Monday, March 18, 2013

You use THAT for WHAT!? - Featuring Director of Marketing and Promeaushuns, Dawn Goodburn

Every now and then, an unusual beauty trick is discovered by chance rather than trial. In this case, the story behind this You use THAT for WHAT!? post is even more entertaining than the unusual product.

We've all heard that this product is great for hair, but who honestly has been brave enough to slather it on to test the myth. Our Director of Marketing and Promeaushuns, Dawn, was unintentionally the guinea pig and now swears by this beauty routine!


I never thought I'd learn a beauty tip from a frat house in college. It was Freshman year and I was pledging at a sorority - one of our tasks was a raid at a fraternity. We thought we were a bunch of sassy stealth sisters going to ambush the guys. Unbeknownst to us, someone (thanks older sorority sisters) tipped them off and they were ready for us with their own counter-attack. I was the lucky recipient of an industrial size tub of mayonnaise all over my head! After I got past the shock, embarrassment and shear horror that I was drenched in a sandwich condiment - I learned a fabulous beauty trick.

To this day, every now and then I bathe my locks in mayonnaise. It is a wonderful, all-natural and affordable way to add moisture, shine and even help your hair grow! When you treat your hair with mayonnaise, you get the benefit of L-cysteine--an amino acid and powerful antioxidant found in eggs that can give your hair strength, shine and structure. According to the Health and Body Fitness website, L-cysteine not only makes up 18 percent of your hair, but is also a keratin-forming substance that increases the hair shaft and hair growth density.


Real Simple provides some tips if you're uneasy about massaging mayo into your tresses.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

You use THAT for WHAT!?

This product is sure to be a repeat offender on our "You use THAT for WHAT!?" posts. It is quickly becoming a household staple for its versatility in the kitchen, beauty department and its health benefits. 

Know what magic product we're talking about yet? You probably guessed it - or you looked at the picture on this post ;) - coconut oil! 

Below, our Manager of Social Media shares her favorite use of this miracle oil.


The Internet provides endless uses for this magical oil. For example, my mother tried swishing it in her mouth for minutes in order to "pull" bacteria and toxins. Oil pulling, as I believe it's called, seems to be an effective use - however I don't think I'm willing to go that far with it, yet. 

But there is one use that I have tried and I'm confident I'll continue to use. Coconut oil is great for removing makeup. I used to depend on cold cream to get off mascara, eyelash glue and all that gunk. While that worked, it would sting if it got in my eyes and, although it's not as bad as other products, there are still ingredients in it that I can't even pronounce. 

Enter coconut oil - the stuff works wonders at breaking down eye-makeup, doesn't sting and it leaves the eye area hydrated. I feel much better about using an all-natural product, as that is something very near and dear to the Prtty Peaushun team and company. 

I'm still skeptical regarding the toll coconut oil will take on pores. There are many resources that say it's great to use topically as a moisturizer for blemishes and impurities because of its antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Others say it can lead to breakouts. (Currently experimenting with this, so we'll get back to you.) Regardless, simply washing your face after makeup removal will steer you clear of any possible unwanted results.

Lastly, to get coconut oil's best benefits, it's suggested to use organic extra-virgin coconut oil.

-Rebecca, Prtty Peaushun Manager of Social Media 


Have you tried this? Let us know how you like to use coconut oil and who knows, it could appear on an upcoming "You use THAT for WHAT!?" post! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Top 10 Workout Songs for March!

Happy first day of March - we can't believe it's already here! 

Spring and Spring Break are just around the corner, so it's time to get swimsuit ready. The only thing that will make your body looked more toned and tight than Prtty Peaushun is actually putting in the time and effort to exercise.

So rev up your workout mix with this month's top tunes from Run Hundred.

Top 10 Workout Songs For March

For more workout songs, check out the free database at Browse songs by genre, tempo, and era for music that best fits your workout.