On Hiatus


On behalf of the team here at Punky’s Picks, we regret to inform you that Kristen’s mother has transitioned to The Rainbow Bridge of Heaven. Barbara, will be greatly missed and admired. If you’d like to leave a message of support or send your condolences, please do so and we will pass it along to The Perry Family.

Kristen will resume writing in 2015.

Thank You.

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My First “What’s In My Bag Video”


Hey Everyone,

I found a spare hour (can you believe it?) to film my 1st, What’s In My Bag Video. This was a highly requested and sought after video request. I don’t typically make Youtube videos, unless it is strictly dealing with music; but I must say, this was a little out of my comfort zone, but fun. It was a nice relaxing environment, in the comfort of our home, so I felt right at home. When I was going through my book of requests, I realized that I started to get emails about doing a video like well over a year ago.

I produced, edited and shot the video myself. Although, I’m still learning, you get the gist.

Hope you Enjoy!!!

XO-Punky

My #twins Wedding💍💍💍


It’s Official!  My twin Lillian and brother Kevin, got married yesterday in a beautiful gazebo, on a beautiful day, honoring beautiful people!

Just GORGEOUS!

Just GORGEOUS!

The Simons!

The Simons!

From Our Wedding to Yours!

From Our Wedding to Yours!

We are super close to Lillian and Kevin, so much so that our ceremonies resembled one anothers! We both had our dear friend Morshelle officiate the wedding, both of our ceremonies honoring our ancestors! Lillian and I wore our hair similar, had similar dress structure and makeup was similar as well! She actually has a real twin sister, whose speech made us all cry! But I’m like their triplet sister!!

In honor of Lillian’s deceased parents and Kevin’s grandfather, their love reflected that in which they would all be proud. It was magical to witness for so many reasons and even more magical to see they way they love each other.

Enjoy the pictures!

Love, Punky

 

My favorite pic of the new bride and groom!

My favorite pic of the new bride and groom!

Red Carpet Glam👠💃


Hi Everyone,

I know I’ve been somewhat MIA and I apologize. I’ve been finding it hard as of late, to really post!

SOOO, I wanted to share this Red Carpet Glam look which I wore to the Mi Amor Havana White Party, benefiting our community partner Safe Passage! I also wanted to give Tarte Cosmetics a huge Thank You, as they donated a ton of products to our Love IS Foundation, not to mention their Foundation is the bomb.com! I also wore it on my Wedding Day!!

Linda and I! Gosh, I just love this woman and can't get enough of her!

Linda and I! Gosh, I just love this woman and can’t get enough of her!

Dress: One Clothing Tights: Light Pink by Target Shoes: Carlos Santana Earrings: A gift from Trish right before event 😜❤️ Bracelet: Borrowed from my friend Beth

Dress: One Clothing
Tights: Light Pink by Target
Shoes: Carlos Santana
Earrings: A gift from Trish right before event 😜❤️
Bracelet: Borrowed from my friend Beth

Red Carpet Makeup at last nights Mi Amor Havana White Party with our Community Partner Safe Passage! Foundation in Light Sand and Lipstick in Foxy by @tartecosmetics. Eyebrows in Paparazzi Eyeshadow by @alimapure. Waterproof Eyeliner by @sephora. Gold Deposit Highlighter, Mineral Skinfinish in Medium Dark and Pink Cult Blush by @maccosmetics. Highlight is Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow in Star by @100percentpure. Organic Wear Fakeout Mascara by @physiciansformula. #redcarpet #charityevent #adriennemaloof #tartecosmetics #alimapure #100percentpure #physiciansformula #maccosmetics #whiteparty #berriscafe #beverlyhills #safepassage #enddomesticviolence

Red Carpet Makeup at last nights Mi Amor Havana White Party with our Community Partner Safe Passage! Foundation in Light Sand and Lipstick in Foxy by @tartecosmetics. Eyebrows in Paparazzi Eyeshadow by @alimapure. Waterproof Eyeliner by @sephora. Gold Deposit Highlighter, Mineral Skinfinish in Medium Dark and Pink Cult Blush by @maccosmetics. Highlight is Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow in Star by @100percentpure. Organic Wear Fakeout Mascara by @physiciansformula. #redcarpet #charityevent #adriennemaloof #tartecosmetics #alimapure #100percentpure #physiciansformula #maccosmetics #whiteparty #berriscafe #beverlyhills #safepassage #enddomesticviolence

Stephanie Abrams and I! We work together on the PR Safe Passage Committee!

Stephanie Abrams and I! We work together on the PR Safe Passage Committee!

Working with these women every week gives me such joy! Trish, Founder of Safe Passage and Linda, who is the Therapist for Safe Passage!

Working with these women every week gives me such joy! Trish, Founder of Safe Passage and Linda, who is the Therapist for Safe Passage!

The beautiful survivors of Safe Passage! One word to describe them: SURVIVOR

The beautiful survivors of Safe Passage! One word to describe them: SURVIVOR

My husband and I being interviewed on the Carpet!

My husband and I being interviewed on the Carpet!

I love this photo of my husband and I! Wearing all white really highlights everything! It was our first time wearing all white to an event!!!

I love this photo of my husband and I! Wearing all white really highlights everything! It was our first time wearing all white to an event!!!

Adrienne Maloof, Photo courtesy of the London Times. Adrienne supports Domestic Violence Awareness and she was absolutely so very lovely and kind! She also just had a birthday, so Happy Birthday my fellow Virgo!

Adrienne Maloof, Photo courtesy of the London Times. Adrienne supports Domestic Violence Awareness and she was absolutely so very lovely and kind! She also just had a birthday, so Happy Birthday my fellow Virgo!

XO-

Punky💃👠

 

 

#OOTD Beth’s Birthday Edition🎉💃💝


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My sweet Beth & I!!!

My Outfit of the night was chic, simple and effortless!

My Outfit of the night was chic, simple and effortless!

Outfit Details:  Pants: Kut From The Kloth Mia Skinny Jeans Shirt: Target Shoes: Aldo Purse: Cole Haan Izzie Straw Weave Clutch Necklace: Dailylook Earrings: Forever 21

Outfit Details:
Pants: Kut From The Kloth Mia Skinny Jeans
Shirt: Target
Shoes: Aldo
Purse: Cole Haan Izzie Straw Weave Clutch
Necklace: Dailylook
Earrings: Forever 21

 

Beth, Ann & I celebrating Beth's Birthday and friendship!!!🎁🎊

Beth, Ann & I celebrating Beth’s Birthday and friendship!!!🎁🎊

 

Ann & Beth celebrating!!!

Ann & Beth celebrating!!!

It’s always great to celebrate with my girlfriends! And none more than that of close girlfriends. My dear friend and Publicist, Beth, is one of the brightest and beautiful women that I know. We celebrated at Chin Chin Restaurant with lots of love, hugs, holding hands, stories and laughter!

Here’s to you Beth!!! My favorite bumble bee🐝🐝🐝!

Outfit details below!!!

XO-

Punky

Stroking My Ego; #ootd🙆🙆🙆✌️


OMG you guys, my husband and I had a tears streaming down, crying out loud, looking red to the brink, hard core laughing session. Ahhh, as I got ready for our Date Night, my husband is ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS giving me compliments, as do I for him. It was dually noted however, as it was brought to his attention, that I stroke his ego. HAHA!!! We just said, ha…well at least “if we do stroke one anothers ego, at least it’s the real deal, in private and public!!!” And to that I say…my husband is the hottest guy on the planet and he said that I’m the most gorgeous woman on the planet. Here’s to stroked egos, crying out loud, the most gut-wrenching belly laugh that lasted us throughout our entire date night! Now to the outfit!

Enjoy your belly laugh! I know we did!
XO-
Punky

PS. This “quasi” Topknot is for my Mother-In-Law who always asks me to do it for her! And my mother said take a picture for her. Mom, this one is for you, 😝😝!

Pants: Eccoci Top: Target Shoes: Aldo Purse: Diophy Clutch: Jafra Necklace: Arden B. Earring: Santee Alley

Pants: Eccoci
Top: Target
Shoes: Aldo
Purse: Diophy
Clutch: Jafra
Necklace: Arden B.
Earrings: Santee Alley

First Impression: Minerals that are more than On A Mission💖


 

Mineral Fusion Hydration Mist, Pressed Powder Foundation, Concealer Duo, Untinted Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 30

Mineral Fusion Hydration Mist, Pressed Powder Foundation, Concealer Duo, Untinted Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 30

Mineral Fusion; Minerals On A Mission is a mineral brand of makeup that I have been using all summer long. I wanted to use this brand for at least 90 days to give a more than accurate review. Aside from the standout products, they donate a portion of their proceeds http://www.ncadv.org/ National Coalition of Domestic Violence. An equally incredible product, for an equally incredible cause. How could you go wrong?

The Pressed Powder Foundation offers a medium to buildable coverage. It will cover redness, acne, eczema and ruddyness on the face. It’s blends easily with a small stippling brush as well. I find that this foundation truly holds it own when it comes to applying Bronzer on top. Some powders transfer, but this does not budge. My color is Olive 1.

Pressed Powder Foundation!!

Pressed Powder Foundation!!

The Untinted Mineral BB Cream is an All-In-One Hypo-allergenic, Fragrance Free with a Zinc SPF of 20% Beauty Balm. I am absolutely in love with this and I love that it’s untinted. It’s goes in flawlessly (don’t worry about the white cast from the zinc, just blend, blend & blend😜) It contains soothing ingredients such as jojoba seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, pomegranate extract, white tea and Vitamin C & E, just to name a few. Not too mention this has the only SPF that I will wear, which is Zinc at 20%. This leaves my complexion dewy for a minimal of 8 hours. Long wearing, long lasting.

Untinted Mineral BB Cream with Zinc SPF 20!

Untinted Mineral BB Cream with Zinc SPF 20!

This concealer has been my GO TO for the summer. In these hot extremities here in LA, I’ve been foregoing the foundation altogether and just sticking to this concealer with Bronzer and Highlight. I’m at pan on the darker color which has been the one that I use the most. I use the light one and blend them both together depending on day, event, etc. This concealer leaves me dewy and not chalky. It has a 7 hour wear which is great for a concealer and it doesn’t crease on me, which is a bonus🙆.

Warm Chaud Concealer Duo

Warm Chaud Concealer Duo

I have spent hours researching a dupe for MAC’s Fix Plus. I wouldn’t say that this is a dupe, I would say it’s equally amazing. It has chamomile, white tea, burdock root and sea kelp to soothe and nourish while defending skin against free radical damage. It’s refreshing, sets my makeup and again, leaves me with a dewy and very, awake finish. You wouldn’t know if I’ve slept just 4 hours or 8 with this hydration mist. It also leaves my face looking natural, as opposed to having my makeup caked up for the night!

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Overall, I give this first impression a 9 out of 10 for their quality, packaging, and wearability. The price point is on the higher end, but well worth the money. I’m looking forward to adding the bronze duo and the triple quad eyeshadow going into the fall.

Thank you Mineral Fusion for also making Domestic Violence your charity!

http://mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/cosmetics/face/pressed-powder-foundation

http://mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/cosmetics/face/concealer

http://mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/cosmetics/glow-go/beauty-balms

http://mineralfusion.com/index.php/shop/cosmetics/face/hydration-mist

#OOTD White Light!!!


Dress: Topshop Earrings and Necklace: Santee Alley Flip-Flops: Dollar Store

Dress: Topshop
Earrings and Necklace: Santee Alley
Flip-Flops: Dollar Store

Went on a wonderful lunch date to Erewhon with my sweet husband, in between work!! I wear so much black, brown and gray in my “work” life, so I wanted to switch it up a bit! It was also 110 degrees, so white keeps me cool too!!!

My makeup is absolutely the same routine I’ve been using. Foregoing the foundation & powder altogether; opting for just concealer, contour and highlight, with burgundy lips. No eye makeup today! Too hot😝

Enjoy!
XO-
Punky

OOTD Chelsea’s Choice


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Top: Foreign Exchange Jeans: Halo Depeche Live Shoes: Aldo Purse: Diophy

My cousin/nieces are so precious to me. I absolutely adore and love them more than life! They mean so much to me. So when my niece Chelsea decided that I should do an #ootd, I said ok😜 She was like, “Auntie Yes!” I wore this outfit to a community meeting! I don’t wear jeans to meetings, but this was only a 2 hour meeting, so I thought why not, as long as I jazz it up! So here it is!! Thanks Chels❤️👏❤️👏

Perfume Update: Tokyo Milk No Harsh Chemicals 🙆💫


I must retract myself as I blogged about Tokyo Milk’s Perfume having Parabens in it. Lately, something has been telling me to revisit my former absolute favorite brand of perfume. The product that has parabens in it is their lotion, which I stopped using when I thought that the perfumes had them too. The Sephora associates must have had us looking at the lotions labels & was reflective of the lotion & not the perfume. For that, I must apologize for a mistake.

But how happy am I that I can wear this again. I had them stored in my chest. And first thing tomorrow, I am going to pull them out and use them.

I wish you could smell these via computer!!!This is my absolute favorite!! Here are the ingredients. (Alcohol Denat (DA 40B-190), Fragrance, Water)

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Some of the scents are darker, edgier, but very androgynous. I personally really enjoy them!

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Let me know if any of you are using this or recommend your personal favorite!!

 

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