12:17 20 October 2010
According to a recent study, over a quarter of us ladies only have three minutes to spare for their morning make-up routine.
So, to make life a bit easier, we've come up with a few quick beauty tips to help you make the most of that three minute window:
Cleansing, toning and moisturising can take up a big chunk of that morning routine. All three stages can be done just as effectively by using face wipes.
Break the bank: No7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes (30) £6.75
Bang on budget: St Ives 4 in 1 Gentle Cleansing Wipes (35) £2.99
Bargain buy: Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Wipes (25) £1.99
There are loads of nail varnishes out there that claim to be quick-drying and simply don't live up to their name. There's nothing worse than spending 5 minutes expertly applying the stuff then it magically appearing on your favourite skirt.
But fear not, there are some quick-dry polishes out there that actually fit the bill.
Break the bank: No7 Speed Dry Nail Colours £6.75
Bang on budget: Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish £5.99
Bargain buy: Miss Sporty Quick Dry Nail £1.99
They may not want you to know it, but celebs already know the secret to immaculate hair in minutes. Dry shampoo. It's not just for festivals; it can be used to speed up your daily routine and leave your hair feeling fresher. Mischa Barton swears by it.
Brunette? Don't worry, Batiste have brought out a darker dry shampoo just for you; and it's great.
Break the bank: James Brown Hair Reviving Dry Shampoo £6.99
Bang on budget: Lee Stafford Poker Straight Dry Shampoo £4.99
Bargain buy: Batiste Dry Shampoo (150ml) £2.30
Last but not least, you can save yet more time by using an all-in-one product while you shower. Try Manuka's Cleanse Me 4 in 1 Honey Wash, which is so gentle you can use it to wash your face, hands, body and your hair. It also smells great!
Cleanse Me 4 in 1 Manuka Honey Wash £8 from www.simplymanuka.co.uk
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