February 06, 2014

Bedside Beauty

bedtime beauty products

In true blogger fashion, every stage of my day has grown into some form of mini beauty routine (any excuse eh?), and my pre-bedtime ritual is no exception. My bedside table is stuffed with products and notebooks that help me wind down and get ready for bed, so what better way to kick-start your day than to have a sneak peek into how I end mine...

Bedtime wouldn't be bedtime without a candle and the Jonathan Ward Fig Ultimatum Candle* is the perfect evening scent for me. I'm not a big lavender fan and most 'bedtime' scents seem to always have lavender, but this one is a perfect deep fig scent. Just always remember to blow it out before you go to sleep! I always start my bedtime routine by looking over any to do lists and planning the following day. I try and only ever have three diaries/notebooks on the go at any given time, even though the stationary addict in me would prefer about twenty! I have my blog notebook, my beloved filofax and then a little mini notebook for any to do lists I have. Then obviously there is a selection of pens...because who doesn't love having a selection of pens?

teapigs teabags

Once my note taking and planning is done it's really time to be selfish and relax, and what better way to do that than with a cup of tea and a magazine? My lovely new cup is from Anthropology and I am currently sipping on one of my Teapigs teabags, from the sample pack Sami got me for Christmas. The chocolate one is AMAZING! My current reading material is Allure magazine, which I'm sure most of you are familiar with, it's a beauty mag from across the pond in the states and it never disappoints. I would recommend any beauty lovers to try and pick a copy of this up whenever they can.

bedtime beauty products with Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, Macadamia Nourishing Oil Treatment, Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and L'Occitane Pillow Mist

Finally it's onto the products, I always slather on a heavy layer of lip balm before bed and recently the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips* has been my balm of choice. Its so moisturising that even the driest of lips would be softened with this stuff, plus it's quite the multi purpose product so it's good for cuticles or any other dry patches. Then I pop a little drop of the Macadamia Nourishing Oil Treatment* through the ends of my hair, as I have really long, dry hair. This helps keep it hydrated throughout the night, meaning smoother ends in the morning, result. The Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream has been a firm favourite here on Beauty Aesthetic for years, this is one of the only hand creams that actually makes a visible difference to my hands every time I apply it. Finally I give my pillow a spray with the L'Occitane Pillow Mist, this stuff smells incredible and not a hint of lavender in sight. 

I think you can tell a lot about people from what they keep in their bedside table...mines definitely highlights that I have a stationary and cosmetics addiction, but we knew that already didn't we?


  1. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:34

    Thanks so much Nicola, it's a little second hand bargain I found years ago. You should definitely try the oil it's great. - L xxx

  2. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:34

    In my opinion you never need an excuse to buy stationary, the more the merrier! Thanks for reading Mel - L x x x

  3. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:34

    Thank you! I have such a soft spot for nicely printed cups. - L x x x

  4. Your lamp is absolutely beautiful! I love the Macadamia range but have yet to try the oil - will need to add it to my wish list! x

  5. I need a bedtime routine like this, it might actually help me sleep earlier than 3am. I'm just using this as an excuse to buy too much stationery.


  6. Lets Talk Beauty14 March 2014 at 12:34

    I love your Tea cup & lamp!
    My bedside table has such a mix of products on - I love the Dr Lipp nipple balm, its perfect for these cold winter nights. Keeps my lips in tip tip condition



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