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I’m going on week five of being confined to the house. It’s finally warming up here in California and I’d like to start prepping for the warmer weather. I’m not very talented when it comes to certain beauty maintenance, and I rely highly on my brow girl, hairdresser and manicurist for everything. Keeping a normal beauty routine at home has been a bit challenging but I’ve found some products that have helped me get through these last 5 weeks.
Ditch The Spray Tan
Okay, this one isn’t for everyone but I like a little color on my legs when it’s time to throw on the shorts. I’ve never been good at self tanning so I took my five or so weeks stuck in the house and practiced. I’ve been using Coola’s Organic Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse with their Exfoliator and Applicator Mitt about once a week. Both are easy to use and with a bit of practice, you’ll have an even, natural looking tan!
Pro Tip – Use on freshly exfoliated skin but don’t use right after you shave! Try not to shave for a day or two and then apply. It’s helped me get a more even application that doesn’t stick to my pores!
I’ve also been using Coola’s Organic Sunless Tan Firming Lotion every other day between mousse applications. I mix it with my normal body lotion and it really helps keep my color without being streaky or looking unnatural. I also use the Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum for touch ups or when we go out…it’s been a while, but it’s still a good option to keep that color!
Wax At Home
I NEVER thought I would even attempt to wax at home, but here I am. No Mo hair removal kits have saved my brows big time. I was scared to try No Mo – Unibrow at first. I’m glad I did because my brows look freshly groomed and it was super easy! The kit included aloe gel and little tweezers too!
Get That Salon Color
Okay, I don’t have a suggestion for hair color other than to contact your stylist! I know mine is making home kits and shipping or delivering them to her clients with detailed instructions. I’d rather see that than someone mess their hair up trying to do something!
You can probably reach out to just about any stylist and ask for recommendations right now if you really need it! If not, DON’T TOUCH YOUR HAIR!
Become Your Own Manicurist
I’ve never been able to do my own nails. I could never even shape them correctly. Luckily for me, I took off my dip a few months before we were told to stay home. My nails were super weak since I had dip for over a year, so I vowed to leave them alone and nurse them back to health.
If you don’t have cuticle oil, any facial oil or serum will do! I’ve been using whatever’s on my counter and gently pressing my cuticles back with my thumb nail. I never cut my cuticles because I’ve always pressed them back gently in the shower or after putting oil on them.
If you have polish, then great, but if not go natural for a bit!
I’ve practiced shaping and have gotten pretty good, or at least I’m liking them. I use a buffing block and a nail file. That’s it! Practice makes perfect and we really don’t have anywhere to go if you mess up!
I also like using Patchology’s PoshPeel Pedi Cure Intensive Foot Peel Treatments. It’s not pleasant during the peeling, but it’s 100% worth it!