Confidence is highly overrated. For real. Hear me out.
Author’s note: A previous version of this piece was published on The Huffington Post in 2017. With so many significant changes to the fight against HIV/AIDS in terms of the success of PrEP, new information about what it means to be undetectable, a dizzying array of political issues, the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, and through it all an additional 2 million new HIV cases globally, I felt that now more than ever, this piece needed to be updated and reshared. While cases of sexually transmitted infections have most likely fallen temporarily as social distancing have been put in place to drastically varying degrees depending on location, it is to be expected they will return along with previous social norms.
In honor of the new, and really cool Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special “Kimmy vs. The Reverend” on Netflix, which is basically a Choose Your Own Adventure book come to life, I decided to have a spa night with the hilarious Lauren Adams from the show! Full disclosure...no spoilers! Instead, with her cult hit Instagram page @MaskingForTrouble, Lauren Adams from "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is someone I've been wanting to team up with for a skincare face mask side by side trial forever! We have mutual friends dating as far back to high school and college, so this was a collaboration that was meant to be. Join us for a girls night with tips for positivity, gratitude, and joy, plus lots of deep dive skincare tips from the expert on face masks. Seriously, she must have tried hundreds. She’s even made special trips to the Korean shopping district in New York, and has even been to South Korea!
Hey there, my name is Andrew and I'm an Emmy winning makeup artist in New York City. Moments before everything went on lockdown because of coronavirus and my TV show "The Other Two" on Comedy Central went on break, I created this video in my trailer to share some easy things you can do to stay healthy. I'm talking about hand sanitizers, cleaning products, makeup sanitizing spray, and disposable palettes. With so much fake news and rumors circulating online, be sure you're getting your information from reliable sources like the World Health Organization, National Institute of Health, and the Center For Disease Control. There are lots of things to be concerned about right now, but the ray of light is how the medical community around the world is teaming up in ways like never before to fight this pandemic.
I recently did a fun behind-the-scenes video about my life. I've been collecting small paintings, prints, and one very special trophy. Join me in my cozy space, meet my chihuahuas, and check out the art and objects that inspire me. My apartment was chosen specifically because I wanted a smaller apartment than my last one so I could go to work, come home to a neat organized space, and basically just get ready for the next phase of my life. I would love to get back to gardening, hobbies, and cooking more, but in the meantime, I’m in full work mode!