An unexpected invitation to join friends, family, or coworkers is usually a pleasant surprise. Sometimes, however, it is also a cause for concern, particularly if you don't have enough time to get yourself in order before going out. Here are ten quick tips you can use to freshen up your appearance in less than 15 minutes. While they aren't perfect for everyone, these ideas can be used to make you feel more presentable when you don't have much time to prepare.
- Add Fragrance
Studies have shown that pleasant smells can make a person feel good. Spray a little perfume on your body's pulse points (wrist, inner elbow, and behind the knee) for a quick and refreshing change.
- Update Your Outfit
Adding a sweater, scarf, or belt easily changes how your outfit looks. You can also use one of these items to hide wrinkles for a fresher look.
- Restyle Your Hair
Since you don't have time to wash your hair, why not restyle it with a few accessories? Hair clips and barrettes can easily be used to beautify a hairstyle. Alternatively, you can sweep long hair into a ponytail or top a short bob of hair with a stylish hat.
- Freshen Up Your Shoes
While you might not have time to polish your shoes, a quick cleansing can do wonders for their appearance. Take a damp cloth and wipe your shoes gently for a fresh look.
- Buff Your Nails
If you are in between polishes, take a moment to freshen your nails by buffing them gently. You'll achieve a natural shine that makes your nails look great.
- Freshen Up Your Eyes
A new coat of mascara goes a long way to make your eyes stand out. If you have the time, brush your eyebrows for an even look.
- Hide Grey Hairs
Since you already have the mascara in your hands, why not use it to coat a few grey hairs? Obviously, this trick won't work if you have a lot of grey, but it is easy enough to use when you only have a few grey strands.
- Brighten Your Teeth
If you have a toothbrush handy, brush your teeth before you go out for a whiter looking smile. Alternatively, a fresh coat of lipstick provides the illusion of brighter teeth.
Only a few minutes are needed when you want to freshen your appearance before going out on an unexpected invite. Take the time to look at yourself in the mirror and work on the most obvious areas of need first. Do what you can to make yourself presentable using the tips provided in this article.