19 June 2014

Winter Survival Kit / Shopping Guide

As much as I'm not a fan of winter, I love it too. Its the perfect excuse for staying home on cold wintery nights, experimenting with soup recipes, watching loads of movies, reading lots of books and sipping on yummy hot drinks. I know most of you hate winter, but with this Winter Survival Kit you'll be converted to a winter baby in no time! I have put together a few (well, a lot actually) items that help me get through the three dreaded months of the year and I hope by sharing them with you, you'll love winter as much as me :) 


Unfortunately you can't stay home all winter hibernating, so when you do venture out into the cold you need to ensure you have the thickest and warmest black coat (2), a pair of warm Ugg Boots (10), a knitted beanie (9) and knitted mittens (3).

Because winter is all about staying home on weekends and in the evenings you need to ensure you have an ultra cozy onesie (1), a pair of snuggly socks (8) and a pair of slippers (7) to lounge around at home in. There's also nothing better than the aroma of a warm, cozy scent in your home and my favourites being a sparkling cinnamon or a vanilla chai yankee candle (4). Staying home in winter means you're going to read a lot - be it on the couch wrapped under a crocheted throw (5) or a fleece blanket (6) or in the bath - so you're going to need a Kindle (12).

What I love about winter is that its the perfect excuse to have soup at every meal (I love soup!), to drink lots and lots of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and to treat yourself to Lindts new Hello Chocolate range which are only available at Woolworths (16) :) On that note, you're going to need soup bowls (11), a travel mug (21) and a travel flask (21) - preferably these Hello Kitty ones from Typo :) My favourite hot chocolate is definitely Nomu's Skinny Hot Chocolate (15) which I love to top with Woolworths mini marshmallows (24) - it is the perfect sweet treat! I am both a tea and a coffee drinker, but in winter I find myself reaching for Vanilla Chai Tea (22) and herbal teas (17) a lot more!

The worst thing about winter is having to fight the winter-dry-skin-and-hair war! But don't fear, with the following products you're going to bid farewell to that battle ...

First of all you need to invest in a good body moisturiser - be it Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter (27) or L'Occitane's Ultra Rich Body Cream (19) they both are uh-mazing products and I swear by them! But if putting moisturiser is not your thing in winter as you like to jump straight into your pyjama's after a bath/shower, then I suggest you treat yourself to Ro's Argan Body Conditioner (13) from Lush which is the best in-shower moisturiser on this planet (I swear!) To ensure your hair stays super soft and ultra nourished you need to put a mask on once or twice a week (my favourite is Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask - Moroccan Oil's Intense Hydrating Mask -20 ) as well as a hair oil (I recommend Tresemme Elixir Oil - 14)

To ensure your paws look perfect for when you take them out their mittens, my favourite winter shades include  Under The Stars by Morgan Taylor (25) and Sexy Divide by Essie (18) and I swear by Soap & Glory's Hand Food (26) for super soft hands!


What gets you through winter?
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14 comments:

  1. Love your Winter Survival kit....thanks for sharing!!! Needing to get a few of these things to stay warm and banish dry skin ;) xxx

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    1. Thanks Megan and thank you for commenting! Stay warm ;) ♥

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  2. Your shopping guides are the best! You choose such exciting products! :D

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  3. Great items :D I want a onsie now!

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    1. Thank you Charlene! You definitely need to invest in a onesie - they're so cozy for winter :) ♥

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  4. This post makes me SO happy it is winter! :)

    kstormfashionblog.wordpress.com

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    1. I love winter too ;) Thank you for reading Kylie and I hope you feeling better ♥

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  5. Lindts chocolate orange!?? Ok thats it.... I am going to woolworths as soon as works finished! I need that in my life <3

    I also LOVE winter usually but I've just moved into a new house that has a blocled fire place and there's no chimney sweepers in town!! So the house fills with smoke and it is also insanely cold!! Luckily it is just a rental.......... can't wait to be back in a nice house again :D

    The way you see winter is just divine xxxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks to this post I'll be staying indoors this weekend with my book, hot chocolate, blankets and a onesie and I cannot wait! Great great post xx

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  7. lovely guide I love Hot chocolate in the winter!

    www.mybeautysleuth.com

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  8. We need to be winter besties. Love this minks

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  9. Yeah for a winter quide... LOVE the nail polish choices ... yeah !!

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