Beauty Business Professionals Are Getting Creative During Isolation
I know the last complaint I should make during a worldwide pandemic is the fact that I can't go out to get my hair and nails done. Social distancing is important so that we can do our part in combating the virus. Still, I am counting down the days until I can go sit in a massage chair while someone gives me a magical pedicure and a new set of tips. With businesses shut down, it is up to us to maintain our beauty regimen. Although the beauty industry is taking a loss in the service aspect, they’ve come up with innovative ways to keep our hair laid, nails done, and face slayed.
I don’t know about you, but my time in quarantine has done a number on my nails! I know I’m not the only one who went from a fly set of tips, to weak, brittle stubs. By week two of sheltering at home, I decided to rip off my tips and figure out life as a woman with stubby fingernails.
Nail technicians across the nation must’ve heard our cries. As I scrolled on my Instagram feed, I started to notice more brands offer press on tips and at-home pedicure kits. Now we all know today’s nails are nothing short of extravagant. Pressed by Tiny offers a variety of styles, from rhinestones to chrome tips. What I love most about this concept is that supporting them means we get to support a small business that is in need during the pandemic.
If you’d prefer a simple gel manicure, businesses like The Pottle offer an at-home nail gel kit.
How’s your hair holding up? Celebrities have traded in their over the top wigs and extensions for grown out roots. For the first time ever, I feel like we all look the same! Because we can’t sit in a stylist chair, hair retailers like Missy Hair Boutique Inc. started selling wigs and clip ins at a discounted price. Now if we’re being honest, since I’m practicing social distancing, no one will see me in a wig. Still, for those who want to maintain a sense of self, throwing on a wig can make you feel like a new person. Brands like D Hair Boutique are even offering curbside pickup!
Right now it’s taboo to have someone massaging your face but boy do I miss it! There is nothing like having someone strip all of the dirt from your skin, clean out your pores, and give you a renewed glow. So that your face doesn’t feel neglected, estheticians are offering facial kits to be used at home. Shantini Alleyne Beauty will send you a kit after taking a short quiz to access your skin type. Based on the results, you will receive a package of customized products to help get you through the quarantine.
I personally love the innovative ways that small businesses are keeping their services going during the quarantine. Being cooped up in the house doesn’t mean we shouldn’t maintain our self care routines. How about you? What businesses are you utilizing during isolation to keep your nails, hair, and skin fresh?
What is the best way to apply spf and how often?
Understanding what products to use in your routine can be overwhelming, add trying to figure out how much sunscreen you need to put on your face makes it all that more complicated. Thankfully there are some tips to know exactly how much sun protection is the right amount. Proper sun protection is extremely important for everyone, especially if you are also into skincare or use actives (also known as exfoliants or acids). The best way to apply sunscreen or spf is to use the 2 to 3 finger rule for liquid sunscreens. This rule was popularized by Tiara aka MakeupforWOC who is an esthetician on Twitter and Instagram. This method involves using the index and middle finger length of sunscreen, with the option of adding your ring finger to ensure full sun protection for your face, neck and ears. To make sure you have enough sun protection before leaving the house use a full teaspoon to cover the face, neck and ears, then apply whatever else is left over on the back of your hands and half a teaspoon for only your face. When applying sunscreen, make sure there is an even application, rubbing it into the skin and wait 15 minutes before any sun exposure. Reapplication is recommended every 2 hours after the initial application. If you are also wearing makeup there are the options of spray, powder, cream/lotion for spf. The rule of thumb for reapplication of sunscreen is to blot your face before, as the oils from your face can breakdown the spf. My two fav sunscreens are LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ and EVERYDAY HUMANS - Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum #CheriePartner
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My Top 3 Favourite Lip Combos
I have tried so many different lip products and combos, and these 3 combos are definitely my favourite at the moment! All these products are long wearing and look amazing on the lips. Lip Combo #1: KKW Beauty Nude 1 Lip Liner + Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick I’m a huge fan of rosy nude lips and the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk lipstick is perfect! I like to pair it with the KKW Nude 1 liner because this liner acts as a sort of contour for the lips since it’s darker and more brown than the lipstick. KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner Charlotte Tilbury - Hot Lips Lipstick Lip Combo #2: KKW Nude 1 Lip Liner + KKW Nude 1 Lipstick This has been my go to nude lip for a while now! I could never find the “perfect nude” that worked for my skin tone, and finally I’m so glad that I did. This combo is the perfect light nude shade and is perfect for everyday wear. It goes with any makeup look too! KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner KKW BEAUTY - Nude Crème Lipstick Lip Combo #3: Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Lip Kit (Lip Liner + Matte Liquid Lip) There’s no denying the fact that Kylie Jenners pout is iconic. So what better way to achieve her go to lips than actually use her go to lip products!? The “Kylie” Lip Kit is her go to (hence the name haha) it’s the perfect pink nude and makes your lips look super plump because of the darker lipliner that comes in the kit. The pairing of the darker lip liner with the pink nude liquid lip contours your lips for that Kylie pout effect! KYLIE COSMETICS - KYLIE COSMETICS Matte Liquid Lipstick
Textured Skin?? 3 Tried & Tested Products!
Up until I really started understanding🤔my skin and how certain ingredients work... I always had textured skin due to acne, blemishes and lack of regular exfoliation. Well here’s my experiences from lessons learnt throughout the years for all those people who are on the same boat as I once was.. I’ve learnt the key🔑to smoother skin is knowing the underlying issue and the reason behind your skin’s uneven texture and incorporating exfoliants in a regulated skincare routine. When treating the uneven skin texture, you need to ask yourself whether or not you are using exfoliants (both physical and chemical)? If your answer is NO, then you have bumpy skin and you need to start incorporating an exfoliant into your skincare routine. Lactic acid is a good place to start as it suits all skin types. However, what really works for my skin type (oily/combination) is Salicylic acid. Be sure to start with an exfoliant by using once or twice a week and only take it up to using it 3 times a week. No more than this please ☺️ If your answer is YES, then ask yourself: “How many times am I using the exfoliants and how strong are they?” If you’re using exfoliants more than 2 to 3 times a week and you still have bumpy/textured skin then there’s a high chance your skin’s barrier is not happy. Work on repairing and strengthening your skin barrier by using products geared towards providing hydration💦and moisturization. Periodically, exfoliating definitely will help improve your skin texture! Here are some of My Tried & Tested Products for bump-free skin: 1. GOOD MOLECULES - Pineapple Exfoliating Powder 2. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads 4. dermalogica - Hydro Masque Exfoliant Follow & Glow! ✨ #cheriepartner
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