Friday, September 26, 2014

The Beauty Products I Hoard, Stockpile and Generally Can't Live Without

Bonne Bell Lip Smackers Vanilla, Zoya Remove+ Nail Polish Remover, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, The Body Shop Shea Body Butter, M.A.C Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara, Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Foaming Hand Soap, stockpiled and hoarded beauty products, beauty blogger linkup, beauty blogger series
The fabulous Christine Mikesell of 15 Minute Beauty has put together a super fun beauty blog linkup today, all about the products we stockpile and hoard. Now, I'm not going to lie -- my apartment tends to look like a Sephora gone crazy. There are nail polishes, lip balms, candles, soaps and more scattered basically across every free inch of space. But there are definitely products that I keep going back to again and again -- and buy in multiples, just in case there was ever a chance of them being discontinued. This is my list.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
The. Best. Top. Coat. Ever. I constantly sing its praises to every single person I know, and I go through bottles like it's my job (which, let's face it, it kind of is). If you want glossy, chip-free nails that dry completely within 5-10 minutes, this is the top coat for you.
$9 at

Zoya Remove+ Big Flipper Nail Polish Remover
If you want to remove even the peskiest nail polish (and that includes uber-difficult glitter), then this is the remover you need to keep around. At any given time I probably have at least three bottles hanging around my apartment in various stages of use.
$9.99 at

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Foaming Hand Soap
I have quite the hand soap problem -- I think right now there are 10 in my apartment. But this is my absolute all-time favorite. I love the warmth and deliciousness of the scent, and I love how clean it makes my hands feel. I buy it three at a time!
$6.50 at

M.A.C Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara
Want your lashes to look longer, curlier and more voluminous ... all with just a few swipes of a mascara brush? This is the mascara you NEED in your arsenal. I'm actually wary of telling people about its power, since that means there will be less tubes out there for me. But luckily I've got four at the ready.
$22 at

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
If it's possible to OD on a body cream, this would be mine. I've got five tubs scattered throughout my apartment right now (on the end tables next to my couch, in both my bathrooms, on my nightstand) and I've got it at work, too. It's the only body butter I've found that consistently keeps my skin feeling baby soft -- even those tough, ashy elbows and knees.
$20 at

Bonne Bell Lip Smackers
I don't care if this makes me a forever tween. I LOVE LIP SMACKERS. I've tried every single lip balm on the market and these beat all of them, lips down. (See what I did there?) My pout is perfectly puckered and kissably soft thanks to these sweet balms. I buy them in serious bulk (usually at least $40 worth at a time) and I carry them in threes. You'll NEVER find me without them close by.
$1.99 each at

Be sure to check out what my fellow beauty bloggers can't live without, too!


  1. Oh my goodness I haven't used Lipsmackers since I was a kid! :D

  2. I haven't tried Lipsmackers since I was a kid but I used to LOVE them. I can still taste the Bubblegum on on my lips. Yummy!

  3. Looove Zoya Remove +. I'm also quite obsessed with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer!

  4. Zoya Remove should be on my list too!

  5. Oh yes Seche Vite is amazing! I haven't used that MAC mascara for ages but I remember really liking it!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

  6. It is so funny to see so many people's hoarded goods. I love Remove+

  7. Warm Vanilla Sugar smells so good but my husband hates vanilla so I don't get to buy it! :(

  8. I love The Body Shop body butters!

  9. Have not tried the MAC mascara but looking forward to trying it.

  10. Of all the ones you have listed above, my favorite part is the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I've used that once and was really amzed with the speed of drying. Anyway, if you're looking for nail polishes that dry fast, you should have Maybelline Express Finish (dries in 50 secs) and Rimmel London (dries in 60 secs). They are both available in different shades. Hope this one helps.