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Certifiably Awesome: Jennifer Still of Hello Giggles

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Everyone, say hello to Jennifer Still! She’s an editor over at one of our fav sites - Hello Giggles. And besides writing super fun and interesting articles all over the web, Jennifer loves sippin’ on iced coffee and chillin’ in her pj’s, She’s also a big fan of relaxing in a bubble bath… but then again, who isn’t? Anyways, Jennifer was lovely enough to sit with us for a sec and answer our certifiably awesome interview questions so let’s go ahead and get started!

1. What is your favorite food that is PC aka healthy?

Probably spinach! I tend to eat it sauteed with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic and Celtic sea salt just about every day. It’s so good! I also eat a ridiculous amount of cauliflower - I make it into rice, risotto, have it mashed in place of potatoes… the options are pretty endless.


2. What is your fave food that a health magazine would tell you not to eat?

Donuts, probably, but I don’t eat those anymore, really, since I’ve gone grain-free and sugar-free. Pizza fills my dreams constantly. I grew up eating boxed mac and cheese which I almost love better than homemade - it’s got that comforting “I-came-from-cardboard” taste that reminds me of my childhood.


3. What is a skincare myth that you have busted on your own?

That chocolate causes breakouts! Obnoxiously enough, I make my own sugar-free chocolate at home and my skin has never looked better.

4. What percent natural are you?

Probably about 75%, these days. My dietary limitations keep me pretty solid in that department, but I’m still a sucker for perfume (it’s an obsession - Thierry Mugler’s ‘Alien’ and Gucci’s ‘Guilty’ are heaven to me, and that’s just naming a few) and I still buy all the nice smelling shampoos and conditioners that lather up all big and foamy.

5. What is your naked animal?

That’s a hard one! I think that’d have to be the same as my clothed animal, right? Hmmm… I guess because of how hectic and all over the place I am at any given time, I’d have to go with a rabbit. I’m always hopping from one thing to another. I’m not quite as fluffy and cute, though!

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Certifiably Awesome: Katey Denno of The Beauty of It Is

This week’s Certifiably Awesome interview comes from Katey Denno, the superstar celebrity makeup artist behind the website - The Beauty of It Is. Katie’s loyalty to the green beauty market makes her one of our favorite people. As she says “my posts will be rooted in the idea of creating a more beautiful you, and a more beautiful life, in all ways.” so of course we wanted to share her interview with you. Go ahead, take a peek and get to know Katey. 
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1. What is your favorite food that is PC aka healthy?
Well, because i only ever eat things that are completely healthy and PC (besides the large pizza from Grimaldi’s that my boyfriend and I wolfed down last night!), this is a hard one for me to answer. I do love seaweed salad, organic yellow waxed beens from the farmers market lightly steamed with olive oil, gray sea salt, and dill, millet mixed with spirulina with tumeric tahini dressing, and my favorite is a  massaged kale salad with avocado and cherry tomatoes! I’ll basically eat anything my amazingly talented vegetarian chef boyfriend makes for me.
2. What is your fave food that a health magazine would tell you not to eat?
A bowl full of peanut butter mixed with chocolate chips. YUM.
3. What is a skincare myth that you have busted on your own?
That we all need a five, three, or two step skincare regimen. Sometimes my skin looks the best when I don’t use a damn thing on it.
4. What percent natural are you?
85% in my personal life, 75% in my professional life as a makeup artist.
5. What is your naked animal? (Oh you don’t know what this is? Allow us to improve your life tremendously. IF posing for naked photos, what animal would you choose to hide your girly parts?)
That’s hilarious and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this before. How about a pink flamingo with its’ wings spread upwards? (wouldn’t it be great if I found one, and had a pic of myself naked taken with it in front of me and sent it to you as my bio pic? too bad we’re not in Florida…)

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Certifiably Awesome: Hayley Williams of Paramore

Obsessed with Hayley Williams of Paramore? Us, too! That’s why we’re starting off our newest feature, S Dub’s Certifiably Awesome Series, with this bad ass and inspirational chick.
We sat down with Hayley and asked her 5 fun and unexpected questions that you definitely won’t see anywhere else. Read on to see what’s up!
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1. What is your favorite food that is PC aka healthy?
- Kale salad with strawberries and avocados. Plain ol’ baked sweet potatoes. Oh! and Veggie Tom Kha Gai soup with brown rice. 
2. What is your fave food that a health magazine would tell you not to eat?
- Banana Pudding. Mac and Cheese. Sweet Tea. Buttermilk biscuits. Grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m a southern fried female, through and through. Also, I confess to buying peanut M&M’s like every time I go to a movie, which is a lot.
3. What is a skincare myth that you have busted on your own?
- That putting oil on your face will make you breakout. I’m super sensitive and acne-prone and my favorite makeup brand is RMS. Their products have lots of good, organic, pure oils in them and I swear not only do they NOT break me out but they actually make my skin look and feel better. 
4. What percent natural are you?
- Hmm, I’m gonna say about 70 or 75%. I have a habit of buying drugstore eyeshadows and lipstains. Oh and I still use fancy brand perfumes. They’re like some feminine fantasy for me. I feel like they keep me from turning into a boy on tour. My next move is to find a really nice natural one that sticks with me all day… and also keeps me from turning into a boy.
5. What is your naked animal? (Oh you don’t know what this is? Allow us to improve your life tremendously. IF posing for naked photos, what animal would you choose to hide your girly parts?)
- This just became the greatest interview of all time. I’m fairly certain that this is my “naked” animal. Which ironically, wears a bonnet. That’s just the sort of lady I am. 
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