Lately, for those who follow my blog, there has been more and more lag time between posts.
It’s not because I have a lack of subjects. But just time is at a premium lately.
I used to sit by myself at the gym long after my friends had gotten ready and left for work.
Lately, I am flying out of there myself to run an errand or get a few things done before whatever commitments I have. Part of that is I like to be driving when there is the least amount of traffic.
So, normally it will take me 35 minutes to get ready from start to finish including blow-drying my hair and nice make up.
Just shaving off 15 minutes is a major deal. That means I just dry my hair to get the dampness out, and do stuff like:
Use pencil eyeliner instead of gel or Laura Mercier‘s Tightliner which requires and extra step
Use a neutral powder eye shadow base instead of Laura Mercier’s eyeshadow primer which enriches the color
Use tinted moisturizer which is more forgiving then to use liquid foundation. ( I know powder or otherwise mineral foundation is really fast but the color usually grays up).
Line with Laura Mercier lip liner and follow with Rose balm instead of lipstick or gloss.
Use Bobbi Brown Tortoise collection shadow set instead of dabbing on Laura Mercier creme eye shadow
I do not cheat on some steps:
Treatment – apply a squirt of Kiehl’s Power Line Concentrate
Moisturizer- Kiehl’s Rosa Artica
Sunscreen – Clarin’s spf40 under anything else
Lashes- I’ve been using Grande Lash MD to grow my lashes and I believe I am seeing results after two weeks. Lately I just need a swish of mascara (back to Mac ZoomLash)
That’s pretty much it-somehow I’m still getting more on my face than what women’s magazine’s would consider 5 minute make up -but oh well.