Gosh Shadow Collection in New York

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Gosh cosmetics is never a brand I have really gravitated towards but when I saw this eyeshadow palette I knew I had to try it.

Gosh has come out with three eyeshadow palette all inspired by the 3 big Us hot spots – 001 To enjoy in New York (the one I have) – 002 To have fun in LA – 003 To play with in Vegas. Each palette contains 9 eyeshadows in its sleek packaging.

Purple eyeshadows are something I just cannot leave. If you have hazel eyes, purples really make your eyes pop. This Gosh  palette is a purple lover’s dream. Although you might be put off by the purple tones, this palette also offers a lot of neutral colours for you to play around with.

This palette is laid out really well. You can either work across or down to create different looks. The size of these eyeshadows are great meaning you get a lot of value for your money.


The pigment of these eyeshadows are good. You can have a sheer wash or build it up to be really opaque.


These eyeshadows blend seamslessy. They feel silky and are not chalky at all which came sometimes be a problem when you buy eyeshadows at the drugstore.

This Gosh Palette in the shade 001 To Enjoy in New York can be purchased from the Gosh website for €17.99

002 – To have Fun in La is a blue toned palette also gorgeous.

003 –  To play with in Vegas is bright, fun and seriously colourful.


Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita

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Charlotte Tilbury is someone I could have only dreamed of meeting but this year thanks to blogging. She is the nicest sweetest person and has come incredible advice.

Her Dolce Vita palette is something I have been lusting over since it came out. So when it hit Brown Thomas, It was the one thing I was going to pick up.

Like I thought this palette is amazing! I am obsessed with the pressed gold pigment! and the deep brown/red is another winner in my eyes!

These eyeshadows are so pigment and buttery, and they blend seamlessly.

Whats your favourite Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad?


Sephora Waterproof Eye Make Up Remover Review

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I wear waterproof mascara everyday, yes I know I am crazy but it is the only way my lashes hold a curl. So the hunt for the best eye make up remover started. I went to Boots and there offering just didn’t take off my mascara fully.  Sephora make up remover is a two part solution which you have to shake up so that the oil mixes in. I use this remover on a cotton pad and it gently dissolves my mascara and eye make up and just wipes it away.

The Good

  • removes all traces of mascara
  • doesn’t irritate the eyes
  • Don’t need to rub the eyes to remove it


  • It does leave an oily residue which I personally don’t mind as I wash my face fully afterwards.
  • There no Sephora in Ireland 🙁 but you can buy it online.

Burberry SS15 Make Up Look

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There is something really refreshing about Burberry SS15 make up look. It is not your typical Spring/Summer make up look as it has a dramatic red lip which we often associate with Autumn/Winter. I love this make up look and I think it would be really easy to achieve at home.

Prep the skin Prep this skin by using a illuminating primer such as the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in golden Radience No.2. Then they added a layer of Burberry Glow BB Cream in Fair No.01 to bump up the glow and finally  Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation to even out the complexion.  To highlight they used Burberry Sheer Concealer in Soft Beige No.02 to the high points of the face.

Eyes The only product used on the eyes was a blusher; Burberry Light Glow in Earthy Blush No.07 which is a gorgeous natural pink/brown shade that blends effortlessly into the skin. This was just to create a natural sheer wash of colour on the lids. No mascara was used to keep this look fresh.

Lips  The real showstopper of this look was the Burberry Lip Cover in Ruby No.18. To me this is the perfect red.


Pictures sourced from Viviannadoesmakeup

Top 3 Light Bases


I am not one to wear full coverage foundation bases everyday, I prefer something light and natural looking, My skin but better.

Here are my top 3 light bases that I reach for on a daily basis.

No.1 Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in Natural Beige. 

This is 100% my 10/10 foundation base. A little goes a long way for this base. I need less than a pea sized amount to cover my entire face. The finish of this base is dewy and the coverage is excellent for a tinted moisturiser. I blend this in with a brush but it also looks lovely applied with a sponge or your fingers.

No.2 Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 002

I consider BB creams to be like tinted moisturiser honestly who knows the difference between them really. This base is slightly matter than Laura Mercier. This BB cream has good coverage and feels very light on the skin.

No.3 MAC Cosmetics BB Cream in Medium Plus

This base is alot thicker in consistency than the others but it still feel light on the skin. It offers good coverage and has a dewy finish.

There’s my top three light bases. What are yours?

NARS Sheer Glow



I finally got my hands on the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. This foundation is hard to find in Ireland but if you live in the UK you can find it in Space NK which is where I picked mine up.

Sheer glow is a “sheer” foundation! which you can build up which is something I always look for in a foundation.

Sheer glow applies seamlessly and give enough coverage to cover redness in the skin. I am the shade Sante Fe which is a tad too dark for me at the moment. There is a huge shade range so there is a shade to match your skin tone.

I prefer to use my fingers to apply this foundation and only use a brush on areas I want more coverage such as my cheeks.

Have you tried this foundation, what are your thoughts?

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