October 11th, 2016

How I get ready in 7 minutes

MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN.

Is it just me or is life literally flying by right now?

2016 has been like, “HI”/”BYE”. I’m begging for someone to hit the slo-mo button so I can catch-up on life in general.

Since launching this site I’ve had zero time for my favourite pastimes (like NETFLIX and hunting-down things online that I’m never actually going to buy), so I’ve been looking for ways to steal-back precious minutes where I can (e.g. I’ve put a hard ban on the Instagram ‘Explore’ tab and I’m wearing my fail-safe black blazer/black pants combo on repeat to cut-down on wasted time starring blankly at my wardrobe).

I’ve also sliced my morning make-up routine in half (maybe even a fifth?) by using three products only (min effort, max game face).

I mean, there are certain things I just can’t compromise on – like my 3/4 skim flat white (after my DIY Nespresso shot *ZING*) and gluten free toast with avocado – but I’m starting to feel like I’ve mastered the formula for looking polished (but not too much) without really trying at all.

It involves a combination of tips borrowed from French girls anonymous and my mum, and I hope you find it useful.

Start by watching the video, and then read my bonus tips below. Hope you likey!

 

BONUS TIPS

1. ALWAYS HAVE YOUR GO-TO OUTFIT ON STANDBY.
Mine is a black blazer, white tee and black pants or jeans. This combo can take me anywhere.

2. REFRAIN FROM CHECKING INSTAGRAM/EMAILS WEHN YOU WAKE UP.
I struggle with this one! But if you’re in a hurry, it will just stress you out more and cloud your mind with stuff that can wait until you’re at your desk.

3. ALWAYS HAVE AN ON-THE-GO BREAKFAST OPTION READY.
I find an espresso shot keeps me going until I can eat something substantial, but everyone’s different. Bananas are my other option!

4. INVEST IN MULTI-TASKING PRODUCTS.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup is kinda moisturising, perfecting and illuminating all-in-one! I find the pen-like concept super quick and easy because I don’t have to use multiple tools and hardly get my hands dirty! This combined with a bit of Double Wear Brush-on Glow BB Highlighter (another pen!) makes my skin look like the best possible version of itself.

5. SIMPLIFY YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE.
If I’m really in a rush, I brush-up my brows but skip eye makeup altogether. If my skins looking good it’s enough. A bit of colour on the cheeks and lips makes me look alive.

6. DO THE HAIR TUCK.
My hair holds texture pretty well, so if I do this tonging technique after I wash it, I usually find it keeps a nice wave until the next wash. If it’s looking ratty, I tuck it into my blazer = instantly polished!

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the go-to

msgm
concealed fastening blazer
the go-to

sneaker freaker

Spring Court
B2 Canvas sneakers
sneaker freaker

the foundation

ESTÉE LAUDER
DOUBLE WEAR NUDE CUSHION STICK RADIANT MAKEUP
the foundation

caffeine machine

delonghi
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine
caffeine machine

conceal + highlight

ESTÉE LAUDER
DOUBLE WEAR BRUSH-ON GLOW BB HIGHLIGHTER
conceal + highlight

lips + cheeks

ESTÉE LAUDER
Pure Color Envy Blush Stick
lips + cheeks

the carry-all

x nihilo
milford back in black
the carry-all
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