I have always loved beauty products and was undergoing a quarter-life crisis working in marketing at a big four audit firm that I’ve since left. I’d tried for years to get a job as a beauty assistant at a magazine to no avail. I found myself recommending hair products to (straight) male auditors in their 50s constantly on elevators at work. They couldn’t have cared less, so I decided I needed an outlet. I was also constantly fielding phone calls from my friends regarding salons and product recommendations. Three and a half years ago, I started BBJ. It’s been an amazing experience. I absolutely love being able to find about new collections before they hit shelves and meet so many phenomenal people in the industry!
What’s a beauty trend that you just wish would end already?
The matte nail trend just began, but already I wish it would end. That’s one trend that just depresses me. Nails should always be shiny. Matte makeup, okay. Matte nails… just, no. A whole lotta no.
Favorite beauty brand & why?
This is so hard. I’ll have to break this question down into Makeup, Bath/Body and Hair. Makeup: NARS and Benefit. Bath/Body: Bliss and Fresh. Hair: Moroccanoil, and Pureology.
Can’t-live-without-it grooming product?
Dark brown eye liner. I don’t look “done” without it.
Famous last words?
Stop with the POWDER foundations, blushes and bronzers. Powder AGES skin prematurely! Invest in cream and liquid iterations of those products.
Thanks, Amber! We need to investigate this Moraccanoil ASAP- sounds amazing!
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love the site!
thanks, Brittany! how cute is your site? we just added it to our RSS feeds 😉