The holidays are here and that means prepping for parties, hosting, gift shopping and more. If you’re like us, that also means you’ll be running short on time as well. The holidays are an extremely busy time of the year for many of us, so we thought we’d break down a few time-saving tips for looking and feeling your best and making it to that party on-time.
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Wear Versatile Outfits
You may be jumping from a day at work to an evening holiday party. Instead of having to go home and change or carrying around a garment bag, wear a layered, versatile outfit that can be easily taken from day-to-night. Our go-to is a cocktail dress with a blazer over it. This outfit is perfect for work, but you can easily remove the blazer to turn it into a party outfit.
It’s All About The Red Lip
Perhaps there is no easier way to look put together and chic than with red lipstick. Wearing a red lip is the quickest way to look like you made some effort without much effort at all. Swipe on your favorite shade and go!
Brush. Whiten. Go.®
A mid-day brush is essential for keeping your oral hygiene on-point and preventing bad breath once you hit that party. And between long hours and multiple parties, we know those coffee and wine stains can really take a toll during the busy holidays. Since you’ll likely be running around and going straight from work to parties, you’ll want to have a multi-use toothbrush that will not only freshen your breath, but also whiten your teeth and counteract the extra coffee and wine you may be drinking. Enter the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen.
We have been using this product for well over a year and absolutely love it! It is the easiest, fastest way to brush and whiten in one toothbrush. Simply brush your teeth as normal, detach the pen from the bottom, apply to your teeth and go! There are no strips, no rinsing, no messes, no waiting and no excessive time consumption. The Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen starts working in just one day and over three weeks, your teeth will become up to five shades whiter. It’s never been easier, faster or more convenient to get whiter, brighter teeth in a snap.
Stick To Neutral Nail Polish
We know it can be tempting to wear dark, trendy nail polish, but maintaining dark colors can be tricky and time consuming. And no one wants to run around with chipped nails or spend an hour at the nail salon when they’re busy. Instead, opt for clear or neutral/nude nail polish colors which will be easier to maintain and will not show chips or cracks.
Wash Your Hair the Night Before (and use dry shampoo if necessary)
If you have long, curly or high maintenance hair, washing and drying it the night before will save you tons of styling time and your hair will actually behave much better. You’ll find giving your hair time to settle down and de-frizz over night makes it much easier to manage the next morning. Not only does this save you time, but you’ll find you have a better hair day. If your hair is on the oily side, just use a little dry shampoo on the roots to pump it up or refresh it as the day goes on.
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