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It's been quite a while since I shared some of my favorite beauty items, mostly because I have been sticking to tried and true products, but there have been a few game changers to my routine recently and I wanted to share! 
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La Roche-Posay Color Correcting Concealer Pen in Light Beige || Since September I've been using this concealer every day and loving the results. One of the things I love most is the applicator - it's a brush that you twist at the bottom to get the appropriate amount of product and then stroke it lightly in the under eye area. It's not a cakey concealer and it does a wonderful job of hiding the dark circles while still illuminating the under eye area. If you're a fan of the Urban Decay concealer or NARS creamy concealer, then you may also like this one as well since it has a similar coverage and consistency.  
Batiste Dry Shampoo || Yes, I am so late to the party on Batiste, but after my friend Tess who also has dark hair like me suggested that I try this dry shampoo after I raved about only using Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo for Dark Tones - well I totally get the hype and I've converted! It smells so good and I've actually gone more than two days without washing my hair and it seems like I have finally trained it to not get as oily using Batiste. There is a bit of dark residue left that you'll have to work into your roots and then make sure you wash your hands because the reside can come off on your fingers, but other than that little downside, I love this product!
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise || After finishing my most recent mascara a month or so ago, I wanted to give this Lash Paradise mascara a try. It's been compared to Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara as a great dupe and not only does it have similar packaging, but it also has a very similar wand. Verdict - I think it's a great alternative for a drug store brand. Using a lash primer and then the mascara you get incredible lift and volume to your lashes. I also really like the full wand applicator because it does a great job of getting every single one of my lashes! 
MAC Lipglass "Saint Germain" || My oldest niece surprised me with this lip gloss as a Christmas present and my youngest niece picked the color which she said "screamed B." So sweet!! Well let me just say my nieces definitely know me because I've used the lipstick color "Snob" for years now and love the fun pink color and this is an exact match but in lip gloss form! I think MAC has perfected their lip gloss formula because I remember it being very sticky years ago which is why I switched to their lip sticks, but this gloss is much creamer and doesn't have a sticky feeling at all! Can't wait to check out more of their Lipglass colors!
First Aid Beauty Intense Hydration || Since before Thanksgiving my skin has been incredibly dry. I went back to my favorite hydrating lotion from First Aid beauty that I always use in the winter. It's scentless, light and not oily at all. I always slather it on when I'm home and even have a travel size  ($12) that I keep in my bag for work! 


Have you tried any of the products here? What are some beauty items your using and loving this winter?

55 comments

  1. Ohhhh give me all the concealers now that sleep is a rare thing for me. Definitely have to check that out. I’m letting my lash extensions fall out so I’ll be back to mascara, thanks for the budget friendly rec!

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  2. Snob is one of my favorite colors too, so I will definitely have to check out this Saint Germain gloss! Snob is such a great color for spring! The First Aid Beauty Intense Hydration sounds amazing too. All the cold weather has left my skin so dry! Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. I remember MAC gloss being super sticky, too! Now you have me intrigued. So sweet of your nieces to pick it out for you!

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  4. LOVE your beauty finds and probably part of the reason you're so beautiful! I wold love to try a new mascara, this one looks like a good one! Your niece is a doll, that gloss is gorgeous and sooo good!

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  5. Great list here!! Definitely want to try that concealer and the lipgloss!!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  6. I have been loving the Lash Paradide mascara, too! It works great.

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  7. Such great finds! Batiste has been my tried and true dry shampoo for years now and I love that they have so many options in terms of scents and for different hair colors! I love the color of the Mac lipglass and need to try that concealer too! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  8. I seriously need to hop on the Batiste train too! I keep hearing about it but never try it!

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  9. Ooooh so many good products! That dry shampoo is calling my name!

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  10. I'm a devoted to NARS creamy concealer, but if you think the La Roche-Posay is similar, I want to try it! I haven't tried the first aid beauty lotion. I do like Origins and Dr. Jart masks for a quick boost of hydration for these months. Thanks for sharing gf!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  11. I need to try that lotion immediately! How sweet that your nieces picked that for you, and that the texture changed because I had been turned off by the stickiness.

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  12. I love La Roche Posay products, especially their sunscreen products, so I will definitely be checking out this concealer. What a great find!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Ohh that concealer sounds so nice! I started using the Urban Decay concealer a few months ago and it's definitely the best one I've tried. The color of that lip gloss is so pretty-- what a sweet gift from your niece!

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  14. Oh, I'm going to have to try this mascara recommendation! I haven't been able to find one I love lately that really ups the volume of my lashes. I have LONG lashes, but they're not so full. Great picks all around!

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  15. Seeing as your makeup always looks flawless, I totally need to check all of these things out. You know your makeup!! I did get that First Aid Cream based on your recommendation. I do really like it. And it was on sale at Sephora for $15! Major score.

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  16. Love learning about people's newest beauty loves! I haven't used Batiste in so long, need to try it again.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  17. Yes-- that lip gloss does scream B!!! Good job J & M!!!! XOXO, R

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  18. So many great products. Good to know about the drug store mascara option. And, I have heard a lot of great things about that First Aid lotion.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  19. That lipgloss is so pretty and I love that your nieces picked it out for you! So cute! :-) I will definitely try that lotion because my skin is SO dry right now. I am intrigued by that concealer too!!! Thank you for sharing girl and have a great day! :-)

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  20. I'm super late to the Batiste party train, and still need to try it. I love that they have a brunette version for darker tones. Your hair always looks gorgeous, so it's time to try this out <3
    Green Fashionista

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  21. Love LRP products, so I’m definitely giving that concealer a try, as well as that moisturizer. My skin is so dry right now. How cute that your nieces picked out that lippie for you!

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  22. So many great brands! Love MAC.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  23. If I am going to buy drugstore mascara, it is Loreal for sure! I used to love Batiste, but I cant handle how strong of a scent it has literally all day. Also, the brunette one stained my pillow case. I switched to Living Proof and haven't found anything I like as much as it. I don't really have a problem with the white cast, I find it really easy to work in to my dark hair.

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  24. I'm always looking for new dry shampoos to try! I haven't found one that I absolutely love yet...

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  25. Dry shampoo is such a lifesaver!!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    www.boringclothes.com

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  26. Gracious I need to try that cream! I've been soooo dry for the last couple of months. It's been way colder here than usual and that always makes it worse!

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  27. Looove Batiste! It's really the only good dry shampoo I've found. Other just make your hair sticky and unmanageable (ie Dove). I have to check out that First Aid cream. It gets soooo cold here - just like in Boston!

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  28. I swear by Batiste and the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is awesome. I used the moisturizer version all year round for my face.

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  29. I feel so silly right now. I'm glad you posted about Batiste because the one I have from them leaves a white residue in my hair and almost makes it look grey. Should I have gotten the kind for dark hair?! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  30. I'm going through my winter face struggles right now. First Aid Beauty is next on my list if Korres doesn't work.

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  31. The First Aid Beauty products are my jam! Obsessed with their hydration creams. Just ran out so Ulta is on my list this week to grab a new one.

    Zelle | Southern Style 

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  32. I stopped using their gloss for the same reason, so I need to try it again!!

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  33. I love that pink color for the lip gloss. I am in desperate need of a lotion that helps my hands. I get so many cracks. I will definitely look into this stuff.

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  34. I love the poppy pink color of that gloss-so much fun & has me in the mood for spring! It will be perfect!

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  35. That dry shampoo sounds really interesting.

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  36. Just bought that mascara so I can't wait to test it out! Also I love that moisturizer - I used it last winter but need to buy it again!

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  37. That L'oreal mascara is my favorite drugstore option! It works SO well!

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  38. That concealer sounds great because I love the Nars creamy concealer!

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  39. So many beauty goodies! I really need to give the Batiste dry shampoo a try! LOVE the L'Oreal mascara so much! If you haven't given Lancome Monsieur Big a try though you need to--its my new obsession!

    Rosy Outlook

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  40. I LOVE Batiste- the dark one is best for me too. That lip gloss is so pretty- I remember them being sticky too so I'll have to try it out again!

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  41. I need to try that skin cream! My hands have been soooooo dry since we got our cold snap. I have obsessive hand washing disorder and it doesnt go well in the winter ;p

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  42. MAC lipgloss is amazing color, I need it in my life.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  43. oooh, I want to try the L'Oréal Lash Paradise, especially if it is comparable to Better Than Sex! I also need the ultra repair cream, my hands are a disaster! Great post!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  44. YASS Batiste!!! I must have 5-7 bottles at one time, I also just found the brown in travel size too! I'm also such a fan of MAC lipgloss, that color is so pretty!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  45. If you're late to the batiste game, then I'm really late! I still need to try it, I didn't even realize the dark hair version was a thing! Thanks for the reviews!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  46. I'm a big fan of batiste too, but have only used their "original" and always wondered about their line specific to each hair color. Thanks for sharing your experience with it! Happy Friday, friend!! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  47. I really like the Batiste dry shampoo that I have now (the pink bottle), but i need to try the one for brunettes!

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  48. I need to try that dry shampoo, and I love the pink in that gloss.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  49. I just found batiste in November and holy moly, I love it! I'm always looking for a great concealer and started using the urban decay all nighter(?) this month and love it...but not the price so much!

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  50. I feel like that bright pink lipgloss is perfect for winter!! That's adorable that your niece picked it out, too!

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  51. Great picks sweet! I couldn't live without dry shampoo!!
    Charlotte-Nichole
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  52. I'm definitely going to have to try out that mascara. I love a good affordable dupe! XO- Kim

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  53. I tried that mascara and it kinda made my eyelashes look messy --- such a bummer. BUT i do want to try that lotion! i need something that really works

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