What are your thoughts on how rest relates to beauty?
It’s the fountain of youth! Sleep is so important, I always try to get at least 7 hours a night. Not to mention how it relates to work. Yes, obviously you need good sleep to function properly during the day but it’s also really great for creativity. Some of my best ideas come from dreams or that fun state in between sleep and lucidity. I keep a notebook close in case gold strikes. I often find funny notes to myself that I try to decipher in the morning. On that note, I heard somewhere once that creativity really comes to life when you are bored. But these days with cell phones and media constantly fighting for our attention, being bored is a rarity. Perhaps rest is the closest thing to boredom that we’ve got. I’ll take it!
Please share a favorite way to unwind.
My weekend night-in ideal scenario:
A hot bath followed by a face mask
Slip into PJ’s and light a candle for ambience
A few puffs of a little somethin’-somethin’ and a movie in bed with my love and our dog and two cats. Luckily we have a king sized bed!
* before all of that –– Thai take out!!
What do you always keep on your nightstand?
My nightstand is kind of an eclectic place, perhaps an accurate representation of me actually. A nice mix of new and old.
A place to keep rings, very important!
Always a candle for the aforementioned wind-down, current one is woody and warm.
I like to have a clip or hair scrunchie always an arm’s length away. I’m not a fan of typical hair bands because they leave a crease.
I have a tendency to not finish books, so I'm often reading 3 or 4 at a time.... here's what's on the docket:
Art Can Help
Her Body and Other Parties
Sex at Dawn
Soul by Audrey Platanov
Can you give us a tour of your belongings please?
On my nightstand you’ll find:
Vintage lamp from my dad’s first apartment
Marble Vase gifted to me by my friend Becca
Diptyque candle, I just love the green color
A few room sprays
My collection of J. Hannah Nail Polish
Vintage Silver Shell jewelry box
Books, some old some new:
Moonlists by Leigh Patterson
Rings by Rachel Church
Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Jewelry Dish (I blew the glass plate myself!):
Vintage watch from Grandpa
Various J. Hannah Rings + a few vintage pieces
Cuticle Oil by Uka, the smell is divine!
Vintage Cartier Lighter
Glass ring holder
A few choice items from inside of my nightstand:
Silk Sleep Mask
More J. Hannah Polish
Vintage lighter that was my Grandpa’s (same initials as mine!)
Silk Scrunchie by Winden
Notebook in case of middle of the night notes to self, a dream or ‘high-deas’
Various oils and a spritz:
Noto Rooted Oil
Tata Harper Stress Relief, I always bring this one on the plane
The CAPtivator mist, this is for morning or nice as a room spray
What is your skincare routine?
Remove makeup with Bioderma
Cleanse with Dam Dam Nomad's Cream Cleanser
A few times a week I use Biologique Recherche P50 after cleansing
Sunday Riley UFO oil or Lesse Ritual Oil
In the winter I will add a moisturizer over the oil, either Embryolisse or Sunday Riley Tidal
Wash face with just water
Apply Lesse Ritual Oil + a few drops of a tinted moisturizer with SPF in it. Currently into one from Embryolisse.
On a weekly basis I'll rotate through some of the following :
Noto Walnut Scrub
A Mask ! into : Lesse Bioactive Mask, Tata Harper Clarifying Mask, Soft Moisture Mask, Sunday Riley Good Genes