Today’s interview is with the beautiful Rei – all around superwoman and creator of Front Row Beauty. I was excited to interview Rei because I admire her taste in not only makeup and beauty, but also fashion – she always looks impeccable, from head to toe! Rei is down to earth, super charming, and manages not only her beauty site but also a full time job in consulting. Enjoy meeting the fabulous Rei!
Who are you? What do you do, and where do you live?
My name is Rei, and I grew up in Sydney, Australia. I work as an IT consultant for a large financial company. I am a funny and laid back girl with a relaxed approach to life. I can come across quite shy and introverted, but once you know me I tend to expose the chatty and quirky side of me. I am also a dog lover – I only have one dog for now and I wish to adopt more in the future.
I just turned 30 this year, and I am proud of it! I am at this age where I have gained a stronger sense of myself, being more confident and I have a clear vision of where my life is heading to. I am currently expecting a baby which is the best thing to ever happen in my life – it’s a life changing experience that makes me feel more accountable but complete.
Can you share more about your interest in beauty and makeup, and how you got started with your site?
I was deeply influenced by my mum . She was very precise and attentive to quality and details for everything. I used to ‘steal’ her makeup when I was young, and when I turned 16 she took me the department store and bought me an entire set of Dior makeup and Lancome skincare. I was completely hooked into anything related to beauty ever since then!
So naturally I dreamt of starting my own blog to share my thoughts, but I never had the courage to do so as I didn’t think anyone would be interested in what I had to say. It was my husband who encouraged me (partly because he was bored of me showing “my ever-growing collection” only to him!).
Can you share some of your favorite beauty products – that you would buy again and again?
I can’t live without the very basic makeup items such as my Shu Uemura eyelash curler and mascara, Kate eyeliner, Cle De Peau concealer, Fresh Sugar lip balm and Chantecaille Future Skin foundation. Brands wise, I am a loyal fan of Chanel and Suqqu and I tend to collect new pieces from all their new collections. Continue Reading