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    Updated on 16 Jul 2020. Posted on 15 Jul 2020

    25 Brilliant Buys For Anyone Who Is Working On Becoming A Morning Person

    I very nearly didn't get out of bed this morning.

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    1. These UGG slippers, because the last thing you want is to have your feet touch cold floorboards in the morning.

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    Time to put aside your ratty thongs for these luxurious UGG slippers. Featuring a genuine suede leather upper and shearling lining, they're the pillows your hard-working feet deserve before you cruelly slip them into less comfy shoes for the rest of the day.

    Buy them from Amazon Australia for $133.38+.

    2. This avocado 3-in-1 slicer, which will make preparing your morning avo toast a breeze.

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    This tool from the heavens will split, pit and slice your morning avo. Soft, non-slip grip, dishwasher safe (and that price!), adding this to cart is a no-brainer, really.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.50.

    3. This memory foam travel pillow, which will prop your head up when you inevitably fall asleep on the commute to work.

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    My husband literally brings a travel pillow with him to and from work, every day. I make fun of him, but he sure does look comfortable. This pillow might just convince me to cross over to the dark (read: dorky) side.

    Made of dense memory foam, it moulds to the shape your head, in whichever angle you choose to place it — infinitely more comfortable than inflatable or bean bag models. Plus, a phone pocket to the side makes it easy to listen to sounds of the ocean, making napping that much easier.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.95.

    4. Otherwise, this hooded travel neck pillow that wonderfully removes the need for a sleep mask, which always slips off your face anyway.

    Cotton On

    Let's be frank — this looks kinda ridiculous and even that is an understatement. But I'm completely willing to bet I would get a decent nap in on the way to work with this around my neck. This pillow comes in six different prints (hello, tropical leaf pattern!), but I fancy this one-fits-all-occasions, grey marle style.

    Buy it from Cotton On for $29.99.

    5. This Garnier Aqua Face Mask, which will give you the feeling of a splash of water, without it going down your front. Pop it on first thing in the morning for a better start to the day.

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    We love face masks here at BuzzFeed Oz. Before making the move to working from home, you could catch us on any given Friday, masks on, typing away at our desk. Few things make you feel more refreshed and with such little effort. This particular face mask from Garnier is infused with ultra-hydrating pomegranate and glycerin — pop on for 10 minutes, then voila! Perky and supple skin.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.95.

    6. This silk sleep mask, which will not only make sleeping at night easier, but reduce the signs of the exhaustion you feel in the morning.

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    My daughter gets her best sleep with a sleep mask on — she's five years old and already knows that silk is ~luxury~. This particular silk sleep mask has copper-infused ions woven through the inner fabric — though initially sceptical of its claims to smooth wrinkles, reviewers report less puffy eyes in the morning, that it is extremely comfortable to wear and completely blocks out the light. A win either way.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $43.32+.

    7. This six-minute diary, which will keep you on track if you're determined to practise mindfulness — despite hating that it's yet another day.

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    This journal promises a simple and scientific approach to get you to change your habits in order to achieve happiness, mindfulness and productive thinking. With only this journal, three minutes of your morning and three of your afternoon, you'll train yourself to focus and move towards the goals that matter most to you.

    It includes monthly check-in pages, habit trackers and weekly notes for your own thoughts and ideas, while giving you the information about positive psychology, self reflection and changing habits.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.90.

    8. This Rosehip mist toner, which I quite simply would not get through the morning, nerves intact, without.

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    This toner sits on my desk and no matter the ailment — stress or exhaustion, I assure you one spray goes a long way to making you feel better. It is formulated with Kakadu plum, green tea and rosehip oil — perfect for thirsty skin and worn out nerves.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.99.

    9. This yoga mat, because though the thought of exercise might be more than you think you can manage right now, the endorphins will do you good.

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    I know, I know. You've literally clicked through to this post because you're not a morning person and now I'm suggesting you workout in the morning? I, too, was a skeptic, but let me tell you — just a 15-minute stretch in the morning is enough to lift your mood for the coming day. Thick and soft so that it protects your joints, its low price point makes it a no-brainer buy.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.88+.

    10. This rechargeable, handheld deep tissue massager, because restored muscles are one step closer towards a more chipper mood.

    Amazon

    My idea of luxury are massages. Like, keep your fancy chocolates, your champagne (actually, I wouldn't mind that) — just soothe me of my many aches and pains. This is the number one bestselling electric massager on Amazon — it features a powerful motor that can produce up to 3600 pulses per minute, so you can trust it to loosen the tightest of knots. It comes with five different head attachments, so it is effective wherever you choose to use it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $46.99.

    11. This dry shampoo, without which I refuse to leave the house for fear of the shine from my hair blinding people.

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    Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we just can't fit a hair wash in with our shower. For those moments when you simply must run, this dry shampoo is a life saver. Simply spray onto roots, brush away excess and your hair will look and feel clean and full of body again.

    Buy it from RY for $10.50.

    12. These spiral hair ties, because I'm too tired to attempt anything but a messy bun today (and every day).

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    Promising review: "Thanks to its spiral design, this hair tie doesn't leave any bumps in your hair at all. None! I sleep with my hair in a wrapped into a bun and in the mornings I unravel and have the same straight hair I got ready for bed with. It is also made of plastic, so keeps your hair in place but somehow (magic? idk?) doesn't ever snag. Basically, it's a wonder product and I can't believe I used regular hair ties for so long."

    Gyan Yankovich

    Buy a pack of three from Adore Beauty for $10.95.

    13. This felt bed caddy, so you can entertain yourself while you lay in bed much longer than you should in the morning.

    A bedside caddy storing a water bottle, remote and other miscellaneous items.
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    Constructed from sturdy, thick felt, this bed caddy will store and protect your bedtime accessories — water bottle, charger, books and TV remote — making for a tidy and neat bedroom. Should it suit your aesthetic more, it also comes in a pale grey.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.82+.

    14. These blockout curtains, which will avoid the sun waking you from your slumber before you're good and ready.

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    If you're still making do with blinds and having sunlight hit your face through the slats every morning, take control of your sleeping patterns with these blackout drapes. These block out 99% of sunlight and 100% of UV rays, and are thermal insulated (perfect for this time of year!). With lengths between 160-274cm and 15(!) colours to choose from, they'll suit most bedroom windows. Unsurprisingly, they are the number one bestselling drapes on Amazon.

    Buy two panels from Amazon Australia for $39.98+.

    15. This luxury gift pack of five different loose leaf black teas from T2 Tea, inspired by countries all over the world.

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    If you need something to entice you out of bed on cold winter mornings, treat yourself to this gift pack of teas inspired by flavours across the globe (all the more apt as none of us are travelling any time soon). Whether it be a vanilla for Melbourne Breakfast or pancakes for New York Breakfast, I guarantee you've never had tea like this before. Other blends include English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast and Singapore Breakfast.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.

    16. Or if coffee is more your thing, this cold brew coffee maker, which you can conveniently drink from and bring with you on your morning commute.

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    Next to having caffeine directly injected into your veins (please do not attempt this), cold brew is heaven sent to a caffeine addict. Should you be the kind of person to not go a day without a morning cuppa, try your fix in a different way with this cold brew maker. A stainless steel basket holds ground coffee or tea leaves — and a complimentary neoprene sleeve means hands stay warm and dry when on the go.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.79.

    17. This wireless shower speaker, so you can pump yourself up while washing your hair in the AM.

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    This gorgeous little gadget sticks onto shower screens using a powerful suction cup and will allow you to make and answer calls (though maybe rethink calling your boss) or listen to your favourite tunes, water and all. If this colour doesn't strike your fancy (which is, frankly, absurd — look how lovely it is!), there are seven others to choose from.

    Buy it from Typo for $29.99 .

    18. And this scalp shampoo brush, which will not only detangle your hair, but massage your scalp, encouraging hair growth (and feels amazing).

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This lil' guy has two massage settings that can help increase hair growth and overall scalp health by lifting away dead skin cells, oil and buildup. It's also cute as heck.

    I completely expected this to pull my hair when dry, especially at times when I don't add any oil, but it proved my narcissistic self wrong! Not only does it keep my hair tangle-free, it moves so smoothly I constantly use it on my dry hair when I have a headache or feel stressed. This has saved me so much time (and water) when I'd usually take a bath to relax.

    And it works just as well in the shower. I have ultra-bleached, over-dyed, exhausted hair and yet, this moves smoothly all the way from the base of my neck to my crown. Which makes me feel like an actual queen."

    Mallory Mower

    Read more of Mallory's review here.
    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $31.13.

    19. This wood-look alarm clock, which will simulate dusk as a way of lulling you to sleep and sunrise to wake you — a much gentler start to the day than your current alarm.

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    In addition to 10 different brightness levels, this clock plays six natural sounds — birds, waves and forest, for starters — meaning you won't just fill your space with natural-looking light, but also nature-emulating sounds.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $46.99.

    20. This decorative window film, which will not only give you added privacy and block out 96% of UV rays — but wake you to a kaleidoscope of dancing lights and I'm not sure what's more restful than that.

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    Almost 3,800 people have given this film five-star reviews, so you know you'll be happy with this fun addition to your home. Sunlight turns the mosaic pattern into a kaleidoscope of colour, but the film also acts a barrier between you and harmful UV rays.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99+.

    21. This, The Ice Kitchen by Shivi Ramoutar — because thank goodness for someone understanding there's no way I'm in the mood to cook a whole new meal first thing in the morning.

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    This cookbook is genius — recipes are designed so half of your meal can be eaten once cooked and the other frozen and reheated for your next meal (without sacrificing flavour!). Finally, a cookbook that understands most days of the week, I want to just pop something in the microwave.

    Recipes include: Butternut Squash And Sage Pasta Bake, Ratatouille.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.

    22. This Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean Electric Toothbrush, which will make sure your teeth get thoroughly cleaned, though you're barely awake enough to hold it to your mouth.

    Amazon

    Maybe you're time-poor and always do a half-assed job of brushing your teeth. Whatever the reason, you've been looking to up your dental health game and this is a good place to start. This electric toothbrush — designed with the guidance of actual dentists — removes more plaque than your average toothbrush by surrounding each individual tooth with fast-moving bristles.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.95.

    23. This memory foam pillow with cooling gel, so you're never overheated in the night and are less likely to wake on the wrong side of the bed.

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    This is the number one bestselling in throw pillow inserts on Amazon. Designed to retain its shape for months on end, this pillow will keep your neck aligned with their spine all night long. Most exciting? The cooling gel pads keep heads and necks cool whilst you sleep.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.90.

    24. And this satin pillowcase, which will ensure your hair isn't being tugged and roughed up while you sleep.

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    This hypoallergenic pillowcase is made of pure mulberry silk, which is better for your hair and your skin than moisture-absorbing alternatives. They won't soak up your skincare when you go to bed and they allow your hair to slip and glide when you move around. They also regulate temperatures, so you won't have to do the pillow flip manoeuvre in the middle of the night to get to the cool side.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.95 (available in 10 colours).

    25. And finally, this Echo Dot smart speaker, which will keep you informed about world events that happened while you were sleeping, without having to lift a finger (or eye) to read about them.

    Amazon

    You can do all the things with the Echo Dot. Play music, broadcast messages to other rooms in the house, make calls and send messages — but also, stay informed about ongoings in the world whilst you brush your teeth or make your breakfast. Ask Alexa about the weather and latest news updates, it'll be part of your everyday routine in no time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.

    Me, at 11:54 a.m:

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