How tall are you?
I’m about 5’10”. (Although on my high school basketball roster, I was listed as 6’!)
How old are you?
I’m 22 (ya for palindromes!).
Where did you go to school?
I’m originally from the Syracuse, NY area, and I went to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.
What are your favorite clothing stores?
I love J. Crew, Gap, Lord and Taylor, Ann Taylor/Loft, and Anthropologie. I also do serious damage when I go to DWS and Target.
What is your skin care routine?
I use Proactiv everyday, but when I workout in the morning, I wash my face with Clean and Clear Daily Pore Cleanser and apply Clean and Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer. I wear the C&C moisturizer everday.
What kind of make-up do you wear?
My make-up routine is pretty simple—Smashbox Foundation Primer (photo finish color correcting), MAC Studio Finish Concealer (if necessary), and Clinique Superbalanced Powder. I love Laura Mercier eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino eyeliner, Maybelline mascara, and Nars blush.
How do you do your hair?
Where are my fellow curly girls? Having naturally curly hair is both a blessing and a curse, and 99 percent of the time, I just let it do its thing—after getting out of the shower, I use a little Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier to keep the curls for frizzing and let my hair air-dry. (It takes about an hour and a half to straighten my hair!)
What shampoo/conditioner do you use?
I use Head and Shoulders shampoo and Bed Head Foxy Curls conditioner.
When do you go to bed and wake up?
I’ll be the first to admit that I keep “grandma” hours. Most nights, my lights are off around 9:30 p.m., and at the absolute latest, I like to be in bed by 10:30 p.m. at the latest (specifically 10:23 p.m.; weird, I know). There is a reason behind this madness—my body naturally wakes up between 5 and 6 a.m. I love waking up early to workout, write, and get work done; I’m much more productive in the morning, and I’m definitely a morning person.
What are the best and worst things about living in CNY?
You can’t talk about CNY without mentioning Syracuse basketball. (Shoutout to Cuse Nation! I bleed orange!) It’s kind of a big deal. I’m from a small suburb outside of Syracuse, and I love being from a tight-knit and supportive community. The only downside is the crazy CNY weather; it gets super cold and snowy in the winter—we’ve had snow on Halloween before, and winter can span from October to April—and the temperatures can be pretty erratic.