Behind the Mirror of…
Wholesale Business Planner, Theory
Kerry “dark beauty” (gaelic)
No introduction needed. The most sincere, beautifully honest behind the mirror to date.
BTM – What is the first thing you do for your beauty routine after you wake up in the morning?KM – “I usually take off my makeup because I don’t actually do it the night before, which is really bad, I am not supposed to do that. But, that is what I do. And I use the make-up wipes because I hate having to put stuff on a cotton swap, that is just really annoying. I use the Aveeno ultra calming ones, the little pink package, they’re really pretty, and they smell good!” BTM – But, how well do they work? KM – “Yes, they work great. I have to use them, because my skin is very sensitive.” BTM – Because of the eczema? KM – “That is part of it, but I have always had really sensitive skin because I am so pale.” BTM – The Irish descent? KM – “Yeah, but I am actually more Italian than Irish… Just more of the Irish has come out of me… but that is the first thing I do. I have to take off my make-up from the night before.”
BTM – What is the product or procedure that you can’t imagine living without?Garnier roller ball with concealer. It is supposed to stimulate the vitamin E or something. I like it. I layer it with my Lancome. I have multiple concealers that I layer together.” BTM – Like a magic trick? KM – “Yeah, I guess it is kind of like a magic trick, I don’t mix them together, I just put them both on…” BTM – Like Hermione? KM- “hhhhmmmm…. sure, I mean I know you like to use that reference in your posts, so sure.”
BTM – Next thing to purchase on your must have list for winter.Le Weekend de Chanel] stuff… it just seems really luxurious…It is a serum and a moisturizer that you are supposed to use it on the weekend. That sounds fun. And Rose Water, for my hair… That is my list.”
BTM – What is your idea of a celebrate yourself night?KM – “I have never actually done one of these [nights] because I don’t like to be alone.” BTM – …said the girl who is the definition of FOMO. KM – “But I do really enjoy going for a run in Central Park and running back by the stores like Barney’s or Bergdorfs.” BTM – Oh yeah, they just redid their beauty department at Barney’s and it is amazing. KM- “I don’t go in usually, I am in my running clothes. I look gross. So I just look in the windows and sometimes I stop in Tiffany’s and try on engagement rings.” (this part was too good, so Katerina jumped in…) BTM – Katerina, are you listening to this? KM – “I guess it isn’t really beauty related, but you asked what I do by myself… I don’t go frequently…” KS – “Wait, isn’t that embarrassing?” KM – “No, they don’t really ask a lot of questions and if they do I just make something up like I do with everyone else…” BTM – So that is your idea of celebrating yourself? Not like a glass of red wine and a bubble bath? KM – “I don’t like to drink alone. But sometimes I will have some chocolates and read my magazines while I watch She’s All That.”
BTM – What is a DIY potion or routine that you swear by?Aveeno daily moisturizer with the Burt Bees brightening daily moisturizer. So I have the SPF with the brightening one. BTM – Can’t you just buy the Avenno with SPF? KM – “Yes, the avenno has the SPF but I like the brightening part. So the burt bees is the brightening moisturizer.” BTM – So you mix those two together? That sounds nice. KM – “I don’t usually mix them together before hand, I layer.”
BTM – What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?KM – “I have to say, I don’t think I was ever given much advice when it comes to beauty. Like I can’t remember ever being taught how to put make-up on by my mom or I was never really told any advice.” BTM – So how did you figure stuff out? KM – “I can’t remember… I’ve been trying to think back to this… I think I just looked at magazines and started playing with it [make-up], but no one ever taught me how. I have two older sisters and a crazy involved mom in my life and no one gave me any advice.” BTM – What about when you were a kid and you needed to shave your legs? Your mom never said it’s time you shaved your legs? KM – “I think my dad gave me my first razor.” BTM – Really? And what did he say? KM – “I asked for a razor and he gave me one… I could tell I needed to shave my legs, I mean that is pretty obvious…” BTM – No advice, got it… KM- “Actually, my mom doesn’t like a lot of make-up or a lot of anything [on the face], she is very plain so that would be her only thing but it wouldn’t really be advice, it was more like if I had too much on she would be like, ‘What the hell? Take off some of that make-up. It is too much.” BTM – How much did you have on? Did you look like a drag queen? KM – “No, I don’t think I ever did, but if it was like an eye shadow, she doesn’t like eye shadow, and she would be like, ‘Why are you wearing that?”
BTM – What about your trademark. The white eyeliner in the corner of your eyes?top shop one because it was given to me from a friend.” BTM – You know which one is really good? The wet n wild.
BTM – Finally, how often do you wash your hair?KM- “Oh my god, not a lot. I think I am using a new product that is making it greasy, so I have had to shower and wash my hair for the last three days. It is very upsetting. But normally twice a week. It depends on if I work out or not… I hate showers.” BTM – You hate showers? KM – “Yes, if I could magically be clean without having to shower, I would. I do not like showers.” BTM – Magically be clean? Could you elaborate on that more? KM – “Like if I could snap my fingers and be clean instead of having to get into the shower and then get out of the shower I would much prefer that.” BTM – Ok, well… hopefully some magic will happen for you. ***beauty always comes from within, photos taken by Amanda Teague on Nov. 17, 2013, XOXO behind the mirror***