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It's hard to believe that it's already the last day of April!! I'm sure we all feel like this year is just flying by and are ready for time to slow down just a little!! With that being said, I've been able to use a few products this month that I can not say enough great things about...but I'll try! 

Jergens Body and Hand Cream Sunscreen


I'm a huge fan of all Jergens products so when they released their new BB Body Collection and I was picked by Influenster to test it out, I was really excited! The box came with a full sunscreen, a body lotion and two hand lotions, each had an SPF component to it! I love the entire collection, but I'd have to say my two favorite products are the hand lotion with SPF and the sunscreen with BB skin perfecting elements, because I found that it really made my skin more even! I love the hand lotion because I tend to get gel manicures pretty frequently and having the small travel size lotion/SPF with me allows me to protect my hands under the UV/LED lights. 

Orly Fast Drying Top Coat

I have literally tried every quick dry top coat out there and while Seche Vite is still a favorite - Orly Sec 'N Dry is quickly becoming a holy grail product!! It really does dry super fast and I've found that it actually doesn't dry out quite as fast as other quick drying top coats. The other benefit I've found is that it's a great at keeping the chips at bay for an extra day or so. 

Urban Decay Weightless Concealer

After hearing so many wonderful things about this concealer I had to pick it up!! I'm hooked!! I really loved the NARS concealer and will probably rotate between these two for a long time to come. It doesn't cake up and as it says in the name - feels completely weightless on! 

Bare Minerals - Complexion Rescue

This was another product I had been wanting to try for a few months and when the Sephora sale hit I decided to pick it up!! I have been a devoted Garnier BB Cream user for the last 4 years and I think I may be converted!! I love how weightless this feels on the skin and gives the perfect amount of coverage and evens out skin imperfections. For me personally it lives up to the hype and I love that it has an SPF in it as well! 

Essie Spring Polishes


A few of these might be from past seasons, but I've been rotating these three colors all month and will be doing so for the foreseeable future :)
Marshmallow - my favorite white polish that I've found - it's not too white and will take me into summer
French Affair - very similar to OPIs Mod About you - the prettiest pink!
Double Breasted Jacket - This is actually more pink than red, so it mixes to a vibrant berry color

What have you been loving in April?  Have you tried any of these products?


Linking up with Natalie & Annie
*I was sent the Jergens products for testing purposes, all opinions are my own. 

xo,
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78 comments

  1. Spring polishes are so fun and you're right they last so much longer with a great top coat! Have a terrific Thursday gorgeous B!!! xo

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  2. I love any and all Essie products! But I will definitely have to try out the Jergens items, I'm also a big/long time Jergens lover!

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  3. I love everything bare minerals and I hadn't heard of that product yet but it sounds like something I would totally love! I'm excited you liked it! Definitely adding it to the list! Spring manis all day long!!! Those colors are so pretty!

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  4. I read that PAM works as a great quick dry top coat and it REALLY does. Those nail polishes are such cute colours

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  5. I have absolutely no idea where April went, and I have a feeling May will be just as crazy! That's a great idea about the small Jergens to protect your hands, I always think about it once my hands are under the lights but by then it's too late haha. Although one salon I went to in California actually offered me sunscreen before my manicure!

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  6. I love that top coat and all the spring shades of Essie! My nails are so happy, haha!

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  7. I just got used to writing April as the month and now it's about to change! Where did the time go? I want April back!
    The Adored Life

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  8. I've always loved Jergens products! Their gradual color tanning lotion especially. Orly top coat has been a favorite for years. It works so well! Great list girl!!

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  9. I'm a huuuuge fan of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, too- it's good stuff!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. I've gotta try that fast drying top coat! One reason I dread painting my nails is waiting for the polish to dry!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  11. Essie's spring colors are always on point, such fun colors! And you swayed me to the NARS concealer, now I may be trying out UD's Naked as well :)

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  12. Love those Essie colors!! Jergens does make some good products, the smell of them always makes me hungry though lol. I will have to check out that concealer too when I'm done with my current one. Thank you for the reviews lady and hope that you have a nice day!! :-)

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  13. i still love jergens bb body--i did a review on it last year, but have not tried the new options. and i did a review on the Bare Minerals one too. It's fave but I need to get it matched in my current skin tone--the one I have is a little dark. i'll use it again in summer! i buy marshmallow all the time for my nail art stuff. but sometimes i just love white nails.

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  14. I LOVE a good white nail polish for summer! I need check out the Essie spring line! And I totally already picked up that top coat and I'm loving it! I feel like it doesn't smell as much as the Seche Vite one, right? Glad to hear you're loving the BM Complexion Rescue, I had been wondering if that was good or not!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  15. I have heard SO much about the Urban Decay concealer!! I really want to try it! I have the Complexion Rescue too but I got it in a darker shade so it would work for late spring/summer! So I haven't tried that yet either!

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  16. I rotate between Esie and OPI polish. I like Essie colors better but I like the way OPI applies better. Those colors are great!

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  17. great product list! must try the jergens. adding to my shopping list! and don't get me started on how perfect marshmallow color is by essie. i remember a couple years ago i searched high and low and could not find it! i found it in colorado on a trip there and snagged that sucker so fast haha. xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  18. i have the orly rubberized base coat and it's like glue - the best!! will be looking at those essie colors next time i'm at the store - i need me some new polishes :)

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  19. I have heard amazing things about that Jergens cream! I need to pick some up!! Loving all of those Essie shades, especially that pink!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  20. I love Jergens Evening primrose lotion. It's literally the only bottle of lotion I've ever used the entire way up. I wonder if I'd like these. I love me some quick drying top coats! Orly has the best bottles. (:

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  21. I had never even heard of the Jergens products but can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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  22. Lots of great products this month! I'm hoping to try that concealer soon, and maybe the complexion rescue if you say it's that good! Essie Marshmallow is one of my favorite polishes - I wear it year round!

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  23. Great picks! Love those Essie colors. I have a sample of the BB Body and always forget to use it!

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  24. I have to pick up the Jergens cream with sunscreen. I am all about sunscreen in everything! Marshmallow is one of my favorite polishes!

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  25. Great selection! Love Essie nail polish :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  26. I have always loved Jergens products so these new ones sound great and healthy. And such nice Springy hues from Essie. The French Affair is so pretty. Thanks for your honest reviews, Biana and have a great weekend!

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  27. I'm using a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer right now, but want to try Bare Minerals as soon as I run out.

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  28. I have sworn to myself that I will never use any other top coat other than Seche Vite...but you may have convinced me! Essie Marshmallow is my go-to white as well! The UD concealer is on my wish-list...do you think it provides enough coverage for dark circles? xo

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  29. I don't know if I could live without my BareMinerals Complexion Rescue. Add a little of their liquid foundation and it's the perfect coverage for date night or events! I have learned that using the brush isn't great for me though. I rub it on my fingers to warm it then on the face. It seems to blend better that way.

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  30. I am definitely going to have to check out this Orly top coat -- I've been searching for a new one! And Essie Marshmallow is next on my list to try! Thanks so much for sharing these great picks!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  31. Oooooh, I'm adding a few of these to my list! Definitely the concealer and complexion rescue... pregnancy has not been kind to my skin!

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  32. Marshmallow was my favorite last summer - I wore it nonstop! I just picked up the Revlon top coat and like that one but next I'm trying the Orly!

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  33. Clearly I need that drying nail polish!!!

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  34. You always give me such good recommendations!!

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  35. that concealer sounds awesome! great recommendations. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  36. Can't wait to try the UD concealer! I've heard such great things about it!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

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  37. those essie colours are gorgeous! essie just does not stay on my nails though, i give up. i definitely need to try that concealer though!

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  38. I just converted to a BB cream (Clinique since my skin is so sensitive) and I can't believe it took me so long! My complexion is already 100% better. Love those Essie colors and agree with Kristen - they don't stay on my nails (but they do stay on my toes...) so I gave up on them.

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  39. Great post! I just recently started using the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue also and I love it!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  40. I love the Orly top coat! I have that on my nails right now and I really think it makes a difference in my at-home manis!
    xo Southern Style

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  41. So is that complexion rescue more like a BB cream or something that is more like a moisturizer under foundation?

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  42. I tried that complexion rescue - while I perused through Sephora recently - and I think I'm picking it up too - I have the Garnier BB cream too - but, it's just SO MUCH better!

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  43. Ah Essie colors are my favorite. I LOVE marshmallow!

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  44. I will give try Orly, but I feel like I can't betray Seche Vite :D Loving the spring shades you picked!!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  45. So many fun new products! I want to try that Jergens stuff!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  46. Ahh a new top coat to try--I love the fast drying ones because lord knows I am always smudging the others!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  47. I think I might pick up the Jergens hand lotion with SPF. That's important! my hands look old.

    I love Orly bonder, so I'm interested in that top coat.

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  48. I also got that Influenster box but I have yet to use the Jergens. I need to get on that! I also have been wanting to try that concealer and the Bare Minerals so I am excited you like them both!

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  49. I love Orly products, haven't tried this one yet! I need something to quick dry because that is my main reason I rarely paint my finger nails. I have no time to wait for them to dry! I played with the Naked concealer when I was there to pick up my foundation last time. I put it and Laura Mercier on my list to try. I guess I need to go for this one!! I love the naked foundation and wear it all the time now.

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  50. I love that Marshmallow Essie color! I haven't splurged on any nice polish in a while, so I'm thinking this might be the season. Those Jergens products are also fantastic! I love their tanning lotions!

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  51. Jergens is a good go to for me for lotions. I have a lot of Essie polishes but not sure I have those colors. Loving pastels this Spring.

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  52. I love Jergens products! And I will for sure check out that concealer. I'm using a L'Oreal one right now and not 100% sold on it.

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  53. I have the Urban Decay concealer, it is fab. I too rotate it with the Nars one.

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  54. I definitely agree with you about the newer BM foundation; love the weightless-ness, too! Those Essie shades are gorgeous for spring and summertime. I need new lotion soon so thanks for what I am sure is another great rec ;)

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  55. Great Essie picks. I've been meaning to grab a Marshmallow forever! On my next Target list :) and I love anything that makes wearing SPF easier so I'll have to look into that Jergens line. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. I'm such an Essie fan and Marshmallow is one of my favourites too! I also love the double breasted jacket. Will have to pick that one up next time!

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  57. I love Jergens! The natural glow lotion is amazing!

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  58. I like Jergens products too. I've been using the Natural Glow lotion on my legs :) I also love Essie Marshmallow! Had it on my nails recently. I need to try both the UD and NARS concealers.

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  59. SPF is my bff so the Bare Minerals and the Jergens finds are amazing!!!

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  60. I love the jergens bb!!

    So glad I came across your blog today! I just followed you =]

    xoxo rkush.blogspot.com

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  61. I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. It has an SPF of 20. Great for everyday. Do you use the Urban Decay concealer under your eyes? I have been having issues with my under eye concealer lately.
    xoxo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  62. I love bare minerals! It's the only thing that doesn't break me out. so glad you love it!

    xoxo
    karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  63. Definitely need those Essie spring polishes. That top coat also sounds great. We've been using Julep's quick dry top coat drops and love them!

    xx 365Hangers

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  64. I definitely need to check out those Jergens hand products. I love that it has sunscreen in it plus the BB elements - I've been feeling like my hands have looked "old" lately (blech!) so I feel like this could help!

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  65. The Jergens lotion set looks perfect for our florida heat! I will have to go check it out for my self.

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  66. I still need white nail polish, I'll have to give marshmallow a try for sure!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  67. I've been really needing some concealer lately. My eyes have been showing little signs of bags which doesn't exactly make me happy!

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  68. I need that top coat in my life and some of those Essie polishes. Ive been applying and re-applying the same nude for maybe two weeks now!

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  69. Ooo love those Essie polishes and that top coat sounds amazing!

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  70. I've been on the lookout for a great concealer so I'll have to check out the Urban Decay one! And you can never have enough nail polish!! Have a great weekend - Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

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  71. Love this post! That Jergens line is seriously the best! Have a great weekend, Biana:)

    Wishes & Reality

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  72. I love white polishes-- marshmallow sounds so pretty! I had bad luck with the Jergans BB lotion irritating my skin and it made me so sad because so many people have raved about how good it is! I like the sound of that top coat- I love the Sally Hansen insta-dri but the bottle dries up so quickly and you can never get the bottom half of the product out!

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  73. Essie has a TON of cute new polishes out! The spring/summer ones and a really cute line of bridal ones!

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  74. I really need some new polish...love those colors! Do you use the Naked concealer all over? I've got dark circles and wonder how it would cover those up.

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