A good night's sleep is something we all strive for, but don't always achieve. If you're like this beauty chick, you might lay awake for hours each night rehashing the events of the day, thinking about finances, envisioning the way your favorite nail polish will look after your manicure tomorrow. But unfortunately all this not-sleeping can definitely take a toll on your skin and, of course, your undereye circles. So I was really excited to try out Bath By Bettijo's Lavender Sleep Mask -- not only because I want to feel like Holly Golightly or Carrie Bradshaw with a chicer-than-chic sleep mask on, but because this one is infused with lavender to help falling asleep become easier.
The design alone grabbed me -- one side is a vibrant violet, while the other is patterned in a glamorous black-and-white zebra design. Each side is crafted in lustrous silk charmeuse that feels amazing against the skin -- it doesn't chafe or rub at all. Hidden over each eye is a lavender blossom pouch to aid in deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. I tried out the mask for a solid week to see if I would in fact fall asleep faster and actually stay asleep for long enough to feel rested in the morning.
I have to say this really helped me. Not only did it block out all of the annoying light from my surrounding neighbors' apartments (gotta love living in New York where the apartments are so close, you can reach out and touch your neighbor through the window), but the scent of lavender was so soothing that I found my breaths becoming deeper and more even almost as soon as my head hit the pillow! No more was I laying awake for hours on end, wishing I could just fall asleep already. Instead I was waking up when the alarm went off after at least seven hours of really good, deep sleep!
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