Beauty timesavers for loooking pretty on the quickWhile a lengthy and luxurious beauty routine might sound like a nice idea, it doesn’t often fit into our busy lives. Juggling a career with your personal life can leave you with very little time to spend on things like hair and make-up. Luckily the industry is aware of the pressures modern women face and is constantly bringing out handy products that can help take time off your routine without compromising on looking great.

It would be lovely to start the day with a long soak in the bath, but for most of us a super quick shower will have to do. With washing, shaving and moisturising all needing to be packed into a ten-minute timeframe, it’s lucky Nivea has developed the In-Shower Body Moisturiser/Skin Conditioner. Simply slather on after cleansing with your normal shower gel and it will work like a traditional moisturiser without the fuss. For those wanting to literally shave time off their shower, there’s also the Gillette Venus & Olay razor. Venus’ 5 blades guarantee a close shave, while moisturising Olay bars leave skin supple.

When it comes to your nails, it can be hard to find the time and money for a manicure. If pampering days are few and far between, there are luckily some crafty products that bring the nail salon to you. Barry M’s Nail Art Pens work like felt tips and make getting arty easy. Just draw on your design, use a clear top coat and you’re good to go. And fear not if you make a mistake. Barry M’s Nail Paint Corrector Pen can be used on mishaps and is much faster than taking it all off and starting again.

Nobody likes to leave the house in a rush, especially when it means neglecting your beauty routine. If you need a flawless face in a matter of minutes, it’s time to get savvy and pick products that give you more for your money. Benefit Benetint is a miracle product, acting as both a lip and cheek stain. It’s also small enough to fit in your handbag so you can keep the colour topped up.

If you’re tired of maintaining your foundation throughout the day Soap & Glory’s Show Good Face is the one for you. It’s a base and primer in one, so will stay put while leaving your skin dewy and flawless. For those keen to perfect their brows in one swipe, there’s also Barry M’s Brow Pen, which is easy to apply and stays on much longer than the traditional pencils.