Makeup By Kim Porter


Review: ‘Geometric’ Jamberry Nails vinyl nail shields {Giveaway}


I was contacted by Heather Perry, and independent Jamberry Nails Consultant, to do a review of Jamberry Nails.  Jamberry Nails are heat-activated adhesive, vinyl nail shields.  Although the idea is similar, they are not to be confused with nail polish strips like Sally Hansen Nail Effects or Nail Frauds.

Jamberry Nails come in a variety of colors and designs for any occasion or holiday; we’re talking about over 200 designs.  There is something for everyone.




My thoughts:

With 200 designs, it was hard to choose one, but, I ended up getting ‘Geometric’.


With a little one it is hard to keep my nails polished or polished at all.  Prior to having my daughter I was a polish fiend (I still am, but I just don’t wear it as much).  Jamberry nails make keeping your fingers and toes stylishly kept, easy!  I love that they come in a variety of designs.  The choices are endless.  For someone like me who doesn’t have the time, or money to go to the salon and get fancy nail designs or do them myself, Jamberry Nails comes to the rescue.  Seriously, how do all of these nail bloggers have time to do those super cute and fab nail designs?  I’m always envious .:lol:.

I like that I don’t have to worry about drying time or chipping.  With a little one running around I can’t have wet finger nails for even a second.  I like that there is no chemical smell.



Application is a little tricky for the first time, but, it gets easier as you go along.  I applied Jamberry Nails to both hands on my index and ring fingers.  I used Milani High Speed Fast-Dry One Coat Nail Polish in Yellow Whiz on the remainder nails.   I work at an office, so I have to keep the crazy nails to a minimum.


I received a lot of compliments on my manicure from family, friends, co-workers, and strangers.  People asked if I did them myself with an art pen.  Even though I wanted to lie and say yes .:lol:. I told the truth and said it was a nail cover.  I wish I were that talented.



You get your monies worth!

Jamberry Nails come as a sheet of 18 individual strips.  You can cut them in half, and easily get 36 strips from one packet.  They are re-usable, too!  You just re-heat with the blow dryer, peel off, and place them back on the sheet.  You’ll also love that there is no residue or stickiness left behind, and your nail bed is left unharmed.

Would I recommend?

I like Jamberry nails.  They are durable, long-lasting, stylish, and affordable.


Where to buy:


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Disclaimer: I was given the product mentioned above for free in order to conduct this review. However, I was under no obligation to write a positive review in exchange for the product.

Win Amazing Prizes by Showing Your Skills using the “Eve Pearl Method”



The “Eve Pearl Method”  Contest

Show Eve Pearl that you have mastered her method of makeup application and win some amazing prizes!


1st  place – $350 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise

2nd place – $250 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise

3rd place – $150 worth of EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise (Offer valid and redeemable only in EVE PEARL® full-priced merchandise. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.)

Runners Up – will receive 40% off in Eve Pearl Products. This means everybody who competes (with an accepted video), will be entitled to one purchase at 40% off regular priced EVE PEARL® items. (details will be sent upon ordering)

Winners’ Prizes will be in a virtual credit form to be redeemed in-store or online for full-priced EVE PEARL® products. Total $$ amount will also go toward the shipping costs.


How To Enter:

Please send your “Eve Pearl Method” Application Video as a “Response Video” to Eve’s YouTube page,

Sending a response video is simple: Go to the box where you would go as if you were going to leave a comment; click into the comment box- on the bottom right you should see, “Create a video response or Post”; Click on ‘Create a video response’; On the upper left of the new page, you will have an option to “Choose a video” or “Upload a video” – click “Upload A Video”; You will see a blue button that says “Start” .. click it; You will be prompted to upload an existing pre-recorded video from your computer or record one live and upload it!


To participate in the Eve Pearl Method Contest:

 a.  You must be an Eve Pearl YouTube Channel Subscriber

b. The method of makeup application you use must be the “Eve Pearl Method”  – if unsure what steps are included in the “Eve Pearl Method” of makeup application, please check our full makeover videos, old and new, located on our YouTube channel.

c. Time limit per complete application is 18 minutes – do not rush, it is plenty of time.


In video details and info please include:

 -The Blogger/Vlogger (if applicable) who sent you to our channel

-Your name

-How you prefer to be contacted (e.g. via phone or email)

-Anything else you would like to add


Please note: Please add my Blog and/or Youtube name (MakeupbyKimPorter) to the “Video Info” section of your video.  Make sure it is included in the first line of details info.

Winners will be chosen by Eve and the EVE PEARL® Team. They will be looking for process of application, ability to narrate (when necessary), the steps you follow, and of course, the end result.

CLOSED #Giveaway Ouidad Climate Control collection – Helping You Control Frizz & Flyaways



Do you ever feel like you can’t escape a bad hair day?  Ouidad understands this feeling and created a video to express the frustration of a frizzy hair day.  In the video, Ouidad also introduces the new addition to their award winning Climate Control Collection, the Ouidad Frizz and Flyaway Fighter.  This revolutionary product will help tame frizz so that measures, like those seen in the video, can be avoided.

Ouidad’s Climate Control Collection are specifically formulated for the unique needs of curly hair.  The products are gentle, deeply moisturizing and help achieve healthy hair.  The formulations are lightweight and water soluble leaving hair free of residue, product build up and frizz.

Like the women in this video, you can also banish bad hair days with the help of the Ouidad Climate Control Collection.  The Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner, Heat and Humidity Gel and Frizz and Flyaway Fighter block out humidity and keep your hair smooth and shiny all day long.




The Ouidad Climate Control collection includes:

Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

An extremely gentle shampoo for normal or chemically treated hair that protects curls and maintains color without stressing the hair

Sulfate free formula cleanses hair without stripping hair of its natural oils

Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz

$18 at 


Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner

A luxurious, sulfate free conditioner that hydrates and nourishes dry, thirsty curls Safe for color treated, permed, and straightened curls

Rich Amino Acids penetrate the hair shaft and infuse strands with the hydration necessary for well defined curl formation and smoothness

Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz

$20 at 


Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

A must have styling aid that works with the humidity to be the ultimate frizz preventer

Wheat Protein complex has a shielding effect on the hair that “breathes” with the humidity, protecting the hair shaft and helping to prevent hair from expanding

$22 at 


Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter

Fosters long lasting shine and protects curls from the elements

Can be layered over any product for the perfect finishing touch

Use as a pre styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they startSafe for chemically treated hair

$22 at


Win it!