Makeup By Kim Porter


Blogazons $250 Sephora Holiday Giveaway

Blogazons $250 sephora   Holiday Giveaway giftcard
Singing, “Wake up, wake up, wake up. It’s the first of the month…” by Bone Thugs n Harmony. Why? Because it’s the 1st of December, which means “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go.” Just because it’s the holidays, which is the time or giving and giving back, the members of the Blogazons, myself included, have banded together to bring you a $250 Sephora Holiday Giveaway!!!

Imagine, $250 to go on a Sephora shopping spree! What would you pick up for yourself? Or, will you pay it forward by picking up something for a family member or friend? Either way, the winner will walk away with a $250 Sephora gift card to ball out on the latest beauty, skincare, and/or fragrance items of their choice.

Entering the Blogazons $250 Sephora Holiday Giveaway is easy as pie. Just fill out the widget below.  

For extra entries, regram and tag a friend on instagram.

This giveaway is open to the following countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and United States

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Happy Holidays!

Winter Skincare Tips Featuring Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection

Winter Skincare Tips
The evenings in New York City are already getting colder and it’s only fall.  Winter is right around the corner, and the colder, dryer weather can lead to dry, itchy skin.   These tips, along with the use of CVS/pharmacy’s #1 best-selling fragrance and body care line, Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection will help keep your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized this winter.

1. Take Shorter Showers in Lukewarm Water

I love taking hot showers in when it’s cold; however, lingering in a hot shower (or bath) can lead to dry skin.  Therefore, limit your time in the shower, and/or lower the temperature.

I love using Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil Bar Soap ($4.99).  It’s non-drying, moisturizing, rinses clean and leaves a soft citrus scent.

Winter Skincare Tips Essence of Beauty Bar Soap
2. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin at least once per week helps slough off dead skin cells, which allow moisture to seep back into the skin.

The Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil Sugar Scrub ($9.99) does a good job at exfoliating without being too rough, which leaves my skin super soft, and the oils in the scrub leave my skin supple and moisturized.


Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

During the winter keeping your skin moisturized truly is the key to having healthy, soft, smooth skin.  After your shower or bath, remember to apply some form of moisturizer.  I love using body butters during the colder months because of their thickness, and ability to keep the skin soft and supple without the oiliness that some lotions and creams leave.  Lately, I’ve been using the Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil Body Butter ($9.99).  It goes on smooth, absorbs quickly, and leaves the skin moisturized without being greasy.

Essence of Beauty Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil Body Butter
I also carry the Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil Hand Cream ($5.99) in my purse to keep my hands from drying out during the day.

About CVS Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection

The Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection is an affordable ($5.99-$9.99) natural line of skincare products that are available both in stores and online at  The natural line is available in three scents: Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil, Lavender with Rosemary Oil, and Eucalyptus with Mint Oil.  Each scent includes seven naturally-inspired bath and body products:  Hand Cream, Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Botanical Body Wash, Foaming Bath Soak, Nourishing Body Oil and Shea Butter Bar Soap. The formulas contain plant extracts and essential oils, and the line is free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and gluten.


***Win It!***

Two Makeup by Kim Porter readers will have a chance at winning the entire collection off the scent of their choice.  Open to US Residents Only.  No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years old or older or have parents permission to enter.

Disclosure: Product provided for review consideration.  All opinions are my own and are honest.

Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Bath and Body Collection Giveaway

One Direction Where We Are Tour Concert Ticket & Makeup by One Direction Giveaway

One Direction Where We Are Tour Ticket Giveaway

My tweenage nieces are in-love with One Direction.  In fact, they’re headed to their Where We Are Tour concert at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on August 4th.  One Direction has just finished the European leg of their Where We Are Tour, and are making their way to the US  in just a few days.  Wow, did August come quickly!

Apparently, the One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014 is supposed to be their “biggest yet.”  Wouldn’t you, or your teenage son/daughter would love to win free tickets to see One Direction in concert on August 8, 2014 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass?  Imagine, if you won how cool of a parent you will be. Your kids will love you for days.  You’ll go down in history as the best, and coolest parent of all time.

To top if off,  One Direction debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International – the name behind brands like Wet n Wild and Physician’s Formula – launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide.

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components. The winner of the tickets will also take home two of the One Direction Makeup tins.  Awesome!



To enter visit: or use the widget below

Each winner will receive two(2) tickets to the One Direction “Where We Are” Tour Concert at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for Friday, August 8th, 2014, at 7:00pm.

Note: Transportation to/from the concert and lodging not included.

Winners will also receive two (2) Makeup by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collections of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin.  Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage.  The two makeup tins will be randomly selected from the 3 available collections:

  1. Midnight Memories
  2. Take Me Home
  3. Up all Night

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Details on the three Looks Collection tins: