24, 12, 2016

Quick morning rituals

It could possibly be the colder temperatures and not wanting to get out of the warm and cozy bed, but especially in the winter time I find myself hitting the snooze button a few more times than usual. Catching those extra Z’s has resulted in a lot of last minute rushing around the in the morning. However, if you plan ahead things could go a lot smoother.

1. Prepare for being late
If you know that you’re frequently running late in the mornings, put a few contingencies in place.

– Have a few simple go-to outfits ready and laundered, so that you can throw them on with the minimum of effort.

– Keep your bedroom and closets tidy, so you don’t spend vital minutes searching for your clothing, shoes, or accessories.

– Maintain a good beauty regime and ensure your skin and hair are all in good condition. When you don’t have a lot of time, you don’t want to spend it covering blemishes and masking dry or oily hair.

2. Have a quick shower
Don’t skip your shower if you possibly can help it. Jump in, have a quick blast, lather up and rinse. Use a shower cap to protect your hair. You won’t have time to wash and dry it. A shower will wake you up and leave you feeling fresh and invigorated. This will help you move quicker.

3. Hair
What you do with your hair will depend on your style. For mid-length and long hair, have a few simple style you can fall back on when you’re in a hurry. A loose braid or a messy bun always looks amazing. If your hair is short, you may just need to run a comb through it. For more complex styles, rub a little styling cream or mousse through your hair to hold your style in tack. And if your hair is in need of a wash, apply a little dry shampoo. This will carry you through the day until you have time to wash it properly.

Tip: Investing in a good hair straightener will also save a lot of time. They are quick to use, and the results are flawless. Shop around and read reviews on sites such as Hair Straightener Studio to find the right product for your hair type.

4. Face
You don’t have time to do your regular makeup routine and so you’re going to have to keep it simple. Forget about contouring and highlighting. Your safest bet is to just go back to the basics: foundation, powder (apply only to the areas you get shiny the quickest), eyebrows, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick or lipgloss.

5. Clothes
To save time, don’t bother mixing and matching outfits. Opt for something simple or outfits that you know works every time no matter what. Personally, when I need to fly out the door, anything black is my first instinct. It’s a shade that always looks chic regardless of how much time or how little you took into your look.

7 responses to “Quick morning rituals”

  1. Jeanne says:

    “Prepare for being late” sounds like a good idea to someone who isn’t a morning person like me. Haha!


  2. I honestly just pretend that I need to get to high school, and if I am not out the door in ONE HOUR, my principal will give me the stare of death. Works every time. Long live my high school principal.


  3. You can never go wrong with black! It’s a great idea to have an outfit ready or to have a go-to-outfit to put on if you’re running late/can’t decide what to wear. xx


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