I am very excited to have been nominated by Natalie over at Hello Cuppies to answer a few questions in the Bedtime Tag! Let’s start…
Describe Your Usual Bedtime Routine
Lily is usually in bed by 7pm, it’s always me who gets her in to bed as she’s used to that and it works. Joe doesn’t get away with doing nothing though, meanwhile he will be preparing dinner for us. Once I’m downstairs we eat and then usually watch a few episodes of something. At the moment we are addicted to The Blacklist. I love the character of Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader who is a fantastic actor. We are also I’m ashamed to say watching the new series of Celebrity Big Brother (James J to win!). When it gets to about 10:30pm we head up to bed. I always take up a glass of water with me. Joe moans that I never drink it so it’s pointless and he may be right, but occasionally I wake up and will have a sip. I like to know it’s there! We clean our teeth (we are electric toothbrush people!). I then take off my makeup, I use Simple Micellar Water as I have sensitive skin, it’s nice and gentle and doesn’t leave it with that tight feeling some cleansers do. I also use Distilled Witch Hazel, such a simple product but one that I find keeps my skin clearer than anything else I have tried. My mum introduced me to it when I was a teenager and I haven’t looked back. A must have item for me. Joe and I then have the bad habit of lying in bed looking at our phones for about 15 minutes before one of us puts theirs down which prompts the other. We have a cuddle and go to sleep!
What Are Your Favourite Pyjamas?
I got some lovely sets of pyjamas at the end of last year for my Birthday and Christmas, so any of those I love to wear. Thick PJs make me too hot, I prefer cool trousers or shorts and a light top.
What Is Your Current Bedtime Reading?
As I mentioned in the first question, I have the bad habit of scrolling on my phone rather than reading a book. However my Dad is a retired English and History teacher, so he is also trying to get me to read more. Once I’m in to a book I can’t put it down, but it’s picking one up in the first place. He got me The History Book by DK for my birthday and I am trying to increase my knowledge by dipping in to that occasionally. The Million Dollar Blog by Natasha Courtney-Smith was also bought for me for Christmas, which I’m looking forward to reading.
What Would I find On Your Bedside Table?
A basket full of various beauty products that I never use. I organise it and then it gets messy again. I also have a jewellery box. And the baby monitor.
What Scent Makes You Sleepy?
No scent really makes me sleepy.. Joe hates the smell of lavender so we avoid that. I do love that smell when I’ve just changed the bedding and it’s all fresh and cosy, that probably helps me drift off to sleep.
What Is Your Usual Bedtime And Wake Up Time?
If I’m working the next day I like to be in bed by 10pm as I’m up the next day at 6:30am. When I’m not working the next day it’s usually more like 10:30/11:30 bedtime and 8am wake up time (when Lily wakes up).
What Are Your Top Three Bedtime Products?
Arm and Hammer Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste. I have sensitive teeth and this is the only toothpaste that seems to help, I like that it’s whitening too (not sure that it does whiten but you never know). As I mentioned before the Simple Micellar Water, and Distilled Witch Hazel.
What Is Your Most Common Sleeping Position?
Although we start off with a cuddle,once we start to drift off to sleep we need our space! I move to lie on my right side with one leg up sort of half on my front. It’s hard to describe sleeping positions!
Do You Have Anything You Like To Take To Bed With You?
Does the husband count? If I’m heading to bed I have to have him with me. I don’t like it if he’s on a night out, or is having one of his “game nights” where he stays up playing Xbox with his friends (I know, it is
a little bit very lame). I struggle to get to sleep if he’s not with me. *Awww… puke*
What Is Your Worst Bedtime Habit?
Probably looking at my phone in bed. Grinding my teeth in my sleep is also one of my bad habits, I have to wear a very attractive mouth guard.
TEN QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES TO ANSWER
- Describe your usual bedtime routine.
- What are your favourite pyjamas?
- What is your current bedtime reading?
- What would I find on your bedside table?
- What scent makes you sleepy?
- What is your usual bedtime and wake up time?
- What are your top three bedtime products?
- What is your most common sleeping position?
- Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
- What is your worst bedtime habit?
THE RULES OF THE BEDTIME TAG:
Step 1: Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their blog.
Step 2: Display the Bedtime badge; which you can find at the top of this post. (save the picture)
Step 3: Answer the ten questions included above.
Step 5: Nominate between three and five fellow bloggers to take part, and set them the questions.