Tuesday 16 June 2015

My Morning Routine

Hey everyone :)

morning routine shoutjohn sky cloud

So I wanted to do a morning routine post for my blog as I thought it would be quite interesting for you to see how I get ready ... maybe not ... I don't know ...

I considered doing a YouTube 'morning routine' video however I get up at 4am and I can barely be bothered to get up and get ready - let alone record myself doing it too.

So lets get to it ...

My alarm has just gone off and I grumble. Normally around this time one of my flatmates is also getting up so I normally hear him open his door and go to the toilet. I only mention this because I have to wait for him to finish so I can get in and use the shower. I normally take this time to check emails (personal and work), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr - I don't normally get through them all - the leftovers I normally check when I'm at work.

I grab a towel and rush downstairs to the shower and jump in once it's heated up.

aussie miracle shine shampoo and conditioner

For my hair I am currently using the Aussie 'Miracle Shine' range - I started using it because my hair was dull and boring-looking and I wanted to give it some shine! This stuff has been amazing and I've kept using it. 

garnier pureactive 3 in 1 wash scrub mask

For my face I alternate between two different products - I use the Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 normally on Tuesday and Thursday as I don't think scrubbing your face everyday is a good thing to do. This product can be used as a scrub, wash or mask. I tend to use it as a scrub. I use my little glove and apply the 'paste' and then gently massage my face. I normally go over my nose area and t-zone 2 or 3 times as that's the most congested area of my face.

nivea soothing cleansing mousse

Every other day I use the Nivea Soothing Cleaning Mousse. This product comes out as a mousse (even though its looks like a pink liquid). So it just foams over your face and then wipes off or if I'm in the shower I just use the cloth to rub my face and then wash the excess away with water from the shower.

soap and glory sugar crush body wash

I've been using this product for about 6 months now - it's the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash - firstly it smells amazing and secondly it doesn't aggravate my skin so a big plus there.

I then quickly turn off the shower, do an odd squeak/scream and then grab my towel and stand shaking/shivering for a couple of seconds as our heating isn't normally on at this time of the morning. Then I run upstairs and turn my little heater on.

Once I've dried up and thrown my work clothes on it's normally around 04:35. I normally run round my room and make my bed and pile up dirty cups or plates and just make the place look neat. I then make myself look presentable.

Firstly I start with my body:

sure shower fresh and sure bright bouquet and armani diamonds for men

So I use different deodorants all the time - but at the moment I have been using the Sure range as they last for 48h - I will opening admit these are the womans range but I don't give a care in the world! They work and I think 100% they are better than any mens deodorant I've ever used. For my aftershave I'm using the Armani Diamonds for Men. I've used this for about 4 years now and love the smell.

soap and glory orangeasm and hand food

Depending on the time - as I said I'm rather rushed in the morning. I sometimes skip this step but if my skin is feeling terribly dry then I'll quickly lather some Soap & Glory Orangeasm on my legs and arms and anywhere else that needs it. If my hands are dry then I pop some Soap & Glory Hand Food on them. Normally I'd do this before I pop my clothes on.

mark hill beach babe sea salt wave spray and tresemme mousse and creme

For my hair I'm currently using the above 3 products. First I spray some Mark Hill Beach Babe Sea Salt Wave Spray in my hair and run my hands through my hair to get it worked in. I then get some TreSemme Mousse on my hands and coat my hair it in. Then using a comb/brush I quickly blow-dry my hair and I comb/brush my hair back so that it gives volume to my hair. Then using the TreSemme Texture Style Creme I style my hair how I like it.

origins ginzing energy boosting moisturiser

Once my hair is done I then move on to my face - I'm only using the one product at the moment. It's the Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser. I bought this in Debenhams a couple of weeks ago when it was on special and I'm in love with it. Firstly the smell ... it's like oranges and it's secondly it's similar to the Clinique Moisture Surge - it's a like a gel and not a heavy cream - so applying is super fast and easy.

Once I've done all of the above and cleaned my teeth, flossed and rinsed with mouthwash - it's normally about 04:50 and I have to leave for work. I get to work about 04:56 and that gives me enough time to make a cup of tea, clock in and get to my office for 05:00.

and ... that folks is my very quick morning routine. This is only my Monday - Friday routine and if I'm working - obviously if I'm on holiday or it's the weekend - then these steps are over several hours and not just an hour.

Let me know what you think and if you have a similar routine because you have work so early!

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