Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bedside Beauty

I spend a lot of time in my bed. Made or unmade, I stoop watching movies, or even writing this blog post as we speak. With all this time spend lounging atop my pillow filled oasis, my bedside table houses some very important items rightfully. Some things such as old band aid wrappers and broken hair ties shall go unseen, but the rest of the starry sky ready essentials are worth a share.

The body moisturizing is done right before I hop under the sheets. Why, you may ask? Well, it's simple: I don't want to have to wash my hands a million times just to get the grease off. Nevertheless, the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil is a recently new addition to the stash. I'm not too keen on the scent, as I prefer the traditional scent of the Palmer's products better, but it sure is a good body oil. Absorbs nicely, mineral oil free, and not too 'I've just come out of a frier'. After the oil gets put back in its spot, next I grab for the DIY Pillow Spray. A mix lavender and peppermint to relax and soothe as you drift off to sleep. My beloved Nuxe RĂªve de Miel Lip Balm is also a permanent staple. Whether I slather it on morning, night, or all times in between, it offers and nice thick consistency and a shed load of nourishment.

With the body, lips, and pillow all getting some attention, now it's time for the hands, perhaps the most neglected place on my body. Exposed to the wear of winter and the scorches of summer, they deserve a little TLC in and out of the z's. The L'occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream not only adds a good dose of non-sticky nourishment, wrapped in a lavender scent, but it also serves as a remembrance of France on my bedside table. Always with me. On cuticles, the Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. It blasts nasty cuticles out of the park and adds a bit of extra moisture to the tips.  On the rest of the extra extra dry patches on my body, the ever-so-multipurpose Burt's Bees Hand Salve gets picked up. Elbows, knees, and neck (don't ask), all get the same rub. 

Oil? Check. Pillow, lip balm, hands? Check. Now, there's only one thing left to do: and now to sleep.....

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