Tips and Tricks For Getting Ready Faster

Not long ago, we shared Vaseline’s newest product, Spray & Go Moisturizer with you and told you how it made my mornings go a lot faster! As a mom, getting ready fast is imperative to be able to make sure your kids can also get ready and you can get out the door in time for whatever your day holds: school, errands, sports, or even a fun beach day!

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Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer isn’t the only trick I have for making my mornings go as fast as possible. I have a few things I do to make sure that I can get out the door as fast as possible, without sacrificing anything:

1. I shower at night. A lot of women tell me they don’t love this idea because of wet hair, but I throw my hair into a tight bun and when I wake in the morning, it is still damp and I can style it just as if I had showered in the morning!

2. I pick out mine and my son’s outfits the night before. This isn’t foolproof…I totally hate some outfits come morning, but most days it helps a lot!

 Tips and Tricks For Getting Ready Faster

3. Routine, Routine, Routine! If your mornings are pretty routine and your kids know what is expected, they will be able to follow the routine which in turn makes your morning go a little faster!

4. I prepare snacks in ready to take containers. No matter how short of an outing we have planned, it is guaranteed that my son (or my pregnant self) will need a snack. Preparing healthy snacks in baggies or containers in advance and kept in the pantry to take along makes it faster than trying to prepare one each time you leave.

5. I have a few very simple hairstyles I stick to. Just because I want to get ready fast doesn’t mean I don’t want to look good. I have very long hair, and I can always have it styled and ready in about 20 minutes (and I’m not talking ponytails and buns, here), thanks to learning a few quick ways to make it look good! Find styles that are simple but flatter you and get to know how to style them quickly, you’ll be looking great each time you leave the house!

During the last post I had, I shared the awesome Vaseline commercial of Emma, a dancer from London getting ready in the morning with impressive speed after putting on her Spray & Go Moisturizer.

That commercial isn’t edited to look like she’s dressing fast, she REALLY learned a routine of speed dressing for this commercial! So impressive! You have to check out this behind the scenes video of how they made it so simple for Emma to get dressed so fast (other than the fact that she’s obviously a VERY talented dancer!)

Emma can get herself dressed in seconds…something the rest of us can’t exactly do. But with a few simple routine changes you can get yourself and your kids out the door in no time! Click HERE to find out some other great tips to Max The Morning!

 

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer is a quick, continuous 360° spray lotion that moisturizes deeply and absorbs in seconds, so you can put your clothes right on and get on with your day! Available in three formulas – Total Moisture®, Aloe Fresh, and Cocoa Radiant™ – this fast to apply, quick to absorb line of lotions leaves skin instantly soft – not sticky or greasy. Find out more at www.maxthemorning.com!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline.  The opinions and text are all mine.


Get Ready Faster With Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

As moms, getting ready in the mornings can sometimes seem like a circus! There always seems to be something I skip in order to be ready faster so that I can get breakfast ready, head out for school drop-off or get started on housework. One of the things I would tend to skip was my lotion. It takes me long enough as it is to get my hair, make-up and clothes together after I shower, the last thing I need is another step that takes forever to do AND dry before I can get dressed. But I have issues with eczema, and skipping that step makes my skin dry and itchy.

I was given the chance to try out Vaseline’s new Spray & Go Moisturizer, and I jumped at the opportunity! The idea of getting my skin moisturized in a matter of seconds and still be able to get dressed right away had me so intrigued!

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I had seen the commercials on TV already (you know, the one of the girl who sprays on her moisturizer and immediately throws (pretty impressively!) her clothes on and runs out the door?)

and had thought to myself that I wasn’t sure about the idea. I’m not really a fan of spray on sun block because it tends to be messy and greasy and I feel like it doesn’t work as well as the traditional product. I needed to test it out myself to see what the fuss was all about.

I received the Total Moisture version from the Spray & Go line and used it as soon as I got it home because I couldn’t wait to see how it worked, and my worries about it went away to reveal a new favorite product. No, really. My sister-in-law was here a few days after I started using it, and I made her try it too because I couldn’t wait to share my new find with another momma! 

First off, it smells amazing. A clean, refreshing smell that doesn’t overpower any perfume you may wear, but pleasant enough that you can go without wearing perfume! For me, that’s a huge deal!

When I first sprayed it onto my skin, I was worried about the spray going everywhere, but it is a very direct, soft spray that can be kept exactly where you want it…on your skin! And as for my concern about greasiness? I really overthought it. Not only is it not too greasy, it is way less greasy than using traditional lotion! AND, I sprayed it on and was dry enough and ready to dress myself within seconds.

 Get Ready Faster With Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

 Get Ready Faster With Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

In fact, I took the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Challenge to spray it on and get dressed, all while timing myself, and also timed myself with traditional lotion. I wasn’t just getting dressed with regular clothes, I chose a pair of skinny jeans and a silky blouse…pregnant. I really gave it a true test! I started by spraying my legs, front and back, then went to my mid-section and on to my arms and shoulders before rubbing it all in. Then I decided to try and dress myself immediately. Now, keep in mind that I am pregnant and have some pelvic issues, so I cant dress very fast as it is, but I timed myself from starting to spray until getting my clothes on, and I was shocked that it took 12 less minutes to get ready when I used the Vaseline Spray & Go! I couldn’t believe how long it really took regular lotion to dry enough to put clothes on (and my silky blouse STILL stuck to me when I tried putting it on!), and I was really impressed with the fact that when I dressed immediately after rubbing in the Spray & Go, my skinny jeans went on as easy as they do without moisturizer, and the blouse slipped right on. My long hair didn’t even stick to my back when I let it fall before dressing! I am in love and use it 2-3 times a day now that we are in the pool and sun often.

A few things I love from a pregnancy perspective are that I can easily put on my moisturizer fast, so I’m not spending tons of time trying to bend over, and it is very simple to pull up my shirt and spray my belly to keep it moisturized (LOVE the cocoa butter spray for this!) and be able to put my shirt right back in place, meaning I can moisturize that stretching skin often!

This is a product that I am excited to tell you about, and you really have to try it out and see just how awesome it is!! Take the Spray & Go Challenge yourself and see how much time you can save in your mornings when you skip traditional lotion and use Vaseline’s Spray & Go! Go to www.maxthemorning.com to get tips on how to Max Your Morning!

There are three refreshing Moisturizers available now:

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture® – contains pure oat extract and leaves skin feeling healthy and soft

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh – contains pure aloe and leaves skin feeling healthy and fresh

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer Cocoa RadiantTM – contains pure cocoa butter and leaves skin feeling healthy and glowing

We now have all three, and I use them for different purposes! I use the Total Moisture (my favorite!) in the mornings and for a quick refreshing bit of moisture during the day, the Cocoa Radiant on my belly, and the Aloe Fresh feels amazing after spending time at the pool or in the sun! Perfect to soothe a sunburn, too!

 

Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer is a quick, continuous 360° spray lotion that moisturizes deeply and absorbs in seconds, so you can put your clothes right on and get on with your day! Available in three formulas – Total Moisture®, Aloe Fresh, and Cocoa Radiant™ – this fast to apply, quick to absorb line of lotions leaves skin instantly soft – not sticky or greasy. Find out more at www.maxthemorning.com!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline.  The opinions and text are all mine.