OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Hi Guys!

I love a good OGX 2 for £10 promotion as much as the next Boots loving maniac, so when I last went into Boots and saw the colourful array of OGX products I thought I would try a new range. I’ve tried the OGX Biotin & Collagen range before and the Niacin and Caffeine but this OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full range caught my eye as the bottles are bright green!

They just look like they would do good for your hair (I know that’s not the most concrete reason to buy a shampoo and conditioner lol but let’s go with it).

This range of shampoo and conditioner claims to plump up the look of your hair using bamboo fibers and soy proteins – I’d assume that something as natural as bamboo would work well to nourish your hair but I haven’t actually come across many beauty/haircare products with this ingredient in. Cue my wide eyed intrigue!

I was disappointed by one thing straight away that I should have realised…but the actual liquid isn’t green! Waaah – I squeezed out some of the shampoo and did a bit of a double take when I saw it was clear, then had some crushing disappointment when I realised it was just the green bottle. However, I gave it a good sniff and I was pleased! It smells lovely – it has a really fresh natural scent, unfortunately I couldn’t smell it on my hair afterwards when it was dry and styled so it must have all washed out, but it was still lovely while I used it in the shower.

One thing that’s great about OGX shampoos is that they really lather up well so your hair always feels like it’s had a deep clean – the shampoo and conditioner formulae are never thin and watery, meaning they are packed with great ingredients and you get lovely clean hair.

I already love OGX shampoos and conditioners as you tend to get alot in them! These bottles are 385ml and they feel very sturdy – perfect for anyone prone knocking stuff over, like me. 🙂

The conditioner is a greeny white colour and smells LOVELY! I love conditioners that really coat the hair so that you can almost use them as an intensive mask to hydrate the ends of your hair and I knew I could definitely use this one in that way.

After washing, drying and styling my hair for the first time I brushed through it using my Wet Brush and Tangle Teezer (now my hair is alot longer often I have to tackle it with both as it can get knotty!) I noticed that my hair had become a bit…elasticcy (hey you squiggly red line I know that’s not a real word). As in, when I brushed it, it was like some of my hair strands STRETCHED! I’d rather this didn’t happen as I don’t want my hair to break, I will need to see the more I use it but other than this weird elastic side effect the rest of my hair felt strong and shiny. My favourite range from OGX so far is the Biotin and Collagen one – it smells so good, like sweet and smoky at the same time!

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner from OGX?

What are your favourite brands for hair products? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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L’Oréal False Lash Sculpt Mascara – Clump Central :(

Hello Everyone! 

I bought this mascara after hearing really good things about it, I’m always on the lookout for a better mascara! This is the L’Oréal False Lash Sculpt mascara, which I picked up from Boots for £9.99.

I was intrigued by the weird triangular brush and thought it would be a good one to try out. Usually I go for mascaras with quite a large brush so they capture more lashes, so this one kinda goes against everything I normally opt for!

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Soap & Glory 2 in 1 Brow Pencil – Disappointing…

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Recently I went shopping and completely forgot that I needed a brow pencil. I got plenty of other stuff (of course) but forgot something to make my brows look less poo.

Cue a little Boots click and collect order and I thought I would try this Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow. I’ve tried S&G for brow products in the past and been a massive fan…but I have to say I am pretty disappointed with this one :(.

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The Best Heat Protectant Spray…

Hi All! 

I have a mini review for you today…I’ve been trying this heat protectant from Toni & Guy for about a month now and I am loving the scent. Using heat protectant on your hair before styling or applying heat is SO important – when I do my hair and I don’t use heat protectant, BOY do I know about it.

I have had a tumultuous relationship with heat protectants. I FELL IN LOVE with the Dove heat protectant spray which smelled like fruits and berries and I’ve not been able to find it since then :'(. Then I tried a Got2B one and was completely digusted…the consistency was sticky and tacky and it didn’t smell delightful either.

So now I have found a heat protectant that I actually like I am most pleased!!

Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist

This heat protectant mist protects against 230 degree heat from straighteners, hair dryers and curlers so this is perfect for everyday styling. The scent you get from this mist is essentially ‘I’ve been to the salon’, so it’s a really fresh, zingy scent that is really lovely to have in a mist.

This is the best heat protectant I’ve used since the Dove one! I still pine after that though…

Thanks for reading you lot,

Rosh xxx

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OGX Biotin & Collagen Haircare – My god this smells insanely good…

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OGX is a brand that I have always loved – whenever I go into Boots I always sneakily wander past the haircare aisle to see if there are any offers on the brand because that’s when I love to pick up supplies and try out new ranges :).

I have been using these OGX Thick & Full Biotin and Collagen products for a few weeks now and I have to say I’m really blown away by the quality and the amazing scent that these products have. Since chopping my hair last year into a short bob I have been really trying to take care of my hair and use products that will promote hair growth and health.

The first products I tried were the shampoo and conditioner – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the packaging of this range. The deep purple and fancy gold colours really scream amazing quality and nourishing ingredients. The colours also make me think of a far eastern country and the scent of this range is so heady and musky and delicious. If you imagine like a really beautiful smelling eastern market with perfumes and incense and all amazing smells – that is how I would describe the scent of this range and you can definitely smell it on your hair after using it.

(how many times do I want to use the word and)

By the way, the reason the note in the picture above mentions Red Bull is because I had originally reviewed the Niacin & Caffeine range and was convinced that it smelled like Red Bull :’)

The Amplifying Lotion from this range is probably my most favourite product. I used this approximately 10 minutes ago, applying it to damp towel dried hair and running it through the ends. It’s kind of gel like and it smells just as I described – I wish they would launch this as a perfume! It really reminds me of this scent The Body Shop used to sell called ‘Tobacco Flower’ (this is taking me back lol).

OGX Biotin and Collagen - smells so good!

The oil is probably the product I’ve used the least but because this range has such an amazing smell I can’t wait to use it more – I seriously cannot rave about this range enough lol. I’m a preacher!

What is your favourite OGX range?! (It’s ok if you want to say ‘them all’ because I’d back you up big time)

Thank you for reading guys 🙂

Roshni xxx

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Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in ‘Blueberry’

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish - Blueberry

So, I’ll be honest with you. I wanted to buy something at the weekend. I’m trying not to spend money. I went to Boots. I took my Advantage card with me. I bought two nail polishes with the money what is points on a little plastic card. This equals a satisfied Roshni that Reviews.

Lol that’s not all of it, I had been looking at my nail polish like URGH YOU ALL DISGUST ME GET AWAY for a few weeks now and I needed a refresh. What better to match the BEEyootiful weather we have been having recently than a gorgeous blue that makes me think of the colour you use when you’re little and you want to draw the sky.

This is the shade ‘Blueberry’ from the Barry M Gelly range, which are nail polishes designed to give an amazing shiny finish reminiscent of gel polishes.

It’s the most lovely medium blue with a hint of lilac, it’s REALLY flattering (in my humble opinion) particularly if you have darker skin. Without looking too much like blue tack, it’s a very pretty (I want to say Periwinkle but that just sounds like something rude that’s been exposed in a Nandos) shade that I will be wearing a lot.

Barry M - Blueberry 2

If you have tried the Barry M Gelly nail polishes you will know that the formula of them is pretty special. They LOOK like Shellac or gels when used properly and I have definitely used the Gelly polishes before without top coats and they have been fine, just not lasted as long as when I do use one.

In the picture above I have used the Seche Vite top coat (click for link) – I’ve been through about 4 bottles of this in the past and so many people ask what I use so I point them in the direction of the good ol’ Seche Vite.

Squ-oval has been the shape of choice for me for a while now – I can’t stand sharp edges as I am convinced I will scratch a line down my face by accident and I prefer more of a square shape because this is more flattering for my hands (!)

All in all this was only two coats of ‘Blueberry’ and then a swipe of the Seche Vite top coat, within about a minute it was dry to touch and I could get on with my day!

Have you tried any of the shades from the Barry M Gelly range? I have bought another one so you will have to keep your eyes peeled for that one….:)

Thanks for reading, go enjoy the sunshine! If there is any where you are…

Roshni xxx

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Seventeen Lipsticks – Seriously Underrated!

Out of all of my most used lipsticks, the one that I would say is the most affordable is a lipstick from the brand Seventeen. I only have two of these lipsticks but I would say they are some of my favourites!

I have a few MAC lipsticks in my collection, but you can get THREE 17 lipsticks for the price of one MAC one – and if you are looking for something moisturising, natural and sheer then I would definitely look at the Seventeen Mirror Shine lipsticks. They are such a bargain, at only £4.79!!!! That is insane for such a great quality lipstick, a lot of people are prepared to pay 3 – 4 times that for a lipstick nowadays.

The shade I have most recently bought is called ‘Belle’, which is a beautiful sheer pink with a hint of brown running through it. Usually before I use a lipstick I would always apply a lip balm so that my lips don’t get dry, but these lipsticks are so moisturising you don’t need to do that and they give such a natural finish.

17 belle lipstick

I also have the shade ‘Beehive’ which is a lighter, more nudey peachy colour which is just as beautiful as Belle. I have Belle in my handbag at the moment and I love it! I tend to just swipe these over my lips in the morning and because they are quite natural you can reapply easily if it wears off.

As the formula is sheer, I wouldn’t expect this to last for hours and hours. This is why it’s probably best to get the more nude, natural shades in this range. I would describe the formula for these lipsticks as ‘juicy’, which is a term that makes me cringe and want to crawl into a hole at the same time, but it is the best way to describe them.

17 belle lipstick swatch

As you can see from the swatch, this lipstick is very sheer and it’s not meant to last on your lips forever – it’s more of a wash of colour. Saying that though, if you have thin lips I would say because these are sheer, with a good lip liner they would help to plump up your lips and you could just easily reapply over the top if it wears off.

These lipsticks also come with a mirror inside the packaging!

17 lipstick mirror

Other than these lipsticks, I do like the 17 nail varnishes as they do some really gorgeous colours.

Is there anything else amazing from the 17 range that I might not have tried yet?

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Thanks for reading!

Love Roshni xxx

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Nyx Liquid Suede Matte Lipsticks – A Revelation!

Oh myyy goodness – I have been so excited to review these products!

A common theme throughout the past few weeks is that things I have seen popping up on my Instagram feed have been making their way into my shopping basket, be it physical or virtual (and I have paid for them, no pilfering going on around here).

The two shades I picked up in the Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are beautiful. I bought the shades Soft Spoken and Vintage. Soft Spoken is a beautiful pinky brown and Vintage is a more deep 90’s brown which is AMAZING. Vintage in particular is so on trend that it almost pains me. Expect to see a lot of Instagram pics of these filling up my feed!

I already love both of these liquid lipsticks and everything about them is perfect…

Nyx Liquid Suede Lipsticks

NYX LIQUID SUEDE LIPSTICK SWATCHES SOFT SPOKEN VINTAGE

They are pretty affordable – you can buy these for £6.50 and you get a lot for your money. The formula of the liquid lipsticks is thick and velvety, they apply really nicely because the doe foot applicator is just the right shape to outline and fill in your lips really neatly. *not so fun fact, I thought Doe Foot was actually a specific name for the applicator like Dauphort but then I realised in a D’oh moment*

Soft Spoken Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

The staying power of these liquid lipsticks is insane. I wore Soft Spoken ALL day today and although I could feel my lips become a tiny bit drier than usual it wasn’t anywhere near uncomfortable. I drank several teas (lol) and although I saw some product come off onto the mug like a trendy half smile, you couldn’t tell from looking at me that any had moved from my lips.

Vintage Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

I think if you are buying one of these I would always opt for the more nude shades where it doesn’t matter if it’s not crisp round the edges. They have bright reds and purples within this range but I’m not sure this formula is the best way to wear those colours.

I’m really happy with these liquid lipsticks and I can’t wait to wear them all the time!

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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OGX Niacin3 & Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner

I had been wanting to try the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner ever since a picture of them popped up on my Instagram feed. I’m all up for anything hair related that stops breakage and encourages growth!

This is why I tried the range from OGX, but also why I started using the Lee Stafford Hair Treatment ‘For Hair that never grows past a Certain Length’. Though, I’m an eejit and forgot that it’s probably a good idea to use these two things separately to see which has a better result on my hair :/.

Anyway, I have been using the OGX Niacin & Caffeine shampoo and conditioner for about a week now and have been impressed with it so far! They were on promotion in Boots on a 2 for £10, but they have also been on promotion on a 3 for 2 as well! OGX do a third step product in this range which is a Root Stimulator Spray (I haven’t tried this yet).

ogx niacin and caffeine

I quite like OGX as a brand, I loved their Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner range for the scent alone – but this is something new that really does claim to improve the condition of your hair.

The first thing I noticed when I started using it is the scent of this shampoo and conditioner. I did a Boots Haul Youtube video recently and I sniffed these in it and was amazed to find that they smelled like Red Bull. Like, wtf. I know these have ‘caffeine’ in but I never expected the range to smell like an energy drink, especially when their other ranges smell so good!

(BTW I hate Red Bull but am willing to set my olfactory differences aside for the benefit of my mop…for those of you who haven’t read the book Perfume that word means NOSE).

Smells aside, the shampoo is lovely – it’s quite a thick shampoo so this means a little goes a long way and you should be concentrating on your roots anyway. Apparently I have heard you shouldn’t actually need to shampoo the ends of your hair as the suds from your roots should run down and wash the ends of your hair anyway! If you shampoo your hair in a way where you aren’t knotting it up it also helps reduce breakage etc when you are brushing your hair after a shower.

The conditioner, again, is a very thick consistency and still has a hint of Red Bull about it. If this smell doesn’t incite memories of being hung over or being in Oceana (I’m looking at you, Vodbull Uni times) then you are well on your way to being a loyal user of this range.

The range feels very nourishing to use but in more of a scientific way. Stimulating the roots of your hair will definitely help with hair health and growth but I do think that my hair is in a better condition for using this range. I also love the Lee Stafford hair treatment being back in my life – it improves the condition of my hair SO MUCH and it has definitely helped the growth!

Here is my previous post earlier last year which shows you the before and after when I had my hair cut really short. I started using the Lee Stafford treatment and it had a really good effect on the growth of my hair!

Have you used this OGX range? Do YOU think it smells like Red Bull? Or is something wrong with me…

Thanks for reading, am about to go use this now 🙂

Roshni xxx

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A Hefty Boots Beauty Haul!

Happy Friday all!

I am so glad it is the weekend, am looking forward to a lie in and pyjamas in all honesty. I have a haul video for you to watch – make yourself comfy, grab a hot drink and get ready for me to tell you about the lovely new beauty things that I picked up.

Most exciting were the matte liquid lipsticks and OGX shampoo and conditioners! Go give it a watch to ease yourself into the weekend 🙂

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Thanks for reading/watching/being on the internet!

Roshni xxx

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