WAS IT WORTH IT WEDNESDAY: COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK

Hey guys & Happy Wednesday! Today I’m back with another Was it Worth it Wednesday post!

I’ve been looking at old pictures and I’ve been missing my long hair so much. I feel like my short hair suits me, but long hair is so fun, especially for summer! I did some research on hair masks, supplements for hair, how to make your hair grow, etc.  I found this DIY coconut oil hair mask, and it seemed like the easiest thing I could do right at that moment, and thats exactly what I was looking for.

LONG HAIR VS. SHORT HAIR!

Do you guys like long hair or short hair better? Let me know!

I used the organic coconut oil from Amazon, that I use to remove my makeup every night. I sectioned my hair off into about four sections and covered my hair, focusing more on the ends, but also spreading it all the way to the roots. I then wrapped it up into a bun and left it in for about 30 minutes.

I read online to put your shampoo in before you wet your hair so the shampoo could really get the oil out. So thats what I did. I noticed as soon as I got my hair wet to wash out the shampoo my hair felt like straw. It was so knotty and it felt more dry than it did before the mask!! I was so confused on to why this happened, because there were so many good reviews on this mask. So I washed it all out then I used my conditioner, but I conditioned twice, because I couldn’t stand the feeling of my hair!

The next day, I noticed my hair being oily at the roots, which I kind of expected. But there was no difference in the freshness of my ends, and my hair didn’t feel more moisturized at all!

This mask isn’t hard to do, and I don’t think I messed anything up. Have you guys ever done this mask? Has it worked for you? Did I do something wrong? Let me know!

Overall Rating: 3/10

As of now, I think I will stick with putting my Moroccan oil in my hair after I shower! Let me know what you guys think of this mask if you’ve tried it before!

xox,

Jul

IS IT WORTH IT WEDNESDAY: LUSH CUP O’ COFFEE FACE AND BODY MASK

Hi guys! I wanted to start a new series on the blog called “Is it Worth it Wednesday”!  Basically, I will try out new products and give you guys a review on them. I think it will be a great way for me to try out new products and also let you guys know whether or not they’re worth your money. Today I wanted to talk about the Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask. I got this as a gift for Christmas, and I’ve been trying it out ever since. Its basically an exfoliating mask made up of ingredients such as… ground coffee and caffeine powder.

Coffee wakes us up and keeps us going every morning and it does the same for your skin! The ground coffee acts as an exfoliant. It will remove all of the dead skin cells that are left on your face or body. Leaving your face/body feeling super smooth, and looking radiant and bright. It can also calm inflamed or red skin, which sounds weird because coffee is associated with energy and waking up, but the antioxidants in the coffee aide the redness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This mask has a thick consistency and is easy to spread on your face. Some masks burn my skin but this one doesn’t! I leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then I rinse with warm water and rub it all over to make sure I get a good scrub. It leaves my skin feeling so nice and smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only down side about this mask, in my opinion, is the strong smell. It has a coffee smell mixed with a musky sort of scent. I’m so bad at explaining scents… can you tell?? Although I can tolerate the smell, if you don’t like strong scents (especially on your face), I wouldn’t recommend this!

Despite the smell, this face mask is definitely worth it! The 5.2oz container retails for $11.95. I will definitely be repurchasing this product! It works for my skin and is affordable at the same time. Click here to read more about the many benefits of coffee.

Overall rating: 9/10

Thank you for reading! If you have any other products you would like me to try out you can comment on this post or feel free to DM me on Instagram!

xox,

Jul

Hey guys! Today I’m showing you all my affordable skincare routine. This routine has worked wonders for me for a while so I wanted to share it with you all! I’ve done my research on skincare. Expensive products can have the same ingredients as a product from the drugstore, just for more than half of the price. I have normal/sensitive skin that gets dry in the winter. I’ve never had terrible acne, but I do suffer from those annoying breakouts from time to time! I’ve been using these products for a good amount of time and this routine has been working for my skin!

The first product I want to share with you all is coconut oil. Coconut oil has SO many uses and you can get it anywhere. I use it to moisturize my body, as a hair oil, and most importantly makeup remover! I used to be an avid user of the Neutrogena makeup wipes in the blue package (weren’t we all?). Until I realized they weren’t getting my makeup off all the way, you had to tug at your eyes to get all of the eye makeup off and sometimes it even burned my under eyes. I was so over using those makeup wipes so I decided to try coconut oil, and it is life changing! All you do it put a glob of it on your hand and rub it in your hands until it melts (takes like 5 seconds if your hand are warm), and rub on your face. This way is definitely more time consuming, but worth it. It melts off all of my eye makeup without hassle, and it also moisturizes at the same time. After all the makeup is melted you can use your hands or wet washcloth to wipe it all off, then continue to your cleanser. The cleanser I’ve been loving recently is Purity by PhilosophyAlthough, it is on the pricier side, I do love it! A dupe or similiar formula to this cleanser is Cetaphil. This cleanser gets rid of all of the extra coconut oil from my face, leftover makeup, and leaves your skin feeling clean. I love that I can use this all over my face, even my eye area, and it doesn’t burn. It is very gentle and gets the job done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next product I use is this apricot scrub from the Target brand Up & Up . I used to use the St. Ives version of this face scrub, until I realized the Target brand was so much cheaper and worked the same! I use this scrub 4-5 times a week to keep my skin fresh and smooth. It works as a great exfoliator. It’s not too harsh, it has just the right amount of texture to get all of the dead skin off. This next product I have just been trying out recently, Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion scrub. It is a very fine scrub and you can only use this 2-3 times a week. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag. I have been really enjoying this product! I don’t know if I would go and purchase the full size because I do love my apricot scrub just as much. This is a great exfoliant if you have enlarged pores or oily skin. It does make your face feel very smooth and nice after. I don’t have a problem with large pores so I don’t think I would pay for a full size of this, but if you have that issue definitely check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next product is my favorite part of my skincare routine, moisturizer. I use the Neutrogena Oil Free Sensitive Skin Moisturizer. I love this stuff! I do have sensitive skin so this product works really well for me. It sinks into your skin really nicely so you’re not left with any oily residue afterwards that will clog your pores. It also doesn’t have any fragrance which I love. The next product I use is the Nourish Organic Renewing Avocado & Argan Eye Cream. I received this product in my Ipsy bag as well and I love it! It has lasted me forever because you only need a little bit for the under eye area. This product sinks into the skin nicely as well. I apply this at night before bed and I wake up to hydrated under eyes. Eye cream is good to use to keep that area moisturized. It has reduced the lines under my eyes, making mu concealer look so much better! I definitely recommend this eye cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These next two products I use 1-2 times a week, or whenever I need it! The first product I have is the Clean & Clear Persa Gel Acne Spot Treatment. I use this whenever I’m having breakouts. I will wash my face and apply moisturizer, then apply this on the area around and directly on the blemish. I wake up and the blemish will be dried out and basically gone! It works very well. Although, you do have to be careful when applying, you don’t want to use this all over your face, it is meant for a spot treatment. The last product I’m going to talk about is the Formula 10.0.6 Be Pure Mud Mask. I use this mask when I have a relaxing night or whenever I feel like my skin needs refreshed. I will apply this concentrated on my T zone and then lighter on my cheeks. This mask does tingle slightly, but it is definitely bearable. I keep it on for around 10-15 minutes then wash it off with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

& that’s about it! It seems like a lot of steps but skincare is important. I love all of these products and would recommend all of them! Another big step in skincare is drinking enough water. I always have water with me, its necessary to stay hydrated! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to subscribe!! Have a great week!

xox,

Jul

 

 

 

 

Everyday Makeup Routine!

Happy Sunday guys! How are you? I recently have been working on the layout and theme of the blog, which is why I have been gone for a couple weeks. I had to switch platforms and all of that fun stuff! But I’m back. I hope you guys like the new set up, I worked really hard on it and I think it looks so much better! Anyways, today I wanted to share with you my everyday makeup routine. Although, I use these products everyday, I just realized how badly I need to restock on my favorites asap. These are the products I’ve been using for a long time and work best for me! From the products to the brushes I use, I’m sharing it all. I hope you guys enjoy it!

Step 1: Foundation


I use Revlon Colorstay in the shade Buff. I apply it using a Beauty Blender or this double ended Lorac foundation brush. It is really good for combo skin. It keeps me matte all day without drying me out. It also lasts forever, I can sleep with it on (when I’m lazy, thats so bad I know!) and I wake up and it still looks good. It retails for around $10. I don’t like spending a ton of money on foundations because I use them up so quickly. This one is affordable and works great for everyday use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Concealer


I use Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15 Fair Clair. It retails for around $5. I use this under my eyes, on my chin, forehead, and bridge of my nose. I have fairly clear skin so whenever I need it I will also use this on blemishes. I find this is the most full coverage concealer from the drugstore. It doesn’t crease, its the perfect formula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Powder


I used to use this powder all the time. I stopped once I bought the Laura Mercier translucent loose powder, which I used to bake. But then I ran out of that and didn’t want to spend that kind of money again on a powder. #poorcollegegirlprobs Sooo, I’m back to the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent. I use this all over my face with a fluffy brush, and then I press it under my eyes with my beauty blender as well. This gives me a flawless finish without looking cakey, and it retails for literally $3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Bronzer & Blush


For an all over color on my face I use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer in the darker shade. It is around $30, but definitely worth it. It lasts forever and is the perfect ashy tone. Then for  blush I use a mixture of the two shades in this Pacifica palette. I have a lot of blush shades but these have been my current favorites for the fall time. This compact is around $10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Highlighter


Highlighting is my favorite part of my makeup routine. My all time favorite highlighter is Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Champagne Pop. It is very pricey, retailing at $38. It has lasted me forever, using it everyday, and still have not hit pan. The color is so beautiful on the skin, giving a healthy glow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Brows


Now, for brow product I’m not really picky. I’ve recently been using this duo brow powder by INSPR in the color dark brown. I received it in my Ipsy months bag. I like the powder because it makes them look defined, but still natural. This retails for $12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Eyes


Most days I just curl my lashes and throw on some mascara. I use Covergirl Clump Crusher in the waterproof version. I always buy waterproof because it keeps the curl so much better. Some days I will add a highlight shadow to the inner corner, or just apply a taupe shade all over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The right picture are the brushes I use for my face.

1: Face powder

2: Bronzer

3: Blush

4: Highlighter

 

& thats my everyday makeup routine. It takes me about 15-20 minutes each morning. I hope you guys enjoyed this! I’m thinking of doing a blog post every Sunday from here on out. So get excited for new content! Thank you for reading, and subscribe!

xox,

Jul