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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.

We also see Margot Robbie take on Sharon Tate

The new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gives a look at the Manson Family. In the previous clip, we saw Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio at their funniest. Now, we get to see Margot Robbie take on actress Sharon Tate, Lena Dunham become a cult member, and how the fictional and real-life story lines will intersect in the film.

Per a press release, the film—that follows a fictional story set around the time of the real-life Manson murders—"visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore."

In this clip, after being introduced to Dalton and Booth, viewers get to see how the latter ends up mingling with the Manson Family. As Booth picks up a girl (Margaret Qualley) on the side of the road, he unknowingly welcomes a Manson family member into his life and begins to visit their ranch. The fiction and real-life stories intersect when we find out that Dalton lives next store to Tate, who was murdered by the members of Charles Manson's cult in 1969.

Watch the new trailer for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ahead of its July 26 theatrical release, below.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - Official Trailer (HD) www.youtube.com

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

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Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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