Mornings In: England

What does a British beauty routine look like? A typical British breakfast? This is what mornings look like for one British woman.
Name: Catherine
Hometown: York, England
Age: 24
Occupation: Account Handler for Wholesale Tour Operator
My alarm is set for: 6:55! I normally hit snooze ’til at least 7:15, but either way it’s far too early for me!
What does a British beauty routine look like? A typical British breakfast? This is what mornings look like for one British woman.
What does a British beauty routine look like? A typical British breakfast? This is what mornings look like for one British woman.

My British Breakfast

On a weekday it’s normally just a bowl of cereal with milk, but it’s on the weekends that we like to get a bit more creative. I have a very sweet tooth and love making chocolate filled pancakes or French toast rolls-ups smothered in strawberry jams.
Of course, there’s no escaping the traditional Full English breakfast either; the sausages, bacon, eggs, baked beans and toast are essential, but everyone knows it’s better with mushrooms, tomatoes and hash browns thrown on there too. There’s no better cure for a hangover than a Full English breakfast!
What does a British beauty routine look like? A typical British breakfast? This is what mornings look like for one British woman.

My British beauty routine

I love the skincare products the have in The Body Shop; I personally can’t get enough of the Tea Tree range and use the cleanser, toner and moisturizer everyday. When it comes to make-up I seem to be using everything Maybelline at the moment and particularly love their Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.

Most of the beauty products in the UK are international brands, but it might surprise some people to know that quite a few of the companies originated in the UK, including The Body Shop, Boots, Lush, Rimmel and Soap & Glory.

My British commute

Bus. It’s just a five minute walk to the bus stop and a fifteen minute journey into town, then the bus drops me off right outside the office door! It’s a simple journey most of the time; the only problem is when the bus doesn’t show up!

I know we have heaps of British readers – what’s your morning breakfast + beauty routine? 
Photos by  Melissa Walker Horn  // Eduard Militaru on Unsplash // Jack Holloway // Swaminathan // weheartit // Laura D’Alessandro // Neil Conway 

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13 Comments

  1. Ramblingmads

    I'm based in London, UK. My morning routine involves a lot more staggering about and swearing.
    I have to get up at 6.15, shower with Happy Hippy shower gel from Lush. Wash my hair if needed. Teeth cleaned.
    Dress for the office, but cocoa butter applied to get skin moisturised for the day.
    Celestial moisturiser from Lush (I'm addicted). CC cream from Clinique, eyeliner, a bit of powder on my shiny nose, blusher to make me look awake. Lip balm. Off to catch a bus to the station, then the underground to work. Hand gel and moisturiser are a must after travelling.

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  2. Anonymous

    I'm currently studying in Nottingham, UK 🙂
    I usually get up sometime between 7 and 8am, depending what time my classes start! Beauty regime also involves Happy Hippy (who knew it was so popular?), moisturiser from Boots, and then just a touch of concealer, eyeliner, mascara and Honey Trap lip balm from Lush 🙂
    Then its fruit and yoghurt for breakfast before either rushing off to class or settling down with some other work 🙂

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  3. saroy

    This post made me do a double take because my mom has that EXACT same china — the orange/yellow stuff in the tea picture. I had an intense flashback to my childhood the moment I saw it! Ha. It's the little things…

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  4. Hata Trbonja

    I love this post and your blog. If you need a girl living I Switzerland, let me know.
    Hata

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  5. morag | mo adore

    I live up in Scotland (remember, Scotland is in Britain but not in England) and my morning routine is starkingly similar.

    Morag x

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    • morag | mo adore

      Excpet I'm a vegan so no eggs and bacon for me, but I go for beans on toast.

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  6. Nomad Notebook

    Love the idea of these posts- I have just moved from York to Australia so this has brought back memories of living there.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  7. Chloe Bethan

    I'm a student midwife/busy londoner. I love my city but it does breed the 'rush' and impatience and I'm longing to clear my morning of that sense of stress.
    Anyways, If i'm in Uni, I'm up around 8 or 9, which are treasured days. However most of my clinical days I'm up around 7:15am, take a shower…usually using some kind of family friendly shower gel borrowed from the family I lodge with…. a little make up, hair shove and clothes later and I grab a mug of some kind of seedy nutty cereal, eating as I walk to catch a 15 minute bus ride to the clinic. On the bus, if standing, I browse the ever important Facebook or check emails, and if I'm sitting I'd love to tell you I read or something…refined… but I actually just treasure that short period of nothingness, and even get a bit of shut-eye. My bus crosses the river, which gives a sweet view out to Big Ben and Westminster, and further on the London Eye. By this time in the morning, the sun is up and a heavy morning daze is all around. That can be a pretty special start to the day.

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  8. Tricia K

    Yum chocolate chip pancakes! Oh I haven't made those in awhile. Hmmm, maybe this weekend.

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