Our Bella this week is a tongue in cheek beauty gal with a penchant for words and a lover of oils. You name the oil and she's tried it, well, almost we got her with barbary fig seed oil! Nav Kaur dips in so many arenas she's hard to keep up with, but her profound love of oils in her beauty regimen drew us in and I think the feeling was mutual. Her expert blog, Beauty Huile is beloved by all the major brands as we all covet a review by Nav. We are delighted to have been favorably mentioned once or twice. This mysterious beauty knows of what she speaks.
La Bella Figura: Who are you?
Nav Kaur: A kind of strong, unabashedly provocative woman using her appreciably modern ethos to seek out the perfectly prismatic oil to inspire a peculiarly monumental sense of peace from within.
LBF: Where do you live?
NK: Like, the Valley! As if…
LBF: What is your occupation?
NK: Professor…yes, really.
LBF: What is your astrological sign?
NK: A ferocious Lioness.
LBF: What do you do for fun and recreation?
Yoga and cooking are two things that help me interpenetrate the nooks & crannies of my mind and soul to capture that some forlorn moment of pure & unadulterated joy…eloquently in high relief.
LBF: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?
NK: India to uncover my inherent sense of rootlessness through a reflective, solo journey. And, to crash a Bollywood set as a back up dancer.
LBF: What do you enjoy most about your life?
The stewardship of some smashingly lovely friends near & far.
LBF: What made you try organic products?
NK: After working behind the beauty counter for several years, I decided to apply my Bruin Biology degree to good use. I quickly realized that unpronounceable filler chemicals did nothing for my skin and sapped the wallet.
LBF: If we "shadowed" you for an entire day, what beauty horror would we find out about you?
NK: I use those unpretentious kitchen scour pads with fully fragrant shower gels to exfoliate legs & arms. Loofahs? A lampooned waste of time.
LBF: What are your favorite beauty products, something you could not be on a desert island without?
NK: A slick of lip balm, a vat of Argan Oil, and a bottle of my custom created perfume oil – Datura.
LBF: What will you be doing this weekend?
NK: Reading The Alchemist. Yes, finally.
LBF: Sum up a motto that best describes you:
NK: Individuality is freedom lived without regret.
Thanks to my Leo twin for such a fun interview! Catch Beauty Huile and Nav's way with words. Hope you have a fabulous Turkey Day and pass on that paneer recipe when you get a chance, please.