PEOPLE: GLORIA NOTO
Name: Gloria Noto
Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Makeup Artist / Founder of NOTO botanics / Poet and Painter
Favourite Number: 0
First thing you did this morning? Started to boil water
What does 'wellness' mean to you? Putting meaning and quality into an action be it physical or mental - for a healing and positive outcome for self or others.
Products found in your shower/by your bath? NOTO resurface scrub, NOTO ( still in testing phase ) Wash and Condition , A brick of clay I took with me from a cave in Ibiza off of the ocean.
Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Any adaptogen you could imagine, high quality olive oil, cacao, multiple types of salts, teas, and coffees.
Favourite kitchen utensil? My Global Knife
Favourite Travel destination? The sea off of Sicily's coast
Currently reading? Adrienne Rich - A Dream of Common Language
Currently browsing (.com)? I am looking for a typewriter to work on my book of poems and recipes for personal lubricant.
Favourite breakfast food? A big hot drink of a mixture of coffee +cacao beans + adaptogen's + coconut oil.
Three items in your make up bag? NOTO Deep Serum, Hydra Highlighter, and Tart black mascara.
An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Anything Brian Eno Ambient, Anything My Bloody Valentine, Anything Slowdive, Anything Cocteau Twins.
An album/mix that hypes you up? My World Beats mix - music from Ethiopia, Africa, and the like.
Most commonly used apps on your phone? Instagram :(
Favourite form of movement/exercise? Muay Thai Boxing - I trained in Thailand a few times, and it holds a dear place in my heart, and gets out a lot of energy.
One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? More discipline and organization.
Nighttime rituals? Applying skincare and doing facial massage, watching a film or reading - writing - disconnecting from my day and reconnecting to myself.
I feel most creatively fulfilled when... Make something come to life as an artist - when I finish a project to it's fullest potential.
I'm currently working on...
A fragrance collection and new color for my company.
Playing with water color pencils for my art.
This time last year, I wish I knew... Taking your time is okay.
I'm grateful for... My mind and my heart.