My Morning Routine Made Simple

I’ve recently shared tips to simplify your living space, suitcase, and closet…so today I’m sharing how I get ready for the day and some ways I keep my morning routine simple. 

I admit, I am not a morning person. I prefer to get in a few extra Z’s which means having a simple–and streamlined–morning routine allows me to fit in the extra sleep I value and get out the door quicker.  I’ll start my morning with a shower (it also helps wake me up) and then while my hair dries I’ll do my makeup. Air-drying my hair as much as possible allows me to spend less time blow-drying my hair.  For the days I go between washes, I’ll put dry shampoo in my hair the night before so that it absorbs any oil overnight and I’ll just have to do a quick touch-up in the morning (this one of my favorite time-saving beauty tips!)

When it comes to my makeup routine, I keep it simple by sticking to my favorite essential products. These products have all stood the test of time, and I know they will apply smoothly and last throughout the day. Just like simplifying your closet, you don’t want to hold on to all the extra beauty products that you never use or might possibly use at some point in the future. Less is more πŸ™‚

Keep all the products you love and use on a daily basis and remove any products causing clutter (you don’t want to spend 10 minutes looking for your good tube of mascara)! Currently my favorite products include: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD liquid foundation, Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Powder, Lorac eyeshadow & bronzer/blush palettes, Aveda Translucent Powder, and House of Lashes false eyelashes.

Having an organized and simplified closet makes a huge difference when I’m picking out my outfit for the day. It makes it easy to view the items in my wardrobe and get more creative with pairing my pieces. If I have time the night before, I’ll lay out my outfit I have planned for the next day on my bed or hang it together in my closet so it’s easy to grab in the morning. For tips on simplifying your closet, you can read my recent post here.

After I’m ready I’m always sure to eat breakfast before heading out. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I keep it light with some cereal, toast and/or eggs and I’m ready to take on the day!

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog
    June 16, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I always air dry my hair too – in fact, I never blow dry it! I just find it so much better for my hair in general :)Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      It really is! Thanks for taking the time to stop by Charmaine <3

  2. Roshanda Aiden
    June 16, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I love that you made your morning routine super simple. Saves a lot of time, and I also air dry way less frizz. Beauty | Health | Lifestyle Blog

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      It does save a lot of time–especially because long hair takes forever to blow dry haha so glad you could stop by!

  3. Sasa Zoe
    June 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    so beautiful!Shall We Sasa

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you Sasa!

  4. Dressed With Soul
    June 16, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    The look with the denim shorts is perfect!xx

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks so much! <3

  5. Sincerely Ophelia
    June 16, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    That's adorable. I especially love the bow in your hair!XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you!

  6. Monika Basiaga
    June 16, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Very nice post. :))

    • Jess
      June 16, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you Monika!

  7. Live-Style20
    June 18, 2017 / 9:48 am

    so nice look = )))xoxoi invite to me

  8. Fashionviolin
    June 21, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Beautiful post ! You are so pretty and I love the Make-up that you use ! xx

  9. GlossyU
    June 21, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    A simple morning routine!!! And I must say you are beautiful and the look with the denim shorts is perfect!!! I read your posts for some time and I must say that I am impressed. I found so many outfits with shorts… Very inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ !!

  10. trenda
    June 21, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Simple and beautiful! Love your routine, especially because I am not a morning person too!XoXo,Ileana πŸ™‚

  11. m.
    June 22, 2017 / 12:33 am

    love a simple routine =) thank you for sharing!-mainou

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    June 22, 2017 / 9:55 pm

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    July 4, 2017 / 3:11 am

    Very stunning, lovely post!XoXo,Quinn πŸ™‚

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    August 22, 2017 / 3:34 am

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    December 29, 2017 / 2:40 pm

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