Even though I do complete my evening routine an hour or so before bedtime, I like to keep a few things next to my bed. These are my last-minute beauty saviors; the products that aren’t necessary but come in handy nonetheless. My bedside beauty collection tends to grow every couple of nights because I tend to bring stuff into my bedroom ‘just in case’, which is why I need to sort it out every week or so just so I don’t get overwhelmed by all of the products. I like to keep everything in my bedroom as clean and empty as possible, just because I believe it’s way easier to fall asleep if everything is tidy and clean. Not all of these products get used every single night; they are there just in case.
The first prduct is the L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines Velvet Hand Cream. I’ve had this since October last year and I still haven’t finished it, so it’s really good value for money. My obsession with hand creams tends to get out of hand sometimes; my hands can get so so dry so I always need to have something hydrating on hand. I absolutely adore the scent of this- the scent of roses always seems to calm me down. I always seem to fall asleep right after I’ve applied this to my hands, even though this might just be because of conditioning, It’s very nourishing but sinks into my skin so easily, which means that the cream doesn’t transfer on my sheets and I always wake up with soft and supple hands.
The Origins Super Spot Remover is a product that has been a bedtime stash staple of me for over a year now; I absolutely love it. I only apply this in the evening because I find that it can dry the skin around the spot out a little bit much. This just magically makes spots disappear and makes them a lot less red and obvious, which I love. I do also really adore the scent of it!
Another Origins product; the Peace of Mind On The Spot Relief is something I can’t live without. This is a minty ‘stress relief serum’ that you can apply on pressure points to help you calm down. It might just be placebo-effect, but I also find that it really soothes my headaches. I sometimes take this with me on the go, because I get anxious really quickly; I just put a little bit on the inside of my hands, place my hands over my mout hand nose and inhale;. The scent is absolutely lovely and really calming, so this is perfect if you can’t fall asleep. I do also keep a little aromatherapy roller right next to it, which does almost the same as the Origins product but is a little bit less messy.
For eyes, I keep my Clinique All About Eyes Eye Serum. It has a little metal rollerball, which makes it really easy and fuss-free to apply, especially when you’re really tired and just want everything to go quick. The rollerball feels really refreshing and soothing, and I find that it really helps to calm down my sensitive eyes. I also just saw an article on Into the Gloss about this, which has definitely just made me love it even more- you can check it out right here!
The last product is what I like to call the ‘finishing touch’ to my routine; the Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm, which is an absolute holy grail product of me. I’ve had this little pot since December and it still hasn’t run out! The smell is absolutely amazing, the product is really moisturising and I find that it doesn’t have that ‘addicting’ effect that I found other lip balms had (when the product appears tob e moisturising your lips, but only seems to dry out your lips in the long term!). I like to let it sink in overnight and then wake up with lovely soft, plump lips the next morning- so sexy.
So what can we conclude from this blog post? I do love me some moisturising in the evenings, and I can’t live without my soothing stuff. I’m also terribly bad at burning candles, but hey, practice makes perfect, right? I like to look at this as my bedtime ritual; the familiar scents and movements guarantee a good night’s sleep. What are your bedside table essentials?