Sunday, 13 September 2015

My Bedtime Beauty Essentials & Routine

Bedtime Beauty Essentials

As it's been a little over a year since I last shared my bedtime essentials (here is that original post), I thought that I would rectify that today by sharing the products that have recently made their way onto my bedside cabinet and I have a feeling that most of them will be there to stay for quite some time.

When it comes to the first step in my bedtime beauty routine it's all about the La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel*. Admittedly, it did take a while for me to jump onto the micellar water bandwagon but as soon as I tried this soothing and hydrating gel I knew that I wouldn't be going back to using cleansing wipes ever again (okay so I do still use them occasionally when I'm realllly tired but at least I don't use them every night anymore). The gel is just so gentle on the skin and like every other La Roche-Posay (LRP) product that I've tried in the past, it has completely blown me away. 

Next up in my routine is a brand new addition and that's the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme*. Having heard a lot of great things about the Ole Henriksen brand, without having tried any of their products before, I was really excited to see what this product would do for my skin and boy, has it impressed me. It's such a wonderfully rich cream which really has worked wonders for me and my skin whilst I'm catching my forty winks. It does take about fifteen minutes for it to fully sink into the skin but once it does it doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky or tacky in the slightest. Every morning when I wake up now all I can do is remark (to myself mostly) at the improvement in my skin since I started using this. I'm currently stroking my face, which is honestly the smoothest it has ever been, as I write this very paragraph. It's just too soft not to. 

I then follow this up with a little dab of Clinique's All About Eyes De-Puffing Eye Massage. I'm coming to the end of this little mini of the eye cream, which I got as part of the Clinique Moisture Favourites Set last year (review here), and I have a feeling that I will definitely need to invest in the full size of this product when it does inevitably run out.

Then I turn my attention to two areas of my body which tend to cause me a little bit of bother, especially in the colder months and they are my lips and my hands. When it comes to keeping my lips moisturised and crack-free, I've been loving the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Lip Serum. Plus it doesn't hurt that it leaves my lips smelling of coconut. After that I slather on some of Soap & Glory's Hand Food. I've certainly mentioned on more than a few occasions now just how much I adore Soap & Glory and in particular their fantastic Hand Food and for that reason it will probably always be the one hand cream that I can rely on to keep my hands feeling and smelling absolutely beautiful.

And when I've switched off my television and put my phone well out of reach (well as out of reach as I can let myself put it, am I right?) I spritz some of Neom's Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist* on my pillow and begin to let myself get cosy. This stuff just instantly puts me in the mood to sleep and the blend of lavender, basil and jasmine has such a relaxing quality on me, one which I honestly didn't expect would work but it almost feels like it's telling me and my body, 'right it's time to go to sleep.' And this can only be a good thing for someone who struggles to drift off most nights.

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme Soap & Glory Hand Food La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Lip Serum Clinique All About Eyes Serum Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist

Have you tried any of the products that make up my bedtime beauty routine? If so, what are your thoughts on them? And what is your beauty routine like before going to sleep?


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