The Lazy Girl's Guide To Getting Ready

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Getting Ready

As the days get warmer, the work nights longer and sleep schedules more chaotic than ever, springing out of bed in the morning to glam up may seem hard to do. Whether it’s fixing up your hair, adding an extra boost of sparkle to your complexion or covering unsightly under-eye puffiness, these haute spring beauty products will leave you feeling refreshed and beautiful as ever – even if you end up hitting the snooze button.

For a fresh face after your morning shower: Michael Todd Beauty's Hyaluronic Complex

This breezy and light hyaluronic complex is an ultra-moisturizing and calming serum that provides non-greasy hydration for your skin. Ideal for Spring, this wonderful solution helps plump and soothe skin, hydrating it without leaving a greasy residue. Other benefits and ingredients of the Hyaluronic Complex include:

  • Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract: Fortifies the skin as it helps to moisturize for a more radiant look
  • Cupaucu Butter: An exotic Brazilian nut butter extracted from the Cupaucu fruit tree which is rich in fatty acids & phytosterols to restore the skin's barrier & seal in hydration
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Rich in antioxidants to neutralize damaging free radicals while protecting fragile skin, softens dehydrated skin and restores luminosity
  • MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane): An organic sulfur compound with anti-inflammatory properties that has a natural ability to penetrate the skin providing soothing benefits for multiple layers of the epidermis
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Helps to naturally repair the skin's barrier function for a healthier looking complexion that glows
  • Organic Neem Seed Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and skin nourishing vitamin E
  • Organic AloeVera leaf Juice: Mother Nature's First Aid Kit known for its soothing & anti-inflammatory properties

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To give your complexion that extra glow:  5AM Amaranth Oil

Proven to help reduce inflammation (in your case, caused by lack of sleep), this all-natural oil heals blistered skin and stimulates mental functions. 5AM's golden little mixture is cold-pressed, organic, naturally gluten-free and vegan – plus, look how gorgeous! ($12.99 for 1 oz travel size)

For your slept-in-yet-still-sexy hairdo: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Dry Shampoo


When running late, no girl has time to wash and dry their hair – let's be real. Which is why spritzing a little of this dry shampoo is ideal for creating touchable body that lasts. This fresh product gives your hair an uplifting boost and volume that can keep up with your busy-bee lifestyle. The revitalizing, re-powering formula instantly refreshes, revives and restores your luscious locks, while also absorbing dirt and oil for hair that feels clean, healthy and light. ($6.99, exclusively at ULTA)

To add that New Yorker pizzazz: John Frieda Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves

When looking for those soft, Luscious, touchable air-dry waves you can run your fingers through, this baby is a life-saver! The silky styling foam helps achieve the frizz free, wavy or curly style you want while at the same time giving you the natural look and feel you desire. No diffuser, curling iron or other heat tools are needed to achieve your perfect style. ($9.99, food, drug and mass retailers)

Because you did not "wake up like this": EyeRepair Spa by Look Beauty Eye Puffiness Minimizing Patches

Got puffy eyes, dark circles and extreme dryness after a long night? We've all been there. Look Beauty's skin treatment works to minimize eye puffiness and increase elasticity of the eye area. Ginkgo & Cucumber Extract help skin de-stress and decongest so puffiness is reduced. Afterwords, your complexion will feel smooth, tight and beautiful. ($9.99 for 5 treatments;

To keep you smelling fresh all day long: Ban Roll-On Deodorant

No stinky gals allowed! Roll on and go with this amazing roll-on deodorant – that actually stays fresh for at least 24 hours! Choose from: Unscented for sensitive skin, Regular for a light and clean floral fragrance, Powder Fresh for a classic powder scent, Satin Breeze for a feminine touch with green and citrus notes, Fresh Cotton for a refreshing floral heart with a hint of fruit, and Simply Clean for fresh and powdery amber notes with hint of peach nectar! ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)

Now up you go, beautiful!

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