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3 Easy, Effective Tips for Better Time Management (Even When You Think It’s Impossible!)

Hello, lovelies!

We all have days where we have a growing list of tasks – and it seems like there isn’t enough hours in the day to complete them. How we manage our time to complete those tasks is time management. I use these tips daily, but they are especially useful to me during a new semester. 
1. Complete the most important tasks first 
This is prioritizing. Prioritizing is the golden rule of time management. Determine which tasks are the most crucial, and complete those first. Once you complete the essential tasks, you can move on to those which are not as crucial. 
2. Start early 
It’s tempting to hit the SNOOZE button. I’m writing this post while watching the sun peek into my bedroom window. I decided to get an early start and complete one task before my day fully begins. For example, I wake up  at 6:30 on mornings I publish blog posts. You can surprise yourself at how much youdoh during the rest of the day! 
3. Use a calendar 

Using a calendar is important to time management. If carrying a paper calendar or agenda is not your style, a range of online software exists to create one! A calendar can simply list each day of the week. Most agendas, in comparison, are useful for planning hourly tasks.




Tips and tricks

3 Hacks for Students to Start the Morning on the Right Foot

Hello, lovelies!

With final papers, exams, and other deadlines fast approaching becoming a morning person may not seem appealing. A productive early morning will set you up for the day ahead. Becoming a morning person is easier than you think! I’ve used these hacks myself, but you can mix and match to suit your routine best.

HACK #1: Eat in the morning 

Eating breakfast in the morning provides your body with fuel and energy. If it is 5 minutes or 10, set aside time to sit down for breakfast. On mornings when I do not have time for a full meal, even a piece of fruit and toast do the trick. If your morning is busy a piece of fruit or toast is quick.

HACK #2: Stick to your alarm clock 

Commit to skipping the snooze button in the morning. Hitting the snooze button for an extra few moments may not benefit you. Instead, hop out of bed and give yourself and your body time to wake up.

HACK #3: Save time in the morning by preparing the night before 

I use this one often. Each night I prep my lunch, clothes, and assignments for the next day. This brief period of preparation cuts down on any indecisiveness. Preparing the night before provides both financial and time-saving efficiency.

What tips do you use for an easier morning? Let me know in the comments! 


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Four of the Top Beauty Hacks Every Girl Who Wears Makeup Should Know 

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Today I share my favourite beauty hacks. I’ve tried each in the past, and they’ve resulted in a fresh take on my beauty routine.

Make your own nail polish topcoat 

Combine a teaspoon of cornstarch with your topcoat polish. Apply one coat of this mix to on top of your nail polish to mattify it. 

Revive dry face wipes 

Some brands of face and makeup remover wipes are dry in texture. To add extra moisture fo the wipes, pour micellar or regular water to them. 

Fix a broken lipstick

It is heartbreaking when your favourite lipstick cracks in half. To fix it, use a lighter to melt the bottom of the broken piece. Re-attach this piece to the stick, hold it in place for a second, and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Apply eyeliner to your eyelash curler to line and curl at the same time 

This works best with a kohl liner. Use the liner to draw a line across the edge of your eyeliner where it will touch your lashline. Curl as you normally would to apply. 

What are your favourite beauty hacks? 

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My Top Beauty Hacks

From hair to makeup, shortcuts will exist to save you time and energy. Beauty hacks are inexpensive, easy, and effective.

Below, I share the hacks I swear by:

1. Vaseline as a makeup remover – Vaseline is not only a moisturizer. It is also helpful to remove long-wearing or matte lipstick. Apply to the lips for 4-5 seconds, then remove with a damp cloth. This trick works for me in a pinch after I apply long-wearing lipsticks!

2. Dry nail polish by soaking fingertips in ice water – I use this hack often. Fill a bowl with ice water, and soak your nails after painting them. The cold water sets the paint and dries it faster.

3. White eyeliner as an eyeshadow base – Applying white eyeliner to the lid acts as a neutral base for the shadow, and increases it’s vibrancy.

4. Apply tape to the lid to create a sharper eyeliner wing – A straight edge guides the shape of the liner. I often use tape or a ruler to guide my eyeliner for a flawless application. This trick saves time on busy mornings.

5. Apply red lipstick on busy mornings. Red is my most trusted shade. The colour pulls together any outfit or makeup look. The same is true on busy mornings. If you’ve overslept and have no time for makeup, swiping on a red lipstick amplifies your features.