Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Bedside Beauty





I've decided to do a little summary of the things I keep on my bedside table. After all, every girl has a little stash that she keeps to hand pre and post nights sleep, doesn't she? I'm going to do a series of posts like this. My bedside table necessities change all the time as I try and rotate different products so I get to try them out. Here's a little glimpse at what I'm using last thing before bed, and first thing in the morning at the moment. 

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I'm enjoying using this so far, besides the smell, which definitely needs to grow on me. I like to spritz this on my face in the morning mainly, just as a quick refresh. I often spritz it before bed too, but normally before my night cream. 

Taaj Micellaire Water Makeup Remover* - I will have already cleansed before bed at the sink, but I keep this here for the morning. This is probably the best makeup remover I've ever used. I love everything about it. It was a sample in a JolieBox not too long ago and I am definitely repurchasing a full size when this runs out. I like to sweep this across my face just to remove any missed mascara which might be lurking underneath my eye area after 8 hours of sleep. I also just find it really refreshes my skin, and is the perfect little pick me up (or roll me out of bed). 

Body Shop Wild Rose Targeted Hand Oil* - This nifty little roller ball is perfect for applying oil to specific areas of your hands. As you can imagine, oil slathered all over your hands won't be too comfortable, so it's nice that you can apply a little bit in the places that you really need it. I put this across my cuticles and areas of the skin on my hands which could do with a little more moisture.

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment - I'm currently trying out this powder foundation night treatment. It's definitely a little weird applying this last thing before bed but there is no nasty pillow transferring and it feels very comfortable on my skin. I don't want to report back about this product yet, as I want to give it a fair trial before I let you know my thoughts, but so far I like it.

Lavera Hand Cream* - Again, this was a sample in a beauty box (I find these samples perfect for my bedside and my handbag). This is probably one of my favourite hand creams recently, alongside the Burt's Bees one that I reviewed a while back. I like something that feels moisturising and nourishing but doesn't take an age to sink in, or leave me with greasy mitts, so this ticks all the boxes. 

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm - A new obsession of mine. I can't praise this lip balm highly enough. I apply this before bed, and when I wake up it's STILL THERE! It really gets to work on my always-impossibly-dry lips. Since i've been using this, I've found that I can apply lipstick more often without getting scaly lips, or having to rub it off, and re apply it. I think this will be at my bedside for a long time!

What do you have on your bedside table? Anything you think I'm missing or that you think I'd love?

114 comments:

  1. Aww I love the tea light in the dishes- such a beautiful set up. I also keep the Caudalie Beauty Elixir by my bedside- it wakes me up in the morning :) x

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  2. This makes me jealous! I can't wait to move into my new flat and set up everything like this! :)
    I love your little saucer dishes too, cute :)

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  3. Everything looks so pretty set out like that! I really want to try the Nuxe lip balm but I'm not sure I can justify it right now. It's definitely on my wish list though :) xo

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  4. Definitely being swayed to purchase the Caudalie Beauty Elixir... I'm a MAC Fix Plus girl at heart, but maybe there is room for both!

    Laura x
    FromGeektoChic.co.uk

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  5. Lovely photos! You're bedside table looks so nice. There's always a hand cream, whatever book I'm reading and a glass of water on mine...at all times! :)

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  6. i've never seen a "what i keep on my bedside table" post before! i suppose mine has nothing interesting -- just a mountain of books, my tea cup and my glasses.
    i never really used to like any of the skincare from bare escentuals, but it's really starting to grow on me. perhaps i'll try the night cream? usually i stick with coconut oil, and it's very very amazing!

    -alexandra
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  7. Aww how cute is the little candle :) you definitely have all the essentials! Xxx

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  8. i keep the reve de miel by my bed too, i love it the most right before bed, than any other time
    and love the little tea light
    my bed side table is definitely not that tidy!

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  9. i keep the reve de miel by my bed too, i love it the most right before bed, than any other time
    and love the little tea light
    my bed side table is definitely not that tidy!

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  10. Oooh. That's such a good idea, keeping things by your bedside table! I never do. I might start keeping my makeup wipes on my table now so I can wake myself up better! I usually end up with just a random chapstick and usually a headband on my side table, because I always use one to pull my fringe out the way when I wash my face and then forget to take it off until I'm already in bed, LOL!

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  11. i love to keep the reve de miel on my bedside table as well
    and the tea light looks so cute
    but my bedside table is definitely not that tidy hah
    as usual love the photos!

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  12. I've only got eye cream and hand cream on my bedside table to remind me to use them. I totally agree about the nuxe lip balm, it's amazing! It tastes nice too :3

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  13. your bedside table looks super cute!
    I love the nuxe reve de miel for next to my bed, I have hand cream too :) and also a little lamp and a room spray....

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  14. ahhh it looks so pretty! i really want to try out the nuxe lip balm after hearing so many people rave about it! xo

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  15. Your pictures are always perfect!

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    xoxo

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  16. lovely photos!
    I have a stash beside my bed too! - though it travels across the floor also.. haha
    I hadn't thought about a get-me-outta-bed product! This seems an excellent idea as I have such issues pretending to be a morning person!

    x
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. awww its so cute :) my bedside table is usually a mess. Me thinks i need to get the claudalie beauty elixir in ma life asap. Love your blog xx

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  18. Went on a mission to Space NK today to get the Nuxe lipbalm and it was out of stock :( :( Neeeeed it in my life!!! Xx

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  19. oooh I love this post. I need to get my hands on that Reve De Miel lip balm. It seems like such a treat! I'm also the only person in the world without the Caudalie beauty elixir. That, too must become mine soon.

    xo
    theotherkim.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the Caudalie too! It's so refreshing.
    I have nothing on my bedside table apart from a lamp because I knock everything off. :/
    Great post too!
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  21. That is the most adorable bedside table ever <3 Laura x

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  22. i pretty much have the same stuff on mine, but i always have a candle there too. I like to light a candle while I read right before I go to bed :)

    http://theparisianpout.blogspot.com/

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  23. What a pretty arrangement! I'm sure it must be just as nice to look at all these things as to actually use them haha The lip balm sounds amazing!
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  24. I don't usually have a nighttime skincare routine. I just use cleaner to wash my face but no moisturizer... should I??!

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  25. My bedside table is my dressing table so I have all of my beauty necessities close. I think I am going to have to order the Nuxe lip balm, everyone seems to love it!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  26. Reve de Miel is as the name claims, an absolute dream! I don't want to live without it <3

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  27. I LOOVE that lip balm! Fun little bedside stash.
    Great post!
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    SIRI ELAINE
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  28. The tea saucers and candle is so cute! I loved in your desk/makeup post the saucers for jewelry and the idea of a candle is just as good. I'm definitely putting them on the list of things to look out for.
    x

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  29. That NUXE lipbalm is one of the best I have EVER tried and I'm never saying this lightly about a lipbalm - because of my eczema - yes, I do get it on my lips sometimes - my lips are always cracked and insanely dry, especially in the corners, but this lipbalm is just... wonderful! I love its thick yet creamy textute and how, just like you mentionned it, it doesn't just disappear after 5 minutes! Must review it soon x

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  30. This is such a lovely post idea! I think i'm going to need to invest in the lip balm, mine are shocking at the moment. Hope you're well Zoe :) xxx

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  31. I love having a candle on my bedside table. It has a really great relaxing effect!

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  32. oh I do really want to try that body shop hand oil, it sounds so good and I love body shop products! xx

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  33. What a lovely, feminine bedside table! The arrangement is adorable and you've captured it well. I've been tempted to try the Nuxe honey balm for a while now... your review has prompted me to check it out again :)

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  34. i've been contemplating getting the nuxe lipbalm for a while now, and you may have just convinced me to go for it! your bedside table looks so pretty as well xxx

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  35. I love this idea for a post! I keep the Caudalie water by my bed as well, also Soap and Glory Hand Food, a Figs & Rouge lip balm and some earplugs ... my dog snores :) xx

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  36. I don't have a bedside table anymore so I miss out on having products by my bed : )
    I really want to try the nuxe lip balm, it's gonna so many good reviews.

    itsbeautystartswithin.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. thats a lot of products! :D lovely bedside -Loving Sunshine

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  38. Awwww! I love the cute tea light candle on the decorative dish. I am going to have to get one of those for my bedside table as well <3

    Please come check out my new beauty blog as well :)

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  39. I'm definitely buying the Nuxe reve de miel lip balm and I'm looking forward to the bareminerals product review. It sounds like an odd and interesting product.

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  40. I love the nuze lip balm.. Did a review on it last year and it got the label as my holy grail lip balm.. And I don't give that title easuly =P

    I just have a water bottle and my phone on my bedside table =P

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  41. Really want to try the nuxe reve de miel lip balm!! Your posts always looks so pretty!! x

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  42. Some nice products there. Everyone seems to hate the fragrance of the elixir, but I absolutely love it - can't get enough of it x

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  43. I have dry lips too so I'm probably gonna try Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm :)
    Thanks for your review Zoe !

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  44. Can you what's on your dressing table? Even in regards to decoration ? Everytime I see your dressing table in the background I swoon !

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  45. very nice products :)
    like the body shop very much!!!

    Lovley greets
    xoxo

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  46. Zoe your blog is so adorable. Thanks for always having great reviews and lots of girly things to make me happy :)

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  47. Love the white/modern look of your bedside! And the products of course <3

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  48. The Caudalie elixir is perfect for tired mornings! Got my eye on the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm too... :)

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  49. Your bedside table is so lovely! Your photos capture a beautiful atmosphere. On my bedside table, I keep Soap & Glory's Hand Maid and Hand Food, Body Shop pillow mist, a few lip balms and I always have a candle burning at night. :)

    vintagemachine.blogspot.com.

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  50. ahh this is a good post, given that i'm useless with maintenance etc, this sort of thing is really good to read as my routine is basic. I use the clinique anti blemish range so use this before bed to remove makeup and tone etc, and then i always have a little pot of steam cream or this Yves Rocher cream I have for my face after.

    Having a little selection right by your bed is such a good idea, i could do with the face spray to help wake me up in the morning - snooze queen right here.

    Mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

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  51. That foundation night treatment sounds interesting can't wait to hear your review

    xx
    leather-clouds.blogspot.com

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  52. i've got that hand cream. it's really good in my opinion ♥

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  53. I really want to try this lip balm after hearing you and Essiebutton raving about it. My bedside table currently holds my Carmex, Jessica Phenomen Oil, and Vasaline Hand Cream!

    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  54. so tempted to buy the caudalie beauty elixir!

    Lorna

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. Your little saucers are so cute! :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. Your little saucers are so cute :) I've heard soo much about the Caudalie product, I'd love to try it out xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  57. Your interior style (if that makes sense?) is so elegant!

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  58. this is a good post! your table looks soo lovely *o*

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  59. Can't wait to hear about the bareminerals!

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  60. I keep Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, a Clinique eye cream, Rosewater and Glycerin toner, Caudalie SOS Serum and E45 on my bedside table for pre zzz use. Otherwise I'd forget! Definitely got my eye on that Nuxe lip balm!

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  61. The pictures you take are always so gorgeous!!

    Lischen
    xxx

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  62. Great post.

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  63. I love the little saucers and tealight, such a good idea!
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    Becky xxx

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  64. the scent of Caudalie elixer is also growing on me!
    x

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  65. I love the little saucers with the candle! Makes everything look so relaxing. :)

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  66. Your bedside table looks so pretty! I definitely want to try the Nuxe lip balm! xx

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  67. I've been thinking of doing a post like this for a while but didn't know what to call it, the most sensible thing I had come up with is 'the stuff i keep next to my bed because I love them and use them every night!' short and sweet right ;) The candle is really pretty on the saucer :) xx

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  68. i have a rose salve, a pink eos lip balm, the grapefruit burts bees lip balm, burts bees hand creme, and a coconut passionfruit bath and body works lotion :)

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  69. The saucer candle is so sweet! :D

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  70. ive never seen one of these posts before and i would have loved to do one but i dont have a bedside table :( xx

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  71. This is a really good idea for a post! ive always got things next to my bed, its just ready handy. Also ive been after a new lip products to maybe ill be trying this one.
    Fantastic blog will always be one of my favourites and must reads! x

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  72. I lovvee your style expecially decorationg so i love to see that type of post, so i can have a little peek how you decorate it! In your favorites video you said about the Company Magazine so i went out and bought it and i absolutly love it, just got the July issue and i already can't wait for the next one, so thankyou for recomending it. ( Are you going to do a favorite's video for May/June/July, I'd love it if you would keep making them) <3

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  73. really want to try the NUXE lipbalm, heard so many positive things about it :)

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  74. I'm definitely picking up the Caudalie Beauty Elixir next time I go out shopping! I love toners that you spray on- they are so refreshing! I too keep my nighttime moisturizer, Clinique Moisture Surge, and my Carmex lip balm on my bedside table to apply just before bed :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  75. I love the idea behind this post, I know what you mean about having a little stash beside the bed. I don't have a bedside table as such due to having such a tiny boudoir its a kind of reach over, stretch arm to chest of drawers and pray I don't go A over T out of bed but I have a good few products to hand at night such as hand cream, lip balm etc and not to mention a trusty mag and my iPhone (damn alarm!).

    Becky

    beckys makeup

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  76. I love handcreams from Lavera. I have a one with rose oil and it´s perfect!

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  77. lipbalm and cuticle cream are a must for me before bed!

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  78. I really want to try that beauty elixir! Zoe, I was wondering if you could check out my blog? It's still growing, but I have so many cool posts planned! It wold be amazing if you gave it a look? I'm such a big fan!<3 Love, Grace @ thaliachic.blogspot.com

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  79. Your bedside table looks so neat, aha, mine looks like a bomb hit it!

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  80. Love your blog!! Will definitely be checking out the Nuxe lip balm because your lips need to be smooth all day and all night.
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  81. I need a hand cream next to my bed. My hands are always so dry. Thanks for the recs!

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    Rebecca

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  82. Wow I love your bedside mirror! I'm definitely going to have to try that body oil. I've been looking for something like that!! Thanks for the rec!

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  83. love your bedside... can you show us glimpses of your mirror and bedside lamp too? the snidbits of it from your post looks intriguing!

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  84. i keep like all the same stuff haha! accept i am DYING to try that NUXE reve de miel lipbalm, they are sold out of feel unique :(
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  85. I love your blog, whenever I see a new post it makes me happy. I don't have anything but a clock and my glasses on my night stand, if I put anything else on it I knock everything off looking for my glasses. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Awards. Hope you have an amazing day.
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  86. Your bedside table is so clean! Mine is so messy. This inspires me to clean it up so I can actually keep some nice products on it, lol.

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  87. Love this! Each girl has different things on her bedside table, and it's great to see an explanation of each item. That big mirror looks really good there, I wouldn't think to put one on my night table. The Body Shop Wild Rose Targeted Hand Oil sounds lovely!

    M.

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  88. your tealight is so cute!! i love your bedside table your have it looking so neat and have everything you need on there:)

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  89. This is such a cutesy little blog. I actually envy your bedside as mine just looks like a melee of bottles,lotions,potions and jars!

    I am a BNB ( brand new blogger) so if any of your gorgeous followers could head over to http://pinsprettythings.blogspot.com and leave me any kind of (constuctive please!) feedback, it would be REALLY appreciated.
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  90. reading this made me realise I need to take more time out to get nicer photos really makes the post look ALOT better :)

    I also like watching your youtube channel, missed your videos lately :( haven't seen you post one in a while x

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  91. ah I want all those products!!

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  92. Can you review the Bareminerals Night Treatment soon?

    Thanks!

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  93. I've been looking for a lip balm that lasts! Will definitely have to try Nuxe Reve De Miel! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Your bed stand is incredibly cute and creative. Also, I love your blog so much, I think it's perfection.

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  95. I just have a couple of books and my ipod and phone and lampshade and glass of water. I may put my Caudalie beauty elixir there though, as it would be the perfect refresher to get me out of bed on a morning!
    My Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream would be a nice thing to put on my lips on a morning and night too x

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  96. Reve de Miel is simply the best lip balm ever! Love your blog xx

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  97. I really enjoyed reading this post. I think it's a great idea and I'm looking forward to the next one :) x

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  98. Your bedside beauty table is lovely! The vintage saucers with a tea light is such a clever & pretty idea! I love this post x

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  99. I think I will now also put make up remover on my bedside table! Such a good idea, never thought of it! :)

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  100. I really like this kind of post, you should do more of them. I already bought the lavera handcream, because of your description and it really is good. Thank you, for this tip! I like your blog really much and read every new post. I'd be really flattered, if you took a look on mine.

    XXX

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  101. I really want tl try out the nuxe lipbalm- since you and essie button rave about it. Love your blog and channel on youtube - the blinfolded make up challenge was hysterical. Can you please check out my blog? I know it only has 2 posts but that's because I've only been on blogger for 3 days. Thanks for making my day!

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  102. Wonderful post! I loveeeee the Caudalie Elixir. I find that it's a bit overpriced for what it is, but it's an amazing product and it really is a nice pick-me-up.

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  103. so pretty! you should check out my bedside table post :)
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