Makeup By Kim Porter


Clarisonic Opal Giveaway!

Hey ladies,

I just wanted to inform you about the Clarisonic Opal giveaway that the Skinstore is hosting.

They will give away a new Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion system, a $245 value – once a day for 23 days!

About the Clarisonic Opal: It instantly hydrates, smoothes and brightens the appearance of the eye area, visibly improving fine lines, under-eye puffiness, and dark circles.

Click Here to Enter


– Just answer one question

– Just one entry per person, please. You will be included in every daily drawing occurring after the date of entry.

First drawing will take place on November 9, 2010.  Contest Ends December 1, 2010.

Berries are “it” for the season…Fuschia too!

Here are a few of my favorite berry and fuschia lippies.

Left - Right: MAC Show Orchid, MAC Girl About Town, MAC Smoked Purple, MAC Wrong Spell L/G

Swatches of the above items

Left - Right: MAC Show Orchid, MAC Girl About Town, MAC Smoked Purple, MAC Wrong Spell

This is NYX Cosmetics Black Label Lipstick #17 – Chloe (I de-potted it)

This is actually a little similar to Show Orchid.  I’d say a good dupe for it.

NYX Chloe Lipstick

What are your favorite berry and fuschia lippies?

Still Searching…The ultimate superb & affordable waxing place

I have been getting brazilian waxes for about 7 years now.  My favorite place was located near my old college, Hofstra University; however, after graduating, making the trip up there for 10 minutes of service was out of the question.  I started going to Shobha on the recommendation of one of my older sister’s friends, and I fell in-love with this place.  They are extremely clean, pleasant, accommodating … I can go on (Read Review Here).  Since my favorite technician moved from their SoHo location up to their Madison Ave location, it’s been a task for me to just get there.  Plus, now that I am saving, spending $57-$67 for hair removal is becoming expensive.

During my search for a new place, I tried Vada Spa on recommendations from a few friends who have gone there, which turned out to be a #FAIL in my opinion. I never had so many ingrowns after a wax in my life.  Going to Shobha, and using Karmjeet, I never ever had ingrowns.  I have no clue what this place did wrong, but I would never go back. 

Being pregnant makes you grow hair like crazy.  I have hair in places I have never had it before.  If you’ve read any of my older posts on hair removal, you’d know I constantly bragged about being virtually hairless.  On that note, going without waxing is a no-no.   Since it grows back so fast, instead of getting waxed every 5-6 weeks, I would have to go every 3-4.  The money adds up!  I did want to try completely bare, but, their waxing service is $20 more than Shobha! I’m trying to save not break the bank. No thank you!

After reading reviews on BeautyLogicBlog and KMP blog, and having them tell me personally how great their waxing experience has been at Dyanna Spa located in Manhattan, I figured I’d give it a try.  My appointment is today after work.  I will definitely keep you updated on how I liked or disliked my brazilian wax there.

What’s in my bag?

Some of the readers of my blog wanted me to do a post about the things i lug around in my bag from day-to-day.  Forgive me for finally getting around to doing one.

This is a Furla bag my boyfriend purchased for me when we first started dating two years ago. It needs to be cleaned badly.  Anyone know if they clean bags?

Close-up of what’s inside

This is a large bag. I love large bags because I love to carry around a bunch of what men would say are unnecessary things.

1.  Book I’m currently reading: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  This book has inspired me in so many ways. I’m not even done with it yet.

2. Hot Pink Clinique Makeup Bag: This is a great makeup bag for traveling since it has a zipper compartment at the bottom that can hold brushes or pencils.

3. My blackberry charger: My blackberry isn’t in the picture because it’s ALWAYS in my hand.

4. Black Furla Wallet: This was also a gift from my boyfriend.  He got it for me Christmas of last year.

5. Michael Stars Butterfly Shades: I actually purchased these from last year. I can’t remember the price. I love them.

6. A Pen: Everyone needs a pen in their bag. You never know when you’re going to have to write something down.

7.  My house key: I have another set of keys that has tons of keys and things on it. I prefer going through the bottom, which requires only one key, and it doesn’t weigh my bag down.

8.  Lip gloss: It’s funny, I just noticed they are all similar colors.  The one directly under the sunglass case is Coy Lip Gloss by Youngblood Cosmetics.  It looks clear on me & has a great shine.  The other two are MAC; Beaute & Pinkarat mini’s.

9.  MAC Blot powder: I use this to take away surface oils during the day, and it has a mirror, so I use it for that purpose too.

10.  Spare pair of earrings: Every woman should carry a spare pair of earrings.  Sometimes I leave the house in a rush & forget to put some on.  I have a pair in each bag just for that purpose.  I feel & look bare without them.

11. Carmex: I like this over blistex, which burns my lips.  It’s my go-to item when I don’t want to wear any lipgloss or makeup at all. It’s great for the winter months too!

12. Hand Lotion: This one is Jergens. I ran out of my Johnson & Johnson’s baby creamy oil, so I put this in my bag. It’s working for it’s purpose.  Every woman needs some type of moisturizer in their bag, especially if you wash your hands a lot.

This is what’s in the Clinique Makeup Bag I carry around.

***There is a MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC50) under the MSF Natural that I use to touch-up with if needed.

1. MAC MSF Natural – Dark

2. MAC Blush Ombre – Ripe Peach.  This gives a nice flush of color.

3. Coastal Scents Kabuki Brush – I use this to put on the MSF Natural.  It’s cracking. It was a cheap brush so I expected that.

4. MAC L/S in Funbathing – I think this looks good with anything.

5. AVON SuperShock Mascara – Black Noir.  Even if you don’t have eyeshadow on, mascara can open up your eyes.

6. SS109 Brush – I use this to apply my blush.

Clueless on what essentials should be in your purse?

Check this post Your Purse Might as Well be Empty Without These…

What’s in your bag?

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