Every girl has her bedside beauty stash, the products we “need” pre or post bedtime. I love a little duvet pamper time – hands, feet, lips, you know the drill. Some come, some go, but these are the members I need in my “bedside brigade”.
Elizabeth Eight Hour Cream £11.75/50ml here
First up, the longest serving member of the “bedside brigade”. My wonder product. I have one in my handbag, one on my desk and this one at my beside. I slap it on my lips, eyebrows and any dry/sore patches... plus this cute limited edition tin is very bedside-table-worthy.
Soap and Glory Heel Genius £5.50/125ml here
When you think about it, our poor feet probably work harder than any other body part, but do they get much TLC? Nope! I’m making a concerted effort this year to look after mine and who knows, by summer, they may be sandal ready. Most nights I massage in a generous layer of Heel Genius, slip on my Liz Earle cotton socks and let it do its magic whilst I sleep.
Liz Earle Hand Repair £9.50/50ml here
This is my current favourite hand cream and it’s gonna take some beating. It’s rich and silky and glides on smoothly, plus it has the most amazing aromatic scent. I slap it on my hands, cup my nose and breathe in the fumes. If my hands are extra dry I’ll pop on some cotton gloves over the top. I picked up a pair in the Body Shop sale for £2.
Badger Sleep Balm from £3.99 here
Hands and Feet taken care of, it’s time for relaxation. Sadly you can’t buy sleep in a tin, but this dreamy night balm is rich with precious oils to calm, encourage, cheer and relax restless wanderers. Rosemary is the traditional herb for clear thinking, confidence, and memory. Bergamot is mentally uplifting, and Ginger is strengthening and confidence-inducing. Balsam Fir is refreshing, like a walk in the woods, while Lavender is the traditional sleep herb: fresh and relaxing. This balm is perfect for those nights when you can't seem to stop the mind chatter! I massage it into pressure points – wrists, temples, neck, chest – breathe in. Relax.
To help keep the clutter down I keep it organised on this pretty glass tray, which was a charity shop find (thanks Mum) and also stores my cute everyday jewellery storage, aka a vintage tea cup and saucer (thanks Mum-in-law).
What do you have on your bedside table?