Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sleep at Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time whether it's attending numerous parties or writing a million Christmas cards and wrapping presents so I thought I'd put together a few night time treats that I use to help aid my slumber as I'm not a great sleeper at the best of times.

1. Elemis Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixor link
This was a gift for my birthday and swiftly became part of my evening bath time routine so much so it'll be popping up in Decembers empties post. I love adding anything to my bath that fills the whole room with it's scent and this certainly does the trick containing one of my favourite scents of eucalyptus. I'm not certain I take time to breathe deeply to release the days tension and enjoy an aroma of peach and serenity as I'm usually watching YouTube videos whilst in the bath but I do take the time to relax.

2. L'Occitane Lavande Organic Shower Cream link
L'Occitane's Lavande range has had a bit of a revamp since I received my bottle of Shower Cream. This and the hand cream which I'll get to in a moment are my least favourite products. I've discovered in using this that I'm fussy about the strength of the lavender strength and this was just a bit too floral for my liking. I also didn't especially enjoy using the cream or find it anything special but it was quite an old bottle so perhaps I can blame it on that?

3. Ragdale Hall Relax Restful Pillow Mist link
I picked up Ragdale Hall's Pillow Mist on a complete whim when I believe I was throwing a strop walking through Marks & Spencer Beauty Hall (reason for the strop unknown!). I liked the idea of spritzing this on my pillow before bed and I wasn't let down. The lavender scent from this I love and there's nothing better than snuggling into bed and hugging a cushion. If I had to give you one top tip for a last minute Christmas gift for any female friends or family this would be it - for £5 you can't go wrong.

4. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate link
This isn't the first time I've mentioned Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate as it's one of my favourite skincare items I've discovered on my travels. I was nervous on purchasing as it's not the cheapest of products but my bottle is lasting FOREVER so cost per use is minimal and it's worth every penny in my opinion. I hate using anything on my skin that makes me feel greasy and this oil does nothing my leave my skin soft, supply and hydrated - perfect for tired looking skin. And it smells fantastic!

5. L'Occitane Lavande Hand Cream link
I'm usually a number one fan of L'Occitane hand creams but this is my least favourite. As with the shower cream I'm not too fond of the scent and this is the 'wettest' of their hand cream formulas I've used. To be honest as I'm typing this I think 2014 is the time to move on to something else and say goodbye to this product.

So there you have a few of my festive sleep aids, let me know what helps you get to sleep at this busy time of year.

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  1. At the top of my beauty shopping list for next month is the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, it seems amazing! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I would really like the try the Kiehl's concentrate, I have seen it so many times mentioned so many places!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  3. I'm not really a fan of lavender either. I've not long been a convert to L'occitane can I ask do you find their shower products lather up nicely??? I seem to use a lot of product as I do like a bit of foam on my body puff - or is it not meant to???

  4. Ohh the bath elixir sounds divine, I love when a bath product fills the whole bathroom with scent, so relaxing <3

    Jennie xo |


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