Happy Hump Day: Give Yourself a Makeover (In the Nude!)

20 Oct

Happy Hump Day all! And now to continue on with my Hump Day series, we have our…(you guessed it)….drumroll…

Hump Day Lesson of the Day: When you have the apartment to yourself, give yourself a “naked makeover.” Hear me out. Today I woke up and was feeling a lack of motivation to get ready. Quite frankly, I could lounge in my comfy PJ’s and old slippers all day long. But I knew I shouldn’t (and wouldn’t). What could I do to get myself going? Well, step one was to get out of these ratty pajamas. And when I took off my clothes, that’s when I realized I had the apartment all to myself and the idea came to me: I can give myself a makeover…in the nude! If you find yourself in a similar predicament or just want to pretty-up (in a slightly scandalous way), read on…

Step 1: Lock all your doors. We don’t want the new neighbor interrupting to borrow a spatula or any surprise visits from UPS. 

Step 2: Disrobe…to the extent you feel comfortable in. I left on a lacy bra and undies, but go as bare or as conservative as you like!

Step 3: Lather up all over in your fave lotion! I love Victoria’s Secret Warm & Cozy lotion from the Pink collection. It smells like candy…mixed with winter. 

Step 4: Set the mood- light a candle, put on your favorite tunes. This is all about relaxation and Y-O-U!

Step 5: Throw your hair up in a high pony-you want your locks out of the way for this!

Step 6: Mix up a homemade facial: I like to mix 1/4 c. oats with just enough luke warm water to create a thick facial-like substance. Lather it all over your face, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Step 7: Do Something With your Mouth: I put on 30-minute teeth-whitening strips, but if you don’t have those, put on your fave pretty lip gloss, or freshen your breath with some mouth wash. You want to feel clean, fresh & delicious!

Step 8: Lay down! When do you ever just lay on your bed and not do anything? Well today you get to! Plop down and just wait 20 to 30 minutes for your facial/teeth whitening/whatever to do the job. Put down your laptop. Turn off your blackberry. Just be. Take a few deep breaths. Feels good, huh?

Step 9: Remove your facial/teeth whitening strips or anything else you have going on! Your makeover is complete : ) 

Step 10: Throw on a cute outfit and embrace the day! See getting out of your PJ’s was as easy as 1, 2, 10! ; )


6 Responses to “Happy Hump Day: Give Yourself a Makeover (In the Nude!)”

  1. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle October 20, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I LOVE doing this. Usually on a Sunday afternoon I put some mud on my face, some deep conditioning treatment in my hair, and some cukes on my eyes. Nothing like a makeover!

  2. violetsage October 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Love it!

  3. Smash @ Appreciate The Now October 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    One of my favorite things is to take a long bath then curl up in my soft sheets with my smooth, freshly-shaven legs. Bliss!

    • healthychicks October 21, 2010 at 11:22 am #

      @AppeciateTheNow That sounds absolutely heavenly!

  4. Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com October 21, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Found you via Boston Sports Woman. Welcome!

    • healthychicks October 21, 2010 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks Jenn! Hope you continue reading : )

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