These days, the times we leave the house fully put together are few and far between. Most of us have adopted the quarantine uniform of loungewear and pajamas, and to be honest, we aren’t mad about it! Gone are the days of trying to squeeze into skinny jeans or wearing real bras. Thank God!
However, one of the best parts of getting dressed up pre-COVID was that sense of feeling polished and confident. With majority of us living in sweats and old T-shirts these days, that feeling might be gone. Fear no more because we have compiled some ways to add some pizzazz to your pajamas. Thank us later!
Think about what you wore to bed last night. If you’re anything like us, it probably looked a lot like a baggy t-shirt and an old pair of underwear (TMI!). Anyway, lace sets are a great way to feel sexy and comfortable at bed time. Now that is a win-win! Since it is wintertime, there are also plenty of long sleeve silk pajama sets that are equally as cozy. BRB, buying ten of these, they are just so cute!
We’ve all picked up a quarantine hobby. One of the hottest hobbies of them all throughout COVID has been crafting. The must-have crafting device of the pandemic has been the Cricut. And for good reason – this machine can do just about everything. Most popularly, it is used for designing amazing, customized t-shirts and sweatshirts. These creations are so fun to wear because they can say just about anything (like the one pictured above), and are great for giving people a good laugh. The best part is, that if you aren’t crafting your own, you’re probably supporting a small business by buying one.
We all have that one pair of sweatpants from high school that we still wear. For some of us, they’re a bright neon color with the words “LOVE PINK” across the butt or were spirit wear for the sports team we played on. Regardless, it’s likely that throughout quarantine, those sweats became a staple part of your wardrobe once again. Time for an update, sis. Joggers have been a hot loungewear item over the past several years. They are soft, stretchy, and all of the good things. Not to mention, they do a great job of accentuating your figure.
Need we say more? Matching sets have been a hit throughout quarantine. Not only are the uber comfortable, but they give off that “put together” feeling, especially during a time when most of us don’t have it all together. But seriously, these sets are so amazing because they can be worn anywhere, and still be a statement. And, they are sold just about anywhere nowadays because they are just that popular right now. The best part? It never gets boring because they come in so many different materials, colors and patterns. Start collecting, ladies!
No loungewear look would be complete without a warm pair of slippers! It’s always a good idea to have a designated pair of shoes designated house wear only. Slippers prevent you from dirtying your floors or tracking in anything gross, which in turn will reduce time spent cleaning. Simple mathematics, people! But for real, if you are looking to invest in a good pair of slippers, Uggs are amazing because they aren’t just so comfy but they are also warm. If you’re on a budget like most of us, there are plenty of dupes that are equally as good from sites like Amazon (yay for two-day shipping)!
Best Anti-Aging Products
We all know the saying… “she ages like fine wine!” Fingers crossed, that will be the case for us. Getting older can be hard. Seriously, we are not looking forward to gray hair, sagging skin, and of course, menopause. However, what we are most dreading are the fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging.
While some may say that smile lines are the product of a life full of happiness and laughter, we value taking good care of our skin so we can hopefully be silver foxes some day. With that in mind, we’ve been on the hunt for some of the best anti-aging products in the game, and are pleased to share with you some of our most loved!
Let’s get started!
It Cosmetics: Confidence In An Eye Cream
Anti-aging benefits aside, this eye cream is a must have for all of the tired ladies out there. Got dark circles and puffiness? This is your new BFF. This eye cream works overtime to restore brightness under the eye and it is ultra-hydrating, and will plump areas being affected by wrinkles and fine lines. We love that the ingredients in this product are super natural too! To name a few, avocado and licorice root.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream
This cream by Kiehl’s has an all-star lineup in the ingredients department. Talk about a trifecta! PhytoMimetic Vitamin A, Chaga Mushroom, and Hyaluronic Acid work hard to decrease the effects of aging on the face and neck. We love that the mushroom evens out skin tone and that the hyaluronic acid is uber hydrating. In just a few weeks’ time, you’ll be seeing crazy results. In our opinion, it’s worth every penny!
Youth to the People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
If you’re not investing in a high-quality cleanser, then what are you doing? We think that face washes should be exactly what they’re meant to do: clean! That’s why we love Youth to the People’s Superfood Antioxidant cleanser! First and foremost, this product is vegan (woohoo!) and made from kale, spinach, and green tea. Because of that, it is rich in antioxidants, which are known to protect from free radicals that lead to premature aging. It also smells absolutely amazing. It’s no wonder people swear by this product!
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
Drunk Elephant has quickly become one of the biggest names in skincare over the past several years, and now we know why! Though it’s on the pricier side, we believe that skincare is an important investment. This night serum rejuvenates congested skin by getting rid of dead skin cells. Bye, Felicia! In turn, this helps even out skin tone, smooth the skin’s texture, reduce the size of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles. Good riddance! A lot of people who suffer from acne also swear by this product. Still skeptical? There are some pretty bada*s before and after pictures to prove it, or check it out for yourself!
What’s your favorite anti-aging product?
Our Favorite *Comfortable* Bras
As women, we know that nothing feels better than unstrapping the clasps of our bras and letting the girls loose after a long day. There is no sensation on Earth that is more relieving or freeing! Men will simply never understand!
But what if we told you that wearing a bra didn’t have to feel like a chore? Believe it or not, there are some “over-the-shoulder boulder holders” that are quite comfy. Dare we say, comfy enough to sleep in? Have we captured your attention? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite brassieres, let’s get started!
For Everyday Wear
SKIMS Fits Everybody T-Shirt Push Up Bra – $52
Every woman has that one friend that they can go to for everything, and we’d like to say that the SKIMS “Fits Everybody” T-Shirt Push Up Bra is ours. Designed by the queen herself, Miss Kim Kardashian, these bras were literally designed for everyday use. They are comfortable, supportive, and are made with a mold that contours to your body shape. Not to mention, it’s also lightweight and breathable. What more could a girl ask for?! Our favorite part is the inclusivity of this line. The bras come in so many different neutral “skin” tones, that anybody can feel confident and sexy while wearing this.
For Lazy Days
Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Bralette – $28
Nothing is more classic than this staple bra from Calvin Klein. We love the “Modern Cotton” bralette because it offers great support, while also being so. darn. comfy. Seriously, it’s butter soft. While it’s unpadded, it still offers full coverage. We like to call this one, “cold weather friendly” because your nips won’t be visible when temps drop. We think you get the idea. Anyway, the racerback design makes it a great option for pairing with workout tanks, but we think it even looks good on its own paired with sweats for a sexy and laid back look.
Aerie Real Me Wireless Lightly Lined Bra – $23
We couldn’t choose just one for this category. That’s why we’d be remiss if we neglected to include this bra from Aerie. Not only do we love this brand because they don’t airbrush their models and promote body positivity, but because their lingerie is just that good! We cannot stop wearing this bra because it’s wireless. The days of uncomfortable digging are over! Plus, it’s super versatile and can be worn traditionally (like pictured on the model), racerback, or halter style, since the straps are adjustable. Don’t walk, ladies…run!
For Sexy Time
Victoria’s Secret Unlined Demi Bra – Prices Vary
Victoria’s Secret has always been the place to go for bras and lingerie that will make you feel like you’re an angel on the runway. When we found out that they sold these beautifully laced unlined demi bras, we knew we’d have to try them out and share our thoughts with you guys! The keyword here is “unlined,” which means that while there is an underwire keeping the girls in place, there are no cups. These bras are cute, sexy, and comfortable, and the best part is that they often can be paired with a matching set of underwear.
What’s your favorite bra?
Holy-Grail Drug Store Beauty Products
Some may say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but just think of how amazing it feels to open up a fresh tube of mascara or crack open a new bottle of shampoo. There’s just something so rejuvenating about going to CVS, Target, or Ulta and buying a haul of fresh hair and beauty products. Talk about bossing your life up!
But really, not everyone has $30 to spend on an eyeliner, let alone $70 to layout for conditioner (we won’t say names, but we’re not kidding). That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite inexpensive beauty products that are budget-friendly and sure to impress.
Let’s get started!
Essence Lash Princess Mascara
If you are anything like us, you cannot be seen outside of the house without at least one coat of mascara over our eyelashes. Truly, it works wonders. While it is nice to splurge on a mascara from time to time, it can become a pricey vice if you’re a cult user. Luckily, we found this $5 mascara (you read that right ladies, FIVE. DOLLARS.) that can be found at any Ulta or drug store. It’s Essence Beauty’s “Lash Princess” mascara and it is the best way to lengthen and give yourself that “falsie” effect. The best part of all? It’s cruelty free and not tested on animals.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
Hate to admit this, but the only time you will catch us being pale is when we’re dead. We’ve got to look glowing and bronze at all times, and this product from Physician’s Formula is truly a god sent. The Butter Bronzer not only smells so amazing (like coconuts) but gives the perfect, beachy bronze to your face. It’s the perfect option for contouring, or simply bringing your face back to life after a night out. Thank us later!
L’Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette
L’Oreal simply couldn’t have picked a better name for this absolutely stunning eyeshadow palette. Though it isn’t everyday that we go full glam and opt for a full eyeshadow look everyday, this palette has beautiful options that are even good for a day working from home. The pink tones are girly and complement any eye color well. It even is cherry scented. It looks and smells good enough to eat! 5 stars from us.
Maui Moisture Shampoo
If you’re hip like us, you’d know that many shampoo brands are under fire for including DMDM Hydantoin in their shampoo. We’re no scientists here at Misdomesticated, but what we do know about this chemical is that it releases formaldehyde and causes hair loss. 3 words – no thank you! Lately we’ve been loving the Maui Moisture line of shampoo because its DMDM Hydantoin free, smells delicious, and leaves our hair silky smooth. The first ingredient used is aloe vera, and it’s also silicon/sulfate free. Count us in!
Native Body Wash
On the topic of clean beauty, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Native’s line of body wash. Cleanliness is key nowadays, and nobody likes a person with B.O. We love this body wash because it not only smells so fresh and so clean, but it’s sulfate, paraben, and phthalate free! It’s also subtly scented using natural ingredients. Don’t run, walk!
What’s your favorite drug store beauty product?!