As I'm going back to work after having my daughter, I'm looking at less time (and energy) to get glam in the morning - but that doesn't mean I want to look like it! So I've gathered together a list of products that can help me get out the door quickly AND beautifully. If you've got the same time crunch I do, you'll want to pay attention!
First things first - getting clean. I've long been a fan of these face wipes - they remove old makeup and dirt and prep your skin for a fresh new day. So if I don't have time for a proper shower, these wipes from Sephora can get me ready for a fresh face in just a few moments.
The same goes for my hair - if I've had a long night with the babe, washing and styling is the last thing I want to do - but with a few spritzes of dry shampoo, any greasies are gone and my hair has more volume and bounce. I like the Living Proof line, available at Sephora.
If I've got a little more time for washing, drying and styling, there's a trio of products from Sephora I'd like to try out to cut time off my routine - first, a towel that helps wick water from your hair, cutting down on drying time:
Next, a super-fast hair dryer to make the next step a snap. This is a bit of an investment piece - but at 6 a.m., ten more minutes of sleep seems like it's worth a million bucks!
And then styling - my hairdresser used one of these on my hair recently, and I loved how simple it was and how smooth it left my strands - a hot brush - a sort of curling iron/hairbrush combo that gave my tresses shape in just a few strokes:
If I'm crunched on time, knowing the most important steps in my makeup routine can make sure I still look great in minimal minutes. Products that do double duty are a key component, like this Nars 'The Multiple' stick. It adds color to my lips and cheeks in an instant - making me look healthy and alert...even when I don't feel like it.
As for getting dressed in a snap, I love a great, structured dress, like this beauty I spotted at Banana Republic over the weekend. One-piece dressing like this means that you aren't wasting time figuring out if you like a pant-blouse-jacket combo - you're one and done.
And as I'm headed out the door, I don't want to be struggling with a purse, a work bag and a diaper bag - so I need one bag that can do triple duty - like this beautiful large tote from LOFT:
I'd love your tips and tricks for getting ready in a flash - what do I need to know?