This month our lookfantastic Beauty Boxis centred around the theme of Hygge, but what exactly does this mean?
Originating in Denmark, it’s a lifestyle the Danes are crazy for, and it’s not hard to see why. Hygge, in short, focuses on feeling as content and comfortable as possible. Who doesn’t want that? (plus, the Danes are consistently voted the happiest people in the world…perhaps it’s time the rest of us join them!)
Pronounced “hoo-gah”, it sounds very much like the English word ‘hug’ – which is exactly what Hygge strives to be, an all-encompassing hug to yourself (without the physical touch!) Think a cup of coffee by the fire, dinner with friends, or a glass of red wine whilst reading your favourite book. Hygge is all about bettering your mental and physical well-being by feeling as cosy as possible, embracing the small pleasures in life that very often pass us by.
Want To Live Your Best Hygge Life? Try these:
Here at Team Fantastic HQ, as the nights draw in and the days get colder, we’re trying to ‘hygge’ our lives as much as possible. Here are some of our favourite ways...
• Lighting a candle ♥ we love ESPA’s Soothing Candle, infused with Sandalwood, Myrrh and Frankincense, to help us relax and unwind ♥
• Drinking a steaming mug of tea
• Dinner with friends or family
• Countryside walks on those crisp winter mornings
• Breakfast in bed
• A warm bath filled with essential oils ♥ we love Neom’s Essential Oil Blends selection - whether you need to ‘De-Stress’, ‘Boost your Energy’ or are looking for something to ‘Make you Happy’ – Neom have you sorted ♥
• A slice of cake in your favourite coffee shop
• Writing in a journal
• Pamper nights ♥ we love the Skimono Beauty Hand Mask (get it in this month’s Beauty Box!) and the STARSKIN VIP Cream de la Crème Instantly Recovering Luxury Cream Coated Sheet Face Mask ♥
• Snuggling up in a fluffy blanket
As you can see, ‘Hygge-ing’ your life needn’t be fancy. Instead, it’s all about making the ordinary that bit more special.
lookfantastic November Beauty Box
What better way to start your Hygge journey than with our November Beauty Box. With 6 pampering products inside, worth over £50, it’ll certainly help you take some time for yourself after a busy day. Subscribe now for your chance to experience total bliss in a box.