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10 Lazy Girl Summer Beauty Tips

May 30, 2012

Lazy girls, listen up! With easy hair products and beauty tricks, you'll be looking good all season-long with minimal effort.

#1. Wear a Hat

Be stylish and smart by popping on a floppy topper before heading out to your cabana. The style feels old-school glam, but has the added nicety of covering up your ears and hairline should you forget to reapply sunscreen as often as you should.

#2. Shower Before Swimming

Even if your backyard water is calling your name (loudly), wait a sec before diving in. Step into the outdoor shower that's a fixture at most pools and get your mane wet. Thirsty, dry hair strands will soak up fresh water before being touched by chemical-filled, chlorinated liquid. Makes sense, right?

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#3. Go Big with Lips

Rock one of this season's vivid lipsticks, like tangerine. It might sound like extra work, but trust us-just a bright (quick) dash of color lets you tone down the rest of your makeup.

#4.Pick Paper

Towel-dry your strands faster by picking something other than terry cloth: Paper towels are way more absorbent! Grab a few from the kitchen and squeeze out water before using your dryer.

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#5. Sock Up

Summer sandals and flip-flops can wreak havoc on your soles. Keep heels soft by pulling on moisturizing socks for 15 minutes before bed. Coated with special ingredients, they fight calluses so you can avoid more aggressive scrubbing later.

#6. Multi-Task Mania

When shopping for summer makeup, pay close attention to double-duty products. Finds that work on lips, cheeks, and eyes keep luggage light and your routine easy.

Read More: Take a look at this summer's best eye products

#7. Braid & Go

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Forget laboring with a curling iron. The easiest way to get beachy waves (sans the sea) is to braid damp strands into two pigtails. Leave them in while you sleep or run errands, take out, and rake a hand through them. Perfecto!

#8. Oh, Baby

Make sure your bathroom vanity is stocked with a bottle of baby power. The multi-use hero is good for any uncomfortable chafing that might happen on your long beach stroll. It's also good at taming oily locks too-it was the original dry shampoo!

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#9. Brighten Up

Ladies that'd love some seasonal highlights but haven't gotten around to booking a salon appointment can take care of it day-of. New options let you comb color through, leaving glowing color that stays in until your next shampoo.

#10. Shave Smartly

If you're anything like us, shaving…sucks. Simplify the process by picking up a razor with built-in shave bars. It lets you skip cream or gel, and moisturizes simultaneously. Short shorts, here you come!


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