Hello Beautiful People,
The last few weeks have been absolutely mind boggling busy. I’m talking 9 AM to 12 PM days, with a few all nighters to keep me on my toes. It has been stressful to say the least. Sometimes, when I’m in the thick of it I just want to give up, snuggle up with my laptop, and indulge in Netflix all night. But at the end of the day, when all is said and done the only thing I regret are the things I gave up on, not any of the hard work I put in. So I encourage all of you to pursue the things you love and work hard even at the things you don’t because your hard work will pay off. Without further ado, here are some fashion and beauty tips for the busy woman – to get you through those stressful, hectic, no sleep days.
Fashion and Beauty Tips
for the Busy Woman (like me):
Strike a balance between comfort and style.
You’ll feel more put together and confident if you take the extra step to change out of your sweatpants and into something a little more stylish. On this particular day, I opted for a comfy sweater (with a lot of personality) and boyfriend jeans.
Don’t forget your accessories.
Often when I’m running out the door in a frenzy because I snagged a few extra minutes of beauty sleep I throw my earrings and necklace into a pocket within my bag and throw them on once I’m in class, work, or in the lobby waiting for an appointment. The little sparkle makes all the difference in showing that you put effort into considering the details of your outfit.
Sunglasses are your friend (my new BFFs actually)
If I don’t have time to slap on some concealer I look like a zombie. So these aviators have been great in helping me get out of the door with no makeup on without feeling super self conscious.
Tote bags are obviously meant for carrying your heels in -
don’t torture your feet by running around in your heels all day long!
So, remember how I said I look like a straight up zombie without concealer? Well, I’m like a character from the Walking Dead when I don’t sleep. But as I’ve been running on anywhere between 4 and 7 hours of sleep every night I’ve gotten pretty good at faking the bright eyed bushy tail look.
Don’t skimp on a great concealer.
I am currently in LOVE with Mac’s Mineralize Concealer – my shade is NW20 in winter and NW25 in summer. It has great coverage while still looking natural, and minimizes the dreaded…dun dun dun… undereye creasing.
I LOVE PINK ! (Not the Victoria’s Secret Yoga Pants..although those are great too)
Well, actually Hannah is the pink fanatic in this duo BUT a shimmery light pink shadow does wonders for brightening up your eyes.
Speaking of pink…don’t forget the rosy cheeks!
A peachy pink blush with subtle shimmer will make your skin look dewy and healthy.
Don’t forget the highlighter!
Use a bright shimmery champagne shadow in the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up instantly. And then use a highlighting cream to highlight the top of your cheekbones for that extra wow factor.
Grooming your brows & applying mascara are non negotiable!
Must Have Fashion and Beauty
Ingredients for the Busy Woman (like me):
Style & Co. Nude Pumps
(Lusting over these Sam Edelman Kitten Heels)
Kate Spade Bow Necklace
Ralph Lauren Aviator Sunglasses
MAC Mineralize Concealer
IT Cosmetics Illuminizer
The Balm Hot Mama Blush
Maybelline Cream Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
L’ORÉAL Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
H&M Nude Lipstick & IT Cosmetics Lip Gloss