The Essentials: Cut your getting ready time in half

Have you ever wish that you lived in a magical world, where you would wake up well before your 8:30 with plenty of time to do your hair and makeup perfectly. Plus, you would have time to enjoy your coffee and make a nutritious breakfast smoothie for your walk to class. In reality though, you normally start your frantic mornings with barely enough time to even pull on your leggings and sweatshirt after pressing the snooze button one-too-many times after a late night study-sesh.

We have all been there (more often than anyone would like to admit), so here are some time(life)-saving products that will cut your getting ready time in half so that you still look great AND enjoy your morning Starbucks.

L’Oréal Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blowout Heat Spray ($5)
L’Oréal Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blowout Heat Spray ($5)
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Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème ($15)



Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to blow-dry or straighten your hair 2-3 times a week. These blow-out extenders perform the double duty of de-frizzing and protecting your hair from heat products, while seriously cutting down on your blow-drying time. PLUS, they keep your blowout looking great for days.




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Tarte BB Tinted 12- Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($35)
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Covergirl CG Smoothers BB Cream ($8)


Tinted moisturizers are a god-sent for everyone who is on the run. Moisturizes, all over coverage, AND SPF. Sign me up.









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L’Oréal The One Sweep Sculpting Blush Duo ($13)
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Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo ($42)

The last thing that you want to look like is single toned blob, but sometimes it just takes too much time/effort to make it look good. These little babies take the whole hassle out of it by giving you the perfect, complementary shades and with one quick swipe, you’re done!



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Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo ($15)
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Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-powder ($26)


In between those blow dry days, use a dry shampoo to keep those locks looking great! It may be my favorite (and most often used) product.







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Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ($10)
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Josie Maran Argan Color Stick ($22)



These lil’ babies are awesome when you literally have no time at all, but still want to impress that guy in class with kissable lips. [lol.] They stay all day and still are super moisturizing.







You now have all the resources to look fabulous always!

-Kendall Mello

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