You know the saying: "you can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building each other up, instead of tearing each other down."? That's Annie of SkinOwl. Not only does she create seriously glowy skincare, but she is so incredibly supportive, I can feel it all the way in the Midwest. And although we've never met in person (yet...LA here I come), I feel like we've known each other forever. Read on to get to know this babe and please do yourself a favor and 1. follow SkinOwl on Instagram because the entire team and their shenanigans are hysterical and 2. check out their products - I promise you won't be disappointed.
Name: Annie Tevelin
What do you do? I am the Founder of vegan skincare line, SkinOwl and soon to be Host of ‘Off the Record,’ SkinOwl’s very own podcast.
Where do you live? Los Angeles, CA
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Rub my dog’s belly and kiss him on his face.
What’s your morning ritual? I wake up (thank goodness) make breakfast, and take my dog for a long walk. Then, skincare.
What’s your bedtime ritual? I put on SkinOwl’s Beauty Whip and Eye+ every night. I don’t care how sleepy I am. After washing my face, I apply both to clean skin no matter what. I also put my phone far away from my hands to close out the evening in peace.
Can’t live without: My fiancé, Micah.
Workout of choice: I’m super into riding my bike these days. I went for one bike ride and then bought all the swag, even thought I’m an amateur.
Signature uniform: Black LuluLemon Yoga pants dressed up with booties or dressed down with white Birkenstocks.
No-fail smoothie combo: Almond butter, banana, coconut oil, almond milk, cinnamon.
5 things always in your pantry: Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning, bell peppers, plain Greek yogurt, eggs, feta cheese.
Favorite snack: Greek yogurt with blueberries.
Favorite local restaurant: Augustine Wine Bar (get the salmon)
Beach or mountains? Mountains.
Favorite place in the world: London, England
Usually on your Spotify: Currently, a playlist with Taylor Swift, Otis Redding, and Eminem.
Favorite blogs or websites: I don’t read a lot of blogs, but when I do, it’s mostly travel blogs. I love podcasts at the moment, specifically Congratulations by Chris D’Elia.
Favorite indulgence: Humphrey Yogart, the best froyo in the world.
Weirdest beauty trick: I drink beet juice when I want a berry lip. There is no lip stain like it.
Who or what inspires you? Brené Brown. My parents. Animals of all kinds. The love I share with my fiancé.
How do you spread love in your world? I care deeply for people. I listen intently. I am kind. Those are my defaults. I feel very blessed and because of that, I have a lot to give.