Morning Routine

posted by on 2013.10.22, under Beauty, Collaborations




 I would be lying if I told you that I was naturally a “morning person”, but thru out the years i’ve learned to look forward to this time of day. I’ve always been a bit more creative and free spirited  with life, which induced  me to have the “I’ll do it when I feel like it” syndrome. Now having a business to run, I like to say that i’ve adopted a bit more structure into my life, which by default altered my morning routine.  After one too many times of  hastily rushing out of the house, i’ve adopted a routine that insures me in having a great day.

TIP 1- Plan your outfit in advance.  This tip not only buys you extra time during the mornings, but it also insures you in having  a great outfit for the day.



Mornings are a sacred time for me to reflect on goals, and prepare for the day. I consistently do this over a cup of  Americano coffee (no sugar & no milk). It’s integral to mentally put myself in a positive place, and to have an attitude of gratitude before the day starts.

TIP 2- Set 10 minutes aside for some “YOU” time. 



I find comfort in minimalism & simplicity especially when it comes to my daily makeup routine.  Think fresh, lightweight, and dewy. Easily usable & applicable are vital qualities when it comes to make up , as I prefer to spend only 10 minutes or less on my makeup.

TIP 3- Have a simple & easy makeup routine


Ever since I discovered Physicians Formula, i’ve been devoted to their products. My absolute favorites are from the Super BB collection. The most appealing part?  It’s an All-In-1  Beauty Balm, it soothes,moisturizes, protects, firms, fills, primes, conceals, and brightens. Talk about having a 10 step beauty routine in one bottle!

TIP 4-  Find a product that has multiple steps in 1 bottle



As I get older and busier my dark circles have significantly gotten worse. Similar to the BB Cream, this  all-In-1 Concealer not only diminishes my morning puffiness and dark circles, but also brightens my eyes. This is my secret in looking “awake” even on those sluggish mornings.



The Super BB Collection also includes the All-In-1 beauty powder . I usually stay away from powders during the day since I prefer dewy & glowy skin, but this BB powder is extremely weightless and acts as a protective veil from moisture loss so the skin is left smooth, glowy, and flawless. I find myself spending the most time perfecting my skin more than anything else.




Although I love my red lips, there are days when I like to have more of a “natural” look (as seen HERE). On those days I usually stick to either lip tints or lip gloss. I’ve been using the Physician’s Formula  pH Matchmaker lip gloss which is Fluorescein based , and depending on the pH level of your skin the color adjusts within 60 seconds to create your perfect lip color. It also has a LED-powered compact that lights up with a full-size mirror, perfect for last minute morning touch ups!






I’m a fond believer in the saying “How you start something is how you will finish it “. Although I cant insure that everything will go perfectly throughout the day, at least I can always count on my mornings! After all mornings are when we waken from our dreams, to make them into a reality.


Photography by Calvin Lim 



You are so pretty naturally! And those pictures are sooo sweet!

Have a nice weekend!
♥ Oksana {new post >> autumn makeup tutorial}

Oksana ( October 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM )

Love all the pics and your suggestions!


Federica Di Nardo ( October 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM )

So lovely and graceful!! <3

Suevia ( October 22, 2013 at 8:27 PM )

I always love your blog photos! Great tips on morning routine as I’m always rushing out the door with the fear of being late. Tip 2 is what I will take from this post, and maybe trying some of those featured makeup! :)

Claire ( October 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM )

I always love your blog photos! And these are great morning routine tips as I’m always rushing out the door with the fear of being late. Tip 2 is what I will take from this post, and maybe trying some of those Physicians formula products! :)

Claire ( October 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM )

These photos are so impossibly dreamy and ethereal. You look like an angel! I guess the rest of us mere mortals are stuck looking less-than-heavenly in the morning ;)

I also might have to pick up a tube of that lip gloss, it’s gorgeous.



Elise ( October 22, 2013 at 6:29 PM )

Love this post Chriselle! I can’t agree with you more about keeping a simple, natural routine. You look very graceful and beautiful in these posts which makes waking up in the mornings look easy!

P.S. I think this is a great Sponsored post – a lot of people disagree with sponsored posts, but you made it very captivating. The selected products and tips are truly a reflection of you so you definitely maintained the authenticity aspect. Keep up the great work!

Aney ( October 22, 2013 at 5:58 PM )

This seems like advertizing and therefor less genuine

Marion ( October 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM )

Is this a sponsored post?

Gabrielle ( October 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM )

These are such gorgeous pictures.
Beautiful white bedroom!


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Eye Like Fashion ( October 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM )

looks like a sponsored post by physicians formula?

bb ( October 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM )

The interesting thing is that when I plan my outfit the night before, either the weather or my mood always changes in the morning and ruins my previously picked out outfit. So, again, I find myself standing in front of my wardrobe, desperately trying to figure a new outfit out.

P.S. You look very pretty in these photos. ^^

Dilek ( October 22, 2013 at 10:50 AM )

Pretty pics! x

Rougeuse ( October 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM )

Beautiful post and excellent foto

Inna ( October 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM )

Love your style

Nikki ( October 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM )

Very nice pictures and very beautyfull. Wana correspond with you. thanks

Bernard ( October 22, 2013 at 9:26 AM )

love these photos great look babe!!

irene laura ( October 22, 2013 at 8:36 AM )

I’m so not a morning person, I’m so lazy in the morning, I wish I could have such a graceful and relaxed morning like you ! XO

Marija ( October 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM )

I am not a morning person either. This has inspired me to get more structure in my morning routine.

Fashion Snag ( October 22, 2013 at 6:22 AM )

Damn your mornings look glamorous. There’s some great tips here though.

The Fashann Monster

The Fashann Monster ( October 22, 2013 at 4:56 AM )

Nice post Chriselle! I must find some nice foundation cream… I’m really needing that, is the one you are using moisture with color?

Clara ( October 22, 2013 at 3:40 AM )

good philosophy!

Cátia Silva ( October 22, 2013 at 1:28 AM )

you look gorgeous!

xoxo from rome

kcomekarolina ( October 22, 2013 at 1:23 AM )

You make mornings look so graceful and elegant! Wish my mornings were like that :) I’ve got to sleep earlier and wake up earlier to do all these things I guess. Habits are so hard to break sadly ^^!

I love how you look so fashionable even while sleeping! <3

Ros ( October 22, 2013 at 1:12 AM )


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