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“Hello! I’m Nur Ozdamar (@nurozdamar). Born and raised in Istanbul, I spent a giant chunk of my life in Turkey, lived a decade in New York, and am now primarily based in South West London. I moved right here 4 months earlier than the pandemic hit. However fortunately, London is likely one of the most walkable cities on this planet and the restrictions didn’t take away my lengthy walks. I reside close to one of the crucial stunning parks and go there just a few instances per week with my canine, Rosa.
I’ve labored in music for over 12 years, and now I lead Artist and Label Growth at YouTube. We assist musical artists and labels throughout Europe, the Center East, and Africa discover ways to use YouTube to share their tales. My group of six is the best on this planet, and we’re huge followers of our wonderful companions: Tems, Arlo Parks, Pa Salieu, Rote Mütze Raphi, COLORS, Meekz, and so many extra. I’ve a giant coronary heart for nurturing and growing expertise, whether or not it’s my friends, coworkers, or associate, so I genuinely really feel like what I do for a dwelling is complementary to my function in life. Like everybody else, I watch a strong quantity of YouTube movies each day for leisure, training, and inspiration. I am going on once I want to determine the best way to do a lifting face therapeutic massage or apply metallic eyeliner, then one click on results in one other and I discover myself watching a video concerning the historical past of drag make-up. I do know so many individuals who discovered the best way to minimize hair or do their nails by watching movies on YouTube through the pandemic.
My appreciation for magnificence comes from my grandmother. She was all the time an effortlessly stunning girl, however I observed the best way she would prioritize no matter made her really feel good. She all the time discovered little moments to handle herself whereas elevating a complete household of many. She handed away final yr—I saved the final face cream she used and preserve it on my nightstand. It jogs my memory to make extra time for myself. We all the time exchanged magnificence items, which I miss quite a bit. I do know I look finest once I’m comfortable and relaxed, so I attempt to take heed to my physique and thoughts, work out what feels good, and regulate my merchandise and routine accordingly. My pores and skin reacts instantly to all the pieces, whether or not it is stress or a chocolate bar. Should you have been to ask me my routine subsequent yr, I’m certain I might have completely different solutions.
I begin my day with a fast meditation and stroll across the block with Rosa. After I get house, I splash chilly water on my face to wake me up and wipe it up with a lightweight toner from Avène that smells divine. Serum will depend on how my pores and skin is feeling: I am going for Paula’s Selection 10% Azelaic Acid Booster if my pores and skin is harassed, and if not, I combine a pair drops of Melanie Simon’s Serum C with both Fenty Magnificence Fats Water or Chanel Le Carry Lotion. My go-to moisturizer is Sisley Black Rose Pores and skin Infusion Cream, which my skincare knowledgeable coworker Steph really useful. I exploit Skinceuticals Extremely Facial Protection SPF 50 each day even when I’m not leaving my flat. And whereas making use of all the pieces, I all the time do the lymphatic therapeutic massage I discovered from my woman Frederika van Hagen’s IG to wake my pores and skin up and cut back puffiness. Extremely suggest. I spray pure rosewater from my favourite Turkish model Home made Aromaterapi, which I preserve within the fridge, to complete. Normally rose waters have a bunch of random chemical compounds or synthetic scents in them, however this one is pure and smells like heaven.
Since I’m already within the kitchen, I make myself a morning smoothie (oat milk, matcha, bee pollen, Vida Glow Marine Collagen, and adaptogens from Glow Bar) and down my dietary supplements, which I selected for basic well being and to assist my pores and skin. My lineup is BioCare’s CO10Q and Glutathione Advanced, Altrient’s Liposomal Vitamin C, BetterYou’s D 1000 and Enhance B12, and Anatome’s Each day Biotic + Intestine Help. Earlier than attempting one thing new, I all the time seek the advice of a physician. I additionally drink Melez Tea’s Magnificence Mix, a scrumptious floral white tea, all through the day.
My on a regular basis make-up look begins with Chanel Les Beiges Water Tint in Medium, Charlotte Tilbury’s Honest/Medium Contour Wand, and Pat McGrath Divine Blush in Nude Venus. For my eyes, I exploit KKW Magnificence’s Eye Contour Duo in Mild [Ed note: discontinued] and Natasha Denona’s black Macro Blade Liquid Liner. (Although when the event presents itself, I really like their Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow in Infra Nude.) Mascara primer is magic—I exploit one from Dior beneath my Milk Make-up Kush Mascara. I used to get lash extensions, however that primer does the job. I depart my brows as pure as attainable, simply taming them with just a little little bit of Anastasia’s Forehead Freeze Styling Wax. Both plain Vaseline is nice for my lips, or I exploit a combo of Dior Addict Stellar Gloss in 640 J’Adoir with NYX Lip Pencil in Nude Truffle. That’s the finest nude liner—a good friend launched me to it.
A number of instances through the week I spend extra time on self care, which means I dry brush my physique with Clarins Tonic Physique Firming Therapy Oil or take a really lengthy bathtub with a physique scrub. I really like Home made Aromaterapi’s Rose Physique Scrub, and my good good friend Marina received me a tremendous one from And Different Tales’ Humlegården sequence [Ed note: that one’s discontinued, but there are others] for my birthday. I often do a face masks within the bathtub as nicely. Tata Harper’s Radiance Masks is an all-time favourite. I additionally use an LED masks two or thrice per week—I am going to Mild Salon as soon as each few months to get the skilled dose, however the at-home model has been an amazing funding. Facials are a uncommon deal with. I’ve just a few favorites all all over the world: Sarah Bradden in London (an actual non secular reset), SB Pores and skin in NY (a incredible human with magic remedies), Dr. Dray in London and Paris (I get mesolifts, a medical cocktail of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants), SaintlySkin in Spain (she is aware of her instruments and facial massages) and Merve Akkaya in Istanbul (to get spoiled head to toe). For something extra invasive, the one particular person I belief with my face is the fantastic Aysun Mamak.
I not too long ago met Sami Knight, the sensational movie star hairstylist chargeable for all of Adele’s stylish current appears to be like. He talked about that Adele does a whole lot of moisturizing remedies and avoids warmth as a lot as attainable, two suggestions which have influenced my present routine. I’ve a great head of hair (due to my Turkish DNA), although pure almond oil and Kérastase’s Nutritive and Self-discipline merchandise preserve it wholesome. Additionally: K18’s leave-in molecular restore hair masks truly works. I’ve been paying much more consideration handy and nail care since assembly a superb nail artist named Karolina. She does a imply gel French mani and received me into Byredo Suede and Tulipmania Hand Scrubs and Dior Crème Abricot. I additionally love L’Occitane’s Amande hand cream, which my neighbor gave me. After I do my very own nails, I begin with a strengthening base from Nailtiques and use a clear, nude shade like Chanel La Base Protecting and Smoothing.
Earlier than I am going to mattress I do a critical cleanse with one thing oil-based that melts into pores and skin, like Elemis’ Professional-Collagen Rose Cleaning Balm or the Medik8 Lipid Stability Cleaning Oil. I apply it to dry pores and skin and wipe it off with a moist fabric. I take away my eye make-up with a Turkish staple: Bebak Almond Milk. It smells divine and removes make-up like no different product can. If I really feel like I nonetheless want a cleanse after that, I exploit Dr. Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser, a cult product I’ll by no means not use. My nighttime merchandise are thick, so my pores and skin can soak up them whereas I sleep. I often use Estée Lauder’s Evening Restore adopted by Biologique Recherche’s Crème ADN Elastine Marine Collagène Marin. If I really feel like my pores and skin wants a bit extra moisture, I both use Disciple’s Dreamy Pores and skin Retinyl Oil or Chanel’s Camellia Restore Masks. After I don’t overlook eye cream, I really like the one from Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin line. It’s tremendous easy and hydrating, and pairs properly with my Dieux reusable silicone Without end eye masks.
I get a whole lot of my power from folks, so the pandemic has been notably onerous for me. Lately, I attempt to spend as a lot time with folks (nearly or in particular person) because the universe permits. I additionally be certain that to step away from the screens, exit for a fast stroll, or learn a e book. However for me, spending time with my canine is one of the best and best option to unwind. Rosa may be very loving—even when she’s hyper, her fluffy presence makes all the pieces higher.”
—as informed to ITG
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