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You know the drill, it’s seven in the morning and you’re sleeping till the last possible second. Doing your makeup and hair is usually fun but it seems like too much effort in the mornings. Sometimes during the day too! No matter how much you love it taking an hour out of your day to get ready might seem like too much or you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Which makes it tough to stick to your beauty regime without running late. Here’s where some practical hacks can save you a ton of time and effort. Ahead we’ve rounded about some amazing lazy beauty hacks. So whether you’re in a lazy mood or in a hurry these beauty hacks can help you look your amazing self in no time.

Keep scrolling to learn about some of the best lazy girl beauty hacks that actually work:

1.Wash only your bangs

This is a pretty handy trick for those of you who will side fringes or bangs! Sometimes you just want to skip a hair wash but your bangs look god awful. No worries! All you need to do is put the rest of your hair in a ponytail and leave your bangs loose. Use a teeny tiny amount of conditioner throughout your fringe then wash it out under the sink. Quickly dry and style them how you usually would! Viola, you’ve got refreshed bangs in a jiffy and ready to face the day ahead.

2. Use your eye cream as a magic eraser

We all know the trick of using micellar water and a q-tip to clean up minor makeup mistakes with your eyeliner. But did you know your eye cream comes in pretty handy if your makeup remover is nowhere to be found? So don’t give up your look just yet if your remover is missing! Just take a q-tip, dip in the cream and use it to clean up the edges of your eye makeup in one fell swoop.

3. Style your hair the night before

If you love beachy waves this hack will be right up your alley. All you need to do is put in a texturizing cream the night before and tie your hair into two braids. The next morning, before work or stepping out, undo your braids and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous wavy hairdo. Easy peasy!

4. Use dry shampoo

This is every lazy girl’s dream product. If you’ve never used one before taking this as a sign you need it in your life. Perfect for in-between wash days, a good dry shampoo extends the life of your hairstyle by getting rid of any greasy buildup. Plus not to mention all the time you save before walking out the door. Dry shampoo is a must-have for every girl’s kit.

5. Use your lip balm as a brow gel

If you’re in a pinch, your brows are a mess and your gel is nowhere to be found all you got to do is reach for your lip balm. A waxy lip balm is a perfect texture for brow-taming. Just swipe some on and use a spoolie to comb your brow hairs into place. Unruly brows who? Of course, just remember to use a clear lip balm, you don’t want strawberry red-tinted brows do you?

6. Invest in multitasking products

Well, this isn’t so much of a hack but more of an amazing beauty tip. The best way to save time and effort is by investing or reutilizing your existing makeup products for more than what it’s intended for. Use the lipstick as blush, that eyeshadow to fill in your brows or the eye pencil to create a smokey eye. Best of all? use that shimmery shadow for the perfect highlight. These are just a few of the many ways you can multitask with your products.

7. Line and curl your lashes together

Yes, it’s totally possible with this handy dandy hack. All you need is a kohl pencil or gel liner and eyelash curler. Draw a line across the edge of the curler where it would touch your eyelid right about the lashes. Go ahead, curl and ta-dah! You’ve got lined lids and curled lashes in an instant.

8. Get rid of nail polish stains

Don’t you hate it when your nails get stained when removing your favourite dark polish? Well, you’ll find a ton of formulas online to help lift the stains like warm water and lemon juice. But if you don’t have the patience for that it’s time to grab an extra toothbrush. Squeeze some whitening toothpaste on top and start scrubbing your nails. Whitening kinds of toothpaste usually contain hydrogen peroxide which helps lift stains in a pinch. Just remember to be gentle and moisturise your hands after rinsing them.

9. Use a T-shirt to dry your hair

Dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel! A cotton t-shirt is much more absorbent than a towel, and because of that, it will dry your hair much faster. Plus it’s more gentle and thus prevents your hair from getting frizzy. You’ll be shocked to see how much time you end up saving.

What are some of your favourite lazy girl beauty hacks? Let us know in the comments below.

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