Hi Pretties! I hope you are all hanging in there. I can’t tell you how much I love interacting with you all on the Facebook pages. I love seeing your pictures, reading your advice and just the overall positive vibe that the Pretties bring. However, now that we are in what I believe is our fourth week of quarantine, I’ve noticed a trend among conversation and that is how are we going to handle our own beauty routines at home when we’re used to going into the salon for things like getting our roots touched up, getting our eyebrows done or getting our nails done. All of these things that we’re used to getting done at the salon but now we can’t. So this past week, I had some fun ordering some products off Amazon to try and I want to share them with you. Click my Coffee Chat video below for a full demo.
So one of the things that we’ve been talking about this week is that our roots are starting to grow out. I was lucky enough to get mine done the day before quarantine, so I’m not too bad, yet but there’s definitely a little bit of gray starting to sprout out in there. We’ve run the gamut when we’ve talked about this in our Facebook Pretties’ group from women telling me that they just decided they’re going to let it grow out and go gray, which is totally maintenance-free and definitely an option, to women saying they’re going to try a box color. There’s been tons of color and product recommendations on the Pretties Facebook page so if you’re not on there yet, click here to join. As of now, I’m going to try and wait for my stylist but in the meantime, I found this amazing product by L’Oreal called Magic Root Cover Up. It comes in a variety of shades but for my hair I chose medium brown. It’s super easy to use and doesn’t brush out. I got mine from Amazon but you can also find it at places like Target or Walmart.
So now that we’ve covered the hair on top of our head, literally, it’s time to talk about the other hair on our head, more specifically our faces. Yes, we all get it and I’m starting to see my sideburns growing out and the hair on my upper lip and chin area too. Everything was starting to get out of control, including my eyebrows so I decided to try these little touch up razors by Shick Silk. I’m not going to lie, I was in shock with I saw how much hair came off my face. I used the blade all over my facial areas and even used it to touch up my brows. They’re still a little bushier than I’d like, but I want to experiment a little more before I get too crazy, but now my face feels amazing and my makeup goes on so much smoother. Normally I’d have this waxed but now I think this is my new favorite way to remove unwanted facial hair. If you’re not sure about the blade you can also try the handheld battery ones by Flawless but I’m telling you, the blade was awesome and it works great! Either tool you choose, I think it’s easier than waxing at home for sure!
It takes a lot for me to say that something is life-changing but this next product is just that. I’ve been doing blowouts on my hair for years with the dryer and a round brush and it typically takes me 20-30 minutes. It’s a total pain which is why I only wash my hair twice a week. I’ve seen the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush before and I knew it had gotten a lot of buzz but it wasn’t until I saw the Pretties in our Pretties’ Group singing its praises that I decided I just needed to try it. Oh wow! I am kicking myself for not trying this sooner! I was able to completely dry and add volume to my hair in 10 minutes. Never before have I EVER done my hair that quickly! To say this tool is a game-changer is an understatement. A huge thank you to all the Pretties out there that recommended this.
There you have it, three products I tried that are helping me maintain until I can rush back and support my favorite stylist again. Next, I’m going to figure out what to do about my nails. Let me know if you have any quarantine beauty hacks that are working for you. Please share them below or in the Pretties Group, we would love to hear them.