If you’re like me when faced with the decision of getting up and getting pretty, or hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock 15 times until the last possible second before you have to get out of bed, the bed wins out every single time. Well, with these beauty tips to appease even the laziest of gals, now you don’t have to sacrifice your snooze for style, and in a couple of cases, you can literally be a sleeping beauty.
Coconut oil is the female equivalent of Duct Tape. If you don’t have a jar kicking around your cupboards yet, I implore you to go get one. You can use it for almost everything relating to beauty! It moisturizes dry skin, it’s a natural shaving cream (also, since it’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, animal studies have shown it to help speed healing for small wounds, A.K.A razor nicks), and for the somnolent sisters out there, it can deep condition your hair while you sleep. Just apply a quarter-size dollop to your hair, and work through with your fingers, throw your hair in a loose bun, and hit the sheets! You’ll probably want to cover your pillow in a towel though, just to be on the safe side. In the morning, rinse it out, and you’re good to go.
If you’ve got bangs, but would rather sleep than shampoo, all you need to do is pull the rest of your hair back in a ponytail, smooth some conditioner onto your hands, and run it through your bangs. Rinse it under the faucet, and then you can either let them air dry, or give them a quick shot from the blow dryer, and you’re ready to start your day.
Multi-tasking is a lazy girl’s best friend, and if you can figure out tips and tricks to be able to do that with your beauty routine, it could mean an extra few minutes snuggled under the blankets. So ladies, curl and line at the same time! Grab your eyelash curler, draw a line, using a waterproof eyeliner (waterproof means it won’t smudge onto your bottom lashes throughout the day) from one end to the other on the rubber pad, curl your lashes, making sure to get as close to the lash line as possible, and hold for ten seconds. Finish it off with a little mascara, and voilà!
Another multi-tasking tip to help give your tired face a glamorous glow is to slather on a face mask before you hop in the shower. Go through your regular shower routine as you normally would, and at the end of it all, wash the face mask off, and you’ll be glowing all day long.
An alternative to the face mask in the shower beauty tip, is to get yourself an overnight face mask (Sephora sells some good ones that are paraben and sulfate free), slap it on your face before bed, and you’ll wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.
When it comes to lipstick, the most annoying thing is having to reapply it all day long. To prevent your lipstick from fading, hold a tissue to your lips, and gently dust them with a translucent powder.
Play up one feature, instead of them all. If you can’t be bothered to put on any other makeup, a coat of red lipstick will make you still look put together. Plus, it’s got that old Hollywood glam look going for it. Or, use brightly colored eyeliner. Like with the lipstick, if you line your eyes in an electric color, you won’t have to do anything else, because that’s what people will be focused on.
Reduce puffiness in your face by sleeping with two pillows instead of one. Being propped up even that little bit more will help drain fluids from your face, and take the puffiness right out.
Forego mascara for Vaseline. Mascara can be a messy job, and sometimes, you just don’t have the patience for it. Dip a mascara brush (clean, of course), in some petroleum jelly, and use that on your lashes instead. It will make them look fuller, and longer, without the worry of clumps.
Tame those annoying fly-away hairs with coconut oil. Be mindful not to use too much though, otherwise your hair will look greasy.
And of course, who can forget the number one beauty tip to help you look like a goddess, but sleep like a rock? Shower the night before! Oh, and lazy ladies, for goodness sake, throw out that liquid liner! Nothing eats away at your time more than having to deal with melting liner on hot days, or having to look in a mirror a hundred times throughout the day to make sure you don’t look like Alice Cooper.
With these quick and easy beauty tips, girls, you can wake looking like a beast, but leave the house feeling like a beauty.