Looking for quick and easy ways to look and feel great on the school run? These simple tips will ensure you’re always looking smart and wide awake, even if you don’t quite feel it after too little sleep and a hectic start to the day.
Have a go-to makeup look
If you never have time to do a full face of makeup before heading out of the door on the morning school run, but you feel naked without it, identify the few items that make the biggest difference. For many women, simply adding some depth to the eyebrows has a transformative effect on their appearance. Sali Hughes’ article for the Guardian, discusses clever time-saving products, such as Benefit Speed Brow, that help you achieve a put-together look in no time.
Your exact routine will depend on how much – and which – makeup you usually favour, but a light moisturiser, BB or CC cream, quick brush of bronzer and some eyebrow gel or powder takes no more than a couple of minutes and will make you look fresh faced, youthful and well-rested.
Keep outfits simple
Try and have a number of items of clothing in rotation that can be thrown together without any thought. Jeans are perfect for this – team them with a plain t-shirt and flip-flops in the summer, or a chunky sweater and boots in the winter. Jeans go with absolutely everything, but if your current pairs have seen better days, think about investing in a pair of womens skinny designer jeans, that can be comfortably worn under knee boots for a polished look.
Retailers such as http://www.cuba-clothing.com/womens/jeans.html have a huge variety of jeans for all shapes and sizes. In colder or wetter weather, a smart coat or jacket covers a multitude of sins. Who cares if you’re still wearing your cosy, fleecy pyjama top underneath? To the outside world, you’ll look put together and smart.
Always have dry shampoo on standby
For those mornings where you don’t have time to wash your hair but it’s looking past its sell-by-date, dry shampoo is a lifesaver. Now available in a huge range of fragrances and colours, as well as clear, it freshens up greasy or limp roots and adds volume.