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Beauty in a flash

Beauty in a flash

There are plenty of reasons your beauty regime has to take a backseat. Maybe you've slept through your alarm or you had to put in overtime at work, meaning you've now got no time to get ready for that dinner date. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can look fabulous with just five minutes to spare.

If you keep just one thing in your handbag, make it OGX's Argan Oil of Morocco Weightless Reviving Dry Oil. It's perfect if your hair is looking frizzy or lacking shine and you need a super-fast pick-me-up. Simply spritz on to bring some life back into your locks.

Or if you've got to head straight out but have no time to do your hair, go for a ponytail with volume.

"Leaving height on the crown and top section takes this low maintenance style to another level," celebrity hairdresser Mark Hill advised Cover Media.

"Simply backcomb the top section of hair using the Mark Hill Backcombers Best Friend. Smooth over and secure in a ponytail. Add a final touch to your style by wrapping a section of hair around the band to disguise it and secure with one hair grip."

As the saying goes: prevention is better than cure. And award-winning salon Anesis certainly believes that's the case. Even if you have no time to spare, make sure your eyebrows are good to go by investing in an HD treatment, one of the most popular things the salon offers.

"Our eyebrows frame our eyes and define our facial features. You can look 100 times more polished when your eyebrows are groomed to perfection - have them shaped to complement the shape of your face and tinted to give them definition," Anesis suggested.

Another thing you should never be too busy for is a perfect set of pearly whites. Good teeth are important and will help you smile with confidence. The uses the same blue light technology as dentists, but takes just two minutes each time. So even if you don't have the time or money for a professional treatment, you don't have to sacrifice your smile.

If you've only got a couple of quick minutes at your desk before heading out, you can still ensure your nails are perfect. imPRESS nails are simply stuck on over your own, giving the illusion of intricate designs or simply smudge-free colour.

What if you're desperate to wear that gorgeous new dress but realise you've forgotten to shave your legs in preparation? Wilkinson Sword Intuition Ultra Moisture is the first 3-in-1 razor to lather, shave and moisturise in one. Smooth pins in five minutes without the need for shaving cream or moisturiser!

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