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8 Jan 2015

Cosy Night In Essentials

Cosy nights in. Who doesn't love them? Going out and hitting the town is all well and good but sometimes you just can't beat spending the evening at home on your own. After a long day in school/work it can be amazing to take some time for just me. I love to turn off my phone, not go on the internet, just cut myself off from the outside world for a little bit, clear my mind of the worries of the day and the challenges faced. Here are some of the things I like to include on those cosy nights in.

Warm Fire

Ok this is the number one essential! Nothing says comfort like a lovely blazing open fire. It keeps you nice and warm and adds a cosy atmosphere to the room. There's something about having a fire lit in the room that makes me so happy and relaxed. 

Comfy Clothes

Joggers? Check! Hoody? Check! Comfy socks? Check! There is nothing better than coming home, getting out of those awful tight jeans, or un-comfy skirts, letting your hair down and maybe even removing the old bra (we all do it sometimes hehe) I spend my time in comfy leggings/joggers at home. I need to start cracking out my onesie more often!

Snuggle Buddy

These can be human or otherwise. Once they are warm, don't mind being cuddled and you love them. My person of choice is Nicky of course, my soul mate, #crazydoglady. It's good to just sit and cuddle with someone without any need to talk (not that my buddy can). It can be a welcomed relief if you spent all your day talking in school/work.

Hot Drink & Snacks

The addition of food to any situation is always a good thing in my book. You can't beat a nice warm cup of tea during down time. Complete with some chocolate biscuits? Perfect! If you want to really treat yourself, it's all about the pizza for me. Oh God I really want pizza now, but no its 10.16pm, best not!

Manicure Set

I'm terrible for letting my nails go really chipped and un-attractive. So when I'm relaxing in the evening and doing 'nothing' it's a perfect excuse to get my talons in to shape. I'm really loving Barry M's Lychee. It's such a popular colour but I've only tried it out recently. It's so classic and clean! I'm excited for Spring to come now and to start using some more pastel shades again, I'm kind of over most of my winter nail polishes!

A Good Book

As you may have seen in my resolutions blog post I want to read more this year. I don't know why I don't read that much as it is. I think having to read SO many novels whist studying English in university turned it in to a chore for me which is pretty sad. I asked on Instagram and Twitter for some good books to read so if you know of any let me know in the comments. I do love reading, it's a great way to escape from reality for a bit and unwind, I just need to re-enlighten that love with some good books.

Finally, how cute is that picture of Nicky's legs over my knees? I told you we were soul mates!

Do you like to stay in or do you prefer to go out and do things most evenings? 
What are your cosy night in essentials? Let me know in the comments!

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Neesha Rees said...

Oh I don't have a snuggle buddy as cute as yours! I do love a cosy night in though!
Reinventing Neesha ♥

Sinead K said...

It would be very hard to find anyone cuter haha xxx

Chloe said...

I love the nail colour, Lychee is such a pretty nude shade x


Sinead K said...

Yes! Lychee is perfect :) xxx

Grace Christine said...

Ah the fire look so nice! I wish I had a snuggle buddy but I don't think my pet turtle would be very cozy hehe. Lovely post, Sinead! <3

Kiki Mincks said...

I totally agree with you. I'd rather cozy up to a fire and hot coco than go "out." Maybe it's the mom in me, but I'm just over it.


Sinead K said...

Haha ah cuddling your turtle might raise a few eye brows :P xxx

Sinead K said...

There really is no beating a night in :) xxx

Dib-Dab-Debs said...

Snuggle buddies and comfy clothes are an absolute must for cosy nights in! Roxie makes the best snuggle buddy and she's cute too which is always a bonus. I must say that Nicky is so adorable too! I'm also trying to read more this year so it's nice to curl up on the couch and read for a couple of hours, paying no attention to my phone or iPad. I must have more nights like this!
Debi x

Sinead Dreaming said...

Thanks Debi, Roxie is so cute too! Definitely agree on turning off electronics :) x

Nixie johnson said...

Oh Sinead this made me never want to leave my house again! I also am trying to read more this year, let me know if you have any recommendations
Loved this post! xx

Nixie x

Sinead Dreaming said...

I'm currently reading 'before I to to sleep' I'll let ya know of its any good :) xxx

Anna said...

^ oooh I see you're reading before I go to sleep, good choice! I really enjoyed it. I've just bought the DVD to watch (which I'll end up selling if it really scares me & I won't watch it again haha!)

cosy night essentials, one of my must have is a soft blanket/throw :) ooh & a nice smelling candle burning, ooh & fairy lights...I now want one of these nights :)

cosy nights in are a definite favourite of mine, no going out for me :)

<3 xxxx


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