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Makeup By Kim porter

I am excited to announce my very first blogging event “FABulously Chic: A Summer Soiree.” If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you have probably noticed me tweeting with the hashtag #FABulouslyChic. Well let me give you a quick breakdown.

I have teamed up with my good friend and blogging buddy Kim of Makeup by Kim Porter to present “FABulously Chic.” It is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has shown continued support, whether you are our loyal readers,new readers, bloggers, family members, or friends. FABulously Chic will be held on July 24, 2012 at Shic by Soketah Hair, Nail, and Beauty Bar.

There will be giveaways, gift bags, shopping, candy buffets, delicious cocktails, mini makeovers by Kim, styling advice and tips by yours truly, and much more.

I hope to see you all there!

Eventbrite - Her Goody Bag & Makeup by Kim Porter Present: FAB-ulously Chic: A Summer Soiree

Hi guys, so I used to do a weekly round up of links many moons ago and decided to bring it back! I follow some great sites and blogs and it is only right that I share with you all the great information I come across. So here are my top reads of this week

1. Shanequa of The Fashion Pad shows us four different ways to rock floral pants

2. The ladies of O So Chic give us 6 Spring Fitness Tips from expert Kristen McGee

3. Kim of Makeup by Kim Porter is having an awesome giveaway from Ouidad’s Climate Control Collection!

4. Misha, The Fab Chick tells us what’s on her style radar- snakeskin textures and prints

5. Kimberlee from I Have a Degree In This gives us a list of 10 super foods for our hair

So check out these sites for some great prizes and reads!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the press introduction of a new haircare collection called “Beautiful Textures” presented by The Garner Circle at the Tribeca Grand Hotel

Beautiful Textures “Intense Moisture” is a new haircare collection designed for mixed textures- curly, wavy, kinky-coily, and frizzy. At the press introduction National Marketing Director for Strength of nature Global, LLC Charlene Bastien and Natural Hair Stylist, Tress Talk, and Beautiful Texture Ambassador Kimberly Walker were the presenters.

Charlene Bastien shared with us the history of the company and the goal Strength of Nature Global, LLC,  through Beautiful Textures which is to  provide innovative hair care solutions that specifically address the critical hair care needs, styling, and desires for consumers of color

Kimberly Walker of Tress Talk and BET.com gave great styling and haircare advice. One thing that she STRESSED was the importance of keeping your hair moisturized and hydrated. Most of the time our hair breaks and lacks shine because of the lack of moisture. The first step in having great hair is using a great shampoo. You can have one of the best conditioners, but if your shampoo is not a moisturizing one your hair will lack moisture.

She also showed us various styling techniques like elaborate pompadours and two-strand twists.

The collection is extremely affordable. Every product is under $7. Here is a list of what the product line consists of

  • Tangle Taming Shampoo $6.29
  • Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner $6.29
  • Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner $6.49
  • Curl Control Defining Pudding $6.49
  • Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme $6.49
  • Shine & Silken Growth Oil $6.49
  • Curlty to Straight Flat Iron Silkener $6.99

The products are enriched with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Olive, Soy, Argan Oil, Shea and Mango Butter. These are great products that will provide moisture and shine to your hair. These are some of the best ingredients. What I love most about these products are although they are designed specifically for natural hair wearers, the products also works well on relaxed and other chemically treated hair. Kim Walker also mentioned that the products are great for transitioners as well.

I attended the event with my friend Kim and we ran in to Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor  and Carmen of Lipstick Fashion Mascara (Love all of their blogs!)

They had three HUGE gift bags to giveaway and I was lucky to be one of the winners! I got the full product line! I started using the products this week. I will have a complete review in the near future, so look out for that.

Beautiful Textures Intense Moisture Collection will be available this winter. So be on the look out! In the meantime connect with them on Twitter @lovinmytextures and on Facebook

Wednesday night, I attended the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011 Preview hosted by Mintbox. Mintbox was hosting a giveaway and they gave away 100 tickets to this event. Unfortunately I didn’t enter, but my friend Kim did and she won. She was unable to attend the event so she asked if I would like to go instead. So thanks Kim for the ticket! Now on to the event.

The event was sponsored by Cake Pops, Theater Bar-mixologists, and Arrojo Studio. You were able to mingle with fashion bloggers like Keiko Lynnand Rebecca Minkoff herself. Arrojo Studios were on hand giving you tips on how to switch up your hair and doing tutorials as well. Theater Bar’s Mixologist served us three delicious drinks, watermelon, strawberry, and grape. Last but not list Cake Pops provided us with, well Cake Pops,think of a slice of cake on a stick.

Mintbox and Rebecca Minkoff were hosting a giveaway as well. They gave away 5 amazing bags. You had to twitpic the bags you thought were part of the giveaway. So if you follow me on Twitterand saw 30 twitpics, I was trying to win. Unfortunately I didn’t win but my blogging buddies Monroe of Fashion Steeleand Preity of Fashion Solace did so congrats to them!

We all chatted for about 2hrs, had drinks, at cake, and marveled over the Fall 2011 collection of bags.

Here are a few photos of the handbag and apparel collection taken on my Blackberry (forgot my camera in the car)

I love the black bag with the bow and stud detailing. The black and toffee briefcase style clutch is very unique and perfect for fall. One of my favorites would have to be the zebra print tote. I love animal print.

I love this briefcase. It is perfect for me to carry all of my papers in when work starts. I love the red quilted bag also with the zebra detailing. This bag also comes in black.

The motorcycle leather is a staple for the fall.

The leopard skirt was TDF.


Saturday Kim and I made our way to the Brooklyn Stone Boutique for the “Pucker Up”  Event hosted by FSL Cosmetics.

FSL Cosmetics, which stands for “Feel Good, Smell Good, Look Good,” is a line of natural lipsticks and lip glosses created by cosmetic engineer and chemist Kimberly Riley in 2009. She gave a detailed description of the line and the various botanicals used to create the lipsticks and glosses. Each lipstick and lip gloss has a distinct scent that will sure have your lips smelling good. My personal favorite was the pink colada.

Both the lip glosses and lip sticks are hypo-allergenic and paraben free and created with an antioxidant-potent formula that will hydrate and protect the lips from the natural elements.

Check out some photos from the event and also Kim’s lippie makeover

Swatches of the lipsticks and lip glosses

Kimberly applying the lipstick and lip gloss to Kim

The finished look.

The lip glosses and lipsticks all have great smells, they are easy to apply, and they hydrate your lips without leaving them feeling sticky. That is always a plus in my book. They are made from all natural ingredients so you know you are getting a great product.

Visit the site www.fslcosmetics.com