Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How To Use Apricot Oil On Your Hair and Skin



Obsessed
maple holistics apricot oil


I have been using this oil for 2 weeks and my hair and my body absolutely loves it.


First Impression
maple holistics apricot oil
This little 8 oz bottle of greatness was sent to me by Maple Holistics, a vegan based company in New Jersey. The outside packaging is very similar to the Tea Tree Shampoo and Tea Tree Conditioner I reviewed a little bit ago ---> Read Here. The only element that differs is the push top that dispenses a small, even flow of the product. SURPRISE! There is no scent. I kept putting my nose close to the top hoping to smell something but it never did. I guess that is a good thing considering all of my other products have a scent to them. According to the website, “Pure Apricot Oil is the perfect way to moisturize your skin. Filled with Antioxidants, Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Vitamins A,B,C & E, our Apricot Oil absorbs fast and nourishes your skin from the inside out.” Looking more carefully at the ingredient list this time around, the ingredients were as follow 100% Apricot oil. Whew that’s a relief. Now here are a few options to use the product that has benefited me tremendously.  


Hair.
I wash my hair once every 5-6 days because it is short, curly and dry. Too much water during the Fall and Winter months is a no no for a kinky hair lady like me. Immersing my hair under water or either dampening it enough to so that I can evenly distribute a quarter size amount of product to my hair, I massage it and lightly coat each strand. Once there is no longer any oil on my hands and feels just damp then I proceed to adding my Cantu Coconut Curling Cream.


Skin
The skin is just as dry as the hair so after each shower I mix about 3 pumps of my coconut, lime and shea butter moisturizer with a quarter size amount of Apricot oil, break apart the product in my hand then start to massage it onto the skin making sure that I am penetrating the first and hopefully the second layer of the skin. Once it has been absorbed into the skin, I am left feeling moisturized and my skin is beyond soft. It feels so much better than using the moisturizer without the Apricot oil. I also noticed that it has been helping my feet as well.
maple holistics apricot oil


Goodness I love this stuff. Well I love anything that can help with improving my health and beauty.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

H&M Face Palette. Swatch and Review



Semi Obsessed
H&M Face Palette $6.99


I was in H&M one day this week and was totally thinking about how I heard (I sound like such a gossiper) that L’Oreal the company that makes MAC Makeup Artistry Cosmetics products is the same company that makes their brand of makeup. Me being the budget friendly and beauty obsessed addict that I am decided to do a 10 minute stroll through the cosmetics section, followed by a 2-3 minute Q&A with a male sales associate who might I add, didn’t wear makeup, confirming and I was in. I opted in to buy one of that pretty little quad.


First Impression
H&M makeup Face Palette

The palette packaging was so purty and clean that I was immediately drawn in. The see through plastic of the quad of shades looked perfect. All I was thinking is that I could wear these for a casual date or even a first date with someone. It was perfect. There was highlighter, a pink semi-shimmery blush and then there was a bronzer and a ashy ass brown shade that can only be used on someone who is 3 shades lighter than me and I am pretty darn bright. Maybe I can use it as an eyeshadow base.


Packaging
The packaging was perfect because of the see through plastic compartment. It was nice and wasn’t so cheap that if you dropped it on the floor it would break. I did drop it on the floor by accident. It did not break;-). The back of the see through container looked like it enclosed a aluminum sticker label with silver/white font that listed the type of product such as“highlighter, bronzer”, and etc rather than the color name. The ingredients was listed below each product types.


Swatch
H&M Makeup Palette
The Highlighter I am in love with. The Shimmering Bronzer has a nice bronzy glow but it needs primer. The Blusher is pretty and the other Bronzer is horrific. Unfortunately this product isn't listed online however they do have it in their stores in the Milwaukee, WI area.


I love finding great stuff on a budget or even when I feel like I’m balling then again it’s “Quality over quantity. Fuck it. I’ll try both.”


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why Do You Wear Makeup Pt 3

The The Lies We Tell talks about how I really feel when I wear makeup. Some days are good with makeup and some are awful. Tracy told us how she doesn't feel great without it. Let's see how June feel with it.

Meet June, a 56 year old, German and Polish makeup advocate. 


What age did you start wearing makeup?
13 years old. Other girls in junior high were starting to wear makeup so I wanted to as well.

Are you using makeup to enhance or minimize features?
Both to enhance my eyes and to add color. Use it to minimize skin flaws.

Do you use makeup for emotional reasons?
Yes, without makeup I feel self-conscious of my appearance.

How do you feel when you wear makeup?
Attractive, confident and put together.

How do you feel when you are not wearing makeup?
. . .

Why do you continue to wear makeup?
To feel attractive, confident and put together.



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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Why Do You Wear Makeup Pt 2

The The Lies We Tell others about why we wear makeup was a real and it was honest post. Loreina told us why, now here is Tracy who gets more real women and in-depth about why she wears make.

Meet Tracy M. A 56 year old, English, German and Polish makeup advocate.

What age did you start wearing makeup?
My freshman year in high school I started to wear makeup. I wanted to fit in with my group of friends who were all wearing makeup already.I started with mascara and a little bit of blush. At sixteen I got my 1rst job at a pharmacy and someone in the makeup department told me that since I have deep set eyes I should put some eyeliner on. 40 years later and I don’t like leaving the house without it on.

Are you using makeup to enhance or minimize features?
I like makeup to enhance and bring out my features. If I don’t wear eyeliner I have had people tell me I look tired.

Do you use makeup for emotional reasons?
Well when I don’t wear makeup I’m usually sick or not going anywhere that day. I always feel better with makeup on. It has become a routine for  me.

How do you feel when you wear makeup?
I feel like me!

How do you feel when you are not wearing makeup?
Without makeup I’m usually sad.

Why do you continue to wear makeup?
Putting on makeup becomes a routine after so many years. People are just used to seeing me with makeup on. When I did I have told my kids to make sure that they put my eyeliner on!


Like many of us girls and some guys, we dibble and dabble in makeup in high school. Our friends parents are ok with us putting it on and the rest of us snuck it on. It was a joy to wear. It was a thrill and rush knowing that you were going to get the attention of your peers and friends with just that one or 2 simple enhancements thanks to makeup.
Makeup has the ability to make a shitty day better or even a great day even more rewarding or does it. Tell me your thoughts below. Better yet, tell me, why do you wear makeup?

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