The 25 year-old (yes, she's lying), started her radio career as an intern at a Long Island radio station and worked her way through the ranks. After two hops across The Long Island Sound, full-time radio experience and various voice-over projects, she landed her dream job working in Market 1 radio and expanding her brand across the country. In addition, Wendy can also be heard on The Weekend Throwdown with Jagger in her "What's Up with Wendy" segment, and as a voice on The Weekend Top 30 Countdown, two nationally syndicated programs.
My friend Alisha tracked me down the other day and asked about my love for Coconut Oil as a multi-purpose product.
She informed me that she bought a tub of it, but wasn't sure how to use it. To be honest, I wasn't sure either when I first puchased.
Now, I've never been a huge fan of anything packaged in a tub, because the germaphobe I am, it's not the most sanitary way to use any product. Plus, using straight-up coconut oil on your skin... you need to mix it with a little water to get a good "finish." So here's what I came up with:
(And it's by far the most efficient way! I love efficiency, have I mentioned that?) :)
Whichever coconut oil you buy, doesn't matter... just make sure you purchase one of these squeezy bottles. I got mine on Amazon for only a few dollars, but I bet you could find one at the dollar store or even Bed Bath and Beyond... maybe the beauty supply store?
The next thing you'll need is a kitchen funnel. Also, Amazon or Bed Bath:
These are fancy, right?! Plastic works just as well though.
Ad had to help me get the coconut oil into the bottle before I had these. We MacGuiver'ed with a spoon and two people, but still ending up wasting a ton of product. So using a funnel is HIGHLY recommended.
Coconut oil's natural form is suprisingly a solid, but since I don't have central AC, in this weather it's been an oil. However, if you have to... warm the oil up with the container under warm water first... then pour the contents into the sqeezy bottle.
Not all the way, since you'll want to mix in a little water too!
And when you're ready to use, just put your finger over the top of the bottle and shake first! It smells great and really moisturizes the skin. I use a little on a cotton swab to remove mascara. Coconut oil can also be used to polish furniture among other things and it smells great! Way less expensive than fancy creams. Don't you feel crafty now? :)
In other news:
I need a computer intervention between the hours of 9:30pm and 11:30pm. This is what I refer to as the "danger zone." I get a little sleepy, and buy stuff! Lots of stuff. Random stuff... and most of the time I don't truly remember until the morning once I see the receipt in my e-mail inbox.
This was my latest splurge:
And yes, I realize the picture is backwards/upside down or whatnot, but you can clearly see it's a ukulele. (I'm SO sick and am too lazy to re-upload right now, so you'll have to deal, lol!)
I learned a few chords already thanks to YouTube, and tuned it up using the keyboard on my iPad. I feel so musical. Not the worst "sleep buy" for $40! I think this will keep me occupied as I try to get rested up this weekend to kick this attack on my body cold.
Oh, and I am also teaching myself to play chess. Anyone play? Who can offer a few pointers? It's SO much harder than checkers, but I love how the queen is the most powerful piece. #GirlPower #YesImADork