QUICKY | MAKEUP TRENDS | what I think is too come. 

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It’s been said that fashion and makeup styles always come full circle and come back into style in on way or another. I remember what we did in high school we though we wouldn’t do again – makeup companies – some are multi billion dollar and do you know where they go a lot if they ideas from? One (1) fashion shows two (2) everyday men and woman, yep, that’s right we have are owed a big thanks by theses companies and one (1) massive thing i an seeing a lot also is companies like NYX cosmetics can now be compare to DIOR cosmetics – which I’m not shocked at all. 
Dior takes so long to develop packaging and an elite few working in it so that when it’s launched it looks like nothing else on the market where (trust me I know I was just there) NYX has a team of ten (10) too fifteen (15) and sometimes NYX cosmetics comes out on top in packaging when it comes to NYX cosmetics a drugstore brands with SO many SKUs back, and front facing 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ a SKU is what you see in store that the product is on, can be reagagred and moved very easily if new planograms come in to keep the brand ‘new and fresh‘ 

OK moving on to fashion trends, a lot of the main fashion HAUS focus on beautiful breathable skin, a soft-messy bun and a stunning eye and graphic lip. Which was not a surprise for me as I’ve blogged before that the liquid trend was slowly dying off a bit, never going anywhere but just taking a breather.  

And on the other side I’ve seen a lot of pastel lips and easy to do smokey eyeswhich is not enough. In the world of beauty, there are five (5) cities that rule the game: New York City, London, Milan, Paris and Toronto. 

Their fashion weeks bring us beauty lovers a new perspective on the trends, and this season, it’s all about freedom – spring 2017 is offering up a “you do you” Beauty approach and we’re totally on board.

By now, you probably have the twenty (20) products you need in your makeup bag for spring, but how can you put all your new tools to the test? By learning what the most coveted looks of the season are, of course! When the sun shines a little brighter and longer, we give our makeup game a little refresher by embracing all things glitter, feline flicks and that blinding cheek highlight.

So embrace your inner bronzed (and sweaty!) goddess, and try out spring 2017’s biggest beauty trends as sooon as you can. 
Makeup an be anything that you want it to be also so please do not forget that, cause your own trend that you can been proud when you see someone wearing what you’re you can think “wow I did that first” in a good and nice way, and trust, me it will come full circle. And you will be noticed and the work that you’ve always been so capable will take off. 


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WTF WEDNESDAY™ ➡️ NARS | NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

For Spring 2017, NARS came out with their new NARSissist Loaded eyeshadow palette. Available now at Sephora and Nordstrom, this limited edition palette features twelve (12) shades with shimmery and matte finishes. The formula is very similar to all the other NARS eyeshadows of course very blendable, buttery smooth and silky – even the matte shades were great in this palette. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I have had this palette for quite some time now – but – I was not going to review it because it was limited but the restocked it due to high demand so if you want this palette – get it. 

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There is three (3) transition shades in this palette alone which is absolutely wonderful, and hate when a brand comes out with a palette and none of the shadows look like they belong together pretty much It’s a very cohesive palette, I don’t feel the need to reach for another palette when I’m working with this one. To bring one palette to set is amazing especially when it’s smaller like this one but you can beat out sixty (60) looks no problem. I also love how this palette has a great variety of warm and neutral hues, none of them are too similar to each other. And the addition of matte shades makes it even more perfect as mentioned.  

The NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is specially curated by NARS artists to provide the most flattering range of neutral eyeshadows for all skin tones. Encased in an ultra-chic, mirrored palette and the mirror is a very good quality mirror for the palette, it’s one of the mirrors in a palette that you don’t mind setting down and getting ready in also packs a portable arsenal of next-level neutrals that transform your look from day to night. Soft to smolderingright in the palm of your hand. 

I really think this is the highest pigment, highest payoff yet. Its botanical infusion of pomegranate seed oil, vitamin E, and gingko biloba extract known to help smooth skin it creates the perfect base for effortless blending, while delivering rich, saturated color. 

SHADES ➡️ 12 x 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g Eyeshadow in Newbury Street (white gold shimmer) Windsor (warm beige matte) Privilege (gold metallic) Dover (neutral brown matte) Foix (peach matte) Castille (umber brown matte) Alnwick (copper shimmer) Beaumaris (chocolate brown shimmer) Splendor (pewter sparkle) Versailles (bronze shimmer) Montaillou (dark brown matte) Reale (black satin)

I do think you should wear a eyeshadow primer because on set for ten (10) hours I found with out a primer I had to re-apply color to the lids after about five (5) hours give or take but this is a must have palette for summer for sure! 

I personally love NARS so much. I’ve never had a bad experience with any of the NARS family of products – new or old – what it says, is what you get! Love it. 


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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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It was pretty cool – one of the companies I designed graphics for in the winter, I saw in store as I was about to check my things out! It was designed in photoshop and color shaded and detailed in LIGHTBOX – turned out awesome

I didn’t know the company released it. Check it out in UNTITLED AND CO. on queen west – for OneMethode PR STRATEGIES. 


I actually used to be very very close with one of the top dogs at smashbox studios in LA – we would talk constantly and I was invited to smashbox a number of times and when they did a like nation wide smashbox beauty show just introducing new products and talking about the brand when they came to Toronto we met for drinks and had a lot of fun but as I would be sent huge shipments of smashbox products to use on set, review and use I started to find that not all of the products were as good as I thought they were looking back – in fact I voiced my concern for some of the products and was told to my phone (via the phone) they were aware of the same issues and these products would be discontinued so I continued to support and love the brand, I think it’s because smashbox cosmetics was one of the first brands that I really fell in love with back in the MySpace days and the first brand I reached out to to help me product on set. 

Now I’m not hating on smashbox at all smashbox was bought out by Esteé in early July 2010 and sold for between two hundred (200) million and three hundred (300) million but smashbox pulls in about eighty (80) million in wholesale revenue and one hundred and forty (140) million in retail sales. I still do love smashbox but it is limited things that I will use on set and I will warn a lot that if you are fair – light be prepared for the color you see to not be the color you walk out of the house with. They sadly do oxidize and turn orange

They are still a top dog in the eyeshadow palettes and collections departments – killing it with sales and paying their influencers very well. Please note ➡️ all products mentioned have been sent to me for opinion good or bad.  

SMASHBOX 24 HOUR CC SPOT CONCEALER (said to be discontinued) and I’m noticing on the website and in stores whatever is sold out is not being restocked so maybe that is happening. This was my all time favourite concealer I would write about it all the time because this 24-hour, waterproof concealer was created in the L.A. photo studio to instantly cover dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks while fading the look of them in as little as 4 weeks. You’re basically concealing and treating all at once, which means it covered red spots and imperfections BUT would oxidize so fast and I’m talking the shade fair so the lightest it went and it was very noticeable to everyone but I loved it and it was new and I had it before anyone else so I thought it was amazing. If anyone remembers last summer – my 2016 summer skin favourites (2017 coming soon) it was always talked about! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ smashbox also only came out with seven (7) shades that really didn’t match very many, maybe it was due to the concealer and the way it mixed with the heat and oils of the skin – I’m not sure. Sadly though it faded out of my mind. I also remember every time you would close the product more then you would use one your face would come out as you close it so it was also wasteful good thing I have one hundred and fifty (150) of them. 

• 24-hour wear thanks to Photoset Polymers created with medical-grade liquid bandage technology that bends and adheres to skin (big claim but it was turn! If it wasn’t for the fact it oxidized it would have been x20 more huge) 

• Waterproof

• Sweat & humidity-resistant

SMASHBOX STUDIO SKIN CONCEALER was developed waterproof, hydrating 24-hour concealer in the L.A. photo studio to look good in any light. Smashbox is the only brand with Flashbox Lighting Lab, where they test and perfect color consistency across 10 shades. This concealer blends flawlessly without creasing, caking or settling. Forget about midday touch-ups or makeup fatigue and for the most part what I’m saying here is completely true but it is not 24-hour wear at all. Again why only 10 shades.. 

It is formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Oil, Fragrance & Talc. All of smashbox is cruelty-free

There is also all kinds of people with all kinds of skin concerns and needs while yes I have a bit of discolouration under the eyes and it covered it well – a client who had really bad dark circles it didn’t work so well on. 

➡️ to me this concealer is A LOT like the KAT VON D LOCKIT concealer.

Try it out and let me know your thoughts in the “pages” tab. 

A moment silence for the fallen smashbox concealer no longer available to consumers. 


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It’s got new information – a email to contact me for advice, questioning or any comments. I already love the e-mails I’ve been receiving and I hope that you’re enjoying the advice back. 

The only thing I ask is please don’t ask to be set up with PR companies and personal brands emails for free product as I won’t even respond to those types of emails. 

➡️ You might notice that, I don’t approve comments or likes on my blog posts and there is a reason for that. Read to find out more. It’s not like I do like to see them or respond but I have a separate email for contact. 

Also PRESS AND PR please use use the same email and I will contact you back via my work e-mail. 


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Well it’s better late then never but to be honest this favourites isn’t going to be much because there has only been a couple of products that I have personally be loving. 

1 | APPLE WATCH – series two (2) 

To me the Apple Watch ⌚️ was just want-to-have and now it’s need-to-have to keep with with messages, calls and emails and everything else in between. I actually had a crazy night and lost my Apple Watch (yes I know) but reordered a new one the next morning – and man did I see a difference in my social life. I allow myself to now be consumed by work and new opportunities – plus I’m always out and trying to make life better for myself and those around me but without my phone around my wrist pretty much – it’s like I fell off the planet for two days. The Series 2 is, as promised, water-resistant up to 50 meters which is nice for when it’s raining and I won’t lie sometimes I even wear it into the show – it’s the appropriate wrist band of course. So far I have about seven (7) for all different occasions. Right now my favourite one was a gift was someone pretty special in my life which is dual chrome and very me. 

To Apple Watch just fits me, and my lifestyle I know a lot of people say that it’s not worth it but those people have not felt the power and elegance of the Watch around their wrist. 

2 | KAT VON D – LOCKIT concealer 

I love the coverage and finish that this concealer gives. It blends out well and does not emphasize any dry areas. It also lasts all day and doesn’t crease under the eye area – it’s also full coverage with a sheer coverage feel which is really good. Perfect if you have oily skin also. 

Seems to be really all you need for summer skin so that you’re not wearing a mask because come on. It’s summer, let your skin breath! 


So I will start off saying this is not the product to purchase if you’re on a budget it is a little more on the luxury side and expensive side but with that said you do get a lot of product, amazing product, beautiful packaging and compact case with a separate area for the touch up sponge which is double side – and I would recommend using the sponge and not rub the product into the skin but press it. It is cruelty free and not tested in animals which is always a huge plus in my eyes – it also gives the skin back a beautiful glow while staying matte and MARC JACOBS did design this product actually with men in mind meaning it has an ingredient to work with testosterone.


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Hello, Konichiwa, Bonjour, Hola, Aloha, Guten tag, Namastê – I'm a lifestyle and beauty blogger of my experiences with the hope it will reach one person. I am lucky enough to be sent a high volume of press samples due to my job(s) so I will often review a lot of new makeup (all my own opinions and experiences unless otherwise expressed) I can make you a promise that I will be truthful and upfront about public relations samples and my life – I hold nothing back when I begin to write. If you find your way to my blog and like it's content please smack the follow button and enjoy my bold, outspoken, energetic and fun personality. If you happen to not like me or my content, I nicely ask you to go check out another blog. Publicity/Media Out Reach and Promotions for Universal Studios.

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