Mandana Dayani doesn't like to sit still: the former Rachel Zoe exec and mother of two founded (and runs) the voter awareness campaign I am a voter, and just launched the podcast The Dissenters with co-host Debra Messing. As an entrepreneur, activist and lawyer, Dayani is putting her energy behind bolstering the powers that individuals yield. With this comes a no-nonsense attitude and slate of quick-fix beauty rituals.
Rise and Shine
My husband and I usually wake up around 6 am when our daughter, Anderson, jumps in our bed. I can’t function until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Then I check the news.
Lately, [getting ready has taken] 15 minutes, but it used to be 45. I have two cups of coffee every morning with hard boiled eggs and avocado toast.
Probably too much eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge eyeshadow palette, Tarte matte nude Lip Paint. And I am obsessed with Kosas Revealer Concealer, Tinted Face Oil Foundation and Baked Bronzer. I almost always wear suits! If I am getting glam done, it is about 1.5 hours and when I do myself up, it typically takes an hour. Now that my daughters are more into beauty, things take a lot longer.
I go on walks around our neighborhood and listen to music. I try not to answer my phone or check messages. [It makes me] realize how much more focus I should put on mental health, on making time for gratitude and checking in with loved ones.
My friend Debra Messing and I have been lifelong social justice advocates and we really wanted to share the stories of the heroes who inspired us to get off the sidelines. So we decided to launch a podcast called The Dissenters to share stories that we will know will help others find their purpose and chase their passion. I have made many big leaps in my career and figuring out what I want to do next has always been incredibly terrifying and exciting.
“No” just means try again and harder.
Olive & June home manicure kit. It's a game-changer.
Last Thing Before Bed
Kiss my husband.
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