Calling me back!!

So as many of you know and have seen I have been absent for a LONG ASS TIME.. Pardon my French but its the truth. I have been through a lot in the past year and some of it has been not so good (but for the best). I believe in a higher power and that is why I am writing the post here this very moment. Each word I type its almost like something is moving my fingers stroke after stroke on my laptop keyboard. I have always and will always be in the business of helping people and also dreaming about makeup… I am a very indecisive person which I must say is kind of a downfall, but needless to say each day I move closer and closer to my true calling (even if I really don’t know what that is yet HELLO and THANK you to my inner guidance and intuition!!!) This blog has truly been the only thing that I can think of that I actually am passionate about that thing that wakes you up in the middle of the night, that thing that keeps your brain spinning with ideas, that thing you can see your self building into an empire (shout out to my idol Carli Bybel!!) So as I put the puzzle pieces of my life together I know for sure that I love any and all things beauty and I really love to write from the heart. It fills me to the brim with happiness and brings me a great amount of joy to think that even if one person reads this and learns something from it or I put a smile on their face IM SOLD!! END OF STORY!! I am so grateful to be able to envision this and bring it to life, so for that I say thank you and ask that you to spread the word!! Beauty By BK is officially here to stay!!

xoxo BKate

#PickYourPerfectPout

perfect pout quizLadies your gonna want to pucker up for this one according to Dailymail.co.uk that perfect pout of yours is the first thing a man looks at so you want to def make sure your taking care of it!!! But really when your looking for that perfect (insert your fav lip/stick, gloss, chapstick etc.) what is essential to you? Extra oomph to give your pout that plump effect!? Hydration!? SPF for sun protection!? That perfect color that completes your look!? .. So what if you want all of it! Ever heard the lady at the cosmetic counter tell you “you can’t have your cake and eat it too baby..” I am the type that loves a natural look to my pout; something subtle with some color. I don’t like lip gloss that much (too sticky for me), chapstick has that petroleum jelly feel to it (cross that off the list), and lipstick doesn’t have enough moisture to it so it leaves my lips looking like a speckled wall from the 90’s if my lips are chapped!!! COME ON that really leaves me with jack….

Well your makeup guru is here to save your day!! I’ve found the product that gives you it all!! .. WHAT!? Do that double take and read what I just said again, because you read right!!

There is a company based in my future home Los Angeles California that has put in a LOT of time, heart, soul, energy, you name it LOL they have put it in to their work to bring you this truly AMAZING product. Can I get a round of applause for Kaplan MD ladies!!!! May I have the pleasure of introducing to you PERFECT POUT LIPSTICK! “Luxuriously smooth, rich lip colour combined with extraordinary lip plumping technology, Perfect Pout Lipstick moisturized, repairs, adds natural fullness and protects with SPF 30 sunscreen – ALL IN ONE!” -Kaplan MD.

Perfect Pout Lipstick is made up for 22 certified organic extracts to give you soothing, healing and nourishing benefits. Maxi-Lip® is a “patented trip-peptide” that assists with reviving the natural fullness and contour of your lip line. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres® are “dehydrated spheres” are “micro-injected” directly into the tissues of your pout amplifying the moisture and noticeably decreasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Beeswax and Candelilla Wax secure moisture directly into your pout for a soft and protected feel. These key ingredients make this lipstick a game-changer for that perfect pout of yours!!! BONUS: it also contains SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your pout from harmful UV rays!!!

Dr. Kaplan did a truly amazing job creating Perfect Pout Lipsticks. You can tell some true heart and soul went into every detail when creating this product. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. The first time I tried Perfect Pout Lipstick on my pout was actually very dry so I was hesitant, but O. M. G. by the time the first application wore off my pout was “as smooth as a babies bottom!!” I loved the way my pout looked fuller, as I naturally have a small upper lip (which I h***). My pout felt healthier and lighter like every other product I was used to wearing weighed my pout down making it feel heavy. It goes on super smooth and smells amazing!! I think it smells like eucalyptus. You also don’t have to worry about the top falling off and breaking the lipstick in your purse or it twisting all the way up and smooshing the lipstick into the top because you know that’s happened to you before!! The container housing the lipstick is all one piece!! All you have to do is twist the bottom of the tube and the top pops up and that beautiful Perfect Pout Lipstick comes out!! Its almost like watching a model walk out on to the runway! I honestly do not have one bad thing to say about this product. You must try this at least once!!!

 

Perfect Pout Lipstick comes in six different colours named after LA’s most iconic streets. You can take the quiz above and #FindYourPerfectPout!!

Roxbury is a clear delicate pearlescent colour. This one is a tribute to Dr. Kaplans Dermatology Clinic in Beverly Hills CA. A big thank you to Dr. Kaplan for this AMAZING LIPSTICK!!!!!

Santa Monica is a subtle relaxed pink toned colour. Inspired by  Santa Monica Blvd’s  “beachy” eclectic feel. The infamous street in Sheryl Crow’s hit song “All I Wanna Do”. I loved this song in junior high! I was def grew up in the 90’s!

Beverly is a warm pink colour with some brown undertones. This is a classic color influenced by the infamous Beverly Blvd, the ultimate shopping destination if your looking for fashion! This is one of the main streets of LA, def good if your into star watching ;)!!

Melrose is a cool toned”mauvey” (yes I meant to add the y) colour with a hint of plum. Influenced by Melrose Ave’s eclectic fashion energy that spews into LA! If you are fashion guru this is the place to go!!

Hollywood is an elegant attractive colour warm “brick red” a hint of brown undertone. This the colour I personally chose and its a perfect everyday colour you can add to any look! Inspired by the infamous Hollywood Blvd home of the stars walk of fame. SHOUTOUT to Lisa Vanderpump you are my icon!!!!

Rodeo is a rich refreshing burgundy color. Inspired by Rodeo Drive home of the “ultra-luxurious” boutiques, and storefronts. A must see tourist destination especially if your a Pretty Woman fan!!! 😉

KAPLAN MD Skincare
You can receive FREE SHIPPING with my code: PERFECTPOUT when you click the picture above that will take you right to the product!! #win I did all the work for you so you don’t have to search for a thing!!!

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BKxx

 

 

 

Truly a Dreamy Clean!!!

So these days my Facebook is filled with the whose who of network marketing. If you need makeup I gotta a person (or 10), if you need weight loss supplements, candles, clothes, jewelry etc. I got someone! The other day I ran into a friend at work who just started marketing Limelight By Alcone.Now to tell you the truth I stick to my skincare/makeup friends at Ulta or Sephora for my product needs, but she was persistent and told me “YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY THIS SKINCARE LINE”!!! Now its not hard for me to say no when I here FREE SAMPLES, 100% ALL NATURAL (truly all natural yes.. the ingredients are on the front of the packet..) and then she shoves them in my hands LOL.. So… Here I am writing this review for the world to read and I must say this skincare line will be sitting on my sink when it comes in the mail (which I really can’t wait)!!!

So to start off this cleansers name says it all.. DREAM CLEAN and that’s exactly what it is… These are the ingredients straight from the LimeLight by Alcone Website. “Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocoglucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, sodium lauroyl lactylate, Sapindus mukurossi (soapberry) fruit extract, Oryza sativa (rice) seed extract, Spirulina platensis (algae) extract, Camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, PCA glyceryl oleate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) flower oil, Cymbopogon martinii (palmarosa) leaf oil, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, caprylyl/capryl wheat bran/straw glycosides, fusel wheat bran/straw glycosides, polyglyceryl-5 oleate, glyceryl caprylate, sclerotium gum, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate. Bold denotes Certified Ingredients from Organic Farming ”

Now the two main ingredients that make this cleanser so dreamy are right on the front of the packet.. Aloe and Soapberry.. According to dailynaturalremedies.com Aloe vera contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are extremely beneficial for your skin including vitamins A,B1,B2,B3,B6,C,&E; as well as some minerals including calcium, iron, manganese, sodium, selenium and many more. I don’t know about you but Aloe is definitely a product that I want as a part of my skincare regimen. The other main ingredient in Dream Clean is Soapberry otherwise known as Soap Nuts which are a dried fruit that come from a tree known as Sapindus mukorossi. According to www.envirohealthtech.com this tree is indigenous to Nepal, India and Indonesia. This amazing tree dates back all the way to Buddha and Ayurveda the ancient form of healing and framework for India. According to Green Frog Botanics the skin of the fruit contains Saponin, a surfactant that breaks down dirt, grease and other toxins that can get underneath your skin ;)!

So… with that biology/history lesson I leave you with Limelight By Alcone’s Dream Clean Cleanser. This cleanser is AMAZING.. After reading above how the ingredients works you can understand when I say this cleanser leaves your face feeling fresh and clean!! I absolutely LOVE the fruity smell you encounter when you open the package; a fresh perfect for summer fruity smell. Dream Clean is perfect for people who have oily skin and acne. When washing your face use upward circular motions to get the best clean.. (Tip from me I use my Clarisonic Mia and get EXTRA CLEAN!!! For a look at more of your skincare and beauty needs CLICK ME!!!!

XOXO bk

Amazing Lashes xx

20170709_190047So as a part of being a blogprenuer and makeup/beauty lover I get to try new and awesome things to share with you! FOREVER I have wanted to get lash extensions! I love the way my lashes look when they are full long and lush!! I mean really, what woman doesn’t?!?! I am blessed to live in the wonderful area of Brier Creek in the lovely city of Raleigh, NC where there is this amazing little studio in the heart of everything call Amazing Lash Studio. Funny coincidence before I decided to write this article or even go to Amazing Lash I was triaging a patient who had these beautiful “to die for” lashes and I couldn’t help but ask her where she got them done…”Amazing Lash Studio in Brier Creek! They are awesome and relatively inexpensive for lash extensions” Later that night I went home did my research and SOLD! I made my appointment!! I had the pleasure of interviewing Jazzaray my amazing lash stylist; She gave me the all you need to know about Amazing Lash Studio and why they are at the top of the lash game!

Q: What makes Amazing Lash Studio different that other salons that offer the same service?

A: “Amazing Lash different is we are done for speed. Ares are a preset formula design to work with every ones eye shape and were designed to do it in under two hours. If you were to go to a privately owned studio or an independent contractor they can take up to four hours for a set. We also use individual extensions instead of clusters or strips”

Q: How is the pricing of lash extensions different from other studios?

A: “Our introductory price of $79.99 is literally the lowest I have ever seen! Private contractors can charge anywhere from $250 to $340 for a full set. We have the membership program also which makes it even more affordable.”

Q: Are there other Amazing Lash Studio’s?

A: “Amazing Lash in nationwide, were not in every state yet but were getting close!”

Q: What are the DO’S and DONT’S for lash extensions?

A: “You want to make sure you keep them washed and brushed; that’s the number one thing I tell people. If you don’t wash them they’re not going to last that long because there going to get build up on them and they’re going to get heavy and fall off. Also by not washing them you can get lash mites that you definitely don’t want! You want to keep them brushed because if you don’t they’re going to get clumped and they’re going to pull at your natural lashes and when they’re ready to come off they will take your natural lashes with them. You want to keep them washed twice daily and brushed at least twice a day.”

Q: What makes the extension adhere your natural lashes?

A: “We use a medical grade adhesive.”

Q: Is the practice of getting lash extensions regularly safe?

A: ” The individual extensions are made to come out with your natural lashes so they don’t cause damage unless they are applied incorrectly or you don’t take care of them.”

Q: What do you use to wash your lashes with?

A: “We recommend you use a foaming antibacterial soap, we always recommend our cleanser but you can use Dial foaming hand soap, but you have to be careful not to get it in your eyes.”

Q: What do you use to brush your lashes?

A: “Best thing to use is our mascara wand!  That’s another great thing about Amazing Lash Studio is that we make all of the care products you need to take care of your lash extensions.”

Q: How often do you need to get your lashes filled?

A: “You want to come every two weeks, with out maintenance your lashes will last two to four weeks. With maintenance they are going to last significantly longer so that’s why we recommend filling them every two weeks. This is due to the natural growth cycle of your lashes.

Q: Are there different types of lash extensions?

A: “Lashes are generally produced in a specific style. Here we use .15cc and .20cc curl lashes. There are a range of different materials. Here we use a synthetic mink. Generally depending on you go to you will find genuine mink or synthetic mink.

Q: What is the number one thing people say about getting lash extensions?

A: “They love the idea about not having to wear mascara!”

Jazzaray says “The great thing about lash extension is you can still wear mascara if you want to go for a dramatic look or still want to wear mascara. You just have to make sure to use a water based mascara, DO NOT USE WATER PROOF because oil will break down the lash adhesive and you have to use a oil based product to remove water proof mascara.”

Q: What’s the difference between lash extensions and faux lashes?

A: “Faux lashes are premade strips or clusters usually. They’re not tailored to your eye, and they’re pretty much made for quick use. You can’t really keep them on for days at a time, you have to constantly keep applying them. They also don’t look very natural, they look very fake. Lash extensions are exactly what they sound like, extension to your eyelash. So we only apply to lashes that you have we don’t make up lashes on your face. They look exactly like your own lashes but BETTER!”

Q: What made you want to work at Amazing Lash?

A: ” Its a very lucrative business, I really wanted to learn about the individual extensions. I went to school at Aveda and we didn’t learn how to apply individual lashes we did cluster lash extensions and strip lash extensions. So coming out of school to learn this I would have had to take a class, but here at Amazing Lash you get the training built in and you get a six month work contract to start.”

Q: How long does it take the glue to dry?

A: “It takes fort-eight hours for the glue to completely dry so we don’t want you to wash your lashes until after those forty-eight hours are up.”

 

Tips for when you have lash extensions

Try to stay away from oil based products

Wash and brush your lashes 2x daily to keep them in good condition

Use a water based mascara to add some extra drama to your lashes

XOXO beauties ❤❤

 

 

 

Cheap girls guide to lash curling xx

So I don’t know how it is for every women/girls out there but for me I have long eyelashes but they don’t naturally curl… Ugh! No matter what mascara I buy I can never get a good curl.. Yes I know they have lashes curlers out there but I always forget.. Every time I make a run to Sephora, Ulta, Target etc.. I always forget. I could put it on list after list after list.. I ALWAYS forget!!! I eventually gave up and chocked it up to the universe telling me that I didn’t need it. I am going to give you an easy inexpensive way to curl your lashes with something you already have in your bathroom…

Your hair dryer ladies!!! This simple object that we use to dry our hair curls you lashes perfectly without any indentations that lashes curls can give you if you don’t use it properly.

Step 1: Put a layer of your favorite mascara on one eye.

Step 2: Turn your hairdryer on lowest setting and low heat; if you have a cooling button use that as well.

Step 3: Look up towards the ceiling or partially close your eyes and point the dryer at your eye and hold there for 10 to 15 seconds.

Repeat Steps 1 through 3 as many times as you like depending on how dramatic you want your lashes.

Repeat on your other eye.

Tip: Complete one eye before going to the next.

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Cheap girls guide for cleaning your makeup brushes

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Supplies

  • Dish-wash soap (preferably a clear one seventh generation, dawn pure, etc.)
  • Good Old EVOO (extra virgin olive oil; I don’t use regular oil olive because its too thick)
  • 1 cup water in bowl

 

What works perfectly for me is adding a TSP of dish soap and mixing it gently into the water and then adding a TBSP of EVOO. Take one makeup brush at a time and gentle message the bristles in your fingers. I do this until my brushes don’t blot clear on the paper towel or towel which ever you prefer.

Tip: Clean your foundation brushes and sponges after every use. I usually clean my shadow brushes and contour brushes every week (I don’t wear eye-shadow a lot).

Daily Dose Of Beauty

To all of my readers,

Welcome to Daily Dose Of Beauty!

Do you ever feel like your stuck and you need an out? Makeup and everything beauty have always been my out. I know I am not the only one out there that feels this way and that is why I am so excited to be bringing you this blog! My favorite thing to do is put my makeup on in the morning; I don’t feel complete unless I have done my morning ritual and it gives me this energy and confidence to get shit done!

My whole entire life I have prided my self as being a compassionate, loving, helpful person so my career as a ER nurse-tech has fit me well. But, the past 2 years I have struggled with the feeling that I need to do something more with my life. Like I need to help people in a different way or something. So not go to go into too much depth about how I ended up here but I did a stint in network marketing, and have read A TON of self help books about “finding my way in life and what truly brings me joy” and well here I am present day writing this first post/welcome letter to all of your bright and shining faces!!

I am truly grateful to everyone who has helped me on my journey to this present moment as well has all of you reading my blog!

 

XOXO BK♥♥