A Day In The Life: Glamazon Andrea Interviews Sanaa Lathan About Her Beauty Faves!

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Glamazons, do you have a celebrity girl crush? (If you say no, I’m going to immediately call you out by saying that you’re lying.) If you don’t know exactly what I mean by “girl crush” then let me elaborate just a little bit more on that.

It’s that one celebrity woman who (in your head) has always been your best friend. Like, if you met, you just know that you’d hit it off and be instant besties. Well, I’m not ashamed to admit that I have multiple girl crushes, but a consistent one of mine for years has always been actress Sanaa Lathan. I’d almost forgotten just how big of a girl crush I had on her until HBO On Demand decided to run that amazing movie of hers called Brown Sugar a couple of weekends ago. As I sat there at my desk (supposed to be writing something or another) I got sucked into the romantic-ness of the whole situation and BAM! Just like that my Sanaa girl crush was renewed! So, imagine my excitement when I attended a Pantene event the following week to find out that Sanaa is their newest Ambassador and that was I was also going to have the opportunity to chat with her! (Just like REAL besties.) UGH. I was beside myself with excitement. Check out my interview with her below:

Glamazon Andrea: What are some of your favorite things that you like to wear on a daily basis as far as makeup goes?

Sanaa: Usually in my everyday life, I don’t really wear a lot of makeup. I have an IMAN bronzer that I love. So I’ll do that and just some lip gloss just for when I go out and do my errands or whatever. But, after that I love Maybelline Great Lash. That’s just been my go-to for years. I love MAC’s Ruby Woo. I love Stila, Bobbi Brown..you know, I just play with it all. I always say that if you’re having a good day that you don’t even need a lot of makeup. You don’t even really need a good outfit. As long as your hair looks good..

Glamazon Andrea: Yes, as long as your hair has that bounce?! Yep, you’re good. Because a man won’t notice!


Sanaa: (laughing) Exactly!

Glamazon Andrea: Let’s talk about hair! Obviously you’ve just signed with Pantene. So how did all of that come about?

Sanaa: Well, you know it’s really an amazing opportunity. I love how iconic that brand is. I love that they’ve always catered to women of all races and different textures of hair. I also think that it’s groundbreaking that they’re choosing a black woman to not just represent..you know, not just their Relaxed & Natural line. I think that’s good of them. I mean, it’s time for us to have more images of us. And our beauty is just as beautiful as all of the other types of beauty. It’s just different. So, I’m thrilled! And I really believe in the product. My hair has really been softer.

Glamazon Andrea: How long have you been using it? (Side note: “It” being the Pantene Nature Fusion products)

Sanaa: I’ve been using it since the beginning of the year (2011).

Glamazon Andrea: Do you have a relaxer or are you natural?

Sanaa: No, this is my natural hair. I really do see a difference (in my hair). It smells good and it really is moisturizing. It’s strengthening! My hair has really grown. I’m a true fan.

And there you have it, Glamazons! Sanaa is so great. She’s super smart (just like I thought she’d be) so I made sure that I got all kinds of personal life advice from her before leaving the event as well. (Which she was happy to provide…just like a real, true bestie would.)

Do you share some of the same beauty faves as Sanaa, Glamazons? How many of you out there also have huge girl crushes on her as well?!


Glamazon Andrea


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