Seriously-smart beauty products you can stash at his place.
When you're dating someone new, there are few things more horrifying than the idea of heading to his place after a late night, let alone leaving the next morning, without all your stuff.
You know, the stuff that served as the glue holding your meticulously-groomed date look together and has been slowly, but surely, loosening its grip ever since? The stuff that, should he see you without, could leave him running for the hills, in which case you wouldn't want him anyway, right? Right?
In many cases, it's not even so much that it's horrifying, but just downright inconvenient.
Maybe it's a longtime beau with whom you're plenty comfortable but won’t be when sitting at an impromptu breakfast with his friends or—gasp—parents the next morning while suffering a makeup meltdown.
Maybe you're meeting up after a long day's worth of work or a seriously-sweaty session at a new, showerless, fitness studio? Abs: 1, Hygiene: 0.
To prevent you from letting a little anxiety get in the way of what could be a lot of fun, we've rounded up some seriously-smart beauty products you can stash to keep him, and anyone else you should come across during or following your time together, guessing.
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1. L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo, $7
Heading to work the next day? Just spray and you'll be on your way thanks to this super-absorbing (not to mention affordable) pick from L'Oreal. We give it bonus points for leaving behind a refreshing, just-cleaned (your secret's safe with us) scent.
Photo: L'Oreal Paris
2. Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace, $10.99
3. Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Built-in Whitening Pen with T
As if you didn't have enough temptation to stay over one more night, this mobile, teeth-whitening missile from Colgate is fueled with a pen that promises whiter teeth in only two days. You'll leave looking even better than when you arrived.
4. La Fresh Eco-Beauty Instant Body Soothing Wipes, $9.99
Like your own secret weapon, stash these stealth towelettes from La Fresh at his pad for quick, no-water-required clean-ups. Not only will they ensure you maintain sweat and odor-free, but the natural six-oil blend (including jojoba and vitamin E) will leave skin feeling super soft.
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5. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $29
Save face (and space) with this hydrating gel cream from bareMinerals, which boasts the benefits of a CC, BB and tinted moisturizer in one. Still not convinced? The lightweight, medium-coverage concoction (available in 10 shades) also contains SPF 30 for any last-minute adventures.
7. CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Waterproof Mascara, $8.
Like a magic beauty wand, it's pretty amazing how just a few coats of mascara can make such a big impact. Make sure you're covered with this new flower child from the CoverGirl LashBlast family, complete with a petal-shaped brush for your prettiest application yet.
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8. Sonia Kashuk Wallpaper Print Double Zip Clutch, $14.99