Posts Tagged ‘Makeup’

This is my first video tutorial and I am a little nervous about putting it up. I know people can be really mean and harsh having said that I would love for feedback!

Products used in order of use

Eyes – TheBalm concealer as a primer
Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte eyeshadow in Bunny
Make up for Ever Aqua cream #18
Mac Pigment in Violet
Mac Eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris
YoungBlood Crushed Mineral eyeshadow in Moonstone

Smashbox Limitless eyeliner in Onyx
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Mac Brow Pencil in Spiked

Make Up For Ever HD foundation
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Bronzer
Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzing Powder
Too Faced Candlelight illuminator

Mac Dare to Wear lipglass in Dare to Dare

Hope you enjoyed!! Please put in your requests for looks.

Yay the first tutorial is done and saving! are you as excited as I am? I hope so.

So a sneak insider tip of what the tutorial will be about is Makeup!! JK The theme is soft spring look.

can you guess what color it is??

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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


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

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


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!!

Its where i grew up and got into football (soccer). Thanks Ta for all the Sat night Match of the Day and all the other football matches we watched together!!
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It was a 1 all draw against the USA but it was fun watching it with friends at Abi’s house!!

My first Look of the world cup 2010 is for South Africa my birth place. check it out and tell me what you think.
It was a very quick and rough idea so it hasnt been perfected but here it is!
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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?

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