Sunday, December 07, 2014

My Winter Essentials: General Stuff

Hello everyone! 

I hope you're doing great! It's just a rainy day here so what a perfect occasion to write another blog post! Yay!

*music on, problems off*

Here I am with the second part of this "Winter Essentials" mini series, about the other general stuff I always have with me during winter! 

So let's get started with the "being at home" side: 

First thing first (oh, Iggy, your song is haunting my head right now) what I really really reeeally can't wait to have with me since it starts to get cold are scented candles. What a news! Haha 
As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of candles every day of the year but especially in winter cause (I don't know if it's just me) I think that they "do the magic"; as soon as I light up a candle, everything seems to be more soft and calm and relaxing and "home". The brands I like the most are Yankee Candle, Jo Malone (even if they're so expensive it hurts), Primark ones are really really good but I also love IKEA ones, not that great for the packaging but still so nice. When it comes to candles, I almost love everything; I just need to smell them! If they're nice, they'll end up in my shopping basket in a second. 

Other thing that I love to wear when I'm home in a day off or just for bedtime are onesies!! I mean, who doesn't love them? (maybe some of our boyfriends as this is not the sexiest thing you could wear). They are cosy and soft and funny and just as comfy as wearing a second skin all over you. With the difference that the skin your covered into is in a rabbit shape or cat or sheep or whatever :) The one I'm loving at the moment is this one that I bought few weeks ago in Primark; it's a sheep and it's so cozy and warm and soft that I could totally live in this thing for like.. forever. 

Then I must mention one of the things I love more: lights!! As soon as it starts to get colder and near Christmas (which, to me, is like in november haha) I always like to surround myself with little lights. I use lights for inside my bedroom and I just put them all around my bed so, as it gets dark, I just love to turn the little lights on and read a book or watching a movie. Everything suddenly gets more christmassy and beautiful. I could leave them for the rest of the months, not only at Christmas. 

And then, when it comes to rainy days and staying at home, I just love having hot drinks like Hot Chocolate with mini marshmellows on top and, of course, tea. I don't have a favourite hot chocolate brand (what are yours?) cause on top of everything I will always put Costa Hot Chocolate! Winner! For tea, instead, I could spend days and days mentioning teas and brands (I am slightly obsessed with tea as you may have noticed hehe) but I gotta mention Clippers, Yogi Tea and Whittingtons tea. They have so many different kind of teas or infuses and I really love almost every flavour but in winter time I just enjoy having a lot of Chai! 

And now, let's go outside!!

I will now be obvious, but I have to mention cozy jumpers!! I usually spend warm months waiting for the "sweather weather" time of the year again cause I loove sweaters! I really like the slightly oversized ones in plain colours and the rule here is "softer is better"! 

Then as I am the worst person at resist the winter without getting ill and also I am one of those annoying people that is always cold, I need to take out with me a good coat, a scarf and a beanie/bobble hat! I always liked those people that can go out in December with only a jumper on.. I.. I just NEED extra warm. By the way I personally think that a nice coat, a scarf or a hat are really great items for making an outfit even more "on point"! Imagine going out with just a shirt and then going out with a nice shirt, nice coat on and a patterned scarf on.. They totally make the difference!

I will also need a hand cream and a lipbutter with me as cold is not a skin friend. And, just a trick, I always have with me one of those weird gelly things where you just drop a little metallic thing that is inside of it and the gel starts warming up.. I don't even know how to call them (if you know the name, please tell me in the comments so I can use it instead of this crappy description in the future) but my dad once bought me and since then I always loved them cause you'll never know how cold would be outside and you have to be prepared, right? 
And then, at the end, I put the thing that goes with every season and every weather, both home and outside: music. I just need music everyday as I need to breathe. I usually put my headphones on (like now), turn on some music and suddenly everything's better and everything seems to be fine. Music helps, it really does. 

This was everything I guess. I really hope you liked it; if you did, leave a lovely comment down below (I always enjoy reading them) and I will see you on the next post! 

Have a great night! Let the stars shine on your dreams! 



  1. Love this post! I always have a lip butter along with me as well, my lips get so dry during the winter! I love Yogi tea as well - it's perfect for a night in. :)

    Colorful Closets

  2. I enjoyed reading this post a lot, it's nice to know what are others essentials I hadn't even thought about :)
    I also made a fall/winter essentials on my blog if you wanna check it out :)

    -Hass. ♥ //

    1. Thank you for your nice comment! Sure I will! :) x

  3. I've never really gotten into onesies but my stepdad and mum received Christmas themed ones from their work friends as a present and I've been snuggled up in them ever since - may have to get one of my own so I can give theirs back haha! Was the bottom picture with the headphones taken by you? If so, I love that blanket - where did you get it from?
    Megan x

    1. Yes! :) It's a duvet cover actually and it's from Primark! xx

  4. Great post! My boyfriend loves my onesie... unfortunately he loves to wear it which means i don't always get full use of it! (just got a new pair of fluffy primark pyjamas though so it's okay! mmm I love hot chocolate, and I'm loving chilli hot chocolate just now :) Again - great post!

    Katy xx

  5. How could say no to a hot choclate :) and your looks especially delicious!
    Cute post honey!

    xoxo Colli || my Blog - TOBEYOUTIFUL

  6. Lovely post! Im from Australia soI'm totally jealous of your onesie right now haha! xx

    Bek | Bekshaxo

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  8. Candles, onesies, & hot chocolate. Are these winter essentials or heaven? Maybe both.
    :] // ▲ ▲

  9. I love Yogi tea as well! The ginger one is my current favorite!


  10. Cosy socks and hot chocolates are definitely on mine too! x

  11. I loved this post! I also love wearing hats! I can't live without them in the Winter. Plus, love my jumpers too! Great post. I think the best Hot Chocolate is Galaxy - it's so nice! x x