My Brush with Fame and Shhh Silk Pillowcases

Posted by on September 12, 2016



I’ve heard about people sleeping on silk sheets, and I always imagined it to be like wearing satin boxer shorts.

I imagined the sheets sticking to me when I was even the slightest bit warm.  I imagined slip sliding around on them in summer, then being remarkably like sleeping on cold concrete in winter.

But that’s satin, which I’ve since realised is completely the opposite experience to silk.  (this is where you insert the sound of the penny dropping).


The Kardashian’s were onto something when they asked for some Shhh Silk pillowcases.

My first experience with Shhh Silk

I popped my very first pair of Shhh Silk pillowcases on our lumpy pillows, with my husband looking at me as if to say; “Are we really doing this? Are we really doing this after you threw out every satin nightie and pair of boxer shorts in the house?”

Heck yeah we’re doing it.

It’s marble, for starters.  It’s silk.  It’s supposed to reduce the amount of wrinkles I wake up with.

And this is about as close to famous as I’m ever gonna get, so um….. yeah they are going on NOW.

I was smitten.

I am smitten.

Shhh Silk pillowcases embraced my head faster than I embrace a moment’s peace on the toilet.

Seriously, I put my head down and instantly I felt comfortable despite the fact that we are well overdue for new pillows.

They’re not slippery at all.  I didn’t get sweaty.  I didn’t stick to them, and they didn’t stick to me.  Me and my marble patterned, silk pillowcase got along beautifully for an entire night.

Who said romance was lost in the bedroom when you’ve got 5 kids constantly walking into your room? (that would be me).

It was like… sleeping on silk sheets.  I told you – smitten.


The morning after

You could say the morning after our first encounter was the opposite of awkward.  I didn’t see my ugly pillow poking it’s lumpy head out the end of the pillowcase, which usually looks like a mangled rag.

Because they ZIP UP.  Genius.

Which also made them sit beautifully when I made the bed (right up until the kids threw all the pillows off the bed 5 minutes after I made it).

While I may have secretly hoped to look a little bit like a Kardashian when I looked in the mirror after sleeping on Shhh Silk pillowcases, I didn’t resemble one of them in the slightest.  Bummer.

On the plus side, one side of my head didn’t look like a crumpled piece of paper.  Winning.

My smitten was smitten.


The next step

One of my biggest fears when committing to new bedding is not being able to put it in the washing machine.  Or (dum dum dum…..) THE DRYER.

Because when you do 89745 loads of washing for a family of 7 each day, ain’t nobody got time to be handwashing pillowcases, or waiting for them to dry on a cold, wet day.

They wash beautifully, and went in the dryer with no problemos.

Sorry husband, I’ve got a new lover in my bed.

I’ll also be gifting them from now on to any of my friends who move into a new house, become engaged, get married, have a new baby – basically any major milestone that requires a gift, heads up people – you’ll be getting Shhh Silk pillowcases from me because check out how they arrive.


Stunning huh.

I’m no history guru but I’m almost certain that people have been raving about silk sheets for thousands of years (please correct me if I’m wrong, but keep in mind I do tend to exaggerate 8943 times per day).

So I’m on the silk sheets bandwagon, kicked off with Shhh Silk pillowcases.

Think I’ll get the plain set next.  Or maybe the black marble?


What the heck, better just get all of them just in case one set makes me look a little more like Kim K, right?

Marble Pillowcases: Shhh Silk
Quilt Cover: Adairs
Black throw and white faux fur rug: Kmart
Snow Cushion:  Curtain Wonderland
Watercolour Wall Art: Toucan
Side Table: Lime Tree Kids
Round Cushion: Target
Black Chair: Super Amart

PS- In the interest of being open and transparent:  this awesome product was gifted to me.  But all opinions and expressions in this post are my own, and honest.  No payments were taken for this post.