SINCE WHEN DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
JEANNINE MORRIS: I’ve been a Multimedia Beauty & Wellness Journalist for over a decade now starting my career writing beauty for Cosmopolitan magazine. I now freelance write, blog and cover beauty and wellness trend reports on various outlets like NBC’s Today Show and E! News. My passion for the wellness industry became strong about two years ago so I went back to school for nutrition counsel last year and recently became a certified yoga teacher.
“Since the beginning of my career, the key to my success has been to remain authentic, ethical and to follow my passions.” – JEANNINE MORRIS, JOYFULLY ME
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU LOOK?
MORRIS: I’ve never been more at peace with my body than I am now. Through the understanding that food is medicine and being able to lose myself in my yoga practice, which helps me appreciate what my body’s capable of, I have come to a place of self-acceptance. I’ve never truly been so healthy and happy.
IS LOOKING GOOD IMPORTANT TO YOU?
MORRIS: Of course looking good is important to me. And to me, that’s much more than my physical appearance. As long as I’m healthy and fit and take care of my mind and body, I feel beautiful. I believe true beauty is about being authentic to yourself and showing others compassion.
DID YOUR LOOKS EVER HELP YOU IN LANDING A JOB OR BIG ACCOUNT?
MORRIS: Because of my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with beauty brands as a Spokesperson and know for a fact that I’ve gotten some gigs due to the fact that I was a brunette or that I was thin. However, unfortunately, my skin tone has also interfered with landing jobs.
WHAT KIND OF BEAUTY ROUTINE DO YOU HAVE?
MORRIS: I’m obsessed with skincare and completely intrigued by technology. Each morning, I use my Clarisonic, a SkinCeuticals serum, La Prairie eye cream and Aveeno moisturizer with SPF. At night, I typically use a SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator and mix Rodin Olio Lusso with a heavy moisturizer.
…AND HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND ON IT EACH DAY?
MORRIS: Including hair and makeup, about 45 minutes.