Last-Minute Beauty Prep

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Target, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.Target Beauty Box untitled-9749untitled-9741untitled-9754untitled-9762untitled-9783untitled-9792untitled-9848untitled-9817Photos thanks to Taylor Cole

Wayf top (c/o);  Free People shorts (c/o) Shopbop; Forever 21 wedgessimilar Nordstrom hatMighty Purse clutch (c/o);  Gorjana necklace

This summer, more than ever before I think, we’ve been busy.  Like constantly on-the-go, calendar pages are filled busy.  It seems like every single weekend is booked up with some kind of party, shower, wedding, or get-together, and events and last-minute happy hours are always popping up during the week as well.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I love a good old party just like anyone else, but pulling myself together last minute in the summer heat can be a bit of a challenge.  (Blow dryer in a beach house without air conditioning, anyone?  No thanks.)  The key has been keeping those quick-fix products around to get myself freshened up and on my way.

This week I’m using products found in the Target Beauty Box along with a few of my own to create the perfect party look in under an hour.  If you’ve got an hour, you might as well devote a minute or two to those pearly whites, right?  Quick white strips for the win.  A moisturizing toner and dry shampoo remove excess oil and sweat for fresh skin and hair.  I like to keep my makeup routine pretty easy in the summer to avoid sweating it off, so a brightening undereye concealer (I love concealer pens like this one) and a mineral powder are all I really need.  I fake a bit of a tan with a bronzer and blush duo (I’ve been buying this e.l.f. version for years – I mean, it’s $3) and create a golden-brown smoky eye using my fingers.  A nude palette like this one will last forever and is perfect for creating a quick look.  Mascara and a nude gloss finish off the makeup, while a few face-framing curls created with a curling wand complete the look.  So whether you’re short on time or low on energy (the heat can do it to you), Target has everything you need to get ready and get moving.  Cheers to that.


Target BeautyFrom the Target Beauty Box: 1. Crest 3D White 1-Hour Express Strips  2. Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner  3. CoverGirl LashBlast Supersizer Mascara  From My Own Makeup Bag:  4. Iso Beauty Twister Curling Iron  5. e.l.f. Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo  6. Batiste Clean and Classic Dry Shampoo  7. Boots No7 Radiant Glow Concealer  8. NYX Butter Gloss  9. Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

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