Favorite beauty tips and go-to formulas from the New York City-based manicure aficionado and DIY artist behind the Miss Ladyfinger blog
I cleanse with Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub cleanser and use Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer. Before applying makeup, I start with a small dab of NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer. For makeup, I keep it pretty basic with MAC’s Studio Fix and Blush, but I will never start my day without moody eyeliner and mascara.
Overnight skin ritual:
After a long day, I always start my night routine with Chanel Precision Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. I work out at night, so my post-workout shower always includes my Clarisonic to scrub the day away. Lastly, I apply L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream around my face and top it off with Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream.
Who cuts/colors your hair:
Aside from the cut, I love experimenting with my hair. This usually means I entrust one of my friends to dye it for me. It makes for a great DIY weekend project. I just got ombré blue tips! Ming, the owner of Tease Salon in New York, cuts my hair. He’s so meticulous and always talks me through what he’s going to do. There are no surprises and he always does a thorough job.
I have insanely curly hair—like really kinky (and frizzy) curls, so I get the Brazilian Keratin treatment done every few months to tame them.
Favorite eye look:
Both of my parents have brown eyes, but somehow I managed to get green ones. A smoky eye really makes them pop, so I apply a thick liquid liner to the top lid and use a smudge brush with an almost-black shadow to line the bottom. In the crease and along the inner lid, I apply a light liner to make my eyes look bigger.
When it comes to lipstick, I have no reservations about rocking a bright red lip. The bolder the better. Right now, I’m never without Celebrity Red by Dior in my bag.
Nail color of the moment:
To be honest, I can’t even remember the last time I wore just one color, but this spring I love white-based peach tones. They’re perfect for enhancing a summer glow and they’re flirty, too! My favorite of the moment is Trout Pout by Butter London.
Chloe Eau de Parfum.
“Never without” product:
Seaberry Restorative Body Cream by Fresh.
Secret to staying young and beautiful:
Take your vitamins, find your passion and laugh often.
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