Beauty Hack On a Budget / Coconut Oil

Hi lovelies! first of all, happy new year! I hope you are enjoying this year so far!

This January I have been on a non spending month. Which means that I´m not buying ANYTHING besides from groceries that I have budged for the month and of course the bills that needs to be paid. The rest will go right into my savings. If you want to know how I did this month I would love to do a full post on that at the end of the month if it sounds interesting to you.
Anyhow. Since I´m on very strict budget until June, I need to use what I have when it comes to beauty products.
I feel I have some really good hacks that can save you a lot of money in the long run with using coconut oil. So let´s get into it!


Make up remover

Yep, this is the best make up remover you will ever come across.
I apply the coconut oil everywhere I have make up, and then simply remove it with a damp bamboo cloth. It removes everything beautifully.
Also, don´t waste your money on cotton pads, when you can buy bamboo cloths! It´s the little things that makes a huge difference.

Shaving

The best shaving ´cream´ you can use is coconut oil. I use this to shave everywhere. My entire body will end up super silky and smooth.
Although you should be really careful in the shower, it can  get very slippery! Coconut oil also has natural antibacterial properties.

Facial massage

I recently found out about facial massages, and have tried to incorporate them into my life whenever I have some extra time.
It basically plumps up the skin, reduces fine lines, stimulates the blood flow and makes you feel really relaxed. I am obsessed.
You can also use it for a full body massage mixed with your favorite essentials oils.

Oil Cleansing

I love this one! I always use coconut oil to oil cleanse my face before a regular cleanser. Since oil removes oil it basically will remove the excess oil and dirt in your pores.
Since I have oily/combination skin this works really well with my skin type. I see a clear difference if I do this or not.

DIY

I use coconut oil in my diy´s! I love to use it in my homemade coffee body scrub, sugar lip scrub and body oil.
I will share my favorite diy´s with you very soon, I promise they are coming.

Other things

I love to put some oil into my daughters bath, and after bath time to moisturise, and it work really great!
I also have been oil pulling, used it under my pregnancy with shea butter to prevent stretch marks, and for breastfeeding.


I basically use coconut oil for EVERYTHING except from eating.
You see, you don´t have to buy one product for every steps in your beauty regime. This will save you a lot of money, and it´s super easy.
On another note, if you don´t think the smell is that pleasing, you can add in your favorite essential oil, and you won´t even notice it the smell.
Also, always make sure to buy organic, non bleached and cold pressed coconut oil for the best quality and results!

I can´t wait to hear what you use coconut oil for!

Hot Chocolate / Vegan Recipe

Look at this delicious chocolate drink. I finally created a vegan hot chocolate that I am happy with!
This will warm you up in this ice-cold winter months. So get comfortable and cuddle up in a cozy blanked and sip on this deliciousness!
This recipe is enough for two mugs, but you can of course double the recipe after your needs.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Soymilk
  • 2 big tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 ts Vanilla Extract
  • 20g Vegan Chocolate (I used the brand So Free)
  • Optional: Dash of Cinnamon and pinch of Salt.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Strain the cocoa powder and then whisk in the soymilk. You can also put all the ingredients except the vegan chocolate in a blender or food processor for a nice froth.
2. Then just add all the ingredients and cook it for a few minutes.
3. Now you pour the hot chocolate in two nice mugs, and decorate it how you want it. I used a vegan whipped cream and strained some cocoa powder on top.

 

That´s it! Now you can sit down and enjoy this delicious hot chocolate. Mmm.
If you try this recipe, please tell how you liked it. It definitely satisfied my chocolate cravings 🙂

Christmas Morning

Hi guys! How are you? Hope you all have had a wonderful christmas time!

I thought I would share a few snapshots from our Christmas morning with you:)

Taco Night & Christmas Movie


Everytime my boyfriend and I have a day off at the same time we make it into a taco night!
It´s one of our little things, haha.
We also always make sure we make extra so Linnea can have some for lunch the day after. She loves it 🙂

We are now going to watch Santa Claus, which is one of my favorite christmas movies!

Derma Rolling Changed My Skin In One Week

Exactly one week ago I tried derma rolling for the first time. It´s kind of funny because I´ve had it in my beauty closet for years, but never really tried it until a week ago. Thank god I decided on trying it!

My skin type is combination skin. However, ever since I started using Kora Organics products for combination skin, it definitely has been normalised, and my skin has been doing good. But I took it to the next level when starting derma rolling!

MY ROUTINE
I do this every other night before I go to sleep. (3-4 days a week)
First I cleanse > Exfoliate > Derma Roll my entire face > Put on Noni Glow from Kora Organics > Moisturise.

The next day I wake up with super soft baby skin. It´s truly amazing!
After one week of doing this now, it´s insane how glowing my skin is. My pores are minimized to the extreme I´ve ever seen before, It looks like I got a facelift, and I usually have small pimples on my cheeks. But they are now none existent. The overall texture of my skin has improved.
I´m so sad that I have not done this sooner thinking about all the benefits after just ONE WEEK. I am so happy about this, and can´t reccomend it enough.

BENEFITS
Reduces fine lines/wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, premature aging, stretch marks, age spots, minimizing pores, hair loss.

SIDE EFFECTS
Right after derma rolling my skin gets red and I can feel some itchiness, but that is a completely normal reaction. If you follow the instructions and are careful what products you put on after, there should be no side effects.

Let me know if you have tried derma rolling! I really wanna know 🙂