30s: Me, Chrystal Price
Data Analyst, Style Consultant, and Makeup Sales Consultant; age 32.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, her routine, style, and regimen is one of “Cheap and Cheerful.”
DIET ”My parents are from the deep south (Louisana and Mississippi) so I grew up with a mostly traditional southern diet with Creole and Cajun influences. My parents grew much of our food growing up, so we ate plenty of vegetables. Now my diet consists of mostly chicken and fish, but with an abundance of vegetables (many from my own garden), whole grains, and olive oil. I eat a much more Mediterranean-inspired diet.”
BREAKFAST: In the winter: Oatmeal with slivered almonds and berries. In the summer, flax and soy toast with butter and lemon curd, flax and soy toast with nut butter and raspberries, or egg on an whole grain english muffin.
LUNCH: Depends. Usually the previous night’s leftovers. “Often, it’s a protein with roasted/sauteed vegetables.”
DINNER: “Roasted chicken/fish/pork, root vegetables, cabbage, and brown rice are often on the menu. We eat a lot of vegetables. Food is paramount in our home and we believe in butter, olive oil, and garlic. I don’t sacrifice good tasting food. We indulge in eating out periodically.”
BEVERAGES: “Coffee, copious amounts of tea, fruit I’ve juiced (ginger in anything is delicious), sparkling water, and definitely wine. Preferably a good dry rosé.”
SNACKS: “I don’t snack much, but if I do, I like dark chocolate with chili peppers, tea biscuits, and tortilla chips with hummus. A sugar cookie is a guilty indulgence.”
VITAMINS: “I admittedly and unapologetically take gummy vitamins from Trader Joe’s daily, and I juice fruit and vegetables that are going a bit soft. This morning I had carrot-ginger-apple-kiwi-peach-mango juice and it was delicious.”
FITNESS ”I’m not as dedicated to exercise as I should be - I admittedly loathe working out. However, I enjoy dancing whilst cleaning and riding my bike at night.”
SKIN CARE ”My secret for great skin is to mostly leave it alone and drink lots of water. I wash daily and nightly with Mark.’s That’s Deep Purifying Gel Cleanser ($9), use an Apricot Scrub weekly ($3), and use Mark’s Get a Tint SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer ($12). If I’ve got a long day ahead of me where I need my makeup to last, I’ll use a primer like Mark.’s Primed for Perfection Face Primer ($10).
MAKEUP ”I’m all about the Five Minute Face. If I can’t slap it on in five minutes and look good, I’m probably not doing it. I rarely wear foundation, just the tinted moisturizer, but I do have a favourite pair of go-to eyeshadows: MAC’s Honeylust and MAC’s Tempting (both $15). A peachy/rose gold brown and a brown are great choices for everyday glamour - if you mess them up, no one can tell. If I wear eyeliner, which I rarely do, it’s MAC’s Teddy, in a soft, sparkly brown. I’m a recent convert to blush, after my makeup artist Roger Hoover told me I couldn’t leave home without it, so I use a Mark.’s Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Chica ($8) and usually top off with a neutral lipgloss or Kat Von D’s Everlasting Love lipstick in Outlaw ($19) for an indelible red pucker. No face is complete without banging lashes, so mascara is a must for my super curly ones - I love Mark.’s Scanda-Lash hook-up mascara ($6.50) - I used to wear Lancome and Diorshow, but this one blows both out of the water. I get a proper manicure about once a month, and at least two proper pedicures a year (the rest is home maintenance), but I change my nail polish weekly. Right now I am loving sorbet coloured shades like tangerine and raspberry.
HAIR ”I have ridiculously curly hair that I wash about once a week with a heavy creamy conditioner, like Fekkai’s Moisture Mask. I shampoo about once every two weeks - shampoo is harsh and strips the oil from my hair. I colour at home mostly with Dark and Lovely haircolour in honey blonde ($6) and moisturize with a combination of lavender and eucalyptus infused whipped shea butter and coconut oil from the The Wondrous Wild. ($15) To style, often I do flat twists or braids, or apply Kinky Curly styling custard and rake through my curls to dry. I don’t have a regular stylist, so most care is done at home.
BODY ”I don’t get a massage often enough, but when I do, I see my long time friend and massage therapist Callie Ackles for a deep tissue massage. I moisturize daily with the Wondrous Wild coconut oil and shea whipped body butter. I shower more than I soak, but I do exfoliate my feet weekly with a file and H2O+ foot scrub ($16). To finish, I wear Mark.’s Sassy for an everyday scent, and either Night Iris ($24) or Dolce and Gabbana’s Sicily for a beautiful evening fragrance (although I am wearing Dior’s J’Adore today.)”