Head Back to School with these Beauty Essentials!

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Going back to school is easier when you have everything you need. I just sent my son Johnny off to college, and Caci moves into her college room soon. There is just so much you need when getting ready for the new school year that keeping track of everything can be difficult, no matter how many times you do it or how organized you think you are. I used this handy check list to keep me on track and get all of the last minute items we needed. When it comes to beauty essentials, though, I have those down. With years of experience, my kids and I know what beauty items work and what will get you in and out of the bathroom and into the classroom fast. 

Back to School Beauty Essentials

Let's face it; there is not much time to be had in the bathroom when you are sharing it with hundreds of others at college. You need products in your dorm room that will go the distance and work while taking up the least amount of space. Head back to school with these must-have beauty essentials.

Back to School Beauty Essentials

Pond's Towelettes

Whether you use them to take off your makeup at the end of the day or freshen up your skin first thing in the morning, these towelettes are essential to your skin care routine. The soft, textured cloths work quickly and leave skin squeaky clean. I stock up on three packs to last an entire semester. 

Back to School Beauty Essentials

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Unfortunately, breakouts are going to happen, especially when you are stressed. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is the best product to use when you want to shrink whiteheads overnight. Dab this magic potion on pimples and let dry to work.

Back to School Beauty Essentials

Dove Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo will be a savior in college as shower time will be kept to a minimum in the gang showers — trust me! Dove Dry Shampoo is a favorite as it refreshes hair and gets rid of oil in between washing. 

Back to School Beauty Essentials

EOS Lip Balm

Lip Balm is a must-have year round, but especially when you are spending a lot of time locked up in a college dorm sleeping or studying. All of that dry air takes a toll on the lips, and EOS Lip Balm is packed with soothing ingredients to keep lips smooth day in and out. I like that it comes in a variety of flavors for both Johnny and Caci and there are even multi-packs so I can stock up.

Back to School Beauty Essentials


A  mirror may not seem like an essential, but once you get to college, you will realize how important a few extra mirrors are. You may have thought of the all important wall-mirror, but don't forget the makeup mirror for applying makeup and the magnifying mirror for tweezing. 

Back to School Beauty Essentials

What are some of your back to school essentials?

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.