Hello ladies! This is a request that I got from one of my favorite followers, Mo!
So…here goes! I almost laughed out loud when I read “do you work out?” HA. Absolutely not. I do not work out in the mornings. I did however go through a phase when I had a personal trainer who I saw at 6 AM EVERYDAY but that was short lived. All I lost was 5 pounds, 2 hours of sleep, and about $600. Bummer. So no, I do not work out in the mornings. But I will tell you that I DO have a very routine morning, it is almost scary how groundhog day-esque my mornings are.
I set my alarm for 6:45, but hit snooze twice until 7:15. (I changed my hours at work to 8:30-5:30, because 8:00 simply did not agree with me.) When I do get out of my white fluffy tempurpedic heaven, I get this look from Sadie, saying “ugh, could you keep it down please? I’m trying to sleep.”
I then hop in the shower, and afterwards lotion up with Nivea Quench (the best! It has sparkles in it) and wrap up in this Adpi towel wrap that I stole from my roomie Courtney years ago. Of course, Saved by the Bell is on and I do my makeup at my little makeup table while re-living the summer of Malibu sands with the gang. Love it. My daily make up consists of the following products that I can NOT live without. If you want to know color specifics, just let me know, but I didn’t type them all out. But I am currently rocking my signature shade of OPI bubble bath, and wearing Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue-makes me happy for spring.
Anyways, after makeup, I dry my hair and put in my Velcro rollers to set the “poof”. These are the hair products I use and LOVE!
After hair and makeup comes clothes time. I try my hardest to pick out my outfit the night before, because I am a frequent-clothes changer, and I get stressed if my outfit isn’t working and then I start to sweat and can’t get ready. So- I learned I must plan. In the event I do not plan, I have the dreaded-picking-out-an-outfit task which inevitably means I have upwards of 6 or 7 tops and pants/skirts on my bed that I have to put away when I get home at night. All of my clothes are ironed before they go in my closet so this saves time in the morning. However-I for some reason am often ironing last minute, and on my body. Yep. Have burned myself twice. But that is a story for another day. The five items that are with me everyday are:
Ok not specifically THAT shoe, but high heels of course. After I put my clothes on (with rollers still in my hair) I take Sadie outside, and usually pack my lunch and grab a “use to be diet coke, now is water or crystal light”. I had a serious problem with a diet coke addiction, and have been off the juice for almost TWO weeks now! I do feel better… but I do also miss my morning burst of energy. I use to take my diet coke in the shower with me. Sad story. Next I put Sadie up, and finish chi-ing my hair. Hairspray fog ensues and 5 strategic perfume sprays later and I am out the door! So Mo- my secrets would be lots of sleep, some GREAT makeup and hair products, and Saved by the Bell. Oh And the Lilly planner you see above. Keeps me organized! HA.