Makeup By Kim Porter


Haul: New Hair & Skincare Buys from @Vitacost

I had a $10 vitacost discount code to use on my first purchase at  They sell a ton of healthy, natural products fro vitamins, hair care, skincare, and even items for babies.  Since I’m on my new healthy hair kick, I ended up using my $10 towards more Aubrey Organics products, as well as re-visited using a brand I loved in the past, Nubian Heritage.


I aslo picked up some baby dental care items for mini me’s 8 teeth.



If you make a purchase from Vitacost through, you will end up with 4% cash back (sometimes they double it).  I love shopping through ebates!

Haul: LUSH Soaps – Alkmaar, Miranda, Sexy Peel, Sultana of Soap


This is what my hubby picked up for me from LUSH Union Square for Valentine’s Day. I mentioned I wanted these soaps in a post I’d written in January. He actually remembered which soaps I wanted too! How sweet. It’s the little things 🙂  Honestly, some of the soaps/products there smell like booty, but, these were my most favorite.

Description: If you’ve been into a LUSH shop, you probably noticed that our soaps look a lot like blocks of cheese. To confuse people even more we cut our soap on cutting boards, weigh it, and then wrap it in deli paper to be sold. Alkmaar is named after a city in the Netherlands famous for its cheese markets where big rounds of delicious cheeses are sold. This soap doesn’t smell like cheese though! It has a creamy sexy jasmine and honeysuckle scent with smokey vetivert undertones.
Cost: $7.95/3.5 oz


Description:  A fresh fruit salad of a soap, Miranda is made with fresh, organic fruit bursting with vitamin C and gently cleanse the skin. Simply fruit-tastic.
Claims: It has fresh, organic kiwi fruit that is extremely rich in vitamin C, and is toning and brightening for the skin. The kiwi seeds in Miranda soap provide light exfoliation as you wash.
Cost:$7.95/3.5 oz



Description: A bath with this citrus soap is sure to brighten up your day and get you squeaking clean. Soft and fresh, Sexy Peel will wake up your nose and mind; we recommend using this one in the morning before breakfast for an extra fresh start to the day.
Claims: It is enriched with Fresh lemon, grapefruit and lime juice that wash away sleepiness and get you breathing in revitalising fruitiness.

Cost: $5.95/3.5 oz


Description: If your skin’s feeling like a cracked desert landscape, the olibanum oil in Sultana of Soap helps your skin find its oasis. It a very creamy soap and is soft and delectable with the deep fruity and floral fragrance of olibanum and bergamot oils. Its topped with dried apricots, dried currants and dried cranberries for luxurious soft exfoliation and rich nutrients.

Claims: Its active ingredients are refreshing and have relaxing properties. Its fresh and light fragrance makes it a natural anti-depressant. It is enriched with bergamot and apricot.

Cost: $5.95/3.5 oz


Lush soaps


Which are your favorite Lush Soaps?

Haul: and Hair Products

Whenever I need something immediately, and a store is out of reach or they do not carry the item, I end up purchasing my daughter’s items from is affiliated with, and since I made a purchase from Diapers, they sent me a code for $10 off my purchase to use on my first order.  I love using Diapers & Soap because if you order before 6 or 8 pm, you are guaranteed to receive your order the very next day!

I ended up purchasing CeraVe Foaming cleanser, my friend Shannon recommended it to me after experiencing amazing results.  Also, my dermatologist recommends it. Then I saw K. J. Bennett recommends it too!  I said to myself, ‘Why not?’  I was immediately sold.  CeraVe was sold out for a few weeks on the site, and I finally got it this week.  I’ve been using it for a few days now with my Clarisonic mia, and I love!  I ended up getting it for $1.99.





I also ended up purchasing Burt’s Bee’s Avocado Hair Treatment.  It’s a pre-poo.  I’ve been perusing the Long Hair Care Forum in hopes of reviving, and growing my hair.  I heard this was a good product to use.  I will definitely post results.

Burts bees avocado hair treatment

Why didn’t anyone tell me the Long Hair Care Forum was so addictive?!?


Other products I ended up purchasing for my journey towards longer, healthier, relaxed hair include…

Silicon Mix Hair Treatment Conditioner 16 oz $7.99

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner – $4.99

Essential Oils – Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree

Unrefined Coconut Oil

Mizani ThermaSmooth Smooth Guard






Lush Cosmetics Mini Haul


Today, since I had off, and had a waxing appointment at Completely Bare (review coming soon) I stopped by Lush Union Square.  I had a $30 giftcard, and had run out of Glogg Shower gel, so I figured I’d run in there with the husband & baby in tow, to pick-up one or two things.





The large bottle of Glogg wa $24 & buy one get one free.  I ended up getting that  along with a gift box that had

-3.3 fl oz Snow Fairy shower gel

-1.0 oz Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar

-2.5 oz  Angel’s Delight Soap


Here are a few my husband and I love and want to pick up next…

Sexy Peel – reminds us of lemongrass.  I’ve been burning the oil in our home lately.


Sultana of Soap – reminds us of our vacation spot, Puerto Vallarta.



lush soap



What are your favorite lush products?