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i&i blog — mascara

in this blog series, you will read intimate thoughts and experiences from an array of different people - always ending with what beauty means to them.

An interview with Vanessa Ortynsky

"It’s quite rare in a society that benefits from our self-doubt and insecurities, but beauty is owning your quirks and celebrating the ways you stand out."  Vanessa is one of those genuinely nice people. She is authentic and always up for a coffee and a chat. She is a very talented writer, Canadian born but can tell you all the best places to eat in Christchurch. Read more about her life in our latest blog.
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an interview with sophie chung

Sophie Chung is killing it. 27 years old, living in Auckland. The Beauty Editor at M2woman, founder of Chatty Chums, and on her way to owning her third house. Read about her upbringing, bartending in a strip club, how she deals with racism and sexism in her industry and more. 
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an interview with sian simpson

Sian Simpson is New Zealand's startup and innovation ambassador to the world. Buying a house on Waiheke, three family suicides, interviewing Helen Clark, biking 350 miles through Zambia, and living all around the world, she has gone through some amazing highs and some tough lows. We talk to her about both and get an insight into her life as a completely remote worker living between living in San Francisco, Australia, London, Paris and Singapore and Waiheke Island in a given year.    How do explain what you do to strangers? I work with entrepreneurs and business owners to help them grow and expand/export their businesses nationally but mainly internationally to global markets such as San Francisco/USA, Australia, UK, Canada, Europe & Singapore.  I’m best thought...
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an interview with jessie guru

Jessie Guru is an inspirational woman. Former Journalist, TV presenter, and singer/songwriter, she now lives in Bali working as a content creator, spreading positive messages through her platform, she is an advocate for people (and animals) who don't have a voice, and we are super fangirling her! Read about her physical and mental health struggles, thoughts on social influencers and her move to a plant-based lifestyle (which was encouraged by her ex-All Black partner!!).
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an interview with grace palmer

"Sadly - Instagram has given people a delusional perspective of the new norm." "I have this thing where I want to be inspirational, and motivational so people can be aspirational. It's about finding a healthy balance." Read more from Grace in our interview for the indigo & iris blog series "What does beauty mean to you?".
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an interview with ellie haines

We are PUMPED to have interviewed @lovingelliesbelly aka Ellie Haines and asked her "What beauty means to you" for our blog series. We asked why she started her self-love instagram & what is all about. She is hilariously honest and open about her daily struggles which many of her followers relate to. We were lucky enough to have her involved in our very first indigo & iris shoot where she applied levitate mascara oh so beautifully to her lashes.
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an interview with alice tanner

Wow. Alice is an amazingly talented singer and all-around good human being. We are so happy to have interviewed her as part of our "What does beauty mean to you?" blog series. She gets REAL with her answers, and suggests some epic reading and listening content - this is not one you want to miss.
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an interview with aasha-samara nimo

Aasha (@glittergirlclub), her work is beautiful and we have been lucky enough to have levitate mascara worn in some of her shoots. She is an ambivert from South Auckland and we love her. 
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