The lovely Hannah from Not Another blog and I have teamed up to share our bedside beauty essentials with you. You can see Hannah’s go-to items in her post.
I don’t know about you but I always like to keep a few ‘bedside beauty essentials’ on my nightstand next to my bed.
While I do have a rather large collection of beauty products in my bathroom cabinet, I like to keep a smaller collection of my must-have items by my bed, so that they’re within easy reach as and when I need them. (Admittedly, this collection does sometimes get a little out of hand and I have to spend some time reducing it down so that my entire bedside table is not overtaken by beauty products.)
Today, I thought that I would share a sneak peek into the products that I like to keep by my bedside…
What are my must-have bedside essentials?
My go-to bedside beauty essentials are a combination of all of my favourite beauty brands and products
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm | £3.99 | I always like to keep a lip balm by my bed, so that should my lips dry out during the night, they don’t end up becoming chapped and sore. My go-to lip balm has to be Burt’s Bees original or vanilla bean. Not only do the Burt’s Bees lip balms smell amazing but they are also made from 100% natural ingredients – this is important as a large number of lip balms contain synthetic ingredients that can actually make your lips drier, whereas naturally-based products don’t tend to have this effect.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | £2.99 | For those times when I’m too tired or can’t be bothered to have a shower and use my in-shower facial cleanser from L’Occitane, my go-to is Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. It’s gentle on my skin, quick and easy to use, and doesn’t need washing off after use, making it ideal for my bedside beauty routine.
Baby Elephant Crochet Cleansing Pads | £1.50| In the hope of helping to save the planet, I opt to use reusable makeup cleansing pads, instead of single-use ones. My go-to reusable pads are crocheted, heart-shaped pads that gently remove makeup. They’re super easy to wash too – you just pop them in the washing machine with a little detergent and wash at 30 degrees, then air dry in the sun.
Lush Honey Bear | £5.95 | If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that I am a major Lushie, and one of my all-time favourite products has to be Honey Bear. This caramel-scented, cocoa and shea butter bar is the perfect bedtime accompaniment – I love using it to gently massage away the stresses and strains of the day. (Admittedly, I much prefer it when someone else is doing the massaging – aka The Fiance.)
Mirins Aromatherapy Body Balm | £22 | For those evenings when I’m feeling stressed out and I’m struggling to switch off, Mirins Aromatherapy balm is my go-to. It smells incredible and really helps me to calm down and switch off. I simply spread a thin layer of the balm onto the inside of each wrist and wipe the leftover residue onto my temples. If you’re someone who struggles to sleep, I would 100% recommend giving this a try – it works wonders!
L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream | £21.50 | I have found that as I’ve moved into my mid to late twenties, my hands get a lot drier than they used to. I always like to have a hand cream nearby, so that my hands don’t end up cracked and sore. I have found in the past that if I go too long without hand cream, I end up developing eczema on my palms and between my fingers. This unscented, shea-based hand cream from L’Occitane is wonderfully nourishing without being overly greasy – it soaks in quickly and doesn’t cause my eczema to flare up. (I have this hand cream in a range of sizes – the one pictured is the miniature version that I got in last year’s L’Occitane advent calendar.)
Figs & Rouge Hydra Activ Cream | £28.00 | I’m at that age now where I need to start taking my skincare seriously, and my current go-to product is Figs & Rouge Hydra Activ Cream which is a replenishing cream that is designed to not only offer long-lasting hydration but also to help protect against free radical damage that can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What I love about this face cream is the fact it’s so light and soaks in super quickly, leaving my skin soft, smooth and grease-free. Plus, the hydrochloric acid also helps to keep my acne at bay, which is a godsend.
Primark Hair Scrunchies | £1.00 | I have really long hair, which means that if I leave it down at night I either end up super hot or with a tangled mess of hair. So I always like to tie my hair up in a loose bun before bed, however, I’m aware that tight hairbands aren’t good for your hair, whereas scrunchies don’t tend to do as much damage, so I always like to opt for these. I came across these cute little scrunchies in Primark for a £1.00 and couldn’t resist picking a pack up.
Kleenex Water Fresh Wipes | £2.00 | I always like to keep a pack of wet wipes by my bed, as they’re super useful and you never know when you might need them. My current go-to wet wipes are Kleenex Water Fresh Wipes as they’re super gentle, dermatologically tested, quick-drying, and don’t leave a sticky residue. (FYI, I know these aren’t great for the environment – I am on the lookout for a biodegradable alternative.)
So there you have it, a guide to a few of my go-to bedside beauty essentials. What are your go-to bedside products? Let me know in the comment section below!
Don’t forget to check out Hannah’s bedside beauty essentials – she talks about some incredible products!