As someone who’s not much of a “morning person” to begin with, Fall’s late sunrises certainly do not make things any easier (not to mention the cooler, drier temperatures that wreak havoc on your hair and skin). The good news, is that there are some awesome (and fun) products available to help you make your Fall mornings and days easier, and some that may even allow you to catch a few extra zzz’s.
1. Deborah Lippmann “Genie In A Bottle” Illuminating Nail Tone Perfector
In Fall especially, I love a gorgeous oxblood or navy nail polish. But we all know the frustration that is removing it: stained nails and cuticles, and yellowed tips…ugh. However this handy polish by Deborah Lippmann is changing the Fall nail game. Simply apply a coat under your favourite polish to protect and enhance your natural nail tone. You can also wear it on its own for natural, luminous looking nails.
2. Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil
Much like my choice of nail colour, Fall also inspires me to bring out my darker berry, brown, and purple lipsticks and glosses. After all, what better way to change up your look than with a statement lip, right? The problem is, sometimes the “statement” is that your carefully-applied lipstick is now feathering and bleeding outside the lines (grrr!). Solution? Urban Decay’s Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil. Line the outside of your lips with this clear pencil for long-lasting lip colour that stays where it’s applied. Want even more staying power? Apply it under your lipstick to help it last all day. But wait, it gets even better. You can also use this product as a primer when covering up blemishes and fine lines, and as a beauty eraser to correct any makeup mishaps (example: for those fun times when your mascara ends up on your cheek instead of your eyelashes). This multi-tasker is a Fall must-have!
3. Conair InfinitiPro “The Ultimate Brush”
The dry air this time of year means there’s a good chance that your freshly straightened hair is going to be visited by Fall’s good friend: static electricity. And no matter how much product or water you add, sometimes it just seems as if it’s never going to leave. This handy hair innovation by Conair, “The Ultimate Brush“, contains a battery-powered (2X AAA) ionic generator that acts to “neutralize the static charge, smoothing the cuticle for an instant shiny, frizz-free finish” (conaircanada.ca). That’s right, the static in your hair can now be turned off with the slide of a switch. Dreams do come true.
4. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer
Now that we have our dry, static-y hair problem solved, it’s time to show some love to our skin. There’s two things about applying moisturizer that frustrate me: 1. waiting for your skin to dry after the shower, and 2. waiting to get dressed while your moisturizer soaks in. Luckily, this Wet Skin Moisturizer by Jergens solves both of these problems. Simply apply to your skin before you exit the shower, and then pat dry with a towel (no need to rinse!) Because your pores are open from the heat of the shower, your skin is more receptive to absorbing moisture. In fact, studies have shown this product actually moisturizes 2X’s more, and in half the time, than with ordinary lotion. In a nutshell, this means you can sleep in a little longer and have gorgeous, moisturized skin. Where can I sign up for a lifetime supply?