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Favorite Products – Old and New

I have switched up some of my routines and I thought I would share them with you today. I always love reading product posts because there is usually something that I haven’t heard of or wanted to try and the post gives me the final push to do so.

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Let’s start off with storage! I purchased the bottom two acrylic drawer sets at The Container Store when I lived in Atlanta, they are about six years old and I believe I payed about $15 for each. Well worth it? I think so! I bought the top acrylic organizer at TJ Maxx last month for $7.99. A steal if you ask me!!! This holds all of my make up perfectly! My skin care items are shoved in a basked under the sink. I might need to work on that next.

As you know from yesterday, I was at Sephora this weekend and got a new foundation and moisturizer. I am in love with both of them for sure!

My favorite concealer that I have tried so far is Maybelline Age Rewind. And that is saying a lot, because I feel I have tried just about every other concealer out there! There is a Tarte one that I like as well, the CC Under Eye Corrector. It is pricier than the Maybelline one at $24, but is pretty awesome as well.


I just adore the milk chocolate bronzer from Too Faced. I use the light/medium and it is perfect for contouring my face and giving this pale girl a little color! It is the perfect shade and doesn’t have that fake orange look that some bronzers give. I have had this for several months now and it still looks brand new, so a little goes a long way and the product is worth the price!

My favorite mascara has always been Benefits They’re Real. Hands down. However, because it is a bit harder to remove and I have received a few free samples of other kinds, my favorite every day mascara is now Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes. I have noticed a vast improvement in the actual health of my lashes. They look much longer and healthier now that I have started using this again. It was a tried and true back in the day, and call me nostalgic but I am glad it is back in my arsenal.


My favorite eye palette is the original Naked palette. There are so many amazing colors, they all blend together to create so many different looks. I have had mine for a really long time, and there is still so much product left too, so at the $54 price point I will say it is well worth it.

My favorite eye liner are the Loreal Infallible Eye Liner. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t budge. I have repurchased this stuff several times in both brown and black and I don’t see myself changing anytime soon.


I received Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Super Booster about a month or so ago. I love it! You can use it under any other serums you have or just your moisturizer. I use it under my eyes, on my forehead and I also dab some on my cheeks. I had a sun spot on my cheek that was pretty dark and I will say it is about half gone now! Also, I noticed the few fine lines on my forehead are less noticeable as well. This will be a repurchase when I am out!

I liked the Vitamin C booster so much, it caused me to order some more Paula’s Choice stuff! I tried the Resist line which is for acne and wrinkles. Because life isn’t fair as it is, I have to worry about both! I love the face wash and the BHA that I ordered. The moisturizer that I picked from this line isn’t moisturizing enough for me though, and that will be going back. I have been using these two products with the new moisturizer I got on Sunday and I am happy with them. I really like the Paula Choice website because she has reviews on pretty much any product you want to try both her brand and all the other brands out there.

Resist Foaming Cleanser


Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA I am still completely in love with the Vaseline Rosy Lips. I use it every morning and every evening and my lips have never been softer. It smells great, and it gives you a little color too!

My go to spot treatment is the Kate Somerville Anti-Bac lotion. I usually have hormonal break outs around my chin, and every now and then I have a patch on my cheek that likes to flare up at the worst times. I use this every morning and evening around my chin, and I use it as needed on the cheek area. The bottle lasts me about six months, so it is certainly worth the price! I ran out of it for a few weeks a month or so back, and my whole face blew up. So I know this stuff works!

My favorite fall/winter body lotion is the Vitamin E lotion from The Body Shop. They are 50% off today, I am stocking up! It kept my skin from completely cracking last winter and nothing in the past has ever been able to do that. The scent is rather neutral, it has a little bit of a rose scent to it…but nothing offensive and it blended nicely with the perfumes I wear. I honestly find the scent very soothing at night time before bed too!

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Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your favorites?

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  • Reply Kelli October 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I need to try that eyeliner, I love mine but it can look smudgy after a few hours.

    I still haven’t gotten any rosey lips, I need to make a list of stuff to buy. If I don’t make a list I forget, of course that could be a good thing too. 🙂

  • Reply joey October 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    LOVE this post! Thank you for sharing. I’ll need to try that infallible eye liner because I have such a problem with liners smudging on me! The age rewind concealer–do you use that just under your eyes or on blemishes/spots, too? I’ve heard so many great things about it but haven’t tried it yet myself! I’m definitely in the market for a new concealer, so I’d love to try it!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I stocked up on Vitamin E already, it saves me every year.

    I like Paula’s Choice a lot, I’m considering switching to more of her products as I run out.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal October 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love the naked palette!!!

    I think I’m going to do a complete me OVERHAUL – just start being a better “girl” overall. Need to take better care of myself – inside and out. You know?

  • Reply Mree October 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Love Kate Somerville products. Exfolikate is awesome!!

  • Reply Biana Perez October 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    When I saw your first photo I thought it was my dresser because I have the same set-up LOL!! The original naked palette really was the best!

  • Reply Julia October 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I love your storage! Mine is all in bags and shoved under my sink, need to fix that!

    I am almost out of eyeliner so I may need to try that one next! And I keep hearing about the Naked palette, everyone loves it!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter October 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love your makeup storage! I have to get a new system going. I sit on the floor in front of my full length mirror and spread all my makeup out next to me when getting ready. My husband has to climb over me, lol.

  • Reply Pinky October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Smart move on the plastic containers, I have something I bought in college I still use. Ain’t no shame!

    I want the naked palette for Christmas!

  • Reply Kristen October 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I love your storage, my storage is embarrassing right now and does not work at all. i have the naked 3 but i think i want to get either the original naked or naked 2. i have the hoola bronzer because everyone raved about it but honestly i am not sure it is working for me, i feel like i can’t contour with it. i might try that one you listed. i love the Maybelline concealer, it is like one of the best products i have ever bought, and so cheap. i still haven’t tried benefits they’re real, i’m such a tight ass really! i don’t like to spend a lot of money, but like you said, it’s worth it because they last so long. i got the naked 3 in feb and it still looks brand new (well i don’t use it that much) and i got a too faced palette that i absolutely love in 2010 and it’s still going. so it’s worth it, it’s just hard to find the worth it products.

  • Reply alyssa October 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Writing down that Kate Sommerville treatment. I’ve been looking for something that would work and I had just about reached my wit’s end. I went all through high school in college with clear skin, but two years ago I was diagnosed with a reproductive disorder and hormonal cystic pimples have become a part of my life — ugh. Thanks for sharing. PS I have the same drawers — they’re awesome!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie October 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    oooh yay new things to try!!

  • Reply Lauren October 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I need concealer finally so I have to get on it and try that kind! Interested in the vaseline and eye liner too…. thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kerry October 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    The body butters always work so well, love them. I need to try that concealer.

  • Reply Nadine October 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I’m looking for a new everyday mascara. I’m currently using MAC and it’s not as great as I had hope that it would be, stays on but doesn’t give me the volume I want. I am definitely going to have to try the Tarte!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design October 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    … Sorry, too busy taking notes to leave a real comment. Lol – thanks for posting this! I’m trying to switch over to grown up makeup and there’s too much stuff out there. It gets overwhelming.

  • Reply tricia congilio October 28, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I have a Vitamin C booster that I don’t use and now that I hear it helps with fine lines and dark spots I am going to use it. When I first opened up this post I saw the awesome organizational pieces you had and wondered where you got them. As I continued reading I was pleasantly surprised that you mentioned them AND told us where you got them. Thanks!

    Mascara for me can be tough because my favorite is by Lancôme and I hate spending the money on it when I can buy comparable stuff for a fraction of the cost. there are small differences but the cheap stuff is good enough for work and the good stuff can be used for other occasions.

  • Reply Jackie October 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I’m really loving the Resist line too. The moisturizer works for me but I have super oily skin.

  • Reply Morgan October 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I’ve been using that same Too Faced bronzer since high school. I love it! I actually just bought more yesterday! haha

  • Reply Joy October 28, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    So you need to try the eye liner from bare minerals. It’s liquid on one end and solid on the other. I LOVE it. I got it for Christmas last year and I’m still using the same one!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

    The Body Shop Body Butter is the best lotion ever. I’m almost out and need to restock before winter. Also on my list of to-buy is the UD foundation and Naked2 Basics palette.

    I love that organizer!!! I need one like it because mine just is not working anymore.

  • Reply Tracy October 29, 2014 at 1:35 am

    I just recently started using that Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Booster! I really want to look into more products from that brand.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth October 29, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I am such a product junkie so you know I love product posts like this! Plus I love our text sephora updates 😉 I really need to try that too faced bronzer I have a sample at Mark’s house and I need to finally try it! I am also going to pick up that vaseline thanks for the recs! Well all of them because they all sound amazing!

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