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6 natural beauty oils that aren’t coconut

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At this point, if you haven’t been preached to about the many wonderful benefits of coconut oil, then either we have failed you or you have been living in some sort of cave, probably one with an ideal level of humidity—in which case, we are jealous. But whether you’re coconut oil devotee or you’re sick of hearing about the natural beauty cure-all, there are a ton of other oils that deserve our love and attention. And change is always a good thing.

With plenty of benefits like skin protection and hydrating powers, these six natural moisturizers are the basics your beauty cabinet is really craving. Leave the coconut oil behind—there are some new (and old) oils in town.

Jojoba Oil

A common ingredient in moisturizing lotions and creams, jojoba oil is one of the most popular oils. It's revered for its hydrating powers. Extracted from the seed of the desert jojoba plant, this oil has a composition similar to sebum—the oil naturally produced by human skin. If you have dry skin, jojoba oil can help balance moisture by acting as both a substitute for and complement to sebum, helping your skin to produce the optimal level of oil. Desert Essence recommends gently rubbing a few drops of oil onto your face, lips, and entire body for instant hydration. Try out this natural treatment if your skin isn't already naturally oily—jojoba can increase shininess in excess.

Rosehip Seed Oil

It may not be the most common oil on the shelf, but rosehip seed oil is a multi-tasking skin-care staple. Rich in essential fatty acids (like omega-3s!) and antioxidants, the cold-pressed oil not only hydrates skin, but replenishes it with revitalizing vitamins—like vitamin A, which works to combat aging. Filled with vitamin C, the moisturizer also helps to stimulate collagen production, resulting in a fresh, youthful appearance. If your skin is naturally oily, don't shy away from adding rosehip seed oil to your beauty regime: This oil penetrates skin quickly without leaving any greasy residue, so you can keep rocking the matte look.

Sweet Almond Oil

This isn't the type of almond oil you'll find in the grocery store. Sweet almond oil is a lightweight, cold-pressed oil venerated for its anti-inflammatory powers and emollient properties—meaning that this natural moisturizer not only soothes irritated skin but also absorbs into skin quickly to avoid leaving an oily appearance. Also rich in fatty acids, this oil works to help shed dead skin cells and repair damaged cells when applied to skin in a light layer. Bonus: Sweet almond oil works as an all-natural makeup remover. Just add a few drops to a soft cotton ball and swipe off that smoky eye.

Carrot Seed Oil

Cold-pressed carrot seed oil (not to be confused with essential oil) is an easily-absorbed source of vitamin A, making it a soothing option for all-natural anti-aging skincare. The oil is extracted from carrot seeds and has some of the same properties as not-safe-for-skin carrot-seed essential oil—like its ability to help heal wounds and skin sores. Since essential oils are dangerous to use on skin without the addition of a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil, choose cold-pressed carrot oil for an easy-to-use and safe skin-revitalizing moisturizer.

Avocado Oil

We know that avocados are one of the healthiest fats to add to our diets and we've made our own avocado face masks since we were wee ones, but the oil version of this tropical fruit is changing the skin-care game for the better. Rich in skin-soothing vitamin E, the edible oil sometimes used in cooking is widely used to comfort sunburnt skin and soften rough, cracked calluses. A healthy dose of vitamin A also helps increase collagen production for glowing, youthful skin.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil may be the most widely used culinary oil, but that doesn't mean that it shouldn't be praised for its many beauty benefits. The Mediterranean oil is filled with vitamins and antioxidants that do a body good, even when just applied to the skin's surface. Massaging oil onto the skin helps to repair damage like scars and blemishes, thanks to its healthy dose of vitamin E. Moreover, since olive oil penetrates deep into the skin, it works to moisturize and protect skin cells from exposure to smog and other environmental toxins. Even if your skin is naturally oily you don't have to relegate this ingredient to the kitchen—just apply it when your skin is already damp to help it to fully absorb without leaving any shiny residue.

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Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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