April 24, 2013

April Favorites


I enjoyed filming my last favorites video so much that I decided to do another one.

And somehow I picked a day to film when I was feeling particularly chatty. If this is your first time watching me on video, you will quickly learn that I like to kid around and I clearly don't take myself too seriously.

If you've seen me on video before, this is old news




Laura Mercier Body and Bath Set in Fresh Fig. This is a really soft and pretty scent, and would make a fantastic gift.  The scrub is not too abrasive and makes your skin feel so smooth, and the creme is hydrating and non-greasy.
Caudalie Beauty Elixer. A bit of a splurge, in that it isn't the most practical of products, but I quite enjoy  spritzing it on after my shower in the morning. It's a toner, hydrator and refresher with a really nice scent.
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift. I used this product in this tutorial, and it has truly become an essential for me. It's a fantastic volumizer.
Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray. A weightless heat protector that can be used on wet or dry hair. Not my favorite smell of all time, but weightless and residue-free.
Living Proof Restore Discovery Kit. This line is hydrating, repairing, and conditioning without the heavy waxy residue that some other lines tend to leave behind. The deep conditioner is fantastic too.
Bare Escentuals Ready Luminizer. (it's still on sale!) I love this highlighting bronzy-product for adding a glow to my skin.
Bobbi Brown Corrector. (porcelain peach) This is my first Bobbi Brown product and I have to say that I'm quite impressed. It corrects my dark circles better than ever. It's thick, so a little goes a long way. 
MAKE blush in Limoges Pink. A bright summery pink that is highly pigmented and leaves a fresh color on the cheeks. Just a light dusting is enough. But it's really a pretty pink color. 
*I received this blush as a gift, but was not compensated for this review. Opinions are honest and my own.

66 comments:

  1. I really enjoy watching your favorites! I also love wearing a little too much blush. I sometimes wear way too much blush. Then I look back at pictures of myself and think: aii!! haha
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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  2. It doesn't look like you wear to much blush to me.. I always think I wear to much. Yes please do an all time favorites for makeup!! I cant pick color for myself to save my life and im pale skinned as well so I just buy what you buy and it works! :)

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  3. GREAT hair day! Yess! I agree, I have the covergirl lip stick/moisturizer whatever it is, & it goes on perfect & feels hydrating.

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  4. Start the morning with a daily devotional and a dose of Kate!
    Can't help but smile, your such a sweetheart. Just love that smile! Thanks for all your tips. Will have to try a few of your favorites!

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  5. Love your favorites! What was the beauty blogger you mentioned? :)

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    1. Essie Button , search for her on YouTube

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  6. Love all your favorites! I've heard so much about Living Proof products and always wanted to give them a try. My hair tends to be on the dry side so this sounds perfect for me!

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  7. love this! can't get enough of your tutorials, favorites and, especially, Grits and Gravy! More kitty videos please!

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  8. Can we just talk about how perrrrrrrrfect your makeup looks?! Glowy and dewy and pretty and I cannot even deal! Plus, the video is just so entertaining :)

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  9. Please please do more favorite videos!!! I love favorite videos and I even go out and get some of the stuff!

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  10. I've been using the BB Corrector for years and it is seriously my HG for under eye concealer!! Glad you like!

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  11. Love your videos, you're very natural on camera and funny. Funny is good. So now I want to go out and buy the oscar blandi mousse, and definitely the BB corrector. I need that. Talking serious dark circle action here. MAJOR! So thank you!

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  12. Great stuff! I want to try it all! Where is that luminizer on sale? I bet I would love it b/c I'm super pale as well! Your makeup looks fantastic, as usual! :)--Lauren

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    1. The link will take you right to it on the site

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  13. Love this segment! I've been using Pureology Hydrate for years do you like the living proof better? Thanks for the awesome blog and you are having a great hair day for sure ;)

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  14. Hi Kate! Happy to be following you now and to "meet you".
    Your style is fresh and admire your candidness.

    I would recommend having your blog links be "open" while watching your video I wanted to learn more about the products but then when click on links it opens over the main window and disturbs my listening pleasure. :)

    Cheers fellow blogger and social gal!
    @MNdesignGal
    Tricia

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    1. usually you can right click on links to open them in a new window :)

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  15. love your monthly favorite videos.. I actually want to try that moisturizing spray. It gets so hot and humid here in Mississippi during the summer that sometimes its all I can do to make myself put on my makeup. I was also going to ask who the beauty blogger was that you mentioned, but I see someone already asked that. Thanks for sharing your favorites.

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  16. Oh my gosh. I literally LOLed. Yes. Sitting in my classroom during planning, laughing... loudly. Thank you! :) I must say, I am a huge fan of blush as well. I just ran out of my fave, and I've been improvising with mixing other not-so-faves. I just may give that MAKE a try!

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  17. What nail color are you wearing? Looks lovely!

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  18. I love how funny you are! I knew you were fun - but this is hilarious!

    Ginny
    www.moderncommonplacebook.com

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  19. Ok I LOVE this!! I was literally laughing out loud! You're great! :D

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  20. Favorites are so fun to watch :) You should definitely do an "all time favorites" sort of video.

    Also, if you like the Caudalie spray but don't want to pay the price, Mario Badescu makes a nice face spray that has aloe, herbs and rosewater. The large one is only $12 ;)

    www.sequindoll.com

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm guessing you have fine, thin hair, like me. But since you always have FABULOUS hair, I never know for sure. ;) I've tried everything to give my hair some volume without the sticky to no avail. So, Oscar Blandi may be my next product of trial. Thanks again!

    www.catyatescooking.com

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  22. Love the makeup favorites video idea. You are SO fun to watch!!

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  23. Love this! I am also into Oscar Blandi lately. I'll definitely try the mousse!

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  24. I would be super interested in your all time favorite make up products!!

    I'm also interested in your favorites that are easily available from "non-make-up-specialty" stores like Walmart or Target. Best eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, concealer, powder, etc.

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  25. I know that nothing compares to the Aquage Root Lifting Foam, but do you happen do have a cheaper alternative? I just can't seem to justify (or afford) spending that much on a hair product...even if it is incredible.

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  26. Try this out the Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks. I found it out 2 years ago. I have tried Clinique and others and I ALWAYS COME BACK to this Bobbi Brown product. I LOVE IT

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  27. BTW, I was watching you video and you said you studied spanish? nice! come to visit us anytime :) and yes, You pronounced perfectly CAUDALIE (ps, ps, I have spanish recipes in my blog if you are interested in)

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  28. Awesome!! I have been looking for a good deep conditioner.....going to have to try that one out for sure!!

    ~ Kimberley

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  29. I LOVE your blog. You have greatly improved the way I style my hair, and my confidence in my make up application.
    I have a question- how & where do you store all of these products?!!!
    Thanks for all of your tutorials!!!

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  30. More more more more.... I like how you present the products and give an honest opinion on all aspects of it - smell, colour, packaging the whole lot. More chatty is fabulous: it's nice you sharing little quirks (?) about yourself :)

    Your hair is my inspiration and your makeup is seriously my envy.. :)

    Would be very interested in your all time essentials. Also, have you ever had products which you've used for ages then for some reason overnight it just doesn't do what it used to do anymore?

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  31. Can you tell me what eye shadow you are wearing? It looks great on you.

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  32. Sorry about the previous B comment. I love your videos and was wondering if you like the Oscar Brandi heat treatment for volume better than Aquage? Thanks for all the great info, love your blog.

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  33. Please do more favorite videos, I love watching you!

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  34. I picked up some of the Oscar Blandi stuff at TJ Maxx, because I enjoy their volumizing spray and dry shampoo. I agree about the smell. It smells like Lemon Pledge to me! Haha. But, I like the product.

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  35. Great video! I would love to see more 'favorite' videos!

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  36. I love reading about your hair product faves and recommendations!!

    Making It Sparkle

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  37. I just ordered 4 of these products! :)

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  38. you had me cracking up. "we're like married" haha. i really enjoy watching all the favorites videos you do. it's just nice to have honest first hand opinions on products.

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  39. As I get older my skin is taking on more and more redness around my nose and cheeks. Might be a result of not so great skin care (sun exposure) in my teens. :( I was wondering if you have any recommendations regarding toning down redness. You may have posted something about it in the past that I just haven't seen yet. Love your blog!

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  40. Thanks for doing this video!! I hope you will continue to do these every month. Thanks for reviewing these so honestly and being very descriptive. Now, I can't wait to try some of these!!

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  41. Kate, you always make me smile. Your honesty and personality are perfect for these videos. Good stuff this month!

    (Totally random and so not a plug, but I'm posting a beauty product faves later today and I have NO idea how you get such great face shots. First of all, I felt like a total dork. Second, it is hard to get so close! All that to say, kudos to you.)

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  42. This was great! The Bobbi Brown corrector seriously changed my life; I got it last year in prep for my wedding and the little pot lasted me a whole year. A little goes a long way!

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  43. Your makeup looks fantastic and I love the way you say 'amazing'!

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  45. Since this post I have picked up the Oscar Blandi hair lift and the Bobbi Brown corrector and I love them both - especially the corrector. My under eye's are so bad and I have seen a HUGE improvement since using it.

    Thanks for the great recommendations!

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  46. Caudalie elixir is one of my favorite product ever !

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