Friday, 1 April 2016

lifesavers for lazy humans

I'm reallyyyyyyy lazy. Waking up at 7, a school day torture, means that in the holidays and on the weekend I will absorb sleep like a sponge and water. An "early morning" is 9, and a lie in is at least 11:30-12. This obviously has its pitfalls, like having approximately 0.0000008 seconds to do my skin, hair, and make up before I go out. I don't know much about any of these, but I do know how to dry a wet manicure in 20 seconds, mostly from experience. Welcome to a badly written bible of cherished morning shortcuts.



First and foremost, I have my all time favourite product ever ever ever in the world. Let me introduce you to the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat. I'm usually too impatient to wait until my nails are completely dry, and end up smudging them or attempting some dodgy nail art; both end up with me taking it all off and vowing to never paint my nails ever again. This is a game changer. You paint you nails as normal, wait 10 seconds and put this over the top. It dries them in about 30 seconds flat. And it actually works. They're solid, and it apparently works as an anti chip top coat too! (Although I can't vouch for it's anti chip-ness, mine still chip ahaha) Completely worth the money, buy it, thank me later.




I know this looks like a weird knobbly bracelet thing (I had no idea how to photograph a hair tie lol), but my quickest lazy hairstyle is a ponytail, with a statement-y band. Looks like you've thought your outfit through and takes about half a minute. This one from Topshop is perfect.






I got this teeny Tarte palette in America, and I love the colours. One lazy technique I've mastered is the perfect quick eyeshadow. Take a concealer/eyeshadow brush, and pat your preferred colour on, just on the outer corner of your upper waterline. I like to use shimmers like "first kiss" in this palette for this, that way you get just a hint of colour and you can still feel like you've made an effort and look fancy...ish


My go to concealer for everything is the stay time seventeen one. I've wanted an eye primer for ages because my eyeshadow seems to disappear before I've even left the house. Unfortunately I'm currently broke and don't plan on spending any money on a luxe primer from Urban Decay, so to save money and time, I use concealer. it stay on like a dreammmmm, and makes all the colours a bit more vivid.


What are your lazy hacks? I need to save sleep!

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Esme xx

16 comments:

  1. The truth here!! - It takes you about 2 hours to get out of bed!!
    Most useful post :)

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    1. <3 thought you'd like it you lazy girl! and yes haha I do take a while....

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  2. if you think you're lazy then I'm legit just a vegetable. I deffo need to work on my productivity skills and spend less time on "energy saving mode", I need to try that sally hansen topcoat- I always smudge my nails ughhh. Hair band looks super cute but I can't imagine what it'd look like with curly hair haha
    Dalal
    monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure you'd look lovely as always! haha thanks dalal xx

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  3. I love this post Esme!! Your writing is so good and I LOVE the sound of that quick dry topcoat - very needed for someone who always wants to paint their nails on the weekend even though I'll only have them painted for two days haha! xxx

    Eleanorclaudie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. awh thank you eleanor! and I feel you - the pain of taking off good nails on sunday night is real :((( xx

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  4. Haha I'm not very into beauty but I'm trying to change it. I don't use make up during the week because I'm too busy. Thanks for sharing your beauty routine ^^

    *Cludy
    http://cludysskystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. I need to try that Sally Hansen top coat, sounds amazing. My nails take FOREVER to dry, they always end up smudging.

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. it's one of my favourite things ever haha xx

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  6. That concealer looks promising, I usually use the ones by Maybelline after having tried a really expensive one by Estée Lauder and it was a total flop. T_T But I think once I'm finished with the Maybelline one I'll give this one a try!

    Micky♡
    http://princessfromjupiter.blogspot.com

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    1. it's definitely worth a try! I use it every day, and it's probably my favourite concealer <3 thank you micky x

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  7. Actually need that sally hansen top coat, I am the most impatient person ever it's not even funny. I love how you did these pictures x

    Edie | The Life of Edie

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    1. buy it now edie!!!! best decision haha. thank youuuu, trying something new xx

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  8. On weekends I can wake up at like anywhere from 9-12 am but on a school day I'm up so early you don't even wanna know haha! I'm the opposite, I get super paranoid about waking up too late so I always get up on my alarm (so weird I know, I don't think I'm a normal teen ha). You should do a makeup look to match an outfit or style era if you haven't already! ❤️

    helloimeve.blogspot.co.uk

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thanks for your comment! I will try to reply ASAP x