Good morning Wander Beauties! It’s Divya Gugnani, Co-Founder and CEO at Wander Beauty. As an entrepreneur and mom of two, mornings can be hectic - but having a routine makes getting myself (and my family) out of the door way easier. Here’s a quick peek into what a morning looks like in my life!

Wander Beauty Co-founder Divya Gugnani with her daughter Anisa

6:45 AM: I wake up to the sound of my husband’s alarm, or 7:30 AM if I can manage to sleep through it.

7:30 A.M: Get the kids ready for school and make sure their lunch and homework is packed! Do a double check to make sure my son isn’t sneaking the iPad on the bus - Pokemon cards only! Drink a full cup of ginger and lemon water. Lemon is anti-inflammatory, packed with vitamins, and with compounds that prevent cancer. Ginger helps with digestion and gets your metabolism going. Start answering the mountain of emails, I always like to empty my inbox from overnight overseas emails before I get to the office.  

8:30 A.M: Get ready to head to the office. Under eye concealer is a must for all of the late nights. Dualist Concealer is my favorite because it’s the only thing that covers up the discoloration under my eyes and the redness around my nose. Whip up a green smoothie (with lots of kale, chia seeds, flaxseeds and yogurt!) to energize for the day.

8:45 A.M: Finish up the morning calls and the green smoothie. Hop back on email to answer the few stragglers before throwing on some sneakers and heading out the door. I pop some pumps in my purse for my afternoon meeting. Comfort over fashion… only when commuting.

9:00 A.M: Jump on the train downtown to the office!

9:30 A.M: Finally get downtown and grab some breakfast on the walk to the office (sometimes it’s a chia pudding, sometimes it’s mushroom pizza or an egg and cheese sandwich - don’t judge!). Arrive at the office and grab a glass of water. Even if my breakfast choices end up being questionable, it’s important to stay hydrated!  

10 A.M: Get to the office and do my deep work. This is time I block off to work on intense projects that require concentration since my brain is fresh and clear in the morning. Touch base with the team regarding any pending questions or active projects. Prep for any upcoming meetings or calls.

I'd love to hear what your morning routine looks like! Tell me in the comments or message me @dgugnani on Instagram!