All of the readers who were interviewed for this series were given the same ten questions, and they were asked to submit a picture of themselves, their pet, their makeup stash, or anything else they felt like sharing.
The twelfth interview in this series is with reader Glam Puss. Take it away, Glam Puss!
Flowers, soon-to-be-planted in Glam Puss's garden
G: How long have you been a fan of drugstore beauty products?
Glam Puss: My interest in drugstore makeup started during the summer between 5th and 6th grades when I was 11 soon to be 12. My best friend and I would wander through our local five and dime, oohing and aahing at the eyeshadow and nail polish. We were wide eyed innocents not realizing we were taking our first steps toward adulthood. We sang songs in the summer's melting heatwave, played with our bright blue nail polish and swam in the pool until our fingers wrinkled. It was the best summer ever.
G: What was the first beauty product that you remember purchasing?
Glam Puss: The first beauty item I ever purchased must have been clear flavored lip gloss that tasted awful. Can't remember the maker but ill never forgot how it turned rancid to the taste buds after 5 minutes. Yuck!
G: What are your five can't-live-without drugstore beauty products?
Glam Puss: Rimmel Stay Glossy lip gloss, ELF eyelid primer, PF Mineral Wear Face Powder (use as foundation), L'Oreal True Match Concealer, NYC Mascara (Skyrise and City Proof Buildable), NYC Grand Central Station clear fast dry top coat. Don't forget Elmer's Glue as a basecoat for glitter polish!
G: Tell us your best "drugstore score" story (something you got for a great deal on clearance and/or with coupons, store rewards, etc.).
Glam Puss: Best score: Two limited edition Sally Hansen CSM polishes for 25 cents each. APPARITION and RESURRECTION. Yeah!
G: What's your go-to shade of lip color?
Glam Puss: Pinks, reds, corals. Today was Rimmel Timeless Allure, a darker pink gloss.
G: What's the one movie you can always re-watch, no matter how many times you've seen it?
Glam Puss: There are 2 movies that I do actually watch repeatedly... AMELIE and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
G: What's your current favorite TV show?
Glam Puss: Girls. Love it.
G: What was the last book you read?
Glam Puss: Coco Chanel Bio by Lisa Chaney. A good read.
G: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Glam Puss: If I could have any job... I wouldn't have one. I'd travel and meet people in the Americas and across the globe. I would have friends in the far corners of the world. Thanks to Google Translate communication is no longer an issue. I can write and speak in any language that Google knows!
Glam Puss: My latest hobby is nail polish. It's cheap and easy. I have over 400 bottles, totally drugstore, mostly Sally Hansen, NYC, Wet N Wild, Sinful Colors, some Revlon, Cover Girl, Rimmel, Milani, Spoiled and some others.
Thanks so much for allowing me to interview you as part of this series, Glam Puss! I absolutely loved getting to know you a bit better, and I hope other readers feel like they know you a bit better now as well!