Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review: GOSH Smokey Eyes Palette

   Happy holidays, everyone! 
Frankly, I am not such a big fan of holidays and stuff, so I didn't make a huge fuss out of it, but I did enjoy the parties, family, boyfriend and friends so far!
Now I will finally review the palette GOSH were nice enough to send me, along with other amazing products. Eventhough they chose the products and colors for me, they nailed it pretty well, this is 03 Plum! Along with blacks and greys, I use natural shades mostly, especially at the moment. More like, I combine black with natural shades.
Now, the name of the palette is 'smokey eyes'. To be honest, the shades don't really satisfy my expectation of smokey eyes, since I mostly use much darker tones to be more or less 'smokey'. But this palette is enough for those who seek for a less bold and more subtle smokey eyes look. Though I love the darkest shade, and combined with black eyeliner and/ or black eyeshadow in the outer corners/ crease, it works very well! I use the rest of them as highlighters, which they are amazing for.


Pros:

- natural-looking, no excess of shimmer
- beautiful colors; the lightest ones work as awesome highlighters for me, and the darkest one works for a smokey look, especially 'tuned up' with some black (this is subjective though, since when we talk 'smokey' I prefer something very intense)
- easy to blend, didn't experience much fallout either.
- lasts pretty well, didn't crease (and I wore it just with concealer, no primer).

Cons: 

- the colors are a bit sheer, which is not necessarily bad, but I need more layers for good coverage
- the two darker colors are a little bit dusty, as you can see below and in the swatches
- as I said, the resistence is pretty good, though I need to find a new primer since I am out of primer, and then I can judge more fairly if the lasting will get from ok to amazing. :D




All in all, I really like it and would try their grey-black version of this palette too. I am thankful to GOSH for allowing me to review this product! Soon I'll review the last two of the GOSH package, the mascaras, which are my favourites from what they have sent me! 

Did you try this palette or any GOSH palette? 
p.s. As I said, I need to get a new primer, and I've got my eyes set on the one by Avon, does anyone have an opinion about that one yet? Please tell me! x



*Note! Reviews contain my personal honest opinion about the product. 




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   Now I'll leave you with a song that I love, from a band that I love, and the title of the song is the same as a movie that I love (even if I am not really into vampire stories, but the old Lost Boys is great).





Sunday, December 23, 2012

NOTD: X-mas Fire

   Hey! Yes, I definitely need a day to have more than 24 hours.
I have tons of reviews to do, but now I wanted to show you my pre-Xmas nail color that I wore this weekend. It lasts pretty nice. I will still change it for tomorrow, but I think I will stick with somekind of red.

For this, I used my regular Miss Sporty base for strong growth, then 2 coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish in 061 Exotica, a rich red with subtle golden shimmer.




The color lasts pretty well, took the pictures today and I got them done on Friday. Have to re-do my nails today or tomorrow, any holiday color or certain shade you can recommend? x



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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NOTD: Winter Night Sky

   Yes, now that I am back, you can expect more than 1 post per day. Surprisingly, this year I am enjoying winter more than usually, which is weird 'cause I hate cold. But I guess I owe that to other 'happy factors'. :D I usually love dark colors or some colors combined with black and so on. I also like shiny dark/ black things, also with subtle glitter of a color that is my style (you will rarely, or never see me with pastels or french manicure with stones etc.). 

   This suits many styles, it can be considered funky, ellegant, festive, as well as edgy, dark, goth-ish. I also know that I like black on my nails, I like blue on my nails, why not a combination that gives the result I just described above? I don't really adapt my make-up and nails to seasons, but I think the cold tone matches winter and the glitter goes well with the upcoming holidays.



I used: 1 coat of Miss Sporty nail strengthener, 2 coats of black Farmasi polish, 1 coat of  blue Aden nail gliter.



What's your favourite nail style this week? x


*Note! Reviews contain my personal honest opinion about the product. 




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Aaaand...GOSH HAUL + Velvet Touch Lipstick Review!

   Hello, dears! I am behind on everything....EVERYTHING! This humble beauty-blog is just one of them, still I need to recover with a storm of posts and try to make up for the lost time. Let me tell you a few words about my absence; I attended an international theatre festival for about two weeks, from the end of November until the 7th of December, in another city (Cluj). It would have lasted a few days more, but I came home earlier for my boyfriend's birthday, which I wouldn't have missed for anything in the world. That lasted almost 4 days, in a warm cottage with some friends, food and drinks, and of course loud music! Then, I have tons and tons of work to get done on a huge pile of texts, which kind of takes up all my time, trying to improve my Swedish (alone) for a potential job, plus boyfriend-time. See, he was another one of life's extreme surprises. I was really stubborn about not getting involved with anyone for a while, and mind my own business which I have plenty of. We've known eachother for many years, at least 5-6. We've always had something going on and I always drooled over him and cared about him, but didn't think we'd work, for certain reasons. But now we found eachother again and I am happier than ever! 

   Ok, enough girl talk and gossip! Just wanted to update you girls. A few weeks ago, I received some products from GOSH Denmark. Needless to say, I love each and every one of them with all my heart!! 

I was more than satisfied with the packaging, details can change a lot when it comes to forming an opinion, in my case! All the products were individually wrapped in beautiful black paper, and there was also a handwritten greeting card, cute! Here's what I got:


- GOSH Smokey Eyes Palette in 03 Plum
- GOSH Boombastic XXL Volume Mascara, black
- GOSH Catchy Eyes Mascara, black
- GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in 150 Kitten Pink




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Review - GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick


   So, one of the four GOSH products I got is this lipstick, I've decided to include the review of one of the products in this post, because it will be raining posts on this blog these days, hopefully. First of all, I must say that if I would've been asked to choose the products I want, I never would have chosen a pink lipstick. I don't use lipsticks too much, pink ones even less, since I am not really the pinkie type. But surprise! I actually like this one! There is one light pink shade that I can pull off, the warm-toned pink. I mostly apply only a little bit, dab it on a balm for just a tint of color and it's an amazing effect, especially with brownish smokey eyes. However, wearing it 'full-on' is also neat, let me tell you why;


The shade is nr. 150 Kitten Pink.



Pros:

- eventhough it's a matte, bright color, it doesn't make fine wrinkles or cracks obvious (cracked lips being very possible this season). On the contrary, I have the feeling it hides them

- nourishing and moisturizing, unlike most matte lipsticks I've tried

- it's creamy, yet it lasts very well!

- the packaging; it is simple and classy, matte black in combination with shiny black, and there's the GOSH logo engraved in the lipstick itself, which is an extra cute detail!

Cons:

- I am usually a bit disappointed when companies don't ask us to pick out the products they are about to send for testing, so in the beginning I thought I won't have much use of this lipstick, but I've discovered it's great pluses, so this was a con just initially, now I don't have any complaints! 

Thank you, GOSH!

Have you tried this lipstick or any other GOSH products? x

*Note! Reviews contain my personal honest opinion about the product. 




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