Very few moments in the day are as bare as the moment you wake up. We each have our own kinks and quirks that help us get out of bed, but few of us are brave enough to share them with the world. Introducing A Cool Morning, a deep dive into the intimate daytime rituals of our coolest friends and beauty innovators.
Instagram beauty darling @yellabambi may seem like your average social media “cool” girl, but there’s much more than meets the eye—on top of keeping up with the 40+ hours it takes to create constantly fresh hair and makeup looks for the ‘gram, this rainbow-haired sweetheart is also currently studying astrophysics.
So, how does one juggle the lifestyle of student and beauty inspiration to over 400K+ people? By keeping it low-key as possible, abiding by the AM cup of chamomile tea, and “fake freckles” on the daily. Below, we take a deeper dive into the morning routine of @yellabambi.
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
“I usually meditate to clear my mind and mentally plan what I’m going to do today for 30 minutes.”
Do you have a morning workout routine?
“Not so much a workout, but I like to stretch my muscles! I work out later in the day.”
Shower at-night, morning, or both?
“Always shower at night.”
Daily alarm time? How many times do you hit snooze?
“I’ve been getting up naturally really early everyday around 9 a.m. because I’ve been traveling a lot, but it gives me more time in the day to get stuff done.”
If you’re running late, what’s the one thing you have to do?
“If I’m running late, I have a two-minute makeup routine consisting of fake freckles and bronzer. It really makes a difference and wakes your face up a bit. I guess that’s also my weird morning beauty habit.”
“Avocado toast and smoked salmon.”
What does your morning hair-care routine look like?
“When I don’t have time to wash my hair and style it, I run some coconut oil through it and tie up a bun.”
How much time do you spend on your skincare routine?
“I use a few different products, but it doesn’t take too long. My favorite skin care products are face masks.”
How long do you usually take to get ready for the day?
“Depending on how much time I have, I can take as short as 10 minutes to 2 hours!”
What’s the one product you could never leave the house without putting on?
“I can’t leave the house without face mist, my fave is from Mario Badescu.”
Your favorite morning read?
“My favorite morning read is Stephen Hawking’s Brief Answers To The Big Questions.”
What’s on your nightstand right now?
“The only thing that ever stays on my nightstand is my phone and my manifestation crystals.”
What’s the current ringtone on your alarm?
“I’m too lazy to change the default ringtone alarm on my phone so it’s always been the same!”
Coffee, tea, or go-to morning drink?
“Chamomile tea, that’s all I drink when I’m home.”
What’s the last thing you did before you headed out the door today?
“The last thing I did before I headed out the door today was grab my passport! I’m in Holland and on my way back to London.”