JoannaGiunta

Hi Ladies!!!

How fun is this site? I feel like I'm back in my Myspace days!

I'm working on a bunch of fun projects for our social platforms and I'd love to get some feedback from you all for some features :) Feel free to answer any and all of the below questions and don't forget to drop your Instagram handle, so I can tag you!

What are some ways you practice self-care?

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?

How would you describe yourself in one word?

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?

What is your strangest beauty hack?

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?

I'm going to post these every once in a while - so keep an eye out!

xoxoxo

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ErinRowbotham
ErinRowbotham

Hi Joanna, lol me too😂Good ol MySpace.

I love this idea. Should we answer these questions in a video or just type out our answers?

Bethanyaucoin
Bethanyaucoin

Hey!! It’s so fun:)

I practice self care by meditation, painting In my free time and working out!

My number one beauty inspiration is Jamea Lynee, she looks like an angel and has such a happy smile

One word I would use to describe myself is compassionate

I can’t leave the house without a banana (vegan snack hack!)

My strangest beauty hack is brushing up my eyebrows throughout the day With my finger to get the laminated eyebrow look without the lamination Lol

My morning ritual is a morning meditation, drinking a full water bottle and working out if I can!!

My insta is @bethanyau_ 🌞🦋

PaizleeLane
PaizleeLane

Love this!

I practice self care in moving my body. A good sweat not only is good for health, but it cures the heart and soul from pain, stress & worry!

My number one beauty inspiration is Camille Kostek: she is so naturally STUNNING. No crazy make up, no done up hair, just her. I love that so much.

One word i would use to describe myself is BOLD.

I cant leave the house without "remembering who I am" ( not a physical thing I know, but its something my mom always told me every time I left the house! "Always Remember who you are!")

A strange beauty hack of mine is to put vaseline on your eyelashes if you don't want to put mascara on - it darkens your lashes to make them look like they have mascara on!

My morning ritual: Wake up, give myself 15 minutes to myself to process any and all emotions or thoughts I have, and give myself affirmations. Then i get up to drink fresh juiced celery juice and enjoy a cup of coffee. Then on to a good morning sweaty workout!

Night time: wash my face, brush my teeth, put oil on my neck and chest (self care am i right?) and cozy up in bed with HGTV house hunters on to unwind! my fave!

xo thank you these are fun! IG: @P_dizzzzle

ErinRowbotham
ErinRowbotham

I practice self care by dancing, giving myself facial massages to relax those muscles & cooking myself nutritious meals.

My number one beauty inspiration is Jasmine Sanders. She radiates!

I’d describe myself as kooky! 🤪

I cannot leave the house without zinc sunscreen!

My strangest beauty hack is rubbing fruit on my face like lemon and orange. Fruit is naturally full of vitamins and minerals and I’ve found that it really helps my skin glow.

My morning ritual consists of taking deep breaths out my window, chugging water, and making myself a beautiful fruit plate. My night time ritual consists of stretching, reading, and listening to my favorite spiritual teachers.

My Insta is @Erin_Rowbotham

ksmallcanyon
ksmallcanyon

Joanna, I LOVE THIS! #myspaceforever 💘

What are some ways you practice self-care?
I practice self care by running without headphones to reconnect, making decluttering a habit, distracting my anxiety by cooking a new meal for my family, taking time to nurture my face before the start and end of each day, exercising my decision making and boundary setting skills, and lastly finding moments to smile–smiling reminds me to inhale a juicy breath and exhale gratitude.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
There are SO many! Emily Ratajowski would have to be my number one beauty inspiration. She doesn't make choices as a reaction to please someone, she decides what makes her feel confident, beautiful, and sexy, then has fun with it.

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Kind.

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
Sunglasses.

What is your strangest beauty hack?
I like to mix concealer and sunscreen together to go under my eyes, haha, it gives them a dewy finish and protects that thin skin!

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
My morning ritual is waking up early, washing my face with some rose quartz cleanser, applying sunscreen, deciding what makeup to wear or not wear depending on my vibe–I find it cathartic; choosing, then making coffee to sip on and read for about 15-20 minutes as I learn something new.

My nighttime ritual consists of taking a shower after my evening run, re-tucking my kids in, applying rosehip oil on my cheekbones, then reading in bed next to my hubby until my eyes get tired.

IG Handle: @kaylasmallcanyon

https://www.instagram.com/kaylasmallcanyon/
Veronica_Antionette
Veronica_Antionette

Hi Jo! Ooh yay these are fun questions! 🤗❤️

I would have to say my strangest beauty hack is massaging an ice cube all over my face after washing. Lol. The coldness improves blood circulation and helps to prevent premature aging and wrinkles. And I’m not sure if it’s just me but my pores always seem to tighten up or disappear even after doing this also. ❄️❄️❄️

IG: @Veronica_Antionette

Nataliegage111
Nataliegage111

Hi Jo, loving this platform!!

What are some ways you practice self-care?
Reading, taking time away from my phone, working out, laughing with friends, listening to music, being with nature

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
Alicia Keys, I don't offer wear makeup, so its nice to see someone in the public eye embracing their natural beauty.

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Authentic

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
Unfortunately my phone as I love listening to music

What is your strangest beauty hack?
Soap on my eyebrows

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
Morning - I try to mediate and not look at my phone too soon. Also have some fresh juice, celery or cucumber, then lots of water, then skincare routine.
Night - I have a gratitude alarm at 9pm, so.i always write what I'm thankful for every night followed by water then nighttime skin routine xx

Elizabethanne
Elizabethanne

Love these!!!!

My strangest beauty hack is using a toothbrush to brush my eyebrows in the morning (don’t worry not the same one I use for my teeth). 😂

I can’t leave the house without my phone...always have to have it in case the kiddos call.

My number one beauty inspiration is Christie Brinkley, her beauty is timeless.

IG - Fashionista419

oliviaburke
oliviaburke

These are such great questions!!! IG: @oliviamarieburke

What are some ways you practice self-care?

My self-care is equal parts pilates, pizza, and skincare. I find that balance is key to a healthy mind and body so taking the time to work my body, feed it, and treat it makes me happy!

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Resilient. I face the challenges life throws at me head on and give them a wink as I rise above.

What is your strangest beauty hack?
I wear space buns to bed to give me heatless curls for the next day! The results are out of this world (pun intended) 😝

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
Every morning I wake up at sunrise (it's a hard habit to break into but highly recommend), walk to the end of my street, and watch the sunrise. I get to start every day by seeing some beauty in the world.

My nighttime routine consists of a whole lot of skincare, a good stretch, and listing three things I am grateful for, big or small!

SarraWolfe
SarraWolfe

@JoannaGiunta 🤓 Yay!!! It's like Myspace but with more purpose 🤗

What are some ways you practice self-care? I work out to get the feel good endorphins for my body and I talk to my mom daily for the feel goods mentally 🥰

Who is your number one beauty inspiration? I don't really have one! Beauty is so subjective and evolving that to limit it to one person is impossible! I do admire how Christy Brinkley has aged, she looks so healthy and happy, and absolute goal of mine for beauty.

How would you describe yourself in one word? Caring. I care so darn much about people, and often put their happiness before my own.

What is one item you cannot leave the house without? My hat!!!! Sunblock isn't enough for ginger skin, I need my own full shade! 🤣

What is your strangest beauty hack? I love to mix my own aloe hair treatments and goop it in there for ultimate curl hydration. Sometimes it's green when I mix it with avocados or slimy when I mix it with buttersmilk! 🤓 (I swear it works)

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual? Wake up at my last alarm, wash my face and run out the door eating breakfast while I go arriving just in time for team workouts. My shipmates can confirm I'm a hot mess 🤭

Night usually consists of eating pasta for the carbo knock out effect, setting out all my stuff for the morning (because I already know I'll wake up late 🤭)and then calling my hunny bunny to say goodnight since we're stationed apart 🥰

@SarraWolfe 💙

drlucy
drlucy

Hi!! This is so great and fun! My instagram handle is @lucybethr

What are some ways you practice self-care?
I practice self care by exercising, feeding my body with healthy foods, and most importantly spending time with my friends. I feel my best self when I'm surrounded by people who i love the most, and it think its so important to make time for your friends in a world that is so easy to get busy and lost in!

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
Rosie Huntington-Whitely - who knew someone could be this sexy?!

How would you describe yourself in one word? VERSATILE! I love so many different things and love to connect with different people of every walk of life. I think same-ness is boring... Unique people, places, and experiences... that's what life is about!

What is one item you cannot leave the house without? Sunscreen and Sunglasses - I always want all of the sun protection I can get!

What is your strangest beauty hack? Using banana peels to whiten your teeth!! Rub the inside of the peel on your teeth every day for a week - trust me, I'm in Dental school!!

What is your morning ritual? The second I wake up I drink a full glass of water! Then, i like to lay in bed for 5 minutes, sit in the silence, and be grateful for another healthy day. Next, I'm up to to the bathroom to brush my teeth, wash my face, put on some Argan oil for moisture and some Elta MD sunscreen!

What about nighttime ritual? At night I like to apply argan oil to my face after washing it, do a 15 minute stretch, put on my sound machine, and hit the hay!

Instagram: @lucybethr

Veronica_Antionette
Veronica_Antionette

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?

This is honestly so hard to narrow down, I don’t think I could choose just one so my answer would have to be both Halima Aden and Myla Dalbesio. When I think of a beauty inspiration I think of someone who is not only aesthetically beautiful but someone who is also very creative, passionate, and owns their style.
❤️❤️❤️
IG: @Veronica_Antionette

Foxywolfy808
Foxywolfy808

Hmmmmm self care for me is working out! Rebecca Louise B.T.E.S.girl in the house!

I have two beauty inspirations...the first is Ashley Graham and Kathy Jacobs!!! They personify body positivity to me....which is what I’m all about!!!

My number one beauty hack is keeping my eye creams and rose quartz roller in the fridge....I also use Oil of Olay and Garnier...no need for expensive lotions!

At night I always try to come to bed with a big cold glass of lemon/Vitacoco water! Staying hydrated is a big beauty tip!

Love ❤️ these questions! 😘

AlexisTaylor
AlexisTaylor

LOVE this! I always learn new things about myself 😂

*How I practice self care: Being a homemaker there isn’t always ‘you’ time.. but I make sure to include time for myself during each day! Going for walks with my daughter to start my day, dancing in the kitchen while I’m getting stuff done around the house, and taking an extra hour of sleep on Sunday mornings! -Self care is super important and I’d love to hear more about what other moms like myself are doing to keep up with it! I struggle to get things done for myself I’m so used to taking care of everyone first

*Beauty Inspiration: Savannah LaBrant! She recently became my beauty inspiration because she is a genuine and authentic woman with a beautiful family. Her style, personality, and morals are everything I aspire to be!

*One word to describe myself: Charismatic. Giving, helping, sharing.. all things I’ve grown up doing for others and it’s made me who I am today💛

  • One thing I can’t leave the house without: My ring! I’ve had it since I was 10- it’s special because anytime I would look at it as a young girl, I would think of where I would want to be 10 years later.. always a reminder to look ahead!

*Strangest beauty hack: I SWEAR by baby lotion!! I use it (very lightly) in my hair to get rid of frizz! I can never find a product that works well, but Johnson & Johnson baby lotion is IT!

*Morning/Night ritual: My morning is started at 6-7am depending on my daughter! I’m in my jammies until noon (her first nap) and then I’m showered (barely) and don’t put makeup on unless we’re going to Target 😂 My night ends with a yummy home cooked meal on goods days! I kill about an hour on my phone catching up with everything I missed during the day and if I’m lucky, I’m asleep by 10😅 LIFE 👏🏼 OF👏🏼A👏🏼 STAY-AT-HOME-MOM👏🏼

Insta Handel: alexismariahtaylor
Thank you for this fun activity! I didn’t realize how boring I was until typing out what my Friday nights look like 😂

kourtneycavalier
kourtneycavalier

Hi!!! It really is giving some throwback vibes haha. My insta is @kourtney_cavalier!

My favorite ways to practice self care is working out and journaling, like things I’m grateful for, self affirmations and just anything I’m feeling that day!

I would say my number one beauty inspiration right now is Olivia Culpo because she does so much good with her platform, like with her 1 mask = 100 meals.

One word to describe myself would be focused. I really focus on what I want in life and give it my all.

Hmm, honestly not sure if contacts or glasses count but that’s the first thing I thought of because I’m blind without them.

Xoxo loved these questions!

My morning routine now is getting up by 7 (mostly because I have classes early) but I like to drink a water bottle to get started in my water intake. I take ACV gummies and my pre/probiotics. I’ve also started adding some journaling in and would like to add morning meditations. My nightly routine is taking more vitamins and my alkalime an hour before bed (helps with upset stomach and pH). I also try to just reflect on my day. For dinner, well usually nothing fancy unless I go out.

_alexandramurphy_
_alexandramurphy_

I love these questions!

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?

I have so many I could name here. My first thought was Doutzen Kroes because I love her philosophies on aging gracefully in the modeling industry. However, I have to mention JLO because I’ve been following her journey since her In Living Color days and that woman is 50 and breaking all kinds of stereotypes 🙀 Who doesn’t want to be JLO when they grow up?!

How would you describe yourself in one word?

PASSIONATE! If I’m not passionate about it, I simply won’t do it. Learned this the hard way more than a couple times 😬

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?

An umbrella because in South Florida, you NEVER know when it will suddenly downpour on you!

What is your strangest beauty hack?

I totally believe in the power of beauty from the inside out, so I take collagen powder, liquid vitamins, including a liquid probiotic, and abstain from eating soy or whey, which really mess with my skin.

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?

Morning: I have a cup of coffee or tea and sit by myself either on the front porch or back deck listening to nature. Sometimes I bring a book to read or a notebook to write. Occasionally I’ll listen to a podcast, but mostly I love to just listen and ground myself.

Nightime: During the week I literally make my whole family watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. On Friday’s we occasionally play “Drinking Jeopardy” which is hilariously fun. Every night before bed I read a book and meditate for 25 minutes.

IG same as my handle here 🤗

MauraRousseauSieller
MauraRousseauSieller

Instagram: @MauraRousseauSieller

OMG MySpace. Can we invite Tom to join us on here? This space is sort of MySpace meets LiveJournal meets Webshots...now I'm really showing my age.

What are some ways you practice self-care? The most important thing I do for self-care is workout in the morning. Pre-COVID I used to wake up around 5:15am and go to the gym, which wasn't easy, but now I sort of miss being able to get up and go out the door without having to do a single thing for anyone else. Now that my husband is working from home I get to sleep in and the trade off is definitely worth it to have a little more chaos in the morning, but it is so nice to be outside by myself and to do something for myself before I spend the next 12 hours taking care of everyone else.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration? Jackie O

How would you describe yourself in one word? Maternal

What is one item you cannot leave the house without? My sunglasses. These blue eyes can not see anything without them and of course I just Googled Jackie O sunglasses and bought the first pair.

What is your strangest beauty hack? This is so lame, but I can't think of a single thing. People always think it's weird that I don't wash my face with anything other than water. No face wash. Just water. I'm also just very lucky to be able to do that and have clear skin.

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual? The morning is always some variation of herding the kids downstairs, feeding them, feeding our dog Elvis, plopping them in front of the TV with my husband until I get back from my run and in the evening it's usually ice cream and Bravo, Bravo, F'ing Bravo

Thegreat38
Thegreat38

Describe myself in one word: MOTIVATIONAL...ITS A LOT OF WORDS THAT COULD DESCRIBE ME BUT IM ALWAYSSSS MOTIVATING&INSPRIRING PPL TO DO WHAT THEY WANT AND BE GOOD AT WHATEVER IT IS

MY STRANGEST BEAUTY HACK IS: AMBI BLACK SOAP AND THE COCOA BUTTER BAR MIXED WITH ALOE VERA PLANT

MY BEAUTY INFLUENCE IS: SUPA THE CRAYON CASE CEO FROM NEW ORLEANS SHE CAME FROM NOTHING AND USED HER BEAUTY TO BECOME A MILLIONNAIRE AND BOOST UP SOME SELF ESTEEMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WITH HER FABULOUS CRAYON LINE.

I CAN NEVER LEAVE HOME WITH OUT MY PHONE!!!!! I LITERALLY HAVE ALLLL MY IMPORTANT THINGS IN IT....

MY MORNING RITUAL IS TO RELEASE ALL TOXINS FROM MY BODY....
MY NIGHT RITUAL IS TO TAKE A BATH IN LAVENDER AND CHAMOMILE&LISTEN TO MY MUSIC...A EVERY NIGHT THING AFTER WORK.

I PRACTICE SELF-CARE BY LOSING ALMOST 80 POUNDS.... EATING BETTER, WRITING THINGS DOWN, EXERCISING,POWERWALKING, WRITING IN MY JOURNAL, SOMETIMES I LOSE MYSELF HELPING OTHERS BUT I GET BACK LOL....DRINKING WATER AND DETOXING😊

FOLLOW ME ON IG @OGTHEGREAT38

paigemcgowan
paigemcgowan

Hey girl hey!!!

Love this! Here’s my Instagram handle: @paigemcgowan

  1. I practice self care by having “me days”... I need “me days” at least once a week to stay sane 😂 during my “me days” I do many many many things like: spa day, skin care, lay by the pool, glass of wine and a movie, take a bath, paint, read a book, face masks, bake cookies, binge movies, play basketball, to shopping, do a self timer photoshoot, etc 😂

  2. My number one beauty inspiration is tough... because I take so many pieces of inspiration from sooo many beautiful women! Weather it’s makeup, skin care, hair or style!

  3. How I would describe myself in one word: silly - I asked my friend to describe me and they also said: kind-hearted, caring, clumsy, funny... but I think silly is me a lot of the time 😋

  4. One item I cannot leave the house without: My phone! This was a tough question because I could say so many things because my purse is filled with all the essentials... but I feel safer when I have it on me!

  5. What is my strangest beauty hack?
    My friend used coffee grinds to make a face mask and it actually works, her skin is amazing!

  6. What is my morning ritual?
    Wake up, wash my face with water, apply caffeine solution under my eyes and squaline oil all over my face! get in a good head space then head down stairs to drink some water and day dream about what to make for breakfast.

  7. What about nighttime ritual?
    This ones a little more elaborate.. I put on my diffuser with my essential oils, turn on my Himalayan salt lamp, take off my makeup, choose one of my many “the ordinary” products (most likely rosehip oil) then watch tik tok or Netflix until I fall asleep 😂

TorNaz_
TorNaz_

Ok YES I love this!!! @JoannaGiunta

I practice self care in many different ways. A few ways I’ll share are…
1. A glass of wine in the evening
2. Driving around playing soulful music
3. Snuggling on the couch with my boyfriend and dog
4. Baking! I feel the most at ease in the kitchen

My number one beauty inspiration… can I break the rules and choose two?! Well, my number one inspiration doesn’t even know she’s my inspo. I went to high school with this girl who now does epic makeup tutorials on her IG- So Kimmy, if you see this.. I see you and you are so inspiring!!! SECONDLY… Haley Kalil… The woman is BEAUTIFUL. She rocks no makeup, the “no makeup” look, all the makeup, and everything in between.

Alright I have to break the rules once more.. I called up the 3 most important people in my life and asked them to describe myself in one word:
Boyfriend: Magnetic
Mom: Exciting
Best friend: Effervescent

The one thing I cannot leave the house without is…….. my business card. Because im a HUSTLA.. also because you never know who you’re going to run into.

My strangest beauty hack? I wish something came to mind immediately but in all honesty, I keep it pretty simple when it comes to beauty and makeup. I suppose using eye drops every day for the sole purpose of creating brighter, whiter eyes counts as a strange beauty hack!

My morning ritual starts with giving my dog tons of hugs and kisses because I missed him so much while sleeping. Then we go downstairs to the kitchen to make my double espresso with chocolate almond milk… I live for this!! After I fuel up, I take the baby boy for a walk and play fetch. Life’s pretty dang good!!! My nighttime ritual consists of skincare, wine, Netflix and popcorn. It’s quite simple.

Instagram: @TorNaz_

XOXOXO

cristiana.heintz
cristiana.heintz

Ohhh this is fun! Love a little Q&A. Thanks for doing this @JoannaGiunta 🤗. I can’t wait to see what you create!

What are some ways you practice self-care?
Yoga, bubble baths, visualization and journaling! I’ll listen to healing frequency’s at least once a day, and I love the infrared sauna!

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
This is tough to pick just one. There are so many. I would have to say Camille Kostek. She is so confident in her own skin and her vibe is so contagious! She has such a down to earth spirit about her that is so authentic that makes me feel like we could be friends in real life!

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Encouraging
I am your mental cheerleader. I’m your total hype woman. I have always encouraged people. I believe in people before they even believe in themself. It’s a big part of what makes me who I am. I see the best in people and I always want people to live up to the best version of themself.

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
Recently, hand sanitizer. But something that is super random that I have had with me for 5+ years is my CPR mask. Ya never know when you might have to save a life! I even travel with it!

What is your strangest beauty hack?
I use an activated charcoal tooth paste. It’s terrifying when you brush your teeth but it’s seriously the best toothpaste! I’m also obsessed with a day cream that has Ashwaganda in it to help fight against Blue Light aging on the skin!

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
Morning ritual is first a walk with my pup and hubby. Then I make my morning coffee! I’ve become quite the barista in quarantine. I love frothing my oatmilk and adding a little vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It’s so good 😋

Nighttime ritual is a hot bath! I’ll add bubbles or Dead Sea Salt, sometimes both! I put on 432HZ frequency music and think about things I am grateful for.

My IG is @cristiana.heintz

Rachel_Tomz
Rachel_Tomz

Love this!

What are some ways you practice self-care?

  • Meditation, journaling, watching funny videos I know will get me laughing.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?

  • My mom. I mean sheesh, her skin is better than mine!

How would you describe yourself in one word?

  • Adaptable

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?

  • My keys 😁(I have before and that turned out to be a mess...)

What is your strangest beauty hack?

  • I recently discovered face yoga so we'll see how that goes!

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?

  • Morning: I love to lie in bed for a few moments and soak in that awesome sleepy feeling, knowing the whole day is ahead of me. Then also.. iced coffee.
  • Night: Another iced coffee. I'm kidding! My skincare routine is a ritual I do to give myself some love and break away from screen time at night. I think it really helps me connect with my body and center myself to the present.

I'm @Rachel_Tomz on IG as well!

marissafraboni
marissafraboni

I’m just glad I didn’t have to spend 5 hours trying to find the perfect profile song and wallpaper!!!

Aside from practicing self care on a regular basis through small things like mindfulness and positive thinking, self-care Sunday is my favorite thing ever! Every Sunday I spend the whole day doing things that make me the happiest. It’s mostly about relaxing and taking the time to decompress so I can go into the next week openminded and full of energy!

Before participating in this swim search I would have said that I didn’t have a beauty inspiration, but after being apart of this community I can honestly say that I find every single woman participating in this process to be truly inspiring and that’s so beautiful to me!

Describe myself in one word: GENUINE

One item I can’t leave the house without
My phone… getting trapped in an old sketchy elevator with no phone changes ya

Strangest beauty hack
Blush everywhere!!! I use blush literally for everything: it’s my eyeshadow, mixed with my bronzer, highlighter, I love a good rosy look.

Morning ritual/ nighttime ritual
Every morning before getting out of bed I give myself 30 minutes to just lay there. It allows me to mentally prepare myself for the day to come. Before bed ritual is pretty basic, I wash my face really good and then crawl into bed and cuddle with my dogs while re-watching the office episodes for the hundredth time…

I loved these questions!!

IG @marissafraboni

Stevielynn
Stevielynn

@JoannaGiunta bringing back the MySpace vibes! 🤗😆

My Instagram: @stevielynnc

What are some ways you practice self-care?
As an introvert my self-care comes from alone time, time spent in nature, and acrylic painting.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
ALL the SI models, especially Haley and Kathy. I know that’s more than one but I can’t pick!

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Kind 😊

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
Nowadays, hand sanitizer and my mask.

What is your strangest beauty hack?
I use black box hair dye on my eyebrows.

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
Morning...lots of coffee and don’t talk to me before I’m finished. Lol
Nighttime...slather my face in oil and pop my retainers in. 🤣

Alyraeeee
Alyraeeee

Hi Jo!
It does remind me of MySpace too!

Self-care is something I think is so important. Every morning I start my day by walking my 5 puppies and sitting outside and enjoying a cup of coffee while manifesting how I want my day to go.
I journal small little goals for the day, like not to hit LA traffic or other little things that will make me smile and every night I sit down with a cup of tea, play ocean waves and check off all things that I had hoped to happen and reflect on how awesome my day was or if it wasn’t so good, how I could try my best the next day

My beauty inspiration is honestly Haley Kalil. Her red hair, and gorgeous natural beauty helped me to stop coloring my own. Plus her smile is infectious!

I cannot leave home without my brow brush... SO weird but I constantly check my brows...

Strangest beauty hack... I like to make my own skin care. I actually own a cosmetic line and because of that I will try and test everything and ANYTHING on my face. Something I super duper love is a mixture of rose hip oil, sunflower oil and lemongrass oil. It makes my skin super hydrated but it also really helped my mom when she was on chemo the mixture of the smell helped her nausea and made her skin feel less dehydrated.

I have a serious product addiction so I probably spend 30-45 minutes every night trying the weirdest combination of stuff on my skin... 🤣 Maybe not the best advice...

Indi
Indi

This is so awesome thank you ! IG @indiacuttino

  • My main self care tip is getting to the gym . Over the past year I have been able to battle my depression and keep a healthy mind space by getting some good physical activity in !

  • My #1 beauty inspiration would be Tyra Banks . She has always been my idol since I was a kid . I would always pretend she was my cool aunt lol .

  • One word that describes is resilient . I’ve been through the trenches over the course of several years with battle depression and still finishing my bachelors degree . Like has thrown many monkey wrenches at me but I have always bounced back.

  • I REFUSE to leave the house without my NYX butter gloss in the color praline . I will leave my whole phone before I forget that haha.

  • My strangest beauty hack would have to be while I’m applying false strip lashes . I hold the lash with tweezers and pretend I’m conduction and orchestra lol it helps the glue get tacky faster .

  • Morning ritual: hit snooze on all 10 of my alarms . Wash my face & brush my teeth. Then slide into my desk chair for work 😭

  • Night time ritual: put my phone on DND, have a glass of wine (Stella rosa) or grape juice as my mom calls it . And watch New Girl on Netflix .

SajeNicole
SajeNicole

Hey @JoannaGiunta This is a great idea to get more feedback from the community. As for me, here are my answers. ❤️️😍🙏

*What are some ways you practice self-care?
Spa days, yoga, meditation and journaling. Some self pampering, date night with someone special.

*Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
My number one beauty inspiration would be a mix between Tabria Majors and Naomi Campbell. I love Tabria curves and Naomi's aura and presence

*How would you describe yourself in one word?
RELENTLESS

*What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
My Mask lol

*What is your strangest beauty hack?
For my exfoliating nights I use turmeric and olive oil. Its fine enough so it doesn't cut your skin and also helps fades andy dark spots Then simply wash off with your same facial cleanser. Skin is left feeling flawless

*What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
My mornings are very slow I wake and and put on some meditation music, I then write in my journals my affirmations and set out my intentions for the day. After that I Drink my tonic (immunity booster) and water, then head out for my run or gym workout. (=

*Night routine is very simple. Come home, take a shower and I get really excited about my curology skincare routine. Once that's done, I put on Deep sleep music and go to bed. Nothing too fancy here lol.

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sajenicole/

https://www.instagram.com/sajenicole/

Thanks so much @JoannaGiunta
Have a great night!!! ❤️️😍🙏

CelesteWylie
CelesteWylie

Hi @JoannaGiunta

Here are my answers! My IG @CelesteWylie

https://www.instagram.com/CelesteWylie/

What are some ways you practice self-care?

▽ Every Sunday I practice what I call “Sunday Soul-cation”: No technology, except for chilled music (something I’d hear at a beach cafe), yoga, I give myself a facial, wash my hair and give a proper blow dry/style and paint my nails. I make sure I’m ready and well rested for the week ahead.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?

▽ My mom alway. But for someone I don’t know: Haley Kalil because when she held up that photo of her, at the 2018 swimsearch runway show, I literally gasped and said “omigod, that’s me!”. I also looked different to how I look now and some of the kids at school also called me what she was called.

How would you describe yourself in one word?

▽ Dreamer

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?

▽ Chapstick, but since COVID, my mask as well ;)

What is your strangest beauty hack?

▽ Psyllium husks and hot lemon water for clear skin and a flat tummy

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?

▽ Morning: Hot lemon water with psyllium husks, 3 cups of coffee, standard beauty regime (wash my face an brush teeth), saying affirmations and exercise (normally 45 minute of spinning on weekdays) while listening to an audio book. I’m listening to The Decision by Kevin Hart.

▽ Night: standard beauty regime and reading. (I’m currently reading Outlander series)

Have a great evening!

SabrinaFlores
SabrinaFlores

Hey Joanna!

My IG is @thesabrinaflores

I practice self care by working out, going on nature walks or bike rides, and most importantly, cooking my own meals!

My number one beauty inspiration is Candace Swanepoel. I've always loved her as a model and have watched all the YouTube videos she's done where she talks about her skin care and makeup routine!

One word I would use to describe myself would be optimistic. I ALWAYS try to find the best in any situation and even sometimes get in trouble because of it haha.

One item I can't leave the house without is definitely now a MASK!

My strangest beauty hack is frozen spoons to help with depuffing my under eyes! Especially after crying... the puffiness is real.

My morning ritual is always (unwillingly) waking up at 7 am to then go back to sleep, stay in bed until 10 am and then work out to one of SI's IGTV workout videos at 11:30 am. I love Erika's kickboxing classes! Although unfortunate, being unemployed has given me the ability to take my time and enjoy my morning.

My nighttime ritual is fairly simple. Wash my face and brush my teeth and either have my boyfriend read to me before bed, or collectively agreeing that we cannot sleep on the couch and stumble our way into the bedroom.

Jenna_Blydell
Jenna_Blydell

Hi Jo!

AH-mazing! And ha yes, just a million times better! So glad the SI Swim Team created this community so we can engage with inspiring women all over, especially the SI Swim Team and models themselves!!

BALANCE – to me self-care is all about balance, the 80/20 rule. Hydration (simple yet so effective!), healthy diet (don't overthink it - eat the dang ice cream!), regular workout routine even if it means just moving your body some days, a simple yet effective morning & night-time skin-care routine, and getting those zzz’s so the body can recharge! Tomorrow's a new day :)

Christie Brinkley is my beauty inspiration – she’s not only absolutely stunning, but she’s a BOSS lady entrepreneur who does it all. I can only hope I age as well as her :)

DRIVEN – “The bigger the challenge. The bigger the opportunity to grow”.

Baseball hat (sometimes baseball hat(s) plural!) It’s always been a staple in my daily wardrobe whether I’m doing errands, working out, or even a night out!

It might not be strange but it’s definitely not for everyone – a jump in the ocean! Yes, even the cold Atlantic Ocean up here along the Massachusetts Beaches. I SWEAR by the ocean – it soothes and cleanses me inside & out especially your skin & hair! As they say…the cure for anything is salt water (sweat, tears or THE SEA).

My morning ritual - wake up (some days easier than others), take my dog out for his morning routine ;), drink a warm cup of lemon water and/or a green juice BEFORE I have my long-awaited cup of coffee. Then if possible, I like to get my workout in before I start my day, as it really helps to kick start my day and set positive intentions. Followed by a super-food smoothie or bowl of oatmeal & shower/morning skin care routine (which always includes SPF!) My night time routine is a bit more relaxed –tidy up the house then shower (nothing better than getting into bed squeaky clean), brush my teeth, wash my face followed by a night time skin care routine (trying to stay 20/ I mean 30 years old forever). At last, curl up in my bathrobe and/or a million blankets (I could live in bathrobes which is probably why I own so many), turn on the essential oil diffuser & humidifier and if I don’t fall asleep too quick, watch some late night TV!

Look forward to learning more about everyone else!

IG - @jblydell

https://www.instagram.com/jblydell/
DeonnaPurrazzo
DeonnaPurrazzo

Hi @JoannaGiunta

Thanks so much for these little fun projects! It’s been so fun to interact with the strong and beautiful women in this community!

My IG handle is @DeonnaPurrazzo!

• I practice self care daily by making sure I get myself to the gym! Not only is it kind of required for my job as a wrestler, but, I truly enjoy having an hour or two to myself everyday. I throw on my favorite country music, my favorite lululemon pants, and get to work! Hitting personal goals and seeing progress makes it all worth it!

• The first person who came to mind was Olivia Culpo! I have followed her for years since competing in my first pageant for fun and fell in love with the world around it!! I just love everything about her!

•Headstrong. I picked this word because when I know what I want and deserve, I will fight endlessly for it. This has definitely got me into trouble in school as a teen, at jobs, especially in the politic world of wrestling, but I think seeing your value and what you bring to the table is my best trait.

• My boyfriend is a former Marine and he has been instrumental in helping me discover ways to defend myself while alone and traveling by myself. While visiting a self defense seminar, I was given a heavy duty flashlight that has different light settings to strobe or flash, that can momentarily blind someone approaching me at night. It can also be used to strike and create space between myself and a “bad guy.” I always make sure this is in my purse with me while traveling to different cities and in rental cars/ubers, etc at night alone. The added protection, just in case, makes me feel extra secure in case the worst happens.

• Toothpaste on pimples!

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
•I am the worst morning person in existence! My routine literally is getting dressed, brushing my teeth and leave, 5 minutes tops.. LOL. At night, I spend a little more time because I’m restless! I need water bedside with me, just in case. Brush my teeth, and take melatonin to help me sleep! I’m a binge watcher, currently of Hart of Dixie, until I cannot watch anymore!

❤️❤️

DeonnaPurrazzo
DeonnaPurrazzo

Hi @JoannaGiunta

Thanks so much for these little fun projects! It’s been so fun to interact with the strong and beautiful women in this community!

My IG handle is @DeonnaPurrazzo!

• I practice self care daily by making sure I get myself to the gym! Not only is it kind of required for my job as a wrestler, but, I truly enjoy having an hour or two to myself everyday. I throw on my favorite country music, my favorite lululemon pants, and get to work! Hitting personal goals and seeing progress makes it all worth it!

• The first person who came to mind was Olivia Culpo! I have followed her for years since competing in my first pageant for fun and fell in love with the world around it!! I just love everything about her!

•Headstrong. I picked this word because when I know what I want and deserve, I will fight endlessly for it. This has definitely got me into trouble in school as a teen, at jobs, especially in the politic world of wrestling, but I think seeing your value and what you bring to the table is my best trait.

• My boyfriend is a former Marine and he has been instrumental in helping me discover ways to defend myself while alone and traveling by myself. While visiting a self defense seminar, I was given a heavy duty flashlight that has different light settings to strobe or flash, that can momentarily blind someone approaching me at night. It can also be used to strike and create space between myself and a “bad guy.” I always make sure this is in my purse with me while traveling to different cities and in rental cars/ubers, etc at night alone. The added protection, just in case, makes me feel extra secure in case the worst happens.

• Toothpaste on pimples!

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
•I am the worst morning person in existence! My routine literally is getting dressed, brushing my teeth and leave, 5 minutes tops.. LOL. At night, I spend a little more time because I’m restless! I need water bedside with me, just in case. Brush my teeth, and take melatonin to help me sleep! I’m a binge watcher, currently of Hart of Dixie, until I cannot watch anymore!

❤️❤️

AmandaRodriguez
AmandaRodriguez

Hey love,

Omg I miss the MySpace days lol how fun!

I love what you’re doing with the questions, my Instagram is:

@the_amanda_rodriguez_

What are some ways you practice self-care?
I practice self care by allowing myself some “me” time to unwind and recharge. Being a mom is definitely a full time, nonstop job so it’s really important for me to have time to myself for either a bubble bath and reading a book or taking a walk.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration?
I get most of my beauty inspiration from women of past generations. I adore Sophia Loren and I think her beauty is classic and her energy on camera is unmatched!

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Passionate

What is one item you cannot leave the house without?
My child. Jk I would say my cell phone

What is your strangest beauty hack?
Applying brown eyeshadow to my hairline! After my pregnancy, I noticed my hair started thinning out in the front DRAMATICALLY. It is in the process of growing back now, but there definitely are still scarce areas that I fill in a bit with eyeshadow and it does the trick.

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?

If I am not working that day my morning ritual is get my daughter ready for the day, feed our kitten and coffee coffee coffee. I try to read some pages from a book while they have breakfast.

My nighttime ritual is taking time out of my day to pray to God and show gratitude for any other day. Then I change my daughter and myself into our pjs, and getting her to bed. Sometimes I put on a nice face mask and face oil/serum. I also take advantage of this quiet time to spend with my husband!

sierramcgowan
sierramcgowan

Oh MySpace, when we’re all coding engineers and didn’t even realize! Thanks for these questions @JoannaGiunta !

Instagram: @siemarie_

  1. Pre pandemic I loved trying new, homeopathic things for self-care: sound rooms, meditation classes, acupuncture, infrared saunas, etc. Nowadays, I stick to workouts, journaling, and baking!
  2. Zoë Kravitz. She is versatile and intriguing. I’ve also related to her identity struggles as a mixed race woman.
  3. Dreamer
  4. Aquaphor for my lips, the best moisturizer! #iykyk
  5. Hair oiling. I do it 2x a week. It’s a little messy and time consuming, but swear it makes my hair grow faster! Dry brushing is high up on the list too!
  6. Morning: Walk my pup Hudson, make coffee, exercise, and get ready to work from home.
  7. Evening: Watch some post-dinner Bravo or BBC (I know very different channels ha!), followed by an extensive skincare ritual, retainers, and some reading!
    xx,
    Sierra
MandyMartinez
MandyMartinez

Hi Joanna! Myspace songs were my favorite- first one was 'Every time We Touch' by Cascada LOL. Can't wait to watch your ideas come to life!

my IG is @mandymotivates

What are some ways you practice self-care? music and dance! eating whole foods to nourish my body, scheduling breaks from screen time (phone, computer, news etc), hydrating, meditating, movement (I love yoga and high intensity workouts), spending time alone at the beach/by the water and just taking it all in, watching sunrises and sunsets.

Who is your number one beauty inspiration? IMAN!!!!! A timeless beauty and a pioneer of cosmetics for women of color. She went against the standards and created a new way - absolute powerhouse.

How would you describe yourself in one word? Infinite

What is one item you cannot leave the house without? Water

What is your strangest beauty hack? I honestly can't think of one, I need to up my game!- I combined my face highlighter with lotion once and used it as a shimmering body oil, does that count? lol

What is your morning ritual? What about nighttime ritual?
My morning ritual is grab a glass of water right away, whip up my mushroom elixir + skin care then go on my balcony to get fresh air while I meditate, write in my gratitude journal, do a quick yoga flow and dance to one throwback song.. last thing I do is write out my daily affirmation on my mirror so I'm reminded of it throughout the day.
My nighttime ritual includes reading a chapter of my book (right now I'm reading "Becoming Supernatural" by Dr. Joe Dispenza), write in my reflection journal and fall asleep to a meditation (I'm actually picking up my puppy in the morning- this will be my first pet ever so he will of course be included in these routines!!! His name is Kobe)

XOXOXO :)