My Sit Down With Jen

A few weeks ago Living Proof invited me the chance to sit down with Jennifer Aniston and pick her brain on all the beauty things!

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I hardly ever get nervous. Scared? Yes. I get scared REGULARLY I’m a full-grown adult who is

literally afraid of the dark. It’s embarrassing. My family rips on me because if/when Nick goes

out of town I always bribe someone with treats if they’ll come have a slumber party or if no one

takes the bate me and the boys often end up in my mom’s guest room. So yeah…what I lack in

nervousness I certainly make up for in childlike fear.

That being said, I didn’t think I’d be nervous to interview Jennifer Aniston.

…But when I walked into the room to meet her my hands turned clammy and I totally lost my

train of thought. It was like YEARS of Friends reruns all came flooding back! I have been

watching this woman on my TV screen, on the newsstands and in the theaters since I was a tot!

Luckily she was incredibly warm and kind and relaxed which helped put me at ease enough to

remember to actually, ya know, ask her some questions.

As a beauty blogger I’m always interested in other influencers product testing process. I’m pretty

determined to give everything I try a very thorough use before I give it my seal of approval.

Jen said she’d been approached (understandably) for years to get behind a hair product but had

never really gotten excited about the idea. She said what really stood out for her and made her

want to work with Living Proof was that the products “ just worked.” Simple as that! They did

exactly what they said they were gonna do.

When I asked her to dish about her favorite beauty tips here’s what she had to say:

1. For beautiful skin: drink lots of water, eat healthy, exfoliate and keep you hand off your


I love that! It seems like in the beauty industry gorgeous skin is always an expensive endeavor. I

love that her suggestions (with the exception of eating healthy for some 🙋) are very do-able

on any budget.

2. Deep condition your hair once a week (she loves the Restore Mask).

She says this combats all of that blow drying and hair coloring she does for work.

3. Keep it simple.

On her days off she rarely wears makeup! It’s about taking care of your body and letting it speak

for itself:)

The entire country watched and followed suit after The Rachel, that super long layered do (my

personal fav) and The Bob but when I asked what her favorite iconic hairdo was, her answer

really surprised me…. truth is, she didn’t love any of them! She says she doesn’t like having a

“hairstyle” – she wants it simple, straight and just long enough. Talk about being the

quintessential girl next door!

It was such a blast getting to talk to her and pick her brain. I’m always interested what a gal can gather from all of the beauty experts when she’s been surrounded by so many of them for her entire career:)
What would you have asked her!?

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    November 24, 2015 at 4:24 am

    I would have been going crazy! I Jen and she’s my hair icon… So… I would’ve been so starstruck! Idk… Probably what’s the 1 thing Chris would yell at u for?

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    November 24, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Cara, dying to know if you’ve made the switch from Wen!

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    November 24, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Whoa, good for you – I’m super jelly!

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    November 24, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I would have loved to see you do her makeup!

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      November 24, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Yes, that’s what I was thinking too!!!

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    November 24, 2015 at 7:18 am

    What a great opportunity, sounds like it was a lot of fun! Living Proof is a great brand, I need to try out more of their products. Love Jen’s simple beauty tips, too!

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    Heather Osborne
    November 24, 2015 at 7:36 am

    that’s AMAZING, cara!!!! I think I would have been a hot mess talking to her…but given the photo above you look like the pro that you are!
    Are you at the point where you would recommend Living Proof over Wen or vice versa? I’ve been on the Wen-wagon for a few months and have tried LIving Proof in the past with ok results (PHD is life changing), but am interested about your take on them!

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    November 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    That is so awesome. Love Jennifer Aniston! I would have been super nervous too!

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    November 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Ohhh my goodness! I have such a girl crush on Rachel – I mean Jen!
    I was totally appalled to discover I had my hand on my face as I was reading this

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      Rebecca C.
      November 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Me too! Haha!

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    November 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Oh my goodness!! This is one of the greatest posts ever. Who isn’t totally in love with Rachel (I mean, Jennifer)?! haha What an amazing opportunity for you! I am impressed you even got to the questions… I would have just wanted to talk to her, or stare at her… whichever. This is soo awesome! thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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    Chandice Probst
    November 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    What a fun interview! I definitely would’ve had some friends questions for her. Funny enough I actually posted yesterday about the perfect turkey sandwich and included a gif and photo of Ross from the Thanksgiving turkey sandwich episode ha ha! 😉

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    Ali J
    November 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    This is so amazing!!! How fun for you! Hey question… Did you ever go on shark tank? And if so did it already air?? I hope so much that you did!! Your products are going to end up in ulta or Sephora and it’s going to be amaaaaazing! Love ya girl and your makeup!!

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      December 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Living Proof is already in Ulta (4 year) and Sephora (8 years).

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    November 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Where did you get your dress?

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    Susan Iseman
    November 25, 2015 at 4:57 am

    My husband & I use LP Perfect Hair day and it’s a great product, as is the Deep Conditioning Mask. I’ve tried other a few other products and not all of them live up to their claims, so try and get samples to try first.

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    Lindsay H.
    November 25, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I know that it’s better to not wear makeup every day, but I feel better with it on… What do I do?

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Sooooooo. How high was she?!

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    Tasha Juli
    November 26, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Congrats, this is a huge moment for you! What an honor, too. I like her simple beauty fixes. There’s nothing worse than reading a celebs extensive, complicated routine that I could never duplicate.
    Tasha Juli

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    Miki Nyckel
    November 26, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Very cool to be able to interview Jen! You must be so proud! 🙂 Well done! 🙂 <3 PS. She's such a cool, down to earth gal.

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    November 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I so wish you could have done a before and after on her. I would have asked her a zillion questions about her new love, Justin.

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    December 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    How fun for you Cara!! How long did you get to talk to her? And where was the interview? I might’ve asked her if she could go out with my husband haha =) She’s his ONE I’d let him go out with for an hour haha 😉

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    Laura Murphy
    December 5, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Love the products. They are amazing! But once I seen these products at Target. I as a professional hair stylist was totally disappointed!! Because retailing this in our salon was a turn off!! Keep it professional and only in salons only. I know what it costs to carry the products in the salon. But really target is not a professional hair salon! Very disappointed!!

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      December 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Target got it from a 3rd party. It’s is super old.

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    Laura Murphy
    December 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love the products! Being a licensed hairstylist it was a turn off to see Target caring living proof. I know how much it costs to retail it in my salon. Costs thousands of dollars just to get it in. Target really!! Professional products shouldn’t be available to the public like this. It definitely turned me off on retailing it in my salon.

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