Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Interview with Shalini Vadhera of Global Goddess Beauty
Shalini Vadhera was gracious enough to answer some questions for me in regards to her book, Passport to Beauty and her own beauty routine. she also shares some fabulous beauty tips and proves that we all have reality show obsessions:
*first, will you please introduce yourself to my readers?
HI GODDESSES! I'M SHALINI VADHERA FOUNDER OF GLOBAL GODDESS BEAUTY AND AUTHOR OF PASSPORT TO BEAUTY
*what is your favorite part of you job?
MAKING WOMEN FEEL FABULOUS - ON THE INSIDE AND OUT. AS WELL AS FINDING GREAT GLOBAL BEAUTY SECRETS!
*will you please share a summary of what your book, Passport to Beauty, is about?
PASSPORT TO BEAUTY TAKES YOU ON THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY ADVENTURE AROUND THE WORLD SHARING SECRETS AND TIPS FROM WOMEN IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. EVERYTHING FROM TRAFFIC STOPPING SHINY HAIR FROM INDIA, TO HARDER THAN ACRYLIC NAILS VIA THE DOMINICAN WOMEN, TO WHITE TEA ANTI-AGING MASK.
*what inspired you to write your book?
I WAS OBSESSED WITH WHAT WOMEN WERE DOING AROUND THE WORLD FROM TRAVELING ALL MY LIFE. I KNEW SO MUCH BEAUTY STARTED IN THE KITCHEN IN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE US AND WOMEN LOOKED FABULOUS FROM USING INDIGENOUS INGREDIENTS AND HERBS ON THEIR SKIN AND HAIR. I WANTED TO CELEBRATE THESE WOMEN AND THEIR SECRETS
*what are some fabulous, basic beauty tips you can share with my readers?
LESS IS MORE. LIGHTEN UP YOUR MAKEUP BY USING PRODUCTS THAT WORK ON MORE THAN ONE FEATURE. LIKE OUR BRONZER MAKES THE BEST BLUSH AND EYESHADOW CREATING A GOLDEN GLOW TO THE SKIN.
MAKEUP ALWAYS LOOKS BETTER ON HYDRATED SKIN. DRINK LOT'S OF WATER AND START AND FINISH YOUR DAY WITH 15 SPLASHES OF ICE COLD WATER ON YOUR FACE ( A SECRET OF THE SCANDINAVIAN WOMEN TO AVOID SPENDING MONEY ON EXPENSIVE MOISTURIZERS)
*if you could recommend one product or beauty recipe that every woman should be using, what would it be?
PRODUCT - I LOVE LOVE OUR BLACKEST BLACK MASCARA...IT INSTANTLY GIVES AMAZING LOOKING LASHES WHICH FRAME THE EYE, LIFT THE APPEARANCE AND CREATES A SEXY LOOK.
BEAUTY RECIPE? I HAVE TWO FAVORITES:
COCONUT OIL SCALP MASSAGE ONCE A WEEK A LA THE WOMEN IN INDIA FOR TRAFFIC STOPPING SHINY HAIR - RUB OUR COCONUT OIL ONCE A WEEK ON YOUR SCALP AND IN YOUR HAIR AND LEAVE ON OVERNIGHT. WASH IN THE MORNING AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK FABULOUS!
WAKE UP TIRED LOOKING SKIN LIKE THE WOMEN IN CHILE -
MASH UP A HANDFUL OF GRAPES AND ADD TWO TABLESPOONS OF FLOUR. MIX INTO A PASTE AND APPLY ON YOUR FACE FOR 15 MINUTES. YOUR SKIN WILL LOOK REJUVENATED AND HEALTHY INSTANTLY
*do you believe that you are a beauty junkie?
COMPLETE, UTTER AND HOPELESS BEAUTY JUNKIE
*what is your personal beauty routine?
START MY MORNING WITH A HOT GLASS OF LEMON/HONEY WATER ( A TRICK FOR GREAT WEIGHT AND SKIN I LEARNED IN INDIA), HYDRATE WITH OLAY SPF 15 MOISTURIZER, THEN APPLY OUR PRIMER, COMPLEXION PERFECTION DUO IN 2.5. THEN I APPLY OUR ARUSHA QUAD ON MY LIDS, FOLLOW WITH THE (CAIRO) DYNASTY LIQUID LINER AND TONS OF MASCARA!!
THEN I USE OUR SOUTH PACIFIC SHIMMER AS MY BLUSH, MAC CHICORY LIP PENCIL AND GGB MIRAGE LIPVEIL...... AND I'M OFF!! I SPEND 10 MINUTES TOPS ON MY MAKEUP
*for fun: can you share two funny quirks about yourself that people might not expect you to have?
I LOVE TO EAT MAC N CHEESE AND I'M A HUGE FAN OF ROCK OF LOVE ON VH-1. I TIVO IT SINCE I TRAVEL SO MUCH!
thank you Shalini for answering my questions! i am thrilled that you took the time to do so!
for more info about Global Goddess Beauty, visit GlobalGoddessBeauty.com