Rise 'n' shine.

Get ready with me...

As someone who sees YouTube as a purely "watch this when you're too tired to comprehend words" pastime, it's hardly surprising that I'm going to take a YT tag and make it with still photos (not entiiirely true, there is a gif included) rather than sick a camera in my face and start haphazardly filming. Regardless, consider this bandwagon limply touched jumped on.

6.30 am - alarm rings.

6.31 am - alarm snoozed.

6.40 am - wake up.

6.45 am - shower. Current favourite shower gels in rotation are Soap and Glory's 'Sugar Crush', Lush's 'Hot Toddy' (i.e. I still have some left over from Christmas) and Rituals' 'Yogi Flow.

7.00 am - time to cleanse. I never use soap on my face as I find it far too drying for my skin, instead preferring to use a cleansing face wash. Right now I'm favouring Neal's Yard's 'Orange Flower Facial Wash'.

7.02 am - brush teeth. But do you really need to see a photo of my toothbrush?

7.06 am - first things first. I'm a serum lover, I'll admit it. I recently received Antipodes' 'Hosanna Intensive Hydrating Serum' from the Nutrition Centre, and it's doing a damn good job. It took a while to really see any change, but give it a week or two and you'll notice your skin looks brighter and continued use is really helping to make it look like I get eight hours sleep a night.

7.08 am - moisturise. If I love serum, then moisturisers take things to a whole new level. I start with the Body Shop's 'Vitamin E Eye Cream' and 'Vitamin E Intensive Moisture Cream', and then dab Elizabeth's Arden's 'Eight Hour Cream*' onto problem areas (for me, my nose and persistent spots).
*This isn't a cream, it's a gel. One of life's many, many lies.

7.15 am - potter. If there's one thing I've noticed all twenty-somethings enjoy doing, it's aimlessly pottering. It's the BEST. Extra points if you can turn it into a brew break.

7.25 am - make some bad life choices. Run through enough outfit changes to make Katy Perry bow down.

7.35 am - make it up (literally). I'm as far from a beauty expert as you'll ever get, but I seem to get by with my on point eyeliner flicks.

7.50 am - add a leather jacket, grab your season ticket and get to the train station.


  1. loved this post!


  2. Love how you made the youtube tag into a blog post, always nice to see something different :) And props for the 6:30am alarm!! xxx

  3. Love this! My Eight Hour Cream (/gel?) is almost finished and its too upsetting! x


  4. Haha I loved seeing a YouTube video in still photos - I may steal your idea at some point! xx

  5. It’s a really great post! Thank you for sharing!
    Like your blog very much!)

    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham http://www.dianacloudlet.com/2015/02/victoria-beckham-zip-pouch-met-victoria-beckham.html

    Diana Cloudlet

  6. I love that you've ventured into YouTube without actually making a video ;)
    And yes you go girl with that early alarm. The best part about my weekend is not setting an alarm (No. 1 on the list of lame adult things to say) Sophie x

  7. I admire you for getting up so early.. the struggle is so real for me with a 7:30 alarm!!

  8. I just can't get into YouTube- I am the worst blogger ever haha! Looking lovely here, your eyeliner always makes me envious!

    Maria xxx


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