Last Minute Beauty Blitz
Prom is just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’ve probably put off overhauling your beauty routine to the last minute. If you have more than a week until the big night, take a minute and read our article “6 Ways to Jump Start Your Beauty Routine.”
If you’re counting down the mere nights until prom, never fear. Here are five quick and easy ways to get ready for prom in no time flat.
1. Spa Facial Masks
While a week or two before prom does not leave enough time to get an intensive facial at the spa (redness and puffiness can linger in your face for up to a week or two after an intensive spa facial), you can bring the spa to you and enjoy a refreshing mask from SpaLife. For about $3 and 10-20 minutes of your time, you can can nourish, refresh or deep clean your face. Our favorite is SpaLife’s Deep Cleansing Facial Mask in Lime. It lightly exfoliates your skin and leaves your face looking absolutely sparkling!
2. Thirty Second Manicure
We all know manicures are time consuming and that we need to let our nails breathe in between coats of nail polish. If you’re looking for a quick fix to make your nail beds shine or tame those ragged cuticles in no time flat, you can’t miss Black Cat Organic’s Body Butter. This body butter is so far an beyond anything else we’ve tried, we think of it as first aid for our skin. Not only is this product made of organic ingredients, we also recommend you store it in the fridge for longer freshness.
Even better, Black Cat’s Body Butter does so much more than just just perk up your sad paws – it also gets rid of stubborn feet calluses after just 4-5 applications (!), smooth rough areas like your elbows and soften everything that comes its way! No time for a manicure? No worries! Just take a dollop of Black Cat’s Body Butter and allow thirty seconds for its super moisturizing magic to work!
3. A Night Time Routine that Would Make Sleeping Beauty Proud
Only have a few nights until the Prom? There’s still time to help your skin looks its best. Try an all natural approach with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C. Unlike the name suggests, hyaluronic acid doesn’t remove dead skin cells from your face. So what’s the benefit of apply it? Not only is hyaluronic acid naturally occurring in the body, it can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. So, when you apply it to your face you’re not only drawing vital water on to your skin, but you’re also keeping it there on a cellular level, thereby preventing moisture loss. In this way, hyaluronic acid provides both immediate and long-term hydration benefits, so your skin can maintain a plump, hydrated, radiant, and smooth appearance.
4. Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum is a great follow up to hyaluronic acid for your all natural skin care routine. We love to use hyaluronic acid at night, wash it off it in the morning and then apply Vitamin C Serum in the morning. Although you can find Vitamin C Serum at local grocery and beauty stores, we love the formula made by Mary Kay called “Timewise Replenishing Serum C.” Serum C goes on smoothly and weightlessly and smells absolutely heavenly. Beyond this, Mary Kay’s Serum C boasts an antioxidant-rich formula that has a potent blend of botanical sources known for their high levels of vitamin C. So, whether you use Mary Kay’s formula or another brand, your skin is sure to benefit from the infusion of Vitamin C.
5. Mask It
You’ve already decided on your hairstyle for the prom but you’re locks are looking less than luscious. Try a hair mask like Professional Series’ Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask to ensure your mane is looking its best on the night of prom.
Not only is a hair mask with argan oil sure to make your locks shine, it literally only takes a few minutes to work its magic. So, no matter how busy or running late you may be on the big night, there are still quick, easy and effective tricks you can use to make sure you’re looking your absolutely best for your big night!