Mornings In Australia

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Hometown: Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Age: 27

Occupation: Blogger, sales assistant at a department store

My alarm is set for: 7 a.m. I’m definitely a morning person. Even when I don’t set an alarm I usually wake up early on my own.

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My Australian breakfast

On cold mornings I’ll have a bowl of porridge with coconut sprinkled on top or poached eggs on toast. In summer, it gets too hot to eat a cooked meal in the morning, so I usually have either fresh fruit salad or toast with Vegemite.
No matter what the weather, my breakfast is always accompanied by a pot of tea. I get most of my tea from the supermarket, but for a special treat I’ll pick up a box of gourmet tea from T2, an awesome tea store in Melbourne.
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My Australian beauty routine

Getting dressed up is my favourite part of the day. I always wear sunscreen (my favourite kind is Nivea Face Veil). My makeup usually consists of BB Cream from The Face Shop, concealer, blush from Bella Pierre, a flick of Barry M’s liquid liner, Bourgeois mascara and my favourite red lippy: Red Sinner from Lipstick Queen.
I usually wear my hair up for work. If I’m short on time, I’ll whip it into a bun, but I love playing around with vintage hairstyles and I’m obsessed with braids at the moment.

My Australian commute

I walk to work every day. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes. I don’t have a car or a driver’s license, but I’m currently taking driving lessons. I think that even if I had a car I’d still walk to work because it’s such a nice way to de-stress and take in the gorgeous scenery.
Thanks so much for sharing, Vanessa! I know we’ve got heaps of Aussie readers – what’s your breakfast + beauty routine?
photo 1 by corey leopold // photo 2 by steve christides // photo 3 by 46137 // photo 4 by zizi’s adventures // photo 5 by miss libertine // 

3 Comments

Megan

When I lived in Australia (northwest for 2.5 years), Moo Goo was my go-to facewash/moisturizer. I love them.

I always had avocado on toast with lime and pepper for breakfast. 🙂

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BGDino

I live in Sydney, Australia. My morning routine – motivated version: Get up when my husband does at 6:30am. Pack my stuff for work and his lunch while he eats breakfast etc;. Drive him to work, then drive myself to either the gym or to my office early to study (I'm finishing my Masters degree). Breakfast is a cup of coffee and a banana or a protein shake. My morning routine – unmotivated version: Sleep through husband's alarm. Wake up to mine at 7:45. Hit snooze button variable amount of times. Finally get up, dressed, make a cup of coffee and run out the door. Drive to work. My makeup routine is super simple – BB cream from the Face Shop, concealer from Clarins, and a slick of Clinique Chubby stick in Super Strawberry.

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Jess the Reader

This morning routine sounds a lot like mine, but I'm loving the addition of coconut to your porridge! Good tip.
I have to race to catch the train to work, but I'd love to swap that for a leisurely stroll instead. I get a nice walk home from the station anyway, and I always find that really relaxing, especially when it's just starting to get dark, and there are rosellas flying home overhead, or even when it's proper twilight and there are fruit bats flying about!

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