I've been following the face mask evolution closely. At first, getting any kind of face mask was impossible, but slowly companies began to produce effective, fashionable face masks. Months later there are too many to choose from and while this newly adopted accessory is a must, people are treating it like a fashion trend.
I ordered a plain white material mask with the b.a.gorgie logo in black and a black mask with the logo in white from Etsy. It took almost two months to arrive, but was worth it. Personalizing masks is a great way to promote your brand.
GRLFRND has a nice selection of fashionable cloth masks. I purchased this HOMEGIRL face mask and Veni Vidi Vici mask by GRLFRND from Revolve. The fit is nice - I have a small face, so finding masks that are snug is a struggle.
I'm a basic mask wearing kinda girl and prefer the plain white KN95 medical grade mask. This is the most comfortable mask I've tried and the easiest to breathe in. You can purchase the KN95 from Amazon.
Outfit details - Dior aviator sunglasses, Mate The Label mint classic crew tee and lounge short, Dior J'adior cotton oblique bracelet set, Fendi fur slides. No, I did not mismatch the slides, they are a pair!
I also like the evolvetogether high bacterial filtration efficiency masks. There is small print along one side that says evolvetogether and the geographic coordinates of NYC, Milan and Amazonia. These basic, 3 ply masks come in white, black and sage green. For every green mask purchased, evolvetogether will donate a mask and proceeds to One Tree Planted. I like that!
Whatever your face mask style - WEAR A MASK! Make sure you cover your mouth AND nose. These are unusual times, but let's make the best of it and treat face masks like any other accessory. We'll look back and say - What was the fashion trend in 2020 - face masks!
I've been following the face mask evolution closely. At first, getting any kind of face mask was impossible, but slowly companies began to produce effective, fashionable face masks. Months later...
My usual Must-Haves list is comprised of designer clothing and accessories that I have-to-have or am lusting over and can't afford. These days, the must-have items on my list are necessary beauty products during a pandemic. Never thought I'd say that!
I'm sensitive to scents and hate the smell of hand sanitizer, but it's a necessary product to have on hand! I was so happy when NCLA Beauty launched a small lineup of Hands Clean sanitizer available in lavender, eucalyptus, watermelon and unscented. You can pre-order these little bottles of hand sanitizer at Revolve.
I got lip fillers (and botox) a few days before the stay-at-home order came into effect AND my lips are perfect - BUT, now I have to wear a face mask. Enough said! I'm happy to see many of my favorite clothing brands producing face masks - I know the quality is there. I pre-ordered three cute GRLFRND masks at Revolve.
The best place to order cheeky, cloth face masks is Etsy. You can also order personalized masks. If you want a hefty mask with replaceable filters, there are many online stores to choose from. I believe face masks will be around for a while and everyone should have at least one.
It seems like many people are struggling with DIY beauty these days. Most rely on hair, nail and tanning salons to keep their beauty in check. Fortunately, I prefer to do my own gel nails and apply self tanner at home. I do however get my hair colored every three weeks and had to learn a new skill during these unusual times.
dpHUE is my go-to hair coloring brand. The dpHUE root touch-up kit is easy to use, the color is perfect and the solution completely covers roots (even greys). Paired with the dpHUE gloss, this color touch-up duo is perfect for someone who requires single process coloring. I posted a lengthy DIY root touch-up video a few weeks ago - Scroll down a little..
Another necessary step in most beauty routines is waxing or threading the upper lip and eyebrows. The Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover is an excellent DIY threading tool. You simply twist the handles, while gliding the coil spring along your upper-lip. It's painful, but does a great job removing unwanted hair. You can purchase this Tweezerman beauty tool at Sephora.
Being able to do your own nails is a necessary skill to have. You never know when your go-to salons (and the entire world) may close for months!
I was introduced to gel nails a few years ago and went to the salon four times before deciding to do it myself. I purchased gel polish in a variety of nude shades, base and top coat polish, remover, foils and an LED nail lamp. My go-to brand is CND.
I recently discovered Static Nails. The lineup includes reusable press-on nails (I gotta try these) and long-wear polish that promises to last up to 10 days. The shades are gorgeous and it seems like either one would be easier than applying/removing gel polish. Of course, I have a few items in my cart!
Admittedly, I like tanning beds. BUT, the last place I wanna be is baking inside a horizontal UV radiation bed that someone else just laid in. SO, I'm going back to DIY self-tanning. My go-to brand is St. Tropez. I've been using it for years. BUT, as of late, I'm experimenting with new brands. I'm going to apply Luna Bronze Self Tanning Lotion later today..
This process takes a little practice. I suggest purchasing a light color, a tanning mitt and body exfoliator. Read the instructions carefully and stay away from water and excessive activities that will make you sweat for at least 6 hours.
Applying self-tanner is a quick way to enhance your stay-at-home skin. On the bright side, if you screw it up, nobody will see it - Unless you post pics.
My usual Must-Haves list is comprised of designer clothing and accessories that I have-to-have or am lusting over and can't afford. These days, the must-have items on my list are necessary beauty...