My Cold Weather Cozy Essentials

Most of us are in the thick of the cold weather yuck. You know… snow, ice, freezing rain, sky-high heating bills. It’s months like this that make me want to pack and move someplace warm. I thought I would share some of the cozy stuff I use to get through the season.

My Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (find it here)

Source: Nordstrom. com

Jack refers to this as my robe, but it is actually just the softest cardigan in all the land. I got it in a Trunk Club box in January 2018 and during the cold weather months I’m wearing it at home 100% of the time. If I were buying it today, I would go for the darker gray version from the photo… but my light gray version is pretty too. I love that it is lightweight but incredibly warm and soft, and it has pockets. It was rather expensive, but if I figured out the cost per wear it would be well below $1 per wear at this point.

Tony Moly Mayo Hair Nutrition Pack (find it here)


When the weather gets cold and the air becomes full of static, I switch over to this deep conditioner. I first posted about this conditioner back in October 2017 and have been using it during the winter months ever since. It has adorable packaging, is super moisturizing, and smells like a mix of vanilla and macadamia nuts. What’s not to love?!

Carmex Lip Balm (find it here)


I’m a year-round lip balm kinda girl and usually reach for Chapstick. However, in the winter I need to bump it up a notch and the Carmex Lip Balm gives me a little extra moisturizer for my poor dry lips. I bought the little Carmex pots for years and just recently switched to the sticks… which I like since I don’t have to get my finger all greasy.

Philosophy Glazed Body Souffle Cream (find it here)


I have probably tried hundreds of different lotions and creams at this point and have a bunch of favorites, including cocoa butter, the Body Shop’s body butters, and pure coconut oil. Every so often I’ll find Philosophy body souffle’s at Nordstrom Rack or Marshalls and I’ll totally hoard them. The cream goes on silky smooth and it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. I’m currently using the Marzipan Dreams version and I love it so much.

Bonus Love: Homemade Fire Starters

I first blogged about making homemade fire starters FOUR years ago. You can find the post here. Well, I’ve been making them ever since… including a batch over this past weekend. I just collect the egg containers and lint throughout the year and mix up a new batch of wax whenever I need to refill my fire starter box. I actually ordered a big bag of wax back in 2015 (I got this one) and didn’t realize HOW BIG a 10 pound bag actually was. I actually have only used half the bag so far! If you love having fires in your fireplace, I highly recommend making your own fire starters from crap that would have just been thrown out or recycled anyways!

Do you have a cozy winter essential that you can’t live without this time of year? Please share in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “My Cold Weather Cozy Essentials”

  1. This year,I found Cudlduds. I may have that spelled wrong, but I think it’s close. I buy the leggings and pants by them. They are a soft fleece, and are so comfy, I don’t want to take them off. Sometimes, I rather sleep in these than my pjs. I also got a jacket by them. It is so soft. Not the fleece, a little dressier so it can be worn out, as well. These Cudlduds are nice enough to go outside in. I even wore the pants to my dog’s vet, and out to eat! They are definitely worth a try. They make cute tops in the fleece, too.

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