Beauty Sleep, Interrupted

Published in: Just For Fun


G’morning, girls! I hope you got your beauty sleep last night. I was up late partying with C. Bale (I wish; don’t tell El Hub, LOL!).

Tabs says hi! He’s in the doghouse today because he was naughty yesterday. He kicked kitty litter all over the floor and felt like meowing all night long.

With my help he put together this little story that he hopes you enjoy. :)

The Beauty Benefits of Milk

In addition to promoting better sleep, milk’s beauty-related benefits include…
BONES: Milk can significantly reduce the risk of bone disease and fractures.
PMS: Calcium may reduce the symptoms of PMS (PMS symptoms reduced after three months for a majority of women taking 1,200 mg of calcium per day).
SLEEP: Milk helps promote better sleep.
TEETH: Milk helps reduce the risk of cavities (with normal brushing, flossing, check-ups and cleanings).
HAIR: Milk helps promote healthy hair.
MUSCLES: Milk helps rebuild muscles.
NAILS: Milk helps with stronger nails.

Try These Milk Beauty Recipes

Milk has been used throughout history as a beauty treatment. OG beauty diva Cleopatra was famous for taking milk baths for her skin. Here are a few easy, do-it-yourself milk beauty recipes to try at home. NOTE: If you’re allergic to milk or are lactose intolerant, you should skip these!

1. A Milk Bath for Smooth, Soft Skin

Add 2-4 cups of fresh milk or buttermilk to your bathwater as you fill the tub. Soak for 20 minutes. Gently rub with a washcloth or loofa to slough away dead skin. Rinse thoroughly after soaking.

2. A Gentle Facial Scrub

Gently massage your face with a mixture of one teaspoon of powdered whole milk and one teaspoon of honey. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.

3. A Makeup Remover

Grab a small bowl and mix together one tablespoon of whole milk with a few drops of sweet almond oil. Gently dab the milk and oil mixture onto your face with a cotton ball or pad. Then, using a fresh piece of cotton, wipe away your makeup. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Thanks to some warm milk, I did manage to get my beauty sleep last night. :)

I hope you had a great night. Are you ready to tackle Tuesday with me?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Eru says:

    OMG, Karen!
    That comic is SO~ CUTE!!!!! :D
    I’ll have to try the facial scrub recipe. :)
    Hugs!

  2. Adina says:

    That definitely helped me start my day with a smile. Thanks Karen :)

  3. Julia says:

    you crack me up! so cute!

  4. PJ says:

    Too cute! and that’s exactly what’s happening to me *everyday*, at 4:00am sharp D:

    I’ll try the facial scrub, thanks for the recipe! But I can feed milk to my kitty, I think she’s lactose intolerant D:

  5. nyspender says:

    This is me EVERY NIGHT! My cat, Bullitt, wakes up at 4 or 5 AM and he feels I should be up too, so he comes and does whatever it takes to wake me up (licks my face, chews on my hair, bites my nose) Beauty sleep is a thing of the past for me… thank goodness for makeup!

  6. Dao says:

    This is so cute! Marvel comics need to enlist you to their team. Or maybe DC, so you can be close to Batman :)

    I did not realize Tabs is such a big cat. He’s as big as your upper body. Who took all of the pictures? The close-up of Tabs is adorable. And btw, how can a cat be in a dog house? That’s just a rhetoric question, you don’t need to answer ;)

  7. Elle says:

    This was such a cute start to my day :) Tabs is too cute–love the sleeping picture of you two! Glad you got your sleep, Karen!

  8. cloudburst says:

    I love your kitty he’s so cute!

  9. Alyssa says:

    Awwwww…what a great way to start my day! Tabs is a cutie, makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to cats :(

  10. Megan says:

    LOL too cute Karen…Yeah I’m so not a milk girl…I can only get down skim milk…and then it’s not that often. I do eat my yogurt though. I think I probably should pick up some viactiv chews…I used to take them, but i’ve gotten lax about it.

  11. melissa says:

    Karen, this is the coolest thing evar!!!! and you even have milk beauty tips!

    Thank you for making my morning brighter Karen. I SO NEED it today!

  12. Anna says:

    Awwwwww, Karen thats sooo cute !!!

    Love the milk tips too ! Oh if you can get it Pearl powder and a teaspoon of milk is a fab mask to brighten your complexion and ease redness of the skin and spots.

  13. Brittany says:

    lol, that made my smile.
    I feel your pain, on occasion my cat likes to be obnoxious (like at 4 o’clock this morning) and he jumps up on my bed and runs across the top of my pillow. Occasionally he’ll just plop down on my head. It’s pretty ridiculous and drives my BF nuts. :P

  14. Elena says:

    Karen!

    That cat is too cute! I love the story. :D I’m lactose-intolerant, so I can’t enjoy too many of the tips, but it’s a fun read nonetheless. I don’t have a cat, but my family has a dog and, whenever I visit, she pretty much does the same thing until I tuck her into bed with me (lol) so I’m with you on the sleep thing.

    Have you guys officially adopted Tabs yet? :)

  15. Jess says:

    Tabs is a cute cat! Give him a big hug for me, Karen.

    My mom used to do milk baths all the time when I was a kid. I just realized I haven’t had one in years. Yippee! I have something to look forward to treating myself tonight.

  16. Glosslizard says:

    Girl, you are brilliant! :D

    You should totes sell that to the Dairy Council and collect a hefty sum! Convert milk into Chanel (talk about a cash cow — yuk yuk)! ;)

  17. hazeldazel says:

    awww, so cute! Watch out though, he might figure out that waking up Karen = yummy treats!

  18. Nell says:

    You are great! I really enjoyed that. And I love your cat!

  19. Josay says:

    This story happen to me all the time !!!

    I very enjoy your “kind of” cartoon … which program to you use to do this?

    Have a good beauty sleep lol :-)

  20. Tekoa says:

    Favorite. Post. Ever. You and Tabs get the award for ultimate cute coolness.

    Luna interupts my beauty sleep by dragging a shoe string around my room and “MmrrrMmrrrr”-ing loudly. She wants me to wake up and play fetch.

  21. kia says:

    cute story!! these days i haven’t been getting good sleep at all. i need to hit the track and try some(chocolate) milke before bed =(

    kias last blog post..Yummy411:Pink Bronze and Purple FOTD

  22. Tanya says:

    *gigglefits*
    This was ADORABLE, WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And, truth be told, I’m not a cat person but Tabs got it goin’ on :D

  23. Karen B says:

    I have heard of milk with almond oil as a cleanser and I think that’s the only way I’ll get milk near me. I don’t drink milk, haven’t done so for over two years for my voice. It causes a lot of slime on my vocal chords which is a big no-no for singing classes and my college (I follow English and Music and have a lot of choir classes and stuff). I do drink soy chocolate milk with extra calcium to get my protein fix.

    Karen Bs last blog post..Picspam: Valerenga – Liverpool FC August 5th 08

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Big hugs back! How is your second book going in the Twilight series?

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Adina,

    Aww… glad to hear that. Have a great day!

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Julia,

    Thanks! Really, Tabs is the mastermind. :)

  27. Karen says:

    Hi PJ,

    What’s your kitty’s name? And what does she look like? LOL, I sound like I’m trolling for a date for Tabs.

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Nyspender,

    That’s so cute… I bet it’s not cute at 5 am, but nonetheless, really cute. Does he ever bite your chin? Tabs is quite fond of that.

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Yah, he’s a good 10 pounds and like 85% stomach. The vet says he doesn’t need to lose weight though. He’s just a husky boy!

    Hope you’re enjoying your day. :)

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Thanks! He’s quite the lil’ monster at night, but because he’s cute he sure gets away with a lot.

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    :) Thank you. Hope you’re having a good day!

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Alyssa,

    Thanks! :) Even though you are allergic to cats, do you have any other pets?

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Me too! I have an old box sitting in the cupboard somewhere. Speaking of Vitamins — it’s time for some Emergen-C! I gotta thank you for introducing that into my life. I really feel like they make a difference in my energy level.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    :) You’re welcome! I hope your day has been going well and that you’re smiling.

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Great tip! Where you usually buy Pearl powder?

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    LOL! Crazy kitties! Why do they always want to party at the most inopportune times?

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    That’s so cute that you tuck your dog in… awww! I grew up with dogs and I miss having one. Well, we haven’t officially adopted Tabs… yet. He still is over morning, noon and night, so he’s still practically my cat. The vet told me that he doesn’t have a microchip so when I take him back for booster shots in a few weeks hopefully I can get him chipped then! :)

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Jess,

    Tabs gives you big kitty hugs back. :) Enjoy your milk bath. Sounds like it’s going to relaxing!

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    HA! You crack me up. :)

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Hazeldazel,

    LOL, oh boy! I hope he doesn’t put two and two together…

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Nell,

    Thanks! Tabs would like to take full credit for the comic.

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    Aww, I was wondering how Luna was doing. Is she helping with the wedding planning? ;)

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Kia,

    Oh no! I feel your insomnia pain. Do you drink coffee? For me it helps to not drink caffeine after a certain time…

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Tanya,

    Funny thing is I’m not either! Tabs has turned me into one! :)

  45. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    That’s interesting. I know singers always have interesting drink concoctions… my voice teacher had this weird one with some stinky herb that she swore was the greatest stuff ever. I can’t remember the herb but I tried to drink it once and I just couldn’t because it smelled like stinky socks.

  46. ponikuta says:

    Hey Karen,

    I am testing out this comment and Tabs is so cute !!

    xoxo

  47. Karen says:

    Ponikuta!

    YAY! It worked. :)

  48. Lehea says:

    That is too funny and cute! I drink Lucerne 2% too. Hehe! :P

  49. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Thanks. :) You got an eagle eye, girl!

  50. Tiera says:

    Despite the loss of sleep, it looks like you had fun anyway! I hope you didn’t have to wake up the DH to snap the photos!

  51. rita says:

    thanks for making my day a little better! I hope you do something like this more often, I loved it :D

  52. ParisB says:

    LOL… I love this comic and the way you slipped the milk recipes into it. I’m not into cats but Tabs is pretty cute too! :)

  53. lindsay says:

    YOUR COMIC IS JUST TOO CUTE!

  54. Ditte says:

    That’s cute :)
    My cat, Fart, does the same every night – not so cute. At just about 3 am. 2 hours before my alarm clock goes off – and I barely fall asleep again before that happens. So he’s eternally in the doghouse ;)

  55. Heidi says:

    that was really adorable. Your blog always makes my day. <3

  56. Karen B says:

    Lol. It’s not concotions for me but just being careful what I eat/drink. vocal hygiëne is important to me as it does make a BIG difference. There are singers for whom it hardly matters but unfortunatly I’m not one of them. So no coffee (don’t like it anyways), no milk, limit soda (anything sparkling really) and alcohol (I just don’t drink it at all) and I should hold off the chocolate which is very bad for your voice but I refuse to give that up. lol. Even I have my limits ;)

    Karen Bs last blog post..Picspam: Valerenga – Liverpool FC August 5th 08

  57. Anna says:

    Hi Karen

    You can get pearl powder in chinese herbal medicine stores and I think online too.

  58. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen!

    LOL, this cracked me up :) Love it!

  59. nyspender says:

    Karen,
    oh yes, he bites my chin! He also bites it when we’re cuddling. I understand they’re showing their affection, but man it hurts sometime!

  60. Lydia says:

    ahaha that was so cute!

  61. Jessica F. says:

    You do not disappoint … EVER!

    After a long day, a pulled muscle, and an inexplicable 3lb weight gain, you brought tears of laughter to my eyes.

    Thank you! I needed that more than you can imagine.

  62. Marisol says:

    OMG… I can’t stop laughing. You are informative and funny.

    Marisols last blog post..…And Now You Know

  63. betsy says:

    Awww, how cute! Tabby obviously knows the benefits of milk!

    betsys last blog post..Memories from France II: l’embarras du choix

  64. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    Oh, Tabs has his way of getting his pictures! Sneaky cat!

  65. Karen says:

    Hi ParisB.,

    Thank ya! The funny thing is, I’m not really a cat person either. Tabs has proven to be a very special feline.

  66. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    Thank you! ;)

  67. Karen says:

    Hi Jeannie,

    Aw, thanks girlie!

  68. Karen says:

    Hi Ditte,

    Oh boy! What a naughty kitty. Why do they always want to party at the most inopportune times?

  69. Karen says:

    Hi Heidi,

    Thank you for that lovely compliment, girlie. *You* just made my day!

  70. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    LOL, chocolate is a lot to ask to give up. I don’t think I could let that one go, either!

  71. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Oh good! Next time I go to Chinatown I will go looking for it. Thanks!

  72. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    :) Thank you! Glad to have made ya laugh!

  73. Karen says:

    Hi Nyspender,

    Ha, Tabs does the same thing but with my hand and my wrist. Another funny thing he does is that he likes to chase pant legs. He doesn’t really understand the concept of pants. It’s really funny!

  74. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    Thank you!

  75. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica F.,

    Oh, sweetie! Glad to know that it cheered you up. Take care of that muscle (I so feel your pain), and I hope you feel better soon!

  76. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    LOL, it was all Tabs’ doing! He was truly the mastermind.

  77. Karen says:

    Hi Betsy,

    Thanks! Yes, he does. He just loves it! :)

  78. Lilan says:

    So cute, Karen – I love the comic! Uber creative as usual and helps me get through the late night with a smile.. maybe it’s time for warm milk for me in order to get to bed!

    Tomorrow is Thursday and I can’t WAIT for the weekend!!

    Lilans last blog post..Fall Trend: Dark Lips with Smashbox

  79. jenna says:

    i hope that’s lactose free milk or soy milk, because cats are lactose intolerant. :\

  80. RonyaLii says:

    What a a wonderfull cat ^^ . i never seen tabby cat with bad personality, thats why i love tabbys so much . i got striped tabby cat too, but he died last year :( And After that lost im so afraid to get new one . we could him a Нытик (that means crybaby in russian) , couse he was always meowing when he was happy .
    http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii165/felisii/Nitik/
    he was cat of my life , i always show him to people , so everyone could know, how amazing and cute cats can be .

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