Do you want to wake up looking just as gorgeous as when you fell asleep? Even if you primp before bed you can wind up with beauty blunders in the A.M. Believe me, I know how irritating it is to wake up from a night of beauty sleep to find your bedding stained and your beauty routine completely wasted. I’ve gathered some solutions for the most common mishaps so you can sleep peaceful and wake up looking gorgeous!
CHAPPED LIPS – Non-Kissable Pruned Pucker
Do you have limp lips that are thin or dry? Keeping your pout plump, soft, and supple is a must. As a woman it is important to keep kissable lips. Half the time a man looks at 3 things on a woman while she is talking: her eyes, lips, and breasts (it’s true)! So, it’s no different to wake up and want your lips looking and feeling just as great as the night before! LipFusion XL can be applied at night and the effect of fullness and moisture will have increased tremendously! You can really see and feel the difference. To continue your experience reapply with LipFusion Color Shine throughout the day to continue the effects.
Brit recommends: LipFusion XL, Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy
SMUDGED NAIL POLISH – Looks Like a 5yr old “painted” Your Nails
Caution: wet paint! Hate when you think your manicure has dried only to wake up with dents and smudges? Although your fingertips may feel dry to the touch in minutes, complete hardening takes over an hour! I am always so impatient and it never fails that I mess up my nails almost every time I get them done or polish them myself. To be safe, use a fast dry top coat and be sure to paint your nails two hours before hitting the hay.
Brit recommends: Seche Vite Top Coat
TANNER STAINS – Skid Marks on Your Bed?.. For Real?
To avoid spray tan, air brush or self-tanner stains on your clothes, it’s wise to wear loose clothing afterwards or apply the lotion before bed. Even though you stand there waiting to dry (which seems like forever when you’re in your “birthday suit”) how can you make sure that hint of tint doesn’t rub off onto your clothes or sheets? I’m standing there dancing around, flapping my arms and it still never fails… STAINS! So, I found a solution. After the lotion or spray tan dries on your skin, apply a light layer of baby powder to absorb any excess moisture, but DO NOT rub it into your skin.
Brit recommends: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
WRINKLES – Those Aren’t Smile Lines When you’re Sleeping!
Un-Wrinkle is like an over night facelift and over time shows dramatic results! Peter Thomas Roth has a whole Un-Wrinkle product line including and night cream, eye cream, serum, etc. This is the original and most beneficial of the bunch. I have many clients that use this product and love it! Clients say it shows great results and say it is great for in between botox treatments to “maintain” the complexion.
Brit recommends: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle
MAKEUP TRANSFER – A Scene from “The Crow”
Are there dark smudges on your pillows from your makeup? Ladies, you need to be removing your makeup every single night. Even if your too lazy to wash it off use makeup removing wipes. They are quick and easy. If you have a hard time getting you eye makeup off, use an oil based or cream eye makeup remover.
Brit recommends: Pond’s Cold Cream
LONGER LASHES – You’ve Been Falsely Accused
From wearing false lashes and multiple coats of mascara sometimes your lashes can take a beating! Especially during the summer season with all the water proof mascara drying out my lashes I tend to notice some thinning or loss of lashes. There are products that condition and nourish your lashes and can help them grow thicker and fuller. You can apply it to your lash line at night and over time you will notice a difference. I have tried many different ones that promise results, but few rarely do. Although, with Rapid Lash I did see noticeable result in thickness and length!
Brit recommends: Rapid Lash
BAD BREATH – Did Your Cat Poop in There?!
Bad Breath is one of my biggest pet peeves. It beyond grosses me out! Even if you brush your teeth before you hit the hay, you are bound to wake up with morning breath. Ew! While there is no cure for that funky taste, there are methods to reduce the odor. Always brush first (for 2 minutes) and don’t forget to brush your tongue and the roof of you mouth. That’s where most of the smell comes from. You can always use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria as well. Next, be sure to floss, and last but not least rinse with mouthwash. This will loosen any last particles stuck between your teeth.
Brit recommends: Oral-B Electric Toothbrush, Colgate Wisp
***BONUS TIP: Sleep on a satin pillow case. Not only is it good for your skin, but it also minimizes friction (i.e. frizz) which is good if you live anywhere that has humidity! So, it is good for your hair, too. Bye bye bedhead!