A Morning Beauty Routine That Works: No More Excuses

My daughter has to get on her school bus at 7:45. We all wake up around 7:00. That doesn’t give us much time to manage breakfast for three kids and two dogs. Full disclosure – sometimes I head to the bus stop in my pajamas. NOT GOING TO LIE! But most days, I try to have my act together before facing other humans. This means washing my face, brushing my teeth and throwing on a bra.

Yes, your welcome.

We all don’t have time. I know. I KNOW. Believe me. Especially with a newborn. I get the concept of being without a second to spare. But I have such terrible skin that I can’t relax my skincare routine. It has to happen on a daily basis or else I get catapulted right back to high school Freshman year.

So, here’s the quick and easy. It’s all doable. I promise.

Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System


First, tie back your hair and wash your face. Give it a good cleaning.  The Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System has everything you need in one punch. In the morning, I like to use the slowest speed because I don’t have any makeup on from the night before. I’m just getting rid of excess oil that my skin produced overnight.

Screen shot 2013-10-10 at 2.20.04 PM


Grab a cotton ball and do a quick swipe around your entire face and neck with toner. Yup – I said toner. Why don’t people use toner anymore? I just don’t understand! I am OBSESSED with Mario Badescu’s line. The Aloe Vera toner reduces redness and irritation while removing pore-clogging residue from the skin.

Screen shot 2013-10-10 at 2.22.13 PM


Dab a little Vitamin C on your skin. No more than 3-4 drops. Helps with hydration. The brand I have is WAY OVERPRICED. I bought it at a salon and I won’t support it online.


Then top it all off with Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream. This all-in-one not only will give you perfect coverage and a great glow, but it also includes SPF which you should be wearing year round anyway. Talk about a bang for your buck!

Honestly – this process takes me about 5 minutes.  If I don’t have time to put on mascara, I just throw on a pair of sunglasses and I am good to go. As long as my skin looks good, I feel good and that’s where it all starts, right? From the inside – out.

What does your morning routine look like? How does your bus stop run look? Do you get ready to face your day? Or are you a “run out in your pajamas” kind of girl?

* this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

The Archives