Getting Ready Routines

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Just curious...
How long does it take you to get ready?
I'm not a morning person so during the week I shower at night to ease my morning routine consisting of face washing, teeth brushing, makeup, hair (sometimes) and dressing. The whole process takes about 35 minutes.

For weekend days I can be out the door in 15 minutes. Minimal makeup, hair in bun, standby outfit. No thought required.

However, for events like a date with the hubster or nights on the town that deserve a bit more effort I need a solid hour and a half. I think it's pretty reasonable considering that it includes a shower with hair washing and shaving, a blow dry, precise makeup and more hair love than a bobby pinned bun. Not to mention time to decide what to wear. It's a process I actually enjoy if I have the time, an event in it's own right if you will...

So what about you - what's your getting ready routine? Do you have different routines for different days?

Are you a quickster or a 3 hour prep person? My friend does her makeup in the car and another keeps favorite handbags in her trunk to switch them on the go. Any tips or tricks to share?

20 comments:

  1. keeping handbags in the car is pretty darn smart if you're driving a lot ~ switching purses is always the last thing I do and by that time I'm in a rush and out the door...

    I want to send my husband over here to read this post, he seems to think I take a ridiculously long time to get ready for something like a date night, but I keep it to an hour 15 min! On a normal day? I shower, blow dry hair, light straightening, and do minimal make-up = 45 min. I'm always curious about this though so looking forward to other responses!

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  2. It takes me about 45 minutes to get ready most days - and I shower at night! Yeah, I'm really slow....

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. It takes me about a half hour in the morning to get ready for work (and not doing my hair, just putting it up in a bun) but on weekends I'll spend about an hour to an hour and a half to get all done up ; )

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  4. Funny-I think we must have the same routine! I'm an evening shower-er, so my workday routine is about 30 minutes, and I can leave the house in minutes on the weekend, but I just love getting gussied up for a special night!

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  5. I'm over an hour - always. If I'm showering. I wish I could get into the nighttime shower routine, but honestly, it's drying my hair that takes so long. It's so freaking thick. I clocked it one morning. It took 30 minutes just to DRY my hair. And that's a power dry, not a use a round brush dry. And because it's so thick and fuzzy, it then needs to be straightened. My hair takes FOREVER and I don't even do anything 'fancy' to it. Ugh.

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  6. When I blow out my hair that alone takes just under an hour, so 2 hours if hair is included. The good news is, with dry shampoo I could go close to a week before washing again!
    1/2 an hour if the hair is going in a ponytail or bun!

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  7. About 45min in the morning, including a shower. I guess I'm the minimal effort type....!!

    Love the blog :) x

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  8. I'm SUCH a morning person that I actually get a ton of stuff done before I walk out the door during the week. By the time I leave the house in the morning I've worked out, had coffee and breakfast, caught up on some email, etc.

    I think I'm consistent throughout the week in terms of the time I get ready though. From the time I get in the shower to the time I get out the door it's a solid hour and 15. The 15 minutes is for me to figure out an outfit. That's if I have to wash my hair...on days that I don't it gets reduced down to 40ish minutes.

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  9. The actual getting ready part is about 40 minutes. Washing my hair adds half an hour. But I take so long to decide what to wear, I have to do that the night before.

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  10. I am *exactly* the same as you. Different routines for different days. Not a morning person at all so I can get ready in 30 minutes for work.
    xx

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  11. ha... As hard as I try i can't take a shower every morning in less than 25 minutes! There is no such thing as a "quick" shower for me...and an hour and a half is spot on when there is somewhere I have to go! Girl problems. :) xo

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  12. Your closet makes mine looks so unkept! It takes me 45 mins on a normal day to get ready with the blow drying and what not. I agree though...1.5 for a special night out on the town. That's not wrong is it?!

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  13. I'm super quick as I have baby fine hair and it doesn't take long to blowdry or straighten! I'm lucky in that regard and don't wear a ton of makeup. So 25 min tops!

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  14. If I wash my hair, forget it...that's at least 3 hours. i like my hair to rest. but usually 30-40 min for me. and since my hair holds curl/straight well, I can cut it down to 15 min.
    PS Have you entered my dessert giveaway yet?

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  15. and i've got tips on how to fake a goodnight's sleep on my blog. just search for that topic in the upper left-hand corner.
    PS Have you entered my dessert giveaway yet?

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  16. I'm like you, minimal during the week, about a 60-90 mins when I add show and hair drying/styling ;)
    My only tip/tricks would be I keep about 5 pre styled outfits hanging in my closet so I never have that "I have nothing to wear" moment! ;)

    pics are up on my blog today from wednesdays event. I linked your blog ;)
    It was nice meeting you!

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  17. I can take a half hour...to an hour an a half, lol....a last minute blogger bun is a fabulous thing for those "running late" mornings:)

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  18. It totally depends on the event. I can be ready in 15 or it could take over an hour. Normally I'd say about 30 if I don't have to dry my hair.

    <3 Rachel

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  19. if i hit the snooze button in the morning before work 1 extra time, i shock myself in getting ready in under 30 mins lol.i also don't blow dry my hair...scrunch and air dry. that changes in the winter time though haha

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