For busy gals, who can’t seem to remember the last time they booked a mani-pedi or spa appointment, having a ‘me time’ is something you truly deserve.
Check out some of our favorite beauty products that we like to call ‘shortcuts’ since they make getting ready a little bit easier, especially if you don’t have all the time in the world.
1. Salon-quality Nails In Minutes (in the comfort of your PJs)!
Being a mom, like myself, means you’ve practically mastered the art of multitasking. With diaper changes and cleaning up after your little ones, a mani-pedi is the last thing you want to do at the end of the day. Here’s where imPress Manicure comes in handy — like literally! These press-on nails cut down your prep time dramatically as it’s super easy to use. In fact, you can do this while you have your face mask sesh.
A good night’s rest is a sought-after luxury for most of us. I highly believe that face masks were made for people with hectic lifestyle out there who needs an instant ‘facelift’. Well, thankfully enough, Too Cool For School’s Egg Cream microfiber sheet mask is packed with botanical extracts, giving your skin that much-needed nourishment, so you wake up with brighter skin and Instagram-worthy glow.
In the world of lip care game, there’s no other duo than Kaplan MD’s Perfect Pout Duo. In just two easy steps, you get the punch of the best lip treatment regime for your dry, chapped lips with a minty finish. If you’re all about masking (say, from head to toe) better add this to your list of things to try this year.
4. Coverage + Convenience
Having a busy lifestyle means putting on makeup is the least of your priorities. Enhance your makeup by using a foundation that will give you the two big Cs: coverage and convenience.
You’ll be hitting more than two birds with the IOPE Air Cushion XP Cover (a go-to brand). Not only does it have a unique formula-soaked sponge that incorporates the benefits of a BB cream (anti-aging, medium to full coverage, SPF protection, to name a few), it also comes with an anti-microbial puff that effortlessly applies the formula for a dewy, flawless no-makeup look. No wonder it’s a cult favorite in the Korean Beauty sphere. But if you’re going for a full coverage minus the cakey look, you may want to opt for Makeup Forever’s Stick Foundation.
5. Sculpt It Like You Mean It!
Contouring has never been less intimidating thanks to IT Cosmetics You Sculpted contour kit. Formulated with Perfect Lighting Technology, each shade in the palette mimics the contours of your face, providing a realistic alternative to fillers. May I just add that the highlighter is the bomb.com! It’s my current holy grail as it gets the job done in enhancing and adding gorgeous definition to my cupid bows and cheek bones.
6. The Red Lipstick Everyone Wants!
Nothing says ‘I got this’ than a red lipstick whether it’s your pick-me-up color on a dreary Monday or a date night. Inspired by one of Japan’s distinct and iconic colors, Tatcha’s Kyoto Red Silk lipstick is hands down equal parts seductive and empowering. Not only does it have a light and hydrating formula, but it has a long-lasting matte finish, too.
7. Insta-gorgeous hair with Kiss Instawave Automatic Hair Curler
It doesn’t matter if the last time you’ve had your hair professionally styled was for your college portrait, with the Kiss’ InstaWave Automatic Hair Curler, you get tangle-free curls with a touch of a button.