How long have you been in the beauty business? I have been a YouTube content creator for almost four years now. My channel, SugarPuffandFluff, is mostly about beauty, skin care, anti-aging, hair and nails. I am also a nail tech specializing in gel nails and I have been doing this for 6 years. A long time ago I qualified as a beauty therapist, but I have never worked as one full time.
Where are you from, and where do you currently reside? I am originally from Poland, but I have lived in the UK for 23 years now.
When did you first fall in love with makeup? I have loved makeup for as long as I can remember. My mother has always had a “full face” on (lol), and as a young girl I use to love watching her apply makeup.
What is a day in your life like? I have to leave the house at 8 am to take my son Max to school. I get up at 7, have a shower, make a cup of tea and start doing my makeup (my favourite time of the day), after the school run I get back home and take my dog for a walk and after that I start work. Work is different every day, I might be doing my clients nails or filming for my YouTube channel. I love the freedom of being able to choose my own working hours. At 4pm I pick up my son from school and start preparing dinner. In the evening I am usually on my sofa on my laptop answering comments on my channel and catching up with emails.
What is your daily beauty regime? My daily beauty regime is simple-Delizioso skincare, Bulgarian rose toner, Michael Todd C35X C Complex with retinol serum, Nuxe Nuxellence Eclat and then make up.
What are your essential beauty products? My essential beauty products are foundation- I couldn’t be without it, then mascara and a lip gloss.
What inspires you to do what you do? Beautiful and aesthetically pleasing things inspire me. I love makeup, but I also love interior decorating, I just like being creative. I have started my channel, because I love helping people to feel good about themselves and makeup is one way of doing just that. I love showing my viewers how to apply makeup for hooded eyes. A lot of women give up on make up as they age, because their faces, eyes, and skin change and they no longer know how to apply make up. I hope to show them that beauty is ageless and with little tips and tricks we can still look fab no matter how old we are. YouTube is saturated with very young girls and women and they are fantastic, but unfortunately they are of no help to more mature women like myself. (I could talk about this for ages lol)
If you could advise our readers of any one thing, what would it be? My one piece of advice is to LOVE YOURSELF, we are all beautiful, unique and one of a kind.
How did you hear about Æsthetica Cosmetics? I first heard about Aesthetica Cosmetics on Content Blvd a platform where beauty influencers get to discover and try new products.
How often do you contour? I contour every day!
What is your advice to those that are new to contouring? Practice, it is not as difficult as it looks and you don’t have to contour like a professional makeup artist (this is mainly for photos), you just contour what you need to. I don’t contour my whole face on a daily basis, I just mostly give myself cheekbones with using one of the contour shades just under my cheekbones-that will give an illusion of hollowness and help your cheek “pop”. I have Aesthetica cream and powder contour kit, both are great, but if you are a beginner start with a cream kit as it is easier to blend than powder and it looks more natural( you can see how I use it in this video https://youtu.be/ri3qLBPcOeE and I am not a make up artist) If you put too much of it on you can easily blend it out with your foundation brush or sponge.
What has been the most memorable moment of your career, thus far? Most memorable moment so far- reaching over 30K subscribers on my channel, but the biggest reward is knowing that I have helped and inspired so many women (I get lots of emails every day from these women thanking me), this makes me very happy.
What are you looking forward to most for the coming year? I am looking forward to the continued growth of my channel, and spreading awareness of the fact that mature women have a lot to contribute to the beauty community. We have experience and a more disposable income, but the beauty industry seems to target mostly young people.
Where can you be found if you’re not working? When I am not working I can usually be found relaxing on the sofa watching TV with my husband and the dog (I feel very content at home) or I read, I love reading.
What beauty secret can you share with the readers? Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun, the sun is the biggest contributor to our skin aging prematurely
If you could work on any celebrity face, whose would it be and why? Someone like Blake Lively or Liv Tyler, because they both have hooded eyes and I consider myself a hooded eyes makeup expert!
Who’s on your playlist when you’re working? My playlist is all the current stuff, mostly pop music, it makes me want to dance and be happy! :)
Do you have any pets? I have a 1 year old Shih Tzu called Louis
Huge thanks to Nisha for spilling it to us and if you have a question you’d like us to ask future experts or if you’d like to suggest an expert for inclusion please let us know!
Connect with Nisha on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SugarPuffAndFluff, or on Instagram @SugarPuffandFluff.