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Skin_IRL: Verna Jane Abante

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Skin_IRL: Verna Jane Abante

Meet the bicoastal editor who loves adventure as much as she loves her naps.

Instagram: @_jane
Location: New York/Los Angeles
Occupation: Email Strategist
Astrological Sign: Aries but I resonate with my double Cancer moon & rising
Book that changed your life: A Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: Light Therapy
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: I’m not a podcast gal!
Instagram account you love to follow: @dog and @namvo (“dewy dumpling” queen)

Email marketing guru by day and a master of many, Verna Jane is quite possibly one of the most clever and effortlessly entertaining writers out there. Puns are second nature, her brain is just wired that way.

She’s great with words but even better in person. There’s something to be said about those people who radiate positivity. Verna is that on steroids. She’s a person who makes everyone feel like someone and that’s hands down one of the best human qualities, possibly ever?

She’s a yoga loving, dog seeking, all knowing skincare queen and she’s one of the most real and relatable people if you’re lucky enough to know her IRL. Keep reading to learn the skincare product she thinks is overrated and why she lives for solo dinner dates.

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What’s your ideal night in?

VA

Take-out (ideally pasta), hair in the highest ponytail, loose clothing, and a queue full of shows and movies.

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What’s your ideal night out?

VA

A pasta place of some sort, white wine during happy hour, and good conversations with others (or myself).

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How do you Sunday?

VA

No alarm clock, a clean face, my boyfriend next to me, and a day of no plans.

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What’s your self-care power move?

VA

Doing whatever the eff I want! But more specifically, taking myself on a date and eating pasta.

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How do you cope with tough days?

VA

Meditation and yoga are my healers.

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What’s currently on your want list?

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Best beauty buy of the past 3 months?

VA

A facial steamer, vitamin gummies, and a pink polka-dot headband to keep the head hairs outta my face!

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What (or who) inspires you?

VA

People who are kind. And dogs. Always dogs.

“What’s better than knowing your own beauty?

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What’s the best thing social media has done for you? The worst?

VA

Best? Dog memes. Worst? The time I’ve lost on it (not on dog memes).

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What’s a personal goal or project you are working towards?

VA

To not act like I’m in the airport olympics when it comes to flight times. Would love to master punctuality. I also want to write and create more this upcoming year.

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Describe beauty as you see it.

VA

Inner beauty is the best beauty. Everything starts from within, honestly. I love people who say they’re cute. That’s my favorite thing in the world. “I look cute today” What’s better than knowing your own beauty?

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Let’s play F*ck, Marry Kill: skincare edition. Your pick!

VA

Fuck sunscreen, marry hydration mists, kill eye cream.

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And makeup edition?

VA

Fuck concealer, marry mascara, kill foundation.

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