Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Products that help you get ready in half the time

We all love a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning. Especially when those minutes can add up to an extra half or even, gasp, a FULL HOUR of extra zzz time. We try to find ways to do things quicker or what every restaurant job likes to call "consolidating your steps". So while in the shower today, I came up with a list of products that will do just that for you. These are all products that I have used many a sleepless night & have been my saving grace...

A Full Coverage Tinted Moisturizer
For us gals that suffer from acne or are prone to redness, we need something a bit more heavy in the coverage department. Instead of washing your face and following it up with your facial mositurizer, just put on a great tinted one instead. This way it cuts out the step of waiting for your normal moisturizer to soak in before you put on your face makeup.
Department Store: Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Drugstore: Wet n Wild Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer

Makeup Removing Face Wash
For when you sleep with your makeup on by accident or at night when your too tired to do the usual two step process of using makeup remover followed by your regular face wash. A dual action makeup removing facewash will clean out your pores and does not burn your eyes if you rub the soap over them.
Department Store: Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
Drugstore: Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

Body oil or Solid Lotion Bars
Solid moisturizing body lotion bars are god sent. At first glance, I was skeptical on whether or not they would work because the concept was so new to me. When you are ready to get out of the shower and your skin is still wet, smooth the bar over your wet skin and then towel off. And Body oil, when applied right out of the shower and very liberally, will soak into your skin instantly. I have been using Neutrogena Body Oil since I was 12 because of how great it works and how little you have to use on the skin. Just three drops in your hand is enough to cover one arm, shoulder, and your neck.
Department Store: Lush King of Skin Body Butter
Drugstore: Neutrogena Body Oil, Light Sesame Formula

Good shavers
As appealing as a pack of 100 shavers for $10 sounds, you risk getting cuts and leaving behind hairy patches on your ankles. If you invest in a 3+ blade razor, you will get a closer shave and not have to go over the same section relentlessly.
More Expensive:Gillette Venus ProSkin Razor
Less Expensive:Bic Soleil Twilight Disposable Razors


Mositurizing Self Tanner - Palmers Cocoa Butter Bronze Sunless Tanner is the lone wolf in this catagory because I have yet to find a moisturizing self tanner better than this one. It smells like coconut, smooths over the skin perfectly, and has an instant bronzer so you can see where you're putting it. The fact that it doesn't smell AT ALL like a self tanner is a major plus for me. And it's DIRT CHEAP!

Dry Shampoo - TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo is a neccesity of your have oily or colored hair. I'm obsessed! It isn't neccessary to wash our hair every day, so a spray of this good smelling dry shampoo to the root will keep you feeling clean, whilst giving you a bit more volume too.

If you have any products that do double in a short ammount of time for you, please comment with them so I can add them to my repitore as well!