Makeup By Kim Porter


They are not just for babies!

The summer months bring with it heat, and humidity – and with that comes sweat.  I hate the feeling of sweat, mixed with the dirt and grime that’s in the city air, so I usually walk around with a travel packet (or Ziploc bag) of… baby wipes!  I prefer unscented though.  I’m too old to smell like a newborn baby .:lol:.


I use baby wipes for many different things besides keeping fresh during the summer months and more.

Here are a few uses:

1.  Wipe away surface oils & sweat on the face

2.  Use in between workouts when you don’t have time to shower

3.  Removing makeup

4. Remove deodorant stains from clothing

5.  Keep yourself fresh, especially during menstruation. Of course you can use the Summer’s Eve or Playtex wipes, but I find baby wipes are cheaper, especially generic brands.  You can also use them for your armpits.

Every year my friends and I go to this huge BBQ in Prospect Park.  The bathroom almost never has tissue.  My friends come to me because they know I have my wipes! .:LOL:.  It’s like a little shower every time you use the potty.  They really come in handy.


Lately, I’ve been using KOZY KIDS Sensitive Ultra Strong Baby Wipes.  They are $14.  You get 4 Travel packs that come with 64 wipes in each pack so that’s roughly $3.50 per pack.

What do you use to keep fresh during the hot summer days?

FTC Disclosure: I purchased all of these products with my own money.  My boyfriend is an Amway Global Independent Business Owner whom I purchased these products from.

K Beam Custom Butta – All Natural Skin & Hair Products


I had the opportunity to meet with and interview Khadeshia Beam.  This talented, young entrepreneur from Brooklyn, who resides in Atlanta, Ga. is a poet, model, actress and the inventor of K. Beam Creations Custom Buttas.

Read her interview to learn more about K. Beam Creations Custom Buttas.


Q.  What made you decide to create these butters? Do you have any formal training? (classes, degree, or just a natural creative mindset) 

A. I decided to create buttas based on the lack of true natural hair care products in today’s market, as well as converting my hair to natural in 2002 and due to being diagnosed with dermatitis.   I do independent research on natural ingredients and have a natural creative mindset that I’ve been blessed with by the creator.  I believe everyone possesses beauty and that beauty should be reflected in their day to day life style as well as nurtured, which is why I continue to create Butta.

Q.  How long have you made butta’s? 

A.  I’ve been making butta since 2002, and as of 2009 when I got laid off of my full-time job, decided to give K. Beam Custom Butta full-time attention.

Q.  How did you come up with the brand name, K. Beam Custom Butta, what is it symbolic of?

A. K. Beam Custom Butta is indeed a symbolic name to me.  I lost my father at the age of one and wanted to incorporate my his last name, which is also my last name into my business, and butta was a term I adopted, based on a term we used when I was a child that meant fly, special, all that, the best, and it also pertains to the texture of my skin and hair care products.  They are not cream or lotion, they’re smooth like butter.

Q.  There are a many skin care products out on the market these days, what makes your body butters stand out compared to others?

A.   A lot of quote on quote natural products contain preservatives, which deplete the natural ingredients in the products, or contain mineral oil/alcohol, etc. My product does not contain mineral oil, alcohol or perfume.  K. Beam Custom Butta provides the customer an option of having their butta scented with uncut fragrance oil or essential oil.  I also use 100% raw shea butter.  In addition I use unrefined carrier oils, and make custom buttas based on the individual skin and scent preference.  My products are also created with healing in mind.  I use specific oils that are necessary for healthy skin and hair. 

Q.  How long does it take you to make your custom butta’s?

A. It can be an all day process, because there are several different stages that I must go through.

Q.  What K. Beam Custom Butta product can’t you live without?

A. I can’t live without the hair or body butta; I only use my skin and hair care product. 

Q.  What K. Beam Custom Butta is your best seller? 

A. The best seller is the Hair Butta Subtle, Hair Butta Passion and SHE (for women) and HE (for men) body butta.

Q.  Where do you come up with the scents for each of your butta’s? How many different scents are in your line?

A.  I mix and make my own scents based on what oils smell good together and what women and men like to smell like for the most part.  I have 6 different scents in the line currently and I do a fragrance of the month for each month based on the demand for certain types of scents (sweet, subtle, etc.). 

Q.  Anything else you’d like to add?

A. K. Beam Custom Buttas are great for all skin and hair types. The Buttas have mamy purposes as well, the body butta is great for tightening up the skin, clearing scars, reducing stretch marks, arthritis, massage, yet I’m doing massage butta now, with essential oils.  The hair butta can be used as a hot oil treatment, leave in conditioner, day to day moisturizer, setting agent for presses, curls, twist, locs, waves, and it’s wonderful for men and women.  K. Beam Custom Butta will also carry Hold Me Down starting July, which is a Butta gel made with flax seed, aloe and raw shea butter, and it’s a great natural alternative to hair gel.  I’m grateful to you for sharing my product with others on your blog site.  Having my own business has been a day to day adjustment and learning experience, so I’m always extremely appreciative when people want to know more. 

I’ve used the hair butta, and it is indeed wonderful. I ‘ve even used it on my sister who has dry, coarse hair, and it worked wonders.

You can check K. Beam Creations Custom Butta’s by clicking here

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Yagolicious Cosmetics Beauty Affair



What: Yagolicious Cosmetics Beauty Affair

When:  Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time:  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where:  Beauty Bar

                                   231 East 14th Street

                                        New York, NY 10003


Event Details (source):  

Yago MoNique will reveal the Royal Jewel Collection; introducing the Infused Almond Custom Blend Foundation, Powder, and Bronzer in addition to neutral pigments for the eyes, cheeks and lips at “The Yagolicious Beauty Affair“. 

The Yagolicious Beauty Affair will be hosted by the Professional Coach and founder of The FAB Network Jessica Styles.  Complimentary Makeovers will be given by the “Yagolicious Celebrity Glam Squad” whose clientele includes Vogue, Tyra Banks, Essence, New York Post, Urban Latino, Wendy Williams, Good Morning America, Carrie Underwood and many more. Complimentary Manicures, Martinis with Sushi and Cupcakes will be available in addition to a relaxing massage.

VIP Tickets $35: Full-Size Infused Almond Custom Blend Foundation, Manicures and Massages in addition to the Elite Beauty Sponsored Gift Bag.

General Admission $20

Readers of my blog will be able to receive 10% off of the ticketed price with the Discount Code: MakeUpByKim. CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!

I am confident this event will be something to remember.  I’ve seen Yago in action at the Tribeca Retail Club’s Fashionable Night Out.   This is also a great opportunity to network with people with like interest.

Yagolicious Cosmetics Products will also be for sale at this event.


I hope to see you there!

Frontal Baggage Dilemma’s & Rant


My frontal baggage has caused me problems since the day I had them! Seriously, it’s annoying.  I can’t find cute tops, dresses etc. that fit perfectly because my top is large while the rest of me is small.  I almost always have to get something altered.  That is costly.


It’s become even more annoying now that I noticed my bra’s don’t fit anymore.  I’ve lost weight (last I checked 9 lbs; I think it’s more now), and my boob’s seem to have increased in size! WTF! So,  I think I’m a DDD/E Cup now.  Imagine, I’m 5’3 124 lbs with those things.  Finding a nice bra is hard! I don’t want to spend $70+ on one bra! That’s insane to me. I’ve checked Bare Necessities, Fig Leaves, HerRoom, and Fredericks who I used to be able to get bra’s from, but they don’t sell my size anymore.


I can’t even buy from Victoria’s Secret.  They discriminate against large breasted women. .:LOL:. A few years back, when I was in college, I wrote them a nice letter telling them how unfair it was that they didn’t carry large cup sizes for small women like me (32 band width & below).  We like to wear sexy bra’s too!  Not just the regular, boring nude, white & black.   If I can find their response letter, I will post it.  I wasn’t too happy with their response though.   They basically said ins o many words that they don’t cater to full-figured women.  First off, I am small. There’s nothing full-figured about me, except my breasts.  Anyway…

Anyone out there with the same issue, who lives in the US (NYC)  know where to get good bra’s (convertibles/strapless) for my size, at an affordable price?  If so, let me know PLEASE!!!

Good News:  The Bathing Suits I bought (mentioned in this post) fit perfectly. I just have to get the band on one taken in 2-3 inches.

Thanks for your help!