Curating a Nightstand for Beauty, Calm, and Great Skin

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Written by: Kelly Martin

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Published on: October 18, 2022

bed nightstand

Your nightstand is prime real estate. It’s home to the last things you reach for before bed, the first things you pick up in the morning, and any balms, books, lotions, or lubes you might need when nothing could unearth you from your nest of blankets. Surface space, however, is finite. Which means what goes in and on your nightstand is a matter of tight curation.

About the nightstand we chose here: Avocado’s Malibu wood nightstand is durable, heavy, and made from sustainably harvested maple that patinates in the prettiest way over time. It’s the kind of thing you’ll pass down to the next generation. Each one is built to order in Avocado’s carbon-negative Los Angeles workshop—without VOC-emitting glues or finishes, phthalates, or formaldehydes.

Jean Godfrey-June

Jean Godfrey-June

Executive beauty director

On Jean’s bedside table: The coolest pair of (pink aviator) reading glasses we’ve laid eyes on. A delicate ceramic cup she found in a French boutique. And a jillion little jars of creams, balms, oils, and serums to nourish skin, hair—everything—overnight.


  1. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk

    goop Beauty
    GOOPGLOW Dark Spot
    Exfoliating Sleep Milk

    goop, $98/$89 with subscription

    “This superexfoliator brilliantly time-releases its powerful AHAs bit by bit overnight, so it feels silky and gentle but really smooths, brightens, and revivifies my skin like nothing else.”

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  2. Jenny Odell How to Do Nothing

    Jenny Odell
    How to Do Nothing
    Bookshop, $16.73

    The (genius) case for logging off and ditching your to-do list.

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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm

    goop Beauty
    GOOPGENES Clean
    Nourishing Lip Balm

    goop, $20

    “Best lip balm on the planet: silky, rich, ultranourishing, subtly scented.”

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  4. John Derian Astier de Villatte Tricolore Cup

    Astier de Villatte
    Tricolore Small Cup
    John Derian, $138

    This cup has a charming little image of a tumbling man at the bottom.

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  5. Monastery Made Floral Concentrate Balm

    Monastery Made
    Attar Floral Concentrate Balm
    goop, $168

    A cushy balm for major moisturizing moments. (It smells, subtly, like wildflowers.)

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  6. UMA Pure Calm Wellness Candle

    UMA
    Pure Calm Wellness Candle
    goop, $68

    “The scent of this stunning candle is indeed calming, but it is also one of my favorite scents on earth, period: something between ancient floorboards, a spa, and a flower-dotted hayfield.”

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Kiki Koroshetz

Kiki Koroshetz

VP, content

Guaranteed features of Kiki’s nightstand: A rotating cast of whatever’s new and good in fiction. Whichever goop vibrator is her current fave. And silk scrunchies, a silk eye mask, a candle that smells fantastic…


  1. Slip Silk Scrunchies – Large

    Slip
    Silk Scrunchies – Large
    goop, $39

    Mulberry silk prevents your hair from breaking, snagging, or denting.

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  2. Jennifer Freed A Map to Your Soul

    Jennifer Freed, PhD
    A Map to Your Soul
    Bookshop, $24.18

    Psychological astrologer Jennifer Freed’s guide to mastering your astrological elements (and living more freely).

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  3. goop Wellness Heartthrob Vibrator

    goop Wellness
    Heartthrob Vibrator
    goop, $98

    New on the nightstand: Heartthrob, which delivers both rumbly vibration and a precise, intense tapping feature.

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  4. Slip Black Eye Mask

    Slip
    Black Eye Mask
    goop, $50

    This sleep mask is super soft and not too tight.

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  5. The Maker Spiritus Candle

    The Maker
    Spiritus Candle
    goop, $80

    Light for earthy, romantic vibes.

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  6. Coco de Mer Pure Delight Orgasm Balm

    Coco de Mer
    Pure Delight Orgasm Balm
    goop, $35

    The peppermint in this orgasm balm helps heighten the senses.

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Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose

Associate styling director

Sarah goes for sculptural lighting, a pretty arrangement of fresh blooms (or handmade paper ones), and a focused collection of nourishing essentials for hair and skin.


  1. The Green Vase Lilac Stem

    The Green Vase
    Lilac Stem
    goop, $190

    Hand-dyed paper blossoms for around-the-clock color.

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  2. ILIA Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment Mask

    ILIA
    Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment Mask
    goop, $26

    This isn’t just a balm. It’s a restorative formula with moisturizing sea succulent, hyaluronic acid, and mango butter—and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate lips.

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  3. Crow Canyon Home Catalina Small Rectangle Tray

    Crow Canyon Home
    Catalina Small Rectangle Tray
    goop, $28

    “I started out with this little tray in my kitchen. It was so cute that I bought another one for the bedroom.”

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  4. goop Wellness Double-Sided Wand Vibrator

    goop Wellness
    Double-Sided Wand Vibrator
    goop, $98

    With a rumbly wonder ball on one end and a tapered tip for precise stimulation on the other, this is the vibrator that deserves a spot within immediate reach.

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  5. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter

    goop Beauty
    GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter
    goop, $65/$50 with subscription

    “This formula just melts into your skin. I like to put a little extra on my hands and elbows before I go to bed.”

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