You may think that when I discuss my morning routine, it would be filled with products, rituals and of course makeup. And although that is part of my day, it’s not what I really rely on to master my morning. If you streamline your day, you streamline your life. What this looks like for me is being able to maximize my time to get dressed while making a few decisions as possible. Keeping my options limited allows for me to pour more energy into what matters. Believe or not, I do a full face of makeup everyday. Although I’m fairly fast at doing my makeup, it’s important to me that I don’t start my day feeling rushed or hurried. When I do feel like I’m lacking control of my time, I become anxious and often forget important things. So I thought it would be fun to share a major tip that I implement so that I can truly dominate my day and still be ultra glam.
I have to thank Marjorie for this hack. I think her maternal instinct was spot on when she helped me feel more prepared for each day. Early on in life, I struggled with anxiety and although I still struggle with bouts from time to time, it’s gotten much better than it used to be. Okay so here’s the tip: lay your entire outfit the night before. If I have my outfit laid out the night before, it helps alleviate so much of the panic I experience in the morning. When I say outfit, I actually mean every last bit of the look. This includes undergarments, accessories, and even perfume. I keep the steamer, lint roller or anything else I might need close by, or just take care of the clothing prep the night before. Eliminating the stress of having to plan a coordinated look has been, hands down the most impactful life hack.
The reason I include fragrance is because I hate having to step away from dressing to go grab and spritz it on. The fragrance I am OBSESSED with right now is kind of a surprise. It’s from Bath and Body Works and it’s called ‘In The Stars‘. I caught whiff of this on a co-worker and I immediately knew it was a scent I would love. The scent has hints of amber and sandalwood musk. It has a but of a spicy flair and it’s perfect for Autumn. I also love that this bottle is tiny so it fits nicely in my bag, and I can take on the go with me. I know when we hear ‘Bath and Body Works‘ we think of candles but I highly encourage you to try out this perfume!