KIMANDMAKEUP

An outlet for my makeup obsession

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September 2017 Favorites

September went by so fast! I’m loving every day that it doesn’t hit above 75.  Check out my favorites from this month:

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What’s on me rn |Non-Glam Weekday

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Happy Wednesday! I had a realization that today I’m wearing a whole bunch of things that are everyday favorites and staples in my life.  It’s a super basic outfit and showcases what I look like on a typical workday. 

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August 2017 Favorites | Beauty & Bachelor in Paradise

For this month’s favorites I tried to keep the descriptions short and sweet. These posts are my all time favorite to write so I tend to get carried away raving about all these things…

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Fit Shit | Gym Gear

Happy Friday!  I wanted to write this post to to share all the things I use for working out.  When I’m packing my gym bag the night before, I put my workout and work outfits in a bag with EVERYTHING needed so I have no excuse to not get out of bed and go!  Writing about makeup products I love always inspires new looks, so I’m hoping writing about workout gear will inspire me to go really hard at the gym.   

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Wireless headphones / Once you go cord- free, you will not go back.  I love not worrying about my headphones ripping out of my ear if my phone tumbles off the stair stepper, or awkwardly positioned when I’m on a weights machine. I always thought wireless earbuds were expensive but nope. 🙂  

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Recent Non- Makeup Purchases |Fall Clothes & Candles

Why does writing this post make me feel like I’m going to confession to admit my sins? Here are the items I recently purchased and am loving.

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Lauren Conrad Inspired Simple Makeup Look

So lately I’ve been coming home after work, making dinner, and watching two or three episodes of The Hills. I was all about MTV reality shows back in the day like any girl my age, and The Hills was so amazing because there was no crazy social media blasting like there is today. All we had was Myspace and it was a pure space for posting awful high contrast selfies and quizzes on our favorite dog breeds. Reality stars today know to censor themselves or they will be torn apart on twitter, facebook, snapchat, tmz, E! News, etc. Anyway, the show is amazing and all the seasons are available on Amazon.

I was in love with their hair styles back then and I definitely damaged my hair with bleach to get streaks of my own inspired by the girls, but I wasn’t as into makeup as I am today. When it came to makeup my philosophy was the more shimmery bronzer the better, and that’s about it. I still use too much bronzer, but now I can appreciate the techniques and style that they were using.

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July 2017 Favorites

IMG_0500July being over means it is one step closer to fall!  I’m already burning Bath & Body Works candles (Warm Vanilla Sugar at the moment) and ready to stop jacking up my electricity bill with the AC blasting. I’ll start with the beauty products I’ve been loving this month.

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Golden Caramel Eye Look + Lip Combo I Love

 

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For this shadow look I used quite a few of he shades from the new Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette, with a couple other of my favorite brands thrown in. Usually I go for more rose gold tones than straight gold or yellow gold, but I was trying to feel more tan than pink this day and I love how the look turned out.   One of my favorite aspects of the look was the inner corner highlight- Enlight by Morphe was so bright it looked like I had photoshopped on the pigment. Read the rest of this entry »

Birthday Outfit Details 2017

 

While I love following fashion bloggers, I don’t typically do fashion posts of my own. I don’t go a lot of places where a cute outfit is a necessity unfortunately, and I don’t have someone to follow me around taking endless cute flattering photos.  For my birthday outfit however, I loved how it turned out and figured I’d share here.

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2017 Birthday Gift Haul

The best gift I get every year is spending time with my friends and family on my birthday, but my awesome friends are also super generous.  They’re just as glam as I am if not more so, and they know what I’ll like so I usually get fabulous makeup gifts from them.  This year I had a couple friends over to do our makeup, then we headed out to prefunk at an apartment closer to downtown where we went out. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun night! The next day I met up with my family to check out a new spot- Ridgewalker Brewing.  I hope this post doesn’t come off braggy- I will be using lots of these products in upcoming posts so I thought it would be cool to share! 

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer / I opened this and was SO excited to use it that night. My friend knew this was on my wishlist and bought it for me… I have been raving about this on my blog like a lunatic lately but I feel like I’ve been missing out on such a good primer for so many years.

NARS Creamy Concealer / Oddly enough I have never tried out this classic concealer. I already love it! Mine is in the shade custard.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Complexion Brush / I used this that same night as well and it made my foundation apply so evenly and quickly.

 

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