The Routine

Bedside Beauty




I like to have a little pampering session at the end of the day and I usually get the eyeroll from the boy asking “Is all that really necessary?”. Well my friends for me its an absolute must ! I have dry hands as it is so I slather on some L’Occitane hand cream, since this is a bit thicker than the other scents I tend to use it at night. The cuticles also get a little TLC using my Burt’s Bee Lemon Cuticle Butter or Elizabeth Arden’s 8hr Cream. I am guilty of being a lip balm hoarder ! Depending on my mood I have Jack Black Natural Mint lip balm, Fresh Sugar lip balm, Nivea Milk & Honey lip balm, Nivea Raspberry Rose Kiss lip butter, and Dior Creme de Rose lip balm to choose from. Out of all of them I’d have to say the most effective is the Jack Black lip balm, I love all the others but I just find that this heals my dry lips the best overnight. My most recent purchase is the Bath & Body Works Sleep Pillow Mist in Lavender and Chamomile. I’ve used it every night since I got it and it definitely helps. The scent is so soothing and relaxing, I sleep like a babeh! I keep my trusty Caudalie Beauty Elixir for an evening spritz to help with the whole winding down process. I am one to lay in bed and think of all types of things and suddenly I realize its 2am ! All these products seem to be helping a sista out and making me go off into lala land. I also keep two scents just because I usually shower at night and I will walk out of the bathroom and forget to spray something on. I like smelling clean so I have a small Jo Malone Cologne in Grapefruit and Fresh’s Citron de Vigne. They both seem to have the boys approval at the moment. I also have a sample of Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin body lotion for some extra moisture if I need it. All these sit in an empty Laduree macaroon box from my recent NYC trip. I’ve said many times, I re-use everything. I have a thrifted tea-cup where my hand cream and some lip balms sit in. For some more lip balm storage they also sit in a candle holder from Bath & Body Works. Moving on, I gotta have a candle by the bed and I have my lovely Diptyque Baies candle. I’ve lit this so many times and it’s still going pretty strong. My next cheeky purchase will most likely be their fig scented candle, so naughty I know. I always make sure to keep a pen and notebook within arms reach of course ! I have the notebooks from the Rifle Co. that I purchased at Target on my night table. I also have a book or two just in case I’m having a real bad night and all spritz’s and lather’s have failed. Last but not least I have a little flower arrangement to add a decorative touch! So unnecessary but necessary in the eyes of a true beauty junkie.

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