Are any of us sleeping well these days? Between the doomscrolling and the endless pandemic panic, it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep anymore.
These five items might help with your beauty sleep…or help you fake the look of feeling refreshed.
- Sugarbear sleep gummies: If you prefer your supplements
with a lot of comfort and a little bit of nostalgia, you’ll love these beary adorable vegan vitamins with melatonin and valerian root. ($29.99 for a one month supply on sugarbearhair.com).
- SkinMedica TNS Advanced
Serum: I’m a sucker for products presented in unique ways, so having two serums in one bottle distributed through a magical dual opening automatically appealed to me. I was also pre-inclined to trust the product in spite of the price tag since it’s made by Allergan who also manufactures Prevage in partnership with Elizabeth Arden (They also make Botox and Juvederm, but I don’t cover or use injectables, so we’ll have that conversation another time). Back to the serum. This product has a dual mission of tackling the look of deep, coarse wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin texture. The product copy tells me that it’s the only serum “currently available to address the appearance of sagging skin.” After testing this out for a week now I can tell you that I love what it does for my skin and that despite feeling the effects of blasts of indoor heating on my face, this somehow softened and smoothed my entire face. It’s definitely pricey and only promises visible results after 6-12 weeks, so the jury is still out on whether this will become a regular in my daily skincare routine. ($295.00, Amazon).
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: There’s a reason certain products become cult favorites, and this one belongs up there in the beauty hall of fame. Like most beauty girls, I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with lip balm and will buy and try anything out there. Here’s one that I keep coming back to. No matter how parched my lips feel after living under a face mask for a year, this easy to use product always softens and repairs them after a single night. A few things to keep in mind, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is slightly goopier than your average balm, but don’t cheap out on application. And if you happen to use a bit too much, pat into the top and bottom of your lips (outside lip line). And since I love finding multiple uses for my favorite products, this one also works great on cracked cuticles. ($22.00, US.Laneige.com).
Honeywell Warm Mist Humidifier: You’d think after years of working from home I’d realize that I need a humidifier in my home office and not just my bedroom. I did not. Or at least I was too lazy to buy one. And I was even lazier to keep filling the one I have. What I like about this humidifier is that it has an extra-wide tank opening, so filling it is easy for even klutzes. It also claims that “because the water is boiled, the mist is up to 99.5% bacteria free,” I can’t attest to that since I know nothing about bacteria, but it is rather reassuring. It was also ridiculously affordable and made by Honeywell, so I already knew it was a good deal. One note: there’s a feature where you can add drops of essential oils. While it’s a dummy-proof process (you literally drop a few into the oil cup) I did notice that my eyes burned when I used the humidifier with essential oils. ($34.99, Target).
Asutra Mist Your Mood: Go ahead, make fun of me for using a patchouli spray, but there’s something about this one that calms me even when I’m feeling all kinds of anxious. The label states that the product is for “instant stress relief” and there is something about the bergamot infusion that seems to work. I spritz this one in the bedroom as I’m getting ready for bed and it’s almost an olfactory cue for me to shut down for the day. ($14.99, Amazon).You should know that for the most part, Rachelsfaves.com is about sharing products I love. TLDR: Everything featured is something I think is great or think will make you happy. If you happen to make a purchase using one of my links, I might earn a commission. Then again, probably not since I’m generally too lazy to delve into the intricacies of affiliates.