My Favorite GOSH Products !

Hello dolls, hope you are all doing well ! Its good to be back to keep writing some posts finally. Being a beauty addict ,I have a list of my top five beauty brands , and GOSH are always up there.  GOSH is  a high quality, cruelty free, beautiful brand that keep their prices consistently fair. 

Every time  when my  box of goodies arrive, I am  always  over the moon! There are so many products we need to talk about today. I’ll try not to ramble on too much, but do forgive me if I do because I am SO, so happy with the selection!

Let’s start with my favorites; the absolutely wonderful selection of products.

GOSH My Favorite Mascara 

Mascara is a very personal thing and it is always an essential for a beauty lover like me. I honestly prefer Mascara more than the fake lashes ! My Favorite Mascara is designed to be an everyday mascara, giving a natural, healthy look to the lashes. This mascara is infused with oak extract to nourish the lashes, which can become brittle with everyday makeup wear. The fiber brush is designed to catch every lash, while separating and giving an lengthened look. What’s more, My Favorite Mascara is designed to be removed with just warm water (38 degrees).

GOSH Lumi Drops Illuminating Highlighter

If a radiant glow is the look you’re going for then the GOSH Lumi drops Illuminating highlighter  is just the product for you! The light reflecting pigments  are incredibly fine, giving a beautiful sheen to the skin rather than glitter on the face. The highlighter  shade is sheer but can be built up easily and gives the most beautiful glow. The highlighter is easy to dispense from the dropper, has a lightweight feel and blends beautifully.

GOSH Primer Plus + Skin Adaptor

This is one of the best product for pairing down your makeup routine. This products looks like a foundation with the feel of a tinted moisturizer, while also containing primer properties. Its an universal tone that would suit all the skin. The magic is, when you warm them between your fingers and apply, they change the color and adapt to your skin . The oak extract in this product contains antioxidants, which moisturize and smooth the skin.

GOSH Banana Powder

When in doubt, choose Gosh Banana Powder, a shade that works on most skin tone and will become your holy grail. This banana powder is specially formulated to absorb excess oil and soften the appearance of pores. The truth is that , this powder works well on just about every skin tone and gives a gorgeous finish. It also sets the concealer very well. Overall a great product even for sensitive skin.

GOSH Strobe ‘N’Glow Kit

The Gosh Strobe ‘N Glow Kit comes with four different highlighter powders and GOSH claims it to be a  4-in-1 highlight and blush palette.  When applied to the skin they blend well and tend to have that glow from within appearance.

The palette itself contains four very different shades. These include a white/gold, a true gold, a bronze and a lavender highlighter . The lavender shade in the palette could be considered as a blush tone. These highlighters would suit all skin tones and I think would be a great addition to any makeup collection.

GOSH 24 h Pro Liner

This is a wax based liner that’s been designed to last for up to 24 hours, is waterproof, is perfume and paragon free and has a smudge on the end to create different looks. The shades are really pigmented too! I was really impressed with how dark the Black shade comes out.

GOSH Soft Matte Lipsticks 

I’ve raved about GOSH lipsticks FOREVER, they’re simply my favorite. The creamy formula ensures this lipstick applies smoothly and super easily, giving an even and intense colour result. They last for hours without budging and leave lips nourished and soft even with this matte range. You definitely need to try their lipstick range, they just excel in quality, which is amazing.

 

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In this picture, I have used Gosh Primer Plus Adaptor skin Primer , Banana powder , Strobe ‘n’ Glow Kit.

What are you excited about the GOSH collection ? You can definitely check their products at Lifestyle Gulf, Center point stores , Boots & Binsina Pharmacies.

You can also follow on Instgram : @GoshArabia and tag them at #gosharabia.

loads of love,

xoxo

priya

 

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How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???

Hello everybody, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Have you heard your friends, well wishers, make up artists , influencer , bloggers, say ” Always get your hands on the best beauty tools ! or Invade in the best tools of your trade!”

“NO MATTER HOW ARTISTIC A PERSON IS, WITHOUT QUALITY TOOLS & PRODUCTS, EVEN A GENIUS LIKE MICHELANGELO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAINT THE SISTINE CHAPEL. – KEVIN AU COIN , the top makeup artist and author, from his book Face Forward”.

I often get asked about makeup brushes. How many do you actually need? Which ones do what? Do you have to spend a fortune on them?  No, you don’t need to spend a fortune on them. As for how many you actually need, well, that depends on what you want to do and how skilled you are with your fingers. Some people are perfectly happy to apply their makeup with their fingers from start to finish. 

If you  are someone who likes to use brushes, however, here are the brushes I believe to be the most useful. The 8 set of brushes from T’Ple Professional , to be pronounced as Tee Plee.

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T’ple Professional Brush Set

And to give you an insight of these brushes, they come as a set of 8 brushes, needed for a flawless makeup, along with a brush case.

Let’s talk about the incredibly chic brush case. A super cool chocolate brown with a rose gold zipper pole, and a small zipper pole at the inner side of the case makes it super convenient while on the go, or to keep them on your vanity counter. 

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A chic case ❤

The brushes are made from synthetic fibers that wont shed on your face mid-application. And the best part is, the whole set consists of 5 face brushes and 3 eye brushes. And i always believe that its not that particular ,  the  type of specific brush has to be used for a specific place. Sometimes i feel to use else where, which is for other parts in makeup, that shows how efficient the brushes are designed. 

These brushes are soft and they have a good finish. Each brushes was individually packed inside the case.

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Face Brushes

 

Continue reading “How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???”

What’s in my Travel make up bag?

Hi loves, hope you are all doing well ! for the next 40 days, I am going to be in India, my hometown for holidays. I am so happy for this travel, as I am going to get united with both my families again. yay !

I love travel and packing. Just the thought of deciding which eyeliner, lipstick or powder  to take or leave behind is enough to give me anxiety. So I usually pack a week before  to tackle.

I am not going to carry much eyeshadow palette or blush palette with me, I am going to be taking less of palettes, which will be coming up in the next post.

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But for the use of my full face makeup on normal days as well as on special ocassions, these entire makeup is highly sufficient for me. By the way, the cute little makeup case is for the picture purpose only. I always carry them in a clear case bag.

PRODUCTS THAT I CHOOSE : 

  • Makeup Brushes : I chose a contour brush , round buffer brush , a powder brush and a bronzer brush, and a mini angled brush. 
  • Primer : Gosh skin adapt or for the entire face for a long lasting makeup, and Maybelline Baby skin, to hide those pores and a setting spray from Misslyn. 
  • Foundation : Chanel perfection Lumiere for a light coverage  & healthy glow , while the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick for a high coverage, on special occasions.
  • Powder : Misslyn’s Fix me matte setting powder  to set the make up , Gosh banana powder to brighten the under eyes upon concealer and Chanel powder to have a healthy glow.
  • Concealer : Sephora creamy concealer – the best one for conceal , and highlight. 
  • Eye Products : The best ever Karaja Lash list mascara, Karaja king kohl eyeliner black , Max Factor eyeliner in green to give a pop of color to the eye look, Sephora Telescopic mascara, and karaja 3D smoky gel liner – for a multipurpose use, for an smokey eye look, or a liner .
  • Brows : Keeping it completely simple , the most trusted product ever , Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow pomade in medium brown, water proof, what else do i need ?
  • Contour & Highlight  : Smash box contour powder in Sun Tan matte & Gosh lumi drops in peach, perfect duo !
  • Lips : Trust me, this was the most difficult one to choose, but i made it . MAC Ruby woo for a bold red , Sephora cream lip stain , shade 4 for a purple kind of color , Arcancil Rose Grenade for a pink mauve , ( can be used as a Blush ),  NYX Butter Gloss in  Praline for a nude , and YSL Rouge voluptuous shine in 02 berry, EOS Lip balm.
  • Nails : Misslyn diamond lacquers , CND vinylux .
  • Perfumes : Victoria secret Bombshell Roller Ball , Zara Red Vanilla perfume.
  • Moisturizer : Nuxe Prodigieuse Day & Night cream. 

And a Loccitane  Hand cream to keep my hands well moisturized . 

I wanted to keep as simple as it could be, however sometimes I end up in not using these as well because of time factors & other appointments. My other travel essentials will be posted very soon ! 

until next post,

xoxo

priya 

The Gift from Sephora…

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Hi my loves, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Are you seeing some tiny black case of sephora ? Can you guess it, what it is??? If you said Blush, Well Done !  Continue reading “The Gift from Sephora…”

Karaja Touche Pastel Blush Review

Hi Beauties,

I have never had the chance to try the Karaja Cosmetics before although I have been seeing their kiosk frequently, whenever I visit Lifestyle stores, Sahara Center. And when I had the chance to try their products, their eyebrow definer pencil and their Lash Lift Mascara was my absolute favorite.

Slowly, after many uses, I got hooked up to their wonder box eye shadow palette, which is quite good in pigmentation and wear ability. And today I have come up with their, duo Blush palette.

Although I am not a fan of blush, this one grabs my attention because of its subtle colour , making it perfect for the hot summers in UAE.

So, let’s start reading more about it.

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Packaging: The blush comes in a Silver colored cardboard box with the name written on it. And that gives a nice touch to the packaging.

The blush comes in a glossy black square shaped pan, with a flip open. And it has got 2 different colors. A Lighter shade of pink and a darker peach. Both the colors are too cool for summer and they suit well for all the skin tones. It has a nice brush too.

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The Duo Blush with the little Brush

Texture & Pigmentation: The texture of the palette is powdery. It lies somewhere between a satin and powdery finish. The pink and the dark peach have been finely milled and it doesn’t have any glitters in it, which is a big plus for me.

The Pigmentation is pretty decent. The colour is able to build up, so blending is important the right amount of colour, if not ending up in too much of colour on the cheeks.

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Swatch of the Duo blush

Why I prefer? I absolutely love the colour of the blush. They are light, soft and can be used on a daily basis even for office wear. It gives a nice subtle glow and lovely tint of colour on your cheeks. I swirl the little brush in both the colors and apply it gently on my cheeks. Sometimes I prefer to use as two different blushes.

It stays good for about 4-5 hours maximum and then starts to fade. Since the product is quite pigmented, you do not need a lot of product. I would recommend using it small amount and building it up afterwards as per need.

I am not a blush junkie, but this is certainly special to me. I absolutely love the colors.

Will I Repurchase? Yes

My Rating? 4.5/5

Have you used this  before ? Are you aware of this Italian Brand ? Do let me know your thoughts too !

Until next post

xoxo

priya

 

Defined Brows are always wonderful!

Hey my Loves, hope you are all having a fabulous weekend ! Last week had been a busy week for me, with my sister coming over from the United states. Long story to go, now lets get to the topic. “DEFINED BROWS ARE ALWAYS WONDERFUL”. Why did I say so? Keep reading this one new product, that definitely caught my attention and I’m loving it so much !

yes, it is from KARAJA MAKEUP , an Italian Brand ! how exciting to know, that we all love Italian foods, and never know that they have such good brands in makeup.

ABOUT THE BRAND : Karaja is one in the most popular cosmetics brands. Karaja offers high quality makeup products in a wide range . It is an Italian brand, and are available at Lifestyle stores, Centre point stores and Debenhams across the Middle east. They are cruelty free brand, and they do not test on animals. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT : Its a slim, easy to hold Eyebrow pencil, with a brush cap serving the dual purpose to close the brow pencil, as well as the cap consisting of the brush for the eyebrows.

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COLORS & SHADE RANGE :There are 4 different types of shades in this eyebrow pencil category. They are mostly specified as numbers like 1, 2, 3 and 4.

  • Eyebrow Pencil 1  – Jet Black
  • Eyebrow Pencil 2 – Dark Brown
  • Eyebrow Pencil 3 – Light Brown
  • Eyebrow Pencil 4 – Chocolate brown

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS PRODUCT : 

  • Its a dry and heat resistant pencil.
  • Once applied, it can be softened with its brush, to enhance your eyebrows.
  • A special formula for gentle shaping and natural filling of the eyebrows.

MY LOVE FOR THIS PRODUCT : I always love product which is east to use, even on the go! And so is this. Very slim, chic and simple packaging. The right color for my eyebrows. I don’t have to have various brushes , brow gel or spooly separately ! This pencil is like a magic which defines your brows well, fills the sparse areas, and makes your eyebrow thick.

Because of the special formula, its heat resistant which means, setting the brows with a brow gel need not be a necessary step. This seems like a magic charm for me and works well for me. 

For your better understanding, i have also posted a before and after using this pencil on my eyebrows. 

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As you can see in this ” Before”, my eyebrows are not defined, thin and sparse.

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In the “After” picture  filling it with the KARAJA EYEBROW 2 pencil.

I definitely love the way it fills my brows, easily and I totally recommend this for the beginners as well as the office goers who do not have much time to fill in the brows, and work with them and yet they want their brows  to be sharp and bold !

Please try this amazing product from Karaja Makeup, and let me know your thoughts too…

until then,

xoxo

priya

( A special credit to the beautiful beauty influencer, Sarah @glamdubai who got me introduced to this brand !)