When it comes to getting ready in the morning and having only a few minutes to pull myself together and rush out the door (after I've hit the snooze on repeat for an hour), quick and easy beauty hacks are a must in my life. Although every morning doesn't literally look like me rushing out the door, maybe every morning for YOU does. Or how about this? You spend twenty minutes ironing and picking out your clothes for that big meeting you have in two hours and low and behold, your adorable baby boy somehow manages to spill hot coffee ALL of your brand new spring pink pants. UGH! Where is the reset button when we need it most ladies, right?!
Whether you are an on the go mama with toddlers in both arms or a business woman hustling to get to the top at your dream job or a college student trying to pass with flying C's (because let's face it, we all know you're celebrating just to know that you're PASSING!), we all need some short cuts in our lives when it comes to our busy lives and our beauty staying in tack. So, as a mama of three, as a boss to my own business and as a constant student always soaking up more to BE more (take notes college ladies...you never stop learning, especially if you have dreams bigger than yourself!), I've found a few life saving beauty hacks that I'm just dying to share with you!
BEAUTY HACK #1: ALWAYS CARRY A TIDE PEN. LIKE, EVERYWHERE YOU GO.
You remember that coffee stain on the pink pants incident? Yeah. How do you suppose I got rid of that? My fabulous little tide pen that I had all snuggled up in my purse for a rainy day. When I'm out and about and don't have time OR the extra clothes to change into right before that meeting, if I pull out my tide pen and wipe that sucker on the stain, it lifts it right out and I can go on with my day. Thank you Jesus for that Tide Pen! (Sold pretty much everywhere in case you're clueless about these things! Look in the laundry detergent aisles!)
BEAUTY HACK #2: HONEY WITH CHAMOMILE TEA FOR AN INSTANT LIFT IN HIGHLIGHTS
When my highlights are fading and I am in need of an instant highlight to my blonde streaks, this simple mix always does the trick. Next time you head to the store, grab you some honey and some chamomile tea for that one night when you head to bed but realize your roots are struggling and you need a fix like PRONTO. Simply mix the two together, spray all over your hair, throw a shower cap on
your head and get you some zzz's. Wake up the next morning and bam. Gorgeous highlighted hair once again.
BEAUTY HACK #3: A LIPSTICK THAT YOU ONLY HAVE TO APPLY ONE TIME ALL DAY LONG
That's right, ladies. I kid you not. How many times are we having to apply and reapply lipstick constantly throughout our day? Take a sip of coffee. Reapply. Talk too much. Reapply. Wrap up that lunch date. Reapply. Over and over again. Doesn't it get so annoying? I've found a lipstick that, when paired with its gloss, stays on anywhere from 4 to 18 hours at a TIME. It's called LipSense and all you do is pick out one of your favorites shades from the massive color line, apply in the morning, seal it with a gloss of your choice and you're good to GO. Just reapply the gloss throughout the day to continue locking in that color. But no worrying about always getting lipstick on your teeth when you apply...nope! I NEEDED THIS KIND OF SIMPLE IN MY LIFE!
BEAUTY HACK #4: APPLY ICE CUBES ALL OVER YOUR FACE.
Okay. The title of this hack is absolutely hilarious. I know you're thinking...what in the WORLD Vanessa!? So just hear me out. If you sleep like I do at night and wake up to find half of your face is a smudgy red from laying on that one side all hours of the night, this trick is genius. Take an ice cube and gently rub the cold water of it into your face. Smooth it all over your cheeks, lips, eyes, nose, forehead. The whole shabang. And watch over about a minute how the redness in your face slowly but surely lightens into almost your original complexion! This hack is also a great way to close up larger pores right before you put on your makeup. Call me crazy, but this hack really works.
BEAUTY HACK #5: HOW TO PREVENT CLUMPS IN YOUR MASCARA TUBE
Because no matter how amazing the mascara, it's bound to happen at some point. You pull out your wand and right there in front of your face is a clump of your black mascara staring back at you! How in the world you are gonna get that onto your eyelash?! Here's a trick. Run the entire tube (make sure the tube is closed up tight) underneath hot water for about 2 minutes before you take the wand out to apply and watch how your wand comes out clump free! The heat melts any yucky clumps that may have formed over time so no worrying about clumpy eyelashes ever again!
You guys. These are only FIVE of my beauty hacks! I have so many more that I could share with you, but let's not let ALL of my secrets out at once, shall we? Come back next Monday for a brand new set of beauty hacks that's just might make your beauty routine a little easier. Like I said to begin with, who doesn't need a little more SIMPLE in their life, right?