Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Relaxing Winter Evening Essentials


There is nothing I love more than a relaxing evening in - especially during the colder months!

As soon as I'm home for the night I'm straight into something comfy. I picked up some gorgeous new fluffy bottoms from New Look (pictured) and I've hardly taken them off since getting them. Something else that keeps me going through the evening is tea! I love green tea, peppermint tea and when I fancy something sweet peppermint and liquroice is surprisingly pretty good, and stops me craving chocolate - kind of.

This post wouldn't be complete without mentioning candles. I found my perfect home scent by taking the Amara quiz, if you love a good quiz then you need to take it, it basically confirmed my love for floral scents and helped me decide on some new candles to try this winter. The Neom Happiness candle* is my favourite, it kicks of a gorgeous floral scent that isn't too girly - perfect all year round.

For atleast half an hour of the evening I'm really trying to make sure that I stay away from my phone - although even that is proving hard. I do feel better for it and to replace my laptop/ social media I'll either read a book or play some music. I really wish I was one of those people that loved to read, but in all honesty I actually become bored and uninterested so quickly. I read Gone Girl like most so thought that The Girl on The Train would be fitting. Music wise I love pretty much anything, Spotify is an aboslute god send, if you're a music lover and want an easy way to have everything in once place, you need to try Spotify.

Skincare is part of my routine every evening, but a couple of nights a week I'll put in a little more effort. The Beauty Pro Rejuvenating Collagen mask* is only £4.99, so on the more affordable side when it comes to sheet masks and it's well worth investing in during the winter months. Addmitedly the slimey texture does take some getting used to, but this did leave my skin feeling really good and looking radiant. Another favourite is the Kiehls Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, this is so good if you are looking to add hydration and radiance to the skin.

I'm going to be posting every other day throughout December, but fingers crossed I'll still make time for the odd relaxing evening in!
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6 comments

  1. Winter nights are the best time for a cosy night in! I love the sound of both of those masks too, might have to check them out. x

    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

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  2. I love sheet masks so for sure will have to try it out :) Great post, you can't beat a relaxing winter night!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Ah this post was so warming!! I absolutely love Neom and the happiness candle is just gorgeous, we used to light it at work and our office smelt amazing! I'm the same with you on reading, I have to really force myself to read, but I do like having some time away from a screen.

    The Makeup Directory

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  4. Oh my gosh that candle sounds SO SO relaxing! I love this whole post. I really have been trying to do a lot more self-care lately, especially as my mental health has not been the best this year. It's so important to take time out of our busy schedules to set aside for ourselves, even if it is the littlest bit. I enjoy reading but because my major is in the Humanities, I'm often doing scholarly reading so I don't find a lot of time to do 'enjoyment' reading if you get what I mean? I don't remember the last time I actually decided on my own (outside of a study course) to pick up a book. Although what I have read for my studies I truly enjoy do enjoy!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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  5. I loved Girl on a Train! And I've never actually tried a Neom candle but I really want to!
    Katie Actually

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  6. I've never tried a sheet mask but would like to give one a go so will try the one you've recommended. I love a cosy night in, the only thing that would make this night even better is a long soak in the tub!

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