ClothesIf I'm tired, not feeling well or just cranky, I always make an extra effort to look good. For one thing, it distracts people from whatever negative things may be going on with me. Plus it gives me a little boost to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
For work, I like a flattering jersey dress with a structured cardigan or a blazer. It's comfortable and easy to put together, but it still looks super polished, especially with pointy-toe flats or kitten heels.
Hair and BodyI will totally skip the shower if it means I can sleep for another 10 minutes. Talcum powder is a great pick-me-up for greasy or dull hair; just shake some on, comb it through and fluff out the excess. And hand sanitizer is amazing at removing underarm odor!
FaceA warm water rinse, followed by cold, always leaves my face feeling fresh. Add a gentle toner (I use witch hazel) and you're good as new.
I'm not a big makeup wearer, but if I'm looking really bleary, I love a little blush, and my secret weapon - white eyeliner. You can scoff if you want, but I swear by it - it brightens up my eyes so well. With my complexion, I've found that a strong lip color usually just emphasizes the dark circles under my eyes if I'm tired, so I usually skip the lipstick.
What are your beauty secrets for those days when you wish you could just stay in bed?