Winter in New England has been wicked cold so far this year and it seems impossible to warm up, especially when you’re dad keeps the house at 62 F. I wanted to share my winter essentials to cope with the frigid cold & icy weather.
Tea: nothing is cozier than cuddling with a giant throw blanket & watching Netflix with a mug of warm tea. My favorites are Green tea with Lemon and Cranberry Hibiscus.
Slippers: Who wants cold feet?
Robe: Getting out of the shower in the winter is one of the worst things ever. A robe against freezing to death. The one my mother got me for Christmas is from Saks Fifth.
Deep Hydration lotion: I can’t be the only one who gets insanely dry during the winter. It almost feels impossible to keep your skin moisturized and un-flakey. I love the Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy and the Vaseline Deep Moisture Jelly Cream.
Lip balm: Waking up with cracked, bleeding lips is disgusting and uncomfortable. I always try to have a lip balm around me. I recently purchased the Smith’s Rosebud Salve from Sephora when I was browsing since I left my Vaseline lip balm at school.
Hand lotion: I am really bad at wearing gloves during the winter and I work on the computer a lot and find that hand lotion is an essential. My favorite is the Crabtree & Evelyn Citron & Coriander Hand Therapy.
Winter Hat: This doesn’t need any explanation, a winter hat is one of the best ways to reach peak coziness. I prefer the hats with the pom-pom on top, I find them more flattering.
Night face lotions: I do wear makeup most days and difficult to find time to moisturize every morning and let it sink in before I put my makeup on. I also have a lot of dry patches on my skin in the winter and need that extra moisture. But I am currently searching for a deep hydration face lotion.
Humidifier: I wake up every morning sounding like I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, my nose sort of bloody, and lips cracked. I recently remembered that I packed a humidifier when I moved back from school. Using a humidifier at night makes an incredible difference.
Throw blanket: A soft and really large blanket makes the cold months a little more bearable. I’m a cuddler and definitely enjoy a good blanket to wrap myself in.
Heating pad, or heated stuffed animal: My roommate bought me this pig stuffed animal that you put into the microwave and it heats up, like a hot water bottle. It is amazing!! My dad keeps the house at around 62 degrees and cuddling with my lil pig makes it way better.