How to Look Fresh: My Official Entry to the Minute Maid Pulpy Orange Contest

Way before the days I actually learned how to properly apply makeup, my only trick in looking fresh was to sleep a good eight hours. No kidding. I'm sure you guys would agree with me when I say that this is probably the best technique in achieving a healthy, glowing skin.

Of course, there are other things one can do, like eat veggies, stop smoking (guilty as charged) and take vitamins but for someone who hates veggies, smokes and too lazy to take vitamins, sleeping is the only way to go.

After four days of no-work days, with me having plenty of time to sleep, I woke up to find myself in no need of much makeup for the first day of work in 2010.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 50, Ellana Mineral Foundation in French Vanilla LatteNARS  Blush in OasisMAC Brow Gel in Show Off, Revlon Liquid Eye Pen Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara, MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Fuschia Fix

See? It's possible to look au naturel with lots of rest! One of my goals this year is to stop depriving myself of sleep. That means less Facebook-ing, limited hours of reading (gah, I read too much stuff in the internet!) and less Tumblr-ing. My new lineup of activities include more reading because it actually stimulates my sleepiness as long as it's not chick lit or something funny, drinking milk at night, sniffing lavender-scented oils and never forgetting my eye mask because it always, always helps me sleep longer.

What about you? What's your favorite ' au naturel' beauty trick? Do share it with me and over at Sophie's page for a chance to win a SOFA Course worth Php 15,000 and Php 5,000 worth of Kiehl's products!