Sleepless @ SMU…

April 3, 2019 by

Class at 8? Woke up at 7:59? Been there. So, I’ve put together a few tips and tricks for getting ready with no time to spare while also avoiding showing up to class looking like a dumpster fire.

One of the most difficult things to tackle in a short amount of time is makeup. Luckily, there are two main focuses when trying to look alive: your complexion and your eyes.

  1. Moisturize and highlight! Zombies don’t glow. As seen in my last article, I’ve discovered a product that tackles both of these points in one go: Tata Harper’s Illuminating Moisturizer. This product is the only reason I don’t look like I’m dying in the mornings (see effect below).
  2. Eyes… We all know the telltale of exhaustion is the eyes. If you feel like dabbing a little concealer under them go for it– but for those of you who don’t have the time, focus on your lashes. Personally, mascara takes me ages. So, I just rub a little rosehip seed oil on them (for a darker appearance) and curl them. Trust me, it’s enough to get the job done.

          

On to the next most important issue… hair! You can always do a fun ponytail or braid (or whatever you find on Pinterest), but I have one borderline daily go-to look: a messy bun (with a few alterations).

  1. Make the messy bun (obvi)…
  2. Use bobby pins (my faves linked here) to pin the bun higher up on your head, giving it more life and volumizing your roots!
  3. Most importantly: Pull a few tendrils from the front of each side and curl them! This makes it look like you actually tried…

Finally, outfits. I know it’s tempting to wear sweats or leggings and a sweatshirt, but I have a fave method for staying cute without sacrificing comfort: Oversized T-shirts!

My absolute fave outfit is a large men’s graphic/band tee as a dress. Add converse and a big tote bag and you’ve got a look! You can find super fun, unique T’s for dirt cheap here. My best find has Elvis’s mugshot on the front, and I got it for $8– the price of a burrito bowl!     

       

So if you see me around, you’ll know when I’ve woken up late… but outing myself is 1000% worth it to help out my fellow sleep-deprived sisters. I’ll see you guys around. #MessyBunGang

XOXO, G

 

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