Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
I am originally from Peru, a bit of a world gypsy as I've spent years of my life in Spain, Germany and the UK plus just returned to the USA after six years of living/working as a makeup artist in Singapore. Aside from blogging I am a makeup artist, a wife and a mother of two children plus a dog.
How did you first become interested in beauty, and what led you to create your own blog?
While living in Singapore, I did a course at Makeup Forever Academy and fell in love with the art and creative outlet makeup gave me. In Asia, I discovered a new beauty aesthetic and learned a lot from my surroundings (applying makeup in humidity and heat). Because I was between London and Singapore, I had a chance to attend courses in London and this was yet another opportunity to learn from senior artists at Muse London Academy and London EST while shooting tests. I began to document my journey in my blog -- it was a sounding board for all the experiences, my "loves" and things I was living.
I love the name of your blog! How did you come up with it?
I found my passion and love in makeup so Norah Loves Makeup just made perfect sense.
What are your top 5 favorite beauty products?
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre (or Hydra Mat if your skin is dry). This is my go to moisturizer. I just love it, works magic on everyone, looks pretty with or without makeup.
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray. I have relied on this product for all my makeup work as a primer and a finishing spray, it will make your skin/makeup look gorgeous!
Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 01 Neutral Matte. This is the king of eyeshadow palettes. If you love neutrals like I do and want no fallout and a product that is red carpet worthy, Viseart makes the best eyeshadows.
What are your top 3 beauty tips?
1) You are what you eat so eat smart.
2) Sleep, it restores your skin and your body.
3)Use SPF, don't bake in the sun, it will age you!
Being a blogger must be fun, but what do you do in your spare time?
Museums. I love visiting museums everywhere and admiring street art in New York City. I also love indie films and because my time is limited, when I can I like going out to restaurants with my husband. Also, I love to work out (Zumba and bootcamps keep me focused).
In addition to your blog, how can The Beauty of Life readers find you on social media?
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.