Featuring: Lindsay Rogers, Founder of BelleBelle

When friends come over to visit... my makeup room is usually one of their first stops. It's like a grown up version of a "play room" and instead of a world full of Barbies...I have a room full of lipstick, and way too many foundation options. It's fun to see what our friends use, we get inspired, find new favorites, and get to test out new colors (with no purchase necessary). I love raiding my girlfriend's medicine cabinets-but if I had to choose JUST ONE-it would have to be Lindsay Rogers, founder of Belle Belle Social Media. This girl has it all! ...and I really mean, she has it ALL! I could spend hours ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at her collection of beauty items. Her beauty reviews are extremely informative, and she features a variety of price points from drugstore to department store. Over the past few months, I have enjoyed getting to know her likes and dislikes in the beauty industry, and am so excited to share her story with you so you can get to know her too.


1. When did you fall in love with cosmetics?
I have memories of begging to wear red nail polish and playing in my grandmother's enormous eye shadow palette as far back as I can remember! But when I was 14, I bought my first "grown-up" makeup - a Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner full of her goodies. I have been buying makeup like crazy ever since. 

2. How did you begin blogging about makeup, skincare, and fashion?
I was doing social media consulting and decided I needed my own personal online presence. When I was thinking about my passions, it was clear - had to be beauty. As my business evolved, I was able to incorporate my (almost) equal passion for fashion on my tumblr and on Pinterest.

3. What does your skincare routine look like?
It is always changing since I am constantly testing products. But my favorites include Arcona Triple Berry cleansing bar, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Toner, Retin-A Rx, Kate Somerville CytoCellâ„¢ Dermal Energizing Treatment, La Mer The Eye Concentrate and Cle De Peau Beaute UV Protection Cream SPF 50 PA+++.


4. What is your favorite beauty product? 
That's hard! I might have to pick a couple :) Le Metier de Beaute Eyeshadow, NARS 'Pure Radiant' Tinted MoisturizerSPF 30 and Estee Lauder Eye Kohl. 

5. What are the hottest gift giving items you'd want or give to friends and family?
NEST Fragrances candles (the absolute gold standard in home fragrance) ad L'Occitane Hand Cream sets. 

6. Is there a drastic difference in how girls in San Fransisco do their makeup vs. where you live now? When I lived in SF, it was always a natural and healthy approach to makeup. Things were usually paired down to match the casual style. In Texas and Oklahoma, girls aren't afraid to wear more foundation and a more dramatic eye. But I don't see many bold red lips down here.

7. What look/trend to you regret most?
French manicures just irk me but French pedicures completely creep me out. Why did I do that? 

8. What is your favorite trend/look you want to bring back?
I think a eye lined with a tight-line looks so clean and defined. While I appreciate a good smokey or cat eye, there is something to be said for a streamlined approach. 

9. What is your signature scent?
Donna Karen Cashmere Mist

10. Do you do your own nails or go to the salon?
I used to go to the salon for a mani/pedi weekly (yes, weekly) when I worked in finance. After starting Belle Belle Media, I learned to do my own manicures and actually find it really soothing!


Make sure to stalk her on her blog, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and pinterest for all her beauty (and fashion) favorites!

XOXO
Priscilla