I happen to fall in both categories…actually, more the latter…actually, a little more than I like to admit. ANYWAY. So yes, I feel like I’m on-the-go quite a bit, but these few products have made it pretty easy by cutting some serious time on my routines.
Exhibit A: Batiste Dry Shampoo. Price: $8
When you’re in a rush, this thing is a God-send. I’ve already talked about how discovering dry shampoo has been life-changing experience (Read: What is Dry Shampoo?). But really good ones are few and far in between. Klorane’s has always been my go-to, but Batiste’s has been creeping up the ladder to be my new favorite (and it’s half the price!). It sops up any extra grease and gives you volume so you can go longer between washing your hair. I’m not a big morning person, and I’ve always felt I can’t afford to lose precious minutes of sleep by waking up an extra hour or more to shower/do my hair before work (before you jump on me and say ‘eww that’s so gross,’ I’m a night shower-er aightttt?). But sometimes my hair isn’t looking so pretty first thing, and this has always come through without making me look like I have dandruff issues later on in the day as similar products can do. I’ve been using the Blush scented one that’s sitting in my bathroom, and that also belongs to one of my roommates…I’m not sure which one, but I think I will be after this post. (Hi roomie! Thanks for letting me use your dry shampoo!).
EXHIBIT B: ProActiv’s Makeup Removing Cloths. Price: $12-$15 for 45 towelettes
These.Are.Amazing. The worst thing ever is when you come home and you’re super exhausted, but wake up the minute you wash your face.
Ok, I take the back.
The worst thing EVER is when you come home and you’re super exhausted and because you’re smart, you use a makeup removing towelette so you don’t have to splash water on your face and suddenly wake up, and it removes your makeup but then it makes your eyes BURN.
Not these. Which I thought was surprising because you think they would be loaded with some sort of harsh acne-treating chemicals. But really, the pre-moistened towelettes are soap- and alcohol-free and non-irritating. Instead, it contains soothing ingredients like allantoin and lavender. I swear my face looks brighter and feels softer in the morning too. But I could be crazy, I dunno.
EXHIBIT C: Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Nail Polish. Price: $6.
OK, once again, a product whose praises I’ve sang before (Read: Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Iced Coffee), but my earlier post was mostly about how much I loved that color…which I still do by the way. This nail polish not only has a shiny and neat finish, but it dries MAD fast. For the first time, I’ll actually do my nails in a rush. Sure, there are other quick-drying formulas, but they chip just as quickly. I don’t think they market this specific one as a quick drying polish, but from experience, I think they need to start doing so!
What are some of your favorite products to use when you’re short on time?