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Gosh Makeup

Hi everyone!

A while back I received some goodies from Gosh (Arabia) and wanted to share my review on it with you all.

I first heard about this brand here in the Middle East and more recently I’ve been seeing Gosh stands at various drug stores and beauty outlets in Turkey and the UK. It’s an affordable brand and is mostly found in large hypermarkets and department stores here in Bahrain.

I remember initially purchasing their bronzers and blushers a while back but never repurchased again. (Don’t know why).

I didn’t really know much about the brand, but later found out that it’s Danish and that it uses natural ingriedients, it’s paraben free and cruelty free. All good things we like to hear from this industry, so here it goes.

These are the products in all:-



It included a Prime and Refresh Illuminating roll on for the eyes, a Skin Perfecting Illuminating Primer, a Mascara, a Setting Powder, Lipstick, a Lip Pencil and an Eyeshadow Palette.

Prime and Refresh Illuminating Roll On

This is something I’d never really thought of using before as I’ve only just gotten into the habit of using eye creams!. A primer that illuminates and refreshes, that it does! The cooling effect of this roll on is really soothing, and the thin gel like consistency allows it to absorb nicely into my skin. I’ve used it under heavy and light makeup and although i can’t say it would replace my Mac Paint Pot in Ochre, it’s definately one to use when your skin is feeling super dry and thirsty.


Primer Plus Illuminating Skin Perfector



Now this is something very exciting! Illuminating? Mmm not really sure about that but skin perfecting? Oh yes! I’ve been using this straight for almost a week now with various types of foundations and BB creams and I just love it! I have quite large pores especially on the frontal part of my face and the formula of this is quite amazing. It not only minimises pores but also reflects or diverts the light away (I think that’s the science behind the ‘illuminating’ part). The texture is not like the sillicone based ones at all, it’s slightly more grainy/fine powdery like which gives a matte finish.



I’d be glad to use this on good skin days with a light dusting of powder and bronzer on top. perfect for during the summer.


Prime n Set Setting Powder

An all round good setting powder that has worked beautifully on top of my foundation, even during flash photography, with no ‘flashback’. Smaller than some setting powders, brilliant for when travelling.

9 Shades Shadow matt eye shadow palette (To Be Cool in Copenhagen)

Another product that I found great to use! Highly pigmented shades with gorgeous grey and nude tones that are true colours, They are easily blended and you can mix all shades together which is just genius.



Top 3 shadesIMG_4648


MIddle row shades



Bottom 3 shades



These were all with just 1 stroke of colour so you can see the intensity of the tones in each colour.

Classic nudes, intense smokey eyes, chocolate shades… these eye looks can all be created with this palette.

Lipstick and Lipliner


IMG_4660This matt lipstick in 010 ‘Smoothie’ and lipliner pencil in 001 ‘Nougat Crisp’are both a beautiful shade of what I like to call petal pink.



The liner is ever so slightly deeper than the lipstick and when worn together they both very pretty.


Boombastic Mascara

Now I like my mascaras to have a bit of moisture but unfortunately this mascara didn’t. The only thing I can say that liked about this mascara was the wand, the bristles were shaped in a swirled sort of way which captured easch very well. Maybe it was my lashes (!) I’m not quite sure if I just had a bad lash das (if that’s even possible), but I’ll keep using it and keep you guys updated on this particular one ūüėČ


Nars Makeup Review

Hey everyone!

Here’s a quick review of one my favourite makeup brands. Nars.

Nars is not available here in Bahrain so this summer I went a bit crazy when I was in Istanbul and bought quite a few products.

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Let’s start off with the Dual Untensity Eyeshadow Palette.



This palette is made up of shades Europa, Andromeda, Himalia, Ursa Major, Subra, Lysithea, Grove and Sycromax.

So now that we’ve read the names of these shades which sound like cool intergalactic planets at war, let’s have a look and see what’s inside. :)

DSC_0629 DSC_0630 DSC_0631It come with a small shader brush too.

All of the shades apart from the black one are shimmery, but the pigments are so intense and sp bright that for some reason all I kept thinking of was using this palette for a really dramatic ‘cut crease’ eye look. They can be used wet or dry.

Here are some swatches. These were basically 2 strokes of each shade so you can see how intense the colours are.

Top 4 in palette:-

DSC_0633Bottom 4 in palette:-



One of the coolest things about Nars are their packaging. I mean who could resist a palette that’s literally a mirror as soon as you pick it up?

It’s neat, it’s cute and best of all it’s compact so it won’t take up too much space in your makeup bag.

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Nyx Illuminators

Now that summer is finally here I’ve been in constant search for the perfect highlighter.

Centre Point here in Bahrain currently have a great sale on so why not try things out on a bargain!

Let’s start off with this one.

01¬†Narcissistic¬†this¬†is a neutral kind of champagne colour. It’s quite light in texture so you can just keep applying depending on the intensity you want.

Secondly I tried 02¬†Chaotic.¬†This has a lot more colour to it than the first¬†one and could certainly pass off ¬†as a shimmering blusher. It’s a beautiful light shade of pink that would look gorgeous on any bridal or prom makeup.

01 Narcissistic and 02 Chaotic

nyx01 nyx02 image

Gold and Bronze

My recent treats of gold and bronze colours include the Dior Nude Bronzer in Nude Tan 002, Dior Diorific lipstick 04, Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder 150 Jasmin, Mac eyeshadows:  Amber Lights, Gold Mine, Bronze and Rice Paper. Eye Pencil Laura Mercier Black extreme.

After applying base foundation I use Amber Lights all  over my lids, then softly  blend Bronze at the crease over the lid, the top outer corner and at the base of the lower lash line.

Gold Mine is then applied to the corner upper lid near the tear duct and at the bottom corner lash line.

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