Here are some beauty secrets which have saved me time and money (and frustration!) putting on the finishing touches.
Skip the foundation and go for a BB cream like those from Skin79 or Garnier, which offer sun protection, sheer color and restorative ingredients to your face. Wear it alone for a dewy appearance or brush on some powder for a matte finish. Dab on a little concealer if you've got problem areas but let your skin breathe when the temperature rises.
Use nude nail polish as your base coat. This acts as a primer and adds opacity (which means you'll use less nail polish). If you're sick of waiting for your nails to dry try some of the new nail polish "strips" like those from Sally Hansen. To get more of your favorite colors, a quick-drying top coat like Seche Vite or drying drops like Insta Dry from Sally Hansen set your nail polish in minutes, not hours, so you can get on with your life.
When it comes time to remove stubborn polish, including glitter, wet your cotton ball or swab with nail polish remover and place it on your fingertip under a layer of aluminum foil. Let it sit for a few minutes before the polish easily slides right off.