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My beautiful muse 🙂

I decided to make a music video with my favorite model, without her wearing any makeup as to promote natural beauty. I thought it was nice of her to agree to be filmed because I know a lot of girls are self-conscious about being seen like this, but it’s important to learn to love yourself just the way you are : blemishes don’t matter, we’re beautiful and perfect, so screw what society & ill-intentioned people tell us !

MADISON KENNEDY
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CLINIQUE Pep-Start Eye Cream review

Liked it despite the final grade…

This is going to be a mixed-up feeling kinda review.

My eyes are super extra sensitive, they even get swollen and allergies from natural eye care products, which makes sense : pollen (amongst other). I always have to pay attention to what type of cream, oil or gel I’m getting for around that area & it’s a total nightmare. I love Clinique’s skincare line, I trust them, never had an issue with that brand, their stuff are dermatologically & ophthalmologically tested.

I know whatever I get from Clinique won’t give me allergies, which is a big plus. This eye cream is so light, it’s almost a gel and I do prefer gels in general, so it was just really nice and easy to apply. I liked that sensation and it moistured okay, my dehydration wrinkles didn’t go away for sure but the fine lines were blurred out overtime but definitively no new wrinkle-whatsoever appeared while I was using this.

Honestly, it did a good job on my dark circles. I’ve read reviews of people who didn’t notice a difference and I’m sure it has to do with the fact that we all have a different skin, so what works for me might not work for someone else, but I saw the effect on me and I would totally get that “pep-start” they were talking about, my eyes looked more refreshed and it was lightly enjoyable because physically noticeable.

Now the things that I didn’t like and became a deal breaker for me are the following….

First, I hated the tube it came in. Like, there’s this stupid ball pit that you gotta open up with your thumb so you can squeeze some cream out through it, and it’s impossible to get all the cream towards the end because it just gets stuck in there and it’s a waste of product. Supposedly, you have to use that ball on your eyes & dark circles, I didn’t because it’s made of plastic and weird.

The second thing I hated, because it made my mornings a little more annoying : unless I used a tiny bit of the cream around the area, the least possible for hydration purposes, and waited for it to dry out completely, I couldn’t do my eye makeup because it would get completely smudgy and disgusting. I don’t like not moisturizing my eye area enough, because it’s so dry but I couldn’t have it my way.

Lastly, it’s just not moisturizing enough for me and since that’s what I actually need this isn’t a good fit. Even though overall it can be a good cream, the tube is almost like a toy in my opinion and better for people who don’t have dry skin like me, or fine lines. Maybe for some teenagers, just to get started on eye care.

GRADE 3/5 I wouldn’t recommend it, unless it was a young person who didn’t really need much moisture since it does give that “pep-start” look and help with dark circles. I have a very dry skin all over, so obviously this wasn’t right for me, I still enjoyed the texture and the light effect it had.

PRICE 0.5 oz | 15 ml 26.50$

MADISON KENNEDY
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Angels – movie stills

Watch my conceptual artsy video HERE
Angels - movie stills

I like sharing movie stills from some of my videos. Here’s a bunch from “Angels” which is a black & white short, with english subtitles. It’s silent but there’s a nice sci-fi tune in the background.
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Angels

 It gets weirder & weirder…
Angels

I was so excited about this little project of mine… had to give some arguments in order to convince my model to bare that much sparkly makeup on her face, but since we’ve been working together for years now she trusts my odd artistic choices. She says that she never knows what my photoshoots & videos are gonna end up looking like, but that she’s always happy with the results and that is why I’m able to get weirder & weirder… check the video down below, to get what I mean by that.

There’s also a version of “Angels” on Vimeo, if you prefer it to YouTube

MADISON KENNEDY
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Without the dark we’d never see the stars

You touched the stars & they stained
Without the dark we'd never see the stars

This was an experimental and conceptual photoshoot I had in mind for a long time, and I am so happy I was able to make it happen with my number one muse… I also directed a short movie that you can watch HERE. It doesn’t really matter what my idea behind this was, I like to put my art out there so that people who see it can experience it in their own personal way.
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Ramblings in Romania

Behind the scenes, kinda…
Ramblings in Romania

You can watch below a short video from my trip to Romania, when I was doing a photoshoot with my model. It’s a fun peek to how things go down between us, which is always with some humor and in a good mood. We had a great time there, it was a lovely summer day, plus the city of Timisoara is absolutely gorgeous.

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Pretty Sweet BTS

Check out behind the scenes from out photoset “Pretty Sweet“. It wasn’t an easy photo session; the petals didn’t want to stick to my model’s face the way I wanted them to & her eyeshadow was hurting her eyes, so she kept rubbing them between pictures. In the end though, the pictures turned out really cool.

MADISON KENNEDY
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