Morning Routine: How Rosemin Manji Starts Her Day

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Rosemin Manji Morning Routine
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Just how does regional entrepreneur Rosemin Manji start her day? Savoir Flair finds out below. From what she does the second she wakes up to the foods that fuel her busy days of events and meetings, these are Manji’s morning rituals.


Most mornings I wake up at 7:30 a.m., and then I give myself 15 minutes for an extra snooze! I hate mornings, but being an entrepreneur means my day is not ‘9 to 5’ and some nights I host or have to attend events, so my days can be really long and sometimes a little extra sleep is required.

The first thing I do when I wake up is put my glasses on so that I can see! I pick up my phone and have a quick scan of my messages, Whatsapps, and e-mails. Most of my clients are abroad and my family are all in North America, so I usually wake up to lots of messages. I then jump in the shower, brush my teeth, put on a little makeup and make way to the kitchen for breakfast.

I take a shower every morning, and always use my favorite hair products from Kérastase. Nuxe body wash is also currently in my bathroom, as well as the body soufflé from La Prairie, which leaves my skin super soft. My routine normally takes between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on if I’m doing my own hair or not. Some days, I ask BlowOut & Go to come and give me a blow-dry at home.

I always start my day with hot water and fresh cut ginger. For breakfast, I love Rachel’s organic blueberry yogurt, which I get from Spinneys, and I add Jordan’s almond granola – it’s my favorite! By 10 a.m., I give in for the need of a caffeine hit, so a nice latte is in order. My favorites are from Starbucks or The Coffee Club.

The Coffee Club Dubai Latte
Photo: Courtesy of @RoseminsWorld

I tend to have puffy eyes in the morning, so I’m always trying out new eye creams and I’m currently using Shiseido’s ‘Glow Revival’ collection. For my skin, I always use the Shiffa toner, and I am also hooked on the ‘Rose Balm’. It’s a miracle product that soothes any dry spots.

I wish I had flawless skin, so I could be more comfortable and confident with a little makeup. My foundation and concealer are Nars, and these are my other makeup must-haves:

  • Kevyn Aucoin ‘The Eyelash Curler’
  • Maybelline ‘Drama Kohl Liner’
  • Tom Ford ‘Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable’ (it has beautiful shades of brown and intense pigments.)
  • Anatasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Wiz’ pencil
  • ‘Blush in Darling’ by Dior

I like watching the news in the morning. I usually have the TV on in my room in the background. I am pretty hooked on the US elections right now.

After my morning routine, I am always out the door by 9 a.m.!

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