It was pouring on Marisa's wedding day, but she kept a great attitude. With a few changes to the wedding day plans and the rounding up of some umbrellas...and some plastic bags, Marisa and her wedding party were good to go!
Marisa was a natural beauty, we didn't even use a colored gloss on her because her lips were this perfect shade naturally. Lucky girl!!
VA Fashion Week October 17- October 21, 2012 From the website: VA Fashion Week Mission Statement VA Fashion Week was formed with the purpose of showcasing emerging designers and models from up and down the East Coast and to establish a world-class fashion event in Southeastern Virginia. We have been officially recognised by the City of Norfolk. After five seasons of growth and increased recognition we are enthusiastically planning VAFW 2012 to be the year that surpasses all expectations.
VA Fashion Week 2012 Event Highlights
* Catwalk Competition with Winners in 4 Categories: Top New Female Model, Returning Female Model, Male Model, Swimsuit Model * World Class Runway Shows Featuring Emerging Designers from VA and Around the World * Celebrity Guests TBA * Spotlight on Hair & Makeup Styling * Style Emporium Featuring Vendors from VA and Beyond
Yesterday I was going to the new Target in our area, (right next to Kohl's, I may never leave!) and wanted a makeup look that was natural but still pretty. I came up with this grouping. The Rosy Tan is a polychromatic eyeshadow that is shimmery and wears so pretty on the lid. The Cedar eyeshadow is matte and is the perfect shade for a crease color. The Truffle is a darker matte shadow that is great for that outer corner, and I used a Smokey brush for the perfect placement. To take this look to the next level, I would add in a silver highlight to the brow bone and inner tearduct, and add in more of the Truffle eyeshadow to the outer corner and lower lashline to smoke it up a bit.
The 3 eyeshadow palette is something new I will be carrying on top of the Face, Cheek, and Eye palette that I already carry. It is perfect for creating easy day time looks and using the darker shadow to transition to a night time look.
Please let me know if you have any questions, I love to hear from you!!
I had the privilege of working with the sister-in-law of a past bride this Saturday in Suffolk, Virginia. It is always fun to see past brides and their families again. It was a long day of makeup, 7 total, but so much fun. This group knew how to have a good time!
The bride's toes were so cute!!!
I loved her hair clip!
I will post more when the professional pictures come in.
Have you ever heard of face mapping? If not, it’s pretty much the key to unlocking the mysteries behind problematic skin. Thanks to the combined knowledge of dermatologists who have analyzed skin behaviors and ancient Chinese medicinal methods there is a smarter way to interpret and treat skin imperfections by way of “face mapping.” Face mapping is a type of skin analysis that explains why and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body. If you ask me, it's pretty amazing stuff...
Why do you break out in some areas and not others?
Think of your blemishes as X’s on a map that is your face. Different zones correspond to different problems. With this “map” as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them from recurring. (Don't you wish you know about this in middle school?)
So, what are your breakouts telling you?
Using the face mapping method to decode what’s going on with your body is both incredibly informative and very extensive if you ask me. Here is an overview of the basic areas and what breakouts or abnormalities in those areas mean:
Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.
Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.
Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.
Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.
Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!
Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.
Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.
Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).
Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.
So the next time you breakout or notice dark under eye circles, look to your map (or shall we say face map).
This super shiny, non-sticky lip gloss is great alone or over lipstick. The color I am currently obsessed with is called Skinny Dip. The name says it all because the color is sheer and skin-like and it smells like cinnamon. Yummm....
Luxury Lip Gloss
From the Kim Porter Cosmetics line Luxury Lip Gloss:
Pure brilliance! Luxury Gloss combines sheer color with high shine, while treating lips with age-defying benefits. Innovative polymer technology provides lasting comfort, protection and hydration. A soothing blend of oils, including Castor Seed, Soybean and Moroccan Argan, condition and hydrate, smoothing the appearance of vertical lines and wrinkles so lips look softer and younger. Delivers antioxidant protection with Vitamins E and C. Helps soothe and heal dry lips with Aloe and Silica. Hypoallergenic. Paraben-free.
To order products or if you have any questions you can email Kim Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.