Between classes during the day and late-night dance practices, it can be difficult to make time for yourself. Even simple things like doing a hair mask or painting your nails can feel impossible to carve out time for. It might sound undoable, but if there’s anything we’ve learned from the TikTok girlies, it’s that a solid routine can solve a lot of problems. In this case, being high-maintenance to be low-maintenance is exactly the solution to those self-care tasks (and treats) that often get left behind.

The goal? Build a routine (usually related to beauty, skincare, or self-care) that heavily prioritizes looking and feeling your best, so you’re not trying to squeeze those care items in at random times during the week. Romanticize your life to make it easier.

Eyelash and Eyebrow Tint


Replying to @Amanda Carmela Lash tint tutorial !!!🥰 i am not a professional and this is what works best for me! If you try this pleaseeeee be careful because you do not wanna get this in your eye!!!! With that being said, i love the results 🙂 also i dont use a serum, these are my natural lashes for those who asked me on the previous video! #beauty #beautyhacks #tutorial #lashtutorial #lashtint #lashtinttutorial #nomakeup #nomakeupmakeup #natural #lashhacks #tips #tipsandtricks #eyelashes #eyelashtutorial #justformen #diy #diylashtint #diylashes

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POV: You are in a rush getting ready to go and you just can’t get your mascara to look good. Or, try this one. POV: You run out of time to do your eyebrows before dance practice. These are not the scenarios you want to be living in.

This is where tinting comes in, dyeing your eyelashes and eyebrows a darker shade to make them more noticeable. Tints can replace mascara or filling in your eyebrows from your makeup routine. This is something you can have done professionally or learn to do at home.

Overnight Hairstyles

Bad hair days suck. What if there was a way to wake up with a guaranteed good hair day? Turns out you don’t need a fairy godmother to for a glamorous dressed-down-to-dressed-up transition. You’ll need to experiment with different methods and styles to match your hair type and texture, but a favorite is always heatless curls. A common method is to use either a bathrobe cord or flexible hair rollers to wrap your hairs into curls to sleep in. Another option is to sleep with wet hair in braids or twists for more of a beach wave look when you wake up. 


Maintaining your nails can be hard, especially as an athlete. The risk of chipping your nail polish is higher, and painting them takes time! But Whether you’re planning to shell out for gel nails (or bravely DIY them) or use cute and easy-to-replace nail stickers, finding a manicure style that is easy to maintain and either long-lasting (in the case of gel nails) or easy to touch up (like stickers) is a huge time saver.

We all have different priorities for looking and feeling amazing. Maybe you have a carefully organized wardrobe and plan outfits days at a time or you have a strict sleep schedule. What’s your high-maintenance to be low-maintenance hack?

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Trina Hannah is a graphic design major and dancer at Siena Heights University. She loves all things creative including photography, painting, and writing. Trina has a passion for helping other young women build up their self esteem and chase their dreams all while making a positive impact.