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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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LET’S GET ONE THING STRAIGHT – I’M NOT

I’m going to just do a touch base with you guys and say what’s going on! Happy pride boys and girls 🏳️‍🌈 it’s come to my attention that some of you are maybe a little confused so let’s clear the air – Hey, I’m Kameron Michael Jason Smith, I am a man. I am a man with a passion for beauty, not just cosmetics and but transforming yourself and understanding that beauty is not in the makeup you apply the beauty is in you – I am in public relations, promotions, media and marketing on a global scale. I have believed for a very long time that I was garbage and my life was worthless – I’ve always seen the beauty in the world but I never saw the beauty in myself it lead me down a path that I would do anything, anything to help someone never come close too. 

It wasn’t until I stopped and I looked in the mirror and said you are better then this and it’s time to make changes. I am a gay man kinda I guess, and I say I guess because I do like woman also but I would always say that I will fall in love with who I’m meant to, and, I’ve fallen in love with a beautiful man – who is the true definition of pure there is not take there is only give but I do not take, I only give. If that makes sense. It’s really sad to think about what I used to think was love and the abuse I would take – that’s not love.

I am not a flamboyant man (no hate to any feminine guys out there) I love hiking • having some beers with my friends • fishing • being with the people I love • my man • English literature • writing – the reason I’m bringing all of this up is because I am not only ONE thing there is so much that makes me, well, me. I got a comment and it was a nice comment and it ended in “you go girl” which made me think, do my followers, subscribers, viewers, even know who I am.

Yes – everything I review on my blog is sent to me by PR companies or artistry relations in the hopes that I will review it. I’m sent so much stuff that doesn’t fit into my brand and some things I’m scared to show because I don’t want to be judge like I don’t want to say oh TOOFACED sent me a really nice LV backpack for my birthday – my success came fast and came from a lot of work and self growth – people say to me you’re so lucky or my personal favourite “you have it all” when no I’m not lucky I worked my ass off to get where I am and do you want to know the complete and honest truth when I think about it I never used to think I’m lucky in life, until the day that I met Daniel – that is the day I felt lucky. That was the day that I knew I’d rather die then not be able to tell him I love him, or be able to marry him, wake up next to him, hold his hand. I think of all that’s happening in the world lately and it’s truly sad – love wins always. 

I have been very very personal on here and the amount of emails I get I love love love reading them and helping out if I can, please understand I AM NOT doing nice and good things for people now to try to make up for anything I’ve done in my past. I will say it first, I’m not perfect but if you want to come for me make sure you’ve stepped your game up and you’ve got the proof, because I do. I have made amazing well known friends along the way also who would all have my back, I’ve been given so many opportunities  and my blog now makes a substantial amounts of income which I never ever thought would happen, and I’ve done good things with that money giving back to the community and getting involved with projects like HOOKED by Max Emerson because I believe in the message and what he wants to do with his platform.

Some more things I bet you didn’t know about me I’m a on set* key makeup artist for Teen Vogue I’ve worked with countless big names and creative minds it’s been amazing – I have some really cool editorials coming out in July where it was my first full concept and control editorial and it happen to be with two (2) of the main girls from Pretty Little Liars. I am director of media photography for Charlie. I am producer rep for HOOKED and upcoming projects with Max Emerson. I have my own cosmetic line with brushes coming out end of summer and launching in a pretty massive makeup store.

I have an amazing assistant Kevin ➡️ kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com 

Day or night I am working my ass off because I love what I do.

I am Kameron Michael. 


I am a man. 

I am perfectly imperfect. 

I am MAKEUPANDTHECITY. 

LIFE 101 – Some love stories are not epic novels, they are short stories but that doesn’t make them less full of love.

This will be one that I’m going to need to get words and thoughts right for – I want to encourage my subscribers to love recklessly  and treat ever love like the first, I truly think that some of us take love for granted, we get stuck in our own heads and for zero reason other then our selfs – we make choices. Choices might be regretted and you’ll want to make it right but sometimes, you can’t and you just lost the best thing that could have ever happen to you. I’m not talking about myself. 

For once I didn’t make a mistake. 

So why am I left to pick the pieces. 

I can take you to a place

I know you don’t belong

And I ain’t good with love

But I can write you a song

We could wait,

And let time tear us apart

But we don’t live forever,

I’ve got a limited heart

But this unlimited spark

That we chase everyday

How can we ignore it

If it’s never gonna fade?

I have your back,

And you are all that I need

And when I see your smile

It liberates me

So open up to me

There’s nothing left to hide

I can read you like a book,

It spills out from your eyes

Looking at the skyline

In the rearview mirror

Will anybody notice

That we’ve disappeared?

When I look into the sky,

Do you see what I do?

I can’t even think straight,

Infatuated by you

We could be chasing nothing

I wish that I knew

Even if it takes forever,

I’ll be chasing with you
Although time will swallow us

And all of our youth

My whole life I never thought

I’d meet someone like you

Someone I understand,

I can see right through

And even when you lie

You’re still telling the truth

Like an ocean to a moon,

I feel a strong link

Like a ship in the sea

I don’t want it to sink

We could be chasing nothing,

I wish that I knew

Even if it takes forever

I’ll be chasing with you

Thank you for the memories

That we’ve already shared

Every time that you’re crying

Know that I am always there

I know that you may think

This is too good to be true

How I’m feeling when I spend

Every second with you

And I promise that

I’ll never do you wrong

And no, I’m not good with love

So I’ll tell you in a song

When we get older

And look back on our lives

We will have no regrets

And happily we will die

LIFE 101™ – When a relationship ends, do we ever really give up its ghost? Or are we forever haunted. 

When is the fight enough? 

When is the fight over? 

When is love enough?

When is love over? 

You know when you hangout with someone for a good period of time and all you can smell that person – do you think in our mind, being human – that can cause us to go more crazy for that person? I’ve been thinking a lot lately of self sabotage and how I can now catch myself wanting to run when I find myself getting busy, or I find myself falling in love and now I can catch others doing the same thing – for, well, example I’ve been talking to someone for a very long time and I’ve been between Toronto and Thorald a lot, he live in Buffalo so it’s not like we can go razor fast so how did we both find ourselves with stitches. I can still see him letting go but not wanting to if that makes any sense he’s scared (and so am I) to make the next step but when you find yourself laying up at night knowing you have to be up at four (4) am and all you can smell is him (her) it feels just like you’re in high school again. Bottom line is I told myself “not this time” and I was forward with him and what happen next I didn’t expect at all, I wasn’t use to it – he agreed with me and said needed to start expressing himself and not internationalizing his emotions and feeling and not being scared to take the next step and as soon as he said that to me, it was over. I knew what he needed and he knew what I needed and we worked together. Instead of walking away. 

Loving every second of it by the way. 

But, there is one thing I will tell you, be prepared to fall and fall so hard that your knees bleed and you feel like your in a constant state of free-fall until you stop and let go of what has brought you down in the past and the mistakes that you’ve made, if you’ve hurt someone chances are you will not let yourself feel (better) until you at least even say sorry, do the right thing. Say that you’re sorry.. no matter what they say, because you’re not doing it for them. Do it for you. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse comes the latest phenomenon: haunting. I find this to be a lot more common with the gay (straight) dating apps and apps in general. 

Similar to ghosting, which has become increasingly popular thanks to dating apps, haunting isn’t as final. Which makes it so much worse. Because instead of vanishing into thin air, haunting refers to those who have cut off all direct contact with someone, but still interact with them on social media.

That means he (she) no longer texts you or sends you DM but they still find a way to loom over you like a dark cloud, by liking your Facebook or Instagram posts, checking out your Snapchats, and favouriting and retweeting you on Twitter. It’s very annoying. There is even taking is one step further and hating that person so much that you spend your time lurking what they do and reading their blog and finding the slightest thing out of place *cough cough 

It’s clear by the zero communication that is happening that they aren’t interested but want to torture you by thinking there may be some lingering feelings. Or not -whatever. They’re basically messing with your mind. Because why would a person still engage with a person they dumped or ghosted on social media? Aside from being a sociopath, the only answer seems almost simple – and laughable. The haunter wants to leave the door open for something down the road, maybe another hookup or date or something more. Hopefully the hauntees out there learn from these instances and become ghosts themselves.

CHARILE ➡️ sorry for the hot guy promo here – CHARILE is my latest project taken on for my PR firm and I am the senior presenter on this. 

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LIFE 101 | “you’ll be looking at the city and I’ll be looking at you” 18+

It’s pathetic, fuck it. I said it. It’s to soon to feel this way but I know when I have someone, and when they have me – I was laying awake not knowing what to do or how to tell you i love you, I’m so blessed to have you in my life, I’m so blessed to grab the bed sheets and pull them over the corner, looking up at your epic green eyes, you’re the only people who ever made sweat run down the centre of my body, like, it can split me in two.  Trusting my body towards you, I never thought thought I’d meet someone who could make feel alive just by saying my name | the human memory is intoxicating and will not allow me to forgive or forget your touch, just as you can’t forget my crooked smile and lip bites (and well.. you know)  – my phone can go ring, I can get a text or someone sent me a snap and I can smile knowing always when it’s you – it always starts with a hello and good intentions but I can’t help but trip over myself trying to know the words of the ending – I love being with you, acting like we are children with the world at our finger tips, driving for hours when you know I’m not home just to see me smile.

Knowing someone feels the exact same way as you doesn’t mean that you should go saying it to soon, where is the rush? It’s like we live in a world now where we have to fit properly like our hands, knowing I wouldn’t ask you to change a part of you, and I don’t think you’d ask me to change a part of me. You know when someone comes into your life and it’s a complete accident but when you get home you feel like, like how could I have wasted so much time and  energy

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“Love is a feeling, a feeling of happiness. Love is powerful, too powerful to play with. This feeling is strange and hard to describe, but when you fall in love, you will know it inside.”

But maybe it’s not about wasting anything, I believe and you can ask any single person who is no longer in my life or who has meant something to me that someone will come into your life when you need something from him or her – in no way do I mean you’re going to end up using that person it’s just there is certain people who need to teach us a lesson or teach us something that we forgot but we should have always remembered and it’s completely true, sometimes it is exactly what it is. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye and sometimes it’s even hard to accept hearing goodbye. But that’s not where I believe this whirlwind of a story is about  to take me – if anyone can tell you one thing about me it’s that I can easily get inside your head and make you do things you didn’t think you would do and it’s not that I mean to do it by any means at all, if I want something, I get it. If I want you, you’re mine. It’s like being shot and told to hold on or don’t close your eyes but sometimes it feels so good to close your eyes. Just the thought that you may have found your one-and-only can be so thrilling. But, the early stages of falling in love can be as frustrating as they are wonderful. Your new love life may consume your energy, focus, and time to the point where everything else going on in your life may feel like a rude intrusion. You can’t stop thinking about your lover. You get up and go to sleep obsessing about the relationship and what your future will look like together.

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To some of you, this reaction to love may seem over board. But, many of you know first-hand how falling in love can turn you into an obsessed, needy, and insecure person for a time. You don’t have to have emotional issues from the past to feel this way. Of course, if you do, this stage will be particularly difficult for you. Remember, the saying is not staying balanced in love, it is falling, losing your self to love. So, if you are in the early stages of falling in love right now, and you feel a little crazy, don’t worry, you kind of are. You are under the influence of your hormones that are making you feel, all at once, euphoric, endangered, and exhausted.

Keep trust in yourself as you grow. And as your mind expands and you begin to change as human being – sometimes so you don’t miss the real thing or fall face first it’s okay to take it slow and express yourself in other creative ways. 

At the end of the day, when the entire world turns it’s back on you, you’ll always have yourself. 


*update* LIFE 101 – EYEBROWS ON POINT + eyebrow tinting *sponsored* 

SO ➡️ Discovering your ideal brow shape is a face-changer that not only defines your eyes, but also frames the entire face. It’s a stunning transformation to have a perfectly shaped(or groomed)brow. If you’re unsure about where to start or are intimidated by taking matters into your own hands, this post might be perfect for you. Whether your brows are in need of some grooming, tweezing or filling in, consider my insight and tips and tricks how to masterfully shape your brows.

Taking care of your eyebrows male or female is really important this of it this way as I’ve tried to explain your eyebrows are like the frame to your face (just like teeth) and what is a picture with out a cool frame? For filling in your eyebrows with makeup for more definition is even cool to do even with the evolution of makeup and now so much more men are wearing it or at least admitting it – there is a difference to applying makeup -specifically your eyebrows. Don’t make mistakes and make sure you blend it out properly. Something that I do is take two colors close to each other (light brown – brown) and with the light brown I will fill in the front of the brow to the natural arch then take the brown and 2/3 over the light brown to the end of the eyebrow then with a eyebrow brush or a spoolie and blend through make sure you focus a little more when the light brown meets the brown to create a really cool ombré eyebrow but in a more mature way. 

➡️ remember soft feather like strokes it’s not like your jerking off yourself or your boyfriend. Because if you don’t prepare for the outcome in both cases you can end up with a mess.

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When you get your eyebrows tinted it depends on where you go and who is doing it but there is a couple places I can recommend for perfectly tinted brows and perfectly shaped brows and when I said say shaped they will follow a nice shape with the dye. It lasts about a month will slowly start to fade and that’s when you will know it’s time to get a touch up or lightly add some depth and darkness with a pencil! I

This has to be one of the best especially because I have completely blond eyebrow hairs and eyelashes and yep you can get your lashes tinted also but you have to keep your eyes closed for so long with this eye mask thing on your eyes and the dye on your lashed and if you have your eyes even open a crack your eyes will burn and go blood shot red that’s why I just use a tinted eyebrow-gel and it keeps the color soaked into my lashes for a week with no redness or burning so it’s win win. Good places to go check out are

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Once you have your eyebrows tinted they will look a lot more full but you can still apply either a tinted brow-gel or just clear, to help keep shape. Typically you can ask for them to pluck the stray hairs that have not been tinted, and they sell there razor type tools to remove hair on your face or just smaller sections – that’s what I used on the top of my brows to clean up the hair and give them a good masculine shape. 

GUYS ➡️ DO NOT go over board with plucking or shaping do not give yourself massive arches, keep your brows looking clean and nice – if you have dark brows, brush the hairs completely up (with a spoolie) and then cut the long hairs so that they don’t look a mess. 

BROWS BEFORE AND AFTER

Once you do the steps to have your brows looking on point you should always keep them looking good just by making sure on the bottom you pluck away the proper hairs and in the top you shape away hair that grows back or between your brows. The ideal shape is when the beginning of the brow is aligned with the center of the nostril and the arch falls over the back third of the eye. 

LAST ➡️ DONT OVER TWEEZE YOUR EYEBROWS SOMETIMES ITS HARD TO STOP. BUT REMEMBER YOU CAN GO FROM BROWS TO NONE IN FIVE PLUCKS