Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Makeup Tips for Sleepless Nights

it's been one of those nights where if it is not one child waking up, it's another. you know what i am talking about. you make it to bed WAY later than you should in the first place and only minutes after your head hits the pillow you hear "WAAAAA". makes me cringe just thinking about it.

don't get me wrong, i love my little kiddos. but when i wake up after falling asleep i have a tendency to turn into Darth Maul:

my husband even claims that my voice changes. is he right? i have no idea because i am still about 80% asleep and i have a hard time remembering what i say or do. my tunnel vision tells me "take care of kid. go back to sleep."

so here are some tips to make you look more awake and not so sleep deprived:
  • to get rid of undereye puffiness, keep some small spoons in the fridge/freezer. when needed place then over your eyes for a few minutes to depuff.
  • to get wider awake eyes, concentrate your mascara above the pupils and on the outer corners of the eyes.
  • add color to your washed out skin, apply some pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.
  • get rid of undereye circles by using some concealer to cover up the dark skin. be careful to not use a color that is too light, otherwise it will be obvious.
  • eye drops. not to be overused, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
hope that helps take you from Darth Maul, to happy:



  1. I'm pretty sure I turn into the exorcist when I am sleep deprived (or is that the person doing the exorcising? I don't know. The movie was too scary for me. Too close to home, I guess). I'm glad I now know of ways that I can at least look sane on the outside!

    I'll never forget the time that I told you about one of Landon's really bad nights where I was so tired and so crazy that I threw his pacifier across the room. You just shrugged and said "well, at least you didn't throw the baby." It dawned on me that I needed to take pride in my small victories. So the exorcist I may be, but at least my child is not airborn!

  2. First off, you and your kids are GORGEOUS!

    Secondly--I look like simba/zombie! Loved the tips!

  3. Hey hunni - thanks for your comment :) earlier and for following!

    Very sound advice - I think I overuse eye drops though! Whoops!

  4. As a uni student, I have had many sleepless nights! These are great hints :)

    You have gorgeous kids love

  5. Haha I don't have any kids, but I do have a snoring husband! great tips!

  6. I love your blog and I subscribed to your You Tube too. You have the most beautiful eyes. Thanks for stopping by, we are following you back and look forward to the fashion and beauty tips!

  7. What a great blog! So many great tips! I am happily following via the Welcome Wednesday Hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  8. Maybe this is a dumb question, but when you use the spoons, which way do you use them? Do you cup them over your eyes, or hold them on the skin under?
    I really liked those tips.:) I have the same tunnel vision.:)
    I'm a new follower from Wonder Wed.

  9. Looks like you never had those puffy eyes:) Great tips! What lovely family you are.

    Following your lovely blog. I'd be honored to have you follow back too:)

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  10. Definitely know what sleepless nights are.
    Thanks for stopping by Tots and Me, I am now following your blog.

  11. You look alot like denise richards!!
    may try the eye drops. I'm like a demon in the morning!x

  12. Deb, haha. i still remember that conversation. here's to baby number two!

    thanks ladies for the sweet comments.

    shiloh, you can hold the spoons either way. just try to concentrate the cold portion of the spoon on the puffiest area of your eyes. xo

  13. Those are some great and very useful tips! I especially like the one about mascara on the outer corner


  14. Love your blog!

    Frozen green tea bags also work well.