A Skincare and Hairstyle Routine Every Woman Can Master

Getting ready in the morning is basically a job in itself. You might technically start work at 8 or 9 in the morning but you probably actually start a couple of hours earlier because getting yourself ready is work.

There’s really no other way to describe it. This is not to say that the process of doing your hair and your makeup isn’t fun because it definitely can be. A lot of people enjoy it and that’s entirely understandable.

But I think we can all agree that it’s much more enjoyable when it’s on a Friday night than it is when it’s first thing in the morning. It’s the last thing you want to think about when you’re still half asleep and you’ve got a hard day ahead of you.

We’re not talking about a big deal of an event like where you need to look really formal for a wedding or you’re going to the beach and you need your body to be bikini-ready, this is just going to work or to school or however you spend your days.

It really shouldn’t be something that adds an extra hour of effort to your morning. But it is possible to minimize that time. You don’t have to do anything extravagant, instead you can do something that looks nice but is also quick and easy to master.

Something that is so simple that when you get up in the morning it doesn’t even feel like effort for you it’s just a quick, easy job and then you’re on your way. So why don’t we try and figure this out.

The essential things that we try to cover every morning are our skin and our hair, so if we’re aiming for minimalism let’s just think about those right now and take a look at an easily mastered skincare routine first and then a few easy hairstyles too.


There are all kinds of different things you can do in the morning to make sure that your skin looks great all day. Things like exfoliating masks and serums and all of that stuff is great, but it takes a lot of time.

When it comes down to it, there are really only three things that are essential and if you do all three you’ll have your skin looking great all day. So these essential steps are cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

To start with the first and perhaps most important step. Cleansing pretty much just means washing your face. You should do this again before bed, twice a day should be enough but make sure you’re using the right cleanser for your skin.

If your skin is oily you should use a foam cleanser, if it’s dry then the best choice would be a cream and then oil is better if you’ve got particularly sensitive skin. Give a few different types a try and you should find the right one.

You should put on your toner straight after the cleansing, the purpose of this is to give a bit of a balance to your skin and reduce oil. All you need to do is make sure your hands are clean, rub a bit of toner into your palm and then spread it onto your skin.

Be thorough in your selection. There are certain ingredients which are good for every skin type that you should look out for in your toner. Aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, chamomile, lavender, witch hazel and tea tree are all beneficial so if you can find a toner with one or a few of those you should be good.

And then we finish it off with moisturizer which is just to keep your skin soft and to prevent water loss. Same rules apply here, you need to find the right one for your skin type and your personal needs. 

A soft cream is better for dry skin because they’re more oil-based and as such they will have more of the desired impact. If you’ve got oily skin then you should look for a gel product so that it gets absorbed quickly. 

So there you go, three simple steps to great skin. So, onto your hair:


Unlike the skin care routine, this one isn’t quite as simple as a three-step method because everyone’s hair is different and everyone has a different style that they prefer. So why don’t we have a look at a few different, but equally easy hairstyles for you to try:

Fishtail Braid

This might seem a little tricky at the start but it’s actually super easy to get the hang of and really quick once you know what you’re doing:

  • Divide your hair in half, gripping a section in each hand.
  • Pull a half-inch strand from the outside of one half and cross it over so it settles on the inside the other half.
  • Repeat this on the other side and then keep braiding.
  • Once you reach the last few inches of hair, tie it off.
  • You can also add a bit of volume with hair extensions.

And then you’re a fish! In a manner of speaking.

Milkmaid Braid

The great thing about this one is that it looks like something that you need to put a lot of effort into but is actually super easy to achieve. Here’s how:

  • Part your hair at the side and then tie a pigtail on either side.
  • Put each of these into a fishtail braid like the style above.
  • Wrap each braid across the top of your head, in between your hairline and your crown.
  • Secure the base on either side with a bobby pin.

This shouldn’t take any longer than five minutes and probably even less once you’ve practiced it a couple of times.


Top-knots are the go-to simple hairstyle for women and it’s easy to see why. They’re extremely quick, keep your hair out of your face and look fantastic:

  • Tie your hair into a high ponytail and divide it in two.
  • Wrap these two sections around each other and then wrap them around the hair tie.
  • Pin the knot in place using a bobby pin or two.

Then you’re done! How simple is that?

Formal Ponytail

The ponytail is a notoriously easy, and attractive look which you can add a touch of formality too with one simple extra step.

  • Pull your hair into a low ponytail, leaving just a sliver free at the very base.
  • Wrap that sliver around the tie and tuck it into the elastic, concealing the tie itself.

Two steps to a great look. 

You shouldn’t have to be filled with dread at the thought of all the work you’ve got to do when you wake up in the morning. It can be such an easy process if you just follow a couple of simple processes instead of making it over complicated.

A Guide To Cord-Cutting for College Students

A Guide To Cord-Cutting for College Students

Subscriptions to streaming services can quickly add up, and that can be tough for a college student who is trying to budget their expenses. With the COVID-19 pandemic, staying in and binge-watching a show has become a standard Friday night for many after a long week of classes. Instead of spending an insane amount of money finding entertainment during this time, here’s a guide to cord-cutting for college students.

Take Advantage of College Deals

Some college students might not realize how many discounts are out there for them. Some streaming services offer student discounts that lower the monthly price if you let them know that you are currently attending college. Some universities also offer a free account for streaming that can give you access to HBO and more. While it might only be a few extra dollars off, this can save you a ton of money long-term and allow you to get the entertainment you need.

Use the Right Device

A subscription isn’t the only thing college students need to worry about—they also need to find a way to get the shows they want on your TV. If you already own a laptop and an HDTV, the most affordable option is to get an HDMI cord. However, you can also find a Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick, or Amazon Fire TV Stick for less than $50 if you don’t own a smart TV. You can also stream off your gaming console if you have one.

Buy a TV Antenna

The biggest problem college students face when it comes to cord-cutting is missing out on live TV. This is where a TV antenna comes in handy. You can find TV antennas in the $30 price range that will allow you access to a variety of free channels. Many modern TV antennas also come in HD, so you don’t have to sacrifice display quality either!

Bundle Up, Save Money

Many streaming services also have different bundles you can choose from that can help save you money in the long run. For example, you can bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for $13 a month. Students can also get Hulu and Showtime with a Spotify Premium account for only $5 a month. Instead of subscribing to one streaming service, look for bundles first!

Don’t Forget Your Login-Ins From Home

The last part of our guide to cord-cutting for college students is to not forget about your log-ins from home. If your parents have streaming accounts that you typically use at home, take them with you to college, so you don’t have to pay for it on your own. However, you might want to ask before you run off with their account passwords.

Top 5 Entertainment Items To Bring on a Road Trip

Top 5 Entertainment Items To Bring on a Road Trip

With the holidays approaching, many families will pack up their cars to go spend quality time with their extended families. The holidays are a great time to get together and appreciate each other’s company, but the trek can be long and tedious. 

If you’re gearing up for a long drive this holiday season, here are the top five entertainment items to bring on a road trip to keep your family entertained.  

Audiobooks and Playlists

While this one isn’t a physical item you’ll have to pack in your suitcase, you’ll still want to have your downloads prepared. Audiobooks and playlists are a great entertainment option in the car, especially for drivers who don’t have the same luxuries as the backseat companions.


For the kids in the backseat, movies are the perfect option to pass hours on the road. Bring a portable DVD player, a laptop, or a tablet with some downloaded shows and movies to keep them entertained. Be sure to pack some headphones, too, if you aren’t keen on listening to their movies from the front seat.

Games and Puzzles

Another form of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy are games and puzzles. Consider bringing a Mad Libs book, trivia cards, or a book of riddles to keep everyone in good spirits on the road.


Boredom snacking isn’t really recommended for road trips, but indulging now and then can keep your mind occupied. Bring some healthy sweet and salty snacks along and maybe a less healthy option to reward yourself during the long drive.

Homework and Work

Your vacation should be a time to relax, but why not organize your work emails or finish some of that winter break homework when you get bored on the road? Get it out of the way in the car, so you don’t have to worry about it during family time.   

An essential step in preparing for a family road trip is bringing plenty of entertainment. Include one of our top five entertainment items to bring on a road trip to make your long-haul fly by.

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Best Ways To Improve Streaming Quality

Best Ways To Improve Streaming Quality

With the recent surge of staying in, and cold weather drawing near, there’s a high demand for streaming movies and television. Streaming on top of work or school from home may have hindered your Wi-Fi’s quality, resulting in slow loading rates or glitchy videos. If you are looking to enhance your network’s functionality, review these best ways to improve streaming quality.

Upgrade Your Router

If a router reboot hasn’t enhanced your internet speed, start reviewing your options for an upgraded router. If you’re still using the one typically given for free at the start of using an internet provider, chances are the quality of your network isn’t getting better any time soon.

Putting money into a high-grade router will save you money down the line, curtailing the need to buy multiple malfunctioning routers. These typically offer a 5GHz range, in addition to the average 2.4GHz, to provide faster internet speed.

The type and cost of the necessary router will depend on the dimensions of your home. If you live in a larger home, opt for a router with a greater bandwidth. Smaller homes and apartments are usually content with “normal” broadcast systems.

Upgrade Your Internet Speed

This upgrade is labeled as one of the best ways to improve streaming quality and is perhaps the most obvious. Internet service providers are constantly updating their offerings. If it’s been a few years since you’ve checked in with your provider, ask what kind of upgrades they offer for returning patrons. Updating your internet speed is on way to drastically improve your network’s quality, letting you stream in peace.

Use Cables

Cables may sound daunting, but don’t be fooled. Ethernet and HDMI cables have undergone the same degree of advances as technology. Utilizing an Ethernet cable streamlines your device’s connection to your home’s network, minimizing buffering time. If your TV now uses Internet, too, there are many benefits to using HDMI cords with Ethernet. Going the “old-school” route can enhance your viewing experience by a landslide and make a worth investment to have around the home in times of network crisis.

Streaming our favorite shows has become a chosen source of comfort during these stay-at-home months. Having a reliable network is vital to the online streaming experience; troubleshooting your connection is essential. Get through that highly-anticipated series without hassle by using these tips to enhance your Wi-Fi’s quality.