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5 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

5 Beauty Products I Can't Live Without - Mama State of Mind

As a mom, I don’t have much time to dedicate to beauty and makeup. I need to be able to make myself presentable in 30 minutes or less. So, when it comes to beauty products, I always look for items that are affordable, effective and have multiple uses. These are the 5 beauty products that meet all of those needs and more!


*DISCLAIMER: I am not getting paid for my reviews of the following products. The opinions stated below are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way by the individual companies. These items were not sent to me for free, I purchased them with my own money.*


1. Origins Checks & Balances Face Wash

I started using this face wash last year, when my skin was at its worst. I had tried countless face washes on the market but my acne was stubborn; nothing seemed to work. Then I stumbled upon Checks & Balances. I used it every other night, with my Clarisonic Mia 2, and started to see improvements immediately. Now, over a year later, I still use this product and my skin is the best it’s ever been!






2. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

This is hands down the best CC cream I have ever tried! I suffer from redness and dark spots, and this cream covers it all. With this product, I am able to eliminate the use of foundation, which saves time and money! It even contains SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protection, making it an awesome “all in one” product for summer. I use it after primer and set it with a loose powder, and it stays all day long!







3. Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser

Before I found this cleanser, I was using makeup remover liquids and wipes to remove my makeup. Not only did those products never completely remove my makeup, but they also irritated my skin. Once I found this cleanser, I never looked back. It’s a creamy consistency which melts the makeup away while also moisturizing your skin. I slather it on my face and wipe it off with a wet washcloth. I love it because it’s cheap, effective, and lasts MONTHS!




4. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

My skin is better than it has ever been, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get breakouts from time to time. I searched for YEARS trying to find a product that could magically erase blemishes overnight and had no luck. Then, I found the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I’m not lying when I say this stuff is AMAZING! You just take a q-tip, dab the solution onto your blemishes, and go to sleep. When you wake up, your blemishes are either completely gone or significantly less noticeable. It has been such a lifesaver for me and I recommend it to everyone I know!





5. Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Another Mario Badescu product (I’ve heard great things about his entire skincare line)! This is probably the most versatile item on this list. I use the facial spray as a toner, makeup remover on the go, setting spray, and sometimes just to give my skin a boost! It’s made with aloe, herbs, and rose water, so it smells lovely and gives your skin a beautiful glow. My toddler even loves to get spritzed with it! It’s definitely a must have, in my opinion!







After years of searching for products that worked for me, I finally found these five that I cannot live without! Give them a try; they just might become your “holy grail” items, too!