Beauty, Etcetera

This is How I am Getting Ready 30 Minutes Faster

What does your “getting ready” routine consist of? Do you wash your hair every morning, or wear eye patches to reduce puffiness before applying your makeup? Regardless, I think we can all agree that an extra 15-20 minutes of sleep a day would be blissful. Last year I shared Five Time-Saving Beauty Tips with you, but this year I diving even deeper into this topic. If you want more ZZ’s and less time spent getting ready, hear me out.


Glamsquad is my FAVORITE life hack! I have been using this on-demand beauty service for years – way before it launched in the Bay Area. Once upon a time in NYC I was set to walk to my hair appointment when a blizzard unexpectedly dumped 14 inches of snow on us. I was not about to sacrifice my suede boots schlepping to the salon, so I googled “at home blowout service.” My life changed for the better the moment I downloaded the Glamsquad app. When they began servicing the Bay Area I was STOKED. Why would you ever leave the comfort of your own home for a blowout or makeover when professionals are available and willing to come to you?! With the ease and reliability of Glamsquad, we can all live like the Kardashians for a day! When Glamsquad blows out my hair, I get at least four good hair days out of it. That means I am punctual and less stressed for more than half the week. But I am not the only person who reaps the benefits. Have you ever heard the phrase, “happy wife, happy life?” Jonathan now asks me if Glamsquad is coming when we have busy weeks. Glamsquad currently services: SF & Bay Area, Southern California, Boston, NY, Long Island, Washington DC, and South Florida. Get $25 off your service  with code KELSEYK25 – (limit to 1 time use per customer for new and returning customers). What are you waiting for? Book here.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I never understood how girls got away with washing their hair once or twice a week before I started using Batiste dry shampoo for brunettes. OMG! WHERE HAS THIS PRODUCT BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE?! I no longer worry about pesky white residue or allocating two hours to my getting ready routine to wash and dry my hair. This stuff is tinted BROWN and you can literally see it absurd oil as you spray it on. At only $8.99 a pop, suddenly your blowout’s “price per wear” is shockingly low. This is coming from a girl who works out five times per week and plays field hockey. This product singlehandedly preserves my Glamsquad hairdos, saving me time and money! Start saving today and buy it here.

Belotero for Dark Circles

Two weeks ago Jonathan treated the infamous dark circles under my eyes, and for the first time in my adult life I do not need to wear concealer to appear well-rested! What a difference an injection can make. I was spending SO much time contouring my under eyes it was taking close to an hour to apply a full face of makeup. I am happy to report it now only takes 35 minutes. That is 25 minutes I can spend eating breakfast or enjoying a cup of tea that I did not have before. While I realize cosmetic “procedures” are not readily available to everyone, with a little bit of time and research you can find a practitioner near you who offers non-surgical eye rejuvenation. Just make sure it is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist administering the injections. For a detailed recount of my experience, refer to this article.

Thanks for taking the time to read how I’m saving 30 minutes in the morning. Now I want to hear how you do it! What are your favorite time-saving beauty products?!

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  • Reply Amanda Bellantoni January 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Ok, dying to use the GlamSquad — keeping their info handy for sure! And that Batiste for brunettes has been on my radar lately, glad to hear you love it so much. Need to pick up a can ASAP! Such cute pics, you’re gorgeous as always! XOXO

    • Reply Kelsey K. January 22, 2019 at 11:20 am

      You will LOVE Glamsquad. Maybe for New York Fashion Week if you are going?! I have fine strands of hair but a lot of ’em. I have never found a dry shampoo that actually made my hair feel clean until this stuff. It is definitely worth a shot!

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