I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



My 20 Minute Morning Routine

During the work week I more or less have to drag myself out of bed. By the time my feet finally hit the floor I'm racing the clock to get to work on time. I've perfected my morning routine down to a science. Shower, get dressed, and sit down at the beauty desk with about 20 minutes before I have to leave for work.

Most days I keep my makeup routine fairly simple, primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer, a bit of eye shadow, blush, mascara, and lipstick. And don't forget the brows. On days where I'm running more behind than usual I may only do my brows. They really help to make me look not so dead. My everyday makeup routine is nothing fancy and includes nothing that takes too much effort. If you're interested in hearing about my current favorite everyday makeup products, let me know in the comments!

 If I have a few extra minutes I'll use some eyeliner or put more dimension into my eye shadow, but I spend the majority of my days in an office staring at a computer screen. Design work and social media doesn't require a whole bunch of makeup. On days where I have an event to go to our I have a lot of meetings, I'll try and wake up a little earlier to make myself more presentable.

For hair I usually just blow dry it about three quarters of the way dry and run out of time. Lately I've been trying to treat it better and put some product in it. I have a fairly simple routine, but if it interests you I will definitely share it.

I run into the kitchen, grab some food for lunch, go into the office for the Oh Hello orders I finished the night before to be put in the mailbox, and I'm out the door in about 20 minutes. It's a whirlwind of a morning that can be solved with waking up just a little bit earlier, but I love my sleep and I've found a routine that works for me!

What's your morning routine? Are you swimming in time or rushing to get out the door?

xoxo Kayla


  1. I love posts like these, I love knowing what people's morning routines are because they tend to all be so different! At the moment I have quite a bit of time but I used to always be in a rush and makeup would often take a back seat xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  2. I work in an office too so I just keep my makeup simple and too a minimum - I'll wear mascara but not often anything else on the eyes. Unless I look super tired then I'll apply a shimmery eyeshadow. I get up at 7 and leave the house at 8.30, but this includes breakfast and walking my doggy xx

  3. I usually allow myself 20 minutes as well and I cover the same bases as you!


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