Are you feeling the social isolation blues? You're not the only one — our current situation is making us all a little batty, especially for those who are essential workers and enduring more stress. But even in the midst of this incredibly difficult time, it's important to prioritize you.
Treat yourself right with these beauty picks that are as affordable as they indulgent. With so many folks out of work, money is tight for a lot of people — which is why all of these picks are under $50.
Golda Sphere Soap, $18, at Asrai Garden
Why bathe yourself in plain old bar soap, when you can do it with this beautiful sphere-shaped soap? Talk about serious aesthetics. For extra hydration, it includes "Aomori Hiba essential oil, only found in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees" in Japan. Excuse me, I am not leaving my shower anytime soon.
Hip Dot X SpongeBob SquarePants Best Friends Face Mask 4-Pac, $20, Hip Dot
They're SpongeBob SquarePants face masks! That's all you need to know, really. Although, after testing both of them, I can tell you that they will make your face look as beautiful as Patrick's bottom. Terrify your friends on Instagram with these masks, and revel in your sumptuous skin afterward.
Pat McGrath Labs Mini OpuLUST: Lip Gloss Trio, $25, Sephora
Pat McGrath Labs has just released a new three-piece kit of its OpuLUST: Lip Gloss. It's PML's most decadent formula yet — infused with the finest possible glitter, giving you shimmery lips unlike anything else on the market. And for $25, you can dazzle like a disco ball.
Static Nails Smoke Show Pop-On Reusable Manicure Set, $16, Nordstrom
That coronavirus life may be interrupting your biweekly nail appointments, but with Static Nails' reusable press-on nails, you can have salon-quality tips in no time. And they really do stay on — I tried the tortoiseshell nails, and they lasted almost 10 days. Next, I'll absolutely be trying these smoke nails, which are so sexy. Never mind that this is not the time to meet people from dating apps.
Herbivore Crushed Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish, $44, Sephora
A Taurus friend of mine recently turned me onto this stuff. I mean, it's a body scrub that includes crushed amethyst. Could you get any more luxurious?! And yes, my skin glittered like crystals after I sloughed off all the pizza and Netflix from my isolated body.