Beauty and self-care can often make us feel better and add to our sense of well-being during a difficult time.
With everyone spending their days in front of the camera on video calls with co-workers, friends and family, why not dress to impress while supporting Winnipeg's local retailers.
These essentials will have you looking and feeling your best on that next video conference call.
Put your best face forward
A lot of times, the only thing people may see on a video call is your face, so let it shine. Local esthetician, makeup artist and beauty influencer Tina Cable is offering free online skin consultations and makeup lessons on Instagram. Shop MYUZ artistry online for all her recommended skincare products and take advantage of curbside pickup.
Luxury downtown salon Hair Co. is offering tips for training your hair to go longer between washes. You can also send them a DM to purchase any of your favourite products with free delivery.
Pick up a custom at-home hair colour kit from Bob and Page, one of our favourite blow dry bars in the city. Grab a $100 gift card (curbside style) to help recover from your home haircuts when this is all over and receive extra $25 from them.
All about accessories
Sometimes, it really is all about the accessories. You can give back and remember to pause with this limited edition necklace by Hilary Druxman Jewelry. Proceeds are going directly to community non-profit organizations. Shop all of the silver and gold handcrafted pieces on its online store and enjoy free shipping and local delivery.
The Forks may be closed for now, but dconstruct has recently created a virtual store by uploading its entire curated collection of products, as well as continuing their ‘Desperate times/Desperate measures’ 30 per cent-off sale.
Margot + Maude is adding new items to their curated collections in their online shop daily while also offering free no-contact delivery within Winnipeg.
Dress to impress
If you ever have to get off your chair and answer the door during that video call, you may want to ditch the sweatpants. Local favourites are giving you plenty of reasons to stock up on spring and summer fashion.
Exchange District artist, fashion designer, and shop owner Lennard Taylor is offering a personal shopping experience where he will pick garments for you over video messaging and ship them to your home free of charge. We were so excited about this new service that we had to try it on our first Winnipeg Maker Showcase episode.
Mad About Style boutique may have closed its Academy Road storefront, but its website is up to date with all its newest spring collections, plus free local shipping and delivery.
Before you raise a glass on that next video call, you may want to check out Winnipeg’s favourite nail artist, Fingernails Are Pretty, who is offering DIY hand painted press-on nail kits and online tutorials for a ‘pay what you can’ price.
Once you’re all sorted and looking good, you may look around and notice you're sitting and working in a less than ideal makeshift office space. No worries. We’ve got you covered.
Check out our guide to local décor essentials to enhance your home office, or just put a little Winnipeg behind your back with our custom Zoom backgrounds here.
If you're looking for more ways to maximize your support for local businesses during this tough time, see our checklist.