Monday, 25 July 2011

Lime Soda and Champagne {eotd & notd}

I am still angry at myself for having missed the 'all nyx eye pencils at £1' from cocktail cosmetics the other day. More than ever since then, I have been obsessed to get my hands on a bright lime pencil. Ideally, I would have loved to buy a Revlon, as a big fan of the colorstay eye pencils, or a Bourjois but both these brands don't offer a bright lime. There was 3 for 2 on Gosh recently and I finally took the plunge and bought Gosh Lime Soda 'velvet touch' eye pencil



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The colour is absolutely gorgeous. It's just the perfect shade


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However, I am not in love with this pencil. I know many of you are absolutely in love with these pencils, but I found the application of Lemon Soda a bit laborious, the texture a bit on the dry side and not as creamy as I would have liked. For its price tag of £5, it took a few goes for the pencil to warm to my waterline, and showing some pigmentation before firmly migrating soon after to my lashline.


Removal of lemon soda was even more laborious. This is not the fault of Gosh. The pencil is meant to be long lasting and waterproof which I failed to read, as I was too enchanted by the colour to consider anything else.


Another product which I have been waiting anxiously for its release is the line of mini polishes from Gosh (£2.99 for 5ml of product). I decided to be good, and just buy 1 from the range and opted for 'nude champagne' (022).



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I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase. The colour would suit a darker skintone better than mine but the polish offered me full opacity in just ONE coat, and all the photos outdoor and indoor show just one coat of 'champagne'. My application is very rushed. I didn’t expect to apply just one coat at all!!



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This would be a perfect polish to take with me if I am in a rush, packing to go somewhere, and absolutely no idea of the final outfit I'd be wearing and when my unsightly yellow nails would need to look pretty and polished. This would also be perfect as a base for other colour polishes which would require 3 or 4 coats to achieve opacity and cover the white nail line. Ironically, this polish would need to exist in ... full size. There I said it.


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Lime Soda annoyed me, Champagne excited me. 


Fin.

p.s Like the look of these mini polishes? Nic from Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog is giving away 6 shades of the Gosh mini polish on her blog. Don't delay your entry, her giveaway closes on August 1st!

12 comments:

Hippy Meow said...

I was eyeing up them polishes today as it happens! Never tried gosh before so i may have to have a little shifty their way! :D
xox

CherrySue said...

The Lime Soda colour is just stunning though, so annoying about application.
Champagne looks like a keeper though :)

Jenny said...

I have also had trouble with a GOSH pencil before and it migrated so quickly that I haven't used it in ages. Love the polish shade though!

emalyce89 said...

I have been in need of a good nude color! I keep looking at the OPI ones, and the Sephora by OPI and I don't see myself buying them too often. I just might give this Gosh one a go! =]

sahar awan said...

love the nail color

Jamilla Camel said...

Love the eyes and the nails! The green liner really pops!

xmisslorix said...

I love that lime colour, I think I might have to go out and buy it now, its so pretty I love anything lime green and thats an especially nice one x

Sidrah!!!! said...

OHH how ilike lime green, that EOTD is awesome.

femketje said...

i've got that green eyepencil aswel and i love it :D

Alice said...

I wouldnt know where to begin with a lime pencil, but it looks FAB on you! Loving the polish too :) x

SilhouetteScreams said...

That sucks about the formula/pigmentation of the eyeliner, but it's really pretty (and I am totally going to steal that eye look too!)

Kelly said...

I soo want this colour

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