Now, more than ever, I feel the need to extract myself from the household tumult and spend a few minutes on my own. The bathroom has become my personal oasis and a steady delivery from Sephora is a modern indulgence.
I have started to accumulate an arsenal of beauty and self-care items that I enjoy applying and experimenting with when I find a few minutes of alone time. The experience begins with lighting a candle and dimming the lights. In the evening, I like to take a warm shower and afterward blowdry my hair with my new Dyson hairdryer ($399) or manipulate curls with the Dyson Airwrap( $549). The process is surprisingly cathartic.
While in captivity, um, self-isolation, I’ve discovered Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow palette ($29). I love the color assortment, which translates into natural undone beauty but also offers a bit of sparkle.
Anyone who knows me well is primed in my penchant for buying lipsticks. Lipsticks are one of my favorite small indulgencies. I am always attracted to unique packaging, such as Pat McGrath’sMatte Trance lipstick ($38). My favorite color is Realness, which is a matte nude that has the perfect amount of blush to brighten your face without being blindingly bright or offensive. I use it on a daily basis as a “morning lipstick.” Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk ($34) delivers a similar result.
I recently placed a new Sephora order and am looking forward to trying Armani’s Luminous Silk Concealer ($38) because the Armani foundation ($68) is my all-time favorite. I also ordered Peace Out peel pads ($24), which is a brightening peel containing AHA, BHA that dissolves dead skin cells.
Above are some of my new favorites and old classics beauty products. I would love to hear how you’re finding time for self-care and what products you’re using to indulge yourself.
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