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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

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!

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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usps - presentThere is nothing in the world like anticipation!! Waiting for something to happen is so fun (and at times annoying – coz you want it to happen now)

One of my main things I love waiting for is packages in the mail. Whether they are from other people, in which case you cant really wait for them because you don’t know they r coming, or you bought it and are waiting for it!! I bought a new video camera in the Black Friday sales online and it came yesterday!! I was so excited when the mailman (postman – English) rang my bell! Today my DVD and my SD card came today!!

heartI love the people of USPS, UPS and FedEx they bring so much happiness to people who are waiting on things, it must be such a rewarding job to see people’s faces light up when they bring presents! In thier own way they are the real Santa’s!!

media.nlPhoto shoots often start at the crack of dawn when even models and celebs don’t look their best and dark circles loom but those dark circles are now a thing of the past! With this lightweight brightener, you’ll be camera ready in no time! It works to make you look your best so you’ll be prepared for any photo opportunity that pops up! That’s why we created this innovative under eye brightener that immediately wakens and brightens skin while adding moisture to prepare for concealer application. Contains lots of skin-boosting ingredients too, like vitamin E, red wine extract, peptides and marine collagen, to help disguise and repair fine lines and wrinkles. PHOTO OP can be used on any area of the face to highlight and add radiance. Winner of Self Magazine Healthy Beauty Award for Best Highlighter.

I tried it out in sephora and I love it!! It really makes your eyes pop and look great!! Bought it this morning for my future shoots! It comes in one color and work for all skin types!

$18.00

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

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!