Showing posts with label GOSH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOSH. Show all posts

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lou's Reviews :: Boot No.7 Equisite Curl Mascara

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Like many other Beauty Bloggers, I was sent this mascara a few weeks ago, to try out and let you know what I think.

If like me, you have an unhealthy obsession with reading everyone elses blogs, you will have read reams of stuff about this product, but just to join the masses, here is my opinion of it.
 

I've mentioned a few times, I am a mascara whore. I struggle to stay faithful to a mascara for more than a couple of months, so am always very open minded to new wandy friends. I was quite excited to try this, I'll admit because I thought the lilac chunky packaging was fun, but alas, I'm not in love.

This mascara has a curled bristle head that promises to curl my lashes and do all sorts of fabulousness. It doesn't. As far as drugstore mascaras go, it's alright. It separates the lashes and does give a bit of length but I have seen better results from the likes of Collection 2000 (I'm still loving the skyscraper one), Bourjois and GOSH, for less that £10, which is what this is retailing at. This is an introductory price and I believe it will soon be £13. I shan't go into it too much because I don't want to slate something that is good, just not good for me, but you get the jist.

Now, I'm definitely not saying this is rubbish, infact, I know another Beauty Blogger who is yet to do a review on this and she bloomin' well LOVES it. She can't stop ravving about it, which goes to show that everyone is different.

At the moment, if you spend £5 in Boots on anything (so if like me you are on a spending ban, you can claim it's for essentials like toothpaste- I love a good loophole), you will be given a £5 Off voucher for No.7 products. Boots are also running an offer (or at least they were last week), where if you buy this Equisite Curl Mascara, you receive a free eyeshadow palette. Soooo, with the intro offer price of £10, your £5 off voucher, you can have this mascara aannnddd a palette. Quite a good deal, non?

Have you tried this? What did you think?

Toodlepip!

xx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Golly GOSH, I spy a MAC Dupe!

Aloha Bloggerinos,

You can only imagine my glee on boxing day when I saw that Superdrug were doing a a 3 for 2 deal across all cosmetics. I immediately headed to the GOSH counter, because I've been hankering for a few bits from there for a while.

I have always been really pleased with any gosh products I've had. To be honest, I don't know why I don't have more because it's always been such a pleaser!

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So in my little spree I picked up these Light 'n' Shine Lipglazes for £7.99 each (I also bought a coloured eyeliner to make up my 3 for 2) because they reminded me soooo much of the MAC Dazzleglasses which are about £14 a pop. These lipglosses aren't new and I'm sure other people have noticed the similarity but I wanted to have my say anyway :)

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I bought shades 04 and 05 which are a light pink and purply shade respectively. The pink is a blue based hue with darker pink and silver sparkles and the purple is a fuchsia colour with blue and gold sparkles. On the lips, if I were to tell you it was a MAC Dazzleglass, I'd be very surprised if you doubted it. And come to think of it, if you did, it would mean you had an unhealthy knowledge of MAC and were a bit of a saddo. Like me.

Both glosses are not sticky but lovely and sheeny, something I do wish MAC would sort out, the Dazzleglasses can be like shmearing treacle on your lips, and have excellent staying power. I don't usually expect must lastage from a gloss, but these did surpass my expectations- hurrah!

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As always with GOSH products, the packaging is smashing. Each lipglaze has a little mirror on the side and when you pull out the application wand, 2 tiny LED lights turn on so applying in dark places (I mean dark locations of a room by the way, not on yourself- ooerrr) is a doddle. At first I thought it was a bit gimmicky and something I wouldn't use but I went out for a few drinks with Mattmoo (non alchofrolic before you get shirty) and it was really handy!

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I'm also pretty impressed with the wand. My usual fav is a doefoot applicator and sometimes find that these little synthetic brushy jobbies are a bit messy, but so far, so good.

All in all these are something that I am really pleased with and will definitely be branching out into the other available colours. Have you tried these or are you strictly a MAC gal?

Toodlepip!

xx

PS.

Here's the husband and I on that night out. How I don't look pregnant I do not know, I feel like a beached whale and have taken to waddling rather a lot-urgh! Do note my sparkletastic lips :)

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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Lou's Reviews :: GOSH Nail Polish 'Rainbow'

Aloha Bloggerinos,

A few weeks ago, whilst wandering the isles of Superdrug, I was drawn like a magpie to the GOSH Nail Polish selection and felt it would be a crime to leave without this little gem- GOSH Nail Polish 'Rainbow'.

The varnish retails for £5 but currently Superdrug are running a '2 for £8' offer so that's a brucey bonus!


I applied this over the top of some pink polish (I think Avon Viva Diva) and LOVE the effect. The glitter in it is less 'flecky dots of glitter' and more 'tiny bits of glitter leaf' if that makes any sense to you? I like this glitter-leaf (like gold leaf) business because it means my nails feel smooth and not all gravelly like some glitter polishes do. Do you hate that too?

Despite looking greeny tinged in the bottle, it actually comes out coppery, which I think looks great over pink polish. I am defo going to wear this look on holiday (Gran Caneria, Anfi Monte, August- oohhh yyyeeaaahhh).

The bottle is a good size and so far, after 4 days, no chips- hurrah!

What do you think of glitter polishes? Fun or tacky?

Toodlepip!

xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Lou's Reviews- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss


Aloha Bloggerinos,

A few weeks ago for my birthday, Mattmoo kindly bought me two lovely lipglosses from Boots and I loved them both so much that I went back and bought another. They are Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Peach Petal (nude), Pink Pop (warm pink) and Coral Reef (orangey) and retail at £6.49 from Boots (according to the website there is a 3 for 2 offer currently running.



Now I will hold my hands up to being a lipgloss junkie, I love all of them from the cheapiecheapies to the high end wonders. Having tried them all (or at least lots and lots) I can safely say that despite the price, the quality of these glosses is FANTASTIC.


The packaging (which is always the first thing I notice, which is why it's usually the first thing I comment on) is very agreeable. I think it is demure and sturdy and I'm glad it has a doefoot applicator because I find these easiest to work with.

These lipglosses have a lovely silky texture that glides on easily and doesn't feel sticky or gloopy. You can apply one layer for a rather sheer look, or build up the coverage for a more opaque effect. Personally, I prefer the opaque look with these, especially pink pop which looks pretty with navy blue eyeshadow.


Peach Petal is a perfectly pretty nude. It has a peach milkyness to it and it is so far the only nude I can manage (I have GOSH Darling but I'm not getting on with it very well). It doesn't have any glitter or shimmer in it, just sheeny sheeny.

Pink Pop is my favourite by a million miles and I have been wearing it to work, to see friends and on nights out. It is a gorgeous Barbie-esque pink and gives a really cutsie look. It is a fairly blue toned pink too which is good because blue toned colours help teeth appear whiter and everyone wants a super smile.

Coral Reef, to its' credit, comes out the exact same colour as it look sin the tube. I try to apply this very lightly so that my natural lip colour shines through, otherwise it can look too orange. I know corals and oranges are in this summer but I think I would prefer this if it was more coral than orange. Hmmm, maybe I could mix them to make the perfect shade? I will definitely be wearing this more when I have a good tan (from a can! No skin damage for me thank you kindly) and it is a delightfully summery hue.

These lipglosses have a mediocre lasting power, but for a medium price, I am still really happy with this product and will use these as my summer staples.


In the last few weeks I have really taken to the Revlon range and am open to trying new things from them. Do you have any gems from Revlon? What are your recommendations?

Toodlepip!

xx

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Lou's Reviews- GOSH Velvet Touch and Soft'N Shine

Whilst on my lunchbreak the other day, I decided to take the plunge and branch out into something I have been wanting to do for sometime but hadn't felt brave enough to til now- pinky pink pink lipstick!


All my makeup life I have been a lipgloss girl, enjoying the ease of it and range of low key colours such as light pinks, shines and maybe the odd MAC Dazzleglass here and there. In the last few months I have been getting braver with my lipglosses and even bought a couple of MAC Slimshine lipsticks in easy-to-wear colours (review coming soon) but on Tuesday, with the snowy blizard (I kid you not!) in my hair and a lunchbreak to fill, I decided I would puruse the very bold pinks and give it a whirl!


After trying out so many pink lipsticks on my hand that I looked a bit crazed, I settled for 2 from the GOSH range and was very proud of myself indeed. The top one is GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in Tropical Pink number 43 and this retails at £6 and the bottom one is GOSH Soft'N Shine Lip Balm in Barbie number 30 and I THINK was £7.99.

Velvet Touch:

I bought this because I thought the colour was fantastical and it reminded me a little of MAC Show Orchid (obv not the same colour but the same kind of wowness if your get my jist?) and really liked the shape of the lipstick- it made applying it around the cupids bow nice and simple. (NB. You'll have to excuse my dodgy application on the lower lip, I didn't use a mirror- what a mistaker to maker).

I thought the colour pay off was exceptional and this lipstick's staying power is pretty impressive. Even after I had taken my makeup off that night, I still had tropically pink stained lips! This colour (and I suspect maybe the whole Velvet Touch range) comes out very matte so if you are looking for understated boldness, this is perhaps one to try.

My only negative with this product was that is was rather drying and I feel like it made my lips look a bit liney and creased if that makes any sense? Also, and this isn't really a negative of the product, more just a sad fact, this pink had quite a purply undertone to it and when I smiled open mouthed, I was a bit conscious that it made my teeth look a little yellowy. To avoid this problem in future, I shall be sticking to blue based pinks.

Defo a lipstick for a night out, perhaps with falsh lashes and black eyeliner but not colourful eyes. Very Cheryl Cole.

Soft'N Shine:


Now this colour I am in LOVE with. It is a gorgeous babydoll pink and because of the lipbalmy moisturising element, it looks half way between a lipstick and a lipgloss, which for a lipstick novice such as my self, is perfecto. I felt like it made my lips look all squishy and sexy and Bardot-esque.

I like this because you can whip one layer on for a very subtle look or build it up a bit for a more striking mouth (ooerr!). This picture is with just one layer because I wanted to be fair to the other lipstick which only got one layer too. Although this is Barbie pink, I still felt able to wear it during the day (unlike Tropical Pink) and wore it to the office on Thursday.

On a packaging note, this looks A LOT like the packaging from the MAC Slimshine range and when I held them together there was literally no difference except one said GOSH and one said MAC. Do you think the same factory made the lipstick tubes? I do.

All in all, I think a winning attempt at big girl lipstick.

Happy Valentines Hot Lips :)

Toodlepip! xx
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