Just because you’ve done something a certain way for a long time doesn’t mean there isn’t another better or more convenient way. Things take up a lot of time, especially beauty-related things. 20 minutes to curl your hair, 30 minutes to take off, reapply and let nail polish dry. Before longtime is being sacrificed from other places such as your sleep schedule, leading you to do spend more time on your makeup the following morning. If there are short-cuts I try to find them,
Get on a shaving schedule. The first one is kind of out there, but for me I find it to be a timesaver. What does everyone complain about shaving? That it’s a chore! I divide my legs in half and shave the lower halves one day, the following, the upper. The best part is each time it takes half the time and you’ll always have smooth legs. Of course this is not just limited to legs. Putting things on a rotating schedule allows things not to build up making whatever you more appealing.
Let your hair air-dry as much as possible. This keeps you mobile and shortens the amount of time required to blow-dry it .
Use products that give you more bang for your buck. If you are really pressed for time and need to look ready quickly have the products on hand that’ll take you the furthest. It’s nice to spend time perfecting a 15-step full makeup application, but I know for myself a darker lip color with mascara will take me pretty far and that’s only 2 steps. Maybe for you it’s making sure your brows are filled in, covering up your dark circles and using highlighter.
Similarly, lately I’ve been choosing balms and thick creams for my body as opposed to lotion because it only takes a dab and you might be able to go longer without reapplying.
Lay out your clothes out the night before. This is cheesy…that’s what I always thought. I’d imagine all the goody two-shoes of the world would do this before they go to sleep. I never used to lay out my clothes the night before, and I still don’t every night, but if I think of it, it does make a difference. How many times do you have to play the game of looking in your closet/dresser, closing it, looking again, then searching through the laundry to see what’s been washed and dried. Apparently my capacity for that is endless, but I suggest we both move out of that phase and take the guessing out of the mornings.
Go through what you own. Less equals easier. It seems like when you are aiming for convenience or quickness you’ll grab everything that you don’t want. It’s never the first eyeliner you pull or the boots on the top of the pile aren’t the ones that are comfortable enough to spend the day in. If you sort out what you actually use and like you’ll find things becoming easier.
If you have any tips, feel free to share!