To say the last week has been busy does not even begin to cover it. Crazy days and nights, working, family time, the normal mundane jobs and so many exciting new opportunities are landing in my lap. Some mornings have started at 4am, doing a few hours of work before the little people wake up, and some late nights editing photos and adding content to client sites.
You would think that would make me tired. Well, I do fall into bed in a heap sometimes, but don’t often stay there for very long.
Sadly, I’m a terrible sleeper. In fact, I’m worse than my children! Once I wake up, that’s it and I can rarely get back to sleep. I’ve tried meditating, counting backwards from 300 in 3′s (thanks for that one Oprah) and in the end, I just give up and get up.
It’s not such a bad thing because it means I’m achieving things. Middle-of-the-night work seems to be my most productive. No children vying for attention, no background noise and the ability to drink an entire cup of HOT tea! It would be coffee, but our machine is too loud and I don’t want to risk the chance of waking anyone. That would ruin everything. The thought of instant doesn’t even enter my mind.
The downside of all of this is that my eyes give away the fact hat I’ve been up for hours. The grey saggy bags can be covered with makeup (thank goodness) but the burning feeling and droopy hoods give me away every time. Then I discovered a little secret.
When I was down in Melbourne for the Garnier Ambassadors program, the lovely team gave me a few products to try. I’m loving them so far, and so is Miss8 (she loves the Sugar Scrub, even though she doesn’t need it)! One thing that sat in the drawer until last week was the Caffeine Eye Roll On. This stuff is MAGIC and I’m disappointed I didn’t try it sooner! I roll some under my eyes when they’re feeling tired and glued shut, and there’s an immediate relief. I’m not sure exactly how it works, but I can tell you that it’s pure gold for this busy working mum. That heavy feeling is gone, and my eyes feel like they’ve had their own cup of glorious coffee all to themselves. The slits that were my eyes a few moments ago, are suddenly wide open and ready to work.
We all have crazy work schedules sometimes, and a little help is never a bad thing. This new secret green stick of magic is my ‘helper’. Would you like one for your make-up bag?
I spoke to the team at Garnier and asked if they’d share some of this busy-working-mums-magic-potion with you, my lovely readers, and they said YES! So five of you can try this elixir for yourselves.
Simply comment below about your busiest work day and what gets you through. Do you have a secret that can help the rest of us?
In the interest of disclosure: I was not paid by Garnier to write this, I have done so to share something that I really love. They gifted me the sample, and are also doing the same for 5 lucky readers.