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Bedside Beauty.

posted on: 28 February, 2013

I don’t keep a lot of items on my bedside table, most of my beauty routine (makeup removal, moisturising etc) is done in the bathroom but I do keep a few things on the side to help to remember to do them (lips, eyes, hands – I’m talking about you). This is a little rundown of the products that have nestled nicely amongst the books, chargers and magazines.

This wonderful sample of NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil has been seeing me through winter and I couldn’t be more grateful, it’s a beautiful oil that gives skin all the nourishment it needs. I use this most nights and even mix it in with my foundation during the day too, it gives my skin this beautiful glow that I can’t even find the words to describe. I’ve actually been through quite a few of these sample bottles (it even has a little pump) which is the advantages of living in Space NK. I’m slightly put off the full size version as it’s rather expensive, even though I know I’ll use it. I umm and ahh over buying this every payday, but some how my need to eat always comes first. Dammit.
Another oil I keep on my bedside is this Garnier Ultimate Oil, a lil suhin’ I found in Boots recently and I have to say, it definitely rivals the premium versions I use. My favourite thing about this is the pump, it disperses a fine mist over a large area so you don’t even need to really rub it in – perfect for bedtimes when I’m feeling a bit lazy.

Next up, I start on the three products I try and slap on every night, the first being Lierac Diopti Cerne eye cream, a really light gel/cream that is perfect for dotting under eyes to help bags and dark circles over night. Keeping my eyecream on my bedside table ensures that I slap it on, I can be a bit forgetful sometimes and, once I’m in bed, there’s no way I’m getting out again for a tube of cream. I hope they’re repackaging these as I haven’t seen them anywhere – does anyone know?
Afterwards I put a slick of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on my lips, I don’t particularly love the smell of this but it’s fine for night as I’ll be comatose and unaware of anything. My boyfriend also uses this for his new tattoo so we’re a sheep-smelling dream at night-time, lemme tell you.
Finally, my This Works Perfect Hands is also a night time favourite as it’s rose-scented (not a fan of rose scents) and it sinks in instantly for perfectly smooth hands. Hand cream is essential for night time in my opinion!

Avene Eau Thermale is kept near my bed at all times, although I only ever really use it when I’m ill (which is often!) – it’s so refreshing and perks up your skin, too.

What do you keep on your bedside table?




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  • Tugba Seckin

    I need a new hair oil :) May need to give this is a try…

    http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.com/

  • Hearts&Crosses

    Really want to try the elizabeth arden 8 hour cream

    A little bit Unique

    x

  • Amy Chapman

    I need to be more organised with my bedtime routine! I’m always so tired and think, it’s ok, I’ll do it TOMORROW night… oops.

    Amy | The Little Koala

  • Millie

    These products look great, especially the Garnier oil! :)

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Allie Rahbek-Butler

    Definately need to try that body oil, im too lazy for cream at night too!
    Alliesbeauty.blogspot.com

  • Zandra May Grimshaw

    Really want to try the nude oil, looks like a handy little product to have!

    On my bedside table i keep my moisturiser because i literally just massage it in lay down in bed, that’s how lazy I am! And my trusty tub of carmex! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://rebeccalately.blogspot.com/ Rebecca Lately

    I love the NUDE Treatment oil, but gaaahh! I can’t bring myself to pay for a full-size. I’ve been using a sample size for quite a while. It’s so nice!

    I keep eye drops, lip balm (EOS lip balms), hand cream (Ahava Mineral Hand Cream), and . . . foot lotion! I don’t know if foot lotion is gross to talk about, but I keep Burt’s Bee’s Coconut Foot Cream in my bedside table drawer if I want an extra moisture on my tootsies before I go to sleep.

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      I know, it really is so much money! Just make friends with the people in Space NK, it’s the only way. Ooh that’s a good idea actually, I hate the feel of moisturised feet on carpet haha x

  • sof

    Very interesting post kate! thanks for sharing!

  • Stephanie

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    I have a brand new layout with “read more” style posts, let
    me know what you think! http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

  • Marianna

    Love your picks! I always keep my OPI avoplex hand cream, La Roche posay thermal water and Soap & Glory SMoothie star body milk.

    Beautyrockandroses.blogspot.com
    youtube.com/marianikool

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  • Maddy Cane

    All of these picks look so nice, I love the EA 8 hour cream too! xxx

    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jodie

    These look so luxurious! lovely post :)

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Little Miss Lifestyle

    I really want to try the Garnier oil! I keep lip balm, hand moisturiser and cuticle cream on my bedside table x

  • LIKE-ENCHANTED

    What beautiful pictures. I love it.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.blogspot.ca/ Kassandra Fairhall

    great post, haha I love your humor

  • sue

    Oh, lovely! I’ve been thinking about giving the Avene Eau Thermale a go… Hm, nice to hear someone mention it!

    http://sueliloquy.blogspot.com/

  • Miri

    I want to try that body oil. In my bedside table I only keep a lipbalm and books.

  • http://www.sophie-francesca.blogspot.com/ sophie francesca.

    I need to get that Garnier oil, anything that fuels my laziness and cuts out that awkward waiting-for-the-cream-to-dry time is a winner.

  • Beauty by MissAsh

    Love Avene Eau Thermale!
    xo
    My online beauty store: http://beautybymissash.blogspot.ca/

  • Andie

    I love Garnier, my favorite is their bb cream because I have this dark eye circle.

    Andie – Estheticiancareers.net

  • http://www.gemmameansjewel.com/ Gemma Antonia

    I need the Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil in my life! Also, I’ve never thought to mix a face oil with foundation but I’m definitely going to give it a go!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

  • MariaWellstead

    Well done Kate, you’ve inspired me to organise my bed-side table. Not an easy thing to do let me tell you ;)

    Maria

    http://www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk