What My Morning Routine Currently Looks Like

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a strange one in terms of routines. Being someone who likes routine, having a few months thrown out of the window this year was tough for me. But what was even more tough was having to get used to needing a routine again.
Now that things are returning to normal, a morning routine was a necessity again. I almost forgot what it was like to have to get up, get dressed and leave the house. I won’t lie, it’s taken me a far while to get back into the swing of things and get myself into a morning routine that works for me. So here’s my morning routine.
Wake up between 7 and 7:30
Everyone has their optimum wake up time. For you it might be 6, or it might be 8:30. For me it’s between the 7 and 7:30 mark (depending on how many times I press the snooze button ahahah). I find that waking up at this time gives me enough sleep to feel refreshed and not quite like I’ve been hit by a truck, but also gives me a good amount of time to have a proper morning routine.
We always need a cuppa
Whether I make them myself or I’m brought one in from Alex, I always have time for a quick cup of tea. Honestly I can’t function without my tea in the morning.
8am morning post
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I have a very set schedule with my morning post. 8am every morning, you can expect a new picture from PetiteElliee to hit the gram. I always like to sit and engage for about half an hour before I upload and half an hour after, I find that helps the best with engagement and also lets me catch up on what my favourite creators have been up to.
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Morning skin
Since reading (or listening, thanks Audible) to Caroline Hiron’s book, I have really started to up my skincare game and take my beauty regime more seriously. I never used to cleanse in the morning (I know, I’m awful) so I now wake up, give my skin a good cleanse and moisturise.
Tackle the list (and breakfast)
I used to be the biggest breakfast person but recently I’ve found that just a yoghurt (and of course my tea) will do for me. I usually sit down at the table with my little pot and start writing out my to do list for the day.
Put on my face
I don’t take too long to do my makeup in the morning, so usually budget about half an hour for hair and makeup. I’ve found that I prefer a much lighter makeup these days and let my skin breathe – if you want to see a more in depth look into my everyday makeup, feel free to check out this video here.
Depending on what I have planned, I’ll either head out to shoot, sit down to film or jump on a call with a brand. I like to check in on my morning’s post throughout the day and will usually (around 9.30/10) get myself a coffee to give myself another jolt of energy. We always need that shot of caffeine to get us through the day ahaha!

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