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Self-care app Shine's sleep feature retells classic '90s movies in a soothing audio book

Self-care app Shine's sleep feature retells classic '90s movies in a soothing audio book

"As if!"

Text: Janice Sim


Somehow, they don't make rom-coms like the '90s anymore. Classics like Clueless where we could watch Alicia Silverstone waltz in her yellow plaid two-piece just about the hundredth time. We know the plot, the iconic one-liners by heart, and basically how the story ends. But it's a comfort we keep revisiting.

Self-care app Shine taps on that familiarity — with its new Sleep Stories, that retell iconic '90s films (like Clueless, Rachael Leigh Cook's She's All That and Love and Basketball) in a meditative state. First up, the story begins with a body scan meditation — allowing you to be conscious of every single part of your body. This action relaxes your entire body — physically and emotionally.

Shine sleep app

You're then instructed to release any remaining tension you might have before the app continues with positive affirmations. Reinforcements like "You're all that" act as empowering statements, making you feel valued and confident at the end of the day. After all that, the chick flick commentary i.e. the movie finally begins with the aide of a soft-speaking narrator, against the backdrop of placid meditative music.

All this to lull you to good REM slumber. In case the creators of Shine are reading this: We'd like to listen to The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You and Sixteen Candles. Please and thank you. 

Now available on iOS. 

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