Bedside Table

A well stocked bedside table shouldn’t only be what you see on shows or in magazines! I think it’s essential to set the mood in your bedroom and to have a few of your essentials by your side.

It all starts with the right bedside table. My bed actually comes with a matching bedside table, but I wanted to break the pattern and was on the look out for one for months. I finally found this chic marble topped one at Home Stop by Shopper’s Stop for a little under Rs.4000 which was a steal. I’ve linked a similar one at the end of the post for just Rs.3799.

Marble Bedside Table

Since it’s not a very large bedside table there are only a few things I can accommodate on it. A must have for me is a tray for all my gold & diamond jewellery. I wear these almost everyday and like to take them all off as soon as I’m home or before I got to bed. I got this Banana leaf platter from Sammsara and it retails for Rs.1199. Besides that I have some of my eos lip balms in a cup from Westside Home that I got for Rs.199. I can’t do without lip balms and religiously use them before I go to bed. I also like to lotion my hand before I go to sleep sometimes so these Nykaa Nail & Hand Cremes are a must right now and I can’t get enough of the pretty packaging.

A scented candle is always a must. The right scent can put you in a great mood and it can be super relaxing! This was gifted to me by my brother ages ago. I unfortunately don’t use these candles as much as I should. But, I can’t not have one on my bedside table regardless. My favourite candles have always been from Bath & Bodyworks which retail for around AED 100 or around $24. Best time to pick them up is when they go on sale for 50% off or they have a buy 1 get 1 free offers often too. I used to get them from either Canada or Dubai, but now that Bath & Bodyworks are in India I can’t wait for them to open up a store in Bangalore too.

A plant is a must have too. If you like flowers you can replace it with that. I do change it when I get sent flowers every now and then. But, a succulent like the one I have is a low maintenance plant to have that adds life to the table without any extra care needed. These succulents can usually be found at any nursery for around Rs.200 – Rs.300. The gold pot is from H&M Home in Dubai since we don’t have a H&M home in India yet, unfortunately.

A lot of the times I’m still in bed while having my morning juice. That’s why I’ve got a set of gold coasters that I picked up from IKEA Dubai. You can keep just one or 2 if you’d like as well.

In this digital age we hardly write anymore be it reminders for ourselves, little notes to our loved ones or anything for that matter, right? That’s why I thought it would be nice to have a tiny notepad by my side in case I want to do that. Like most things I don’t know if or when I will but I like knowing and having it there for whenever I might decide to use it.

So, these are some of my bedside table essentials. Below are links to the products or similar ones in case you’d like to check them out.

Bedside Table

Bath & Body Works 3 wick candle / $24.50

IKEA Glattis Gold Costers / Rs.399

Nykaa Nail & Hand Creme / Rs.275

eos Lip Balm / Rs.679

Sammsara Banana Leaf Platter / Rs.1199

Sammsara Candle Holder / Rs.599

Marble Side Table / Rs.3799





Affordable & cruelty free make-up

Both Deepa & I  have been using Nykaa’s products for a while now and in all honesty, my current make-up routine includes a majority of Nykaa’s products. Yes, I’ve partnered with them and products have been sent across for us to review at times. But, unless the products are really good I wouldn’t have continued using them as much as do. If you asked me to give you 3 reasons why I love Nykaa Beauty it’s because their products are cruelty free, affordable and great quality for the price your paying.

Let’s be honest though, not every product a brand puts out is amazing. So, here’s a list of products I use regularly or just love.

A part of my everyday makeup routine:

Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation – ₹575

Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact – ₹525

Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector –  ₹525

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner (Super Black) – ₹299

Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo (Brazilian Bombshell) – ₹699

Other products I love:

Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick – ₹550

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel – ₹99

Nykaa Paintstix! Lipstick – ₹425

Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick – ₹625

It’s very rare to find a brand that has a wide range of products to choose from at their price points. I absolutely love the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation and it’s been my got to since the time it was launched. This one will give you light to medium coverage and I use the shade 3 and maybe 4 when I get tanned. For your reference I used to use NC 40 or NC 42 at MaC. 

Off late I’ve been breaking out and have marks that I want to cover up so I’ve been using the Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector in the shade 2 or 3 to conceal my marks and under my eyes. I then use the Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact to set my base. This has by far been the best compact I’ve used and I’ve hit pan so that goes to show you how much I love it. I have combination to oily skin and the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation can be a little oily on my skin if I don’t set it with the compact.

If you’ve never tried some of Nykaa’s products we’d highly recommend them! But, always remember when it comes to makeup, products work differently on all of us.