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The How-To Lounge: Getting Ready in 5 Minutes

Sometimes, you really only have 5 minutes to get ready, so if you're tight on time, here are some no fail tips on how to look your best with the time you've got!

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  • If you have the time, wash your face and brush your teeth. Having fresh breath will instantly make you feel clean and quickly re-applying your make up on a fresh canvas makes all the difference in the world
  • If you don't have time to rinse your face, lip gloss, blush, and mascara will instantaneously make you look revived and feel alive
  • Perfume and deodorant are your best friends in a jam especially if you don't have time to shower, although over scenting yourself can be the kiss of death, so remember, less is more
  • It's important for every woman to have a "go to outfit" -- something they don't have to think about, something they know looks good on them, and something that can take you from day to night
  • If you were wearing flats or flip flops, change into high heels. They will help dress up any outfit and will help you walk with a little more confidence
  • Switch out your big daytime bag to a smaller, more refined clutch or purse. You don't need all your stuff for a night out on the town - stick to the basics
  • If your hair is a hot mess, slick it back in a tight bun, or a low ponytail. A headband is a great way to disguise dirty hair and every woman should purchase some dry shampoo - I swear by it!

I hope these tips help when you're crunched for time and if any of you have other no fail tips, please share them in the comments below!


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Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 9 years
ahhh the head band... is my best friend when i wake up late!! :)
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
marthalilian126 if you can do all that in 5 minutes, then I applaud you. Seriously, it takes me almost 5 minutes to put on mascara (plus wiping off all of it that I get on my eyelids and the bridge of my nose in the process).
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
I swear by the Oscar Blandhi dry shampoo, a tinted moisturizer and concealer stick, mascara, lip gloss and a highlighter for my cheeks and brow bones. Splash my face with cold water to close up pores, apply concealer, moisturizer and highlighter. Then brush dry shampoo through hair, part on side and pull into bun at the base of neck. Mascara, lip gloss and a light perfume (I swear by Kenneth Cole Black) and you are good to go!
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Great tips! Thanks Dear :)
Neural Neural 9 years
I need my shower in the morning. Of course, this kind of seems to be referring to the transition from day to night and I'm a single Mom who can't afford daycare PLUS an evening babysitter, so I don't go out much. :)
vienvien vienvien 9 years
I've tried also the 5 minute thing and it doesn't seem to work for me
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
DRY SHAMPOO!!! this is the 1st time i hear about this... i guess i will be making atrip to Sephora this weekend!!
emma- emma- 9 years
Dry shampoo? Really? Hmm...could you please elaborate?
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
I've tried the 5 min thing and it just doesn't work out!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
great tips :D although it seems i tend to do this on a regular basis ^^
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
i love dry shampoo! oscar blandi has a dry shampoo (available at Sephora) that is a perfect way to refresh my hair on those days when i just don't have time to wash. the other tips like changing to heels are great - sometimes just a change in how you feel can make all the difference in the world.
ellewing ellewing 9 years
reminds me of the time i walked in the door from work, at 11pm, having worked an 8 hour shift, and my roommates only gave me enough time to slip on a pair of heels, and then we went out for the night.
Sweet-as-Sugar Sweet-as-Sugar 9 years
Dry shampoo is a powder that pretty much absorbs any excess oil on your scalp so your hair doesn't look greasy. Cake Beauty makes an awesome one that can be used on your body too. It comes in a dark and light shade so that you don't end up with non-matching roots!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Dry shampoo makes my hair look HORRIBLE. I don't know how to describe it, but it's definitely better to go out with bedhead for me.
potterlove potterlove 9 years
I will take these tips to my conscience if I even think of skipping my morning abolutions when I'm tight on time! Also, always take one accesory off when leaving the house. So you know you're not overdressed! ;)
valepere valepere 9 years
Dry shampoo? how does that work??
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Great tips!!! I live by theses
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