Morning Routine | Makeup, Breakfast, etc…


heya friends!

This is my realistic, week day morning routine. I will be showing you a routine I do when I actually do decide to wear a little bit of makeup. I mostly go completely bare-faced with just moisturizer on but there are days when my skin and eye bags aren’t looking too great.

I get up at around 7:30am for work which is definitely not as early as I used to wake up for my previous jobs. So this time is actually considered really nice for me haha. I have always been a morning person so I usually don’t struggle to get up.

The first thing I do is tinkle and brush my teeth/wash my face. I have been switching between the Origin’s Ginzing Scrub Cleanser and my gifted homemade coconut oil bar soap for the morning. Then I moisturize with the Simple Face Moisturizer with SPF 15.

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I wait for that to sink in a little and I do my natural makeup routine.

What I use:

Laneige BB Cushion in Medium

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Colourpop Brow Pencil in Bangin’ Brunette

Benefit’s Gimme Brow

NYX Bronzer

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Carmex Lip Balm

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The makeup takes literally 5-10 minutes and since I work at a lab, I always have to have my hair up which I love. I hate dealing with my hair so I just put it up in a pony tail or a big bun. I slip into my scrubs (which I also love because I don’t have to choose what to wear), snatch my bag, and on to my favorite (and most important) part: BREAKFAST.

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You know all those people who say they don’t have time for breakfast and end up eating just cereal or a granola bar? I actually make time for breakfast. I can essentially wake up at 8:15am and still make it in time for work but I purposely wake up early to make myself  a big breakfast. I usually eat two eggs, a slice of toast with avocado, some sort of fruit, and a glass of water every morning. Yes, I eat that much EVERY morning and I LOVE IT. Haha. I even sometimes make a fruit/protein smoothie on the side so I can drink it throughout the morning. I feel like it really helps with my energy throughout the day.

I can’t go a day without coffee. Luckily, my work provides me with an endless supply but I tend to drink just a cup in the morning every day. That usually does the trick. Now I am a happy, full, energized camper, ready for work!

As you can tell, I have a very basic weekday morning routine but it’s completely different from my weekend morning routines haha. Maybe I’ll do that in another post? Hope you enjoyed ❤

xx | paige

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Skincare Favorites | Origins, Kiehl’s, etc…


heya friends!!

Today, I wanted to share some of my skincare favorites that I have been using for quite some time. Most of them are masks because they are one of my favorite products to use. Maybe we share some favorites? xx

OriginsIMG_2668_Fotor_Collage_Fotor.jpgThe infamous Origins Charcoal Mask ($26). This baby is so popular/talked about/hyped up in the beauty world. And it really is a great product. I’ve been using it for almost a year now and it’s one of my favorite charcoal masks. There are many reasons why it’s so great: it’s deep pore penetrating capability, the cool black color, how clean/smooth your face feels, etc…

Kiehl’s

IMG_2666_Fotor_Collage_Fotor.jpgAnother very popular/talked about product! This Creamy Eye Treatment ($29) is exactly what it claims to be: moisturizing, light, and very gentle. I love the soft fragrance and how it sits underneath my eyes. A great treatment for your eyes before bed time, indeed!

IMG_2662_Fotor_Collage_Fotor.jpgI didn’t hear about this product until I actually was suggested it from a person who works at Kiehl’s. This Pore Cleansing Masque ($26) is a phenomenal mask to help minimize pores and soften skin. It contains Amazonian White Clay that naturally acts as a magnet for dirty, clogged pores. My boyfriend is obsessed with this one haha.

Laneige

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The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($24) is an interesting, unique mask. It’s a very light, dewy, gel-like substance that smells heavenly. You basically apply a thin layer before sleeping and essentially sleep with it on. The next morning, you can just rinse it off and your skin feels super moisturized, supple, and refreshed. I use this once a week!

The Face Shop

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This Rice Water Massage Cream ($17) is another special product that I discovered. If you like products that help brighten the appearance of your skin, this is for you! It’s a gentle, luxurious cream that you massage into clean, dry skin. After, you can either lightly rinse or simply wipe off with a soft towel. It melts into a lovely oil so it’s definitely something you pamper with. I do this once every week or so. It also has that signature spa scent that is just so heavenly!

These are the skincare items that I have been using the most lately and I swear by them! If you haven’t tried any of these, please do and if you have, feel free to like/comment ❤

 

xx | paige