It’s dark at half 4, half 4. This officially means winter is approaching. But winter doesn’t just bring rain, wind, darkness, cold and the possibility of snow. It brings cosy nights in, blankets, candles, jumpers and hot chocolate. My favourite thing to do is to have a cosy night in. Being snuggled up, warm, watching your favourite show or reading a book. Like nothing sounds better. ~ ok, I might be lying, being on a beach in the Maldives does sound amazing, and probably 10x better. But this is all we have right now.
So how do I spend my cosy night in?
Well, I pop my fairy lights on, light as many candles as I can possibly find. My current fave is from Aldi and it’s the Blackberry & Bay scent ~ it’s delicious! I then get into to cosy pj’s and chuck on my dressing gown. Top tip put your dressing gown into the tumble dryer for like 15-20 mins whilst you are lighting your candles and putting your pjs on. Once you pop it in you’ll feel like your in a warm cocoon.
I then start my winter skincare routine, which has been completely revamped – the post will soon be up, don’t you worry. And a cosy night in isn’t complete without a bit of pampering, so put a facemask on, ideally not a peel off. This is a cosy night in, you don’t want to experience any pain whilst you are pampering. Current faves are The Body Shop’s expert facial masks, T-Zone’s self-heating mask and 7th Heaven dead sea mud mask. Oh and don’t forget to be drinking a hot chocolate of some sort. Currently loving the honeycomb flavour by Options!
Whilst I’m pampering and winding down I love to pop a series on. And of course, it would have to be Stranger Things! If you haven’t watched this, you need to. It’s such a great show, but I’ll stop there. No spoilers, you just have to watch it.
And once the pampering is complete, my show has come to an end. I like to read a book and pop some Lush sleepy on to properly help me get in the mood for sleep. My current read is Tanya Burr’s new book. It’s amazing and literally the perfect read for a cosy night in. She talks about Christmas, and to basically have the best one ever. I’m taking so many tips from this, so hopefully this year my Christmas is extra special.
So I hope you enjoyed how I spend a cosy night in. I would love to know how you do a cosy night in? Do you enjoy a pamper? Or do you spend time working on a hobby? Let me know in the comments below.