Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Winter Morning Routine

For today's post I wanted to try something slightly different, a morning routine, as you can probably tell from the title! 

Having seen quite a few of these videos floating around Youtube I wanted to give it a go and try to incorporate my morning routine into a blog post... Somehow. So here it is, my only non-Christmassy post of Blogmas!

I usually wake up at 9am(ish) and check social media for a very long time, you know how it is. Forever scrolling through every app until I'm ready to leave my nice, cosy bed and step into the freezing temperatures of my house in a morning.

First port of call, the kettle.

 I cannot function in a morning anymore without a cup of my green tea with lemon, it tastes pretty delicious too once you get over the initial "BLEH, WHAT IS THIS?". Green tea is definitely an acquired taste. 
Today's breakfast was mini chocolate weetabix, my fave. I tend to alternate breakfasts though, some days I'm feeling toast, others it's poached eggs. Who knows?! As it's December I obviously had to open my advent calendar and ended up ripping one of the doors off in the process. Evidently I needed the chocolate boost that morning.

Whilst in the process of feeding myself, it's time to feed my furry friends.

Meet Bubble and Squeak. Bubble is the poser and Squeak is hiding in the back, head stuck in the food as always. 

Breakfast time is YouTube time. I spend the majority of my morning replying to blog comments whilst catching up on everyone's Blogmas' and Vlogmas'. There's so many to read and watch this year, it's pretty overwhelming. 

Once I'm fed and watered, it's into the shower. You're probably all thinking, "KATHRYN, IT'S DECEMBER, where is the Snow Fairy?!". Well don't worry, I do use that too but I find the 'Comforter' Shower Cream makes me feel really snug. I don't know how, it just does.

Whilst still procrastinating and watching YouTube, I try to use this time for my make up as that takes a hell of a long time, particularly if I'm having a slow morning.
For today's "extras" if you will, I used my new NYX eyeshadow and Primark lip crayon, so affordable and bloody brilliant quality. As always my jewellery is my Daniel Wellington watch* and the trusty old Pandora rings. I feel naked without them.

You can still get 15% off all Daniel Wellington purchases until the 15th of Jan with the code 'chaptersofkat'! More info here.

Jumper - Brandy Melville // Jeans - Topshop // Shoes - New Look

Look at me, bringing back the mirror selfies for a blog post. It was the only practical way to show my outfit as I wasn't feeling standing in the freezing cold in just a jumper, no thanks! Apparently I didn't have time to tidy my bed either, oops.

Are you a morning person? I'm definitely not!

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*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own.


  1. Your morning seems so relaxed compared to mine, I should do a morning routine but it would just
    Wake up
    Walk dog
    Barely do make up
    Throw my hair into the most pathetic pig tails
    Run for the bus
    Die at work
    Come home and sleep and wish for the weekend

    BAM :'D
    Anyway so yeh, green tea is definitely an acquired taste I agree :)

    1. Haha well to be fair when I have to get up for something I'm rushing round like a headless chicken!
      Thanks lovely, I'm really trying to improve my photos at the moment! xx

  2. What cute hamsters

  3. I definitely agree with the chocolate boost in the morning!! I love your shoes from new look too, they're so so pretty :) P.S mirror selfies are the best! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    1. Thank you hehe! I always love reading your comments :) xx

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  5. I love posts like this because I'm super nosey! haha
    Your Guinea Pigs are so cute! I know it's not nice to have favourites but how lovely is Bubble?! We have the same advent calendar too! Yummy!

    Jordan |

  6. I wish my mornings were like yours! I drag myself out of bed, eat my cereal and scurry into uni looking like the back end of a donkey. You've really upped your photo game, girl! They're looking fab!

    Teri-May xx

    1. You're an absolute babe, that's the best compliment EVERRRR. xx

  7. I want to swap mornings with you, this seems so chill I think I would be a happier more relaxed person if this was my routine haha! I think dedicating a bit of time to YouTube or something creative each day is a really good habit though, I need to try and adopt this.

    Loved reading this, Bubble & Squeak are so cute :)

    Amy - Four Cats Plus Us

    1. You should try it if you ever get time haha! x

  8. Oh I do love a good routine post, loved your one ♥

  9. I love this post! I might start having youtube time at breakfast, and I've got to get me some of those mini chocolate weetabix!


    1. I love catching up on YouTube before I go about my day! x

  10. Love this post :) really enjoy seeing how different peoples mornings are! Yours is definitely more chilled than mine ha!! I never have time in the morning to eat let alone watch YT (see youre watching Zoe's), all thats done now while in bed :) Bubble and Squeak are adorable ..

    Love Hannah xx

    1. Well I picked a chilled day to shoot this but yeah I don't like to rush haha! YES, I'm loving Zoe's Vlogmas as always. xx

  11. bubble & squeak are adorable!! xx

  12. Aww, Guinea's!
    I used to have guinea's but gave them up recently.. :(

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  13. This is a lovely post Kat, it was so nice to read a morning routine instead of watch one! I love your shoes and your Guinea pigs are too cute x

  14. Such an amazing post hon! Love your chilled morning routine so much. I also catch up on Vlogmas videos every morning, normally when I am doing my makeup :)
    Isn't Comforter just sooooooo good <3
    Your guinea pigs are the sweetest!!
    xox Nadia

  15. Love this post hun!! Your pets always make me smile!! And your mug, love it XX

  16. I love green tea & mini Weetabix.. I HAVE THAT ADVENT CALENDAR, I love guinea pigs (Bubble and Squeak are ADORABLE NAMES), Vlogmas and The Comforter. We are just the same ... can we be blogging sisters please? Also.. can we PLEASE swap mornings? I would much rather wake up at 9AM and catch up on YouTube.. NOT rushing for work at 6:45AM (gahh!)

    Saira xo

  17. Ooh interesting insight to your morning Kat! I've yet to try the comforter! xx

    Jasmine ||

  18. I absolutely loved reading this post...I'm not a morning person at all but I wish I could do all this things in the week but I'm up at 6:30 and leaving the house by 7:30 :( but your routine seems so relaxed I may well have to try it!!! Main thing is checking Twitter this is a must :)

  19. I love this style post! I love green tea as well, although I had to have it with honey until I got use to the taste. MALTESER ADVENT CALENDAR!? I'm missing out on that one!
    Steph x.

  20. Oh my gosh.. Bubble and Squeak are the cutest! And of course, Merryteaser calendar is a huge win.

    I am not a morning person in the slightest, I have to set about 4 alarms earlier than I actually need to get up so if I snooze I trick myself thinking I've had a lie in...

    Hannah xx

  21. I love this post, it's so cute! I do the same, only you get up way earlier then me haha! I love Green tea with lemon and ginger, I have it at night when I feel awful and have a cold, it's lush! I much prefer flavoured green tea to normal, normal is awful in my opinion!

    Kourtney xx

  22. I love these sorts of posts, I'm definitely going to have to do one for my blog in the new year. xx


    Also, I love how chill your morning routine is. This is mine pretty much too when I don't have to really hurry to class or anything. 😂

    xo, Kimberly


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