Tried and True

I've tried a lot of products over the years, and have found myself repeatedly coming back to my holy grail items. I thought it would be fun to switch things up from a styled look today to showcase what items I have been re-stocking.

Must Have Beauty


Essie Gel Top Coat - I paint my nails each week, and nothing is more frustrating then when they chip a day or two later. Essie's Gel Top Coat not only sets my nails faster, but they last days longer than with a regular top coat.

MAC Studio Fix Foundation - I don't know why I ever strayed away from this holy grail makeup item, but I did and the prodigal son (errr daughter) returned sometime last year. I love how it provides a flawless canvas for the rest of my makeup without feeling like makeup. 

EOS Lip Balm - these cute little eggs are found everywhere. My purse, my bedside table, my desk at work, my makeup vanity, etc... 

Drybar Lemon Detangler Brush - I was on the hunt for a brush that would detangle my hair without breaking it. Enter Drybar who can do no wrong! I mean they invented the salon where you get a blowout for an event, and serve champs. Always winning!

Maybelline Falsies Mascara - I've tried every other brand at Target and at Sephora, and swear by Falsies even over the super pricey brands. 

Urban Decay Primer Potion - I have yet to find another eyelid primer that will hold a candle to UD. If you have, and it'll save me some pennies let me know your secrets! 

NARS Creamy Concealer - Thank you Biana for introducing me to this product! It's the best concealer for those hereditary under eye dark circles that never go away no matter how much sleep I get. 

E.L.F. Shadow Brush - Who says you need to pay more than $1 for a good eyeshadow brush? As much as I love my MAC and Sephora brushes, this little guy is in constant rotation. And yes, it truly is only $1! 

Garnier Micellar Water - my favorite makeup remover. It's easy after a late night or at the end of a long day to feel fresh faced again. 

Clarisonic Mia - I scooped one of these gadgets up back in 2011, and she's still going strong! My face always feel so much more clean after a long day in lieu of washing it with just a cleanser and water. It gets deep down to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. Well worth the price and then some! 

What are some of your health and beauty items that you find yourself coming back to?

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43 comments:

  1. I used the NARS concealer a few years ago and then switched, but I love it so much! Also that micellar water is amazing at removing makeup!! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. I have been looking for a different concealer and NARS was on my list to try, now I must. Great products! Happy Wednesday!!

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  3. Can I tell you I finally ordered a new hairbrush for the first time in like 5 years (covers eyes with embarrassment!) I'm trying out one of those Wet Brushes everyone has been raving about! My next thing to try is the drybar line!

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  4. These all sound so good. I'll have to check some of these products out.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  5. i SWEAR by the Essie TOp Coat #gamechanger. I have that micellar water too!

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  6. The Garnier Micellar Water is my FAVORITE make-up remover! So gentle but also gets the job done! Also really love the Nars concealer--it's been a while since I've had it in my collection so I need to pick it up!

    Rosy Outlook

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  7. I need to get back on that foundation stat. I forgot how good it is and quick and easy to use. YES to the Micellar Water always, such a lifesaver!

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  8. Great products. Love my clarisonic and UD eye foundation.

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  9. All amazing products! That UD primer really is the holy grail. And I can't wait until I'm done with my concealer so I can switch back to my NARS. Why oh why did I ever switch? <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. yesssss. i totally need to do one of these hauls too. some things i just cant get enough of. one of them is my wet brush (just like your drybar one). and essie is the best!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. That concealer is the best!! Those Eos lip balms are so cute too. I'll have to try these UD primer some time. Thanks for sharing girl!

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  12. Ohh that brush sounds amazing! I only own a comb, but I'm always misplacing it, so maybe I should try something like that if it's for getting out tangles! I still need to try out that concealer- I've never been able to find one that I really love.

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  13. I have always wanted to try the Mia and never got around to it... Glad to know you still like it.

    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  14. Yes to the UD primer potion! Nothing better. It luckily lasts me forever. Also yes to the NARS concealer! I have strayed from it but will be returning. It’s amazing. And I must try that brush! My hair is so tangled.

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  15. I love that UD primer!! It is by far the best one on the market. I have tired that Nars concealer and liked it but it started caking on me so I stopped using it. I so need to get a wet brush, I never brush my hair and my hairdresser told me I need to start. haha She told me brushing my hair will help with not losing my hair in the shower. I lose soo much hair when I'm in the shower, sometimes I think cousin it was in there with me!

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  16. I've really been meaning to get that brush and try the micellar water!

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  17. I will never ever not have MAC studio fix. Ever you hear me? Ever haha!

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  18. The Micellar water is a MUST- I love it. I need to check out that elf brush for sure, I'm in need of a new one and you can't beat that price!

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  19. That NARs concealer is really the best! I actually love a lot of their products. I think I need to grab that brush, my wet brush has seen better days.

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  20. The UD eyeshadow primer is the only one I have ever used, been part of my makeup routine since I dont know....early 200's or whenever it came out lol. I love EOS too and have tons of those eggs around the house. I have a wet brush that I love, I don't know how people go without them?? It has been a long time since Falsies has been in rotation, I need a new mascara soon so I will scoop it up. I remember liking it. I have Better Than Sex right now, one of my favorites.

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  21. Mac is def a staple! And I have to try the EOS balm...my cousin loves it.

    -L.
    LenaRevealed.com

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  22. I literally use more than half of these products and they always get the job done. Love the micellular water! Its so refreshing!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  23. I need to try the NARS concealer...so many people love it. I'm currently obsessed with the Tarte Shape Tape.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. The products are amazing!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: THE RITUAL OF AYURVEDA

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  25. Loving the Mia II. I also use the drybar brush, which I have been unable to locate for the past two days. The puppy probably dragged it somewhere.

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  26. I am totally with you on the UD primer and the NARS concealer. I have been using the concealer for awhile and absolutely love it. But, I just started using the UD primer about a month ago and I'm obsessed. Why didn't I try it sooner?! Great round-up!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  27. I have been trying out different concealers and am going to try the nars one next. I have the knock off version of that brush and live by it!

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  28. thanks for sharing! I love essie nail polish so that top coat sounds wonderful.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  29. There are so many products in this post that I need to try! I would love to check out that Dry Bar brush. I love so many of their products, so the brush has got to be good. I also need to try the Urban Decay primer. Thanks for sharing.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  30. So many loves here! But seriously, I always feel so refreshed and good after using my clarasonic!

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  31. Six of the items on your list are tried and true products of mine as well. The Essie Gel coat is so perfect for mani at home and I've been using Falsies mascara for years now and still a favorite.

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  32. After hearing everybody talk about the Micellar Water, I still haven't given it a try yet and I don't know why! And I totally agree with you about the UD eyeshadow primer!

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  33. I share many of your favorite products, especially Maybelline mascara, Garnier micellar water and almost all make up brushes of Elf! *-*

    | xoxo Donatella ♡ www.discoveringtrend.blogspot.it |

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  34. Such a good roundup! I want to try that Nars concealer!

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  35. I love many of these too! I need to try that brush though, I have been looking at some similar, but wasn't sure how they worked!!

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  36. Such a great round up! I have that Clarisonic Mia too! Love it!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  37. I used to swear by Urban Decay eye primer, but I got mad when they switched to the wand (effectively taking away room for more product). I just found a primer that's super inexpensive , on Amazon, and it works even better than the UD one. It's called Milani. Love love love it!
    Micellar water is my jam!

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  38. I need to try that Nars concealer- I've heard such good things!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  39. I wore MAC Studio Fix for YEARS and I haven't in awhile. I should buy some just for something quick and easy on morning when I don't have as much time. I have been wanting to try Garnier Micellar Water forever! I need to just buy it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  40. I always go back to my Armani concealer/corrector; I can't live without it.

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  41. I see a list full of things I need to try! I used to be a die hard MAC studio fix user, but haven't bought any in a couple of years. You're making me think I should go back! I also really need to try the Essie top coat, my nails always chip so quickly. I'm also a big fan of NARS concealer, it's the best!!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  42. I've tried several of these and LOVE them! The Urband Decay eye primer is my favorite and I've never gone back to what I used to use. And the MAC studio fix is a great product, I've become a Tarte fan for my powder, but I would still recommend MAC!!
    XO- Beth
    www.behindmyheels.blogspot.com

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  43. Cool products, thanks for sharing!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/blushing-in-palazzo-pants/

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