I’m too busy to (volunteer / host a party / read for pleasure / take care of myself).
By offering you some timesaver tips that I’ve learned, or sharing what I’ve learned from others, I hope to help you relive even just a fraction of stress from your busy-ness.
So you’ll start seeing new posts in this series that will be quick reads, and hopefully have an “A-ha!” moment when it’s something you never thought of, or didn’t read about it in a 1976 Heloise Hints book.
Timesaver Tip: Shave Time off your Beauty Routine
This first Timesaver Tip I started doing in the last year. It did not require the use of my M.B.A. to come up with it, I didn’t pick up on it in Elle magaine, it’s just something I started doing that I think shaves – well, not minutes, but seconds – off my beauty routine.
Do you use several different makeup products? I do. I have not one, but three concealers: Beige, Ivory and Mint. Yes, mint, as in light green. Years ago when I was a Mary Kay consultant I found that their mint concealer (nla) countered my pinkish skin tone around my nose and chin. (Sidenote: Mary Kay consultants around the world reading this will cringe because they know how old my tube is by looking at it).
While it’s not tricky or especially time-consuming to twist off caps on beauty products, it’s sure mundane. And probably the most time-sucker is rifling through my makeup basket to find the next product to apply.
So I started doing this:
Seriously, it’s that quick; but it does something to my makeup routine – it speeds it up, even if just a few seconds, which would have been wasted on finding the next item in my overstuffed makeup basket. And there’s something about the caps already being removed – it’s almost as if the products have invisible checkboxes next to each of them – and I love to check things off lists.
Those of you who use a few products (with caps) in your morning beauty routine, I challenge you to give it a try for a few mornings, and come back and let me know if you found this Timesaver Tip helpful!
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