Mornings In Poland

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Name: Ania
Hometown: Warsaw, Poland
Age: 30
Occupation: customer service specialist

My alarm is set for: 6:30 am

Wondering what Polish beauty products women swear by? What's the best Polish breakfast? Click through for Polish beauty tips from locals!
Wondering what Polish beauty products women swear by? What's the best Polish breakfast? Click through for Polish beauty tips from locals!

My Polish breakfast

I have no time to eat at home so I take my breakfast with me to the office and eat it right in front of my computer. Normally I have two rye bread sandwiches with almond butter and honey (although most people here prefer white bread with cheese or ham), a small yoghurt, an apple or some other fruit currently in season.
And I drink coffee with milk and Finnish xylitol (birch sugar that prevents caries rather than cause it!). Coffee is quite typical for any office worker around here 🙂 Xylitol isn’t. But I’m a fan of “healthy” food so I mostly order it online in advance – I rarely get an opportunity to b buy it “on the go”.
Wondering what Polish beauty products women swear by? What's the best Polish breakfast? Click through for Polish beauty tips from locals!
Wondering what Polish beauty products women swear by? What's the best Polish breakfast? Click through for Polish beauty tips from locals!

My Polish beauty routine

I use only organic cosmetics not tested on animals and not selling their goods in China where animal testing is still mandatory. I wash my face with Alverde clay gel, then I put on my make-up: Alverde cream-to-powder (powder, foundation and face balm all in one), Benecos eye concealer, Benecos eye pencil (blue or green), Rhea Lavender Pearl mineral eyeshadow and Alverde Fake Lashes mascara (fake lashes effect is not that visible but it’s a good mascara nevertheless).
These are not typical make-up products: Benecos and Alverde are German organic brands, and Rhea is Polish mineral make-up brand. Most girls prefer well-known international brands.
For my lips I use Hurraw! balm (ordered from the U.S. – coffee flavour, yum!) or Alterra balm (bought in a local Rossmann – a popular chain of drugstores both in Poland and in Germany).
Then, I head to work by: I go by bus (20 minutes) and subway (30 minutes). All in all, it takes me about an hour to get to work. I don’t complain – when I lived in Moscow, it took me at least one hour and a half 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing, Ania!  Any other Polish readers out there who will tell us about their morning routines?
photo 1 by artur malinowski // photo 2 by olgierd pstrykotworca // photo 3 by zeta // photo 4 by mary thompson // 

14 Comments

Naomi

Ania, you might really like this other great German product from the dm called Kaufmanns Haut-und-Kinder Creme. Best natural hand cream ever!

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Lola

I'm an American who spent a year living in Poland, and yogurt with granola and honey was always part of my morning routine – it just tastes better there, though probably because Poland isn't as obsessed with nonfat yogurt as the US is. I still go out of my way to the Polish grocery store for buckwheat honey. Please say hello to Warsaw for me, Ania!

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Boopdeboop

So interested in Malaysia and India- I am travelling there in March/ April 2014- love learning random things about ordinary people's lives in the places I visit!

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Rachel

This is my first time across your blog and I think this series idea is a really fun one! It's definitely interesting to see different routines!

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tess

I *love* this series – I'm a bit voyeuristic in that I really enjoy reading about other people's daily lives and routines – especially in other countries! This is right up my alley. 🙂

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