Dec 02 2014

November Favorites 2014 (Blogmas Day 2)


November Favorites 2014! Today’s the 2nd day of December and 2nd day of Blogmas, woohoo! Who’s excited for the holiday season? This month, I had some fabulous makeup and skincare standouts and it’s time to share!


November Favorites 2014



November Favorites 2014 - Makeup

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: Oh she’s a beauty, ain’t she? I’m so glad I decided to get this. More thoughts on this palette here.

November Favorites 2014 - Hourglass

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks: Obsessed is the only way to describe the state of affairs between me and these lovely, cream shadow sticks. I use one almost everyday, featured here are rose gold and cocoa. If the values sets are still available anywhere, I say go for it! See swatches here.

Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Rum Raisin: This has been my go-to, office appropriate deep nude. I have to resist the urge to wear it everyday. There are some other lip combos I’ve been enjoying this month as well (look out for that post on Thursday!).

November Favorites 2014 - Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier

Perricone No Foundation Foundation Serum and Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous: I’ve been combining these two this month to create my perfect satin finish. They are reviewed in full, here and here.

November Favorites 2014 - Foundation


November Favorites 2014 - Skincare

*Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser: Can I use the word obsessed again? I love this oil-based cleanser. I have several oil cleansers in my rotation at the moment and really, really have to try hard not to use this one everyday. To me, it’s perfection! And although I’ve been using mostly as a make-up remover, Sarah (over at Not Your Typical Doll Face), made an important observation. This has nice skin care benefits, so if you’re not one who is extremely dry, you can wash your face with this and then skip the moisturizer as it is sufficiently moisturizing on its own (full review here).

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish: I talked about how much I enjoyed this product when I featured Fresh Skincare in a recent Brand Spotlight. It’s definitely a pleasure to use and really helps keep my pucker in good condition. I forget to mention in the post that it leaves behind a layer of moisturization (from the oils) which is great for chapped lips.


Social Media Favorites:




Kelsey - KelstagramKelsey (Kelstagram): Hilarious, spirited, raw and uncensored. Kelsey, who hails from Australia, is my girl! And she’s a sweetheart too!







Jasmin - Face Play JasminJasmine (Face Play Jasmin): I know Jasmine mostly from Twitter (you can check out her account here). She’s an incredible makeup artist and I love, love her features!







Julie - The Salt Life WifeJulie (The Salt Life Wife): One of the sweetest bloggers you’ll come across! Julie is on a special journey and her strength and positive energy are qualities to be admired. 🙂





Renata - Speaking Beauty UKRenata (Speaking Beauty UK): I’m so glad that I discovered Renata’s Blog (thanks for the introduction, Gyudy!). This U.K. beauty’s got great taste to boot!







Serene - I Am SereneSerene (I Am Serene): Serene’s always got great tutorials and reviews featured and I discover new brands on her blog all of the time. Plus, she goes into so much detail when featuring makeup looks. It’s much appreciated!







That’s it for this monthly favorites! Check out past favorites here. Please share your favorites, beauty, social media or otherwise, in the comment section below. Look forwarding to hearing about what you guys have been loving!




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    • kirstydowling88 on December 2, 2014 at 6:24 am
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    Ooo, that Bobbi Brown lipstick shade looks lovely! Looks like you’ve got your hands on some gorgeous products! xxx

    Kirsty –

      • Kimmy on December 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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      It so reminds me of the 90’s but I absolutely LOVE the colour! xo

  1. Every time I see that Hourglass palette, I want to get it so bad!!!

      • Kimmy on December 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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      It really is a stunner! Highly recommend if you can get your hands on it. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for mentioning me! I really appreciate the support! And I’m really glad we’ve found each other’s blog. 😀 The hourglass palette is stunning. Might have to add that to my Xmas list. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

      • Kimmy on December 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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      Aww, of course, hun. I appreciate your support as well and the awesome content you bring to this wacky world of blogging! And yes, I think you need this palette. 🙂 xo

  3. As you know, I am OBSESSED with Rosegold and Cocoa as well! The Fresh scrub looks so good! I almost asked a friend to pick up a Fresh lip balm set for me, but then I looked at the two I opened a long time ago and STILL haven’t even finished… and decided to give my wallet a break!

      • Kimmy on December 3, 2014 at 10:46 am
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      I know, seeing your review of the 6 piece Caviar set kind of made me sad I didn’t get that one. 🙂 You remind me of my mum with the fresh balm, she’s had hers for ages and I feel like when I get them I go through them so quickly! 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh, I am chuffed, chuffed hard.
    (Is chuffed just an Australia word or does everyone get it? Just incase lets say honoured or elated).
    Thank you so much for featuring me in your favourites – it makes me think I should try a bit harder 🙂 – you know you are well one of my favourite humans!
    And your picks are always so spot on – you really know shiz!
    Love yo guts!

      • Kimmy on December 3, 2014 at 10:51 am
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      As you are one of my favourite human beings! My boyfriend uses chuffed from time to time and I know what it means….so I suppose it’s sort of universal (former English Colony here as well, maybe that has something to do with it?) 🙂 Try harder? Hmm, I don’t know that you don’t try hard, I don’t get that impression, but more of you couldn’t hurt, hehe. Oh, and I’m not ashamed to admit your flattery has me smiling ear to ear. Much love. xoxo

  5. So many lovely faves 🙂 I like the look of the Bobbi Brown lipstick! Its a gorgeous shade <3

    Pink Frenzy

      • Kimmy on December 3, 2014 at 10:52 am
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      Thank you Laura. It’s actually my first Bobbi Brown lippie…and I’ve been resisting the counter…but it may not last long!

    • lauralondonblogger on December 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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    That’s alot of lovely favourites you got there! That Hourglass palette is just so gorgeous – another thing I should be adding to my Christmas Wishlist!

      • Kimmy on December 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm
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      Thank you, Silke! The Hourglass Blush Palette is definitely worthy of your Christmas list! 🙂

  6. I am listing after the Ambient Lighting Blush palette! It’s super gorgeous!!!! And thank you sooooooo much for the kind words about me. Made my day and brought me some happy tears! I needed that boost of confidence today! 😉 xo

      • Kimmy on December 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm
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      You’re so welcome sweetie – and it is all true of course. 🙂 xo

  7. I love the CoverGirl Outlast foundation. And the Caviar Sticks are pretty much to die for!

      • Kimmy on December 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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      Aren’t they? I’m obsessed. OBSESSED! 🙂

  8. Love your favorites! Sorry I am just getting caught up on your posts. I have to do that on bloglovin’ because your posts don’t show up in my wordpress feed 🙁

      • Kimmy on December 9, 2014 at 11:54 am
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      Thank you for always taking the time to visit, sweetie. That’s strange about the wordpress thing – I need to investigate. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. xo

      1. You’re welcome. I love to read your posts so I just go to Bloglovin’ to make sure I’m caught up 😉 No problem at all! xo

  9. Ok, the blush palette and the melting cleanser have really big “WANT” all over them. They sound so amazing! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 11:20 am
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      Can you guys get the online promos in Italy? I remember they were doing one for the Pure Truth Melting Cleanser mini a while back…. 🙂

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