I was on a short break from blogging due to a crazy crazy work schedule 🙂 but I am so excited to be back and am looking forward to sharing all my newly found beauty products and tips with you in the coming weeks 🙂
I am ending my sabbatical by participating in Casper’s Own Your BedHead Project – Yay!
Face and hair-care happens first thing in the morning for me (no questions asked). The first task of the day is to wash my face, second task is to do a run on my three dressing tables 😛 (I love my new room!) I need three because one’s for skin-care; one is for makeup and one is for hair/nails/ body-care. My visit to the last station is usually pretty simple – I tame my hair with a good ol’ hair-brush. If I have an important meeting, I’ll use a hair straightener to sort out the ends. I have slightly wavy hair but a lot of volume so if I don’t get a good night’s sleep (and thus move around) I get tangles that make me cry. Sometimes, if I’m not in the mood for too much pain first thing in the morning I just tie it all up into a pony tail :P. However, over the past few months I’ve figured out a bed-time routine that limits tear- inducing tangles – its’ pretty simple so I hope you can follow it too 🙂
Stress = Bedhead.
So to beat the stress I’ve picked up a 5 minute yoga bed-time routine (you need a queen sized bed for this though!) that helps me sleep like a baby and wakes me up in more or less the same position that I fall asleep in. Click here to see some of the postures I use. Just google/you-tube bed-time yoga and find something that suits you – take it easy though if you are a beginner and opt for simple stretches or a proper yoga class. Alternatively, if you have been yoga-ing for a while (like me 🙂 make your own sequence!
Dry/ Damaged Hair = Bedhead
I’ve noticed my hair is silky smooth and doesn’t even need to be combed first thing in the morning if I have applied a hair-mask. For ensuring settled locks in the morning check out my review on Shu Uemura’s Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment for Damaged Hair here. This is a bit pricey though, so if you’re on a budget even a Schwarzkopf product will do! Results last until the next hair-wash 🙂 I call this routine low maintenance in terms of time – you barely need to keep hair-mask on towel-dried hair for a minute before washing it off to get immediate results.
3. Invest in a good quality mattress
Uncomfortable mattress = Bedhead. This is a deal breaker when it comes to a good night’s sleep! Bad mattress, no sleepy time 🙂 Its’ a low turnover product so I suggest dishing out as much as you can afford – in our house, we have mattresses that have been around for 20 years. Yeap! As long as you protect them properly when they aren’t being used regularly (i.e. in a plastic cover or a weather-proof box) yours should last this long too. Do sun mattresses out every month or so when in use! It keeps dust-mites away – which is essential if you allergies like me 😛
I strongly suggest Casper’s mattresses. No, its’ not because they involved me in their bedhead project 😛 But it looks like a bed to be honest, so you could save up on buying the frame and buy yourself some cosmetics instead. I like the modern look and it is low-maintenance (if you move around a lot you can easily squeeze this into a box and pop it out in your new home). Starting at around 500 USD – its definitely good value for money. Oh and its’ not made in China. So you can introduce some variety to the source of goods you have in the house 😛 heheheh. With a 10 year warranty, there doesn’t seem to be anything to complain about here!
Anyways thats it for now ladies. Have a wonderful week and Valentines day :). I will be back next week with some face powder reviews!