I’m always curious what other people carry in their handbag, what’s in their medicine cabinet, and what’s on their nightstand. It’s not that I’m nosy (okay, maybe a little) but truthfully, I want to know what products they’re using and whether I’m missing out on the latest and greatest. So, in the spirit of sharing, I figured I should discuss my nightstand essentials. I have a little ritual before bed as I’m sure most of you do. I begin by brushing my teeth and washing my face with this cleanser, using apple cider vinegar as a toner (crazy, perhaps, but it really does work wonders), using this night cream, and then this Strivectin eye cream. I keep it next to my bed because it’s the best way to remember to apply it each night. I’ve been using it for about a month now and I must say, despite my lack of sleep, I have no dark circles, puffiness or wrinkles so it certainly has checked all my boxes! I also keep this RMS coconut cream on my nightstand which I use on my hands and elbows since they seem to be perpetually dry (fyi: this coconut cream is also ideal for removing eye make-up). What’s not pictured are my very unglamorous eye drops (I have very dry eyes), my lip balm, and a glass of water.
From a decorative perspective, I love fresh flowers in a pretty vase (I scored this one at Target for under $6…don’t you love the Cartwheel app?), a framed photo of my family (this one was taken in Hilton Head a few years ago is and is my absolute favorite), and this Waterford ring holder which was a gift from my mother in law when we got engaged. What are your nightstand essentials?