We know most of you are in full quarantine mode right now. Not only are you doing an incredible job, you’re involved in a pretty spectacular way. By sacrificing some time outside, you're inevitably saving lives! How easy and amazing does that sound?
So now you’re essentially a lifesaver, but there’s more. Check out some ideas for making the most out of your quarantine whether you’re netflixing, chillin’ or neither!
Movies & TV Shows
We love all this free time to watch TV while we crack open some popcorn and... wine...
If Netflix and chillin’ is your specialty too, check out these 5 Must Watch Shows on Netflix!
Lady J (France)
“This movie is from 2018, French period drama film directed by Emmanuel Mouret and inspired by a story in Denis Diderot's novel Jacques the Fatalist. If you like romance, history and beautiful places, this is your choice! It’s a light narrative with beautiful costumes and lots of romance.”
If you love historical fiction, this is a great option.
Self Made (U.S.A.)
1 season & 4 episodes:
“An African American washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire. Based on a true story.”
This TV Show is a hit and deserves to make our list! #WeRunTheWorld
1 season & 8 episodes:
“Three young people go on a road trip to escape their problems but cross paths with a desperate woman who forces them to change direction.”
OMG - Seriously! This series is so fun, colorful, fashionable, intense and we can’t say it enough: GIRL POWER! MUST WATCH!
Most Beautiful Thing (Brazil)
1 season & 7 episodes:
“After her husband disappears, meek Maria Luiza turns his property into a bossa nova club and begins to come into her own as an independent woman.”
If you love Rio de Janeiro, Samba & Bossa, and beaches…. This is the right show for you! It is really empowering watching these women thrive in the 50’s.
Marriage Story (U.S.A.)
“A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.”
Laura Dern won the Oscar for best Actress in a Supporting Role, and many nominations along with it. It’s an intense story and relatable, even if you have never gotten married. So deep, so true, so poetic.
We know that TV can get exhausting after a while, so here are some books to enjoy peacefully by your windowsill ~
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
“Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by English writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934.”
If you love a strong murder mystery, Agatha Christie is the Q.U.E.E.N! All of her titles are amazing, but this is definitely one of our favorites!
The Power Of Now (Eckhart Tolle)
“The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. The book is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and transcending thoughts of the past or future”
I Really Didn't Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life (Beth Evans)
‘This beautiful compilation of Beth's words and artwork will be a useful companion for anyone who is muddling through the early bits of adulthood with varying degrees of 'ARGH!''
Outline (Rachel Cusk)
“Outline is a novel by Rachel Cusk, the first in a trilogy known as The Outline trilogy, which also contains the novels Transit and Kudos. It was chosen by The New York Times critics as one of the 15 remarkable books by women that are ‘shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.’”
Brida (Paulo Coelho)
“This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world”
Yogi Time- Let’s practice some relaxing activities:
Yoga With Adrienne
Check her out on Youtube and strive for mindfulness and peaceful meditation!
Another choice if you’re into guided practice. Also on Youtube.
Lacy Phillips - To Be Magnetic
This is not on youtube exclusively, but on her website (or on her free-join group on FB) she guides you through life’s manifestation and realization of your own faults.
Real To The People
An up and coming therapy studio is getting ready to open its doors in NYC! Due to current circumstances, they've gone virtual and are offering FREE therapy group sessions. Yes, FREE! Check them out: https://www.join-real.com/real-to-the-people
“Guided meditations” that can be found in the App Store. They offer a one-month free trial that is only available to first time Headspace subscribers.
This practice can be helpful for releasing stress and clearing your mind. We're living in a time that will be in history books, take this time to journal your thoughts, assess how you feel, connect with others and share your experiences. We'll be telling our kids about this some day!
Love Yourself with DIY Projects
DIY Coffee Scrub
Mix some coffee grain, coconut oil and some honey for a facial mask at home. (If coconut oil is not your jam, replace it with your favorite.) It’s a natural exfoliant that hydrates your skin and brings more brightness yet less puffiness. Twice a week for real results ~ Let us know what you think!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coffee and Bentonite Clay Mask for Healthy, Clear skin
“Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent which clears your skin of blemishes and other spots like nothing else under the sun. Bentonite clay hardens on skin after application and extracts bacteria as well as toxins from the pores. And the above two combined with coffee make an absolutely amazing face mask which can result in healthy, radiant skin.”
Apply once in a week for beautiful skin. (via: USKFP)
Coconut oil is the HOLY GRAIL:
This oil hydrates your ends and smooths out any damage. Not to mention how beautiful and shiny your hair ends up getting. :)
Hope you guys have enjoyed these the tips!
This post was created with Miranda ao Mar - my online boutique with my cousin, Bárbara <3