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GEORGETTE KLINGER SKINCARE SINCE 1941 | M x T C

Hey boys and girls, I am personally a very big fan of changing my skin care pretty much when I feel the seasons begin to change. Skin is the largest organ of the body. It consists of three layers of tissues: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis is the paper-thin outer layer of the skin. The outer layer of the epidermis consists of dead cells that are always flaking or washing off. These are replaced by new cells manufactured in the lower portion of the epidermis, which move upward to the outside of the skin. As they do so, the cells harden and die, some people have skin care that works for them but in a lot of cases the skin just gets used to what you are using.
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This cycle of cell production and replacement slows as we age. It takes about 28 days for the average, middle-aged adult. As we grow older, this skin cycle slows to about 45-60 days in our 40’s and 50’s. It can further slow to about 60-90 days in our 50’s and 60’s. As this process slows, dead cells accumulate on the surface of skin causing sagging and collapse of structure or what we see as lines, wrinkles, and deeper folds. Bacteria can become trapped causing blemishes and breakouts. Discoloured and irregular cells can also become trapped causing spots, discolouration, and sometimes more serious skin conditions, which is why I find it very important to take care of your skin starting at a good age, and there are available treatments to correct what time has done on the skin but after it would be up to you to keep it up.

Georgette Klinger is a European line that was interested in my feedback so they sent me a couple of item, and in return I was asked to pick whatever products I was interested in and added to the PR list. The prices of the products are on par with what you will be getting, of course the moisturizers and treatments start to become a little bit more expensive but it’s the same with any brand, the difference is the ingredients. 
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Coconut Cleansing Milk I love using in the morning to take off all the oils and yucky stuff from the night ➡️ not to mention the aroma is so light but smells so good. Purify and deeply clean your skin of impurities — including pollution, dirt, and makeup — with this luxurious cleansing milk, rich in Coconut Oil and Coconut Extracts to prevent drying out or irritating your complexion. Perfect for all skin types, this luscious facial cleanser incorporates anti-inflammatory Grape and Cucumber Extracts to soothe as you wash your face for skin that looks and feels healthy, hydrated, and refreshed.
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Vitamin C Complex  I really didn’t think I was going to like just because there has been so much active ingredients with Vitamin C but I truly was pleasantly surprised by this treatment, you should only us it at night time but I enjoy using it in the morning as well just a lot less and only in targeted areas – lighten, tighten and brighten your skin. Formulated with a stable, ultra-effective form of Vitamin C and Kakadu Plum, which boasts the highest source of natural Vitamin C in the world, along with extracts of Mulberry, Licorice Root and Lemon Peel, to help fight and protect against oxidative stress, this potent serum boosts radiance and luminosity and improves skin tone evenness. Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid promotes the absorption of Vitamin C, allowing this powerful anti-aging formulation to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sun and age spots and acne scars while retaining moisture for more youthful, glowing skin.

” In 1941, Georgette Klinger brought the best of European skincare to Madison Avenue, attracting a vast, devoted, and influential following. Now, we’re celebrating 75 years of innovation and natural beauty.

There is so much about this skin care line that I could just rave about all day! But they have one product that I literally call my secret little weapon and that’s because it is, gone are the days of the night before a big job interview you get that feeling like you have a huge pimple coming and you wake up and sure enough there it is, right on your chin! It is even worse when it’s the night before a date and you get the same feeling, concealer can only do so much! Georgette Klinger created Charcoal Drying Lotion I promise you, if you feel that little tingle, and we all know what I’m talking about, apply this before you go to sleep and wake up do you thing, I will reapply a fresh dot on my existing dot just while I eat my yogurt, check my email, etc and then I shower, when you come out of the show, boom, it’s completely gone ➡️ now if this was a cystic pimple all you’ll have there is redness, no bump, no lump, and concealer can easily cover the redness and you are good to go! 
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Clear troubled skin at the source with this overnight spot treatment. Made with natural minerals and exfoliating Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), the Charcoal Drying Lotion works fast to unclog pores on your face, jawline, chest, and back. Salicylic Acid begins by dissolving pore-blocking buildup of dead skin cells. Absorbent Activated Charcoal instantly draws out grease, while Zinc Oxide and Sulfur work deep to eliminate impurities and control excess oil. To calm the newly purified pore, cooling Camphor and soothing Calamine treat visible signs of irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity. Clarifying White Willow Bark minimizes redness and tightens the look of pores. Apply this treatment at the first sign of trouble, and you’ll wake up to a calm complexion that looks good as new.
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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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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.

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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.

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THE CUT | DERMAROLLER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Is it worth the price? Is it worth the hype? or will it get The Cut,

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Hey friends, Is everyone getting ready for the holidays? Putting up the tree? We all have so much to be thankful for even if we sometimes forget what it is exactly. I have found myself in the holiday mood once or twice – I have also thought about starting my own YouTube channel, with all the successful items one would need, well I guess you don’t need these items to be successful but for quality it helps to have appropriate lighting, a good camera that shoots 4K HD video and we can’t forget the background relating to who you are as a person, and trust me I tried to have a burning tree behind me but I ended up going to jail for a night for endangerment and being reckless, imagine that..

That going to jail and burning tree was obviously a joke, but I am sure, uh, hopeful that you all got that it was meant to be a joke! Moving on from that! Happy Friday everyone! so I was sent something that I was actually pretty interested in trying and have been for a while now but its one of those items that you think about or see and want to try but once it fades out of your mind, you forget, until you see it again and wonder why you forget in the first place! I assume you read that I’m talking about a DermRoller specifically the luxury and very, expensive Dermaroller and products within the brand, DermSpark, after reading the facts, doing my research and trying the product for three weeks, did it make the cut?

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ Optimal number needle count (162) ➡️ Durable and can be used 3 times a week for up to one year ➡️ Safe and easy to use ➡️ Significantly enhances infusion of important nutrients ➡️ Medical grade a-traumatic (non-traumatic) needles.

I first want to start off with Dermaroller vs. other rollers because Dermaroller sells for almost $400.00 Canadian but it also comes with Hyaluronic Acid Ampules and we will get into the other products  in a bit. I found myself doing a lot of research when I opened this box because I have no clue why I was sent this until I read it was sent to me in consideration of review so I had to see what made this roller better then say a $20.00 on off Amazon so I went ahead a bought one and found out there was a massive difference in the needles, one being in the separation of them, two being the sharpness, I have a litt le magnifier microscope that plus into my MacBook via USB – and I was kind of shocked at what I saw, the Dermaroller was smooth, there was not a lot of blood, and was ideal in the production of collagen. The Roller I got off Amazon looked horrible, there was a lot of blood and it just looked like I have scratches like an intense rug burn – I also saw that the needles on the Dermaroller were cut fine like a needle should be, and the Roller needles looked almost like staples. Also the way they handled was like night and day. So I do not recommend buying this online from Amazon if its something that you would like to try.

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Did it work? Yes, it did. It was so amazing actually for tone, pigmentation, I have a very strong jaw line and smile lines and I wont lie I thought about getting filler and Restylane and I mean lately I was thinking about it a lot because its a not so permeate way to get the look I want – but I have no need for that now, I understand that you’d love to wake up to glowing skin every morning, you might want to learn more about DermarollerDermaroller can help encourage your skin to create new collagen and elastin, helping your skin look plump, smooth, supple, and healthy. It rejuvenates by using tiny needles to puncture the top layer of your skin, which trigger collagen and elastin production.

➡️ Stimulates the regeneration of skin cells through light puncturing of the skin

➡️ Old skin cells are also removed

➡️ Skin becomes more radiant, complexion becomes more refined, and blackheads, spots and enlarged pores can be reduced

➡️ See brighter, fresher, younger-looking skin

With optimal needle count, the Home Care Roller by Dermaroller maximizes effectiveness, safety and comfort. Using the highest quality micro-needles from Germany, treatment with the Dermaroller is virtually painless. No lie. I also love that in addition to improving skin tone, Dermaroller can also reduce the appearance of scars, pore size, lines and insecurities. It can be combined with other treatments, such as Tarte Knock Out which is an acid treatment to resurface the skin, it’s a ten percent acid complex which can be kind of strong for some skin types, and let me tell you, it burns on it’s own but, oh god, after the Dermaroller it stings a bee, but my skin hasn’t looked this good in a very, very long time!

threeinhereSIDE NOTE ➡️ Dermaroller might not be right for you if you currently have active acne. The Dermaroller can easily spread bacteria over the skin, potentially causing breakouts, or making them a lot worse.

I was also sent Hyaluronic Acid Ampules which are incredible and these are the exact same vials as the plastic surgeons office, I thought that was pretty cool. They are perfectly formulated to deeply hydrate and support the natural moisture of the skin it also will bind with waters that fill spaces between collagen fibres, keeping them resilient and elastic.

➡️ The box comes with 30 ampules that contain 1.5ml each, for a total of 45 ml.

So I guess this would be the end, I hope that you guys like the longer more detail reviews in The Cut, I really want to see if the product(s) make The Cut – and yes DERMSPARK DERMAROLLER made The Cut! The last thing I would like to say is make sure if you’re not buying a Dermaroller due to the price point, please do your research because more get 1.5mm needles and that will destroy your skin from first go : it is recommended that for the first three months you use only 0.5mm needles and if, and only if you start to feel it isn’t working out as well you can then go up a size.

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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.

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HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hi beauty babes,

Sorry I’ve not been posting as much, work has been, well, overwhelming – it’s one of those be carful what cha wish for situations because I wanted this job so badly so I shouldn’t complain with the workload.

I won’t talk my head off to much for you guys this time – but I have a lot to say in the coming posts and we will address a lot!

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Ok – so I wanted to start off with a couple of PR items that have been piling up for a little while now, so this comes from Tom Ford and it’s my number one (1) gift idea and it is the Duo Fucking Fabulous treat your giftee like the queen she is with this iconic gift set from Tom Ford. Complete with both the spicy Fucking Fabulous perfume and its matching bright red lipstick, this set works for your friends at the top of both the naughty and the nice lists.

Get your hands on it only at TomFord.com

EXPLICIT. EXCLUSIVE. FABULOUS.

Moving on to number two (2) is Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler which is amazing if you are the type of man or woman who doesn’t really know what type of scent works with your body chemistry then this is absolutely perfect, buying a perfume gift set is a sure bet if you know your loved one’s favorite fragrance. If you don’t know the preferred scent, you’re in luck. This sweet set will allow her or him, we don’t judge here, to try all of the Sephora favorites before you buy. Even better, once they lands on their signature scent, she can scoop it up for no additional charge with the included Sephora voucher.

This is the perfect gift available at Sephora and Sephora.com

Number three (3) would have to be Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Macaron Set – Becca was the brand that really started it all with the highlighter craze with champagne pop and holiday time is the perfect time to shine, and these Mini Macarons by Becca provide the perfect glow. This set includes four different shades of the Shimmering Skin Perfector. The size of these beauties is perfect for using them as stocking stuffers, also.

Head over to Sephora to grab a set before they are gone!

Four (4) goes too Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer let’s face it, we tend to loose that beautiful natural tan when the holidays start to come around and this bronzer is perfect for warming up your complexion with ease. Too Faced’s rich chocolate bronzer is addictive, and not just because its fragrance mimics everyone’s favorite dessert. Enriched with cocoa powder and bronzing pigments, the vegan-friendly bronzer applies in the perfect matte hue to contour features and add some color.

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I like for my blog to not be only for woman but beauty is for all, so number five (5) is a sweet luxury three (3) Piece Shaving Set and the best part about it is it’s one of the best razors a man can use on his face, take it from me the best blades is one (1) or two (2) and you won’t have any face irritation. Razors don’t typically look like luxury beauty tools until you house them in this sleek metal stand. For the product organization diva who needs a proper place for everything, or the boyfriend who always leaves his shaving supplies all over the sink, this classy gift is as functional as it is pretty for him or her.

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So, well summer coming to an ending finally and my type of weather rolls in such as, fall and winter I’ve devoted time to include a some new series within MAKEUPANDTHECITY, the first one being ‘dynamic duos’ so two products that marry together really well, because let’s face it, makeup can be a tad bit touchy, I mean you find the perfect foundation then you add a concealer that doesn’t work properly with the other product, so it starts to ball off or it completely removes the previous step once applied.

Believe it or not this is a common makeup mishap and it takes time to marry the correct items and since moving and well, all the other secrets that will come out, I’ve been added to many many more pr lists as I’ve actually started to work with a company that helps me to get my personal name out there and my blog. Within this series there will be high end and also drug store items stent to me for review.

Today’s DYNAMIC DUOS ➡️ TOM FORD foundation plus concealer and PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill lava water foundation primer(this primer is new, and will be in stores September 10/18)but you can’t check it out on PRETTY VULGARS website as of now!

TOM FORD FOUNDATION PLUS CONCEALER ➡️ A full-coverage, waterproof foundation that also functions as an effective concealer to hide noticeable imperfections.

A flawless complexion is essential to the TOM FORD face. TOM FORD’s first full-coverage, waterproof formula conceals flaws as both a comfortable, breathable foundation with a naturally radiant finish and an effective concealer that hides noticeable imperfections—from darkness under the eyes to blemishes on the skin. This hybrid formula withstands harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, and water while maintaining an even complexion.

For me and for the five (5) mix of men and woman I gave this to try (they did know know the brand, finish or type of makeup only that it was a foundation) all kinda said the same thing that it was a nice application, it somewhat hide pores and imperfections but overall did what you would assume a foundation to do until a couple of hours it began to split and become a little caked where the skin wanted to start to produce oil, being a waterproof formula it was hard for the oils to cut through the foundation – which you’d think wouldn’t be an issue since oil is a good way to take waterproof makeup off therefore it would be able to cut through the makeup and sit on top. By the end of the day two (2) our of three (3) noticed that it became very caked on the face and offered a minimal coverage, three of them notice it settling in fine lines, laugh lines, and one (1) of the five (5) used an oil-sheet and it completely removed that patch of foundation.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ results came out pretty much the same during three days and the foundation did not cause any breakouts to oily/acne prone skin!

PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill LAVA water primer ➡️ Reap the many benefits of our Detox and Chill lava water foundation primer by applying the unique charcoal formula on to your skin and watch the color transform into a sheer veil of colorless perfection as it is absorbed. This exotic primer will not only increase the wear time of your makeup, but will provide you with smooth, supple and hydrated skin with its gel like texture that transforms into a cooling burst of antioxidant-rich water beads. The formula also contains blurring and charcoal powders to promote oil absorption & detoxified skin. Overall appearance and condition of your skin will improve due to the high concentration of purified volcanic water enriched with essential minerals obtained from the incredibly lush ecosystem of the Jeju Islands.

So just from reading the description above wouldn’t pairing the two fix all of the issues that we had with the stand alone TOM FORD foundation, giving them the samples jars with the DETOX AND CHILL and TOM FORD foundation over three days and here’s what I found, all five (5) saw an immediate improvement in their skin after applying the primer,

SIDE NOTE ➡️ some would get out of the shower and apply face cream followed by DETOX AND CHILL and some would wait till they were ready to start makeup application or in just tee zone.

The primer made a huge difference, and I know what you’re going to say, that’s what primers are supposed to do but I tried this with three (3) other primers and one (1) of my five (5) had the YSL blur primer and found that they had to be careful with application due to the foundation would start to ball off the skin and it wouldn’t leave an even base.

Everyone had a very similar experience with TOM FORD and PRETTY VULGAR it just melts into the skin and works with the ingredients very well, any problems we faced with the foundation seemed to be taken care of just in the description of DETOX and CHILL so these two products marry very well together and I hope they never get a divorce!

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