I haven’t blogged in almost a week, which is mind-boggling considering the fact that I had an unspoken goal to blog every day if possible this year. And I was doing so well! The thing is, by the time I crawl back to my room each night, my short term goals consist of embracing the nearest pillow and surrendering to my mattress topper. But fear not, because regular posting is coming back soon. I have a plan. I can’t tell you what it is, mainly because it’s pretty flimsy and will probably fall apart with the slightest bit of prodding, but at least it is a plan. Anyways, speaking of late nights and such…
There will inevitably come a morning in your life (many mornings, if you’re me) when you look in the mirror and think, nooo let’s rewind please. But fret not, because as in most cases, all you have to do is fake it til you make it. Here are my two current favorites for getting that I-went-to-bed-at-9-pm-halo-over-my-head-glow.
Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask
I’ve been singing the praises of ‘Britain’s best kept beauty secret’ since I first tried their Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. I’m all for sheet masks, but on mornings when I’m running short on time and energy, I just smear two pumps of this all over my face. It smells vaguely herbal and spa-like, plus it comes in a functional pump bottle. Once applied, it leaves you looking like you forgot to rub your sunscreen all the way in, which is great. I mean theoretically, you could do this mask business as you’re sitting in your 8 am lecture hall, or while chowing down on cereal. I don’t recommend it, but theoretically you could. I leave it on for about a minute, then wipe off with the included muslin cloth (soaked in warm water), and suddenly I have brighter, dewier skin. Ah Liz Earle, how I adore thee.
I have the 1.6 fl oz pump, which retails at $22.50. As always, there are a couple of other versions available, including a .5 fl oz + muslin cloth size, which is a mere $9.
Victoria’s Secret PRO Light FX Eye-Brightening Pen
So what do you do after you’ve got your face looking reasonably glowy? Why, add more glow of course! I’m loving this brush-on highlighter from Victoria’s Secret, which is part of their new-ish PRO line. There are other products on the market that give similar results, but this is the one I’m currently grabbing every morning. Although this is meant as a sort of undereye concealer-topper, I use it all over my face to great effect. I like to dab it on the inner corners of my eye, on my cupid’s bow, under my brows, down the bridge of my nose, and on my cheekbones. And that is all. Curl your lashes if you wish, add liner and mascara and lipstick galore, but don’t forget to add some glow to your base first.
The Light FX Eye Brightening Pen retails at $14. Keep your eyes peeled for promotions and coupons from Victoria’s Secret, as they come in the mail quite frequently.
I’ve been gone forever, so let’s chat! What are your favorite tips & tricks for faking sleep? Have you tried either of these products before? Do you harbor warm and fuzzy feelings toward your bed?
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