Hello beautiful people, today I’d like to try something new. I’ve just found a lockdown tag and as I’ve never answered a tag before, but always thought it looks like so much fun, I try out this one now. Please answer the questions with me together in the comments below, I would really like to hear more about your own lockdown time!!
I found the tag on Hannas Blog – The Luxury Blush who has lots of amazing beauty content, so if you want to see the original answers go and check her out.
1 . Come On, Own Up… Did You Stock Pile Anything?
When the whole pandemic started I wasn’t in my home country as most of you might know. It took me two months to get back to Germany and by that time the whole thing of stock-pilying was kind of over already. So no I didn’t stockpile anything, but when I went to the supermarkets in Chicago it was so shocking to see most of the shelves completely empty – especially the toiletry one.
2. Have You Discovered A New Hobby?
I think if I would have been in my normal environment at home I would have used most of my time for writing (as I am an author) or blogging a bit more, but the opposite was the case. I still don’t have my own notebook back – long story short: it lies in Chile, where I lived for half a year and because of the virus situation I’m currently not allowed to enter the country and therefore can’t get my personal belongings as my computer.
But there is one new thing I’m doing now, which I would have never expected: home workouts. Like most germans, I am doing the Pamela Reif online workouts and it’s so much fun to try some different exercises out. I’m also really surprised about the results and that a 20 to 30 minutes video can make you way fitter and more defined than two hours in the gym ever did. I can really recommend her workouts and they are in English and for free so everyone can try them out easily.
3. Where Is The First Place You Will Go Once The Restrictions Are 100% Lifted?
As soon as I got a flight a month ago I went back to my family and home country. It’s so nice to be back and I slowly start seeing friends and family members again. My boyfriend couldn’t come with me as he is not European and as soon as all borders are open he will come here – so that’s what I am looking forward to the most. Being Long-distance in a crisis like this isn’t the nicest thing as you can imagine 😉
I was also really relieved when I could see my grandpa again. After all these months away I was worried we wouldn’t get the opportunity anymore. He’s 95 and super fit at the moment. So even though I can’t hug him at the moment and stay a few meters away it’s still nice to have a coffee and a cake together.
4. Loungewear Or Normal Clothes For A Day Of Isolating?
It’s more comfy clothes than my normal work clothes on most days. I know that it would make me way more motivated when I would get dressed up and ready for the day, but jeans are not that comfortable and I feel like it’s kind of a waste to put new chic clothes on just for being at home. Nevertheless, I got some new workout outfits and wear them a lot, because they also boost my motivation, and are way more comfortable!
5. Have You Been Wearing Makeup While Staying At Home?
Not once in the first two months and even though I’m starting to use it again now more because I’m slowly starting to meet friends again, I think I will have more makeup-free days in the future. Normally I mostly wore some, so this is definitely something that has changed for me.
6. How Many Zoom Quizzes Have You Done? And Importantly, Did You Enjoy Them?
Am I the only person who really hasn’t done any of them yet? My boyfriend uses them all the time, but I prefer one on one facetime talks with my friends. So no zoom yet and no quizzes, but once I played battleship over a phone call and it was really a fun thing to do.
7. Did You Give into the Hype and Bake Your Own Banana Bread?
Yes but I made them almost weekly when I was still in Chile before the whole pandemic started. So not something new for me, but I like banana bread a lot!!
8. Were You Still Ordering Takeaways? If You Did, What Was Your First One?
I don’t order takeaway normally, maybe sushi every 2-3 months. But when I stayed in Chicago with the family of my boyfriend we did it a couple of times in the first weeks to support the local restaurants. The first one was called Alinea and has three Michelin stars, so they are normally not a typical takeaway. They only do it during the pandemic time but invented really great takeaways, which were also way cheaper than a normal visit to their restaurant would be. They made little three-dish menus, which you got with destruction and then heated up at home yourself. We tried it twice and their lasagne was so good!
Which was the best takeaway you had in the last months?
9. Has Your Blog/ Instagram Content Had To Change Since Lockdown?
I just started a world trip and had planned and prepared a lot of travel content, which I obviously did not post. We had to stop travelling after being just 2,5 weeks away instead of the planned 6 months. I’m not sure at the moment if I will still upload those posts at a different time when the pandemic is over. My content focus has changed in the last months to mindset and productivity posts and I like it a lot.
On my Instagram I didn’t post for a long while. Especially the first weeks of the pandemic weren’t easy for me as I was stuck somewhere and had no idea when I could get back to my home country, so it was pretty stressful. Staying away from social media helped me a lot at that time with my anxiety and I just started to slowly post again. I really missed Instagram and the talks and feedback.
10. Are You Waiting Until The Hairdressers Re-Open Or Have You Cut/ Dyed Your Own Hair?
I’m waiting. In my city, they are actually already open for a couple of weeks now, but I don’t find it that necessary to go there now right away. At the moment we still have to wear face masks, while sitting at the hairdresser and that doesn’t really sound so comfortable. I often cut my hair myself anyway and don’t want to bring anyone to risk, just because I want to dye my hair a bit lighter.
11. Who Have You Missed Seeing The Most?
Definitely my boyfriend: The first months we were in home quarantine together, but now that we are in different countries and don’t know when we can see each other again and if and when our next life steps can begin it’s been some tough weeks.
I’m currently at my family’s house, but before I came here I missed my two little nieces the most. Especially the younger one who is just 6 years old cheers my days up and brings so much joy in them. Little kids are the best and can help you see the little pleasures of life! She will have her first day of school party soon and I’m glad that I am here and can celebrate it together with her. I will definitely make a delicious cake, anyone has a cool idea for a school-starter cake?
So this was the Lockdown Tag! I hope you enjoyed reading it and now let me know how it all felt for you. Did you bake a ton of banana bread or started a new hobby?
Thanks for reading and stay safe everyone,