For the gal on the go, getting out the door is difficult enough without having to put lots of effort into your beauty routine.

Here are 3 simple steps to Everyday Glamour that won't take you ages to achieve. Don't believe it can be done in less than 10 minutes? Watch my video and I'll prove it!

1. Functional and Stylish Hair

True vintage hairstyles are all about preparation - but that doesn't mean we can't cheat a little to keep up with our busy modern lifestyles!

Here's a fantastic twist on the classic ponytail that creates a vintage look with minimum effort. For extra vintage points, add a hair scarf or flower.

2. Face in a Flash!

Here are some really quick makeup techniques to have you out the door in no time.

  • Invest in eyelash extensions. They enhance the shape of your eye and give you an instant lift without having to apply eyeliner.
    A quick groom will take you less than 30 seconds.
  • Eyebrows are essential for any vintage look. A regular wax and tint will keep yours in tip top shape. All that will be required to achieve brow excellence is a gentle fill using a brow powder or pencil and you'll have glamour brow perfection.
    Approximately 1 minute for application.
  • A sweep of bronzer, such as Thin Lizzy will add colour and shape to your face. Focus on the contour lines from your ear to your nose, apple of your cheeks, jaw line and temples. Add some pink to the apples of your cheeks if you've got another spare 30 seconds.
    Approximately 1 minute for application.
  • A cheeky lip is easy to achieve using a lip tint. I use Benefit's Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, or Bene Balm. It keeps your lips soft and adds colour without having to take time to draw shape with lip liners. 
    Approximately 10 seconds for application.

3. Dress the Part

You don't need a wardrobe bursting with vintage couture to give your look some vintage style. Plenty of modern pieces can be selected with hints of retro glamour.

  1. Add some pantyhose. Don't spend time fussing around with stockings and suspenders. Grab your favourite pair of seamed stockings and carefully put them on.
  2. Dress to impress. Don't reach for your nearest gym gear. Dresses are great for fast changes and can be paired with a sweet cardigan if the weather isn't forgiving.
  3. Vintage glamour is all about celebrating an hourglass figure. Hourglass or not, you can accentuate your waist by adding a belt to your outfit.
  4. A pair of classic pumps are versatile for modern or vintage styles. If you're wearing pantyhose don't wear open toe shoes!
  5. Accessorise. A cute brooch and a set of pearl earrings are a classic choice.