I’m using this nesting period to pare way back on any beauty upkeep. My nails are going bare and will have a decent period of time to breathe. That’s a rarity for me since I prefer a polished toenail, even if it’s a sheer pale neutral. My goal is to get them looking good au natural, which is definitely not the case after years of pretty consistent nail polishing. Any tips on expediting the process?
With salons closed in Orange County, I’m doing my own pedicure. I’ve used Margaret Dabbs’ foot file for several years and it is by far the best one I’ve ever tried. Last week, I ordered their hand sanitizer (now on backorder) and also received their Foot Hygiene Cream and Foot Hydrating Lotion. With my hands taking a beating from the increase in washing, I’m considering their Fabulous Hands kit which includes a travel size sanitizer! Probably the only one out there!
And a tip I read somewhere…use a scented lotion after handwashing. The fragrance may act as a reminder to not touch your face. It’s been working for me.
I realize this may all sound a bit frivolous in our current environment, but self-care on any level is still important. It’s a temporary distraction and perhaps a way to lift our spirits by at least feeling good at home.
Stay healthy friends.
photo: Brigitte Niedermair / DIOR SS20 campaign