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HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Good morning boys and girls since it’s – 5:32am for me here in Canada, early I know but I know that I stopped posting for a while and truthfully, I have so much going on in my personal life. As the summer begins to fade away I’m feeling more and more like myself. I felt that click where you need an extra blanket on your bed at night to help keep you warm and truthfully I have no idea what it is but I come alive and thrive in the fall and winter, I haven’t felt so creative lately, which I took very hard because it’s who I am and when I am the happiest, I felt invisible then I realized I had to break the chains and snap myself out of it, I felt, feel almost like I have gone so far that how am I going to top myself. I came to find that I don’t need to do anything but just be who I am and remember why I began and who I wanted to show that they were wrong, but let’s jump into part two (2) of kickass Holiday gifts!

Retire the worn-out Bath and Body Works sets and get them what they really want this holiday season, if you didn’t check out part one (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION | MAKEUPANDTHECITYHOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION|MAKEUPANDTHECITY) I will be starting where I left off, number six (6) on my life is The NARS 2018 Advent Calendar, all you need. Beauty advent calendars are kind of a thing if you haven’t noticed, and they make perfect early holiday gifts. Not only do they offer a fun surprise each morning leading up to Christmas, but it’s kind of like getting a small gift every single day, and how could someone (or you) not love that. The NARS 2018 Advent Calendar has some of the brand’s most iconic and loved products in mini sizes that will have you looking so chic for the entire holiday season.

As for the cost, it’s not exactly a drug store find, but those who shop NARS already know that the brand is undoubtedly high-end. Given that you’ll be getting a whopping twenty four (24) mini items of some of their most popular products, Grab it for $150 on the NARS website.

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Number seven (7) lucky number seven – Sunday Riley Good Genes Holiday Kit, I live for Sunday Riley all year, but think this holiday set is especially great! Complete with everything you need to bless your recipient with perfect skin, this set is sure to please anyone who finds it under the tree. If you or your recipient has yet try Sunday Riley this is it – Good Genes is one of the top selling lines from the brand. Enough said.

Pick this set up at Sephora while you can.

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Number eight (8) would have to be the iconic Naked 4Some from Urban Decay and no, no this is not on my list because there was a opening in their PR and they added me, it’s because it really is the eyeshadow palettes that started it all – With a range of shades and finishes this huge, you’ll never run out of options, and they are all perfect shades for fall and the holiday season, this would be the ideal gift for your bestfriend or someone close as you’ll be spending $200US on this bad boy, but hey it’s the season of giving, right?

Create sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between. Each palette comes loaded with a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush, so you can get Naked whenever the urge strikes. The box is also made with a well in the middle which is really ideal for standing up makeup brushes or even pencils.

4someDyson consistently blows me away with their innovative styling tools. The latest in the brand’s arsenal of amazing hair tech is the Airwrap Styler. Unlike traditional tools that utilize heat (and therefore, can cause major damage), this one uses air, propelled by the Dyson digital motor. This way, users can curl, wave, smooth, and dry with no extreme heat! which is why the Dyson Airwrap Styler is my number nine (9) for amazing holiday gifts – to be clear it’s number nine (9) because its a whopping $500 and you can grab it in store or online at Sephora.

dysonCurious to know what my number ten (10) item is? You will have to come back and look for my next post to find out! It is so special and amazing that it needs, no, deserves it’s own post!

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THE BASICS – CONTOURING SUMMER EDITION | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up friends and famjam.. maybe some that hate me or wish to be me! today we are going to talk about the full art of contouring – as a woman, I bet you didn’t even know with summer around the corner you have the same powers as photoshop to give you the body you always wanted!

Hey boys – here at MAKEUPANDTHECITY the same goes for you!

First of all, since we are going step by step lets take it to the face and explain first and hopefully the last time what contouring and highlighting means, Contouring is when you use a matte not shimmery powder, cream, or pencil product that’s two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you’d like to define or reshape, like your nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones.
Highlighting (or strobing) offsets contouring by accentuating areas of your face with light concealer or highlighter. To properly highlight or strobe, use a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone or a highlighter that flatters your complexion to emphasize the areas of your face that naturally catch the light.

1. The collarbones are so sexy and if you are not born blessed with this beauties, you can easily draw them with the help of your contouring kit. Follow the natural bones and enhance them with makeup.

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If you are not professional for contouring with a brush, here is a little trick that will be a big help for you: find a thin paper in a form of a rectangle that matches the form of your nose, just the way your highlight should be. Place it vertically and start contouring.

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CONTOUR – make sure that your contour is one (1) to (two) shades lighter than you actually are! The contour shade absorbs the light… literally.

HIGHLIGHT – It will bring out the features that, well, you want to accelerate.

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THE CITY – WHITE WITH STYLE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Wow. Is all I can say to white with style ➡️ smile sciences it’s time to move over! White with style has the results of professionalism whitening mixed with all the colors of the rainbow!!

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White with Style was formed as an alternative to expensive Teeth Whitening products and services. Our products are cruelty free, BPA Free, 99.9% Kosher, Gluten Free, vegan, sensitive free and made in the USA. All our products are made with the highest quality ingredients. Our customers are very important to us. We know how important your smile is and it is our goal to keep your smile White with Style.

Amazing wouldn’t you say? I used to work with smile sciences but now whiten with style stole my heart and my whiten system!!SIDE NOTE ➡️ use code RIVERDALE for to save 90% off making you kit only 30.00$. Amazing eh? Thank you whiten with style!

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PRETTY VULGAR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I know that some miss my talks about life and things that have happened to me and what I did to deserve this or if it came right out of left field so I’ll start breaking into more storytimes! Attention must be called to this indie brand that you might know or you might not – they are similar to storybook cosmetics, PRETTY VULGAR is an edgy makeup brand with amazing branding and their beautiful PR is worth a call out alone as attention to details is unbelievable, right now to the wax seal envelope.

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Pretty Vulgar, a vintage-inspired makeup line, was created by a collective flock of cosmetics industry veterans, innovators and makeup artists who wanted to create a brand that embodies the fact that people are beautiful multifaceted contradictions.

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Disclaimer:  Pretty Vulgar was created for real people living real lives; lives that are inspiring, fun, messy, and complex. The faces behind the brand are real people, too. Sometimes, we’ll hit on something extraordinary, and other times, we may make a mistake. Either way, we always strive for transparency. We promise to be honest with you, and, in return, we would love your honesty right back! That’s the only way we can keep giving you the amazing products you deserve!

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FRIENDSHIP(S)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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So lately I have found myself thinking more and more about friendships and the different types of friendship because well, let’s face itone size does not fit all… You know when you first meet someone and the two of you just click like you’ve been friends forever. That’s what I thought I found lately, and I was really happy, but when others become involved my friend becomes someone completely different, especially with her boyfriend who seems to not like me for, zero reasons. So today I just wanted to talk to you guys about friendship, and signs and if someone is a straight up two-faced bitch.

Healthy and happy friendships are based on common interests, similarities and trust, yep, a real friendship is almost like a relationship. I’m not sure if I’m overthinking as I have been told, but sometimes for your own health and wellbeing it’s time to say goodbye, you have to trust your gut.
Don’t listen to stupid things that people have said, wait and see if you can see that for yourself because chances are, you will. 
You can also just talk to the person like I did but it just seemed to make it even worse, I have come to find that when my friend wants something from me, wants me to do something for her, even when new PR comes in – which is sad. I wouldn’t have ever said I was being used or taken advantage of because it was like we helped each other out and had each other’s backs but ever since a boyfriend got involved for absolutely no reason at all, I have been able to see all of these things for myself.

Great-Friendship-Quote.jpgI find myself to be a loyal friend. Sometimes a loyal friend is the only thing you need to stay sane or to have someone talk you down from doing something you’d regret. These days, a lot of people don’t know their own neighbors. It’s a shame because some neighbors can be the nicest and most helpful people ever. If you’re on a vacation, and you suddenly realize that you forgot to lock the front door, you can call up your trusty old’ neighbor and ask them to head over to your house and lock it for you. Nice dependable neighbors who have each other’s backs are a dying breed, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t introduce yourself to the new neighbors across the street.

I’ve also found its good to have someone who is wise in your life doesn’t have to be someone who shares the same occupation or hobbies with you. It’s simply someone who’s a few steps ahead of you in life and has enough wisdom and patience to guide you in the right direction. It can be anyone — a colleague, a friend who’s beyond their years, or an older neighbor — as long as you look up to this person and want to be more like them or share the same thought process.

SIDE NOTE ➡ Did you know that people without friends are more likely to die an early death?

There are so many different types of friends out there, some that you might not have even known you’d been friends for years until you read this! and hey, I’ll be your friend for sure!

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DECIEM – THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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So, some of this brands well – more so one of these products from this brand I almost 99.8% sure if you know makeup you will know this product, but, we will get there soon! I actually never really experienced this brand for their skincare which is absolutely amazing and guess what guys, mega affordable!

The product that I am referring too is the Serum Foundation of The Abnormal Beauty company, yep! this is the $7.00CAD foundation that took the makeup world by storm but this isn’t where it stops they have a full range of amazing skin care, body care, and beauty enhancement care, They are a Toronto based company so I happen to be lucky enough to work with the brand be added to the PR list which I couldn’t be more thrilled about! Moving on ➡ Not only is this Serum Foundation affordable but it also comes in twenty-two (22) shades which is awesome for the company to do! The foundations are really blendable and pigmented – dare I say it rivals Dior skin forever!

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The next product I wanted to call attention to is Photography Fluid, opacity 12% and let me just tell you that this product is an absolute must-have for you, your friends, your sister, your brother and even his friends as it can be worn alone to even out the skin, and blemishes and add a healthy glow to the skin that we all crave and want with makeup ➡ ph 6.00-7.00 ➡ alcohol-free 
 ➡ nut-free ➡ vegan ➡ a novel approach to creating a foundation for skin that reflects even radiance in life and very specifically through the camera lens, this instant treatment is serum-textured but contains a wide array of light refracting prisms, tone and hue correctors and topical photo-finishing technologies to offer even radiance within seconds.

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BOBBI BROWN BBU PRO FACE AND LIP PALETTE(S) *GIVEAWAY| MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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Bobbi Brown has been around since 1991 (yep, the year I was born) and since releasing her ten (10) lipsticks has been absolutely killing the makeup game, not only makeup cosmetics but Brown has written eight (8) books about makeup and beauty – showing that there is more makeup is always evolving and growing and if you can’t stay current you’ll be left behind.

If you missed my last post (BOBBI BROWN – ESSENTIAL 5-IN-1 FACE PALETTE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️) I talked about her makeup manual which actually features these items I’ll be speaking about today, I will say if you are a professional artist or just love makeup this post is more for you – as a self-taught artist Bobbi Brown has helped me a lot. Most will see the price tag and try to find something similar for cheaper which I will include a couple of the same type products ➡️ note the products I’ll be speaking about are from BH COSMETICS and they were sent to me via PR but I have yet to try them or give an honest opinion I will just link for those who do not have $250.00US for a face palette and $250.00US for a lip palette.

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The BBU Palette is the perfect option for anyone who wants a super-portable all-in-one face palette for all skin tones. In addition to our full range of Correctors and Creamy Concealers, it features Bobbi Brown’s original Skin Foundation Stick in our signature yellow-toned shades. It’s especially ideal for photo shoots, weddings, and runway shows. 

LIMITED EDITION – BBU PRO FACE PALETTE – price $250.00US
Palette Features:
➡️ THIRTEEN (13) Corrector shades (.04oz./1.2g each)
➡️ FOURTEEN (14) Creamy Concealer shades (.03 oz./ 1.1g each)
➡️ TWENTY (20) Skin Foundation Stick shades (.05 oz./ 1.7g each)

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I was completely blown away by the quality of the palette as when most companies decide to do a palette like this it always ends up not being the same as the original products but that is not the case – they are all exactly the same as the original products.

BBU PRO LIP PALETTE – $250.00US
Palette features:
You asked, Bobbi listened. The much-loved Artist Palette for Lips is back boasting 54 shades (that’s a dozen more than before). Features four different formulas for lips and includes a Retractable Lip Brush. Lip formulas include 23 Lip Color shades, 11 Rich Lip Color shades, and 20 Creamy Lip Color shades all in a sleek made-for-pros kit. Designed with a labeled interior divider to keep colors organized-including Bobbi Brown’s Top 10-so you can mix and make endless looks.

A portable palette that’s easy to use on-set or simply on-the-go.

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To put it simply – It’s an absolute must-have for any makeup lover or professional artist who’s working on set, fashion, bridal even special FX.

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