Astrological sign: Aquarius
Most-played songs during quarantine: “Laugh Now Cry Later” by Drake & Lil Durk, “Make You Miss Me” by Sam Hunt, and “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
Favorite wellness/beauty supplement: Olly The Essential Prenatal Gummy Multivitamin ($15)
Latest beauty brand obsession: I’ve been spending much more time on self-care during quarantine, and Nécessaire‘s products have been my go-tos for long shower sessions and full-body applications. I love that its formulas are clean, feel luxurious, and smell like a spa, which really gets me relaxed.
Go-to quarantine outfit: My husband’s boxers and tees!
5 beauty products you’ve been super into during quarantine: Evereden’s Golden Belly Serum ($32)—I found out I was pregnant right as stay-at-home orders began, so I’ve completely overhauled my beauty routine during quarantine. I’m obsessed with this oil because it’s 100% nontoxic, so hydrating, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, I’m in my sixth month and haven’t seen a single stretch mark yet! *Knock on wood* Next would be Nue’s A Boob Job in a Box Breast Tape ($25)—I’ve completely sworn off bras during quarantine, but I still prefer to have some support. These days, I tape my boobs in place. They boast a lift without the uncomfortable underwires, annoying clasps, or straps digging into my shoulders. Third, Nécessaire’s The Deodorant ($20). There’s literally no better time to switch to a natural deodorant. If you’re worried about the adjustment period your body will go through, the good news is you won’t be getting too close to anyone too soon.
I’m a huge fan of enzyme powders because they’re so much more gentle than harsh scrubs and much better for the environment than plastic microbeads. Sand&Sky’s Australian Emu Apple Enzyme Powder Polish ($45) polishes your skin, giving you a glow. Plus, the addition of antioxidant-packed Australian emu apple helps protect your skin from harsh pollutants. Last but not least, Dior’s Capture Totale Super Potent Age-Defying Intense Serum ($72). I’m a sucker for a hydrating product, and this one isn’t just potent—it’s super potent. A morning massage with this hyaluronic acid–infused serum leaves my skin feeling bouncy and moisturized all day.
3 beauty products you’ve kind of ditched during quarantine: Lipstick. My lips are in hiding! Hot tools. I haven’t been heat-styling my hair a whole lot during quarantine, because 1) I live in topknots and 2) I don’t know when I’ll get a cut again. So I’m doing my best to preserve my ends. Full-coverage foundation. Half my face hides behind a mask when I leave the house, so there’s no need for an intense coverage. Plus, scaling back on wearing makeup, in general, has been really good for my skin, so a light coverage is all I really need these days!
The first beauty treatment you’ll get (or have already gotten) post-quarantine: A full-body massage! I’ve been fantasizing my perfect post-quarantine day, and it goes a little something like this: I’ve already given birth, and I get to spend an afternoon at Tomoko Spa. I get a full-body massage and, immediately after, indulge in a sushi spread and then finish with a relaxing bath. I can’t lay on my belly right now (a must for full-body rubdowns), and sushi is a no-no during pregnancy, so the withdrawals are real! In case you haven’t heard of Tomoko, it’s a Japanese spa in Beverly Hills frequented by many a celebrity and known for its en suite Sugarfish delivery service.
A fancy beauty treatment that you’ve realized you don’t really need: Now that nobody can get manicures, I’ve seen a surge in press-on nails, and I love it! I’ve never been one to keep up with regular manicure appointments, so press-on nails have always been my sneaky secret. (These ones from Static Nails are my favorite!) They give my short nails extra length, they boast a shine that rivals even the shiniest polish, and they last forever! And the best part is there is no appointment or drying time needed.
Guiltiest/weirdest beauty pleasure lately: I’ve been obsessed with a blackhead vacuum I got on Amazon. It hurts around the nose (where I need it most, of course), and if you’re not careful, it can leave marks. But seeing how much sebum gets sucked out of your pores is insanely satisfying. It’s kind of gross, but it’s definitely been my most-used device during quarantine downtime.