Five must-haves for a cosy night in.

I don’t know about you, but now that January is here, I’m all for snuggling up in my pyjamas and fluffy mermaid blanket on a Saturday night. My heels and party dresses are stashed away and I’m spending my evenings with a reality television series instead of a bottle of prosecco, and I rather like it that way. 

For me, there’s nothing nicer than whipping up a healthy meal, soaking in a hot bath or having a piping hot shower, giving myself a little pamper and lighting all the candles so the room is twinkling while I do it. It’s so important to give ourselves some love, especially with all the pressures we have going on in our daily lives. January can be a bit of a bleugh month, but I love to make the most of it. Here are my absolute must-haves for a cosy night in this January.

1. Candles: these may seem like a bit of a luxury rather than a necessity, but let’s just say a room full of flickering flames really gets me in the mood for a cosy night in. They definitely seem to have a soothing property and I find them really calming, so ideal if you’ve had a seriously hectic week in work or university. They’re also great for aromatherapy – the essential oils mixed into the wax provide a gorgeous scent that help you to really unwind. My favourite scent has to be the Clean Cotton Yankee Candle – who doesn’t love fresh bed sheets?

2. Luxury bath products: whether it’s a Lush bath bomb, an invigorating body scrub, or a sweet scented shower gel, grab your favourite products and get scrubbing. I love taking my time in the shower when having a cosy night in, giving my hair a really good wash and using a nice conditioning mask to give it a little extra TLC.

3. A facial and mani-pedi: this is probably my favourite part of spending the weekend evenings tucked indoors throughout January. It’s all about looking after your health and wellbeing, and what better way than to give your skin some love? I like to take all my makeup off, and give my face a good double cleanse, using my Clinique foam cleanser to begin with, before going in with a facial scrub. Using the fingers to really massage the product into the skin helps to give it a really lovely glow, and then I tone and slather on lots of moisturiser to keep my skin feeling super hydrated. Then, if needed, I give my fingers and toes a nice fresh coat of paint. 

4. Fresh pyjamas and fluffy socks: omg, is there anything better than putting on some fresh pyjamas that are still warm from the radiator and smell of fabric conditioner? The answer is no. It’s just amazing.

5. A box set or a good book: I’ve really been enjoying catching up on all of the new year reality TV these past few weeks (I’m an absolute sucker for a good reality show), but having the time to chill out with no electronic devices and just a TV show, a good book or a magazine to keep you company is bliss. It’s so important to take time out, especially after such a crazy busy festive season, and combining all of these must-haves together makes for the perfect evening.

What are your must-haves for a cosy night in?

Lots of love. xoxo

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26 Comments

  1. Shannon Boyce
    January 15, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I love this list! Candles always make me feel cozy and comfortable :)the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks so much Shannon! I totally agree πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Tiffany Legg
    January 15, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Amazing post! Just what you need when the weather is so horrible x Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      You're so right! xx

  3. Hannah Lucy
    January 15, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Fresh pjs and fluffy socks – all the yes!Hannah | Oh January

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      My favourite! xx

  4. From Aliona With Love
    January 15, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Love it. Please check out my new post on all things hair colour!Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love Instagram @alionawithlove Twitter @alionawithlove

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you! xx

  5. Julie Ly
    January 15, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    All of the above definitely makes the perfect night in! Loved this post! xxJuliewww.rainingcake.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Julie πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Lucy Cole
    January 15, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I love having a good lush bath! Ah, warm PJS off the radiator are dreeeaamy! I have been guilty of putting them in the tumble dryer for a quick warm up too, haha!xx Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Omg that's such a good idea haha! xx

  7. Yiotou_La
    January 16, 2017 / 5:19 am

    I love to use candles, in fact I light some every day. They make such a difference in my mood and I love the different scents, especially vanilla and orange! xYiotaPinkDaisyLoves

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 16, 2017 / 9:52 am

      I do too πŸ™‚ I absolutely love candles! Vanilla is such a lovely scent xx

  8. - Karen
    January 16, 2017 / 10:34 am

    This post is soo me! Yes to candles, a Lush bath and a good tv marathon- I'm currently obsessed with Younger haha, it's so trashy but so addictive- even Rob likes it xDStyle Sunriseβ˜€:)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 17, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Oh I've not heard of that – I'll have to check it out. Love trashy TV! xx

  9. Miss Sunshine Sparkle
    January 16, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    This is literally me every Saturday night. You just cant beat a good pamper session at home. I agree with you, nothing beats the feeling of putting on fresh pjs, especially when your all clean and smell lovely too xxMiss Sunshine & Sparkle

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 17, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      You definitely can't πŸ™‚ Thanks lovely! xx

  10. The Makeup Directory
    January 17, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Definitely going to use this list as a check list for my evening as I've got the house to myself! Sounds like the perfect evening!The Makeup Directory

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 17, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      That sounds so lovely! xx

  11. The Elle Next Door
    January 17, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Sort of feel like this post was written for me haha, I am all about those cosy evenings so I love this. Literally every point is spot on!Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 17, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Aw thanks so much Elle! I'm like a granny in the winter haha xx

  12. Alice Grace
    January 24, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Loved this post! Cosy nights-in are what get me through the miserable post-Christmas months! A face mask, Lush bath and hot chocolates are my essentials. Alice / Alice Grace Beautyx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 26, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Totally agree! πŸ™‚ xx

  13. A Girl & Grey {Sharni}
    January 27, 2017 / 5:08 am

    I think fresh pajamas are so underrated! I own multiple pairs of comfy sets, but cannot seem to stop buying more for the feeling they give me in the first couple of wears!Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 27, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Hahah I am exactly the same! xx

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