What’s on My Bedside Table

bedside table

Today I’m sharing the essentials I keep on my bedside table.  I try to keep my bedroom as clean and uncluttered as possible, as I believe this is an integral part of getting a good night’s sleep, but I also want it to look cute and styled.  In order to balance the two I have placed a white tray on top of my nightstand to help organize and contain all the items I want easily accessible.  I have a small soft sheepskin rug underneath to both protect the table and to add texture and a cozy feel to the area.

Every night right  before bed, I spray the Bath & Body Works  Aromatherapy  Pillow mists in Lavender Vanilla or Eucalyptus Spearmint on my pillows and surrounding area.  I also love using the body lotion as well.  Next, I like to moisturize my face and lips. For my face I apply the L’occitane Divine Cream.  A small amount worked into the skin goes along way and leaves your skin smooth and moisturized until morning.  For my lips I keep a variety of balms and chapsticks available.  I absolutely  cannot sleep if my lips feel dry!  The combination is always changing, but currently I am enjoying using the Vaseline Lip Therapy in Bubbly Pink, Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon  and L’occitane Shea Vanilla Bouquet Lip Balm.

I love to read, however I rarely find myself carving out enough time to be able to calm down with a good book.  To get myself into the habit of reading a few chapters a day, I keep a book near my bed.  I just finished reading “Why Not Me” by Mindy Kaling, and it was a fantastic read-funny, insightful and empowering.  I highly suggest it-especially if you are a fan of The Mindy Project or The Office.

Do you ever get into bed only to realize you’ve forgotten to take off your rings, earrings or other pieces of jewelry?  It happens to me almost every single night.  In order to keep these small items from getting lost or knocked of the table, I keep two small catch-all dishes handy.  This way, I can always locate my jewelry come morning.  There’s nothing worse than stepping on an earring or having a cat get a hold of your favorite necklace!  The small pink dish is from Home Goods and the cute dog one is from Hobby Lobby.

When possible, I like to cheer up the area with a small arrangement of fresh flowers.   I also like to have a candle to add to the overall ambiance and cozy feel of the room.  Since I use my pillow sprays and lotion l tend to lean towards a simple, unscented candle.  Lately, I’ve been using LED candles that run on a timer.  You can pick up so many fun styles at stores like Home Goods and T.J. Maxx at a discount.

Do you have a special night-time routine?  Any products that are always by your side?  Let me know in the comments below.  As always, thanks for reading!