If you’ve looked at a magazine or a beauty site in the past year or so, you’ve probably already heard of oil pulling. At its most basic form, it involves taking a small amount of coconut oil and swishing it around your mouth for upwards of 15 minutes. Minty Coco has made the process so much easier and even more pleasant with their adorable little sachets.
Minty Coco sell their sachets in boxes of 14 – enough for at least a fortnight of oral upkeep, and I can pretty much guarantee, once you start oil pulling, you won’t be able to stop! It’s a little weird to get used to at first, but the results are so fantastic, I’ve already got another box on order! (Also, pro-tip, if you subscribe to monthly boxes of Minty Coco, you save a rather impressive 17%!)
Minty Coco recommend that you swish anywhere from 5-15 minutes daily, and I tend to do it for as long as possible. To start with, just warm the sachet up in your hands for a minute or two. It allows the coconut oil to melt from a solid to a liquid, then just pop the formula into your mouth. Then it’s just a case of swishing the oil for however long you’ve got.
Since the coconut oil that Minty Coco use is such high quality (it’s even been cold pressed), it doesn’t taste overly coconut-y, and the dash of peppermint oil leaves my mouth feeling and smelling fresh. I have to say, I’m surprised at how quickly I’ve seen results! Even after my first sachet, my teeth looked a lot whiter (with none of the tenderness I usually get if I bleach), but my teeth even felt great. Super smooth and healthy – I love how healthy the sachets are to use, and they’re great to use, even if your on a vegan diet
Have you ever tried Oil Pulling?
14 sachets of Coco Mint are available for £23.99 here.
Can you believe we’ve hit May already?! This time next month and 2016 is half way done – crazy! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling the need to lighten up my makeup routine. I’ve swapped foundations, and I had been looking for something to lighten up my eyes when I happened across Dior’s brand new Diorshow Fusion Mono Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow in Equinox.
I had popped into Boots for a quick browse, and had joked that I wasn’t allowed to buy another lipgloss or eyeshadow pretty much ever. Of course, I left clutching this as well as a pretty pink gloss (review here) without a jot of buyer’s remorse. Honestly, as well as having possibly the longest name in my makeup bag, I don’t have anything quite like the Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow.
Packaged in an über chic glass jar, the Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow comes complete with a little foam tipped brush and instructions on how to use it. Honestly though, it couldn’t be easier. Every morning I’ve been using a little primer, then using my finger to pat a little of the formula over my entire lid.
The formula of the Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow is something really special. It feels cooling and calming to wear, and I’m obsessed with the colour. It’s the perfect cool-toned taupe which sparkles and shimmers in the light. It provides a light wash of colour which lasts all day, and I just love the colour!
If I need to intensify my look, I use the applicator to smudge a little of the shadow into my upper and lower lash lines. It’s a no-fail, super easy way to create an eye look that looks both chic and sophisticated.
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow is priced at £25.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
If you’re planning on travelling soon, or if you don’t like hoarding a million and one bottles of product in the shower, you need to get down to Lush and grab a few of their Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub Bars. They’ve quickly become something of a cult item in my house, and they are seriously oh-my-god amazing!
First off, I’m obsessed with the fact they they come in dinky little package-free squares which you can just pop into your suitcase or shower depending on where you are! Since I’m manically trying to get my skin summer-ready I went hard-core and brushed the bar upwards on dry skin. It’s surprisingly gentle on skin for something that’s such a great exfoliant, and I love the fact that it feels like it’s nourishing the skin as well as sloughing it off. The feel is down to the mix of sea salt to buff and Cupuacu Butter which are all natural, and are formulated to leave skin feeling incredibly soft.
I’m also absolutely in love with the scent of the Rub Rub Rub body scrub. Lush have included a mix of Jasmine and Orange Flower for their uplifting qualities. It smells amazing, clean, and almost baby powder like, and it has to be the easiest way to exfoliate I’ve come across!
Lush’s Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub is priced at £5.95 and is available here.
The whole ethos behind Urban Decay’s summer 2016 line is having perfect glowing, beachy skin, and all their products make getting it super easy! One of the stand outs from the line has to be the One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector.
The One & Done is a real multi use gem, which lets you really customise your makeup look! If you’re having a good skin day, or fancy sporting a more natural, weekend, a pump of One & Done is all you need in exchange for your typical primer and foundation. The lightweight formula just melts into skin, leaving it looking perfected.
Obviously One & Done is pretty light on coverage, so if you’re looking for something a little heavier, you can still enjoy the benefits by using it as something of a primer. The way to smoothes skin, leaving a subtle radiance is a beautiful base for any makeup look! It’s also available in six skin tones which means it should be super easy to find your perfect match!
John Lewis has One & Done on offer for £22.50 here (UK) and here (US)
When it comes to my favourite scents, citrus notes are pretty much numbers one, two and three. I love smelling all zesty and fresh, especially in warmer weather, when I just want to feel shower-fresh at all times. Unfortunately though, it’s sometimes hard to find super rich and nourishing body creams which smell super fresh as well as provide a serious dose of moisture.
Thankfully though, Monu have come to the rescue with their dreamy Enriched Body Cream. Packaged in a super simple (and rather generous) tub, I’ve been using a few finger-fulls of the cream every morning and night, and my skin has never felt smoother!
As well as smelling incredible, thanks to orange, lemon and geranium oils, the formula has the most incredible list of ingredients. Marine collagen smoothes and firms skin whilst Cocoa Butter is included for it’s moisturising properties. In addition to this, Chamomile and Liquorice smooth skin and Vitamins A, E and B5 are all included to balance, moisturise and smooth. If you’re looking to get your skin summer ready, you need to check this out!
Monu Enriched Body Cream is priced at £24.00 and is available here.