Morning Routine Life Hacks – 35 Life Hacks and DIY Projects You Need to Try!

In this video I’m gonna take you through
my morning routine plus I’ll show you more
than thirty five amazing life hacks and DIYs
that will change your life! i will have a field trip
Hey loves! Today’s video is one of my most
requested ones so I’m super excited about it
I’m going to show you my morning routine
for days when I have a bit more time, and
I don’t have to wake up and run out the door.
I also included a bunch of DIYs and life hacks
that I use in the morning and that I totally
think you should try too. It’s like
the best workout, nail art, beauty, food and other
life hacks mixed into my morning routine. but my morning routine is normal
So I can’t wait to share with you all of these
secrets – let me just get started.
No matter how harsh or painful my wake up
call may be, what instantly puts me in a good
mood in the morning, is having a motivating
and uplifting quote near my bed. Seeing this
canvas painting reminds me that I should be
thankful for another day and that I need to
make the most of it. To make this beautiful
wall art, start by coloring the background
in blue. I wanted to make a nice gradient
– so I’m coloring the top half of the canvas
in light blue, while on the bottom part I
am using even lighter blue shade. Blend the
two colors in the middle to get a smooth transition.
Leave the paint to dry completely and start
sketching your design with a pencil. You can
totally skip this step, but I am good at this
at free hand painting so I would mess it up
for sure. When i’m happy with my sketch
design, simply color it like you do in a
coloring book. Red balloon is done, time for
the pink one. To make the edges neat I recommend
laying your elbow on the table and to move the
brush slowly. You can draw any design on your
motivational canvas. Just choose something
that makes you happy and puts you in a great
mood. It could be your favorite city or your
pet – anything you love about life. All
of my 6 balloons are colored and looking gorgeous, nice too.
In order to keep this happy bunch together
we need to tie them, right? I am using a silver
pen to draw a string to each balloon. Drawing
thin lines like these with a paint brush would
be way to difficult. A final touch is a big
red bow, because who doesn’t like bows? To
write a quote I am using my black permanent
marker because writing with a paint brush
calls for a disaster. At least for me. I decided
to write Adventure is out there on my painting.
Seeing this in the morning reminds me that
every day is a treasure and I have to make
the most of it. OK, our world is waiting,
so let me get ready and start my day!
If I feel like a good girl I make my bed,
but this doesn’t happen every day. Next I
head to the bathroom to brush my teeth. I
got a very cool life hack to show you. This
one is especially handy when traveling, when
you don’t have a glass or a pot to put your
toothbrush in. You don’t want to lay your
toothbrush on a counter, which can be unhygienic.
A great solution is to use a laundry pin! Clip
it on your toothbrush like this and place
it on a counter. Pretty smart, huh? i’m traveling today
I like to get dressed in the morning so I quickly
change into my pink velvet dress and head to
the kitchen. Today I decided to make a mojito
– without the alcohol of course.
I squeeze the juice of half a lime and pour it into
my drinking bottle. I also like to throw in
a couple of lime slices. it will be my drink
We cannot miss the
mint. Mint gives such a nice fresh scent and
taste to your drinks. Lastly add some water
or sparkling water. Be careful if you’re using
sparkling water because as you can see it,
can be pretty aggressive. Got to pour it into
my drinking bottle and my yummy virgin mojito
is all ready. I need to eat something to give
me energy before my workout so I made these
yogurt berry popsicles the evening before.
They are a perfect healthy breakfast on the
go and they are extremely easy to make!
Take some fruit – I am using raspberries and blueberries
– and mush it quickly with a fork. Get your
popsicle molds ready and pop in a tablespoon
of yogurt. I’m using the Greek version. Then,
grab a tablespoon of blueberries and add them
on top. Make another yogurt layer. Time to
add the raspberries, which are one of my favorite
fruits. Finish your popsicles with a spoonful
of yogurt. Place the lids on and pop these
yummy treats into the freezer overnight. The next
morning, you have a delicious breakfast on
the go, ready! Another plus is that they look
amazing on pictures. Especially in the summer
I like to go out, grab my bike and eat the
popsicle whilst strolling in the fresh air.
I have to put my black hair into a pony tail when
working out, otherwise it just drives me crazy.
But some hair elastics can be harsh, pulling
and breaking your hair. An amazing life hack
is to make your own hair elastic from an old
nylon sock. Cut the top edge of the socks
and you have the softest and most gentle elastic
that your hair will love. Finally, I’m ready
to do some cycling. It feels so nice to be
able to go out now when it’s warmer. In the
winter I always do my workout in the living
room because it’s freezing outside. After
my cardio, I like to stop and do some strength
training. If you want your strength exercises
to be more effective, grab some weights. You
can easily make them yourself. Fill two bottles
with sand or water and you have a new pair
of weights in no time! Now your squats will
be even more effective. Another squat tip
is to slightly point your toes out. This way
you are also training your inner thighs. Keeping
hydrated during the day is super important
whether you’re working out or not. Let me
tell you – this lime mint drink is so delicious,
you need to try it! When I feel like I’ve
done enough of sports for the day I cycle
on my new scooter i got I don’t work out every single day,
but lately I’ve been trying to do it at least
2 times per week. time to go traveling
Before taking a shower I apply a thick layer
of vaseline on my face. My skin gets red quickly
and hot showers aggravate the condition. Applying
vaseline before shower locks in the moisture
and prevents your skin from getting dry and
irritated. This hack has totally saved my
skin and I really recommend you trying it
out! By the way, how cool is this popsicle
shower sponge?! While I’m washing my black hair
let me share the most important hair
hacks. Apply your shampoo only on your scalp,
because this is where the hair gets oily and
needs a proper cleanse. From your ears down
apply the conditioner to hydrate the your hair.
Rinse with a bit colder water to diminish
frizz and to make your hair look shiny and
pretty! I like to wash my face the last thing
in the shower still using colder water to
prevent irritation. An oil based face wash
works best for my sensitive skin.
When it comes to drying your hair try to use
a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel
It works wonders in diminishing the frizz. Most
of the days I let my hair dry naturally. But,
when using the hair dryer always put it on
the cold air setting. A great tip for getting
more volume is to flip your head upside down
when blow-drying. This gives you so much volume,
it’s crazy! Normally I have the part on my
right side and my hair looks quite flat that
way. For the days when I want extra volume
I make my part on the left and boom – tons
of volume. Sometimes I like to pin my hair
to keep it off my face, but I don’t have any
pretty pins. No problem because here is a
super easy DIY that will make all your bobby
pins look amazing! All you need are some plain
hair pins and nail polish. You know how pretty
bobby pins are so much more expensive than
the plain ones. Now you can buy them for cheap
and then customize them to your liking. If
you want to make dotted bobby pins simply
dip a toothpick or dotting tool into the polish
and make dots all along the pin. Now tell
me if this isn’t the best DIY you’ve ever
seen. So useful and done in seconds!
I got kind of obsessed and made a bunch of
these. Try using metallic and glitter polish
too – your bobby pins will look amaze-balls!
OK, hair is done and I love it.
Time to sort out my nails. I don’t paint them
every morning but I like to do it once every
week or so. After applying a base coat, I’m
painting my middle finger and pinky with a
minty blue polish. On the pointer and thumb
I’m going for corally pink. To make a glittery
statement nail apply two coats of metallic
gold on the ring finger. Today I am going
for colorful leopard print inspired nails,
and I’m gonna share with you some of my top
nail art hacks along the way. Instead of applying
chunky glitter polish with a brush, try doing
it with a sponge! You would need a lot of
coats using a polish brush if you’d want to
get this glitter opacity, while with a sponge
you get it right away. For the leopard design
start by wiping the brush of your white polish
really well. Make a few white patches allover
the middle finger nail like this. A great
hack is to apply white before layering different
polish colors. Every color looks much more
vibrant with white underneath. I actually
want my patches to be corally pink, so we’re
going to apply it on top of white. Take a
toothpick and snip away the pointy tip. Dip
it into darker blue polish and there you have
a DIY dotting tool. Make small dots close
together around the pink patches. Don’t go
all around but rather make little brackets
and c shapes like this. I like leopard nails
because you literally can’t mess it up. The
shapes have to be all a bit different and
imperfect. In the end make some dots to fill
up the empty spaces. I decided to leave my
pointer and pinky in one solid color and only
added a blue dot like this. On the thumb I
am doing the same leopard design as on my
middle finger, only switching up the colors.
See how vibrant this blue is on top of white?!
I Love it! Dip your toothpick in dark blue
and use the dotting motion to draw some brackets
and some c shapes around the light blue patches.
Make a few dots here and there to fill up
the empty spaces. Finish your manicure with
a clear top coat to seal the designs and add
some shine. How beautiful are these nails
right? I like how easy these were to make
plus no special tools were needed except for
the toothpick. Even if you never tried nail
art before, you gotta give this one a go.
I love painting my nails but I hate waiting
for my nail polish to dry. A great hack to
make the polish dry faster is to dip your
fingers in the ice cold water. That’s it my
nails are all done looking rather epic, so
it’s time to move on to makeup!
Before starting with makeup I like to exfoliate
and prep my lips. I made this pretty lip scrub
myself. Here’s how. I’m making a rainbow scrub
so I need 4 containers. Put one tablespoon
of sugar in each container. Add half a teaspoon
of olive oil. Optionally you can put in a
few drops of flavoring and scent – I went
for strawberry and peppermint. Lastly add
some food coloring into each container – I
chose green, yellow, blue and red. Mix well yum my lip scrub
until all the ingredients are nicely combined.
Pour the scrub mixtures into a little jar
or any other container of your choice. In
goes my green scrub, followed by the blue layer
Here comes yellow scrub and lastly
the red one.
How pretty it looks with all
the colored layers! This could make for a
gorgeous gift as well, but I’m keeping it
for myself. I like to rub it on my lips to
exfoliate them. Wipe the scrub away or simply
eat it because this is completely edible.
I’m applying on a bit of lip balm and my lips
are all prepped. For my face I like using
the cushion foundations, which are becoming
very popular lately. They give such a natural
and glowy finish to my skin. I don’t want
no dark circles so I’m applying concealer
on the inner corners of my eyes. To define
those eyes I like to swipe some brown shadow
on the crease using a fluffy blending brush.
On the lid I’m first applying some white base
using my finger. This makes your lid shadow
pop much more giving you brighter and more
awake look. On top of the white base I’m popping
light pink-ish eyeshadow using the sponge
applicator that came with the palette. Smudging
some black shadow on the top lash-line makes
the lashes look fuller while keeping that
natural look. Before curling the lashes, warm
your eyelash curler using a blow-dryer. The
logic is the same as with the hot tools that
we use for styling our hair. The lash curl
will be more pronounced and will last much
longer. If your mascara is a bit old and the
brush is getting clumpy, don’t stress
out! Place the brush under the warm running
water for 10 seconds and the brush will be
as clean as new. If the mascara itself has
dried out you can dip it into a glass filled
with warm water and wait for 10 seconds. The
heat will soften up the product and you’ll
get many more use of your favorite mascara.
You can see how much I love this pinky blush
– I am almost out of it! For the lips I
chose this pretty corally pink lipstick. A
cool hack, which makes your lips appear fuller
is using some light shadow, concealer or powder
on the center of your lips. Another way to
fuller looking lips is making your own plumping
lip gloss. Just drip a few drops of peppermint
oil into your lip gloss and shake it well.
Apply it on, and boom – lips look plumpier
and prettier. Alright, my makeup is all done
and I can finally head to the kitchen to make
myself a real tasty breakfast.
I like eating fruit in the morning so I’m
first gonna make myself a fruit salad. Recently
I’ve learned some awesome fruit cutting hacks
that I need to share with you. If you wanna
cut your grapes in half, the easiest way is
to lay a plate upside down on a table. Put
on a bunch of grapes and lay another plate
on like this. Press the top plate down to
keep the grapes in place and cut the grapes
with just one swipe of the knife. Voila all
grapes are cut into perfect halves! This hack
is seriously epic! For the strawberries use
a straw to remove the green leaves. Like that
– no yummy strawberries goes to waste!
Cut the kiwi in half and use a spoon to carve
out the meat. No more messy pealing with a
knife. This literally takes seconds.
I’ve been loving mangos. Cut along one side
up to the pit that’s in the middle. Take this
mango piece and with the tip of the knife,
make cuts vertically and horizontally cutting
all the way to the peel.
Then push the middle
of the mango upwards and you’ll see perfect
cubes peeking out. Cut these with a knife
and you have evenly cut mango pieces ready
to throw into your fruit salad.
What else should I eat for breakfast… hmm
pancakes! Milk, flour and 2 eggs are all I
need! When you wanna separate egg yolks from
the egg whites but you mess it up – just
squeeze an empty bottle, then release it so
that the yolk gets sucked inside. Such a great
hack that has saved me so many times. To make
the pancakes super fluffy I am whisking the
egg whites until stiff peaks. Time to whisk
the yolks as well. Add about 2 deciliters
of milk I am using rice milk. And two table
spoons of rice flour!
Combine the two mixtures in a big bowl and you get the fluffiest pancake batter!
Put some coconut or regular oil into
the pan. Place in a big cookie mold and pour
your pancake mixture inside. This is a great
way to make pancakes in fun shapes – today
I went for the hearts! To release the pancake
from the mold you may need some help of a
knife and a spoon. Gotta flip it around and
my pancakes are all done smelling delicious!
Finally it’s time to put together my breakfast of champs
I’m adding some of my fruit salad
on the plate, a big spoonful of cream and
some sprinkles to make it look totally Instagram
How yummy! And yes, most days I eat
my breakfast on the couch. I forgot to make
myself something to drink. So let’s quickly
make a raspberry lemonade. All we need is
a lemon and some raspberries. Cut two lemon
slices and put them into a pan. Add some raspberries
and pour in half a liter of water. Place the
pan over the stove and wait until it starts
There we go, while my drink is is
cooling down I’m gonna decorate the glass.
Dip the edge of the glass into the lemon juice.
Next dip it in sprinkles or sugar. Instantly
you have the prettiest looking glass ever.
This is such a great idea for a party. Another
way to take your drinks game to the next level
is making these beautiful raspberry ice cubes.
Throw one raspberry into each of the ice cube
holes. You can use different colored fruits
to make colorful ice cubes too. Fill each
hole with water and put it in the freezer. Ok
back to our drink. Here I’m pouring my raspberry
lemonade into the glass OMG so awesome!
The last thing is
to add is a big straw and my breakfast or
maybe more brunch is all ready. Of course
I don’t make such a big breakfast every day.
Most of the times I simply eat oatmeal and
drink water. But sometimes you gotta treat
yourself with a tasty breakfast like this
one. Whilst eating I like to browse the internet,
watch some videos, answer your comments and
just lounge on my sofa.
Before going out I need to change into something
a bit more presentable and while choosing
my outfit I’ll show you some amazing fashion
life hacks! Your button is about to fall off
and you don’t have time to sew it. Relax!
Use a clear nail polish to temporarily fix
it in place. It happens to everyone – white
deodorant marks on black shirts. All you need
is a baby wipe to remove those nasty stains
off your shirt. Your favorite sweater starting
to look old? Remove the fluff clumps using
a razer. Here you can see it even better.
Your sweater will look as new. No time to
iron your dress or a blouse? Use a hair straightener!
A perfect hack for travelling too! I love
this dress so this is going to be my OOTD
and I am ready to go out.
Oh another hack
– If the sole of your shoes gets dirty,
simply wipe the stains away with a cotton
pad soaked in acetone. Perfect, my shoes look
brand new. Weekends or weekdays – I spend
most of my days working on videos – filming,
editing… It is my favorite thing in the
world! When the days are nice and warm I love
being outside. I like going on hikes with
my boyfriend or take a walk down the streets
of Bergen. I just try to enjoy the sunshine
as much as possible. Yes I’m still very proud
of my nails, I need to stop showing off, haha.
Anyway, every morning is a new beginning and
every day is a precious gift. So just smile,
take a deep breath, and make the most of it!
I hope you liked the video and learned some
new life hacks that you can use yourself.
Give the video a big thumbs up if you want
me to film a night routine video soon and
tell me in the comments what you ate for breakfast
today. I love food so I would like to know.
Thank you so much for watching guys and I
will see you soon! Bye!
Start each morning with a grateful heart,
because I know that you too have so many beautiful
reasons to be thankful for.

Zane Wilson

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