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THE CITY – LADY GAGA – JOANNE WORLD TOUR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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Who is Lady Gaga? Who is Lady Gaga to you? I caught wind of Lady Gaga just after the release of Pokerface most likely just as most of you, after Pokerface I discovered The Fame which was her first (1st) official studio album. Lady Gaga is without a doubt an icon, with vocals to rival the best of the best and cause artists to continuously step up their game to keep up with the always evolving artist. Joanne is the fifth (5th) studio album to come from Lady Gaga and wasn’t really what (I think) fans were expecting from the pop icon but true little monsters evolve with the music.

Joanne world tour started on August 1, 2017 in Vancouver, CANADA and is expected to be finished on February 23, 2018 in Berlin, GERMANY – there is forty one (41) shows in North America, eighteen (18) in Europe for a total of fifty nine (59) shows.

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The show begins with a countdown displayed on a large screen, with the line “Don’t call me Gaga” (from The Fame Monster) repeatedly played from the speakers. After Gaga shouts out that she instead wants to be called Joanne, she starts performing Diamond Heart, standing solely on a raised platform with a microphone stand, The opening and count down defiantly gets you pumped and gets your heart racing with anticipation of Lady Gaga appearing on stage – the set I think this time around was a lot more intimate for the fans. The production on this show was jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising, stunning and seamless, with intricate choreography along with pyrotechnics, and a complex, ingenious design. A multiplatform main stage that took on countless configurations was as shape-shifting as the singer has been herself. Lighting pods hanging from the ceiling became video screens, then descended to become catwalks (and then flipped onto their sides to become video screens once again), giving Gaga and her gang of fantastic dancers bridges so they could spread out to smaller platforms across the floor.

I have been to all of Lady Gaga shows and they do not disappoint in anyway, she is, and always will be about her little monsters (her fans) and she will make sure that you are just as part of the show as everyone else, even venue security was rocking out and Lady Gaga jumped into the crowd which most have discovered from the Haus of Gaga that you can’t tell her no, because if she wants to do something, she will and that is just one (1) thing that makes Gaga, Gaga.

⭐JOANNE WORLD TOUR SET LIST⭐

➡️Diamond Heart ➡️A-YO ➡️PokerFace ➡️Perfect Illusion ➡️John Wayne ➡️Scheiße➡️Alejandro ➡️Just Dance ➡️LoveGame ➡️Telephone ➡️Applause ➡️Come To Mama ➡️The Edge of Glory ➡️Born This Way ➡️Bloody Mary ➡️Dancin’ in Circles ➡️Paparazzi ➡️JOANNE ➡️Bad Romance ➡️The Cure

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ENCORE ➡️Million Reasons

I am sure that there will be some sort of recorded version, or a live stream of the show, so if you weren’t able to grab tickets don’t worry fans know how big of a diamond heart Lady Gaga has and she wouldn’t let any fans not see the JOANNE WORLD TOUR I promise you that!

SIDE NOTE ➡️there is a lot of high quality recording of the show on YouTube free to stream just make sure you adjust the settings and set it to HD.
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M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I did have a little falling out with M·A·C cosmetics if you’ve read my previous post, I have since brought up the issue that happen too me at M·A·C head office in Toronto and the situation has been taken care of – which makes me feel a little bit better! Since M·A·C did start in Toronto in 1984 and began in a friends kitchen, I like the idea of working with a company that is home grown and became a massive company by working hard and creating a good team!

The PR sent out for the M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS was so beauty and kind of made me fall in love with M·A·C cosmetics again, when I first started applying makeup it was ➡️ M·A·C pro long wear concealer and ➡️ M·A·C studio fix powder.

Timeless yet astonishingly contemporaryRobert Lee Morris crafts fine jewellery that eludes categorization, existing at the boundaries between fashion and sculpture. Now, Morris adapts his sensuously organic style for a limited-edition collection for M·A·C, featuring a lineup of well-loved products reimagined and resculpted with golden and matte black packaging. Makeup takes on new, ultra-luxurious forms in Morris’s hands – primordial, futuristic, fantastical.

This collection has Mattene Lipstick’s in six (6) shades which are super hydrating and extremely long lasting pigment, it also come with beautifully packaged Pressed Pro Long Wear Powder in three (3) shades, and new Powder Blush which is limited edition.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ ROBERT LEE MORRIS is a famous jewelry designer who I had the pleasure of working with this past spring!

Robert also repackaged two of M·A·C most loved brushes (135 Large Flat Powder Brush / 168SES Large Angled Contour Brush) along with coming out with a brush roll with four (4) brushes included and a very unique handle and design (184SE Fan Brush / 222SE Tapered Blending Brush / 204SE Lash Brush / 229SE Mini Synthetic Brush) there is also a small pocket or purse mirror which I thought was a cute little touch – I absouloutly love the look and the feel of this collection, and the vision is very easily seen.

The compact has an antique gold finish and the inside features an extra lid flapped attached to an oval mirror. I do wish that the compact was made out of metal (everything is plastic) but it is still very eye-catching and collector-worthy. Promising a 12-hour wear, the Pro Longwear Powder is finely-milled and nicely pigmented. Although not super creamy and soft, the powder provides some pretty impressive coverage. The formulation is blurring and matte and even after a full day of wear, there is minimal creasing or caking – as I said I love this partnership between M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS it’s very beautiful and stunning and you can see exactly what they wanted from this collection!

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Mattene Lipstick / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $29.00CAD
Pro Longwear Powder / Pressed / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $53.00CAD
Powder Blush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $45.00CAD
135 Large Flat Powder Brush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $67.00CAD
168SES Large Angled Contour Brush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $55.00CAD
Brush Roll / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $150.00
Small Mirror Compact / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $25.00

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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

 

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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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!

Make sure you check back.

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FOR THE LAST TIME | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s up makeupandthecity,

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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and remember, never stop smilin’ and keep lovin.

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PHOTO TRUTH 


“Although I am broken; my heart is untamed”