Guys… in case you weren’t aware the insomnia struggle is REAL. I don’t remember the last time I got a solid 8 hours of sleep because I typically find myself tossing and turning like a crazy person and waking up a thousand times throughout the night. I don’t really have a hard time falling asleep but staying asleep? Ha! That’s a completely different story for sure. Needless to say a few key makeup and skincare products (and energy shots, lets get serious) are my best friends if I want to have a fighting chance at looking like a functioning human being each day.
As you can probably imagine this lack of quality sleep typically leaves me looking pretty insane come morning time. We’re talking dark circles, dull complexion, you name it! Luckily I’ve gone through a ton of trial + error and have found what I consider to be the best of the best products to help you look your best even when you’re not feeling it.
First and foremost I can not live without 5-hour ENERGY Shots® (the berry flavor is my favorite followed by Sour Apple as a close second). Fun fact – I don’t like coffee. I used to rely on other types of caffeinated drinks to get me through the day but I didn’t like the fact that they are typically packed with sugar and loaded with calories. No thanks! I also noticed that I started breaking out like CRAZY due to all the sugar so I decided that I’d stop drinking them once and for all and replace them with a better alternative. I gave 5-hour ENERGY® shots a try one day and never looked back! I love that each shot only contains 4 calories and is packed with B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients! This is the FIRST thing I reach for on those especially rough mornings… it gives me the energy and motivation I need to put the rest of me together. You know how some people can’t function without coffee? That’s me with 5-hour ENERGY® shots.
Once I’m properly energized for the day the first thing I reach for is my Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water. I first tried this product at last year’s The Makeup Show and I love giving my face a spritz any time I feel like I need a little pick me up. The rose scent is really refreshing and the spray is great at giving my skin a natural glow thanks to its hydrating properties. My skin always looks so dull and blah after I haven’t slept and I really feel like this helps perk it up a bit! I also like to use it throughout the day when I feel like I need a boost. Love it!
As far as giving myself that awake look I don’t think I could live without the Yves Rocher Radiant Youth Corrector Pen. I have used a ton of different under eye concealers in my life and have never had good luck with any of them… until now! This illuminating pen conceals and brightens which is SO vital when covering up those pesky dark circles the morning after a restless night. It’s never creases on me, either! Score!
I don’t always do this step but If I feel like I need to even out my skin tone I’ll reach for my Pixi H20Skin Tint (<< check out my review here). It gives really sheer and lightweight coverage but it still evens everything out and makes me look normal and alive. It also gives me a gorgeous and natural glow and I love that it makes me look awake.
Oh, and never underestimate the power of mascara! Even when I’m feeling exhausted I always like to put on a bit of mascara to give my eyes a wide-eyed and awake look. Even if I’m wearing no other makeup you bet I’m at least wearing mascara. Try it – it makes a difference!
Like I mentioned above, 5-hour ENERGY® shots are probably my best kept secret (until now!) when it comes to faking beauty sleep. Let’s get serious – sometimes after a particularly bad night the last thing I want to do is get out of bed and I definitely don’t want to do anything productive. Unfortunately, though, I am an adult and that means I have to be responsible and get things done! Normally people would turn to coffee in a time like this but since I can’t stand it a girl needs other options! Luckily 5-hour ENERGY® shots aren’t one of those products that are chock full of sugars and crazy amounts of caffeine so I feel good about drinking them knowing that I’m not consuming more caffeine than I would if I drank a cup of coffee. Each 4 calorie bottle is formulated without sugar, carbs, or herbal supplements and that really makes me happy. You can also find them in tons of stores – I buy mine at CVS since I have two within walking distance from my apartment. Convenience at its finest!
Side note – if you’re looking for 5-hour ENERGY® shots don’t do what I did. First let me give you a little backstory: Usually I find my bottles right by store registers so I’ve never really had to hunt them down “in store” but this week when I was shopping at the CVS in my neighborhood I couldn’t find them to SAVE MY LIFE. I seriously must have walked up and down every aisle 10 times looking for it (while, no doubt, looking crazy while doing it). Anyway, long story short – they were by the vitamins. Hello! At first I was a little confused but then it all came together and made sense so if you’re on the hunt and don’t see them by the register CHECK THE VITAMIN AISLE. You’ll thank me later.
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