5 Easy Ways to Get Ready in a Flash

Karen Alfonso , 09 Jan 2014
Getting ready (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)
Getting ready (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)

Picture this scenario: it is early in the morning and you’ve woken up groggy only to find out that you have overslept and are terribly late for work. Eeeks! Now, if this a regular occurrence in your life and don’t know how to combat it, I’m sharing with you some easy fashionable hacks to match to your lifestyle. And if you’re not a repeated offender – here’s how to get ready in just five minutes.

Plan the week’s outfits on weekends:
Wardrobe (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)
Wardrobe (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)

Get into the week by sorting out and planning what outfit you want to wear to work/college. Whether it is a 5/6 day workday week, keep them ready. Also, keep your accessories in the open. Just in case, keep a standby outfit, ironed and pressed. Whether it’s a plain t-shirt and jeans or a dress, it works well when you just need to grab and go.

Stock Up on Dry Shampoo:
Dry Shampoo
Dry Shampoo

Have a dirty mane but no time to wash it? Stock up on a bottle of dry shampoo. It takes away the greasiness and keeps your locks feeling fresh.

Swipe Red Lipstick:
The Body Shop for Colour Crush Matt Lipstick in Red Siren, ₹ 795/-
The Body Shop for Colour Crush Matt Lipstick in Red Siren, ₹ 795/-

An instant way to look polished is to swipe on a bright red lipstick. Not only does it make your teeth look whiter (win) but it can also be done in a few seconds.

Rethink the use of your straightener:
Hair Iron (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)
Hair Iron (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)

Think your hair iron is just for your hair? Think again. Your hair iron can double up as a mini iron for your clothes. Get rid of those pesky creases that appear on your sleeves or cuffs. But remember to avoid using it on anything silky.

Use a moisturising shower gel:
Shower Gel (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)
Shower Gel (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)

Have no time to slather on lotion? Swap your regular shower gel for a moisturizing one as it will give that renewed boost of moisture to you skin.

What’s your quick tip to getting ready in a jiffy?

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