I met Jacquie years ago, when ‘IT’ Cosmetics was beginning it’s journey morphing itself into the well-known brand it is today. All I can say is, we’ve come a long way baby. Jacquie recently returned from her honeymoon, where she gave us gals a glimpse of Mr. Hemmer and all I can say is that they make a perfect couple, both gorgeous and kind.
In-between life and catching up at the office she found time to answer a few questions.
Fashion Icon: I’ve had two major fashion influences in my life, and they are somewhat opposites if that tells you anything about me. Madonna was my first fashion Icon, and she still inspires me now that I am in my late 40’s. I love how she continues to reinvent herself over the last three decades, and even now, in her 60’s, Madonna still inspires me to this day. Jackie O (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) is my other style Icon from my childhood to now. I have always loved her oversized sunglasses, stylish coats, and suits, along with her signature white on white. When I feel like I need to look professional, I default to a Jackie O-inspired look.
Last article of clothing purchased before the pandemic: Wait, we were supposed to stop shopping during the pandemic? (Laughs) Since I am often live on QVC TV, I continue to purchase, I’ve been going out in public throughout the pandemic. Some of my favorite pieces have been blazers by Veronica Beard and Nic+Zoe. I am a massive fan of both designers.
If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: My go-to look is gym meets the office, so I would say that I live in that now. Black leggings with a comfy t-shirt that a blazer can be thrown over to look pulled together in an instant.
Favorite Restaurant: This is a tricky question for me since I love to try new places all the time. I just fell in love again with a restaurant called Founding Farmers in King of Prussia near where I live last night. But if I have to pick one restaurant, It’s Azteca in Seattle. It holds a special place in my heart because my best friend Jamie and I used to eat there all the time. I love the chicken fajitas. I still go back there when I am in the Seattle area.
Describe your personal style: My style depends on the day, but if I had to make a general statement about my style, it would be boho-rockstar.
Beauty Routine: Since I work for a beauty brand, IT Cosmetics, I regularly use the products we create, but I do mix in other skincare lines like Alpine Beauty and Herbivore here and there. Cleansing is so essential for your skin, and often a good cleanser is the last thing we spend our hard-earned money on, especially as we age.
I like Confidence in a Cleanser followed by Miracle Water by It Cosmetics. This ensures all the dirt, skin cells, and make-up is removed, so I don’t have breakouts, skin dehydration, and age my skin. Plus, these products’ hydrating factors ensure my skincare is doing what it’s supposed to do and not just repair the damage a typical cleanser can do to your skin.
Next, I follow-up with a serum that contains ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Vitamin E, and at night Retinol. My final step is a moisturizer, a must in my book regardless of skin type or age. I look for cream formulas with Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen.
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