My name is Olivia and I live in denial during the absolute sub-zero season that some may call “Winter” but I call:
“OMG WHAT IS THIS DEMONIC FREEZING COLD WIND AND WHY IS THERE ICE SPLATTERING ON MY FACE AND ALSO I DONT SURVIVE WITHOUT 4 LAYERS ON EVERY LIMB OF MY BODY AND ALSO DONT EVEN BOTHER BLOW DRYING MY HAIR COZ CRAP RAIN AND ALSO I CANT FEEL MY HANDS OR FEET” season.
It’s straight to the point. Obviously the way I like it. 💁🏼
Now, if you’re like me, I’m sure you agree with the suggested name above and you’re always on the hunt for anything that will help either de-frost you or attempt to keep you as far away from frozen as you can be.
And as the UK winter draws to a close and Australia’s Winter draws to an open (thats not a thing, is it?) I thought I would celebrate the incredible achievement (aka, survival), by addressing my Winter Faves (aka lifesavers). Because not only is Winter coming to a close, queue the party, but I’ll be flying to Australia in May this year, which will mean I’m flying back to Winter. So basically, for the coldest person ever born, I literally live Winter-to-Winter.
What am I doing? I know. I question my life choices every year.
So, I am Aussie which means naturally I’m a big sad little Cry Baby when it comes to the freezing seasons, so listen to ME if you want the best damn advice you ever will read.
LETS DO THIS, FREEZING GIRL/BOY!
1. A BIG DUVET-LIKE PADDED PUFFER COAT OF LIFE
Firstly, here’s a flippin’ cute ass pic of me wearing it, because we just make such a cute couple 🤷🏼♀️❤️
Secondly, its my fave coat that actually has become my best friend this season. And I am aware that sounds extremely sad. But I have real, best-friend kind of emotions towards these duvet-styled jackets.
I would say romantic but my boyfriend of 6 years might be kinda upset about that 🤷🏼♀️😂
Trust me… it is a very a close second, I’m telling you!
One thats padded, flattering, and kinda longline, so I find this one a little more flattering than the usual boxy looking padded jackets we all know and shamelessly love in the colder months. The aim of the game is to find one that wraps over everything so you can blissfully make your way ’round town as snug as a bug in a flippin’ duvet rug. An absolute MUST, that’s why I listed this as numero uno.
2. SNOW / MOON / LIFE / FEET DON’T GO NUMB BOOTS
These are another HUGE MUST. And they are kinda Yeezy looking which I’m fricken obsessed with!
There are a couple-a reasons why these babies are freezing weather’s biggest enemies:
A) they are lined with faux fur, so little tootsies are cozy and surrounded by actual cloud feeling fluff.
B) They Thick AF on the bottom. Like that good bottom thick. And I feel like the further your feet are away from the ground, the less the evil freezingness of Frozen World can get you.
C) they style up DOPE AF. And you can wear them with skinny jeans or even baggier trousers and they look kind of Snow Girl Gangsta. And basicallyyyyy who doesn’t want to be that? Not one single human person ever born, that’s who!
3. DOVE SHOWER BODY WASH
Why a body wash, Faithy? Do you just not have any ideas about Winter Favourites so you’re talking 💩??
This is where you’re wrong, so wrong.
I know EVERY IDEA about Winter Favourites, so ya’ll don’t say that!
If you’ve ever been in the cold, you know that once your soul freezes and leaves your body for the eternal ‘no matter how much heating you turn on you just can’t get warm’ shakes, the only thing that sorts your life out and brings your soul back is a HOT SHOWER OF DREAMS.
Enter: Dove Body Wash (see, guys! Ye of ‘lil Faith…y 😏)
This smells like milky dreams of clouds and love. It is so lathery, so sweet smelling and leaves your poor, frozen skin so soft that you will shed a slight tear. Mainly because you’re just so happy to be in a warm shower, but also because this body wash is basically just life in a bottle.
It also leaves your skin feeling SO soft, like you don’t need any moisturiser. But don’t ever skip the moisturiser (like I do), especially in the Winter (like I always do), it actually dries your skin out even more than the summer (like what happens to me because I always forget to moisturise… words from the wise, here!).
Buy it and thank me later. You’re actually welcome. 💁🏼
4. FRICKEN CANDLES
They don’t have to be these Glasshouse candles, which you can very rarely find at TKMaxx, however I literally get Mamma Faithy on the inside to send these to me from Aus because I am yet to find candles I love more than these.
Yes, I have tried Jo Malone, Glasshouse still wins! I’m for serial!
However, it can totally be any candle. Because for some reason they make everything warmer and they also create amazing smells of scents and stuff.
What a pitch!
No, but honestly, no one can do cosy warmth of happiness in the freezing months without lighting a candle and living in a dream of dim light and fire because we need all the warmth we can get, even if it’s a candle flame that gives off 0.000000034 percent of heat. I SAID, WE NEED ALL WE CAN GET.
Disclaimer: Do not rely on candle flame to heat your house, turn your heating on, ya weirdo.
5. TEAS N’ CUTE MUGS AND BLANKETS AND SOCKS.
This is technically 4 points in 1 because I only wanted 5 Winter Favourites but just had so many Favourites because I told you 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 Up there, I know everything because I was born with my body temperature gauge at least 6 degrees too low 🤷🏼♀️
Lets break it down into 3 small snippets, for the sake of processing.
Teas in cute mugs.
Buy any kind of mug.
Enjoy tea in it.
Tea in the forms of:
Salted Caramel Green Tea (pretty sure thats only available at Christmas time??)
Earl Grey x English Breakfast mixed together
Ginger and Lemon
This is muchos Winter Favourite. And necessary to cope with the freezing feels.
IKEA has my fave blankeys but get them from a £2 shop/home kinda stores that I don’t know all the names of 🤷🏼♀️
Throw said blankey over yourself when you are slightly chilly in the home or even as a cape to pretend you’re a winter superhero 🤷🏼♀️ See? Totally multi functional.
Only ever cute fluffy ones or cable knit because they are just so fun and you can’t wear them in summer so LIVE THAT FLUFFY SOCK LIFE UPPPPPPPP while ya can!
They can be purchased, basically anywhere 🤷🏼♀️
There you go, you little Freezing Fairies, be freezing no more!
I am your Un-freezing Fairy God Mother and I’m just so proud to be.
And seriously, if these tips can help an Aussie not keel over in the colder months, you’re onto something!
What are some of your faves for the colder months? Let me know and help a gal out!
Thanks for hanging out!
Olivia not-so-freezing Faith