Zzzzzzzzzzzz. (This post is definitely in partnership with Dirty Lemon, but all ramblings and opinions are totally my own. I’m whispering this, so I don’t wake you. We coo?)
Sleep. SLEEP. Sleep.
Do you know this word I speak of?
Ring any snooze buttons? Ah, you might vaguely remember this “sleep” thing. Long before your spawny wee ones came along, and with them, the bleak, blurry-eyed zombie nights drenched with hourly feedings, leaving you resembling roadkill for two months straight?
Or, or! Before that, when you were in your forgiving, resilient 20s, and you (willingly!) stayed out at the grimy, smoky bars until last call, drinking cheap beer from a can and rocking out to your favorite indie band, through a dense, pretentious hipster fog of cigarette smoke? Remember those days?
Poor neglected sleep.
Poooor, sad, abandoned sleep.
Now me, I’ve always been an A+ sleeper. I take it SRRRSLY. As in, I fall sleep during every single movie ever.
Not really. I mean, yes – I do fall asleep during every single movie ever. But I am indeed really good about my sleep. And obnoxiously nerdy about it, too. Like, when anyone is staying over, I always get tired at 8pm and announce, “Gotta go let my skin cells turns over and restore themselves so I don’t look like Charlize Theron in Monster!”
(You’re like, WHEN IS SHE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT DRINK.)
Hold on! I’m getting there. I just need to take a nap first.
This DRINK. (also, those are Nat’s toes. ^ Just in case you’re barfing and wondering DEAR GOD what happened to your feet.)
Okay, so you know my unwavering love for Dirty Lemon, right? I’ve blabbed about them on the blog and IG a time or 40. They started off with only a detox beverage, which is honestly fantastic in itself. Truly. But they’ve recently expanded with a new line of beverages (!) – Detox, Energy, Skin+Hair, and Sleep. And I’m salivatingly desperate for them all. Wait, I’m desperately salivating for them all. Wait. I’ll think on it and get back to you.
The Sleep beverage is a drink that you sip/swig at night, before bed. Now, the deal-sealing ticket about these beverages is – they’re not like a regular, stiff detox, with a bunch of dumb limitations and lame denials. No, no. These drinks let you DO YOU, giiiirl.
Have your wine! Have your coffee! Have your pizza! Have your meth! (<–jay kay) Then have your sleep drink and call it Shirley. I mean good.
Let’s talk about the flavor of this drink.
In short – Bambi frolicking with a bunch of baby birds in an open flower field on a warm spring day. It’s like, floral! It’s definitely lemony. But not bitter. It’s almost . . . fresh. With an ingredient list including pretty words like Bulgarian rose otto, cold-pressed lemon juice, chamomile, passionflower and lemon balm, I get sleepy just typing the letters.
I really, genuinely love this Dirty Lemon drink. And I’m here to say, it works. I always seem to get super drowsy mid-drink, and have to gulp the rest so I can go plop my life in bed at 8pm.
I’m KIDDING, you guys!
The packs come in six, so you get a full week’s worth. I feel like it’s especially good to take before a big life event, or a huge trip. Swig swig swig, sleep sleep sleep, skin cells flippy flop flop flop, looking hot hot hot, conquer conquer conquer. You get me?
ALSO, I feel like the older I get, the more serious I take my sleep. A) I’m 40. I can’t be all willy nilly with my sleep habits. You don’t mess around with aging and skin cell turnover and Charlize Theron in Monster. And B) I have two hyper tykes to chase around all day, man. I neeeeed that natural cracked-out energy. (oxymorons give me life.)
Sleep is good. Sleep with Dirty Lemon’s sleep beverages is even better. (and this time I’m not talking about wine.)
Now, who wants to play catch with all these Z’s? (I’m awful.)