For decades, coconut oils have been widely used for different purposes, be it for cooking, healing or beauty purposes. It’s known to be multi-purpose, natural, easily available, and most of all, affordable.

I picked up a bottle of coconut oil while I was in Bangkok, it looked promising, and it was only about 140 Baht. I had a whiff at the stall and it smelled exactly like coconut without the artificial fragrance.

Natural Coconut Oil

Initially, I bought this oil for the purpose of oil pulling, but I decided not to try it since I have nothing specific to treat and it’s not a yummy thought for sure.

Coconut Oil Usage

 

The suggestion of usage even includes taking it directly, since it’s culinary grade, I suppose it’s not going to harm my skin  or scalp.

Some of the uses of coconut oil that I have personally tried:

  • As facial or body oil - As oily as it sounds, it actually doesn’t feel bad on skin at all! On some nights that my skin feels unusually tight, I pat on some coconut oil as my moisturizer right while the toner is still moist on skin. It helps to reduce the greasy feeling and enhance absorption. I haven’t had any breakouts but I think my skin actually looks more glowy with the usage of coconut oil. And yes, it looks like I have found the best affordable oil for my skin!
  • Hair treatment - Other than as my facial oil, I also apply on the hair ends, with the remaining on my palm, I then massage it on my scalp. It’s said to be able to improve scalp condition and hair growth, while I have not seen any new hair growth, but my hair feels softer definitely. However, I do wash my hair in the morning before work, so no greasiness here!
  • Body scrub - Add  some coconut oil into brown sugar, make it into a paste with your preferred consistency, and you are good to go.
  • Lip balm - When I have leftover of coconut oil on my hand, I give my lips a gentle tap before bed as my lip balm. It works, and it doesn’t kill me even if I lick it off when I sleep.

There are still another 999 ways to use this oil, but I could only confirm based on my own usage. I have been using this oil for more than a month daily, and I am glad to say that it works, and it’s pocket friendly!

Now, who needs those expensive oils? ;)

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Every morning, my routine before heading to work is – wakeup, bath, breakfast, then dash out of house. I don’t usually put on make up everyday, but at the minimum, I have blusher and lipstick on.

My lipstick application is usually done in the car, particularly at the traffic lights (if lucky), otherwise it’s on the go (oops!). So, overtime I realized that getting lip-perfect while on the go is not as easy as it seems, especially when a more challenging lipstick is used.

Here I have a series of photos taken few days in a row to show you the result of different lip color:

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On Monday, I used Maybelline lip polish. It’s quite easy to apply due to the gloss and error is less visible. Precise application is less important. I use this quite frequently because it’s easy to apply and the color really brightens up any look.

 

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On Tuesday, I used a Guerlain Rouge G. The color is awesome, it’s creamy and glides on easily. However, it is also the toughest to get it right. I tend to make the mistake of coloring beyond my lips hence creating an uneven big lips instead of looking luscious.

As you can see from the picture, I had an uneven lips as a result of driving and applying lipstick at the same time.

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