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and i saw that a few of their products look just like the Cover Girl products! For example the “New” Max Factor Liquid effect pencil is exactly like the Cover Girl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, and the Cover Girl Smokey shadow blast is Max Factor Smokey Eyeshadow! So if you need some of the Cover Girl products and you live in the UK check out what Max Factor have and its very likely its the same product as Cover Girl!!

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

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]

11pm on wednesday night and I’m really really inspired to do my makeup unfortunately there is no point coz as soon as I have done it it will have to come off my face!

It all started a while ago when i was tweeting (yes people i was on twitter) and I was looking at different makeup blogs and checking out different tutorials. Then I was checking out a palette that Make Up For Ever just put together and am totally lusting after its so bright and colorful and all the summery colors that one needs in their little makeup world. When it comes to Eyeshadows and MUFE the searching stops there! Their colors are vibrant and true to what you see!! Every time i went into their Flagship store in New York it reminded me why I love their shadows over any others (they are bigger and more pigmented)!! The people in the store are also really helpful and friendly. Its a small and quiet store in Downtown manhattan yet so much goes on there. I wish I still lived in NY just for that!!
Tell me you don’t want this!! These are the Color numbers if you want to get this palette together 26, 2, 99, 159, 18, 72, 92, 75, 91, 9. In order from back row left to right.

Perfect Bright Palette

Perfect Bright Palette

So anyway as I was saying about my inspiration, i went from place to place (online) just googling and searching makeup ideas and inspirations!! and this is why I LOVE Makeup so much. There is so much out there that can be created into a makeup look and honed and perfected into pure unadulterated beauty. Im probably waffling but my love and creativity at the moment are not being used because its so late and I have to wake up early but my heart is popping and I know I wont be able to fall asleep because my mind will be racing away at all the different makeup looks i can do in the morning and cant wait to try!

Ok ill stop! I really have to calm down and relax before bed.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and restful night (one that i wont be having)

Keep on shining and glowing

xxx G xxx

lierac-bustlift-sprayOMG do you feel like your boobs are hanging a little lower than you want them? Do you want them to be a bit perkier? i know i do!! I know Victorias’ Secret makes great bras that hold you up but dont you want them to stay up without a bra on.
As you know i work at the Duane Reade Look Boutique and there is a great anti-aging brand that i love. they make this great Bust lift spray. now you ask does it really work? and the answer is one big resounding YEEESSSS!!! My hubby can verify that :)

The bust lift spray is ultra-penetrable formulated with a synergy of botanical active ingredients rich in polyphenols and flavonoids to help stimulate and even out skin tone by 26%. Biopolymers work to increase skin firmness and prevent sagging. Decreases appearance of age and brown spots on the bust and décolleté. Not only that but it has a glittery finish and looks great if you are going out!!

It can be applied morning and evening to the bust and décolleté with a light upward massaging motion. May be applied two different ways: regularly, 1 to 2 times a day for deep-down action or occasionally for an instant beautifying effect. Shake before use.

OMG i cant even tell you how much i love this spray!! Every woman who feels their boobs are lower than they should be must buy this!!!!

P241303_heroThe Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” you’ve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself. The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time! An all-inclusive kit that includes nine essential shadows for all-over lid color, highlighting, smudging, and more.

I used it this afternoon on a girl. I love this kit! The colors are amazingly pigmented and they adhered to the lids really nicely and smoothly.

NEUTRALS
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

Tips and Tricks

Choose the Natural Eye you desire and follow Jerrod’s step-by-step, easy to follow instruction cards to get the look!
Avoid eye shadow “drop-down” by applying your Natural Eye look first. Next, clean off any excess shadow from under the eye and use your foundation and powder! These steps will keep you flawless and faultless every time.
Prime your lids with eye primers, then witness shadows immediately intensify and blend-our shadow bases eliminate creasing and fading!
The crowning glory of every Natural Eye are lush lashes! Finish your look by applying two or three coats of Mascara for full lush lashes!

alicia+keys+superwoman
Yesterday I was watching MTV and Alicia Key came on with her Superwoman video. Well im going to talk about her makeup a bit and criticize. Her foundation was great, her blush was great, but her eyes oh man not so good! They were all cakey and the fall down on her lashes was not cleaned up.

How does one remedy the dustiness from the eyeshadow on the top of the eyelashes?

Well you need to brush mascara on the tops of your lashes as well as the underside. Most makeup artist know this as a basic tip. Another cool tip on how to get eyeliner on the top lid waterline is to line your bottom waterline (the inside of your lashes at the bottom) and squeeze your eyes shut, beautiful results!

I’m doing a shoot next week so i had to get some HD powder. So off i went this afternoon to the MUFE flagship store in manhattan. When i was there i saw a great look that really inspired me to try!

i think it is such a clean and amazing look i will have to try it soon!

After i got my HD powder which i’m told is great I walked across Union Sq to Sephora (one of my fave stores!) I love to just mess around with the makeup there and try new things out. I tried out the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Podwer and OMG!! I love it. The texture of the powder is so light and it goes on so smoothly and really makes your face look amazing. Thank goodness I didn’t have anything on my face so that i could try it out! I’m really excited about it! When i get a little more money i’m def gonna splurge on all four colors for my kit!! Well there we have it. My input for today!!

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein