Getting Ready for a Girl’s Night Out on No Time

Written by: Susan Hang

As girls, we naturally have a routine for everything whether that’s how we get ready every morning, prepare for a poppin’ occasion, or what we do right before bed.

But getting ready on a time constraint? That’s a whole ‘nother ball game. Part of the fun in prepping for a girl’s night out is the process itself! An after-dark situation calls for wine (or cocktails), party jams, and lots of eyeliner (or lipstick or highlighter – whatever your thing is). A hectic or unpleasant work day can often cripple the mood – or even the lack of time itself… But let’s be honest, you need it (and so do I).

In case you need some inspo, here’s how to prepare for girl’s night out the right way (when you just don’t have time)…

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– Light some candles.

V important. Dim the lights and fire up a few candles. I just discovered these Context Candles from this quaint online boutique The Stell, and I’m in love! As silly as it sounds, candles really set the mood (especially if you have the right music playing).

– Put a mask on it.

Masks are the best way to prep your skin. While I love traditional hand-in-jar ones, I find sheet masks most effective when you’re pressed for time. These ones by BioBelle are really amazing and cut your prep time in half! They’re gentle, non-irritating, paraben free, and non-GMO. I took them in flight to Sydney and my skin felt so amazing after 20 hours! After that I was sold and promised I’d tell everyone about them.

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– Skin prep intently.

By this point, you’d have masked already, but you need to seal those good ingredients in place with a moisturizer! I stand by my beloved Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich – you can get 20% off your first order by shopping through my link. It goes on like butter and keeps the skin feeling the way it should.

If you don’t have time to mask, that’s fine. Skip it, but apply this Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil. It’s a preservative-free antioxidant oil that helps hydrate your skin and keeps it glowing.

– Hair prep.

Hot summer nights necessitate tousled, wavy, texturized hair. Don’t forget to protect it with this Marula Oil Rare Oil Style Extending Primer for long lasting hold and damage prevention. This is my second bottle, and I just can’t be without it. Next, this new Fatboy Sea Salt Pomade is the perfect texturizer. It contains both coconut oil and shea butter, keeping the hair moisturized all the while adding the piecy texture I love so much. It requires no time to use either. Just rub through the ends and you’re good to go.

– Lips or eyes. Pick one.

Do both if you can, but if you can’t, do one. I’ve always been one to favor eyes over lips, but as of late, lips have kinda been my obsession. Gloss is all the rage, so if you’re going for that look, Tarte’s Lip Quench Rescue is amazing for long lasting moisture and Glossier’s Lip Gloss gives you that high shine without the annoying stickiness. For color, Tarte’s Lip Architect wins when it comes to convenience and – it’s a 2-in-1 lipliner and lipstick. Diva is the perfect deep red that’ll draw eyes to you instantly.

Be sure to let me know how you prepare on a time limit!

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