Trying to get everything done in the morning can sometimes seem impossible. Believe me; I get it, I really do. Kids, work, pets, house, the list goes on! Add to that a lock-down and before long you are looking in the mirror with a hairy Bigfoot looking back at you. I am even trying to schedule time in the morning to go to the throw in some exercise, which at this point is only achievable if I get up at 3am! This aside I still want to try and look my best, the moustache look does not really do it for me! Fast beauty fixes are in order. Here’s my 5 top beauty tips for effortless chic.
Blow Dry Your Hair
Bad hair days can seriously affect a woman’s confidence. When my hair looks bad, I generally feel lower. I stopped blow drying my hair when we went into lockdown, just let it air dry. The end result, giant, out of control, dull and unmanageable hair! My top tip is to invest in a good hair dryer, straighteners, and products that really work with your hair. I prefer GHD for the hairdryer and straighteners and am totally in love with Function of Beauty hair products. They are a little more expensive, but they are totally worth the price tag.
Tidy Your Eyebrows
Ok so in lock-down I have to break my own rule. You have to try and keep your eyebrows in some kind of order. Ten minutes is all it will take. OMG plucking eyebrows is a complete nightmare, they never look quite balanced. Over plucked eyebrows can give your face a harsh appearance. Full brows are back, so just keep the shape you’ve got tidy. This will keep them ticking over, till we are all allowed back to the salon.
Make It Up
When it comes to lock-down make-up, let’s keep it real. Minimum is the way to go. Tinted moisturiser, mascara and a slick of lip gloss and you are to good to go.
Get a Home Manicure
I’ve seen my nails without a manicure, and after one, so it’s a no-brainer really, I have to have it done on a regular basis. A slick of colour can completely transform your nails. I don’t like nail extensions or infills, so I like to alternate between gel polish on my real nails or I just a slick of colour with one of my favourite colours from OPI.
Beauty Tips – Don’t Forget Your Feet
Look after your feet. Even though may be hidden under fluffy winter socks, boots and slippers, believe me, you will still benefit from a regular pedicure. Neglected feet are not chic. Again I would book in for a regular pedicure with your beautician and between visits keep your feet maintained with good hygiene and a quality foot lotion.