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THE CITY | CARTIER – JUSTE UN CLOU BRACELET / KISS NEW YORK PRO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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There is a couple things that I’d like too talk about, one is the Cartier Juste Un Clou Nail Bangle – in which if you saw a couple posts back I ended up loosing mine when I went out, if you don’t know the bangle or how it works it opens in two places at the bottom of course and then at the top the stud of the nail head they attach together there and when I bought my original on it was bought in store and they advised me of going on side smaller then my actual wrist because it would help the Nail Bangle to sit properly on my wrist the way that it’s supposed too and I didn’t listen to them at that time, and I also wanted white gold but didn’t want to pay the extra bit more, when I talked about it you some of you thought I was happy to loose such an expensive and expressive piece of jewelry when I was actual crushed, I don’t know how it came loose from the stud, I bought that when I signed an advertising deal, hit a goal of view traffic and it was my birthday and I didn’t even mention that I bought it when I did because it wasn’t important, I still had my certificate of authenticity and with that I was able to get thirty (30%) off new purchase where I decided to listen to the advice of sales and there comments from my visit because this time I bought it online – the Nail Bangle is meant to be a layering piece which I didn’t know that’s why its suppose to fit you higher up and sit above the two bones you can feel popping out the side of your wrist PLUS I have tiny, tiny, girl wrists.

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I guess what I am trying to say to you guys is that I’m aware of the cost of the bangle trust me, I am. I am proud of the fact that I’ve worked hard, and now am able to treat myself from time to time too something nice and someone I can look down at and remember where I came from and how if you apply yourself and work hard and keep smiling there isn’t much that you can’t achieve.

Moving on to a brand that a PR company sent in a box just full of new makeup / skin / lifestyle products from ROI relations in NEW YORK – its affordable yet powerful the brand is called KISS NEW YORK PRO nothing in the collection exceeds twenty ($20) dollars but it has the power AND pigments and the top sellers out there – I was blown away by this company, there is some influencers talking about this brand right now but not enough, and I hate to follow suite and talk about what everyone else is talkin’ about I pride myself in keeping my content new and fresh.

The first thing I was too talk about from the brand will be seventeen ($17) dollars and is coming soon which of course means its yet to be released to the public but here you’ll find the run down on the new Cream Contour Palette they have a wide range of concealer cream shades that color-correct, conceal and contour the face, these concealers are like the MAC studio fix concealers but truly better.

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They come with eight (8) different shades for a wide range of skin tones and light-medium and medium-dark, its a full concealer palette for a pro MUA kit for under twenty ($20) dollars.

SIDE NOTE ➡️I compared this brand against MAC cosmetics as it was the next box to be open, plus if anyone knows me, they know I’m hot and cold to the brand.

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TOP FIVE (5) IT! COSMETICS PRODUCTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I used too work with IT! cosmetics before the L’Oréal take over and now that they have a massive back up to help the small company evolve and grow to a multi-million dollar well known company, I wanted to wait a bit before working with IT! cosmetics just to see the direction that they would go. Since reaching out I’ve been sent some press samples to use and try out on set and via print and I’m happy to bring you the top five (5) products from IT! cosmetics.

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the first product would have to be Bye Bye Pores Primer they are a lot of primers out there and they all have claims to be the best but when it comes to real results it doesn’t work out so well – but with this primer the claims are all 100% true, as soon as you apply Bye Bye Pores Primer to your skin you immediately look airbrushed and the skin looks better, even wearing this primer alone leaves the skin with benefits which again is a major plus. Some of the main reasons this primer works so well is some of the main ingredients of moroccan lava clay, colloidal clay, purifying charcoal, papaya fruit extract, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacin – plus exclusive Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring technology. When I wore this primer it did not clog my pores and is oil-free, it also didn’t melt under studio lights and lasted through sweat, even on acne prone no acne was made worse or developed due to Bye Bye Pores Primer.ITPRIMERBYEBYE
DID YOU KNOW ➡️ Almost all products from IT! cosmetics are developed with plastic surgeons.

Next product that is a must ➡️ You Sculpted Face (and body) Universal Contouring Palette which I actually have two of because the last time I did a product pull I picked this product and have had it for two (2) years, there are a few small changes now in packaging and some shades but it has it all from warm, cool tones to matte highlight shades – Talc-free, and perfect for all skin types and skin tones, these shades are infused with anti-aging collagen, silk and peptides to blend effortlessly and deliver smooth, natural-looking coverage that lasts all day with six (6) universally flattering shades.

ityousculptedNext ➡️ Brow Power is an amazing eyebrow pencil and it’s waterproof which is a major plus and the shades that they offer are pretty cool – it’s almost as if they found a way to add a light and dark tone into one shade for a more natural and real applied brow (put to the test against ABH brow products and came out on top) The custom 1.4mm tip, combined with the built-in brow grooming spoolie delivers the look of real hair to your brows with precise hair-by-hair like application that adheres to skin and looks like real hair in just seconds – you achieve long-wearing, budge-proof and sweat-proof results easily and extremely quickly.itbrowpowersuperskinny Next ➡️ Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder with SPF 50+ the fact that they mention airbrush in the name is smart because that is exactly what you’re going to get is beautiful airbrushed skin that is effortlessly blended and left unbelievably even – the lightweight powder instantly transforms the look of your skin with a veil of optical-blurring pigments, and visually camouflages imperfections while providing powerful sun protection. Infused with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, the talc-free formula also gives you completely buildable coverage that never settles into lines or pores and restores your complexion with loads of skincare benefits and flawless results.

complete must have for everyone and every skin type, especially if you’re just running around and you quickly blend it all over and pat with sponge in areas you need fuller coverage.

Superhero™ 4-in-1 Eye Transforming Super Shadow and Liner Brush has to be one of the coolest brushes I’ve seen in a while and is for sure one (1) of the top five (5) products for me – To experience your Superhero™ eyes, use the eyeshadow brush end to apply your all-over shadow. Slide up the brush base one click to buff in your crease shadow. For added definition, slide up the brush base another click and smudge shadow along your lower lash line. To finish, use the angled eyeliner brush end to effortlessly apply your liner.

economic handle and custom-cut brush heads for easy, controlled application.

Don’t forget to follow IT! Cosmetics on IG ➡️ @itcosmetics

Everything mentioned is available and itcosmetics.com

 

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 : 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!
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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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PHOTO TRUTH 


“Although I am broken; my heart is untamed”

MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMASHBOX – Photo Finish Primerizer

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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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