My search for..

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In my search for the perfect denim jacket there are many things to consider, fit, softness (I loath stiff denim), buttons (surprisingly important), and weight.  I want one that is really soft, it should feel like I've had it for about 349823489 years, and very sturdy, look like I just bought it. The goal here is also not to spend $500 on a denim jacket, that price is something I can only justify spending on leather goods. I keep seeing people, mostly women, wearing denim jackets. Where are they getting these? Are they leftover from the high school? I feel like denim jackets are something people buy once then keep forever and ever, hence the softness. I, however, never invested in a denim jacket. I bought dozens of denim blazers, denim vests, denim pants, unfortunately denim shoes, but never a classic denim jacket. STUPID. So here it is, please tell me where to get a jacket!!! 

The Beauty Benefits of...

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Olive oil contains an antioxidant called squalene which contributes to it's naturally moisturizing properties. This also repairs the skin's natural moisture barrier. Olive oil can be applied directly to the skin in replace of a daily or nightly moisturizer.* Due to it's natural antibacterial properties olive oil will help those with acne prone skin, much like coconut oil and honey. For all over moisture, add 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil to a bath, the warm water opens your pores absorbing the moisture from the olive oil. For a truly Cleopatric experience, add equal parts honey and a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil. mmmmmmm...

If you're skeptical about applying olive oil directly to your skin or bathing in olive oil isn't your thing then create a cleanser with olive oil and sea salt. The amount of olive oil and salt depends on how exfoliating you need it. If you're looking for a really good scrub then add more salt than olive oil. Another option instead of sea salt is epsom salt, it reduces swelling and has been known to decrease redness of skin.

There's a few different ways to treat your hair with olive oil. If your ends are especially dry place a few drops of olive oil in your palm and rub your hands together to warm up the oil. Rub the oil into the ENDS OF HAIR ONLY. If you get it near your scalp you will have oily hair all day, terrible. For deep moisturizing treatment, add olive oil to your hair an hour BEFORE showering. Start at the ends and work up to the roots. Most of the oil should be at the ends of your hair. Put your hair in a bun and follow with shampoo and conditioner in the shower. If you find that your hair is getting too oily only apply to the ends of your hair or try shampooing twice to ensure the oil is completely removed. Again, adding honey to this pre-shower treatment adds moisture and strength.

*Be warned, if you're using it during the day wait about a half hour before applying makeup or your makeup won't absorb into your skin correctly. Apply it a half hour before bed also or you risk staining your pillowcases.