Do Your Nails Like This, and Everyone Will Think You Spent the Day at the Salon

Mary

I don’t know about you, but these uncertain times have taught me an important lesson: I’m a lot more self-sufficient in the beauty department than I thought. Now, I’m not brave enough to cut my own hair, but I’ve taken the plunge with at-home facials, chemical peels, and even eyebrow lamination (sort of) without any disasters to speak of. I have to admit that this hot streak has got me feeling cautiously optimistic that I can take on the next treatment on my wish list: an at-home gel manicure.

Typically, having this shiny, chip-resistant varnish applied to our fingernails means spending lots of time and money at the nail salon. But now that visiting such places has been complicated by events outside our control, it’s high time we get familiar with carrying out this task at home. Traditional nail polish is great (and, in fact, I’ve been 

London has just 24 new coronavirus cases a day

Mary

Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Fewer than 24 people are catching coronavirus each day in London, new modelling suggests, with forecasts predicting the virus could be wiped out in the capital within a fortnight.

Analysis by Public Health England and Cambridge University calculates that the “R” reproduction rate has fallen to 0.4 in London, with the number of new cases halving every 3.5 days.

If cases continue to decrease at the current rate, the virus will be virtually eliminated in the capital by the end of the month, raising questions about whether the strict lockdown measures would need to continue.

On March 23, at the peak of contagion when lockdown was announced, 213,000 people a day caught the virus in London, according to the research.

That fell dramatically as soon as restrictions were brought in, tumbling below 10,000 by April 7. The number of deaths is halving roughly