5 Beauty Things I Don't Have Time For

February 14, 2015

When I first saw this post pop up on Katie's Beauty World, I knew that it was a post i'd also like to do as tag style posts are quite fun to get involved with and also give you a little insight into the person behind the blog. I think all of us bloggers are guilty of being lazy, especially me and I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I just don't have time for.
1. Cleaning makeup brushes - I think this is the one thing that every blogger hates, although the feeling of having lovely clean makeup brushes is wonderful, the time is takes is just a right faff. I've found that because of this, my brush collection has expanded so much that I have over ten foundation brushes, just because I really don't enjoy washing them - shocking, I know!

2. Toners - This is that one part of my skincare routine that does not happen and has not for a long time. Mainly because I just haven't found one that I like nor have I found a toner that made any difference to my skin and I do find it completely pointless. Maybe I just need to do some research, but I just enjoy a quick cleanse, oil or serum and then a moisturiser - simple and my skin is lucky that it even gets that on some days.

3. Double cleansing - Following on from the previous point and one thing that I do see the point but really can't be bothered with, is double cleansing. I do admit, it is great at removing anything that you've missed and my skin does feel better for it but as I can only just about persuade myself to cleanse once, twice just isn't going to happen (unless i'm giving my skin some TLC).

4. Primers - Don't get me wrong I love a good primer and the majority that i've used have worked wonders, but after doing my skincare routine I often just skip the primer stage as I just want to get my face on and get on with the days tasks. On a normal day to day basis I find I don't really need a primer, so i've gotten used to not using them but when i'm working a long shift or have had a rather draining day, then I do see when I could have done with a primer.

5. Winged liner - I just can't do it! I love wearing eyeliner and slowly i've gotten the hang of applying it without my hand shaking but I cannot for the life of me grasp the winged liner application. I've tried so many times that I end up loosing my patience, wiping my entire eye look (eyeshadow included) off and starting again.

So those are a few beauty things that I just don't have the time and often the patience for!

What beauty things do you skip out on?

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  1. This list made me laugh! Literally all the things I can't be bothered for either!
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  2. I can never be bothered with primers either, sometimes I find that a good moisturiser can kind of do an alright job of priming. And ain't nobody got time for double cleansing when you just want to go to bed/rushing out the house!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  3. So similar to what my list would be, I loved this post!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  4. I hardly ever use primers either as I haven't found one that's good enough to wear all the time. x

  5. I'm so so bad at washing my brushes, there's just so many of them so I end up spending like an hour doing it and then they need almost a day to dry and it's just too much! I totally get how you feel about eyeliner, I wear it quite a lot and have sort of mastered the application process but most days I do my eyeshadow, look in the mirror and think 'do I really want to risk ruining this with eyeliner? nah it looks fine this way!' and just skip it haha


  6. I agree with everything here, especially makeup brushes! I also hate removing my makeup because it just feels like a chore, haha! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  7. Double cleansing sounds like a right pain, don't think i could ever have time for it. Toners or primers are also products that I rarely use simply because I haven't found any that make a huge difference to my skin or makeup x

    Beauty with charm

  8. I'm so bad with cleaning my makeup brushes too!


  9. I am so bad at using primers and cleaning my makeup brushes! x

    han // emandhan xo

  10. Haha, I agree with double cleansing..I've tried to do it but it was such a drag and so time consuming. x


  11. Toners are definitely one of mine too. I've used one once and didn't feel or notice a difference. xx

  12. I never comb through my eyebrows. Not because I don't want to but because I never remember to do it until I happen to walk past a mirror and cringe at the hairs that have gone astray!
    Girl in a Whimsical Land

  13. I love this and even I get lazy with my beauty routine and the wing liner and toner is one of mine.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  14. Haha, good it was supposed to be quite light hearted and fun! xx

  15. Totally agree and yes, my skin is lucky to get one cleanse! xx

  16. Aww thanks Maddy xx

  17. Oh, mine only take a few hours - I shake off the excess water and then rub them quite hard into a towel, the bristles won't fall out or anything and they dry so much quicker :) Haha, your comment made me laugh xx

  18. If my skin needs it I will, but some people double cleanse on a daily basis - couldn't do that! xx

  19. Charline Steuckers15 February 2015 at 19:25

    I only do eyeliner when I have a lot of time :)

    I did a post about Urban Decay Naked vs. Too Faced Chocolate bar, here it is: http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/02/too-faced-chocolate-bar-vs-urban-decay.html

    Love, Charline


  20. Precisely Housewifely15 February 2015 at 20:15

    Winged eyeliner, def. I have hooded eyes so it's an added fuss. I only do it on special occasions.

    @your brushes, have you tried putting them in a cup of warm water with a bit of white vinegar and a squirt of dish soap? I always wash mine like this and it's a breeze. I allow it to sit for a few mins and then swirl it around in the mixture a bit and the foundation just slides right off.

  21. Ooh no I haven't, not sure how i'd feel about soaking my brushes in vinegar tho? Sounds like a good idea! xx

  22. Precisely Housewifely22 February 2015 at 18:17

    From my experience it doesn't leave any smell and only serves to help with the cleaning. I guess you can always try it first on a brush you're not attached to and see if it works for you. ;)


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