Quick Drugstore Beauty Fixes

Finding yourself frazzled from the busy holiday season but don’t have time to slip away to the salon? Not to worry! These affordable, quick beauty fixes are just a drugstore drive away and are perfect for travel or beauty on-the-go.

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Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo. It’s the newest, quickest and painless way to banish facial hair on the upper lip, chin or jaw. First, apply the moisturizing balm and then pat on the hair removal cream. Remove after 6 to 8 minutes with a tissue, rinse and voila – smooth, hair-free skin. $26.99 at drug and mass market stores. More at olay.com.

Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper. Eyebrows in need of taming? This quick fix uses Nad’s natural gel to shape brows using a slimline applicator. First, cleanse the brow area using the cleansing wipes and then warm the gel with your hands or warm water and apply in the direction of hair growth. Place the strips over the gel, smooth with your hands and pull the strip away in the opposite direction of hair growth. Apply a soothing balm if necessary and off you go! $7.99 at most drugstores and mass retailers. More at nads.com.

TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. Dashing to and fro can take a toll on your hair. Revive your tresses by banishing oils and odors with this new dry shampoo collection from TRESemme. Comes in volumizing, smoothing, strengthening and moisturizing formulations. Simply spray hair lightly and evenly with the dry shampoo, brush and restyle. $5.99 at most drugstores. More at tresemme.com.

Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Style Lasting Volume Hairspray. Reshape your style with an extra burst of this protein-enhanced spray. Perfect for use after a dry shampoo and burst of heat from a blow dryer. $3.99 at drugstores. More at pantene.com.

Aqua Net Professional Hair Spray, Extra Super Hold. Aqua Net has been a staple of beauty snobs for one simple reason: it works. Freeze your style in its tracks with the classic cult beauty must-have. $3.49 at drugstores and mass retailers.

Goody Simple Style Spin Pins. If you haven’t added these to your beauty toolbox yet, you should. Create a quick updo by gathering up your hair at the nape of your neck, twist it into a bun, tuck in the ends and spin one pin in from the top and and another at the base. Super simple and time-saving for creating a pretty bun. $6 at most drugstores and mass retailers. More at goody.com.

imPRESS Press-on Manicure. So many cute patterns and delicious colors, so little time (36 in all!). Give yourself a quick mani with these new press-on nails from Broadway. First, swipe nails with the enclosed prep pad, peel off the backing, press on the nail and you’re ready to party. Lasts up to a week and easily peels off when you’re ready to change it up. $5.99 and up at drugstores and mass retailers. More at impressmanicure.com.

Kiss Premium Eyelashes. Red applicator strings make applying these falsies super easy. Just don’t forget to pick up eyelash strip adhesive too. Lashes are $3.99 per set and adhesive is $3.99 at drugstores and mass retailers. More at kissusa.com.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup. No time for a spray tan but need a touch of color? Available in four shades, this high-coverage body makeup sprays on as a liquid and dries quickly to a water-resistant, flawless finish. Application can be a little messy but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love it. $13 at most drugstores and mass retailers. More at sallyhansen.com.


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