A MANI WITH...


Lea Black

Occupation:  Beauty Entrepreneur (leablackbeauty.com) and Author

 

Lea Black is a mother, wife, philanthropist, author, television personality, charity and political fundraiser, and entrepreneur. She is based out of Miami and spends her summers and holidays in the Hollywood Hills. Lea is on the current “Real Housewives of Miami.” She also blogs for the Huffington Post, OK Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Palm Beach Woman, E Online, The World of Lea Black, and LeaBlackInk. Lea divides her time between fulfilling her philanthropic missions centered around at-risk children and teens, and furthering her international business interests with her health, beauty, accessory and jewelry endeavors. She founded THE BLACKS’ ANNUAL GALA which raises money to provide at-risk youth with educational resources, vocational training, and creative and cultural outlets. In 2010 she co-founded Andre Walker Hair Products with Oprah’s stylist. To share her beauty secrets with women everywhere, she authored the book “Beauty from Within”. She is also the author of the new novel, “Red Carpets & White Lies”, available in bookstores, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 
 

 

 

What is your key to feeling beautiful no matter how busy you are?

A good laugh, Lea Black Sudden Youth weekly facial, manis and pedis, and massages

What are your greatest strengths?

Perseverance, sales, and people skills  

Do you have any hidden talents?

I used to dance at Fred Astaire Co. and I'm a trained vocalist.
 

Is there a hidden talent you wish you had?

Patience
 

Do you have a go-to nail polish color?

Nude for spring and fall. Hot pink or a french manicure in the summer. Red during the winter holidays
 

Manicures and Pedicures - same time or staggered?

Same time. Mandatory.

What is your ideal Saturday like?

Sleep very late. Hang with my husband, son, and dogs
 

Favorite fad workout (if any)?

No fads. Pilates.
    

What is the last book you read?

What Happened by Hillary Clinton and I re-read Red Carpets and White Lies plotting my next book

Beauty product(s) you cannot live without?

Lea Black Sudden Youth facial and Lea Black Beauty moisture creme and serum
 

Favorite perfume?

Chanel No 5 and Climat by Lancôme (if you can find it)

Drugstore or department store beauty products?

Both. Mostly drug store

Best way to stay youthful looking?

A lot of sleep. A lot of laughs. Stay thin and limber
 

Who is your style icon?

Audrey Hepburn

Favorite feature or body part on yourself?

My personality
 

Favorite clothing designers?

Donald Deal and Max Mara (love their wrap tops)

Your go-to outfit for work is....

Pencil pants, a wrap top, a scarf, pumps, an Hermes bag and fabulous jewelry
 

What is your favorite type of pie? 

Pecan
 

Favorite SNL skit of all time?

Hallelujah in the white pant suit dedicated to Hillary Clinton or Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Trump

Who has the best coffee in LA?

My kitchen or Mel’s Diner

Buy a cake or make one?

BUY or steal from my mother or one of my sisters who are all amazing cooks

Could you ever go vegan?

I am a vegan
 

Do you have a nickname? What is it?

The Boss
 

TV show you can binge watch.

The Crown and MSNBC all day everyday