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10 Ways I Use Coconut Oil In My Life

Coconut Oil Is One of the All-Time Natural Best Beauty Secrets

We’ve touched on this in my beauty tips before, but today I’m showing you ALL the ways I use coconut oil.

To me, it feels like one of those super secret weapons that everyone should know about. I keep jars of coconut throughout my house—bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen—because I use it for so many different applications.

My Favorite Coconut Oil Is THIS!

Coconut oil is perfect for moisturizing the body from head to toe.

I can’t live without it… and I bet after reading this, you won’t be able to either:

Cooking

I use the spray or the coconut oil straight from the jar, it just depends on what I’m making. It’s 100% better than butter or other cooking oils for sauteeing. But just remember that coconut oil doesn’t have a high smoke point, so it shouldn’t be used for frying or other high heat cooking. (Check out avocado oil for that!)

Body Nourishment

I use this daily (after I shower) to keep my skin moisturized and soft. I prefer this over any kind of lotion any day.

Shaving Cream

Using coconut oil for shaving cream?? It’s perfect because it allows the razor to easily glide but makes your skin extremely soft after. I just keep a jar in the shower for when I’m shaving and it lasts forever! You can thank me later!

Hair Mask

I wash my hair about once a week and before I do I drown my hair in coconut oil. I don’t get too crazy with the scalp bc I don’t want my hair to get greasy but I lather the ends up and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then I rinse it out in the shower and it’s sleek and shiny for the next week to come!

Styling the Girls’ Hair

Coconut oil is the ONLY way I can usually get a brush through Ariah and Mackenzie’s hair… and trust me, I’ll take all the help I can get to avoid the “tangle tears”. And since they’re so young, I try to keep their products as natural as possible—insert COCONUT OIL!

Eye Makeup Remover

I love using this for a makeup remover because it’s way less harsh on my eyes and ends up making my eyelashes really soft. I get a cotton pad and put water and coconut oil on it and just like that brush it over my eyes. So much better than some of the remover wipes I’ve tried over the years that leave my skin feeling dry.

Lip Balm

It’s the simplest, most natural form of chapstick/ lip balm… and I love it. It keeps my lips hydrated with just the smallest amount.

Preventing Stretch Marks

Hands down, I 100% swear by coconut oil or vitamin e oil for preventing any stretch marks. It was the only thing I used while pregnant and I do not have not one stretch mark!!

Lip + Body Scrubs

You know I’m all about natural as much as possible, so that’s why I make my own sugar scrubs, too. One for my lips and one separately for my body that I keep in the shower. I LOVE the way it smells and it’s great knowing that what I’m putting on my body is safe.

Recipe: brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey. Put in a bowl and mix all together to get the consistency that works best for you! Simple and effective!

Facial Moisturizer (For That Dewy Highlighter Look)

I do like to apply coconut oil to my face from time to time for that super dewy-hydrated makeup look!!! It’s my fave and the coconut oil just gives you that natural highlight in all the right areas.

What do YOU use coconut oil for? I’d love to learn some new tricks, so let me know in the comments!

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My Daily Makeup Routine + The Products I LOVE!

Today I wanted to share my everyday quick makeup routine… which really just consists of  giving my face some color and definition, so I can look alive and fresh (hello… #momlife, right?)
I recently started using these new makeup brushes from My Makeup Brush Set and I had to come on here to talk about them because I’m actually obsessed.
It’s hard to find the right brushes for your skin and makeup combo but these brushes are so soft and give such flawless finish- I love them!
First, I start with my skincare routine (which you can find —–>> here) because this is really what helps with the texture of your skin to give you the perfect flawless finish you’re looking for you. PS: You can’t have a good makeup routine without good a skincare one too… they go hand in hand!
Next, I go in with this primer with my clean hands and apply to my whole face.
Then I go in with this foundation (Shade 240) with my new Powder Brush from My Makeup Brush and apply to my whole face and down my neck some just to make sure everything is matching. I make sure it’s all blended in smoothly and with the texture of this oval brush, it really makes it easy to blend any liquid product perfectly!
Next, I do my brows. For daytime, all I use is this Revlon brow pencil in the  Dark Brown shade and just line the bottom then fill in the ends. I like to leave the inner part natural by just brushing the hairs upward so they don’t look too drawn on.
Now its time for concealer and I’m currently using the Tarte Tape Shape/ light medium which I only apply under my eyes to cover dark circles during the day if I’m in a hurry. If I’m looking for a fuller coverage, I’ll apply a line down the middle of my nose and up to my forehead, as well as my chin, and line under my brows as I blend it all in with my Concealer Brush.
Then I go in with my cream NYX Contour Stick Deep Profound and I apply right under my cheekbones, under my jawline, and around the top of my forehead near my hairline (as well as the sides of my nose) with my Foundation Brush to really bring some color to my face. Bronzing is my favorite part because it really gives your face the definition it needs to bring out the features and structure of the face.
Now, I go in with a bronze color- which for me I usually go for the Kylie Burgandy Palette (“Penny” in the crease and a mix of “Naked” and “LA” on the lid).
Next is highlighter- and ever since it came out I’ve been using the Fenty Beauty one in shade “Hu$tla Baby”- and I love the way it applies with the Lip Brush! All you need is one swipe and blend a little and it makes for the perfect highlight. I apply this to the top of my cheekbone, down the bridge of my nose, on the tip of my nose and highlight under my brow bone.
Lastly, is my mascara and I use the Maybelline Big Shot and I swear by this mascara! I love the way my lashes look when I use this one and it really combs them out so they look super long black and spread out !
That’s pretty much it for my everyday makeup routine!
I really stick to what I know when it comes to makeup and I rarely switch it up. I just know what works for me, my face and skin- and this is what I like to do!
I highly recommend these My Makeup Brush Set brushes for a great flawless look so if you’re looking to get your own set from them I have a discount code for you all to get 10% off your order: SAVEWITHASHLI_EVANS

Let me know in the comments some of your go-to makeup tips + tricks or product recommendations. I would love to hear from you + am always on the hunt for something new!