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My Cold Weather Essentials So Far

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

As the notorious Boston winter approaches, the temperatures are dropping, the weather is getting gloomier, and the days are getting shorter. During these cold, demotivating months, it’s important to stock up on supplies to keep you going.

With that in mind, here are five cold weather items I already can’t live without.

UNIqlo Heattech

We haven’t quite jumped into the layering season yet, but it’s fast approaching and it’s nice to have these UNIQLO HEATTECH thermals on hand. They’re thin but warm, and they do a great job when you need to layer clothes but don’t want to feel too stuffy.

Besides inner thermals, UNIQLO also offers warm crewnecks and turtlenecks that are useful even when there’s just a little chill outside. Overall, I’d highly recommend checking out the full selection of HeatTech at UNIQLO. 

Comfy Sweaters

I recently bought about six sweaters from Hollister and I’ve been loving all of them.

Regardless of brand, I feel like having a few sweaters in different colors and thicknesses is the best way to maximize your winter wardrobe. Also, bigger, comfier ones are great for layering on top of thermals.

I’ve especially been loving the Big Comfy Sweater from Hollister

NYX Fat Oil Lip Drip

Cold weather lip products need to be hydrating, but many liquid lipsticks tend to dry out your lips. Lately, I’ve been using the NYX Fat Oil Lip Drip because it doesn’t dry my lips out and it’s great to layer on top of a color of your choosing or wear on its own.

Another great NYX product is the NYX Shine Loud High Shine Lip Color, which comes with a gloss as well. It’s perfect for creating a matte-yet-moisturized look.

Beloved cherry Blossom and Tea Rose Hand cream

I wasn’t really a hand cream aficionado until I started using this product. The smell is perfect (not too strong) and it doesn’t leave your hands with the filmy thickness that so many hand creams give you after using them.

I think I have about three Beloved hand creams in different smells floating around my bags, but this smell and the Lavender and Chamomile are probably my favorites. They have become absolutely essential in the cold, windy weather. 

A Warm Drink

It’s time to rip my fingers from my iced coffee and transition to warmer drinks. For the holiday season and the cold weather, I always reach for hot chocolate. I’ve been consuming cups of it constantly on my way to class.

Having a warm drink in your hand makes the cold weather bearable and makes a perfect “sweet treat of the day.”

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Surmayee Thakur is a student Boston University. She works on the writing team and as an editor for HCBU. She enjoys covering a variety of topics including beauty, film and television, music, and her experience as a South Asian woman and a student. Surmayee is an English major, Public Health minor, and a premed student. She has worked as an English teacher and has a passion for writing and reading. She hopes to make healthcare a more accessible and communicative field. In her free time, Surmayee enjoys writing, listening to music, shopping, and reading. She's a fantasy/YA book, K-Drama, and South Asian media aficionado and she can often be found consuming either of the 3 voraciously in bed.