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5 minutes with Erika Geraerts

5 minutes with Erika Geraerts
Full name: Erika Kay Geraerts (@erikageraerts)

Nick name: Fluff

Age: 27

Star sign: Gemini

Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia. 

Summer drink? 
Old Fashioned (Autumn, 
Winter, Spring too.)

Summer smell? 
Grass after it's rained, because in Melbourne it rains in Summer most of the time. Great, right?

Top 3 beaches? 
Tulum, Mexico. Bingin Beach, Bali. 
Centrals Rockpools, Blairgowrie. 

When was the last time you had tan lines? 
I'm looking at them, after three weeks in Bali, and a Summer spent between Melbourne and New Zealand. 

Best beauty advice you’ve been given? 
Don't wear foundation. 

Beauty products you cant live without?
Face Oil: Rodin or MV Skincare. 
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara.
Dry Body Brush.
Coconut Oil.
 
...And if I had to choose one, give me a beach and coconut oil and I'd not need anything else.

What is your favourite scent? 
It was my secret until now :/ Black Afgano, Nasamatto. People always comment on it. Always. He is a genius. 

Favourite book? 
I'm horrible at picking favourites. Perhaps Dave Eggers, How we are Hungry.

Favourite film? 
More favourites... I just saw La La Land and it was great. 

Music choice? 
Jazz. Always. I'm also very into Noname right now. 

Women you most admire? 
Women who are thinkers and doers, women who are comfortable leaving the house without makeup on; women who know that solitude increases strength, instead of weakening it; women who understand their ego. So heaps of women, really.

Your beauty advice? 
Get to know your face without makeup on. Wear sunscreen.

Advice you would give the next generation of women? 
Put your phone down every once in a while.
Spend time on your own.
Travel.
Ask questions.
Read & write.
Love is complicated.
Everything will work out, if you put the work in. 

I look for inspiration in? 
Every person I meet. And clouds.

I’m secretly addicted to? 
Sweet Potato (no secret). Plants (also no secret). Very long, very hot showers. 

Most people don’t know that i…
Write down three things that happened to me each day, every night.

3 words to describe your work? 
Scattered, Blunt, Micro Attentive (except when it comes to finances). 

Work you are most proud of? 
I'm proud of my little cafe in Melbourne, proud of the two businesses I created with my best friends (@Frank_bod), and proud of writing a children's book (@fluffhorse). And mostly what's next.
 
I guess, in summary, knowing when to start, and when to stop. And when to start again.
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