In today’s blog post we asked Kristy Johnson, a few beauty, skincare and lifestyle questions.
Name: Kristy Johnson
Occupation: Hospitality Manager
Country of Residence: Cayman
I was born in England but left to travel and live abroad for a year when I was 19. Nearly 9 years later and I’m still living the dream! I’ve been lucky enough to call Australia, New Zealand, and now Grand Cayman my home away from home and have spent a large amount of my time traveling/working in the South Pacific, Indonesia, and Asia. I’ve funded my travels through bartending and working as a divemaster, they’re probably the best jobs to have to be able to explore the world!
Through my experiences, I have become passionate about helping the ocean and our environment. I try and live to the best of my ability a sustainable lifestyle, making conscious choices about the products I buy and the brands I want to support, all in an effort to minimize my personal impact on the natural world. Living consciously goes hand in hand with buying more natural products, this has led me towards a journey of minimizing the toxins and chemicals in my home and lifestyle. It is a deep dark rabbit hole, but once again I am passionate about it. Swapping bleach and store-bought cleaners for vinegar and essential oils and pretty much everything you already possess in your house is not only fun (basically because I feel like I’m a witch creating potions in my kitchen) but also super interesting, budget-friendly, and safer for you and your loved ones.
In my spare time, I enjoy cuddling and walking my two pups, getting out into the ocean – freediving or scuba and hanging out at the beach with my boyfriend and beautiful friends.
Being kind to you is probably the most precious gift you will ever give to yourself ✨
What does a typical day look like for you?
Waking up around 7.30 and taking my two dogs for a nice long walk, head to the gym, and then back home. I’ll do some work on my laptop for a few hours and check socials then maybe head to the thrift store to see what goodies I can find. I will always try and get In the water somehow, whether it’s just a swim, snorkel, or a dive. Then back home for another long dog walk and just chill out in the evening with my boyfriend.
What do you love to do when you are not working?
- Doing a water activity
How do you find a balance between working, staying fit, and life?
Luckily some of my favorite things to do like diving and walking keep me pretty fit, otherwise I think I would struggle! I think if you find something you enjoy it makes it a lot easier to find time for it.
Your current go-to make-up products?
I use E.L.F, they are a beauty brand that doesn’t test on animals, and they’re reasonably priced. Once I finish what I have now I would like to find a brand that is more sustainable and minimal plastic, as well as vegan/cruelty-free. Elate looks pretty good!
Your current skin-care routine?
I use Burts Bees Acne cleanser, witch hazel for my toner, I add lavender and tea tree oil to it, then I use rosehip oil for my moisturizer.
Four beauty products you can’t live without?
- Tea tree oil
- Witch hazel
- Coconut oil
- Salt of the earth deodorant balm
Share with us one of the beauty/wellness secrets you live by?
Less is more
Three words to describe your personal style?
Three items you always take to the beach?
- Water bottle
Follow Kristy Johnson on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/saltgypsykristy/
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