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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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THE MET GALA | OH MAMA ARTIS (MOTHERS DAY LUXE) | MAKEUP x THE CITY

Thank you, next. I used to be a ‘little monster’ to the extreme but come on Lady Gaga at The Met Gala – on site costume changes, nothing clumsy, i’d love to give her a high five, what did he say? what did she say? aaaaaaay that’s right nothing!  The light is coming! that’s all I can say! What’s going on my beautiful friends!

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Artis, oh Artis you just keep upping yourself, the Artis if you’re have the  pleasure if being on on their PR list you understand, for once new launch – yes it happen – skin care I was sent four (4) boxes to revamp all my brushes, holders, sets, and gifts. Artis is the definition of luxury and it’s time to break it down.

For the woman who is one in a million, give her the world of Artis. We partnered with SteamLine Luggage, 111 SKIN and Tracie Martyn to bring you this covetable gift set as the ultimate ode to mom with the most elegant beauty tools and essentials to help her create a graceful, meditative and truly divine experience. But be warned — giving this gift will set the bar high for many Mother’s Days to come.

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Includes: Artis Elite Mirror 10-Brush Set; Artis Elite Mirror Palm Brush; Artis Large Runaround Travel Case; Artis Small Gold Travel Case; Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad; Artis Brush Cleansing Foam; Artis Brush Cleansing Wipes; Artis Brush Palette Set; SteamLine Luggage Soprano Carry On; Gift Certificate for Tracie Martyn Absolute Purity Diamond Facial (for use at NYC Spa); 111 SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster and 111 SKIN Cryo Body Serum


Artis has not stopped elevating skin brushes and now skin care and all I can say it wow, I suck at opening PR so I can happily say that now even you can experience the elegance for a price – I would like to take a second to say I’m not the brands hooker, saying what they want and doing what they wish, I’m sent PR IN CONSIDERATION of review and IF I enjoy the products it’s not a vending machine i don’t just place an order and they send it to me for free, yes I am paid for my thoughts.

Let’s break down the Oh Mama set because, wow – I do want to say sadly this isn’t available anymore but they have something very special coming in July which I have signed a NDA to exclusive rights.

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PHANTOM CLEANSING SILKS RITUAL BOX

At Artis and MXTC, we celebrate the beauty of rituals and how we, as humans, are all connected through these daily practices. Elevate your skincare ritual with this limited-edition box set – a thoughtfully curated collection designed to offer a truly meditative experience from start to finish.

Includes:

➡️ Phantom Cleansing Silks for cleansing to remove impurities

➡️ Artis Mister to activate and gently massage; comes complete with its own luxury silk pouch

➡️ Silk Headband to slip hair back

➡️ Sage Bundle for enhancing and healing your environment

Artis also bright back the Digit Skin Care brushes which were originally sold in sets for over $300.00 and yes Digit is their take on our fingers, and I’ve used them, in face I have the set with holder somewhere, again another one of  partnerships with SteamLine Luggage to give mom the royal treatment. Featuring some of Artis’ cult-favorites, this chic set includes an array of luxurious brushes and accessories that are truly fit for a queen — all housed in a glamorous hat box that puts the perfect finishing touch on a gift she won’t soon forget.

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ncludes: SteamLine Luggage Sweetheart Small Hat Box; Artis Elite Mirror 5-Brush Set; Artis Brush Cleansing Wipes; Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad; Artis Large Gold Travel Case

Please check back later today for a mega update! Including a special giveaway from MxTC and Artis!

Check out yesterdays post ➡️ SUMMER HAZE | MARC JACOBS ACCOMPLICE | M X T C

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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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THIS IS NOT A DREAM | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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In total, the collection is massive, consisting of one eyeshadow palette, one highlighter palette and four highlighter singles, one Super Shock Shadow vault, one kit, and six shadow singles, eight jelly shadows, nine body glitters, four lip bundles, a liquid lipstick vault, a makeup bag, and a partridge in a pear tree, oh, I am joking about that last one, but seriously — this line has a lot going on, and it’s all so, so good. I’m tempted to say this might be the brand’s best collection to date.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ I do want to just say that I did not pay the price tag if $300.00US I was sent this collection in PR and I am adding it to my iPhone give away all you have to do is follow my IG account for a chance to win – I will not use this collection as I am a man and I was sent it in hopes of review but I know that this collection and a brand new black iPhone XR would make someone’s holiday’s better! ALSO this collection is sold out and will not be restocked!

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The Chasing Rainbows Palette is 15-pan palette which features the perfect ratio of wearable neutrals and shimmery statement shades. The top row of the palette is neutral and bronzy, while the middle row includes some fun-yet-wearable pinky berry tones. The last row is where things get really funky, with a few metallic shades, teals, and a matte aubergine to smoke things out.

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Jumping to the face for some major cheek shimmer, look no further than the Super Shock highlight palette it’s very pretty and what I like is the shades are very, very versatile. “Counting Sheep” is an ivory with a silvery sheen, “Pinch Me” is an opal pink accented by violet duo chrome glitters, “Guilty Pleasure” is an icy peach with golden sheen, and “Mr. Wind” is a light coral with a silvery sheen. If you don’t want to buy all four they do sell them in single form for only $8.00US oh – did I forget to say that everything inside this collection is available in single form.

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 I do find a lot of brand not being so exclusive with PR packages anymore meaning that they send then out to writers, influencers and editors and then once reviews go up and the brand picks up a little speed, it’s available to the masses – seem to me that this happen after that silly rumor that influencers get better quality products in PR.

The entire Holiday Collection includes the Chasing Rainbows Shadow Palette, Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette, Flying Colours Liquid Lip Vault, Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit, Dream Baby Dream Lippie Stix Kit, and brand new shades of Jelly Much Shadow and Glitter Obsessed Body Glitters. Now I know that that is a lot of items and I’m not going to write about a lot of it only a couple of the items that I received extras of because I don’t want to for hygienic reasons as one of you killer babes will win it along with the new iPhone XR.

So this will be a smaller review of a five minute read which I’m wanting to start to do more of because who has the time to sit and read, I’m also getting everything that I need for video set up and my move from WordPress  to my own domain and site is almost done, it will be happening into 2019.

Remember follow me on Instagram for your chance to win above items and check out my full ‘The Cut’ review ➡️ THE CUT | DERMAROLLER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY there is a lot of information.
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ABH HOLIDAY PR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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as we get closer and closer to Christmas day, I kind of want to know – does anyone else start to feel, lethargic? It starts out I’m so excited, and happy for the holiday, it’s a fairy tale in motion almost, then, I’m in a endless line up of shoppers, endless family members, crazy drivers, I say it every year about giving my time to people who need it, or helping at a shelter or donating and I mean to do it but I always forget, and I know I’m not the only one who has the thought, we are always told, it’s the thought that counts, so that’s it then, I can feel good because I did have the thought to do it, so why do I feel lost this time of year. Just so everyone knows, I did go to the shelter and offer my time before it became the after thought of the year. I guess we need to keep the faith and don’t forget the reasons why, whatever your ‘why’ is.

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Anyway, let’s talk about the new PR out from Anastasia Beverly Hills – Which I believe is actually available to buy for you guys which is super cool! I am going to be donating these this year because everything that is in the PR is sold separately which means already have it from past launches or maybe I will do an Instagram giveaway but I am still doing the iPhone XR giveaway right now (BEAUTY NEWS / LIFE 101 / WINTER SKIN YOU’D KILL FOR / IPHONE XR GIVEAWAY (CANADA)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY) so we shall see what happens. I have also noticed that it seems to be a process to subscribe to a WordPress blog, if you don’t have any account.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ It’s about your stats, daily visits, views, what was read, there is also an option if you don’t make an account to just enter an email and you are sent a link anytime a post goes live – that is just as well because I still have disabled likes and comments for personal reason, unless you are a WordPress admin the your like / comment will show through no matter what but anyways I just wanted to let you know for the giveaway, my IG is more personal but I guess what is the point of that, follow me on Instagram if you want to win, and from new followers that is how I will choose the winner I will also screen record from the giveaway site so you see I’m being fair. 

So the holiday PR came in two boxes this year, and within the first box I opened I saw something that I thought Anastasia Beverly Hills should have done for along time now – a eyeshadow vault and it was really nicely done also. Unfortunately the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette Collection is a limited edition set of 4 iconic ABH eye shadow palettes: Modern Renaissance, Prism, Soft Glam and Subculture, companies always say that something is ‘limited edition’ and they always bring it back so I don’t want to say get it before it’s gone because it is sold out right now on the website, but they are restocking is so if it truly was limited, then it would be once it is gone, it’s gone but being restocked – feel me?

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➡️ Each palette contains 14 eye shadow shades, from essential neutrals and vibrant shimmer shades to bright pops of color and each palette includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror inside its travel-friendly packaging.

➡️ ABH is committed to cruelty-free product formulation, testing, and development which is a huge plus within the beauty community and extended.

If you haven’t seen these palettes or don’t own them, lets break them down by each palette, Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette is more warm, romantic shades with intense color payoff. Prism Eye Shadow Palette is more universal neutrals and prismatic metallic shades and I personally love using this palette on set. Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is pretty much an essential neutral palette works with all skin tones and the color payoff is beautiful. Subculture Eye Shadow Palette is more edgy, grungy mattes and bold metallic shades – there was a lot of hype around this palette and when it came out it was a little underwhelming. It sell’s for $90.00US which is extremely good savings.

Next was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday Pyramid Collection with an assortment of 8 shades of ultra-reflective metallic cosmetic glitters for face, body and hair. The Pyramid also came with 3 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipsticks in limited-edition shades – And included 4 Mini Lip Glosses also in limited-edition shades which nice to get some new during the holidays from a brand – Vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free as well. This is available only online and sells for $150.00US, Packaging is a big plus because it is beautiful looks good on a vanity.

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Next I got 2, 10 piece Liquid Lips from sets from ABH and I’m not going to go to far into details because we all know what a liquid lip is by now and we all know how they apply them. What I will mention is there is two sets for Fair – Light skin tone (Containing 2 new nude shades and 8 favorite shades) and Medium – Deep. Containing 8 new nude shades and 2 favorite shades – Each lip color features ABH’s full-pigment liquid formula that applies seamlessly and dries down to a weightless matte finish for smudge-proof wearability. This sells for $60.00US, and it very much so worth the price point.

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There was 1 more item but I’m going to save it for a upcoming post, along with a promise made from a different post not to far back! Don’t forget to follow me on IG for your chance to win the giveaway, and try to do something nice for someone else! Love wins!

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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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NARS HOLIDAY 2018 x MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Good morning, boys and girl! you know I was checking my traffic reports and times that my viewers, view, is between, 8:00am  – 10:00am and then after that after lunch going forward! So thank you for having me be apart of your morning routine!

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Is anyone else absouloutly loving this cold fall weather – it’s beyond refreshing and so comfy to sleep under a big blanket all nice and warm with a dim apple cinnamon candle lit in a cold room! Lipstick ornaments, advent calendars, glitter everything –  When it comes to holiday makeup collections, most brands are pretty predictable. Unless, of course, that brand is NARS Cosmetics — and this year, the industry rebels didn’t disappoint. The brand recently released a studded holiday collection inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s, which features an array of new lip colors and playful palettes, as well as some cult classics from the iconic brand. I see you Laguna!

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, is the palette is loaded with the kind of cult classics you would always home that someone would buy for you or that you would buy for yourself, but were always JUST out of your budget. Packing Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush into one set not only makes them slightly more affordable, but also adds a level of convenience for those of us who just want all our face powders in one place. I could say exactly how beautiful the bronzer, blush, and highlighter looked on the model when they sent me this collection to review but I do not think I’d be able to do any justice.
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NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, there’s never been a doubt that NARS makes a good lip gloss, but there’s something about this smoky brownish-red color in particular that makes it party, office, and kiss-friendly. So Glisten up with an irresistible, limited-edition trio of cult-favorite Lip Gloss formula steeped in sultry shine. Lush. Longwearing. Fully-loaded luster.
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NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, $39.00, available at Sephora

NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette is so beautiful, and is a makeup lover must have, some of the shades within this palette are eye-catching the orange shadow in this palette is what initially grabbed my attention; I’ve been seeing tangerine and rust shades everywhere lately, and I wanted to play around with this shade but my swatch looked more red. So, I added a bit of the deep purple lightly on top and it was so beautiful. Full pigment, completely blendable and lasts forever. With or without a primer. The size of this palette also makes it perfect for a stocking also for travel! The only thing is they are selling out extremely fast of this current shade range.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Some of the shades within this palette seem to stain the eye – so make sure that you have a good makeup remover!
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NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00, available at NARS.com

NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set the Vicious color from this set is like a soft pink and a rich red lipstick had a baby. It makes lips look a tinge darker and sexier, and the crayon application is totally dummy-proof. Totally travel friendly, and again the perfect stocking stuffer. They are also iconic NARS products – NARS core products.
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NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set, $45.00, available atSephora

NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette well as much as these highlighters look highly pigmented at first sight, they come off very sheer. I would compare it to a setting powder with a light touch of shimmer. If you do a dusting all over your face for a ‘lit from within’ look, ideally could take a bad situation and make it a lot better. If you want a more obvious highlight, this probably wouldn’t be for you, but if you just want an overall healthy glow, you’ve met your match.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ You can also try laying same shade colors for a more intense highlight, or duh – wet your brush with a setting spray.
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NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

I did cover the amazing NARS advent calendar (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) and those babes are close to selling out or when this goes live they might be but I will include photos below of what you will or would have got within.
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NARS was my first professional brand that I saw and fell in love with when I was just becoming interested in the world of beauty and lifestyle – I remember getting my best friend to take me to Toronto for the second time in my entire life to go to, well, Sephora – at the time I didn’t even know what Sephora was. I felt so out of place or like I shouldn’t be there – I remember it so clearly because I was so out of my comfort zone. I bought a duo eyeshadow called Pandora and I think I bought a couple of red bottomed brushes.

Now lived in and living in Toronto and so much time gone by and my career at a point where I walk into any Sephora in North America and most know me by name is so crazy to think back to that little boy who was so scared and out of place.

Wow you made it this far, my hearts still beating and it beats for you – so click that follow button to see what comes next and keep me alive!

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