... Eefie's Beautiful Mess: My Morning Routine

Sep 10, 2018

My Morning Routine

I’ve never really been and probably never will be much of a morning person, but even though I don’t like getting up early, I still try my best to become more and more of an early bird, especially now that there is a baby on its way. I’m quite productive in the morning, so I love to take advantage of that and do as much as I can before lunch.

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Rise and shine

My morning routine usually starts between 8 and 9 a.m. and the first thing I do is take a few deep breaths to give my muscles some time to wake up. I used to check my phone, social media accounts and e-mails first thing in the morning, but I love to jump straight out of bed and head to the bathroom to make myself ready. That way, I get really excited and energized to get through the day with a smile on my face.

The benefits of a hot shower (15 min.)

I love to take a shower after a good night’s rest. It stimulates my body and muscles to wake up and I feel much more awake afterwards. A quick morning shower also has a lot of benefits. It stimulates the blood circulation and it is a good way to prevent stress and tension.

One of my favorite products that I’m currently using is Vanilla Milk, a gentle body wash from Le Petit Marseillais. It makes my skin so soft and it smells amazing! It definitely reminds me of vanilla pudding. My favorite go-to hair product is the Classic 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner from Andrélon.

Here is a little list of the other products that I love to use in the shower. I like variety and testing out products that I haven’t used before, so I often buy skin care products to try them out.

  • Cream Peeling shower scrub – Nivea;
  • Milk & Honey shower mousse – Kruidvat;
  • Reconstructing Hair Mask with honey – Garnier Ultra Doux;
  • Glacial Marine Mud Mask – Epoch;
  • Liquid Body Lufra – Nu Skin;
  • hydrating Clay Mask with dead sea minerals – Kruidvat Originals.

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My skincare routine (10 min.)

The first thing I do after I took a nice shower is cleaning my face with micellar water to remove dirt and other impurities before I apply my Essentials 24h hydration boost + refreshing day cream with SPF15 from Nivea. I think it’s really important to use a cleansing product to prevent spots, acne and skin breakouts and to finish off with a day cream to protect my skin against dehydration. Another favorite of mine is the Blueberry Lychee body butter from Kruidvat and the Baobab Body Butter from Epoch to make my skin nice and soft and to prevent stretch marks.

I’ve also been using a lot more makeup lately. I usually only wear eyeshadow and some mascara, but I like to apply foundation, powder, blush and highlighter too from time to time. It takes me about 10 more minutes to create a full face makeup look.

Before I head to the living room to prepare breakfast, I always apply some perfume as well. My all-time favorites are Heat and Heat Rush from Beyoncé. They smell amazing, especially the second one! My mom actually gave it to me as a gift, which I’m really, really grateful for!

Breakfast (30 min.)

Jeremy doesn’t have much time in the morning, so I always make some coffee, fix a few eggs and prepare his lunch for the day before I dive into my own bowl of cereals and my hot cup of tea. I try to help him as much as possible, since I have plenty of time to do whatever I want.

After breakfast, we snuggle up in the couch for a few more minutes and watch some TV together until it’s time for him to leave. That’s when we brush our teeth and say goodbye to each other.

Chores

It can be really boring when there is no one around to talk to for almost 9 hours straight, so I rather keep myself busy during the day. I always put some music on, finish my chores, meditate, create content for my blog, paint and enjoy a bunch of other stuff I love to do.

As much as I would love some company during the day, I actually do enjoy being alone. It gives me the chance to discover who I am and what I truly like, since I spend a lot of time with myself. I’ve learned so much about me in the past couple of months, to be honest.

My morning routine is pretty basic, I know, but it feels really good to have one. It allows me to enjoy my day even more and it actually makes me a lot happier, so I hope I was able to inspire you or to motivate you to become a bit more of an early bird yourself!

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Lots of love,
Eefie ❤

3 comments:

  1. I am a terrible morning person as well and I just quit drinking coffee three days ago. I have been dependent on it for years. Perhaps an early morning skin care routine like yours might drive my sleepiness away. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your comment!

      I'm not much of a coffee person myself, but I do enjoy hot chocolate milk or a cup of tea to start the day.

      Lots of love,
      Eef. ❤

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