Thursday 25 October 2018

My Perfect Cosy Night In*

I'm such a homebody. I love our little flat and a cosy night in never goes amiss, especially in the Autumn and Winter months. You can't beat coming in out of the cold, having a little pamper hour and then settling down to binge watch a TV show and indulge in some of your favourite snacks. As cosy nights in are one of my favourite things and actually a great date night idea, I thought I'd share some of the things that make it for me.
Autumnal flatlay - nail polish, face mask, book

A Little Pamper Evening

I adore having an hour to myself in the evening to just chill out and thoroughly relax. I'll run myself a hot bubble bath, sometimes I'll throw in a bath bomb too, light some candles, get some of my favourite products out and just sit and enjoy. This is usually when I'll treat myself to a face mask because a face mask solves everything doesn't it? I'll read a bit of my book, I'm currently reading The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen if you wanted to know and I just really try to zone out. I usually end up feeling 10x better than before, just rejuvenated and really like I've done myself some good by taking that time out.
I Heart Revolution Star Spinner

A Hot Drink

In Autumn and Winter, I am all for hot drinks, whether that be a classic cup of tea, an indulgent hot chocolate or something a little bit different and fruity, I just can't get enough of them. I like to get in some fresh pyjamas, boil the kettle and get snug on the sofa. Recently I've been trying out the Green Tea & Mint* flavour by Clipper Teas and it's just tastes amazing. I used to think green tea or flavoured teas were a bit odd but now I absolutely love them! I'm always picking more up and whenever we get chance to visit Whole Foods in London, we tend to pick a few boxes up as they have such a wide range to choose from. I've been a big fan of Clipper Teas for a while, from their organic peppermint to lemon, sleep easy tea and white tea with orange, I'm yet to find a flavour I don't like. The Green Tea with Peppermint is no exception to that either, the mint provides a nice zingy hit but it's not overpowering and it's just a perfect choice for those early morning cups of tea where you really need something to wake you up! Whilst this may not be a classic mug of tea to dunk a load of biscuits into, sometimes a drink like this makes a nice change and I always find flavoured teas to be so refreshing yet warming making it perfect for cold evenings in too.
Clipper tea organic mint
Clipper tea organic mint packaging

A Good Film Or Boxset

There isn't much I love more than getting stuck into a good boxset. There's been a few recently that we've started and just not been able to stop but that's the best kind of night for me, when you're so lost in the story and what's going to happen next, you just have to stay up and get through them all. The last show we binge watched was Killing Eve and I've thought about going back and re-watching it all again a few times, it's just brilliant! We also loved Bodyguard but on the other end of the scale, we finally started watching Parks and Recreation and it's been such a good show to put on in the evening and just sit back and not move for a few hours! Some nights we love a movie night though too, we'll either put a DVD on or pick something on Netflix. They have some brilliant films on at the moment and it's a perfect excuse to get a load of snacks and get cosy under a blanket.
The Greatest Showman DVD
So those are the main things that make a cosy night in for me. I love these things all year round but there's just something about having a nice bath, indulging in a bit of self care and then getting snug on the sofa which just makes me so happy in the colder months. I'd love to know what makes a perfect night in for you?

*Clipper Teas provided for this post

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