Who doesn't love their sleep... I sure do! However, I've had enough of waking up and rushing around like a headless chicken to then leave the house with wet hair and eyebrows that I should probably have taken more time on. Sound familiar... I hope so! Anyway, here are my top tips to make yourself a morning person!
Don't we all hate the dreaded alarm? I love nothing more than turning it off on a Friday night knowing that I can wake up when the sun shines through the shutters in the morning! In the week though, it is very much ON. I'm that person who sets 4 alarms (sometimes 5) going off every 5 minutes so I know I still have just a little bit longer in bed... but the truth is each one is just as bad as the other.
Tip - Set ONE alarm... genius I know! Set it 15 minutes before you actually need to get and and actually get up straight away. It will be worth it! Also, I leave my shutters just a little bit open so the room is nice and bright in the morning for me to wake up to. If you wake up from the day light rather than your alarm then that's a bonus!
As soon as I'm out of bed I get in to the shower as quick as possible and that is where I actually wake up. Turn on that shower radio and sing along to get you in the mood for the day!
Tip - Use your favourite shower gel. I've recently been obsessed with my Molten Brown Ginseng shower gel but it has just run out!! So I'm back on to my Laura Mercier shower gel and body lotion which is so luxurious!
Who'd of thought morning entertainment was required... I love to put my iPad on my dressing table and watch ITV's This Morning while making a start on my hair and make-up. You can even keep an eye on the time whilst watching!
Tip - Don't start watching last nights Made In Chelsea, you'll get hooked and not want to leave it after only seeing 15 minutes!
4. Face Time
My everyday face is pretty basic. It probably takes me 5-10 minutes and makes me feel a whole lot better about myself by the end of it. Don't forget to moisturise first to make you look glowy and fresh even if you aren't feeling it just yet.
Tip - A good foundation is key! (I swear by the Bobbi Brown foundation stick!)
Whether you need to do a full blowdry or just a restyle, having gotten up 15 minutes early you shouldn't be rushing around just yet. Plenty of time to tame the mane!
Tip - If I'm on my second day hair I'll put my dry shampoo in the night before. It works a treat and means no chance of white streaks!
At this point my Hubby is down stairs with the Nespresso machine churning out our morning coffee. That smell is enough to make me hurry up!
Tip - If there is no barista downstairs making your coffee, get your cup and capsule ready the night before so at the push of a button your coffee is ready and waiting.
As you got your clothes out the night before (didn't you?) this should be a pretty painless and super speedy process.
Tip - Quickly check the weather app and make sure what your wearing is still appropriate... If not make a decision on what to wear and don't start trying on multiple things... you look absolutely fine other wise you wouldn't have bought it, promise!
8. Down Stairs
Time to make the departure from you bedroom to the downstairs world. Grab a glass of water to quickly hydrate yourself and just like that, your are ready to go with no headless chickens in site. You might of even had 5 minutes to read your emails and enjoy your coffee before you're on the go. Happy mornings to you all!
May all your mornings be calm!