5 years of galsgoss πŸ’•βœ¨

Five fucking years. What the hell?!

I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog and I am now referred to as galsgoss for the last five years of my life lol.

When I started this blog it was on a complete whim when I still worked in Tesco, serving my best looks in head to toe bakery whites – a fashion blog being the obvious next step, no?

I always had a shopping problem (I blame my mum) and knew I was destined to do something in this line of work so this was the first little feel of that I really had. I worked really hard on my blog, writing at least two posts a week. Back then it was more of a thing to write than it was to post a photo to Instagram every day. My insta was full of my mirror OOTDs from my days off. I maybe should have kept them mirror selfies up, I could have been the next smyth sisters πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Fast forward on some time and I started to get involved in some events in Belfast. Belfast fashion week being the first and foremost. Thankfully for Cathy Martin I was able to join the fab community of Belfast bloggers and meet some of my best friends that I have today.

The following year I took a leap of faith and accepted a job in topshop. A step back in terms of money and experience but I knew this was a risk I had to take. Within 6 months I was signed off as a team leader and within the following year I accepted a temporary position as personal shopping assistant. Again a role I knew was a slight step back and it wasn’t an easy 9 months to complete let me tell you but I got on with it and knew it would all pay off.

The minute I joined topshop I knew i wanted to be a personal shopper, the minute I was in the department I knew this was what I was meant to be doing and as it was only a mat cover role i knew some changes were going to happen. I bit the bullet and expressed interest in moving to another city for the role. Low and behold (without yapping on any further) I interviewed for a shopper role in London and April 2019 I moved to the big smoke.

When I sat down to write this post I was thinking what do I really have to say, I defiantly haven’t became some Instagram superstar, I haven’t worked with 100 different brands or have the following I would like but when I read all of the above I realise i wouldn’t be where I am today without galsgoss. I’ve been so lucky that my career and hobby if you will, coincide so well. I have been to some amazing events, I have worked with some amazing brands and I have met some of the best people. I’ve created a YouTube channel, I’ve watched my Instagram develop slowly but surely and know that this year I am going to put my all into becoming as successful and happy as I can be.

So a massive thank you to everyone who made it to the end of this post lol and to everyone who has been with me since the Thursday ootds back in 2015, I am so grateful I still have the passion and support to work on my little platform.

Here’s to another 5 years.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

Keeping Your Hair Healthy: What to Do to Keep Your Hair Looking Good All the Time

 Your hair is your crowning glory. You can style your strands any way you want – curled, sleek straight, brightly colored – and it will immediately transform how you look.However, your hair also needs some TLC. Find out how to get soft, lustrous, and healthy hair below:

Know More About Hair Oils

There are different types of oils that can help improve your hair’s health. Some of them can even address certain hair-related problems such as itchy scalp and dandruff.

A hair oil that has recently been experiencing a rise in popularity is derived from a plant called moringa. Moringa is a native of Africa, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia.It is also being touted as a superfood, but moringa oil for hair(in particular) provides many benefits. Aside from providing shine, it can strengthen your hair strands and condition your scalp. Therefore, it can prevent hair breakage and split ends as well as dandruff. This is because moringa oil is jam-packed with nutrients that also keeps your hair healthy like antioxidants and vitamin E.

Use only a few drops of moringa or anyother essential oiland do not apply on the roots to give your hair shine without making it too greasy. You can apply it to your scalp and the length of your hair as a moisturizing treatment for about 30 minutes (or more) before you shower.

Avoid Washing Your Hair Everyday

Washing your hair every day will lead to dryness and breakage. When a strand of hair makes contact with water, it swells from the inside and pushes the cuticle up. Over time, the repeated swelling and pushing leads to frizziness and breakage.Showering also strips your hair of natural oils. This will not only cause breakage, but it will force your scalp to overcompensate with the lost moisture and produce more oil, leaving your head greasy and dull.

That is why experts do not recommend washing your hair every day. Instead, wash your hair only when you need to. Make the most of dry shampoo that absorbs oil and odor to keep you looking fresh in between showers.

Read Your Shampoo Label

On days when you do wash your hair, make sure that you are using the right products. If you have damaged hair, naturally you would want to get shampoo and conditioner that has proteins that strengthen strands.

Girls with curly or wavy hair should avoid products that have silicone because they can weigh your hair down. However, everyone else can benefit from avoiding hair products that have this ingredient. Heavier silicone can accumulate along the hair cuticle over time and leave a film. You may need to use a clarifying shampoo to remove buildup.

Do not underestimate the importance of conditioners. They tame frizz and make your hair softer and shinier.Allow the conditioner to work its magic by leaving it on for at least five minutes. Rinse your hair with cool water.

Avoid Heat

Applying heat to style your hair will cause dryness and breakage. If you have to use a curling or flat iron, make sure to spray heat protectant.To use, grab small sections of the hair and mist each one. Comb your hair to better distribute the product. Make sure that the product is applied evenly all over to prevent damage.

All these reminders, however, should not stop you from experimenting. No matter what you do, you can cut your hair short or even shave it off, your strands will grow back anyway so have fun with it.

 

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo