Nothing says the holidays quite like New York City — the temps, the decorations, the ambiance. And nothing quite says winter comfort like hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”). ICYMI, hygge is the Danish word for cozy — but you don’t have to book a trip to Scandinavia to live the hygge life. For the ultimate hygge experience this year, PHD Terrace at The Dream Midtown created a sanctuary of comfort — with everything from chunky cable knit blankets to candlelight and tons of brie (bless). In addition to bringing your best cozy-loving friend to check it out, give her a hygge gift. Here, we rounded up the best beauty products to complement the experience so you can truly live out your ultimate #hyggelife.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

No eyeshadow palette captures cozy notes quite like the fireplace-esque Urban Decay Heat Palette. Varied with warm copper tones, golds and burgundys, the hygge in your life will absolutely love a blend of this in the creases or lids of their eyes.


NEST Hearth Candle

The NEST Hearth Candle is the perfect scent for any hygge lifestyle lover. It’s warm, cozy, and fire-inspired — with notes of dark woods and smoky embers, sans the crackling fireplace.  


Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink In Pioneer

A cozy lip color warms up any skin tone — and our money is on Pioneer to do just that for the hygge lover in your life this year. It’s red enough to embody a fiery aura but pink enough to feel familiar and snug.


Maison Margiela By The Fireplace

Inspired by 1971 in Chamonix, By The Fireplace is the perfect unisex fragrance for the hygge babe. With notes of pink pepper, chestnut accord and cashmeran, this scent will transport you to a cracking hearth and snow-capped mountains.

Essie Without A Stitch

The cozy hygge lifestyle extends beyond the body and into the fingertips with Without A Stitch by Essie. It’s totally charming and the clean, gray shade goes with just about any style — and that’s the coziest gift that any hygge could ask for.




About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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