Thursday, 19 January 2017

Winter Warmers


Hi Everyone!

So I'm writing this post all snuggled up in my blanket. Now we are smack bang in the middle of winter, I thought I would write a post with practical ways you can actually stay warm, as well as  keep your heart and mind warm as January blues are probably in full swing. So hopefully after reading this it will give you a bit of inspiration!

Cosy night gown or jumper

My husband bought me the cutest little Polar Bear night gown to wear from Debenhams (now only £15 in the sale), because I am always complaining how cold it is. It's so nice, thick and soft and keeps me so warm, I have actually stopped moaning. If you follow me on Snapchat (aminaali_mua) you probably see me wrapped up in it most the time. As soon as I get in from work I literally throw this on top of me straight away. It gives me a nice comforting feeling and it's something I literally cannot live without.

Snapchat selfie


Gown from Debenhams


Woolly hat

I have always been a woolly hat type of girl.  I remember a time at uni where I literally lived in the same hat for two years straight. No joke! Again, it was a comfort thing. It kept me warm but also hid my frizzy baby hairs! Picking one can be hard. I've got quite a big head and thick hair so don't like them too tight. I love this Jack Wills one my brother-in-law got me for Christmas though. It's cosy but cool at the same time.




Fluffy socks

Literally every year I get bought a pair of socks or leg warmers for Christmas! I'm not complaining though. I love wearing these and  they are a staple in my winter attire. I particularly love the ones that have little grippers on the bottom so they act as slippers too! 



Bath/shower

Having a hot bath has got to be one of my most favourite winter warming treats. I've been trying the *Rosemary, Sage & Burdock Shower and Bath Gel (£5.94, 250ml) by AA skincare and I've honestly been loving it. It is full of Rosemary essential oils and its leaves you feeling like you've just had a massage, not only because of the relaxing smell but I guess the essential oils get absorbed by the skin. My skin feels hydrated and smooth. What's also great is if you don't have time for a bath you can use it as a shower gel instead with the exact same result. It's suitable for all skin types and is vegan friendly too. I can definitely see myself purchasing more from their range.



Hot water bottle

Err hello! no winter would be complete without the trusted old hot water bottle. I've had mine for ages so it probably looks a bit worn but it is all about comfort. I love snuggling up on the sofa with one after a bath and just before bed. Sometimes on those really cold nights I take it to bed with me too!



Cooking

I love eating hearty food during the winter months. I tend to put on weight over winter, like a hibernating animal! I love eating soups and pies, and one of my favourites is a cottage pie! It's thick, stodgy and exactly what I need to keep me going.  



Moisturising

From moisturising my hands to moisturising my lips, if I am not well moisturised during the winter I am not a happy bunny. I love using L'Occitane Pivione Flora hand cream, it leaves my skin feeling smooth and smelling of roses!



Cuddles

Ok, I just had to include this. Getting warm hugs from a loved one is one of my favourite things and guys it's free! This can be done all year round obviously, but in winter it's got the added bonus of warmth! My husband probably wonders why he only gets hugs in the winter (ha ha!).




I hope this post has warmed you up and if not then why not try out some of my ideas and let me know if you have any tips for keeping warm over the winter months!

Amina xx



*product was gifted for review. All opinions are my own.

14 comments:

  1. I've literally got all of this ha ha I hate the winter with a passion ��Can't live without my dressing gown, slippers and hot water bottle. All I want to do is eat comfort food as well and I can't because I'm on a diet ha ha!! Great post lovely xoxo

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    1. I hate Winter too with a passion but it's little things that get me through it! Thanks Kasie xx

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  2. Oh this post is so cute !! I love being tucked up in the house whilst it's cold out !! X

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    1. I know! I literally hybernate through the winter! It's hilarious! X

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  3. This post makes me feel all cosy inside and that pie looks yum! The robe is super cute too!

    Annie
    xx

    www.musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

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    1. Yey Annie! That's what I was hoping for! ❤ thank you xx

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    2. Makes me want to crawl into bed and blog too lol! Great list!

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    3. Awww bless you. Blogging from bed is the best way to blog! X

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  4. This all looks so cozy!! I love some good fuzzy socks!!

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    1. They're the best! Hate it when I have cold feet but these always warm them up! X

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  5. Definitely a big fan of all of these things. I now have 3 hot water bottles, I'm not sure how that has happened if I'm honest! All the warm snuggly things required in this chilly weather!

    Honestly Aine

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    1. Haha! I'm the same! Can never have enough warm cosy items!

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  6. I get hot really quickly so I kinda love winter. I'm one of those weird ones who sleeps with the window open but has a hot water bottle in bed. LOL. I also wear my night gown and fluffy socks on around the house but won't put the heating on because I get too hot.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Sabah || www.womanishaffairs.org

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    1. Totally get what you mean about having the window open. I need the fresh air! You're like my husband then, he has an internal radiator built in! I think the darkness also gets to me. Lack that Vitamin D!! Thanks for commenting Sabah xx

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