In our home, the end of the school year brings retirements, graduations, and spring dances. This year especially will be a very busy celebration season. We will have two in-house graduations, school closing ceremonies and several retirements that I need to attend. These celebrations coupled with year-end athletic celebrations, cottage weekends and regular school routines means I am pulling 16 hour days and still just barely keeping up. I want to share my three top tips that keep my looking and feeling fabulous.
Let’s start with hair locks. A good hair day can make all the difference but spending my valuable time shampooing, conditioning and blow drying every morning can leave me frantic and frazzled. My secret weapon for fabulous hair is Batiste Dry Shampoo. If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo, I suggest you run, not walk, to pick up a can of Batiste. It works to instantly revive oily hair, leaving it looking and smelling clean and fresh. No wet washing required and most importantly no blow drying. If I have a few extra minutes to spare, I sometimes re-style my hair but it’s not necessary. KT’s favourite is the – New Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry is perfect for summer with top notes of pear, melon, kiwi and wildberry, which came in handy during her recent graduation celebration.
If you’ve never used dry shampoo before, don’t worry. It’s easy to use. Simply shake the can well. Hold the can 30 cm away from your hair, section & spray into roots. Massage thoroughly with fingertips then brush and style as desired.
Then there’s that hair that’s got to go. I’m talking about the stubble on my legs that leaves me cringing when I reach for my favourite pair of spring capris. I’m trading my razor this summer for the new Nair Nourish Crème for Legs & Body. A hair remover cream with Grape Seed Oil plus Antioxidant Rich Resveratrol, it removes hair in as little as three minutes (yes, three minutes) while moisturizing to restore skin’s youthful glow leaving you with smooth skin for days longer than shaving. Did you read that? Days! Beckett will no longer be able to call me porcupine legs this summer.
I will be keeping a tube of Nair in my bathroom at home, in the bathroom at the cottage and a third one in your hockey bag just in case I have to go from arena to ballroom (stop laughing, it could happen). The minute I spot the stubble, I will have it on hand. All it takes is three minutes and a quick shower or damp cloth to rinse! With such a beautiful cottage to enjoy why would I want to spend more than three minutes on my porcupine-like legs?
Between the summer heat and a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to let healthy eating slip by the wayside. To ensure that my body gets the nutrients it needs, I’ve added a multivitamin to my daily health and beauty routine. A complete multivitamin such as the Vitafusion Women’s Complete Multivitamin is a great option. It’s specially formulated to meet my needs and comes in an easy-to-take, delicious gummy. It includes Biotin and helps maintain hair, skin and nail health – ensuring you glow from the inside out this summer!
These are my top three tips for maintaining my summer glow while running from event to event, now it’s your turn. What are some of your favourite time-saving beauty products?