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BEAUTY AND FASHION TALK WITH KIM

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Meet Kim! Kim is a make-up artist and blogger, she is the owner of two really great blogs (makeupbykim-porter.com and Beautyandthebumpnyc.com) where you can find everything from product reviews, and giveaways to mommy tips and family friendly recipes. Also click here to check out her Youtube channel and make sure that you subscribe.

What is your typical weekday morning beauty routine?
Weekdays, I usually keep it simple: I wash my face in the shower using Neutrogena’s Gentle Ultra Gentle Hydrating cleanser, which I LOVE, and have been using for nearly 6 months now.  After I’m done I use Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, and then I would apply Algenist’s Complete Eye Renewal Balm, and Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate as a moisturizer.  Most days I go to work sans a full face of makeup, but I wouldn’t dare walk out of the house without my eyebrows. 

What is your favorite beauty product and why?
I’m sort of a beauty junky.  I don’t just have one favorite beauty product at the moment.  My go-to or HG foundation when I do wear it is Stila’s Natural Finish Makeup. Most times I sport a natural look with winged liner using Alcone Co Perfect Eyeliner Pen in ‘Midnight’, Tarte Lights Camera Flashes mascara, and a red or purple lip, which is usually Riri Woo, Heroine or Rebel - all of which can be found at MAC. 

What makeup brand is your favorite and why?
As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, having one favorite makeup brand doesn’t even exist!  There are so many great makeup brands around with amazing products for different uses, making it difficult to choose just one.

I love tarte cosmetics for their mascara and blush
I love Make Up For Ever for their concealer, eyeshadows and lipsticks
I love NARS for their blush and bronzer
MAC for their brow pencils and lipsticks
Stila for their eye pencils, prime pot, and foundation
LA Girl Cosmetics Concealer 
I can go on and on… but, I will stop here : )

What product have you used for years and continue to use?
I’ve been using Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate for a few years now. It’s not only a good moisturizer; it is great for removing makeup, shaving, and thinning out makeup. I use it on myself and it is a staple in my kit. 

Tell me a beauty secret
This may sound weird, but I always receive compliments on my teeth, especially about how white they are.  My secret is rinsing with hydrogen peroxide after brushing my teeth.  Hyrdrogen peroxide removes stains and bacteria. 

What is your favorite nail brand and why? 
Zoya is my favorite nail brand not only because they’re 5-free (5-free polishes are made without formaldehyde resin and camphor) but also because they have beautiful nail polish colors and textures that last over a week after applied.  

What is your favorite shampoo and conditioner?
I very rarely shampoo my hair, so for the most part it’s all conditioner or co-wash.  My favorite conditioner is the Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner since it’s hydrating.  For protein, I make my own conditioner using honey, olive oil, one egg, and a banana. 

Have you tried a recent hair product you think is great? Why do you love it? 
Right now, I am using some products by Eden Body Works.  I love the Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner.  It’s a silicone and protein-free deep conditioner that’s great for keeping my hair hydrated during these cold winter days we’ve been having in NYC.  It leaves my hair really soft. 

What is your fashion style?
I wouldn’t say I have a fashion style.  If I really had to put an adjective to it I would say practical with a hint of glam and a touch of sexy.  I tend to purchase pieces that would work for now and for in the future.   I stay away from too much pattern and trendy items, so for the most part I’m in solids.  I do love form fitting clothing; I love my curves!  

Who is your favorite fashion designer? and why?
I do not have a favorite fashion designer. At least one I can think of right now. There’s so many of them that have great pieces, so it’s hard to choose. Right now, I’m wearing a Helmut Lang top.  There were some jackets from this collection that I loved, too.  I wouldn’t necessarily say Helmut Lang is my favorite ever, but maybe for this month .:lol:.

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2 comments on "BEAUTY AND FASHION TALK WITH KIM"
  1. Awesome feature! I love finding new bloggers! Thanks for sharing!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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