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How Social Media is Doing Self-Isolation

How our favourite celebrities and influencers have been entertaining themselves (and the world) during this period of self-isolation.

January Jones as Betty Draper © Mad Men, AMC

As the world goes into lockdown and many of us stay at home, celebrities and influencers alike have been thinking outside the box and providing us with the content we want... and quite frankly, need.

The At Home Concert

John Legend decided to give his followers a private concert through Instagram live, crooning his way through all his biggest hits. It wasn't Legend, but his wife, Twitter legend Chrissy Teigen who really stole the show. Perched on the edge of his piano, clad only in a towel and sipping a glass of rosé, Teigen was later joined by the couple's daughter Luna.

Other stars treating their followers to a pared-back concert included Niall Horan who sat in loungewear at the piano (we would like all upcoming concerts to performed like this from now on) whilst singing a mix of his own work and requests including McFly's Shine A Light (iconic). A concert in the palm of your hand without having to spend a single penny? That's quarantining done right.

The Beauty How-To's

The queen of glossy lids, glowy skin and all-round makeup extraordinaire, celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has continued her Instagram Lives and Stories, offering live makeup tutorials to her 436k followers. With looks including '80s Bridesmaid But Make It Modern' her makeup artistry is outside of the box but the looks surprisingly wearable. Have fun following along and recreating her looks, and look on the bright side – if you turn out looking far from KJH, no need to worry; at least you won't need to go out in public afterwards...

She wasn't the only one giving us an insight into their 'getting ready routine' either. Famed for playing the terrible mother with a really good wardrobe in Mad Men... and The Politician... and Spinning Out, January Jones has taken to Instagram to give us a rundown on her relaxation routine. Apple cider vinegar, essential oils and baking soda are poured into a bath to create a concoction that she calls her 'detox bath'. The best part? She does the entire video while dressed in a rainbow sequinned kaftan/dressing gown hybrid, and with her face covered in a mud mask. Celebrities... they're just like us.

The Ultimate Cooking Lessons

Who better to give us an at-home cooking lesson, showing us how to make the most of what's already in the cupboard than Queer Eye's resident chef, Antoni Porowski? Every day he's dropped a new video focusing on a different easy-to-make but delicious meals. So far we've had the aptly-named 'Keep Calm-lette' omelette and 'Let Me Outside Leftovers' and we can't wait to see (and cook) what's next!

The IGTV Show

If the pandemic has done anything, it's got users to show interest in IGTV - a platform which has often gone neglected. Miley Cyrus kicked things off with her new 'television' show, entitled Bright Minded, broadcasting every weekday morning (PST). With the show, Cyrus aims to bring brightness into people's lives and has chatted with guests (via live stream, of course) including Demi Lovato and Love Is Blind power couple Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton.

TikTok Don't Stop...

Quarantining has seen celebrities left, right and centre creating TikTok accounts and posting everything from Drag Race-inspired lip-syncs to dance routines to a song you've never heard of (but apparently everybody else has). We've had everyone from the Bieber's to Courteney Cox trying their hand at viral dance crazes, whilst the iconic Gloria Gaynor washes her hands to the tune of I Will Survive.

Two of the latest TikTok converts are model Kaia Gerber and her BFF, Thirteen Reasons Why's Tommy Dorfman. Together the two have created makeup videos, lip-syncs and dance routines alongside their very famous group of friends; including Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's Margaret Qualley and power couple Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne. They don't seem to be exactly self-isolating... but at least they're inside.

Words by Ruby Naldrett

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