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SERUM C | M X T C

Hey boys and girls, I’m that type of person that when I love someone and their in pain – I feel completely off, I know that I need to take care of my life before I come running to help others, and you’ve always taught me this. It’s always okay to need somebody to help you or to lean on, as long as you don’t give up! so many things are going to unbelievable in my life! I couldn’t be more happy! I’m very excited to talk about this product because it will be in the spring giveaway, which the end date was given in my previous post (COVETED TOP 5 : NARS | M X T C) I like this! hiding the easy way to win this amazing set, and I can promise of this items you wouldn’t be able to get if it wasn’t for this fully partnered and sponsored giveaway so there are some rules, and without saying – you know where you’ll find them.

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➡️ Just in case you didn’t know the same woman who invented ZIIP Beauty also came out with the same to a very exspensive skin care line, for example the Serum C is $200.00US and found wherever exspensive skin care is sold! I was sent two bottles on for me, and one for the giveaway and after just one use – wow.

GIVEAWAY SIDE NOTE ➡️ if you think that you found the clues and the end day, and what you have to do to enter the giveaway just sent me a DM on Instagram and I will let you know if you’re correct. Even if you’re not, you will still be entered +1 but if you are right you’ll get you will be entered +5

When Melanie Simon began using this potent, highly concentrated, highly stabilized vitamin C serum on her clients, she saw results she had never seen before. Pores tightened, fine lines vanished, redness subsided, skin tone brightened, and the glow was surreal. Clients started asking to take home this magic in a bottle, so Melanie prepared take-home potions and stamped a C on them with her wax seal.

Great for all skin types, vitamin C is the star ingredient because of its ability to increase collagen levels, reduce melanin production, brighten skin, and repair the effects of UV exposure and other environmental damage. Plus, unlike most vitamin C products, Melanie’s is incredibly stable and can withstand light and air exposure. That’s why it’s safe and active even in its clear bottle.

➡️ START WITH A DRY CANVAS
Wash your face, pat dry. If you use toners and thin serums, apply those, and let them dry first. Now it’s Serum C time.

➡️ APPLY 5 TO 10 DROPS OF SERUM C
Basically, you want to use enough so that you can cover your entire face and neck. Lightly sweep Serum C around your face and up the neck, avoiding the eye area.

➡️ WAIT 5 TO 10 MINUTES
Serum C works wonders, but it doesn’t play nicely with other active skincare ingredients. Give it time alone to do its job and create a glaze on your skin. You’ll know when it’s time to move on, because Serum C will no longer feel slippery to the touch. I like to wait the full 10 minutes. I make a cup of tea, and get my clothes ready for the day. What would you do in these 10 minutes?

➡️ CONTINUE YOUR ROUTINE
For some people,
Serum C is the last step in their skincare routine. If your skin needs more hydration, layer on your other products, always applying from thinnest to thickest.

This truly was a game changer in the terms of the strength of the product and what it does for my skin, this one bottle took the place of almost 4 jars and bottles, truly it is only my second day using this product but the results you see fast, and you know they will last.

It helps with everything that I am currently looking for from my skin care right now, and I’m not going too  lie I kind of stopped using my ZIIP for no other reason then I’m just so busy and tired at night doing the entire skin routine plus the skin would be like 20 minutes which really isn’t that bad if you think about for skin that’s well, perfect. I need to get back to that for sure.

I’m excited for who ever wins the giveaway just to receive this one product! So good luck and don’t forget all you need to know is in past posts. If you can read between the lines you’re golden. I’m also capping it at 5 people. so they have a really good chance to win!

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COVETED TOP 5 : NARS | M X T C

Hey guys, what’s going on! my jaw is on it’s way to healing very nicely! I’m scared for the next week, it’s going to be uneasy for me, Today, my mom is going for her triple bypass surgery, I’m nervous, but I assume that the doctors do this kind of thing every day and it’s just a walk in the park for them, no more time, and no more second chances here but I still have so much to say, so I hope that it goes smoothly and there is still time for me to say what I need to say, sadly my schedule doesn’t allow for me to be there until tomorrow, so I am just hoping in time.

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Today I’m going to be talking about the coveted top 5 NARS products as decided by, you. This is a semi sponsored post, as the images and coding is all provided by NARS. I do believe that this is, in fact, the coveted NARS top 5.

Yes, there will be a NARS item in the spring giveaway, if you’re curious how this works the secrets to the giveaway are left in previous posts (and moving forward), I will let you know when the items are full up, and how you win, well, you will have to be smart this giveaway is items given direct from the companies and PR so you will be sent a list of brands and their social handles so that you may tag them in your IG winning post, there will also maybe be a brand or 19, 05, or maybe 15 looking for it for something special to be given.

Don’t stop. Keep going. NARS mascara, Climax, wants to give it to you – it being long, fluffy, thick lashes that just go on and on and on. Climax contains a full-bodied brush with a whipped, creamy formula that lifts and builds without clumping. There are very few mascaras that I would recommend in fact there are only 3.

➡️ The dictionary definition of the word climax is ‘the most intense, exciting, or important point of something; the culmination.’ So that’s a pretty ballsy name for a mascara. I was ready to get extra critical and pick this mascara apart like it was Bruce Willis and I was Demi Moore on Comedy Central’s Roast. But despite being on high alert for flaws, I couldn’t find any.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I used Climax on myself, my friend and set model. Each with different results, and with both girls having completely full busy days, both reporting back that it stayed out, only one saying at the complete end of her night there was a small flake under the bottom lash line.

Next coveted item I’m sure you already know, Radiant creamy concealer which move over shapetape is now the new number one selling concealer in America and Canada which is pretty cool. Seems a lot of people have forgave NARS for the whole China thing or they just forgot.

➡️ There is 30 shades in this concealer which is a good shade range for everyone, this concealer is also one of those concealers where its the perfect finish for conceal, contour and highlight, and with the buildable coverage puts the control in your hands. This concealer is also one of those under eye perfect concealers, personally I like a matte finish under the eye but this concealer is a really beautiful finish under the eye, and doesn’t crack, keeps the area hydrated and fresh.

➡️ Even though this is full coverage ➡️ it doesn’t look flat on the skin and that is the most important thing for me when it comes to concealer. If that isn’t the one thing you look for, it should be.

Next is Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation which comes in 34 shades and is probably one of the best set foundations with editing – so if a photo is going to be altered and edited, the makeup artist will lay down almost like colors for the person in editing to know the intended shades and where they go, with lines and almost like a blueprint on the face for the person in Photoshop. For day to day foundation I actually wasn’t a big fan of this but I know it’s 1 of   NARS best selling items and is a great foundation in regards to ingredients.

The NARS PowerMatte Lip Pigment is one word ➡️ NARS
is a definitive cult classic, remaining at the forefront of the beauty world and quickly gaining a permanent place in the hearts (and make up bags!) of all who try it. Uniting impressive pigment with precision (basically the ultimate lip wear power couple) this is NARS’ most powerful matte.

➡️ The liquefied pigment gives a weightless feel and grants ultra-flexible, long-lasting wear. It’s totally smudge and budge-proof, guaranteeing carefree wear, and unstoppable wear.

Warning: this is likely to turn you into a fully-fledged NARSissist. Without a doubt I feel the NARS power matte lip pigment is truly one of a kind. It is very easy to apply and feels weightless on the lips. The colour pigmentation is second to none.

I think that we all know what the last item is going to be from the top NARS items, and that is, without a doubt – NARS Orgasm Blush! is probably one of the most popular blushes from NARS.  It’s known for being one of those universal colors that looks good on everyone, and gives a sort of ‘glow’ to the skin with its fine gold shimmer.

NARS Orgasm is pretty pinkish-peach color with a golden shimmery sheen.  I find it works great as a sort of two-in-one highlighter and blush.  The light bounces of the soft gold shimmer and creates a glowy effect, while the peachy pink warms the cheeks.

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So there you have it. The top 5 coveted NARS products.
Don’t forget to check my previous posts for hidden clues to the give away ➡️ LIKE SAND THROUGH THE HOURGLASS | M X T C
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LIKE SAND THROUGH THE HOURGLASS | M X T C

I’m sorry, I had to title today’s post that, I’m sure you get we will be breaking down some new, some iconic and some not that the brand aimed way to high for and it just, flopped, hard. Anyways, wonderful Saturday to you all! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day which used to mean a lot of alcoholic beverages for a lot of different people, maybe I will go out and have a few but my man is working and is a lead chef in a restaurant so, it’s a bigger night for anywhere that has booze on the menu. I actually stopped drinking, and I wish I had a huge from the bottom up story or waking up in strange places or something but I don’t really, alcohol just isn’t good for your body, skin or mind.  Plus it’s very easy too cross a line when you drink that you can’t come back from. So I guess all I can say is, be safe, be with friends, and be smart.

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Alright, so now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about Hourglass luxury beauty, and yes all items talked about will be added into the giveaway if you have been following any previous post TGIF! WhiteWithStyle | M X T C check that out and pop back to continue, I can wait! I don’t mind! I absouloutly love Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation, I think it’s one of the all time best products out there, pop culture would also agree with me, and you know what they say, don’t mess with a classic – They came out with a full liquid version of Vanish, with some big and I mean big claims ➡️ no primer needed ➡️ half a pump to do the entire face ➡️ second skin natural finish! Hourglass said that it they feel its the future of foundation.

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Weightless, instant full coverage is delivered through the formula’s innovative coated pigments—allowing for seamless application and a long-wearing, second-skin adherence. A natural finish is delivered through light-refracting microspheres, blurring and smoothing any imperfections for virtually perfect skin. With all of that being said there is a lot of mixed reviews so put every claim to the test over two weeks to find out exactly what was up, I found that it does oxidize quickly and become shade(s) darker quickly, it sticks to dry areas and really shows off any little flake of dryness, there is no natural finish this is drying and matte, make sure if you choose the route of no primer, use a rich moisturizer and bring a touch up compact if you’re going anywhere because I found that it lifted on and around the nose, chin and sides of the eye, strangely.

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I would say to go into your Sephora and ask them to make you a good sized sample because the sample jars that Sephora has are supposed to fill for a two week use and give it a try because it is also more exspensive the iconic stick formula.

$56.00US, 32 shades  on Hourglass.com

Ambient® Lighting Edit ➡️ Volume 4, I love these little palettes so much, and I know a lot of people don’t understand Ambient® Lighting from Hourglass but its kind of like different color settings on a ring light, cool, warm, etcetera but brought to life, when you understand how to use these powders they can change your makeup game forever and the palettes are a good way to start to collect them – I could do without the hot pick metallic shell though I wish they would have kept it more gender neutral as they do but pink is a guys color also, I guess, just not mine.

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➡️Formulated with photo luminescent technology to capture, diffuse and soften surrounding light for skin that appears softer, younger and lit from within.

Sold individually for $48.00US on Hourglass.com

Sold in three pan palette for $64.00US on Hourglass.com

Limited edition six pan palette (Holiday 2018) sold for $80.00US on Hourglass.com (SOLD OUT)

I will edit this post if the items does come back into stock but I do have one in the giveaway and if you wish to win it you’re going to keep reading the spring themed product reviews or events.

Make sure everyone is safe this St. Patrick’s day,
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TGIF! WhiteWithStyle | M X T C

Hey all you beautiful people, well we made it another week! have you ever tried to get something patented and worked so hard on a idea that no one else has done, trust me, I am sent some the newest makeup and it really ain’t changing much, sadly, and my idea is so, so good! I am so excited for the future. All I have to do is make sure me and my team dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s so that we have nothing stopping us.

But this is my first post of my spring giveaway, so moving forward and I have insured to reach out to all of these brands to see if they would like to be a part of the giveaway, in total there will be 60 items to get you ready for spring – and who doesn’t want to start with beautiful white teeth!

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Caution ➡️ there will be a commission code moving forward! It’s your choice to use it if you are interested in using it and saving money it’s up to you!

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My own teeth after four month use of WhiteWithStyle (never had braces or alignment)

Yellow teeth are a very common cosmetic concern for people throughout the United States and Canada. In fact, discolored teeth are one of the largest complaints that people have about their smiles. Thankfully, this concern is one of the most treatable conditions that people suffer from called ➡️ WhiteWithStyle.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you want to look wealthier, the first thing you need to do is whiten your teeth. People assume that those with pearly white teeth make more money than those with yellow teeth. Furthermore, people with white teeth are more employable than those with dull, yellowish teeth. Sadly this is completely true also, teeth and eyebrows are the first thing people notice about you so its mega important to take care of yourself, for yourself, not anyone else!

These teeth whiten kits are so amazing, I love them so much, they also offer a sensitive version that was peroxide-free which I do also have and use in between my whitening times, which if you’re going to over use do make sure that you take my advice and get 2 kits 1 kit peroxide-free. If you use code ➡️ MXTC at check out you will save almost 90% the Sparkle White Professional Teeth Whiten Kit so it will be around $28.00 – you can check out the other kits here – mint is the way to go! I do just want to touch base that the price without my code is $269.00 – who doesn’t want to save that money.

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JUMP INTO SPRING WITH THESE MUST HAVE PRODUCTS! | M X T C

Hey there boys and girls, how goes it? clocks have went forwards so we are that much closes to summer for all of you who enjoy summer but before we get to summer we first have too go through spring! I don’t mind spring so much, but I am not a summer person which, but, I have a July birthday so I’m told that should make me enjoy summer, not 100% sure where these people are doing their research but I will go with it. There are so many products that I could recommend for spring 2019! In this post you will see such brands as ➡️ Recipe for men, La Prairie, BeautyBlender, The Body Shop, Too Faced,  SMASHBOX, so many brands are killing it and it’s wonderful to see.

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Recipe for men has an amazing moisturizer with the a hint of bronze that is enough to make a difference but not a crazy self tanner or something that looks fake, the brand actually just sent me almost their full product line up, super nice of them so I will be touching base on the brand in the future!

➡️ It is a hint of color for fresh and healthy looking skin.
This lightweight bronze cream evens skin tone while imparting a natural glow with just enough coverage to enhance your complexion, of course you’d want to bring it down the neck a bit but this is a cream not a makeup. It does have extract of African pepper energizes overtired skin exposed to shaving, pollution and stress. Hydrogenated jojoba and provitamin B5 provide anti-irritating and moisturizing action, this is not going to tan your skin, but it will make for a instant glow effect.

Too Faced actually was one of the first brands to believe in MXTC and offered me a paid 5 year advertisement placement (with scheduled changes) also it was one of my first PR lists I was ever added to with the ad placement but I don’t really talk about the brand that much because I don’t want people to think that I am pushing the brand but I have come to realize that, they will still pay me every 3 months for a years worth of ad space regardless, so something for spring to really get your hands on would be the Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer which really, if you have a couple of shades it really could be all you’d need for your base as you prepare for spring and summer skin.

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Too Faced also has the semi-annual sale starting soon! up to 75% off, click the photo in the side bar to be directed!

The formula is oil-free, non-comedogenic formula ➡️ can be used to conceal, contour, highlight, and retouch ➡️ weightless and hydrating so skin is never dry or cakey ➡️ long wearing for 12 hours ➡️ photo-friendly, no flashback ➡️vegan and curtly-free! I don’t think that we could really ask for anything better, it also comes in a shade for all skin and under tones!

In the past I have talked about The Body Shop ➡️ COLD WEATHER FAVOURITES | MAKEUPANDTHECITY which is funny because the product I was speaking about and how I got interested in the brand was from RIO RELATIONS in NYC and I’m talking about going from cold to spring because it’s The Body Shop Vitamin C glowing skin line, this time what I am talking about is their cleanser with mild exfoliation daily cleanser, right from the get go, your skin is radiant, glowing and looks more healthy. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health so there would be a reason why a lot of brands make millions off that simple vitamin that your were told to take as a child (and you should still take a daily vitamin) give this cleanser a try and you won’t be sorry.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ The Body Shop cleanser also works well with cleansing tools and Clarisonic alike!

Next I would have to say for perfect skin that will bring you back to winter is White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire from the house of La Prairie – I really just use this cream as a finishing cream or in areas where I know I feel a little bit more dry, I know, I know it’s $1000.00 and you feel I’m abusing how you use it! but the effects and the smell of this skin care line alone is amazing, It’s a lavish cream infused with Lumidose, the extraordinary molecule of light. It helps skin reach new levels of luminosity and evenness ➡️ measurable in two weeks, visible in four, extraordinary in eight. I do have wonderful news! La Prairie has launched travel size skin care of their coveted creams and potions and the PR box was so cute, I literally thought that they were sending new concept jars of what new packaging would look like till I read the card – prices were not released but I assume they will launch with my previous mention ➡️ LA PRAIRIE | NEW PRODUCTS | BRAND TRIP(S) and more | M X T C either way, when I know you better believe you, will know!

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Now I know BeautyBlender Bounce was a terrible launch! but at least they addressed the issue and fixed it!
A lot of brands would just ignore it till they think its out of our minds but they did a press release, and a consumer apology and made it better for all skin tones. There is no denying that the Bounce foundation with the new BeautyBlender is some beautiful witch craft, you really see how you get to control coverage with this product, you can take it there or keep it bare! it can even be used as a targeted area, like on the chin, around the nose, a little on the forehead and go! it a lot of cases you don’t really need powder because it dries so matte!

I’m going to make this two parts because if you remember my Chromebook challenge its almost up so I will have my final thoughts and talk to you a little bit about how it went and if I’m going to give up my MacBook for it.
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LA PRAIRIE | NEW PRODUCTS | BRAND TRIP(S) and more | M X T C

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening so much is happening right now if my daily life and in my career. For one in June I will be going to Art Basel in Swaziland as a guest for La Prairie, which I’m sure we all know who La Prairie is by now! Especially if you’re involved in the beauty community! to even be asked is unbelievably a step in the right direction. I did have to sign a NDA just as you would with any brand trip, I have been asked before but I take my 9-5 job very seriously – and the truth of the matter is if I had a chance to go to Cuba or Art Basel, I would choose Switzerland. The truth is also that it plays well into my job at Universal.

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With the talk of La Prairie I will talk about some new products that will be launching in the next couple of months and yeah I would say that I am the first to even be speaking about it so any photos will have my new logo added so that people know where it came from.

There are three products to come from La Prairie too come and they are a fusion of makeup that meets skin care which is all that La Prairie comes out with ➡️ Skin Caviar powder and Skin Caviar Loose Powder enhance the Skin Caviar complexion offer, Skin Caviar creations are perfectly matched to offer bespoke blending for complexion perfection.

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Skin Caviar is the perfect conclusion to the ultimate beauty ritual – the first loose powder infused with caviar extract. A sublime fusion of caviar science and color artistry. The claim of this loose powder is that it will set the makeup, keep you looking youthful all day, natural and completely shine free.

The Skin Caviar pressed powder goes beyond mere makeup, and the brush line finally built to work with the Caviar makeup line. Science or Art? I guess it’s hard to tell with La Prairie. They do not have samples of these products to send out at this time but when they do I will touch base – this is all information from their press release.

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TOP THREE EYES.LIPS.FACE *DUPE ALERT | MXTC BEAUTY | MAKEUPxTHECITY

What is cookin’ good lookin’ welcome back to MAKEUPxTHECITY (MXTC BEAUTY) yes, you may have noticed that I’ve previously started changing names, traveling more and organizing some pretty cool things with some amazing brands and companies, so at this point I can say, I used to have a dream of a makeup line but I jumped into it way to fast and wanted to much to soon and it, it just didn’t work and wasn’t branded right, so I’m now working with a partner for MXTC BEAUTY and the first thing will be launch is the ultimate face(s) brush set, which is three brushes with iconic charcoal fibers that will change the way you do your entire base with only three brushes that you will use for, concealer, foundation, primer, powder(s), contour, highlight, skin care if you want one of the biggest things is the forth item that comes inside the package that allows you to change between only the three brushes and not have carry any product over, birthing the only face base set from MXTC BEAUTY, I am going to be sending these out in PR before I even tell a retailer and a launch date because I want word of mouth to travel globally. Permanently infused with Charcoal powder.  Paraben and sulfate free.  Brushes stay fresher for longer and more importantly are anti-bacterial ➡️  it’s also the as mentioned above the fourth item within that will change and I mean change your base routine also just the unique brush cute, the length of the beautiful handles, so much more – I also want to say thank you to Cosmetco Company and TrustPilot  for helping to make my vision a reality and CROWN Brushes for sitting down with me and really showing me the ropes! Ok so that’s my little news! Let’s move on to E.L.F and drugstore products!

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So I’ve found that E.L.F has came out with products that, well, could be considered DUPES but from my research some, and I mean some of them E.L.F actually came out first, also – did you know our favourite luxe brands are actually inflated prices of up to 70% – yikes. If you check the ingredients list you will find a lot of the items of the high end list and of E.L.F are the same. I’ve picked three items from E.L.F that I think are just to good to be true for the items and complete threats. E.L.F came to play, and they are not stopping and why would they. Why should they?.

Item one is clear and obvious, E.L.F Camo Concealer which is such a killer concealer, I littler only use a concealer under my eyes blended down to around my nose, and a vegan setting powder that just melts into the skin and melts into the concealer. The intense pigmentation is full coverage, but won’t settle into fine lines, courtesy of its oil-balancing formula that leaves behind a full matte finish so make sure that you lay down moisturizer and a good primer!

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➡️ I said that I am done with the company Tarte, I’ve made it very, very clear that I did not wish to work with them anymore, buuuut I have to bring attention to the fact that E.L.F Camo Concealer and Tarte Shapetape are almost one the same – Tarte finish in my eyes is actually less then Eyes Lip Face (E.L.F) I love the matte finish and the extreme coverage. I will actually be showing both wanders and you will see they are identical ➡️ which is bananas to me! It does leaves a long lasting, velvety matte finish that looks almost airbrushed. I even tried it under my eyes, where I tend not to use any matte products, and it was still good. I mean, I do like something a lot dewier for that area, but it isn’t at all unflattering and doesn’t settle into the lines.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ E.L.F is actually labeled as the best budget concealer all the luxury ingredients for only $5.00 ($6.00 in Canada) remember when I said luxe brands mark up also 70% please always remember that but also, don’t be running to a dollar store saying Kam told me too!

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With this concealer you can’t go wrong for the price, for the packaging and for the fact that it works, and it works good, and the fact that if you try to find it right now it’s pretty much sold out almost everywhere! They do re-stock them quickly but you have to go or recheck as much as you can and it would be the same as my other two items on the list!

The next item is E.L.F Booster Drops for skin care to custom create your own regime or to add and use as serum! personally I like to add it right to my skin in a patting motion so that it protects against any feature break outs, I don’t have acne or breakouts as it stands but I love the smell of tea tree oil, zinc, which hazel and all the other none chemical ingredients! but guess who came out with very similar if not the same items COVER FX also lets not forget COVER FX used to be sold in drug stores to help people with problem skin and personally I feel as if they sold out, they were already a million(s) dollar company so I don’t get why but that’s how it works I guess.

There are many benefits to a booster serum, and it differs from your regular serum by giving you faster results. The ingredients are concentrated in larger amounts, which gives you a “boost” in outcomes. You typically use three to four drops on your face, and you can use it with a combination of other serums and lotions in a multiple-step skincare routine, delivering a series of restorative ingredients that will get your complexion to look its best. But seeing how it’s such an effective product, small viles usually cost anywhere between $30-$100 or more, which isn’t easily accessible to beauty lovers on a smaller budget. Seeing that gap in need, E.L.F stepped in with their own version. E.L.F Booster Drops cost under or exactly $11.00.

➡️ Take a minute to check this website out, not only for E.L.F but for all brands, know what it is that you are putting on your face! www.skincarisma.com

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The next item is one that SMASHBOX had on shelves for quite some time and that would be there primer water, but it doesn’t do all the things that E.L.F has created for their primer water, matte, hydration, glow, clean and fresh and the list goes on. I love this one from E.L.F more then then SMASHBOX because it actually, and I mean actually works! As it dries down it becomes a tacky good matte but not moister sucking primer and trust me, we all know my love for SMASHBOX and how much the brand has had my back and helped me so much within my career but I can’t lie, E.L.F figured something out that SMASHBOX just, well couldn’t and maybe its because the one from SMASHBOX is a primer water and a setting spray from E.L.F it would be only a primer.

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Wow, you made it to the end! hey, you (yeah you) check out my previous post here ➡️MAKEUP BAGS, AND YOU | MxTC and make sure you have a safe and fun weekend!
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MAKEUP BAGS, AND YOU | MxTC

Happy Tuesday to you, oh yeeeees grandma you! 🙂 Welcome to MAKEUPxTHECITY, do you ever just wake up in such a good mood, knowing your love is beside you, I know I am the only one who wakes up at (and anywhere between) 4:00am-6:30am I just can’t help it, now don’t get it twisted, I could fall back to sleep! I just love my little drive to get my espresso and my coffee downtown, typically I go for a run but with the snow I go every other day; I always have such a love hate relationship with the weekend, don’t get me wrong I enjoy not putting so much time into work and having some time to write which sometimes I will write a couple of things and send them in a draft to the brand, or company or whatever, saying this has already been set and timed to a day, these are my thoughts – if its a sponsored post or whatever it is, I don’t allow them to change my words as once it is locked in to go, it can’t be changed which I love a lot about working with TrustPilot and I thank them allowing me to handle my own PR for my own space and be my own management, back to what I’m here to talk about! I know you all like my little rants, and talks in my introduction!

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Today I want to talk about a few makeup bags that are for more personal use or for a small set call, you can also keep them within your luggage or weekend bag as a little add on and they are absouloutly stunning especially if you like classic, clear, halo type, toss and go, or organize to the gods.

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Some are a little more exspensive and some are a little cheaper but none are a lacking quality and protection of whatever is inside! That’s a promise!

Firstly, we have Artis and you know I don’t mess around with price tags if the quality is there, yes, oh yes, my PR list grows and grows but it is in no way like oh hi, yes, I ran out of my liquid diamond gel can you sent me another one! thanks sooooooooooooo much. Yeah no it just doesn’t work like that, PR is for influencers to one – try the product or whatever first, two – for consideration to write about or blog about it and get it across to your subscribers, three – repurchase. Yes they are good with sending a package on or around your birthday of some items they know and are aware that  you like, which is super sweet and they do not have to do that!

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But back to Artis and their makeup holders, they change by season and by holidays, for example for Valentine’s day they became red which I really applicate having different colors, especially for travel, and on the note of travel they also come in small, medium and large – all of the bags from Artis has a place for your needed brushes to remain safe and on the other side a mesh bag (see photos below) the newer
bags are very beautiful they are fully black with a thin layer of plastic around the zipper, with ARTIS over pattern, one of my personal favourites.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Artis is giving away a luxury makeup case as a gift right now when you spend $75+ which is a good deal considering the price of the bag alone.

The next makeup bag is Ariana Grande approved, its from the brand TheMakeupDrop, and the reason I say its Ariana Grande approved is for good reason for her new tour all of the bags you bring in have to be clear so that security can see what you have inside, we all remember what happen at the singers concert in Manchester, sadly and truthful absouloutly devastating and wrong, anyways to take a look at Ariana Grande$8.00 tour bags check it out here on iheartradio that’s getting a bit off topic but it falls under the realm of something that is important to shine light on, for me anyway, one of the best parts of this bag also if it’s only $15.00 which is a great price for everyone!

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What do you think? Pro Makeup bags? or it doesn’t matter to you really?

Check out my previous post here ➡️ MY MISTAKE(S) AND THE HOUSE OF AENEA | MXTCMY MISTAKE(S) AND THE HOUSE OF AENEA | MXTC

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MY MISTAKE(S) AND THE HOUSE OF AENEA | MXTC

Hi beautiful – so if you know I was going to get Botox and Filler and I was going to go just for my neck and jaw line but the more I looked at myself, I thought, well maybe some filler under my eyes, botox smile lines, a bit on my forehead and then hell since I went through re-breaking my jaw and alignment I shouldn’t just do filler I should get them to cut open my skin along the seams, pull the skin forward and stich it closed then botox along the ends to freeze my muscle, after I was done looking at myself in the mirror, I almost told myself ok, you’re free to go. I went to my consultation said all of this stuff to them I ask them to look me in the eyes and tell me what they saw, not once did anyone say you’re 26 years old, you don’t need this and in fact your skin is almost near perfect, there are moments in life that define our lives and there are moments the divide our lives, again I found myself saying ok, you’re free to go.

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So where am I going with this? The House of Aenea heard what I was thinking about doing and they said give us a week and let us send you the products to try out, you don’t need to be cut, injected, and filled so thank you The House of Aenea, Yes this brand is luxury and it expensive but this line gave me the look of surgery without needed to go under the knife.

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#Repost @trendmood1 with @get_repost ・・・ It’s that time of the week 💦 #Skincare I’m Trying something NEW! (For me) this will be the first time trying this brand 😍 and the packaging already got me so bad! Clean, Elegant and Luxurious ✨ @house_of_aenea in pic: 1. Fruit Acid Gel Exfoliator 7.5% – removes dead and damaged epidermal cells as well as cleansing the skin of any invisible pollutants. Exposes new vibrant cells below, and prepares the skin for moisturizing and other helpful treatments. Reliable, exfoliating product that uses three variant forms of alpha-hydroxyl acids. Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid and Lactic Acid provides high quality exfoliation in a nourishing and penetrating gel $100 / 120ml How To Use: Spread a thin layer of Fruit Acid Gel Exfoliator over the face and neck. Leave on for 1 minute. Rinse off with cool water, follow with a moisturizer. 2. Oxygen Plasma Serum – unlocks the enormous benefits of oxygen by delivering plasma, rich in concentrated oxygen, directly to the epidermal layer. By transporting large volumes of oxygen to the skin, we can initiate the healing and metabolic processes that facilitate the proliferation of skin cells, which in turn display a smoother, more youthful complexion that's luminous and glowing. $120 / 15 mL How To Use: Apply to fingertips and massage into skin in a circular motion. . . Available Now #bergdorfs & #harrods . . They have more products like a mask, different serums, cleanser…Have u tried the brand before? Please share your thoughts and tips 💦✨😍 #TRENDMOOD #healthy #makeup . . . #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk

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They created almost a system for me from the collection they already had, and the results after six days, are absouloutly crazy. Don’t let anyone or anything make you feel like you’re not beautiful or worth it. I know express or stress action speaks louder then words and when I asked to go to the bathroom and suddenly I was on the Highway, and the clinic was calling me; if you miss the appointment or whatever reason can’t go this is a VIP clinic so they have your credit card on file so that they can charge me 500$ if I wasted any time or didn’t show up – I’m not even sure if they took it or not and if they did, they obviously need it more then I ever did.

The house of Aenea

We are a technology-inspired skincare brand born out of the science of Epigenetics. Each product in the comprehensive collection has been designed and curated using intricate thought and research, and as a result our innovative and high-performance range will enhance the relationship you have with your skin, especially when cross-blended, as the formulations are amplified when used together. The range includes anti-pollution heroes, high performance serums that combat stress and reduce cortisol production, as well as effective cleansers, moisturisers and exfoliants.

The range strengthens your skin, so it can take on the world. Our epigenetic, vegan, cruelty-free, anti-ageing products enable your skin to combat environmental aggressors such as stress, climate, pollution and technology. The combinations of natural ingredients work in harmony with your skins pre-determined genetic aging process. The result, an all-together natural born skin care program that will leave your skin feeling its best possible self.

The first product that I was sent was The Lifestyle Enhancer, just from these names I knew they meant business this serum meets moisturizer protects your skin from ageing caused by oxidation, keeps your skin youthful and elastic by fighting glycation, and increases skin firmness while filling your fine lines and wrinkles which I don’t really have at my age but it’s a good time to start to fight it. The results if this product I saw almost overnight.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ This is just an introduction to the brand that I’m sure a lot of you have not heard of, I will be following up with before and after photos along with my videos from the nurse and surgeon and how they wanted too fix me.

What is glycation exactly? Technically it’s the process by which the structure and activity of proteins within the skin becomes slowly stiffer, leading to the collagen and elastin becoming less elastic, a well-known cause of premature ageing.
Another way to understand glycation is if you think about what happens when meat is cooked in a frying pan – as it is exposed to heat, the natural sugars in it become more rigid until finally the steak is hard. This is what happens to our skin when it is exposed to the ageing rays of the sun – it’s slowly glycating. As the sugar molecules react with free amino groups of proteins, irreversible cross-linked molecules are formed, modifying the structure of our skin and making it appear more brittle and stiff.

Next I introduced Modern Shield – A one-stop skin protector, the back-bone of your day to day skin defence, it works like an environmental shield, protects from high energy visible light from computers, offers protection from infra-red radiation and one thing I want you to pay attention to is “protects from high energy visible light from computers” I understand the damage that our phones and computers, technology in general is doing to your skin but I wasn’t aware of how bad it was hurting my skin.

Moving on to the Oxygen Plasma Serum which was one of the products I was interested in trying just because of the name, honestly, accelerates the skin’s ability to regenerate, helps the skin’s healing process, stimulates the metabolism of Keratinocytes, encourages collagen and elastin production and increases the penetration of other active ingredients so far.

I was very blown away by this brand by now, I would switch it up morning to night, or adding in a little bit of one mixing half one, half another which is actually encouraged.

I was also sent the Corrective oxygen mask, the Rosehip cleanser and Fruit acid gel exfoliator which all blew my mind, this brand really gave me something, diamond like precision, it’s the level of skin care you’d expect but with the price that will give you that slap in the face but, you know that it’s a wonderful line and worth every penny.

Check out my last post ➡️ WAR PAINT FOR MEN | MxTC

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WAR PAINT FOR MEN | MxTC

What’s going on – I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the work week I have a huge work project that’s taking up a lot of my time the new movie Hell Boy which comes out in April which if you are a fan of Hell Boy I would totally go and see it! I was sent some samples from a brand called War Paint which is pretty much makeup for men, it’s all very masculine and very manly containers, for example a woman wouldn’t see this sitting on a mans sink and think oh that’s makeup, the packaging is very discreet! Which is a huge plus for men who are straight and put on a little something to hide a night so well rested weekend or drinking. But there is a lot of claims behinds War Paint and we will get into some of them.

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Men’s skin is naturally tougher, the skin on a man’s face is 25% thicker than a woman’s, men’s skin also has bigger pores and a lot more of them which produces more sebum than a woman. The difference in men’s skin to woman’s skin is caused by hormones, specifically testosterone. Androgens such as testosterone affect the thickness of the skin and how much sebum their skin’s sebaceous glands produce. Seeing as men have a whole shedload of testosterone, their skin is both thicker and oilier than women’s. This means that as a man you may be more likely to get spots and blackheads.

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Due to this, men need to be more cautious about what they use on their skin, as “regular” skincare and cosmetics could worsen the skin over time.

All of War Paint’s products are individually designed for men’s skin including ingredients such as; Vitamin-E, this is a natural protection from UV rays as men’s skin is naturally more prone to damage from UV rays which increases signs of ageing skin. Tea Tree Leaf Oil, this is excellent for acne prone skin and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which can help fight acne and improve the condition. Lanolin Alcohol is a fatty alcohol that can greatly benefit dry skin caused by shaving because it helps defend against moisture loss and maintain a supple feel on the skin. BHA which works on the skin’s surface and inside the pores to reduce blackheads and prevent spots. Learn more here.

Check out my previous post here COSMETIC SURGURY – SKIN VITALITY MEDICAL | MXTC and don’t forget to DM me any questions that you might have!
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