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Welcome to Beauty Diary: Seven days of getting glam with an industry insider. From publicists to professional makeup artists, this is a week in the life of someone who lives and breathes beauty.
- I am not big on removing my makeup, so I left it on for the whole weekend and just now taking it off on Monday morning before I go to work. About a decade ago, I discovered that this Origins formula was the best, least irritating eye makeup remover
- I'm usually hurrying, so it helps to have moisturizer in the office in case I feel like my skin is super dehydrated.
- I feel beyond lucky to live above a florist. I often get home to an elevator filled with this beauty. That's my Toki-Doki knockoff backpack from Canal Street in the corner of the shot. It holds everything and I wear it even with fancy outfits.
- I believe heartily in supplements. I start every day with homeopathic drops and the pills you are meant to take on an empty stomach, and then take about a dozen pills with each meal. These are a few on the top of my dresser—I have two dresser drawers belo
- I give in to every single craving. Like this one after work today, which clearly means my body needs the magnesium and not in the pill form.
- Being treated by my favorite and only colorist, Kyle White at Oscar Blandi.
- The results! Kyle is a hair-color artist and also a true friend. (Isn't he also in amazing shape? Lord!) Taylor at Oscar Blandi did this beautiful blow-out and, when he is there, the gorgeous and crazy-youthful Oscar does it for me himself. Ah, the perks
- My makeup artist Berta Camal comes to my apartment to get me ready for a big photo and video shoot today and lugs all of these products up the stairs.
- When Berta styles my hair, she uses a technique that she calls "roping," where she divides the hair into three big sections, then split each in two, twisting together like ropes. It is a really easy technique and really works well for wavy or curly hair—j
- Here's a more formal look for a different shot. I'm almost done here, though I'm tempted to leave my hair just like this.
- I love Pilates so much (sometimes my hair even looks ok when I go straight to the office right after).
- Treats for the staffs at xoJane and xoVain. Whenever I see anything with an xo on it, I feel like I have to get it for these wonderful folks at the office. I spied these while picking up my breakfast and tea.
- At my friend's house for dinner, he serves me these delicious healthy fried things so I take a picture to remind myself to get them, but now I can't remember what they were. Let me know @janepratt if you know what they are.
- Ever since I started showing people what is on my phone every minute of every day, I feel inspired when I see something like this single red rose in the street to take a picture of it and ask xoJane readers what they think the story was behind it. They al
- This is where I smell up the house and gross out my daughter by cooking in the only way I know how—no recipes, just whatever looks, smells, and tastes good together. Want some?
- I took this picture of our little dog, Lemon (as opposed to the bigger one, Balloon), to remember how much I like the way his looks with this new haircut, so that I can try to emulate it next time. Happy weekend!
Legendary editor Jane Pratt has let us in on a week's worth of personal beauty practices, both internal (supplements, chocolate) and external ('roping,' Pilates). Pratt currently heads up xoJane and its beauty sister site xoVain. She made her name in publishing early, when at the age of 24 she was famously appointed founding editor of Sassy magazine, followed by the launch of the beloved Jane magazine. Read on for a week in the life of the busy New Yorker, and do let her know what those mystery fried snacks are.