Monday, December 2, 2013

November 2013: Top Ten Beauty Products

I love picking out my favourites to show you each month.  It motivates me to change up the products I use and experiment with different things but also it gives me a chance to introduce you to things that I loooove but maybe haven't had a chance to do a full review on.

Let's get on with it...

MAC 6 Beauties Palette - Play it Cool
I have green eyes so purple shadows really make my eyes pop.  This pallette is just divine and it's been the perfect spring 'look'.  I got this in a blog sale so I don't think it's sold on counter anymore - probably a limited edition.

KORA Hydrating Mask
I've wanted to try KORA products for awhile and when I saw you could sign up to CLEO magazine and get this mask and a refreshing spray for free it was all the motivation I needed.  To be honest I don't even read Cleo magazine but the subscription was cheaper than buying the products.  Am I crazy for doing that?

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Cleansing Body Cream-Gel*
This body wash is divine.  It's lovely and creamy and lathers up without getting foamy but best of all it is mega-hydrating.  Absolutely loving this product.

Bondi Sands Wash Off Instant Tan*
Let's be honest here... I'm pasty white.  If I want to wear a skirt or shorts I think it's in the publics best interest that I slap a little tan on so people aren't blinded by the bright light.  Ok ok it's not that bad.  Seriously though this product is fantastic at giving an instant tan.  Spray on, rub in, let dry for a couple of minutes and you're good to go.  Also it's rain-safe... I was wearing this and it started raining and I freaked out thinking I was gonna get brown dripping down my legs but it stayed on perfectly.  Even in the shower you really have to scrub at it to get it off.  Highly recommend this product.

Taylor Swift Wonderstuck Enchanted Perfume
You may have seen in my last empties post I finished up the original Wonderstruck and loved it.  I wanted to try something a litte bit different but didn't stray too far when I picked up the Enchanted version.  This perfume lasts a surprisingly long time and I love the sweet scent.

Loreal Nutri-Lift Gold Anti-Aging Serum Foundation
I think after all these years I may have found my holy grail foundation.  The first time I put this on I just gave a massive sigh of releif.  Ok so it's first world problems but I get so frustrated with trying to find a good coverage foundation that doesn't look like you've got heaps of makeup on.  This foundation is medium to full coverage and has a dewy finish.  It looks amazing on my skin and lasts all day with absolutely no powder or setting spray! I've got heaps to say so I'll save it for my full review or we'll be here all day.

Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Primer
Been a huge fan of this primer for many a year now.  Feels lovely and refreshing on the skin and helps makeup last longer.  I honestly never put makeup on without a primer underneath anymore.

DMK Solar Damage Gel*
I did manage to get a bit too much sun a couple of weekends back when we went out on the river in our new boat.  This gel is perfect for sunburn as it has a refreshing cooling feel to it and is loaded with hyaluronic acid to help soothe and get moisture back into your skin.

MAC Eye Kohl in Minted
I've been using this Emerald Green eyeliner in my waterline and bottom lash line with a nude smoky eye and it looks divine.  It's not too much colour that I can't wear it to work but it's enough to be eye-catching.  I highly recommend these MAC Eye Kohls - I have black as well and I find the formulation one of the best I've tried.

NYX Colour Balm in Merci
These lip balms are awesome - they give a good hit of colour at the same time as being smooth and hydrating on the lips.  It smells like berries and has a great cool pink tone.

If you've got all the way to the end CONGRATS - I waffled on there a bit but sometimes I just get really excited about products :)  Hope you've enjoyed this post, please let me know if you'd like to see full reviews on anything.

Kayte xx

Items marked with * were provided to me for my consideration.  My views however are honest and completely my own.  See my disclaimer policy for more details.


  1. I love the DMK Solar Gel. I'm going to go back to the Laser Lounge and get some more of the DMK products (when I have a spare afternoon,,,, damn it being so far away from my home!)

    PS You're not crazy to do that :) It's actually a really smart way. Hopefully you'll at least enjoy the mag :)

  2. Hi
    Nice one! I like the outfit of the characters. Wish i could do the same thing too but im not that techie.i like the outfit of “from farmer to warden”.. really interesting


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