With Fashion Week going on all around the world this month, it’s hard not to be just a tad envious of all the pampering and prep that the models, and even the attendees, get to enjoy. Between the spa and facial treatments, makeup looks, and hair styling, they spend literally hours getting ready under the care of professionals.
And while many of us are on our own when it comes to beautifying ourselves, with more like minutes to spend in our busy schedules, we can still achieve those polished, glamorous runway looks! The trick is to simplify our beauty routine down to just a few high-quality, multi-tasking products and tools.
Need some ideas? Here are seven amazingly effective yet speedy beauty products that will get you glowing from head to toe, in just minutes!
Fresh Face in 5 Minutes
When it comes to perfecting and pampering your skin, a gentle yet effective facial mask is the ultimate luxury. My current favorites? A trio of quenching, brightening, and purifying mineral masks from Vichy. They work fast for when you’re in need of a quick fix, but also work long-term to improve your skin’s overall texture and health.
Vichy Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask
Pores looking a bit oily and congested? Try Vichy’s Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask for a deep detox! It works double-time to draw out those oilies and impurities using not one, but two clays – kaolin and bentonite. I have combination skin and use this for spot treatments on my T-zone to help cleanse, clear, and re-balance my skin. (Tip: Make sure to remove a clay mask before it’s all the way dried out, because when it fully dries, it dries out the skin underneath as well. Five minutes is all you need!)
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask
For dry and dehydrated skin, Vichy’s Quenching Mineral Face Mask instantly soothes and refreshes skin through its cushiony soft, cooling formula. Glycerin and Vitamin B3 work together to provide an instant surge of hydration (which feels especially amazing after a long day out in the sun!). What I like to do is apply this right after my nighttime cleansing routine for an intensive overnight treatment. There’s no need to rinse off after the 5 minutes – just massage or wipe away the excess and let the rest absorb as you catch some zzz’s!
Vichy Double Glow Peel Face Mask
Finally, when your skin is in need of a wake-up call, the Vichy Double Glow Peel Face Mask provides a quick radiance boost. Within the first 5 minutes, AHA (fruit acids) gets to work by removing dead skin cells, while Vitamin Cg adds luminosity. Once the 5 minutes are up, you gently massage in the volcanic rock powder for gentle exfoliation, then rinse off for glowing skin!
Coupon Code: Get 20% off + free shipping on any orders containing one or more of these masks using the code BABBLEMASK at checkout. (Offer valid through 11:59pm PST, 10/31/2016. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or gift sets.)
Get Smooth Legs in Seconds
Fall is on its way, but we still have plenty of time left to go bare and show off those legs! To get silky-smooth legs when you’re in a rush and a long-lasting shave (so you can shave less often!), Tree Hut’s Moisturizing Shave Oil is a must. Formulated with nourishing ingredients like organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and grape seed oil, this shave oil locks in moisture and provides a super close shave that lasts, all while minimizing the risk of nicks! You can use it on wet skin before shaving, or apply on bare legs anytime between shaves for a quick boost of hydration and smoothness!
Get Styled, Healthy Hair in Two Steps
From glamorous, runway-ready looks to silky, smooth everyday hair looks, it’s all about using the right styling products and tools. Fortunately, if you’re in a pinch, sometimes just a few multitasking products are all you need!
One perfect everyday multitasker is Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger HYDROCREAM WHIP®. Formulated with hydrating Awapuhi extract and argan oil, this ginger scented foam not only minimizes frizz and leaves hair silky and shiny, it also adds extra volume and provides lasting hold for styling. Simply apply from roots to tips, while hair is still damp.
The HYDROCREAM WHIP works on all hair types too. For me, it adds definition for days I want to embrace my naturally wavy hair. It also helps smooth and add shine on days I decide to blow dry my hair straight.
If you straighten your hair on a daily basis, heat protection is a must to keep hair healthy, strong, and hydrated. But that adds one extra step to our routines, right? Not with the LumaBella Cool Mist Straightener. Unlike average hair straighteners, this one applies a conditioning treatment to your hair just prior to straightening (which also makes it easy not to forget that very important step!). The end result is super quick styling, with the added benefit of improved moisture, shine, frizz control, and protection from hair damage in the long-run!
Accessorize Your Everyday Tech
Picking out an outfit every morning can be time-consuming enough! So when it comes to accessorizing, why not simplify things a bit by turning something we use everyday into a statement piece. I’m talking about dressing up our phones with a fun, stylish case, like this Otterbox Symmetry Series Crystal Edition Case (for all the iPhone 6/6s users out there!). It’s rugged and stylish, featuring a surprisingly slim design and gorgeous, genuine Swarovski crystals adorning the back. And like all OtterBox cases, this one is built tough to ensure your phone and the crystal design stays protected. (Also available in two gorgeous black case versions!)
Coupon Code: Visit the Otterbox website and use code OTTERBOXBABBLEBOXX (case sensitive) at checkout for 20% off plus free domestic shipping. (Valid until December 31, 2016.)
What are some of your favorite products that help you get ready in a flash?
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. As always, all opinions are unique and my own.