Hi Valerie it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Hello Everyone! I am a New Jersey native and have lived here for most of my life. My life revolves around family, friends, fashion and makeup. People might view fashion and beauty as shallow but it has been my creative outlet and an opportunity to express myself. I have met many amazing people on this journey and they have taught me everything I know which I am ready to share with all of you!
Where did the inspiration to create beauty videos come from?
Growing up I was a competitive dancer, and as young girls, we had to learn how to do our own makeup before competitions. I was able to experiment and have fun with makeup looks. This passion stuck with me and I wanted to be able to share my knowledge of makeup and beauty with the world. I absolutely love having the opportunity to teach others, while still continually learning new makeup trends everyday.
What makeup and beauty accessories are a must have for every lady?
Every lady must have a great moisturizer for her face and body. If you want beautiful, flawless makeup then you need to take care of your skin and nourish it. I also cannot live without skincare masks. As much as I love makeup, I know how crucial the right skincare products are. Also, cannot live without my trusty Beauty Blender!
Which is your proudest achievement so far?
This is more of a personal and emotional achievement. I am proud of the major career change that I recently made. I have worked in corporate for many years while pursuing my passions as hobbies. About four months ago I finally decided to make a major career change to fashion. I am currently working as a personal stylist and going back to school for visual merchandising. This achievement has truly changed my life.
How will you describe your fashion style?
My fashion style has a mind of it’s own. I dress based on how I feel and I gather inspiration from all around me. My style always has a minimalistic touch to it, but the trends are ever changing.
Are there any misconceptions about beauty and makeup that you commonly hear?
I guess the only misconception I hear about beauty and makeup is more aligned with people judging it as a high-maintenance aspect of a person. Personally, beauty and makeup have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. I began using makeup on a theatrical level and it grew to makeup artistry. I also needed makeup when my acne was extremely bad and it gave me a sense of hope and comfort. People should realize there is an art, high level of creativity and attention to detail to makeup artistry.
What flavor would you say best describes you?
I would probably have to say salted caramel because I have an incredibly sweet side but I can also add a little kick to things.
Funniest or lamest attempt a guy has tried to know you?
Well one time a guy thought it would be a good idea to Snapchat me every second of the day to try and talk to me instead of just asking for my number and having a normal conversation. And he would send a Snapchat picture every five seconds showing me every single thing he was doing, needless to say it was just lame and went nowhere.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Valerie. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Being authentic to who you are. Always own who you are and embrace every aspect of your being. That will exude and attract the right people, places and things into your life. You will emulate sexiness.
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