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Prom Essentials

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It’s prom season! Time to break out your high heels and sparkly dresses, and dance the night away.

With all this fun, costs can definitely add up quick. Dresses, tickets, dinner, a boutonniere for your guy, a limo if you’re feelin’ fancy – those things aren’t free, but there are affordable ways to primp for prom.

We’ve picked our a few of our favorite under $7, that will allow you to splurge on other things. Bonus: They’re perfectly portable so you can take along for touchups.

  1. Ion Shaping Plus $2.99
    There are a lot of DIY Hairstyles for prom on Pinterest. Have your bestie or your mom help you with an easy braid style. They’re so hot right now and super easy to accomplish. Finish your hairstyle off with the best hairspray with a flexible hold. Ion Finishing Solutions Shaping Plus spray adds shine and stays strong, even in high humidity (it is Springtime after all). The 1.5 oz can is the perfect size to fit into your clutch to fix any flyaways.
  2. DCNL Pearl Flower Bobbies $6.99
    Top it off your hairstyle with one of these pearl bobby pins for a touch of fashion but still a classic look.
  3. Sally Girl Mini Lipstick $0.99
    Don’t overlook Sally Girl makeup because of the affordable price. The mini lipsticks have rich color and are very long lasting. They come in 14 sassy shades and take up hardly any room in your clutch to reapply after dinner.
  4. Ardell Adore Lashes $3.79
    Eyelashes are the key to making all your photos pop. Ardell Adore Lashes in Zoey are a go-to lash for long and lush with loads of volume. These will give you “hey, look at me” lashes in no time. There are 8 other easy to apply styles to choose from.

3 TIPS : How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

No matter how hard I try, I’ll never be a morning person. As a girl who loves her sleep, minutes are just that much more precious to me prior to 9am. Commonly me : snooze button…once, twice or even three times. But loving your beauty sleep is no excuse for looking less than your best. Below are some beauty shortcuts – tips and tricks to skim minutes off your morning routine.

Products to speed you your morning

TIP 1 : Focus on one key feature

While there’s a time and place for a full face of makeup, shave off some morning prep time by choosing just one feature to play up for maximum impact and efficiency.

A thicker eyebrow is everywhere right now and I’ve been embracing this bold brow look. Ardell’s dual-ended Brow Magic Pencil boasts a brow wax on one end and a brow pencil on the other – in two quick swipes (or four, if we’re being precise), brows are both perfected and tamed.

thick eyebrows

Credit: Gordana Sermek / Shutterstock.com

Time saved: 5+ minutes

TIP 2 : Embrace multi-tasking products wherever possible

Between my skincare regimen and makeup routine, I can easily spend 20+ minutes in front of the mirror in the morning.

By embracing products with more than one function, like Retinol Max Anti-Aging Cleanser, which both exfoliates and moisturizes, I save not only my time but my sanity.

Another favorite? Femme Couture’s Get Flawless 8-in-1 Foundation. This hybrid product not only moisturizes and primes skin, but thanks to buildable coverage, can serve as foundation, concealer, powder and color-corrector…all while helping to smooth lines. Cheers to that!

Get Flawless and Anti Aging

Time saved: 20+ minutes.

TIP 3 : Stop washing your hair everyday

If you’re anything like me, between washing, conditioning, drying and styling, your hair is easily the most time-consuming part of getting ready in the morning.

Washing every day strips essential oils from your hair and makes it more difficult to style. Transition instead to washing every other day or 2-3 times a week (especially if your hair is thicker or curlier) – and treat it well when you do.

Try Proclaim’s Coconut Oil as a hot oil treatment/hair mask (pro tip: you can even use coconut oil on dry cuticles or mix with honey to create an anti-bacterial face mask).

On off days, embrace a dry shampoo like Beyond The Zone  – the light spray is easy to apply. Simply spray on your roots and massage in to soak up excess oil and refresh and revive locks with no water or blow dryer required!

Dry Shampoo and Coconut Oil

Time saved: 30+ minutes.

 

How do YOU save time in the morning?
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