Adulting is hard at the best of times but when you’ve hit the snooze button a few too many times and you’re forced to head to work after the world’s quickest shower, having a few go-to beauty hacks can be a lifesaver.
Go back to the basics
If you’re short on time, you don’t have the luxury of spending 20 minutes getting your makeup sorted so why not head back to the basics with a simple ‘no makeup’ look. Grab your tinted moisturiser, some mascara and a little bronzer or blush for a natural look you can throw together in under 5 minutes.
Not only does this makeup look work for any occasion, but your skin will love you for giving it a break.
Stock up on dry shampoo
I had never heard of dry shampoo until a few years ago when one of my girlfriends let me in on her secret and while it may seem dramatic to say that dry shampoo has saved my look on a number of occasions, it’s also very true.
Great for when you’re in between washes and especially if you want to go from boss babe chic to late night glam in a matter of minutes, Batiste has products for whatever your style, type or colour.
Not only is the packaging super cute, but using dry shampoo is probably the easiest beauty hack to incorporate into your morning routine. Simply spray your roots, massage in and style for a flawless look.
Check out their new range featuring dry shampoo that volumises, hydrates, de-frizzes and works for damaged hair.
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Drink your breakfast
Real talk, just because you’re needing to speed through your morning before you leave the house doesn’t mean you should let breakfast slide.
Smoothies are the best way to get something in your stomach that is healthy and full of nutrients and can be drunk as you move around the house or in the car on your way to work. Easy to whip together in less than 5 minutes, there are a million smoothie recipes out in the world and you can check out some of our favourites here.
One of our go-to smoothie recipes is so easy and delish it will quickly become one of your favourites.
Green Smoothie with Lime
- Blender, smoothie maker or Nutribullet
- 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 celery stem
- 1/2 pear diced
- 1 tsp ground chia seeds
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/2 lime juice
- Place all ingredients and blend until smooth
- Note: add extra water if you would like a smoother consistency
Written by Steph Graham
The girl you want by your side during any major life event, Steph is a decorating boss and a baking Queen. You’ll usually find her getting tipsy at a bottomless brunch, playing basketball and Insta-stalking the Hemsworth brothers.
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