What is your profession? Any hobbies?
I work in customer support, basically helping old people with fancy technology. Major hobbies? Oh man…I have so many, but if you were to ask the people that know me best, they are: knitting, sewing, and spinning yarn.
What is your skin type?
Do you have a set routine for getting ready or un-ready? What is it?
As of January, I FINALLY started washing my face in the morning AND at night, so my routine is fairly new. However, the bit of routine I do have for morning is: I wash my face, swipe my face with First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, apply toner (right now it’s the Skin Food Premium Lettuce & Cucumber), rub in some Josie Maran Argan Oil Light, use moisturizer (right now it’s a few different things since the weather here has been changing so drastically), apply sunscreen if my moisturizer doesn’t contain it already (I use the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50, then the very last thing I do before leaving the house is apply blush and maybe some more makeup. But definitely blush.
At night I basically wash my face using whatever seems to suit how dirty I’ve gotten throughout the day and how much makeup I’m wearing, then applying a night cream. Right now I’m using Derma E Hydrating Night Cream and I like it enough to purchase it again. If I remember I use my Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, but I usually forget. Whenever I remember to actually use it, it is amazing and I’m always like “Why don’t I ALWAYS use this?!?!?!”
Are you a skincare or makeup lover?
I am a huge lover, but not necessarily a wearer of lipstick. And as I’m aging gracefully AKA getting old AF, I’ve noticed I’ve had more of an interest in skincare. Gotta make sure this baby face stays nice and young, you know?
What one product do you take with you daily?
Take with me daily? Definitely lip balm, but I keep a small bag in my purse just in case I forget something. In that little bag is: chapstick, Lush American Cream solid perfume, Paul & Joe lipstick in a pink shade, MAC lipstick for my red mood, Jouer Skinny Dip Collection Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick for when I need a fierce nude, an atomizer with my current go-to scent, and a single packet of Simply Summer’s Eve Coconut Water Feminine Wipe for when I need to freshen up the downtown 😉
Do have any ride-or-die products? Products you tend to repurchase over and over?
Oh man do I ever! My ride-or-die makeup product is definitely blush. I’m not super picky, but I finally picked up the Benefit Fine-one-one and keep kicking myself for waiting so long! I’d lusted after it since seeing you use it on one of our trips and I am so glad I finally pulled the trigger. It’s perfect for travel!
I buy my favorite face washes over and over. One is the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and another live by is Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Daily Scrub. I can never have too much Neutrogena Rain Bath Body Wash. And I think it’s fair to say that I will always have some Josie Maran Argain Oil Light on hand.
Do you have a signature scent or a scent you’ve been loving?
My current obsession is Jo Malone Basil and Neroli. It really works with my body and I can smell it on me at the end of an 18 hour day and it smells SO GOOD. I’m also in LOVE with several Commodity scents: Gold, Rain, and Magnolia. I will layer these guys, but I keep going back to that Jo Malone.
Any new products you’ve been loving?
YES!!! I signed up for the Sephora Play box a couple months ago and I keep getting things I absolutely love. I fell in love with the Glamglow Glowstarter in nude from a box, but haven’t bought the full size yet because I’m waiting to use up the rest of my samples and full size moisturizers first. I also got the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum and loooooooove it.
What does beauty mean to you?
To me, beauty means loving yourself. Like, getting out of the shower or waking up or after you just put on that new mascara/nail polish/beauty product you couldn’t wait to try and being like “Daaaaaaaamnnnn I look good.” and walking out of the house feeling like a fucking QUEEN.
If there was anything you could tell your younger self about anything beauty related, what would it be?
Sunscreen!!!! Also, use toner for your greasy ass face. I really could’ve used better blemish management.
What do you consider #BeautyGoals?
I consider my #BeautyGoals to be leaving the house feeling great. Also, to figure out what the fuck highlighter is actually for and how to get a legit winged liner look with my half asian face. Like, my left eye has a hooded lid and my right eye…not so much. So most of the tips/tricks/tutorials don’t work for my face.
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