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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x HOURGLASS – number one foundation and liquid lips, plus, let’s talk. 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

As I’ve mentioned, the last couple days have been less then ideal but I will say to you guys what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger people that I once knew what I was making dumb choices, I no longer know. I have my blog which I love so much, and with my blog comes all of you and I’ve come to love you all in different ways – don’t think for a second I don’t lurk and see what some of you guys are up too!

I have my amazing job in NYC with ENTERTAINMENT ONE or as much would recognize it as EOne and EOne Music in Publicity, Media and Promotions which I’ve been doing a little bit off hence my Producer position with Max Emerson – and I have my amazing boyfriend who I tell everything too and who I love so much. We can talk for so many hours and it only feels like a minute oh shit we have to go to sleep. 

It’s been so many year since some of my “mistakes” in life which really were people who I thought I loved and I thought I had answers that I didn’t have based on ignorance and stupidity and the snow ball effect, but I will tell you anyone who messages Dan bullshit drama about me, I don’t get it. What do you want? For me to break up with him? Because I will not. I will not the mistakes that I made in the past. People can be so consumed with hatred it’s absolutely disgusting and so disrespectful – no matter what I wouldn’t ever ever ever try to create a fight over nothing, how planned out this person made it and horrible things – it’s disgusting and inside and out, so are you. All that it’s showing me is that you’re in love with and coming for my relationship to get me single and is such a calculated and a absolutely disgusting way that should involve the police. 

I love Dan more then anyone or anything and I never ever knew what love was until I met him and as soon as I saw him I literally told him, i didn’t ask him, I said I’m going to take you out for a date and rest is history – I’ve been so blessed the past yeah and I’ve had some personal sadness of course. I guess the real reason I’m telling you(s) guys all this is because I can’t understand holding deep down all of that hatred and wanting something that someone else has and going extremely out of your way to say absolutely disgusting things. People need to respect and love eachother because in the end, it’s not Daniel and I who are hurt – its you, you sad pathetic man. 

Sorry guys I just had to get that out because odds are they stalk my blog like a lowlife anyways!  

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Today we’re going to talk about the ultimate I think summer foundation and eye products from HOURGLASS! 

Starting with THE MIRACLE FOUNDATION  – IMMACULATE® LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION just a quick little note there did change the packaging for this before it was wasting a lot of the product sadly that the pump couldn’t get due to the consistency of the makeup. 

IMMACULATE® has to be by far ONE (1) of the best foundation out there just for application and the way it allows the skin to breath and it doesn’t look cakey at all on the skin, the finish is amazing. 

Mind you this is a at home foundation for life it’s not a foundation for set or something could it work? Yes. Is there better for being on set? Yes.

This is one of those foundations that is literally like a treatment don’t sleep in your makeup ever! But if you did happen to fall asleep with this breakthrough foundation that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections and delivers a long lasting velvet matte finish I think you’re going to be ok. It is marketing to guys ad girls with oily shin but normal skin can also wear this formula of course.  

The revolutionary formula has been shown to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars and acne for naturally matte, complexion-perfecting coverage that lasts. This is one (1) foundation that doesn’t play around plus it took almost eighteen (18) years to complete! 

WOW results • 100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance and skin smoothness • 83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch-ups • 80% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of acne scars • 70% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of pore size • 63% reported a reduction in the appearance of breakout severity • Based on a 4-week consumer study of 30 women with oily, acne-prone skin • Oil-free, non-comedogenic formula won’t cause blemishes or clog pores • Lightweight formula transforms instantly from a liquid to powder to a longwearing velvet matte finish • Formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay

– Controls oil that can lead to blemishes

– Draws out impurities to keep skin clear

– Absorbs 75% of its weight in oil without drying skin • Safe for sensitive, blemish-prone skin • Vegan. 

It is without ➡️ Parabens • Fragrance • Nanoparticles • Oil • Phthalates • Gluten • Synthetic dyes. 

➡️ it is absolutely not tested on animals. 

PRICE ➡️ $75.00 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml 

If you’d like to learn more or check out for yourself then click here please remember it is a luxury line so the prices will reflect that but it’s worth it. x

OPAQUE ROUGE LIQUID LIPSTICK THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MATTE are so killer! Fairly new to the market and reformulated and HOURGLASS does a lot without making a huge announcement or anything, this is a brand that came from money and now makes so much money that they are just ruling the cosmetics and beauty world –  not to mentioned (next post) the skin care HOURGLASS has is absolutely unreal! 

HOURGLASS IS CLASS, elegance and beauty. The love the packaging that they sent my PR in and it was more just a box of new formulas and packaging to come and stuff but they have their own beautiful FedEx boxes made. Why? Why not. A

Extremely pigmented, silky smooth and velvety matte lip color that delivers extended wear without flaking or dryness. •Available in nine (9) shades and a lot more to come that are absolutely unreal. 
• Densely pigmented, silky smooth and lightweight formula glides on without tackiness, and sets to a modern matte finish.

• Opaque coverage creates bold, vibrant and dramatic-looking lips.

• Contains a breathable film of intense pigment that instantly bonds to the lips and treats them with skin-conditioning emollients, fruit extracts and vitamins:

– Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extracts offer anti-oxidant protection

– Vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect lips throughout the day

• Custom doe foot applicator allows for precision application.

PRO TIP ➡️ Apply gloss over the top to create a luminous finish

You won’t find parabens • sulfates • gluten

Never ever tested on animals and vegan 

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for • .10 oz / 3 g

If you’re interested in checking the liquid lips out click here. Too go and check out the rest of the HOURGLASS collection click right here


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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOM FORD – for him 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

So these past couple days have just been so shitty, I don’t know how to explain to someone that I’m giving them all of me, I completely changed so much in my life, just for them. I wouldn’t ever hurt them. My heart is beating, it’s beating for you. 

Am I being pushed away? 

Tom Ford is one of the first brands that made makeup for a man viewed differently, even before launching a mega successful makeup line – Tom Ford  had concealers for men. 

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OIL-FREE DAILY MOISTURIZER is such an amazing moisturizer for men, it gives the skin everything that it needs! 

It’s oil-free and absorbs into the skin so fast and leaves it matte so you don’t look all shiny because I hate that after I wash my face and, look greasy and gross. It pretty much does it all, minimizes the look of pores and dullness. 

It also helps with first signs of aging and fine lines with the Tom Ford complex of skin loving ingredients. 

It will leave your face looking toned, polished and reenergized

PRICE ➡️ $145.00 for 50ml 

Check it out here. Don’t be scared of the price! 50ml is the standard size for moisturizers in the USA. 

ANTI-FATIGUE EYE TREATMENT is my go to eye care, it immediately gets rid of any darkness under the eyes, it also helps to lift and firm the eye area.  

It doesn’t stick together, or become patchy when you apply a concealer on top of it like a lot of eye creams out there. This eye cream also has a cooling silver applicator which really aids to puffiness which is a massive plus. 

PRICE ➡️ $85.00 for 15ml

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ eyes are the first to show signs of aging so using an eye cream is important from a young age! 

You can find it here

The CONCEALER from Tom Ford is a mans secret weapon really, it’s one of those concealers that you apply and it’s like it blends itself. 

Let’s be real sometimes we all have redness, blemished, razor nicks or dark dark circles and they can be hidden in a natural way. 

Remember that men have testosterone in their skin where woman have estrogen, some makeup applies better to woman because of the estrogen in the skin. This concealer is designed to work with a mans skin. 

It’s a huge must have for all men. 

PRICE ➡️ $50.00 for .08 oz / 2.3 g

You can find it here – come on be a man! Try something new! 

Always remember like a painting has a frame, eyebrows are like the frame to our face! 

The BROW GELCOMB is amazing for keeping your brows looking nice and well kept without making them have crazy arches or looking to perfect (there is nothing wrong with that preference) there is definitely something different with this product and I think it’s the little built in comb it gives you a polish and sophisticated look. 

Very easy to apply and use and it’s a lightweight gel also so it doesn’t look like anything is applied to the brows to keep them looking on fleek, as we would say. 

I think every man should try this or a brow type of gel to keep the hairs tame and polished and looking fresh for the boys or girls

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 for  0.7 oz / 2.2ml

Take a look at it here or click here to take a look at all the men products by Tom Ford that I have yet to try! 

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOO FACED – tops and bottoms / updates 

Sup makeupandthecity 

So you might notice a little more advertisement and product of the month will be now branded sadly – I say sadly but it’s secretly something all bloggers want. TOO FACED has made MAKEUPANDTHECITY an affiliate and bought a part of my growing brand. Also I think one of the founders has the same name as my ex boyfriend ‘blandino’ 

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MAKEUP 101 ➡️ Any self-proclaiming beauty junkie is familiar with TOO FACED and can rattle off their famous products by heart: the Chocolate Soleil Bronzers (TOO FACED makes the number one bronzers on the market) the Teddy Bear Brushes, and, of course, the Better Than Sex Mascara, which might have a slightly hyperbolic name but does make your lashes look freakin’ awesome. My personal favourite from TOO FACED is BORN THIS WAY! 

The name of the company comes from a loving insult – as anyone knows who once worked in the world of sales makeup, you have these nice men and woman who become not so, uhm, nice when you don’t have what they want. So TOO FACED was born. Yep they are of course owned by Estée Lauder hell part of me was owned by Estée Lauder before I even signed the contract. They own and represent the best of the best. To know more about companies and what they own click here, to check out my previous post named “WTF WEDNESDAY : WANT TO REVIEW PRODUCT AND BETTER YET BE PAID FOR YOUR OPINION? BE CARFUL.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ TOO FACED created the world’s first glitter eye shadow. 

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THE TOP(s) 

BORN THIS WAY concealers are amazing for under the eye, I’ve not had a issue with creasing with them at all. 

 Instantly hide imperfections, vanish the appearance of dark circles, and blur the look of lines and wrinkles for complete coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were Born This Way. 

This concealer is very very hydrating also which is a plus and something I think that you want from your concealer especially getting into summer. 

We infused skincare benefits, including Coconut Water to replenish moisture levels, Alpine Rose to brighten and boost radiance, and Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Creamy and extremely comfortable on the skin, a proprietary blend of color correctors create the look of flawless skin so that is a mega plus. 

PRICE ➡️ $39.00 for 0.23 Fl. oz. / 0.7 mL

Selfie Powders are your filters for the real world – The collection of weightless finishing powders mimic the effects of your favorite photo filters by using light-fragmenting technology to instantly brighten with diffused warmth, bronze with a smoothing glow, or add a cool ethereal light to the skin. Get close-up perfection in photos and look filter-flawless in real life! 

Oh boy do these powders do what they say they will do also! The yellow can be a little, yellow so don’t apply it heavy handed. 

Formulated with out parabens ✔️

PRICE ➡️ $44.00 MAKEUPANDTHECITY PRICE $39.60 here

BETTER THEN SEX is the number one selling mascara and now comes in waterproof but not that annoying waterproof that you can’t get off or makes your lashes come with it. 

Go ahead cry for me, your mascara isn’t going anywhere. Play proof. One coat and lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and lashes look even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats and you’ve achieved the most intense, voluminous, waterproof lashes possible! 

PRICE ➡️ $30.00 for 8.0 mL / 0.27 Fl. Oz 

Click the link in side bar on PC, scroll down if on iPhone or Phone (including iPad / tablet) amazing freebies and coupons upon check out, just for you from me. 

High-performance, water-resistant polymers for waterproof, play-proof, all day wear • Porcelain flower extract to moisturize and condition lashes • Unique peptides for the deepest, intense black possible • Hourglass-shaped brush unlocks the collagen-fueled formula • 1,944% More Volume! • 97% saw intense volume and length • 94%* said this mascara stays put all day.

CHOCOLATE SOLEIL MATTE BRONZER is the bronzer that your bronzer wants to be – remember when I said TOO FACED makes the number one bronzers in the world? Here’s why, it’s infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and signature bronzing pigments to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red and evens skin tone. 

No other bronzer can say that. Plus that amazing small and well taste – ain’t going anything. 

Vegan-friendly • Formulated without parabens always a plus 

PRICE ➡️ $38.00 

SWEETHEARTS BLUSH in peach is so amazing – many many brands have tried to recreate I guess I’ll say, this amazing peach sad. It’s the only baked blush that won’t give you fall out or a problem. 

With three perfect swatches, you can just swirl the colors together and apply, or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight.

Baked color formula allows the blush to be applied as a beautiful buildable finish.

Blush works completely on all skin tones that’s a makeupandthecity promise. 

PRICE ➡️ $38.00 for net wt. 5.5 g / 0.19 Oz

DONT BE DUPED

Enough said for now! 

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x CHARLOTTE TILBURY – top three (3) must have products 

Hey guys! How’s it going today! I’m back in New York City, which is now home for my amazing boyfriend and I. I was going to do PR UNBOXING of the new Urban Decay HEAT collection but way to many people are reviewing it and have so many crazy opinions. 

Let me just say companies do not send us “better” quality makeup then you buy – I understand why some who say or think that 100% but if you know how manufacturing goes they will only make so many of a certain product – say you need five thousand (5000) units, ok cool! But for five hundred (500) to one thousand (1000) made completely different for PR send outs it would be hard to find a manufacturer who would be cool with that, I keep it one hundred (100) with you guys. Always. 


So Charlotte Tilbury is nothing new to me at all like it is now for people, it’s new and amazing. I remember almost two years ago faulhaber communications which is an amazing full service PR and Marketing agency in Liberty Village in Toronto sent me a press package of products and it was mostly Charlotte Tilbury! 

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AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH compact powder is amazing – the packaging is all very luxury you’ll notice right away and in stunning rose gold, the mirror is also very high quality with a small bit of magnification which isn’t bad. I also love the little engraved star on almost all of the products. 

It really prevents excess shine and brighten complexion. Soft focus micro powders from nano-particles blur away lines and imperfections, sitting like a soft micro-fine cashmere veil on top of your skin it really does make your skin look airbrushed. Rose wax • Almond oil • Flow extracts soothe and restore skin for a healthy glow. 

It is labeled as a full coverage powder but it really depends on your application method, brush will give you a more light-medium coverage and with a sponge pad that comes with all pressed powders will give you fuller coverage. I actually never used the little powder sponges before but now I absolutely love them. 

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 for 8g and carton dimensions 76 x 84 x 16

BUT – it’s a good product and looks amazing on the skin. You can check it out here

THE RETOUCHER was made to be kinda like the retouching pen tool in photoshop where you just click and like magic whatever you don’t want to see is gone

Enriched with a radical Lipo-Siliconic compound and special elastomer pearls, it creates a natural healing veil of colour that blends seamlessly with your natural skin tone, so that imperfections disappear, pores, lines and wrinkles are minimised. It’s also very very hydrating which is always a welcome within any makeup I think the retoucher uses Black tea  • Vitamins • Paraben-free to help fill in hollowed out skin grooves, creating a smooth, seamless surface. 

PRICE ➡️ $48.00 for 3.5ml and carton dimensions 21 x 21 x 145

Check it out here, it works wonders with the AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH POWDER! ★

FILMSTAR BRONZE AND GLOW DUO is so amazing Charlotte Tilbury was killing the highlighter game before there even was one! Again luxury packaging in the signature rose gold! There is two (2) shades for this and the one above is for fair to medium skin – The bronzer is a blend of pearl and pigment to help contour your face and mimic that sun-kissed skin.

The highlighter has a golden base to universally flatter any skin tone, with Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light just where you want it – which is a complete must for proper highlighting. Personally I think people are going a little to crazy with highlighting and forget just was artists use for in the first place! But then again makeup is about expression and fun so do you always! It is Paraben-free, of course.  

PRICE ➡️ $80.00 for 16g and carton dimensions 121 x 61 x 15

Take a look and find out more about the product here! Are you sucked in yet

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the brushes from Charlotte Tilbury are amazing and worth the money! They actually have some science behind them – the handle and the way it’s cut has flatten pieces so that they rest when you put them down and don’t roll onto the floor! And that is a trick from back in the 60s – cool, no? 

Go follow Charlotte Tilbury @ctilburymakeup

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TARTE – SLAY WITH CLAY 

Hey guys – how goes it? So it’s 4:00am for me just like it pretty much always is when I blog, something about the sun rise is so beautiful to me – it’s hard to explain. 

Coffee ✔️ espresso ✔️ box of new makeup ✔️ i like to keep some makeup (and skin care) in a box that I want to touch base on. I receive so much makeup on a day to day basis that even something new fades to the background sadly. 

I love Tarte and SMASHBOX so much because they are companies that I’m close with and I’ve watched evolve. Tarte has always had Amazonian clay as an ingredient so it’s just a no brainer that they would do – slay with clay. 

SIDE NOTE – makeup 101 which I’ve used since the get go of my blog – nope, not saying I invented it. Calm down. So im going to start calling my new product launches and reviews MAKEUPANDTHECITY x (the brand) and then name the collection. It’s new and current and feels, right

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SLAY WITH CLAY is one of the newest collections from Tarte with the new clay stick foundations • smoothie blender foundation brush • clay face shaping palette • clay smart mascara • clay lid primer • so if you didn’t know Tarte was the first company to use the breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja for their amazing complexion products. 

Today Tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics infused with skinvigorating™ ingredients.

The Clay Stick foundation is amazing and so good for the skin I remember when the PR was sent out for this you open it and there was super healthy energy bars and I was like what the heck..? But they really are like a healthy snack for your skin. It’s a cool powder to liquid formula very similar to the MUFE (make up forever) HD stick foundations but better for you skin for sure. It’s a medium to full coverage but buildable remember what I always say – it’s easier to add then to take away with makeup! There is Micro-encapsulated powders that burst with your body heat to keep you shine and cake-free. 

Vegan formula • antioxidants • vitamins C + E  • amazonian clay • a total skin-balancing powerhouse that hydrates or mattifies depending on your skin type. 

There is zerogluten • talc • artificial fragrances • parabens • sulfate • It’s pretty much got it all for a simple foundation stick. The packaging is simple but in Tarte fashion the top of the cap has a cool details. 

Ideal for travel. 

$50.00CAD for 9 g / 0.32 Oz. 

PRO TIP ➡️ apply with the smoothie brush from Tarte it’s so pretty and feels amazing in the hand and like every Tarte brush (pretty much the only brushes I now use) the quality is unstoppable. The secret’s in the dense, angled bristle design that targets coverage where you want it. Use small, circular, blender-like strokes for a natural, cake-free look. $36.00CAD and available here

Next ➡️ we have the #SLAYWITHCLAY face palette and I won’t lie I’ve been looking for the ultimate complexion palette for travel or for home use and I really hoped and thought it was going to be this but sadly it’s only for shaping the face and eyes (I might have my own complexion palette coming soon) but it doesn’t make it any less amazing and a total must have for summer 2017Tarte always have amazing packaging for their palettes and this palette is, stunning! 

Twelve (12) essential Amazonian clay matte eyeshadows multitask as universal eye, nose & brow shapers, plus contour colors so you can, well, slay with clay. SHADES • journey (rosy buff) • stone (rosy brown) • solstice (ivory) • terracotta (warm taupe) • dunes (slate brown) • smoke (coffee) • sand (cream) • desert (cool taupe) • ember (amber brown) • onyx (black) • instinct (buff) • timber (chestnut) • Each microfine powder blends to a natural, longwearing finish minus the harsh lines. The secret’s in the clay: it helps balance & replenish skin so you get the most even payoff without creasing, caking, or flaking. 

The bronzer and contour shades are perfect for any skin tone when you are looking for a real looking contour colour you wanna go for a more cool toned shade so that it can mimic shadows tone realistic. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling a Tarte palette it smells like vanilla chocolate but more like vanilla thanks to vanilla extract added to the formula. God I could smell it forever

SIDE NOTE ➡️ it does come with a little booklet like most companies throw in on some looks that you can create with that palette and it’s nice but where is the fun in that. Makeup is an expression of art – and you. 

All of them had very good pigmentation and a smooth, silky formula that blended well and adhered to the lid nicely without primer. They didn’t crease nor did they fade during the wear of the model. It’s debatable whether you can dupe these shades across other Tarte palettes. Sure, there are shades that look similiar to past palettes but I’m going to go say they aren’t complete dupes of past shades. Shades like Timber, Terracotta, Dunes, Smoke, Stone, Instinct, all felt very unique to me. 

Again this is a good palette for travel. They are ophthalmologist tested • safe for contact lens wearers • dermatologist tested • it’s nice when a company makes sure their products are safe! 

$64.00CAD and 6 are 0.035 oz each, 3 are 0.070 oz, and 3 are 0.21 oz in size 

➡️ i loved this palette and if you’re interested in learning more click here

➡️ for the rest of the SLAY WITH CLAY collection click here

For SEPHORA lovers and shoppers click here to take advantage (while supplies last) to get a cute little mini! Use code CLAY2GO at checkout. 

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MAY FAVOURITES – 2017 💎

So there has been a lot of ups and downs in the month of May (i’m also sorry to be posting this a little late also) but nonetheless these are my monthly favourites for the month of MAY 2017 – sadly some things happen to me that I don’t feel comfortable expressing just yet. 

I am, of course, going to include some products or items that were less then amazing in my eyes. Just because they didn’t work for my or my skin does not mean that they won’t work for you! Seize fire! 

So my first favourite is obviously my man who I couldn’t imagine my life without, he is outspoken, bold and extremely handsome. We have so much in common it’s unreal and we fit together like a puzzle piece from day one. I have so much love and respect for him and I can’t imagine anyone else really for me – this could very well be it and if so, I would gladly be with him until the end. Exciting, thrilling, exhilarating, astonishing, stimulating, elating, gripping, energizing, breathtaking, overwhelming, enchanting, riveting, enthralling, invigorating, overpowering and uplifting – is words that I would use to describe you, and perfection

Next ➡️ would have to be Tarte SHAPE TAPE I know that this concealer is a little expensive but it is worth every penny! I use shades FAIR and FAIR NEUTRAL – it has amazing ingredients for the skin such as 

• SHEA BUTTER 

• SUNFLOWER 

• PEONY 

• LICORICE ROOT 

• VITAMIN E

Formulated without : parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten and is dermatologist tested. Cruelty free but the company that owns Tarte is not cruelty free – sadly. Do you think that’s right? For KOSE corporate to own a brand like Tarte

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ one shape tape is sold every 26 seconds? #shapetapenation 

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Next ➡️ JUSTE UN CLOU BRACELET by Cartier which was the first nice thing that I bought myself when I made 95k from advertising and partnership – I know I’ll be judged for this but it meant something special for me. 18K white gold, set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds. 

A nail becomes jewelry. Designed in 1970s New York, the first Juste un Clou bracelet reflected a wild, freewheeling era. Bold, modern, and innovative, Juste un Clou is a creative twist on a familiar object. This jewelry collection transcends the everyday, making the ordinary exquisite, for him and for her

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Next ➡️ Tarte Skin Care tight & bright clay multi-mask – It’s amazing for you skin and when you take it off it’s like brand new skin comes threw. It’s beautiful and just launched so I’m not sure if it’s available in all countries just yet but it will be very soon. 

Purple detoxifying & purifying exfoliating mask: perfect for the oily T-zone, this shine control mask helps tighten pores & detox your skin from the day’s pollutants. Amazonian clay works as a natural purifier to treat blemishes & blackheads, as gentle micro-exfoliants polish away dead skin cells to treat flakes & uneven skin tone without over drying. 

Gold hydrating & firming gel mask: ideal for dry or delicate areas like the cheeks & undereyes, this hydrating & brightening treatment also helps calm redness & inflammation. Amazonian clay boosts clarity & circulation while hyaluronic acid retains moisture for optimal hydration & a refreshed appearance. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ don’t forget to check out the brush made for this mask! It’s so cool and innovative. 

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Next ➡️ NETFLIX ORIGINAL – SENSE8 – god this show is so amazing and so so relatable it will have you on the edge of your seat! If you haven’t heard or or just had a chance to sit down and watch some of sense8 I truly recommend it, it’s got such a cool story line and such and out of the box approach on life. It also in a creative way focuses on a lot of world issues and how we deal with them. 

It’s just so smart and the cast is so amazing. You will not be sorry to take the time to watch it. You’re welcome!

Next ➡️ HOOKED a film by Max Emerson 

Stepping in as producers rep for this film has been fun and I’ve enjoy getting to know Max as more then just a “pretty face” we share a lot of the same views so I was happy to throw some money at the film to help it out and see it grow. Hooked is a strong bold storyline that might not hit to far from home for a lot of people. 50% of profits will be donated to several causes to help LGBT youth which is awesome. Remember be the change you want to see in the world. 

Final is Smile Sciences™ which is an at home teeth whiten set! I’m not going to say to to much because it is a sponsored post coming up but it’s absolutely amazing being 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is Smile Sciences™ gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA, After years of struggling with porcelain staining and tooth sensitivity from in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening products and procedures, Smile Sciences™ founders, Deanna Gardner and Andra Moore, were determined to create a formula that would offer powerful prescription-grade results, with no sensitivity, all while professionally whitening teeth and removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers.

It is a wonderful product and you see massive results after just one use – I love the little card they give you showing you just how yellow your teeth actually are, coffee, wine, smokers out there!! No hate at all. Give this a try – i might be able to save you a lot of money from the kit. Let me hear back from the company! 

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TARTELETTES THIS IS FOR YOÜ – THE ULTIMATE FOUR (4) DAYS OF TARTE MUST HAVES – REVIEW. 

There can be a lot said with company’s now-a-days and just throwing products out there thinking that it will be the next big thing on the market. Hell – if you becoming instagram trending be prepared to be out of stock for a while even if it’s the most pointless product ever. Am I right? I’m right. 

I have very special project coming up that has been in the works for quite some time – very little know the details of who, what, where and when one of the brands who I’ve always worked with and has completely had my back is Tarte. So I wanted to show the some extra love and publicity just because they are so amazing. 

First of all – I want everyone to know just how hard someone who works in communications, public relations, brand ambassadors, social media and artisty relations work to keep all social influencers and pro artist who email them everyday, well, happy. And I know this because I wake up at 4am to be able to take the time to write this blog and show my appreciation to all the companies who I have made business partners, friends, and contacts. I know you’re going to say with a rapidly growing international blog doesn’t it stop becoming fun and become a job because you get paid? Yes and no – I love giving my opinion and that’s the beautiful thing about MANNYMUA and say me – we have different skin, tones, and likes I developed a fan base who would rather read then watch, so thank you so much to anyone who has burning here from the get go with me. There is so much going on that I have not yet said and so much with makeupandthecity that is all for all of my followers, friends and more important all the people who told me that I can’t and that I won’t amount to anything. 

Let’s get back on track, yeah? First off I want to talk about the Tarte skin care which I am completely in love with – full size – travel size. 

It’s absolutely amazing for a makeup brand because Tarte is all about high-performance naturals I start off with the exfoliating cleanser stick (which is amazing for travel) called the frxxxtion stick – which is like a solid gel cleanser with exfoliating beads – this type of cleanser also has become very large in the past year or so. This product is vegan, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It cleans the skin without stripping it which is nice. 

After one use of the frxxxtion stick your skin will look and feel amazing. It removes past makeup that maybe was missed and dead skin cells so that your skin care to follow works 45% better. 

Next is the Tarte skincare Pack Your Bags which is an 911 eye mask – I find myself applying these when doing makeup so then the skin is supple, hydrated and more importantly the darkness and puffiness is almost completely gone. They are vegan friendly, hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist tested and dermatologist tested – the appear to be blue but once you take them out of the treatment they are soaking in they are like a clean, clear gel. They contain hyaluronic acid which adds moisture and firmness. They’re heat activated which is supposed to ensure complete, concentrated absorption.

Tarte deep dive cleansing gel is marketed as a product that’s ideal for all skin types and one that won’t disrupt your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It promises to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C. It’s also really important to not forget to exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and help promote new cell turn over and inside this cleanser is allantoin which softens and protects and also promotes cell regeneration. 

provitamin B5: acts as a skin emollient and moisturizer to provide intense hydration

Indian gooseberry extract: rich in vitamin C to help brighten skin while retaining skin’s natural moisture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

lavender oil: soothes and tones skin. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ This cleanser is gentle but strong enough to take off waterproof makeup in one wash. 

I would have to say that this cleanser is a knock out for the summer, it will be perfect for taking the day off of your face, especially the pollution and dust from the city or the country. 💥 This cleanser actually is going into my top products I’ve ever used! 💥 

The next step you can take as the Tarte toner and it’s the Marine boosting mist and it’s a 4-in-1 primer, setting spray, hydrating mist and skin refresher.  I love using them both AM / PM to help boost the effects of the moisturizer.

Rainforest of the Sea™ complex: a proprietary blend of algae and marine flower extracts that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin. 

orange peel oil: helps promote collagen production and reduce puffiness for youthful-looking skin. 

sea water: provides intense hydration and minerals to quench and nourish skin. 

lentil seed extract: helps minimize the appearance of pores. 

caffeine: helps improve microcirculation while reducing the appearance of redness and puffiness. 

coconut oil: antioxidant-rich oil that helps smooth and nourish skin. 

lavender oil: soothes and tones skin. 

This spray wakes up your skin completely with the skin loving ingredients, it’s funny because you can tell what ingredients are in it just from the smell of the product. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you have fair skin be a little cautious and just use this at night for the first couple times because it did make my skin extreamly red and the redness did go away but when I applied it to a model, who was fair she had the same thing happen only for her she felt a strong sting and the redness didn’t really go away till the next day. So I would recommend maybe try spraying on you skin under your arm just to see what happens – my thoughts are it’s the orange peel oil because it’s a little more high in acids. 

Over the past few years gel moisturizers have becoming increasingly popular in the US market so I was quite excited to hear that Tarte would be introducing one with their new Rainforest of the Sea Collection that’s available exclusively at Sephora and online of course. 

Tarte drink of H2O hydrating boost moisturizer is not playing any games when it comes to protecting your skin and hydrating. I was completely blown away, and still, am at how quickly it absorbed into the skin and didn’t leave a shine or a bad smell it just makes your skin look and feel like, skin. This is a thick gel and I’ve found a little goes a very long way. It absorbs easily into skin as mentioned above and leaves behind soft, hydrated skin with a dewy finish that doesn’t mess with makeup application at all.

All in all, it’s a very nice gel moisturizer formula and considerably more hydrating than other gel moisturizers I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Sadly contains silicones so if you’re dry and sensitive this might present a problem for you. 

Powered by hyaluronic acid and tarte’s exclusive Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidant complex, this cooling gel moisturizer helps restore skin’s natural hydration, while replenishing electrolytes for skin that’s fortified, refreshed and healthier-looking. The lightweight moisturizer sinks into skin, leaving no oily or greasy feel behind, while powerful marine antioxidants help skin defend itself from everyday aggressors. 

Vegan friendly and hypoallergenic, it also has powerful anti-aging and skin-balancing properties to help boost the appearance of firmness, tone and vitality over time – so all you have to do is jump in to perfect skin. 

Don’t forget tartelettes that Tarte does offer a box set for a limited time with “travel size” items so it’s the perfect item to get if you’d like to try out the Tarte 3-step skincare. Which I truly recommend. 

Tarte did a really, really good job of making sure that all the products and the ingredients work in unity together but I’m not surprised at all that they are all knock out products – I don’t think I’ve had one bad experience with the Tarte brand. 



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PR UNBOXING ➡️ URBAN DECAY | rehab skin care 

“You can’t get enough of our long-lasting products, but how the hell do you take them off..?”

So I’m quite sure what I think when a clear cosmetic comoany tries on the skin care market – I know you’re thinking there is TARTE who came out with skin care but if you look at the company plan it always there – unlike Urban Decay. All of the prestige brands also are out from this because most of them started with skin “fundamentalism” care and moved onto makeup. 

Now now now – does it work? Calm down! Can I at least introduce the line up and what they claim to do! I will say I have tried one of the products VERY similar to someone TARTE has out and I have to say that they are pretty much almost the same but, will get there.. at the end of the product descriptions and my opinions I’m going to ask the question “DOES IT WORK?” and use it tonight so take a look back tomorrow. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER DISSOLVING SPRAY 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), this dissolving spray is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

Meltdown Makeup Remover Dissolving Spray mists on weightlessly and starts working on contact to instantly dissolve our long-lasting products in one swipe—no rubbing or tugging on delicate skin. Wait until you see how well this spray works; it easily takes everything off, including waterproof mascara. Our super-effective, anhydrous, filler-free formula contains only three ingredients, including conditioning vitamin E.

DOES IT WORK? I will add I have had some issues with the spray and the cap of this profuct right from the get go which isn’t good, instead of a full face mist it sprays very very chunky. But overall this products claims and true and yes it does work to dissolve makeup and with one damp towel whip, it takes off all your makeup. 

MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – lip oil stick 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil!), this lip oil stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave lips clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue. Our oil-based formula helps break down waterproof lipstick easily. And because we used a gelled oil system, the feel is silky, not oily. Our conditioning, wax-free formula contains vitamin E and ceramides to replenish lips. Lip Oil Stick is so moisturizing you can even use it as a balm.  


DOES IT WORK? Nope. Not at all. If you enjoy the put on take off, repeat x 20. There is products out there that will take off your lips even the hardest to take off products in one swipe. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP

Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love is a super-luxe, moisturizing balm that hydrates and soothes dry lips, so they’re soft, smooth and practically irresistible.
Replenish overworked lips and get them ready for action again. Our whipped, oil-based formula really hugs lips to seal in moisture, leaving them dangerously kissable. And Lip Love has a bouncy, smooth, comfortable texture that feels great on your lips.
In a clinical study, immediately after use:
96% of participants said that the condition of their lips had improved.

98% said that Lip Love moisturized their lips and made them feel smoother.

100% said their lips felt softer.


DOES IT WORK? As a expensive Chapstick he’ll yeah, plus the package edgy so I wouldn’t mind keeping in it my pocket. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – pretty gritty skin polish

Dull, dry skin interfering with your makeup application? Smooth and brighten your complexion with Rehab Makeup Prep Pretty Gritty Skin Polish. Gentle enough for everyday use (yet crazy effective!), this skin-polishing powder exfoliates as it cleanses. Refine your complexion and get prepped, smoothed and ready for the perfect application.


DOES IT WORK? Yes it does – but come on it’s an exfoliating product of course it works, for everyday use? No no no you will end up with small bumps that don’t pop and with the right overnight treatment should be gone by morning. 

PRO TIP ➡️ Fine ground sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice works as one of the best exfoliaters I’ve ever used. The acid in the lemon helps to prop the skin to reproduce new skin cells while the sugar lightly takes away the old dead skin cells. 


MELTDOWN MAKEUP REMOVER – cleansing stick 

(LOVE these types of products PERFECT for travel so so so happy more companies are coming out with different versions check out my post on TARTE) 

Formulated to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup (yes, even Vice Liquid Lipstick and 24/7 Pencils!), Cleansing Oil Stick is as powerful as it is gentle. Nonirritating, nourishing ingredients leave skin clean, refreshed and without a trace of makeup. Meltdown hydrates, yet never leaves a greasy residue.

This three-phase, oil-based remover transforms from a balm to liquid oil to microfoam, gently dissolving even the most stubborn makeup. The stick format is portable and travel-friendly—no leaks, no risk of TSA confiscation. We laced the luxurious oil formula with turmeric root extract, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft, clean and makeup-free. (And Cleansing Oil Stick smells as great as it works!)
PRO TIP ➡️ Apply directly on dry skin and massage gently until product melts into a liquid form. Splash with water, massage a little more to lather, then rinse off. While this product is safe for use around the eyes, everybody’s skin is different. If irritation occurs, avoid the eye area.


DOES IT WORK? yes, it works quite good but the fragrance is a little bit to much for me. I might keep it in a travel bag. 

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Pore Refining Peel 

Problem pores? We’ve got the solution. Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel is like a vacuum for your pores. This easy-to-use, peel-off mask immediately draws out impurities—leaving pores visibly cleaner, more refined and smaller-looking. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, our allergy-tested Pore Refining Peel works on all complexion types. And we laced this formula with a blend of nine skin-nourishing plant extracts, including sugarcane extract, Irish moss, common St. John’s wort, burdock root extract, peppermint extract and lemon balm.


DOES IT WORK? Omg yes, yes it does I’m so so so excited about this product – it uses guess guess LEMON JUICE imagine that. Scroll up to my pro tip. 

And lastly and most sceptical

REHAB MAKEUP PREP – Hot Springs Hydrating Gel 

Looking for a product that will infuse your skin with intense moisture without feeling greasy? Hydrate, balance and energize your complexion post-cleansing with Rehab Makeup Prep Hot Springs Hydrating Gel.

Made for prepping skin for makeup, this benefit-packed gel has an ultra-lightweight, watery feel. Unlike a traditional moisturizer that creates a slippery surface for makeup, Hot Springs Hydrating Gel absorbs quickly to leave skin looking plump and healthy. Water from hot springs is rich in skin-nourishing minerals. The encapsulated water in the gel (sourced from a 1,000-year-old hot spring in Japan) bursts on contact, creating a cooling effect. Because the water in this formula is also hypotonic (meaning a pure form of water), it penetrates the skin’s barrier well and becomes absorbed more easily. The result? Instant hydration that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, never greasy. And Hot Springs Hydrating Gel is low alkaline. Perfect for everyday use, the light gel formula leaves skin feeling soft (not oily!), significantly more hydrated and ready for the perfect foundation application. EVERY skin type needs moisture to even out the surface texture—including oily skin. Hydration plumps and smoothes skin so makeup goes on better and more evenly. And using Hot Springs Hydrating Gel before you apply takes care of dry spots that can make makeup look flaky on the skin.

DOES IT WORK? Yes and no – I mean the claim to it are a little crazy I went to sleep at 11pm and it’s 4:07am while I’m blogging this and I do not see any changes in my skin. Sadly. 

Urban Decay needs to step it up with a lot of the launches coming out in 2017 or the will suffer a little. I never really loved UD I mean unless it’s the ALL NIGHTER setting spray which i use everyday. 

⬇️05/19/2017⬇️


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The Beauty Shield Collection is an advanced skincare line designed to help protect skin from harmful environmental aggressors powered by antioxidants and broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50 which I do always want to add SPF 50 is about where it stops doing anything for the skin and you’d still have to reapply so if it says SPF 100 there’s nothing past in most cases SPF 30 but companies, can, for some reason get away with putting what they want. The Beauty Shield collection is comprised of seven daily skincare products to help prep, prime, and protect skin against harmful environmental elements, which can weaken the skin’s natural protective barrier, leaving it vulnerable to dryness, sensitivity, and damage.

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Launch is set to come out this June. 

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I’m not sure how I feel about the brand E.L.F even though they have proved themselves as a stand alone company but I find yeah they are made good – and have good coverage for say they foundation high end silk which can be built up and is expensive or icing one layer you get the job done with a not to good for the skin effect I guess but that is just me, maybe I should spend some time getting to know the company a little bit better  ➡️ anyway ➡️ wanna know the product link up and what they do before anyone else? Keep reading.

1 | Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum

Price | $16.00 US

lightweight hydrating serum formulated with key antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Pomegranate Extract, to help refine and brighten skin tone, reduce the look of fine lines, and help protect against the effects of everyday environmental aggressors.

2 | Beauty Shield SPF 50 Skin Shielding Primer 

Price | $12.00 US

primer that creates a lightweight base layer that blurs the look of fine lines for smooth makeup application, featuring a sheer, universal tint that blends with any skin tone. Formulated with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB (SPF 50), and key antioxidants, Pomegranate Extract, Carrot Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.

3 | Beauty Shield Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream 

Price | $14.00 US

lightweight gel-cream is packed with nourishing antioxidants, Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Argan Oil, and Carrot Seed Oil, to help overnight skin recovery and diminish the effects of everyday environmental aggressors.

4 | Beauty Shield SPF 50 Skin Shielding Moisturizer 

Price | $12.00 US

moisturizer that provides lightweight hydration for a more luminous looking complexion that’s makeup ready. Featuring a sheer, universal tint that blends with any skin tone, formulated with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB (SPF 50), and key antioxidants Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin C.

5 | Beauty Shield Daily Defense Makeup Mist 

Price | $8.00 US

lightweight fine mist that invigorates the skin while hydrating and refreshing makeup throughout the day.

6 | Beauty Shield Dual Defense Cleansing Facial Brush

Price | $8.00 US

dual-ended facial brush features an innovative two-in-one design. Blended with soft bristles, unique silicone tips massage skin and lather for an invigorating deep cleanse.

7 | Beauty Shield Recharging Magnetic Mask 

Price | $24.00 US

iron-based mask formula uses magnetic properties to lift away surface impurities and minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. Enriched with antioxidants, including Carrot Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Argan Oil.

The ingredients for all of these are amazing for care during the summer or even the winter months – especially living downtown in a city –  where you will have to deal with smog and environmental triggers. I think that this line will do fairly well, I mean for the price points alone something to still remember E.L.F are kinda new to the skin care range and just from the basic hydration line they released they had to redo a couple formulas to get it right. So sometimes some of the drug store or smaller lines have good stuff because you’re not really paying much attention to the name at first just that it’s cheap and gets the job done. Thanks to challenges, YouTubers and social influencers we help little brands like this to grow by doing and showing you in real time that sometimes the cheaper products work the same or better but they are not the first to release the products that they come out with – many of this products can already be found in the market today but you’ll paying a lot more for them.


Oh yeah, and everything is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and alcohol. Even the most sensitive skin will love this stuff.

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