Since I was little, my mom used to say, “let your little light shine.” That just meant shine your heart, your light into the world. I feel like no matter who you are, when you do that, you’re the most beautiful.
Which women are inspiring you the most right now?
My grandmother because she’s the epitome of grace, has a generous spirit, and an infectious laugh.
If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions, what would that be?
Every single person has so much beauty inside of them, and when they feel confident within themselves and comfortable in their own skin, that beauty really can shine through. I just feel like that needs to be captured more in all areas, all shapes and sizes, all backgrounds. When someone’s comfortable in their own skin they really radiate on the outside.
What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?
I’ve practiced meditation for a long time, so I can just re-center and focus on my breath. Even if I’m in the middle of chaotic situations, I can kind of zone into my quiet place. Obviously it’s great when I can meditate in a quiet, calm place, but it’s not always possible.
How much time do you spend getting ready?
I’ve never timed it, but I have a theory that it takes me seven minutes to get ready from literally in my PJs to out the door. That doesn’t include my shower, though. Let’s say I’ve already done that and cleansed my face. It takes me seven minutes to do my skin care routine, add some concealer, a little highlighter, and there you go! I’m pretty quick.
What’s your go-to perfume and why?
I don’t do perfumes. For the longest time I’ve been using essential oils and I really love geranium, neroli, and sandalwood. A friend of mine made a mix for me and that’s what I use. It’s all organic essential oils. I have a Heart Chakra Aromatherapy with Kora, which is rose otto and sandalwood as well, which is amazing. Even my nine year old, Flynn, uses the aromatherapy essential oil. He carries that in his bag at school, so whenever he’s feeling stressed or overwhelmed he puts a little bit of that aromatherapy on because it’s for your heart chakra.
Does Flynn want to try all of your products?
He wants to try everything all the time. If he sees friends who are using something, he’ll be like, “Is that organic? What are you using?” It’s pretty cute.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. Follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.