I’m into trying anything that will cut down on my morning makeup & hair prep so that I can sneak in a few more minutes of sleep. I don’t want to have to worry about having messy bed head hair, heavy makeup, or brittle nails as I am rushing out the door to work, so I practice these simple tricks to ensure that my mornings are as seamless as possible.
Luckily I have been able to track down a few beauty tips and tricks that truly do make my morning beauty routine a little less troublesome that I had to share with you all; because surely I can’t be the only gal who loves her sleep!
Time Saving Beauty Tips
1. Tinted Lip Balms
Splurge on a tinted lip balm! When you’re in a real rush and have a busy day ahead of you, the last thing you want to fuss over is lipstick or lip-gloss; a tinted lip balm will add a bit of colour to your look without the high maintenance of lipstick.
2. Silky Smooth Pillowcase
Buy a satin pillowcase to minimize your hair breakage & tangles. Rough pillowcases can create brittle & tangled hair which is much harder to work with during your rushed mornings.
3. Highlight Your Eyes
Putting a bit of highlighter on your brow bone and tear duct creates a more open eye. Plus the highlighter on the brow bone makes your eyebrows look more refined and shaped. Some mornings all I apply to my eyes is a bit of brow highlight and some mascara. It’s a quick fix on those rushed mornings to create a pulled-together look in seconds. By wearing white eyeliner in your inner eye you create a larger and more awake eye. It’s the perfect quick-fix to a late night’s aftermath!
4. Take Care Your Nails
Have cracked or brittle nails? Fill your sink with warm water and add oil to it. I personally use Almond Oil because it is a thinner oil and feels less slick than olive oil, but olive oil works as well. Soak nails in the mixture for a few minutes and then remove hands and dry them off.
You’ll notice your nails look and feel much smoother and healthier. Soaking your hands in a bit of oil at night will keep your nails smooth and pretty during the day. Though this isn’t a morning trick it is a preventative trick, and preventative measures will always help keep your mornings running smoothly.
*Also, if your nails have been yellowed by polish then invest in a de-yellowing polish, I use this one. **If your nails continue to be cracked and brittle than visiting your doctor. There may be an underlying health concern.
5. Overnight Hair Styler
By keeping your hair in a loose braid overnight you reduce the likeliness of knots and breakage. The braid also allows you to wake up with easy beach waves so you can reduce your daily styling!
6. Get Lush Lashes
Applying Almond oil on your lash line with a q-tip can help increase lash growth and thickness. Think of the oil as a conditioner for your lashes! So, even if you are so rushed you have to skip your mascara you’ll have pretty doll-like lashes! Other products I’ve heard work include Vaseline, Olive oil, and Avocado oil.
7. Have a Hair Back-up Plan
We all have bad hair days, and when those days arise I like to have a back-up plan. Often I’ll just tie my hair up either in a braided bun, or a half-up ponytail hairstyle just to get up it and off my face. One way to easily turn a bad hair day around is by using cute hair accessories like scrunchies that have a ribbon trail, or elegant pearl clips.