Sunday, 20 January 2013

What's on my bedside table

What's on my bedside table posts have became a total guilty pleasure for me to read - anything that combines home decor with beauty products in one post is right up my street! I like to keep my bedside table quite neat and clutter free as I'm quite a fussy sleeper. On top of being extremely sensitive to noise, if I see anything out of place I'll obsess about it until I have to get up and fix it - it's unbelievably annoying so it's just easier to keep my bedside table quite minimal.

I always keep a book, my iPad Mini, my phone (to use as my alarm clock in the morning) and my glasses on my bedside table.  At the moment I'm re-reading all of John Green's books before I go and see his tour in the Glasgow's Concert Hall which I'm unbelievably excited about.  If you haven't read any of his books, you definitely should.  My favourite is The Fault in Our Stars, which is now out on paperback - it made me laugh and cry the whole way through.  I also especially loved Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska.  When I got my iPad Mini for my Christmas, I was a little worried I wouldn't use it a lot, however it's pretty much not left my hands since Christmas morning.  I love using it for magazine subscriptions and watching You Tube videos (particularly on a lazy Sunday morning!).  It's the perfect size, and fits perfectly into my handbag if I'm taking it out with me.

I always keep this silver bowl I bought from Marks and Spencer on my bedside table and use it to keep the jewellery I wear daily in.  At the moment I have in it my Michael Kors watch, my 'N' necklace, small black studs from Topshop and a bobble and some kirby grips.  I almost always have a candle burning and at the moment I'm burning one from Next which is quite perfumed although the scent doesn't carry particularly far however I love it as it burns really evenly.

Beauty wise I keep it quite minimal.  I've been trying out some samples from This Works sleep range, and currently have been using deep sleep pillow spray and deep sleep stress less.  I love pillow sprays and this one from This Works is lovely - it's quite heavily scented with lavender which creates a lovely soothing and relaxing atmosphere.  Deep Sleep Stress Less is a roller ball that you apply to your pressure points, or you can apply some to a tissue and inhale the vapour.  While neither of these are miracle workers that send me instantly into a deep sleep, they both help clear my mind and create a relaxing environment to fall asleep in.  I noticed today that this set is down to £6 in Boots just now if you want to try them out!  I've also been using a Burt's Bees lip balm which is a lovely product but isn't the most moisturising lip balm I've ever tried (I need to find a good lip treatment that I can use overnight).  Lastly I have L'Occitane's Pivoine Flora hand cream which is absolutely beautiful.  It's very light and sinks in very quickly but leaves my hands extremely smooth and smelling beautifully of peony.

I would love to read any posts you've written about what you keep on your bedside table!

Love Nicola


  1. Ah that lampshade is lush!! ..your bedside table is waaay more organised than mine haha xx

    1. Thank you! It's from TK Maxx, I've got so many lamps and lampshades from there! Ha ha honestly it needs to be organised or I freak out! xx

  2. Your bedside table is so tidy! I am planning a post on mine once I make it look a little more presentable...x

  3. I really want to try some sleep remedies, as I have trouble sleeping on occassions. Only problem being is that I really dislike the scent of lavender! :-(

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  4. I love reading these posts, I wish I had a bedside table but there is just no more room in my room, plus it would be another surface for me to put clutter on lol :)

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