Monday, January 18, 2010

Special Guest Interview with Scott Barnes!

The lovely Kat Von B. has done it again, and gone and gotten us an amazing interview with celebrity make-up artist Scott Barnes.
If you don't know him, you should, because he is the man behind the beautiful JLO glow. He also has GREAT make-up tutorials on Youtube for everyday women --that could make even my Aunt Fannie look fabulous- and his own line of make-up. Most exciting, as his website states, is "Scott Barnes’ highly anticipated book, About Face - Amazing Transformations Using the Secrets of the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist, is now available. Learn how to achieve – on your own – the looks Barnes has created for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay, Kim Kardashian and a bevy of models and everyday women of varying ages."
So, yay! Another Hollywood advocate for melanoma awareness!
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Here's what she got:
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Kat: Hi Scott, I am a two-time melanoma survivor and I loved reading your book. The book is dedicated to your brother John. Can you tell me about your brother and his battle with melanoma?
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SB: He passed away at 30 years old. Was diagnosed the week of his 30th birthday with stage 3 melanoma, and died within that month. He had found a mole on his back that was very small, and since melanoma grows tentacles under the skin and gets in the blood stream, it hit his lymphatic system and he developed a lump under right armpit the size of a baseball. By the time he checked it and told everyone, it was too late.
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Kat: Do you check your own skin for suspicious moles?
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SB:Yes! Get mapped! Look at every part of your body and get photographed EVERYWHERE. Melanoma tends to start on toes and thighs in most women, and then goes into the groin lymphatic system and then to the brain. I always stay out of the sun and have everything removed just in case every time.
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Kat: I love your BodyBling products. Do you think your promotion of a healthy glow sans sun or tanning is making a difference with young women?
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SB: Hopefully! That’s the goal! Using Body Bling or self tanner instead of the sun still gives you the look and feel without the harmful effects and the aging.
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Kat: Do you use sunscreen daily and do your advise your clients to do the same?
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SB: If you know you will have exposure to the sun, use it and reapply every two to four hours. Limiting prolonged exposure – no baking!
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Kat: Thank you for your time and bringing awareness to the number one cancer killer of women ages 24 to 34.
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Sweet! Thanks, Kat for the awesome interview! And thank you, Scott Barnes, for your advocacy and for helping to spread the word about the dangers of sun exposure.
-MM




4 comments:

Snobby Bobby said...

WOW! What a great guy, idea and article!!

faye said...

lovely article.

Coleen said...

THat's uber-cool tat he did that! Sad about his brother though it does put cancer in the spotlight when a celeb or their loved ones have it.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have found your blog and to have read your about me page. My husband is 34 and was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma 2 years ago.

After 5 surgeries, he decided to stop seeing his oncologist, stop the scans and focus on boosting his immunity and living a happy life.

I am terrified of his death. Terrified of our children losing their father at young ages.

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