I’m sure you have noticed this little vanity over and over again in my photos, as it’s possibly one of my favorite things I’ve purchased in a l o n g time. It’s also hard to keep my camera from always pointing at it with it’s decorative marble top.
You may have also noticed me constantly arranging and rearranging what stays on top of it. Because, while I absolutely adore my house, it’s often cramped on space and doesn’t allow a ‘normal’ bed setup. (Though I do think it makes up for it with exposed brick and clawfoot tub, but that’s just me!) So I really only have my vanity as any bed side table and thus feel as though it’s constantly in flux. I’ve kicked quite a few products and odds and ends off deeming them unworthy of what little space I have. And I finally have found a few that are not leaving in any time.
L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream
Wyoming is sooo dry. I should be used to it, but my skin just can’t seem to get to where it isn’t constantly begging for moisture. And so I’ve dedicated, what little space I have, to an ultra-hydrating-can’t-live-without moisturizer – L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand cream.
After receiving the product is has spent zero time away from my bedside and feels like such a luxurious treat at the end of the day. I especially love the balance of thickness and effectiveness. Some hand creams end up to oily and others far too light. L’Occitane hand cream formulated with shea butter is a beautiful balance of both worlds and something I’ve been trying to find for quite sometime! It is quite scented, but that’s the only issue I could see anyone having with the formulation. It’s just too dreamy otherwise.
And of course with all the dry air, I like to have the bigger size on hand, but Sephora currently sells both the $28 size, as well as, the smaller $22 size. If you haven’t tried L’Occitane definitely start out with this guy.
Truth be told, this is less of a ‘must’ and more of a ‘treasure’ for me. With such a hyper kitty in my house it’s hard for me to enjoy flowers at regular heights. (Thank goodness for open shelves.) But whenever I get some pretty greens I always try to sneak just a couple stems for my vanity/nightstand. Even just a few make it a bit more special.
Unsurprisingly, Chasing Slow has been occupying my bedside for quite some time now. For awhile I stashed it at the base of my lamp, but I noticed that just caused me to reach for my phone before I reached for my book. Not a great habit to get into.
So having a book next to my bed is an essential. It’s the best way to get my brain to wind down and relax a bit before bed.
I also like having the book to help create a little height and give me a bit more room.
L’Occitane Lip Balm
I was so excited to partner with L’Occitane mainly because of this little guy. While it might not be their all star hand cream and sell every three seconds, it’s a lippy that I’ve really started to treasure. It certainly isn’t the heaviest of balms, but I think that’s why I like it. At night heavier balms seem to end up more on pillows than on my lips and L’Occitane’s balm sinks in fast. I’ve also noticed my lips stay softer longer when I use this compared to other brands.
I’m a big big fan of Rifle Paper Co. prints and have several around my house. They supply the perfect amount of art + background and with limited space on my vanity it seemed to work best tacked just above the marble table top.
Constantly shuffling around my vanity hasn’t been that bad, as I have I loved finding these staples by my bed so I never go without. Though the L’Occitane hand cream may just end up getting carried around in my tote bag, as well.
What is currently next to your bedside?