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These are just a few products that have been on heavy rotation in my beauty routine and I wanted to share the details of each! 
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

I love NARS cosmetics, but was new to their concealers. After I finished Erase Paste I was on the hunt for a new one - just to see if I was missing out! Ladies - this stuff is amazing!! You can use it as a concealer or as a highlighter! It's totally worth the price tag and doesn't cake up like some other brands - it's very hydrating! It also helped me save face after we landed in London and I couldn't have been more tired!! But you couldn't tell in the photos! 


I sang the praises of Seche Vite being the best fast drying top coat - but this one is way better! I picked mine up at Wallgreens and the biggest difference I've found between the two is that this doesn't get clumpy like Seche Vite did. My nails are dry in one minute and with no chips for at least 3 days, which for regular people's nails is probably 7 days! While it's not a "no chip top coat" it does help better than other top coats I've used. 


I picked this up on a whim and I'm so happy I did!! It's been one of the best drugstore mascara's I've ever purchased and the little bristles at the tip of the brush really get into the corners of your eye so that no lash is missed. If I want extra drama I add on one more coat of Lancome Definicils. 

I mentioned back in June that I purchased the CC cream and I'm here to report back!! Let me start by explaining the difference between BB and CC creams - read the full article here, but the short of it is this:
BB: Beauty Balm and least amount of coverage and more like a tinted moisturizer
CC: Color (Complexion) Corrector gives your face a more even skin tone to start the make-up process. 
I switched from using the Garnier BB Cream (used it for over 2 years) to CC cream's for a more even application to my makeup. I love the Stila cream!! When you squeeze it out of the bottle it comes out blue, but then once rubbed in matches to your face exactly. I really love this product and for reference I purchased the "Light 02"

This blush boasts up to 12 hours of wear and it really does last that long!! I purchased the "warm golden apricot" color and it has just a hint of shimmer to it. I've been using it for the past 3 months and love how pigmented the color is, I have yet to make a dent in the blush at all.  I'm actually planning on buying "strawberry red" for another color option. 


I kind of saved the best for last! This eyeliner is $1.39!!! You read that correctly! This has been my go-to liner for about 3 years now and every time I try another one out, I just don't like it nearly as much as this Jordana brand!! I basically have it in every single color they make and Eggplant is my second favorite! You can buy these at your local Wallgreen's and one of the best features is that it's retractable - so no sharpener needed! 

So there you have just a few beauty products I'm loving!! Have you found any gems lately?

xo,
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54 comments

  1. I am picking up that top coat (I'm the worst about waiting for them to dry!) and eye liner! Both total price performers!

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  2. I need to try the Mascara and eyeliner. Voluminous is my favorite brand so I am sure i will love the butterfly line.

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  3. I'm going to need that top coat, asap! Love that blush, it's one of my favorites! I was so sad when it broke and shattered :)! Great beauty picks!

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  4. I am adding the Nars concealer and Jordana eyeliner to my list right now! I absolutely love Tarte's blushes - glad you finally discovered them! :)

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  5. minus the nars (i shared another one) i have loved and shared all of these on the blog before. i love a good deal, too!!

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  6. I haven't tried any Nars products but it sounds like I need to give this concealer a try! And I used the Out The Door stuff for awhile but mine eventually got really thick and I had to throw it out. :( I'm going to have to try that mascara too. I'm always looking for a good mascara. I feel like my lashes are getting shorter and thinner the older I get. Not cool.

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. great picks! i really want to try that concealer! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. I absolutely LOVE my tarte blush and I really want to get another color too. I just wish they were a little cheaper. Still they are so worth it, right? I'm trying that CC cream - thanks for the rec! How does the eyeliner hold up in the summer?

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  9. I love these posts!!!! I' want to try that concealer, it sounds wonderful! You've also got me interested in the CC cream! And going to try that mascara. I've been loving the Maybelline Falsies, but I'll give this a try too!

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  10. my 2 new favorites that i use: Sun Bunny bronzer (Too Faced) and caramel latte tinted moisturizer (Eminance Organics)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  11. I was just looking at the tarte blushes this weekend and didn't get one because I was unsure- I will have to go back now!! Love that concealer, tho I am using a smash box one right now that's really awesome too. I was using erase paste also, but one day I just decided it was too thick and goopy for me lol

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  12. Looooveee out the door!! I use that on my nails every time and I agree, I think it helps with the chipping! Love that you can get it at the drugstore and it's cheap! :)

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my gosh I'm so getting that eyeliner at Walgreens! I just got the 24 hr Volume Loreal mascara and it's OK. Maybe I'll give that one you mentioned a try next time. That Out the Door stuff is fab. I love NARS so I'll look for that concealer! Brittany mentioned that Tarte blush to me, it's pretty. I love the NARS blush but maybe I'll give that one a try some time. Thanks so much for sharing all of this too!! :-D

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  14. I so love the Nars concealer!! It works so well!!

    Best, Mree

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  15. That concealer looks amazing! May have to give that one a try! And I love drug-store make-up finds that end up being such a great product! xo

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  16. Here it is! The CC review! -I will def be trying this! Thanks love!

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  17. I had been eyeing that butterfly mascara, thanks for the rec!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  18. These seem like great recommendations! I have not used any of them but Im excited to try the mascara and maybe try a cc cream. I always use BB.

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  19. Definitely going to try the eyeliner, I've been looking for a new option! The blush has been on my wish list FOREVER, I just need to buy it already! Thanks for the great recommendations!!

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  20. I'll be picking up that mascara on my next makeup trip. I've been looking for a new concealer but can't find one that doesn't sink into my wrinkles (when did those get there???) around my eyes. May have to pick this one up.

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  21. you are going to send me straight to sephora after work with this post! i am a big fan of tarte as well - their bronzer is amazing! i'm very curious about this blue turns your complexion color.... maybe have to give it a try :)

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  22. I've gotta try the buttery mascara! Always looking for a good mascara that doesn't clump and isn't crazy expensive.

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  23. I love tarte! and now you want me to try alllllll of these. Biana!!

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  24. ok well i need to buy all of these. i love that the top coat & mascara are drugstore products, thanks for explaining BB / CC creams I had no idea! that eyeliner is a $1?! holy awesome.

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  25. Love that mascara! I picked it up the other week and it is perfect!! I agree - best drugstore mascara ever! :)

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  26. I'm thinking about trying a new concealer and CC cream. May have to try out these! I just ordered the Tarte Clay foundation. Can't wait to try it out!

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  27. I am always looking for makeup recommendations! I have to print this out and take it shopping with me because I need all of these things!!

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  28. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to give that NARS concealer a shot! I just bought one but I am not in love with it.

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  29. I'll definitely try the top coat! And thanks for the BB and CC cream differentials ;)

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  30. I've been wanting to try the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for awhile now, and I've heard such great things about the Butterfly Lash mascara! I love love love Tarte blushes!

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  31. I need that top coat - my nails don't make it 24 hours....

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  32. Love layering mascara! It's the only way to go! :)

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  33. I need that Nars concealer. And what was the Nars compact powder you blogged about last time?? I need to go get that too!

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  34. Who knew you can get anything for less than $2 let alone good eyeliner!? The butterfly mascara should be in the smiley face Amazon box on my doorstep when I get home - cannot wait to try it out!

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  35. yesss i love out the door. and we use the same blush! i use glisten bc i love the light shimmer. it's like a better version of nars orgasm.

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  36. So you are loving the NARS concealer?? I may need to check it out and see how it measures up to the NYX. I always love when you post about beauty products you have such great taste and finds!

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  37. Such great picks and I'm totally picking up that concealer. I pretty much love all things Nars, but for some reason I tend to just stick to their color products. I'm been feeling a little meh about my current concealer so this is perfect timing. Thanks! xoxo

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  38. I have a few new finds coming next Wed on our monthly faves link up! I LOVE the Tarte blushes, Out the Door top coat and the Butterfly mascara too. I agree, I have been through a couple bottles of the Out the Door and decided to try the Seche one recently, I like the Out the Door better as well. I swear no matter what polish, base coat or top coat used- 3 days is the max before a chip happens. The CND ones I bought recently are the ONLY ones that truly last. If they were quick drying, they'd be absolute perfection ;) Ok, I'm almost out of my MAC concealer, which I absolutely love, but I've heard nothing but good about the NARS one too! I may have to try it out this time just for fun!

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  39. I've heard great things about that top coat, so I just ordered from drugstore.com! Thanks! xo

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  40. LOVE that mascara, it really does such a great job for the price point! I swear by highlighters, it's the only way I look so fresh faced all the time lol xoxo

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  41. That NARS concealer has been on my list as my next beauty purcahse for sure, so i'm glad you said you like it s much! I'm on such a tarte kick right now...using the blush, bronzer, and the loose powder. All to die for!

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  42. That concealer looks pretty sweet!! Actually, I like all your picks :)

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  43. I bought the Veche stuff after your last post & loved it -- now i guess i need to try this new stuff :)

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  44. anything NARS i love it, i will have to try that concealer!

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  45. I have been wanting to try that blush. I love tarte makeup. They have the most gorgeous colors. Love that their products are natural also. Another girl recommended that mascara to me once, but it was so bad for me. Maybe I got a bad one! I just ordered Tarte's lights camera splashes. I'll let you know how I like it. I love their non waterproof version. I just ordered a makeupforever eyeliner. That brand you posted is an awesome deal, but my fair skin and dark hair can really only pull off a khaki or taupe shade of liner which a lot of brands surprisingly do not offer. I have to agree with the other girls you do post great beauty find. I want that nail topcoat. XO

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  46. I LOVE that mascara,I raved about it in my favorites a few weeks ago and I seriously love it. I was just wondering the difference between BB and CC cream. I confess I didn't know what BB cream was for either. I like the sound of this CC cream so I think I'm going to try it. Do you know of any drugstore options that I could try for this first?

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  47. I must try that Nars!! I have never tried anything Nars (oops!), but that sounds amazing! Also, I totally bought the Seche Vite after you talked about it and I love it! If this is better, count me in!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  48. I ran out of Erase Paste awhile ago and replaced it with some drugstore brand. Really need to find a new concealer and I love anything Nars! Does it crease up under your eyes though? That's the only place I really need it (esp in the upcoming weeks!)

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  49. So glad to finally know the difference in BB cream and CC cream. I stood in Ulta for at least 10 minutes the other day trying to figure it out! Can't wait to check out that eye liner!!!

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  50. That CC cream sounds so nice! The L'Oreal BB cream I got a few weeks ago ended up breaking me out- so I'm still stuck without a nice lighter base for summer. I've heard good things about Jordana products but have never tried any! That sounds like an awesome eyeliner and you really can't beat that price!

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  51. Tarte everything is amazing, that's gotta be my favorite high-end brand — those blushes are incredible. Thanks for mentioning the Nars concealer; I need a new one and have been DYING to try this one for ages!

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  52. Love the Tarte blushes, and that Jordana eyeliner!! Must try the eggplant color! And I've heard nothing but great things about the Nars concealer - I think you've sold me! Will pick up once my MAC pro longwear runs out! xoxo

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  53. i totally went out to walgreen's over the weekend after reading this post and snagged that eyeliner in the smokey grey and black. i mean at two bucks a pop i didn't see a reason not to try both! i have been using the smokey all week and it is amazing! it glides on so well and stays pretty well all day. thank you so much for the tip!!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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