Better Call Backup


I recently went into my backup stash to grab a mascara, and I thought I’d give you a peek at what products I love too much to ever be without.

Origins Super Spot Remover // This is a no-brainer for me. It’s a salicylic acid gel that’s amazing for getting rid of acne and even the dark spots that acne leaves behind.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande // My go-to concealer. I use it for everything: under my eyes, blemishes, dark areas, all of it. It’s so versatile. It’s also expensive, so I picked this one up in Sephora’s April VIB Sale.

MAC RiRi Woo // I came across this by accident. When it was first released in May of last year, my mom and I were both on the MAC website trying to get it into our carts and checked out. One of us – I can’t remember who – put two in our cart just in case the other didn’t manage to get it. We both succeeded and ended up with three. My mom suggested that I put the spare up on eBay, but I love the shade so much that I’m keeping it for when my first one is done. It’s my perfect red.

Origins Modern Friction Scrub* // I have two of these ‘lil jerks because I love it. It’s a super gentle exfoliator that I tend to use once a week, but is gentle enough to use more often. I use it every other day in the winter to combat the dry-flakies.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter // This stuff. It’s my new favourite way to remove makeup, and as part of a double-cleanse at night, it’s resulted in clearer, brighter skin. I’m nearing the end of my current one, so I picked up this spare in the last buy-3-get-3-free sale.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream* // I love, love, love this stuff. It’s a miracle brightener for my dark circles, and means that I use less of my NARS Concealer. I will never not have it. Ever.

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  • Love the idea of getting backups for le stuff, but it hasn’t happened yet. Your description of the nars concealer makes me want to try it. I haven’t had a concealer in ages, so I really need one.

    • In my opinion, it’s the only concealer you ever need! Backups of amazing LE products are a really good idea, too. It might get repromoted, but I don’t feel like taking that kind of chance!

      • You’re really tempting me, even with the price! I agree, especially since the new version might be similar but not the same.