From beauty to fashion, Arshia Moorjani knows a thing or two about both subjects. She shares beauty hacks, makeup tutorials, and budget friendly shopping tips on her YouTube channel and blog, Love Being Chic. The fashion forward Indian beauty opened up to us about her favorite brands, when she feels the most beautiful, and much more. Check out the full interview below!
When did you know that you wanted a career in fashion/beauty vlogging and why do you love it?
I used to watch beauty tutorials on YouTube all of the time but never saw anyone who looked like me! So I thought... Hey! Why not start my own channel?! And I did! I love blogging/vlogging because it allows me to connect to people all over the world in ways I never thought possible!
Tell us about one of your earliest fashion-related memories.
I have always loved fashion for as long as I can remember! I remember flipping through magazines, then transitioning into fashion blogs, and finally working in the fashion industry. Fashion truly has been a part of my life forever!
What are your favorite brands at the moment?
This is a hard one because I am in love with so many different brands! For high street, it would be Missguided. I can always find really stylish, trendy pieces without having to break the bank. For high end, I am obsessed with Gucci at the moment! Everything I see from Gucci, I want!
“With the good, comes the bad. Negative comments are part of the job and I simply ignore them. No one can hurt you if you don't let them!"
They say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” When do you feel most beautiful?
A few years ago, I would have said I feel the most beautiful when I have my full face glam on. But as I have gotten older, I love myself with minimal makeup! Right now, my go-to look is a light-coverage foundation, liquid blush, lots of highlight, and a tinted lip balm! When I have a fresh face look on is when I feel the most beautiful.
How do you deal with negative comments while being on such a public platform like YouTube?
With the good, comes the bad. Negative comments are part of the job and I simply ignore them. No one can hurt you if you don't let them!
If you had to pack a small bag to live off of for the next year, what essential pieces would you pack?
Oh gosh, this is so hard! For makeup, it would be a very hydrating/thick moisturizer (I have super dry skin), tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a neutral lip stain that can also double as blush. For fashion, I would pack my favorite jeans, a basic tee, a leather jacket, and the most comfortable pair of shoes I own!
Currently, what are your favorite beauty/fashion hacks?
I have found myself creating my own tinted moisturizer on a daily basis! All I do is add a little bit of my face cream to my foundation and it's an instant tinted moisturizer which makes my skin look super healthy! Another hack that I use is turning any of my regular bras into racerbacks--to hide the straps---by using a paper clip! It works every time!
On a typical shopping day, what are your must-hit stores in NYC?
I always shop in Soho because the stores are literally lined up one after the other and it makes shopping so easy! I'll always find my way into ZARA, Forever21, TopShop, Bloomingdales, and J.Crew!
Describe your personal style…
I would say feminine and simple. I usually stick to more neutral colors, but I'm really trying to wear more color this summer!
What does MISSBISH mean to you and who is your MISSBISH?
For me, MISSBISH is empowerment! Right now, my ultimate MISSBISH is Priyanka Chopra! She is KILLING it in the game and I could not be more inspired!
Photographer: Valine Brana