Thursday, 16 July 2015

Alikay Naturals Review - via Curlsunderstood

Alikay Naturals Review

First and foremost, long time no blog! Lol.
Soooo - Hey Loves!

Your girls back and ready to blog like she’s never blogged before.

Having taken a “teeny weeny” (LOL) break from blogging, I have during this time been embarking on my YouTube journey.
To think I began my blogging journey all the way back in 2009 – where has time gone please?
From Tumblr to Blogger and now back again – I just can’t quit!

So why am I back you ask?
Welllll - having decided to finally go natural (no more creamy crack for me y’all), and regularly being asked what products I use, tweeting and instagram’ing events I have the opportunity to attend and the blogger gals I’ve networked with, I have decided that I should really go back to what I loved doing all those years ago and document everything on my blog!

Anywho, the purpose of today’s post is to present my first ever product review! Hooray!

One of my new highlights and opportunities that have occurred since we last “spoke”, is that I am now a #CurlyAmbassador for Jand was asked if I would like to review some natural hair products. have partnered up with whom have provided myself and some of my fellow Curls (Girls) with products to review.

*Cue Oscar Award Speech Music Here!*
I never imagined there would be a time that I would have the chance to have access to the opportunities I have had thus far, and although small to some, I’m embracing ever moment.
That being said, I will only ever be honest with any products I am given the chance to review and if that hinders my opportunities then so be it.

One of my biggest peeves when reading reviews especially on hair and beauty (another of my passions!), when the blogger wants to appear “safe” when in actuality, doesn’t like what they were sent at all – like seriously, what was the point?
I couldn’t write or film about something that I didn’t love honestly – I’d be fraud-ing myself! Urgh.

Now that’s out the way, I can move onto the actual purpose of this post (lol).

So, I had no idea what products I was going to receive, let alone that they would be full sized! BONUS!
Now, before I continue, another pet hate of mine is when something you received comes in sloppy packaging – where no thought has gone into securing the items with sellotape and bubble wrap or polystyrene even.

I missed my package whilst I was at work, and usually people complain of the pain in the a** that they have had to endure to collect their package from the sorting office – but not me, mines across the road from my house! RESULT.

So I went to pick up my package and my signature was required (I loved that it had been sent like this as not only is it professional but could be tracked!).

I couldn’t wait to get home and open my package and test out my new products then and there.
Opening the box, I found two – FULL sized products, individually bubble wrapped and sealed in the cute Antidote Street Brown Box.
Both products were from the Alikay Naturals range.
The first product I took out and opened was the Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner (£10.99), followed by the Crème Brulee Curling Delight (13.99).

Of the two products, the leave in conditioner was my favourite.

Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner (£10.99) 7/10

As seen on the website, the product did what it said on the tin (in this case bottle), it was lightweight and a little went a long way.
I used the conditioner both after washing my hair and at night after applying water, a quick spritz of this and two strand twisting my locks.

I myself didn’t mind the smell of the product, as the product itself left my hair moisturised and soft.
If however, you don’t like products that have strong smells this may not be the one for you.
Also, I myself found the colour of the product to be interesting (as seen in the picture – it is bright yellow lol) – but again, this amused me rather than put me off.

In comparison to the conditioner, I attempted to use the Crème Brulee a few times but we were not always a match made in heaven.

Crème Brulee Curling Delight (13.99) 4/10

As specified on the website, the product will not leave your hair crunchy, sticky nor greasy and this was proven when I used it and bonus my hair didn’t clump together!!!

I used the product as advised, applying it to freshly washed hair and shingling it through.
The product went through and my hair detangled with ease.

The smell was a little too strong for me personally.
I found that when I washed my hair another time, adding coconut oil and a curl milk and then the brulee, the products didn’t mix well at all at first but I did find a solution that helped!

I dried my hands and massaged in the products, section by section and eventually the visible product disappeared.
Whilst damp my hair did feel hydrated but unfortunately for me, I found that my hair although elongated when using the brulee and conditioner after washing, wasn’t as moisturised as it had been whilst drying and was a tad dry, however, I refreshed my hair by spritzing with water and the leave in conditioner and this boosted my curls!

After receiving my products, I checked out the site and I have already mentally spent well over…well too damn much! Lol.
They have a fabulous selections of products available to us Curls in the UK.
I follow (as do you too I assume), many natural hair girls from the US and I internally tear at the amount of choice, variety and accessibility they to products in comparison to us British Curls.

I would highly recommend checking out Antidote Street’s site here and for more reviews and curly or natural hair care information be sure to check out Curls Understood here.

Thank you once again to Curlsunderstood for the opportunity and allowing me to create my first review.

Friday, 22 November 2013

"Where are we going?" Surprise Holiday Vlog #1

Hey Loves,

So, my bf and homie planned our holiday and as requested I've shared a lil snippet of what went down.
Hope you enjoy - and be sure to check out my other links below and stay updated x

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Big Chop Reveal & Big Collective Fashion/Beauty Haul


Hey Loves,

Just wanted to share with you all my new do - I no longer have relaxed hair!

I feel so liberated.

Be sure to check out my links below for more pics and hope you enjoy the video above xx

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Mini Haul Fashion & Beauty RiriHeartsMAC | Primark | H&M | Soap&Glory

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Liebster Award...

Hey Loves,

So the lovely Olivia (Thanks again sweets) over at nominated me for a Liebster Award so here's my answers and at the end I'll tag some lovely fellow Blogger dolls to join in on the fun!

So, what are the Liebster awards...

To put it simply its a way of getting to know other bloggers and to gain recognition within the blogging community.
You answer the 11 questions via the person whom nominated you and then set 11 other bloggers questions you'd like them to answer :)

The official rules are as follows;

1.You must link back to the person who nominated you
2. You must answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked.
3. Pick 11 other bloggers to answer your questions.
4. Create 11 new questions for them to answer
and finally...
5. Go to their blogs and notify them they have been nominated!


So here were the questions I was asked and my answers.

1.  What do you spend most of your money on? Clothes, shoes, accessories or food?
Most of my money goes on accessories followed closely by shoes. I love the fact that I don't have to try anything on, I know by holding up whatever jewellery piece has caught my eye that it will fit and I don't have to endure the lengthy task of entering the changing room! lol. That truly is a task and a half!

2. Summer Fashion or Winter? and why
I'd say AW for sure. I love rocking leather, faux fur and able to layer without boiling to death. LOL.

3. Fave place in the world and why?
"I LOVE NEW YORK" (said in a JayZ voice). What's there not to love about the big apple. I've been several times. I love the food, I love the malls. I especially love Queens in particular. Manhattens alright but I love grabbing a bargain!

4. What decade do you like? 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s or 90s?
This is a tricky one. But being born in the 80s and growing in the 90s, I'd say the 50s. The war would have just ended and I'd love to experience the changes in culture I've read about. I'd then get to experience the 60s, a time when my Nan came to London and obviously get to rock the fashion.

5. Fave designer?
Vivienne Westwood for her quirkiness.

6. Fave Brand?
Makeup - MAC and Sleek
Fashion - H&M and Zara

7. If you could interview anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? (doesn't have to be fashion /beauty related)
Michael Jackson. My music idol. Grew up listening to him and being able to meet him face to face. Epic would be an understatement.

8. What fashion week do you prefer? LDN/MILAN/NY/PARIS
LDN - the best city ever!

9. If you had the opportunity to have either an unlimited number of bags or shoes which would you have?
Shoes. No brainer! lol

10. Do you remember an outfit that you used to love as a child - describe it...
My fave outfit from my childhood would be my NY baseball shirt and matching shorts with my LA Gear light up trainers! Owww! lol.

and last but not least...

11. What was the last exhibition you saw?
I love museums, and the last one I went too was the Geffrye Museum in Hackney.
Loved looking at the decor of homes throughout the decades.




1.  If you were trapped on an island what 3 Fashion/Beauty Items would you have to have with you?
2.  Which Celeb's style do you love and whose do you hate?
3.   What's your fave lippie?
4.   What's your fave perfume?
5.   What's your fave High St store and fave designer?
6.   What made you start blogging and what's the story behind your blog name?
7.   What fashion items/trends are you most looking forward to rocking this AW?
8.   What are, if any, goals you hope to achieve for 2014?
9.   Favourite blogger?
10. An outfit/trend you now question as to why you ever wore it, what was it?
11. Which celeb would you love to be for a day based on their style?

Can't wait to read your answers ladies! xxx

Transition to AW Haul - Beauty/Fashion | Zara | H&M | Primark || Cherrim...

Monday, 19 August 2013

Get Ready With Me: Purple Haze

Hey Dolls,

Hope you're all well.

Just wanted to share my new "Get Ready With Me" Vid...

Totes in love with Purple lippy at the mo - so here's one of my faves.

Hope you like.

Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe to my channel, follow on facebook/twitter and instagram for an up and coming 500+ YouTube subbies goal giveaway!

Mwaaaah x

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Designer vs High Street Shoe Haul | Jimmy Choo | Zara | Office Shoes | Primark

Who does it best in your eyes? High street or Designer?

From one shoe whore to another, just sharing my newest babies I've added to my collection.

Thumbs up for more vids, any requests - leave em below!!!
Be sure to subscribe too - 500+ subscriber giveaway coming up!!!

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

VLOG #2: Wireless 2013 JayZ & Justin Timberlake - summer of legends

Hey Loves,

Just sharing my second vlog from my YouTube channel from my day out at Wireless 2013!!!
As usual, the day was EPIC!!!
Saw Uncle HOV AGAIN!!! LOL.
Hope you enjoy and here's to many more vids and vlogs to come

twitter: @cherrimocha

Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Hey Dolls,

Just sharing my latest haul with you lovelies...hope you enjoy.
Don't forget to subscribe to my channel as I have a 500+ subbie giveaway coming soon.
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twitter: @Cherrimocha

Much Love,

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Beauty & Fashion Haul | SLEEK | L'oreal | Rimmel | Zara | H&M

Hey Loves,

So here's some of my newest Fashion and Beauty Buys!

Stay tuned for part 2 - and be sure to subscribe to my channel and follow my blog!

instagram: cherrimocha

Much Love,

Friday, 5 July 2013

Makeup haul, IMATS and some familiar YouTube ladies...

Attended IMATS with the gorge Nji and what a day it was.
Although it was a very long day, I'm glad we went. The bargains were great and it was nice meeting YTs that you watch online and actually interacting face to face.

Everyone was lovely and I'm defo looking forward to going back next year - but this time I'll be armed with a deck chair. loooool.

Enjoy the snaps and check out the vid below.

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Patricia, Sammi and I

With the beautiful Natalie

Was loving meeting other makeup and fashion lovers

Be sure to check out my vid and my YouTube channel

Some of my goodies from IMATS 

An epic Selfridges meetup with Patricia (aka BritPopPrincess/Patricia Bright)

So I'm more than sure that most of you will already know of the gorgeous Patricia (aka BritPopPrincess/Patricia Bright) already. I attended Patricia's Selfridges meetup and boy was it interesting.
I can only imagine how overwhelmed Patricia must have felt because the turnout was amazing!
(Congrats again Pat).
On the day I also met the beautiful and talented Chanel Boateng (you better check out this ladies talents - AMAZING).

After the meetup I had the pleasure of having dinner with Patricia and just as she is on her vids, Patricia's so down to earth, humble and a doll to be around.

Be sure to check out my vid below and see a lil of how the day went.

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Chanel and I

Patricia  and I

Look at the crowd

#FOTD - Blue lines and Flowers

Kissing through the phone and Outfits of the days...

Hey loves,
Just wanted to quickly share some of my most recent #ootd 's of late and some of the beauty looks I've been rocking.
Be sure to check out my YT channel - cherrimocha
and instagram - cherrimocha 

New Beauty Buys, Sleek, Barry M, Makeup storage, NARS, Revlon, Miceller water and Rimmel

I can't stop and won't stop buying new makeup!
I'm Hooked I tell ya! lol.
Here are some of my most recent buys...Let me know what you're loving.

ADORE this lippy! 

Barry M Gelly's are the best!

New Everyday Makeup Storage

2 of my new makeup buys from IMATS (see vid below for the rest of my haul)
New revlon lipgloss 

Finally got to use my transparent bags - stay tuned for my vlog coming soon. 

This L'oreal misceller water's DIVINE!

Finally found my beloved "one of a kind" lippy and had to purchase as a backup - (my currents nearly finished!) and glimpsed "vintage pink" and couldn't leave it behind.