UK folk, if you’ve stepped foot outside of your homes in the last 48 hours, you’ll have noticed that we’re in the midst of a crazy snowmageddon that we’re just simply not prepared for. With snow piling up outside our houses, TfL breaking down (not entirely out of the ordinary, however) and road closures due to iciness, the UK Met Office has christened these arctic weather conditions as the “Beast from the East”. Now, while we may not be able to control what’s happening outside, we can take preventive measures from within the comfort and cosiness of our homes to stay as warm as possible; beat the Siberian chills with some myza goodies to keep toasty during these February blizzards.
Cuddles & Snuggles
Look no further than Coze if you think the best way to escape the blizzardy blues is to stay wrapped up in bed with Netflix or a novel. Not a blanket of snow, but rather a blanket of ultra-soft warmth, get Coze-y under a Danan Luxury Wool Blanket made entirely from (you guessed it) pure wool! Crafted in a Yorkshire mill dating back to 1783, the throw’s traditional weaving techniques ensure pockets of insulation through its design, and certainly make for an elegant and stylish addition to any bedroom. You won’t feel like moving from once you’re under.
Get Into The Routine
There’s nothing quite like getting warm and ready for bed, but it’s difficult when the frosty outdoors takes a toll on your skin. This is why we think Inlight Beauty’s Chocolate Mask is the ultimate solution to cold-induced dry skin. Armed with a powerhouse of ingredients like cocoa seed powder from Grococo, Grenada, argan oil, evening primrose oil and baobab – the 21st century miracle fruit that gently exfoliates and delivers a burst of antioxidant goodness – the mask promises to nourish and soften even the most sensitive of skin types.
Pair this masking experience with a soak in the tub with Amayori’s Dreams of Gion Luxury Bath Salts. A delicate combination of Japanese yuzu citrus, green-yellow mandarin, wild lavender and exotic ylang ylang to calm the mind, the salts offer to bring the Japanese ryokan and onsen (hot thermal spring) to your home, lock in moisture, and leave you soaking in pure Oriental bliss. What a great alternative to battling the freezing cold.
Bundles of Joy
A hot water bottle needs no explanation – its mere existence is comforting to the cold mind, body and soul on unexpectedly freezing nights like these. Catherine & Jean’s Velvet Luxury Hot Water Bottles are available in two funky prints to keep you looking stylish and cosy on the couch or in bed, and completely free of all chills.
Our heavy coats are designed for the outdoors, but what about when we’re inside and still cold? The Reach London takes care of that issue for us, and gives us the chance to stay toasty indoors with their Full Length Luxury Turkish Cotton Bathrobes. Available in pearly white and royal navy blue, the fluffy robes are fashioned from pure cotton produced in the Denizli region of Turkey, and come with a wide shawl collar, turn-back sleeves and a tie belt and pockets for a snug fit. Fashionable with a laid-back aesthetic, the robes are perfect to snuggle into after work.
Be Tea Cosy
It’s a snow day today in many parts of the country, and what better way to spend it than nursing a warm cuppa whilst lounging on the couch? Hoogly Tea has the perfect solution: ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ And Comforting Tea Trio. It provides us with three types of brews (Chill Out Mint Herbal Infusion, Rhubarb and Vanilla Green Tea, and Around the Fire Black and Oolong Tea) to sip on, as well as the chance to read an inspiring book on the Danish concept of hygge and cosiness by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. Let’s get couch comfy and ready.