ggold Oct 11, 2011
Ready, set...GO! From alarm wakeup to shower hop and jetting out the door, every woman has run the mad morning dash (MULTIPLE TIMES). But just because you’re zipping around like a crazy lady doesn’t mean you have to look it. Multi-tasking bloggers, who have perfected the a.m. rush, share their hair, makeup and nail beauty secrets to looking fabulous super fast.

Patrice Grell Yursik of, (photo credit: Cadence Gamache)

Makeup Tip: “Once my basic foundation, powder and blush are in place, all I need is a subtle lipstick and an eyeliner with fabulous glide–preferably with one of those soft spongy tips on the opposite end, to soften the line. Add mascara and eye-catching jewelry. Good to go in five!”

 Aly Walansky of

Hair Tip: “If I need to spruce up my hair and I have no time to do it, I turn to dry shampoo. It instantly dries oils, adds lift, and gives a fresh scent. I also have no qualms going old-school and throwing on a clip-on pony–it’s amazing how it looks like a new look, and not a look-save!”

Dolapo of

Nail Tip: “If you’re painting your nails and need to dry them quickly, dip your painted fingers into a bowl of cold water for several seconds. When you take them out, your nails will be dry.”

Candice Sabatini of

Makeup Tip: “I save time by using lip gloss on both my lips and cheeks. Believe it or not, colored lip gloss makes an excellent blush! I dot some gloss on my cheeks and then use a blush brush to burnish it in. It gives a sheer natural flush to my cheeks and is never sticky.”

Sharon Oh of

Hair Tip: “If you want waves, quickly blow dry your hair and leave it in a bun while you are getting dressed and applying makeup. Then let the bun down after 15 to 20 minutes for natural-looking waves.”

Kristin Booker of

Makeup Tip: “Run a good black liner along the top and bottom lash lines, and then use a small brush to gradually smoke the color up from the top lash line and down from the bottom. Repeat this process until you have–voila!–the perfect smoky eye in under a minute!”

Adina Zilberman of

Makeup Tip: “For complexion perfection, all you need is a little tinted moisturizer and a soft, matte bronzer. Apply the tinted moisturizer as you would a face cream, and then blend a bit of bronzer into the recesses of the face–the hollows of cheeks, the temples and under the jawline. Add a swipe of mascara and lip balm, and you’ve got the perfect five minute face!” How do you get out the door fast looking fabulous?


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