” Ok, I know what you are thinking: “Erin! It TOTES takes me way longer than 5 minutes to look fab, are you cray-cray”?!?!” Ladies, you TOTES need to trust your gal pal! I got your back. word.
Ok so here is a scenario in which you would need to apply this drab to fab ordeal! You are sitting on the couch in your Teenage Mutant Ninja footie Pajamas, eating your natural Cheetos (hey, they ARE healthier), zit cream placed strategically on your face, hair in pigtails, and ready to watch “Clueless” ahh! this is the life!
Just as “Cher” is about to change her outfit again, your phone rings; yay! It’s your man! You answer cheerful, asking him how work is going. “I got off work early babe! I will be at your place in 5 minutes; I am surprising you by taking you to the new chick flick that is out! See you soon babe!”
You stare at your phone in HORROR, there is NO way your man can see you in footie pajamas! You quickly wipe your cheesy fingers on Donatello’s face and race upstairs to the bathroom; it is EMERGENCY time!
Now is where your 5 minutes come into play. The only 3 things you should be concerned with is :face, hair, clothes. It IS possible!
1.) 30 seconds:Give your fave a quick wipe with a makeup towelette to quickly clean and and refresh it. I LOVE “Burt’s Bees Grapefruit Wipes”, these wipes are not only refreshing, but they smell like REAL grapefruit! nom nom nom. No nasty chemical smells.
2.)30 seconds: Rather than taking time to foundation and then powder your face, go for an all in one cream/powder in a compact for a quick 30 second touch up of any blemishes. I adore “Cover girl Ready Set Gorgeous Powder Foundation” , it is smooth, non clumpy and non streaky.
3.) 30 seconds: Good News! You have only used a minute of your time! Next Grab some cream blush and with 2 fingers and a big smile, softly rub in your favorite color of blush on the apple of your cheeks.Cream blush is way easier than powder blush and the sheen it has makes it look more natural on the skin. My go to is :”Mary Kay Cream cream blush in SheerBliss”
4.)30 seconds:Grab your fave color lip gloss and swipe on a thin layer. Not only does lip-gloss add that natural glow, it is way less time consuming than lip liner and lipstick. I love ” Mary Kay @play Jelly Lip Gloss ” in any color! They are not sticky at all, and offer a natural tint.
5.) Whew! 3 minutes to spare! 30 seconds: Most hair will respond wonderfully to a natural sea salt spray, giving it that natural beach tousled look, without stickiness. I have been using this brand for a long time, it smells fabulous and is inexpensive:”Got2Be Beach Trippin Salt Infused Waving Spray”
6.) Ok you’ve got 2.5 minute, time to get dressed! You should ALWAYS have an emergency outfit set aside for occasions like this. Nothing fancy, nothing you have to take HOURS choosing, just something casual and cute. I recommend easy fit jeans and a pullover sweater(or blouse if it is hot) and some zip up boots. Have I mention that Merrell Captiva Launch Mid 2 Waterproof Casual Boots are the most comfortable, adorable shoes EVER! Basic black lether boot with simple button accents, side zip, and affordable at $100(through Amazon).
OMG! You are ready! And just in time as you here the doorbell ring. a quck sprtiz of a fresh, light perfume on the wrists ties it together( I love the light fresh scent of “Mary Kay Thinking of You” only $32.00!) You open the door, and your man sucks in his breath sharply ” Damn baby, you look HOT!”
Yup, he doesn’t need to know it only took you 5 minutes to say goodnight to your turtle friends:)
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