20 questions with Andreea Gaul
Photography by Jules Kennedy
Hello gorgeous, Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m an immigrant from Romania that fell in love with skincare and beauty and found a career in blogging thanks to social media.
In what ways have you been incorporating self – care into your daily routine?
My skincare routine IS my self-care. I take my time during my morning and night routines because it’s a time to unwind and focus on me for 10-15 minutes.
What’s the most fulfilling part of your job?
I love connecting to women all over the world. It’s amazing how social media has created a world within reach, new friendships and inspirations at your fingertips.
Can you tell us about an exciting time in your career?
Every time I had a work trip that took me out of my element and placed me in a new environment to create new content it’s always very exciting.
What would you title this current chapter in your life?
A new adventure
How do you educate yourself on ways of maintaining healthy skin?
I read a lot of new research on ingredients and techniques.
What do you love most about Pixi Beauty?
I love that their products look beautiful on everyone and they are easily found at stores and affordable.
What are your top 3 favorite Pixi Beauty products?
Their eyeshadow palettes, the glow tonic, and their exfoliator.
What does the word empowerment mean to you?
Freedom and confidence to choose what you want, when you want, without any pressure.
In what ways do you use your platform for the greater good?
I try my best to keep my community aware of important social causes, to talk about and raise issues about equality, the environment and women’s rights.
During these tough times, what has kept you motivated?
Honestly, keeping myself busy so I don’t fall into a slump.
How do you remain fit, active, and healthy with stay-at-home orders intact?
I do zoom workouts with my trainer from LA.
As a creative in quarantine, how have you found inspiration and ways to create?
I think content took a turn for a more natural and real esthetic. I love that you find inspiration now in the comfort of home.
What and/or who has had the most influence on your growth and why?
I think all the hardships I’ve gone through that I don’t always talk about have shaped my growth more than anything.
How can you as an individual actively take part in fighting a system of oppression and standing in solidarity with your peers of color to amplify their voices?
By talking about what’s going on and raising awareness and supporting the black community. I have implemented clauses in my contract where brands I work with have to answer a set of questions about how inclusive they are and their standards and morals of the brand.
How have you found ways to educate yourself and those around you?
I read a lot and watched a lot of documentaries but mainly talking to my friends and family in an open and honest way.
What do you think are ways that others can help society and our surrounding communities?
By being more open minded and being open to different perspectives then their own.
In what ways has your life changed due to current events?
I think both my husband and I have become more vocal and more politically involved then before.
What advice do you have for someone who aspires to create a career like your own?
To find what they are passionate about and find a community of influencers that can support you through your journey. I didn’t have that and had to learn through trial and error but now I see how women bond together for a common goal and support each other along the way and it’s wonderful to see.