December is here and it only means one thing: time to be cosy! I recently read Laura Weir’s book ‘Cosy: The British Art of Comfort’, which was kind of inspired by the Hygge books trend, and I absolutely loved it. Throughout the book, she explains the staples of cosiness in England, from the perfect cuppa to the big knit sweater and her favourite comforting books. The book even features an introduction by Dolly Alderton, and lovely illustrations by Rose Electra Harris. This book is delightful and reading it feels like receiving a big hug. This is why I wanted to share with you my recent cosy recommendations that make me feel warm both outside and inside.
Movies: On the Basis of Sex and Mary Queen of Scots
Last week I was invited to two advance movie screening by Universal Pictures Canada. Both movies were based on the lives of amazing women that changed history: Ruth Bader Ginsberg (judge on the Supreme Court) and Mary Stuart. These movies are not cosy per se, but watching them made me feel inspired, and just sitting down to watch a new movie feels comfortable. I would recommend you watch the two, for the knowledge you will gain, and also because the actresses are incredible. In ‘On the Basis of Sex’ I was also completely obsessed with the costumes Felicity Jones wore, so classic yet unique.
Beauty: Lierac face masks
When I think about a cosy skincare brand, there is no doubt about it, the first thing that comes to mind is Lierac. I have been using their products for many years now and they remain the best face products I have used. To feel cosy, I love using their face masks. They are hydrating and leave the skin feeling fresh and glowy. Some of the masks can be used as a base for your makeup or as a mask and you remove the excess after 10 minutes (for most of them), while others like the Supra Radiance can be used to exfoliate the skin. My favourite is the Hydragenist one which smells like a fresh bouquet of flowers. You can get them here.
Fashion: Big knits
Winter is the season for comfy clothes, and to be quite honest, it’s not always cute. Most of the time when I’m at home, you will see me wearing thermal leggings and a Glossier sweatshirt. That’s why I try to make an effort when I go out and wear big knits that are both warm and pretty. The one pictured is from Aritzia and you can find a similar one here.
What are your Sunday cosy essentials?