About Me

Why am I writing this blog?

I decided to start writing this blog right around the time I turned the big 4-0.  I wanted to finally get my makeup and clothing in hand and act like an adult.  My hope is that writing this blog will give me a bit of accountability and make me more aware of my choices.  I figured 40 was the perfect time to turn over a new leaf.  LOL

My minimal makeup, everyday look
My minimal makeup, everyday look

I’ve always been pretty minimal with my makeup but have used quality skin care for years.  I give credit to my skin care to my sister because she is all about the makeup and stuff, but made me feel like I should at least protect my skin with the best moisturizers and such.  She introduced me to Lancome years and years ago and it has been great for my skin all through my 20s and 30s.  So, I am at least starting from a good base because my skin has been taken care of.  Before I started this blog I had a collection of makeup that 12 year old girls would probably scoff at, however, I’ve added quite a bit of stuff in the last couple of years.  I’ve even got the ability to do more than one makeup look now.

I’m a good deal further along on my cosmetics updating than I am on my fashion makeup, I will freely admit.  The fashion and style stuff is much harder for me and something that I really struggle with every time I shop.  I have always been really drawn to traditional tailoring but feel like I could be more adventurous with my traditional choices.  So, I’ve started culling through my wardrobe every season and buy a few key pieces to update and upgrade my wardrobe choices.  I’m going for that effortlessly stylish and elegant look, but I’m probably only 10% of the way there.  It’s definitely a struggle but something I am determined to do.

At this point I’m buying all of my own stuff, but I promise to be fully up front about anything I receive for free in the future.  If I do receive anything for free, I won’t let that sway my opinions, I will always be honest in my reviews.

Who am I anyway?

My name is Kimberly and as I said, I’m over 40 now.  My husband and I currently live in London but are originally from the US.  We lived in a few different places around the US (Kansas City, Chicago, Tucson, and Austin) but in 2010 we had a wonderful opportunity to move to London for my husband’s work and jumped at the chance.  At this point we have been here for 4 years and absolutely love it.  Moving here is part of what swayed me to get my beauty and style choices in order.  Somehow the stuff that worked in Austin, doesn’t really seem right here in London.

I’ve got quite a bit of blogging experience, having written my other blog, AddictedToCostco.com, for over 6 years now.  I’m sure you’ll notice a bit of Costco turning up on here too.

If you have a question, comment, thought for me that you don’t want to post as a comment here, or you have some other reason you would like to contact me, you can email me at kimberly@artfulappearance.com.

One Reply to “About Me”

  1. Kimberly, You are missed on ‘Addicted to Costco’ and I am sure your readers miss you on ‘Artful Appearance’.

    Please make an appearance from time to time.

    Praying that you are well.


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