I’ve followed Bianca, or @heartofdvst as you may know her, for what feels like ages. Bianca has grown such an amazing community and shares all of her thoughts, opinions and knowledge so freely. Just recently, Instagram deleted her original account which had grown over 2k+ followers organically and Bianca was left to rebuild her account, which she has done through incredibly curated images by the dozen.
Lets chat beauty …. with @heartofdvst!
Where did your love of beauty and skincare come from, has it always been there? It definitely hasn’t always been there. I grew up predominately with a very non-feminine, strict mother who refused to let me wear makeup right up until when I left home at 16. And even then, I would wear makeup only because it was something that was “forbidden” prior. Not because I was passionate about it, I was just curious. I only really started getting into makeup seriously 4 years ago when I became friends with a makeup artist. And skincare, only 1-2 years ago? It’s all happened really fast haha but I feel like my creative side has always been there and I’ve just found my niche.
What are your favourite skincare ingredients, and why? Vitamin C, Lactic Acid and Ceramides – glow, exfoliating and moisture. The holy trinity.
What are your favourite beauty treatments? Retinol – does that count? And SPF. I count SPF as a treatment because if you’re using it, you will then avoid a lot of premature ageing! Honestly I have never gotten any invasive facial treatments before because I just don’t really need it! I’m sure that will change when I start getting older though …
In regards to skin therapists and dermatologists, whose opinion or knowledge do you trust and believe in? I don’t know if I’m in a place to say whether or not I trust or believe either, as I’m not an expert personally. What I will say is, I trust Susan Yara (she’s a qualified aesthetician and Youtuber) with my life and I will take any advice she provides. I’ve learnt a lot from her!
What’s your thoughts on botox and fillers etc? The more, the merrier! I have lip fillers and they’ve changed my life. I want to get cheek fillers next, but they’re a little pricier. I’m not at a point yet where I feel I need botox but I’m tentatively waiting for the first wrinkle to appear …
What would you like to try next; product, service or treatment? I really want to get a facial at the little company while I’m in Byron!
What is your favourite beauty magazine, and/or who are you listening/watching to in podcasts, Instagram or Youtube? I’m loving All Bases Covered podcast and I watch Susan Yara via Mixed Makeup, Jackie Aina and Mariah Leonard religiously. There’s too many to name on instagram, but right now my faves that come to mind are @skinned_row, @itsalexanohely, @rohinielyse, @rowisingh and @riyahtaylor.
Thanks lovely one, you’re a dream! By the way – I’m off to pull out my Fenty Lip Stunna in Uncensored for a fun afternoon pep-me-up!