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In a way, these are general ‘sleep hygiene’ tips, no, not washing your sheets everyday but tips on how to get your head down, get a restful sleep and to wake up feeling (and looking) vaguely human.


Beauty Kitchen Products – Oil

They are an independent UK company who try to be as sustainable and natural as possible. This oil is wonderful for taking makeup off with, to give the face a quick massage with and to nourish skin. No more waking up looking like a dried up Mummy, with curiously puffy eye bags.


Before I go to sleep I watch an episode of 90210, Lucifer or You Tube makeup tutorials by Wayne Goss, with the screen dimmed. If my eyes aren’t too tired I’ll read a character driven novel. Anything that’s interesting but not taxing.

Healthy Crisps

I always find I need salty food to soak up the sugary alcohol I’ve had. It also means I don’t wake up starving but too tired to make breakfast/lunch. I find the crunching really relaxing as i carry a lot of tension in my jaw.

Oil Based Lip Balm

Skin needs both oil and moisturiser so I apply this before it’s needed. I’m such a mouth breather at night XoD


How do people sleep without their hair tied back, how!?  When I do that, it wraps around me like a Face-hugger from Alien and then I wake up with it looking like statically charged spaghetti.

HYDRATE! (Waiting for my new flask to arrive)

I always have weak, sugar free cordial (water just goes straight through me) to sip before I go to sleep, throughout the night and before I get up in the morning. This stops me feeling shite, keeps my skin clear and reduces eye bags and ‘desert mouth.’


Before I started this routine I used to wake up with a really flushed face, crazy hair, bloating, bone-dry skin and feel more tired than when I went to bed! This has made a significant difference to my morning chronic fatigue and mental health; most days I’ll happily get up at 11.00am, rather than dragging my sorry arse out of bed at 1.00-2.00pm like I used to.



5 responses to “Hangover Prevention and Selfcare Bedtime Routine”

  1. Hunida Avatar

    Ooo, I’ve never heard of Beauty Kitchen Products, their brand & that oil sound awesome. Salty foods & water after a long night of drinking are necessities. What is a cordial?? & I’ve never heard of oil based lip balm, I gotta try it! 😛 I hate being wrapped up in my hair when I sleep so I always lay all of it upwards off my neck, the scrunchies bother me at night!


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      No wonder takeaways do so well 😁 I tie my hair pony tail really low so it’s in the nape of my neck and feel weird without it now. Just any hemp or almond oil is good. Erm, cordial is like concentrated juice that you add lots of water to, then it tastes like a healthy juice box I suppose. 😃

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      1. Hunida Avatar

        That’s so true, the fast food drive thrus are always full after 2 AM. I wouldn’t be able to sleep with my hair on my neck like that! & I’ve gotta look up cordial & see if I can taste some now!


      2. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Haha! It’s very underwhelming but healthier than Sunny D, Gator Ade etc. Lol

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  2. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    WATER. This is my secret tip always.

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