for the love of track pants.

when it comes to clothes, I seek “hidden comfort”. I want to feel comfortable [& confident] in what I’m wearing. as well as, have each piece feel good on. but I don’t want my clothes to scream “she’s practically wearing her pajamas!”.

unless you’re at home, no woman feels confident walking around in her pajamas.┬ábut every woman wants to.

comfort + chic.

for the love of track pants // LLinaBC.com

a few of my favorites.

happy shopping thursday!

how to: winter skin care.

only second to my fear of winter driving, is my fear of dry skin. especially during the cold months.

I have developed extremely sensitive skin over the past five years. it could be caused by my excessive use of bath & body works scented lotion + victoria’s secret body spray as a teenager. but I can’t officially point fingers. and I’ve always had eczema. thankfully with little to no visual presence for much of my life. but it’s trying to make up for lost time. so it is more important than ever that I take care of my skin. gentle, sensitive, no fragrant, usually more expensive, but definitely worth it products.

winter beauty routine // LLinaBC.com

1 aquaphor healing ointment // wherever I go, this goes. my dermatologist recommended it, and now ..I swear by it. I primarily use it as my lip balm but it works wonders on any small dry areas [elbows, face, hands].

2 cetaphil daily facial moisturizer // I use this product daily after washing my face + apply my make up right over top.

3 tea tree conditioner // the smells of tea tree oil, peppermint, and lavender are the only way to start your day. and your hair + scalp feel amazing afterwards. tingly, in the best way.

4 tea tree shampoo // use with the conditioner. see above.

5 amazing grace body wash // this body is gently scented and easy on the skin.

6 purity facial cleanser // every single night I wash away the day with this cleanser. and it is worth every penny. it leaves my face feeling so fresh + clean. the best part: if you get it in your eye, you won’t be fazed. unlike other cleansers that send you blindly searching for pain relief, or a towel.

7 dead sea mud spa mask // I received this facial mask complimentary from influenster and fell in love. you take out a mud infused cloth, place it on your face, relax for 10-15 minutes, peel off, toss away, and rinse. the smell is great and it leaves your face feeling baby soft. I will be enjoying a facial mask more frequently, accompanied by a glass of wine.

8 cetaphil moisturizing lotion // my go to. I still shop at bath & body works, but only for candles + soap. I now prefer scent free, lightweight, and gentle.

happy thursday!

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more tea tree products.

the week in photos.

it’s the last day of november.

and surprisingly, I’m ready & excited for december. I spent alllll day yesterday organizing my life [budgets, job search material, etc]. so I am anticipating next month to be very productive & rewarding. [with a lot of hard work, of course].

on the same note – someone tell [J]: november is his date month. and it ends at midnight tonight. he’s rapidly running out of time. [yes, yes I was a little late executing my {october date}, but I think the effort I put in blew away the fact it was two days into november. just saying].

now ..

the last week of november in photos.

  1. it’s so hard [for me] to go to a mexican restaurant and not get a margarita. it was lunchtime. one thing to say: it’s 5 o’clock somewhere folks! [and don’t let a clock tell you when it’s acceptable to enjoy a cocktail. a european would NEVER judge an afternoon boozy beverage].
  2. I forced [J] to accompany me on a late night convenient store adventure. this is what we returned home with. [I don’t normally drink soda OR eat bags of chips. AND I was sober ..must’ve been a full moon?].
  3. tell me what is better than hobby lobby during the holidays? we didn’t get the hat, yet.
  4. quite possibly the beginnings of a christmas photo. to be christmas card. and the best holiday props ever. [also from hobby lobby].
  5. the tree is up, lit, and decorated. [I’ll put a finished product shot up next week].
  6. the perfect desk accessory: a chalkboard, rocking your fav/latest inspirational quote.
  7. over-sized sweaters. accompanied by leopard scarves. my winter staple. [outfit post?].
  8. got three new julep nail polishes. currently wearing: dark purple. with white polka dots on my ring fingers.

enjoy the last day of november.

have a grrrrreat weekend.

see ya in december :)