6 Time Saving Beauty Products

I get how busy you are – every woman does. Lack of time is surely the curse of the modern woman. We all want to be the best employee, friend and partner we can be, somehow ourselves always becoming the lowest priority. We drive ourselves to distraction wishing there were an extra few hours in the day…

But I’m determined you won’t be last on your own list, so I’m here to let you know which are the greatest products for keeping you beautiful when time is precious.

The Upgrades – traditional products but faster
1. L’Oreal Excell 10 hair colour (around £8 from Boots): Due to many greys, the bore of dying my hair is a monthly chore, so when a box promised me permanent colour in just ten minutes (as apposed to my usual 30+) it sounded the dream I’d been waiting for. The product applies like a traditional home hair colour, but the development time is much quicker, and it works. It’s a couple of pounds more in price than a regular hair dye, but so worth it for the time saving factor.

2. Orly ‘In a Snap’ top coat (£5.60 from Amazon): If you desire colour for your nails, but end up using clear to save drying time, this will be your new favourite product. Use as a regular top coat over any colour and it will be touch dry in less than a minute. It’s my manicure must-have product.

The Multi-taskers – saving time by doing more than one thing
3. Murad Blemish Treatment Concealer (£17 from Amazon): This great little product not only gives great coverage over nasties, but contains a spot fighting ingredient too which really works, so you can cover and kill all in one. Available in Light and Medium – my recommendation is only those with very pale skin go for the Light shade. Apply under your regular foundation, or on its own, and your spot will disappear in no time.

4. Cor Silver Soap (starting £15 for 10g from Bliss): I know that in my thirties I ought to be using cleanser, but the whole cotton wool pad mess about just won’t allow me to break my teenage habit of washing my face with soap. This unique facial hero not only cleanses but tones and exfoliates, and replaces lost collagen too. It even moisturises and has a medium SPF protection – I’m not sure there’s anything more you could want one skin care product to do!

The Life-savers – for absolute emergencies
5. Batiste Dry Shampoo (£1.52 from Boots online): Slept in? Here’s how to revive your hair without washing it. I’m not recommending building in to your beauty routine, but this stuff really works. Just spray the super fine powder in to your hair and comb through the lengths. Okay, so it’s not going to fully cleanse your hair, but it will absorb grease at the roots and refresh your hair enough to get you through the day. A bargain beauty buy worth having on stand-by.

6. The bun ring (£5 from Amazon): This squidgy accessory will save your hair’s fashion credentials. Just place over your pony tail and pin your hair round it to cover. Gives a sophisticated yet sassy style in less than five minutes, what’s not to love?

by Faye Knows Best
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Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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8 Comments on 6 Time Saving Beauty Products

  1. Thanks Fayeknowsbest you’re right we definately need to put some time in for ourselves. I follow your videos but haven’t tried all of these yet. You’ve been spot on with everything so far chick x

  2. Some really great tips,especially hair colourant and dry shampoo.

  3. Cathy Chambers // November 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm //

    Just read the ‘6 time saving beauty products’ article and am SOOOOO pleased that I did! As a working mum of 4 kids I am always looking for time saving tips! Having read this article, I have subsequently bought a Cor Silver Service Starter Kit as a little xmas pressie to myself and cannot wait to get it, sounds amazing!! I had never heard of this before. Thanks ‘Faye Knows Best’!!!! xxx

  4. Helen Ellis // November 23, 2011 at 8:12 am //

    Fantastic, soap that’s good for my skin, officially! I love the clean feeling that I get from soap, cleanser alone just doesn’t do it for me. Am going to order some for my Christmas present to me.Thanks for the advice, spot on as always 🙂

  5. Great article, especially good for ladies like myself that struggle to find time to go hunting for beauty products that work effectively. I personally have made too many wasted purchases that fill my drawers and clutter my bathroom! Can we have more of this please?? Given the exorbitant price of skin care I would love to see some good tips with unbiased feedback!

  6. Claire Stephen // November 25, 2011 at 8:14 am //

    Loving the ‘unique facial hero!’ I do loads of traveling & am always packing my bits up at the last minute. Finding one product that cleanses, tones & moisturises all at the same time is a winner for me! Less time packing & a better result! I’ll certainly be trying that one. Thanks Faye, who always knows best 🙂

  7. Great article lovely Faye. All good tips for me as I am known to dither somewhat – thanks to you, dry shampoo has been my savior….thanks Fayeknowsbest!x

  8. Great read, Top tips. Really enjoyed this weeks sections. Kepp up the great work !!

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