I’m going to tell you all the tips to make getting ready fun…like a party!
It may sound ridiculous but for real, hear me out. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR OUTLOOK AND THE VIBE YOU CREATE. Most of us have to get ready in some capacity each day, so why not make it fun and positive? Let me give you two scenarios:
You wake up late, feeling overwhelmed by the task of getting ready. It seems like such a chore these days. So you leave the house in a top bun, no makeup and yoga pants.
Guess what happens. Your day sucks ?. Not only do you look like shit…but now you feel like it too! You can’t wait for the day to end so you can climb back into bed.
You wake up early with excitement over the special alone time you are about to have. It’s so nice to have the time to completely style your hair, apply a full glam makeup look, and pick out a cute outfit. You head out the door feeling AMAZING! With a mix of zen vibes and an “I’ve got this” attitude.
What happens? You OWN your day ?! Have you ever heard the quote “look good, feel good”? Spending that time on yourself in the morning can really make your whole day different. In order to do that, you need to set the vibe from the start.
Now of course, we don’t live in a fantasy land where you will ALWAYS have time for an elaborate “getting ready party”, but most days we probably have time for at least a mini version right?!
Here are my 5 tips to make getting ready a party:
#1 Your Glam Area
Whether you’re getting ready in your bathroom, at a vanity, or plopped down on the floor in front of a mirror, make sure your space is tidy so it feels stress free from the start. Light a candle, diffuse some oils, or open the window for some fresh air.
#2 Dress For Success!
Put on a cute loungewear set or pretty robe that makes you feel good. (Click HERE for a list of some of my favorites) Also, if you are a jewelry girl pop some on! It will make you feel fancy and polished, yasss!
Just like a soundtrack to a movie, set your vibe with your music! I enjoy so many different genres when getting ready depending on my mood and what time of day it is. Even if you’re creating a chill relaxing party…IT’S STILL A PARTY!
If you are feeling stressed out, maybe something more mellow or nostalgic like Reggae or Oldies.
If you’re trying to get pumped up for a date or an important meeting…something more upbeat like 90’s pop or hip hop. You can take on the world if you got ready listening to Nicki Minaj or Beyonce I mean c’mon!
#4 Drinks or Munchies
Satisfy all those senses girl! Again, this matters on the time of day.
Mornings- coffee, tea, or a mimosa (light orange juice!) maybe a small breakfast to snack on.
Evenings, wine! Also.. if you have time and want to be extra- a snack plate, obviously. If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know snack plates are my thing! #shayleesnackplate (charcuterie board blog post coming soon)
#5 Do the Most!
Exactly that. Get ready and DO THE MOST. Take your time doing extra skincare. Try to be mindful the entire time, just taking everything in. Enjoying the little things like how amazing your moisturizer feels, the yummy smells of your candle or coffee, and how blessed you are to have these moments to spend on yourself!
I hope this blog post inspired you to enjoy a getting ready party? (click HERE to see my “Makeup” board on Pinterest that gives me daily inspiration)
Leave a comment below about your favorite music to get ready to!