It figures, at the end of a day where you’ve done major mommy duty, kissed a few owies, made a sweet fort with pillows and blankets and chairs that your child spent all of two seconds in before they found pulling at the rug more entertaining… you did bath time, story time (about 5 times) brushed teeth and went up and down the stairs three times, 1 for a dirty diaper, 1 for a bottle top up, and 1 to turn off the blaring mobile which magically switched on. You’re so dead tired that you drag your ass upstairs and the second you hit the pillow you’re wide awake. Bloody hell hmmmm ladies?
Last night it was a million degrees in the house and for whatever reason I was the one sweating between the sheets instead of my hubby… I come downstairs and play zombie land on my Facebook, chat with some friends on the other side of the world and then think it wise to try to drag myself upstairs for sleep where I toss and turn for another two hours. Apparently my child knew that mom was up all night so he figured she must be wired off caffeine and that getting up early would be a great idea.
You look in the mirror and realize you have these beautiful bags below your eyes which could carry a weeks worth of groceries… great! These days there are SO many quick fixes in creams and magical wands which you can swipe under your eyes, but if you’re cheap like me (oh yes VanityMom is also super saver mom when it comes to money) you might not want to drop $20 + on a wand, or cream. So here some quickie under eye bag remedies:
Remedy one: do you have lavender oil? It can offer some gentle relief; In 2-½ cup water, add a few drops of lavender oil and mix well. Take two cotton balls and dip in this solution. Squeeze out the extra water and place the cotton balls over the eyes and let it sit for a bit
Remedy two: cucumbers (yeah cliché but they do work) they cool and smooth those under eye puffies pretty quickly
Remedy three (which I swear by): cold tea bags that are caffeinated, the cold bag and caffeine increases blood flow and will take down swelling. 5-10 minutes with a cold teabag on your eyes will leave you looking perky (even if you’re feeling like one of the living dead)