Tuesday, 25 April 2017

My beauty Secret - Petroleum Jelly

In my twenty one years on earth I've tried and tested too many beauty products to name but one thing that has never, ever failed me is the trusted petroleum jelly otherwise known as 'Vaseline'.

Growing up, like every other Irish household there's always been a tub of Vaseline lying around. This was usually used when I'd fall and scrape my knee which surprisingly happened a ridiculous amount of times however it wasn't until I got older that I realised Vaseline had 101 uses and it's one of the products I'd recommend the most.
 Here's a couple of things I use Vaseline for:

 As odd as this may sound my number one use for Vaseline is to thicken and strengthen my lashes. I remember being really young and hearing this but a few months ago I really started to give it a chance and the difference it's made is phenomenal.
 I completely cover the lashes in the product and then use an old washed mascara wand to spread them amongst my lashes just before going to bed. I then wake up, curl them and they're genuinely so separated and long it's a miracle.
I have tiny blonde lashes so anything that will make a difference for me is perfect, Even for those make up free days I do this and it makes such a huge difference.

As moisturisers go I would never really pass Aveeno but when my skin is feeling very dry or I want it to be very soft I will always used Vaseline and believe me when I say it makes a huge difference. I hate the feeling of pure Vaseline on my skin when I'm going to sleep so what I usually do is mix it in with my Aveeno and trust me you'll never pass it by again.

Keeps Perfume Lasting Longer- 
Not a lot of people know this but if you put a little blob of Vaseline on the wrist, behind the ears or wherever you put your perfume then it will genuinely make the scent last longer.

Makes skin softer - 
I get very dry skin on my hands especially around Winter and there's nothing that works better than Vaseline, I cake it on my hands, cover with gloves and when I wake up the dry skin is gone!!
 There's hundreds of hand lotions out there but there's nothing cheaper and more effective than this stuff.

Softens Lips-
What we all know Vaseline is meant for, growing up through primary and secondary school everyone had a little tin of Vaseline in their pencil case and I was no different. As I got older not much has changed and I apply it morning and night to my lips before exfoliating them with an old toothbrush.

Cleans Up Nail Varnish Disasters- 
I'm a disaster at painting nails, I kid you not I couldn't be any worse and most of the time I don't really care about it but when there's something where I have to have immaculate nails then I take the extra time to put Vaseline on a cotton bud and wipe it around my cuticles so when the nails are dried you wipe off the product and Bob's your uncle you've perfect nails.

So there you have it, six uses of Vaseline that you may not know about, but now you do thanks to me!!


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