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Sunday, Jul 08 2012 02:10 PM

Timeless Beauty: Get to know five beautiful Bakersfield women

Get to know five beautiful Bakersfield women who share their wisdom on discovering beauty, keeping skin healthy and finding your true self.

Full Name: Julissa Perez

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Age Group: 20’s

Profession: Student at California State University, Bakersfield.

What does the word “beauty” mean to you? Beauty to me means confidence.

Name a famous person who you feel defines true beauty. Adriana Lima, she has a natural look and exudes confidence.

What is the one beauty/skin/hair care product you can’t live without? I cannot live without… Burt’s Bees lip balm.

I never leave the house without: Mascara!

Top tip for looking your best: Simplicity is key. Too much make-up or too many accessories can ruin an outfit or look.

What is a hair or makeup trend you wish you could have avoided? Diffusing my hair with mousse and hairspray, my hair looked like a wet mess.

Often looking good starts with good health. What do you do to stay healthy? Running, it helps relieve stress and works out the entire body.

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product? Garnier’s BB tinted moisturizer it protects your skin from the sun and gives your skin a healthy glow.

What is your “splurge” product? Urban Decays “Naked” eye shadow palettes.

Are there any people in your life that help you be your best self? My mom, she has taught me to be a strong, confident, and an independent woman.


Full Name: Arabella Ancheta

Age Group: 30’s

Profession: Registered Nurse, ICU Department at San Joaquin Community Hospital

What does the word “beauty” mean to you? Having confidence, wit, and a genuine nature. I think the more important thing s a person’s character and how one carries him/herself. Being able to love yourself, accepting and embracing your imperfections, and believing yourself and your abilities, to me, is attractive.

Name a famous person who you feel defines true beauty. Princess Diana, not only beautiful outside, but she had a genuine and good heart. She had a great sense of fashion, but I admire her humility and how she treated people. She was not perfect, and she certainly made mistakes and I think they were magnified being under a public microscope. But I think she overcame her shortcomings with grace and dignity.

What is the one beauty/skin/hair care product you can’t live without? Lip moisturizer by Arbonne. A little pricey for a lip balm but it’s the best I’ve tried that’s given me the most natural moist-lip feel.

I never leave the house without: A bottle of water

Top tip for looking your best: Getting plenty of rest and adequate hydration. I don’t think people realize that if they are dehydrated and lack rest/sleep, they will not physically feel good. If you don’t feel physically good, you won’t look physically good.

What is a hair or makeup trend you wish you could have avoided? I don’t necessarily follow a make-up or hair trend if I know I won’t look good in it. And if I do, I make slight changes to it to fit my personality and me.

Often looking good starts with good health. What do you do to stay healthy? Staying active through running and working out. I love food and enjoy cooking; so I change recipes to make them healthier (i.e., baking instead of frying, substituting applesauce for butter, etc.). But I don’t deprive myself of the “bad stuff” i.e., desserts.

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product? Olay Total Effects to moisturize my face and neck area.

What is your “splurge” product? I don’t think I have a “splurge” product … isn’t that sad. I can’t imagine myself spending too much money on make-up or beauty product.

Are there any people in your life that help you be your best self? There’s a lot but mostly my family and closest friends. They have high expectations of me, and they are honest with me if I am falling short of those expectations. But they also love and accept me for who I am, the good and the bad that comes with me.


Full Name: Danielle Wade

Age Group: 40’s

Profession: Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Bright House Networks

What does the word “beauty” mean to you? To me, beauty starts on the inside. My grandmother always said “Beauty is in your heart” and I try to live by those words.

Name a famous person who you feel defines true beauty. My mother is the most beautiful woman I know. She may not be famous, but she is our rockstar!

What is the one beauty/skin/hair care product you can’t live without? Moisturizer.

I never leave the house without: My MAC Chestnut lip liner.

Top tip for looking your best: Be happy. When you’re happy, you radiate. To me, that’s when you look your best.

What is a hair or makeup trend you wish you could have avoided? Blue eyeliner in the 80’s with hot pink lipstick!

Often looking good starts with good health. What do you do to stay healthy? I get my mammogram every year and I know my numbers (cholesterol, sugar, etc.) I encourage every woman to get their annual physical and understand what your numbers mean.

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product? Wet ‘N Wild clear mascara – I use it to tame my bushy eyebrows!

What is your “splurge” product? My make-up brushes. They cost a lot, but they last forever and they make all of the difference in the world.

Are there any people in your life that help you be your best self? My husband Doug helps me be my best self. He is my constant source of joy and his love makes everything right in my world.


Full Name: Robin Mangarin Scott

Age Group: 50’s

Profession: Director of Strategic Marketing, Mercy and Memorial Hospitals – Dignity Health

What does the word “beauty” mean to you? Beauty to me is all about grace, both physical and emotional.

Name a famous person who you feel defines true beauty. I love Blythe Danner- (Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mom!) She is a talented actress and philanthropist who chose to give up her career to raise her children. She is the epitome of intelligence, class, compassion and grace.

What is the one beauty/skin/hair care product you can’t live without? Trish McEvoy Peach Lip Gloss.

I never leave the house without: Laura Gellar Real Deal Concealer.

Top tip for looking your best: Sleep, lots of water, laughter.

What is a hair or makeup trend you wish you could have avoided? White under eye cover up (raccoon eyes!).

Often looking good starts with good health. What do you do to stay healthy? I try to take walks, eat healthy and do sit ups and pull ups when I’m bored!

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product? Nexus Hairspray.

What is your “splurge” product? Fekkai Shampoo and hair conditioner.

Are there any people in your life that help you be your best self? My husband and my children challenge and inspire me everyday to be better, not perfect. They bless me with that balance.


Full Name: Christina Frank

Age Group: 60’s

Profession: Community Volunteer now serving as Co-Chair for the San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center Campaign.

What does the word “beauty” mean to you? Someone who is caring, compassionate, gives away credit and embraces the needs of others with passion and commitment now that is a beautiful person to me. Maybe that is something you learn as your get older.

Name a famous person who you feel defines true beauty. Audrey Hepburn, she gave of her time, energy and resources to what she believed. She saw a need and tried to make it better. In addition, people like Mother Teresa, who wore an age line for every person who touched her life are glowing with beauty.

What is the one beauty/skin/hair care product you can’t live without? My facials. I‘ve gone for monthly facials for over 15 years and refuse to remove it from my budget! My skin requires moisturizer and cleansing.

I never leave the house without: Lipstick. I have dry skin and in the dry air of this valley, my lips chap easily so I always have lipstick.

Top tip for looking your best: Baby Oil, which is a great make up remover and make sure I follow that with moisturizer. Moisturizer is my tip as it helps to erase lines.

What is a hair or makeup trend you wish you could have avoided? In the 70’s, the Afro, yes I actually had one for a short period of time when I saw Barbara Stresand wearing the cut. That is when I learned “One size does not fit all” and that I needed to give some effort to finding my own style.

Often looking good starts with good health. What do you do to stay healthy? Being happy is the best ingredient for good health. I try very hard to stay active, eat right and laugh a lot. Volunteering your time or becoming involved in a cause that is important or a community you love rewards you with purpose and a sense of accomplishment.

What is your favorite drugstore beauty product? Baby Oil and sunscreen. I always have it and use it every day.

What is your “splurge” product? Lancome High Resolution moisturizer, my husband would be shocked at the cost of this moisturizer; however, it lasts a long time.

Are there any people in your life that help you be your best self? My husband, my family and my grandchildren energize me and show me love every day. Knowing that I can’t fail in their eyes certainly gives me the courage to take risk and over commit. I cannot overstate the importance of having this “safe place” in my life to always go too. In addition, I have so many friends who “call me out” when I am get too comfortable and challenge me to be my best. I am very fortunate indeed.

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