What's on My Bedside Table

On the weekends, I spend a good portion of my time in my bed. I'll put on my super comfy PJs, grab a book or my laptop and just stay in bed while I just chill. Because of this, I try to keep the table next to my bed organized and clean while maintaining all of my weekend essentials:



  • Power strip: I always plug my phone in at night and oftentimes I plug my iPad or Macbook as well when I'm watching a movie/getting some work done in bed. I need access to a power source at all time. 
  • Aveeno facial wipes: So I try to be good and wipe off my makeup before I go to sleep but sometimes I get so tired when I come home, the last thing I want to do is go to the bathroom and wash my face. I keep these face wipes by Aveeno next to my bed so it'll be easier to remember to do that. 
  • Books: I always keep a stack of books next to my bed that I plan on reading. Some people I know are able to read multiple books at once but I can't do that - it gets too confusing! I just keep a collection next to my bed instead. Right now I have A Storm of Swords, by George RR Martin, Bossypants by Tina Fey, A Cuckoo's Calling by George Galbraith (aka JK Rowling), and Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman, 
  • Hand sanitizer: I like working on my manicure at night before I go to bed and doing touchups/reapplying topcoat before I go to sleep. Before any of that goes on my nails, I like to make sure my hands are clean with this hand sanitzer.
  • Hand lotion: After cleaning my hands, I make sure to moisturize because the alcohol in my hand sanitizer can be drying. I use my old Victoria's Secret lotion. 
  • Cuticle Butter: I recently discovered this Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and it's worked m
  • Seche Vite topcoat: Finally, I apply my topcoat - I've used Seche Vite for years and it's fabulous!
What are some things you like to keep handy on your bedside table?

8 comments

  1. I spend a good portion of my weekends in bed too. The couch is nice, but my pillows are just so comfy that I'd way rather chill out there instead. I have a lot of similar essentials on my nightstand, but one that I would add is a glass of water or a water bottle - need to keep hydrated!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  2. Haha I don't have a bedside table to be honest :')
    But I always have books and magazine around
    my bed Xx

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  3. I don't have a bedside table in my uni room but I have a shelf behind my bed and I put books and some beauty products there :)

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  4. Love that you include your power strip in this as well! I've been thinking of posting an updated "What's On My Bedside" because Spencer and I recently got some new bedside tables. You've inspired me to jump on that! haha!
    I also have my cuticle butter (technically it's a salve, but hey, same thing) and hand lotion is a total MUST for me! I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night because my hands are so dry... I think it's a great idea to keep your cleansing wipes by your bed side, I know what you mean that some nights the last thing you want to do is go wash your face. At least this way the wipes keep you accountable.

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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  5. Seche Vita is my fav top coat! I've tried a lot of face wipes, but I've never tried the aveeno ones. They're on my to buy list for my next CVS visit :) Thanks for the rec.

    Mili

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  6. Nice! Thanks for sharing :D

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  7. Oh your bedside table is so clean! Mine is a mess, compelte mess. there are receipts, stray buttons, jewellery, broken jewellery..and yep I have hand cream on there too! And lip balm, and a brush for the dog...and a lamp! It's just a normal sized bedside table I just have stacked it up to hold all this stuff haha! Hubby has a bedside table at his side of the bed too, its' so clean and minimalist like yours!

    Away From The Blue

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  8. Yes for Games of Thrones, I kind of much rather read the books than watch the show! :) Aww , those green bookmarks are so cute and useful! I should get similar ones!
    More or less I have really similar items on my bedside table- I cannot go to sleep without moisturizing my hands and my lips!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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