I don’t buy that many carrier oils these days because I noticed they oxidize and turn rancid very quickly. Like I had to throw out half a bottle of sweet almond oil recently, even though I recalled purchasing it not too long ago. But the funny thing is that I noticed that the same oil in which I had mixed with some drops of astaxanthin still smell okay. It then occurred to me that the best way to extend the shelf life of a carrier oil is by adding an antioxidant.
I’ve never really needed to make extra efforts to remove my eye makeup simply because I didn’t wear much of them in the past. However, when I started wearing eyeliner, I realized that I needed more effort to take the color off without rubbing and tugging the delicate eye area. I know oil cleansers or just pure oil are great to remove eye makeup but I don’t like the former, and I don’t like the oily feeling of the latter.
I’m not sure if this is an old idea, but I was trying to make a DIY body scrub using olive oil and sugar and ended up finding the perfect solution to shaving my legs that has eczema. Although an accidental discovery, this has turned out to be something I will be using from now on when shaving as it does not dry out my skin and even keeps my legs well moisturized.
I have always been very safe when it comes to my makeup. I tend to choose very muted and safe colours, and more than often, I come across as under dressed than over dressed for special occasions. I have this worry of over dressing and looking like a clown somehow; strange, but very real in my irrational train of thoughts. Lately, however, I have decided to make little changes in my makeup kit. I have decided to be more adventurous and venture into colours I have never tried before.