Every morning, my alarm clock and I fight. It plays its obnoxious little song starting at 7:30 a.m and continues between every five-minute snooze break until I bring myself to get out of bed. Sometimes I lie in bed and think of reasons not to get up. Lately, I have been convincing myself that my roommate is in the shower, so there’s no point in me getting up just yet. She’s never actually in the shower, but my brain has learned that half- awake sleep-deprived Melanie falls for it every time. This daily struggle to crawl out from underneath the warmth of my covers causes me to be in a perpetual state of running-late.
I’ve learned all the short-cuts. I can apply make-up and brush my teeth simultaneously and I have taught myself how to blow dry my hair and eat breakfast at the same time, but my one true lifesaver has been my discovery of headbands.
I’ve unsuccessfully attempted headbands my entire life. I’ve gone through phases but they’ve never really been my thing until recently. A few weeks ago, I bought a quilted black headband at Forever 21 for $2.80 because it was cheap and matched my Chanel bag. Ever since then, it has been love. I can wash my hair the night before, get up the next morning, straighten it, and throw on a headband in less than 15 minutes and I look stinkin’ amazing!
I have also noticed tons of celebrities wearing them on and off the red carpet. They are a great way to glamorize up-do’s without the drama of a tiara. Headbands are a god-send to us snooze-hitters too because they keep hair out of our eyes and oily roots under cover. Plus, they are way cuter than baseball caps!
I don’t know about you but I value every opportunity to sleep just a few minutes later and seize every chance I get to look fabulous. So, try a headband (if it matches your purse, even better!). You may find them as a great reason to hit snooze and just another way to be GORGEOUS!