Health + Beauty: Make The Most Of Your Beauty Sleep With Holland & Barrett

I'm a gal who's always loved my sleep. I love being cosy in bed and catching the z's (for probably a lot longer than I should) and after Holland & Barrett asked me to be a part of their Sleeping Beauty campaign, I've since realised just how important beauty sleep and a solid 8 hours a night really is for our health and wellbeing.

Getting just the right amount of shut eye (ideally 7-8 hours a night) plays a pivotal part in good mental and physical health and can make or break your day ahead so with that in mind, Holland and Barrett send me a generous selection of their bed and bathtime beauty products which all aim to help relax the mind and body before bed for a better and more fulfilling beauty sleep and after trying them all out for a couple of weeks, I'm excited to share my thoughts with you!

I'll be sharing with you my relaxing bathtime routine tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for that, but today I'm talking about my new bedtime routine. Before working on the Sleeping Beauty campaign, I was one of those that would never take the time to wind down on an evening, and would be scrolling through Instagram and Snapchat until I turned out the lights and closed my eyes. And you're probably not surprised to hear that my night's sleep wasn't great. It was restless and light and I would wake up at the drop of pin and wake up the next day for the most part feeling groggy and rubbish.

So enough was enough and first things first I set myself a new bedtime of no later than 11pm every night and by 10.30pm, I go technology free and spend it winding down before hitting the sack. The first thing I like to do is absolutely slather myself in moisturising body butter. I'm sure I'm not the only one who moisturises their face but ignores the rest of the body, but since receiving the Spa Magik Organiks Moisture Therapy Triple Oil Body Butter (as part of the Dead Sea Spa Magik Sleep & Moisture Therapy gift set), I've been converted! For a start, it smells amazing and the lavender scent instantly calms and relaxes me. I've also been using it on my feet and popping a fresh pair of cotton socks over the top and you wouldn't believe how soothing this is!

While waiting for the body butter to do it's thang, I like to brew myself up a warm cup of herbal tea to drink before bed with a good book. I was sent a box of Heath & Heather Camomile tea as well as the Dr Stuarts Valerian Plus brew and I've been alternating them nightly. I'd heard of the benefits of drinking herbal tea before bed, but always thought it would disturb my sleep - oh how wrong I was! It's the perfect accompaniment to my bedtime routine and often I find myself dozing off before I've even finished my cup!

Probably my favourite product of the whole bunch and my favourite step in my new bedtime routine is applying a few drops of the Deep Sleep 6-Oil Super Serum (again, part of the Dead Sea Spa Magik Sleep & Moisture Therapy gift set). It's an amazing multi-functional oil that be used on the face, hands and hair but I like to use it mainly on my face before moisturising especially when I'm looking a bit tired and dehydrated! Again, it's lavender scented, super soothing and the perfect product to relax my skin after a long day.

If you read my March Favourites, you'll know how much I loved the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray so I was BEYOND excited when in my little box of goodies there was not one, but two of the Miaroma Relaxing Lavender Sleep Mist! Pillow sprays are my new favourite thing, and I can't go to sleep without spritzing a good helping of this one everywhere - even my other half can't sleep without it! It's always the last step in my little routine before I turn out the lights and the one that I don't think I'll be parting with anytime soon as I'm convinced that lavender pillow sprays are the main reason I'm sleeping so well recently!

If ever I do have a restless night though, I reach for the Tisserand Sweet Dreams aromatherapy rollerball. I apply it to my temples and the back of my wrists and it instantly calms me and it's not long before I'm snoring away again. I think this would be ideal for anyone who's a nervous traveller too and I'll definitely be taking it on my honeymoon later this year to calm me down on the plane!

It's been such a pleasure being part of the Sleeping Beauty campaign and I think I've benefited immensely from my new bedtime routine. I've noticed that I'm a lot happier and less stressed, and having a good night's sleep has made it so much easier to get up and about in a morning!

How do you wind down at bedtime? What are your favourite products to help you relax?
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to check back tomorrow for more on the Sleeping Beauty campaign!

Always, Alice x

*The products featured were kindly sent to me for review but all my opinions and views are completely my own and 100% honest!


  1. I need to find an alternative to the camomile tea as I cant really stand it.. but still I would love to find a tea that would help me have a more relaxed, deep sleep.

  2. I am so guilty of scrolling through my phone before bed! I love the idea of pillow sprays but I've never actually tried one, I do love a good herbal tea before bed though! That tray is so cute, lovely pictures!
    Amy xx
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