10 amazing beauty hacks for the naturally lazy woman

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Ladies, we know it's not always easy to wake up in the morning and get ready for the day. From doing our hair, to doing our makeup, to picking out our outfits -- sometimes it's just too much. Of course we want to look good (duh), but when you're just not in the mood, not a lot of good can come from that.

So, since we've all had those lazy days where we really just don't care if our winged eyeliner turns out perfect or if our mascara goop is all over our eyelids -- we're making it easy for all of us! Beauty hacks are incredible as is, but when you're naturally lazy, they are basically the holy grail of makeup tricks.

So for all those days you're really just not feeling your hair or you're too lazy to wash your face at night -- here you go. Check out these ten absolutely amazing beauty hacks for naturally lazy women.

1) To fight puffiness, sleep propped up on two pillows instead of one to help drain fluid from your face.

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2) Dab on some concealer before applying lipstick to give it a matte look.

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3) Add a little cornstarch to a glossy polish to give a matte finish.

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4) Keep face wipes by your bed if you're too lazy to wash your face every night.

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5) Mix a little contact solution in your flaky, clumpy mascara to make it last longer.

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6) Get the most out of your mascara by sticking it in your bra for a few minutes to warm it up.

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7) If you accidentally purchase a foundation that's too dark, add a bit of moisturizer to help lighten it.

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8) Use a light eyeliner to make your eyes pop.

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9) Mix a little peppermint oil into your lip gloss to make your lips plump.

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10) If you don't want to re-fix your hair all day, spray your bobby pins with hairspray first.

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1) Oil Pulling

An ancient dental technique, oil pulling involves swishing one-two tablespoons of oil (coconut, olive, or sunflower) in your mouth on an empty stomach for approximately 20 minutes. The action is said to draw out toxins and improve your overall oral health all while naturally whitening your teeth. I’ve been pulling, coconut is my oil of choice, for a few months now and I’m obsessed.  And for all you naysayers I spoke to my dentist, and in his words; “oil pulling should never replace your usual dental routine, but there is plenty of research that supports it’s health benefits.  Mainly because your mouth houses more bacteria than anything else and if your mouth is healthy then your system can focus on fighting other issues.” 

2) Dry Brushing.  

Introduced to me by my aesthetician, dry brushing is an age old practice of brushing your skin in an upward motion with a firm, natural bristle brush. The practice, most commonly done before showering, exfoliates and unclogs skin, while stimulating your lymphatic system, and is said to help reduce cellulite.  Just a tad painful, but I’ve really taken to loving my dry brush, and I mean if Jennifer Aniston swears by it, then consider me sold.

3) Think Dirty.  

Talk about a game changer. Think Dirty the app allows you to scan or type in products and in return gives you a 1-10 toxicity rating.  So get ready to stand in the grocery store aisles for hours scanning just about everything you’ve ever bought or are thinking about buying. 

4)  Consistently Washing Your Makeup Brushes 

Ask yourself when’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes?  If you’re like me it’s been too long.  And just think about all of that old makeup, dead skin, and germs of all kinds just sitting on your brushes. Eew. Washing your makeup brushes once a week is essential to keeping your complexion clear and your health in tact, so get the suds ready. 

5) Non-Toxic Nail Polish 

When you really begin thinking about what’s in nail polish, and how it’s just sitting there absorbing into your nails, into your skin’s pores, into your system, and not to mention how much we probably accidentally ingest from chipping (especially if you bite your nails), wouldn’t you feel better knowing that polish was toxic free?  Enter my new favorite nail polish Smith & Cult.  Free of the 5 major toxins found in most nail polishes, it allows you to rest easy thinking about all those nasty chemicals, and go back to stressing about if your polish is dry enough to reach in your purse for your keys without smudging.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it comes in just about every color we could possibly want and has the most beautiful packaging.

6) Activated Charcoal Pills

Recently while reading what seemed like my thousandth detox article, I stumbled upon something I’d never heard of: activated charcoal pills.  The pills are used commonly in the ER medical community to treat oral poisoning, and the charcoal’s “pores” make it very effective at binding and flushing out poisons that are still present in the stomach and small intestines, hence the belief of detox.  While there’s research both supporting and negating it’s ability to actually flush your system after an over-indulgent Saturday, all I can say is I’ve taken it a dozen times and have felt better.  Just note that charcoal doesn’t always differentiate between good and bad, so if you want anything to stay absorbed in your system, like your daily vitamin, take them hours apart.  And like everything, do your research; what works for some does not work for all.

7)  Shots  

I admit it, I’m on the pressed juice band wagon.  I’ll drink a juice, or five, all day every day.  And my new favorite thing, the shot circuit.  Seven shots: wheatgrass, E3, turmeric, ginger, lemon, aloe, and dandelion.  They’re not all pleasant going down, but I feel high on health for the rest of the day.  Not to mention my energy is on fire. Not ready for seven shots? Start slow with a wheatgrass or turmeric; both easily found at your local juice shop or Whole Foods, or better yet, make your own!

8. Chemical Free Products

Letting go of products we’ve used for years can be a difficult thing, but now more than ever there are so many amazing non-toxic choices there really is no excuse.  Two brands I’ve completely fallen in love with are Beauty Counter and One Love Organics.  I swear by Beauty Counter’s sunscreen and eye palettes  and One Love’s Vitamin C Body Polish smells like heaven and their Morning Glory is my new morning savior.

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