disclosure: a special thank you to kroger and dime media for sponsoring this post. they graciously provided me some of the hair and beauty products below. as per usual, all opinions are my own.
my morning routine:
5:05 :: alarm goes off
5:10 :: shower
5:20 :: towel dry body and hair; apply body and face lotion, deodorant, and perfume
5:30 :: locate clothes for work (ideally chosen the night prior—who can make outfit choices at this early hour?)
5:40 :: dry hair (one–two minutes)
5:45 :: leave home
6:40 :: arrive downtown (via bus); walk to work
6:45 :: hastily apply makeup; brush hair and spray into place with hairspray
7:00 :: sit down at desk; drink all the coffee
my morning routine has two themes: ease and efficiency. with such an early wakeup, i have little desire to fuss with my hair and makeup; however, i still want to look feminine and polished. (many of the women in my office feel similarly.) i currently have eyelash extensions and therefore only wear foundation and blush. this greatly shortens my makeup application time! i wash my hair each morning, as i have fine hair that gets greasy quickly. dove’s dry shampoo keeps the grease away, while the hairspray keeps my flyaway hairs in check!
i began using dove products in early middle school. growing up, dove’s bar soap was a staple in our household, followed by the gentle (and softly scented) deodorant. i now utilize many other dove hair and body products. they’re nourishing and easily accessible (not to mention affordable, too).
another weekday time-saving tip? i set out my outfit for work the night before. while this may only save a few minutes, that’s a seemingly precious minute that could be spent sleeping or waiting in line for coffee. #amiright
while i tend to swap out most hair and makeup products, dove’s intensive repair shampoo and conditioner, as well as the dry shampoo and hairspray, have become beauty staples. i am grateful to have found products that enhance my weekday beauty regimen. with color-treated hair, i am always looking for products that help maintain my color in-between appointments, while also helping it look and feel healthy.
photos by karya schanilec photography
my five kroger beauty favorites: dove intensive repair conditioner, dove extra hold hairspray, dove advanced care clear finish deodorant, makeup removing cleansing cloths, 100% cotton quilted strength rounds (used to apply facial toner)
the products i use are available at most qfc and fred meyer locations (where kroger products are sold). what are some of your favorite beauty products? are there any you can’t live without?
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