These 12 Items Just Replaced All My Beauty Services and Saved Me Hundreds

Confession: I might be just a little high-maintenance in the beauty department. As a beauty editor, I exist in a strange silo where meeting with celebrity facialists and getting a lash-lift at the office are all in a day’s work. (Tough life, I know!) It wasn’t until 2020 forced us all to slow down and stay home that I realized just how many beauty services I was partaking in on a regular basis. From eyebrow lamination to haircuts with celebrity stylists, I never really took stock of just how many beauty appointments were constantly on my calendar.

Then, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hit, and as I shopped through the pages, I started calculating just how many of the items had come in handy for me in place of my beloved salon services. Now, there’s no comparing an at-home job to the real thing, but I’ve been holding it all together

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Beauty salons criticise government’s ‘sexist’ reopening guidelines


Beauty salons in England have been forced to delay reopening fully after Boris Johnson postponed lifting lockdown restrictions further due to a rise in Covid-19 infections.

Salons were initially permitted to reopen, along with tattoo parlours, tanning shops, and nail bars, partially on 13 July and were meant to reopen fully on 1 August to allow treatments involving the face. However, this has now been delayed to the increase in coronavirus cases in the north of England.

Salons have been told that facial treatments are still too dangerous due to the increased risk of spreading Covid-19 between workers and customers. This is because splashes and droplets from the nose and mouth could be easily transmitted from one person to another. Although workers understand the science, they have criticised the details of the plan as “sexist” because the list of permissible treatments deem a beard trim safe, but eyebrow

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7 Clever Substitutes for Your Favorite Beauty Products

It’s been several months since we’ve been social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and chances are, you’ve run out of your everyday beauty products and had to make a trip to the drugstore once or twice. Even if you’re taking a break from your regularly scheduled full-face looks, you might still be playing with makeup for a Zoom meeting, a Bumble video date, or just for fun

But what if you run out of your favorite mascara or eyebrow gel and you don’t feel like battling anti-maskers at Walmart if you live in a state seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases? Maybe you completely spaced on ordering body wash. You can search online wait for your stuff to be delivered, or just sub them out and use other beauty products you might have lying around.

We chatted with cosmetic chemists, hairstylists, makeup artists, and trichologists

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D’Lashes Felt Tip Adhesive Eyeliner Pen

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Eyelash expert Dionne Phillips has a clientele that ranges from Victoria Beckham to Viola Davis, and a salon with her name on it in Beverly Hills. However, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, she had to find a convenient way to bring her lashes to her housebound devotees following closures over safety concerns. The solution was her Felt Tip Adhesive Eyeliner, which launched on July 12 on D’Lashes’ own site, taking the mess and guesswork out of eyelash glue. “It made the space a little easier to transition from extensions to strip lashes for my clients,” she said.

The multipurpose formula is also nontoxic. “I wanted to make sure it was something different to offer, and the ingredients were a factor,” Phillips said. “I made sure the ingredients were clean: nontoxic, waterproof and

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