Lindsay Crames, President, Beauty Fashion Sales Group

Twice a year, I visit with the fabulous Jeffre Scott in Charlotte, NC. There are many reasons why I love this bi-annual trip: the successful skin care events, the dinners,  the laughs, and the other industry leaders I meet there. Meet, and re-meet. A couple of weeks ago, thanks to another fabulous dinner on the eve of a fabulous event, I reconnected with Lindsay Crames. We first met in 2011, but it took this dinner (at favorite French restaurant Terra) and a great glass of wine for us to truly connect and embrace the fact that we are both women entrepreneurs in family beauty businesses. We both love our companies. We both forego work life balance. We both consider our fathers our mentors. And we both read James Patterson

AP: What city were you born in? LC: Miami.

AP: What city to do you live in? LC: Manhattan.

AP: What is your middle name? LC: Brooke.

AP: What is your astrological sign? LC: Cancer.

AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? LC: Sometimes I still think about my first love…

AP: What is your most prized possession? LC: My company.

AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? LC: Steve Jobs.

AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum. LC: Trendy, easy, comfortable.

AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? LC: I do not wear one.

AP: Diamonds or pearls? LC: I do not wear jewelry.

AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? LC: I like making my makeup look like my actual skin. I like to use liquids and creams. I used RMS coconut oil as a base to mix with any liquids, creams or powders to help give the appearance of younger, glowing looking skin. I also love Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder for helping to define my face.

AP: What fragrance do you wear? LC: Jivago.

AP: Botox or not? LC: Not.

AP: Hair color: natural or not? LC: Not.

AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? LC: None.

AP: What do you do for exercise? LC: I run, sometimes…

AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? LC: Wine, diet coke, mozzarella cheese.

AP: What is your cocktail of choice? LC: Prosecco.

AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? LC: I do not have a work life balance. I work a lot!

AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? LC: 50,000

AP: What are your three top tips for travel? LC: 1. Pack items that are light enough that you do not have check your bag. 2. Make sure all items are interchangeable and can make several outfits. 3. Do not travel with full size beauty products.

AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. LC: Roar by Katy Perry, Amongster by Polica, The scientist by Coldplay.

AP: What book are you reading right now? LC: Along came a spider, by James Patterson.

AP: Quote to live by. LC: You are never done learning.

AP: What is your worst pet peeve? LC: Garbage that smells in my apartment.

AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get? LC: I wake up around 7:30 am and try to get 6 1/2 hours every night.

AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? LC: The people and the products!

AP: Least favorite thing. LC: A lot of people to please. Just as many opinions…

AP: Who is your mentor? LC: My father.

AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. LC: Do something that you love and then it will not feel like work.

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