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Natural Beauty: Coconut Oil

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Recently i discovered my love for natural and organic oil’s again such as Argan and Moroccan oil, however I have never tried and tested coconut oil, seeing as there was such a HUGEEE hype on the product in the blogging world.

If someone were to tell me years ago that there was one single product that could contribute to my health and beauty regime, I would of never believed them. After discovering this little gem, my mind is completely changed. Coconut Oil is simply one of the best multi purpose organic natural products available.

Coconut Oil is an amazing hair mask. It leaves your hair with a silky texture feeling and lots of shine. I run this through my hair in a similar way of any normal store bought hair mask, just before I got to sleep, let it do it’s magic over night and wash it out in the morning once out the shower you’ll discover your best hair day yet.

It is one of the healthiest oil’s you could use when cooking and it can also be used as a baking ingredient as it is a saturated fat it can be used in place of butter.

Coconut oil is one of the best moisturisers I have ever used! It can be so much more effective than any average store bought lotions, the oil penetrates deep layers of the skin and actually helps strength under-layering tissues, it also helps remove any dead skin cells. It is a great face moisturiser, I like to use it to also remove my makeup at the end of the night, as the oil helps breakdown any makeup from water proof mascara to liquid lipstick. I just lather the oil between my fingers and working and massaging it into the skin until all the makeup looks like it is about to melt off my face then remove the excess with a damp muslin cloth.

Note: I dont reccommned heating the coconut oil in the microwave as it damages vital health properties within the product.

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My Juvederm Smile Lip Filler Experience

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So today’s blog post is a slightly controversial one to say the least, it’s about my recent interaction with lip fillers and my experience with it.

Thinking back to when I was a little girl just getting into makeup I always thought I had teeny lips especially my top lip and how they were not the same size or fullness. When I turned 17 I really got into makeup and the whole trend of big lips, I knew of girls in my local town that had got lip fillers and I was immediately hooked on the idea of it. Like most 17 year old that were still in school I did not have the money to pay for such an expensive treatment and this is the time when I researched the different clinics in my area, what would be going into my lips exactly, how the procedure works and how long it lasts. I said to myself that I would wait until I had the money and time to go through with this.

When I turned 19 I knew that this was the year I wanted to change my lips for the better, I saved up enough money. At this point I had watched so many different youtube videos on different peoples lip filler experience and how it worked out for them, at this point I knew enough about it that I was going into it confident and comfortable.

One of the most anticipated clinics/nurses in my area that were known for lip fillers was Ashleigh Todd Cosmetics, she is based all around the UK in areas such as Newcastle and Glasgow. She has had so many amazing reviews and I loved all the after pictures of every person she has done lip fillers on and I knew she was the one!

I booked my appointment on a Thursday just a couple of weeks after I contacted her, with no plans for the weekend, as I knew that would potentially be horrendous swelling and bruising.

The big day… when I got there we had a consultation, we discussed what filler I was looking for and the look I wanted to achieve in my lips, I knew from the get go I wanted one of the highest possible amount of Juvederum (no holding back at this point), the procedure was pretty easy, first she applied numbing cream which gave me a tingling sensation, then she just syringed away! Pretty quick, only took about 10 mins. Personally I did not find it as sore as I would of thought, just feels a bit uncomfortable and prickly, the procedure was done and my lips were BIG! Ashleigh had said that swelling after the procedure was totally normal considering I did get Juvederm Ultra Smile 3 which is one of the highest dosage of derma filler. She said that they would last around 9-11 months and I can come back any time after that to get a top up.

Couple of hours after the procedure.

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It’s been a couple of months now since I got them done and I honestly couldn’t be more happier, super excited for my next appointment in the months to come.

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Before and after.

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Ashleigh’s Social Media: @ashleightoddcosmetics

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