Elle Lorraine stars in Bad Hair, a 2020 Hulu original that debuted in October 2020 to rave reviews. This horror satire set in 1989 follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. But her career comes at a great cost when she realizes her new hair may have its own ideas. You might also know Elle from the 2016 comedic hit Insecure.
We recently caught up with the actress to find out what she considers a perfectly cozy night in the depths of winter—from the right blanket to the perfectly brewed mug of tea.
1. Himalayan Salt Lamp
I love that salt lamps purify the air and are healthy to have around, but I love them most because of how comforting they are during the winter months. When it’s dark and gloomy out, the warm color fills my home and brings me peace.
2. P. F. Candle Co. Candle
Walking through the door and inhaling the sweet scent of a great candle makes me so happy. I can’t get enough of P. F. Candle Co’s No 10: Sweet Grapefruit.
3. Heated Blanket
Snuggling up on my couch and watching movies is one of my favorite hobbies, and I almost always do it wrapped in one of my heated blankets.
4. Lemon Ginger Tea
What’s not to love?! Morning, noon, or night I drink tea. I chop ginger, slice lemon, boil water, and add a hefty dose of Nature’s Best Pure Michigan Honey.
5. Taylor GS Mini Guitar
Music is my second calling. I sing and play nearly every day. And of all my guitars, my Taylor has the most soul. It gets me.
6. A Good Book
I mostly read biographies and nonfiction, but lately I’ve been trying out new genres. I’m reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff right now, and I’m loving it.
7. Benefit Mascara
Everybody’s got their secret weapon, and BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara is mine!
8. Burt’s Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub
Soft, kissable lips are definitely my thing. I do lip scrub occasionally—weekly in the winter months with Burt’s Bees.
9. Alikay Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner
I use this Alikay Lemongrass leave-in conditioner every day. A good leave-in conditioner keeps my curls hydrated and on point. This is my go-to. And it smells incredible. It’s made with silk amino protein, aloe vera juice, and lemongrass oil.
10. Keurig Pink K-Mini Coffee Maker
I’ve never been a morning person, and although I try not to drink coffee daily, I just do! My pink Keurig mini has been my saving grace.
A version of this article originally appeared in Sixtysix Issue 05 with the headline “Hygge Hour.” Subscribe today.
Photographs by MK McGehee
Lighting and digital by Alexander Fenyves
Location and production byLinse Studios
Makeup by Tiffany Kilgore
Hair by Sophia Porter
Styling by Toye Adedipe