Got a hot date coming up and have absolutely no idea what to put on your face? Don’t want the fuss or not feeling too keen on the overpowering look of “too much”? Don’t sweat it, here’s an edit for the perfect date night look that allows you to radiate your natural feminine beauty, regardless of the social event!
Jet setting off somewhere, whether it’s to the snowy mountains or somewhere tropical and warm, our busy jam packed schedules leave about a second to none time for beauty (especially skin care routines or just general application don’t really top the priority list although they absolutely should). As I am currently travelling myself and lucky enough to be on holiday in Melbourne Australia, a rather warm climate, I’ve devised a few beauty tips that I found worked for myself and hopefully will benefit you too.
Invest in a dry shampoo
I’ve been so caught up in daily activities I’ve barely had any time to wash my luscious locks. EEEEK! And you know what that means ladies, grease and oils build up and create a mop of unkempt hair. Luckily I found the closest convenience store (7/11) that stocked Batiste dry shampoo. Not only does this spray through thick strands super easy, cleans your hair too and leaves a fresh sweet smell allowing me a couple of days extra before I have to wash my hair again. Let’s be honest we all know washing our hair can be a chore sometimes as us ladies have a million products to apply, scrub and inevitably rinse out. But by using the dry shampoo we can simply skip a step in the shower and save time!
Swap foundation to tinted moisturiser
Seeing as the weather is rather hot, I’m outdoors most of the time and time is not my friend, foundation is melting off my face like warm butter on hot toast. Although a finishing makeup mist is handy, I simply ran out of time to apply the creamy stuff, so I swapped to an easy, quickly applicable tinted moisturiser (or BB Cream) that contained SPF and hydrated my skin. Not only did I look my more natural, but it’s a big time saver and better for my skin.
Change your look
Heading out to new bars and parties every night, but don’t have the time to try out different eye shadows and create new looks? Don’t sweat it, just simply stick to simple makeup such as the classic winged eyeliner, mascara and foundation with a bit of blush and bronzer. All you have to do is invest in a few bold coloured statement lipsticks (such as red, plums, orange, browns) and you’re good to go. That way each night you can wear a different lipstick that will change your look quite drastically without really having to do much at all. Also bring a nude and pink lipstick with you as staples, so you can apply nude to eyelids for a more natural dewy look or use as concealer and pink can double as a blush/highlighter. Who thought lipsticks could be so versatile!
With all the celebrations happening, downing sugar filled, teeth rotting drinks from morning coffees to alcoholic beverages, it’s no wonder my teeth started to look a little on the yellow side. And tooth brushing vigorously morning and night I’m afraid just wasn’t going to cut it. However I found chewing extra peppermint gum helped removed plaque from my teeth and swapping toothpaste for listerine saved a whole lot of time. Although I do recommend cutting back on consumption of sugary drinks, these little things seem to work to help get my teeth back to their usual pearly whites. This tip is actually one of the most important as a woman’s smile is the number one beauty essential she should wear and maintain.
Skimping on skin care
Afraid of what’ll happen to your skin after you’ve neglected you’re usual skincare routine that involved cleansing, toning and moisturising on a daily basis? Chill out for five seconds, there are a few things you can do to manage your skin such as regularly washing your hands and avoid touching your face so you don’t apply any unwanted dirt and bacteria to your face that can cause breakouts. Remember to lather on the sun screen so your skin doesn’t dry out in the daytime. However I found that long steamy baths with my favourite DIY face masks had no place in my busy schedule, as well as my healthy ‘better skin’ eating went out the window and as a result breakouts and dry skin became my problem. And seeing as I was way to busy to visit a Spa for a facial (and massage haha) I found that investing in a good night creme was my best option yet. Rose-hip oil night cream was undoubtably one of the best things I’d ever bought as I easily applied it at night time, it beautifully moisturised my skin and reduced inflammation, and took it off the next day looking fresh, hydrated and feeling rejuvenated. Of course it doesn’t replace the works of a cleanser or toner, but it does have many benefits and saves time and packing space.
So I forgot to bring my shaver/razor on holiday (oh god every woman’s worst nightmare) and as a result my legs and few other unmentionable areas seem to get a little on the prickly side. If you’re someone who just doesn’t have the time to shave or can’t be bothered ( and who could blame you, it’s definitely time consuming) although waxing or lazor hair removal is a good idea, I needed a quick fix to last me for my trip. So I decided to invest in a body moisturiser and no joke, my legs felt smoother than a baby’s bottom without having to actually shave them. Also investing in deodorant will differently help. So make life simpler and smarten up your precious beauty time when you decide to travel.
Whether it’s out for brunch with the girls, shopping at the mall or dinner with mr right, we’ve got the best lipsticks to brighten up your face day or night. And don’t worry they are perfect for the girl on a budget, why not buy one for your bestie this Christmas!
Rimmel moisture renew lipstick
In Amethyst Shimmer
Need something to refresh that pout throughout the day? With this lipstick it has slightly darker than natural tones of the lip itself and creates a beautifully sophisticated and balanced face with locked in moisture. Perfect if you’re out in the sun all day.
Max factor colour collections lipstick – in Angel Pink, 610
Feeling flirty or need a touch of feminine? This lipstick provides a flattering shade for all skin tones with an added shimmer. Who’s up for lunch ladies!
Mac lipstick – in Morange, A83
Want to pack a punch full of colour to your face? This lipstick is the perfect choice with its vibrant tones of orange that flawlessly brighten your lips, a creamy texture that easily glides on and as it’s long lasting, your bound to turn heads!
Going out for drinks or a special event and need something to super sass your look? This lipstick will do just the trick and a whole lot more as the colour is a dark red with undertones of orange that will make your smile look full and rich of bursting colour. However take precaution if wearing on a date because this one could melt a few hearts or two.
Revlon super lustrous lipstick – in Raisin Rage, 630
Looking for a more edgy and chic way to rock your look? Whether it’s grunge to classy girl, this lipstick is is so versatile and eye catching that locks in moisture as it’s dark colour is enriched with silk and vitamins A, C and E. Want to make a statement, this is my recommended top pick for this summer.