If you are anything like me, you DO NOT have time to get glam every morning. I could definitely make more time to get ready but the truth is that I just love my bed way too much to not get every once of sleep I can get. Over the years between having 15 minutes to get ready after early morning cheer or drill team practice, serving a mission, to having a 8-5 job & being a student, I have picked up a few little hacks for looking chic & glam in 20 minutes or less.
Up Do Glam
Don't underestimate the power of an updo. My go-to's are a sleek low bun, or a high messy bun with a hair scarf. Experiment & find out what look you love most.
It's amazing how the tiniest details make the biggest difference. Accessories can transform your look! I recommend having a classic pair of silver earrings, gold earrings, a few dainty rings & some dainty short necklaces or chokers. Throwing on these pieces as you run out the door will help polish your look.
Pick your Power Color
Find your power color!! Mine is black or bright red. I love the way I look in these colors & that helps me feel good!! What color do you have most in your closet? Or what color do you feel most confident in? Those are a few good questions you can ask yourself to start you in the right direction.
Contour & Highlight
I always feel better with a little bit of bronzer!! Applying it in the right way will help you GLOW!! If you don't wear bronzer, go buy some & watch some YouTube tutorials. I promise, you'll never be the same!! I love wearing a little bit of shimmery highlight on my cheekbones & under my eyes. It helps your skin look healthy & when lightly applied under your eyes, it helps hide dark circles. I've been doing it since 6th grade NO JOKE. That was even before highlight was a thing. I would brush a little bit of ivory eyeshadow in my face & BAM, transformed.
I have oily skin so I have usually been shy with my moisturizer in the morning before I apply my makeup. However, I have started to apply THIS moisturizer before I do my makeup & it has made all the difference in how my skin looks under my makeup.
Having your nails done just makes you feel like you've got your life together. Dip powder nails have been my recent obsession. I can go over a month with my nails still looking FLYYYY! However if you don't have the time or money to go to the nail salon, invest in a light & gel polishes. I've been doing my own gel nails since I was in high school & it is amazing!
Daily Routines & Affirmations
Your mind will believe what you tell it to. SO BE YOUR BIGGEST HYPE GIRL!!! Look up affirmations you need to hear on Google such as "body positive affirmations", "productivity affirmations", and so forth. I promise you will be able to feel the difference!
I hope you enjoyed these tips! Let me know what you think in the comments!