I've always used my bedside table as a place to store some of my most loved items. I keep my favourite beauty items on hand too, so I can easily access them before I go to sleep or when I wake up. I love peeking into the lives of others and seeing what beauty products they use or what trinkets they hold dear to them and I thought you might enjoy seeing which things I use.
Straight away you can probably tell I have an infatuation with La Tour Eiffel! I learnt French for many years and it is my dream to go there one day and see the real thing. I enjoy looking at this picture before I go to bed and think about how I'm going to get there. The Eiffel Tower wire ornament was given to me for my birthday last year from a friend. It's the perfect spot to hang a pair of sparkly earrings before jumping into bed from a long night out ;)
I keep a travel size tube of Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion and Hand and Nail Treatment Cream handy so I can hydrate my skin before going to sleep. These are my favourite body and hand creams of all time and having them easily accessible is great for my routine. I bought the scented candle about a month ago as it contains lavender which I thought would be great to help me get to sleep. I don't have a lot of trouble falling asleep but the smell is amazing! Really relaxing. I enjoy soy wax scented candles the best and I think this one was half price from my pharmacy. Bargain price + cute packaging = Happy Lizy!
I think I got those earrings for $3 from Diva three years ago. They are one of my favourite pairs of earrings and I can't believe they've lasted me so long! I can't live without my Avene Thermal Spring Water spray. This one is the ginormous bottle (it works out better economically) and I use it instead of toner sometimes before moisturising or to blast myself with on mornings where I can't wake up (read: all the time). It's so good for dry or sensitive skin, sunburn, mens shaving rash, heaps of things. It contains naturally occurring minerals and extracts and is so good for skin. The white and black perfume containers came from my Oma who brought them back from somewhere like Greece or Egypt 20 years ago. She gave them to me not so long ago and they are one of my favourite things ever. The bottom compartment still contains some solid perfume which smells divine, really musky and I can just imagine the market she must have bought them from.
I bought the glass dove 'plate' from my local second-hand shop for a dollar. I think it's supposed to be a Christmas decoration but I love it for holding pretty miniature perfumes, a couple of rings, my favourite lip balm and my watch at the end of the day. I also bought the black tray from the same shop and paid a dollar for that too.
What do you keep on hand near your bed? Do you love candles too? Let me know :)
- Lizy x