Even with promises of new beginnings, let’s be honest — January can be tough. The holiday season has passed, and our days can feel bleak without any festive décor or activities to keep our spirits bright. If you’re feeling down with the winter blues, indulging in some much-needed self-care can help us romanticize our lives indoors these next few months. Snuggle up with your softest blanket and read on for our recommendations of how to boost your self-care practices and mood, even on winter’s chilliest days!
For a luxurious bath or shower
Villa Bain Bath and Shower Cubes
No matter whether you’re a bath or shower person, you can turn your bathroom into a spa oasis with Villa Bain’s shower or bath cubes. While these cubes fizz away in warm water, they’ll release eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint essential oils to relieve your mind and body’s tension. Each cube is also full of shea butter and coconut oil that’ll soften your skin during these dry winter days ahead. Villa Bain’s bath and shower cubes are available to purchase for $4-$6 in-salon.
FarmHouse Fresh Red Hot Shandy Body Oil
This body oil is the perfect addition to your self-care ritual with its oh-so cozy gingerbread aroma. Its vitamin-rich oils also help your skin lock-in moisture, so you’ll stay silky smooth head-to-toe all season long. You can add this body oil to your bath water, or apply it directly to your skin post-bath or -shower for some deeper hydration. FarmHouse Fresh’s Red Hot Shandy Body Oil is available to purchase for $28 in-store or on our Shop page.
For a lavish skincare routine
Kitsch Towel Scrunchies
Kitsch’s towel scrunchies will be your new best friend during your skincare routine after your bath or shower. Its soft, absorbent material tames frizz and prevents breakage while you cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. These scrunchies come in a variety of patterns for the pop of color you need when it’s dark and dreary outside. Kitsch’s towel scrunchies are available to purchase for $18 in-store.
Calm Your Vibes Aromatherapy Weighted Eye Pillows
Subdue the stress of the new year with an aromatherapy weighted eye pillow. After your skincare routine, take a moment to lie down with this eye pillow that can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. Its weight lightly presses on acupressure points to alleviate tension around your eyes. Breathing in its lavender or peppermint essential oils also reduces your blood pressure and heart rate, so you can soothe and center yourself before you start the day or head to bed. Calm Your Vibe’s aromatherapy weighted eye pillows are available to purchase for $15 in-store.
For a cozy night-in
Porten’s on 15th Candle Company candles
A flickering flame embodies all-things comfy and cozy. While you wind down for the evening, turn off your overhead lighting and opt for a candlelit night for the ultimate intimate vibe. Porten’s on 15th Candle Company has several homemade soy wax candles that capture a winter night-in, like its delightful Frosted Juniper or indulgent Chai Latte scents. Porten’s on 15th Candle Company’s candles are available to purchase for $22-$42 in-store or on Porten’s on 15th Candle Company’s website.
OPI nail polishes
Spend your night-in extending some self-care to your nail and cuticles with an at-home manicure or pedicure. From a metallic rose gold to a shimmery red, OPI’s latest nail polish collection has all the colors you need to spice up the season. OPI nail polishes are available to purchase for $10.50 each in-store or on our Shop page.
While you trim, file, and paint your nails, play a movie or TV show that’ll warm your heart on a cold winter night. Here are our TM team’s favorite feel-good movies and TV shows to watch!
- 10 Things I Hate About You — recommended by Jaidyn, level 2 stylist
- 16 Candles — recommended by Lori R., esthetician
- About Time — recommended by Nicole, digital marketing director
- Can’t Buy Me Love — recommended by Melissa M., retail sales director
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days — recommended by Melissa M.
- Just Friends — recommended by Lori R.
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding — recommended by Lori M., nail technician
- She’s All That — recommended by Jaidyn
- Steel Magnolias — recommended by Lori R.
- Step Mom — recommended by Emylee, master level stylist
- Sweet Home Alabama — recommended by Janelle, human resources director
- Swingers — recommended by Lori R.
- The Wedding Date — recommended by Emylee
- Virgin River — recommended by Tammie, owner & founder
- Dirty Dancing — recommended by Melissa M.
- Good Will Hunting — recommended by Lori R.
- Love & Basketball — recommended by Emylee
- Save the Last Dance — recommended by Emylee
- Encanto — recommended by Mallorie, marketing director & bridal coordinator
Nicole Thomas is the Digital Marketing Director for Tyler Mason Salon & Spa. She is also a passionate writer and digital marketer for several Indiana-based women’s magazines. When she isn’t at TM, she loves cozying up with a book and cup of coffee or crocheting a new cardigan for her wardrobe.