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Nail Polish for men is finally said to be normal – just like it used to Be 5,000 years ago. 

History is actually repeating itself: Men have been wearing nail polish since three thousand two hundred (3,200) B.C. following an excavation of royal tombs it was reportedly discovered that most men during that era wore nail polish, with different colors signifying different classes. Like the Fourth of July! Made primarily with kohl, the darker the color, the higher the class of the man, from warriors to leaders. Lighter colors were reserved for lower class men. In fact, prior to battle, warriors would take hours to primp and paint their nails just so. It was mostly Rockstars and the ’emo’ kids who would paint there nails. But we all know that, I can say as a twenty five (25) year old male I have never painted my nails, am I missing out on just another way to express myself and sexuality? 

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ There’s little documentation of how nail polish turned into a specifically feminine expression as the years and time ticked on. What we do know is that by 1800s France, it was primarily women who would paint their nails to signify their own cleanliness. By the 1930s, companies like Revlon were marketing red and pink polishes directly to female customers.

Something has shifted in the past few years, as evidenced – the emergence of nail polish brands catering toward men. Blame it on the rise of the “metrosexual” and of male grooming, or the growing acceptance of gender fluidity

I never really noticed men and nail polish myself until I saw it on YouTuber Joey Graceffa, and after that BOOM I started to notice it everywhere – personally I thought it was for attention but then I thought to myself..wait Kameron why do you wear clear nail polish, I thought on this for a second – now don’t scream but I realized I applied the clear coat on my nails because I wanted too and no one could tell me I couldn’t do that, when we find something we like what do we do? Be bold. Just do it. (not sponsored by Nike) 

So calm down men are not trying to signal a rebellion or make much of a statement. They’re wearing it for a variety of personal reasons — mostly because they just like it. 
Give it a try, maybe you’ll like it. Which I was once told about water sports.. 



PR UNBOXING ➡️ URBAN DECAY | rehab skin care 

“You can’t get enough of our long-lasting products, but how the hell do you take them off..?”

So I’m quite sure what I think when a clear cosmetic comoany tries on the skin care market – I know you’re thinking there is TARTE who came out with skin care but if you look at the company plan it always there – unlike Urban Decay. All of the prestige brands also are out from this because most of them started with skin “fundamentalism” care and moved onto makeup. 

Now now now – does it work? Calm down! Can I at least introduce the line up and what they claim to do! I will say I have tried one of the products VERY similar to someone TARTE has out and I have to say that they are pretty much almost the same but, will get there.. at the end of the product descriptions and my opinions I’m going to ask the question “DOES IT WORK?” and use it tonight so take a look back tomorrow. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER DISSOLVING SPRAY 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), this dissolving spray is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray mists on weightlessly and starts working on contact to instantly dissolve our long-lasting products in one swipe—no rubbing or tugging on delicate skin. Wait until you see how well this spray works; it easily takes everything off, including waterproof mascara. Our super-effective, anhydrous, filler-free formula contains only three ingredients, including conditioning vitamin E.

DOES IT WORK? I will add I have had some issues with the spray and the cap of this profuct right from the get go which isn’t good, instead of a full face mist it sprays very very chunky. But overall this products claims and true and yes it does work to dissolve makeup and with one damp towel whip, it takes off all your makeup. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – lip oil stick 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil!), this lip oil stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave lips clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue. Our oil-based formula helps break down waterproof lipstick easily. And because we used a gelled oil system, the feel is silky, not oily. Our conditioning, wax-free formula contains vitamin E and ceramides to replenish lips. Lip Oil Stick is so moisturizing you can even use it as a balm.  


DOES IT WORK? Nope. Not at all. If you enjoy the put on take off, repeat x 20. There is products out there that will take off your lips even the hardest to take off products in one swipe. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP

Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love is a super-luxe, moisturizing balm that hydrates and soothes dry lips, so they’re soft, smooth and practically irresistible.
Replenish overworked lips and get them ready for action again. Our whipped, oil-based formula really hugs lips to seal in moisture, leaving them dangerously kissable. And Lip Love has a bouncy, smooth, comfortable texture that feels great on your lips.
In a clinical study, immediately after use:
96% of participants said that the condition of their lips had improved.

98% said that Lip Love moisturized their lips and made them feel smoother.

100% said their lips felt softer.


DOES IT WORK? As a expensive Chapstick he’ll yeah, plus the package edgy so I wouldn’t mind keeping in it my pocket. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – pretty gritty skin polish

Dull, dry skin interfering with your makeup application? Smooth and brighten your complexion with Rehab Makeup Prep Pretty Gritty Skin Polish. Gentle enough for everyday use (yet crazy effective!), this skin-polishing powder exfoliates as it cleanses. Refine your complexion and get prepped, smoothed and ready for the perfect application.


DOES IT WORK? Yes it does – but come on it’s an exfoliating product of course it works, for everyday use? No no no you will end up with small bumps that don’t pop and with the right overnight treatment should be gone by morning. 

PRO TIP ➡️ Fine ground sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice works as one of the best exfoliaters I’ve ever used. The acid in the lemon helps to prop the skin to reproduce new skin cells while the sugar lightly takes away the old dead skin cells. 


MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – cleansing stick 

(LOVE these types of products PERFECT for travel so so so happy more companies are coming out with different versions check out my post on TARTE) 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), Cleansing Oil Stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

This three-phase, oil-based remover transforms from a balm to liquid oil to microfoam, gently dissolving even the most stubborn makeup. The stick format is portable and travel-friendly—no leaks, no risk of TSA confiscation. We laced the luxurious oil formula with turmeric root extract, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft, clean and makeup-free. (And Cleansing Oil Stick smells as great as it works!)
PRO TIP ➡️ Apply directly on dry skin and massage gently until product melts into a liquid form. Splash with water, massage a little more to lather, then rinse off. While this product is safe for use around the eyes, everybody’s skin is different. If irritation occurs, avoid the eye area.


DOES IT WORK? yes, it works quite good but the fragrance is a little bit to much for me. I might keep it in a travel bag. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Pore Refining Peel 

Problem pores? We’ve got the solution. Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel is like a vacuum for your pores. This easy-to-use, peel-off mask immediately draws out impurities—leaving pores visibly cleaner, more refined and smaller-looking. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, our allergy-tested Pore Refining Peel works on all complexion types. And we laced this formula with a blend of nine skin-nourishing plant extracts, including sugarcane extract, Irish moss, common St. John’s wort, burdock root extract, peppermint extract and lemon balm.


DOES IT WORK? Omg yes, yes it does I’m so so so excited about this product – it uses guess guess LEMON JUICE imagine that. Scroll up to my pro tip. 

And lastly and most sceptical

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Hot Springs Hydrating Gel 

Looking for a product that will infuse your skin with intense moisture without feeling greasy? Hydrate, balance and energize your complexion post-cleansing with Rehab Makeup Prep Hot Springs Hydrating Gel.

Made for prepping skin for makeup, this benefit-packed gel has an ultra-lightweight, watery feel. Unlike a traditional moisturizer that creates a slippery surface for makeup, Hot Springs Hydrating Gel absorbs quickly to leave skin looking plump and healthy. Water from hot springs is rich in skin-nourishing minerals. The encapsulated water in the gel (sourced from a 1,000-year-old hot spring in Japan) bursts on contact, creating a cooling effect. Because the water in this formula is also hypotonic (meaning a pure form of water), it penetrates the skin’s barrier well and becomes absorbed more easily. The result? Instant hydration that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, never greasy. And Hot Springs Hydrating Gel is low alkaline. Perfect for everyday use, the light gel formula leaves skin feeling soft (not oily!), significantly more hydrated and ready for the perfect foundation application. EVERY skin type needs moisture to even out the surface texture—including oily skin. Hydration plumps and smoothes skin so makeup goes on better and more evenly. And using Hot Springs Hydrating Gel before you apply takes care of dry spots that can make makeup look flaky on the skin.

DOES IT WORK? Yes and no – I mean the claim to it are a little crazy I went to sleep at 11pm and it’s 4:07am while I’m blogging this and I do not see any changes in my skin. Sadly. 

Urban Decay needs to step it up with a lot of the launches coming out in 2017 or the will suffer a little. I never really loved UD I mean unless it’s the ALL NIGHTER setting spray which i use everyday. 

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HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT NUDE LIPSTICK SHADE 💄 oh man.. 

So this is just going to be a small little post because I found it to be so so so funny, while I was checking twitter I came across a little article from a woman who went to a plastic surgon and claims

If you want to find the best pinky flesh nude that is right for your skin and body then just use your nipples as shade guides” 

When I posted this last night I no idea how much traction this would make! Because now it seems that everyone is talking about it! Go figure. 


Trust me, I conducted an experiment and did the research ➡️

Nobody ever said picking a lip color was easy. You get your heart set on something funky, like blue, but you know you’ll never be brave enough to wear it. Then the sales girl comes up and starts making you nervous with her clearly contaminated free samples – not today, lady – and so you settle on a red or pink hue you’re not entirely sure blends best, and book it to the register. Luckily, I’m here to tell you choosing just got a whole lot easier. As long as you don’t mind stripping in a shopping mall BUT I would recommend using the nudes you already have or buying a could and using a one swip – clean, makeup brush and return the others.
The idea of it is actually very very smart if you think about it. We are always told to listen to our bodies.

“Finding a lipstick that matches my nipples was harder than I expected. Nipples are’t exactly the same colour all over, so I was aiming for a kind of average tone. What the beauty industry terms ‘nude’ generally reads too pink or coral. I eventually found a good match by mixing two shades. The resulting colour isn’t too far from my natural lip colour or my natural nipple colour, and it doesn’t look out of place on my face.”

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DATE NIGHT | 2015 demonic

This movie was SO GOOD you do not expect the ending at all! It’s so crazy I can’t even believe it. It has suspense, jump scares and will have you on the edge of your seat ➡️ what it’s about ➡️

de·mon·ic

dēˈmänik/

adjective

of, resembling, or characteristic of demons or evil spirits.

demonic possession

synonyms: devilish, fiendish, diabolical, satanic, Mephistophelean, hellish, infernal; More

fiercely energetic or frenzied.

“in a demonic hurry”

synonyms: frenzied, wild, feverish, frenetic, frantic, furious, manic, like one possessed

“the demonic intensity of his playing”

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

This takes found footage to another level, where the analysis of the footage becomes part of the story. Yet it messes with the genre by directing the raw stuff with various fixed angles. And, for me, cops and horror doesn’t generally work because it gives the feeling you can return ‘home’ at any time.

Remember also just because this movie is recommended for me to watch and I enjoy it doesn’t mean that you’ll watch it and like it as me! 

IMDb review | 5.3 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes | 33% 

Budget | $3,000,000 (estimated)

https://youtu.be/2oOeEn0Eo08

 
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NEW AND NOW | NARS PRO – THE BRUSH EXPERIENCE 

SO these brushes were to lunch 5 times and NARS had been holding off and holding off and I’ve had them since February 13th with a message that NARS wanted to lanch them a week later (thank you LVMH) well that didn’t happen so I’ve had the products and 4 different WeTransfers if your a blogger or social influencer and you don’t know what WeTransfer is… whatcha been doing? (WeTransfer is when a company gets new products and they send you them but instead of paper explaining what it is and all of that it’s all done digitally if you don’t want to save the PDF. file then there is a scan code in the box there is also a lot of exclusive HQ-PR photos which you’ll see here in all kinds of sizes and lengths for all outlooks also some places like Germany do not do WeTransfer)

Amen. 

So naturally the thickness of the brushes, the hair color, the size of the brushes I was like oh hey Armani relaunch of brushes..? No no no theses are actually better then the Armani brushes they only thing is, 

1. Where the hell is the signature NARS redbotton handles 


2. Why do they look like a mini-brush set and not even fit nicely in the hands 

Sureeeee NARS is up there – there new NARS concealer which I was one of 15 to try, give my opinion and let NARS know picked over Jeffreestar who JUST got his hands on one – link below.  The brushes are good quality but I will be completely honest – the price point? NARS what the hell are you thinking..? What are you seeing that I am not. You know, I’m sorry I get that they are is hand-bound in Japan with rarified craftsmanship, and expertly shaped for advanced makeup artistry. They are made from distinctive natural fibers for plush, refined application that builds and blends with extreme ease. I can say they are good but blendSMART with the concealer and full-cover attachment heads are just, better, sorry NARS I think that you massively missed the mark of this if you only launched before Armani we might have a game changer. 


Best of the 6 NARS PRO brushes is  ‘the intensifier‘ but wait Kam, isn’t this just the NARS wet / dry brush with white bristles – essentially, yep (plus a lot cheaper) 

NARS PRO the intensifier

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PRICE $97.00US

BUY : (CLICK THE PHOTO)

The NARS #23 brush I bought with my own money that’s how badly I wanted this bad boy and since I use it every day kinda like a extra blending and eraser brush or to brush HOURGLASS liquid – powder foundation into my cheeks, chin and forehead. 

NARS #23 brush

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PRICE : $42.00US 

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I am also going to talk about the the Charlotte Gainsbourg x NARS Collection the iconic chanteuse’s signature style through François Nars’ vision of beauty. Now these brushes are freaking BEAUTIFUL and amazing and when you pull them out clients will love the experience and if you’re just buying them for you it will amp up your makeup application. 

EASE OF EXPERTISE. Expertly swirl, powder, shade, line, and define your own effortless style. Experience a luxurious makeup ritual with this complete, limited-edition makeup brush set inspired by Charlotte Gainsbourg’s story and signature style. A deluxe faux leather brush roll adorned with gold accents holds five full-size makeup brushes, each with their own uniquely faceted handle. Includes an Eye Blending Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Concealer Brush, Face Brush, and Face Highlighting Brush.

NARS Au Poil Brush Roll

SIDE NOTE ➡️ this is a NARS online exclusive / not available in stores like SEPHORA but some NARS boutiques will have the collection collective. 

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PRICE : $175.00US

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Also some of the NARS collective will be phased out which means they will go on sale – check out NARS.COM around holidays for set exclusives on the NARS PRO brushes (lord if they make a mini brush set of this it will be for Barbie. Sorry NARS cosmetics

➡️ being honest guys go buy a BLENDSMART with the attachment heads and it will be all you need for completely control and complete flawless base and complexion.  

HIT OR MISS | TARTE | frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser.  GIORGIO ARMANI| POWER FABRIC FOUNDATION | MARC JACOBS BEAUTY | perfection powder featherweight 

Amazing ➡️ 

TARTE has been blowing me out of the damn water for the past year. The brand has done a wonderful job in PR and instagram publicly – they have been kinda making there way into skin care markets now – they are not claiming to be a skin care brand, they are a cosmetics brand which comes with knowledge of the skin and skin concerns which whomsoever is behind the sences knows medically the steps needed to help with skin concerns and TARTE sources a lot of their products naturally for their products like the amazing frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser – this product is amazing for travel you can use it as a mask by leaving it on the skin for a little longer the working it in and washing it off. It’s best used applied to damp skin, it is a soft gel type of texture with clay, glycerin, charcoal, diatomaceous earth and so much more natural skin loving ingredients for the one of the best cleansers I’ve ever tried. (Now using just this also I don’t think it will take off your makeup very well – so maybe keep the stick in the shower and use it in the morning – I will have to check this because I haven’t been applying that much makeup to myself as of late)formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, gluten, vegan friendly and demonologist tested.

3 in 1 duh – cleanse. Exfoliate. Mask. 

TARTE skin


It is not a harsh exfoliant at all it will leave you skin smooth and completely glowing like you’re wearing some HD powder or something. All of the ingredients work well together in this one – was I living under a rock? I really need to open packages by date!! Because I really wish I would have tried this sooner. It is well worth you dollar and not that expensive as is! Give it a try. It will change your skin.
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PRICE ➡️ $29.00CAD

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TARTE 3 in 1


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