Beauty, Life, Style

What's on my nightstand

I saw this tag on Essie Button ages ago and thought I'd do my own little version. Of course I had a major tidy up first.

I love my Söndrum photo frame, Skurar tea light holder and Hemnes beside table (all from Ikea, obviously). All of my bedroom furniture is Hemnes. I wanted white. Dave wanted black. We compromised and went for the the grey brown. I'm really pleased we did though because it looks beautiful and very sophisticated.

Yup, I wear glasses. Most of time I wear contacts but at night I put on my big geeky specs and shove my hair in to a bun. These are great. They're from the Specsavers Titanium range. Because my eyesight is awful my lenses can be quite heavy (even after being thinned *sigh) so the lightness of the frame really makes a difference. You can't really see but they're sort of a green colour. Sounds weird but it's actually a lovely alternative to black which can look quite harsh against very fair skin.

I am literally in love with La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+]. If you suffer from break outs you need this in your life. I saw a noticeable difference after using it once and now can't live without it. Extraordinary stuff.

The cold weather has really taken it's toll my my lips leaving them chapped and cracked. I've been slathering my lips in this Blistex Intensive Moisturiser and it seems to be doing the job. It goes on a slightly as a slightly scary white cream but soon becomes clear. Because of that I reserve it home use only.

Now for the books! Okay, so after spending all day at work I don't really fancy reading War and Peace. Sophisticated literature this is not. Fabulous, slightly trashy chick lit it is.

I Love Capri by Belinda Jones is a heart warming, funny read. Kim Rees became a translator for the fabulous jet-set lifestyle but somehow ended up in a basement flat in Cardiff translating German computer games in her dressing gown. Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her rut: a magical trip to Capri.

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella has some really relatable characters. I've only just started reading this but I'm really enjoying it. It's all gone wrong with the man Lottie thought was Mr Right. Then out of the blue she gets a phone call from her first love. She decides it must be fate and rushes of to marry him and rekindle their sizzling Greek island romance. Meanwhile Lottie's sister can't believe she's doing something so crazy and decides she'll go to any lengths to stop the wedding!

What's on your nightstand/ bedside table? Any good, trashy book recommendations?



  1. LOVE Sophie Kinsella and all her novels, she's got just the right mix of romance, drama and comedy, is that book any good :)? Also, I really like the lamp and that's an adorable picture of you two!

    1. Thank you! The lamp was from the Ikea bargain corner years ago. And the photo was taken on our first trip to Paris together. That's just outside Notre Dame. :-D

  2. I love Sophie Kinsella! If you read shopaholic she has another one coming out *giddiness*!! Absolutely love your blog! (found you through you commenting on my twitter :) )

    Following on Bloglovin :)

    1. Oh really?? Next stop Amazon! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Means so much :-)

    2. According to her Twitter yes! although no word has been released yet on it! :( I am so excited for it :)

  3. <3 I love Capri! Allow me to lend you my others by Belinda, darling. More heart-warming literary treats for your night table. Jane Costello is another chick-lit wonderwoman for your book list. xx

  4. I will definitely be raiding your bookshelf next time I see you! Hide anything you want to keep ;-)


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