We all plan to rise early and start each day with ample time to get ready, but in reality, most of us are guilty of reaching for the snooze button to spend those extra minutes wrapped up under the duvet. Oops! While the extra pillow time is usually worth it, it’s our morning prep procedure that suffers.
Here are our top 7 beauty hacks and get-ready-quick tricks.
1. Tame Eyebrows with Lip Balm
Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time to prep, prime, and perfectly-fill your eyebrows. So, when your brows are looking a little unruly and you’re short of time, reach for your favorite lip balm or Vaseline to smooth them back into place. The waxy consistency is ideal to hold them in place, so swipe a small amount onto each brow and use an eyebrow comb to brush them into your desired shape.
2. Dry Nails in Seconds
We’ve all been there and taken the risk of painting our nails in a rush, only to head out and have them smudged in the first few minutes. It’s excruciatingly painful and that’s why this is a favorite beauty hack of ours. Dip your nails into a bowl of iced water to harden freshly painted nails. The chilly water will instantly dry your nails and solidify the topcoat, leaving you immune to pesky chips, bumps, and smudges.
3. Always Pack Lipstick
If you’re going to pop just one item of makeup in your purse every day – make sure it’s a lipstick. Why? Because lipstick can pull any look together and complete it. Even if you’ve overslept to the max and have had no time to apply any makeup whatsoever, a swift glide of your favorite shade of lippie will soon bring the color back to your cheeks. Plus, it can be applied on the go pretty much anywhere.
It’s always worth investing in products for your makeup bag that can multi-task if you’re caught time short. Makeup pieces that multi-task make it a whole lot easier to streamline your hair and makeup routine.
4. Invest in Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions may be pricey, but when it comes to saving time on beauty, these bad boys are a game-changer. Not only do they gift you with 24/7 long, fluttery lashes but they also cut the need for wearing mascara and eyeliner altogether. And we all know that it’s the application of mascara and eyeliner that clock those minutes onto the morning makeup routine!
5. Do Your Hair Last
However, if shampooing and conditioning is an absolute must, dry and style your hair last before leaving the house and prioritize other tasks, like applying makeup. It’s tempting to dry your hair as soon as you hop out the shower, but by waiting to dry your hair last you give your locks the chance to air dry. Not only does this cut drying time, but it also reduces the amount of heat used on your precious hair!
6. Maximize Your Dry Shampoo
First thing’s first – dry shampoo is your best friend. By spraying your locks with dry shampoo, any oil absorbs leaving you with a fresh glossy mane. Batiste offers a range of fabulous choices, from the fresh and flowery ‘blush’ option to the fruity and sweet ‘cherry’ flavor.
To get the most out of your dry shampoo, spray it onto your roots the minute you roll out of bed. Leave it on as you fix yourself breakfast and apply your makeup. Then, brush it out before you leave the house. Better still, apply dry shampoo at night to allow it to set and work your hair as you snooze. When you wake up, you’ll have gorgeously tousled tresses!
7. Easy Beach Waves
Instead of waking up early to shampoo, condition, and style your hair into curls, twist or tie your locks into a loose braid overnight. By morning, your hair will be transformed into luscious, full waves.
8. Hassle-Free Shaving
No time for a shower and shave? Save a step and lather and shave at the same time! Schick Intuition shaves and moisturizes in one step so you don’t have use shave gel.
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