By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
During the last few months, we have all become experts in home manicures, in-house hair care and do-it-yourself facials.
Indeed, the covid-19 lockdown has tweaked our talents in personal hygiene, makeup applications and (almost) salon-perfect hairstyling.
But just because now you are no longer confined to the four walls of your 40-square-meter apartment, doesn’t mean you should forsake these recently honed do-at-home skills (which can save your tons of time and money).
So rather than head off to your local salon to get your nails done and have a professional blowout, try instead investing in high quality DIY products that can make you even more beautiful than you already are without breaking the bank.
Long, Sleek Tresses
It’s true that your stylist has special tricks up their sleeves when it comes to getting your hair to lay flat and not frizz, but let’s face it: Most of the time your salon blowout isn’t going to last more than a day (and even less in the rainy season).
Since you probably spent the last three of four months in covid-19 lockdown without the chop-chop benefits of a proper haircut, odds are your hair has grown out considerably (on average, hair tends to grow between 0.5 and 1.7 centimeters per month).
Nothing is more sensual or more romantic than a thick, long head of gorgeous hair, but, alas, long hair is more likely to frizz.
Fortunately, the L’Oréal Paris’ Elvive Dream Long line has a brand new collection especially designed to not only protect and repair long hair, but also to keep it sleek and smooth all day long.
The new Elvive Dream Long Liss collection, which includes a shampoo, a conditioner and a styling cream, is an anti-frizz wonder that adds strength, shine, softness and even up to 4 centimeters of length to your tresses (frizzy hair always looks shorter).
Frizz — the hands-down worst enemy of long-haired beauties — is almost always the direct consequence of poorly hydrated hair, and can be aggravated by heat, cold, rain, humidity and hair dryers, leaving your locks in a tangled, rebellious mess.
New Elvive Dream Long Liss eliminates frizz, leaving hair far more manageable and longer-looking.
Dream Long Liss not only tames and disciplines unruly frizz, but also nourishes hair down to the deepest depths of its follicles with a rich keratin and cacao butter formula for flawless styling and shine.
Dream Long’s exclusive vegetable-based keratin protein replenishes hair’s natural keratin, which tends to erode as hair grows longer, and its cacao butter leaves hair more flexible and healthy, regenerating it with a rush of vitamin E and other power-packed antioxidants.
Elvive Dream Long Liss shampoo and conditioner are gently enough to use every day, and the styling cream is designed to control frizz for up to 48 hours.
Your hands and feet have taken a serious beating during lockdown, so they definitely deserve to be pampered.
AvryBeauty’s new Charcoal Gel-Ohh! Jelly Spa Bath will turn an ordinary foot soak into a luxury spa experience.
Because of its extreme porous qualities, charcoal acts like a magnet to suck up dirt and grime, and its the ideal detox ingredient in an array of modern beauty products from face cleansers to tooth pastes.
In fact, activated charcoal is today the Number One beauty ingredient in high-end skin and hygiene products worldwide.
The activated vegetable-based charcoal in Gel-Ohh! literally zaps toxins and impurities out of surface skin and pores, while at the same time leaving a cool. tingling sensation that relaxes feet and stimulates circulation.
It also helps to soften and remove callouses and dead skin cells, without having to resort to a razored skin peeler.
Suitable for all skin types, Charcoal Gel-Ohh! Jelly Spa Bath is particularly effective in treating sweaty and oily feet because it removes built-up perspiration residues.
After just 10 minutes of soaking, your feet emerge clean, soft and coddled, as if you had had a professional spa pedicure.
Gel-Ohh! also has an array of other aromatic scents to pamper tired feet and hands, including roses, lavender, milk and honey, diluted minerals and green tea.
Bye-Bye Smeared Lips
If there is one single quality you should be looking for these days when it comes to lipstick, it is durability.
Mask wearing can smudge and smear even the most resillent of lip colors, so you need to find a lipstick that will stay put no matter what.
With that goal in mind, Becca has just released a sensuous long-wear lip color in 30 sensuously kissable shades
Available nationwide at Sephora, Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love is a high definition lipstick packed with pure color pigments coated in light-reflecting oils to deliver comfortable, eight-hour wear in one swipe.
Ultimate Lipstick Love is infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth, plus moisturizing olive and avocado oils to soften.
Lips are nourished and drenched in illuminated color with a look-at-me satin finish.
And you can feel safe knowing that these heavily pigmented lipsticks are eco-conscious.
All Ultimate Lipstick Love colors are formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.
All Becca products are also cruelty-free, meaning that they are never tested on animals.
…Aug. 12, 2020