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"Hi friends! My name is Carina Chaz (@carinachaz), founder and CEO of DedCool, which is a & # 39; unisex, non-toxic, vegan fragrance business. I believe flavor & # 39; s an essential part of & # 39; # 39 is a person's identity and personal aesthetic, and I make sure that I am smelling but sophisticated, and that consists of the highest quality natural ingredients without a hippie-dippy atmosphere. having only existed for three years, I have been delivering fragrances for over a decade, and at 13 I formulated my debut perfume called CC N, which was suggested to Chanel No. 5. Some children had Britney Spears .. I had the nose of Coco Chanel and shortly thereafter, a Big Name Corporation asked for one of my compositions for the Twilight sage franchise. I respectfully refused and chose to work next to their fragrance house. The experience shifted my palette, where I uncovered an interest in masculine, fragrant scents.
Although I have liked perfume a lot since I was young, I never really thought of myself as a beauty person; I've never seen YouTube tutorials and don't wear makeup regularly. Although I now work in the beauty space, I have been exposed to hundreds of brands and founders. Having access to so many cool and innovative products, it made me & # 39; a & # 39; clean beauty junkie & # 39; made, where 90 percent of my scheme consists of sheer beauty, and the remaining ten percent is a mix of products I can't live with. I am also a piston for brand food and story. I value connection and transparency, so it is important for me to understand what safe practices are used to create products.
When it comes to skin, I'm super particular. I use La Natura's Hyaluronic + Lemon Peel Facial Wax because I am obsessed with all the active ingredients – yuzu oil, vitamin C for brightening and lemon zest bioferment to ensure a clean and exfoliating skin. Once my skin is clean, I only use Mara's Universal Oil or the Retinol Oil. I completely removed moisturizer from my skincare practice because I love these oils so much. And also, I will remove the dirt from my face and I find that the oil's consistency is perfect for that. But in the morning I can't live without Josh Rosebrook's Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30. I mix it with my foundation or just wear a clean sheet.
Next, the essential DedCool Chazsticks, in all flavors of course. I have one in each bag / bag / drawer. Flavors include: cannabis (Pineapple Express odor) pink, vanilla, Mint, coconut milk and watermelon. My Starfaced girlfriend, Julie Schott, said, "it's like the adult Lip Smackers," which is the biggest compliment I've ever received.
I am a big believer in correcting treatments as opposed to products. For example, I always get hormonal breakouts during my menstrual cycle. When that happens, my mother-in-law, Jacky Banayan, cleans me up. When it comes to makeup, I'm always looking for the most natural look – partly because I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, and a still smaller part of me just thinks I look better without it. My makeup staples: Lilah B. Lip & Cheek, Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint – really a versatile product.
It's VERY UNDERRATED and Nécessaire says it best: & # 39; Treat your body like your face. & # 39; I like their sandalwood shower gel, it really is thicccccck and smells incredible. (My boyfriend steals it all the time.) I'm dedicated to La Natura's walnut scrub in the scent White + Green Tea, along with the matching lotion. When I say that this lotion is the best lotion I've ever tried, believe me, because I've tried them all. Nothing compares to how it nourishes my skin. And I'm absolutely a fan girl of Corpus natural deodorants – I like to sniff my dimples after application and possibly through the day … I just can't get enough of their Third Rose. My armpits are super sensitive and because we take up so much of our skin, I'm a big proponent of switching to the green side.
Hair, I like to keep short, so I get a straight cut once a month. I'm happy because I brush it out of the shower and don't touch it for days. My hair color, on the other hand, is not so minimal. I go to Stephen Garrison twice a year, the only person I dye my hair.
People keep asking me if I have a favorite DedCool scent, and I always answer with nooooope. The way I see it, every fragrance has to be my favorite for a good while and then I move on. The one for me is Madonna, one of our lowest flavors consisting of bergamot, black pepper, sandalwood and hints of lily. My previous visits were: Fragrance 05 Spring, & # 39; a fresh and woody citrus, Fragrance 04, which contains a sexy green color with notes of the forest & earth, and Fragrance 02, my & # 39; magic in & # 39; a bottle & # 39; flavor with sandalwood and juniper berries.
It can be difficult to work, practice and execute a social life, but I do my best to balance. After a long day at the office, I try to practice – usually a Classpass class. When I get home, I like to cook a delicious meal – I like vegetables in the oven with salt, pepper and oil. Then I usually meet with friends or come in isolation. Separation mode means I take a bath and smoke some weed. It's one of the everyday great combos – nothing is more relaxing than that. & # 39;
– as told to ITG
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