How have you all been? I’m currently on my semester break and am very looking forward to Christmas and to be able to post a lot more!
There is nothing worse than when you have an important meeting, need to get to class or have an appointment and you accidentally sleep in, so this post is dedicated to helping you get out the door ASAP while still looking fabulous. Before I get into this post, just a little side note – I will not be posting about my November Favourites this month just because I didn’t exactly use any new products during November. However in saying that, I have already tried so many new products this month so I am very looking forward to sharing them with you all in January!
The products below are a Godsend and are guaranteed to save you time in the morning:
– Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream
If you are running late you won’t have time to apply a moisturiser, sunscreen, primer, foundation, concealer and powder – so instead I suggest you use a BB cream that also promotes healthy skin such as the Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream. I cannot explain how much I am in love with this BB Cream. I simply love Jane Iredale in general as the make up provides amazing coverage, yet is actually good for the skin as it contains minerals and fruit extracts. Jane Iredale also contains no nasty chemicals nor does the brand test on animals. This product acts as your moisturiser, SPF25, full coverage foundation, and concealer, and is water resistant up to 40 minutes. This is such a timesaver product and it can either be applied with your fingers or with a brush – whatever works best for you. I personally prefer to apply this using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Basically, I think this product is the bees knees and I have not been able to part with it since I purchased it a couple of weeks ago. It’s my hero.
– Stila Convertible Colour in Peony
I am all for two-in-one lip and cheek products. The Stila Convertible Colour is creamy and dewy, and is great for when you are short on time because it can be applied to the cheeks for a dewy and healthy rosy glow, and it also doubles as a pretty lip sheen.
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Let’s face it – as much as perfectly filled in brows are important, sometimes we don’t have 10-15 minutes to spare to fill them into perfect arches. Groomed eyebrows are so important as they frame the face and make anyone look more polished. When you have to rush out the door, simply brush them with a clear gel (or even better, a coloured gel) and you will be good to go.
– MaxFactor Clump Defy Mascara
I unfortunately do not have luscious, thick, black eyelashes so for mere mortals like myself, mascara is essential. Mascara opens up the eyes and makes you look polished and awake. If you are in a rush, you don’t want to endure the panic of trying to fix clumpy eyelashes that look like spider legs. I have been loving MaxFactor’s Clump Defy mascara as it separates the lashes, curls them to perfection and does not clump – at all!
– Palmer’s Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion Moisturiser
With this product you literally spray and go! Dry and scaly skin is not ideal, especially in winter time for my lovely friends who are currently experiencing the cold weather on the other side of the world. I unfortunately have very dry skin all year round so skipping the body moisturiser isn’t an option. This product is so handy because I can quickly spray my body and get dressed. If you apply correctly, you don’t even need to rub it in as it sprays quite evenly like a mist. I must warn you all though, do not spray this moisturiser while standing on tiles or timber as they become extremely slippery. Make sure you stand on a towel or a carpet while using this product to avoid injury.
– Girlz Only Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when you don’t have time to wash your hair. It disguises oily tresses and adds a refreshing subtle scent to it, making you feel a lot cleaner. I purchase the Girlz Only Dry Shampoo because I don’t use it religiously, and it is only about $3 from Target. I purchase the shade for light and blonde hair.
– Chanel No.5 Hair Mist
If you want to make your hair smell extra fresh after the dry shampoo, spray a scented mist into your hair such as Chanel No.5. You will feel like you just washed your hair as it will be smelling super clean and fresh.
I hope this post gives you some inspiration for the next time you are rushing or you accidentally sleep through your alarm. Thank you for reading!