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ZIIP BEAUTY – TAKE BEAUTY INTO YOUR OWN HANDS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

So I’ve got something really cool, I actually got to go to a press event for ZIIP Beauty and ask the creator, Melanie Simon, some questions and find out for myself what the heck makes this go amazing also why they decided to take away the video of the male, mine you I wasn’t a ZIIP user so I only heard echo’s of this video. I got to find out first hand why things are priced the way they are, and why ZIIP Beauty proves to put some electrical esthetician’s out of a job – a lot of celebrities are known to stop by these popular trend spots rather then going under the knife.

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First of all, What is ZIIP ➡️ ZIIP is a handheld electrical skincare device. The technology behind ZIIP is ground breaking – tiny, energetic currents are pushed into the skin through positively and negatively discs located on the bottom of the ZIIP. Envision a battery where there is a positive and negative end. The energy runs between the two polarizing ends and into whatever it’s in contact with giving it life; in this case, the skin. With regular use ZIIP will leave your skin, revived, refreshed and lifted.

What is it that you feel people need ZIIP? ➡️ Well, as the aging process kicks in, or acne causing bacteria is a growing concern for you, the skin starts breaking down, due to overly washing your face or due to lack of collagen production. One of the key factors is decreased ATP production – ATP is nicknamed molecular currency because it’s used to produce collagen and elastin in the skin. ZIIP increases ATP by up to 500%

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Another mentality ➡️ ZIIP infuses the skin with specific waveforms to create ATP, as a result, the user will produce more ‘youth proteins’ to create more beautiful and healthy skin. Excess ATP can’t be stored in the body, using ZIIP one to three times per week allows the user to create more collagen and elastin, heal tissue, stimulate lymphatic drainage, increase blood circulation and diminish bacteria in the skin.

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Compulsive indulgence? ZIIP is proudly made within the USA, where modern technology and beauty intersect. ZIIP has offices in San Francisco Bay area, the epicenter of young tech companies, and LA. ZIIP is available online, Barney’s New York, Violet Grey, Neiman Marcus, Revolve.com, and other retailors. ZIIP sells for over $500.00US.

I have a nose ring, when I use ZIIP I take it out, do I have too?
No you don’t have to take it out if you do not wish to, ZIIP can be used with metal piercings/implants; however, the piercing area should be avoided as much as possible as you may feel a “zinging” sensation if the probe touches anything metal.

What happen to the video that featured a male showing how to use the ZIIP, Why was it changed to a woman?
It’s best to avoid using ZIIP on areas where there is facial hair. The hair acts as a blocker to ZIIP’s electrical currents so we thought it best to change the outline of the Quick Fix video your are speaking of. We recommend using ZIIP on a clean-shaven face, but if you do have a beard and/or mustache, you can adjust any of the electrical treatments to avoid those areas, or use the Quick Fix or VitalEyes electrical treatments, which do not include the lower face and jaw area.

The conductive gel is kind of.. pricey for this day and age and you have to use a lot of it, how long does a bottle last?
2-5 months. We also offer a Silver Treatment for only $50 vs. $150

The PR package received was very beautiful and presented very well, is there a difference between PR send outs and what a consumer will receive?
Absouloutly not.

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Well, what do you think? Will you order a ZIIP or save up to get one? I will say the Instant Gratification treatment is my go to before getting ready before I getting ready to out, Quick Fix and, Energize are my night in treatments and every couple days, Total clearing. I am giving this device full run down and putting it to the test, I will say that I’m not to sure that I agree the conductive gel will last five months. I will add updates to this post as they are needed.
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GREEK GODDESS COLLECTON | LUNAR BEAUTY MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s going on guys – before we move forward I just want to just ask you for an effortless favour, my world, my life, my reason for being alive, my mom suffered from two small heart attacks and then a massive one that sent her to the hospital where she has remain because of it being the holidays and everyone wishes they could be with their families and I don’t blame them or hold on to darkness within my heart towards anything or anyone except for myself – my point is what needs to be done to see it will fix her heart, can’t be done until the New Year and that’s just a big what if and if that doesn’t do the trick it will be open heart surgery and one is more invasive then the other that’s for sure, I hate that for me it’s always lesson learned but too late. I understand heaven wouldn’t ever have me due to the fact that I am all about me, but if you can just pray that she recovers and is okay because a world without my mom is a world unbearable and yes I am saying that because she is mom but also because she is an example of what we are doing right and what is right. I have always said that we are strong along but this time I ask you for this simple favor. The dust is just beginning to settle.

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Alright so let’s get right into Manny MUA and his line Lunar Beauty, I mean I’m not going to talk about the drama surrounding Manny because there is a lot but I am in no way apart of it and I was I guess added to his PR or if this was sent to me just from a firm is unclear I did contact them and it was sent for “my consideration” I will say that I did follow Manny and then I stopped following him with all the drama but I did recently click that subscribe button because there is two sides to every damn story. Manny has used his platform to challenge gender stereotypes and further the makeup-as-self-expression movement, all while delivering some intensely flawless makeup inspiration to both genders along the way.

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Manny MUA has been working on his holiday collection for Lunar Beauty since early January, and it’s obvious how much work he has put into the quality of the products and packaging. The new collection is a Holiday Collection, and I really can’t deny how obsessed I am with the packaging – one draw back is that the eyeshadow palette has a mega matte background and understand why, to make the focus on Medusa as she turns you tp stone, but, this black matte holds everything it’s very similar to NARS matte black packaging they are known for, so, if this is for your kit – which I’m not sure is the idea behind it, be prepared to loose the fight on keeping this one clean. Personally after I was done with it and testing it out on a couple friends who were off, and even playing around on myself which I should do more often I might add – I just stood it up on my shelf, white in the back and peeking out from the black and I have a feeling that I’m not the only one who will do this within your beauty room or for me the office.

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The Greek Goddess colour palette comes in black and gold packaging with a giant Medusa head on the front of the palette. Inside, there is a mirror and 15 eyeshadows with Manny describing them as a colour story on what a Greek goddess would wear on her eyes. The colour palette retails for $48.00US and is the same formula as Life’s a Drag, which means it is cruelty-free. Other then the single blue shade it really is just a basic neutral palette, but would you expect less from Manny? Or with his image being shook should he have made more of a jaw dropping concept – we do have to remember the time frame that Manny MUA starting the production to when he had his life exposed for the world.

Unfortunately, the highlighter palette and lip collection (released at the same time) are limited editions because they are only for the holiday season. BUT, Manny did say that he will be releasing lip products permanently for Lunar Beauty in 2019. On the bright side, he hasn’t decided whether to keep the eyeshadow palette as part of the permanent collection. The packing used for the lip capsules really shows off the hard work Manny MUA has put into the holiday collection for Lunar Beauty. There is a floating diamond on the lid of every lip product, which we have never seen before from a beauty brand. The applicators have sharp edges, making it easy to apply with no lip-liner needed.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the lipsticks smell like cupcake batter. Lunar Beauty is killing it at the moment from what I can see ecstatically.  Also Lunar Beauty listen with the mirror, it is not a small little mirror inside, it’s a quality mirror, and has strength. ALSO the shade Zaya is a lot darker then you see in the bottle which is why I’m adding to notes if you’re going to buy online.  

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So, it would assume that people are more talking about the packaging more so then the quality of the products and eyeshadows – with this sad they truly are such good quality better quality then some very big brands, the lippies are very nice with rich pigments, and if you know Greek Mythology from the names to the corresponding shades he did a very, very good job. Highlighter Palette is absouloutly without a doubt and fit for all skin tones which is nice to see, not chalky, and little to no fall out. Some can also be used as a blush topper as well which is becoming more and more trendy.

➡️ Don’t forget that my iPhone XR (BLACK) giveaway ends very soon, also includes a colourpop holiday collection and all you have to do is follow me on INSTAGRAM and boom, that is it, all followers will be involved but new followers are added in three times via a live giveaway.
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WINTER SKIN – TARTE – HYDRATION VACATION SET | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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SO – it’s no secret that as the weather starts to go into the minus, and the harsh winds are beating the crap out of our skin, you need a good hydration to correct the damages done by winter, almost every time TARTE sends me a PR package they include the HYDRATION VACATION SET which gives you all you need to fight back against the cold and fight for perfect skin.

It’s a travel-friendly set of four hydrating skin care products that are enriched with TARTE’s antioxidant Rainforest of the Sea™ complex. It locks in moisture and makes sure that that harsh winter won’t suck the life out of your skin. Do keep in mind that this set is travel size products (full size products are available) but this set will last, and last.

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⭐  Four-piece vegan and hypoallergenic hydrating skincare regimen
⭐  Deep dive cleansing gel removes dirt, oil, and waterproof makeup
⭐  Drink of h2o hydrates and protects dehydrated skin
⭐ Pack Your Bags 911 Under eye Rescue Patches soothe and depuff the appearance of tired eyes (use if you have a date, or want your under eye makeup to look fresh)
⭐ 4-in-1 setting mist locks down makeup for up to 12 hours – which is also amazing to spray on your face after you wash it with Deep Dive like a toner (all products contain antioxidant-powered algae to help protect and illuminate skin)

If you want a hydration set that will actually show your skin in a better light then this is the set for you, you will not regret buying it and for the amount of money – it is completely worth every penny and will last you at least four (4) months if not more, a little goes a long way, it can be used in the morning and at night, I used to think that it was a makeup enhancing skin care but I was extremely wrong.  TARTE knows what they are doing when it comes to skin and complexion products but they are owned by KOSE which is a company in China and some of the best skin care comes from Korea and China!

ABOUT TARTE ➡️
Over a decade ago, beauty aficionado Maureen Kelly channeled her entrepreneurial spirit and set out to prove that glamour can be good for you. Launched in the heart of New York City, tarte is a smart, colorful brand offering healthy, eco-chic beauty products that truly work. Tarte’s cruelty-free, high-performance beauty is infused with pure, invigorating ingredients, and all tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and synthetic fragrances. From award-winning blushes and lip tints to the breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja complexion products, tarte delivers powerful results for real woman. Be green, be smart, be tarte.

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VICHY – LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLINICALLY PROVEN EFFICACY*

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

PROVEN EFFICACY BY CONSUMERS**
AFTER 10 DAYS

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

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEXTURE

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

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