Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

What do you think about eyebrows? Are they important to you?

If you think they are important than read on. Now that I specialize in eyebrow shaping (as well as makeup) I can see how important eyebrows are to the human face. I have seen my fair share of people without eyebrows whether it was of their own choice or because of some health reason. I have found that they are the frame to your face. They give expression to your face (not that other parts don’t) but they help with surprise and many facial expressions and when they look groomed they give your face that groomed clean look.

I have seen bushy eyebrows, barely there eyebrows and the perfect eyebrow. There are a few ways of keeping your brows from (as my husband and i put it) Attacking your face. There is waxing, threading and tweezing. I specialize in tweezing. Waxing isn,t good for your skin, and threading OMG it kills and makes you tear. i like tweezing coz it pulls out the hairs that you need and nothing extra. Personally i think i am pretty gentle and have been told i am but that is for you to decide. Trimming the brows is another part of the Shaping process and really cleans the brows up.

Duane Reade just opened what they call a Look Boutique which is like a mini sephora but nicer. We do skin analysis there for free – we can tell you if your skin is dehydrated by our hydrometer. We also have a 8x zoom machine which you can see your skin really close up and see everything from dehydration to sun damage – its really worth coming down to check it out. eyebrow shaping is also done there and no appointment is necessary – walk ins are welcome. Makeup consultations are a fun and informative way to get to know how to do your makeup either for everyday or for a special occassion and are free.

Hopefully we will see you there soon. Check us out on 8th Ave between w16th and w17th Aves in Chelsea.

xoxo G

Well i have had one of the worst evenings of my life!!!

It started well with me washing all my brushes coz I had a makeup job this evening. I cleaned my airbrushing machine and tidied my case up and put everything that was in my handbag into the makeup case all the lipglosses that were floating around the house and all over my bags.
My hubby came to pick me up because we were going to visit my grandparents in Manhattan. We put the suitcase in the back of the car and we were off. had a great dinner with the grandparents and my daughter was acting all cute which was perfect. We drove home and i didnt end up needing my makeup just yet coz my friend was running late so we went home first. Got out of the car and i ask my hubby where is my makeup case? he looked and it wasnt there. wioth heavy hearts we took my daughter inside to put her to sleep and while my hubby did that i went back out to look through the car (not a huge car) still not there. OMG basically all my makeup that i have bought throughout this past year lets say it totals near $3000 has been stolen. I am totally dying and stressing out. I dunno what to do? All i have now is one lip gloss and one bronzer. I bought over $100 of makeup last week! I am so stressed! I cant do my makeup for work tomorrow!! What am I going to do?

Help Help Help

My husband was so great he went back to look for it and filed a police report for me!!

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

stila_195Skin instantly looks softer and younger with this handy multi-tasker. It delivers a hint of sheer coverage, subtle shimmer, SPF 15 and added moisture in one effortless application. Perfect for everyday use, the silky formula blends beautifully for a pretty, luminous look.
I bought this last week at the TPG Pop up shop! I have been using it every since. It does great things for the skin. Its lighter than a foundation but it doesn’t feel heavy. I love it and would recommend it to everyone.
It costs $32 which i think is a little bit steep for that but its a great product.

308TPG Pop Up shop 002 smallerThis morning I woke up with excited butterflies in my tummy. It was the Pop up Shop day!! which means i get to buy more makeup for less! Well of course coz I get nervous that everything will be gone before i get there i arrive bright and early at 11:30 (when it opens at mid-day). I met Michael and he’s really nice and friendly (thanks for making me feel comfortable). They had great products there and at amazing prices. It was held at the OCC studio which just opened at the end of October. I had a great time and saw some really nice people there. Michael went through my protfolio with me to share how I could make it better. He was brutally honest and I loved that because I need it in order to succeed in what I love doing most – Make up.

I Finally got the Stila Eyshadow Kitten which i have been lusting after for ages. I got a Stila Smudgepot in Purple from the barbie collection. I got Shadow shields which im really excited about, by-by to eyshadow fall down! Some plastic storage bags. Makeup remover, and a toner which i have wanted since the Makeup show NYC in May.

All in all it was a great experience and got some great stuff for my kit.

Thanks TPG u guys r great!!
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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!

MAC Set
I bought this set on Thursday last week when I went shopping and I love it!! It is the perfect pink set for your lips. I had been looking for a good pink that is not too light and not too dark and this one fits just perfectly!! Th only problem is that it’s a limited edition for the holidays!!

Pink puts a spell on you, and with its trio of Dream Lipstick (pink Frost), Dervish Lip Pencil (Pink & promo-sized) and Baby Sparks Dazzleglass (gorgeous and sparkly and pink), this lip kit is no different. Comes in a small, stylish rectangular makeup bag of polished silvery-pewter vinyl, the zip adorned with a round bead and grosgrain ribbon detail. Limited edition.

4″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″
US $36.00

_POC2155 resizedHad a great shoot in Manhattan on Friday. The girl i did makeup on was really pretty and had great great skin. We shot at the top of a building and the views were amazing if a little terrifying, I’m afraid of heights. We shot on this teeny tiny porch on the 20th floor! oh man i was wetting myself!! lol

I used the HD makeup foundation by MUFE on her face and I love it!! It is a great foundation and has great results, great coverage.

pore perfectionI used this yesterday and was pleasantly surprised about the end result!! It looked amazing and my pores were def less visible! the next person to test it on would be my hubby to see how it makes his pores look.
It isn’t the cheapest product on the market but i would def save up to add this to your makeup bag (and mine)
Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.

The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control.

Two unique finishes of Complexion Primer Potions are available. For skin that feels brighter and tighter, try our Brightening formula.

Tips: A little goes a long way! A pea-sized drop of Complexion Primer Potion is all you need to perfect your whole face. Or, try just a touch in the areas where you need it most.
Fill Weight: 30 ml e 1.0 US fl oz
Price: $30.00