Makeup By Kim Porter

Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum Body Products Review


During one of my many visits to Marshalls I came across a new-to-me bath and body care brand, Deep Steep. At the time, I was on the hunt for a new hand cream to keep at work, and one for my purse, and came across the Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum Hand Cream. After falling in-love with the scent, texture and moisturizing capabilities hand cream, I immediately returned to stock up on the other Deep Steep products. Below is my review of my purchases.

What is Deep Steep?

Deep Steep products are 100% conceived, formulated, produced, packaged and sold by a family business on Johns Island, South Carolina just outside Charleston. They tout their argan oil products as the most luxurious of what they produce.

Infused with organic extracts and oil, our Argan Oil body butters, lotions, sugar scrubs and hand washes have extra antioxidants that help skin feel smooth and moisturized. Our lush ingredients and seductive scents are fit for a queen.

My thoughts:

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum line is amazing! I love the scent. It’s fruity without being too loud or sweet, and leaves a nice hint of fragrance on the skin. I love stepping out of the shower after using the body wash, and being able to still smell remnants of it in the air.

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum body wash isn’t stripping, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Although it doesn’t have a thick lather, I find that it does its job at cleaning my skin. The body lotion, when applied, absorbs into my skin quickly, isn’t greasy, and provides the hydration my skin needs for the day. During the winter months my skin needs all the hydration it can get. I can’t walk around looking like ‘Ashy Larry’.

Deep Steep sugar plum body lotion

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Sugar Plum hand cream works in the same way. It absorbs quickly, has an amazing fruity scent, and keeps my hands and cuticles soft and moisturized. Because I keep a tube on my desk at work, my coworkers use it, and love it as well. I like the hand cream so much that I even went back to Marshall’s to pick up another tube, but in the Snowflake scent.

Deep Steep Argan OIl Snowflake Handcream

The Deep Steep Argan Oil Snowflake hand cream has a light lemon scent, reminiscent of the Philosophy Lemon Custard hand cream. It’s a nice cream for those who dislike too much fragrance in their hand creams.

The packaging of the Deep Steep Sugar Plum Argan oil products is cute and simple. Since I purchased this around the holiday season, the packaging featured falling snowflakes on a purple background. Both the hand lotion and body lotion were in a squeeze tube, which makes it easier to get out the product even when it’s down to the last drop.

Overall, I love the Deep Steep Argan Oil bath and body products that I purchased. I can’t wait to try some more of their other products.

Deep Steep sugar plum body lotion

Deep Steep products are non-GMO, gluten, phthalate, paraben, and chemical preservative-free, Deep Steep Argan Oil Bath and Body products generally retail for $8-$14. I picked up mine from Marshalls for $4-$6.99.

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Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron for Silky Smooth Hair



One of the best parts of having my hair natural (free of relaxer) is being able to have versatility in my hair styling. I can wear braids, weaves, or even wear it kinky or straight. The times I do want to wear it straight, I flat iron it, but lately, my current flat iron hasn’t been doing its job; therefore, I’ve been on the hunt for a good flat iron: one that gets my natural hair silky smooth, bouncy and shiny in a short amount of time. Fortunately, Irresistible Me, which is known for their hair extensions, was courteous enough to provide their Diamond Professional Flat Iron for review.

Irresistible Me says this about the Diamond Professional Flat Iron

The Diamond Professional Flat Iron is our next-generation, digital, SMART styling iron featuring unique DIAMOND Hi-Tech, which coats the floating ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles mixed with tourmaline.  

The diamond and tourmaline technology will protect your hair and keep all the natural hair oils, color and moisture in, leaving your hair healthy, shiny and frizz free. The styling will last longer against air humidity and everyday stress.

Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron Before and After collage

To be honest, when I first opened the Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron, it wasn’t love at first sight. The flat iron is so light, I thought it was flimsy and wouldn’t function well, but then I turned it on. This baby heated up quickly after pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds, and adjusting the temperature for my hair type (350 degrees for thick or coarse hair).

Normally, with other flat irons I’ve used, I’ve had to run the iron through my hair at least twice to get my preferred texture, but with this one I do not have to. Flat ironing my hair using the Diamond Professional Flat iron using the comb-chase method makes my hair shiny and frizz-free just as it claims. My hair stays straight longer than a week even with humidity present.

Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron

I love that the Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron has an adjustable temperature that displays digitally on the iron. And to make it even better, a small strip on the body of the iron lights up to show its increasing temperature.

Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Display

In short, the Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Flat Iron is a fast-working hair tool that’s easy to use that not only straightens your hair, but also makes it all smooth, soft and shiny, and bouncy. If you’re in the market for a new flat iron, I suggest picking up one, as they’re currently 20% off on the Irresistible Me website with the code GET20OFF. It generally retails for $149.

Gifting A Memory with Beyoncé Pulse COTY Fragrance Gift Set #GiftingAMemory #Ad

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Holiday shopping can, at times, be stressful, especially if you’re unsure of what is the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. I like my gifts to be personal and memorable, which is why most of the time I opt for fragrance gifts; it’s like gifting a memory. Take for instance my sister, a die-hard Beyoncé “stan”. This Christmas I am gifting her a memory with a Coty Fragrance Gift Set, Beyoncé Pulse that I purchased from my local CVS. After all, our sense of smell is the most powerful sense of all. I just know that for her, just getting a whiff of a particular note of this fragrance can take her back to the moment when she was rocking to “Who Runs the World” at the Beyoncé On the Run Tour.

Gift a Memory Beyonce Pulse in store CVS

Beyoncé Pulse possesses energy unlike any other. It moves through you, around you. Never fading as it surges, pulsates and electrifies. The woman who wears Beyoncé Pulse is impossible to ignore, exuding sensuality and strength.

Shani Beyonce Pulse

My sister Shani, as I mentioned previously, loves Beyoncé. She’s not just a regular fan; she’s a stan, which means her fan status has reached near stalker status. She loves everything Beyoncé – her style, music, hair, swag – everything! And don’t ever dare talk bad about “The Queen Bey” in her presence unless you’re prepared for the clap back. You think that’s crazy? How about my sister claiming that Blue Ivy Carter is her niece! What better gift to give her than a Beyoncé fragrance. Not just any one, Beyoncé Pulse.

Pulse is a citrus – floral – gourmand fragrance, dedicated to the favorite flower of the singer – orchid, which happens to be Shani’s favorite flower, too. This energetic composition portrays the excitement that Beyonce feels on stage, and when wearing it, my sister will be able to feel the same. I can’t wait for her to open it on Christmas day.

This holiday season, take the stress out of shopping by gifting a memory with one of the Coty Fragrance Gift Sets at your local CVS like the Beyoncé Pulse I purchased for my Beyoncé-loving sister. Be sure to use this $4 off coupon, too because gift giving doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Natural Hair Girls



Natural Hair Girls are all around these days. In fact, I’m one of them, and I know how much we love our natural hair products, tools and accessories.

Detangling Brush

Many natural hair ladies swear by Denman brushes; however, my coils, when dry are a fan of the Tangle Teezer, and when wet, the Wet Brush.


Hair Steamer

Steam is one of the best-kept secrets for a healthy head of natural hair, and a good steam treatment is often the highlight of a naturalistas trip to the salon. What does it do? It helps infuse conditioners into the hair, increasing strength, moisture retention, and curl pattern definition. Hair steamers can be a bit pricey, like the coveted Huetiful Steamer ($150), but there are more affordable options available on Amazon. Either way, the money spent is well worth it since it will save money on the number of salon visits.


Hair Dryer

Hooded hair dryers and blow dryers are natural hair girls’ best friends. Hooded hair dryers can be used for deep treatments or roller sets, while blow dryers can be used to stretch out the hair or prep it for straightening. I love the affordable Modern Elements Hooded Dryer or the Gold N’ Hot Elite 1875-Watt Professional Stand Bonnet Dryer. It’s on wheels, which makes it easier to move. You’re also able to adjust the height. As far as blow dryers go, my hair stylist swears by the Conair Pro Bird line.

Modern Elements Hooded Hair Dryer

Flat Iron

For those days when you want to switch it up, and wear your hair a little straighter, that’s when us natural hair girls flatiron our hair. The BaBylissPro™ Nano Titanium™ Hair Straightener is recommended by hair stylists to get natural hair sleek and straight without a relaxer or other harsh chemicals. Of course, use a heat protectant when using any heated styling tool to prevent damage.


Shea Butter

My favorite, as you know comes from Belle Butters. I love, love, love the products from this indie brand. You may remember me raving about the Pumpkin Pie butter, but they offer other pretty awesome products great for both your hair and skin.

Belle Butters 16oz unyevu

Cute Satin Bonnet

There are so many indie satin hair bonnet brands around with beautiful satin bonnets to wear at night to protect your hair and keep it shiny, and moisturized.

Cute Hair Accessories

There’s one thing natural hair girls aren’t seen without, and that’s a good hair accessory. Whether it’s a fancy hair clip, bow, headband or head wrap, they’re for sure wearing at least one.