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HOUSE OF AENEA SKIN CARE | M A K E U P and T H E C I T Y

Hello boys and girls, and thank you so much for my time off – I will go into details when I’m ready to do so, it will come a lot sooner then anyone can think it’s just hard to allow myself to break through the space between, it was never then end. I do hope all of you are enjoying your summer as myself, the basic to any makeup application or healthy skin would be your skin care regimen both for the day and the night.

Who am i? Do you mean where I’m from? what I one day might become? what i do? What i’ve dome? What I dream? Do you mean…what you see or what I’ve seen? What i fear or what i dream? Do you mean who I love? Do you mean who I’ve lost? Who am i?

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This skin care really does change your skin! You won’t find it in Canada sadly but there is international shipping so we can all enjoy the benefits of House Of Aenea there is something there for all skin needs and concerns which is amazing – one of my favourite from the collection is they have ‘ the heroes ‘ they call which are the skin care that they put the most testing and the most get what you give and it is true they are amazing. I am actually going to be picking my favourite from the heroes and doing a giveaway with the House of Aenea Instagram all you have to do is be following me (@kaminreallife) and (@house_of_aenea) so it’s pretty simple to win $400.00 skin care item of your choice!

The Modern Shield I love so much, it’s more like a finisher to your skin care

  • 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

Life is sometimes complicated for our skin to deal with.  Step out of the door and ever-changing weather – sharp sudden bursts of sunlight followed by low-lying clouds for example – can create situations where our skin is damaged by the sun’s rays one minute and then absorbing pollutants from traffic fumes the next.

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How does it work boys and girls?

Ormesia is the active ingredient found in AENEA Modern Shield, with extraordinary powers to protect the skin from indoor and outdoor pollutants. Derived from a climbing vine native to South America, the Maracuja plant is well known for its fruits which are used in food and medicine. It’s better known as the passion flower and loved for its beauty, juice and scent.

Rich in antioxidants, the Maracuja plant oil has the ability to strengthen the skin’s fibroblasts, increasing the elastin and collagen found naturally in the skin, and making it more able to withstand aggression.Offering protection from airborne pollutants, it also detoxifies and prevents against sun damage, activating your skin’s self-defence mechanisms and revealing its natural radiance. Crucially it also helps to inhibit the skin’s natural reactions to high energy visible light from our computers and supports the cell’s DNA.The Modern Shield is the perfect hero product to protect from the effects of sun damage and UV rays on the skin (amongst other things) using the most up to date vegan and anti-ageing ingredients and formulations.

Lifestyle Enhancer

  • Protects your skin from ageing caused by oxidation
  • Keeps your skin youthful and elastic by fighting glycation
  • Helps reduce wrinkles and lines
  • Increases skin firmness

    AENEA Lifestyle Enhancer is a skin serum which works a bit like a booster for your daily beauty regime to tackle the effects of glycation. 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.

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    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. It’s an irreversible process, causing yellowing of the skin, and a loss of elasticity and suppleness.  Made worse by high dietary glucose levels, and by natural ageing, it has an overall detrimental effect on the visible appearance of our skin.

    Those would be my absolute two favourite from the hero collection and i know without a doubt anyone given the change to get tone of my two favourites will have their skin changed almost over night – it is absolutely unbelievable i stand behind any of the products that i review and it takes me a long time to review the skin care and in sure that its right for me, men and woman!  this brand had changed my skin care game in so many ways! It’s funny because I used to struggle and struggle just like all of you trying to find the right brand for me and I would always be told the ingredients are the same is exhibit a vs. exhibit b that is so far from the truth and we all know it, we get what we pay for! plain and simple.

    Please check out their website here ➡️ HOUSE OF AENEA

    Check out the instagram here  ➡️ @house_of_aenea

    Check me out the instagram here  ➡️ @kaminreallife

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IN BLOOM – CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC AWAY COLLECTION WITH A TWIST | M X T C

Finally I got my MacBook back (though I do find myself getting stuck on the command and control key) from the Microsoft Chrome challenge, wow it took a little bit longer with shipping it back to me and everything like that, it also got stuck in customs for a very long time, but I’m going to break out the similarities and big differences between the two powerful computers in a coming post! I’ve also decided that any post that is for spring beauty, or new spring launches i will call ‘IN BLOOM’ which just seemed to be, just fitting too me! How are you boys and girls doing? I truly hope that you are all doing well, in Canada central Canada the weather has been pretty good! Not to cold but thankful not to hot! Who you rather it be hot? or cold? or just fall all year round but we had a week of peak sumner heat!

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I don’t know why but I seem always over look Charlotte Tilbury! i remember going to a press event for he line coming into Holt Renfrew in Toronto on Bloor St. I wasn’t really liking the feel mind you Faulhaber Communications who was organizing this whole event and you can quote me on this, I truly think there is no better PR Agency in Canada then Faulhaber – they just do things one step on the game! But anyways a PR agency is not why we are here Charlotte Tilbury is, I just have to say how on the website its all ” hello darling “ it truly is iconically Charlotte, after meeting her now when I read the names or read a paragraph,  I can literally her her saying it, it’s wonderful! 

If you were to buy one thing for Charlotte Tilbury it should be the Magic Away Concealer and heres why honestly the Magic Concealer is like spanx for your eyes as much as that sounds, its completely true! it spreads itself out so thin but there is so much pigment and added benefits to it –  is an incredible full coverage liquid concealer in a netural shade for all skin tones and undertones. For five years, Charlotte Tilbury has been working on this holy grail of concealers that reduces the appearance of dark circles, blemishes and imperfections, for fresher-looking second skin instantly!

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you think that this concealer was not 5 years in the making you are wrong! we would get yearly updated from who handle CT PR either the USA or Canada firm.

Next would be Charlotte’s Unisex Healthy Glow which is a hydrating tint – it’s not as full if  a hydrant as a tinted moisturizer, I would recommend putting a little of a stronger hydrator around your nose, chin, between the brows and centre of the forehead to give it that BAM This fabulous unisex cream is SO natural, no one will suspect you’re wearing it! and its so true so who else to try it on but my boyfriend who actually still wears it to date within his skin care regime, it really does just even out the skin with just enough coverage with a hit of bronze that you wouldn’t really expect. It kinda reminds of the Recipe For Men Bronze cream which does the similar thing ➡️ if not the exact same only its made to work more with mens skin and testosterone and such – which when you’re a man it’s nice to have those options without calling it ‘makeup’ and when I say if you’re a man I mean it as a guy who doesn’t wear makeup or know the world of makeup; plain and simple!

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➡️ Next on my would be the Goddess Ritual Cleanser Duo from Charlotte Tilbury it’s absolutely one of my must have for cleaners ➡️ I always say that cleansers are a grey area, many disagree with me but it’s true, I don’t think there is enough time used to be able to make a difference within the skin, I’m not saying that they don’t do anything because they do, but what follows after cleansing your skin us where you will see the most benefits until trying this ➡️ Deeply purifying, super-charged cleansing duo for fresh, radiant-looking skin just make sure if you have blemish prone skin watch out for large doses of vitamin c sometimes with some skin it can have a negative effect! Sadly I know this all to well!

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WHAT DOES YOUR SKIN SAY ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HEALTH | RECANTATION | M X T C

What’s going on boys and girls – I’ve had it with some brands, I really need to press that just because products are sent to me or I am paid to review and advertise something does not mean I will go and say lies about the product, I have to say, I give skin care and some makeup items a good two weeks, before I write a review. With a recent paid review (SERUM C | M X T C) I didn’t give it that long because I figured it’s just a suspended vitamin c, treatment strength, serum. I just have to say that, I should have gave it the two weeks because I ended up having a massive reaction to the product, with using Serum C I cut out all my skin care and used just a basic moisturizer with my eye products – I got the worst burns on my forehead, cheek and chin and no it was not a break out or anything like that, I thought that at first and I understand that so treatments like this can cause the skin to become ‘worse’ before it gets better, the worst part about it, is I get a damn press release which is information in extreme details and it didn’t say anything about a warning, it’s not the vitamin c it’s how it is suspended that makes it kind of dangerous for the skin without being micro needled  please google it if you don’t understand what I am talking about, the worst part about it when I showed pictures to the brand, and talked about what happen they just didn’t care, and they were not shocked. Did I mention Serum C comes with a $200.00 price tag, I’ve learned to understand different signs from my body using my skin that something isn’t right, inside and out, you should also.

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There are 3 things people will first notice about you, eyebrows, skin and teeth, with out a doubt someone will make a impression about you based on those 3 things especially in the judgment world we live in today – your skin is the most noticeable part of your body. And it can play a major role in telling you about your health. Rashes, acne (spots), bruising, and more can all indicate potential health problems you may want to look into.

I know this 1 will be nothing new to you but stress, when you’re under emotional stress, whether it’s from a job or another life situation, your body reacts physically. If you’ve noticed breakouts on your skin but don’t believe it’s due to your diet or age, then it may be stress-related. Take a step back to find out what is causing the stress in your life, you have to try to calm down and cut the stress out because in most cases people will start to treat it like active acne throwing benzoyl peroxide and all kinds of chemicals thinking it will help the situation which typically causes irritation, loss of hydration and extra sebum creation and in return causes your skin to fighting back and it becoming worse which in return just makes you more stressed about your appearance.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ This is really important to remember, in most cases acne and irritation from stress is large, red, and 99.9% of the time very sore, you shouldn’t try to pop it but if you do you will find out that, it typically will not pop. As fast as it came typically over night is as fast as it will start to settle down and tone down, in as little as three days it will be almost completely gone, Try putting some Witch Hazel and Vitamin E cream on it or take Vitamin A orally, for no more than 3 days. For more facts about Vitamin A click here.

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Water helps your body sustain normal functions. When you’re not hydrated, your skin will show it. Your skin might become dry and look dull; you won’t have the glow you’d normally have if you kept yourself hydrated. While dull skin might not seem like the worst thing, being dehydrated is terrible for your body. The amount of water you should be drinking each day varies per person, but you should generally aim for around 64 ounces daily. I truly cannot stress just how important it is for your body to be hydrated, I don’t drink pop and only drink real juices and it’s not like I’m punishing myself, it’s because I just don’t like pop or overly fake sweet drinks. Next time stick with water, your teeth will thank you also.

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Any kind of rash, hives, or red skin could mean you’re having some kind of allergic reaction. It may not be as dangerous as anaphylaxis (which often results in difficulty breathing, swollen eyes, and potentially deadly health problems), but it still isn’t something that should be taken lightly. If you’re taking a new antibiotic, make sure to check around your body and look for any sign of hives or rash that could mean you’re allergic to the drug or said ingredient. The same thing is to be said for some active ingredients in some skin care can interfere with medication or make you ill without even knowing it when it is absorbed into the skin.  If you notice anything, stop taking it and talk to your doctor or contact the company for more information about an ingredient as they have to disclose any and all information.

Another thing to look out for and I actually did have this happen to me, there is a massive difference between being pale and being almost white, if you notice you skin a little on the white, semi grey side, it would be wise to talk to your doctor and get a blood work panel done to determine if your anemic. There are different types of anemia and treatable with some vitamins. Make sure you pay attention to what your body is telling you.

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➡️ There are so much more I could talk about, fungal infections, STD’s, menopause, or even liver disease but I think that’s enough to take in for today.

Make sure you check out yesterdays post ➡️ BY TERRY PALETTE FACTORY | M x T C
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BY TERRY PALETTE FACTORY | M x T C

My first impulse is to write good morning but I can do that because this is a globally viewed blog, If there is one thing to know about my writing process is I wake up, do what I have to do (go for a run, pick up coffee, feed my fish) and then I write, it’s anywhere from 4am – 5am and I’m done by the first ray of sun kisses the night good bye, I guess I could say, good day, anyways, off topic, how are you? today I’m going to be talking about BY TERRY and their new Palette Factory, and if you don’t know much about BY TERRY well by the end of this post I hope you learn something of one of the worlds first luxury brands of makeup still around to date. There is a lot some iconic work of the creator of BY TERRY, Terry de Gunzburg still used by rival brands to date when she was employed by them in 1992, fun fact in 1992 I was 2 years old.

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BY TERRY was a massive influence in the beauty industry then and now, in fact she got it so right that not much has changed within the branding or the ingredients of course the brand would evolve with the times, every great brand doesIn 1985, Terry was hired by Yves Saint Laurent to develop the brand’s cosmetic line. In 1992 she created Touché Éclat, the iconic brush-on concealer/highlighter that is often referred to as “8 hours of sleep in a tube” which is still a big best-seller for the brand. “From YSL, I learned the essence of how to anticipate women’s needs.” said Ms.de Gunzburg.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ De Gunzburg founded her label, By Terry, in 1998, while she was still the creative director of YSL Beauté.

There hasn’t been many new launches from BY TERRY over the years but one is a killer under eye product, and no it’s not the eye brightener but I do think they marry really well together, for 7ml of product it costs $90.00US the Terrybly Densiliss Concealer, this potion comes with a price tag but for under your eyes it’s a massive game changer, its more than a full coverage concealer its, a full coverage treatment. I had to throw in my favourite product from BY TERRY.

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Now lets talk about the palette factory launching online and in select Sephora’s ➡️ you can choose from 1, 3, 4 or 8 inserts ranging in costs from $79.00 all the way too $495.00 – I know that is quite a jump eh but it’s a luxury brand, any A-list celebrity or celebrity makeup artist will have BY TERRY in their makeup kit.

I choose the 8 pan palette, in front of you or online via the BY TERRY website you should have a empty palette so its time to pick what you want, you can choose your shades, colors, if you want matte, shimmer you even have the choice of pattern if you want marble, half and half or trio (1 pan with 2 shades pressed inside)  whatever you want,  you’re creating your own BY TERRY custom palette – You can literally if you did this in store create your perfect shade of powder foundation by mixing three shades together in marble so when all those shade mix together you have your ideal shade. I know BY TERRY isn’t the first company to do this, and I am sure it won’t be the last but the way that the company approached this is so smart, there is so many colors, base shades, finishes, and possibilities.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ Terry has been called the Steve Jobs of makeup. It might sound a slightly strange thing to say but much like Steve Jobs, she has created sophisticated, luxurious products which quickly become absolutely essential to their users.

Check out the Palette Factory ➡️ here
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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
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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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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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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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ALLURE’S BEST IN BEAUTY 2018 LIST | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So if you know beauty then you know Allure comes out with the yearly best in beauty which I would like to know the, well, way they come up with what was best in beauty, is it from editors stand point? The beauty guru lists? or really, all the sales taken into full account. Oh to be a fly on the wall there. All the brands saying that brands just pay to be on ‘the list’ to increase sales and drive the new market for the next year, and hey, imagine what brands would pay to be on that list, remember when I just said it drives sales, yep sadly, it works.

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Allure likes to break it down into different categories, best in, base, body, breakthrough (whatever that means) and eyes just for example. So did Allure create the Grammys of Makeup? How influenced by this list will you be? Let dive into some categories and what’s in them.

Base ➡️ you would think that this would be my favourite category because I’m all about that perfect base and less being more but, you’d be wrong to assume – within this list you will see a lot of familiar names ➡️ Marc Jacobs ➡️ L’Oréal ➡️ Estée Lauder and some that you might not know such as ➡️ Erborian, but something tells me that that brand is going to have a really good coming year. There are some on the list that I would even award myself such as NARS Soft Matte concealer which I use on the daily. I do get the list and Allure was smart to think it up but really anyone who does monthly favourites eventually does the yearly favourites so it goes back, what do they consider most for this list?

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I guess that there are nothing taken into consideration within the list except for the makeup who cares if something was completely stolen from a indie company – the thing that’s sad also is Allure choose the ‘bigger’ company when the indie company who the bigger brand completely ripped off deserves to be in that place isn’t, and you all would know in a second one I told you one of the names of the two I am referring to but that’s not the point here I guess. It’s the makeup, remember?

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Some products and brands I do truly believe deserve to be there and since it’s Allure almost if not all beauty of 2018 was more then likely sent by PR to the beauty team, and a lot of PR comes with stuff not even involving the makeup, like a free iPhone or Apple Watch. I guess it comes down to what you want to think and what you don’t all I know if the Powder Winner was a Becca Powder that I didn’t even know existed let alone was dominating 2018 – but hey, I’m only a beauty blogger in the hundreds of thousands, growing more and more every day, who lives in the makeup world but Allure knows better – and really I believe that they do. We all have and are entitled to our own opinions.

➡️ Well, you can check out the list for yourself right here!

➡️ Don’t forget about my last post! (SELF SETTING | DUPE ALERT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

➡️ Sadly the iPhone XR and Colourpop Christmas PR collection giveaway will be ending soon! the ways to win are hidden in previous posts.

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GREEK GODDESS COLLECTON | LUNAR BEAUTY MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s going on guys – before we move forward I just want to just ask you for an effortless favour, my world, my life, my reason for being alive, my mom suffered from two small heart attacks and then a massive one that sent her to the hospital where she has remain because of it being the holidays and everyone wishes they could be with their families and I don’t blame them or hold on to darkness within my heart towards anything or anyone except for myself – my point is what needs to be done to see it will fix her heart, can’t be done until the New Year and that’s just a big what if and if that doesn’t do the trick it will be open heart surgery and one is more invasive then the other that’s for sure, I hate that for me it’s always lesson learned but too late. I understand heaven wouldn’t ever have me due to the fact that I am all about me, but if you can just pray that she recovers and is okay because a world without my mom is a world unbearable and yes I am saying that because she is mom but also because she is an example of what we are doing right and what is right. I have always said that we are strong along but this time I ask you for this simple favor. The dust is just beginning to settle.

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Alright so let’s get right into Manny MUA and his line Lunar Beauty, I mean I’m not going to talk about the drama surrounding Manny because there is a lot but I am in no way apart of it and I was I guess added to his PR or if this was sent to me just from a firm is unclear I did contact them and it was sent for “my consideration” I will say that I did follow Manny and then I stopped following him with all the drama but I did recently click that subscribe button because there is two sides to every damn story. Manny has used his platform to challenge gender stereotypes and further the makeup-as-self-expression movement, all while delivering some intensely flawless makeup inspiration to both genders along the way.

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Manny MUA has been working on his holiday collection for Lunar Beauty since early January, and it’s obvious how much work he has put into the quality of the products and packaging. The new collection is a Holiday Collection, and I really can’t deny how obsessed I am with the packaging – one draw back is that the eyeshadow palette has a mega matte background and understand why, to make the focus on Medusa as she turns you tp stone, but, this black matte holds everything it’s very similar to NARS matte black packaging they are known for, so, if this is for your kit – which I’m not sure is the idea behind it, be prepared to loose the fight on keeping this one clean. Personally after I was done with it and testing it out on a couple friends who were off, and even playing around on myself which I should do more often I might add – I just stood it up on my shelf, white in the back and peeking out from the black and I have a feeling that I’m not the only one who will do this within your beauty room or for me the office.

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The Greek Goddess colour palette comes in black and gold packaging with a giant Medusa head on the front of the palette. Inside, there is a mirror and 15 eyeshadows with Manny describing them as a colour story on what a Greek goddess would wear on her eyes. The colour palette retails for $48.00US and is the same formula as Life’s a Drag, which means it is cruelty-free. Other then the single blue shade it really is just a basic neutral palette, but would you expect less from Manny? Or with his image being shook should he have made more of a jaw dropping concept – we do have to remember the time frame that Manny MUA starting the production to when he had his life exposed for the world.

Unfortunately, the highlighter palette and lip collection (released at the same time) are limited editions because they are only for the holiday season. BUT, Manny did say that he will be releasing lip products permanently for Lunar Beauty in 2019. On the bright side, he hasn’t decided whether to keep the eyeshadow palette as part of the permanent collection. The packing used for the lip capsules really shows off the hard work Manny MUA has put into the holiday collection for Lunar Beauty. There is a floating diamond on the lid of every lip product, which we have never seen before from a beauty brand. The applicators have sharp edges, making it easy to apply with no lip-liner needed.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the lipsticks smell like cupcake batter. Lunar Beauty is killing it at the moment from what I can see ecstatically.  Also Lunar Beauty listen with the mirror, it is not a small little mirror inside, it’s a quality mirror, and has strength. ALSO the shade Zaya is a lot darker then you see in the bottle which is why I’m adding to notes if you’re going to buy online.  

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So, it would assume that people are more talking about the packaging more so then the quality of the products and eyeshadows – with this sad they truly are such good quality better quality then some very big brands, the lippies are very nice with rich pigments, and if you know Greek Mythology from the names to the corresponding shades he did a very, very good job. Highlighter Palette is absouloutly without a doubt and fit for all skin tones which is nice to see, not chalky, and little to no fall out. Some can also be used as a blush topper as well which is becoming more and more trendy.

➡️ Don’t forget that my iPhone XR (BLACK) giveaway ends very soon, also includes a colourpop holiday collection and all you have to do is follow me on INSTAGRAM and boom, that is it, all followers will be involved but new followers are added in three times via a live giveaway.
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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS SEASON FOUR PREDICTIONS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

The time has come, hey kitty girl I don’t know if you have been under a rock for a little or are just not a fan of the show Rupaul’s Drag Race but they just released the first 15 minutes of episode 1 and it looks absouloutly amazing! I do have to say and maybe like many but All Stars is my favourite seasons because I love seeing the queens come back and seeing how much they have changed and just really go for the crown. The line up of queens this season is such a good one, for our consideration we have ➡️ Monét X Change ➡️ Latrice Royale ➡️ Trinity Taylor ➡️ Farrah Moan. Valentina ➡️ Monique Heart ➡️ Jasmine Masters ➡️ Naomi Smalls ➡️ Gia Gunn and Manila.

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Which to me seem like a really good line up, it was just to much of a tease for me I mean at the end when Latrice and Manila but I am fascinated to find out how Manila and Latrice’s relationship has changed since their disastrous turn on All Stars 1.

THEQUEENSAll Stars fourth season premiere comes just one week after Rupaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, airing Friday, Dec. 7 at 8/7c. The festive face-off will reunite Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique and Trixie Mattel as they compete for the title of Drag Race’s first-ever Christmas Queen. They’ll lip sync for their lives to tunes off Rupaul’s holiday albums Slay Belles and Christmas Party. Which was a cute mini episode to watch the best part and spoiler ahead ➡️ when Michelle and Ru both lip sync for their lives and the dancer add in is, maybe a little to funny, or sad. Hard to say.

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Also how do you feel about the trans element within drag? I mean no real woman dresses and wears makeup like a drag queen so the drag element is still there, it’s still within gay culture – also do you guys remember Ru making a transphobic comment last year? Some say that’s why Gia Gunn is even back, as sort of an apology?

I will keep updating this as we go! Don’t forget as a fan you are more involved then ever this season we have the chance to keep a queen or save a queen that should be, interesting.

Do make sure you go and check out RPDR on Instagram @rupaulsdragrace

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