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Mini DeLites: Holiday CRAZYTOWN

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Well happy Monday!

It’s ALREADY DECEMBER 21ST. How are we here already? And how is it that Christmas is in 3 ( 4? ) days? I have to really get my ass in gear with gifts, man…LIKE I have hardly started. Is anyone else as bad as me?

Anyway, can we talk about garlic.

BECAUSE here’s how holiday madness has affected me: the other day I was casually shopping at Target. You know, getting the usuals: dollar section baby pink folders, fake eyelashes, spearmint gum, an extra set of Keds…& makeup remover.

I’m pretty specific when it comes to makeup remover. Remember I literally call down to room service when I’m traveling for olive oil. I’m not even going to pretend I’m not a weirdo because yes, I do remove my makeup with food-ish oils. Some of my favorite makeup removers include: avocado, grape seed, or olive OIL. Like from the supermarket.

But back to Target.

So I’m picking up my essentials, getting a couple of presents too…& I grab these SUPER CUTE mini bottles of olive oil.

I’m thinking “OMG these are perfect for traveling.”

My ideal makeup remover, travel size. So I grab 2. Couldn’t resist a 2 for 1.

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On Saturday morning we went up to our condo in LA, so DUH I brought my mini olive oil. That day we met up with my parents & our friends for margaritas, chips, & salsa– I’m wearing some foundation, highlighter, & mascara. When we got home, I went into the bathroom to take off my makeup.

Typical nighttime routine: I washed my face real quick with the oil & water, towel dried my face, & then proceeded to rub oil everywhere— face, arms, legs, etc. I AM WEIRD, YES.

OK SO I hopped into bed & all of a sudden there’s this smell.

IT’S NOT LIKE A LITTLE SMELL. It’s a like ‘WTF IS THAT SMELL’ kind of smell. Michael is making faces ( gagging sounds to be more specific ). HELL, I’m making faces…because GUYS, I made a mistake & bought GARLIC INFUSED olive oil.

& shit, did it smell like shit.

It was all over our sheets, pillows, my hair, you can imagine.

Lucky Michael!!! Blessed.

Obviously I did what I could but there’s not exactly a lot of solutions on Google for this. I mean, people don’t typically rub garlic olive oil all over their body, right? Let’s just say it’s been three days & I still smell like garlic. Kind of how a skunk smell doesn’t leave? Can you imagine? That’s how garlic is.

…Lesson learned, I’ll be reaching for the avocado oil next time.

The highlight today was smelling like a garlic clove. It was particularly fun when I went to the chiropractor & he clearly held his breath during the adjustment.

So how’s the holiday madness treating you?

– lauryn x

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  1. Hahaha! This story is so funny! I think I died laughing! Poor Michael… 🙂
    & you are not the only one who haven’t bought presents… Eeer, I only bought my moms….

  2. Oh my god, I really hope you got rid of the garlic smell by now. I also use olive or coconut oil for hair and skin and didn’t even think about the possibility of there being garlic infused ones! Next time I reach for one on the supermarket shelf I’ll make sure to look twice.
    Btw I also like decorating my desk with candy canes. They’re so pretty, elegant and festive!
    Xx Alex

    1. Yes, definitely watch out it’s the worst!! Candy canes are so chic. I’m obsessed! Thanks for reading

  3. OMG that sucks, but I have to thank you for sharing that because it totally sounds like a “me” move! I once ate a stale ass coffee bean at a perfume store mistaking it for a chocolate covered espresso bean. I know I have even more embarrassing stories, they just don’t come to mind right now! 🙂

    1. OMG Lisa I literally LOL’ed when I read your comment. I’m sure it was nasty at the time but it’s a pretty funny story you just told. Thanks so much for reading

  4. Bahahaha that is hilarious! I’ve never heard of that happening before but lesson learned here! Hopefully the smell will go away soon! Too funny.. happy holidays!!! 🙂 🙂

  5. HAHAHA OMG that story is SOO funny!! That sucks!! When you first started the post, I thought it was going in a totally different direction. Lately, I’ve been OBSESSED with roasting garlic and spreading it on every goddamn thing I can – toast, sweet potato, avocado…seriously. Everything. Try it!! Also, coconut oil is a great makeup remover, which I’m sure you know. Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh 🙂

    xo Annie

    1. Hi Annie, yes I love coconut oil for seriously everything. Although my favorite makeup remover is grape seed oil! Try it it’s soo good! Thanks for reading

  6. The smell is probably gone by now, but you can literally get a stainless steel soap bar at Williams Sonoma because stainless steel gets rid of the garlic smell. I have one by my kitchen sink and it actually works you just have to rub your hands (or body in your case) on it vigorously. This is hilarious, regardless 🙂

  7. Always love da TSC household story updates LOL.

    P.S. did you make it out of Target alive? Why do I spend like $100 every single time I go in there!

    Happy Holidays, babeeeeee!!!


  8. I totally needed to hear that story right now! I literally laughed out loud in my office. I’m so glad it’s not just me doing crazy things right now!

  9. OMG hilarious story!! I once bought this magical miracle Thai anti aging cream and it smelled so BAD it got in my hair and everything..literally I swear after a year I can still smell it lingering ugh! Happy Holidays xo C

  10. So funny, hopefully the smell has gone away! Could you maybe do a post about how you use oil to remove your makeup/wash your face? I’d love to know if you have any tips on that because whenever I do it, it seems to be a mess and I end up washing my face normally to get all my makeup off.

    Love your posts, your blog is by far my favorite! 🙂

    1. Hi Andrea, I have posted about all natural makeup remover before! Check out this post:

      Thanks for reading :))

  11. Hahaha I have totally made that same mistake! Only I was using the oil for baking BROWNIES. Barf. My brother ate the while batch, even tho he complained how Funky they were the whole time. Oops! Haha merry christmas !

  12. Actual LOL’z at this one! How long did it take you to wash/change the sheets/air the room before you actually got to sleep?! Not the usual zen night time routine, hey? Ha! Happy New Year xo

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