“Brush your hair, fix your face, wear nice panties. If you die in your sleep, at least you look beautiful”. How morbid. I learned this from the matriarch- of- vanity, my image-concious grandma who peacefully joined our Creator in 1996, in her sleep, exactly a day after she had her signature permed hair. She was beautiful.

I took the advice seriously though, save for some nights I prefer my old & comfy undies ~ya’ know the bacon-types? Hahaha!

Kidding aside, do you sleep looking beautiful yourself? I’m not talking about hitting the sack with full makeup on and glitzy nightwear. It’s going to bed looking fresh and smelling nice. Why not? Wouldn’t you want to sleep side by side with a clean and yummylicous hub or partner? Lucky I have one.

Now let’s talk about how not to sleep fugly.  Effing ugly! Hygiene 101 ~ Shower, soap up and brush those teeth. No matter how dead tired you are. Remove every trace of makeup. Au naturel. I know some women are still not into CTM (cleanse, tone, moisturize) regimen yet. You have to. Step up your game as moisturizing is about hydrating skin to prevent transepidermal water loss. It’s like watering a dry soil to keep it moist. There are moisturizers available for every skin type, I have reviewed quite a few for oily skin bellas (just look in the archives section).

Those lips need to be moisturized too. Dry and cracked ain’t fab. Once in a while, exfoliate your lips, either with a homemade lip scrub (mix olive oil & sugar) or by gently rubbing your lips with terry cloth. Then apply lip balm. Sometimes I prefer minty lip balms especially after brushing my teeth for that uber fresh feel. Just don’t kiss your hubby right away, mine says it stings his lips. Poor guy.

Feet need to be soft as baby’s ass. If you don’t have foot lotion, just use body butter and massage your soles. If you suffer from cracked heels, wear socks overnight after applying lotion. You’d be surprised how smooth your feet are the morning after.

Smell good. Apply lotion and spritz fragrance mist before calling it a night. It makes sleeping more conducive.

And don’t forget the undies. While comfort is key, it doesn’t hurt to sleep sexy. Promise.

Good night on your side of the world. 

Winkles, my Sleeping Beauty


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