Beauty routine hacks

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Let me set
the scene for you:

After repeatedly
hitting the snooze button, you look up at your alarm clock and regrettably
realise that it is now a quarter past eight – panic strikes-  you have just short of twenty minutes to be
out of the house and dash to work. It is a rush against time! How will you
manage to chow down your breakfast, shower and make yourself look somewhat
presentable for your date later that evening with that fine-looking hunk from
the gym? Will you be able to achieve the impossible?

Below is a
list of tried and tested beauty hacks that are simply genius and have made a huge
difference in speeding up my beauty regime. Ranging from hair to makeup, this
list of shortcuts that I have put together will save you time, effort, but most
importantly, your sanity!

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1. Prep
your hair the night before

Before
heading to bed, spritz your hair with a texturizing spray and work it in using your hands, from top to bottom. Weave your hair into two tight
braids (or four if you want more defined kinks), and sleep on it.

The
following morning, undo the braids and run your fingers through the hair. For
added volume, mist sea-salt spray and scrunch your hair. The final result will
be beautiful, beachy, boho waves – very Vanessa Hudgens!

2. Eye
makeup

When you
have little time to play around with your makeup, mascara can act as double
duty. Using an eyeliner brush, sweep it against a mascara wand and line your
upper lash-line for a gorgeous, natural looking smokey eye.

3.  Dry your nail-polish faster

When you
have done a quick paint job but have no time to sit around and wait for the
nails to dry, fill a basin with icy cold water, and soak your nails for
approximately two minutes to help set the polish and dry the nails faster.

4. Dry
Shampoo

Dry Shampoo is an absolute life saver when
you need to control a greasy mane.

Divide your
hair into small sections and spray the dry shampoo directly onto your roots,
and massage it in using your fingertips. The oil will vanish before
your eyes almost like magic! Alternatively, baby powder is just as efficient
but be cautious not to leave any white powdery traces – specially if you have
dark hair.

5. Help,
no time to apply falsies!

Using a
cotton swab, dab some translucent powder or baby powder over your eyelashes, in
between mascara applications – powder, mascara, powder, mascara. This will make
your lashes appear much longer and thicker – you may even scrap the falsies all
together!

What did you think of today’s post? Please share some of your own tricks!

Lots of love, Ana

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3 Comments

  1. May 23, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    great tips! i would add, use dry shampoo the day before so that it soaks up the oils during the night 😉
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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