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by Courtney on April 26, 2011

Remember this past winter when we remodeled our kitchen? Yeah, that was a blast.

Well, for the past few months, Jay and I have been given the daily reminder of our remodel every time we walked out into our garage.

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And outside to our back yard…

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But thanks to some major help from my Dad and brother, we are now free and clear of ALL of our junk. It’s a miracle!

I know it still looks like there’s quite a bunch of stuff in there, and that’s because there is. That’s all of the stuff I had to take out of my classroom and I still need to figure out what to do with it…

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The day here has been absolutely beautiful! Sunny skies, temps in the 70’s…oh yes. It sounded like an al fresco kinda lunch day to me.

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I made a big ‘ol salad with romaine, spinach, cukes, carrots, grape tomatoes, celery, red onion, chickpeas, dried cranberries, Chavrie, and a drizzle of light balsamic vinaigrette. It was, in one word, awesome.

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On the side, I also snacked on some of these Wheat Thins Fiber Selects. I have no idea how many I consumed except for the fact that it was a lot. Note to self: Remember to portion out your crackers, Courtney! Eye rolling smile

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Now I have a question for all you ladies out there…

For the past year or two, I have been loving my Prescriptives Site Unseen concealer. I was lucky enough to be blessed with lovely dark under-eye circles, and this little guy has done an amazing job at keeping them under wraps.

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However, Prescriptives went out of business a few months back, and my stockpile of concealers is about to run out. Ohhh the horror.

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So, this means that I’ve got to find myself a killer under-eye concealer fast, before I turn back into raccoon-eyed Courtney. It’s scary, trust me.

Question for the Afternoon:

What’s under-eye concealers would you recommend?

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1 ellalinea April 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

i would recommend “touche eclat” by Yves Saint Laurent.. It’s quite exprensive but almost every makeup artist uses this to make dark circles disappear.. :)

http://touche-eclat.com/en_GB/
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2 ellalinea April 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Oh I just saw that America isn’t listed on the site!

Maybe you can purchase it through amazon :)

http://www.amazon.com/Yves-Saint-Laurent-LUMINOUS-RADIANCE/dp/B004IZR2MW/ref=dp_cp_ob_bt_title_0
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3 Shayla April 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Wow where have I been – I didn’t know Prescriptives went out of business??!! I use concealer by MAC, it’s the Select Cover-Up and here’s the link to it if you wanna check it out! http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/157/278/Select-Cover-Up/index.tmpl

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4 Renee April 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I actually have Touche Eclat (you can find it at Nordstrom) and I’m not a fan. While it does a little brightening, it doesn’t cover. I have DARK circles, and it’s just not enough. I use it on top of my other concealer, which is from Philosophy (and isn’t super impressive).

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5 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Chickpea salads (with craisins, of course) are so good! And yours is so colorful :)

I stopped using makeup a couple months ago, but I do remember revlon making a good concealer for a reasonable price. I don’t remember the name, but it comes in a black square container, with a circular window for the concealer color.

Does that make any sense LOL?
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6 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

i absolutely LOVE dermablend cover creme. it’s amazing!
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7 Kelly April 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I don’t wear makeup ever….ever. I am too lazy to put it on and Keith doesn’t care so it’s a win win!!
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8 fsugirl! April 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I wish I could help you! Just remember: in the Czech Republic it’s a sign of royalty! We could be princesses! ;)

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9 Courtney April 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Ooooooooo! ;)

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10 Ashley April 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm
11 Courtney April 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

NO WAY! I swear the last time I checked they didn’t have it online…Yippeeeee!!! :-D

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12 Miranda @ working mom works out April 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I have dark circles, too. Try the Double Wear by Estee Lauder. They reformulated it and it’s better. If your eyes are really dry, try Chanel. It;s like $40 though.

I used to sell makeup :)

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13 Kimberley April 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

One, that salad looks delicious… salads remind me of summer so much, I am not sure why probably because of the fresh produce :) AND i tend to eat more salad’s in the summer!
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14 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" April 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I so relate to eating more crackers than I can count. I may or may not being doing that right now ;-) I don’t use under-eye concealer but I’ve always had good luck with Clinique!
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15 Shawna April 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

i love Philosophy’s eye Hope — all their products are amazing.
http://www.philosophy.com/makeup-eyesandbrows/eye-hope-concealer-product
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16 Rachel April 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I like Amazing Concealor (at Ulta or Sephora) and MAC’s Moisturecover Concealor. Amazing covers everything and is good except when my skin is too dry.

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17 Gabby April 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Check Ebay before you look for another brand. You may be able to find it on there. Clinique had gotten rid of a lip color that I loved and I went on Ebay and found a person selling it and bought 4 tubes of it! Worth a try

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18 Chelsea M April 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I just recently found your blog and I love reading all about you fantastic meals and desserts. Thanks for all the great ideas.

I swear by Bobbi Brown corrector. You can use it alone or with a concealer on top. If you’re willing to spend a little more (~$20-25) it’s what I swear by. I’m a nurse who works overnight and my dark circles are so much better now!

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19 Courtney April 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

No prob! ;) Thanks Chelsea!

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20 Blog is the New Black April 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm
21 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I use my bare minerals foundation for everything and it definitely covers the raccoon eyes even if you think powder won’t cover. It works wonders :D

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22 Samantha April 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Wow that salad looks AMAZING! Yum yum!

I use Almay smart shade concealer – it really does blend very well into your natural skin color!

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23 JULIE April 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I love the Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen by Dior. You can get it at Sephora or any department store that sells Dior makeup.

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24 Stefanie April 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Neutrogena undereye multitasking concealer! it’s a little pricey for a drugstore brand, but it has spf 15, is moisturizing, & stays put!

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25 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Lancome Effarceness was my absolute favorite – nothing covered my big ol’ honkin hereditary circles better! I did switch to LUSH’s TM as a concealer because I wanted something with fewer chemicals, and I do like it, but it doesn’t quite hold a candle to Lancome!
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26 Amy Glockner April 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Hey Courtney!!

What shade are you in the prescriptives? I want to order some on the website too if they have some left.

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27 Jillian April 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Try Mac’s tube concealer with the sponge brush. It’s amazing.

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28 Cara April 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I’m a die hard Clinique fan so I use their under eye concealer which works well, but I have also used Bobbi Brown concealer and it was great!

Your salad looks wonderful! I love those wheat thins, they are soooo addicting!

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29 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

That salad looks fantastic!!! Not too much help on the undereye concealer thing. I have yet to buy that in my makeup history. Although with all these papers and finals, I have no doubt I will soon. lol
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30 Lauren April 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I love Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Concealer – and it’s cheap too!
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31 Alyssa Kuminski April 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Prescriptives had my favorite bronzer and I can not find anything that compares :/
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32 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I’m obsessed with YSL Touche Eclat. It’s really expensive at $40 a tube, but it comes in the same kind of packaging as the Prescriptives and it’s a MIRACLE. I got it because so many magazines raved about it, and it’s my one must-have makeup item!!
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33 Erin April 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I love the concealer from The Body Shop! It comes in a crayon form that you can sharpen and I think it has really good coverage without being too thick or fake looking!

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34 Emily @ Relishments April 27, 2011 at 5:37 am

Are you aware that you look gorgeous all the time? Seriously. Perhaps you could use a little of your new-found free time to share a post about your beauty routines? I’m dying to know how you do it–and steal your tips!
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35 Courtney April 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

Aww thank you! :)
Hmmmm…I’ll have to see what I can come up with!

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36 Diana April 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Erase Paste by Benefit is the best! I have TERRIBLE under eye circles, ever since I was born, this stuff really covers them up.

http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/Benefit-erase-paste/dp/B0011UNTJ2

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37 Amanda April 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I use Cover FX, which is a cream foundation, as concealer. It works beautifully! I too have dark circles, but I also have a lot of redness on my cheeks. I originally bought this for my wedding, and I’ve been using it everyday since. I apply with a synthetic brush. It’s a bit pricey, but SO worth it. I bought mine in October and I haven’t scratched through to the bottom yet!

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml%3B$sessionid$F2BW14FOWJC1ACV0KRTQQAQ;jsessionid=F2BW14FOWJC1ACV0KRTQQAQ?id=P191303

Brush:
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml%3B$sessionid$F2BW14FOWJC1ACV0KRTQQAQ;jsessionid=F2BW14FOWJC1ACV0KRTQQAQ?id=P188221

Good luck!

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38 amy April 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I’m a makeup artist and I’ve tried everything I have very dark undereye circles. Touche Eclat was a total waste of money, Estee Double wear goes into any creases u may have as did erase paste by benefit. The absolute best I’ve found is mac’s new Prolongwear. I have so many people hooked on it now and the mac store will give u a sample to try first. I use it myself daily but I also use it for photoshoots.
Keep us posted what u decide on though. I’d love to know if I missed out on a better one! Good luck!

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