If you are anything like me, the snooze button is your worst enemy. Over the years, I have mastered the unconscious, immediate snooze punch like a 5 time reigning champion of Jeopardy. Although some mornings this works to my advantage, most it doesn’t.
With this habit I had to master the “throw it together look.” I have formulated the 5-to-5 routine– my five minute routine using only 5 products in only 5 easy steps to create a simple, natural bronzed summer look. Whether you are running late for work, a lunch date, or even a Girl’s Night in, this look is perfect for you.
1. Body Drench Moroccan Argan Oil Body Dry Oil
“This Moroccan spray will form beachy, effortless waves any day.”
My hair has always been a wild mess, and finding the perfect product to tame it has been quite the challenge. The first step begins after a quick blow dry. I spray the oil evenly over my hair, sometimes adding extra to my dry ends. Immediately after, I twist my hair into a bun. I quickly wave the blow dryer over my bun for a minute or two to create a better wave. The longer the hair stays in a bun, the more waves it will have to it. After a minute or two, I let my hair down and shake it out by flipping my hair upside down. I add one additional spray all over my hair to help the wave settle.
***I also apply this product on my body before bed for a smooth and moisturized skin. It works for everything!
2. Femme Couture Mineral Effects Baked Bronzer
“Not only a bronzer, but also an illuminator that creates a natural, goddess look.”
Now there is no time for contouring with twenty different products when you only have 5 minutes to get ready. But this 2-in-1 bronzer with illuminating powder does the trick all at once. I like to use this powder right after I apply my daily moisturizer. It helps the powder stick better since I tend to have dryer skin. I apply this Baked Bronzer along the cheek bones, forehead, jaw line and lastly down the nose line to create a contoured look without all the work and products.
3. Femme Couture Eternal Color Self-Adjusting Blush Flirty Coral
“Gives a baby doll, innocent look that no eye can miss.”
I am a huge fan of blush. I think a touch of pink on the cheeks can go a long way. This blush is perfect for spring to summer time because of its blush pink color. It is not too dark or bold, therefore giving off a more innocent look while still emphasizing the cheek bones. The color also assists in pulling together the natural look. I use an angled brush to apply it. I lightly dab my brush with the makeup and go along my cheek bones. An extra dab at the top of the cheek bones never hurts!
4. Ardell Brow Pomade
“What people have been raving about, and it’s not just hype!”
Now nothing says 2015 better than Bold Brows. When this trend took off, I knew I had to be in the loop on this one. Fashion icons and beauty insiders all over the world took this trend from runway to everyday. The brush has two sides to it—a brush side and a mascara spoolie. The brush side I use to apply the brow pomade and fill in any imperfections. Then I use the mascara spoolie to even out the color, and brush the brows outward to create a more even layer of color. Instead of an artificial drawn on line that pencils sometimes create, Ardell’s pomade helps bold the brows while keeping a natural look.
5. Femme Couture Fake Lash Midnight Black Mascara
“It’s like wearing fake lashes, but they are real!”
No look is complete without a little mascara. Everyone has their one favorite tube of mascara that they just cannot let go of. But trust me when I say that this one is worth a try! This mascara creates beautiful, dark lashes that last all day. The trick is to run the brush quickly over both sides of your upper lashes, to make them appear longer. The thin bristles allow every lash to get coated evenly without all the clumping. This mascara helps create a full lash experience.
These five products have become my new spring and summer essentials. Each one can be replaced with a different color depending on your skin tone and preference. But trust me when I say if you don’t try this routine, you’ll be missing out! Not only does this routine cover the beauty trends of 2015, but all the products used in this routine can be bought for $10.99 or less at Sally Beauty, in-store or online.
So if you happen to press snooze one too many times tomorrow, try my 5-to-5 step routine for a quick, natural look in just five minutes.