Monday, 31 August 2009

Beauty Product of the Month - August: Olive Oil

Before the month runs out, (honestly where has August gone?!) I wanted to post my products of the month. I haven’t really been spending recently which in a way is a good thing because it gives me the chance to recommend a product that I probably wouldn’t normally, but is a cheap and safe to use product. I’m sure there are plenty of people who have found efficient alternatives to using eye make-up remover, but I only started using olive oil to remove my make-up about 8 weeks ago. As you can see, in that time, I’ve only just used beyond the neck of the bottle which I think is brilliant for a two month period! One of the benefits of using olive oil over traditional eye make-up removers is the safety of the product. Not that eye make-up removers are dangerous, but you know that using olive oil, it’s 100% natural with no harsh chemicals. It’s also very effective in removing make-up. I tend to make the area around my eye wet with cotton wool first, and then apply a small drop of olive oil onto a cotton ball and just wipe. I was amazed at how little I actually need and made the mistake when I first used this of applying too much, and ended up with a stingy eye situation! I’ve since learned to ration correctly and find this as good, if not better than the more expensive brands I was using before. It doesn’t need to be a fancy brand of olive oil either, as you can see, I went for Morrisons own brand, which costs £1 for a 250ml bottle! It’s a great cost cutting technique and means you’ll have a few extra pounds to spend on something more exciting!


Jennifer Rosellen said...

does it not feel really 'icky' ? I can imagine it feeling pretty horible and oily!x

Onyx said...

Lol, it kind of does a little, but you get used to it. That's another reason I only use a little bit, if you use too much it's too oily! If you apply it on slightly wet skin it's less icky though! xXx

Marce said...

Hey there!
Great idea! I use Almond Oil on my lashes cos I've heard it's good for them, and it always cleanses the left over product.
I haven't tried Olive Oil on my lashes, but I have on my hair, it leaves it really soft and supple.
I'm following you, come on over to my blog and share the love =)

Viva La Fashion said...

i've heard that olive oil really does help. :)

Lorien BeautyLove said...

Omgoodness, Olive oil to REMOVE makeup? Ive never heard of that lol Ive heard it makes a great hair treatment though - Thanks for this post! xx

The Beautifier said...

Olive oil is a great DIY beauty fix! and its reasonably priced too :)

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