Saturday, 27 June 2015

GOSH 9 Shades to enjoy in New York Review

Hello Guys!

I have found, quite possibly, my absolute favourite budget friendly shadow palette. I picked up this little beaut in Superdrug a few weeks ago as the colours just appealed to me, I have green eyes so love to wear a nice purple on the lid. I was also looking to add some nice greys to my collection and this palette has a great one.

I didn't expect to be as obsessed with this as I have become and I really didn't expect the quality to be so good! The texture of these shadows is so buttery and they blend like a dream. The set has mostly satin finish but a couple of shimmers up top and a good medium toned brown for sculpting out those sockets.  My favourite shade has got to be the bright pinky purple second down on the right, it really packs a punch but can be sheared out too and is such a beautiful colour on green eyes but I imagine will be lovely on all eye colours really.

I've swatched below from top left, left to right on all levels.

The palette is priced at GBP 9.99 and there are three different colour collections in the range.

To Play With InVegas is a bright vivid colour collection, fab for the youngsters or for a festival but not for someone in their 30s who doesn't really like to step too far out of her comfort mascara is about as whacky as I will go. But those colours are seriously bright and I'd be interested to know how that translates on the skin.

To Have Fun With In LA is somewhere between the two, its got a couple of neutrals, some greens, purples and some vivids. I'm particularly obsessed with that peacock green, I'm yet to decide whether I'll be picking this one up.

I hope the texture is consistent throughout the range as these are such a great buy for the money if so. the packaging is sleek and includes a large mirror. There is no lip between the colour pans so you do get a little fallout and contamination but nothing a little blow won't sort out. If you haven't come across these in Superdrug yet I'd strongly recommend checking them out and I hope GOSH bring out some more shades. I'll certainly be checking out the rest of the GOSH shadows.

Thanks for reading!

Gem x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Candle - Westcountry Collection in Lost Garden

Hi Guys!

So you may have noticed I have been MIA for the past 6 months. We uprooted from Australia to come back to the motherland and are now located in the South West of England in Devon. It has taken me this long to sort myself out, get myself a job, get settled etc and now I'm back in the blogging mood.

I was walking with my husband a few days ago and I said to him how much I had missed the smells of England and particularly that of Summer. This candle for me is Summer wrapped in a simple yet elegant package. I'm afraid I didn't get any shots of this candle when it was brand new, I wish I had as it was beautiful all dazzled with coloured crystals on top but I didn't expect to love it so much that it would make it's way onto the blog, when I bought it I was purely because i was feeling spendy and it smelt ok in the shop. The most devastating part of this story is that I can't remember where I purchased it and these guys seem to have no online presence at all. Waaaaaah!

The candle is named Lost Garden and is described as sun kissed mixed blooms misted with morning dew. Heaven!!

To me this candle translates as a warm woody scent with hints of rose and hot sun lotioned skin. For some reason it reminds me slightly of talcum powder but totally in a good way. If i could bottle this scent and wear it, man, I would wear it and I doubt I would ever stop.

I'm devastated I can't find this candle online anywhere for you. I'm pretty sure i purchased it in a little shop in Kingsbridge in South Devon, I will make it my life's mission to find it again and I will be buying them all! In the mean time if anyone knows where I can get more of this please let me know, and get one for yourself while you're at it.

You won't regret it.

Thanks for reading

Gem x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Chanel Cils Scintillants Mascara - Jazzy Blue

Hello summer, hello electric blue mascara. 

Now is the time to rock those vibrant colours you wish you could all year round. Chanel's new Jazzy Blue mascara from their Blue Collection is no shrinking violet, its bright, glittery and packs a punch of pigment even when applied over your regular black mascara, which is how I prefer to wear it. 
My lashes are extremely light so I can look quite squinty without that extra definition on the lash line. 

This mascara is summer on a stick in my opinion, it can be subtle enough to wear every day or those blessed with naturally defined lashes could really go full whack with this for that full on disco lash effect. 

My preferred method of application is over a regular black mascara for a subtle twinkle to the ends of my lashes and it really sparkles in the right light. I pair it with a neutral lid and a blotted coral lip and cheek for an effortless summer look. 

This Mascara is limited edition so get it quick if it tickles your fancy. 

Thanks for reading 

Gem x