I have embraced three things this Summer to spend less time getting ready and more time out there doing things. The first one is air-drying instead of hair-drying. There are some great sea salt sprays out there no matter what your budget. Mine is infused with coconut oil and also lemon to lighten your hair as it dries. Leave your hair down or wrap it in a bun all day and untie it later for great waves with no heat styling.
The second is wearing single items of clothing. Rompers or dresses (I love both), grab one and go. Wear with flats during the day and toss some nicer sandals in your bag if you think you might hit a patio later.
Number three, is the 5 minute make up routine. Even though I wear sunscreen, I still look more alive and bronzed at this time of year so I have been keeping it natural. I mix in highlighter and bronzer into my moisturizer, I run a brow mascara through my eyebrows, put on a water proof mascara, and finish with a coral or pink lip gloss that goes with everything. I am investing more time in skin care rather than the actual application of make up; I like to do a mask every week and keep up with toning and gentle exfoliation while it's hot.
So there's three easy things you can do to spend less time in your bathroom and more time getting a jump on the day before it's hot, in a park with your children, or on a beach with a book and your thoughts. I hope everyone is having an amazing Summer!
| dress - Cynthia Rowley via Winners | necklace - Joe Fresh | bag - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe | shoes - Aldo | lipstick - Roman Holiday by NARS | hair - Beach Blonde Salt Spray by John Frieda |