The old saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” seems to always fit in perfectly during this time of year. In between the shopping, wrapping, and cookie baking are the holiday parties that somehow vanish from your calendar. With no time for a blow out, the panic sets in that your going to show up with a frazzled mane and (of course) run into that old ex-boyfriend. Enter this super quick and easy updo that only requires a few pins and elastics.
1. Sweep hair to one side of the head
2. Secure with an elastic
3-4. Take the hair in the ponytail and pull in an upward direction, holding onto the ends
5. Make sure the entire pony is now teased into a bun-like shape
6. Twist the bun away from the face, finger combing out any large knots
7. Wrap the hair around the ponytail base and secure with another elastic
8.-9. Pin any loose ends
1. Tarte of Giving Limited Holiday Edition Makeup Gift Set Collector’s Kit
Filled with lipsticks, eye shadows, mascara and more, it’s the perfect present that doesn’t leave anything out.
2. Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio
My favorite kind of lip balm that moisturizes while providing a perfect pop of color.
3. Drybar Blowout In A Box
It’s literally a blowout in a box. Enough said.
4. Oribe Purse Size Collection
The best way to keep those tresses full of volume and shine all day long.
5. em Michelle Phan the great cover up ultimate concealer
Providing a highly pigmented and super creamy formula, this bad boy can cover up the darkest circles. (It was even tested to cover up the line of a sharpie.)
6. Ciaté Mini Mani Month
The best Advent calendar you could buy? One filled with 24 mini nail polishes, of course!
7. Benefit Cosmetics Little Love Potions!
The perfect starter kit for the emerging beauty girl. Get her started with a set of 10 mini Benefit bestsellers.
8. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay has outdone themselves. A Naked 3 palette filled with rose gold hues–I just can’t.
9. TOCCA Meet the Girls Fragrance Collection
Look no further for the fragrance obsessed.
In the horrific event that I only have five quick minutes to finish my eye makeup, I call upon the smokey eye to get me out the door in time while still feeling glam. When in doubt, blend, blend and blend!
-NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Lili Marlene
-Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Celestial
-MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
-benefit they’re Real! Mascara
When I feel like giving my hair a bit more sass:
-Blonde colored bobby pins
-Big Sexy Hair Play & Stay Harder Hairspray
Nothing excites me more than getting to create a bridal makeup look. And while there are many different versions of this kind of makeup application, I like to think that the most natural form is to simply enhance the brides features. Watch below for my rendition of a natural bridal look.
-Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
-Maybelline FIT ME! Shine-Free Foundation 120
-Revlon Photoready Concealer Light 002
-Maybelline DreamLumi Higlighting Concealer Ivory
-Shiseido Translucent Powder
-Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer Bronzed 1
-MAC Mineralize Blush Dainty
-Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder Blonde and Taupe
-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
-benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow r.s.v.p
-MAC Satin Eyeshadow Cork
-MAC Lustre Eyeshadow Tempting
-MAC Matte Eyeshadow Corduroy
-Mally Volumizing Mascara
-MAC Lip Pencil Dervish
-MAC Frost Lipstick Angel
-Revlon Colorburst Crystal Lilac 002
For those mornings that I just can’t seem to get my act together, I turn to this super easy hairstyle. By skipping the shampoo and blow dry routine (which is pretty much everyday for me) I cut down on major time by substituting with a dry shampoo and shine spray.
Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo Light & Blonde
Paul Mitchell The Shine
NuMe Classic Curling Wand 25mm
What’s your go-to 15-minute hairstyle? Let me know in the comments!