Favorites From the Past Few Weeks & Months ❤

With the Sephora VIB sale right around the corner (November 8th-12th) and considering I haven't written a favorites post in ages, I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone (hate that expression!) and talk about some of the things I've been using, loving, and obsessed with, and if any of these products that are available at Sephora also happen to find their way into your shopping basket, cough cough, LORAC Pro Palette, then so be it ;)

Clockwise from bottom left:
NARS Blush in Sin
LORAC Pro Palette
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
Buxom Full-Bodied Lipgloss in Mwah
Dior Addict Lipstick in Singuliere
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black
NARS Blush in Luster
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream with Clary Sage
MAC Tendertone in Hot 'n' Saucy

NARS Sin blush is a must-have to transition from fall into winter. It's a berry plum with gold shimmer that leans much more pink (and less scary purple) once applied to my cheeks. It is fantastic at faking the look of having just taken a walk on a chilly fall evening. NARS Luster is another favorite of mine, but for a completely different reason. The shimmery peachy golden shade just goes with everything. It's a blush that I've seen and swatched so many times without any desire whatsoever to purchase, but after seeing it on Nikki in this video, I was sold. With both Sin and Luster, I'll admit the swatches aren't the most thrilling, but trust me: try it on your cheeks and you will fall in love! Most likely anyway ;)

L to R:
NARS Luster
MAC Hot 'n' Saucy
Revlon Peach Parfait
Dior Singuliere
Buxom Mwah

As far as lip products are concerned, I've still been loving MAC Media dabbed onto my lips as a stain, but it's M.I.A. at the mo, so I couldn't include it in this post :(  Luckily, I've also been obsessed with a few other products like Revlon Peach Parfait (lip swatch here), Dior Singuliere (contemplating buying a back-up during Sephora's VIB sale! Swatched on the lips here), Buxom Mwah (LOVE Buxom glosses! Mwah kind of reminds me of sheer NARS Sin in lipgloss form), and MAC Hot 'n' Saucy (sheer wash of red, limited edition, strawberry-kiwi goodness).

I've been using my Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner a ton this month because I love me a good cat eye, and this one makes it so quick, easy, precise, jet black, and long-lasting :) I also wanted to mention that my current favorite mascara (and possibly of all-time) is Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. Surprisingly, I learned after reading the reviews for this on Sephora that I may be the only one that actually likes this :-/ For my lashes, it's incredibly volumizing and long-lasting, but most importantly, it enhances the curl created from my eyelash curler and holds it all day. Seriously. Let me know if you'd like a review :)

My last two favorites are the LORAC Pro Palette (review!), which I can honestly say I love more than my Urban Decay Naked Palette and would highly recommend, and the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, which I reviewed here with the Day Lotion. I've been enjoying both the night cream and day lotion, but the night cream is definitely the stand out for me.

I also just wanted to quickly apologize for the lighting in my pictures recently. I have virtually no natural light that comes into my apartment, so I'm not really able to take photos in natural daylight using my camera anymore. I'm figuring it out along the way....hope that's okay! :)

What are some of your favorites right now? And are you planning on picking anything up during the Sephora VIB sale?

Disclaimer: The Eyeko eyeliner was sent to me free of charge. I am not affiliated with this company, nor am I getting paid for mentioning it on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product.


  1. ohmygoodness these are so beautiful! I've been wanting NARS Sin and Luster for the longest time, but can't justify the purchase(s) until I hit pan on at least one of my blushes, which doesn't seem to be happening! And the LORAC Pro Palette looks amazing- I read your review and decided 'yes I'll get this instead of the UD Naked palettes' but I don't think we can get it here in Australia! But dayum it is beautiful. xx

  2. omg. I'm really dying to own that lorac pro!! :D

  3. I'm dying to get my hands on the Lorac Pro palette! such gorgeous shades, so in love with them :)


  4. I NEED that LORAC Pro Palette in my life!! lol I hope to get it at the VIB event! *fingers crossed* Those NARS blushes look heavenly and I really need to buy more of their blushes.. Hmm.. *adds NARS blushes to VIB event shopping list* ;)

  5. I love your picks, I will be ordering that palette soon since I find get lorac here! But great stuff, I love the color picks for the lips!

  6. Nars Lustre is on my wishlist, I love peach blushes!

  7. I LOVE that Revlon Lip Butter, too. It's one of my favorites ;-)

  8. The Lorac pro palette looks stunning. Every single shade is so beautiful...I want!!

  9. So... I actually like your lighting. I think it's less sterile looking than so many blogs (mine included). I've been drawn to the shades in the Sephora Collection Moonshadow - In the Night palette and considered buying it during VIB, but your love for the LORAC palette keeps pulling me that way instead!

  10. Thank you, Alison! That makes me feel so much better knowing that everyone doesn't absolutely hate the lighting. I think it bothers me more for the swatch photos than anything. Can't wait to see which palette you end up picking up! :)

  11. Isn't it just a great everyday shade? The only thing I don't love about it is that the shimmers in it feel a bit gritty to me :-/

  12. It's a must-have!

  13. Wow, you must have a lot of self-control then! I'm not sure I could ever wait to hit pan before buying another product....even though I should since I have more makeup than my face could ever use up!

  14. Bailey_AlltheWordsNovember 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Buxom Mwah looks like something I think I just might need! And you've reminded me to pull out my Peach Parfait lip butter; I love it, but I kind of forgot about it.

  15. I'm OBSESSED with it!

  16. I would totally recommend it :)

  17. Let me know what you think of the palette if you end up getting it at some point :) I love it!

  18. I'm so excited for your VIB purchases!! :)

  19. I cannot wait to get my hands on the Lorac palette when I visit the States next year!! eek already excited lol I've been wearing Sin non stop for the last 2 months now...it's addictive ;) xx


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