Seeing as how you change your nail polish often, I was wondering what kind of remover you use? I know that pure acetone gets a bad rap for drying out the nails and cuticles, but whenever I use anything but it takes forever for my polish to come off and I never feel like my nails are fully "clean".
funnily enough, I’m answering this question as I’m waiting for my latest DIY manicure to dry ^.^ so, yes, I change my polish often! first of all, check out this little youtube video I made about my favorite at-home manicure products. I use Zoya’s 3-in-1 nailpolish remover (it removes polish, cleans, and preps the nail for polish). it is an acetone-based remover, yes! it wooshes polish right off the nail and I feel like it’s gentler than pure acetone. but all that said, acetone isn’t the best for cuticles, I agree. because of that, I use a very precise method my friend Jin Soon Choi (one of the top editorial manicurists out there) taught me: fold the cotton square into quarters and only wipe on the nail—not the whole fingertip! sounds simple—and it might take a little more time—but it’s worth it!
“this job takes your heart. if money comes, it’s good, but if it doesn’t, no matter”—Giorgio Armani to WWD. I totally agree. my philosophy is that if you love what you do, you’ll excel at it—and everything else (money, life, etc) will fall into place
I'm at a point in my life where it seems as though everybody around me is pressuring me into choosing an occupation already (I'm almost a senior in high school!). Did you always know that you wanted to work in fashion? What made you take the leap?
oh! I remember that feeling. take it from someone who went through it firsthand. 99 percent of the people who know exactly what they want to do career-wise in high school will be doing something vastly different when they graduate. I actually think that people shouldn’t have to even declare their major going into college—it’s totally silly because most people switch it at least two or three times (I switched mine four times). anyway, to answer your question, no, as a high school student I thought I’d be a pediatric surgeon of some sort or a cardiologist. obviously that’s night and day from what I’m doing now! what changed my course was an internship when I was a junior in college. that's how one should choose their career—based on actual experiences. enjoy college, intern, and don't be afraid to try out every single career that interests you
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain
Hi Eva, I don't know if anyone asked this already and you answered it but, what are some good eye make up removers that you would recommend? Or make up removers for that matter. And thanks for answer all these questions! I really enjoy your tumblr, twitter, and youtube channel.
first of all, thank you for following me on all 2934892 of my platforms. sometimes I even exhaust/bore myself! secondly, I am so happy to hear that you’re removing your makeup, period. I can’t tell you how many young girls i know who just collapse into bed without washing their faces or removing their eye makeup—then they complain about spots or sparse lashes and I’m like (crossly) “well, what did you expect?!” in the summer, my makeup removal/cleansing regimen is amplified because it’s peak breakout season for me in NYC due to the humidity (basically I feel like I’m getting a smog facial on a daily basis). what here’s what I’ve been using/doing: first, I remove makeup with Klorane’s Soothing Cleanser Water (can be used on eyes and face and I do indeed use it with both). then I Clarisonic with a basic face wash like Neutrogena Naturals. then, I get on with my moisturize (serum, moisturizer, eye cream). other makeup removers I like: Yes To Carrots, Lancome Definicils, Bioderma (a makeup artist favorite!), Guinot Cleansing Water
I'm getting back in shape and working out 3-5x a week. This means I am washing my hair a LOT. Any suggestions on a shampoo/conditioner regime that won't dry my hair out so much?
well, first of all, kudos on getting back into shape. I recently worked out with Heidi Klum’s trainer David Kirsch. by ‘recently’ I mean over three days ago. and yet… I’m getting more sore by the day. sigh. it’s a big endeavor so good for you. in terms of washing your hair a lot, if you’re not doing sweat-drenching-pouring-down-your-body-hair-sopping workouts every day, I’d consider using dry shampoo on your off days. I’d do a light spritz before you work out, put hair up in a hige bun, and then a more vigorous spritz after and thoroughly brush out. I’d also try to embrace the slicked back or high bun look. throw in a sparkly/chic headband and no one (hopefully) will be the wiser!
Hello Eva, Firstly, I love your blog/youtube/etc.! Secondly, what are your favorite places to shop online? Thank you. Best wishes.
firstly, thank you. secondly, outside of when I travel, I do 99 percent of my shopping online. if institutions of higher learning offered PhDs in online shopping, I would have one and be phi beta kappa. my favorite sites are (in no particular order): Net-A-Porter (I love their online magazine, I love the cleanness of the site and how luxurious it is, and I love how things arrive so darn quickly). Shopbop (I love how often they update their merchandise and the vast array of designers and prices. And I feel like I’m friends with their models because I see them so often). Yoox (great, great finds if you really dig. I once found a Marc Jacobs top that I wanted forever on the site for an indecently low price). Opening Ceremony (cool, quirky finds and just eye candy in general. I like they they shoot merchandise on “real” models sometimes). and, obviously, ebay!
Hi Eva! I recently got highlights, and was wondering what your thoughts are on shampoo/conditioners for color-treated hair. Is it a scam? Is there a best brand? Thanks!
I can one thousand percent say that they are not a scam. coloring your hair changes the chemical and physical composition of your hair, as well as its pH levels. if you want those gorgeous, glossy, buttery (I assume you went blonde) highlights to last, you better treat them well! there are scads of highlight-safe shampoo and conditioners out there—and note that I’m not speaking from personal experience, so tumblr friends chime in. try Pureology, John Frieda, Redken, and Goldwell!
Hi Eva, So I have been told my several people, my friends and professionals that I have great skin and I do, I never break out or is my skin oily or dry. However, I was wondering if I should start using skincare products in any case as I grow older so my skin stays good and youthful for as long as possible haha . What do you think ? and if yes what do you suggest ? I'm 21 years old btw. Thank you.
ugh, judging from your avatar, you do have lovely skin. you lucky duck! meanwhile, some people (cough, me) have to spend hours a week to get their skin into passably perfect condition. but enough jealousy! my answer to you is: if it isn’t broke (I refuse to use the word “ain’t”), don’t fix it. keep up whatever it is you’re doing—and if you’re not eating healthy and drinking tons of water, do that and your skin will get even glowier, I bet. the one thing I’d add is a daily SPF. some people (cough, including my friends) think that if they have any melanin in their skin, they can abstain from sunscreen. false! it’s still necessary—and will keep you looking great for years to come.
Hi Eva! I know we're supposed to wear sunscreen 24/7, but since summer is looming and UV rays are getting stronger (currently living in cloudy England), I would like to ask when are we supposed to put on sunscreen during our daily routine? Over moisturiser or over makeup? And how much are we supposed to use for our face? £1 coin or a 50p coin (slightly bigger than £1)? Thank you in advance!
oh! such a great question. especially since I’m currently in Arizona under the baking sun (quite different from England!). I’m wearing a wide-brimmed hat and 1/4 of a tube of SPF 50. to be fair, that’s a bit excessive. I’d use a size in between a £1 coin and a 50p coin. what step the sunscreen is in your routine depends on what kind of sunscreen you’re using. most sunscreens these days are chemical, not physical, blocks, so it should be applied directly to skin (you’d know if it were physical, as most brands advertise that). I like to keep a powder-based sunscreen (Peter Thomas Roth and Colorescience make them) to dust on top of makeup. and! if you’re going into the sun in a serious way (during the one week of glorious summer weather you guys get), please make sure to reapply.
“You’re considered superficial and silly if you’re interested in fashion, but I think you can be substantial and still be interested in frivolity”—Sofia Coppola via Fashionista.com. I agree wholeheartedly. fashion isn’t exactly brain surgery. but it’s important and complex in its own way. appreciate that, world