20 Questions with Elizabeth Villalobos
Hello gorgeous, Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My full name is Elizabeth Andrea Villalobos Martinez, and I am a first generation Mexican American. Besides fashion and beauty, one of my biggest passions in life is dance. I have been dancing since I was 12 years old, and I even received my BA in Dance. My childhood dream was to become a dancer and a model, and I find so much joy knowing that I continue to focus on that dream. I’m also a huge foodie! I love trying and exploring new food.
How would you define yourself in three words?
Creative, Passionate, Empathetic
In what ways have you been incorporating self – care into your daily routine?
I try my best to dance or work out on a daily basis. I find that it helps me relax both physically and mentally. I also try to fulfill one of my hobbies every single day, whether that’s reading a book, trying a new skincare product, or watching my favorite Netflix series.
What’s the most fulfilling part of your job?
The most fulfilling part of my job is creating a positive impact or influence on people’s lives. I keep every note, message, or dm where people have expressed their gratitude towards me, and I’ll forever cherish them.
Can you tell us about an exciting time in your career?
The most exciting time in my career would have to be when Calvin Klein reposted me on their social media. It might sound silly, but the fact that I got to model for their line and have my photo posted on their social media was a huge highlight of my life. I grew up wishing I could afford buying clothes from Calvin Klein. I even grew up dreaming of modeling for the brand, and now I wish I can go back in time and tell my nine-year-old self that her dreams are going to come true.
What would you title this current chapter in your life?
I would title it ‘Progress’. In this chapter in my life, I’ve become so patient and confident on the progression of my career.
What do you love most about Pixi Beauty?
I love that it caters to every type of skin and beauty lover. From their acne-prone skincare line to their anti-aging retinol line, Pixi has every type of skin covered.
What are your top 3 favorite Pixi Beauty products?
I would have to say the Glow Mist, Liplift Max lipgloss, and now the retinol eye cream!
What does the word empowerment mean to you?
The ongoing lifestyle of making everyone around you feel strong, confident, and inspired.
In what ways do you use your platform for the greater good?
I share vital worldwide events, links, and articles on my platform and continue to be active and informed to create a safe space for my audience.
During these tough times, what has kept you motivated?
The future. I’m not necessarily living in the future, but the overall process of reaching my goals keeps me motivated.
How do you remain fit, active, and healthy with stay-at-home orders intact?
I find new fitness influencers or programs to guide my at-home workouts. I also love to tune into my dance colleague’s online dance classes. I definitely need guidance or else I’ll get distracted and want to do something else like binge-watch Netflix.
As a creative in quarantine, how have you found inspiration and ways to create?
his might sound a little crazy, but I give myself time to daydream. I feel like I hone into my creativity when I let my mind wander. I’ve come up with some of my best ideas in every aspect of my careers through my daydreams.
What and/or who has had the most influence on your growth and why?
My boyfriend Robert. He is by far the most supportive person in my life. He and I are complete opposites, but he continues to support every dream I have, no matter how crazy it sounds.
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?
I share important information / petitions, and amplify BIPOC creatives and voices on my platform. I also practice the commitment of allyship on a daily basis with friends, colleagues, and family and make sure to hold my representatives accountable via email and text as well. I continue to be informed on anti-racism and help build collective action and power to create a better future for BIPOC communities.
How have you found ways to educate yourself and those around you?
I continue to stay informed with current events and news by reading credible articles and actively sharing the information to those around me. The best way of educating myself is to have thoughtful conversations with friends, colleagues, and family.
What do you think are ways that others can help society and our surrounding communities?
VOTE!!! Please vote!! It’s the BEST way to help society and your surrounding communities! Another way to help your community is by researching events that you can attend to show your support, volunteer your time, or donate food, supplies, and clothes.
In what ways has your life changed due to current events?
I’ve become more engaged and passionate about current events. I’ve also grown to be more patient and forgiving with myself.
What advice do you have for someone who aspires to create a career like your own?
Go for it, wholeheartedly. Be patient and kind to yourself. Create a positive, safe space for yourself and others. Allow yourself to be creative and inspired. Lastly, have confidence in your career journey.