A fantastic group of beauty bloggers are posting today about products that we are always terrified of running out of and
kind of hoard constantly stock up on. I thought it’d be fun to participate, so here are the products that I am constantly making sure I have backups of, after the jump:
E.L.F. concealer brushes – I have tried a few other brushes for cleanup but I keep coming back to these. They’re cheap, have a good amount of stiffness and last a decent amount of time (although it seems like some of the newer ones I’ve purchased haven’t been lasting as long which is a bummer)!
Cuticle Balm from Reverie Nail Lacquer – I’ve reviewed these here, but I really have a problem with hoarding too much cuticle balm & oil! I especially love the ones from this brand and she offers so many amazing scents that it’s too difficult to *not* stock up on a million of them.
Zoya Remove + – The power of acetone with the softness of glycerin. This stuff removes polish very easily without leaving your hands/cuticles super dried out and gross. I love the pump bottle that the small one comes in, so I buy the larger ones to refill it.
Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A-Peel – Removing glitter polish is a huge pain. Even using the foil method it still takes forever and I hate cutting up the foil pieces, etc. I never wear glitter without using this as a base coat anymore! Although it only makes the polish last 1-2 days most times, I change my polish so frequently anyways that that’s almost a plus! You can read my full review on this here.
KBShimmer Clearly On Top & Basic Training – Clearly On Top is an amazing quick-dry top coat from one of my favorite indie brands that won my quick dry top coat comparison test. I’ve only just recently started using the Basic Training base coat but I’ve really liked it and plan to keep these both restocked.
Gelous – Although this is technically a base coat, I use this (under a quick-dry top coat) to smooth out chunky glitters or texture polish. It’s very thick so it works perfectly!
Out the Door – My favorite top coat! This dries slightly slower (almost not even noticeably) than a lot of other quick dry top coats and is more on the thin side, but I have never even once experienced any shrinkage using it with ANY brand! I also usually get a great amount of wear time when using this. As an added bonus, I find that it’s one of the only top coats that works with every Zoya polish that I own (Zoya notoriously does not play nice with many quick dry top coats).
Yellow Stopper – I use this while swatching! Again, this is not used for it’s intended purpose by me (which is to prevent nails from yellowing with UV protection), but as a peel-off base coat. I typically paint 2 coats of this on before swatching a polish and it makes removing it a breeze. Needless to say, I go through a LOT of this stuff!
Lint Free Wipes – These are sold a variety of places, they last forever and remove polish without leaving a lot of little pieces of cotton or fluff stuck to your nail after.
Konad White & Black Stamping Polishes – For colors, I find that a variety of nail polishes work for stamping but I have never found another black or white polish that stamps as easily and opaquely as these do!
Honorable Mention: China Glaze Fairy Dust – Shamefully, my current bottle is almost gone and I have not yet gotten myself to a Sallys to purchase more, so I didn’t feel right including it in the post. However, when I do finally get to Sallys, I plan to buy at least 3 backup bottles so I can continue to Fairy Dust All The Things.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! What beauty or nail products do you hoard? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to check out the posts from other members: