Ariane Valentine might be @mainlyboredom on Ig. But she's mainly amazing to us. Read below to find out why!
Hi Ariane! Tell us about yourself!
I’m 23, I was homeschooled by my very Dominican mother, I was raised in Switzerland and still live here, I have BPD (borderline personality disorder) and I’m some kind of weird social media ghoul.
What does a typical day look like to you?
No day is the same but definitely A LOT of food. So much food!
What's your favorite day of the week?
I like Saturdays 'cause I have the most time to work on stuff I love without being interrupted.
What's your guilty pleasure?
I really don’t feel guilty about anything I enjoy!
What emoji best describes you?
That awkward smiley face one 😬
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Bex (@bexlecter), Dre (@dreronayne) and Jolien (@crucifucked) those three are the ones I really search for, all amazing artists that I really respect.
What's the third thing you did this morning?
Text my mom for sure, I can’t remember but it’s what I do after I check Twitter and Instagram!
Do you collect anything?
Mistakes mostly haha I’m not a huge collector though, I hate clutter so much that I think that gets in the way of collecting things.
What makes you laugh?
Everything, I am almost always laughing and if I’m not generally I’m hardcore grumping.
What do you love doing in your spare time?
I love video games, I spend a crazy amount of time just lurking Youtube, I love writing stories, I love creating special effects makeup, I’m really into horror movies and I freaking love cop/CSI type shows.
How would you describe your aesthetic?
I think a lot of it is comic books and mangas. They were my whole world in my formative years and I just never grew out of wanting to be one of those characters.
What's currently on your playlist?
The past few days for me have been all about Hole and It’s My Generations version of A Classic.
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What is a dream job for you?
My mother used to read me Edgar Allan Poe and I remember even at seven knowing I wanted to create stories. If I do that through books or makeup or whatever I’ll be happy.
What do you love most about makeup?
The fact that with these few items you can completely transform someone.
What are a couple of your inspirations for your makeup looks?
Again I’m all about the comic books and I like to add something of classic glam. I also really love the whole look of silver screen stars back in the 1920’s.
I know you just changed your hair color but any cool ideas for the next color?
I feel that I did all the cool tones last year, and this year I want the yellows, the oranges, the reds. Even coral but I never know exactly what I’m gonna do in advance and that’s why I have nearly every Arctic Fox color in stock!
What do you love about Arctic Fox?
Absolutely everything. They’re the most vibrant, hydrating, long lasting, they smell amazing and my favorite part which comes to play a lot in the hair colors I’ve had- THEY MIX SO BEAUTIFULLY TOGETHER!
What's the #1 thing on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list, if I want to do something I do it right away. I was raised very much aware that I was alive for a limited time so I had to make it count.
What's next for you? Any cool plans for 2017?
I want to be A LOT more creative this year with special effects and even regular makeup. For Youtube I want to keep making fun lighthearted content but I also want to make videos talking about my mental health and creating a dialogue.
It’d also be cool to have more behind the scenes videos so people can see how hard I work for the images that I post and also to keep me accountable and push me to be more creative.
What's one long term goal you're so looking forward to accomplishing?
All I can hope for is to have progressed in the various art forms I love. Probably my goal is to be able to look back at my body of work and be really proud rather than cringe haha