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Mario Badescu first impressions

Hello everyone,

Recently, I was sent a few products by Mario Badescu to try out and you guys may have seen what products I was already sent because I did a haul on my Instagram stories. In today’s post, I will be sharing with you my first thoughts.

Mario Badescu drying lotion

The drying lotion was the product I was most excited for because I’ve heard such great reviews about it. I tested it on my spots and what would’ve taken days for my spots to die down, it happened overnight. I was very happy with it! I don’t think it would be a good idea to use it every day because it has a strong smell and it wouldn’t be good to constantly dry out your skin. I definitely love how you put a cotton bud through the liquid layer and then to the powder. Click here to check it out!

Mario Badescu facial spray cucumber

I also had high hopes for this product because I love the rosewater facial spray. I knew that this worked because I have combination skin and some part of my face gets really dry. I sprayed the cucumber facial spray and let that sink in and I didn’t need to use as much moisturiser on my face as before. I also love how fresh this smells too. Click here to check it out!

Mario Badescu enzyme cleansing wash

I was a little sceptical about this enzyme cleansing smell because it doesn’t have exfoliating beads but this is perfect because it is suitable to use twice a day. When I use an exfoliator with beads, it tends to over wash my face which can cause it to oil up quicker but I am excited to see, after a while, if this clears my skin up. Click here to check it out!

Mario Badescu lip balm

I had no idea that Mario Badescu did a lip balm as I never saw it on beauty bay but I think this product is only available in the U.S. I am definitely so grateful that I have the chance to use this because it is really moisturising and I really like the smell. It has coconut oil in it and smells really nice. Click here to check it out!

Mario Badescu Witch hazel toner

The toner also isn’t available in beauty bay but I will try to see if I can find alternative links for these. The toner smells very similar to the rosewater facial spray but it is slightly different due to the witch hazel and I really like the subtle floral smell. I don’t use toner in my skincare routine so this product was definitely intriguing. I used it after I washed my face and my T-Zone wasn’t as oily as they usually get so I guess it worked. It is supposed to minimise pores so I’ll definitely update you guys on if it works. Click here to check it out!

Mario badescu rosewater facial spray

Lastly, the rosewater facial spray. I wasn’t sent this as I purchased it myself, hence why it is half full. I thought I’d give a mini review on this in case you’d like to try it. The smell of this is by far my favourite out of all of them (it might be a bit biased as I’ve been using this for a long time, haha). I used it all summer and it cooled down my face and rehydrated my face without making it oily. Click here to check it out!

I want to thank Mario Badescu’s PR team for sending over these prodcuts for me to use and try out. Make sure to go check them out and give them a follow.


So I hope you all enjoyed this post! I know you guys were so excited for this post because I got a lot of DM’s asking me to do a review as soon as possible. If you would like an in depth review on any of these, comment below!

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*I was kindly sent these products to review by MArio Badescu. However, all opinions are my own. Click here for the disclaimer.


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  • Eleanor Pritchard

    My face gets quite dry in winter so I think I might have to buy the rose water as it’s good you say that it’s not too oily as well 🙂 that’s so cool you got sent the products as well! x

    September 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      You definitely should give it a try! They have a smaller version of the one I got so that would be a great start. Glad you liked the post! xx

      September 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Ellie Jones

    Holy moly that’s a big brand Najida! Congratulations on this flipping amazing collaboration!!! 😀 With my spots raging I’m really tempted to look into ordering some (I know some of their products are vegan). Especially that flipping drying lotion! Needed right now!

    Ellie Xx

    September 20, 2018 at 6:31 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you Ellie! Hopefully you love it as much as I do xx

      September 22, 2018 at 11:47 pm Reply
  • Kirithika

    Loved the review! I didn’t know they did a lip balm!

    September 16, 2018 at 11:20 am Reply
  • ella

    loved your post Najida! sounds really cool and you are so lucky to recieve some products! i love the rose water spray so much! el x

    September 16, 2018 at 2:13 am Reply
  • Life in the Happy

    All these products look so fancy too!! Amazing post and beautiful photos Najida!! x

    September 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Yes they do! Thank you x

      September 15, 2018 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Carly Allison

    i loved this review so much & amazing photos !!

    September 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • wendee

    sounds like an amazing brand.
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    September 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm Reply
  • Amelia

    Loved the review Najida!! The cucumber facial spray and lip balm sound lovely!! xxx

    September 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Bexa

    These look like such great products, the packaging is so simple yet stylish. I love the sound of the aloe, cucumber and green tea facial spray, so cooling & refreshing! Thank you for sharing Najida <3 xx

    Bexa |

    September 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I agree! You should defo give the cucumber spray a try xx

      September 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • Everything Eden

    Such gorgeous photos. I really need to try Mario Badescu products! This post has made me even more desperate too! Xx

    September 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you! You definitely need to try them out x

      September 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • The diary of Ellie

    My friend swears by these products and it’s more of a reason for me to try them out x

    September 15, 2018 at 10:20 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      I don’t blame her! Hopefully you have the chance to try them out xx

      September 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • Zoë

    Omg Ive always wanted to try Mario Badescu, I cant believe you got sent products, that is so amazing girl!!! Im so proud of you!!! Id definitely love to try these out, especially the drying lotion!! The rosewater and witch hazel toner also sounds amazing!! Loved this post Najida!!! xx

    September 15, 2018 at 10:06 am Reply
    • lifeasnajida

      Thank you Zoe! You should definitely try their products xxx

      September 15, 2018 at 10:43 am Reply

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