I finally hopped on the Colourpop bandwagon and placed an order. I haven’t even gotten my order yet and I already want to place another one. I pretty much just got lip products but the eyeshadows and highlighters look amazing. I’ll for sure be posting here when I get it!!!!! I’m so excited!!!
I don’t know what your skin looks like in the winter but I get scaly and dry and itchy. I look like a peach colored lizard. My boyfriend introduced me to coconut oil and it has done amazing things for my skin. I was skeptical at first because I was seeing it everywhere as a health craze fad and I’m always skeptical of that type of product. Like the kind of fad products that claim they will make you look younger, prevent sun damage, walk your dog, do your taxes, that kind of bullshit. But no. Coconut oil is legit.
I use solid coconut oil in the shower so it really locks in moisture and I use fractionated coconut oil at night so it has a chance to soak into my skin while I sleep. I’ve also used it as a hair mask on my incredibly bleach damaged hair. And after I use it I am SO SOFT and I get SO EXCITED and I just wanna keep touching my skin. Is that creepy? I feel like that might be creepy…
It’s also really helped heal the perpetually dry spots I had on my elbows and ankles. One spot is still healing but it was so bad dry skin was literally cracking off and hurting badly. It’s greatly improved though and I’m very happy with it.
I don’t use it on my face since coconut oil can clog your pores and I am very acne prone. It hasn’t given me any body zits though.
Coconut oil also helps kill bacteria, which can be great for helping boob sweat and armpit smells. It helps a fair bit in the summer to control sweat smells in between showers. But it also means you have to be careful not to get it all up in your lady zone. It can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria that live in your vagina and could cause a yeast infection or a bacterial vaginosis. And nobody wants a vagina infection, amirite? I’ve also noticed that it changes the smell and texture of vaginal discharge in a not especially pleasant way. I still use it in that area because I love how soft everything feels. Just be careful of the fun zone.
So yeah. I can’t say enough about how much I love coconut oil. I feel like a new person when I use it. In fact, I’m gonna go cover myself in oil and head to bed. I may be waking up at 6am for work but at least my skin will be amazing.
Well the peel off nail polish didn’t survive past 36 hours. It was chipping off so badly I ended up peeling it all off in the grocery store this morning. On the bright side though it peeled off super easily and almost completely. I have just a few black specks on my cuticles, and those will come off when I wash my hands.
I enjoy working for Starbucks 99% of the time. They give me a lot of freedom with how I look. There are very few restrictions on how I can color my hair, tattoos, or the makeup I can wear. Except nail polish. Apparently it’s a no no in the food service industry. No one wants a giant nail polish flake on top of their peppermint mocha. And since I only ever get one or two days off at a time it hardly seems worth it to do my nails. Manicures are expensive and nail polish remover is super drying. As a result it has been about a year and a half since I’ve had my nails done.
Then not too long ago someone showed me a peel off base coat. It seemed really promising! All the fun of doing my nails and none of the hassle that comes with taking off the polish with harsh solvents later. But is it worth it? Does it really work like it promises it will?
So I picked up the Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat to try out. At $5.44 on Amazon.com I could afford for it to suck. Starbucks doesn’t pay that well y’all.
Note the Starbucks in the background, because I’m basic AF.
It’s simple enough to use. The instructions say to paint on a thick coat, wait until it’s fully dry (it turns clear, kind of like glue), and paint on your nail polish as you normally would. I was surprised at how quickly it dried (literally within three minutes) and I only needed one thick coat of regular polish (black, like my soul) to cover. It gets an A+ for ease of use.
There are some downsides though. Now I don’t know about you but I’m no nail artist. When I paint my nails it gets sloppy. Nail polish all over my cuticles. You know how it goes. And with normal nail polish it’s not a big deal. Wash your hands a couple times when the polish dries and you’re good to go. But when the polish on my cuticles started to flake off it started peeling polish from the edges of my nails. This happened within 12 hours of them being painted. I glued down a really big chip with a thin coat of nail polish and it seems to be holding, but 24 hours later other little chips are forming. It’s also started kind of bubbling up around the edges.
Note the sloppy ass paint job.
The upside is that it’s really easy to peel off. It reminds me of the rubbery nail polish I had as a kid. You paint it on, peel it off, and your mom never gets mad at you for going in her makeup (…not that I ever did that). If you need your nails painted for a short period of time and you can be neater than me it’s worth picking up. I absolutely recommend it if you can’t have your nails painted for work. I give it an A- overall. If you pick it up or have any similar products you recommend let me know in the comments!