Working from home comes with it’s perks: my commute from my bed to my desk takes 10 seconds, lunch naps are totally a thing, and I’m not wasting my precious time off work dealing with public transportation or traffic.
The one downside I didn’t expect?
It’s made me very lazy when it comes to getting ready for the day. Not having to face the world means most days call for a hoodie and top knot, and some days 5 o’clock rolls around and I realize I still haven’t brushed my hair.
That’s all fine and dandy for the day-by-day happenings, but when a date night or GNO pops up, going through an entire girly getting ready routine seems like a chore.
Which is why I’ve refined my GRWM routine to do the most in the least steps possible. In other words, consider this the lazy girl’s getting ready routine, cutting corners and looking great doing so. I’m always looking for little wins in my routine that can help me get out the door as quickly as possible.
My shower routine
Working at home has made dry shampoo my friend, but you can only go so long without a proper shampoo and condition.
I always go for a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to help my hair look alive and bouncy without the need for much (if any) heat styling.
The duo makes up the most straight-forward part of my getting ready routine – a simple close shave with a protective lubrastrip to help the blades glide smoothly so I don’t knick my knees and a hydrating gel.
I don’t play around with those single or dual bladed razors, that’s why I love that joy has five-bladed cartridges.
Glee comes in both a gel and a mousse (I love the gel’s cucumber and aloe scent!) and is super luxurious feeling and moisturizing, so it lets me skip my after shower moisturizer. In case you were wondering, joy and glee are only available at Walmart!
Pro tip: If you’re enthusiastic about protecting our environment, turn the water off while you’re shaving & scrubbing. If you’re not actively rinsing, no need to be running water. For all of you independent ladies living on your own, this also helps with the water bill. Cha-ching!
After my legs are silky smooth, I give the rest of my body a scrub and towel off.
My hair and makeup routine
I keep my hair in a towel while I do my makeup in hopes that it’ll be mostly dry by the time I’m ready to mess with it.
My everyday makeup is very simple: tinted moisturizer, under eye concealer, lots of blush, a bit of highlight, and curled lashes. If it’s a special occasion, I’ll use mascara too. (But let’s be honest, I hate taking it off so I usually don’t bother putting it on.)
Now, time to tackle my hair. I have naturally very straight hair, so if I’m not in a hurry I can get away with air drying it and heading out the door. If I need to dry it before I go, I’ll give myself a DIY blowout using a round brush and a my blow dryer. As far as products go, I usually opt for a detangler, heat protectant, and hair serum.
And out the door I go!
It’s funny to think about how 16-year-old Morgan would be aghast at my lack of winged eyeliner or meticulously curled hair, but the older I get the more I realize that there’s a million things I’d rather be doing than spending an hour each morning sure I looked appealing to other people.
That’s why I look for the little wins in my beauty routine – the quick and easy ways to get myself feeling my best and out the door.
What are the little wins in your GRWM routine? Let me know in the comments!