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.

Comments

  1. says

    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! :)

  2. says

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

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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

  7. says

    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 ;)

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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 ;)

    http://www.sequindoll.com

  12. says

    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!

    http://www.catyatescooking.com

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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.

  15. says

    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)

  16. says

    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!!!

  17. says

    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?

  18. says

    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.

  19. says

    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.

  20. says

    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.

  21. says

    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!

  22. says

    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!!

  23. says

    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.)

  24. says

    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!

  25. says

    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!

  26. says

    I am Mariam used every single spell worker on the internet, spent untold amounts of money and discovered they are all fakes…i was the fool though; doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In the end, I decided that I wanted a tarot reading to know what my future held for me; I contacted a woman who lives locally to me and she told me about a man named (Priests Abija); he does not advertise on the internet, has another job for income, has no set prices, makes no false promises and refuses to help anyone that cannot be helped and even helps for free sometimes, he will give you proof before taking money. He is a wonderful man and he was the only person who actually gave me real results. I really hope he doesn’t mind me advertising his contact on the internet but I’m sure any help/ extra work will benefit him.contact him here as (518) 303-6207 or spirituallighthealing101@live.com He travel sometimes.i cant give out his number cos he told me he don’t want to be disturbed by many people across the world..he said his email is okay and he’ will replied to any emails asap,love marriage,finance, job promotion ,lottery Voodoo,poker voodoo,golf Voodoo,Law & Court case Spells,money voodoo,weigh loss voodoo,any sicknesses voodoo,Trouble in marriage,HIV AIDS,it’s all he does Hope this helps everyone that is in a desperate situation as I once was; I know how it feels to hold onto something and never have a chance to move on because of the false promises and then to feel trapped in wanting something
    more.

  27. says

    Hello my name is Marian Smith I want to give a testimony about my HIV virus that was cured by a great spell caster. Since last 4years I have being a HIV AID patient. I never think I live long again and am so grateful about him PROPHET MEZE who help me cured my HIV AIDS last 3 weeks. I was in a great pain so I told one of my best friend; he told me that there is a great spell caster that can cure my VIRUS. I asked her if she had his email, she gave me his email, I emailed him he talked to me and he perform the necessary rituals and he told me that after two weeks I should go for a test. Which I did, when the doctor told me that am now a HIV negative I couldn’t believe myself I went to see another doctor the result was still the same, I was human on planet earth, so I emailed him and thanked him. Please if you are having a similar autism problem please visit him/contact him at; prophetmezetemple@outlook.com; ALL THANKS TO PROPHET MEZE.+2348167089224

  28. says

    MY HIV HEALING TESTIMONY
    My mouth is short of words,i am so so happy because Dr Osemen healinghomeofallsickness@outlook.com has healed me from HIV
    ailment which i have been suffering from the past 5years now, i have spend alot when
    getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, i have tried all means in life to
    always become Hiv negative one day, but there was no answer until i found Dr Osemen the paris of african who provide me some healing spell that he uses to help me, now i am glad telling everyone that i am now HIV Negative, i am very very happy, thank you Dr Osemen for helping my life comes back newly without any form of crisis, may the good lord that i serve blessed you Dr Osemen and equip you to the higher grade for healing my life. i am so amazed. so i will announced to everyone in this whole world that is HIV positive to please follow my advice and get healed on time, because we all knows that HIV disease is a deadly type,contact Dr osemen : healinghomeofallsickness@outlook.com for your Hiv healing spell today.He will be always happy to assist you online and ensure you get healed on time, contact Dr Osemen today for your healing spell immediately, thank you email him now at healinghomeofallsickness@outlook.com
    SONIA

  29. says

    HELLO, i want to share this wonderful testimony to the world as a whole in case there is some body in this same situation. i was diagnosed of HIV in the year 2009 until i meant testimony online by a woman with name Anita about a man called Dr sukuju, i was not too sure if it was real until i contacted him my self . I thought that there was never a cure for my deadly ailment but Dr sukuju told me that his herbs could cure me, and then i decided to give him a try, he then told me that once i start taking his herbs, that it will only take me some days to be cured, i believed him and took the herb with faith. after he gave me the medication, i took it and i was feeling some new signs in my body and i decided to go for a test and the result stated that i was HIV negative, i was very happy and even called my pastor and told him about it, i am very happy that i am now HIV negative and i am also happy that i will not be celebrating this Christmas as an HIV patient as i have did for the past 4 years, so help me say a very big thank you to Dr sukuju for saving me from the hands of the deadly ailment. if you are also in this type of situation and you are seeking for solution, seek no more for you have received the right information you have been wanting for a very long time in this type of issues you are very free to contact Dr. sukuju today through his private email: drsukujuspelltemple@gmail.com or call him on his mobile number : +2348141690929. i strongly believe that he will help you out just as he did mine,

  30. says

    with the love spell Dr.Kwale did for me, i was able to get my ex lover back within 2days and ever since my lover came back to me he is so committed to me and now he shows me so much and respect. with this opportunity i want to thank Dr.Kwale and also use this opportunity to recommend him to others that need his help to reunite/restore their broken relationship to contact him via his email kwaletemple@gmail.com or call him on +2348056141089

  31. says

    Thanks to the great spell caster (Dr.Kwale) who help me to bring back my boyfriend of over 3 years back to me within 2days this man is real a great man the great spell caster i have ever seen in this life he is truthful and honest his words is final i will remain thankful to him he is my father my savior thank you Dr.kwale for your good work, i will advice everyone that need help to get their ex back to contact Dr,.Kwale on his email kwaletemple@gmail.com or call him via +2348056141089

  32. says

    I was been suffering hardship from HIV/AIDS since 2yrs now, and i happen to have 2 kids for my husband, and now we cannot proceed to have another kids all because of my disease and now i have do all what a human like i and my husband can do just to get my disease healed, i have went to several places to seek for help not even one person could ever help, until i melt a comment on the daily news paper that was commented by Miss Marilyn about how this powerful traditional doctor help her get cured of the disease (HIV-AIDS) ” my fellow beloved” i firstly taught having a help from a spiritual traditional healer was a wrong idea, but i think of these, will i continue to stress on these disease all day when i have someone to help me save my life?” so i gather all my faiths and put in all interest to contact him through his Email address attraditionaldoctor@hotmail.com so after i have mailed him of helping get my disease cured, i respond to me fast as possible that i should not be afraid, that he is a truthful and powerful doctor which i firstly claimed him to be. So after all set has been done, he promise me that i will be healed but on a condition that i provide him some items and obeyed all his oracle said. I did all by accepting his oracolous fact and only to see that the following week baba lola mail me on my mail box that my work is successfully done with his powers, i was first shocked and later arise to be the happiest woman on earth after i have concluded my final test on the hospital by my doctor that i am now HIV- Negative. My papers for check are with me and now i am happy and glad for his miraculous help and power. With these i must to everyone who might seek for any help, either for HIV cure or much more to contact him now at these following email now,Email: traditionaldoctor@hotmail.com ” sir thank you so much for your immediate cure of my disease, i must say for curing my disease, i owe you in return. Thanks and be blessed sir. His Email address is: traditionaldoctor@hotmail.com

  33. says

    hello i have being in pain for over two year without helper to God be the glory that i have found some like Dr odudu the great spell caster that help me restore back my lover in just 48hours after two years wastage Dr odudu restore all my lost Glory back to be contact him if you want your your problem solve because Dr odudu is the answer contact him on oduduspell@gmail.com or call +2348051913076
    smarter from poland

  34. says

    Thanks be to God that i have found some one like Dr odudu the great man who help me out when my lover left me, i have being a relationship with my lover for over seven years before i knew it my husband started dating his office girl when i cut them in the hotel room i ask my husband what is going on here he just told me what am seeing is what is going on if i can take it i should live it and allow him to live his life the way he want to,it just like a dream to me that my husband did such to me after staying for seven years i cried all over the day and night no help till the day i was passing by my friend called me and told me that i am look so stress up i told him every thing that happen to me he said i should not cry again that he we introduce me to one great man that help her out when she was like me too that is how i contacted Dr odudu on his email ; oduduspell@gmail.com and his phone number +2348051913076 to my greatest surprise after Dr odudu cast a spell on me in just 24hours my husband called me for forgiveness and beg me to come back home that is how my husband came back to me all with the help of Dr odudu here is the email oduduspell@gmail.com if not this man dont contact any body contact Dr odudu his the only man that is bless with so much power am happy today is the help of Dr odudu.
    EMAIL; ODUDUSPELL@GMAIL.COM
    PHONE NUMBER ; +2348051913076
    SUSAN FROM U S A

  35. says

    My name is Gracious Martins, i want to share my testimony, of how
    Dr,Oduduwale the great spell caster helped me out to bring back my Ex
    Husband in 3days after i have tender my problems to him he also helped to
    gain promotion in the firm i work..he is such a good spell caster that
    will check if his spell has work before demanding anything from you..Dr
    Oduduwale is such a trustworthy man and i also recommend him to make those
    sad happy again..am using this medium to once again thank Dr Oduduwale for
    making me happy again and i know meany are out there who want their Ex
    back if you have tried and fail here is Dr Oduduwale to make you smile
    again. Email him on oduduwale@gmail.com .

  36. says

    Been a HIV positive is just like been through hell but EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. So amazing and i want to testify of the good work done by GREAT BABA a very strong and powerful spell caster. GREAT BABA has proved science and scientists wrong for believing and thinking that there is no cure for HIV AIDS but to be sincere this GREAT MAN is so real and powerful. I never thought that this spell will work but this GREAT MAN has proved it to me and it has worked and still working perfectly. My Name is Randy Scott and i was diagnosed of the deadly disease called HIV AIDS in 2011 and i thought that is the end and there will be no hope. Speaking to anyone was always a problem because i was so worried and always in the state of unrest in fact i thought it was over until one blessed day when i was searching for help here on the internet, i came across a testimony about GREAT BABA on how he helped a lady who was HIV positive. At first i thought it was all a lie but i decided to give it a try since there was no option and, when i contacted this MAN he laughed and told me that, that is too small for him to handle but i was still in doubt, and he gave me a form to fill which I did, then he called me and told me that his gods required some items in which he will use in casting a curing spell on me and he told me that it will cost only $300, I sent him the money because I could not find the items. He bought the items and prepared a cure for me, and instructed me on what to do and i OBEYED him completely as he told me. Then he sent a parcel to me through the courier delivery service. I paid for the courier service, I got my parcel, it was a holy water as described by GREAT BABA. I took the holy water and after taking it, he told me to go for check up but I was still in doubt and was so afraid to go for the test but i took a bold step and believed that it is well, and i believed all what he has done and all that he has told me. So i went to the hospital for the test it was so amazing, awesome and exciting what seems to be impossible became possible, the VIRUS disappeared completely from my system and I was tested HIV negative. Quickly I called him and told him what happened he congratulated me and today i am a happy man again the way things use to be. Don’t you think that this testimony is worth sharing? I promise to tell the world about him and i will keep sharing this testimony till the end because many people has died of AIDS and i want many people who believed that it is over to know that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND I WANT THEM TO GET HELP FROM THIS SPELL CASTER by contacting him on his email at Highersolutiontemple@yahoo.com for your solution now. Thank you GREAT BABA and May your good gods keep rewarding you for your good deeds.

  37. says

    Been a HIV positive is just like been through hell but EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. So amazing and i want to testify of the good work done by GREAT BABA a very strong and powerful spell caster. GREAT BABA has proved science and scientists wrong for believing and thinking that there is no cure for HIV AIDS but to be sincere this GREAT MAN is so real and powerful. I never thought that this spell will work but this GREAT MAN has proved it to me and it has worked and still working perfectly. My Name is Randy Scott and i was diagnosed of the deadly disease called HIV AIDS in 2011 and i thought that is the end and there will be no hope. Speaking to anyone was always a problem because i was so worried and always in the state of unrest in fact i thought it was over until one blessed day when i was searching for help here on the internet, i came across a testimony about GREAT BABA on how he helped a lady who was HIV positive. At first i thought it was all a lie but i decided to give it a try since there was no option and, when i contacted this MAN he laughed and told me that, that is too small for him to handle but i was still in doubt, and he gave me a form to fill which I did, then he called me and told me that his gods required some items in which he will use in casting a curing spell on me and he told me that it will cost only $300, I sent him the money because I could not find the items. He bought the items and prepared a cure for me, and instructed me on what to do and i OBEYED him completely as he told me. Then he sent a parcel to me through the courier delivery service. I paid for the courier service, I got my parcel, it was a holy water as described by GREAT BABA. I took the holy water and after taking it, he told me to go for check up but I was still in doubt and was so afraid to go for the test but i took a bold step and believed that it is well, and i believed all what he has done and all that he has told me. So i went to the hospital for the test it was so amazing, awesome and exciting what seems to be impossible became possible, the VIRUS disappeared completely from my system and I was tested HIV negative. Quickly I called him and told him what happened he congratulated me and today i am a happy man again the way things use to be. Don’t you think that this testimony is worth sharing? I promise to tell the world about him and i will keep sharing this testimony till the end because many people has died of AIDS and i want many people who believed that it is over to know that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND I WANT THEM TO GET HELP FROM THIS SPELL CASTER by contacting him on his email at Highersolutiontemple@yahoo.com for your solution now. Thank you GREAT BABA and May your good gods keep rewarding you for your good deeds.

  38. says

    Hello to every one out here, am here to shear my ON unexpected miracle that has happen to me three days ago, I came across a post online talking about how she got her ex back to her with the help of the great spell caster who happens to be high Dr ODUDU that he helped her though i never believe this because i was just wondering how could this be, but i gave my self hope and i contact the spell caster. this is the unbelievable that has happened to me this APRIL I was happily married and we had three kids, we lived together as one because we both loved each other but before i knew it, my husband started acting funny and cheating on me later on, he told me that he cannot continue with me, so that was how he left me and my three kids without noting but there was noting i could do to stop him or bring him back to me I work so had to pay the children’s schools fee and other responsibility i did this for good five years. I cry all day and night because i don’t know what els to do to have my husband back to me until this faithful dey i saw the post from one miss Nicole testifying how DR ODUDU helped her to get her ex back I just wanted to try my luck because i never believe it will work but to my greatest surprise, am singing a new song i contacted the great DR ODUDU on 2nd of APRIL and he told me not to worry because once he finish caster the spell, that i will get my husband back the unbelievable happened on Friday when i got a call and I was surprise to hear my husbands voice apologizing to me that he is so sorry for keeping alone and came back home and we are happy together again wow, i really appreciate your good work great Dr ODUDU God bless you and your good work for there noting els i can say than to tell the world about you. So if any one is out here seeing this post and you have similar issue like this, worry no more and contact the only man that can help you this email:ODUDUSPELL@GMAIL.COM OR CALL +2348051913076 GOOD LUCK AS YOU CONTACT HIM

  39. says

    i want to thank the great Dr.umutu for helping me with his love binding spell that brought my girlfriend back to my arms. with so much joy in my heart i am really amaze with the love spell he did for me ever since my girlfriend came back to me she has be the kind of girl i want her to be and now she show me so much love and respect and now she is so committed to me more before. i will also advice everyone with a broken heart to contact Dr.umutu via his email address Drumututemple@yahoo.com or call him on his mobile number +2347052079645 to reunite and restore your broken relationship.

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