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Publicity and PR promo for EOne Makeup reviews and brand exposure. I've been a makeup artist in he city of Toronto for more then 5 years and I've taken the city by storm, I could have never predicted how amazing and fast my career would have taken off! I'm bold, and not a whole lot is off limits. If this isn't the place for you - whatcha still doing here? x

KILLING YOURSELF FOR LESS THEN MINIMUM WAGE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So before we begin – STILL the winner of the MacBook giveaway partnered with xtrememac has yet to be claimed, and he’s actively blogging so I don’t get what the issue would be; I will reload subscribers and have a back up winner just, just, in case I message him again and he answers. Same page? good.

I have been very busy with life and TIFF (TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) is approaching so damn fast! Which is so crazy, yes it’s a lot of media and publicity but I’ve wanted to work TIFF for years and thank you to my amazing company I work for! I have also come to learn there isn’t much I cant handle anymore.

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I think about my life, and I think about my age and the people who are in my life and have been for years, I sadly just experienced a massively heartbreaking well, breakup. I didn’t really understand how much I love him and how much he pretty much controlled me also, and I don’t mean, control as in he negatively controlled me, I guess I mean I would have done anything for him. Going back to the people in my life, if someone asked me “hi Kam – good today?” I would skimpily answer back with ‘yeah I’m ok’ and there are those people who really don’t want an honest up front answer sadly, but then my other friends who care about me, love me and know me will not allow it stay at I’m ok because most of the time, I am not always ok.

I guess you can’t help who you fall in love with and when, you just have to go with the flow, but what if I feel like it wasn’t my fault, and he feels the same – miscommunicate. Ironic since we promised to always communicate and be forward not act childish and play hurtful games. All I know is I didn’t want to take it public if we both were not ready and willing to fight for each other and build a strong happy foundation to an amazing relationship. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ MAKEUPANDTHECITY will have so many changes over the next month or so, from fashion all the way to food – I will be introducing some new writes and some new affiliations – SO subscribe so you’re in the know..

Its also kind of sad that you can be qualified to have a job life myself or really, whatever you want to do but without an education, people wont look twice at you and then what, you’re stuck doing the jobs that no one wants to do for forty ($40.00) less because you’re going into a temp agency every morning (yes I have high school diploma) I guess I’m trying to understand that, why that life? Someone offered you an amazing paying job, start up, clients, connections and in the end you go and blow it all up – for no reason at all.

Yes, people have got my foot in the door but I pushed open the door myself, I made mistakes and fell so hard but you, you had someone to catch you, and you had someone to really love you.

I guess right now is where we come full circle – I see so much potential in the world wasted every day of my life, and it suck, I can honestly say to you I have ZERO clue what min. wage is, if, you were to ask me. I love to help people out because that is the type of man that I am, at the end of the day, when its dark and you’re falling asleep you know the type of man (woman) you are and want to be. I’m fully done taking chances on love because it just blows up in my face and the worst part about it is, I knew of this person, I knew what people say about him but I would want someone to take a chance on me because you can make a mistake once or twice as long as you take the time too fix it.

How many times can I catch someone before they fall, before I need someone to catch me? I guess i’m just sorry, sorry to my subscribers for not posting like I did – but truth be told it was like something was missing and I’d sit down to write but nothing would come, I guess I have a one track mind and all
I have on it now is
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L’Oréal skin care | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So the best thing about being on a PR list of any kind is you get to test out some products that are new and exclusive but, here comes the misconception in most cases unless we really, really love something then sadly they won’t keep sending it over and over!
Which hey, it’s sent as free advertising in half of the situations – it’s actually quite sneaky of a company if you give it some thought, why not create a certain amount to send to well know influencers a boom, free advertising!

SIDE NOTE ➡️ dailyjocks.com just realised their new underwear for men called cloud nine (9) and lemme just say, they couldn’t have named it any better! Cooling and comfort polyester blend which is durable and will not fade!

Drug store makeup and skin care has been stepping its game up for a very long time, its almost like, what took so long you are all owned by four (4) main players. So I’m going to talk about three (3) amazing face wash and mask set my way for consideration of review and I always use all three, well, nope, yep I use all three (3).

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1) EXFOLIATING AND REFINE – 3 mineral clays + Red Algae
2) COMFORT AND UNIFYING – 3 mineral clays + Charcoal
3) PURAFYING AND MATTE – 3 mineral clays + Eucalyptus

That is the three (3) main groups that they stick within which I would say is typical to branding but these masks are a clay to foam cleansers which makes your skin feel so amazing. Clay-to-Mousse daily cleansers enriched with 3 different clays and enhanced with a nature-sourced ingredient to leave skin feeling fresh and clean.

The 1st range of clay-to-mousse daily cleansers that leave skin feeling clean and fresh. This cleanser is enriched with Kaolin + Montmorillonite + Moroccan clays and Red Algae Extract. Pure-Clay Cleanser Exfoliating & Refining leaves skin with pores looking tighter, and less visible, without over drying the skin.

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There is nice playing games with these face washes, the level of science and ingredients beats that of some of the highs brands out there and I never thought in a million years that it would be this way, I think next time we need too grab both and compare the ingredient list because price no longer seems to be that big of a factor. Dun Dunnn Dunnnn.

Not to mention the fact that there is multi-masking so there can be multi-washing, there so perfect to use together, well, that is if you don’t mind buying all three (3) As of now in Canada you cannot buy these sadly but hit subscribe to find out just when and where you can buy them! Infused with 3 clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Moroccan) and 1 super-ingredient specifically for your skin type. Cleanse to wash impurities every day with our NEW Pure Clay Cleansers and mask twice a week to beautify skin.

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Over time harsh environmental factors, such as pollution and debris damage skin leaving complexion dull and tired. So don’t forget how important it is to wash your face day and night especially if you are a makeup wearer.

Remember go follow L’Oréal on INSTAGRAM @lorealparis

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I CAN CARRY YOU BUT NOT YOUR GHOSTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

what’s up makeupandthecity, I’m so sorry I’ve been, well – what seems as a long time and I won’t let it happen again!

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.”

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Ok – so it’s been a little bit so where do I touch down first, I’m going to leave some things out that just are not that important or really, somethings take time more or less. I’ve said this to many time by now so it’s silly to say it past this, I love recklessly and fully and I cannot help, I wouldn’t ever try to act as if I understand something that I don’t and I’ve had two things lately happen that I thought I understood in two different situations sadly, and one I had no idea that you could rip a $20.00 and use each half for $10.00 and secondly I don’t know love as well as I thought I did, I though at my age this would be different, I’ve always been cold, I guess you could say – choosing to not care and when its done its done, what happens when you see the mistakes that were made? what happens when you never meant to hurt the person you love? what happen when you have so much to say – still.

It does help to be with someone who just wants me there when its most comfortable for him, and when we do see each other I am see-through.  The thing is that sure, we might just be one person on this massive planet but we are all worth it, and it takes the smallest show of love to change someone’s day, maybe even their week! Love is powerful, and you’ll all see I’m right – make sure that if you have something more to say, then say it, if you can’t walk away, there is a reason.

Time won’t stop pushing up forward – or we feel like we are in a constant state of free-fall, I made someone a promise that I would be there to catch him if he needed it. It really sucks the way we all are now a days, the childish games, being lethargic, knowing with one word you can destroy me and with saying the words I needed to hear I would be yours forever. I am on my knees for you, arms cross and head down.

used to fill my life with people who were weak or hurting and who needed someone to fill that void – I would hurt and use people to get to where I wanted to be in life. I was a monster. But I’ve learned from my past and my life is now filled with strong, amazing and loving people – people I would bet any amount of money on that when I fall I will have them there to catch me, strip me naked with your words, hate and opinions about whatever you want – keep talking, keep checking my blog, keep trying to bring me down and all you’re doing is becoming the person that you hated so much to begin with. When you talk about me, more people know my name. When you keep checking and borderline stalking me and what I’m doing, it’s more views for me. Every nightmare needs influence so I’m asking you and everyone who use the voice that you have to try to hurt or bring anyone down? Why give in to hate when it’s so much easier to give in to love and see that mistakes are made and like I said I’m not looking for anyone’s forgiveness because I don’t need it – I have the most amazing life, I have been so blessed from the highest high to the lowest low, in heartbreak came makeupandthecity, I learned to channel my heartbreak, sadness and anger to creating something that over time became something more then I could ever ask for a given me so many opportunities, if I even had the amount of time to focus on your life or stalk what you’re doing with it, whoa the free time you must have – for anyone who has made it this far, live your life for yourself and don’t allow hate to win, and remember that second chances are rare and we are all beautiful and unique and with our words and with our hate we cause a ripple effect that is clear to see. so I guess I’m asking you; why isn’t it clear to see for the love that we give? 

I will take responsibility for my action and the choices I’ve made in my life. Will you?

I really feel like I’ve know him forever like he was always meant to be in my life, we were meant to meet. Grow together. Touch. Make love. Explore the world and allow each other to make mistakes and grow from those mistakes. There is nothing unbecoming about this man, he’s so sensitive yet masculine. He’s gone through hard times with accepting who he is and I’m more then happy to show him the world and that being gay does not define you. It is not a label stitched into your skin. In a way I almost want to thank him for just always being there and being so understanding and for treating me as I treat him like a man. I’ve never loved anyone like this and it has to be put out there.

To him if he reads this : It’s going to sound like a total cliché I know but when we start talking it’s like there is no time, time stands still and there is only you and I. I think you knew you had me from the moment we first started talking truly that was the moment I knew you were going to take my heart. As time will push us forward as it always will, I will continue to fall in love, respect and be amazed by you. With out a doubt my life has been so much better with you in it,

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.

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TOUCHIN’ BASE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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It’s been a while since I sat down a just said hey and asked you guys – how are you? I really hope that you’re all doing wonderful. What a crazy couple of months so many positive steps forward and some well, steps I could go back and hit the ever wishing redo button – come on, you know what I’m talking about, that button that we all wish we had that we could smash and REDO!

Sadly, I wish smash that button so hard that I would shatter myself and who would be there to pick up the pieces? The best thing to honestly try to remember is that pain is only temporary, really if you think about it, no matter what the pain is, there is so much that we are, as humans, designed to handle without other brains just shutting off.

I guess, what I am saying in my own way is don’t stop smiling and stop and take a look around you for a minute, look at the sky, the beautiful city, town and stop thinking about the what if and start thinking about what you do have. Keep smiling – no matter what! always.
giphysmileEver look at a clock and be like oh its only two (2) hours longer, that’s nothing and another time two (2) hours can feel like two (2) days, time is a funny thing – sometimes it feels like we have to much time on our hands but in the end its always, there wasn’t enough time.

I’ve always said that when it comes to love there is never a regrettable experience because no matter what, you grow from it (good or bad) and you will always learn a lesson. Love is a funny thing – I seem to find someone fairly quickly also and truly I am not looking for it when it happen, I just always keep my heart open and its true what they say some it starts with a smile and a bite of the lip and then, you’re talking all the time, and taking it slow becomes a fast rollercoaster. I choose to be happy.
In short, shorty – I am happy.

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Life is beautiful, the day, the night, maybe I’m different because I see grey at day but the night is full of color. I wish that I wasn’t so hard on myself and I could forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made – it’s become very clear to me that sometimes I try so hard to not allow myself to make those same mistakes and to find the reasons why and why not I guess what I’m asking you is,

can you get to a future if your past is present?

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MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2015) PINK MOON | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Imagine living in a world where everyone was born gay and you were attracted to the same sex – being gay wasn’t the issue but being straight was.

To be honest when I started watching this movie they don’t give you much identifying factors as to what is happening, it wasn’t until one of the characters is laying in a hospital bed and the news is on and the man say ” there was another suicide today, that makes the second one this with, as a young boy came out as heterosexual ” then the point they are trying to make became very clear, and actually sit back and exhale.
I think this is a really good movie to watch, it holds a very powerful message.

In a society where heterosexuals are persecuted and abortion is forbidden, two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy before their secret romance is exposed.

➡️this is a short film with a message that will leave you thinking.

Director : Sal Bardo

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This movie got ⭐6.6 / 10
I give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Check it out on YouTube! its a really good movie! due to legal I cannot post the movie but it shouldn’t be too hard to find! I’m also going to add the winner of the MACBOOK PRO still hasn’t contacted me back and I messaged him twice so I will be redrawing for it! good luck!

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DIOR – THE AIRFLSH EXPERIENCE – TIPS AND TRICK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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If you saw the last post, I promised to talk about some of my must have Dior products and give you studio tested tips and tricks to make the most out of your Dior AIRFLASH.

I hope everyone is having a fun and safe weekend! Remember work hard and play hard but always make sure your doing it safely! So – I’m going to just give you a little bit of information on Dior as a company ➡️ Christian Dior, commonly known as Dior, is a French luxury goods company controlled and chaired by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH – the world’s largest luxury group.

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Personally, Dior AIRFLASH is absolutely one of my favourite makeup products, there is so much that you can do with it, and so much that people are not aware it can be used for but like all makeup – its really limitless which is one of the cool things about makeup and with the introduction of the AIRFLASH CC (color correcting) spray and the AIRFLASH matte, they can really be all you need for your base – especially for men, it’s almost undetectable to the eye.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ sadly as I am writing this I believe that the AIRFLASH matte has been discontinued – or at least not available on Dior beauty website – maybe you can find one in stores I cannot speak for all of the distributors of Dior beauty.

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There is eleven (11) shades of Dior AIRFLASH. Dior AIRFLASH CC primer and Dior AIRFLASH matte touch come in one (1) universal shade – as a lot of the backstage pro products come in universal shades to work within all shade ranges.
➡️ the suggested retail price is $80.00

Thanks to a unique diffusion technology, and extraordinary fine texture, within a few seconds of applying your AIRFLASH your complexion has a soft focus radiance and a airbrushed finish that lasts all day.
With precision and ease you can create a flawless base, instantly evens out your skin tone and blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections on the face.

➡️ the coverage can be taken from light to full and completely adjustable to your desire. You can take a look at AIRFLASH and other products by clicking here to be taken to the official Dior website!

TIPS and TRICKS ➡️ You can use AIRFLASH for base, concealing, contour and highlighting it would be your one stop shop for the most beautiful makeup application.
When applying to your face, fold some tissues around your shirt so that you don’t make a mess and apply it to your clothes while getting your neck.
– Mix with your favourite body lotion to even out your skin tone and help hide tan lines.
– Add to legs for beautiful warmth and to hide unwanted imperfections.
– To the beach and back! choose either shade 500 or 600 – spray to the center of the face and blend out and instantly you will have a sun kissed beach look!
– Spray it right onto your brush, and start blending onto the skin!

DID YOU KNOW ➡️
you can use Dior AIRFLASH to even cover a full color tattoo! yes, I have tattoos, yes this was tested and surprisingly powdering in between and to set, your tattoo is gone!

Click subscribe for the full range swatches – photos – application photos and before and after. Don’t forget too follow Dior on IG @diormakeup
Or click here for direct link!

I was sent a lot of Dior products so I will be reviewing my favourites and if you’d like a product to be reviewed or have questions? reach out!

Thanks for checking out makeupandthecity, until next time.
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DIOR : BACKSTAGE PROS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Ahh the partnership I’ve wanted since I started MAKEUPANDTHECITY I got, but at this point I’ve got to choose and I’ve got nothing to loose. Heres the 411 – LVMH is extremely hard to work with, and hard to get on any level if PR or support because they are the top or the top when it comes to luxury makeup! If you didn’t know LVMH stands for Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, native of France and headquartered in Paris – I’ve learned that a large reason why they don’t send out PR or work with bloggers or influencers is mainly because when we manager to find a correct email for who we want to talk to, either in the US or CANADA there is no warehouse to pull items from they have to place orders months in advance because it all comes from Paris.

I actually gave up on working for LVMH until it happen to me on accident really, I connected with a wonderful woman on LinkedIn and we talked on there, which lead to e-mails, and other social platforms and what does she do? PR for LVMH and DIOR I was amazing, she didn’t have to send me what she did or continue to support me for the credit and set exposure but she’s such an amazing person inside and out –  she hooked me up and actually has become a friend; so there was my foot in the door to the world of LVMH and affiliated brands. I can’t say enough nice things about LVMH now that I really understand how they work and why it’s an ‘exclusive‘ club that you need a key to get into.

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I had probably again one of the worst nights of my life, so when I finally come home I was not expecting what was in the box – I know she was going to be sending me some things but not like this, I was like damn is this the shelf at Sephora poured beautifully into a box?

It was the perfect illusion I desperately needed at that time.

➡️ I will say, lately with my life being so up and down, and being here, then there, and just throwing myself into my work maybe and not daring to allow myself to come up for air, I’m just trying to distract myself from the bigger picture, but still I stand here waiting for you.

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SO if you are a mega fan of Dior SMASH follow and buckle up – turn on e-mail for the ultimate Dior experience I’m going to review products and take you guys on set with me and Dior for a very special editorial!
Plus some live blogging events coming up but only subscribers will be in the know!

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