Archive for the ‘My Opinion’ Category

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]

Here are the Products in list and where you can buy them.

1. Smashbox Luminizing photo finish primer – either smashbox.com or Sephora and in England in Debenhams

2. Smashbox Halo Hydrating perfecting Bronzer same as above.

3.Too Faced Candlelight soflty illuminating tranclucent powder – Sephora or TooFaced.com

4. Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and HD finishing powder – Sephora

5.The Balm Time Balm concealer – Sephora.com or the Sephora across from macy’s (not all Sephora’s carry it)

6. Lierac Diopti Demaq eye makeup remover – Duane Reade’s with either a Look Boutique or Skin Wellness Center

7. Maybelline Falsies Mascara any Drug store e.g. Boots and Duane Reade.

8. Cresty cosmetics Semi-Permanent eyebrow kit google it!! :)

After moving from New York to London (my home town) I am definitely ready to work and enjoy.

For all of you out there who think it rains in London all the time it was 72 degrees here yesterday and the day before. Today the sun is shining and it definitely affects ones mood! I have been in great spirits the past few days. As i keep telling people, when its warm my attitude is warm. This weather is totally inspiring me to use bright colors.

This is a picture of the park right near my house.
Gorgeous spring in London

Keep happy and keep healthy

xxx

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I have personally used this product and it works. It is not like Latisse which says that your eyelid might stain from it. You will love the versatility and convenience of using one product for both lashes and/brows. Osmotics’ FNS Nutrilash Lash and Brow Enhancer is a breakthrough combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids provides the nutrients essential for growing strong, healthy lashes and brows. Apply daily for thicker, healthier more beautiful lashes and/or brows. Ocular tested – completely safe for eye area.

Your lashes are starving… Nourish them naturally with Osmotics FNS Nutrilash Lash and Brow Enhancer

FNS Nutrilash features the same breakthrough technology found in Osmotics’ award winning Follicle Nutrient Serum for fine and thinning hair. Based on ground breaking research in wound healing, this proprietary mixture of vitamins, minerals and amino acids provides the essential nutrients for growing strong, healthy lashes and brows.

Who is it for? Anyone wanting thicker, fuller, longer lashes and brows. Osmotics FNS Nutrilash is especially beneficial for people with thinning eyelashes and eyebrows. Great for sensitive skin!

Benefits – FNS Nutrilash promotes fuller, thicker, healthier more beautiful lashes and brows. All natural, patented formula strengthens and conditions. Provides essential nutrients for maximum growth. Non-irritating/ocular tested – Hygienic, single dose applicators.

To Use: Apply to clean lashes/brows every evening. Take one applicator and SLOWLY push sponge tip down into lower chamber. This will fill sponge with Nutrilash formula. Using sponge tip apply directly to lashes and/or brows. Avoid getting product directly into eyes. Dispose of applicator after using. Do not reuse. Should excess product get into eyes, simply rinse with cool water.

So if you are looking for the perfect lash growth system come on down to the Duane Reade Look Boutique and ask for the Osmotics FNS Lash and Brow Enhancer.

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!

Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss


Buxom Lips
What it is:
A pout-perfecting lip polish.

What it is formulated to do:
Naturally creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips. This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E (healthy stuff) help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness (almost as good as Angelina Jolie).

I am obsessed with this lip gloss. It does the most amazing things to your lips!! I would give it a rating of 5 stars. I use it all the time and cant get enough of it!! Try it out

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Size: 0.15 oz

P110409_heroCaribbean In A Compact – Snow Bunny
Dust yourself with this naturally naughty, perfectly natural bronzer. Enjoy year round bronzed perfection with the most natural and skin-perfecting glow this side of the Caribbean. The silky golden bronze warmth combined with a delicate pink, white shimmer, and fawn shimmer mimics a natural “just-back-from-vacation” glow.
Snow Bunny (golden bronze/ delicate pink/ white/ fawn glimmer)
Size: 0.33 oz $27<
This amazing Bronzer does the most amazing thing to your cheeks!! i love it!

NYGARD 003 smallerWhat is the truth about makeup? Most women—even some little girls—wear it.

You’ve seen it all. You’ve seen the clear days, the blotchy days, the tanned days and the days that just look all wrong. Usually, it’s just a bit of blush, sometimes eyeliner, and then on occasion a full makeover. “Man!” You think to yourself. “Why is it so hard to stay clear and good looking?” So you apply your foundation and by the time you’ve put on eyeliner you wish you could just get back into bed and not meet anyone all day. One look in the mirror and you’re back to where you started. After all, who enjoys that pretty, made up face more than you? It’s the toil of woman.

The cosmetics industry makes billions of dollars annually. Fashion and Hollywood have set the standards for “beauty,” and most people agree with their taste. Women of all ages wear makeup! To most, it is important to be fashionable yet fashion is always changing. Funny thing about looking good, sometimes it’s looking like we want to look and others its looking how we think others would like us to look …

The beginning and the end of it is makeup gives us the confidence we might not have had was our face makeup free. I know that as a makeup artist when I do a persons face and they haven’t seen what i have been doing and then i show them, the look on their face when they are finished is priceless they look happy and there is a confidence there that wasn’t before. I have felt that before as well. I would sometimes wake up in a bad mood and then i would spend a good half an hour on my makeup and the end resulted in me feeling better because i had seen myself in a new light and i felt hot.

So in my humble opinion? Makeup is a very important feel good commodity in our daily lives!