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By Request, The Morning Routine

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:

cant live without

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.

  1. Kelly says:

    I am a creature of habit too. If I don't have my outfit for the next decided the night before it adds at least 10 to 15 minutes to my morning.

  2. Mo says:

    Aaahhhh!!!! Thank you so much for the post I requested!!! 🙂 LOVE every second of this!! 🙂 I'll have you know that we are seriously the same person! I too, have recently switched to Treseme hairspray as well! it's so flexible- LOVE IT. Velco rollers-love. The "tool" hair comb 🙂 We both have certain scents for certain times of the year! I.E. you simply can't wear Coco Chanel Mademoiselle in the summer-it's just wrong.. etc. 😉

    Love you my Allie! Girly girls for life!!!


  3. LivKit says:

    This is too cute! You are a great friend!

  4. SeeSa says:

    Love you, I recently found ur blog and love it! Please tell me what your mac eyeshadow combo is?

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