By Alix Turoff
The new year is the perfect time to start making time for yourself. Between a full time job, working out, eating healthy, spending time with your girlfriends and cozying up with your guy, it can often be difficult to find time for your beauty routine. Neglecting the beauty department, though, isn’t required. Rather, you just need to know which products to use in order to maximize your time. We’ve compiled a list of time saving beauty products so you can keep looking sharp in the New Year!
Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Wipes, $15
If you don’t have time to for the exfoliant, toner, mask and cream, whip out one of these wipes to clean and refresh your skin. These wipes not only remove dirt and makeup but also brighten and tighten with Vitamin C, boost collagen production with Micro Algae, promote skin repair with CoQ10 and inhibit the breakdown of collagen with green tea. These little babies are perfect for a quick pick me up before work, after the gym or before bed.
CND SolarSpeed Spray, $19.90
Stealing some time for ourselves in a peaceful salon is one of the best ways to unwind, but drying can be tedious (especially when we always manage to smudge our nails before we leave). CND SolarSpeed Spray changed our lives by cutting drying time by more than half and ensuring that we left the salon chip free. Plus, it also moisturizes our nails and cuticles for a longer-lasting mani too!
Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen, $8.49
When you don’t have time for a salon manicure, throw this pen in your purse for a mess-free mani on the go. With 18 shades to choose from, there’s a color for everyone. Just shake, click and apply to nails or toes. Plus, it’s the fattest drying formula we’ve ever testes, making this the perfect polish for when sneaking in a manicure over your lunch break – or when you realize you need polish in a pinch!
New York Color Blushable Crème Stick, $3.99
Blush is one of the most important tools in our beauty arsenal. It’s an instant pick-me-up and imparts a healthy glow. But, come lunchtime, we often don’t have time to reapply (or the desire to lug our entire makeup bag to work each day), which is why we’re loving NYC’s crème blush stick. This stick is not only great for blush-on-the-go, but also doubles as a highlighter and lipstick too!
Muface Daily Moisturizing Complex, $45
Who would’ve thought that this little bottle could do so many things? Ready for this: Muface’s moisturizing complex gives skin a new glow, rehydrates skin, smoothes the complexion, acts as an antioxidant by protecting against free radicals and fighting the signs of aging and lessens the appearance of rosacea. Plus, the lightly scented organic oils and botanical ingredients make this product all natural!
BodyVerde EZ Waterless Shave, $12.99
Nothing is worse than realizing you can practically donate your leg hair to Locks of Love when you’re in a rush. Instead of jumping in the shower with your razor, BodyVerde’s EZ Waterless Shave allows you to shave without water (or razor nicks). All you need to do is apply the product, shave and rub excess lotion in to moisturize. Don’t be surprised if you spot your boyfriend going through your beauty products, this product is great for men too!
Davines Authentic Moisturizing Balm, $26
Use this hydrating balm on the face, hair and body to nourish, condition and hydrate. It works to gently remove makeup, condition hair and moisturize the body making this the perfect product to throw in your gym bag when you’re looking to lighten your load (heck, you don’t need to lift weights all day!) and save time (because who isn’t rushing after a morning workout!).