Sunday, December 2, 2012

November Favorites

Flora by Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia
This perfume is quite simply, as the name states gorgeous.  Ever since I purchased it a few months ago it has become my HG fragrance. It somehow manages to smell young and feminine and yet still age appropriate all at the same time. I was also pleasantly surprised by how long lasting this is for a floral perfume. I have applied it in the morning before leaving for work, only to have my boyfriend comment how nice I smell when I meet him getting off the train at night. I hope Gucci never discontinues this fragrance!

Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer
This moisturizer has a lovely gel- like texture that sinks into the skin without being at all sticky or tacky. It adequately moisturizes my combo skin without turning it into an oil slick by morning. It also has a lovely, unoffensive scent and the pump style packaging is much more sanitary than traditional jar moisturizers. I have also worn this under my makeup on occasion when my skin was feeling particularly dry, and had no problems with extra oil buildup or patchiness.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream
This is a wonderful simple eye cream. It is not meant to be overly hydrating or anti-aging, but it suits my needs perfectly. All I really need is a light moisturizer to smooth down under my concealer during the day, and one that will help hide the appearance of dark circles. Origins GinZing is just that! It contains mica that helps reflect light and diminish the appearance of dark circles, as well as caffeine that helps to stimulate blood circulation and tighten puffiness under the eyes. I think this is the ideal product for those in their early to late twenties. 

Bumble and bumble Brilliantine
This has to be hands down my favorite product from the Bumble and bumble hair care line. As it says on the packaging, what exactly this styling cream does is "unique and hard to define." This little golden tube seems to be a hybrid shine enhancer/ smoother/ volumizer/ texturizer. Regardless of if I wear my hair wavy or straight, I have been applying this cream religiously as a finishing product ever since I purchased it during Sephora's last VIB sale. This product manages to give my hair a little "oomph" it was missing before. A tiny amount gives any style a little more sheen, body and movement.

NARS Blush in Madly
I have not reached for a single other cheek product since purchasing this blush. Not only does this golden rose color help to contour my face, but it also imparts a bronzed radiance to the skin. For a full review with swatches, please click here!

Mac Fluidline in Macroviolet
This was a happy rediscovery for me in November. Feeling bored with my usual black liquid liner, I decided to pull this little baby out and have been loving the effect ever since. It does a great job of defining the eyes without being as harsh as traditional black liner. The subtle golden plum color really lights up green eyes and works wonderfully with many smokey looks. I believe the Fluidline in Macroviolet will also be promoted in the next MAC Collection, Taste Temptation.

What were your favorite products in November? Hope you are all looking forward to a beautiful December and Holiday season!

Lots of Love,



  1. Madly sounds and looks gorgeous :) I think I am developing a little bit of a love affair with NARS blushes. I really want to try the Origins eye cream as well, but I haven't started using a dedicated eye cream just yet!

    1. How could you not? They are just so beautiful!

      Hope you try out both Madly and the GinZing eye cream. I think you'll love them ;)

  2. I was given the Flora by Gucci fragrance and I absolutely loved the smell upon spritzing but it gave me such bad headaches when I wore it :( Glad to see someone else benefiting from the beauty of it!

    1. Aww I'm sorry to hear that! That happened to me with Michael Kors. I really think fragrances are just such a personal thing.

      Thanks for commenting lovely xx

  3. I really want to get NARS Madly, it looks like such a perfect colour and I think I'd get a lot of wear out if it! Great post lovely <3

    Jennie xo |


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