I have been forced to slow down and focus on myself and my home during quarantine like many others around the world. I had my eye on a few things in particular and other things manifested themselves as the quarantine began but here is my list of must haves during quarantine and why “I just have to have them”.
Number 1 On My List:
The first thing on the list which I would say is number one is my NuFace which is on the way in the mail and I cannot wait for it to arrive!
I am so excited about using this product during quarantine! I have seen many of my favorite models and bloggers using this product and I am so excited to be getting my hands on it soon in a few days!
One of the reasons I have really been wanting this product is because it specializes in toning, contouring, lifting, improving sagging skin, improving the definition of facial features and improves fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
The device uses advanced micro-current to achieve this. Now who wouldn’t want all of these benefits for their skin? The device is also to be used on the neck which is even more exciting. I need my cheek bones to be lifted and sharp honey!
Another reason The NuFace is on my list of quarantine must haves is the fact that Miranda Kerr, one of the most beautiful models on earth but more than that has the most amazingly kept skin uses this product in her skincare routine.
Now, anything Miranda Kerr uses in her skincare routine is a must for me. Miranda is 37 years old and her skin is like water, clear, lifted, plump, healthy, radiant. Should I continue? I want my skin to look like her skin when I come out of quarantine. And with all this extra time to invest in my skin, why not?
Number 2 On My List:
I am a firm believer in bringing the spa to you. Especially for consumers that may not be able to afford $500 dollar spa treatments 1, 2 or 3 times a month. If you have the same tools they use in the spa then in the long run you spend less and your skin gains more.
This funny looking mask is the same exact tool used in professional facial Businesses around the globe. It is called the Pro Mask Next Generation by Dèesse and this mask uses 770 medical grade safe light emitting diodes ( Led’s), over 3 times more Led than other leading consumer grade LED masks.
You could purchase the same exact gadget for a pretty penny. The reason why I love this specific light therapy mask is because it is the creme de la creme of masks sold exclusively by Shani Darden a Skincare Esthetician and skincare expert.
I love buying products from people who are certified in their field and are experts in what they do. I need to buy my product from someone who has dedicated most of their life and education to that particular thing and uses the same product they sell during their treatments.
That means that they trust in the technology they are using. Especially when it comes to led lights going right over my face.
One of the biggest reasons I want the mask so much is the fact that celebrities like January Jones, Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Kelly Roland and many other stars trust Shani Darden with their skin and have been seen using the mask and they all have amazing skin that is lifted, firm and glowing! I’m sold!
More than anything this mask really delivers results. I read all the comments on the website and every customer praised the mask. I did my research on other light therapy masks on the market and for other masks their were mixed reviews as to if that particular mask was really working and good quality or not.
These masks are not cheap, so if you are purchasing one, you want to make sure that the mask really works. The mask has 6 treatment light modes. The benefits of the red light mode stimulates collagen and elasticity production which plumps and firms the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There is also a supercharged red light mode which offers a 10 minute express anti aging treatment. (please sign me up!). The blue light mode has anti-bacterial properties that kill bacteria, helping to clear and control breakouts.
The Green light mode reduces the production of melanin, lightens, and reduces pigmentation, helping to even the complexion. Blue and green light mode calms and soothe irritated and sensitive skin. The infrared light mode helps boost metabolism and ATP production promoting circulation, scar healing, and elasticity.
This mode can be used to aid in post-procedural healing. Everyday would become a professional spa day with this mask. I need a virgin Mimosa and an elaborate fan and some at home Hors d’oeuvres. (Queen.)
A mask that does the same exact thing but has 100 lights in red mode and 62 lights in blue mode is the Dr. Dennis Gross mask which also works to smooth wrinkles, diminish discoloration, and clear acne for beautiful radiant skin.
One of the reasons I would love this mask is the fact that Victoria Secret super model Jasmine Tookes stands by the Dr. Dennis Gross mask. She is always seen on her instagram using it and recently spoke about her go to skincare products on youtube and this mask was one of the masks on the list. She looks exceptional and will be 30 next year but looks like a teenager.
Number 3 On My List:
Bedding, bedding, Bedding. Bedtime has become extremely important during this quarantine and I have been working on making my bedtime experience as cozy, seek, pleasing and as relaxing as possible.
For some people it may be the place they spent 80 percent of their time in their homes. So bedding for me was already important before the quarantine but I really found the time to perfect my bedding during this quarantine.
So I originally had my eye on Dusk.com’s bedding but they only sell their bedding within the U.K. What a shame. If you live in the U.K lucky you.
With bedding looking like I live at The Four Seasons. I don’t mind spending more and more time in my bed. Since Dusk was not in the U.S I had to find another option… and I did.
I wanted the same Dusk look, The shams, the detailing and the quality. I would not tolerate anything less than luxury and I found it at William Sonoma.
William Sonoma offers the same class and sophistication if not more than Dusk. This velvet number above gives me (I’m rich and sophisticated vibes.”)
With unlimited bedding sets to choose from on the site I needed days of timed searching before I finally choose my ultimate selection. But let’s just say this bedding changed my sleeping experience.
I have been on cloud 9 ever since. Not to mention my bed is ready for a photo op at any moment. But more importantly I feel like I am in another world away from all the chaos going on around in the world and its important to create an environment at home that feels peaceful and comforting.
You can also get your bedding personalized with monogrammed initials on your pillow cases, Shams, sheets, or duvet comforter for that extra touch of luxury. (Thank me later, you’re welcome.)
Number 4 On My List:
Each and everyone of us use glassware. I on the other hand feel more inclined and excited to drink something depending on what I am drinking it out of.
So… Since I am now spending an unusual amount of time at home its important to me that my dine ware as well as my glassware makes life a little more exciting. I love mugs and love collecting them. I also love fancy glassware and really cute English style tea cups.
I also love having things personalized. Put that combination together and you get personalized glassware. My favorites happen to also be from William Sonoma (They just know what their doing, don’t they.)
I recently purchased these three so I can drink my hot and cold beverages and eat my finger foods in style. I don’t know about you but this makes time at home so much more enjoyable and it looks like I spent a million bucks to get all my glassware professionally customized when I didn’t. It’s perfect.
Last but not least on my list:
Are my babies. I already had a few children but I decided to get more when the quarantine really hit hard and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m talking about my plants.
This is one of my babies right here. She is a 10′ Ficus Lyrata. Plants add so much life to any home or apartment and really make me feel like I still live in California or somewhere on the islands. They transport me to another place and simply bring character.
They are also much easier in my opinion to nurture than having a puppy at this moment which I carefully evaluating if this is the right time for one as I travel quite a bit (or should I say I did before quarantine and plan to be traveling again as usual when quarantine ends.)
I love my babies and I really enjoying watching them grow and taking care of them since being in the house a lot lately. I got this baby from Whole Foods, My fern palm tree looking plant I got from Ikea, My Money tree and Orchird I got from BJ’s Whole food club and my beautiful green plants I got from Trader Joes. Happy Plant nurturing.
To some it up quarantine has become a them to explore how to make it more durable, comfortable, interesting and exciting. While sipping pretty, daily facial treatments, bundling up in Italian Hotel Embroidered sheets and staring at your exotic plants that whisk you away to the Islands on the Carribean it will be hard not to be content. God bless and with or without all this remember to always give thanks for what you do have.