Three Ways to Look Fierce in Less Time
You finally landed that dream job you’ve always wanted—or you’re still looking for the perfect fit! Either way, one thing never changes: it takes too long to get ready with your morning routine. Between fixing your hair, makeup, showering, picking the perfect outfit, picking your shoes, the whole ordeal takes over an hour. Forget eating or working out before you head to the office. Wouldn’t that be time better spent sleeping or staying up later to binge your favorite show?
The days of women being expected to show up every morning with a full face are quickly dwindling. Here are 3 tips you can use to speed up your morning routine and look good doing it!
Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day
This sounds crazy, and even a little gross at first, right? That’s how most people wake up to start their day! However, studies have shown that it’s better for your hair if it only gets washed every other day (or less!). Washing every day strips your hair of its natural oils, making it more brittle, duller, and flatter.
As an alternative, try a dry shampoo or a powder to still get that freshly-washed volume. PlayaBeauty volume powder will make your hair look freshly fluffed while maintaining its oils! Use something like this on the days you don’t wash your hair if you’re worried about it looking greasy.
Speaking of hair, if you’re looking to cut down your morning routine, don’t worry about styling it every day either! You can put your hair up the same way you did the day before to give yourself a break day. Cutting out blow drying and styling from your daily routine will probably save you close to 20 minutes!
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Go for a Natural Look
You know the whole “try to make it look like you’re not trying” thing? It’s easier than you think! Save the banging eye shadow and perfectly coiled hair for the weekend—for the work day, go for simple to save time. Think 10-15 minutes, tops. A quick layer of foundation, pinch of blush, mascara, your favorite lip color, maybe eyeliner if you’re feeling extra bold, and done!
Make sure to moisturize before applying foundation for that dewy look. Voila—you’ve mastered the ever-elusive “not trying” look in no time, and now you have extra time to make coffee and breakfast before work!
Classic Pieces are Timelessly Chic
We all know the Great Disparity between the men’s aisle (really, it’s only one aisle), and the women’s endless floors of options. For whatever reason, we can’t just pick a few classic tops, some dress pants, a blazer or two, and rotate those until the end of time like men can. Or can we?
If you’re tired of trying to match cheap floral prints and geometric dresses, go for classic! Solid colors, tapered fits, versatile shoes that can be worn on casual days and at work. You can revamp your whole wardrobe with just a few classic pieces that are better quality and will last longer. Solid colors never go out of season.
Nail Your Morning Routine!
Getting ready for your posh professional job every morning should not be as difficult as we make it. After all, you’re going there to work, not play! Get out of the mindset of having to be “extra polished” every day, and just bring your best A-game. The time you gain from cutting out the non-essential aspects of your routine will mean more sleep, time for breakfast, heck – maybe even time to work out! It’s time to take your mornings back and focus on yourself!