Now, who else LOVES a cosy night in by themselves?! 🙋♀️ Ed’s away in Panto Land, and whilst he’s home most nights, it tends to be late, so I’ve had a few opportunities to engross myself in some much needed me time (it’s been a long term)! So, what are my night in alone essentials? Let me run them by you.
First off: PREP!
Get the washing up done, and make sure the house is nice and tidy. You’ll find it much easier to relax (and feel like you deserve it more too!) if your home is nice and clean and clutter free!
Light a candle and get in the bath.
I recently invested in an Apple and Cinnamon scented bubble bath, and this alongside some tealight candles makes for such a relaxing, festive bath!
When you’re all scrubbed and nice and clean (don’t forget to exfoliate if you can), grab your favourite moisturiser and go to town on soothing that winter skin. You’ll feel clean as a whistle!
If you washed your hair, use a leave in conditioner. No one’s going to see you, so work it through your hair and stick it up in a nice top knot. I don’t spend enough time giving my hair TLC, so these nights are a fantastic time to do just that!
Get into your fluffiest Christmas PJs (or onesie!), get the fairylights and Christmas tree on if they’re not already, and either order a takeaway, or cook your favourite meal! My fave night in food is burger and chips 😊 But not Maccie’s, I mean a good stacked up burger, with bacon and cheese and fried onion and loads of other yummy additions 😍
Now you’re clean, fed and watered, you need to set yourself up for the rest of the evening. Grab whatever you need from the bathroom/kitchen, because you want to move as little as possible for the next few hours! Pick a lovely festive film (my top pick would either be The Holiday or Love Actually for an evening like this!), and nestle down. Here’s the things that I think about prepping:
- Pudding – THE BIGGEST priority, obviously…MINCE PIE ANYONE?! 🥧😉
- Yummy drink – But what am I in the mood for? Red wine? Baileys? Hot chocolate? 🍷
- Nail varnish – Do I want to take this opportunity of sitting and doing nothing, to paint my nails? 💅🏻
- Candles – GET THEM LIT, it feels so much cosier! 🕯️
- Face mask – Are you a smoothie mask kind of person or a peeler? I’m a peeler. 🧖🏻
- Airplane Mode – Turn it on. You’ll be able to enjoy your evening so much more if you’re uninterrupted and not tempted to start scrolling through Insta. ✈️
I can’t explain how much I love a cosy night in. And now that we’re in our gorgeous house for the first year too, these nights are so much yummier than ever before 😍 What are your night in alone essentials, can you recommend anything you think I’m missing out on? Share below in the comments!