Chasing Davies: Guest Post: Speed Up Your Beauty Routine!

August 23, 2013

Guest Post: Speed Up Your Beauty Routine!

As a hard-working mama, primping and pampering yourself is not your first (or second or third) priority. Sometimes, getting ready may not even fit into the day’s schedule. But believe it or not – it’s not impossible to keep up with a speedy beauty routine. Try out these tips and tricks to race the clock and get your child to school and you to work on time while looking fabulous:

1.  Do your hair the night before
It might sound silly, but your hair will often times look better in the morning than you thought it ever could! Straightening or adding waves to your hair before you go to bed will save you time the next morning, considering you’ll either be good to go when you wake up or only have to re-do bits and pieces. Additionally, always keep dry shampoo on standby. Dry shampoo is a life-and-time-saver; it removes dirt and oil from your hair without having to shower! By applying this miracle product, you can make your look fresh and clean with a simple few spritzes and hair flips.

2.  Use beauty sets to take care of your skin
The great thing about beauty kits is that everything is already planned for you. Without even realizing it, following the steps of a skin care plan saves you time and money as they are designed to work together for optimal results and take the guess work out of perfecting your regiment. Brands like Elizabeth Grant offer full sets for skincare recovery, facial cleansing, anti-aging, and eye filling treatments at Consider using a set for your morning face wash routine as well, as an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. A 3-step process with a facial cleanser, astringent, and moisturizer from Clean & Clear will quickly set up with a fresh A.M. feeling. cure”. 

3.  Stay organized
Cosmetics can wind up everywhere. Separate your everyday makeup from your special occasion makeup. Don’t clutter your makeup bag with various products that you would only touch for the family holiday party. Keep one of each everyday item in a convenient location near your mirror. Running around looking for the lipstick you want to wear, or the foundation you live by only wastes times and causes frustration! By organizing your makeup, everything will have a place right where you need when you find yourself in a rush.

4.  Find products that help you streamline
As women, it is proven that we are better at multi-tasking! Take advantage and always be doing two things at once. If you need to shave your legs in the morning, do it while your face mask soaks in. If you need to wash your hair, use a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. Keep in mind that your beauty routine is on a time limit when buying your makeup. For instance, beauty balm will serve as a primer for your foundation, moisturize your skin and provide essential SPF, all within less than a minute. Choose eye shadow palettes like Urban Decay’s NakedPalette with all of the shades you will use, so you don’t have to switch palettes in the middle of your routine!

It’s easy to underestimate the time it takes to get ready in the morning, but it’s also easy to cut that time down. By following these steps, you’ll notice a shorter beauty routine without having to worry about applying your makeup rushed and sloppily!

Thank you to Miranda Gertsy, a Connecticut mother of two daughters and one son, and lover of all things beauty, for providing some tips and tricks today! When she’s not taking the kids to dance class, football practice, or school – Miranda is always on the lookout for a new beauty product to add to her huge collection!

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