Beauty · July 16, 2016

Bedside Beauty

Before I catch the Z’s…

One of my favourite things to do before bed is have a good old sit-down post-bath pamper. When my make up is off, my face is cleansed- I can snuggle into my PJs and get down to some real TLC business. I tend to have a little stash of favourites next to my bed that I turn to again and again for those tiny ‘treat moments’, so I thought I’d share some of those with you (judging by size, I’m sure you can understand some have to sleep in my bathroom cabinet)- but you get the jist either way. Now sit back, relax, and let’s unwind!


Firstly, let’s talk balms! The one that I use for pretty much everything (be it cracked skin to dry lips) is this Leighton Denny Marvel Balm, which sees me through near enough everything. Paired with this L’Occitane Velvet Hands lotion (which is absolutely dreamy and lives in my handbag too), I can ensure that I am baby-soft before bed. Controversially, I also love painting my nails in bed (I know this runs the risk of duvet prints on them, but, FYI, this gal is a maverick). My current favourite painting partnership is the Chanel polish in Organdi and the incredible quick-dry drops from Deborah Lippmann (which help minimise any duvet damage too)! I also want to introduce you to this fragrance. I’m not one to wear perfume to bed- but because of it’s name (and the fact it’s one of my total favourites)- I had to include it. Named ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’ and smelling of ‘soft skin and bed linen’- this is my ultimate ‘do I have to get up?’ Fragrance, and smells as good as the feeling of a freshly made bed.

Next- masks and lotions! When I get the time I love a good mask and body treat before bed- and the number one post-bath contender definitely comes in the shape of this Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica body creme which is pretty much heaven in a little black pot. It’s indulgent and every time my mum steals some I pretty much bellow ‘WHAT IS THAT AMAZING SMELL?!’ My night time go-to come rain or shine is the Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser (super quick to absorb); and if I’m feeling super indulgent I love this Honey Mask from Fresh because nothing says treat like a face covered in honey, right? (and it’s super moisturising too. Ahem).



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