You asked, I answered.
Favorite item at the moment?
– Dermatologica’s Ultra Calming redness relief primer.
How many times have you bleached your hair?
-Every two week since February 2014 to November 2016.
What products do you use for your skincare routine?
-So many because I have an entire routine! I will create a full skincare routine blogpost for you.
Will your makeup routine change for NY humidity?
-Yes ! Seasons play such an important role on our skin and we have to cater to the changing season to keep our skin healthy.
Whats your favorite mascara?
Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara
Fave drugstore make-up brand?
Maybelline, for sure!
Whats an easy everyday makeup look?
I love using a healthy primer from Dermalogica, sunscreen from make.prem under Dr. Jart’s Beauty Balm. Then my favorite is just highlighting your entire face with Becca’s products. To finish off, add on your favorite falsies and tons of lash drama.
What do you use for your brows?
I use Anastasia’s dip brow and fill it in with Glossier’s boy brow.
It involves a lot so prepare to see a full blogpost on my routine :).
What are your top 3 goals in life
Not in order: Do what I love, live simply and live fully.
What does it mean for your blog if a big company follows you?
It’s an amazing thing, of course. It means you have a relationship with the brand.
How do you stay motivated?
Change of scenery helps a lot. Music does too. My biggest motivation is my team. Their hard work motivates me to work even harder.
Do you have any advice for blogging/influencing in a saturated market?
Yes! Dedication, consistency and a full idea of what you want to create. I will also create a blogpost on this.
Do you have a degree in something?
Yes. I graduated with a Bachelors in Healthcare Management and Nursing.
What inspires you? Favorite instagram account?
Architecture, the weather, nature and different sceneries inspire my creativity. My favorite instagram account is Margaret Zhang’s.
What was the pivotal point where you knew your blog would be a business?
You never really know. I didn’t. I just kept going and realized amidst the craze that it was a full on brand, grown from the ground up.
How do you go about accomplishing your goals?
I write everything down, read it over and over again and then bring it to fruition.
What did you do to get to where you are today?
I set my mind into stripping the unnecessary from my life and focused only on doing what I loved. It sounds cliche but it’s what fueled my brand.
Did you have to choose between school and building your brand?
Yes, I did. While in school I couldn’t do what I loved/ wanted to do full time or even part time. This was how my blog got a back seat. After college, I had all the time in the world to really sit, focus and think about what I wanted to do with my life. However though I hated my degree and it was not what I personally chose for myself, I still went through the course and graduated with my degrees.
What are some tips and tricks for growing your instagram?
Consistency is forever key. Have a story. Be real and relatable. No one wants perfect. No one’s perfect enough to relate to something “perfect”.
What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
Moving out and being on my own then having to go through school and life by myself. It was the toughest, most stressful part of my life.
How do you make time for everything?
I wish I had time for everything ! I try, but I seriously don’t! lol. Time management helps a lot. Waking up early really helps also! You have more time in the day to do whatever else you have to do.
What did you think you were going to do career wise as a kid?
I imagined myself forcefully sitting at an insurance firm, in my cubicle, miserably going through the motions of a 9-5. It made me really sad.
What is your favorite item at the moment?
The new Maison Margiela perfumes are heavenly!
Whats the best way to keep your wardrobe looking new without spending so much money?
The best way is to browse through the trends and incorporate your basics into them. Fashion recycles trends all the time and if you really think about it, no piece of clothing really expires!
Good place to shop affordable clothes that looks expensive?
Zara and H&M make a great example for this!
How do you leave a relationship/friendship that is no longer positively contributing to your life?
You just bravely do. You owe it to yourself to give you what’s deserved. If you think it’s not being reciprocated within a present relationship or friendship, know it’s okay to walk away, drop them and keep yourself.
Favorite Netflix show? Favorite song at the moment?
I just recently started watching House of Cards — hooked! I love Khalid’s album ( location on replay).
How often do you workout? What is your fave workout?
I used to go the gym every morning before I step into my schedule. Since my busy travel schedule lately I haven’t gone back. However I’m planning to get back on track to shed for the wedding next month! I love leg day! lol.
Whats your fave nationality?
Such a strange question! I love all nationalities. I do think Koreans are just so cool though!
Do you have a favorite destination? What is it?
Yes, Morocco. Forever number one on my list!