Morning Routine

I must share a secret with you, I wear very little makeup. By very little, I mean I wear a lip crayon which I sometimes leave my house without but always put on before getting to my destination 😉👄

Why don’t I wear makeup? I guess that’s the real secret, yea? Why does someone who loves makeup not wear any? The truth is, I rather stay in bed and read/ meditate before I officially begin my day 🤷🏻‍♀️ If sleep is essential to my body then these couple of minutes are essential to my mental well-being.

You must be thinking of all of the money that I’m saving on makeup and you are absolutely right, I’ve saved a ton. Except for I haven’t! Haha! I don’t use makeup but I allocate all I would spend to skincare. A decision I made at 18 and I’ve not regretted once 😊

While I sometimes leave my house without my trusted lip crayon, I never leave without a good layer of sunscreen.

On MOST days, I…

Stretch in bed

Reach for my 1L water bottle and try to drink as much of it as I can.

Open up YouVersion and read a devotional. Pray over all of the things I’m grateful for and the ones I’m yet to figure out.

Open up Spotify and play my music on shuffle. Hit shuffle a couple of times until something matches my mood or the mood I hope to be in. Haha!

Hop in the shower. I don’t always wash my face in the morning since I wash it at night and I don’t want to fully strip my face of it’s essential oils. If I do, I use Buche de Noel, which is seasonal but is very similar to Angels on Bare Skin, and do my best to do even gentler circular motions so as not to over-cleanse.

Reach for my Eau Roma Water Toner, couple of spritz and remove the excess with a cotton pad.

I apply a thin layer of Squalane Facial Cream and gently massage my face.

Let the soak for a minute and apply my SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer. It’s quite thick but I have been using it for the past year and it’s not caused any breakouts 👌🏽

On days when I have a bit more time or feel like I need an extra hint of color, I’ll reach for Liquid Bronzer and mix a drop or two into my sunscreen and it makes a world of a difference.

Because my aim is to glow from the inside out, 9 out of 10 times, I’ll start my day with a green smoothie. If I don’t eat anything healthy for the rest of the day, I’ll at least have had this.

Rain or shine, I never leave my house without at least one pair of sunglasses. The area around our eyes is quite thin and unnecessary squinting is avoidable 💁🏻‍♀️🕶