do you think of these rose and rose gold-themed beauty ideas for Mother’s Day? Will you be picking any up for your mum or for yourself? Let me know in the comments.

*This post contains PR samples.

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BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES

Today is apparently ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year. I guess the reasoning behind it is because the festive celebrations are long gone, everyone is back at work, it’s dead cold and pay day isn’t for almost two weeks yet…I’ve certainly felt a bit down in the dumps over the past week and I’m not really sure why, so I’ve come up with a few ways to make yourself feel a bit better!

Re-jig your skincare routine
At this time of year the weather can be pretty harsh on your skin so it’s a good time to look into having a little mix-up of your skincare routine. My skin tends to get used to products if I use them on a daily basis and I’m currently using the No7 cleanser and toner, but am finding it doesn’t have much of an effect anymore. It’s definitely time for something new. Just as you need a bit of a boost, so does your skin.

Paint your nails
This is one that always cheers me up. I have so many colours to choose from and having colourful nails makes me v.happy! You can go mad and paint them lots of different colours, try some nail art or go for one of your much loved shades, anything to boost your mood just a little.

Change your hairstyle
At this time of year I always feel like cutting my hair. It’s the whole ‘New Year New You’ thing I think. My hair is pretty long at the moment and feeling a bit drab and scruffy. I’m thinking about a long bob…but I know when I cut it I’ll want long hair again, it’s always the way, however I think I’m going to go for it once I get paid again, just to change things up a bit.

Take up a new hobby
I’ve been thinking about this alot this week. I’m a little bit bored of coming home every day after work and sitting on my butt on the laptop, I need to DO something. I’ve been looking into various classes and I’ve thought about going swimming a few nights a week but I think I’m too chicken to go by myself. I really just need to bite the bullet and book some things up, even if I don’t end up liking them, at least I’ve tried. I would recommend this to anyone else feeling in a similar way…you don’t have to do anything that takes you outside though, why not take up a new craft hobby that you can do in the comfort of your own home? I recently bought the La De Dah Journal so I can take up scrapbooking, I can’t wait!

While I’m no expert or saying you should follow these tips religiously, they are just a few small ideas to change things a little bit. You could also go shopping and find yourself some new clobber that you wouldn’t necessarily go for usually or you could take up exercise/cooking. Anything really!

How are you beating the January blues? Let me know in the comments.

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2True Cosmetics Nail Polish

ve heard of 2True Cosmetics before but have never tried them out, until now!

When I attended the Xmas Blogger Meet, I received a 2True Nail Polish in the goody bag and I’ve been waiting to test it out for ages. There was a whole load of different colours (believe me, I packed all of the goody bags with them!) so I had no idea which one I would get, but I ended up with the imaginatively named ‘Shade #11’.

Thankfully I managed to pick up a really cute shade, kind of a shimmering lavender colour. It’s a little thin but two coats sorted that out and it dries quite quickly too! It’s a really subtle shade, the type I put on and spend ages looking at when I’m typing.

It’s lovely to apply and would look great with a darker purple accent nail! I’d definitely recommend this brand and it’s definitely one I’m going to check out again! I’m pretty sure you can get 2True at Superdrug stores!

– Don’t forget to check out the CherryPie Shop before you go!

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