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Modeliste Mode Around The Home: Bridget Bahl

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Self-Care #STAYATHOME Virtual Getaway
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Photographed by Lisa Richov


How do you spend the first thirty minutes of your day?
I have a glass of hot water with lemon, read and count my blessings.

What is your everyday skincare routine?
Morning is: Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm, Pixi Glow Tonic Toner, iS Clinical Active Serum, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lotion, Lancôme UV Expert Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50

Night is: Dermalogica pre-cleanse, Dermalogica Microfoliant, Erno Laszlo Lotion Hydrate Toner, Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum (for vitamin c), SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex and It Cosmetics Confidence in a gel lotion.

What have you been doing to incorporate “self-care” into your time at home?
The gym in my building is closed and it’s hard to get out in NYC! I have been walking 60 flights of stairs in the emergency stairwell of my building 5 days a week!

Where do you get your beauty products?
Sephora, The Derm Store, Peach and Lily.


How often do you try new products?
Almost every single day I try something new. I get a lot of samples and feel like it’s the best way to know the market!

What qualities do you look for in skincare?
Active ingredients and a good price.

What are five beauty products you cannot live without?
Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum, Dermalogica Microfoliant, Saint Tropez Express Tanning Mousse, It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Undereye Illuminating Concealer and YSL.

Give us a 5 minute skincare/makeup strategy for your next Zoom meeting or date.
Hair in a bun, but add earrings, lipstick and brush up your brows to look put together!

What are your tips and tricks to keeping healthy, clear skin?
Now that we are staying home, I try to go without makeup a few days a week. I also try not to use self tanner on my face and just match my face with makeup when I need to. Also, I exercise, drink lots of water, get at least 9 hours of sleep and use SPF every day!


Do you have any other beauty hacks you can share with us?
I spray hairspray on my neck after my makeup if I’m wearing something white. It really helps prevent the transfer.

Can you share a recipe with us that you enjoy making at home?
Lychee Martinis- they’re so easy. Over ice in a shaker, add a tiny splash of extra dry vermouth, one shot of vodka (I like Grey Goose), and one shot of lychee juice. Shake over ice and pour into chilled martini glass. Add a lychee fruit and enjoy.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
Sweatpants with everything!

What are three staple pieces in your closet you cannot live without?
My ReDone Jeans, Isabel Marant White Blazer and my vintage Chanel mini chain belt bag!

Are you working on any exciting projects this year?
Hopefully an official launch for my brand, The Bar.


Where do you live and what do you enjoy spending most of your time doing?
I live in Manhattan. I love brunch on the weekends, working out, weekend trips to Gurney’s, hanging out with my girlfriend’s and my boyfriend, and recently since COVID-19… Netflix and wine!

How did you start your career as an Influencer?
I started my blog after a break-up of a seven-year relationship. I was a mess listening to Taylor Swift every night and crying tears into my Pinot Grigio. My blog served as a break- up journal and it turned out to be very relatable!

How do you stay up to date with new fashion trends and beauty hacks?
I watch a lot of influencers who are super raw and real. I’m also not afraid to try new things.

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