3 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

3 products I can’t live without? Sounds dramatic, right? But if you have ever tried to get 4 kids ready for school, you’re already 20 minutes late, your girls have long hair and act as if they’ve never seen a brush, and you’re looking a little haggard – you know that anything that makes that morning even the slightest bit better is worth its weight in gold!

And these aren’t just products that save school mornings. They are products that I’ve had as long as I can remember. And the thing is, as many times as I find another product that says it does the same thing, I always come back to these tried and true favorites. It’s like the $3 aerosol hairspray that people swear by – sometimes you just have to stick with an old favorite.

Here are mine:


1)  ELTA MD Tinted SPF 40

As women, we all go through that period where we’d rather get hit by a MAC truck than leave the house without wearing makeup. It usually isn’t a vanity thing (though, if it were, who cares?), but an extra step that gives us a small boost of confidence. These days, I get ready because it helps me get through the day better. But on those rare occasions where I dare to go bare, there is one product I refuse to go outside without wearing: sunscreen.

You probably don’t need me to tell you how important it is to wear sunscreen. You have been told this your entire life! But if you still need a quick reminder, listen up: Wear your sunscreen. Not only are you undoing all the hard work of your aesthetician when you go without, but you’re opening yourself up to skin cancer.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Ok, rant over. So I’ll tell you a bit about my favorite, Elta MD Tinted Uv Daily Broad-Spectrum Facial Sunscreen Spf 40. It gives you the high-powered protection of sunscreen mixed with a light tint that hides imperfections without being too heavy. It’s water-resistant, non-greasy, and offers lightweight moisture that plumps skin and blurs the appearance of fine lines. It boasts 9% zinc oxide which protects from UVA and UVB rays and has crazy good ingredients like niacinamide, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid.


It’s the perfect “I’m not wearing anything” wearable that will make you look flawless while you’re out and about. And help you stay flawless! Seriously, this stuff is the bomb and it goes on so smooth. It doesn’t smell like typical sunscreens and as I said above, doesn’t produce an oily layer on top of your skin.

2) Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm

Some girls have Lip Smackers. Others, like me, have worn Burt’s Bees as long as I can remember.

Made with coconut oil and beeswax for moisture and almond oil to condition, this is the base I put on before everything else. And you guys know I love a good lipstick! It’s peppermint-scented and goes on so smooth and totally matte. I always have this on hand and keep a few in the car. My kids are constantly running in with chapped lips and this instantly soothes.

Plus, it doesn’t have all the yucky stuff like parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS. According to the brand, one of these is sold every single second, which means more likely than not, you’ve got one of these lying near you. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm has more than 1,000 five-star ratings and easily earns its place as a simple, reliable, ever-loyal item in your makeup bag.


The beauty industry is constantly evolving thanks to science behind new treatments and formulas and beauty innovators always on point with fresh product launches. With all that newness, it’s almost impossible not to get swept up by Instagram’s latest beauty obsession.

But Burt’s Bees’ popularity is proof: Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.


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3) It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

Emery’s got insane curls happening. I have horsehair. We have hair issues at our house. But It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner makes it all a little more manageable.

It claims to do 10 things (hence the name): repairs, adds shine, tames frizz, protects color, detangles, prevents split ends, curbs breakage, softens, boosts body, and protects hair from heat. Here’s how:

  • Silk amino acids: Repair hair
  • Panthenol: Tames frizz, repairs hair, detangles, prevents split ends, and protects hair from heat
  • Cyclomethicone: Tames frizz, adds shine, and protects color
  • Camellia sinensis leaf extract: Curbs breakage and softens hair

This leave-in helps to detangle dry, damaged hair, as well as adding softness. It works for any texture.

The thing I love most about these 3 miracle-workers??? I can pick them all up at Walmart! So head to your local Walmart (or shop online) to try my favorites!

Remember, Walmart has free shipping and returns on orders over $35! And their selection is huge, plus they have a ton of exclusive offerings! Have fun painting!

Xx Tara

Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post!


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