A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent some samples from LQ Skin, Hair and Nails. Not heard of it? Oh you will!!
I was ecstatic to receive my package in the post of seven daily supplements promising to replenish my tired, English-weather-stricken skin, over styled hair and nail polished nails.
What was promised was a healthy liquid supplement to be taken daily (I chose to take mine every morning with my breakfast) with a nice, light flavor and no fishy or dodgy after taste. After the course (I trialed the product for seven days) you are supposed to notice a healthy glow, healthier skin, tresses and nails.
These little bottles of gold come as part of a full supplement range now sold at your local Holland and Barret. They are 7000mg each which for me was a little more than three mouth falls. The brand promises amazing ingredients such as marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, silicon, glucosamine and vitamins, amongst other things. In realisty, what you’re putting into your body feels more like a tropical flavored burst of juice with a light texture. The supplement is a lovely tasting drink with a juicy boost and only a tropical after taste – no different than your morning juice or squash! There is no fishy after taste and I managed to take my supplement then tuck into my Weetabix no problem!
The key ingredients are supposed to promote anti-oxidants in the skin and collagen formation as well as the health of normal skin and hair.
Well, what can I tell you about how my week went? SUCCESS is definitely the word I’d use!
I’ve always tried to take care of my hair and by this point, have managed to grow it to quite a healthy, long length.
While my hair is long and soft, it is nothing compared to the gorgeous hair of two of my lovely sisters:
My two sisters are blessed with gorgeous curly locks and a great length! So unfair right!? But since I’ve been sipping my little shots of gold each morning they’ve been asking me how I’ve got my hair so glossy and well looked after!
This me on day 1. Please be kind, it has taken a lot of bravery for me to post this awful picture of my blemished, red and dry skin with potentially the ENTIRE world!
As you can see, I am looking very very tired! Under my eyes have always been a problem area for me with bags never leaving – no matter how much sleep I get! You can see that my skin is blemished and dry and my hair is really messy and crazy after my shower. My hair is usually very hard to manage after it’s been washed as there is so much of it – this picture was taken after it had been brushed!
With my daily boost of LQ Skin, Hair and Nails I could feel my hair becoming stronger. I trialed the product over the weekend and throughout the working week. Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a bit of a simple Susie on weekdays. I am rarely made up, I rarely have my hair perfect and preened! If anything I try to keep my make up to the bare minimum, to let my skin breathe. And my unruly waves are usually stuck up in a messy bun or tied into a plait so it’s not getting on my nerves. The messy bun look is great – and best of all, it’s easy! But it damages your hair after time.
Here I am on Day 3 taking my supplement:
In my opinion, in just three days my skin looks a lot clearer and my hair, although slightly styled in this picture, was feeling very soft!
By about Thursday my follicles are screaming out for some freedom from the hair band brigade so I usually change it up a little. This week, though, my hair has been a trooper. It has felt consistently stronger as the days go by. It’s been so manageable and easy to style! Best of all, I have had so many comments on how glossy it looks!
That’s a hard look to achieve in the dreary Autumn days of England – so no mean feat! My hair, honestly, felt lovely! Shampooing it was a dream – the product slipped through it, did its job and left my hair feeling gorgeous. I twas so much more manageable and simple!
A definite win for hair!
Similarly, I’ve always taken really good care of my nails! If you’ve seen any of my previous posts or follow me on Twitter, you will know that I am OBSESSED with everything nails. Nail art, nail varnish, nail treatments! I am an addict! This means though, that I end up painting my nails at least weekly! Both for blog posts and for general pampering purposes. My poor nails, they do go through it!
I am kind to them, I file, buff and shine before every application of any nail polish. I always use good nail treatments and rarely scrape my nail varnish off. But I do still get snags on the nails and dull looking beds. You name it, I got it! So, to say I wasn’t massively optimistic about how the LQ Skin, Hair and Nails supplements is a bit of an under statement.
In just ONE WEEK (!!!) my nails were feeling so strong! I didn’t suffer a single chipped nail – a big achievement for my line of work! My nails were feeling so strong and replenished that I’ve not needed to pain them for latter part of this week – as they look so shiny and sturdy! I’ve only put a lick of clear on top to attempt to keep the strength in them now my course has finished!
Usually, by Wednesday of a working week, my nails are in bits. Either from being bashed around frantically looking for things at work or chipped to pieces from daily life. This entire week I have not had a single snag! Very impressive!
Here I am on Day 5 – in my Halloween costume of course!
You can see that my skin looks clearer, with a little blemish on the cheek. My hair also looks really shiny and healthy!
Finally, I have been really taking care of my skin in the last couple of years following a bout of spots from the Pill (scared me enough to not wear make up for almost six months!). Since that issue has subsided I have been really fortunate to have quite clear skin for at least three weeks out of any month. Girls you feel me!?
During my seven day course of LQ Skin, Hair and Nails my skin went from feeling slightly rough and tired to soft, plump and glowing! I was getting compliments left right and centre about my glowy appearance! This impressed me so much considering I spend about 60% of my day outside in the rain and wind! People from men to women, family to friends – even to strangers in Tesco, were telling me how well I looked! I’ve never felt so pleased to not wear make up.
Most importantly, my lovely boyfriend has had nothing but compliments for my skin – even in the morning when I know I actually look like a swamp monster! He would tell me I looked beautiful with a bin bag on and hair on top of my head so he may be slightly biased!
What I’ve found, personally, is that my skin feels so full and soft! I am only 23 so do not have too many lines on my face yet, but my cheeks and under my eyes look so much fuller and forehead seems so much softer than before! The harsh Autumn and Winter months in England take its toll on our skin and my forehead is the place that always suffers the most! It always ends up dry, no matter how much I moisturize it! This leaves it feeling tight and cracked on really bad days. But, this week has been a different case entirely!
Since I’ve been taking the daily supplements, my forehead especially has seen a huge improvement. I’ve still carried on with my usual beauty routine and have continued to moisturize the same amount as usual. My face has never felt better!
This probably has something to do with the collagen inside the tiny little miracle bottles!
Here is my final picture, on Day 7!
I think my face looks SO clear! Underneath my eyes are fuller and my entire face seems more firm. I am so pleased with my before and after! I look like a different person. I have no blemishes on my cheeks and my forehead is line free and the dry skin that is usually there has really settled down! I look fresh and ready for the day! And I’ve ended up going MAKE UP FREE for the entire week!
I feel really confident and happy with how I am looking following my LQ Skin, Hair and Nails course!
For full effect, here’s my before and after pictures next to each other:
As you can see there is a big difference!
While I was lucky enough to be given a sample of this product to try and review for you guys, after seeing the result I will definitely be buying the product for myself. I have lots of members of family who also want to buy the product as a result!
I cannot recommend this product enough! It’s been a really fun week of taking the tasty supplements each morning and seeing how people have reacted to my make up free face with such positivity and kindness!
You can find this product at Holland and Barrett and now in store!
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