Get ready in 5, 10, 20 minutes! Getting gorgeous in the a.m. doesn't have to take all day. Speed up your morning routine with our super-zippy tricks. You can sooo hit snooze again.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
Gotta jet, like ... now? Your best-bet look is low-key and girly girl·y
Variant of girlie. . So simple to pull off, you can even do it when you're still practically asleep.
Think twice before chopping those long locks if you're constantly running late. "Short hair needs more maintenance. It grows out faster and needs to be washed more often than longer hair," celeb ce·leb
A celebrity. stylist Nathaniel Hawkins tells us. "A fuss-free haircut is past the shoulders with long layers." Get fab hair fast by giving locks a quick brush and puttin' in a cute headband (Good news for the gals with short hair: This easy-breezy style works for all lengths of hair!). Our fave fave Informal
One that is preferred above others or likely to win; a favorite.
[Short for favorite.] headbands for fall are decked out with pretty petals, metallic accents and funky patterns. A li'l dab of anti-frizz serum gets rid of the last trace of bed head.
Makeup that multitasks is key for girls on the go. Victoria's Secret For the Sonata Arctica single, see Victoria's Secret (song)
Victoria's Secret is an American retailer of high quality lingerie and beauty products. makeup artist Linda Hay recommends starting off with a moisturizer mois·tur·iz·er
A cosmetic lotion or cream applied to the skin to counter dryness.
moisturizer n → crema hidratante
moisturizer moist n that has a bit of color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.
See also: Color . "I'm a big fan of tinted moisturizers moisturizers
hydroscopic agents, applied to the skin and hair, as creams, rinses or shampoos, to increase hydration of the stratum corneum. Examples are propylene glycol, glycerine and lactate. ," she says. Next warm up cheeks and lips with a double-duty tint. "I love dual-use products for a natural, rosy look. They're fast, easy to use and can be reapplied when needed." As for the newest wear-everywhere shade we can't get enough of? Posietint by Benefit. It's a pretty pink that works on everyone.
With a li'l planning, 10 minutes is all ya need to nail a simple, chic look for school.
Set on sportin' celeb-inspired loose curls? Skip the pre-dawn scramble with your curling iron, and get your strands set the night before. Spritz damp locks with a bit of leave-in conditioner and set in pillow rollers (way less painful than your grandmother's plastic ones). When ya wake, unravel your tresses. Nathaniel recommends getting rid of roller marks by blowing your hair out at the roots (bonus: it'll loosen curls, too!). If ya don't wanna wan·na
1. Contraction of want to: You wanna go now?
2. Contraction of want a: You wanna slice of pie? invest in rollers, twist your hair into two buns and sleep on it. Finish with a light hair spray.
When you only have a few secs to spare, there are three essentials to pull from your bag of makeup tricks: mascara, bronzer, lip gloss. "It's always a fresh look for anyone, all year round," Linda tells us. She also lets us in on some mascara magic. "Work fast, so you can apply at least two layers to the top and bottom lashes before it starts drying." Use a brush to dust a bit of bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and forehead. Swipe on your fave pale pink lip gloss and run to catch the bus!
Twenty minutes isn't a ton of time, but enough to straighten strands and rock smoldering smol·der also smoul·der
intr.v. smol·dered, smol·der·ing, smol·ders
1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
2. makeup. Just work quickly, girl!
Nathaniel recommends washing your hair, then applying a product like Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer before ya hit the sack. "It'll soften the texture and prepare hair to be styled in the morning." When ya get up, divide hair into three sections (top, middle and bottom) and secure each with a clip. Start with the bottom, straightening one- to two-inch sections at a time. Do the middle layer next and finish with the top and bangs. An ion iron, like Solia's Tourmaline tourmaline (tr`məlĭn, –lēn), complex borosilicate mineral with varying amounts of aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, potassium, and sometimes other elements, Ceramic Ion Flat Iron ($89, folica.com) will help speed up the process.
Cover up any imperfections with a concealer con·ceal·er
1. One that conceals.
2. A facial cosmetic used to cover blemished skin. pencil. Don't forget to blend! Linda's lave look for fall is a smoky eye in deep purples, so snap up an eye-shadow quad with a mix of pretty plums. Start by applying a dark purple liner to top and bottom lids. "Smudge the line you've drawn with the darkest purple, blending up and away through the crease." Swipe on a lighter shade of lavender up to just above the crease. Use a dab of the "mid tone" shadow along the bottom lid to finish it off. Apply a couple quick coats of mascara, a neutral gloss to your lips (save bright, glittery pinks like Amanda's for big nights out) and you're good to go!
Get an amazing blowout in lust five minutes!
Thoroughly soaked; drenched.
Extremely; very: sopping wet.
completely soaked; wet through Also: ( wet strand always soak up your get-ready time in the morning. Some quick tips that'll get ya dry in no time.
SOUPED-UP SUDS SUDS Sudden unexplained death syndrome. See Sudden unexplained nocturnal death.
Smoothing shampoos lock up the hair cuticles, meaning the [H.sub.2]O zaps outta there much faster. We like Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Daily Shampoo. ($9. paulmitchell.com)
Trade your normal towel in for a hair-specific one. "I love micro-fiber towels. They absorb water better than cotton." says Nathaniel. ($20, sephora.com)
START AT THE BOTTOM
Separate your hair into four sections (two top and two bottom) with clips. Blow-dry the two bottom layers first--starting from the top means you'll re-wet your hair as you comb. Hello, wasted time! Once the underside is dry, finish off the top layers.
CURL AS YOU DRY
Using a vented, ceramic brush--it'll heat up as ya keep dryin'--lift roots for body and flip ends for curl. Finish with Samy's Istyle Stop My Frizzles Finishing Spray. [$6, samysalon.com]