Amid the frenzy and fear surrounding these unfortunate times, many people are finding themselves homebound as work, schools, and other institutions shutter to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While it's important to stay informed and connected, it's equally important to allow yourself the time to indulge in something a little more light-hearted. Be sure to set aside some time to decompress in the company of these beauty-related movies, TV shows, and more.
The Goop Lab
The Goop team delves into the practices ranging from psychedelics to cold exposure to energy healing. While we can't vouch for the effectiveness of these activities (And cringe at the thought of jumping into a freezing lake voluntarily), the show sure is a fun, interesting watch exploring the world of alternative health and wellness.
You can stream the goop lab on Netflix.
If you need a pick-me-up in the form of something to watch while home-bound, this show is sure to do the trick. Every episode warrants all the feels with wholesome content. You'll watch the Fab 5 help an individual feel their best with a life makeover whilst basking in the sunny personality of Jonathan Van Ness—what more could you need?
You can stream Queer Eye on Netflix.
Aspiring makeup artists compete in a number of creative, colorful tasks for the chance to elevate their careers in the beauty industry. It's a fun show filled to the brim with talent. The looks they create will speak for themselves, trust me.
You can stream Glow Up on Netflix.
What do you get when you combine female powerhouses Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, and Olympia Dukakis? Art. Plain and simple. All tucked into one beauty salon in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This movie is bound to tickle your heartstrings while tickling you pink. (Or, rather, blush and bashful.)
Steel Magnolias is available to rent on Amazon Prime.
Beauty-icon Kate Winslet takes on the role of a dressmaker who returns to her small Australian hometown to seek revenge for their treatment of her. The story is made even better by the gorgeous looks throughout.
Watchable with Amazon Prime.
Whether you've watched Legally Blonde dozens of times or if you're a bend-and-snap novice, this movie is always a good option. With an oomph of girl power and the style, peppy charm, and drive of Elle Woods, you'll be given a second-wind from the drain of being home.
Legally Blonde is available to rent on Amazon Prime.
This powerful documentary follows a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, as well as provides a glimpse into the effects of toxic ingredients in products as tested by a Boston University medical student. As proponents of clean, natural beauty, Beauty by Earth wishes to spread the word on the prevalence of harmful ingredients in certain mainstream products, their effects, and how to make the switch to a routine better for your health.
Rent Toxic Beauty on Amazon Prime.
The Powder & The Glory
Elizebeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, two of the most notable figures in the beauty industry, also had one of the strongest business rivalries. The Powder & The Glory covers their experience from immigrants to cosmetic legends, as well as the development of their feud.
Rent The Powder & The Glory on Amazon Prime.
Self Care Love Routine by Renee Amberg
Now is the time to invest in self-care practices as we face such uncertainty and stress. Renee has 12 wonderful tips for the mind, body, and soul. Try one out for yourself whenever you're feeling overwhelmed.
Ultimate DIY Facial by Sarah Ashley
Sarah Ashley at Salt House takes you through a simplistic facial that you can make at home using natural ingredients. Her recipes pair incredibly with Beauty by Earth's products. Add in our facial oil, serum, or lip scrub for an added ounce of nourishment.
The beauty of human skin in every color by Angélica Dass
Angélica Dass's talk about her work with Humanæ is inspiring. She seeks to document all colors of people through her photography rather than their untrue associations. In doing so, she demonstrates the beauty of human diversity.
Are you not much of a TV person? Check out our list of best books on natural beauty.
Remember to stay safe and be wary of information from untrustworthy sources. To learn more about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and procedures, visit the CDC's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
Best wishes + Netflix bliss,