Beauties On Fire – Back to School Theme

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Hi Beauties,

Technically the #beautiesonfire days are Thursday, but yesterday I got really sick. So here’s my post for this week. The theme chosen was Back To School and one of the things that immediately came to mind was having to get out the door quickly because you were late or missed your alarm clock. I’m not in school, and have no plans to go back to college anytime soon! But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to be quick and efficient when I’m getting ready in the morning.

So, here’s some tips for how to get a makeup/fashion routine down to, oh let’s say, 10 minutes.

  • Fashion. Several years ago, I started a habit of mentally (and sometimes physically) planning out my outfit for the next day. So all I had to do was get up in the morning and throw the clothes on and I was ready to go. Something that I found exceedingly helpful was creating a wardrobe that makes me feel comfortable in pretty much everything I own and I have a lot of items that mix and match. I played with the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe, but I didn’t care for the neutral colors which most of those wardrobes seem to be based off of. My advice? Create your own wardrobe that you love, feel comfortable in, and that does not have a huge amount of clothes.
  • Makeup. I’ve talked about this a lot over various past posts. Skincare is extremely important when it comes to makeup. Skincare is honestly not the first things that comes to mind when thinking about makeup, but unless your base, your face/skin is being taken care of, your makeup will only exacerbate any skin problems you may have. So for Minimal Makeup, taking care of your skin is the vital first step. Okay, so that being said, there are the items I keep in my makeup bag as my go-to, quick makeup routine products. Primer – BB cream – Eyebrow pencil – Eyeliner – Mascara – Finishing Powder – Bronzer I always apply the primer first, mix my bb cream with a little illuminator if I feel like it, then do my eyebrows. Once those three things are done, it’s maybe taken me 3 minutes to do this. I move on to eyeliner, bronzer, then finishing powder. My mascara is always last so I don’t get powder on my eyelashes. All in all, this makeup routine takes me 10 minutes or less. Usually less, but that all depends on how many interruptions I have from my toddler.

Those are my tips for getting ready quickly in the morning! What are some of the things you do to get out the door quickly? What are your favorite fashion tips or makeup tips?

5 thoughts on “Beauties On Fire – Back to School Theme

  1. Great tips love!! I am all about getting ready quickly, especially if I have to leave in the AM haha! I have never made a capsule wardrobe, but have seen so many! They look awesome! I 100% agree with you that skincare is SO important. I always make sure to wear some sort of sunscreen. I always forget primer though haha!! I hope you are feeling better!


  2. I really need to up my skin care game, it’s one of the things I have real trouble sticking to. I don’t wear make-up for the place I work at right now, so that’s a huge time saver, and my hair has to be up anyway, so I tie it back no matter what condition it’s in. If I’m off somewhere else though I’ll wash my hair the night before and put my hair in a plait and let it dry naturally overnight, then I’ll only have to straighten it in the morning. It saves so much time for me because drying my hair takes forever!


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