My Energizing Morning Routine + Free Herbal Essences Body Wash Sample!
I lathered up with #HerbalEssences4Body as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap.
I am not a morning person. Not at all. My morning alarm is my worst enemy, and I’m sad to say that several alarm clocks have been destroyed in my lifetime from being thrown across the room. Ok, maybe more than several… Needless to say, I need a little inspiration to get out of bed each morning. If I stay in my pajamas or hit the snooze button
once or twice a dozen times, it’s almost guaranteed that I’ll get nothing done and be in an off mood for the rest of the day. To get myself past my morning haze and into a happy and positive mood, I need to bring out the big guns: a power breakfast, an invigorating shower, a bright and cheery outfit, and a little bit of fun!
Once I open the curtains and curse the sun a few times, it’s imperative that I make a breakfast that’s healthy, delicious, and cute. It may sound superficial, but it’s so much easier and more enjoyable to eat a healthy breakfast when it looks pretty! Oatmeal with almond milk, bananas, and blueberries is my breakfast of choice, and lately I’ve been pairing it with citrus infused water. Every morning, I make a small pitcher of water and add slices of lemon, lime, and orange. The citrus flavor diffuses into the water throughout the day, and the delicious taste and bright colors help encourage me to drink more water! Another morning staple is fresh flowers. A small bunch of flowers only costs a few dollars the grocery store, and I smile every time I pass by my mini floral arrangement.
By the end of breakfast, I’m awake, but I still need an extra boost of energy. That’s where my latest discovery comes in handy. Herbal Essences Body Wash is the new star of my shower. Every little detail of these body washes is bursting with happiness. The bottles are cute and brightly colored (and photogenic!), but the product inside is even more incredible. Herbal Essences is famous for their amazing fragrances, and the scents of these body washes do not disappoint. I’ve been rotating through all of the scents depending on my mood each morning, but Hello Hydration is my current favorite. Who wouldn’t want to smell like a tropical pina colada? They lather well and have just the right amount of moisturizing ingredients. Trust me- you will love these body washes! They smell like heaven in a bottle, and the scent seems to linger longer than other body washes I’ve tried in the past! If you want to try them out for yourself, head over to Crowdtap and sign up for a free sample! Don’t forget to check out the end of this post for even more information on the Herbal Essences sampling program!
My morning shower is one of my daily escapes from my crazy life, so I love to use delicious-smelling products like my Hello Hydration body wash Herbal Essences each day. I’m also one of those crazy people that sings in the shower- loudly. Thanks to my lime green, waterproof / blue-tooth shower speaker, I can jam out to my favorite songs (aka the Frozen soundtrack) in the shower. Between the yummy scents of my bath products and my song and dance routine, I’m definitely awake and ready to go after my shower.
You may have already noticed another trend in my morning routine: lots and lots of bright colors. From the fruit in my breakfast to the colorful body washes and loofahs I use in the shower, I purposely surround myself with the brightest colors that I can find. The bold tones help to wake me up, and honestly, they’re just pretty to look at! Whenever I need a little extra energy for my day, I always opt for bright colors and girly details in my outfit too. It’s literally impossible to be tired when you’re wearing a neon pink shirt, and you can never go wrong with a flouncy lace skirt in the spring. Add a few loose curls, light and fresh makeup, a pair of comfortable nude sandals, and you’re ready to start your day in style!
Since my Herbal Essences body wash was so inexpensive (but still out-of-this-world incredible), I had enough extra money to splurge on a new nail polish. This baby blue color is called “Bikini So Teeny,” so I couldn’t pass it up. My monogram necklace and bracelet are daily essentials, and the gold really pops next to the periwinkle polish! Who says beauty on a budget can’t be fabulous and fun?
It may seem like a simple routine, but taking an hour to prep myself for the day makes a huge difference in my mood and productivity. As much as it positively impact my mood, I’m sure that my friends and family are also happy to be greeted with my cheery disposition rather than morning-monster/sloth Ashley. Little changes in your morning routine, like a yummy breakfast or fun new shower wash, can really brighten your mood and help you start the day off on the right foot!
Don’t forget to head over to Crowdtap and sign up for a free sample of Herbal Essences’ new fabulous shower washes! Haven’t heard of Crowdtap? Well, it is a fun online community where you can test new products, interact with some of your favorite brands, create cool content, and spread the word about your favorite products/brands! I’ve been a Crowdtap member for years, and I absolutely love the website! One of my favorite features of the website are the Samplings, where a group of Crowdtap members get selected by brands to receive free products to try out! Who doesn’t like free stuff? Right now Herbal Essences body wash is selecting crowd members to try out their products, share some with friends, and help spread the word about this awesome new product. After you try out the product, you get a chance to share your opinion and feedback with the brand. Sometimes even share your content! If you’re interested in applying for the Herbal Essences sampling program on Crowdtap, click here to join!
What’s your morning routine? Are you a morning person?