The AM/PM Routine Tag

A couple weeks ago I was tagged by Faith of That's Just Fabulous to do the AM/PM Routine Tag - it's got a much more unique set of questions than the usual tags that go around, so I just had to join in!


What's your morning beauty routine? During the week it's super simple, as I like to wake up as late as possible without being late to work. I wash my face with the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, use a bit of the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid as a serum, and then use a moisturizer (usually the Glossier one).

What's for breakfast? Don't hate me but I physically cannot eat breakfast during the week. I just don't get hungry until 8:30 or 9am, and by then I'm at work. I've been bringing a granola bar to eat at work though on break. On weekends though, I like to make my boyfriend make me pancakes.

Coffee or tea? Typically I don't have caffeine since I don't eat much in the mornings and I don't like how it makes me so jittery, but I'm a caramel iced coffee gal all the way - even in the winter.

How long does it take to get out the door? I set my alarm for 6:05 every morning, and I aim to leave for work around 6:55, so around 50 minutes, give or take a few minutes of me pep-talking myself out of bed. 

What's your go-to makeup look on a fuss-free morning? I've got my makeup routine down lately - it takes me about 5 minutes. I go in with a little bit of the Glossier Stretch Concealer where needed, fluff up my brows with the Glossier Boy Brow and fill them in a bit with the Anastasia Brow Wiz, and add some mascara - right now I've been obsessed with the Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara. If I'm feeling a little fancy I'll use the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and a dust of the bronzer from the Lune+Aster Moonrise Glow Contour Palette.


What's your evening beauty routine? Now here's where I like to take my time and pamper myself. Depending on how much makeup I'm wearing, I'll either remove it with the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm or the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. I love doing a mask next - favorites are Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask, Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask, and the First Aid Beauty Instant Oatmeal Mask. I finish up with a face oil and then layer on the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Balm right before bed.

Snack time! What's in the bowl? Probably ice cream or some kind of chocolate - I'd eat chocolate all day long if I could. I also just remembered I've got chocolate Oreo ice cream in the freezer so I'll definitely be breaking that out tonight.

How do you wind down and prep for bed? I've been trying to be better about shutting off electronics before bed, but I usually spend the time catching up on YouTube videos or watching Gilmore Girls. Back when I was reading 11/22/63 and couldn't put it down, I would read before bed, but since I finished the book a couple weeks ago I haven't.

Cozy up! What are you wearing to sleep? I usually just throw on some comfy sweatpants and a T-shirt (although the flannel romper from Aerie pictured above is always a favorite). I have to change into shorts before I go to sleep though - I get super hot while I sleep.

What are some things you must do before hitting the hay? I can't even think about getting into bed without applying the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask - I'm convinced my lips will fall off in the middle of the night if I don't have it on. I also can't sleep without saying goodnight to my boyfriend - either in person or by text/phone call if he's not home.

Now I want to tag Brooke, Mandy, Beti, and Jasmine! But of course anyone that wants to do this tag can - you can say I tagged you. ;)