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Tips for updating your look in just minutes


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Updated: 1/25/2013 9:37 am Published: 10/11/2012 1:46 pm


(BPT) - Women today are busier than ever. Sometimes doing it all means rushing home after work to get ready for a night out, or saying yes to last-minute plans. But what if there just isn't time to revamp your whole look?

Katy Atlas, well-known author of the style blog Sugar Laws, knows what it's like to do it all. She's a hard-working lawyer by day and a food, fashion and style expert by night. With her office desk often doubling as a vanity, here are some of her most-used time-saving tips and tricks for looking great all day and being comfortable from head to toe, so that you can say 'Eye do it all with style.'

Draw attention to your eyes

Many of us consider our eyes to be our best feature. But we're so busy that we don't have time to worry about our contact lenses throughout the day. Atlas relies on CooperVision contact lenses to keep her eyes comfortable and feeling good from morning to night. Plus, if your eyes feel great, you'll want to draw attention to them with Atlas' fashion and beauty tips.

Transitioning your makeup from a day to night look can be done in less than 10 minutes. Gently smudge your existing daytime eye shadow into the crease of your eyelid for instant smoky eyes. Then blend the same color along your lash line. Finish with an extra swipe of your favorite mascara and lightly applied bronzer along with blush to highlight your cheekbones. This will draw attention to the upper area of your face and put the focus on your eyes.

Hair for any time of day
Curls are also a great way to accentuate your eyes and give you a fun, carefree look that can easily transition from work to a night out with minimal effort. Wrap just the ends of your hair around a curling iron instead of curling from the bottom of your hair up. This will prevent that impossible-to-fix crimp. When finished, comb out the curls with your fingers to help loosen them for instant waves and wear them down or tied up in a loose knot.

The low ponytail is another sophisticated and sexy yet surprisingly effortless hairstyle that can be achieved at the office before a last-minute outing. Flatiron your hair until it's smooth and straight. If you don't have a flatiron with you, try using hair shine serum. You just want your hair to be straight, smooth and frizz-free. Then, find your natural hair part and tightly gather your hair at the base of your neck, leaving a small section loose. Secure the pony tail with a hair tie and polish the look by wrapping the loose section around the hair tie and pinning underneath.

Transitional wardrobe accessories
When you're in need of a quick outfit change after work, bring a bag with three essential accessories to the office to help you get ready in just minutes. Colorful, sparkly earrings or a necklace, a chic clutch, and wedges or high heeled ankle boots, are all you need to transform your daytime outfit into a great night-out look. Remember, don't overdo the sparkle because you want to be the focus, not your accessories.

If you're going from work to play, Atlas' short cuts can help you refresh your look with style and comfort in just minutes. All of these tips can be found at www.facebook.com/coopervision, where you can also say 'Eye Do' to the CooperVision Challenge and try CooperVision contact lenses for free to ensure you can do it all...with comfort.


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