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We think you’re such an inspiring woman, and we are so excited to share a little glimpse of your story, so thank you for letting us into your little world today, Aisling.

Thanks so much for reaching out to me, it’s a pleasure as I’m so inspired by your business and what you guys are doing.

Name, age and star sign

Aisling, 23, aquarius sun, pisces moon, aries rising

Where did you grow up?

I was born just outside London & my family moved to Dublin when I was 3 years old.

What is your defining passion in life?

Food! I’ve been into making, baking and eating food since I was a kid. When I made the connection between animals and meat aged 15 I went vegetarian and a couple of years later I was mostly vegan. I went travelling around the world for 2 years when I was 19 and was hugely inspired & intrigued by global cuisine, restaurant culture and eating habits. I started a vegan food business last year and I’m so excited to grow it and see where it takes me.

What would you say is your best trait?

I have a positive outlook and good intentions in life. I look for the best in people and see the world through a rose tinted lens. Most of the time this lends itself to me being in a good mood and enjoying each day to the full.

What’s your worst? (go on, we all have them!)

I’m a bit of a pushover sometimes & can be too nice. Sticking up for myself in friendships & business is something I’m working on in 2019. I’m trying to teach myself that this doesn’t mean i’m mean, and people will respect me more for it.

Who inspires you?

Other small business owners and creatives, hustling and working hard on creating the life they want to live through an amazing product/service they’re passionate about.

How did you learn about skincare and beauty while growing up?

Mainly from following what my friends and peers were doing. There were a fair few embarrassing moments in terms of makeup and self tan but everyone was doing the same – and anyways that’s just a part of growing up.

What does beauty mean to you now?

I think it’s more of a feeling. I know it’s cliche but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You could be the most *by societies standards* beautiful person on the planet but if you don’t have the self esteem to see that and feel it then what’s the point?

Products you can’t live without?

A spritz of tonic on my face to wake my skin up

Body butter for an after shower indulgence 

A good argan oil for my hair

Quickies

Lip balm or gloss?

Lip balm any day

Gold or silver?

Gold

Spirit animal?

Giraffe

Sweat or stretch?

Stretch and sweat simultaneously in hot yoga

Favourite crystal?

Amethyst because it’s my birthstone

Naturally extra or a little something extra? Define your look in less than 5 words

beachy, minimalist, natural, feminine, denim

Oil or moisturiser?

Oil

Shower or bath?

Shower

Quickie skincare ritual or ‘take your time’ skincare?

Quickie skincare so I have no excuse to do it every day!

Dancing or singing?

Love both, excel in neither 😂

Vintage or designer?

Vintage all the way

Follow Aisling on instagram - @ohhappyveggie