Makeup By Kim Porter


Holiday Beauty Gift – Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Set

For Christmas, my sister picked up the Sephora Favorites ‘Glitz and Glam’ Set for me. The set is pretty cool, especially if you’re a girl who loves shimmer and glitter. It’s perfect for right now as well since New Year’s Eve is coming up, and you can create a number of sparkly looks with the Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow, which is a smoky pewter, and with the Sephora Collection Eye Shadow in Starry Sky 07 (black with silver glitter). 

There are  items in the box set that I’ve wanted to try, but, haven’t had the money to spend on it such as the Benefit High Beam & Stila Lip Glaze. 


I like the box it came in.  It’s perfect to stash some products in or even use as a temporary jewelry box. 

The set also includes:

– 0.13 oz Benefit High Beam
– 0.02 oz Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All Over Color in Glee (soft mauve plum)
– 0.125 oz Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in Charge It! (opaque metallic 24k gold)
– 0.24 oz Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer (champagne)
– 0.07 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminizer (light bronze)
– 0.1 oz Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Paiette (sheer light pink with iridescent shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Ultraflesh Gold Standard Mascara in black
– 0.08 oz Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla (pearly nude)  


I can’t wait to try these products out. 

Here are more Sephora Favorite Sets


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Have you tried any of the items in this set?

  If so, what are your favorites? What can you do without?

Belle Butters Haul


I was introduced to Belle Butters from reading Addicted to All Things Pretty blog (check it out).  Then, recently, Afrobella posted about her favorite masks, and what appeared again?  Belle Butters Neutralizing Butter for Oily Skin ($12 U.S.).  Since I have oily skin, I just had to try it.  I ended up purchasing two items, the Pumpkin Pie Butter ($12.50) because I love the scent of pumpkin spice and how it tastes.  Although you can’t eat this it sure does smell like it. Of course, I picked up the Neutralizing Butter for Oily Skin.




“I made this butter because I, am a sufferer of a very oily T-Zone. For years, I’ve been trying this and that and the other to try and get the balance I need. After doing some research, I tried to make it for myself and it has been tested an approved!

You no longer have to wake up in the morning to a slick forehead, oily nose or a greasy chin. This butter will neutralize your t-zone, making it significantly less oily. It will also soften up the texture of your skin.

Using it is easy! This is designated for a night-time routine that is quick and easy.”



I’ve been using both products for two weeks now.  I love the scent of the Pumpkin Pie butter, it lingers all day, and goes well with my LUSH Cosmetics Glogg Shower Gel.  I just want to eat myself up .:lol:.  It keeps my skin soft and moisturized.  A little goes a long way.

The Neutralizing Butter I use mostly at night. I have started using it in the day on the weekends since I have more time.  My skin is less oily.  I noticed this after a few days use.  I did experience purging breakouts more so on my forehead that went away a few days later.  This only means the stuff is working and removing impurities from my skin.


A “real” review will come after a month or so of use.



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The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-up Shop Haul

Saturday, December 3, 2011 I attended The Makeup Show’s Holiday Pop-up shop.  I arrived late, around 3 p.m. since I had mommy duties to attend to beforehand.

I arrived just in-time to see celebrity makeup artist, James Vincent giving a seminar “Beauty for All Ages.”


As client’s age, their skin and their makeup needs change with them. This critical event will help you understand how to maximize your knowledge of product and make you look their most radiant at any age. Celebrity Artist James Vincent gives insight into the products and application that has led him to work with personalities ranging from Lady Gaga and Liv Tyler to Joan Jett and Barack Obama and can keep you looking your best.


What I learned….

I learned that he sometimes uses kool-aid as a cheek color.

He always lines lips with a skin tone lip pencil so when the lip color fades you’re not left with a color-lined lip.

He applies liner after he does the mascara.


There was a lot more, but, I would suggest taking one of the pro seminars to learn more tricks.


I didn’t get much from the pop-up shop.  I stayed within my budget as well.


Dermalogica cleansing system $22
Lucas' Pawpaw ointment, Face to Face Matt Anti Shine, eyelash curler
Kissable Couture Glosses $9 each

Haul: Collective Ft MAC, Ricky’s & Sephora Purchases

Here are a few of my most recent purchases.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to splurge on beauty items like I used to.

From MAC I purchased:

Empty 15 Pan Palette

Shadows: Mulch, Brun, Texture, and Soft Brown

Duo Adhesive (you can’t ever have enough)

Makeup Removal Wipes

Ricky’s Purchase:

ME Disposable Mascara Wands

ME Disposable Lip Wands

Sephora Purchases:

I didn’t get everything I wanted because I have to keep in mind that I have to save & be frugal because I have another responsibility, a child.  I’m happy with what I bought.  Hopefully, I will be able to get some of the items I didn’t get a chance to get for Christmas?

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

My FIRST NARS Blush – Sin

Samples: Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs, fresh Soy Face Exfoliant, and Clarins Lisse Minute