First it was baking banana bread, then it was the foot-tapping TikTok dance routine. Now it seems that you’re not self-isolating correctly unless you dye your hair pink! In fact, some DIY hair colour brands have seen their sales of pink dye increase by 160%! If you fancy giving it a go, why not try one of our faves, Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Kiss Of Colour in Playful Pink. It acts like an intensive conditioning treatment, as well as giving bleached and natural blondes a wash of baby pink.
If you want to wear a face mask during Covid-19 but are struggling to find any, why not get crafty and go DIY? That way, you’re not only saving much-needed protective gear for our amazing frontliners, but you can make one out of items you already own (and it helps us to be more eco-friendly, too). There are loads of great how-to videos out there, but we particularly enjoyed chat show host Ellen DeGeneres’ step-by-step version*. If anyone can make you LOL in times like this, it’s her!
Another day, another video call. Whether it’s a work conference hook-up or a virtual pub quiz, we’re all guilty of obsessing over how we look on webcam. In fact, 91% of people admit to constantly staring at their faces on video calls and subsequently worrying and obsessing about their skin. If this includes you, help boost your confidence with these heroes: No7 The Full 360 Ultra Mascara will wake your eyes sharpish, while a spritz of Boots Glow Brightening Mist over a dull complexion can help skin look radiant. Break-outs? NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Radiant Concealer has a no-fuss applicator and impressive coverage.
Meet the humble ingredient that’s getting a lot of attention in the beauty world: oats. Whether you are a porridge devotee, flapjack lover or can’t go without your oat-milk latte, these beauty products are oaty-licious and have comforting benefits. Use Aveeno Lotion With Natural Colloidal Oatmeal and let the colloidal oatmeal help soothe dry and sensitive skin. The oat kernel oil in The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm will help plump up skin and leave it looking dewy. And for hair that needs some TLC, wash with Garnier Ultimate Blends Oat Milk Sensitive Scalp Shampoo.
Turns out that we’re not the only ones who didn’t understand our partner’s job until we had to work from home (WFH) at the same time and in the same space! New research has revealed that a whopping 46% of us were clueless, other than knowing they worked in an office and had lots of meetings. LOL. More insights include:
• 54% say that their partner has a ‘phone voice’ (nearly a quarter think it’s posh and a fifth find it hilarious)
• 32% reckon their other half’s job is interesting
• 29% think their significant other works harder than them
But, there have been a few drawbacks: an eighth reckon there’s too much corporate jargon (we won’t take a deep dive into that!); a fifth have disagreed over room temperature; and 18% have argued about the choice of background music. Before you fall out over Spotify playlists, check out how to Covid-proof your relationship.