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Aloha! Welcome to another post, and this time it’s the turn of a #SponsoredAd! My friends over at Gold Collagen sent me some of their new-ish Gold Collagen HairLift shot supplements to try, but I’ve only got round to trying and reviewing! It has been HELLA busy on my end, my job means I wasn’t able to keep up with my blog until now,,, But I’ve taken a well needed break, and I’ll be using the rest of my break to blog consistently – for now.

What do Gold Collagen say?

Full, vibrant and healthy hair puts an extra spring in your step, wherever you go.
The makers of the UK’s original liquid beauty supplement developed a specific formulation to support healthy hair growth.
It contains Hydrolysed Collagen, Hydrolysed Keratin, Biotin, Amla, Nettle, Rosemary, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and more.

  • Nourishes hair from within 1Helps maintain healthy hair 1Helps support skin 2 and nails 3Drink one bottle a day, stop worrying about bad hair days and start turning heads.

First impressions:

I’ve tried Gold Collagen in the past and have always been pleasantly surprised. I’m a regular skin supplement drinker and cannot live without it. But, this isn’t about the skin one, is it? Oh no! This post is strictly about the HairLift and how it turned ‘Mii into Beyonce’s answer to ‘Becky with the Good Hair’ (with a hint of class and decorum).

HairLift is well packaged, like all other Gold Collagen products. Each shot bottle is made of glass and comes packaged inside a white and gold box. It looks very posh, and for the price you’d pay for a 30 Day supply, it’s well worth it.

Second Impressions:

Let’s get down to the taste… Fruity. It tastes delicious, as do all their previous supplements. The thing I love most is that it doesn’t taste medicinal, even though it actually is, (for the hair, skin and nails at least)! That’s right, Gold Collagen’s HairLift has added benefits for skin and nails too, in keeping with with the Gold Collagen brand.

Third Impression:

My hair dared me to try it,  I tried it – and saw results. My curls look bouncier than ever, the overall feel of my hair is softer, and it’s easier to maintain. It also looks glossier too. Honestly, the results post 30 Days are very noticeable. I will be continuing, I’ll be keeping it as part of my morning regimen.

Thanks, Gold Collagen for sending these over, I absolutely LOVED them. I don’t even know why I have to write this, but I’ll do it anyway, these thoughts are 100% my own. This is an honest post.I’ve even posted about their products before, unsponsored. So, THERE!

*link to previous post above*

Cost: £79.98 for a 30-day supply

Rating: 4.5*

I dropped .5 because I think the overall RRP is expensive. However, as I’ve said, the taste, results and packaging are well worth the price.

 

High!

Lo’ and behold that I is back like a composer! #Bach

How you doin’?

Anyway, thanks a lot for still reading what I have to say. It means a lot, and a lot more than you know…

I thought I’d do another review post because I haven’t done one of those in a while, crocs-a-dial!

This time, it’s the turn of Coco & Eve, the hair treatment that has taken Instagram by storm! Yesterday, I tried it and recorded a video of myself applying it [that I will be uploading in full at some point]… But, here is my review, post-experiment/trial.

Things I know/have heard about Coco & Eve: it restores your hair to pre-bleach or heat/pollution damage. It’s meant to put the elasticity and keratin back in the hair, making it stronger, softer and healthier. The transformation videos on Instagram look increds!

Thoughts? I’d pay more than a penny for ‘em…

I cannot believe how it’s turned my hair from homeless to home-full! Literally, I had split ends that could be added to bananas to make a pudding. Now? Gone. My hair looks healthier, shinier and softer. It feels so good!

Packaging? Perfection. Green/teal and white. Bae.

Ingredients? Coconut & Fig. My two fave fruits (apart from mangoes).

How to use? Wash hair with shampoo & confitioner. Towel dry. Dip the brush in the mask pot and comb through. Leave in for 10 mins. Dry with heat appliance. Viola.

The worst thing? I’m pretty sure that I’m allergic to combs/brushes… 😆 and there’s one in the package [which is to be used with the mask], and it’s a good one at that, but still. I don’t like brushes, at all. Reasons? I hate seeing unattached hair. I hate seeing hair in anything such as: drains [post-shower], brushes etc. I avoid that as much as possible! Also, I’d rather use that 10 mins (spent brushing my hair) sleeping or reading.

Right, so, that’s all I have to say about Coco & Eve. Try it for yourself to restore your damaged hair to its former glory.

Love.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum

❤🐣

I’d heard so much about this serum and have wanted to try it for ages but was reluctant to. However, I ended up biting the bullet and purchasing it yesterday. Yes, I know I shouldn’t be hasty with posting a review so soon… But why can Jenny be hasty and me not?

Apparently, this is an overnight miracle and one that starts working instantly. People raved about it, so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I did. Yesterday.

The fuss was about something INCREDIBLE. In a word, that’s exactly what it is. INCREDIBLE.

I’ve always said that investing in something that goes a long way is never not going to be worth it, and I wasn’t wrong.

This serum, which is packed with ten essential oils, really replenishes the skin and revitalises it overnight. You wake up with new skin. I can’t wait to see the effects after continued use…

Watch this space. Bracelet yourselves! HELLO?!

Oh, and Happy Easter. Hope this renewed Spring season brings all that you desire.

I love you.

Xox

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Merry Christmas [for less than two months ago], apparently!

I’m your belated E.l.f that’s still on the shelf! Pardon?!?

Umm, I’d like to start by mentioning that I have no recollection of an idea as to why I didn’t post this earlier, but I’m assuming sometimes, you do that thing called: mild, sE.l.f-diagnosed amnesia.

Tell me when to stop?

After using my brain (for a bit longer than I usually would), I remembered that the reason behind my late postage was that I haven’t worn mascara in like: forever! Listen, when you have a fringe (that BANGS most days), you don’t really need to, y’know?!

In recent times, I have been allowing the pores on my forehead (or … as it’s affectionately called: the ‘epicentre’ of my head) some freedom to breathe.

This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my fringe (that BANGS most days) outgrew itself and I’m too lazy to give it a snip. Thanks!

So, anyway, I have been using it (E.l.f, not my fringe) properly since yesterday and THAT is why I’m writing this post late… SURPRISE! Better late than never, am I right? I’m probably wrong, but still a wise saying nonetheless.

Achieve thicker, fuller, and longer lashes that are beautiful and natural.

E.l.f’s mascara has been MY little helper, that’s for sure! I’m proud to announce that I’ll be using its lash help all year round!

Price: cheap AFF. I must’ve paid like £3 for this…  I bought it whilst I was in the midst of “an emergency” – one where my fringe was misbehaving and I had to sort out my eyes so as not to look like an unbrushed-hair corpse divorcee – instead of bride!

The wand is really, very small (even though the description says it’s large) – micro in comparison to the other ones I’d used previously. Not gonna lie- when I first tried it, I wasn’t a fan because I had a fringe which was all over the place and felt like it was clumpy…

However, since I no longer have a fringe, I have been obsessed with this mascara’s wand. It really fans out my lashes, and makes them look thicker, lifted and curlier.  I now [when it’s not making my fringe hair (yes, really!!!) find that my lashes no longer] look clumpy!

In light of these turn of events, I now hypothesise that size doesn’t always matter.

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Result: you tell me..? [Please bear in (a forest, but also in the) mind that I don’t and have never worn fake lashes…]

Here’s the “before” image, obvs…

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Haters would say that’s a Snapchat filter… Lovers would say that I actually was born with a brown beauty spot located on my “WHO NOSE WHAT’LL HAPPEN?” area.

Okay,  to conclude, I’d give it a 5* (like the Uber rating).

Also, before I forget… Merry Christmas for this year, in case I don’t get round to wishing y’all it in like 9/10 months!

Morning! Evening! Afternoon! Dusk! Dawn! Whatever! HELLO!

Today/tonight, I’m reviewing a new, to me, curl primer & serum oil by none other than: Bumble & Bumble!

Obviously, I’ve been able to brush my hair more of late, which is a ‘UUUUUUGE *in Matilda’s dad’s voice* development in follicle proceedings – even if I do say so myself…

So, I’ve been treating my curls to some TLC, because, this year, like the other 25 before it, I’ll probably be my own valentine.

(No, this is not a pity post. I really – at this stage – couldn’t care less; if it happens, great, if it doesn’t, it’s nothing new, y’know?)

Besides, I’d rather be with The One than with several Wrong Ones. Anyway, how the hell did I end up talking about this when I was discussing hair?!

Oh, yeah… Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Rapunzel (who’s famous for her hair) probably celebrated Cupid Appreciation Day with her Prince, (good for her as well).

So, back to Bumble & Bumble… Now that I’ve got my shampoo & conditioner routines sorted, I have to really work on my aftercare regimen… B&B (not a Bed n’ Breakfast) play a ‘UGGGGGGEEEE (there I go again…) part in that!

Packaging:

Pretty and feminine AF, even though I’m pretty sure they’re unisex.

Reasons to love them:

I like to think of them both to be leave-in products as well as pre-style ones. They’re multi purpose, imo…

One’s a spray and the other is an oil/serum.

Changes I’ve seen:

I have noticed that they’ve not just enhance my curls, which is what they claim to do, but given my hair a shine, a volume (extra loud, almost deafening  – think: mega, megaphone) and the look of nourishment.

I mean, it can’t have taken you this long to realise that I am in no way, shape or form an actual beauty blogger, because I chat absolute crap half the time… I cannot, will not and won’t not describe the difference between my belly button and a toe-nail half the time, but my luscious, bouncy, locks?!? Radiant, sublime or whatever the fudge the blogger terminology is… 🙈

In a nutshell, I love both products and will be buying again because they don’t weigh my hair down at all and make it feel and look salon-ready.

Also, although I spent 10 years thinking my hair was permed (fact), and then realising it actually wasn’t… (More on that below…)

I have curly hair, and had never let it grow past a certain length to realise before the age of, I’d like to say 11… I always used to rock a bob, so when it grew to shoulder length, I started to notice the less 50 Shades of Grey kinks and more… Vidal Sassoon ones… It shocked me, hence why I thought my mum’s hairdresser had permed my hair after putting me in the Elderly dryers… 🙈

It took a good few years to realise it’s naturally curled and not chemically so, thank God!

Anti-Humdity Gel Oil:

  • What: This frizz-fighting gelee has the hold of a gel and the hydration of an oil – and unfurls wound-up curls to create glossy, elongated shapes.
  • Why: Our curl-optimising HydraSculpt Blend™, mixed with Brazilian oils, helps create controlled, moisturised curls.

    Who: Ringlets to corkscrews.

    When: On clean, damp curls after using Bb.Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer.

    How: Scrunch throughout hair. Air-dry or diffuse.

    Free of: Alcohol, silicones, parabens, sulphates and phthalates.

This stops me looking like Monica Gellar after she gets off the plane in Barbados. It works, it tames my frizz like a Snake Charmer does a serpent (or … *insert a probably more attractive metaphor here*). Like I said, this one is packaged in a little-ish tub and lasts a while. It dries glossy but not in a greasy, haven’t washed my hair in forever way…

The Pre/Re-Style Primer:

  • What: Detangles and defines on day 1. Refreshes and reshapes on day 2 (and 3 and 4).
  • Why: Our curl-optimising HydraSculpt Blend™, mixed with Brazilian oils, helps create controlled, moisturised curls.

    Who: All curl types.

    When: Before styling or re-styling hair.

    How: Spray onto damp or dry hair. Rake through and style.

    Free of: Alcohol, parabens and phthalates.

This one is a spray… You just spray it, scrunch your hair in your fingers (or use a heated appliance) and it enhances your hair’s curl whilst locking it in place. It keeps the volume and heat-enhanced curls for longer.

Both are great and can be found at Liberty online.

I’ll stop blogging in 5, 4, 3, 2… Juan. WHO DIS?!?

P.S. the wooden giraffe is for display purposes only. I am not selling him (or anything) on a Wowcher and the like, FFS!