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Get pretty—Fast!

Pretty, fast!

Dear Audrey, I’m on the go constantly and do not have a lot of time for complicated beauty routines. How can I make myself look fresh and polished in a jiffy?

Deadlines, meetings, softball games, and office visits…oh my!

Let’s face it, sometimes you can’t even find the time to shave your legs, let alone create a masterpiece on your head, face, and fingers.  Here are a few of my favorite quick and simple solutions to get pretty, fast!


For heat free waves on dry or damp hair

Apply Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray throughout. Divide the hair into a few large sections and twist them as you roll them into loose buns. Secure loosely with metal-free hair elastics to avoid dents. You can do the night before or at the start of your morning routine if you are not comfortable sleeping on it. Let the hair down and run your fingers through it to separate the waves. Finish with a light mist of Kenra Perfect Medium Hairspray for support. If you are frizzy, take a small dab of Big Sexy Hair Style Sexy Hair Slept In Texture Crème on your fingertips and work it in small sections around the roots and crown. You can also try loose braids for messy texture using the same method. The result should give you some great volume and texture.

Need to wash? Don’t fret!

Redken No Blow Dry Just Right Cream Air Dry Styler —created for those times you cannot dry and comes in 3 formulations for all hair types. Just towel dry, apply and air dry!


For a “better that natural” look apply a quick base with multiple benefits like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It’s a total overachiever combining the benefits of a BB (beauty balm) and CC (color correcting) cream with SPF all in one product that leaves you with a smooth base and a dewy finish. Swipe a little color on your cheeks with blush from gloMinerals and a quick coat of mascara.  Stick with something low maintenance on your lips that will keep them quenched like bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm and you’re good to go!


A quick buff and shape with a Flowery 6-Pack all in one buffer file will give your nails a healthy shine and prevent splits. You can also try applying a coat of OPI Nail Envy nail treatment. It dries fast and gives your nails a glossy finish while it treats.



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