STUDIO CITY (CBS) — If you’d rather hit the snooze button a few extra times than rouse yourself out of bed, we’ve got eight easy ways to stream line your morning routine and look good by multi-tasking before you hit the ground running each morning.
Beauty & lifestyle expert Stacy Cox dubs this her lazy girl’s guide to life! She visited the KCAL 9 studios Tuesday to share her Cliff Notes for maximizing everything from teeth stains to flat hair!
Stacy’s Quick Beauty Tips:
1.”Get it Straight”
No time to get out an ironing board and iron a wrinkle out of your pants? Heat up your hair’s flat iron and stamp out the crease in an instant…then smooth out your tresses.
2. “Brighten Your Coffee Stained Teeth”
No time or desire to head to your dentist’s office for some maintenance? While brewing your coffee, rub a sugar cube over your lips to eliminate dead, chapped skin. Then while doing your hair & makeup apply a Crest 3D White Pro Effects White Strip ($54.99) to unleash the whitening power you would expect from a dentist. Whitestrips whiten as well as $500 in-office professional treatments BUT in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is apply the “Advanced Seal” no-slip strip, without having to worry about mixing the ingredients or applying the lights. In fact, you can continue with your get ready routine and just peel it off when you are done. http://www.crest3d.com
3. “Got Bags? Got Lines? Got Dark Circles?”
Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush Get younger looking eyes, fight 7 signs of aging and conceal dark circles in one swift step w/this makeup brush loaded with a tinted wonder cream. Also great to hide a blemish that popped up overnight. Hydrates, firms and works to gets your eyes prepared for eye makeup. www.olay.com
4. Smell Fresh & Feel Smooth in a Tube
Secret Scent Expressions Deodorant ($4.29) Incorporates Fragrance Renewal Technology which utilizes primary and secondary scent notes, allowing for 24 hour odor protection, this is the Ferrari of Deodorants. But the cool thing you may not know is to counter razor burn and save time getting ready, apply a thin layer of the cream to your legs after getting out of the bath or shower. www.secret.com
5.No Time For a Facial? Cooler Temps = Dry Skin
DDF Amplifying Elixir ($70) Is your makeup just sitting on top of your skin? Before you apply your foundation prep your “Canvas” with an instant surge of hydration just like a facial can provide. Loving DDF Amplifying Elixir because it has the anti-aging ability to boost your skin’s moisture barrier by up to 70% using lotus flower and red clover extracts. www.ddfskincare.com
6. Hair Raising Situation
Alterna Winter RX Anti Static Spray Hair Finisher ($20) finishing spray that instantly eliminates static. This seasonally focused hairspray is a weightless finishing spray that instantly eliminates static, sealing and soothing the hair cuticle to smooth and remove cling. Comforting fragrance features notes of almond, vanilla, cherry and coconut. Try it on your clothes too if static cling is infringing on your fashion sense. DIY Spray Alterna’s Anti Static Spray on a toothbrush and lightly tame fly aways. Toss it in your purse for quick touch ups throughout the day. www.alternahaircare.com
7. Jewelry + Hair Styles = One, Two Punch
Goody 2in1 DoubleWear ELASTICS + BRACELETS and HEADWRAP + NECKLACE ($4.99) Is it a hair elastic or jewelry? It is both! Hard to find, they are selling out everywhere but I love this 2-in1 bracelet/hair tie for those moments when the hair elastic ends up on her wrist. The Goody Double Wear collection is a two-in-one jewelry-inspired hair accessories look just as great around the wrist or neck as they do in the hair! www.goody.com
8. Kiss & Makeup Super Fast
Too Faced Cosmetics Full Bloom Lips, Cheeks & Eye in “Tea Rose” ($21) One compact with 3 uses! Apply this pigment-rich creamy blush & blend effortlessly onto cheeks, lips and eyes
flushing them with luminous color. Flower extracts, Avocado & Vitamins A thru F promote a healthy complexion. www.toofaced.com
For more tips from Stacy, visit her online. Or follow her on Twitter: @stacycoxbeauty