Creating a Morning Routine


I mentioned at the beginning of the month that one of the things I’m implementing in the new year is a structured daily schedule. While this mostly refers to my work day and how I manage that, it also refers to my personal time and care for myself. Mornings are the hardest for me to get onboard with, but I’m doing my best to create a routine that I hold fast to!

Ever since I can remember, my mom taught my sisters and I not only the importance of taking care of our skin, but also the importance of the products we use. No matter when or how my morning gets started, I am always mindful of my skin and starting out fresh for the day by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Depending on what my day looks like, I’ll either leave my skin fresh faced, or apply some make up – which always involves my absolute favorite base, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. So when bareMinerals approached me about trying out their new skincare line, I nearly jumped at the opportunity. I’m such a fan of all of their makeup products, so knew I could get on board with their skincare line!


I’ve been testing out the Skinsorials products for the last two weeks and am so incredibly impressed. You guys have probably seen me drop a few hints on my instagram and snapchat too! Each of the products promote skin vitality and longevity, keeping that ‘youthful brilliance’ glow that we all want to achieve as the years keep passing by.

I’m a firm believer that if you can’t put it in your body, you shouldn’t put it on it (obviously within reason), and so many of the ingredients the bareMinerals minds behind this line used are naturally derived. The cleansers contain extracts ranging from rosemary and papaya to peppermint; oils from cucumber and sunflower; and mineral rich sea salt in each one. The moisturizers contain amino acids, moisturizing minerals, and different natural extracts. I’m telling you – each of the products smells so divine, you want to take a spoonful straight to your mouth!


I’ve always been one to stick to one and only one cleanser, but the Skinsorials line comes with four – yes, four! There’s one for each and every skin need/type, and really, we should be listening to our skin and giving it what it needs at the moment. My friend Grace who is also trying out the bareMinerals line, mentioned that she pairs the Total Cleansing Oil and Pure Plush Cleansing Foam (a great everyday cleanser) together. I think this is such a great idea, especially on the days when I’m wearing makeup, to really get all of the layers of primer, bronzer, highlighter, etc. off my skin.


I also have aimed to learn more about serums, eye creams, etc. this year as I’m over that mid-twenty hump (26 now!) and want to pay more attention to anti-aging products. bareMinerals created one in this line called the Skinlongevity Infusion serum and I’m honestly hooked. It is jam packed with extracts that promote youthful skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, and more – and would you believe me if I told you it’s less than $50? Complete proof you don’t need to spend hundreds to invest in quality skincare with top notch ingredients.



My absolute favorite product in the line is the butter drench moisturizer. It’s gotten bitterly, raw cold the last few days in Connecticut and I have been lathering on this rich, restorative cream to keep my skin feeling smooth and luxurious (and it does). Confession: I’ve even used it on my hands because they’ve been so dry!



 As I’ve been waking up with such fresh and radiant skin each morning, I really feel more confident to tackle my day. Gone are the days that my skin tone and texture is dull or flaky when I wake up – and looking in the mirror becomes a nuisance. I’m anxious to get my morning routine going, starting with my skincare thanks to this incredible bareMinerals line. Who knew that just a few switch ups in products can make such a huge difference on your overall day? You guys, THIS is the good stuff. Get on board!

Today’s post is created in partnership with bareMinerals.


  1. Anna White said:

    Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to check out their new line! XO -Anna

  2. Sara Kate said:

    You look gorgeous without makeup! Loving this overview. Your shots are perfect.

    Sara Kate Styling

    • 1.20.16

      That is the sweetest compliment! Thank you so much, Sara xx

  3. 1.20.16

    Ok, This post comes at the most perfect time in my life! I’ve been researching and trying to figure out how to make the switch to better make up and moisturizer for my skin! I want to try it all! Xo


  4. Maggie said:

    Thanks for sharing! I get so tired of waking up to dry skin!

    -Maggie http://www.thatgirlmags.com

    • 1.20.16

      Then you should definitely try the Butter Drench! You’ll love it.

  5. Heather said:

    Where did you purchase your makeup bag?! I must have!!!

    • 1.21.16

      It’s from Bare Minerals – they sent it as a gift with the line!

  6. Amara said:

    Love this post. I’ve been so curious about the new line. Buying tomorrow! What is your nail polish color ?



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