Hi Victoria it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Hi! I’d love to share a little bit about myself! I was originally born and raised in Ottawa but I now currently live and work in Toronto. I’m kind of a workaholic and always on the go – having down time stresses me out more than working too much because I get scared that I’m not being productive with my time.
What inspired you to start The Lust Listt?
I started my blog way back in high school when it was hosted on blogspot.com. It’s come quite a way since. It first operated as a creative outlet for me to talk about beauty – specifically nail art. Looking at my blog now, you’ll find almost no trace of nail art, but I used to be very into it and obsessed with collecting nail polish. Growing up I was always told to focus on school, and as much as I loved to learn new things, I never quite feel satisfied with just being smarter. I wanted to also be more expressive, which is how The Lust Listt started. I started my blog as a way to share my thoughts with the initial impression of ‘who cares if I make a fool of myself, no one is going to read this anyways’, and here it is now!
As a child growing up, was fashion and style already a strong interest for you?
Oh always! I loved clothes, and I loved pairing things together. I was probably the girliest one of all of my cousins in the family.
How will you describe a typical day for yourself?
In one word – long. I’m not even kidding. My day usually begins at around 7 AM, I wake up and spend about 30 minutes in bed scrolling through my various social media platforms catching up on what I missed while I was asleep, and then reply back to any comments or questions. Then I spend another 30 minutes or so catching up and responding to some emails while slowly waking up. By 8 AM I’m fully awake and the first thing that I do when I get out of bed is make a pot of coffee. While waiting for the french press to prep the coffee, I usually go through my whole bathroom routine (brush teeth, wash face, apply makeup) and put on an outfit.
After the coffee is done, I pour one for myself, and another to take to work and then get set on prepping myself a lunch. At this point it’s probably around 8:30, and I’m ready to sit down at my computer to answer any other urgent emails that require immediate responses. I do a bit of work, which involves editing photos, scheduling shoots, writing blog post content, etc before I head out for my 9-5. I usually leave my place by around 10 AM and arrive at work by 10:30.
Then I spend my day working till about 5PM before I meet up with either my boyfriend or a friend to shoot some content.
I don’t usually get home till about 7 PM at night, to which I like to lie down on the couch and unwind to some Netflix for about an hour before I prep dinner. When I’m done eating, it’s around 8:30/9, and then I jump back onto the computer to edit the photos that I just shot that evening. My day typically winds up with me brushing my teeth/washing my face at around 1 AM and getting into bed at 2 AM only to restart the process again in 5 hours.
What beauty tips can you share to every lady?
Hydrate and skincare. I’m a firm believer that the better skin that you have, the less makeup that you have to wear. I’ve always focused on making sure that my skin is hydrated, which includes drinking lots of water and always moisturizing and applying masks at night while I’m asleep.
If you can time travel, where will you go?
This is so hard, and I’d want to time travel forward in time to see what the fashion would look like in the future so that I can stay one step ahead of the curve 😉
Which was the last movie you watched and was it any good?
I love a good horror/suspense/thriller, so I just recently watched the movie, Hidden – it was amazing. Not completely scary but it was directed so well and with an impressive script that I loved every moment of it.
What exciting plans do you have for the rest of 2017?
Travel! I love traveling and can’t wait to hit up Portugal and Morocco in September 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Victoria. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Thank you for having me! Sexy to me means being comfortable in your own skin and not caring what other people think. I have a personal mantra that’s quite cliche (do what you love, and love what you do) that works really well alongside with my other one (do what makes you happy), so as long as you’re happy and you’re loving yourself, you’re sexy! Who cares what other people think?
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