Posts Tagged ‘fun’

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]

Yesterday was the worst day of all days in the past 2 months in terms of weather! It has been hot and sunny and not rainy for the past 2 months. But yesterday it hit us with everything Rain, Wind and even a little hail.

I woke up knowing that i had to go to the passport office which by the way was so easy and quick, unlike the American Bureaucracy where you have to sit for hours and wait. I was there for all of 20 minutes! Anyway I got a text when i woke asking me if i wanted to do a shoot on the heath so after a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and where-is-it-gonna-be-ing we scheduled to meet after the passport office. As i get off the underground to its starts to gently rain (deep breath) and i walk up to the Band-stand where the models and photographer were standing and waiting for me. It was a covered area but there were no walls so the wind was howling and the poor girls weren’t really wearing much so they were shivering. As we start to do the make up the wind picks up and it starts raining really hard and its freezing so we pack up and go to the cafe. They then kicked us out even thought we bought drinks so we had to go do our preps outside!! It stopped raining and the sun threatened to come out. we managed to finish without getting totally wet just a little wet!

That is a little insight on what models and their teams go through to look beautiful and make the perfect picture. So no its not easy being anyone in the Fashion industry.

Keep warm and happy

xxxGxxx

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.

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Yay so exciting!!! I have decided to try my hand at youtube makeup tutorials!
I have been working hard at making my first one which is going to be a simple easy tutorial. I am still getting the hang of doing it so its gonna take time until the actual tutorials are perfect which is ultimately what I want and im sure you want.
I need to figure out which camera will work but for the moment I am using the webcam on my lap top. i guess there will be many different ways to video but i will start with this!
When my first one comes out i would really love some feedback on what u thought of it and Im looking forward to posting it!

Wish me luck

xxxGxxx

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

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

Purple lab at the W 014 2Last night there was a Purple Lab cosmetics FW party in the W Hotel Hoboken, NJ.

I went as their makeup artist as we would be doing free makeovers!! Now what could be wrong with makeovers right? NOTHING!!! We had such a good time last night. Their products are totally amazing and fun. They are not cakey or heavy. They are light-weight and fresh. The looks that you get from their products is fresh and perfect for the new season coming up – Spring!! One of our makeover-ees, Michael – yes a guy couldn’t get enough of the foundation Silk Sheets, Which is infused with real silk and it smells great. He couldnt get over how it smelled and wanted to pay for one right then and there, as we weren’t selling we told him to come to the party that Purple Lab is having in honor of their HSN debut so hopefully he will be there tonight!!

Party on people and i hope you enjoy the purple lab cosmetics as much as i did!!

eventcollage Come de-stress while helping those in distress on February 12th at the Grand Hyatt (42nd St) from 12pm onwards. Enjoy special spa services – 10 min massages for $10, mini-manicures & makeovers, express acupuncture services, sample sale steals on professional beauty products (up to 75% off retail), as well as yoga & fitness sessions. Live music, entertainment, fabulous raffles. The event is open to the general public.

Every dollar raised will be donated to UNICEF, directly helping rescue and relief efforts in Haiti.

Channing Tatum gives Ellen a Lap Dance
Where was I when he was a Stripper!! I would totally have gone to check him out!! He is a hottie!!
He has starred in some great movies and he is ripped in them all so…..

Ellen in jealous!

Just a little candy for thought!!

Snow day Feb 2010 037 resizedWow what a fun day!!

Don’t you just love the snow? I do, it makes me so happy! I was nervous to wake up today and look out the window in case it hadn’t snowed ;) . To my utter Glee not only was it snowing but there was already a layer on the ground. I couldn’t wait to go outside! Call me wierd but we never had snow like this in England. Maybe once when i was in 10th grade! we had a great time then but until now i haven’t seen snow like this. One damper was put on the day when i tried to put my 16 month old daughter in the snow (dressed warm) and she started screaming. She hates the beach (sand and sea) so i guess this is one more thing to add to it :( I guess when you have a kid its not as fun as when you are a kid!

Gonna go out with the hubby and build a snowman!!

Ciao