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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Director : Mischa Kamp

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

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

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FOR THE LAST TIME | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I kinda wanted to take a second to defend the memo sent out, to bloggers, influencers, beauty gurus and everyone else and take the time to also explain once again due to the alarming number of hate surrounding PR and affiliations!

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Once again – PR is sent to influencers who have an audience of at least 50k and that is absolute must, PR is sent to us truly as a form of advertisement for the company, it’s not like well not most cases but in some, you like a product and that company will keep you fully stocked but that depends on your relationship with the brand, and if you keep it dynamite, truthful and respect the brand above all then you’re going to be treated really nicely by a brand, they truly become your friend, and look out for you.

Every single box has a please open by the date so that we are all talking about the products at the same time – for example I was getting requests for drug store makeup reviews and without even asking I was put on the L’Oréal PR (drugstore) list which was really nice of them to do, I mean L’Oréal or L’Oréal luxe it’s the same head office and the same PR manager so it makes sense to be on both to compare and I have been on the L’Oréal luxe PR list for almost six (6) months now.

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I’m just going to use this as a reference point I blogged about the new L’Oréal lash paradise before it launched click here to view that post there are certain things that we are not really supposed to talk about when its the launch of a new product, which goes without saying kinda, no? it’s not everyone is given the opportunity to do what they love and be paid for it.

It’s true – we don’t have to talk about anything that we don’t want to but if a company takes the time to send me a product then I will try it on myself, or on set and see what its got and if the claims are true. As for affiliate codes and you, beauty influencers either PA email or personal business email are full of affiliation offers and most of the times your influencer will not accept an affiliation code unless its something that we have tried and works and it saves you, our subscribers who believe it or not we get to know, even if we don’t answer all of your DMs or go to prom with you!

Not to say I don’t want to go to prom with you, because I think that would be completely fun! I also know that I put a lot of myself out onto the internet so its hard to not feel like you know me and what I stand for, and although I think that is so amazing – but the reason I’m choosing to do print blog is because I love it, I love writing and giving my opinion and talking about my life because I know there is a lot of you guys out there who are hurting and if I can help or stop you from going down a path that I went down, that makes my day.

There isn’t anything that we can do.

I guess what I’m trying to say is relax a bit on PR and affiliations because at the end of the day its really for all of you guys and girls, and if you’d like to start a blog or a youtube channel and want some advice to boost you forward then lemme know! I can send you a couple contacts and try my best to help. Someone once got my foot in the door, and it was up too me to push the door open.

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SMASHBOX BRUSHES AND BRUSH SETS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Before we go on to what I’d like to talk about I just wanna touch base with you guys and talk about STREAMLINE which is my advertising proposals – lately I have been getting offers for advertising for beer and online Poker – and when thinking why would they even offer me that, I was told its because I identify as lifestyle also which is true so I do get but at the same time I’m going to ask you, the viewers if it’s silly to talk about makeup and stuff and then see ads for PARTY POKER. I mean I could just keep those types of ads for posts that maybe they will come in handy.

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If you didn’t know SMASHBOX has been working for quite some time on a brush revamp to launch exclusively at Macys, there will be twenty-nine (29) new red brushes and a new ‘gel cushion’ applicator called “The Photo Filter” of course SMASHBOX has called this line of brushes Camera Ready Brush collection – from what little bit I have seen, I do see a little influence from other brushes like Charlotte Tilbury and the way her handles are grooved for more comfort and so that when placed down, they don’t roll away.

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The Photo Filter gel cushion, at first really reminded me of the silisponge but the silisponge is hard and to be honest, just a big waste of your money. SMASHBOX did something differently with the Photo Filter gel cushion which is in the name really, gel cushion – so I’m thinking that its going to be a little softer and a little more squishy but in a good way – also if you see promo photos you’ll see the details on the gel mimics the same outline on a finger print, we also already know that the texture will not absorbe any product and it will be very easy too clean. It’s flexible diamond shape reaches every angle of face and it will use a lot less of your product then traditional makeup sponges or applicators.

Next with the revamp and new launch of twenty-nine (29) brushes I think that within a lot of the newer and even some older brush sets SMASHBOX has been including these brushes as tests to see what the consumers has to say about them like the #SHAPEMATTERS brush set, I think we will see a more professional quality brush(s) comparable to the look and application of that brush set, I also as I mention above that we will see similar factors from other brushes (from other lines) in the new Camera Ready Brush collection.

Makeup lately has focused a lot on sculpting features and playing with lighting to shape the face, although this is nothing new to SMASHBOX I think they saw it as a perfect time to revamp and launch a new brush collection which is, well, true! SMASHBOX used to have a full brush section and now they don’t really have many brushes like they used to have – I’m happy to hear that they are doing twenty-nine (29) revamped and new brushes and I hope that they blow us away with quality!

Remember what I said though about seeing similar brushes in this collection that look like they have been picked out of previous brush collections because SMASHBOX does put out a lot of brush collections.

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Pictured above is SMASHBOX Christmas brush collection – notice how the metal attached to the handle and shaping the hairs is goes out a little bigger and then to thinner I think we will see that same design from the entire new collection launching soon at Macys – and why not? it looks super cool not just a basic metal component.

I think there will also be a mix of cruelty-free hairs of course, it will be good for SMASHBOX to introduce their new brush line at this time also with all the controversy with NARS and revoking their cruelty-free status to sell in China – just a thought.  At the end of the day – makeup brushes are just makeup brushes not a lot can be done to create or invent a brand new design but I have hopes for SMASHBOX to know this out of the park because lately their new ‘revolutionary’ products have been a little lacking for me.

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x CHARLOTTE TILBURY / WHY BE YOU? WHEN YOU CAN BE ME?

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I’m still alive I was just, taking a breather I guess. If you saw my previous post, I guess even with the title trigger warning and the clear as day definition – it was pulled for age restrictions. silly boy..

So lets keep this, step back short and sweet, and the next step will be my phone. Not that I’m going to lie, its been so nice until I was pushed in the fire.
Can I just say, the world we live in..wow

Its hard to know who I can trust and who I can talk to you right now, so I’m keeping those in my heart closer then ever, sometimes that’s all that we can do, I can talk till I turn blue in the face, as many people that would like to see me thrive there are also so many that wish to see my fall.

Caution tape around my heart, Do you ever wonder what we could have been? You said you wouldn’t and you fucking did – Lie to me, lie with me, get your fucking fix. Now all my drinks and all my feelings are all fucking mixed, Always missing people that I shouldn’t be missing. Sometimes you gotta burn some bridges just to create some distance. I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing But I learned from my dad that it’s good to have feelings- when love and trust are gone, guess this is moving on – Everyone I do right does me wrong.

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I fully remember starting makeupandthecity and sending my press kit for the first time to PR companies in hopes that one would see my drive for success and that I knew what I was talking about – sure I left makeupandthecity for a good year and a half when I started something new with someone and it was clear to me that, i’d have too choose because I wouldn’t have the time for both. I was being sent and talking about CHARLOTTE TILBURY when she was still in the UK and just signed with her first Canadian PR company faulhaber communications I’ve been a long standing social influencer for them that I’ve seen interns become press managers and sadly my media contacts ‘move on to better things’ again at this time I was living in Liberty Village in Toronto and I would past their office all the time so the first time I went to and worked in a press room, was there where I saw concept plans for what we are going into.

SIDE NOTE • you don’t need to be press or media to request a press kit – my press kit will include a business email to my new home and who looks over me and my PR and media currently. Also anything that you read here CAN be fact checked upon request! Just click here!

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I see all of these influencers beating CHARLOTTE TILBURY for her new gold bar highlighter and I do understand its about $50.00 which takes it there for a highlighter – but the packaging is meant to be cardboard because back in the day so that there was no more weight added to the bar of gold – it was packaged in a very thin almost, cardboard.

bar-of-gold-side_1_1WHAT MAKES BAR OF GOLD MAGIC :

• This delicately-fine, gilded formula will give you the instant glamour of a Bond Girl, every day! • Luxurious Pure Gold Pearls illuminate the skin and soft-focus any imperfections for a lit from within glow. • Create a radiant, glossy complexion in just 5 gentle strokes across the cheekbones, temples, nose, cupid’s bow and décolletage. • The light-reflecting highlighter slims and sculpts as it transforms. Ideal for lifting dull skin, hiding imperfections and adding that red carpet-ready finish to your look.

It is a very impressive formula to boot – I don’t know what they are doing in the UK well I guess I would know better, of course, we put out the best highlighters and lighting kits because it’s always dark and overcast in the UK – shout out to my UK family. If you can’t find your own light boys and girls – make it.

Just a short hello and what’s going on, and welcoming me out of bed..
I’ll get back on my grind! I promise. keep up the love! #MAKEUPANDTHECITYLOVEWINS

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY AFFILIATE CODES / PERFECT?

“you either got it, or you don’t, you either stand or fall”

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I’m almost sure that there isn’t anyone out there that can’t relate to this, music can control your mood and help you gain perspective – I’ve learned early on that I’m different, I see things so much more clearly. I want something – nine (9) times out of ten (10) I will always get it, not to sound like a spoiled brat or anything because it’s not coming from a place of place of negativity, I just like you, work hard for what I want in life. I vividly remember someone telling me “wow do you have a horse shoe up your ass” and thinking back to it.. what do you think?

Do you believe that some people just have it easier then others, do you believe if you’re more attractive that you will get more in life then someone who isn’t attractive? but who the hell has the right to tell you that you are not beautiful, I’m so sorry for the world that we live in, and what we see as ‘perfect’ isn’t perfect at all.

Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses it’s meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?

HOW do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so WHY push to attain an ideal state of being that no two random people will agree is WHERE you want to be? Faultless. Finished. Incomparable. People can never be these, and anyway, WHEN did creating a flawless façade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person WHO lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you – WHAT is perfect. YOU tell me.

So moving on to something a little less intense and that is affiliate codes – please understand brands typically approach when you have 50k+ subscribers and the affiliate codes are for you! It’s for you to save money on products that I have tried and fully support and love, influencers most of the time WILL not give you a code to a brand that we do not support, and trust me we get offers which I will show you some examples of as we go.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ if you have questions please feel free to ask me about what I am paid and what I am making in commission off of these codes from your support – Another thing that I do want to point out is for advertisement on my blog, or social media we do sign legal contracts because we don’t all make the same amount. If I legally cannot talk about it – I can tell you that on a two day payment basis I do not accept offers that are not $1500.00+ when it comes to codes they are commission base and I can talk about it because we typically make the same amount – which I will be honest and tell you what I make off my commission of you using my affiliate code!

1) SMILE SIENCES
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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SMILE SCIENCES CLICK HERE!

A98A8746_copy_1024x1024.jpgThe original teeth whiten kit gets you ten (10) shades whiter in one (1) use! and as you keep using it, it keeps whitening. It sells for $300.00 using code CAMERONMICHAEL will get you 90% off so with my code you will only pay $29.00 – I make 10% commission off of this.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND READ MORE!

A98A8748_copy_e4d7af51-e2c6-4a27-a41e-624fd8ca6d11_1024x1024OH HELLO teeth whitening kit is actually the kit that I’m working with smile sciences with to incorporate a marketing strategy to include in every makeup artists, due to the fact the trays are washable and plug into a phone – it is more ideal then the original kit. (check out my original post MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMILE SCIENCES) Unlike the commonly used 5 bulb led light, this model has 16 led bulbs making it powerful yet safe.

This kit sells for $80.00 but with the code HELLOCAMERON you save 50% which would make it only $40.00 that you would pay for this amazing kit – I make 10% commission and advertisement due to my marketing strategy that I can safely say I was the first to think of and collaborate with a brand!
You will also find that I am one of three to have a affiliate code for OH HELLO!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND LEARN MORE!

2) TOO FACED COSMETICS
Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino got his start behind the department store makeup counter in the mid ‘90s. He quickly realized that just a few minutes in the makeup chair could transform and empower his clients. He recognized that makeup is so much more than a little color on a woman’s face – it is an instant mood booster, a best friend, and a powerful ally.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOO FACED CLICK HERE!

TOO FACED is actually an affiliate of makeupandthecity so I am contracted by STREAMLINE to market advertising and products I love in ‘product of the month’ it isn’t about buying anything – it’s just ad space I am paid for. TOO FACED owns 20% of MAKEUPANDTHECITY.

3) MORPHE
Purveyors of professional-grade make up brushes and sumptuous, 35-pan shadow palettes, Morphe Brushes will enable you to make up like a make up artist – blending your complexion, eye and contour products to perfection to achieve a flawless, airbrushed finish. With a spectrum of styles for effortless application of powder, cream and liquid formulations – from the softest, fluffy powder brushes to flat-topped buffing brushes and tapered, mini blending brushes – you can create a naturally beautiful effect.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MORPHE CLICK HERE!

Online and in store my code is MUTHECITY for 15% off everything except sale items and make 25% commission from your support.
Honestly MORPHE to me is really hit or miss, I accepted affiliantion with the company when I was using their brushes a lot.

4) ARTIS BRUSHES
Makeup applies more uniformly due to the CosmeFibre®. The uniform structure of this engineered fibre plus the tapered ends helps apply product more consistently than animal hair. Artis brushes on average have 3-10 times as many individual fibres as conventional brushes. More fibres do more work with every pass across the surface of the skin. For example, the Oval 10 Brush has over 250,000 individual fibres each with a microscopically small and soft tip.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARTIS CLICK HERE!

img_1493-1MAKEUPANDTHECITY partnered with ARTIS for their launch into Canada at Holt Renfrew (check out the previous post) and we signed for advertisement on a two (2) week base via banners from AD SENSE – this was one of my most profitable partnerships.
➡️ a code is coming also.

5) AD SENSE

AD SENSE sends me new ads to add to my blog posts and pays out weekly, again this was one of my most profitable advertisement and marketing partnerships. They are amazing to work with and huge shout out to them. 

WHAT DOES AN OFFER TO BECOME AN AFFILIATE LOOK LIKE? ➡️


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PHOTO TRUTH 


“Although I am broken; my heart is untamed”

MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMASHBOX – Photo Finish Primerizer

Hello, Konichiwa, Bonjour, Hola, Aloha makeupandthecity, what’s up?


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If you’ve been with me from the get go then you would know, I love smashbox cosmetics, they really were the first brand that I started makeup with, I’ve got an amazing connection with the company and see them every time I am in LA. They have a wonderful team there, especially Laura – shout out to Laura if you see that!


companies put out a lot of products per year – and some are amazing and some.. not so much so today I am going to be reviewing the smashbox primerizer for you guys, I saw the request to review it – and I have had it since before it’s launch but I don’t know we will get into it.

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I hope you all had a killer weekend and a good Monday, sometimes I wish, I wish so badly that it was possible to rewind time and unsee something or just let it go, and I swear even if we could only do it one (1) time, I would use my one (1) time right now because it’s its killing me to know this and see someone in a different light in a snapI need to let it go or sadly let go.

COME on heart and head, get on the same page again.

Back to why you’re here, Photo Finish Primerizer by smashbox cosmetics is a primer and moisturizer in one (1) Primerizer delivers 24-hour hydration plus powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture. It was created in our L.A. photo studio to instantly increase moisture by 127% & prep skin for makeup in one (1) step.
This non-greasy, quick-dry formula acts as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation and makes it last.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I will say one of the things that I love about smashbox is smashbox studios and that they develop everything in smashbox studios in set environment so the products  you know will be good.

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NOW here’s the thing smashbox is saying that this is a breakthrough and they thought
this up when in fact a brand as small as ELF (eyes lips face) in fact had this before smashbox had this breakthrough..

Actually a lot of companies have been doing this for a while and it’s been a well known PRO TIP to mix a little primer into your moisturizer for added benefits – I even have a moisturizer that I love by Vichy that I love but it doesn’t really help for oil control so I have always added a little matte primer into it to customize my moisturizer that I love.

Primerizer doesn’t even feel like a moisturizer or a primer, I found it to be very greasy on the skin and made makeup application to look just wet and not a look that any man or woman would want, I don’t think any of the claims really are true to be said – and I’ve really given this a good go because I wanted to like it but when smashbox tries to mix in skin care or try to step into that world, don’t you find the products that they come out with flop? sadly to say.


It did feel cooling on the skin which was nice, I don’t really have textured skin so I can’t say it helped with my texture but it did make under my eyes look nice everywhere else just applied patchy, I would say wait for it to dry down before applying concealer and stuff but it never dries down, there is so much oils or something in this.  

I even have a professional moisture checker for your skin, I applied it to my skin on one hand and allowed it to dry down and absorbe into my skin and my normal hand was 67.9% and then the hand that was supposed to give me intense rehydration only went up top 69.9% and the results on my face weren’t any better. I am not saying that this product isn’t right for you, but it didn’t work well for me or anyone that I know.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ it’s also been shown to cause some breakouts to people who have oily to problematic skin sadly.

HONESTLY – if you have Photo Finish primer and you have your favourite moisturizer then save yourself the $50.00 and just mix the two and you will come out with a better result, I know smashbox put primers on the market but its a primer at the end of the day, we have seen them all and know them all. Smashbox already makes the best primer with Photo Finish. Enough – focus on more new and exciting product development.

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Go check out smashbox and the primerizer, and maybe get a sample first before you buy it if it’s something that you think is needed and will work for you and your skin. Click here to go check them out!

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Welcome to my life. I am a daily blogger of my life and my life experiences with the hope it will reach even one person. I'm sent a lot of press samples due to my job so I will review a lot of makeup along with different types of life posts (all my own opinions and experiences unless expressed otherwise) Get ready. I hold nothing back. I am always honest about my opinions in my PR reviews and my life experiences. If you find your way to my blog and like it's content please smack the follow button and enjoy my bold, outspoken, energetic & fun personality. Publicity and Promotions Assistant for EntertainmentOne and PR / media communications for BellCanada.

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