Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Post: Early Morning Tips

With the summer holidays coming to a close, before long many of us will be back to the early mornings that just aren't enjoyable, so I've got a couple of tips to help you out.
  • get some sleep - I know it's easy to scroll through instagram and twitter until late at night, but if you put that phone down, shut your eyes and drift off, you'll feel so much better for it
  • hydrate - keep topped up with water from as soon as you wake up to give you a bit of a boost and start off your day well
  • eat breakfast - so many people completely avoid breakfast saying it's too early to eat, but even if you could manage a bit of fruit or some yoghurt you'd notice a difference in your energy levels
  • give yourself plenty of time - no-ones day starts off well when they got ready in three minutes flat, set your alarm in plenty of time to look your best and make sure you haven't forgotten anything

If you haven't got a chance to those tips, fake it 'til you make it in the quickest way humanly possible.
  • You don't have time to wait for anything to dry; MAC Skin Refine Zone primer dries in seconds
  • Use a foundation which is super easy and quick to buff into your skin, my pick is Clarins Ever Matte
  • Cover up any signs of a dark circle with concealer, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Flawless Finish concealer is my favourite
  • Use bronzer and blusher to give your skin a much needed boost of colour to warm your skin and detract from pasty tired skin
  • Curl those lashes before applying mascara - it'll open up your eyes and make you look more awake
  • Further awaken your eyes by lining your waterline with a white or nude liner to counteract redness and popping a bit of shimmery shadow near your tear duct (I love Urban Decay's Virgin)
  • Skip powder and finish everything off with a quick spritz of setting spray, I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay De Slick
Do you have any tips for early mornings? I'd love to hear them - pop them in the comments!


  1. Love this post, especially the fake-it-til-you-make-it section! Getting my 8 hours is definitely something I need to work on now the prospect of actually getting a grad job is looming, but in the mean time I'm going to look into that foundation you mentioned - would you recommend it? xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

    1. I love the foundation itself, but it doesn't last amazingly on my oily skin which is such a shame :( x

  2. some great tips! I wake up at 3am for work so these will help me! You've inspired me for a blog post xx


  3. i adore these tips! i haaate getting up early and am worried i always look tired so will be adopting your tips

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  4. Love this post, something I can definitely relate to! Appreciate the tips and will honestly be taking some onf these onboard :)

    Mel x