Friday Five: Getting Ready Edition (Contest Closed)

What's your routine for getting ready to go out? Answer to enter to win a Sephora gift card!

What’s your routine for getting ready to go out? Answer to enter to win a Sephora gift card!

Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to the weekend, where I can be a little lazier. I don’t have to rush as much in the morning to get ready.  Speaking of getting ready, I thought it would be a fun topic for this week’s Friday Five. The giveaway is an Sephora gift code 🙂

Just answer the questions below for a chance to win a $10 Sephora gift code courtesy of Swagbucks. I thought this could go toward a fun treat for your morning routine, and no worries to the guys, they have a whole Men’s section! You can redeem it at Sephora stores, online, or even at some JC Penney’s locations.

All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winner that way. I will comment on the thread to the person who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner in the comments and next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Getting Ready Edition

  1. How long does it take to get ready in the morning? What are the important parts of your routine?
  2. What do you do differently if you’re getting ready to go out at night?
  3. As you’ve gotten older, has it taken more or less time to get ready in the morning? How come?
  4. If you’re feeling lazy, sick, or hungover, what’s the minimum you do to make yourself presentable?
  5. Take What Part of the Morning Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Vani. :-)

What do you think?

18 thoughts on “Friday Five: Getting Ready Edition (Contest Closed)

  1. maureenmojen

    1. I usually give myself an hour because I NEED caffeine to get started. I’ll usually read the news and do other internet-y things while I have breakfast. Other than that it is just doing my skincare routine, getting dressed, probably putting some anti-frizz product in my hair, and my basic makeup routine. I usually play music to get myself going. If I have to take a shower then it takes quite a bit more time because my hair is fairly long and VERY thick so blowdrying it takes quite a bit of time and airdrying it takes at least two hours. So I usually try to take my showers in the afternoon or evening.

    2. Going out at night usually involves a lot of outfit changes because I have trouble deciding what to wear, hair straightening or at least blowdrying it straight, and a makeup routine with more steps and more care.

    3. I guess it takes me longer now. In college I usually got food and caffeine on the way to class. Also for most of college and several years after I had a pixie cut and that also cut down on getting-ready time. I could even do showers in the morning and still be out fairly quick, unlike now.

    4. Wash my face, brush my teeth, brush my hair in a ponytail. I almost always wear makeup it I leave the house, but I may just use one eyeshadow color instead of a few. I can do my day makeup really quickly so that isn’t really me making an effort like some people think.

    5. You are the Newspaper. Pretty much accurate. I wouldn’t say I’m a morning person, but am I am up in the morning this describes how I like my mornings to go. 🙂

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    1. kari Post author

      Like you, I have *so much* hair – so I do the same… wash in the afternoon or evening for the most part.

      I like that you include music, caffeine, the news, etc in your routine. Doing the same makes me look forward to mornings a bit more 🙂

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  2. Josh

    1. I get changed when I feel like it
    2. I pretty much just go with what I have
    3. I don’t think about it cause I don’t really care
    4. I’m not one to present myself, I don’t get hungover (I don’t drink), and I rest when I’m sick.
    5. Slippers with some alarm clock

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  3. Ida

    1. How long does it take to get ready in the morning? What are the important parts of your routine? – I usually need about 20 to 30 minutes in the morning plus 15 minutes of chilling and drinking coffee. 🙂 I wash my face with cold water, put on my moisturizer, brush my teeth, then apply make up (my daily make up routine has stayed pretty much the same for the past couple of years, takes somewhere 10 minutes).

    2. What do you do differently if you’re getting ready to go out at night? – I like to experiment with different eyeshadow and lipstick colors that I usually don’t dare to wear during the daytime. I also try to tame my hair, in the mornings I just can’t be bothered to do anything special with it.

    3. As you’ve gotten older, has it taken more or less time to get ready in the morning? How come? – A bit more. I think it’s because I now own more beauty products than, say, five years ago and I looove using them, too. 🙂

    4. If you’re feeling lazy, sick, or hungover, what’s the minimum you do to make yourself presentable? Moisturizer, foundation, a bit of mascara, sunglasses and tie my hair in some sort of knot that doesn’t look too sloppy. I had to get my ‘in-case-of-hangover’ routine done to an I as a student. 😉

    5. Take What Part of the Morning Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate? – You Are the Sun. I was happy with my result. Although I’m grumpy for a while if I have to get up too early (so there’s a Slippers aspect to me as well), I’d say the result is all in all accurate. I love sunrises, too! 🙂

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    1. kari Post author

      I like that you have chilling as a part of your morning routine! I get so grumpy if I’m not able to chill a bit in the morning. Being rushed is not good for my temperament 😉

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  4. Heather Moritz

    1. How long does it take to get ready in the morning? What are the important parts of your routine? Maybe 10-15 minutes. Brushing my teeth/hair, getting dressed..
    2. What do you do differently if you’re getting ready to go out at night? lol nothing..I just put on my shoes and maybe a jacket if it’s cold 😛
    3. As you’ve gotten older, has it taken more or less time to get ready in the morning? How come? Probably less, since I take my showers at night
    4. If you’re feeling lazy, sick, or hungover, what’s the minimum you do to make yourself presentable? If I’m sick enough I may not do anything, but if I’m lazy I’ll at least get dressed and brush my teeth/hair haha
    5. Take What Part of the Morning Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate? You Are Slippers. That is DEFINITELY me haha!

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  5. Kimi Koshiyama

    1. Not that long about 5-15 mins and that’s mostly putting the dog outside, getting coffee, etc. In terms of make up etc about 5 mins max–I have a second makeup bag at work where I put it on as soon as I get in in the restroom, simple!
    2. I’ll make sure my hair looks presentable lol and re-do my makeup, prob change outfits or a tleast slip heels/nicer shoes on
    3. Less! I’m much less self conscious of how I look haha, and am all about function etc.–similar to what someone said on here I used to spend an hr in middle school doing makeup, who cares??
    4. Redbull, coffee caffeine! haha, lots of tums/pepto as well. stay hydrated. lots of concealer and body spray
    5. I am “slippers”–so true I hate mornings!

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh my goodness – those hour long makeup sessions! I remember them well. I may have had five times as much make up back then too… but of course it was all extremely cheap stuff 🙂

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  6. Melissa Russell

    1. It doesn’t take me long to get ready in the morning. Because I don’t really have to “get ready” for anything in the morning. Washing, brushing and dressing is the basic.
    2. Getting ready to go out is different because I need the right clothes, shoes and makeup and I gotta fix my hair and nails.
    3. It takes me longer now that I’m older because I’ve got to put back together everything that’s falling apart.
    4. If I don’t feel like getting ready I probably won’t. If I have to anyway I just try not to stink and wear something that kinda matches.
    5. My result was alarm clock which doesn’t seem to fit the answers I gave but I will say that I don’t really have much of a problem getting out of bed with an alarm clock.

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    1. kari Post author

      Hahaha, I love your comment to the third question. I can totally relate 🙂

      Like you, I have no where I have to go in the morning, so my evening / going out routine is a bit more involved.

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  7. Lynn Sorel

    1. not long. if i’m getting up when i want to haha. like 20 otherwise if it’s earlier than i want, like 30 or something.
    2. nothing
    3. same i think. i’m low maintenance when it comes to my looks and always have been. want to be able to just brush my hair, put on a little eyeliner and that’s it.
    4. brush my hair
    5. i got “you are slippers” and yes it is very accurate! ahhahah!! i hate mornings. and get up around noon most of the time hahaha

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    1. kari Post author

      I’m with you on the low maintenance thing! I just can’t be bothered for much on most mornings – which is why I got slippers too 😉

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  8. kari Post author

    How long does it take to get ready in the morning? What are the important parts of your routine?

    Either a few minutes or a half hour depending on if I shower or not. If I’m just running out on a morning walk, I’ll throw my hair up and maybe put on some lip gloss. My full routine is still pretty minimal though.

    What do you do differently if you’re getting ready to go out at night?

    I will probably flat iron my hair, put on more makeup, and maybe even do my nails.

    As you’ve gotten older, has it taken more or less time to get ready in the morning? How come?

    Less time for sure – I was a lot more into doing my hair when I was younger. In junior high it took an hour!

    If you’re feeling lazy, sick, or hungover, what’s the minimum you do to make yourself presentable?

    I’m a big fan of a sloppy bun and sunglasses.

    Take What Part of the Morning Are You? – What do you get? Is it accurate?

    Slippers – yes! Very accurate 🙂

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  9. Vani B.

    1. It usually take about thirty minutes, but it used to take me longer. I like to give myself plenty of time in the morning, so I wake up two hours before I’m supposed to leave so I can get ready and have a little time to myself before I go.
    2. I’ll spend a little more time on hair and on occasion straighten it, maybe add some black liner or some eyeshadow (a shimmery dusty rose or lemon crème yellow is usually what I reach for), but not both.
    3. I streamlined my morning routine a lot since I have to be at school at a certain time. I have an idea of what I want to wear during the week, so picking out clothes is fairly easy. Hair is easy, I apply smoothing serum and then comb. Make-up isn’t a problem, either – I go for a simple look: crimson lipstick, some blush, very little eye make-up (just mascara and white eyeliner)… whereas before it used to take me a lot longer, when contoured smoky eyes and lip gloss were an everyday thing. I’m all for less of a hassle when it comes to make-up routines, but I still like to look presentable. Red lipstick can give any girl instant glamor, and it’s a classic that never goes out of style.
    4. If I’m feeling lazy, I just do everything in the car, or wait until I get someplace with a restroom to do make-up. Otherwise, no skimping. And I don’t drink very much or very often, so hangovers are never an obstacle in my morning routine, thankfully!
    5. You Are Coffee

    You are an energetic person. You find it easy to be alert and awake.
    You are often the one who’s motivating everyone else around you. You have a lot of get up and go.

    The mornings are your time to shine. It’s likely that you’re very productive in the morning.
    You wake up with a purpose every morning. You can’t wait to get your day started.

    Blah, coffee… but it’s an accurate result nonetheless!

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    1. kari Post author

      I agree that red lipstick can be a huge lifesaver. And kudos to you for being able to do your makeup in the car. I’m not that coordinated 😉

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