Saturday, 28 November 2015

Winter Essentials


Winter is upon and we are only 2 short days away from December ! If you say you’re not as excited as I am then you’re lying. Even Jack Frost has stopped by and I’ve been walking to school in the freezing cold - not exactly fun but very exciting ! So, in light of winter spirit, I’ve decided to share my winter essentials: what gets me through the cold ?

1. Scarves
I cannot bear walking out of the house without wrapping a scarf (or snood) around my neck. Even if I’m wearing a massive jumper, scarves add a pop of colour and warmth on a winter's day. Zara does some lovely tartan ones, and Fat Face is one to check out for general coziness and colour.

2. Tea & Hot Chocolate
On average, and I say this with no exaggeration, I drink 5 cups of tea a day. One in the morning, one in a flask at school and about 3 to 4 after. They taste so good, are beneficial to your body and make you feel warm and cozy. My favourite teas are from Pukka - they have everything from herbal to fruity. I’m not necessarily a hot chocolate fan, but a friend of mine got me some Swiss Miss; hot chocolate packets with mini marshmallows. Absolutely. Amazing.

3. Candles
Do I have to say anymore? The smells, the packaging, the everything. I recently got this Rituals candle, and although it isn’t very Christmassy it smells amazing. Let there be light!

4. Hand Cream & Lip Balm
Leaning more towards the practicalities now, hand cream and lip balms/butters are musts for me all winter. I get very dry hands and am prone to cold sores if I constantly lick my chapped lips, so without these essentials I would dry up like an autumn leaf. For my hands I use L’Occitane’s classic hand cream and for my lips I use a tub of Carmex.

5. A Winter Romance
Like many, I love any good book. Through in Christmas and a good ol’ romance plot and I’m hooked. I’m a massive bookworm (when I find I book I love), so when I across Let It Snow, I didn’t put it down til the very last page. Curling up in front of a fire, snuggling into a blanket, a cup of tea at hand and a good book...what’s not to love?

Et voila, my top 5 essentials to surviving winter. I hope you enjoyed it and are looking forward to December as much as I am. More Christmas themed rambles coming !


Niamh x


  1. I love scarves too :) I really like the big blanket ones Zara do especially. Rituals do some lovely candles, I wouldn't mind picking this one up! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. That's why scarves was my number one! Thanks for dropping a comment xxx

  2. Candles are a must for me all-year long, but I do tend to burn them a lot more often during Winter :)

    Thirteen Thoughts


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