Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bedside Cabinet Essentials

My bedroom at the moment is filled with all pine furniture and I am really tempted to transform it into the shabby chic picture I have in my head. The reality of that is that it will entail me spending hours sanding down each piece and then re-painting each one in white paint. I'm the kind of person who has all these wonderful ideas, but in fact I would normally leave the hard work to my boyfriend or my Dad and I will just make them endless cups of tea! 

I have started to have a change around in my bedroom to see if that will inspire me a little without having to resort to getting out the sanding pads, so for the moment my current set up looks like this.

I'm still not happy with it, so this is by no means the finished article.

My current items on the cabinet are a lamp - essential for me as I am a massive book worm and often read well into the early hours of the morning. I have the latest copies of the 2 magazines that I am subscribed to - Glamour and Cosmopolitan (both in travel sizes) my latest edition to this is my Kindle, I was bought this a couple of weeks ago as a birthday gift from my parents and so far I'm enjoying reading in this format. A big plus with the Kindle is the back-light, which means I can keep the lamp off! I also have an Emma Bridgewater Hearts Tin - I am a massive fan of the Emma Bridgewater Hearts Range and now have pretty much all the items in my collection. As I've mentioned before in previous posts, I adore hearts and could not resist this tin to store all my night time beauty products.

Inside the tin are: 
  • Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - a lovely treatment when my skin is feeling dry.
  • Origins GinZing Eye Cream - this brightens, refreshes and depuffs eyes.
  • L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream - a thick night cream.
  • Burt's Bees Muscle Balm - to soothe aches and pains.
  • Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Free Eight Hour Cream - ideal as a lip balm.
  • Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment - I use this ointment every night to prevent a condition I have called recurrent corneal erosion from coming back.
  • This Works Sleep Breathe In - a blend of Frankincense and Eucalyptus to clear the head and to help you breathe easier.
  • This Works Sleep Deep Calm Pillow Spray - A fusion of calming oils including Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile to relax and calm.

What essentials do you have beside your bed? Do you swear by any particular night-time treatment?


  1. I love posts like this, we've just sanded 4 pine kitchen chairs and its taken us almost 4 days to paint them! Never again haha!


    1. Oh my goodness 4 days?! Think I might have to knock my plans on the head (for now!)

      Thanks for commenting x

  2. Shabby chic is a brill idea but sounds hard work! Love you have all you evening beauty products by ur bed very convenient :-)

    1. Thanks for your comment. I would love to do the shabby chic look but think realistically I may just have to buy new furniture when it comes round to replacing them, I'm far too impatient to do it myself! I find having all my essentials near my bed means I use them more often too x