6 Beauty Essentials For Girls on the Go


Whether you’re a busy working lady or a mom chasing three kids around, we can all relate to being a busy girl on the go. Probably one of my worst habits is being late! I’m usually always running 10 minutes behind. It’s gotten worse since I’ve had kids, but I’m definitely working on it! I’ve picked up a few tricks and essentials for those busy days on the go.

*Ditch the daily shampoo. I do not wash my hair every day and every hair dresser will tell you the same – don’t do it! This will save you a lot of time in the morning if you skip your daily wash. Your hair needs the natural oils that make your hair soft and give it shine. I usually wash my hair twice (three times max) a week.

* Be prepared! I always keep a makeup bag full of my essentials in my purse (or car if it doesn’t fit it in my purse that the day). Here’s what’s inside:

  1. Hair Ties and Bobbi Pins. I can’t survive with out them! I usually throw my hair in a messy bun or braid mid-day when it starts to get in my way.
  1. Hair Oil: I love this Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite infused with Babassu and Marula Oil, especially when I am in humidity or my hair is feeling dry! Some of you saw me raving about this on snapchat the other day. It’s my favorite quick fix for my crazy hair, whether I’m taming the waves and reducing the frizz to wear my hair down or embracing the messy look with a sloppy bun. This just smooths those loose fly-aways and adds moisture to your hair without feeling greasy. I use this stuff daily. I love it because you can use it on damp or dry hair. Tip: For dry hair use conservatively. A little goes a long way. For wet hair I use about 2-3 pumps prior to blow-drying my hair.
  1. Lipstick. Always makes you feel a little more put together! In the summer I love hot pink shades. This Marc Jacobs shade is my favorite or MAC Candy Yum Yum.
  1. Blush or Bronzer. Aside from lipstick and concealer, these are really the only makeup pieces I keep with me all the time. Whether you just got out of the pool or are feeling a little rundown, a touch of bronzer/blush on the cheeks gives some color to your face for that fresh sun-kissed look.
  1. Brighten up. My friend introduced me to this concealer a few months ago and I swear by it. It’s a little pricey but amazing and totally worth it.
  1. Sunglasses. Honestly I rarely do my eye makeup. I just don’t have time for it! Sunglasses are a girls best friend for those mornings you are still waking up or hiding those dark circles.

What are your favorite on-the-go products?



* Photos by Emmy Lowe. In collaboration with Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever. 

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  1. Tynka.

    love this look!

  2. Rae

    I’m loving that army green top! And those fringe heels are so fun!


  3. Nina Lacher

    Love this look on you! I do the same thing with sunglasses. Honestly there’s just days when I can’t bother with eye makeup!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  4. Heidi

    This button down is more than I want to spend, but it looks amazing on you! Please link a more affordable option:)

    Wishes & Reality

  5. Rachel

    I am all about stretching out the time between hair washes! It is just so much better for your hair! And yes to sunglasses! Couldn’t agree more. Life is so busy with a kiddo 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  6. Ellen

    I’m really trying to wash my hair less frequently. I’m almost down to every other day. Unfortunately my hair can get pretty greasy, but that’s what dry shampoo is for, right?!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  7. Prudence Yeo

    A pair of sunglasses does really come in handy when I am too lazy to do my eye makeup! Thanks for sharing the other beauty essentials too!


  8. Lindsay

    I love your sunglasses!! And your shoes are so cute!!

  9. C's Collection

    That army green safari top is definitely going to be worn on repeat! Love how versatile those shirts are!!

    C’s Collection

  10. coffeeslag

    I NEED hair oil and dry shampoo on the go BUT my issue with hair oil is that I’m so scared it will open in my purse and I’ll have a huge mess. Also, it gets my hands all greasy! I need a solution to this haha.

    BTW, love your frayed denim and shirt!


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  11. Shaunte

    I love your blog Christine. I look at it almost everyday. You have a beautiful family. Love the article about staying positive.

  12. Hayley Larue

    Haha, same here! I NEVER used to use concealer until I went to Sephora to get my foundation and the makeup lady asked me if I needed new concealer and I said no because I didn’t wear any. She practically flipped, and applied it to my face and now I’m obsessed!

  13. Kirstie

    Agreed, all are must-haves with me always as well. I also carry a mini tube of mascara and Visine to brighten my eyes for extra sleepy mornings. Even if I don’t put anything else on, a combo of the two makes a world of a difference!

    Love this outfit, too!


  14. Nada Manley

    Love this list! I am obsessed with on-the-go products since I do most of my makeup in the car. In Florida, products can melt quickly so I keep a melt-free kit in my car with deodorant, disposable toothbrushes with built in toothpaste, mints, concealer, blush, liquid lipstick (doesn’t melt), mascara, a black liner, and a perfume sample. I also have a fashion emergency kit (deodorant sponge, safety pins, fashion tape), a first aid kit for the kids, and a pair of ballet flats in a bag. 🙂

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  17. Dee

    Great post! I love this blush coloured wallet. Can you tell me where it’s from? Thank you 🙂

  18. Mel

    That bag though! Where do I find that bag?!?!

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