Inspirational Quotes from Emily Weiss

By | December 22, 2016

The ideal intern is committed, creative, organized, ambitious, independent, and able to crack a smile, whether meeting a celebrity or folding socks.

Emily Weiss

In beauty, there’s this idea of this perfect picture, and I think, ‘How about being present in the now, and a little messy?’

Emily Weiss

In my humble opinion, having tons of products and furniture and magazines and clothes is not luxurious – living minimally is.

Emily Weiss

Nobody said being platinum was easy.

Emily Weiss

That power of the individual person – just the girl – is infinite.

Emily Weiss

Into The Gloss,’ what I think it did so well was create a conversation around beauty and make beauty the main event as opposed to the ugly step-sister, which it often is in magazines.

Emily Weiss

You can make a million excuses for why something didn’t go well, but ultimately, just fix it and get on with it. Be a solutions person.

Emily Weiss

I grew up in a conservative New England town and showed up to my middle school orientation dressed like ‘Clueless’ while everyone else was wearing J. Crew and lacrosse uniforms. I never really fit into that preppy look.

Emily Weiss

Sunscreen, in the world of beauty, is the ultimate in adulting.

Emily Weiss

I’ve never been one for color theory or color wheels or undertone rules or anything like that. I don’t know if my red lipstick ‘should’ be more blue or more orange.

Emily Weiss

I have long been of the mindset that aviators are like leather jackets – when they’re perfect, they give you ‘instant cool.’ They’re the Alexa Chung of sunglasses.

Emily Weiss

A huge number of women are shopping for beauty products based on recommendations from friends, and we really look to be that friend.

Emily Weiss

Glossier is really for anyone who wants to embrace the present and live in the now. It’s about embracing constant change and who you are at any given moment, and that’s often someone who’s imperfect – and that’s cool.

Emily Weiss

In our product development cycle, we ask and listen to our customer about what she wants.

Emily Weiss

Augmenting your appearance so drastically that it elicits a reaction from literally every acquaintance you greet is a sea change.

Emily Weiss

I don’t even need to know – if you have something to prove to your old boss or your dad or your third grade teacher or yourself, it doesn’t matter. You need that hustle and that fire, and I don’t care where it comes from.

Emily Weiss

The single guiding principle that I try to follow, assuming blindly that the rest will fall into place, is to operate squarely in the present. I think it’s one of the most difficult things for anyone to do.

Emily Weiss

I just have to stop biting my nails. I’ve been on and off that bandwagon so many times. I feel like it’s going to be a lifelong struggle.

Emily Weiss

My wardrobe falls into two camps most of the time: either very monochromatic and tailored or really vintagey, with ’30s and ’40s-style long floral dresses. I don’t buy that much, so every time I invest in something new, it has to elevate what I have hanging in my closet.

Emily Weiss

We wanted Glossier to have an excellent customer experience and reach as many of you as possible from day one, so we went with venture – the stuff fast-growth, tech-enabled companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are made of.

Emily Weiss

So much of venture capital is pattern recognition.

Emily Weiss

Elin Kling is one of the most stylish women I know.

Emily Weiss

Where Halloween is concerned, I peaked in 2007.

Emily Weiss

Instagram has a faster chance of reaching me than CNN, and if I really want to know what’s going on, I refresh my Twitter feed.

Emily Weiss

I like a semi-stressful massage – one where I can really feel something being worked out.

Emily Weiss

I am, in fact, a candle salesperson’s worst nightmare – or dream come true, depending on the salesperson.

Emily Weiss

I think reality television has made the fashion industry and the beauty industry, any industry – frankly, just life – it has made life seem much different than it really is.

Emily Weiss

Your skin is like a plant. You have to water it. Make sure it’s hydrated, not just squeaky clean.

Emily Weiss

I like to get rid of things; I don’t collect many things. But I do keep great photography and art books.

Emily Weiss

Toronto girls are super interested in skincare, which is actually kind of unique. Because in New York, the girls seem to be mostly interested in makeup.

Emily Weiss

If I want to know how to do a black cat eye, I don’t drive to a department store. I’ll go on YouTube, cross-check reviews of a product, and then maybe talk about it on Instagram.

Emily Weiss

Products are a way to connect with – or disconnect from – who you are.

Emily Weiss

Glossier is not about throwing out everything you’re using. If you want to keep using your retinols, your SPFs, of course you should continue.

Emily Weiss

This is hard to admit, but historically, I haven’t worn sunscreen. I know – not good.

Emily Weiss

I knew that I wanted to intern at ‘Teen Vogue’ from the moment the first issue hit newsstands. Luckily, the team at Polo Ralph Lauren, where I interned during high school, really believed in me and arranged for an interview with the editors.

Emily Weiss

I’m a lover and consumer of beauty.

Emily Weiss

When Glossier launched in the U.S. back in 2014, it felt small – but in a good way. We were able to introduce ourselves locally, start a community, and build something special together.

Emily Weiss

Our message has always transcended borders and cultures and is central to who we are as a brand.

Emily Weiss

Throughout your teens and twenties, it’s pretty easy to live in a suspended reality – one where you never get old or need to spend much time thinking about 401Ks, mammograms, or renewing your license. You don’t need me to tell you: that ends.

Emily Weiss

We’ll continue to invest in new technology because we think every woman should have the ability to be connected through her beauty knowledge, opinions, products, and routine.

Emily Weiss

I’ve had some not-great experiences with laser hair removal, probably because I haven’t done what they told me.

Emily Weiss

Into The Gloss is buoyed by the people on it, the people who read it and discuss it, and the people who work on it.

Emily Weiss

For some, Into The Gloss is just a blog, and that’s cool. For us, it’s the connective tissue between us and you, and that has paved the way for the creation of a very different kind of beauty brand: Glossier.

Emily Weiss

Glossier – our content, our products – it’s for all for you; it’s ours.

Emily Weiss

Unlike a celebrity, there’s nothing I won’t try and nothing I won’t talk about when it comes to my hair. If I were to get a tattoo on my inner upper arm, it would read, ‘Change thy hair, change thyself.’

Emily Weiss

What no one tells you – or maybe they did tell me, and I chose not to listen – is that there’s really no ‘coming back’ from bleached platinum hair. You sort of have to cut it all off and start over.

Emily Weiss

My December is typically one big, sweaty ‘wintry mix’ blur, not a punch-laden, heartwarming mixer.

Emily Weiss

Women are truly, truly awesome.

Emily Weiss

People often ask me, ‘How do you go about choosing who to feature on Into The Gloss?’ And I’ve never had a great answer. Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom.

Emily Weiss

Freedom and confidence are two different things, in my book. Confidence is overrated – it can be faked, whereas freedom is fearlessness.

Emily Weiss

My musical inclinations are fine and dandy within the confines of my ears and my earphones but don’t sit well with others.

Emily Weiss

I would rather be ‘oily’ than ‘dry’ on pretty much any part of my body.

Emily Weiss

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