This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s been a little while since I did a day in the life post, and a lot has happened since then. The biggest change is that I started law school! I’m in my third week now, and I’m starting to settle into a routine.
So, I wanted to share what the average day as a new law student looks like, not just with food, but also with a focus on some of my favorite beauty products.
I tend to use natural products since I have sensitive skin, and I also try to avoid putting chemicals in my body as much as I can. Not surprisingly, I really love Burt’s Bees®! Burt’s Bees products are affordable and easily accessible (you can buy them at Walmart and Walmart.com!). These are just a few of my favorites: Without further ado, here’s a day in the life, beauty edition!
My alarm sounded at 6 am, which is typical these days. I either run outdoors or head to the gym for strength training. On this day, I went to the small apartment gym to do a HIIT workout (BBG arms), which was a killer workout and only took about 30 minutes.
I got back and showered off. My post-shower routine always includes lotion, and I Iove this Burt’s Bees Cocoa and Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion that’s naturally scented. I got dressed and did my normal quick makeup routine. I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty products and don’t use a TON of different products. I usually just do a bit of concealer, foundation, a touch of bronzer, and mascara. I really like Burt’s Bees mascara for both the 100% natural ingredients and how it looks.
My current breakfast on rotation is two scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado and a small piece of baked oatmeal. While I’m making breakfast, I always pack my lunch and snacks for the day too, too.
On Sunday night, I spent about 45 minutes (mostly hands-off time) making food for easy school lunches throughout the week. I roasted jalapeño chicken sausage with sweet potato wedges and broccoli. It was totally unplanned and based on what I had in the fridge, and it ended up being delicious! I grabbed my books, notebook, and laptop and left for school by around 8:30. I arrived at class by about 8:45 after stopping by my locker. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my light day of classes, so I only had two: criminal law and torts, both of which I enjoy and find really interesting. Lunchtime is usually a free hour, but on this day we had a mandatory workshop during lunch. Afterward, I spent the afternoon reading with some classmates to prepare for our five classes the next day. I also took a break mid-afternoon to meet with my student mentor, who’s a year older. Then, I had a training from 5-7 PM to be able to participate as a student “attorney” in teen court for this semester.
I packed lots of snacks to make it through the long day, including apple slices, popcorn, and a homemade energy bite, plus half of a kombucha. I finally left school around 7 PM and called one of my good friends from college on the way home.
I was super excited to get home and dig into dinner by 7:30. I had leftover roasted sweet potato wedges with black beans & rice, topped with cheese and guacamole. My goal is always to finish my work before dinnertime because I have so much more energy in the mornings and afternoons than I do at night, so I’m more efficient, but it often doesn’t happen this year. I still had a couple more readings to do on this night. I had a really good coconut milk ice cream sandwich while I read.
I couldn’t quite finish everything before my eyes started to close, so I set my alarm for a little earlier for the next morning and planned to finish up then.
One of my favorite tricks for surviving the warm season in the South without showering multiple times every day is using a cleansing towelette for a quick pesudo-bath before bed. I especially love these when it’s late at night, and I don’t want to take a second shower for the day. I don’t sweat a lot during the day necessarily, but I enjoy feeling really clean when I hop in bed (anyone else?). I love these Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes in their great little resealable pouch. Other quirk: I NEED something on my lips when I go to sleep, so I keep a Burt’s Bees Lip Balm on my nightstand and always swipe on a layer of lip balm before I go to bed. I have at least four of these lip balms around (nightstand, backpack, wallet, etc. and use them all daily. They’re all-natural, and the pink grapefruit is one of my favorites.
I fell into bed around 10:45 PM, totally wiped. Some days are long, but I’m so excited to be here and I feel like I’m in the right place.
So tell me…what’s life like for you lately? What are your favorite Burt’s Bees products?