JYUKIMI

FASHION | BEAUTY | LIFESTYLE

I've had my brows done, by done, I mean tattooed on my face!

I've had injections at the Doctor's, I've also had acupuncture, but I've never had a tattoo before, so in true honesty, I really had no idea what I was expecting with these brows, so I'm going to run you through my personal experience when having them done!


HAIRSTROKE BROWS
BY
NICOLA SPMU


Before properly starting to explain everything, I want to take this opportunity to thank Nicola from NOT JUST BROWS for being her, I've known her for around 9 months now, we were pregnant at the same time and we just clicked. I feel like I've known Nicola for... forever!
Not only is she a great friend of mine, but she's the reason I don't have to do my brows in the morning now! Now, when I wake up in the morning, my brows are sitting there, waiting for me to leave the house. They are so done up and ready to go... and of course I am so in love with them.
I know I can't say this enough and words really can't express my gratitude.
Nicola, I love you so so so much and THANK YOU... again and again.


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2 WEEKS BEFORE
- THE CONSULTATION

The scratch/patch test was done.
I don't actually know what happened with this as it was done behind my ear.
I believe Nicola had "needled" me with a bit of colour, just to see if I would have any allergic reaction to the whole process.
Result? Nothing happened, no reaction, no itching, no pain.

If there were to be any reaction of any description, it would probably have resulted in not being able to continue with the brows.



ON THE DAY
- PAPERWORK



Before we began, there was a lot of documentation to be dealt with.
Paperwork after paperwork, it felt as though I was signing my life away! But it all has to be done.

I had to give all my medical history, my doctor's name and address, a consent form regarding if's and but's. Not only is it security for yourself, but for Nicola too.



COLOUR CHOOSING & MEASURING THE BROWS

It is entirely your choice what colour/shade you would like your brows to be, but your Semi Permanent Make Up Artist will give you their expert advice on which colour should suit your complexion, eyes and hair etc. Obviously as my natural hair colour is a very dark brown, we decided to stick with that - as you all know, my hair colour changes like the seasons!

As these brows are semi-permanent/permanent (only semi-permanent as they will fade, but they'll be there pretty much forever), your face has to be measured to ensure the brows are in the correct place. You can't be having one half way up your forehead and the other on your eyelid, can you?

I was placed in the most attractive hair net ever (I kind of miss that thing), and Nicola drew marks on my face, in order to line up the brows, so they'd be symmetrical.




Nicola then proceeded to draw my brows with brow pencil, so this acted as her stencil. We decided to follow my natural brow line, but take down my arch ever so slightly, as I felt the arches of my brows weren't as even as they should be.

At all times, I was allowed to look in the mirror and adjust the shape of my brows, as in the end it is completely my choice of what shape or size I wanted them to be.




You may see above that there's some white blobs on my brow, this was the numbing cream - best thing ever. That helped to ease off the pain for when the needle was being used... But we'll talk about that later.



THE SET UP

For this part, I don't know what any of these things are called, but this was the set up of the room.




Let's call this "The Tattoo Machine", the needle itself is attached onto this machine, so this is all the hi-tech stuff.

You may see in the left corner, the words "NOUVEAU CONTOUR", they are the beauty school or beauty group where Nicola is training. Nicola is currently at bronze stage, so she will complete her studies and hopefully get to a higher qualification soon! I'm so so so pleased for her, she's done this with 2 children! SUPERMUM!




These are the needles (all sterilised), that white long looking thing is the GORGEOUS hair net, the tub - the soothing balm for after-care, and the purple sticks - micro brush for the numbing cream.



THE PROCEDURE

DURATION : 3 HOURS (approx.) - This is inclusive of all the paperwork, the colour choosing and the measuring

I didn't look at all at this point, right up until the brows were completely finished - I love the element of surprise!




I laid down on this bed for the whole duration, Nicola did let me do a little loosen up shake every now and again, because my back is suffering from sciatica after my pregnancy with my second, Sienna.

The brows are hair stroke brows, rather than a blush/block brow, so they tend to look more "natural", with my brow colour being so dark, I find they would look to harsh - resulting in me looking too stern all the time with block brows. So each stroke was done individually.

You should be able to see the strokes in the photo below - this was taken moments after the procedure was complete.


AFTER


As soon as the brows are done, they look quite striking, but as the days go by, they start to fade - and eventually by a week's time, they'll look much more natural.



BEFORE
 AFTER   


As you can see, the brows stand out so much more, they are so much fuller, and Nicola achieved the result I was expecting.

The pigment starts to drop off a little and for the first 7 days, you should try your very best not to wet them, get any cleanser or make up remover on them, so by Day 9 - you can see I wiped off quite a bit of pigment. But, don't worry, as I will be having a retouch soon, and I think we'll go a little thicker next time.


27 MAY - DAY 5
29 MAY - DAY 7
31 MAY - DAY 9



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I want to leave you with a video now, I filmed parts of the procedure itself and also a 7 day update on the brows. From Day 2 through to Day 7, I tell you about whether I've been experiencing any pain and fill you in on more about the brows.





Once again, thank you Nicola. And I CANNOT WAIT for the retouch!
I'm SO in LOVE!

If you want more information about the brows, you're welcome to contact me and I can answer your questions.
If you want to know more about Nicola or Nouveau Contour, let me know and I'll pass on the message!


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Next week, I should be posting about another "tattoo" I've just had done!









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I would call this a cheeky buy, but it really isn't, I've been using these 2 Benefit products for a long time now, and all I ever do is re-buy them when I've run out.

So yes, they are "cheeky" as I apply them on my cheeks, but they are certainly NOT a cheeky buy.

HOOLA by Benefit
ROCKATEUR by Benefit
Benefit have been releasing so many new products I can barely catch up, I'm still stuck on these 2 powders.

If you don't know already, these 2 are both powder products, HOOLA is a bronzer and ROCKATEUR is a blusher.




HOOLA is a matte bronzer powder, no shimmer, no shine.

As the colour is a little darker than all the other bronzers I have, it does give a bit of a chiseled look, so I just blend it out with my Beauty Blender, or dust it off with a bit of finishing powder.

I loving using this for contouring, a swipe across the cheeks, a bit around my temples, a curved swipe along the hairline and lastly, a swipe or 2 under the jawline for a bit more definition.

RECOMMENDED BRUSH : ITA KABUKI BRUSH by NARS




You now know I love contouring with HOOLA, as it is a matte bronzing powder, I normally try to use a shimmery blusher to go with it, so ROCKATEUR is normally my no.1 pick!

They match so well and compliment each other so perfectly. The colours just WORK.

ROCKATEUR is a shade of rose gold, the gold accent helps to highlight, so I normally sweep this across my cheekbones to help give just that little bit more definition.

How could I not fall in love with this colour, I'm a huge fan of pink and gold!


RECOMMENDED BRUSH : BLUSH BRUSH by REAL TECHNIQUES



You may have noticed I've added recommended brushes for each product, these are just my preference, so don't feel like you have to go and buy these specific brushes! Benefit actually include brushes in the boxes, both shaped to suit the powder, and as they're so small, they're perfect for travelling too, nice and compact!

So here they are, My Cheeky Favourites. So, Benefit, please don't go changing the formula, they're perfect as they are!




When was the last time I showed you my monthly favourites?
Last month, these are the products which really stood out for me and I found I really enjoyed using them (most of them daily).











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1) YSL - FUSION INK FOUNDATION (B20)


I've had this foundation for a while and I've never really LOVED it, but since the end of summer and the start of autumn, I feel like I am slowly falling for it.




It is a very liquid-y formula, so after application, it leaves my skin still feeling like "skin" - Soft and Supple.

The coverage is brilliant and it is very buildable, and one major bonus, it doesn't leave my skin looking cakey. I've found with this foundation, I've not needed to add any finishing powder on top as it is a matte looking foundation.




Another thing I really like about this foundation is the applicator stick. As I don't share this foundation with anyone, I just go ahead and dab the stick directly onto my face, that way I can see exactly how much I really am using on certain parts of my face.

I can't say this is my FAVOURITE ever foundation (yet), but it certainly was an October favourite!


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I've always been a fan of cleansing oils as they keep my skin hydrated as opposed to normal cleansing milks.

So I was very excited when I found this cleansing oil by Klairs.




This cleansing oil is so gentle on the skin as it is made up of natural oils : Black Bean Oil, Black Sesame Oil and Blackcurrant Seed Oil.

1) Black Bean Oil
Black bean helps to control the sebum production, increases the skin elasticity and provides a soothing effect

2) Black Sesame Oil
Black sesame prevents dehydration and skin aging while providing powerful antioxidant effects through various useful components such as Beta-carotene, Rinolenic acid, Sesamin, Sesaminol and Tocopherol.

3) Black Currant Seed Oil
Black Current Seed Oil strengthens the skins protective layer to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin. It promotes skin cell regeneration and provides antioxidant effects by containing various minerals.


Klairs is a Korean brand and all their products are made from natural ingredients. They've actually become increasingly popular this year, I've seen so many people talk about their ranges!

I've been using Shu Uemura's cleansing oils for a few years now and I normally use it to help remove make up. This Klairs cleansing oil does the same thing, but in a much more gentle way, so I still have to use make up remover prior to cleansing my face with the oil.



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3) TREACLEMOON - THAT VANILLA MOMENT | THE RASPBERRY KISS | MY COCONUT ISLAND




These have been added into my bathroom collection recently as I can't get over how "yummy" they smell.

The hand wash is definitely my favourite out of the 3, it smells like a coconut dessert and leaves your hands smelling that way for ages after washing them. I also love the pump bottle and as it comes in a 500ml volume, it lasts forever... and ever... and ever...

The shower gel and body scrub are just nice to have. I've been using the body scrub on my legs, knees and bottom of my feet to help smoothen them up a little, as it has been a little hard this last month to moisturise them properly with my growing bump as an obstacle.

They are available at Tesco and don't cost a bomb (they're on sale at the moment too), not only that, the children will LOVE it... I think these are so much better to buy than the cartoon character bath products (which do cost quite a bit). Treaclemoon ranges from about £2-3.


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4) CHANEL - GEL PURETÉ FOAMING GEL CLEANSER


This cleanser is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It costs a lot more than my previous gel cleanser - Avène Soapless Foaming Gel (see review here) but I've sadly fallen in love with it.


I always have a gel cleanser in my skincare collection as I need one to use with my Clarisonic, so for the past few months, it has been this Chanel one. Obviously, you don't have to have a Clarisonic in order to use this cleanser, hands will do fine.

As soon as this cleanser touches water, it lathers up into a gorgeous, light foam. It helps to eliminate excess sebum, impurities and pollutants from the skin and along with the Clarisonic, it does an even better job at doing so.

Sometimes when I use the Clarisonic, I don't have contacts in, and obviously don't have my glasses on and as I'm quite blind, I lose control of the brush head and end up getting some of my cleanser in my eye (typical of me), so what I'm trying to say, is... this Chanel Gel Cleanser isn't too sensitive to the eyes, which is PERFECT for me.

I wouldn't say I need this cleanser in my skincare routine as I could easily do with a cheaper gel cleanser, but as it has appeared in my October favourites, I can only assume I will re-purchase it again.

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5) PHILIPS - EASYSHINE IONIC STYLING BRUSH


I have to admit this hasn't just been an October favourite, it's been almost half a year worth of a favourite. I've pretty much given up using the Tangle Teezer and converted to using this.




Inside this brush, there's ionic technology which helps to smoothen out the hair and keep those flyaways nice and tidy. It spreads ions all over your hair to reduce the frizz and generally make your hair look as if you've spent time on it. This is perfect for my bad hair days, especially as a mother, I can't get enough of bad hair days...




That black hole just underneath the bristles is where the ions come out from, so as you brush, it spreads very evenly over every strand of hair. The white button type thing just above that is how you pop out the bristles, for easy cleaning.



The brush is super easy to use. The button on the side, turns the brush on, it then lights up at the bottom of the brush so you know it actually is on. It doesn't generate much noise at all, even less noise than when you blow to get rid of a loose eyelash on your fingers (for example).

So if you don't feel like you need the help of the ions, it is just a standard compact brush. It runs on AAA batteries, which are obviously easy to get hold of - I kind of wish it was just rechargeable like most beauty electronics.

So, overall, this brush is a handy little contraption, it's about the size of an adult's palm, so it fits nicely into a handbag, make up bag, and is most definitely perfect for traveling.

It comes in quite a few different colours and patterns, so you'll definitely find one to suit your taste.

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So that's it for October, these are my October favourites!

If I have the time at the end of this month/early next month, I'll be sure to share my November favourites, because I'm already falling head over heels with quite a handful of beauty products, so I'm super excited!




As you may already know, I'm pregnant!

The due date for Baby No.2 is 4th December 2015.

I'm currently at 34 weeks (35 weeks this Friday), which leaves me with just over 6 weeks to go, so that doesn't really leave me with much time!

I have a 3 year old boy, Rico, and he was 3 weeks early, so if this baby is anything like him, that means I only have 3 weeks left!

So now's the time to really start getting ready for the baby's arrival. Most importantly, I need to make sure my hospital bag is all ready and fit to go when those contractions start.


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WHAT'S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG


FOR BABY

Clothing wise, I've definitely packed more than I need for baby, but I think the more the better, at least I'll be prepared at hospital.
Babies go through so many clothes in a day as there are little bodily fluid related accidents...


CLOTHING

PINKS

  • x3 SHORT SLEEVE BODY SUIT
  • x3 LONG SLEEVE BODY SUIT
  • x3 LONG SLEEVE NO LEGS BODY SUIT

WHITES

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OUTERWEAR
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ACCESSORIES
  • HAT
  • MITTENS
  • SCRATCH MITTENS
  • x2 SOCKS

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MISCELLANEOUS


  • CELLULAR BLANKET
  • RABBIT TOY & ELEPHANT COMFORTER
  • PILLOW
  • MUSLIN CLOTH
  • FLANNEL
  • x8 NAPPIES
  • WATER WIPES

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FOR MUM

The following things are what I find essential for my hospital stay.
I haven't yet packed my camera, iPad or iPhone (and chargers) for obvious reasons...


CLOTHING

I'm only showing you the clothing that I will be needing in hospital, and not what I'll be going home in, as they'll just be a zip up hoodie and leggings or something like that.

NIGHTIE
PRIMARK
I am actually planning on getting changed into this nightie before I head off to hospital, hopefully after a nice, relaxing shower at home.

If I end up not having time to change into this before I leave for hospital, I will throw these in the bag too.

I also plan to give birth in this nightie as I find the slogan pretty relative to what situation I will be in when in labour.

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PYJAMAS (to sleep in) - CAMISOLE & SHORTS
PRIMARK

PYJAMAS (to lounge in) - FLEECE SWEATER & FLEECE TROUSERS
PRIMARK

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UNDERWEAR - BLACK SET, NURSING BRA, SPARE PANTIES

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SLIPPERS
KEIRA by BEDROOM ATHLETICS

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TOILETRY & MAKE UP BAG

TOILETRY BAG

KAO SELF HEATING EYE MASKS

These help me sleep better, the last time I was in hospital after the birth of my son, it was really difficult to get to sleep as the daylight kept creeping through the curtains.

After labour, you'll want to sleep and when you want to nap, the hospital lights "conveniently" turn on. So these will just be there if I need them to soothe me to sleep.



GLASSES, CONTACT LENSES, CONTACT LENSES CASE & SOLUTION

Need I really explain why I need these?

Out of everything in the photo above, they're probably the most important as I can't just buy these.

Plus, I don't think my newborn will appreciate her blind mother handling her.



LIP BALM & FACIAL WATER SPRAY

Both of these items I find are essential for using during labour.

I'll spare all the actual details of why your lips get so dry in labour, but I'm sure you can guess, so a lip balm is helpful.

And the water spray? It's there to cool you down... A nice little way to refresh.



BABY PRODUCTS

  • SUDOCREM
  • JOHNSON'S BABY WASH
  • JOHNSON'S BABY OIL
I bring this mini's with me, just in case, I didn't use them last time, but maybe they'll come in handy this time?

I was discharged from hospital within 24 hours with my first baby, so hopefully it'll be the same this time and I probably won't need to bathe the baby at the hospital.



TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE (AND BREATH SPRAY)

If you end up staying the night, you'll need these.
And maybe a towel or a face towel?



SKINCARE

  • SHU UEMURA CLEANSING OIL
  • LANCÔME NIGHT CREAM
  • BIO-OIL
  • L'OCCITANE HAND CREAM

I can't actually decide on what skincare to bring, but for now, I've just packed these 4 in case I have to rush out of the house.



HAIRBRUSH

I've packed my Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush because it helps to keep those loose flyaways nice and tidy, and it should just make me look a bit more "made up" after labour.


MATERNITY PADS & BREAST PADS

These are most definitely packed too, but I didn't really feel the need to photo them and publish them on my blog as such.

You'll definitely be needing maternity pads, maternity pads as opposed to sanitary towels as they do a better job, plus they do work out cheaper. I just bought the Boots ones.

And breast pads, I chose the Johnson's Breast Pads, they may not be needed, as you may not suffer from much leaking in the first few days, but I've packed a few just in case.


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MAKE UP BAG

This part is the easiest to pack, as I will not be needing all that much.

  • SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER
  • IOPE AIR CUSHION
  • KEVYN AUCOIN CREAMY GLOW DUO
  • MINI MODELCO LIP LACQUER
  • ANASTASIA BROW WIZ
  • HEROINE MAKE MASCARA
  • FOLD UP MIRROR
I've just got the basics, a make up base, a blusher to give me a bit of colour, lip gloss, mascara, all for that "I'm Awake" face. Oh, and of course, a fold up mirror as I don't want to be hogging the bathroom mirror on the hospital ward.

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So that's what's in my hospital bag for now, on the day, I will be grabbing my pregnancy notes, phone, camera and inhaler with me (the other essentials I can't pack at the moment).

I think I have covered pretty much everything on my checklist, but knowing me, I'll find something else to stuff in tomorrow.

I've got 3 masks to add to the Mask Series today!
All of which are from the same brand : SNP.
(SNP are a South Korean brand and they released their Animal Face Masks earlier on this year and since then, they've been so ridiculously popular.)

I got my hands on 3 boxes of their Animal Face Mask series - Animal Dragon Soothing Mask, Animal Tiger Wrinkle Mask and Animal Panda Whitening Mask.

You might have seen people using these masks on Instagram, as they are very selfie-worthy products!


LEFT TO RIGHT :
Animal Dragon Soothing Mask
Animal Tiger Wrinkle Mask
Animal Panda Whitening Mask


I think, like everyone else, the main reason I bought these were because I was intrigued as to what was in the mask pack itself... Would I end up looking like a Dragon, Tiger or Panda? Or are they just plain old face masks with a cute animal picture on the packaging?

I actually had no idea what I was expecting as I hadn't even seen them online, I just walked into a Sasa store in Hong Kong, with the intention of buying some sheet masks and came out with these, which were on offer at the time!


All 3 masks contain a base mixture of 50% Natural Coconut Juice and 50% Coconut Water, both of which are highly nourishing and moisturising for the skin.


Let's go onto each individual mask :



ANIMAL DRAGON SOOTHING MASK



The Dragon Mask is a soothing mask and it does exactly that, it helps to soothe irritated, red and blotchy skin. It's perfect for weathered skin, either you've been out in the sun or the wind.

I love using this mask when I've been out on a cold and windy day, it helps to restore some moisture in my face.



The face mask is green, but I don't think it looks so much like a dragon when it is on my face.

I've used this several times and I can't seem to get the folds to sit on my face correctly, so some bits are still sticking out, so maybe the sizing isn't so right for my face shape.

However, it doesn't really matter because I overlap most of the flaps, so my face is pretty much all covered anyway.




The inside of the mask (face side) is less pigmented, and don't worry, the colour won't transfer onto your skin as SNP have perfected their formula for the colouring, so it won't be absorbed into your skin. Just treat it as a normal sheet mask.

This mask is very hydrating and does its job of "soothing", even after about an hour of using this mask, my face feels super supple, soft and still a little cool from the application of the mask.



ANIMAL TIGER WRINKLE MASK


Out of the 3, I would say, this is my favourite one!
Even my 3 year old son loves this one, he points at me, giggles and shouts "MUMMY, TIGER, ROOOOAR".

This is an anti-wrinkle mask and claims to diminish wrinkles/lines and help to leave the skin radiant.
I'm not sure sure about the wrinkle part of this mask, but I do find my skin gets a lot bouncier after using this mask as it is obviously helping to restore the elasticity in my skin.



Out of the 3 masks, this one resembles its animal the most. Look at the pink nose (although I've applied it a little wonky), it looks so much like a tiger!

As with the Dragon Mask, this also has a bit of difficulty sitting on my face, I couldn't seem to apply it straight.

This mask still leaves my face with a cooling feeling afterwards and yet again, it is hydrating, but this mask is perfect for those days where I feel my face is a little bit swollen, or puffy-looking, it really does help to restore that "bounce" to my skin.



ANIMAL PANDA WHITENING MASK



I'm a sucker for whitening products, especially if they help to even my skin tone and well, hopefully "whiten" my skin.

The Animal Panda Whitening Mask helps to restore dull and rough skin, in my opinion, it does help to brighten my skin a little, but I wouldn't say it is a "WOW" moment when I take off this mask.



As with the other 2 masks, this Panda mask is hydrating and moisturising again (I assume it has something to do with the coconut juice and coconut water base). As for a whitening mask, maybe eventually after a lot more uses, my skin would be "whiter"... I think they should really call this the "Animal Panda Brightening Mask".

I also have a tendency to use this mask the wrong way round, as the colours aren't as strong on this mask. I wonder if I have it the wrong way round in these photos!




I think out of the 3, the Panda mask is currently my least favourite, but when my skin is feeling dull, I'll happy use this one to restore a bit of shine and luminosity to my face!





So these are the 3 masks I am using from the SNP Animal Face Mask series, there is also a blue otter one (which I couldn't get my hands on) and there's an Chinese Opera Face one too! Hopefully I'll get to try those one day!

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GIVEAWAY - SNP ANIMAL FACE MASKS
(DRAGON, TIGER, PANDA)


Before I disappear, I wanted to mention I did not link where to buy these masks as it seems as though you can only get them on Amazon online...

SO... I want to let you know, you have the chance to get them right off my blog FOR FREE!
I'll be sending out a little SNP care package to the winner, all 3 of these masks will be included and maybe a couple of surprise gifts too!

*ANYONE CAN ENTER*
*INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY*

It should only take you a few clicks to enter (see below)!


GOOD LUCK!



I've always loved coconut oil and even more so now that I have found the Vita Coco Coconut Oil!


VITA COCO COCONUT OIL


I'm so happy that they've realised their own coconut oil because I've always been a huge fan of their Coconut Waters.

You must have read that coconut oil has so many health and beauty benefits and it can be used in so many ways, but if you don't know, I'm going to tell you briefly now!



USES

Cooking Oil
Replacement for Butter
Smoothie Booster
Popcorn Topping
Pan Frying
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Hair Mask
Hair Frizz Fighter
Body Oil & Moisturiser
Lip Balm
Shaving Cream
Make Up Remover
Hand Cream/Oil & Cuticle Softener
Under Eye Cream
Oil Pulling / Teeth Whitener
& More



As you can see in the list above, it can pretty much be used for anything!

As it is such a natural product, it is perfect to add into your cooking, or maybe just a spoonful of it mixed into your early morning tea or coffee as an energy booster for the day.

However, I didn't buy it to consume it, I purely use it for beauty purposes.


CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS


The main reason I bought it was for the teeth whitening usage, normally I use Crest Whitening Strips, but as I am now pregnant, I try my best to stay away from chemical and toxic things.

So, the Whitening Strips have been packed away, as they cannot be good for the baby.

So Vita Coco's Coconut Oil is my replacement for now.




COCONUT OIL PULLING (TEETH WHITENING)

The way to whiten your teeth with coconut oil is - oil pulling.
You basically use it in the same way you would with a drugstore mouthwash.




The coconut oil is a solid but can easily be warmed up in your hands (if you were to use it as a moisturiser for example), or in this case, it will slowly melt in your mouth.

It doesn't taste too bad and no it is not a super strong coconut flavoured oil, it's actually quite subtle, and definitely does not taste of "oil".

  • Take a spoonful of the coconut oil
  • Place it into your mouth
  • As it melts, swish it around your mouth (like a mouthwash), try pulling it in between your teeth for about 10-20 minutes (not as vigourously as a mouthwash as your jaw will start to ache)
  • Spit it all out in the bin or the toilet - REMEMBER : DO NOT spit it out into the sink as it could clog up the drain
  • Brush your teeth
  • You're ready to go!

Once the coconut oil starts to melt, you'll find that you gather more and more liquid as you go, because the oil helps the production of saliva. It also helps to kill bacteria and kill the toxins within your mouth, from your tongue and your gums.

Coconut Oil will eventually help to whiten your teeth naturally, after using it religiously of course and it can also help to kill bad breath! It's not going to have the same effect as whitening strips or gel, as they seem to give you results as soon as you've used them because they pretty much strip your teeth. Coconut Oil helps to reduce the build up of bacteria, decay and all that dirty stuff in your mouth.


I've been Coconut Oil pulling for about a month now and I'm going to continue until I've had my baby, just because I have found my mouth feels fresher, my teeth haven't got any yellower and I actually love the taste of it.

Have you tried oil pulling yet? If you haven't, I definitely recommend it! And of course, the tub won't go to waste as there are SO many more uses for it.

I'm going to go and drench my hair in coconut oil now as a hair mask whilst I type up my next blog post.