Create Your Elixir With Alanna
Musician / Makeup Artist / Licensed Esthetician
First, when did you realize nail care was important? And what's your current routine?
I've been painting my nails for years, but I didn't realize how important nail care was until the past 2ish years. I would say my current routine is a work in progress. I'm really trying to find products I love and also really trying to learn how to use a cuticle cutter with hurting myself.
Where do you get your inspiration for your nail colors/combinations?
Elixir is about creating new habits and reinventing yourself. Are there any new routines or a moment of reinvention that you started this year?
This year I actually went fully vegan and it has been an amazing thing for my body. I'm more aware of the things I consume and where my products are coming from. I was motivated to become vegan primarily for environmental reasons. It became super important to me to make that switch when I realized how much waste and the toll it takes on the environment (and animals obviously) to produce meat or dairy
"My favorite self-care routine has to be getting up at 7am on my off days. I love getting up, going for walks, making an iced matcha, reading, going to the pool. Anything. I just love getting up early and have the house quiet and getting to spend sometime by myself before the chaos of the day begins."
Is there a black owned business or community resource you think everyone should know?
I’ve been trying out more black owned businesses and two of my favorite by far have been Rosen Skincare and The Lip Bar!
Name your favorites -
- Favorite Album: ATLiens - Outkast
- Favorite Artist: Kaytranada (right now)
- Favorite Book: War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson Antonio Denis.
- Favorite Movie: Hereditary hands DOWN
- Favorite Restaurant: This little vegan food truck in my city with the BEST vegan friend chicken called HapPea Vegan