Makeup By Kim Porter


Haul: The Makeup Show New York – Bdellium Tools, Embryolisse, OFRA Cosmetics & More!

I attended The Makeup Show New York 2012.  It was bigger & better than previous years.  I expect this trend to continue through the years to come.

Here are some of the things I purchased at The Makeup Show New York… I also talk about items I received during the blogger’s preview.




If you missed The Makeup Show New York, make sure you check out the other cities! Chicago is next

Fashion Haul: Basics from Forever 21, Spring Dresses from Ideeli, Shoes from DSW & Cole Haan

Spring is here, which means summer is just around the corner.  I know that I can’t ever have enough white or black t-shirts, which are great with jeans, for layering etc.  The best place (for me) to get my t-shirts for the summer is Forever21.  I picked up several tanks and t-shirts in black and white.



I also picked up this color blocked bodycon dress from Forever21 ($17.80). The way the pattern is fakes a curvy shape (not that I need any help in that area 😉 ) I bought it because my husband liked it.  I know he can’t wait to see me in it (or out of it lol)


I had $50 Credit on so, I picked up two dresses. Both I can easily wear to work, and dress up or down. Both dresses are by Greylin. I pinned them on my pinterest board.


This one-shoulder dress has sequin detailing around each circle, which makes it perfect for n evening date.  I did try it on when it first came, and I think I need to wear a thin belt with it.


I love this one! The back makes it sexy. Since it zips down the front, it makes it easier for me to breastfeed.

I was looking for a pair of wedges that were either brown or in the brown family.  I was perusing the DSW website & came across these cute wedges – Sole Obsession Maggie 07 in Cognac, plus I had a coupon! I ended up getting them for $39!



During Cole Haan’s Friends & family Sale I ended up picking up these cute & comfy flats! I told you I would.


That is it for now…

How are you liking my buys?

Makeup Haul: NARS Bronzer & Highlighter (Photos + Swatches)

Last week I ordered a few things from Naimie’s Beauty Center.  My order included the following NARS bronzers and highlighter:

Laguna Bronzer (NARS’ most sought out bronzer & received rave reviews on KJ Bennett’s In My Kit blog – Blush & Bronzer)

Casino Bronzer (Perfect for brown skin tones.  This one is also becoming popular).

Albatross Highlighter (Looks good on almost anyone)


Klout Perks – I received something güd

Everything, and everyone is involved in social media in some way.  The people over at Klout figured out a way to see how people involved in social media are influential on certain topics like beauty, cosmetics, technology, fashion and more.  When your Klout score reaches a certain level, you qualify for a perk (free item) based on what you’re most influential on.  A few weeks ago I received my 2nd Klout “perk” for being influential in beauty in the social media world.  My Klout perk this time included three full-sized products from Burt’s Bees new line güd.


güd Products are made without

 petrochemicals, phthalates or parabens



The products I received were:

Vanilla Flame Body Mist

Floral Cherrynova Body Lotion

Orange Petalooza Body Wash


So far, I really enjoy these products. The body wash is gentle, smells amazing and it leaves my skin feeling smooth & moisturized.  The body lotion is very creamy, a little goes a long way, it’s moisturizing and it doesn’t leave behind a greasy feel; however, in the beginning the scent is a little too strong & floral for me, but dies down after a while.  I probably wouldn’t purchase the line of items with this scent. 

The Line of  güd products include Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Cream, Body Wash, Body Mist,  Body Lotion, Body Butter and Foaming Hand Wash.  These products are available in one of the four following scents:

-Floral Cherrynova (Cherry Blossom & Almond Milk)
-Pearanormal Activity (Pear & Acai Berry)
-Orange Petalooza (Hyacinth & Blood Orange)
-Vanilla Flame (Vanilla & Rice Milk)

If you feel I am influential in beauty, cosmetics, skincare, makeup etc please give me a ‘+K’ on 🙂

Check out güd from Burt’s Bees HERE

Also if you want a sample from güd check out their facebook at  and go to their “free sample” link