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Here’s a little fact about me, I am a girly girl. Getting dressed up, putting on a cute face of makeup and some fragrance is my jam. Without a doubt, the pandemic and being in quarantine has changed some things. Being at home 90% of the time has had me seeking comfort first, and everything else second. For a while there, I lived in my pajamas and working from home made that super easy. Something changed for me a few months back and I knew I needed to get back to me.

The Little Things

First thing that I needed to do was to get back to a solid morning routine. Meaning I got up at a scheduled time, got cleaned up and moisturized, did my skincare and put on clothes. Since I am working from home, I’m not putting on a suit or skirt and tights, but I do make it a point to get dressed. Loungewear and cute sweats have been my favorite things to buy and wear. Who knew loungewear sets could be so comfortable and yet so stylish? Wearing a matching set or leggings and a cute top while I work has made a difference in my productivity. The saying is cliche, but when I look good, I feel damn good.

Eyes, Lips, Face

I wear red lipstick to the grocery store, to the gas station, it really doesn’t matter. Do I still wear makeup while I’m home, absolutely. While most days I’m not walking around with a full on beat, I do dab some concealer and gloss on almost daily. It’s the little things for me that make me feel most like myself. On the days that I’m filming content, I’m in full beat mode. And there are some days when I put on a full face just because I can. Makeup is my first love, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not involved with it in some way.

Looking Good, Smelling Better

For my birthday this year, I splurged and purchased a bottle of Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. I’d been eyeing this perfume for two years, no kidding, and I got multiple samples from Sephora and Macy’s. At first I decided not to buy it because quarantine, and where was I going to wear it? Again I was reminded that there doesn’t need to be a special occasion for me to feel special. Since then, I’ve taken to spraying on my favorite fragrance daily. After an evening shower, I spray on my best, most expensive fragrances, moisturize and sleep in luxury. Since October, I’ve purchased two other bottles of fragrance. One from Marc Jacobs called Perfect and the other from Burberry and I wear them, simply because I can. Your favorite fragrance does wonders for your mood, I’d suggest spraying a little on daily, and especially before bed. Why not sleep in luxury?

I Do It For Me

As I stated above, I’ve been doing things during quarantine to feel normal. Immersing myself into my beauty routine and doing the things that bring me the most joy has saved me during this time. Buying makeup, fragrance, stepping up my skincare, I do all of these things for me. What do you do to make yourself feel good during this pandemic? Whether it’s something you wear, eat, purchase, I hope you’re doing something just for you. The “new normal” isn’t so normal and I try to make sure I feel and look good while we adjust to the madness.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you do on a daily to feel your best.

XOXO-Lydia Marie


  1. […] These are just a few of my quick tips that I do when I have an errand or am on my 5th zoom call for the day. Looking put together brightens my mood and when I’m dressed and feeling good, I get a lot more done. I’ve talked about why getting dressed has been a priority for me during the pandemic. You can read that post here: […]

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