Courtenay Hall is the co- founder and editor-in-chief of Bella New York. Bella New York is a luxury and lifestyle publication. Before Bella, she worked at Elle Décor, Metropolitan Home and Better Homes and Gardens. She also help launch ROSIE by Rosie O’Donnell. Courtenay is also a Special Correspondent to OK! TV. Bella Magazine has been featured on E! and The View. BELLA has had cover stories as Taraji P. Henson, Jordana Brewster, Olivia Munn, Nicky Hilton, Lisa Vanderpump, Christie Brinkley and many more.
Today Courtenay wraps up the beauty week with us:
Lipstick or Lipgloss: I go back and forth, but generally I tend to use more lipstick in the fall/winter months, and in spring/summer I am all about the gloss!
Natural or Glam: I wish I could say natural, but it’s always been glam for me! I do love a softer look for daytime but for evenings out in the city, it’s glam glam glam!
Brigitte Bardot or Audrey Hepburn: They are both very beautiful, but I have always been a fan of Audrey’s classic style. She is the epitome of timeless elegance.
Instagram or Snapchat: Instagram for sure! I know SC is very popular right now, but I like to leave a little bit of mystery there, and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Traditional Mani or Nail Art: Definitely traditional. I always like clean, classic manicured nails. Nail art is fun, but I tend to lean more towards understated when it comes to my hands.
Blowout or air dry: Blow out! I get a blow out weekly and do everything in my power to make it last as long as possible. With a great blowout, I can stretch it for 4-5 days which is the best! Having good hair makes me feel so much more confident and air drying is totally out of the question for me since I have frizzy wavy hair… these tresses must be tamed!
NY or LA: This is probably the toughest question of all. I am a New Yorker, always have been, and there is nothing like this awesome city! The people, the culture, the lifestyle all make it an amazing place to live. As the saying goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! On the other hand I do spend summers in California, because deep down I have always been a California girl at heart. There is something special about the lifestyle on the West Coast. Very chill, the most amazing weather and an overall slower pace, which for a NY girl is definitely necessary at times. I have to say, it’s a tie.
Blush or Bronzer: Bronzer all the way! I don’t even remember the last time I used blush or bought blush… I love bronzer and the beautiful California glow it gives me all year round. That is always a “must have” in my makeup bag at all time. With a little glow, I am ready to go!
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