Archive for June, 2011

luminizing primer photo finish

What Smashbox says:
Get a gorgeous glow on the go! This long-awaited addition to our legendary collection of Photo Finish primers adds just the right amount of luminosity, and now it’s available in a travel-friendly size. The velvety, oil-free formula helps fill in fine lines and pores with age-fighting antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E. And, of course, it extends the wear of foundation.

Smooth over complexion alone or under foundation for a natural, radiant glow. Can also be used on décolleté and shoulders for a subtle highlight.

What Golda Says: 5*

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Ok so seriously this primer is so great! i dont always use foundation after putting this on because it gives such a great healthy glow to your skin and because it reflects light it also smooths out the skin and keeps it a uniform color! I used it today on a photoshoot and the models’ skin looked like she had just come back from vacation/holiday and even though I knew that it was such a great product using it today solidified my opinion.

Go out and get one!! In the USA – Smashbox.com or Sephora and in the UK – Debenhams!!

Wishing you all a glowing and glamorous day!!

xxxGxxx

MAC Surf The Ocean Crushed Metallic Pigments

What MAC says about them: A style-wave of four limited edition shades of crushed metallic pigment individually presented in a see-through stack. Cool as water, blue and aqua-green shades shimmer amidst bronze, silver, and platinum frost. Limited edition.

What I say about them: I have been craving these Pigments for a while and went to the Covent Gardens MAC store and they were sold out :( so i went to Westfield this morning yup on a Friday morning and went for a visit to MAC. Thank goodness they were not sold out! I got them!! so i have been playing around with them this afternoon and to my happiness the color payoff is gorgeous! really really love them!

Because I was at Westfield I couldn’t help but stop in to Inglot cosmetics another brand everyone should buy. And got a few eyeshadows there. The brightness of their colors and the range of colors is absolutely amazing! So as makeup days goes it was a great one :)

One more thing! Clinique in House of Fraser has a giveaway today!! either in the one in Westfield or on Oxford st. Go to the counter and “check in” on your BlackBerry through places and show it to the Beauty Advisor there and get a free Airbrush Undereye Concealer!! I did it go for it!!

xxxGxxx

A few weeks ago i was hanging out on gumtree (like Craigslist) seeing what was going on. I found myself in freebies and was looking around. I found an offer for a free spray tan. I had just seen one being done on The Only Way Is Essex and thought hey I want one too!! So I called and scheduled an appointment and was really excited. Got there for my appointment all the way in Covent Gardens and apparently it wasn’t that day it was a week later :( and could they please change it to the 1st of June? Sure no problem. So off I went this morning to go get my spray tan all excited. Now let me write this as a note that it was for training in a beauty school – actually a final exam so they must be good right? WRONG!!!!!!! i was listening to the first person and her client and the teacher was like amazing you did a great job. The second student and her client was also fine. My person? not so much i could already see while she was doing it that it was getting splotchy and weird. But they said it would get better after a shower. When i was done there was a really harsh line on the side of my hand and the spray tan had made the palms of my hands stained even though there was petroleum jelly on it. she should have put more. my feet? well lets just say i wont be wearing my sandals for a while :( I’m a little bit orange now and not feeling so good. I got home and was looking at myself in the mirror and i really didn’t like what I saw. So even though they told me not to take a shower until 8 hours after the tan I took a shower after only 4 to see if the line on my hands and the mess at the bottom of my feet would go away! But ALAS NO! they still look awful! So all in all as a review if you have the right person to do it then maybe it could work nicely but i think I’m dont with that – its not as if its really hard for me to tan anyway (even though its not good for your skin).

Oh and yes i did exfoliate before i went for the tan and the woman exfoliated me too so no it has nothing to do with the fact that I hadnt exfoliated!Spray-Tan-Start-Pack[1]