Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 2012 Favorites!

I know it sounds cliche, but this month has totally flown by and I don't know where the year has gone! Plus, my birthday is in a week and a half so woohoo to that! Anyways, since it's the end of the month, that means it's time for my monthly favorites! Honestly, it's not much because I still haven't gotten a chance to really play around with stuff, but here are my favorites of November!

My first favorite is a Bare Minerals Glimmer Eyeshadow in a color called Desire. I absolutely am in love with this color and I did a review on it which can be found here. It's such a pretty color, and I rediscovered this in my collection just last week.

My next favorite is a Stila Eyeshadow in the color Diamond Lil. I can't tell you how impressed I was with this shadow. I also have the infamous Kitten eyeshadow and a black eyeshadow that all came in a 3-piece set. I've used Kitten a couple times, but honestly, it's nothing to write home about. This color is just such a pretty taupe-y gray color that made my eyes pop when I put it on and I was super impressed. The color payoff is amazing and it lasted all day too, but I always use an eyeshadow primer first.

My next favorite is a lip butter from The Body Shop in the scent Guarana. This stuff smells amazing! To me, it smells like sweet candy. It doesn't taste like it though, which is a bummer. It's incredibly moisturizing, but the only thing that I sort of don't like is that it can leave your lips looking white, so you really gotta massage this into your lips, or use a colored lipgloss or lipstick over top. I use a gloss over top so it doesn't bother me too much. 

My next favorite is also something I did a full review on earlier this month, which you can check out here. It's the Super Hyper Hydrator with Coconut Water. It's so bizarre, but my consistently oily skin is actually really drying out for once, and this has been a godsend to me. I only use it at night, because during the day I don't need something this heavy. I wake up with really soft, hydrated skin and it hasn't even broken me out either, which is another miracle. 

My last favorite of the month is the Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in the color Perversion. I can't believe I waited so long to get this! It's amazing how dark it is and it went on perfectly for my tightline and waterline. It didn't tug on my skin at all. The only downside, which I actually have with every eyeliner I've ever tried, is that it didn't last very long on my waterline. I noticed it was starting to go away after only a few hours. I blame this on my very sensitive eyes that water constantly and my allergies. I gotta say though, this is probably the best eyeliner I've ever tried. The whole 24/7 line is amazing, but I was looking for a really dark black color for the longest time and I ended up purchasing this when Sephora had their 20% off coupon for VIB's. So happy I purchased this!

Swatch of Stila eyeshadow and UD eyeliner
Well there are my favorites of the month! I'm really hoping I can test out a few newer things in December but since I work in retail, I might not have enough time with these crazy holiday hours. Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed reading this and please comment if you'd like to see certain posts that I haven't done or would like to see more of! 

Also, what were your favorites in November?


  1. hi. i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


    new follower bev

  2. I didn't know The Body Shop had lip butters, it seems lovely xx

    1. They have a ton at the store near me. I'm not sure if they're everywhere, but they're amazing!

  3. Fun! I was looking for a gift for my sister in law and may have to try this. Found you through GFC blog hop and am excited to be a new follower. I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance! http://www.thetaylor-house.com

    1. Thank you for stopping by and following! I'm following you back now :)

  4. Now following you back! Thanks for linking up! Can't wait to read more of your awesome makeup tips, I need them!

  5. thanks for sharing!


    love and cheer from thechiffondiary.com :)

  6. Oooh love that UD liner! So bold! Thanks for stopping by and following--following your blog now, too...as your 100th follower!! YAY :) Hope to see you at our Super Sunday Sync blog hop this weekend! xo

    1. Yay! Thank you for following back and being my 100th follower! :)

  7. Hi Katy, Thanks for joining Friday Chaos Blog Hop! I just become your new follower/fan. I love your product review... I am a product review junkie ;) and I would be coming over often to check for more.

    shannel @ www.shannellee.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you for the comment Shannel! I will definitely be doing more product reviews in the future! :)

  8. happy almost birthday to ya.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,
    We are gathering for An Aloha Affair , a sweet sort of mingling and sharing and growing together. I would so love it if you'd join us. You will always be welcome, anytime. Save ya a seat?...



Thank you for all your comments! I'll reply back as soon as I can :)