Kacey Musgraves is preparing for the holidays, even if they’re a little different this year. “I love vintage Christmas decor,” the Grammy-winning artist tells Glamour. “I’m always a sucker for pastel pink and red together in any capacity.”
It should come as no surprise then that the color scheme for the holiday edition of Musgraves’s popular candle Slow Burn—which first debuted in February in collaboration with Boy Smells—is a mix of those same colors. Not only is it the perfect gift for any Musgraves fan, but the holiday version comes in a much larger size, with three wicks.
“Scent is such a strong emotional sense, so I usually have a candle or fresh flowers around,” Musgraves says of her songwriting rituals. “Those extra-sensory triggers can help immerse your entire self into a state of mind or inspiration.”
Finding inspiration is something the 32-year-old has learned to embrace in a very difficult year. “I’m just doing the best I can, like so many people right now,” she says. “I’m trying my best to not be so hard on myself. We are all having to practice a new schedule. It’s not easy learning how to be still when you’re molecularly used to being stimulated and on the move constantly.”
Regardless, she says she’s tried to savor daily pleasures she wouldn’t normally get while on the road. “Self-care, nesting in my new house, walking my dog, growing and tending a garden, strengthening the friendships I had to leave behind while touring, doing laundry, etc.,” she says. “There is a lot of beauty in being forced into completely unzipping and slowing down.”
Speaking of slowing down, Musgraves was game when we asked her to share the things that bring her joy as she spends more time at home—from sweatpants and robes to CBD pens and facial ice globes. Time for another edition of Your Fave’s Faves.
What I wear when I write music
I’ve been loving Roam faux-fur slides on cozy fall days when it’s not too cold out yet. I also live in coordinated sweatsuits. My current faves are the tie-dye Rodarte set, along with the butter sweats by Tribe, and anything from MadHappy.
Tribe Kelley Butter Sweatpants
Rodarte Logo Tie-Dye Sweatpants
My favorite item in my closet
I got my Nana and I matching pairs of these fully embellished Jimmy Choo crystal tennies that are absolutely ridiculous and incredible. I got my love of sparkle from her.
Jimmy Choo Crystal Shimmer Suede Low Top Trainers
The products that keep my hair shiny in cold weather
I love the Oribé hair line, especially their Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. That’s my favorite. I’m also loving a good leave-in moisturizing hair mask called Goldwell Dual Senses Just Smooth.
Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
Goldwell Dual Senses Just Smooth Treatment
My self-care routine
A Xanax and a massage! But also a big part of my self-care mindset is just giving myself a break from the pressure I put on myself. As far as products, I do love the CBD pens and pre-rolls from The Edie Parker line, Weedie Parker. I also try to stay hydrated, eat clean, get enough sleep, and stay on top of going to therapy. And laugh. I love, love, love laughing.
My favorite lip balm in the winter
I’m constantly on a search for something to cure my dry-lip phobia, so I’m currently loving Supa Balm by KNC Beauty. There’s also a drugstore chapstick called Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm that has hydrocortisone cream in it and helps so much.
The products that make my skin glow
I love the new Augustinus Bader face oil. Also, the Tensage Radiance Eye Cream by Biopelle. It has the perfect amount of luminescence to it and instantly makes you look awake. I love the 111 Skin face sheet masks. Then I use the facial ice globes from Fraîcheur that I keep in the fridge and use whenever I have a headache or puffy eyes or inflammation.
Augustinus Bader Face Oil
Tensage Radiance Eye Cream
What I’m drinking now
Tequila and water on the rocks with a slice of lime. Easy and clean.
The last thing I bought
A pack of those extremely cute and nostalgic little Hi-Bounce balls from childhood. Oh, and a bomb-ass early-2000s vintage Fendi suit! It was just too good to pass up.
My favorite robes to wear around the house
I love this waffle-print robe from Pottery Barn that I have. I also love the cozy Skims robe. And there’s a thin, silky leopard-print one from Good American that’s perfect for something light—but still sexy—to wear around the house.
My dreams and goals for the New Year
I’m looking forward to—and hoping for—what many of us are: normalcy, a cure, starting the year with new leadership. A new slate in many senses. I just want things to feel calmer, less hateful, and divisive. I know all touring musicians are hoping for the day we can all get back on the road and connect with our fans, but we just don’t know when that will be. So, in the meantime, I’m gonna stay patient and grateful that I feel that I’m right where I need to be.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.