Welcome to the Team KISS list. We know that after weeks and weeks of lockdown, we’re finally getting back to some form of normality. But while it’s going to be a different kind of normal, we’re all still a bit apprehensive, kind of bored and a bit frustrated still, understandably.
So, team KISS is sharing some of our favourite things we’ve done/watched/used in the last week to give you some inspo’ and help you to get to know us better.
Megan Roantree, Editor
Wearing: Hand Cream
Because I’ve been washing my hands so much and using hand sanitizer, my hands have been feeling scratchy and dry. My two favourites I’ve been using lately are The Body Shop Hemp hand protector, which is their best selling product for good reason, and the Nuxe reve de miel hand and nail cream. Tbh, I’m obsessed with anything by Nuxe so it’s no surprise this honey scented cream is a firm favourite.
Buying: A Penneys Haul
I got my regular bits like socks, hair ties, nail polish and my favourite eyeliner, the Essence liquid ink waterproof one. I’m obsessed with this eyeliner and have been buying it for so many years. It stays on, doesn’t budge and is so affordable at around 4 euro!
I’ve recently gotten a bike and have been using it to get some exercise and fresh air during lockdown. I don’t cycle it on the main roads as I’m too much of a scaredy cat but I’ll bring it to the park and cycle there. It’s been so much fun and a great way to get out and about!
Amie Edmonds, Staff Writer
Using: The Urban Decay Ultra Violet Palette
The latest Urban Decay palette is just absolutely stunning. Admittedly, I have a whole lot of palettes, but I was delighted to see this just because it’s so different from other palettes that are out there at the moment. It’s a gorgeous collection of mostly purples, but a couple of transition shades, as well as some lighter shades that could easily work for a pop of highlight too. If you’re into shimmer and colours, you’re gonna love this. Keep an eye out on our Instagram for a tutorial coming super soon.
Watching: Money Heist
If you’re looking for a show that will really grip your attention, it’s gonna be Money Heist. It’s not exactly the kind of show that you can throw on to have in the background, and if you’re not a fan of tense, almost dark shows, it won’t be for you. Basically, it’s about eight people that get together to try pull off a heist in Spain. There’s about five seasons altogether, but so worth investing in.
Doing: Changing around my bedroom
If you happen to have a clothes rail in your bedroom that’s near the window, I’d recommend moving it right now. Like, right now. I live in a small one bedroom apartment so I don’t have a whole lot of storage. I bought an extra rail for my jackets and bulkier items like so they’re not stuffed in the wardrobe. Anyway, long story short, I had the rail on the side of the room where the window is and the sun shining in faded the back of one of my jackets. Not ideal. So I’ve had to move my whole room around, and it almost feels brand new.
Adele Miner, Staff Writer
Yes, you read that right, and no, I’m not 6-years-old. As much as I try, I just can’t seem to get on board with any form of cardio. Running, HIIT, it’s all just too much for me and my fitness, or rather unfitness. But, I bought myself a skipping rope and I’ve since been actually enjoying working out. I don’t do it every day, but a couple times a week I spend 10 or so minutes skipping while I listen to some music and I would highly recommend.
Watching: Selling Sunset
I’m so obsessed, and am upset that it took me so long to discover it. I just began the first season on Saturday and I’m already mid-way through the second now. If you haven’t watched it yet, basically it’s like The Hills, but with more money and even more drama. It follows the a real estate company in Los Angeles and their trials and tribulations in both their work and private life. If you haven’t watched it yet I’d highly recommend, each episode is only 30 minutes long so you fly through it!
Reading: The Henna Wars
I just finished reading The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar last week and I fell in love with it! It’s a YA novel that follows a Bengali girl called Nishat who just came out to her parents and is struggling to come to terms with her identity while also juggling a stressful home and school life. I wouldn’t exactly call this a cute and fluffy story, it deals with so many heavy issues like racism and homophobia, but it does so in a way that is so digestible and easy to understand that it makes it so easy to fall in love with the main character.