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).

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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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Lengthy Lashes – Maybelline Lash Sensational…

Hello Everyone! 🙂

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After an Easter hiatus, I’m back and ready to update you on the best of beauty! Today I have a mini review to chit chat about, it’s a Maybelline mascara that I bought a few weeks ago from the drugstore, so you may have read reviews of this already. It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational, the newest mascara brought out by the brand. At only £7.99 it’s a steal, especially if bought from Boots because at the moment they have a 3 for 2 mix and match on all cosmetics! It claims that the brush captures the tiniest of lashes and with a more liquid based formula and less wax it creates more black and defined lashes.’

Usually I don’t stray from my favourite mascaras, but I wanted to try one from the drugstore that was different to the Maybelline The Falsies that I love so much. The one thing I don’t like about the Falsies mascara is that the colour can be quite an ashy black. Now I’ve read the blurby bit on the Lash Sensational it makes me think it’s the wax count that creates the ashy look.

I’ve tried the Lash Sensational and my verdict is that I like it! Don’t worry I will say more than that… It is a very black, very liquid formula which means it doesn’t get claggy or clumpy. The plastic brush is something that I usually don’t like, but in this case it is so rigid that it ensures your lashes are separated and an equal amount of mascara is applied to each lash.

I’ve taken a little before and after picture to show you (ooh get me) below:

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The mascara is really lengthening and so far hasn’t got clumpy! (I have only been using it for about a week or so). The only thing that I don’t like about it is that it’s really hard to get off! I use the Simple Eye Make Up Remover so if you make your cotton pad REALLY wet and hold it on slightly longer than normal it isn’t too bad. Even with my Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm it’s still quite hard to get off.

All in all, I really like the formula (it’s definitely long lasting) and the curved plastic brush is a surprisingly brilliant performer :).

Have you tried this mascara? What’s your favourite drugstore mascara?

Thanks for reading y’all 😀

Roshni xxx

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