FIVE FOODS TO NATURALLY BUILD COLLAGEN FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN | MAKEUPxTHECITY

We all wish there was a magical way to improve our skin, like in the movies just brew up or cast a beauty spell and never have to worry about skin care, or makeup again, just always stay beautiful and perfect makeup-free. One can wish, right? believe it or not there is a lot of soups and foods that you can eat to help the overall appearance of the skin and help many different issues with the skin. So take out your spell books with me, oh – did i say spell book? of course I meant cook books, plants and what they are capable of.

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A lot of our beauty woes are because after the age of 35, our body starts producing less and less collagen. That means our skin loses firmness and gradually starts to wrinkle and sag. Many of us try expensive cosmetics, supplements and even surgical procedures when the best solution might be much simpler.

➡️ Some of the most basic foods can do wonders for our skin.

The first magic food is actually bone broth, and don’t be like yuck, yes, it sadly tastes worse then it sounds but lucky for you there are ways nowadays to make almost anything taste amazing and besides the effects it has on the skin in as little as a week is wonderful – when you eat bone broth, you’re really eating cooked collagen. This is a powerful way to restore collagen in your skin and make those wrinkles disappear. Sure, you could find a lot of products with “collagen” on the label, but dietary collagen is more potent — it mainlines collagen to your cells.

Additionally, the gelatin derived from the collagen you get in bone broth heals your digestive tract which is a surefire way to prevent inflammation and aging skin.

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Believe it or not, the next one is very, very easy, 
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale offer antioxidants that protect against the free radicals that breakdown collagen. Red veggies like beets, tomatoes and red peppers are full of lycopene, which boosts collagen and protects against sun damage. Orange produce like carrots and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, which restores collagen that’s been damaged.

SIDE NOTE ➡️Different types of fish and grass fed meats will help also but i don’t want to get to much into animals and such as I can’t find any non-harmful ways to get the ingredients needed so if interested please google it, or read a chefs food dietary.

➡️ Berries of all types they’re all loaded with antioxidants that fight those skin-ravaging free radicals while boosting collagen.

Next will help with three things, your skin, keep vampires away (sorry twilight fans) and also maybe make someone not want to kiss you, yes I’m taking about garlic boys and girls, Garlic offers lipoic acid and taurine, both of which help rebuild damaged collagen. It’s also an excellent source of sulfur, an essential part of collagen production.

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So the next time you’re tempted by an ad for Botox, grab a big bowl of bone broth and a handful of berries instead. There are lots of foods out there that can help keep your skin beautiful and youthful from the inside out, but just getting plenty of these basics will be a big improvement for most of us.

I hope you enjoyed this different type of post, I’m going to be throwing in different styles of posts as more things beauty and city related have become more relevant and have also peaked my interest! 

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MILK MAKEUP ESSENTIALS + TIPS | M X T C

Milk Makeup, what took you so long to come into my life? I can’t believe that it took me so long to finally know my skin care, and the best part about it is even if i don’t keep it up for a week, it just stays frozen in time it would seem. Not to mention using to much of a product, come on, we are all guilty of this – all that concealer we pack of we only need half of that. Stick with me, I’ll fix those lies. GLOSSIER and MILK MAKEUP are very similar don’t get the two mixed up, you would think that they are owned by the same company, almost a year ago to date I was added to Glossier PR, Milk Makeup is all self paid for. Ok  boys, girls, let’s get this done.

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First off I’m going to talk about MILK Makeup and their FLEX line, which is complexion products, MILK has a FLEX Concealer which was a complete game changer for me and i think if you can get past the slightly high price point then I believe you will fall in love just as hard as I did – I mentioned above that I spent my own money on MILK Makeup that is not completely true they did a send out of new shades that they added and for some reason I happen to get one of the sparkly bags, but that was the only thing(s) I didn’t pay for.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I use NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer the same tip as I use the FLEX Concealer, the different textures add something special, I’m not saying in any way you can’t do this tip for any brand. This product is also : VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE and TALC-FREE.

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Flexibility – Flex seamlessly becomes one with your skin — without caking or creasing — thanks to a combo of tiny bendable spheres and elastic marshmallow root powder (the ingredient that gives the candy its squishy abilities)

Full Coverage – The long-wear, medium-to-full coverage formula can take on anything you’ve got — from under eyes to over blemishes.

Hydration – Infused with blue lotus to moisturize and chamomile to calm skin. Do something good for your face.

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One of MILK Makeups bestsellers is there ability to be portable and for flights, hotels etc, these are killer, I bought this set around Christmas and took time to see if it was actually something I would like, use, recommend to my friends and family, I love these, actually all of them, I love the idea of a wash in a stick especially when they, you know, get it right, solid, microbead-free cleanser formulated with matcha green tea to clean, exfoliate, and purify skin. MILK Makeup actually cares about our environment and what we put on our bodies.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Do your homework click here to find out what Microbeads are in cosmetic products and why they cause issues to our waters.

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One of my favourites is the Watermelon Brightening face serum, Swiss garden cress sprout extract helps brighten by reducing the appearance of dark spots for a more even skin tone. Watermelon fruit extract hydrates and delivers an immediate blast of hydration that lasts all day, while vitamins A, C, and E help fight against free-radicals. The formula goes directly from stick to skin, meaning no wasted product on your palms. Matrixyl, a biomimetic peptide complex, helps skin appear smoother by improving its elasticity.

The Cooling Water stick is so amazing for after you apply your serum, I just use it in certain spots and areas of my face like under my eyes, around my nose and in areas that tend to get a bit more dry, it’s also a blessing for the winter. It’s also infused with caffeine to support micro-circulation, giving skin an energized, refreshed glow. Formulated with natural seawater to calm and hydrate irritated skin, It’s also oil-free.

Lastly included in the set is the first ever solid matcha toner, Purifies pores after cleansing with ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel, while matcha green tea detoxifies and protects. They also have a organic cactus elixir which helps my skin especially if I’ve been really busy or working in the sun.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ The talked about set above in no longer in stock and I’m not sure if it will be back in stock you can ask by emailing hello@milkmakeup.com also a trick for working out put your cooling water in the freezer for 15 minutes then the fridge (don’t want a cooling water popsicle) and after your work out quickly use your Macha Solid Toner to refresh and then your cold Cooling water to lock the pores shut giving yourself time wash your face! Nothing feels more amazing then ice cold Cooling water from MILK!

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EXCLUSIVE : HAUS LABORATORIES PRESS DINNER IN VANCOUVER | M X T C

I was nothing but honoured to be invited to the Canadian launch of HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga press dinner in Vancouver which I told myself I would be at no matter what, I am so happy that i went and if it goes like that for all press dinners maybe I would find myself attending more, moving on, Lady Gaga’s beauty line went on pre-sale July 15th and will be on sale in September 17 – FLARE Magazine and I questioned will it even be sold in Canada, since this was a press dinner in Canada that should answer the question. (yes)

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Lady Gaga is finally putting her take on beauty in our hands, all our hands, because it will be available not only on hauslabs.com but on Amazon: “Just like with my music, I wanted everyone to have access to it.”

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I did have one of the best times at this dinner, It’s one of those times where you’re having so much fun that you forget just what you’re there for, and you tune in to the information you should be listening to, crap! Gaga is into the makeup part of the equation for sure. She reviewed formulas, named products, picked components and brought in her friend and makeup artist Sarah Tanno as global artistry director for the brand, which everyone who knows Gaga’s makeup day to day would not be shocked by this at all.

On the print out and video clogged iPad in front of us ➡️ While it’s uncommon for new beauty brands to be unveiled in July, Le Bourgeois said it is common for new concepts to launch on Prime Day. Amazon has executed successful Prime Day launches in categories like books and video games before, he said. Plus, for something like Haus Laboratories, it allows time to make more products if preorders exceed expectations.

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Update ➡️ Amazon Prime Day is here, and that means Haus Laboratories has officially arrived. It includes nine different duos (either two lip liners, two glosses, or two Glam Attack shimmer powders, in a range of shades), and also six different three-piece sets. Each three-piece set — or “haus” — includes an RIP Lip Liner, a Le Riot Gloss, and a Glam Attack.

Lady Gaga sees your face-tuned beauty ideals, and she wants to smash them. Lately I’ve been feeling the same way also the promise of something better can only get you  so far, I’ve always said that makeup isn’t there to fix or change anything but to enhance the beauty you already have but its true, even I sometimes follow suite and won’t leave the house without insuring all redness is gone. 

I am excited to see all the PR Packages be sent out and all the youtubers and bloggers to start really ripping the brand apart as they do! it happens with each and every brand – there was address fill out form but I’m really not 100% that Gaga will even bother sending out because of the pre-sale.

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