I loathe mornings. I have to get up at about 630am to get to work on time. I usually hit the snooze button until 5 minutes to 7 and then I’m rushed. These are a few tricks that make my life much easier in the morning.

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  1. I discovered this great new lotion that is also super cheap. You can purchase a big bottle for less than $10 at any drug store. I keep it in the shower and apply it immediately after I turn the water off. It leaves my skin nice and soft plus  I smell like delicious coconuts.

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2. More recently I discovered this local product from Skwiik! In scrubs your skin and leaves it super smooth! You can pretty much skip the lotion with this product!

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3. I try to make my meals the night before. I’ve found that overnight oats are easy delicious and healthy. Plus I feel full all morning! Here are some great recipes I found on Pinterest.

LATTE OVERNIGHT OATS (VEGAN)
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INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free optional

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon turbinado sugar or brown sugar*

1/2 cup Original Silk Soymilk or Almond Milk

1/4 cup brewed coffee, hot or cold

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all ingredients to a bowl or jar and stir to mix completely.

Place, covered, in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

Add extra soymilk/almond milk in the morning if you want to thin it out a little bit.

Serve cold.

Recipe from 24 Carrot Life

CHERRY CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

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INGREDIENTS

6 tablespoons quick oats, divided

½ scoop vanilla vegan protein powder, divided (optional)

½ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided

¾ cup cherries pitted

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon almond butter

2 tablespoons coconut milk (optional, from the can – you can also use additional almond milk)

Liquid stevia, vanilla (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a small bowl, add the cherries and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, mash slightly, and stir in the chia seeds, add a few drops of stevia, and set aside to thicken.
  2. In a small jar add 3 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon of protein powder (if using), ¼ cup of almond milk, and a few drops of stevia, if using.
  3. Add in ½ of the chia jam by layering over the first oat layer.
  4. Add another 3 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon of protein powder (if using), ¼ cup of almond milk, and a few drops of stevia.
  5. Layer in a tablespoon of almond butter, then the other half of the chia jam, and drizzle over the coconut milk.
  6. Close the jar and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, remove from the fridge and enjoy with a spoon!

Recipe by Nutritionist in the Kitch

4. My Nespresso Machine : All I have to do is pop in a pod and throw some milk in the frother and ta da I have a latte. No long Starbucks lines and not to mention how much money I save.

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5. I use Ole Henriksen Face Wipes sometimes if I’m in a huge hurry in the morning. I also keep them on my bedside table so there is no excuse not to wash my face before bed! They remove makeup, oil, add moisture, and plus they smell like a creamsicle!

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6. Simple Makeup Routine: I don’t go crazy with eye shadows or eyeliner on work day mornings but I do like a little bit of a glow, big lashes, and eyebrows.

First of all, I get eyelash extensions. You pretty much wake up ready to go! 🙂

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I used to be a Mac Makeup girl for years but in the past little while I decided to expand to different products and fell in love. My favorite has to be the Burberry product since I can use it both on my lips and cheeks and it adds a lot of moisture.

Brow Gel, Tinted Moisturizers, Brow Powder, Angle Brush, Mascara, Makeup Blender, Lip and Cheek Bloom

7. I find picking out your clothes is half the battle so if I can pick them out the night before I can save tons of time.

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