We are starting the new year with a makeup post, I need something to distract me from the madness I went through when I played Doki Doki Literature Club … J̴͍͖̥̝͌͊͑u̵̢̥̥͌͝s̸̲͌̀͜t̶̘̳̪͎̉͆ ̵̺̍̐͌M̷͚͚̥͂̀̕͠o̷̞͙͆n̶̬͔͖̫̓̈́͆͋i̵̧̞̥̪̿̌̔͠k̸̺̤̈͝ä̶̜̬͎́̈̔ͅ. Anyway I’ve tried GOSH products before and I was very impressed so I decided to try more products from this brand plus the L’Oreal Paradise Mascara since it was over-hyped by my sister.
GOSH Contour’n Strobe Kit
I’ve been using Kat Von D Shade+Light contour palette and theBalm Bahama Mama bronzer for years so in the spirit of change, I got this palette. I got it in medium shade since I’m Arab so I have a naturally tanned skin and I tried the contour part. I wouldn’t say it’s as good as Shade+Light palette but it takes time to reach the contour level I’m aiming for. I also tried the highlighter on the inner corner of my eyes and I noticed it’s not too glowy like theBlam Manizer I’m more used to, it has a shimmer but subtle. I would say it gives a natural glow but not exactly that much to notice. I know it’s going to take me a while to get used to it, it’s an alright palette I guess.
GOSH Contour Brush
Along with the palette I decided to try the brush as well. I have a brush collection from E.L.F and it doesn’t contain a proper contour brush. The brush is almost similar to those brushes I mentioned, quite soft and picks up the color pretty well. I used it with the contour I mentioned above and it blended pretty well, I like it
GOSH Catchy Eyes Mascara
I’m a total mascara hoarder, I just can’t stop collecting them. This mascara is AMAZING, the bristles are almost similar to Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara I tried before and loved. The wand is a bit curved so it instantly lifts the lashes from the first coat and it separated the lashes to keep them looking natural. I absolutely love this mascara.
L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara
Now this mascara is overly hyped, and my sister just dropped it in my shopping bag with no words but “try it“. The packaging honestly reminded me of Too Faced Better Than Sex, also the wand … It was exactly like that mascara and I researched about it just so I want to make sure that I wasn’t the only one who felt that, and I found this article from Allure about it. Basically … it’s exactly like Too Faced Better Than Sex so I’m not going to complain about it because I’ve been obsessed with that mascara for years.
Overall, I don’t want to judge the contour palette too hard because I’m more used to another brand which I’ve been using for years so I’ll keep using it for awhile before I give it my final judgement. The mascara is absolutely amazing, I want to use it everyday … all day.
I’m not exactly a fan of trying new makeup products, other than what I’m more used to. I’ve been trying to go out of my comfort zone and try to experiment with makeup. I went to buy my new favorite primer and foundation since I was almost out, but I decided to try a new brand this time which is GOSH.
Primer Plus +
Let’s talk about this primer, it comes out with white-ish color but as you apply to your skin the color changes to your skin tone. It gave my skin a healthy glow, it also feels very light like you didn’t put anything on your face and made my skin look so smooth and healthy. I’m very impressed with this primer that I started using it alone without applying foundation or powder to my face.
I’ve never really used Powders on my face so this was new to me. I loved it because it has a matt finish and it’s light coverage which is great to use with the primer I mentioned earlier, it also gives a natural look.
Intense Eyeliner Pen
I’ve been trying to find an alternative for my all time favorite eyeliner Kat Von D Tattoo Liner but I keep failing because nothing is good enough for me as Kat Von D eyeliner. Anyway this eyeliner is good though, I would continue using it every once in a while.
Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara
I’ve always liked these fiber wands because they give my lashes more of a natural look, they spread out the lashes and give them more length. This mascara is great for an everyday look, I’ve been using it more when I’m going to work.
Overall, I’m very much in love with the primer as you can clearly see. The powder is great as well, probably gonna keep using it for awhile instead of liquid foundation.
Long lengthy lashes … Pretty much my ultimate goal whenever I want to go a little bit extra. I don’t know why I question my feminine side because of how my lashes would look, for some reason I have that image in my head of fluttery lashes means I’m somehow more beautiful. I tried semi-permanent extensions before but that would need maintenance, and my excuse would be “Well I am a mom and I don’t have the time for it” so I discovered magnetic lashes.
One Two Lash is the first brand that uses this magnetic feature and I was quite interested in trying it out. I’m very bad in putting false lashes, the whole process is like rocket science to me so obviously I would look for alternatives. I chose the Original Lash for more of a natural everyday look and it costed $69, now I admit I wanted to try to cheaper ones on Amazon but I thought let’s see what’s the big hype about.
The packaging looked so fancy and impressive, the case came with two pairs for each eye so you would have extra in case you lost one. The case itself is magnetic so the lashes would sit in their places and not move around, which is really awesome. There was an applicator that supposed to help you but I didn’t really need it , in fact it made me more scared to put anything on my eye.
The case consists of a top and lower lash, the upper lash goes above your actual lash and the lower one which has a red dot goes under and the magnet between those two should hold on to your lashes … basically like a sandwich. Easy ? I wouldn’t say it didn’t take me sometime to get use to it but it’s definitely much easier than normal false lashes.
I’m sorry my camera just noped on the focus so this is the best shot I could get. After many attempts, I noticed the lashes doesn’t curve with the eye shape so I needed to get it as close as I can get to the lash line to make it look less fake than what I’m hoping for. The mascara and eyeliner helped in blending those lashes and made it look much better and I was so in love with my look, I wore it for about 6 hours so I can make my final judgement for these lashes.
At first I was aware of them but later on I didn’t feel anything and I completely forgot I was wearing them. They are not heavy because of the magnets, they weigh pretty much like any normal false lashes. And yes, they became easy for me to put on after few attempts to find the perfect spot and figure out how to manage the non-curvy part of these lashes.
Overall, I love them and for a newbie in false lashes world these magnetic lashes were so much easier for me to apply without going through the glue mess. Feel free to use this link to get 10% off if you wanted to get them yourself and hope you enjoyed this post.
Before I start this post, let me just state that this entry is my own opinion and how it worked with me, it works differently with each person. With that being said, let’s start this post.
During my recent UAE visit, I went to L’Occitane store to get some products for my sister. I bought a face cream from there before that became my favorite after few uses so I trust this brand. While I was there, the lady working there mentioned a set of hair products that works best for dry damaged hair and it contains natural oils, also it’s silicon-free. I thought it sounds good since my hair is damaged from coloring and I wanted to use something natural like this product claims.
I bought the shampoo, conditioner and mask. I instantly used them when I got back home and it didn’t really meet my expectations. First time I tried the shampoo, I noticed that it doesn’t bubble up like shampoos usually do so I assumed it’s because it’s silicon-free. Now since it mentions it contains olive oil, you can clearly smell it as you apply it on your hair. I don’t mind the smell because it’s actually quite relaxing but I don’t like my hair smell that way.
After using the shampoo and conditioner, my hair was seriously dry and all over the place. That never happens to me since I have smooth tamed hair naturally even when damaged so I wanted to stop using those products. I didn’t want to instantly judge and hate them so I decided to continue using them for a month because maybe it takes time to affect my hair. It didn’t and my hair was more dry than before so after a month of using them now I’m giving up on these products. This set didn’t work for me and it dried my hair instead of fixing it as it claims, it might work for someone else maybe.
But that’s just my opinion, it might’ve worked for you and probably this set is your favorite so let me know your thoughts about it and what’s your favorite hair product.
Another makeup haul yay ?
Last week I was in UAE, obviously shopping with my husband for Eid clothes since it’s going to be by the beginning of September. On our last day, we were in Dubai Festival City Mall and passed by Sephora. I really hate changing my makeup products if I’m already used to a certain one so change is scary for me, that’s why the first product is my all time favorite …
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
I don’t know how many times I expressed how much I love this eyeliner (Here, here and oh also here) I can’t live without it. I tried finding an alternative and testing other eyeliners but nothing came close to it. Obviously I had to buy it since it’s not exactly sold in my country so it’s good to keep an extra if I needed it.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita
I’ve seen so many beauty bloggers mention this liquid lipstick and specifically this shade and I really wanted to try it. It’s actually my first time to try a lipstick from Kat Von D and I like it, not love but like. It’s brown with a hint of purple which gives it a darker shade of nude basically, it’s something new for me somewhat but I can see myself wearing it from time to time.
Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick – Trendsetter
I originally wanted to get my usual favorite Venus but this one grabbed my attention because it’s the same but also a bit darker going to brown. I can’t really see myself in darker shades but I wanted to try them out, I want to feel bold for going out in such colors so it’ll take me a while to love this shade.
Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara
I mentioned this mascara before in my previous post, I consider this mascara as my favorite. As I said before, this mascara was recommended to me by a Sephora worker, I just asked her what’s the best mascara here ? and she instantly said this one. She applied it on her lashes and showed me how it looks and I fell in love so fast. It spreads the lashes and doesn’t clump them when you apply it, the wand looks a bit weird than what I’m usually used to plus it bends. It gives the lashes a natural look and lengthen them as well, I wouldn’t say it adds volume because my lashes look completely normal for a casual look.
I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading and have a great day.
Let me state something before starting this post, I hate change. It takes me time to adapt to new changes so I had a mini freak out session when I found out that some of my favorite makeup products wasn’t available and I have to get something else.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
I’ve mentioned that I’m a fan of Bourjois Air Matt foundation before so seeing this foundation raised my eyebrows, because of the word “Healthy”. The foundation contains vitamins C, E and B5 that give skin an instant anti-fatigue effect as it claims, I didn’t use it long enough to notice any change. The texture is definitely different than Air Matt, it’s more creamy in fact but absorbed by skin fast enough which is good enough for me.
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer
I usually use NYX Photo-Loving Primer which has a rather heavy texture but spreads pretty well on my skin and does the job well so this primer is too different from NYX one, it looks like a lotion and it smells good as well. It’s quite light and also hydrating, adding SPF which makes it a great suncream as well.
Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara
The wand of this mascara scared me for a moment, it’s too big than my usual choice of mascaras but I loved it the moment I first used it. It’s not clumpy and it lasts all day, it leaves the lashes quite long and full. Definitely going to be my favorite for a while.
I hope you enjoyed this small post, I’m sorry my posts are consistent as before. I’m trying to post once a week or twice if I could. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.
I get asked frequently about my hair, since I’m the kind of person who dyes her hair constantly, how do I keep it looking healthy and not damaged. I never really liked my super dark hair and I feel blonde suits me more, of course doing that for couple of years it damaged my hair. I keep trying different treatments to maintain my hair and so far, the Brazilian Blowout was the best solution I had.
Recently, I got a message from the salon I usually go to (different than the one I mentioned in the storytime post) and in the message they mentioned offers for Nashi Argan’s products. There was a package of 4 treatment sessions and also a Deep Infusion Mask for one time and I decided to try it out because I’ve heard ladies praise these products and how it fixed their hair issues. Now the package they mentioned and also the products themselves are a bit too pricey, I have no issue in paying that much since I deeply care for my hair and obviously need the most care I could get to maintain it but recently I thought of controlling my money flow, I’m a shopholic and it’s quite unhealthy at some points.
I went for the one time Deep Infusion mask because I wanted to test it out, from that experience I would decide if it’s worth getting the other products (Shampoo, conditioner, serum and mask) and this is how my experience went …
At first the hairdresser washed my hair with Nashi’s shampoo and massaged the scalp, obviously felt so good I wanted to sleep. After that she started applying the mask, strand by strand but mostly focusing on the scalp and then after she was done I was put under a steam machine for about 45 minutes. When my time was finally done, she rinse hair with water only without putting anymore product.
I don’t blow-dry my hair so I let it air-dry on it’s own and honestly my hair smelled so good after that mask. Along with that amazing smell, my hair looked much healthier and softer. The effect of this mask was instantly shown after only one use which made me impressed and I made up my mind in getting the whole line of products because it’s really worth it after seeing the outcome.
I hope this post helped you in any way to decide whether to try these products or skip them to try another one, whichever makes you comfortable but I highly recommend trying it out even just the mask like I did.