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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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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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VICHY – LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up everyone, I hate when the clocks go forward or backwards because it kind of messes with my head for a couple days like right now its 4:20am when it should be 5:20am – I know its only an hour and my body shouldn’t feel it that crazy but it does. anyway, I’m finally having some down time and although I don’t typically write on Sunday I figured I haven’t been writing much lately and I have obligations and a lot of PR to go through especially now with being sent all the holiday PR sets and wanting to find the best of the best and what is worth your money and well, what is cheap and not what you would find in the real product! SO be prepared for what’s to come.

This morning I’m going to be talking skin care from one of my favourite brands, VICHY (LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C WITH HYALURONIC ACID) from the new skin care products to come out lately I have too say that VICHY continues to step up their game – I did the full ten (10) day continuous treatment (brightening skin corrector) and I was blow away with the results you see right away and after the ten (10) days are up!

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SIDE NOTE ⭐ this product was developed for all skin types and is developed for anyone with concerns loss of firmness, loss of radiance and uneven skin tone.

VICHY set out to make a shield against oxidative stress and to reduce the consequences of exposome on the skin, this is the new gesture to adopt. Liftactiv Vitamin C Skin Brightening Corrector is a powerful formula to help fight dull and uneven skin tone with only 11 ingredients. No fragrance, no silicone, solely the essential active ingredients.

15% pure vitamin C is essential to the proper functioning of the body, Vitamin C is present in the skin where, by trapping a certain category of free radicals, it fights against damage induced by oxidative stress. It is also an asset for fighting pigment disorders, re-densifying the extracellular matrix and fighting inflammation so as to soothe the skin. This multitask active ingredient works quickly to attenuate fine lines, even out complexion and boost brightness and boy does it ever, I absolutely will be using this product on set under primer for added radiance and glow!

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Naturally present in skin, hyaluronic acid guarantees skin plumpness and hydration. To help it fulfill this role, among 100 active molecules, Vichy selected hyaluronic acid from natural origin. Its greatest contribution? Acting like a sponge to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water while ensuring perfect tolerance, even on sensitive skin. It forms an even film on skin surface, protecting it against external aggressors.
Of a small size, the Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the deep layers of the epidermis and triggers the synthesis of the molecules involved in skin aging prevention.

Sometimes you just need a refresh. A break, a vacation, some spa time, or really just some time alone to get yourself together. The same goes for your skin. We put our skin through a lot. We wear makeup, we experience season changes with either humidity, heat, or extreme cold, and we spend hours working hard – as hard as it is to live such a busy life our skin goes through the ringer, and sometimes it needs a moment to refresh that’s why I would recommend VICHY LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C WITH HYALURONIC ACID.

CLINICALLY PROVEN EFFICACY*

  • IMMEDIATELY: 24% more firmness
  • IN 10 DAYS: 21% more radiance

PROVEN EFFICACY BY CONSUMERS**
AFTER 10 DAYS

  • 83% brighter skin
  • 71% skin appears smoother
  • 73% complexion appears fresher

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEXTURE

  • 96% is quickly absorbed
  • 88% doesn’t leave greasy residues on the skin
  • 90% doesn’t leave skin shiny

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MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2014) BOYS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I used to do a post called “DATE NIGHT” which was just about a good movie(s) and my opinions on them and now being employed by EOne (Entertainment One) I get to go through so many LGBT (international) archives which I love so much!
So – I’m now going to keep that going a little bit more but it’s going to be ‘movies that make you think’ because sometimes you can watch a movie and it can completely change your thought process even for a day, or a couple hours.

This movie is called Boys but is originally called Jongens which is Boys in Dutch, so yes this movie will play with English Subtitles! If you happen to be apart of the LGBT community this movie will mean a little something more to you then others, it’s truly the typical love story that many of us can relate to or we really want too. Not to mention the character who plays Sieger (Actor : Gijs Blom) couldn’t be anymore handsome and such a good fit for the character.

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The storyline of BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. The friendship that develops seems nothing out of the ordinary, but Sieger secretly harbours stronger feelings for Marc. He engages in a lonely struggle with himself when it emerges that Marc is also in love with him. With his best friend Stef, Sieger discovers a motocross track outside the village. Events soon take on a momentum of their own as Sieger quickly becomes involved with Jessica. At last, he counts for something in the eyes of his tough older brother Eddy, who is secretly using the track to tear around on a moped. Sieger keeps quiet about this to his father, who often clashes with the rebellious Eddy since their mother’s death. Sieger tries to make peace between the two, but his mind is elsewhere, as he finds it increasingly.

➡️ It was a made for TV movie but it took the Film Festival circuit by storm, although the ending is very fitting for this movie, I, just like many of you was left wanting more, I understand people wanted to see more then kissing and more passion and exploring but you have to remember they are play fifteen (15) year olds and its not called “BOYS ON FILM” so we have to respect that this is just a love story and like in real life what we don’t see is well none of our business.

⭐ It got 7.9 out of 10 – which is no surprise at all, it is an amazing movie filled with love, self discovery, first kisses and it will have you connected from the get go.

I personally give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Director : Mischa Kamp

If you’re into subtitles, hot guys, first love situations and self acceptance this is a movie you should watch, its absolutely cute and with some truly memorable moments that you will think about days later and smile which is the best part of a good film is when it sticks with you.

If you take the time to catch this movie, get at me and let know your thoughts, what did you think of the ending? Was it hand to loose the smile on your face after the movie ended? speechless.

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