With all types of beauty salons closed for the foreseeable future, women are in need of a savior. At first, we managed because “we’re stuck at home anyways”, but now that we’re allowed grocery store visits in Barbados - we needed some quick at home hacks to ensure we look politely presentable after 3 weeks of isolation.
To help cope, I’m sharing my style hacks to make this process easier. P.S. Some of these are now apart of my Isolation Daily Routine...just to create some normalcy and balance.
SPRAY ON YOUR FAVOURITE PERFUME
I know it might seem a bit silly, but the simple act of spritzing on your favourite fragrance after the shower and before sauntering over to the couch can make you feel calm inside.
SPORT YOUR GO-TO BEAUTY LOOK
For some it might be a red lippy or winged eyeliner, whatever your fancy ROCK it! For me, it’s definitely a shimmery lip gloss on a well moisturized face.
KEEP YOUR LASHES LUSH
Oh-Em-Gee! By now we’re down to our last few strands of mink lashes. That’s ok! At this stage you can begin working in that old school mascara to add a fuller look.
MANIS ARE (still) A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND
Pamper yourself by working in a mani and pedi into your beauty routine. Casseopeia shares a helpful video on how to safely remove gel polish at home here. Once that’s out of the way, opt for a simple at home mani to add that touch of necessary self-care.
HAIR CARE IS ESSENTIAL
Some last week, I was *this* far from having real life locks so you’ll understand why I’m an advocate for combing through your tresses daily. I recommend using easy protective styles like two, simple plaits that you can comb-through and style fresh each day. Oh! And remember to moisturize your scalp and hair shaft!
PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY BEST
In Barbados, one’s Sunday Best is a term used to refer to wearing your “nice clothes”. For my grocery run, I opted for a chic, casual look, signature lip gloss and, our new mandatory accessory, a face mask.
If these hacks helped your isolation routine, let me know in the comments below. Or if you have others to add that I’ve missed, feel free to share, as well, I could always use more tips.
Photo credit in order of appearance: by Laura Chouette, by Glow Repose, by MaxeyLash, by Timur Romanov, Alembika by South of London.
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