I love a good night in.
Now, OK, maybe I’m just saying that because recently I’ve had one too many nights out but I do love a night in because you have time to wind down and relax which might result in a bit more actual sleep. My brain doesn’t always respect the whole calm down, it’s night time now thing. I spoke the very beautiful and very wise Charlotte Saye, who knows a thing or two about a good bedtime routine. She also knows about having a busy head, she runs an amazing party and gift boutique, you can see it here.
“I haven’t changed my make up in ten years, the only change I’ll make is that sometimes I’ll put a black line over the top of the eye. I just look weird and really grown up when people do anything else on me.
So when I’m taking it off, first I use the Aesop Remove, I like to pat it right into my lashes to get the mascara off. I’m going to look gorgeous by the end of this! Then Crealine, which by the way you can buy here now. I’m so happy about that. Wow! (laughs) That is a lot of blusher and I just didn’t know it. Right…”
“Beautiful? Great. So if I’m having a bath I’ll do the Kiehl’s microdermabrasion. This is amazing, it like takes off an entire layer of skin. I’ve never had a real one done but this is really good. You’ve got to do it properly, you have to do it almost dry skin and do it in those tiny tiny circles. But it’s quite a serious one, it’s the best one I found over the counter. It’s really strict, look, (reads) 30 seconds but no more two minutes, monitoring skin closely. I’m always terrified, definitely don’t go near a male body part with that on! (laughs)
OK, hair in a pony. I like this Liz Earle mask, my mum gave it to me, she always buys me lovely products. I can never do it neatly but it doesn’t matter, when it’s on it’s really on. Oh! Do you think that looks yummy?” (That’s Lotus, the Jack Russell/Pug cross who has just wandered across the bed to join in the girl talk. Sorry baby, ain’t no anti wrinkle cream gonna help that forehead.)
“Ok so after the mask I’m going to do the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair which is a total classic. I like this cream from France which is called Avibon which is really thick and it’s full of Vitamin A, that I love but I’ve run out of it. I like anything really heavy and clogging on my face because it’s so dry and I don’t really break out so I don’t have to worry about that. Ok so then I’m going to put some Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream because I used just the Estée Lauder Serum. I like to layer. I like, throw it on. I’m like, grrr, all over. Then just some Paw Paw on my lips which I keep by the bed, it’s the best.
So that’s face done, and then let’s go to hair, so that’s my Coconut oil. This is one for cooking, I got it from Whole Foods. It’s like my dirty secret, my dirty product (laughs). When I get stressed out my scalp gets really dry (laughs). Oh it’s rock hard, it’s really hard to get it out. So you have to warm it up in your hands, it has to be warm enough otherwise you get these flakes everywhere. I normally do tons of this, sometimes I even put it in a bowl and heat it up in the microwave. I’ll put it right into my scalp and then take another lot and put it through the ends, then I just tie it all up out of the way and leave it.
Now, body, I’ve got this Dr Hauschka Rose body oil which smells divine and then on the really dry bits I love Creme de Corps by Kiehl’s. On my hands I use Biafine. The gloves help it sink in and not go everywhere. And they’re sexy! Wow, come to me boys (laughs) Plus they make you look like a magician. On my feet I’ll use Weleda Foot Balm, or I also sometimes use the Biafine on my feet too.
And then that’s it, oh no, I’ve also got my sleep oil, because I can never sleep. It’s a Tisserand one and I put it on my pulse points. Then I can go to bed. Come on Lotus, lie down.”