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Quick beauty tricks for a busy morning


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When you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to ditch the pampering from your morning routine. No matter how quickly you have to dash out the door, you can always find shortcuts to your daily beauty regimen that let you look and feel your best.

These time-saving tips will let you give your body the TLC it deserves, even when you’re pressed for time.

Be a multi-tasker. You can do two things at once to save time, such as applying a face mask or wash before brushing your teeth or letting a deep-conditioning hair mask work while you shave your legs. Letting the face wash sit on your skin while you brush allows you to get more of the skin care benefits without the added time, and pinning up your hair in the deep-conditioning mask while shaving then rinsing it out will help your hair feel softer and more hydrated.

Keep up with conditioner. You may find it tedious, but hair care is no place to cut corners. Keeping your hair well-conditioned helps keep it healthier in the long run. Healthy strands are easier to detangle and style, which ultimately saves time. Have an all-in-one shampoo and conditioner on hand for days when you simply can’t do both and save detangling time by using a wide-tooth comb in the shower.

Use products that do double-duty in the shower. Using a multi-benefit body wash can give your skin and senses needed nourishment in the shower. One example is the new line of Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes, which contain a touch of luxurious oil, essence of peony or iris and an alluring fragrance. The sheer, non-greasy formula will leave your skin feeling radiant and soft.

Master a few simple hair styles. Whether your hair is long or short, experiment with a few go-to styles you can rely on when time is short. Sleek ponies and messy buns can disguise a hectic morning. For shorter cuts, look for a style that lets you air dry for a carefree tousled look.

Lighten up when it comes to cosmetics. You may be surprised by how pulled together you appear with a minimalist approach to makeup. Use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen to even your skin tone, then use natural shades to enhance your best features. Save complex eye makeup for a less rushed day and stick to the basics: mascara, a dusting of blush for color and a pretty nude gloss.

Speed up those busy mornings with these time-saving beauty tips. For more information, visit softsoap.com.

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Holiday beauty tips for less


(Family Features) The holidays are filled with occasions to see loved ones, relatives and old friends. With plenty of holiday parties and photo opportunities, you want to look your best even if you don’t have hours to spend at the salon.
Style expert Lilliana Vazquez of CheapChicas.com offers some helpful tips on how to look sensational without breaking the budget:
Keep skin moisturized. With the dry winter air, make sure to keep your skin moisturized, especially when you’re showing more skin in cocktail dresses. One of Lilliana’s favorite inexpensive tricks that works wonders is coconut oil. It absorbs quickly into skin and smells amazing. You can also use it in your hair as a leave-in conditioner.
Add a splash of berry. There have been tons of berry tones on the runways, and one easy way to work them into your wardrobe is on your lips. A raspberry or burgundy shade is the perfect way to boost your holiday look. Make sure to keep lips moisturized before you apply. Try a sugar scrub or rich balm to keep your pout kissable.
Stay Smooth. One thing you want to avoid before you step under the mistletoe is unwanted facial hair. Make sure your face is smooth and photo-ready by using a depilatory or wax. “I love Nair products because they’re effective and easy on the wallet,” said Vazquez. “Try the Nair Precision Face & Upper Lip Kit that comes with a special rebalancing moisturizer so it’s gentle on your skin.” Learn more at www.NairLikeNeverBefore.com.
Show off your face. Don’t worry if you don’t have time for a blowout hairstyle. One of the chicest holiday looks is a chignon, which pairs perfectly with metallic-shaded eyes and strong lips that are hot this season. Try a low bun off to one side for a look that keeps the emphasis on you.
There you have it—some easy ways to look your holiday best without spending a lot of time or money. Now, that’s something to be merry about.

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