Bedtime Beauty

I find that getting into a nice little bedtime beauty routine is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day. It's also great to use products that do the work for you whilst you're fast asleep so you wake up looking your best.

Chelsea Earl Grey Tea and Cucumber Candle* | £5

The first thing I do is light a nice candle. For a relaxing evening I move away from my usual heavy, indulgent scents and go for something light and spa-like. At the moment I'm loving the fresh yet musky scent of Chelsea Candles's Earl Grey and Cucumber.

I never really feel relaxed when I’m still wearing my makeup that’s probably been on 12+ hours, so next I remove it. I find the most gentle, effective method to be an oil-based cleanser. My old favourite is this one from the Body Shop, which removes everything (including eye makeup) with ease. There’s something quite relaxing about massaging a butter formula into your skin. I then follow it up with a cleanse of my skin (usually the REN Clearcalm3 Clay Cleanser) but I won’t go into that too much as I have a full post on my skincare routine here.
Next, I run myself a nice hot bath with the Body Shop’s Deep Sleep bubble bath. It has a gorgeous, relaxing milky fragrance and gives some serious bubbles. I really recommend using something with lavender and/or camomile like this as the fragrance of these ingredients genuinely will help you get a better night’s sleep.

I always do a face mask whilst I have a bath, and seeing as this one needs 10-15 minutes, I will usually apply it once I’ve got in the bath and warmed up a bit. It has a really nice, light texture so it’s easy to apply a thin layer, which is all you need. This is amazing if your skin is feeling spotty and tired, as it provides an immediate cleanse and as soon as the following morning I see an improvement to blemishes (which is why I really recommend using something like this the evening before).

I’ve mentioned before that I am not a morning person so something like doing a body scrub is definitely a job I’d leave for an evening bath. My absolute favourite has to be the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub as it smells so delicious; just think of every yummy sweet pancake, waffle or porridge meal you could imagine and that’s pretty much it!

Now my legs are nice and exfoliated, it’s time for a shave as I love going to bed with really smooth skin against the sheets. Soap & Glory’s Whipped Clean is a beautiful, creamy, slightly foaming shower butter that feels so luxurious and is much nicer than using a shaving foam. The scent is like oats, brown sugar and sweet almonds so pairs beautifully with the scrub.

Pixi Beauty Sleep Cream | £24

After I’m out of the bath I rinse off my face mask, tone, move my candle to my bedroom and pop on some sort of anti-blemish cream. Once that’s sunk in I apply a night cream. This is quite a recent purchase so I will definitely do a full review once I've tried it for a month or two but so far I'm loving it! My skin feels so silky and smooth but not greasy at all. My skin goes from combination to more normal during the winter but I do still worry a bit about applying rich creams. However this sinks in and nourishes my skin without any excess and you only need the tiniest amount.

REN Wake Wonderful Overnight Facial | £32 | post

Once or twice a week I use an overnight treatment. At the moment I’m really liking the newest addition to REN’s Radiance line. The Wake Wonderful Facial comes out very much like a cream. I use two pumps to cover my face (I must warn you the smell is quite off-putting!) and whilst the product absorbs I will do something quiet and relaxing. I will often read a book on my Kindle or a magazine; pretty much anything that doesn’t involve bright screens! I really like this mask because it provides a nice boost of radiance to the skin overnight so by morning my skin looks nice and fresh.

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum | £26 | post

If I don't use the REN, instead I'll opt for this AHA-based serum from Pixi before my night cream. Again, it's nothing too intense and absorbs even more quickly. If you're a fan of the Glow Tonic, I recommend trying out this to add a little radiance boost in between using the toner. My skin always looks more glowing the following day after I use this; it isn't one of those overnight treatments you forget you've applied.

To finish the Smoothie Star holy trinity, I apply the body lotion. Again, it has a yummy, sweet, indulgent scent and it feels so nice and nourishing on the skin. I really like applying something like this before bed so that my skin feels soft and moisturised.

This is hands-down the best lip balm I’ve ever used. The thick texture and light colour mean it’s definitely best used overnight and I use it every night. It’s so intensely nourishing it can pretty much transform even the most chapped, sore lips by morning.

I use this bergamot-fragranced hand cream as an overnight moisture mask. Considering it doesn’t feel extremely heavy or anything, it’s amazing how hydrating this is. Without fail my hands are always super-soft by morning.

Finally I blow out my candle and to ensure a relaxing night’s sleep I spritz my pillow with this miracle-worker. I was so sceptical if something like this would help me get a better night’s sleep but it really does work! If I’m having serious insomnia, obviously it won’t fix that but in general I fall asleep faster and have a more settled sleep without interruptions when I use this.

What’s your bedtime beauty routine?


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  1. My skin has been going crazy lately and I have no idea why, it sounds like the Aesop mask would be a really nice addition to my line up.


  2. I've just got into Pixi skincare and currently love the glow tonic so that's a staple in my routine at the moment.

    You can't beat Soap & Glory for a bit of a pamper session either.



  3. Anything Soap & Glory has to be added to the mix! The 'This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spay' sound's like such an interesting product to try!x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Lovely picks! I really want to try a little bit more products from the Pixi skincare range and I'm a really big fan of overnight products as I tend to only do a very quick routine in the morning, so the overnight glow serum is very tempting to me!


  5. I really love the sound of the Aesop mask, that's on my wishlist for sure! S&G products are always nice for a pamper as they smell amazing. I really want to try the Nuxe lip balm, too :)

    Jess xo

  6. There's nothing better than a Sunday bedtime beauty routine. BS camomile cleansing butter is one of the best! Also S&G body products smells yummy, I really like them. Pillow spray is something I should really add to my routine! x


    1. It makes such a difference, you won't look back! xx

  7. The Soap & Glory breakfast scrub sounds so lovely. I have such a sweet tooth so pancake and waffles sound amazing! The idea of bath milk/body milk sounds so luxurious!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  8. Lovely bedtime products!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


  9. I just like to take my makeup of and apply many lotions and potions! I'm loving pixi products at the moment so I'm definitely going to check out the sleep cream! Thanks for sharing :) xx


  10. Loving the sound of the Pixi Beauty Sleep Cream, I got the Overnight Serum a few weeks ago and have been liking it so far! Definitely going to get my mum the This Works sleep spray for Christmas!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  11. So many products I want to try out in a post. I love relaxing evenings, and a candle, face mask and a good sleep are what I need!
    The Beauty Bloss

    1. Yeah and it always helps you get a better night's sleep when you take your time to wind down :) xx

  12. So many amazing products! I love that deep sleep pillow spray - it works so well!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  13. Looks like there is so many amazing products - I really want to try the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Love Soap and Glory products!

  15. The Body Shop cleanser is one I've wanted to try forever, the fact it removes makeup so easily is amazing. Does it last a long time?

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    1. Using it everyday I can make it last a good 6 months :) xx

  16. I picked up a perfume yesterday from Lidl and it smells of vanilla, it's gorgeous, only 99p as well! Perfect for the evening
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  17. This sounds like the perfect pamper routine to me. I'm really interested in trying Pixi skincare and the serum/face cream you have hear sound fantastic. I recently got my hands on Nuxe Reve De Miel and I'm loving it x

    Beauty with charm

  18. These all sound lovely! Nothing better than a night pamper session, I really like the sound of the Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, I've been loving the Glow Tonic x


  19. This sounds like a lovely bedtime routine, the Pixi products sound incredible!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

    1. Their skincare products are well worth checking out :) xx

  20. I've not tried any of these before but they sound great!! XO

    Courtney | Courtselizabeth | Instagram

  21. I love The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter. It really is relaxing to massage it into your skin. I really want to try the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub but they don't sell it in the shops here so I'm not sure if I would like the scent xx


  22. Lovely products! I've heard good things about Aesop. I haven't tried too much from Pixi, but love their toner. I'll have to check out their other skincare products.


  23. I need to try more Pixi products, they sound wonderful! xx


  24. I'm definitely a night exfoliator, too! I can't do it in the morning, it just feels weird to me.

    brooke | brooke elise

    1. It's so amazing to see the results the next morning :) xx

  25. I love to use a sleep spray before bed as soon as that scent hits me I feel relaxed and I don't really have a bed time routine apart from taking off my make up maybe I should start one

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

  26. I sometimes go to bed early but struggle to sleep because I kind of take a while to wind down. Been meaning to try This Works pillow spray for ages and just never buy it. I've heard mixed reviews about the scent so might add the mini set to my Christmas list and see how I get on with it. :)

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  27. I think I might of posted on this before but oh well

    I want to get into a night time routine because all I do is take my make up off and go to bed but I don't know were to start and this has helped thank you


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