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What’s On My Nightstand

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May 13, 2015

What can you tell about a woman by looking at what she keeps on her nightstand? I tend to keep some of my daily and nightly staples with me bedside to jumpstart my routines in the morning and wind down in the evening. I don’t like it getting too crowded, so I keep the selection simple. Usually the products are either long time favorites, or new products I’ve been testing out that made the cut as something I want to use often. Check out the current state of my nightstand below.

What’s On My Nightstand | Slashed Beauty

1. SleepPhones // These are the coolest invention ever for people who like listening to music, or in my case ASMR, while falling asleep. Since normal headphones can be bulky and hurt the ears when lying on your side, SleepPhones solve the problem with a soft headband that have flat earphone speakers inside of them. You can lie in any position and they remain snug and comfortable to wear.

2. Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm // I can’t fall asleep until I’ve applied something moisturizing to my lips. I also often wake up in the middle of the night with the urge to apply lip balm. This one from Paula’s Choice (which I’ve also used on my cuticles) has a really nice, light texture and lasts me longer throughout the night than others.

3. OGX Hydrate + Defrizz Kukui Oil // To prevent bad hair days, I’ve been spraying my hair with anti-frizz oil and throwing my hair in a loose topknot to sleep in. In the morning, I have much more manageable hair than sleeping with it down.

4. Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream // This super indulgent shea butter body cream smells like sugary frosting and cookies and… well, I guess whoopie pies (if I pretend I’ve smelled a whoopie pie before). I use this as a hand cream morning and night—since the other thing I can’t stand more than anything else is dry hands! They also have a smaller tube version to throw in your purse.

5. Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum // Since the Whoopie Cream is so sweet, it can be a little overpowering if used on the whole body. That’s where my trusty Vaseline Healing Serum comes in. This stuff is no joke— it can turn flaky and dry into smooth and touchable skin! While it feels lightweight, the serum is extremely healing and hydrating, and the feeling lasts for days.

What’s On My Nightstand | Slashed Beauty
6. Jessica Simpson Signature Eau de Parfum // I’ve got a few spring scents on rotation this season, but I’m really feeling this one from Jessica Simpson. Not only is the bottle so feminine and gorgeous, but the scent is all sorts of pretty. It’s more of a warm floral fragrance with a hint of woodsiness that I love.

7. Own Reviving Eye Cream // I go through eye cream like crazy. My lids are really sensitive and can dry out at the first threat, so I make sure to really pack on the moisture at night. I’ve only just started using this one, but so far I like that it’s not too heavy and seems gentle.

8. The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Body Massage Oil // Massages are not an uncommon occurrence in my household. I’ve really enjoyed using this body massage oil from The Body Shop’s limited edition Smoky Poppy collection. It smells like a musky flower… although Adam swears it just smells like baby oil. Either way, it feels great on the skin.

9. Secret Clear Gel Outlast Deodorant // I’m actually sort of surprised that I don’t write about deodorant more, because I have some strong opinions on them. Secret Clear Gel tends to be the top contender for my favorites, since its formula is extremely effective, skin-friendly and long lasting. I prefer using Clear Gel as opposed to other sticks because ain’t nobody got time for white marks on clothes, let’s get real.

10. Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons // I just got this book in the mail and I’ve got it ready to read as soon as I finish finals. It’s written by the blogger behind the body positive fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog Brittany Herself. You might know her from stripping on stage at TedX or standing in Times Square in a bikini on TV, pleading women to love their bodies and find their confidence. I only just discovered her and I don’t know how I lived without her. In the book, she tells inspiring stories about her life and body image. I’m so excited to start it, and I’ll probably review it here as soon as I’m finished!

What do you keep on your dresser?

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23 Responses

  1. Lisa Marie Heath
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    I have some similar things on my night stand… but a crapton of perfumes added in!

  2. Rachel Runyan
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    I wonder if those headphones would block out my husband’s snoring…

    • I would certainly give them a try! They block out my boyfriend’s video games when I’m trying to sleep!

      • Rachel Runyan
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        I may give these a go then. Thanks for the info. Have a great night!

  3. Nidia Doherty
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    I need to get those headphones! Mine are always falling off. I have to have lip balm and lotion on my nightstand, too, and usually a fragrance that I can spritz on my pillow, like lavender or sweet orange.

  4. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    That Jessica Simpson bottle is gorgeous!

  5. Amber
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    Great post! I need to look into the book, and the headphones too. What a great idea!!

  6. beautybymissl
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    I’ve never heard of SleepPhones before 😀 Sound like a great product for someone who want to listen to music or anything else before falling asleep 🙂 I used to love Secret deodorants, but now I haven’t used any for ages.

  7. Erika
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    I love posts like this.

  8. FabZilla_Kath
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    You know someone is a beauty junkie by investigating her night stand. Great to know I’m not alone, haha!

  9. marciaf
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    I’ve used the OWN eye cream and it’s a good gentle one. Tell us what you think of Fat Girl Walking when you have the time to read it.

    • I definitely will! I’m starting it tomorrow as soon as my last final is done, but I’ve been reading Brittany’s blog all week and love her voice and what she stands for.

  10. Phyrra
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    I LOVE this post! I need to pick up that book too.

  11. Carleen
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    I’m going to have to add Fat Girl Walking to my reading list!

  12. Destany
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    The Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream sounds delightful!

  13. Chelsea
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    I want Sleep Phones! Such an awesome product!

  14. $53114368
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    I love that Kukui Oil. I use it all the time. It smells amazing. I will have to check out those sleep phones. I like to listen to music at night as well.

  15. Heather
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    I want to try something called Whoopie Pie Cream, that is right up my alley. Great goodies to have on your nightstand!

  16. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I’d love to try the Farmhouse Whoopie Pie cream, sounds delish. I love both the Secret Outlast gel and the Vaseline serum. Great list!

  17. BeautyJudy
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    Number 9 – yes! I love that deodorant!

  18. Anastasia
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    I heard so many good things about FHF products! I mean, who can resist smelling like a whoopie pie?

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