There are morning people, and then there's everyone else. You might be the kind of girl who's up at 5 a.m. and halfway through her morning jog before everyone else is awake. A true morning person has a routine, which involves painstaking preparation: she lays out her outfit, purse, and coffee supplies the night before, portions out ingredients for her daily kale smoothie, takes an extra five minutes to set her intentions for the day, and leaves the house calm and collected. If you're the other kind of girl, your morning "routine" is a bit more... adventurous. Think: throwing off your blankets in a frenzy, sending your alarm clock sailing clear across the room, and generally running around as if your bathroom robe is on fire.
If you're like many people, you might see yourself in both of these descriptions. In truth, morning is a precious time that can be as
blissful or as insane as you make it — and because we understand both sides of
you, we’re here to help.
We've partnered with Dunkin' Donuts at Home to bring you some essential health, beauty, and fashion tips to get you out of bed, up and at 'em, and out the door in no time — no matter how many times you press snooze.
If You Have 10 Minutes...
hair a mess, grabbing desperately for caffeine — we feel you. This is just about
every morning for us. But don’t worry, we can help. Unfortunately, you probably don’t have those
little birds from Cinderella to help you pick out your outfit, but we do have some killer tips to get you ready and looking fabulous
in no time.
your alarm to your favorite song instead of the typical iPhone jingle.
Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier when Taylor Swift is telling you to do
- You don’t have time to stop for coffee; plus,
making it at home is better on your wallet. Brew up an easy, delicious coffee
using Dunkin' Donuts K-CUP® pods and your favorite fix-ins.
Look (and possibly feel) awake by putting frozen
spoons on your eyes for a minute or two. This hack will reduce puffiness and
give you that bright-eyed look.
Grab your quick make-ahead granola and yogurt parfait. (All you had to do the night
before was spoon some yogurt, granola, and a few juicy blueberries into a mason
jar, and you look like a breakfast diva.)
shampoo is every girl’s best friend. Pick your favorite kind depending on
hair color and texture, and work some in to keep your hair shiny and healthy
even without that morning wash. It’s better not to wash it every day, anyway!
- Quickly apply a highlighter
on the high part of your cheekbones or other areas you want to accentuate,
paired with your usual quick makeup routine. Bonus? Accentuating with some bright
lipstick, which makes any outfit look out together.
- Lay your clothes out the night before (kind of
like Cher from Clueless, but without the computer system) so you can wake up
right before you have to go and STILL look runway-ready.
- Rock a top knot hairstyle. Your hair will be tamed and no one will know you just woke up.
If You Have 30 Minutes...
bad. You’re awake in enough time to grab a decent breakfast, a shower, and
maybe even sneak in a five-minute workout before you have to head to that thing that
pays off your student loans (aka, your job). We’ve got you covered with these tips to
have you showing up looking pretty, peppy, and well-fed until it’s time to go
home and live your life (or just watch Netflix).
- We both know you’re not breaking out the
steamer or iron today. Hang that wrinkled blouse in the bathroom as you shower
to quick steam it and no one will know you got up a half hour ago.
Do one of these five-minute workout routines: you’ll feel better about yourself all day and have
bragging rights over your comparatively sloth-like coworkers.
Make yourself a nice drip coffee in your favorite flavor. Get brownie points by sharing the pot with your roommates or significant other. Add
a little cinnamon for an extra kick.
- These bacon
egg tarts are so easy -- and packed with protein. You can make them the night
before or in the morning on the way to work. Plus, you can make a bunch at a
time and they’ll last you all week.
Put your hair up in one of these chic, work-perfect hairstyles that only take three simple steps and watch the compliments
come rolling in.
- Keep some frozen fruit on hand in the fridge, and toss it in your water bottle with some ice for the day. Your water will taste better -- and you'll get added vitamins.
If You Have 60 Minutes...
This post is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts at Home.
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