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This evening was hosted by Inglot in Westfield. James was there to promote The Makeup Show Europe and spoke very inspiringly about being a makeup artist and persevering. He gave tips on how to promote yourself and succeed in the makeup world. James did a demonstration and talked about different techiniques.

Here are a few pictures from the evening at Inglot.

Inglot Store Front
Inglot’s Store Front

James doing a demo!

James doing a demo!

The Makeup Show Europe Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept

The Makeup Show Europe Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept

Eyeshadows

James Vincent & Golda Adelman

James Vincent & Golda Adelman

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Makeup Show Europe in Berlin Germany!! James will be there ready to inspire any makeup artist who is open and willing to be inspired!! Highly recommend listening and learning there is so much one can learn from such a great artist!!

xGx

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I have now been living in London for 8 months!! I do wash and set my own shaitels and it has been bothering me that my wigs feel very straw-ey after they have been washed and then saturating them in conditioner, actually the same goes for my hair! I have been trying to figure out a way of making the water soft – yes, I know all about water softeners and they don’t really work well at least the one here doesnt work well. So after much trial and error I have figured it out!! My mother has a condenser (clothes) dryer which means it takes all the water from your clothes and puts it into a container which is removable! so i took that water while it was still warm from the dryer – and started washing my shaitel with it!! The hair still feels as soft and smooth as it did before! yay so there you have it! If you live in london and have a condenser dryer please let me know so i can come and get your water! Not only is this a great way to wash your shaitel – keeping it soft but you are also recycling the water!! So let all go green and wash our shaitels like this!!

Happy washing xGx

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

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!! :)

The response from the first tutorial was really nice and positive thanks everyone for your great feedback.

I am already coming up with a new look for the next tutorial which is going to be a lot more complicated but the effect will be stunning!! The only thing I need is a better webcam/camera so that is what I am waiting for!

Thanks again for all your amazing support!!

xxxGxxx

Please send in your requests for tutorials.

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!!!!

Anthelios 60 ShakaDo you have oily skin? and hate using sun screen coz its really oily, white and clogs your pores. Well your days of searching are over!! Wooohooo!! I know that I hate oily and gross sunscreens. (drum roll) New Anthelios 60 with Cell-Ox Shield™: a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*. It is an ultra light, fast absorbing sunscreen fluid that provides SPF 45/60 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. For use outdoors and at the beach.
It is fast absorbing has a matte finish and a High UVA protection (PFA 26) and SPF 45/60 for outdoor use. photostable, longer-lasting protection, water-resistant, helps protect the skin from UV-induced skin damage, fragrance-free, PABA-free, non-comedogenic(does not clog pores) and has been tested on sensitive skin. Not only that but it can be used on babies! They do recommend that you ask a doc before using on a baby younger than 6 months. I have used it on my daughter (18 months) and she was fine and gave her great protection. (made me feel like i was protecting her properly)

Sold at Duane Reade Look Boutiques and Skin Wellness Centers all over New York City!!!

Six gorgeous shades; Black Fire, Brown Blaze, Silver Spark, Violet Voltage, Blue Boom and Green Glow. They are the shades of an amazing concept by CoverGirl. They draw like a liquid line – so smoothly and have such intense color but they smudge like a pencil so you can make them smokey!! Ingenious or what? All the colors you see are the colors that every person can use not just a Makeup Artist.

Here are the swatches of color the brighter one has a flash and the dimmer one doesnt.
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There isn’t much more I can say they speak for themselves!! Go get them and Enjoy!!

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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.