Are you the kind of no-hassle gal who prefers sleep over primping in the morning with a tedious beauty routine? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button at least three times before forcing yourself out of bed? Do you find yourself day-dreaming while your friends talk about the latest contouring techniques? If this sounds like you, then you may need a lazy gal tips for looking fabulous in a short amount of time.
Tip #1 Dry shampoo your hair and opt for an effortless updo style: Washing your hair and blowing it out can take way too long in the morning, especially if your hair is shoulder-length or longer. Shave away minutes in the morning and use a dry shampoo to refresh your hair. You can always go the easy route and toss your hair up in a classic ponytail. However, if you have a few extra minutes to spare, try a braided updo that will turn heads at work.
Tip #2 Hide pesky chips in your manicure with chunky glitter specks: Instead of sitting there and carefully re-painting your nails, quickly cover any spots with chunky glitter specks and make it look intentional. Not only will they disguise those unsightly chips, but your entire manicure will look just a little more glam. Essie's Luxeffects add just the right amount of dazzle to your day.
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Tip #3 Use lipstick as a blush, mascara as a liner, shadow as a highlighter and so on: While you were busy sleeping, you may have forgotten to replenish some of your beauty staples. Lucky for you, a good amount of your beauty products can multitask. Apply your lipstick, then swipe a little color off with your finger and tap along your cheekbones. If you've run out of eyeliner, steal a little mascara with your liner brush and apply as usual. If you need some help looking refreshed, simply dab a little cream colored eyeshadow above your cheek bones, temples and the bridge of your nose for an instant, highlighted effect.
Tip #4 Spray your grey away: Who has time to book an appointment for the salon when you're too busy taking a nap? Pick up a bottle of Style Edit Root Concealer and cover your roots in under two minutes. That hair appointment can wait another week. Or two…
Tip #5 Call it a day with a cleansing water: Why leave your comfy couch and Netflix marathon to get your face clean before bed? Ditch the trip to your bathroom sink and pick up a cleansing water. Guinot, Yon-Ka, Rodial and Caudalie are all skincare brands with highly-rated cleansing waters. Plus, think of all the money you'll save on your water bill. It's a win-win situation.
Do you have a lazy gal tip that works for you? Share with us and comment below!
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.