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August 22, 2014

The 5-Minute Beauty Routine


Happy Friday, lovelies!  It’s such a good day here at BB because I get to introduce you to the winner of our giveaway with Sally Beauty. Apple is a mother of FIVE boys—five!—and an English lab named Bear (I love her already!). Like most moms, Apple puts everyone else’s needs before her own, including in the beauty department. “I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis, I don’t do much of anything with my hair, and I don’t spend any kind of time on my skin! This isn’t to say that I think poorly of myself in anyway but I have never been good at taking the time to do these things.”

I hear this so often from women that it breaks my heart. Because a little beauty can go a long way to helping you feel like your best self. In sweet Apple’s case, the key is to keep it simple. For her shopping spree from Sally Beauty, I’ve pulled together a few recommendations for Apple. These are fool-proof products that are going to make beauty fun again and life just a little bit easier!  So is that cute raspberry tote, FREE when you buy $45 worth of product at Sally Beauty.

“One product I would really like to know how to use is mascara,” says Apple. “How do you get those beautiful lashes without the clumps or using artificial lashes?  Answer: Femme Couture Fake Lash Mascara ($10), a lengthening, volumizing and clump-free mascara that reminds me of a popular department-store version that costs three times as much!

For Apple’s curly hair that she doesn’t have time to spend hours on, I say embrace your natural texture! Shea Moisture Hold & Shine Mist ($10) brings out the curl and keeps frizz at bay so she can wash, spritz and go.

Blush can be intimidating, but Get Rosie Lip & Cheek Stain in Blissful Coral ($8) is a soft, blendable shade that will give Apple’s cheeks a soft, healthy flush that belies how few hours of sleeps she probably got!  Bonus: It doubles as a pretty lip stain that doesn’t require maintenance.

“I have always wanted to do the smoky eye look but I have absolutely no idea where to even begin!” says our blue-eyed girl. Femme Couture Color Made Easy Shadow Effects Trio ($8) in Daring Navy is the perfect palette for her. Worn alone or layered, the pale and brown shades are soft and easy for day, while a swipe of deep blue is all Apple needs for an easy smoke-out at night.

For anyone short on time, multi-tasking products are key. Femme Couture Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($9) will give Apple natural-looking coverage and that pulled-together feeling while protecting her skin from sun damage.

P.S. Sally Beauty is hosting a Pinterest contest! Five Prize Winners will receive a $45 Sally Beauty gift card! To enter:

– Follow Sally Beauty on Pinterest
– Create your “Sally Beauty Boho” board

– Repin the contest image
– Add $45 worth of product from to your “Sally Beauty Boho” board
– Email Pinterest board to [email protected] by August 29, 2014

Contest live through August 29, 2014. Visit Sally Beauty for official rules. 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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