As a Beauty Editor you learn many things: How to have the confidence to walk into an event where you know no one (and not cry); how to chase down an arancini ball from across the other side of room and make it yours and how to walk down stairs without spilling your champagne. You also learn a thing or two about makeup application.
As a Beauty Ed I get asked what the best Glossier products are all.the.time. But, here’s the thing: up until a week ago, I had never seen a Glossier product IN.REAL.LIFE. Travesty, I know. But they don’t ship to Oz (whyyyy are we always the poor cousins?) and I’ve had no fixed address for the last year so at least there’s a decent explanation for this oversight.
I’m not one for grand, sweeping statements. Actually, that’s an outright lie – over exaggerated enthusiasm is totally my thing. I mean, everything better when it’s “THE BEST” or “AMAZING”, or said with wild, OTT hand gestures – right? Also, I’m half Italian so it’s my birthright to be dramatic. Allora!
I’ve been cleaning myself for 37 years now and I always thought I was quite good at it. I love a bath, I own a few fancy body washes and sometimes I even dry brush (Ha! As if! no one actually dry brushes, that’s just something beauty editors always say to do. Who has time for that craziness?)