Autumn evenings are ideal for relaxing, getting snug under soft blankets and living your best Hygge life. For today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share my perfect cosy night in – perhaps this will inspire you after a long and tiring day at work!

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Run a bubble bath

When the wind is whipping up the leaves outside there’s nothing nicer than drawing a hot bath and filling the tub with bubbles. My perfect cosy night in involves lots of lovely Lush Halloween products and a good Spotify playlist with some cheesy tunes I can sing along to loudly and badly. I’m currently loving the Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar for my Autumn evening baths as it creates mounds of super-soft bubbles, smells absolutely amazing and turns the water orange with flecks of golden glitter.

New pyjamas

New pyjamas are a must for my perfect cosy night in. Of course I can’t buy a new pair every time I’m staying in for the evening but every now and then (when I’ve had the foresight to plan ahead) I’ll pop to Primark and pick up a new set – usually fleecy and super-warm. Failing that, a freshly laundered pair that’s just been popped in to the tumble dryer is a great alternative. Putting them on after a bath and a good moisturise is probably one of my favourite feelings.

Face masks

When I think of cosy evenings I think of pamper sessions. In addition to a nice long soak in the tub I like to treat my tired skin to a face mask or two. I’m currently enjoying the Superdrug range of face masks – in particular the sugar and spice warming mask.

Light candles

Lighting candles helps to create a cosy atmosphere and my favourites feature traditional Autumn scents such as pumpkin and cinnamon. I love when my room is lit solely by candlelight – especially when it’s raining heavily outside. I’ll open up all of my windows to make my room nice and cold and then get snuggled up under blankets.

Watch a favourite TV series

During the Autumn months I tend to spend more evenings indoors (which I absolutely love!) It does mean I generally watch more TV/films than I otherwise might. My perfect cosy evening involves binge watching favourite shows and series – the more feelgood the better. I’m currently loving the UK edition of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and make sure to catch it every Thursday! Whilst I wait for new episodes I enjoy re-runs of the American counterpart and shows such as Gavin and Stacey which feel familiar and comforting.

Online shopping

I’m the kind of person who finds it hard to pay 100% attention to anything (not a great trait!) so I tend to enjoy scrolling on my phone as I’m watching TV. I love to have a good online shop – usually browsing eBay for bargains. My days are usually very long and quite busy so I find spending my free time at the shopping centre to be a bit depressing. That said I love the thrill of finding a special gem so winding down with a spot of online shopping is the perfect compromise. Plus it gives me something fun to look forward to – lots of parcels in the post!

Hearty meal

As the weather turns my diet changes (and unfortunately this is not always for the best!) Long gone are the throw-together salads that take ten minutes and can be eaten in the garden after work (in the last of the Summer sunshine). Instead my perfect cosy evening features a hearty and warming meal. I love a nice stew, sausages and mash, pasta bakes – comfort food at its best.

How do you like to wind down on a chilly Autumn evening? Let me know in the comments below!

2 Comments on My Perfect Cosy Autumn Night In

  1. Yesss this sounds like the perfect night! 🙌🏻 Primark is the best place to pick up cute new pjs and I love doing a bit of online shopping in the evenings too, I managed to finish Christmas shopping for my sister just during a cosy night in haha.

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