KIMANDMAKEUP

An outlet for my makeup obsession

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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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June 2017 Favorites

It’s about to be July which means I’m currently in the process of prepping for my bday. That means I’m in full “pamper” mode- face masks, fresh red hair dye, applying self tanner nonstop, cleaning my apartment, and buying too many outfit options for going out. I can’t wait to do my birthday makeup post once I figure out what look to do! Here’s everything I’ve been loving at the moment-

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Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel / This is the most important favorite of the month for me. Adding Nyx Control Freak over mascara after it’s about 90% dry makes it not smudge. More on that here.

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May 2017 Favorites

Every time June comes around I feel weird about it because it means I need to accept the fact that summer is here. I’m a cold weather person so I’m not really into it- I prefer to tan by foam rather than by pool, so I struggle to get excited about summer and higher temperatures. Thankfully I live in Oregon and I currently am writing this on a rainy day. Here are all the products I’ve been using to cope with the hotter season coming.

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What’s in my Bag? Spring- Summer Tote Edition

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Wishlist Wednesday: GUCCI

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So I’m more on an Asos budget than a Gucci one at the moment, but I can dream! These are some of the items on my wishlist:

 

Belt $420 / So many fashion bloggers have this beautiful belt. I’m definitely jealous and can’t justify that. If I ever find a dupe I will share it here! I absolutely love the G’s that look like this from the brand.

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