Thursday, 3 June 2010

NOTD - GOSH 571 Wild Lilac

I liked the name and the bottle. I also liked the 3 for 2 thing in Superdrug and as I was picking up a couple of GOSH primers to test I popped this in my basket (well hand as I dragged myself away from the make up and towards the till).

I like the bottle. It's simple and has a bit of a MAC look to it. The colour looked nice and solid while being a fun but muted sort of purple - I'd say more of a dark lavender than lilac but ho hum!

I've played about with the colour on the photo here as I had to take it with my iPhone (I've lent my good camera to someone) and the colour it picked up wasn't a good representation of the actual colour so hopefully this is better:

The polish itself seemed a bit tacky on application and with a second coat the colour became a lot more solid. A third would have helped but I didn't have time, and it doesn't seem to be the quickest drying of stuff. The coverage isn't bad on the second coat but a third would definitely be optimal and at £5 a bottle I'm not THAT impressed with that. The colour is good though. It's quite unusual. A nice muted shade of purple which reminds me a bit of the 70's (not sure why, I'm far too young for that lol) but solid all the same. So far, it's wearing OK. There is one noticeable chip which is a little disappointing after one day, one base coat, two colour coats and a clear top coat.

All in all, I like the colour and will keep it for an occasion when it will go with whatever else I'm wearing but it certainly isn't a classic in terms of shade or substance.

Are other GOSH polishes better? Have I just picked a bit of a dud colour in terms of quality?

LoubouLush x

Cherry on Top Award!

Well as a nice surprise on a drab Wednesday I received my first ever blog award from the lovely Dollface @ Dollface-24

I should have written a proper speech really but I never win anything so wasn't expecting this etc etc :) But thank you very much to Dollface! If you haven't already, go and check out her blog. Go on...

The Rules:

1. Thank the person that gave this to you :) Go on, give them a virtual hug!

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.

3. List 3 things you love about yourself ♥

4. Post a picture you love (e.g a person you adore etc.)

5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to :)

Now for three things I love about myself [thinks very hard...]:

i) I love that I have a wacky but pretty wonderful family. Most of them are a bit mad and some of it has rubbed off on me no doubt but I wouldn't be without them!

ii) I love my shoe collection. Shallow I know but it's so true that shoes tend to fit no matter how much weight you've put on/how bloated you feel and I'm very lucky to have some of the fab shoes that I do and lots of them hold special memories for me too.

iii) I love that I have long nails. I bit my nails for YEARS and finally a couple of years ago decided to make a real effort to stop and I have! My nails are getting stronger and all pretty long and I no longer feel like I have to hide my hands in shame. I can wear my rings with pride and have lots of gorgeous nail polishes. It has also saved me a lot of money in falsies!!

As for a picture I love, I thought I'd go for this one on my wedding day. It feels like a lifetime ago now but it still makes me smile...

Now to tag

Louloustar @ all that glitters

Jade @ the long road to nowhere

Marilou @ my precious nail polish

Santy @ santy's world

Wonderlander @ wonderlander