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Condense your many brushes into one product — specifically into a blending sponge. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder, all while providing a natural finish that is (*IMPORTANT*) not blotchy. It truly blends everything to perfection so that you don’t have spots of cake-y, oompa loompa orange scatted across your cheekbones.
Nip brassiness in the bud à la the cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo. The violet pigment in this formula works to wash away unwanted yellow in your ‘do, meaning you can extend the time between salon visits meaning you can SAVE A TON OF MONEY. Easy + affordable? Someone pinch me.
Liquid eyeliner requires exact precision…so if you’re a beginner to the whole ~wing~ thing, opt for this L’Oreal gel liner instead! The brush applicator prevents you from picking up too much product, allowing for buildable shading you could smudge to perfection.
Create loose, voluminous waves with a Bed Head curling wand in mere nanoseconds. Even if your mane is of the stubborn, stick straight variety, this hot tool will give you that “I just got back from the beach” variety of hair with just one quick wrap.
Don your favorite blouse or basic tee and pair it with a patterned midi skirt (I know I know, you’ll miss your usual leggings or denim combo) for some prime twirling action. Optional but highly recommended: take that twirl and boomerang it for the ‘gram.
Little black dresses are important, but little black booties are even more important. This block heel pair (from the Christian Siriano for Payless collection) can be styled with any ensemble to give off the impression that yes, you DID try this morning.
Upgrade your lash game with a clump-free, smudge-proof Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara. One coat gives you the whole “your lashes but better” look, but two coats? Everyone will just assume you’re wearing falsies. It’s that good.
Plain black leggings? Your old high school gym tee? Fancy it up by way of a structured blazer, here to make it look like you put actual effort into your appearance this morning. Snooze? Never heard of it.
Give your denim shorts a break and opt for this simple (but easy-to-dress-up) t-shirt dress instead. It’s comfy and can be worn with ANYTHING from your highest heel to your oldest pair of (very dirty) gym shoes. Remember, folks, versatility is our friend.
Rid your black tee of those dreadful white marks with a handy dandy deodorant sponge. Deodorant: so necessary because we smell, so annoying because it stains everything it touches.
Make an old sweater look like new with a Conair fabric defuzzer, here to get rid of accumulated lint and pilling. Have you already washed and worn this top 98 times? The world will never know because it now looks brand new.
Coloring inside the lines of a picture? Easy. Coloring inside the lines of your lips? Not so much. Quickly fix makeup mistakes with precision tip cotton swabs, which will replace your manicured fingernail when it comes to sharpening cat eyes, cleaning shadow fallout, or erasing lipstick feathering.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, throw this wine stain remover into your purse. Accidents happen, and you don’t want to spend the rest of dinner stewing in the remnants of your favorite glass of red.
Barely slept last night? Then this hypoallergenic Maybelline conditioning mascara will save the day! Going for clear mascara is ideal because it volumizes your lashes without adding more harshness. Black mascara + dark circles = even darker circles AKA you boss will know you binged The Office yet again last night.
Take yourself from bedtime ready to professional chic by layering this removable collar under any comfy old sweater. So simple, so transformative, and the gorgeous embellishments give you just a hint of sparkle.
Invest in a cocktail dress, preferably one in the most fabulous hue available on the market: BLACK. Prepare to slip this little black dress on for any heel-requiring occasion — from birthday parties to champagne toast galas.
Is your hair dirty? Sure! Fine! But if you throw it up in a ponytail and tie it up with this patterned scarf, the world will remain oblivious to the last time you showered.
The time has come to take your white kicks and give them a good scrub-a-dub-dub. This shoe cleaning kit will take even your saddest sneakers from grossly dirty to brand spanking new with just a few seconds of gentle polishing.
Avoid expensive trips to the cleaners and banish wrinkles to the pits of HECK with this Downy wrinkle release spray. Not only will it make that white tee look 1000x more crisp, it also eliminates odor if you’ve just sourced said shirt from the bottom of your hamper. (Which I never do hahahahahha.)
Wake up with ready-to-go hair by sleeping in these flexible curling rods, which are pros at giving you the perfect waves…without subjecting your ‘do to any more heat damage. My burnt split-ends are already feeling oh so grateful.
Use Hem tape to provide a quick fix for all your ~should’ve brought these to the tailor~ needs. These allow you to shorten long pants and skirts, no finger-pricking sewing needles required.
Banish blemishes, redness, and dark circles to the pits of Hades with this LA Girl Pro concealer. The coverage is crease-resistant, long-lasting, and absolutely flawless…but it still manages to look lightweight and natural. Repeat after me: Owen Wilson WOW.
Prep your pout for bold lipstick with this Handmade Heroes coconut sugar scrub. Not only does it smell like summery deliciousness, but it’ll exfoliate away all dry, flaky skin that would prevent you from mastering that classic red lip.
No time to style your hair? Swipe it all up into a neat ponytail via these seamless Burlybands hair ties. They won’t stretch, break, slip, OR damage your mane, nor will you have to halt your workout to fix your ponytail because this band will actually stay in place. If you have super thick locks, meet your new accessory soulmate.
Try out an enzyme-based spot remover that’s tough on blood, armpit sweat, and tears. So your favorite top has yellowed in the dreaded underarm area? No worries. This cruelty-free concoction will brighten it up in a jiffy.
Turn your favorite bra into one that won’t be visible under your racerback top with these adjustable clip holders. They’ll even keep your straps from slipping off your shoulder AND gives your breast friends some extra lift.
Don’t purchase new shoes if you can simply repair your old ones! Give your favorite suede booties some serious TLC by way of this four-sided brush cleaner, which will make annoying scuff marks and salt stains all but vanish into thin air.
Heal breakouts and absorb excess oil with this Mario Badescu powder, which is destined to become your new holy grail if you’re pimple-prone + want some coverage. This sulfur-based formula works to mattify and reduce redness, but won’t clog your pesky little pores in the process.
Hide a bad hair day (and look trendier than thou) with this adorable straw fedora hat. Will everyone be asking where you bought this? Absolutely, so prepare to say “Amazon” at least 900 times when you wear it.
Add a chunky bib necklace to even the plainest of outfits. The result is you’ll look as if you just walked straight off the Instagram page of your favorite fashion blogger. A true miracle = the power of a good accessory.
If you’re tired of your liquid liner fading before your second cup of coffee (#rude), it’s time to acquaint yourself with bigger and better things: introducing the NYX epic liner. This stuff seriously will not budge and won’t transfer if you have oily lids.
Time 👏 for 👏 nails 👏. Dress up your plain mani with decal stickers for custom nail art you’ll be admiring for the next week. “Thanks, I did these myself.” -you telling everyone, even though they didn’t ask and most certainly do not care.
My ears when they hear the phrase “minimal effort required”:
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