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6 things to do at home to face the quarantine - Week 5

From the cakes to make our days sweeter to the books to find motivation

6 things to do at home to face the quarantine - Week 5 From the cakes to make our days sweeter to the books to find motivation

In these times of Coronavirus and days spent between the four walls of our houses, the days pass chatting on the balcony with our neighbors or calling and video-chatting with our friends, to find a remedy for social distancing.

Sembra essere il periodo giusto per abbandonarsi a riflessioni ed ascoltarsi, ma anche per ascoltare un podcast sulle tematiche che ci interessano, o imparare le tecniche per applicare l'eyeliner e concedersi una manicure primaverile fai da te. L'importante è fare ciò che ci fa sentire meglio e ci fa entrare nel mood per affrontare la situazione.

It seems to be the right time to indulge in reflections and listen to ourselves, but also to listen to a podcast on the topics that we like, or learn the techniques to apply the eyeliner and treat ourselves with a DIY spring-inspired manicure. The important thing is to do what makes us feel better and puts us in the best mood to face the situation.

Just like we did in the last few weeks, nss G-Club wants to keep you company with ideas and advice for the next quarantine days.

 

1. 5 CAKES TO BAKE

Among the recipes that we recommended to you in this period, the next -step, the highest level was missing: we are talking about cakes. Yes, they require some basic cooking skills but differently to what it seems, we can all manage to bake a cake. And then, we learn from mistakes, so let's try!
From the classics like the jam tart and the apple pie, to the tasty rice dark chocolate cake (to "recicle" the extra Easter eggs), to the fresh lemon cake, and then a revisited classic, the raspberry cake with almond custard.

 

2. 5 SOCKS TO WEAR AT HOME

Among all the different clothing items and accessories that accompany us in these days, socks are a must-have. Comfortable, warm and colorful, or with fun details, basically all brands constantly offer new and irresistible socks. From Stüssy to Jacquemus, we made a selection of our favorites that can be purchased online.

Kapital - Smilie socks

Kapital - Smilie socks

42€
Jacquemus - Les Chaussettes Fleurs socks

Jacquemus - Les Chaussettes Fleurs socks

35€
Brain Dead - Head Logo socks

Brain Dead - Head Logo socks

30€
Stüssy - Tie Dye socks

Stüssy - Tie Dye socks

29€
Maison Margiela - Tabi socks

Maison Margiela - Tabi socks

180€

 

3. 5 FASHION DOCUMENTARIES 

A very particular category of movies, that at nss G-Club we really like, is that of the documentary-movie. They are in fact informative films that tell, according to real facts, the life and career of the protagonists of the fashion industry. We selected the ones that all fashion victims absolutely need to watch: Martin Margiela: in His Own Words, telling in first person the life of the mysterious designer and his Maison, available on-demand from Aprile 10th; Dries, that records for the first time on video the creative process behind the brand Dries Van Noten; Dior and I, a behind-the-stage look at Christian Dior's collections under the direction of Raf Simons; Fresh Dressed, where interviews and archival material tell us the history of hip-hop culture and style; The September Issue, about the key fashion icon Anna Wintour, do we need to tell more?

 

4. 5 GIRL POWER SONGS

We have already recommended in the last few weeks the girls-only groups of the 2000s and our favorite singers of the moment, now it's time for the songs that give us a super positive energy and the dose of girl power that we need in these days. From Destiny's Child's Independent Women, to the No Doubt of Gwen Stefani with Just a Girl, then Christina Aguilera with Can't Hold us Down, to Erykah Badu with Bag Lady, and last but not least Solange Knowles with Don't Touch My Hair.

 

5. 5 BOOKS TO FIND MOTIVATION

Reading is one of the most relaxing pastimes ever, and is at the same time educational, in short, the most useful way to spend the time. We have already recommended books on fashion and design to scroll through, now it is the time we recommend something to dive in and really focus on, books about mindfulness and motivation, to find the right motivational push and get inspired by wise and comforting words. Enjoy!

Just Sit

Just Sit

12€
The Little Book of Mindfulness

The Little Book of Mindfulness

8€
The Comparison Cure

The Comparison Cure

12€
Craftfulness

Craftfulness

47€
Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

10€

 

6. 5 EYE CREAMS TO TRY

Creams, serums, face and hair masks .. they are our bffs and allies of this period, to give us little moments of relax and light-heartedness, and prepare to get out of this quarantine more shiny and glowing than ever! A product that cannot be missed are the creams for the eye area, to be used during the day, at night, for dark circles or eye bags. Here are our favorites!

Perricone MD

Perricone MD

70€
Dr Dennis Gross

Dr Dennis Gross

80€
TonyMoly

TonyMoly

22€
GlamGlow

GlamGlow

39€
48€

 

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