Stemology Beauty, Josie Bissett, shares her Authentic Beauty
This month we’re unveiling our new Authentic Beauty Blog series, “Authentic Beauty Bits.” Now, let us start by saying we are lovers of all things beauty, and while that includes skin, it extends far beyond the physical to that place deep inside of us all where our souls reside. It’s more than the mind, deeper than the heart, and transcends the human experience. We call it Authentic Beauty, and you know it as just that when you see it, or hear it, because it is resonant – like an arrow to the heart, you know it when it hits you.
Our new blog series celebrates that thing in all of us. It goes beyond the surface to give us a deeper understanding of what makes our soul sisters strive and thrive – what inspires, coaxes, loves, lifts and empowers us to wake up each day and live a life of Authentic Beauty. To stand strong in the belief that we are better together, sharing and learning and embracing our varied experiences so that we can achieve that which our souls long for; connection.
Now, that doesn’t mean we won’t talk about our favorite lipsticks, sunscreens, eye shadow, designer, etc., – as we said, we love beauty – but it is our intention to go deeper than just that with the Stemology Beauties (celebs, make-up artists, industry influencers, and awesome regular folk too!) we chat with in an effort to raise the vibration for all of us.
Our first blog in the series features the talented and stunning Stemology Beauty Josie Bissett. Many of you will know her from her iconic role as Jane Mancini on Melrose Place, while others may know her from more recent roles such as the award winning, The Secret Life of The American Teenager, or last year’s Lifetime TV specials. However you know her, just know that she is as authentic as they get and we love and adore her for so much more than her beautiful face!
We asked Josie 13 questions. Here’s how that went:
AB: What is your Authentic Beauty secret?
JB: Wear sunscreen!
AB: Do you have a mantra you live by?
JB: “In the end, these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”
AB: What’s the most Authentic Beauty advice you’ve ever received?
JB: Wear sunscreen, drink a lot of water, sleep well, don’t stress, but most of all…be grateful and happy J
AB: Sounds like sound advice to us!
AB: What’s your must-have beauty product?
JB: Lip Gloss
AB: Who is your Authentic Beauty role model?
JB: Christy Brinkley
AB: We might have to agree with this one. She really personifies natural, authentic beauty in a way that is uniquely her.
AB: What do you love most about where you live?
JB: The seasons.
AB: You really do get the experience of seasons in Seattle. I visited Snoqualmie last year and it was as beautiful as any place I’ve ever seen. The waterfall took my breath away – and the hiking trails were from heaven!
AB: What is your ultimate Authentic getaway and why?
JB: Carmel CA. It’s the most charming yet sophisticated little gem of a place. I love the ocean and green trees, the mild seasons and unique gift shops and cafes.
AB: What is your favorite food?
JB: Quinoa Salad
AB: Ooh – good one! Quinoa has crazy skin benefits! It can help increase collagen production, which means it gets rid of wrinkles (see how we did that?)
AB: What is the last book you read?
JB: A Christmas Miracle for Daisy by Jane Porter
AB: What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
JB: Went on a mission trip in Sri Lanka
AB: What is your most Authentic moment; the moment you felt the truest essence of YOU?
JB: The day I became a mother.
AB: We got all the feels on this one!
AB: What is one thing on your bucket list?
JB: Learn Transcendental Meditation.
AB: That’s on ours too!!
AB: What product is your Stemology obsession and why?
JB: Cell Renew SunVeil Complete One-Tint Moisturizer SPF17. It’s the first thing I put on my face in the morning. It provides moisture, protection and evens out my skin tone. If I could only pick one product, this would be it!
AB: Aww – thanks Josie. We love hearing that. It’s one of our faves too! We love knowing that your experience with reflects that it does exactly what it promises to do!