Josie Natori’s Beauty Routine

The minute my mother-in-law walks in the door, people stare at her. She carries herself regally, impeccably dressed, and is constantly glamorous and beautiful. In the 12 years (!) that I have known her, I have constantly been in awe of her beauty, grace, and class. So, I decided to ask her questions on how she takes care of herself (with the unrealistic hopes that it would give me the tools and hints on how to be as beautiful as she is). Take a look at her answers!

JCN and me at the CFDA's

JCN and me before the CFDA’s

What’s your daily makeup routine?

 

The two of us  (I look more full than normal because I was 9 months pregnant with Zoe....not that that it is an excuse, but I will take it).

The two of us (I look more full than normal because I was 9 months pregnant with Zoe….not that that it is an excuse, but I will use it).

 

I never leave the house without lipstick, either a red or a taupe brown color… I always like a bright red no matter day or night. I prefer Guerlain or Cle de Peau lipsticks. I also use powder (YSL), Bronzer (Guerlain), eyeshadow (Tom Ford, Guerlain, Chanel), eyeliner (Chanel), and mascara (Chanel). Chanel can do no wrong!

 

What’s your daily skincare routine?

 

Perfect skin, glamorously coiffed, and dressed in black (24-7-360 days a year).

Perfect skin, glamorously coiffed, and dressed in black 24-7-365 days a year. (Christmas, 2013)

 

I swear by Obagi-C products and use the Cleanser everday, the serum and the moisturizer. At night, I use cle de peau night cream.

 

How do you style and care for your hair?

 

The hunky duo.

The hunky duo (Philippines, 2012)

 

I do my makeup and my hair in 5 minutes. I blow dry quickly and am out the door!

 

What’s your biggest beauty splurge?

 

Red lips, Christmas 2011.

Red lips, Christmas 2011.

 

Succumbing to some night creams…love the cle de peau, a true luxury!

 

Do you have any other non-beauty rituals that help you feel great?

 

No matter where, No matter when, my mother-in-law is the best dressed, most beautiful lady in the room.

No matter where, no matter when, my mother-in-law is the best dressed, most beautiful lady in the room. (2007)

 

Taking a nightly bath makes me feel good before sleeping… I love bubble baths and use all kinds..

 

What’s your bedtime routine?

 

Movie star (in Paris 2014)

Movie star (in Paris 2014)

 

No bedtime routine..I fall right to sleep!

 

Do you have a signature scent?

 

Even at the beach????!!!! How does that work? How can someone be that effortlessly beautiful?

Even at the beach????!!!! How does that work? How can someone be that effortlessly beautiful?

 

Over the years …no one product stands out except using my Natori scents.

 

Last but certainly not least: Do you have an overall beauty philosophy?

 

With the kids, and still elegant.

With the kids, and still elegant (May, 2015)

 

I always like to feel fresh, so applying powder and lipstick from time to time is key.  I honestly don’t abide by any beauty rules. I do what works for me and what is easy!  I have no patience for extra stuff. I don’t regret anything including sunbathing too much even though I know it’s not good for your skin.  Sometimes the sun is worth it!

 

Thank you, Mom! I have a lot of beauty tricks to learn from you, so thanks for sharing!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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6 Comments

  1. BOTH lovely and beautiful ladies! I loved reading Mrs. Natori’s beauty tips. Classic elegance and beauty.

  2. She is so right, Chanel can never do wrong! Thanks for sharing. I need to try some of these products. She looks great!

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