Doesn’t it seem like life just keeps getting busier and busier? With work and/or school obligations, family, friends and hobbies – sometimes it can be difficult to juggle it all!

While we can’t help you organize other areas of your life, we can help you streamline your skin care and beauty routine! Here are some of our favorite tools and products that work double-duty to shorten your primping time – recommended girlfriend to girlfriend:

DOUBLE DUTY BRUSH SETFirst of all, we love the new Double Duty Brush Set from Sonia Kashuk. Just as the name says, each tool in the set features two different brushes that serve two different purposes – from grooming brows to covering blemishes to contouring. They all come in a sleek case that is easy to stash in a drawer or suitcase while on-the-go.



Just as adorable and convenient are Mally’s Double Duty Perfect Tweezers. The brand has combined two of their most popular tweezer shapes into one fantastic tool to help you keep your brows perfectly groomed and clean. We love the pretty pink color and the fun, eye-catching case. Who knew tweezers could be so stylish?



Our very own Daily Defense Cream SPF, available at, is the perfect two-in-one skin care product: Nourishing ingredients moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines, while powerful Zinc Oxide works to protect the skin from the sun’s harsh rays. This is the ideal moisturizer and sunscreen, especially during the hot summer months that are about to be upon us.




As the weather heats up, we also recommend our hydrating and refreshing MyChelle Mists. Each packs a punch of great skin-improving ingredients – and each is also a wonderful pick-me-up on a sweltering afternoon. Throw a mist in your bag to take with you on your busiest days, and spritz whenever you feel yourself in need of a lift. MyChelle Pure Harmony Mist, specially designed for sensitive skin, features longevicell and blue lotus as well as other nourishing ingredients.

Looking for more double-duty tools and tricks to help you get through your busiest days? Check out this post on celeb fashionista Lauren Conrad’s blog. It offers some great tips for getting your everyday office supplies to multi-task as beauty tools! Some of our favorite ideas: Use the rough side of a box of matches (found in many offices, by the birthday candles) to file your nails, tape to rid your clothing of unwanted lint or pet fur, paper clips or safety pins to de-clump mascara, and toilet seat covers to blot your T-zone (the thin yet sturdy material makes these things perfect for ridding your skin of excess oil without ruining your makeup!)

Do you have any secret weapons when it comes to double-duty beauty tools and/or products? If you’ve got something to add to this list, we’d love to hear it! Please share with us in the “comments” section below.

By Liana Orenstein