How to be cute--at home??

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Like it even counts, right?

So, when I am home, I am usually slathered in some sort of oil, in some sort of athletic gear with all kinds of sweaters piled on top, with my hair pulled-back (but also a bit messy), and most certainly braless.
I am always working-out at home, cooking, or working on other weird junk. Friends who have just dropped by have been hit with fits of giggles over my "looking like a homeless person, circa 1993." Whatevs. Like I was more than a speck in 1993.


BUT I get called for last minute jobs all the time. Stress box.
AND I kinda wanna look cuuute for my bf (who is very, very, not homeless yet very well acquainted with 1993).



Have any of you ladies found a way to look adorable (and maybe a little sexy) when you're not getting paid to be so?
 

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-Frilly/Lacy underwear (topless:no bra ;) )
-Large, over-sized sweater that comes above the knees

Nice to see you back. :kiss:
 

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It might sound funny, I feel like I can (ALMOST) leays still look cute despite what I'm wearing, on 3 conditions:

1) my hair is nice - it could be pulled back into a fashionable pony tail like Angelina Jolie, in a ballerina bun, or down and tousled (I just have to straighten my bangs, as my hair is naturally wavy)

2) my face is fresh. It's amazing how much better you feel about yourself with a cleaned, moisturized, bare-to-minimal makeup look; even a swipe of mascara adds all the difference!

3) choose comfy, but not BUMMY lounge clothes. I usually wear black leggings or shorts, socks & leg warmers (because leg warmers make everything cuter . . . unless the wearer is a whale LOL), and then a t-shirt with an oversize sweater on top. I feel like as long as I "highlight" one skinny part of my body, I feel good :) so, for example, if you're wearing black leggings and an oversize sweater, you still look a little polished and your legs look extra-tiny. :) I try to dress something like a bundled-up ballerina . . . LOL or at least what I imagine one to look like ;)

Hope this helps!!
 

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Beauty wise
No make up but sunscreen. Eucerin which I think is soooo good. It gives me a dewy glow. Another good one is Le Roche posey which I mainly use for actually in the sun.
Burt's bees tinted lip balm
I'm not as stringent with straightening my hair.

I keep the heating incredibly high in my place and usually wear
Tank tops/skinny jeans
Skinny jeans/oversized sweater or cashmere
Shorts/socks/comfy sweaters/uni sweatshirt
Loose shirt/shorts/skinny jeans/

My go to outfit tends to be thick trousers (like leggings I think but not quite) and a loose sweater/shirt/tank top because in case someone turns up or I have to go out I can just wear boots and head out.
I never wear lounge clothes like track suits or sporty clothes.
I'm not the kind of person to lounge around in my underwear either but my boyfriend likes it when I wear shorts and little white tee or tank. Lately I've been wearing white and black tank dress which I got from American apparel and he likes that. But mostly I just wear a cozy sweater/cashmere especially if I go to his place since his place is colder.
 

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If I'm at home, I am always wearing yoga pants, a baggy v-neck, and some kind of cardigan or big sweater or something. If I am heading out in a rush I usually put on skinnies or leggings and throw on some boots (or sandals… depending on season).
Facially, I usually just dab some concealer under my eyes + eye lids (and wherever needed), put on bronzer, blush and some highlighter for a fresh clean look.
Hair wise, I always put this sea salt spray in my hair after the shower (if I don't plan on straightening it) and let it air dry and its usually like a beachy waves feel. Once its almost dry I put some shine spray and a little gel spray for fly aways. It basically just finishes the look.


@classichic Do you find the Eucerin to make your face oily or anything?
 

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@Xsmall, nope. But, I have more of a naturally dry skin. I don't know if I would say oily but it just makes my face glow more. Moisturizes it and makes my face feel more soft and tight, I think. Also, I apply it underneath my Chanel CC cream when I actually wear make up and I find that it gives kind of a nice smooth feel to it.
 

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I have a cashmere and lambs wool wrap with sleeves. Super-warm, but it still drapes nicely and makes you look a little more polished.
 

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Looks like we have some June Cleavers up in here :lol::luvluv:

1. Seems like I need to just buy clothes for home . . . which for whatever reason has always been illogical to me but, in my grungey get-ups, I do feel so **meh** about everything.

Any favorite brands?

2. Anyone have kitties or puppies that get fuzz all over potentially nice clothes? Remedies?

Thanks for so much good advice already!:p
 

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2. Anyone have kitties or puppies that get fuzz all over potentially nice clothes? Remedies?
Um, yes!! Love the kitties, dislike all.the.fur. I try to stick mainly to cotton for my lounging clothes and then just use tape to get the fur off. Soo sophisticated, I know. But for my nicer stuff, we snuggle with a blanket in between :)

Sets like these:

Forever21

Eberjey

Little shorts like these (worn w/ camisole, braless ;))

Aerie

Ella Moss

Rompers like these:

PJ Luxe

Anthropologie and Splendid

Hair up in a bun, face freshly washed and/or spritzed with a toner water, lotion freshly applied. For me, it's as much about looking cute as recharging; feeling really put together but also comfy is important to me. Having a candle burning is also nice!
 

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2. Anyone have kitties or puppies that get fuzz all over potentially nice clothes? Remedies?
I have one of both and basically you could be using that sticky roller for hours and never get your clothes 100% fuzz free. However just washing things regularly helps (like cushion covers and throws on sofas etc) and trying not to rub yourself all over them in affection lol.
Oh and for really nice clothes; dart from bedroom to front door and go out (to work or party). Honestly this is what I have to do do. Pahah
 

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I do my hair, brush teeth, wash face as soon as I wake up.
I live in Aerie loungewear that can pass as casual clothing, or I wear pretty silk pjs.

I don't do my makeup though, I need to let my skin breathe!
 

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@classichic, why do you wear sunscreen at home?
I had this really weird skin texture thing small patch just on top of both my cheeks for like a week a while ago which I didn't understand why. I was confused as to how I got it because my skin has always been really good, So I stopped everything, didn't wear make up or use any products on my skin, except water. I thought maybe I had developed some kind of reaction to a product or maybe developed an allergy to something I ate but I do couldn't work out what it was. All my products and food has always been pretty much the same. Also, I hardly ever wear make up anyways. I wanted to get rid of it and had no idea what the hell it was or how I even got it. It was really really difficult for me to not touch my face or cover it up or even wear moisturizer. After a few days I got sick of it, I just wanted to minimize the look of it. Rather than use any of the normal products I use I thought I'd try the sunscreen which I found on my shelf. I never tried it before so I thought I'd give it a go. I only applied a teeny tiny amount and within two days that weird patch thing went away. I honestly don't know what I would have done if it didn't go way, I probably would have cried and not leave my apartment. I still don't know what it was or how I got it which is still bugging me since I've never had any problems with my skin before, Anyhoo, I noticed my face started feeling a lot more smoother and glowing since so I just wear it now as a moisturizer.

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I had this really weird skin texture thing small patch just on top of both my cheeks for like a week a while ago which I didn't understand why. I was confused as to how I got it because my skin has always been really good, So I stopped everything, didn't wear make up or use any products on my skin, except water. I thought maybe I had developed some kind of reaction to a product or maybe developed an allergy to something I ate but I do couldn't work out what it was. All my products and food has always been pretty much the same. Also, I hardly ever wear make up anyways. I wanted to get rid of it and had no idea what the hell it was or how I even got it. It was really really difficult for me to not touch my face or cover it up or even wear moisturizer. After a few days I got sick of it, I just wanted to minimize the look of it. Rather than use any of the normal products I use I thought I'd try the sunscreen which I found on my shelf. I never tried it before so I thought I'd give it a go. I only applied a teeny tiny amount and within two days that weird patch thing went away. I honestly don't know what I would have done if it didn't go way, I probably would have cried and not leave my apartment. I still don't know what it was or how I got it which is still bugging me since I've never had any problems with my skin before, Anyhoo, I noticed my face started feeling a lot more smoother and glowing since so I just wear it now as a moisturizer.

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Was the patch white? I gad that on my arms! It's a type of exzema
 

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Was the patch white? I gad that on my arms! It's a type of exzema
Not white at all, just a funny texture, not dry but kind of rough. You could only see it if you actually stood right in front of me because the size of the patch was tiny and there wasn't any skin discoloration. But it was really bad, it felt weird every time I put my finger on it. And it was on both the cheekbones. I have someone close to me that specializes in skin/eczema and he looked at it but he thought it was a reaction to something, He only looked at it though and didn't actually sit me down for a proper examination, Also one of the clinician in the hospital saw it too but just thought it was a reaction to the weather change (but he doesn't know anything about skin so I don't know). I was actually thinking of seeing a skin specialist/dermatologist if it didn't clear up within a week but it did so I haven't actually seen anyone about it. I just hope it was the weather because I remember that week there was sudden drop in temperature here. But I have no idea.
 

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Not white at all, just a funny texture, not dry but kind of rough. You could only see it if you actually stood right in front of me because the size of the patch was tiny and there wasn't any skin discoloration. But it was really bad, it felt weird every time I put my finger on it. And it was on both the cheekbones. I have someone close to me that specializes in skin/eczema and he looked at it but he thought it was a reaction to something, He only looked at it though and didn't actually sit me down for a proper examination, Also one of the clinician in the hospital saw it too but just thought it was a reaction to the weather change (but he doesn't know anything about skin so I don't know). I was actually thinking of seeing a skin specialist/dermatologist if it didn't clear up within a week but it did so I haven't actually seen anyone about it. I just hope it was the weather because I remember that week there was sudden drop in temperature here. But I have no idea.
Haha, yeah that sounds exactly like exzema! I know what you mean with the texture!

People don't realize that exzema can be of different types. I've had the patches you describe but mine didn't tan as much as my skin, I've had red scally patches, I've had broken skin and patches that looked like large insect bites!

My friend has exzema and her skin just peels off on her hands & feet
 

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Haha, yeah that sounds exactly like exzema! I know what you mean with the texture!

People don't realize that exzema can be of different types. I've had the patches you describe but mine didn't tan as much as my skin, I've had red scally patches, I've had broken skin and patches that looked like large insect bites!

My friend has exzema and her skin just peels off on her hands & feet
ahhh. I'm going to get it checked out now. I don't have any skin peeling off though or have/had any scaly patches but I'm getting scared now. I've always thought I've got good skin :( I'm going to see if I can try and get it checked asap.
 

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I had this really weird skin texture thing small patch just on top of both my cheeks for like a week a while ago which I didn't understand why. I was confused as to how I got it because my skin has always been really good, So I stopped everything, didn't wear make up or use any products on my skin, except water. I thought maybe I had developed some kind of reaction to a product or maybe developed an allergy to something I ate but I do couldn't work out what it was. All my products and food has always been pretty much the same. Also, I hardly ever wear make up anyways. I wanted to get rid of it and had no idea what the hell it was or how I even got it. It was really really difficult for me to not touch my face or cover it up or even wear moisturizer. After a few days I got sick of it, I just wanted to minimize the look of it. Rather than use any of the normal products I use I thought I'd try the sunscreen which I found on my shelf. I never tried it before so I thought I'd give it a go. I only applied a teeny tiny amount and within two days that weird patch thing went away. I honestly don't know what I would have done if it didn't go way, I probably would have cried and not leave my apartment. I still don't know what it was or how I got it which is still bugging me since I've never had any problems with my skin before, Anyhoo, I noticed my face started feeling a lot more smoother and glowing since so I just wear it now as a moisturizer.

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What's the name of the sunscreen that you use? It sounds like it might have some really beneficial ingredients, and I'm looking for a new one at the moment.
 

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If I don't keep up with my acid (fruit or lactic), my skin can get dry or even raw-looking around my nose. I have yet to find anything that I truly feel **moisturized** by--and just end up using oils. I like the Chanel 50 sunblock but the only with the addition of a hat will not get any new freckles u.u'
 

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What's the name of the sunscreen that you use? It sounds like it might have some really beneficial ingredients, and I'm looking for a new one at the moment.
Eucerin sun creme SPF 50. No idea if it has any beneficial ingredients or whether it helped to make my weird patch go away or whether it just ran it's natural course. But, I do like it a lot.