Monday, 30 May 2016

things I do (or try to do) every morning



For those who are nosy and want to know what I do in the morning I thought I would do a post of things that I do (or at least try to do) every morning! I haven't put things like brushing my teeth because it's something I do without thinking. (ps. I promise the plant isn't dead, despite my mums allegations that it is.)

Apply lip balm. Definitely a must for someone that gets dry lips throughout the day. During the day I usually reach for my Carmex but at the start of the day I want something that will make my lips mega moisturized; the Nuxe Reve de miel is perfect for this! If I'm wearing a lipstick I will also probably spend about 10 minutes deciding which one and then my lips are ready for the day.


Try not to check social media until I've been up and doing things for 30 minutes. I read a while ago that you shouldn't check your phone when you first wake up or just before you go to bed. I started doing this around a month ago and I find it does actually increase my mood and productivity (basically meaning I don't get distracted by someones Snapchat story whilst I'm applying mascara) and I've stopped always wanting to immediately touch my phone the minute I wake up. Not only that but I feel I have less of a need to keep scrolling though my Instagram/Pinterest feed mindlessly because I am a queen at procrastination.

Spray on perfume. This is the one I always seem to forget (although I am getting better... slightly) which is kind of annoying as I feel there is definitely something missing when I don't wear perfume. Luckily though, if I am running late and forget to spritz then I usually have a perfume sample in my bag: trust me, having a perfume sample in your bag is a lifesaver.

Skincare routine. You all probably have a skincare routine of some sort - this is probably the first thing I actually do in the morning and then I leave my skin to just breathe a bit before I start doing my makeup; again I sometimes don't do my full routine if I'm running late. Comment down below if you want me to do a post on my morning/evening skincare routine!

Listen to music whilst getting ready. I actually love listening to music in the morning to get me pumped for the rest of the day. I've linked a few of my favourite tracks I like to listen to whilst getting ready as they really help to raise my mood and I love discovering new music to listen to, I would also love any recommendations if you have any; I need some to tide me through revision breaks.

Morning tunes // MO - Kamikaze / Years and Years - King / The 1975 - Paris / Tove Lo (all her songs are great for mornings) / St Lucia - Dancing on Glass

What's one thing you have to do every morning? I hope you have a great week :)  
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  1. Recently due to how tired I am, I also grab a coffee in the morning. I've been slacking not when it comes to skincare but I'm hoping to improve that soon. Love this post, given me some great ideas to spice up my morning :)

    Tabitha xo - whattabithaloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I never have coffee but I do feel quite tired recently so it might help! Thank you so much :)

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  2. I've been applying lots of moisturiser/coconut oil on my face every morning and it really does help maximise that "i-just-wokeup-glow" I always have to wear perfume, I never forget it! + yesss girl, do a skincare routine.
    Dalal
    monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh I haven't tried coconut oil yet, still haven't jumped on the bandwagon! And I'll add it to my list of posts to write!

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  3. I love love this post !! I never forget to apply perfume/drink a huge glass of water! I am quite good during the week with not checkin social media ... But weekends usually are different hehe!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much! I think I need to start drinking more water in the morning, I seem to drink more as the day goes on! xx

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  4. I suck at not checking social media before bedtime and in the morning, actually the first thing I do when I open my eyes is grab the phone and check out Instagram and mail! Everything else is pretty much the same as yours plus I always start my mornings with a cup of hot water with lemon and honey - it wakes me up better than anything! :)

    xx
    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. That sounds lovely! Warm lemon and honey is my favourite x

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  5. Really enjoyed this!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  6. Putting on lip balm in the morning is definitely something I need to get in to the habit of, my lips would definitely thank me! Loved this. X

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I can't leave the house without it! x

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  7. Wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

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  8. PARIS BY THE 1975 IS MY FAVE OMG YES. Sorry I am very excited haha! I wish I remembered to put on lip balm every morning, mine are so chapped 24/7. Loved this Eleanor <3

    helloimeve.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! YOU LIKE THE 1975?! My best friend got me into them and I'm obsessedddd x

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  9. I'm all about lip balm because chapped lips are not cute. :P :) I'm definitely a person who checks her phone when she wakes up but that's partially because my career path requires I'm in the know at all moments of waking time. :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I think everyone can relate with applying lip balm haha! x

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  10. Lip balm and morning music as musts!! Great post :-)

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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  11. I probably should start doing the no phone unil 30mins tip because I always go in it and waste so much time, lovely post xx
    Www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It has definitely helped my productivity x

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  12. What a lovely morning routine, I never look at my phone in the morning or before I go to sleep. I find that my mind needs time to itself and I've managed to get myself into a much more productive routine.

    Gem. x | slightgem.com

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    1. Thank you! Definitely, I totally agree with you :)

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