- Manicures: We know it has probably been a while since you touched up your nails. Fortunately, it is quite easy to take off those acrylic nails that have been on for probably way too long. First you need to clip them as short as possible. Then, soak a cotton ball in some acetone and apply it to the nail to remove it. StyleCraze has a step by step process to help you do it the right way. Once you’ve done that, check out Glamour and MomSkoop for some tips to putting on a fresh manicure. Who knew you could DIY acrylics?
- Pedicures: Don’t forget about your toes! Remove your old nail polish, and then soak your feet in a warm bath with some fragrant bath salts. This helps softens tough skin and cuticles and preps your feet for a relaxing at-home pedicure. Check out Cosmopolitan and Look for some tips and tricks to having a perfect pedicure.
- Facials: Now that you have more time at home, take the opportunity to relax. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and give yourself a spa-level facial. Before putting on that facial mask, make sure to cleanse and exfoliate your face. This will help get rid of some excess oils and help you get the most out of your mask. If you are looking for products to use for your facial, check out Allure and Refinery29 for some guidance.
- Trimming/Coloring Hair: It is always best to visit your hairdresser when you are considering changing your hair style, but since the salons are closed it’s perfectly fine to do this at home. If you are planning to give yourself a trim, make sure to invest in a good pair of scissors to get a nice and clean cut. Using the wrong pair of scissors could lead to an uneven trim. Get some useful tips on cutting hair from GoodHousekeeping. When coloring your hair, make sure you have everything you need, and you don’t have to necessarily go by the beautiful model on the box. Reference the chart at the top of the box to get a better estimate of how the color will end up. For more expert tips, check out Allure.
- Waxing: Waxing at home might be a terrifying thought for some, but it is really quite simple. RewardMe suggests exfoliating, cleansing, and drying the area before waxing. They also recommend using a pain numbing cream to help with the sting afterwards. If you are unsure of which products to use for waxing, check out The Strategist‘s list.
Hello everyone! I know we are all starting to get a little weary of being at home, but hopefully you have been making creative use of this time to spend special moments with family and pursue your passions. While some of us may feel that a downside of businesses being closed and of being stuck at home is not being able to go out to your favorite hair or nail salon, this is the perfect time for some DIY or do-it-yourself pampering. Here are some tips and tricks to inspire you to keep up with your regular beauty routine at home.