Makeup By Kim Porter


NOTW & Mini Haul – Lashes, Clothing, Accessories & Boots

I finally got around to wearing Essie’s Little Brown Dress. I purchased it when it first came out.  Before this, I had Essie’s Chocolate Kissese which is a little too much of a brick red for me.I am happy with the color.  It’s a true chocolate brown; something I’ve been looking for quite some time now.    I LOVE it!

I bought some Red Cherry Lashes ($.140)  from Beauty Shop OC along with some Duo Adhesive (I had run out).

Here are some items I ordered from Forever21

Fab Cable knit Sweater Tunic – $13.80 & A Pair of Gold & Black Earings with faux pearls & black & gold ring with rhinestones

Lacquered Rhinestone Strip Ring – $2.80

Fabulous Finds Hooded Striped Cardigan – $22.50

Steve Madden Olster Boot – Love them! I ordered them from Piperlime.  they’re really comfy and perfect to wear with leggings.

NOTW: Suzi Skis in the Pyranees

Dark colors are my ultimate favorite colors to use during the Fall and Winter months, so I polished my nails a color from OPI’s Espana Collection, ‘Suzi Skis in the Pyranees’.  I can describe the color as a slate or dark grey with a slight hint of shimmer.

Something for my growing, dry, peeling nails… NailTek

Thanks to the good ole pregnancy hormones (reference), my nails are growing super fast; if I cut them low, I’ll have some length in a week or so; however, they have become so dry, and they peel (see pic below) that the length doesn’t last too long.  I haven’t polished my nails for maybe a month now for this reason, and because I ran out of my Essie 3-Way Glaze, which I love.

If you follow me on twitter you might have seen me ask for suggestions for something that will help my nails while they’re like this.  Someone suggested OPI’s Nail Envy Base, but the place I get my polish from didn’t have it.  Another person suggested Nailtiques.  Nail Max International, where I buy most of my polishes now sold both Nailtiques ($12) and Nail Tek ($7).  I ended up purchasing the Nail Tek II: Intensive Therapy since it does the same thing, and was cheaper. I didn’t feel like wasting my money on something that isn’t going to work, especially since I am trying to save.

Claims:  Intensive Therapy helps heal weak, thin, soft or peeling nails. This unique protein formulation seals the layers of the nail together. With each application, Intensive Therapy reinforces and thickens nails while promoting strength and flexibility.

I just bought it today.  I will try it out first, then post my review after a few weeks of seeing how it works.

Have you tried any of these products?

If so, how did you like or not like them?

What would you recommend?

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

NOTW & Uber Swatch

I love that fall is coming back because I can wear dark colors again!

This is OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop… (Top Photo: Flash, Bottom Photo: No Flash)

This is what OCC Makeup’s Uber Lip Tar looks like – Perfect Nude .:IMO:.

Note: I lined my lips with MAC Chestnut Liner & topped it with MAC I Want Candy Creme sheen

What do you think?