Our former Bachelorette, Emily Maynard has had a few projects while off screen.
Besides being a mom in hometown Charlotte, North Carolina, the blonde launched her official blog just weeks ago and has also been taking steps towards becoming a jewelry designer.
“Honestly, it was something that I never even thought was a possibility. But I wore Town & Reese jewelry a lot on The Bachelorette. And it’s a company started by two moms here in Charlotte and they’ve done unbelievably well. So when they asked me if I wanted to do my own line, I was so excited. It’s been a lot of work, and there’s a lot more that goes into it than I ever thought. But it’s been so much fun,” Emily said in a talk with Huffington Post.
And her jewelry debut isn’t as far away as you might think. The line, Emily Maynard for Town & Reese, is already set to release this Spring!
While Emily was on television pretty much always looking her best, Hills2City couldn’t help to take a look at some of her style secrets. Emily recently spoked to Allure about said style, fashion and health products.
Your hair always looks great. Any tricks?
“Naturally my hair is superstraight and just blah, so I love my Sultra curling wand. It makes loose waves easy and you can’t mess it up. I use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray first—I have stockpiles of the stuff—and then curl it.”
What are the makeup products you can’t live without?
“Anyone who knows me knows I love me some makeup. But I’m learning to use a lighter hand when applying it. I can’t live without blush, brows, and mascara. I love Nars Gaiety blush—it’s this crazy, bright, Barbie pink, but looks really pretty on. And I get my brows done at the Benefit Brow Bar—I’m afraid to tweeze them myself—and in between I use the Benefit Brow Kit. For mascaras, I love Armani Eyes to Kill, Maybelline Colossal Volum, and Benefit They’re Real—it’s awesome.
And your skincare routine?
“In the morning I wash with Cetaphil and the Clarisonic. And my parents always buy me La Mer for Christmas because I wouldn’t buy it for myself. It lasts me almost the whole year.”
How about fragrance?
“Kai roll-on body oil is always in my pocketbook. For night, I wear Tom Ford Black Orchid, but I’m trying to find a new one. My mom started using it too and it kind of freaks me out to wear the same thing as her.”
What did you learn about beauty from seeing yourself on TV?
“I learned that I wear way too much eyeliner and that my hair was way too blond. I used to be obsessed with reading every comment about me on the internet and someone once wrote, ‘She looks like Dolly Parton’s granddaughter.’ Part of me thought that was a compliment, because I love Dolly, but part of me thought maybe I need to tone it down a little.
You’re a busy mom, but we always see you looking perfect. What’s your secret?
“I have my go-to outfit that I can dress up or down. I’ll wear a tee shirt and leggings and then just throw on a cardigan, a leather jacket, or some funky jewelry. But we’re all busy moms, so we have to remember, it doesn’t really matter if the person at carpool thinks I look like a witch.”
Is it complete chaos getting ready alongside 20-plus other women on The Bachelor?
“Yes! There are not enough mirrors and the lighting is terrible. There would be ten girls per bathroom. I brought my own mirror and I would go out on the porch and do my makeup there.”
But when you were the Bachelorette, they did your hair and makeup, right?
“When I was on The Bachelorette, I only got my hair and makeup done for the rose ceremonies, so I was always doing it myself. There were nights when I would get home from a date at 4 AM and then have to be ready to go for the next date at 7:30 AM. Basically I was bleeding Red Bull.”
Tonight’s the big The Bachelor finale. Any predictions?
“I think he’s going to pick Catherine. I think they really get along well. And some of the conversations they’ve had—just having been in that situation, it says a lot when you can just talk about nothing.”