The Sparkle Squad’s Virtual School Survival Guide

The Sparkle Squad’s Virtual School Survival Guide Image

Let’s be real: The 2020 back-to-school season is like nothing we’ve ever experienced. For many kids, Zoom classes and FaceTime hangouts have replaced lunch hours with friends and after-school sports. If you’re struggling to find your groove in virtual school, you’re not alone—and the Sparkle Squad is here to help! 

 We asked the Petite ‘n Pretty fam how they’re making the most of this socially distant school year. How do they start their mornings off on a positive note? How are they limiting their screen time while staying connected with friends and classes? And how are they “dressing up” for school this year, makeup included? 

 Keep reading to find out how the Sparkle Squad is slaying this school year from home—and tag us @petitenpretty to share your own virtual school tips!

  

Arielle, 11

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What’s your virtual school morning routine?

Wake up, check my phone : ), wash my face (I have a whole routine!), help make breakfast, hang with my lil sis before she goes to school, get dressed in something comfy. Look over the schedule for school online. FaceTime with my friends to plan our day.

How are you “dressing up” for virtual school?

All about being comfortable and stylish at home. I am living in my Theme Tie Dye hoodies, tees, and sweats. And, now loving my new Theme Lounge Crew and oversized sweatpants set for Fall. 

What’s your current must-have accessory?

Blue light glasses to help protect your eyes from too much screen time. I got a clear frame pair that I love. 

What’s been your favorite mid-day snack?

I am loving acai bowls, rice crackers with PB and banana, and Skinny Pop for snacks right now. 

How do you limit your screen time?

It is hard since we have to be on a screen all day for school. But I try to get out of the house on breaks and hang outside safely with friends for lunch, walks, or soccer. I also love to read, sew, cook, and play guitar.

How are you connecting with your friends?

Luckily I have a lot of close friends that live in my building and we take breaks from homeschool together on our roof. I also am on soccer with a bunch of my friends this fall. And we all also FaceTime a lot. 

What's your favorite tech gadget for virtual schooling? 

I like having an Alexa in my room so I can just ask her any questions I have. I also just got a hoverboard, so I love to ride that when I have a break. 

How do you relax after school?

Usually just hanging with friends or my family. Also while it is still nice out, I have been taking lots of walks and eating dinner outside. I also loved doing workouts at home.

What’s your favorite Petite ‘n Pretty item that gives your school day some sparkle?

I love Petite ‘n Pretty products. One of my must-haves is the 10K Shine Lip Gloss


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Jordan, 12

 Sparkle Squad Jordan Virtual Schooling

What’s your virtual school morning routine?

I wake up, take a shower, and go to school. 

How are you “dressing up” for virtual school?

When I get dressed in the morning I choose a comfy bottom and a nice top. 

What’s your current must-have accessory?

I love a necklace.

What’s been your favorite mid-day snack?

My favorite mid-day snack is peppers. 

How do you limit your screen time?

I love to do my makeup using Petite ‘n Pretty products and I love baking.

How are you connecting with your friends?

FaceTime  

What's your favorite tech gadget for virtual schooling? 

Computer 

How do you relax after school?

Go swimming 

What’s your favorite Petite ‘n Pretty item that gives your school day some sparkle?

I love to use the Glo$$ Balm.


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Valentina, 12

Sparkle Squad Valentina Virtual School 

What’s your virtual school morning routine?

I wake up at 7 and then get dressed, make my bed, and do my skincare routine. I get on my computer and see what I have for my first class, then go have breakfast. After that I get on my Zoom. 

 

How are you “dressing up” for virtual school?

I usually get jeans or sweatpants and I get a cute top and then I am ready. 

 

What’s your current must-have accessory?

I love bracelets.

 

What’s been your favorite mid-day snack?

My favorite mid-day snack is avocado toast. 

 

How do you limit your screen time?

I love to do my makeup and use Petite ‘n Pretty and I love to bake cookies and cupcakes.

 

How are you connecting with your friends?

I like to FaceTime my friends and we love to do Netflix parties.  

 

What's your favorite tech gadget for virtual schooling?

My computer  

 

How do you relax after school?

I like to watch TV, swim, bake, and I love to play with my dogs. 

 

What’s your favorite Petite ‘n Pretty item that gives your school day some sparkle?

I love to use the mascara and the summer palette


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Zachary, 15

Sparkle Squad Zachary Virtual School 

 

What’s your virtual school morning routine?

My virtual school morning routine is to wake up, eat a healthy breakfast, give my dog some food and water, brush my hair, get my clothes on, and set up my desk so I am ready to learn.

 

How are you “dressing up” for virtual school?

For virtual school I am dressing up like I would for public in-person school, except for I usually have a blanket on my lap and wear comfortable shorts because only the top half matters. 

 

What’s your current must-have accessory?

My current must have accessory is mascara because it gives my lashes some volume and takes a couple seconds to put on.
 

What’s been your favorite mid-day snack?

My favorite mid-day snack would be a pack of beef jerky and a yogurt because it is something simple, quick, and easy to eat, and it also gets me through my day.

 

How do you limit your screen time?

I limit my screen time by taking breaks in between classes. Whenever I have a chance to walk, I like to walk around to stretch out my body after sitting for a while and give my eyes and head a break from school.

 

How are you connecting with your friends?

I am connecting with my friends by texting them when I can because most of the day consists of school work for me, so my down time would be texting my friends and taking a break from school. 

 

How do you relax after school?

I relax after school by playing in my backyard because it gives my head and eyes a break from sitting in front of a screen all day. 

 

What’s your favorite Petite ‘n Pretty item that gives your school day some sparkle?

My favorite Petite ‘n Pretty product is the My Stellar Makeup Remover Wipes because they leave my skin feeling fresh and clean, and with micellar water added to it, it helps remove any oils to help clear out my pores which I love.


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