When I was younger, I really struggled with myself and how I looked. Most of these struggles were related to my body confidence issues. I don’t like to admit this, but I used to be a very insecure girl. I would wear tons of make-up (still like to do tho) and wake up 1 hour earlier to straighten my hair everyday, because I didn’t like my natural texture. And even when I did that I didn’t feel good about myself at all. I’ve always been a sporty girl (I played tennis, figure skated and danced), but it never made me look skinny. I’ve never been a naturally thin girl. I’ve always had thick thighs and legs and I hated them so much. I also felt like they looked even worse, because I was so small. It made me mad that even if I worked out or ate healthily, they never became any less noticable. And it annoyed the fuck out of me – being a perfectionist. I would never wear certain clothing items for example, because I was scared it made look really fat. Yeah, this issue goes deep for me…
Winter is coming. For real this time. I don’t know about you guys, but this awful weather that we’re having in The Netherlands lately does not only affect my mood (just give me chocolate, The Walking Dead an thick blankets please), but also my skin and hair. I need to take good care of myself in the Winter to combat these effects – if I don’t, I immediately see the negative results. Yeah, this is why I haven’t missed the Winter weather at all… Every Winter, I like to go on a little product hunt to search for some new life savers for the upcoming season. This season I found a couple of new items that definitely upgraded my skin and hair game. Can’t wait to share my Winter Face, Body & Hair Essentials with you guys!
During my recent city trip to Gent, I visited the & Other Stories store there. It’s definitely a shop that you need to visit when you have the chance to: everything looks very clean and minimal, just the way I like it to be! & Other Stories not only sells pretty clothing and accessories, but they also have a lot of beauty products. Because I just finished my The Body Shop body products and I like to match my scents, I decided that I wanted to buy a matching body products set at & Other Stories. And I’m so glad that I did it, because they are amazing! In this blogpost I will be reviewing the Belleville Bakery Body Wash, Body Scrub & Body Soufflé.
Hi, my name is Lilia, and welcome to my blog called LilyLike! I'm an online inspirer, photographer & entrepreneur. I'm originally from the Netherlands, but moved to sunny Los Angeles to chase my dreams. On my blog, you will find inspirational writings, as well as links to my favorite life, style & home decor pieces. If you want to get to know me better, click on the read more button below!