Goli Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Gummies Review

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar ACV Gummies Review Everyday Teacher Style

You’ve probably heard of the benefits of having apple cider vinegar (ACV) daily. But have you actually tried to drink it? Even diluted with water, it’s pretty harsh. Enter Goli! Goli reached out to me to ask if I’d like to try their Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, and I jumped at the chance because I’ve been interested in ACV for a while. Today I’m sharing my experience with and review of the Goli ACV Gummies.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Shopping via these links means I may earn a small commission or referral at absolutely no cost to you. As always, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own, and I only share products and brands that I love and think you will, too.

A Little Background

Last summer I decided I was going to have a dose, or “shot” of ACV every day to see if it held up to the hype. I took a tablespoon raw, organic, unfiltered Bragg’s ACV and mixed it with a cup of water because I read straight ACV can weaken your tooth enamel. It. Was. Awful. I love a great vinaigrette dressing, but I was barely able to choke down the diluted ACV. That day, and every other day for the next two weeks I did the same thing. I noticed right away that I didn’t get as hungry between meals, and I felt like my digestive system was working like a fine-tuned engine if you know what I mean. My hair seemed a little shinier, and my skin seemed more clear. BUT, the taste of the diluted ACV got to be too much for me and I fell off the wagon. I probably could have doctored up the diluted ACV with honey, sugar, or other flavors, but who’s got time for that?

Goli Gummies

Two Goli Gummies are considered a dose, or “shot,” of ACV (with the mother). Goli recommends adults take 2-6 gummies per day. The Goli Gummies also contain B-vitamins, beet root, and citrus, so they have natural energy-boosting properties as well. They are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, 100% organic, and contain no preservatives, chemicals, or artificial ingredients. All that’s great, but how do they TASTE?

Goli ACV Gummy and traditional ACV benefits comparison

In a word? DELICIOUS! I was surprised how much I like them. When you first bite in, you can taste a hint of vinegar, but as you chew the yummy apple flavor takes over. And to me it tasted like real apple, not “candy” apple flavor. I started taking two gummies per day in the morning, and then upped it by adding two more in the evening because they’re so good. To me, it’s almost like dessert. 🙂

It’s not just me, either. Look what the label says….

Goli Gummies ACV label saying 2-4 gummies a day, but up to 12 gummies per day

My 2-Week Results

My two week results with the Goli Gummies is pretty comparable to my two-week results with the dilute ACV, with one major difference. I grew to dread the diluted ACV so much that I had to work myself up to tossing back the shot. But with the Goli Gummies, I look forward to the next time I get to eat some. They really seem like a treat! Like with the diluted ACV, right away I noticed my appetite had dropped. Instead of getting hungry 2 hours after eating, it would take at least 3-4 hours. And even then, I wouldn’t be starving. Once again, I noticed my hair seemed shinier, my complexion seemed better (fewer pimples, and smoother, “brighter” skin). And, I had the same boost in digestion as I did before with the diluted ACV. I didn’t weigh myself before and after, but I definitely “felt” a little leaner.

In a nutshell, it was all of the same benefits without the downside of terrible taste. the one downside of Goli Gummies is they are more expensive than a big bottle of ACV. A 60-ct bottle, which is a 30- or 15-day supply, depending on whether you take 2 or 4 per day, is $19.99. You can get a 3-month or 5-month supply (3 or 5 bottles), but the price is still $19.99 per bottle.

Goli ACV Gummies Apple Cider Vinegar

Vitamin Angels

One thing I love about Goli Nutrition is that they partner with an organization called Vitamin Angels. Every purchase made provides a 1-for-1 vitamin grant supplying a child in need with a 6-month supply of vitamins. That’s another factor that makes me not mind the price so much.

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Even though Goli Gummies cost more than plain ‘ole ACV, to me the cost is worth it because the gummies aren’t just tolerable: they’re delicious. This is something I can stick with long term. As I said above, I see these gummies as a treat and look forward to them.

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If things go for you the way they have for me with these gummies, you can thank me later on when you’re a few pounds down, brushing your shiny hair, admiring your pretty skin, and enjoying a little more energy than usual.

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City Lips Review: 5 Gloss & Matte Colors

City Beauty City Lips Plumping Lip Gloss and Matte Creme Review

It’s True: Subtle Lip Plumping + Hydration

Have you heard of City Lips? It’s an anti-aging, lip-plumping, hydrating lip gloss that’s also functional, meaning it has rejuvenating and hydrating benefits. I had heard the positive buzz about City Lips (Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, TotalBeauty, and Fox) and was curious about it, so when City Beauty contacted me to see if I’d like to try some of their products, I jumped at the chance. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about the products I tried, as well as color swatches of the City Lips shades I tried.

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City Lips

Let’s start right off with the product I was most excited to try: City Lips. City Lips gets so may positive reviews, and it even won the Good Housekeeping award…twice!

City Lips Glosses and Matte Creme Lip Colors

I’ll admit that I was a little nervous to try a lip-plumping product. I mean, I’m a pretty low-maintenance person, so I didn’t want to walk around with duck lips (or anything in that ballpark). Because I teach (and talk) all day, I also need lip products that keep my lips hydrated and don’t get all over my teeth or feel weird. Basically I want the color and the hydration (and maybe a little plumping), but I don’t want to even notice I’m wearing anything on my lips. And I’ve gotta tell you, City Lips ticked those boxes perfectly.

City Beauty’s ingredient list includes skin-rejuvenating, collagen-supporting actives like hyaluronic acid, oligopeptides, resveratrol, and vitamin C. Plus, their products are all cruelty-free and undergo rigorous testing.

When you first apply City Lips, you feel a cooling sensation – no burning. I noticed some plumping — or at least reduction of lip wrinkles and lines — right after applying it. Supposedly you have the best results using it a few times a day for 30 days. What you see here are my results after only 5 days of using it usually once, but sometimes twice, per day. I even missed a day in between a few times. But let me tell you, I was impressed!

Here are the colors I tried:

City Lips Clear Gloss, Pink Nude Gloss, Sun Diego Gloss, Pink Taupe Matte Creme, and Rosy Mauve Matte Creme
City Lips Rosy Mauve Matte, Pink Taupe, Sun Diego, Pink Nude, and Clear Gloss

Clear Gloss

The Clear Gloss is your basic clear gloss. I found it a little heavier and sticker than a “regular” gloss, but my lips stayed hydrated all day long, through teaching, eating, drinking, and everything in between. The sheen was gone by afternoon, but I could still feel the gloss there until around dinnertime.

City Lips Clear Gloss

Rosy Mauve Matte Creme

City Lips also makes MATTE creme lip colors, including this Rosy Mauve matte creme. I had never tried matte colors before these, and these did not disappoint. I was worried that they would feel dry and papery on my lips, but they just felt like velvet. And, yes, my lips were still every bit as hydrated as they were with the gloss, and the color lasted until well in the afternoon. This color is one of the brightest I’ve ever worn on my lips before, but since it’s matte, it’s not so in-your-face. I loved it, and I’ll definitely be adding more mattes into my lineup!

City Lips Rosy Mauve Matte Creme Lip Color

Pink Nude Gloss

The Pink Nude gloss is the perfect nude shade. It somehow makes your lips more noticeable even though the color is more “invisible” than your natural color. Know what I mean? It’s a solid gloss with no shimmer, so it’s perfect for work and every day. I can also see doing this lip color and going full-on smoky eyes for a dramatic look. Again, super-fantastic hydration and subtle plumping happened with this shade, and the color lasted from morning through the afternoon.

City Lips Pink Nude Gloss
City Lips Pink Nude Gloss

Pink Taupe Matte Creme

Although I liked all five shades, this is probably my least favorite of the five. The function was there (hydration, plumping, and that smooth, velvety feel, long lasting), but I think this color just isn’t the most flattering for my skin tone.

City Lips Pink Taupe Matte Creme
City Lips Pink Taupe Matte Creme

Sun Diego Gloss

This gloss is so pretty! It’s a warm, glowy gloss with golden shimmer. I kept wanting to look at my lips all day long when I wore this color.

City Lips Sun Diego Gloss
City Lips Sun Diego Gloss
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City Beauty Skin Care Products

Along with the five City Lips shades, City Beauty also sent me a few of their skincare products to try. FYI, I have normal skin that leans toward combination at times (darn that T-zone). These products allowed my skin to feel more hydrated and firm, but didn’t leave a film or residue. Honestly, they made my skin look healthier and younger: several people made unprompted, random comments about how great my skin looked in the last few days. That earns this stuff the seal of approval in my book.

The only downside is that the products are a little more expensive than I’m used to paying. However, I’ve been using so little at a time I think they’ll last for months. If that continues to be the case, I can justify the cost. I would love to keep using these products after my samples run out.

Here are my thoughts on each after using them for about a week, as well as information on how I worked them into my daily routine.

Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector

This product smells great and feels good going onto my skin. After cleansing with my typical GoPure Vitamin C Cleanser and applying a toner (GoPure Hydrating Facial Toner), I apply a tiny bit of the Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector to any areas where I can see spots. For me, that’s the sides of my face and area just below my cheekbones, as well as the sides of my neck and the top of my chest.

I haven’t seen much change in my dark spots, but that could be because they’re not all that dark yet, and also I’m only using this once a day instead of twice as is recommended. It’s quite probable that once a day for a little over a week is not enough time to see results. I’ll keep using it and see what happens over time.

City Beauty Illuminating Dark Spot Corrector Review

Blue Defense HydroGel

My next step after the Dark Spot Corrector is to apply just a little of the Blue Defense HydroGel to my whole face, neck, and upper chest. It’s lightweight, super-hydrating (you can FEEL it!), and not at all sticky. It sinks into my skin, and where my skin felt dry and tight immediately before, it then feels soft and supple — almost dewy. Even if I go overboard and use a little too much, I just wait a little longer and it’s absorbed into my skin. My skin feels hydrated all day long when I use this gel. Good stuff!

City Beauty Blue Defense HydroGel Review

Multi-Action Sculpting Cream

This stuff is THE STUFF. After letting the HydroGel absorb into my skin, I apply the Multi-Action Sculpting Cream all over my face, neck, and upper chest areas. I only have to use a little, and almost immediately it’s like all of my skin is firming up. I don’t mean in the dry, tight way, either — it’s in the good, youthful way. My face feels firmer all over (plumped up maybe?), and I have noticed my fine lines and wrinkles appear diminished. I will definitely be continuing to use this!

City Beauty Multi-Action Sculpting Cream

Under Eye Recovery

After letting the Multi-Action Sculpting Cream sink into my skin for a few minutes, I apply just a little bit of Under Eye Recovery eye treatment to my under eye area. I put a little on my fourth finger and just dab it onto that area. Then I put a little more on my fourth finger and add a little to my upper eye bone area (just above and below my eyebrow). The directions say to use this twice per day, and I do think it helps reduce the puffy, bagged out area under my eyes that’s there especially in the morning. I don’t really have dark circles, so I can’t speak to how well it would reduce that. For my situation, though, I do see improvement with this product.

City Beauty Under Eye Recovery eye treatment review

Line-Smoothing HydroMask

It’s hard to carve out 15-20 minutes to wear a mask, so I don’t do it often. I’ve only tried the Line-Smoothing HydroMask once, but I decided that I need to make time to do it again, regularly. My skin looked and felt noticeably more radiant and firm after just one use. I also like that the mask is big enough even for my giant mug. Sometimes sheet masks are too small for me and don’t cover all of my skin, but this one was fine. Even if I don’t keep up with using it regularly like I want to, it would be great to use before a special occasion when you want your skin to be on point.

City Beauty Line-Smoothing HydroMask Review

The Bottom Line

I do recommend City Beauty products, both City Lips and the skin care line. With the exception of the Dark Spot Corrector (which, admittedly, I’ve not used long enough or frequently enough), everything has lived up to the claims in the product descriptions with just a week of use. I do plan to continue using them, enthusiastically, and I can’t wait to try some of their other lip colors and skin care products. Side note: they have a body product called InvisiCrepe Body Balm, which is supposed to help with “crepe-y” skin, and based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I think I’m going to try it soon!

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All in all, I’m impressed with what I’ve seen so far and pleased with the results I’ve gotten in just over a week of use.

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