New Feature “Client Space”

ClientSpace

We recognize what we need to enhance in our business and we are making it smoother for our clients. We have created a #clientportal or as we call it CLIENT SPACE that has your files, #design process, important documents, and finished work. The new feature will be available for all clients, but mainly for our startup business clients or rebranding clients. Simply go to http://www.kimberlyannsdesigns.com and click on the CLIENT SPACE button at the top left corner. You will then be able to login with your username and password that you received in a welcome email from us. You will have access to folders that store your documents and other useful information. We will also add videos, pdfs, and other files for you to keep and view at any time. And most importantly, we will be able to add notes about projects. This means no more endless emails!

Enjoy and know that we are strive to be better at communicating with our clients.

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BENEFIT OF COCONUT OIL FOR MY BEAUTY REGIMEN

Coconut oil is a do-it- all ingredient. As you may already know coconut oil is great for cooking, but also is also beneficial outside of the kitchen. It can be used to moisturize your skin, remove makeup, and also for your hair. There are so many benefits to incorporating coconut oil into your daily routine. Below are a few beauty uses that I have added to my daily routine.

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Under-eye cream

The skin under your eyes is thin and delicate, making it prone to fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. Using coconut is an inexpensive way to get rid of these issues. Just rub a pinch in between fingers to warm it up before patting it underneath your eyes.

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Lip Balm

It is wintertime and we all experience-chapped lips. But chapped lips don’t stand a chance against ultra-hydrating coconut oil. Scoop some into a small container and throw it in your handbag so you can dab it on with your finger throughout the day.

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Makeup Remover

A teaspoon of coconut oil can take off makeup with ease. Massage a drop of warmed, liquefied coconut oil directly onto skin and watch as makeup dissolves away, then rinse with warm water. You can make your own coconut oil makeup remover wipes.

  1. Melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per round cotton pad in a microwave-safe container.
  2. Then, lay the cotton pads in an even layer and let them soak up the oil overnight.
  3. Store them in the same container or in a plastic bag.

Hair Growth & Hot Oil Treatment

Coconut oil is great for hair growth and leaves your hair healthy and full of shine. I shampoo my hair to get rid of the dirt and build up. Next I towel dry it. I apply the warm liquid coconut oil to my hair, which I place inside a bottle. Leave it in my hair for about 30 minutes and sat under the dryer. After the time is up, I rinse it out and style my hair. The coconut oil leaves my hair feeling moisturized and soft. I have begun to use this regimen once a week.

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Scar Tissue and Acne Scar Remover

Due to have acne scars and other scars on my body, I have added a coconut oil regimen to my daily routine. This is the most important use of coconut oil for me because I was a victim of a drive by and was shot in my legs. I have scars that I would like to reduce, so I am trying all that I can to get rid of the scaring. I have heard many great reviews from using coconut oil. I use it at least 3 times a daily and after I get out of the shower. Here is how I use it.

  1. Warm 1 teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil in the microwave. You can also just add it as to you hands and apply.
  2. Apply the warm oil to the affected area and gently massage using circular motion over the affected area.
  3. Repeat several times daily until you get the desired results.

I also, use it on my black spots that were left from blackheads.

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Stay tuned, as I will be giving you an update on the benefit of using coconut oil.

Kimberly Ann 

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The Importance of High Quality Photos

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I am going to get straight to the point on this one. It is very essential to use high quality photos when getting design work created or to promote your brand. Period. End of discussion. Not only does this help the designer to bring your vision alive and create an amazing visual image, but it also shows that you are well polished and professional. It takes your business to the next level. Think about it, do you see any well known celebrities posting horrible looking pictures of themselves on their website or promotional collateral? Didn’t think so…

Graphic Design and Photography goes hand in hand. Professional graphic designers, like myself have learned how to manipulate photographs to communicate a desired idea or concepts. And by working with a highly skilled photographer magic can be made when the two combine and work together.

I wanted to share a few photos by some excellent photographers that I have had the pleasure to work with. You will see a photo that is out of focus or has poor quality and one that is high quality. You will get a first hand view on why it is important to hire a professional to take your photos. You are worth the invest!

Taken by Tish Dion Imagery 

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Here are some photos captured by Kimiko Jones Photography

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You can definitely see how the first pictures are blurry and not great to use for advertising. And in the second pictures you see highly quality photos that are exceptional to use.

Below you will also see some product picture that I have been working on. This is another avenue that I will be taking as a designer. By having multiple businesses and working with high-end brands, I have leaned that have eye catchy product pictures are a must. Make sure to FOLLOW me on Instagram and LIKE on Facebook.

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Make sure that you invest in a professional photographer to capture you precious moments and a professional skilled graphic designer to create your brand image.

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