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What’s going on guys and girls, I’m sure that you’ve heard that one of the biggest beauty brands in the word (COVERGIRL) just became the largest brand to take the leap and go completely cruelty free, moving forward that is – I couldn’t see them getting rid of and replacing all existing products around the world and redoing planograms with the news. What is your thoughts about ‘Cruelty Free’ and Vegan? Is that something that you’re thinking about when you purchase makeup, doesn’t it almost seem like it’s trendy to be cruelty free or something like they don’t care about the animals they only care about the bottom line, and I wonder exactly what at this point, on that day, made them go hey lets go cruelty free – yeah it’s amazing but why now? and why not a long time ago.
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You know what they say, better late then never. Cruelty free international presented COVERGIRL with the internationally recognized gold standard for cruelty free designation.  No other certification program has the rigor that seeks to completely eliminate animal testing from a brand’s supply chain – it certifies that no COVERGIRL products or ingredients are tested on animals, either by COVERGIRL or its suppliers.

Do you guys believe in PNR? (PAID NEGATIVE REVIEWS) I can tell you first hand that there is, and I have been offered and truthfully when I was starting out with this did accept a PNR because I was childish and inconsiderate – but I have tried to fix the wrongs of my past and now I’ve been honest with the company who I said some not so nice things about and found out that they are better then the company who paid me to give a not so nice review and hype them, I’m sure if you look at my blog you can see in more recent posts just who I am talking about but truthfully that’s what stopped me from writing for so long, it just was a stupid thing and it not only jeopardized my integrity, but it influenced you, my friends and family too choose something based off of a lie. I’m very sorry – I’ve come to learn from my mistakes.

I’ve come to find the best skin care for me! It would be Knock Out by Tarte, MDNA skin The Serum and the Maracuja Gold Oil from Tarte and I will tell you why, when winter or colder weather comes around I like a little more protection for my skin, I’m one of those people who were like ‘oh oil for my skin, that doesn’t seem like a good idea for me’ I just thought since I have oily skin it would clog my pores like a lot of us but it is actually non-acnegenic which is a huge, huuuuuge plus for me! It’s a lightweight oil that hydrates the skin and balances acne prone skin which I didn’t know till I opened a 4 month package. My bad. I will also add that if you are not using this for a flawless makeup base I would only use it at night and I would remember that a little goes a long way when it cones to any face oils.
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Also – I have been mixing it in with my Tarte stick foundation while I’m doing by skin care, you know just under the eyes, around the nose and chin followed by adding adding some of the not so new NARS powder just repackaged so everyone thinks its new – in the shade flesh. It gives you the skin that you wish you had while under the makeup when you take it off you actually start to feel a lot more comfortable without makeup which is a huge plus because flaws are beauty too me! No one is perfect. If we all embraced our flaws then, oh know the beauty community would be no more! but we would be more empowered and comfortable!

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Wow, Did anyone else hear about Victoria’s Secret backlash due to saying they wouldn’t cast transgender or plus-size models? “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy,” he told the publication. “It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.” I am not going to even ask if you feel this is right because plain and simple it’s disgusting and wrong. We just need to keep the faith and make the worse seem better. I guess I will just post this video if Gigi Gorgeous who truly said it correctly.

So tell me, do you think this is fair? or right in any way at all? I am also going to be giving away a new iPhone XR in the same shade I have in yellow! my favourite color of course! Why, Yellow can represent anything. Sadness, Happiness anything you want it too be. Just like me, I can be whatever you’d like! This giveaway is only for Canada as I’m trying to grow my Canadian audience but I will include a Catrice 24h HD foundation vault for my international family, and the new tarteist™ PRO REMIX Amazonian clay palette which is you know there is a long, long waitlist for. It sold out within seconds – funny they did a brighter eyeshadow palette the same time James Charles x Morphe came out. (finishes: 🎨 matte 🎨 luster 🎨 metallic 🎨 duo chrome 🎨 shimmer 🎨 floating glitter)
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  Happy Halloween.

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Halloween, one of maybe the busiest days of someone within the beauty community – but I made a choice to not be stuck taking care of other people, will I help? of course, but I won’t be out of focus and forget all about myself! if you’re thinking what the, what is he talking about check out yesterdays post. (RED CHARITY PROJECT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

Commission, Codes, and paid partnerships can be really touchy subjects, if you have millions or hundreds of thousands, if it’s you’re full time job or you receive just because of your job in the industry – tread lightly and be cautiously there are codes a head! oh, and again boys and girls, happy Halloween.


I am not stranger to teeth whiten kits, in fact I’ve been in paid partnerships with Smile Sciences – and although they do carry some, unique ways to whiten your teeth, does not mean that it is the safest or best for your oral care and teeth – when I used Smile Sciences for one (1) I did not see the results that White With Style gave me. Also my gums were extremely red, my teeth got white spots on them and the bottoms of my gums were bleached also which is absolutely not what you’re supposed to experience when you use a whiten home kit so to say I was turned off would be choice words. White With Style has an amazing team who has never let me down regardless of money or a base commission, they have asked me if I’m enjoying the products and never pushed me to sell the products, anytime I have needed free makeup or kits for use on set – they’ve always had my back without a question. Of course credentials are necessary – in no way am I saying send them an email and ask for free items because that just is not how it works and besides White With Style practically does give it the products away for free when you use my code or if you use a generic code they would offer – which we will get into.

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I guess in some ways what I am trying to say is, just because there is more hype around a brand or a product, in no way makes that product better or above. It’s kind of like just because someone has millions of subscribers does not mean that they are any better then a smaller influencer – think about it for a second, what is better one (1) person talking about a product for the money they make or thousands talking about it because it actually is, a genuine and great product.

What fuels you? Passion or money?

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ 
Small little tip for you if you have sensitive teeth, or use the peroxide free option grab a regular kit or just a optional second regular pen and after you make your mouth trays and you’re about to start whitening your teeth follow your instruction card but first add along the bottom a line of the regular and finish with the normal instructions adding above your peroxide free and as you add your trays to your mouth you will see the regular lightly go over the front of your teeth and mix effortlessly with the peroxide free too give you the results without the irritation or sensitivity.

It’s also becoming the holiday season which means its the time for giving and what better to give them a gift of a white beautiful smile, and I know, oh I know what you’re thinking – it’s a bit suggestive to give a teeth whiten kit for a gift but trust me, it’s in your head and they will thank you because it’s a massive confidence boost– and who doesn’t need a pick me up.

“Are you tired of having coffee and wine stained teeth? Are you ready to look interview ready? Embarrassed by your stained teeth? Well look no further we have a great solution for you. Our Sparkle White Teeth Whitening kit comes in great flavor options and you can whiten in 30 min or less. Use our Sparkle Kit up to once per week to get your ideal shade of white. Don’t settle for the rest when you can have your Sparkle Best using White With Style Sparkle White Teeth Whitening Kit.” – WhiteWithStyle

The original teeth kit cost is $269.99US and they offer other kits that you can check out right here but the original seems to be the most popular, comes in sensory pleasing flavors such as, mint, birthday cake, blue raspberry, bubble gum, bubble mint, cotton candy, watermelon and more! Dressed to impress with coordinating packaging! OH! did I say the price was almost $300.00 – scratch that because you can grab a kit for only $28.00 which is almost 90% off retail price with the code KAM at checkout! or don’t use my code, use a code use another influencer that you enjoy if they are working with the company – In no way pushing you to use my code – I am telling you all of this and my experiences because I believe in this company and know they are the best and will give you the best results for you to be the most beautiful, you.

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LIFE IN HD – CATRICE – HD LIQUID COVERAGE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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If you guy’s remember, my post, where I came back and said I was really lost within work and just allowing my PR packages to build up, I would be so tired that I didn’t even feel like opening the darn box (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) typically being me I started from the more recent which is, dumb because I’m late to the party on this one, no actually I missed the party.. But I am writing about this current because Catrice is now available online at Shoppers.ca and also with be in over four hundred (400) doors across Canada by the end of February 2019 and since I am based in Canada, I’d like to take the opportunity to share this as most, or all wouldn’t know!

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So, today I will be talking about Catrice – HD liquid coverage which has been the talk of the beauty community when Catrice sent out their eighteen (18) shade PR box, I should also say this foundation also comes with some pretty crazy claims, but we will get into that – many and I mean many, say that this foundation is a dupe to Fenty Beauty, which I touch on a little on that in my post this morning.

The three (3) main claims of this foundation are ➡️ one (1) it last’s up to twenty-four hours without the need for touch up ➡️ two (2) the product is supposed to act as if it’s second skin ➡️ three (3) it’s completely vegan and mattifying and the only reason I’m feeling a need to mention that is the whole twenty-four hours with no touch up, will it keep you completely matte for that long? Let’s find out. Catrice is one of the most affordable makeup brands (beside Essence, owned by Cosnova inc. which also owns Catrice) that is available in drugstore and their prices are not as expensive as compared to L’Oréal and some other brands – it’s a lightweight and non-oily texture that feels like a really does feel like second skin. Provides a long-lasting full coverage without mask effect and creates an even complexion.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Dermatologically tested, Vegan, Dropper bottle and comes with standard thirty (30) millilitres.

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There is of course three (3) standard undertones Cool– silver jewelry looks best on you. Your veins appear to be blue and purple. Neutral – both silver and gold looks nice on you. Your veins appear to be green and blue. Warm – gold jewelry is your go too. Your veins appear green.

The packaging is not cheap at all – it feels like a luxury foundation and performs like one also, and it’s only $10.99 – and I have a code that will save you 20% if you use it at catricecosmetics.com which I will add at the bottom of outro – no I do not made commission off of this code I just thought it would be nice for you. Also new subscribers will have a chance to win all eighteen shades!
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As for the Fenty Beauty dupe claims, well they both have the same ingredients in the exact same order, and to be honest the think Catrice is better then the Fenty by a long shot, especially in the price range! I was going to do a entire post about this but a lot of people beat me too it! so I will link in one of those comparisons here – I think over all, this foundation is a true win win, all of the claim are true and it’s dropper packaging is so perfect and on trend for right now.

As for the twenty-four hours hold check back within a couple of day and I will do a twenty-four hours wear test with photos and I will not touch it up in anyway, I’m not the type to wear foundation like I would just use the dropper and put it in areas of the face that I would want to conceal – I guess we will see the outcome! so check back!

Don’t forget to check out Catrice on social @CATRICE.US and save 20% off their website with the code LifeInHD at checkout.
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SUMMER SKIN | SMASHBOX COSMETICS – CONCEAL AND FIX 

I actually used to be very very close with one of the top dogs at smashbox studios in LA – we would talk constantly and I was invited to smashbox a number of times and when they did a like nation wide smashbox beauty show just introducing new products and talking about the brand when they came to Toronto we met for drinks and had a lot of fun but as I would be sent huge shipments of smashbox products to use on set, review and use I started to find that not all of the products were as good as I thought they were looking back – in fact I voiced my concern for some of the products and was told to my phone (via the phone) they were aware of the same issues and these products would be discontinued so I continued to support and love the brand, I think it’s because smashbox cosmetics was one of the first brands that I really fell in love with back in the MySpace days and the first brand I reached out to to help me product on set. 

Now I’m not hating on smashbox at all smashbox was bought out by Esteé in early July 2010 and sold for between two hundred (200) million and three hundred (300) million but smashbox pulls in about eighty (80) million in wholesale revenue and one hundred and forty (140) million in retail sales. I still do love smashbox but it is limited things that I will use on set and I will warn a lot that if you are fair – light be prepared for the color you see to not be the color you walk out of the house with. They sadly do oxidize and turn orange

They are still a top dog in the eyeshadow palettes and collections departments – killing it with sales and paying their influencers very well. Please note ➡️ all products mentioned have been sent to me for opinion good or bad.  

SMASHBOX 24 HOUR CC SPOT CONCEALER (said to be discontinued) and I’m noticing on the website and in stores whatever is sold out is not being restocked so maybe that is happening. This was my all time favourite concealer I would write about it all the time because this 24-hour, waterproof concealer was created in the L.A. photo studio to instantly cover dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks while fading the look of them in as little as 4 weeks. You’re basically concealing and treating all at once, which means it covered red spots and imperfections BUT would oxidize so fast and I’m talking the shade fair so the lightest it went and it was very noticeable to everyone but I loved it and it was new and I had it before anyone else so I thought it was amazing. If anyone remembers last summer – my 2016 summer skin favourites (2017 coming soon) it was always talked about! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ smashbox also only came out with seven (7) shades that really didn’t match very many, maybe it was due to the concealer and the way it mixed with the heat and oils of the skin – I’m not sure. Sadly though it faded out of my mind. I also remember every time you would close the product more then you would use one your face would come out as you close it so it was also wasteful good thing I have one hundred and fifty (150) of them. 

• 24-hour wear thanks to Photoset Polymers created with medical-grade liquid bandage technology that bends and adheres to skin (big claim but it was turn! If it wasn’t for the fact it oxidized it would have been x20 more huge) 

• Waterproof

• Sweat & humidity-resistant

SMASHBOX STUDIO SKIN CONCEALER was developed waterproof, hydrating 24-hour concealer in the L.A. photo studio to look good in any light. Smashbox is the only brand with Flashbox Lighting Lab, where they test and perfect color consistency across 10 shades. This concealer blends flawlessly without creasing, caking or settling. Forget about midday touch-ups or makeup fatigue and for the most part what I’m saying here is completely true but it is not 24-hour wear at all. Again why only 10 shades.. 


It is formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Oil, Fragrance & Talc. All of smashbox is cruelty-free

There is also all kinds of people with all kinds of skin concerns and needs while yes I have a bit of discolouration under the eyes and it covered it well – a client who had really bad dark circles it didn’t work so well on. 

➡️ to me this concealer is A LOT like the KAT VON D LOCKIT concealer.

Try it out and let me know your thoughts in the “pages” tab. 

A moment silence for the fallen smashbox concealer no longer available to consumers. 


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