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Create a consistent routine and stop dreading Monday mornings

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

SheKnows experts share their secrets to mastering their mornings

Mornings are rough, but a great routine can make them better. Follow these tips to get your day off to a smooth start.

Have the essentials

Have the essentials

There are certain products you just have to have if you're to get through your morning routine in a reasonable amount of time. Our SheKnows Expert Christine Mikesell swears by a BB cream (Target, $10) that combines moisturizer, primer and foundation, and a perfume (Nordstrom, $78) that makes her feel ready to face the world. Check out her post to see the rest of her morning essentials.

Know how to polish your look

Know how to polish your look

You may be out that door in a flash, but you certainly don't want to look like it. SheKnows Expert Daniela Ramirez starts says the perfect shade of lipstick (Sephora, $35) and a pair of statement earrings (primadonna.com, $4 - $42) will give you a polished look for on-the-go. Read the rest of her recommendations on her post.

Stay low-maintenance

Stay low-maintenance

The key to a fast morning routine is keeping it simple. SheKnows Expert Joanna Hawley swears by a foundation/primer (Sephora, $36) and cheek stain (Sephora, $30). Read her post to find out the rest of her no-nonsense morning products.

Get in touch with your beachy side

Get in touch with your beachy side

We can't all be California girls, but we can all act like it. SheKnows Expert and California girl Anne Sage gets through blistering hot mornings in style with products like rosewater tonic (evanhealy.com, $23) and pantiliners. See what else helps her survive the heat by checking out her post.

Mornings for mom

Mornings for mom

You've got a lot of things (and people) to take care of in the morning, but it's important for you to make the time to take care of yourself, too. SheKnows Expert Vera Sweeney is one mom who has figured out a way to get it all done and even sneak in some "me" time before the day gets crazy. She loves to use a great mascara (Nordstrom, $32) and stick eyeshadow (Clinique, $17) to make a big impact in a short amount of time. Head over to her post to see what other products are in her morning arsenal.

This post is sponsored by Carefree.

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