India-Jewel is a bona fide beauty addict with a serious passion for primping; she spends her days testing and reviewing soon-to-market beauty products, and her nights spinning the hottest tunes under her beauty-related moniker, DJ Belle de Jour. Her work has appeared in People StyleWatch, Essence, InStyle, Shape, and Giant. She splits her time between Manhattan and London.
What I Do, Job-wise: Contributing Beauty & Health Editor to xoJane.com
What I Do, Fun-wise: Globetrot and DJ. Lucky for me, these two often come hand-in-hand.
My Motto: Girls with curls rule the world.
My Anti-Motto: Y.O.L.O. (You only live once.) Scratch that. I’m like a cat. I’m taking ALL nine of my lives to the motherfucking max. (Rhyme totally unintended.)
The First Movie Star I Ever Had a Crush On: Michael J. Fox, a.k.a. Scott Howard—but only as the werewolf.
My “Celebs to Make Out With” List: Clive Owen, Idris Elba, Tristan Wilds, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna. Hell, she’s kissed everyone else! I want some.
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: “The Big Bang” by Rock Mafia
Last Book I Read: Mockingjay (I was a little late to the party.)
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Skinny black leather pants from Zara, Christian Louboutin suede pumps, Levi’s cutoff shorts, Chanel 2.55 purse, and Adidas workout bras.
Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything from Mario Badescu, Crème de la Mer, SK-II, and Bioderma. I’m OBSESSED with Lush bath bombs, Sephora Collection cream lip stain in Always Red 01, and I live and die for CLEAN Warm Cotton perfume -- I will judo chop the last bottle out of anyone’s hand if I have to.
I Smell Like: Freshly dried laundry. (See above response.)
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Regularly. And that shit has to change.