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I’ve never had a problem sticking to a typical skincare routine. I religiously follow one and even on the latest of nights I follow a simplified version of it to avoid blemishes or problems with my skin. What I’m not so good at, is remembering to use additional beauty products. A couple of months ago I figured that in order to tackle this, I should incorporate a second step to my evening beauty routine, involving all of those products I tend to forget. The following is a list of things that I make sure to keep in my bedside table so that they’re handy and ready to use right before bed.


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A Calming Candle

I find a calming candle an essential addition to my bedside table. At the moment I’m burning a Neom candle which has quite a strong lavender scent making it perfect for evening calming and relaxation.

Body Butter

Body butter is something which I used to struggle to remember. I then got to a stage in which I couldn’t fit any more body lotion birthday and Christmas gifts into storage and I knew I had to start tackling them. After incorporating it into my bedside routine I now use it almost everyday and my legs are looking and feeling much better for it.


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Hand Cream

I honestly have about thirty different hand creams which have also built up from gift sets over the years. By keeping them in my bag, at my desk and in my bedside table, my hands are feeling softer and smelling better than ever before!

Biotin Tablets

Supplements have really aided the health of my hair and nails and I like to take one every evening before bed. At the moment I’m taking Pure Biotin from TrueVit, by keeping it in my bedside table with my pill, I know that I won’t ever miss one.


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Lip Butter

Lip butter is something which I’ve never had a problem remembering. Applying it just after I’ve cleaned my teeth before I go to bed leaves my lips feeling soft and comfortable. It also ensures that they’re moisturised and ready for lipstick in the morning! I’m not too fussy when it comes to balms but at the moment my favourite are the EOS ones.

Hallelujah Hair Oil

I usually shower in the evening, but on days I know I’m going to be showering the next morning, I love applying this. Not only does it really moisturise my hair and leave it looking and feeling super healthy, it also contains plenty of essential oils. The scent which comes through the most is lavender which as I’ve already mentioned, is perfect for pre-bedtime relaxation.


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  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    A lip balm of some kind is always in my nighttime routine! It’s so important!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    September 20, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree, its a product I use without fail! x

      September 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    I keep all of these things (other than biotin) in my bedside table too! It makes it so much easier to remember. Mine is full of Soap & Glory as well. The hair oil sounds lovely. I’m an evening showerer as well so I might have to try this. I need one of those mirrors in my life x


    September 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really does, doesn’t it?! I love the Soap & Glory scents x

      September 20, 2018 at 7:46 pm
      • Reply Damaris Herron-Watkins

        Soap & Glory is so great. I love the body butter that I have. It smells delicious and is very moisturizing.

        September 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Sahara

    I’m the very opposite, I used to never like sticking to a skincare routine and by the time it was night, I was already too tired to actually cleanse, mask and moisturize haha. I have shea butter but keep forgetting to actually use it but I do remember it made my skin feel amazingly soft the next morning!

    I’m going to have to make a mental note to actually stick to my skincare routine haha – I’ve heard great things of Soap and Glory which I recognized in your first photo, I’ve been meaning to give them a try!


    September 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh I do love shea butter, it has such a lovely smell doesn’t it?! Soap and Glory are okay for their price point and they smell good too! x

      September 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Britt K

    I would be lost without hand cream on my bedside table. I get such dry hands during the day, and it’s like putting on that hand cream before bed is part of my relaxing and winding down process.
    Britt |

    September 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I feel the same, especially at this time of year when my hands actually do feel dry! x

      September 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    I love the idea of keeping products in the bedside table so you don’t forget anything each evening. Soap & Glory products are my favourite and Hand Food is amazing, it smells sooo good! Hallelujah Hair Oil sounds fabulous and it’s perfect that it has lavender in for that added relaxation. Sounds like a wonderful bedtime self-care routine, thanks for sharing Soph! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    September 20, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve found it so helpful and it’s really improved my routine! I totally agree, they smell amazing don’t they! x

      September 20, 2018 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Charlene McElhinney

    Everyone needs a calming candle by their bedside, right? I love how organised you are. My bedside table is usually a riot and I accumulate so much nooks and crannies over the week and it looks really messy! You’ve inspired me to sort it!

    Charlene McElhinney

    September 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree! Haha don’t be fooled by the photos, my drawer is usually a mess but an organised mess at least haha! x

      September 20, 2018 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Kim

    Love the hand food so much!! Does wonders! From #grlpowr!

    September 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Jess

    I hate to admit I’m so lazy when it comes to skincare and I’ve never been one to follow a skincare routine for more than a few weeks before forgetting to do it again! I think I definitely need to take a leaf out of your book and keep some products in my bedside table so I remember to apply them especially hand cream seen as it’s getting colder and my hands always get so dry and cracked! Such a good post Soph, thanks for sharing!

    Jess //

    September 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh then make sure to keep all of the products you want to use together and in one handy place that will remind you of them! I’ve found it so helpful!My hands get so dry over the Winter too, it’s horrible isn’t it?! x

      September 20, 2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Lia

    I have been thinking about buying biotin but just afraid to because my water intake isn’t the greatest! And I have loads of hand creams too!! Lol thank you for sharing xxx

    September 20, 2018 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Gem

    Good idea keeping them near your bed I do this with body moisturiser and lip butter. I love Neom candles I had one of their de-stress sets at Xmas and it was excellent.

    September 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It serves as a good reminder does’t it! They’re gorgeous candles aren’t they?! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply joy abou zeid

    I love the mirror with the lights, it’s a mirror right? it’s so nice!! very nice xx

    September 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Yes, it is! It’s gorgeous isn’t it, and so handy! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Morgan Miller

    My bedside table is a mess at the moment, scattered with all random products aha but I always keep my essentials there too! Love EOS x

    Morgan //

    September 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha mine is usually, blatantly just tidied it up for these photos! I even shoved a tonne of stuff on the floor to make it look less cluttered haha! #behindthescenes x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Haleemah Al-Sadiya

    Lovely post ?
    I need to get biotin oil or tablets

    September 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Natonya

    Soph I enjoy lavender scent too, I’m getting it through tea in the morning when I wake up. I too enjoy body butters, especially anything with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or mango and Shea butter after a nice soothing shower/bath from a long day, it’s one of the best feelings!

    Natonya |

    September 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Ooh lavender tea sounds amazing! I totally agree and those all sound like they smell amazing! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Evie

    This is such a good idea! I’m redoing my bedroom so I’m definitely going to move my nighttime things into my bedroom. I am shocking for not taking make up off before bed just because I get comfy so this is the perfect fix. That hair oil sounds lovely!

    September 20, 2018 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply sharnah

    I can imagine a nice Lavender scented candle would be so nice and relaxing before bed! I have got so many body creams from Christmas, literally loads! I need to start getting through them too so maybe I will start applying one every night before bed! The same with hand cream! I have never tried a EOS lip balm but I need to get on it! Great post xx

    September 20, 2018 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s one of my favourites! Haha I’m glad it’s not just me that doesn’t ever seem to get through them! Definitely try EOS if you get the chance, they’re gorgeous! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Sarah Jones

    I’m completely the same! Body butter and hand cream are bedside neccessities as it helps me get through the mountains of body lotions I own and making sure my skin doesn’t feel dry before bed and when I wake up. Lovely post!
    Sarah x

    September 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m glad I’m not the only one trying to tackle the mountain of body butter haha! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Carla

    Hahaha I feel you about the hoarding of body butters from Christmas – I really need to start tackling mine! Great post!

    September 20, 2018 at 9:41 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha I’m so glad I’m not alone in this! Good luck girl! x

      September 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Layla

    That’s a great nighttime routine–especially the biotin tablets! Will give it a try, and see if it would help my hair. Thanks for sharing your routine! 🙂

    September 21, 2018 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I usually have my hand cream or my critical oil on my bedside table and sometimes some spray too. But I don’t like too much on them. I haven’t tried the soap and glory one before, but I hear great things. I might have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

    September 21, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Ooh I need to get some cuticle oil! The Soap and Glory one smells lovely! x

      September 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Kayla Jayne

    I’m AWAFUL at keeping in a routine, especially skin care etc. ?

    However, I do have the Hallelujah hair oil from Forest & Shore and I absolutely love it!

    September 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha oh no! It’s such a lovely product isn’t it! x

      September 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Rumsthereader

    Such a lovely set up!! I always have body cream handy as well as some lip balm haha. Thanks for sharing!!

    September 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! They’re both essentials aren’t they! x

      September 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Aaliyah

    I’ve always got to have a calming candle on my bedside table t really relaxes me before going to bed! I’ve also bee in using the EOS lip balm in Strawberry Smoothie leaves my lips feeling so soft! Great post x

    September 21, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m the same! I’m glad you like EOS as much as I do! x

      September 21, 2018 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Helen

    I’m a body butter, hand cream and lip balm gal too 🙂 I’ve never heard of Hallelujah hair oil – my hair is really dry, so I’m going to have to have a look at that! Helen x

    September 21, 2018 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re essential aren’t they! Oh it’s an amazing oil in so many ways! x

      September 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Kim

    Beautiful ! I’ve been thinking of starting a night routine for so long. Maybe now I’ll commit 🙂

    September 22, 2018 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Phill Slater

    I found reading this post very soothing, not sure why but thanks.

    September 22, 2018 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Huda

    These are such great essentials! I also always have to have a hand cream on my bed side table as that is one thing I tend to forget to apply! Love the photos as well!xx

    September 22, 2018 at 9:36 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Huda! I’m glad I’m not alone in forgetting about hand cream! x

      September 22, 2018 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Ellen

    I feel your struggle with all the body lotions!

    September 22, 2018 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Laura

    Ohhh good old soap and glory!!
    Does biotin and supplements in general make the difference? I never ever tried them because I keep thinking it’s just a placebo sort of thing. Like those gummy bears all over the instagram, I wonder if they are genuine. Anyway, thanks for sharing your evening routine with us x

    Laura /

    September 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally get what you mean, I was sceptical at first but since taking the biotin I’ve genuinely noticed that my nails grow so much faster and are stronger. It’s difficult to say whether they’ve had an effect on my hair because I use so many products to keep it healthy! x

      September 23, 2018 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Alexis

    Cannot live without Hand Food and Righteous Butter, such good products!

    September 22, 2018 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Having a list is a great way to work with your skincare routine. I like to line mine up in order XD. I love candles – especially when it has a calming scent. I haven’t taken Biotin tablets before but I’ve been looking into supplements lately. Lip butter is good for the soul! It’s great with keeping your lips moist throughout the night. Thanks for sharing these products!

    Nancy ♥

    September 23, 2018 at 4:16 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I line mine up in order too haha! It makes it practically impossible to miss anything doesn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by Nancy! x

      September 23, 2018 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Lavrax

    I need to take note of that hair oil! I’ve been looking for one for ages and I’m always scared of making the wrong choice! Also I’m the same with my lip balm, absolutely essential for your bedside table!

    September 23, 2018 at 11:30 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh it’s such a good one, I hope you like it if you manage to pick it up! x

      September 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply ATP

    Loving the idea of a calming candle! It’s not something I would have thought of incorporating into my nighttime routine but will definitely be trying this.. such a great idea!

    ATP ?

    September 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I bought this one during exam period but fell in love with it and love them now, they work so well! x

      September 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Gary

    Out of all of these I can definitely agree on the candle! I love having candles in the evening, just calms the room so much! Lovely post!

    September 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too, especially calming ones!

      September 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    This is a great idea! How can you forget what to use when it’s all there. I think I need to do this as well, a friendly reminder! Some great products here, I am a massive fan of hand creams as well. I must have one everywhere! On my desk at work, bedside cabinet, downstairs, my handbag. I’m never too far away from one!

    Gemma |

    September 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      That was my thinking exactly! Haha I’m glad I’m not alone in scattering my products! x

      September 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply melissa major

    These all sound like amazing products, I love that hand food, it has to be my favourite hand cream of all time and it smells amazing too! I really want to try out that hair oil

    September 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Most Soap & Glory products smell amazing don’t they! x

      September 23, 2018 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Jasmine Burke

    This is such a good idea for a post! I just moved into my uni room and am trying to figure out what to put on my bedside table. Also, I really am considering trying biotin tablets!

    Jas xx |

    September 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh I hope this helped then! Good luck at uni, I hope you have the best time! x

      September 24, 2018 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I like your bedside table routine. I love lavender candles and body butters. I’m not sure if I tried a lip butter but I will be looking for one.

    September 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Lip butters are amazing over the colder months, my lips get so dry without one! x

      September 24, 2018 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Kristin Harris/Tales From Home

    I religiously keep lip balm and water beside my bed but a lot of these are really great ideas to add and having them handy when i go to bed will for sure help me remember to use them! Thanks for the idea!

    September 23, 2018 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re essentials aren’t they?! You’re welcome, I hope it helps! x

      September 24, 2018 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Alice V

    ok, why do I not have bedside table yet my hubby does? Note to self: I should totally have a bedside table with body cream and a candle. Great idea!

    September 24, 2018 at 5:59 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha that seems a little unfair! x

      September 24, 2018 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Marie

    I have a collection of hand creams and lip butters so there’s always one nearby! I like soap and glory and EOS as well.

    September 24, 2018 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Coral Almog

    Great post, thank you!

    September 25, 2018 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Ellie

    I always have to apply lip balm before bed + hand cream because I really do suffer from dry skin and lips, lovely post xx

    September 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re both pretty essential aren’t they? Especially over the colder months! x

      September 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Ellie Phillips

    I have vaseline for my dry lips and a cup of water and thats it haha!

    September 26, 2018 at 8:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Vaseline is a pretty good shout! x

      September 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Kaye

    Calming candle plus hand cream and lip balm is also a must on my bedside table. Thanks for sharing loving your photo’s

    Kaye |

    September 26, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so too! x

      September 26, 2018 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Kate

    I wish my bedside table was this organised! I love the Soap and Glory body butters they are my favourite. Kate x

    September 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I wish mine was always this organised! The products are always there but usually they’re just chucked in the top drawer haha! x

      September 26, 2018 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    I’m the same with my bedside table, it has everything on it but it’s so unorganised. I always have a candle as well when I’m stressed it always seems to calm me down. Hand cream and lip balm are always on my table, I can’t go without them!

    Samantha |

    September 28, 2018 at 11:32 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Mine is usually just chucked in the top drawer to be honest haha! Candles really help to calm me too! x

      September 29, 2018 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Emma

    Its great to see someone who loves Soap and Glory as much as me! I need to try those Biotin tablets. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    September 29, 2018 at 9:04 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love their scents! I hope you like them as much as I do! x

      September 29, 2018 at 10:04 am

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