Beauty short cuts to help simplify your routine for summer

There is far too much to do in the summertime besides slave away at your beauty routine. There are beaches to visit, pools to swim in, picnics to have, and reunions to attend. Get pretty in record time with these favorites.

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Need to shave but don’t want to mess with water? eos has just the thing for you – their Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream doesn’t need to be used with water. You can just spread it on and shave dry. It’s perfect for those last minute touchups before you head to the pool. Comes in pomegranate raspberry, island blue, vanilla bliss, unscented for sensitive skin, lavender jasmine, and cucumber melon. $4.99 at, Target stores and Wal-Mart stores

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Don’t want to spend an hour putting makeup on? Try Cover FX Skin Tint FX Moisturizer for a fast solution. It’s like combining a moisturizer, foundation, and bronzer all in one with their pearlized minerals and anti-aging skin treatment with SPF 30 sunblock. Designed to be long wearing and water resistant, so you can feel comfortable wearing it just about anywhere. $42 at


Need to get a color that pops on your nails but don’t have time for a full on manicure? Sally Hanson’s Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color goes on with one coat and is completely dry in 60 seconds. Includes a special brush to get you the perfect application, and comes in 32 different eye-catching shades. Never go out with chipped nails again! $4.95,

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So you’re not ready to give up your foundation yet? That’s okay. Try Stila’s Convertible Color for the rest of your face: it’s the perfect multi-tasking product that takes care of a blush and a lip color both. In fact, makeup artists have been known to use it on the eyelids as well, so don’t be afraid to add a bit of color wherever you need it. $25,

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Combine all your hair treatments into one easy spray with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product. Apply to wet hair after shampooing and conditioning to get the following 10 benefits: repairs damage, adds shine, smooths frizz, protects hair color, detangles, prevents split ends, stops breakage, adds silkiness, enhances body, and a thermal protector. $9 at

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