Birthday Box Contributor Spotlight: Haley of Pigmentology

Posted by Alexandra Dehoff on

Haley crafts lovely paintings and hand-lettered art, and if you're lucky, you might find a small work from her in the upcoming Birthday Beauty Box! She has cutsey custom made works and makes tons of process videos showing the amazing steps she takes. We asked her some questions about her thoughts on life, bath products, feminism, and nerd culture

In your own words, how would you describe yourself and your work?

I have a sick obsession with letters and language and the endless ways in which they can be displayed. Everywhere I go, I see typography. It has been a fascination of mine from the moment I started learning about it, especially while pursuing my degree in graphic design - but it wasn't until I began practicing brush calligraphy a couple years ago that my obsession took on a whole new level. Letters can be so expressive even without saying very much at all and I love playing with how messages come across to viewers. Bold language, vibrant color .. all of these things, I use in abundance. I especially enjoy bringing together analog and digital methods, as there is nothing quite so special as being able to work with my hands

Why are you a feminist and what does that mean to you?

I am a feminist because I see no other choice. I am a feminist because I feel I have to be. I think that all people are capable of being feminists - some just may not know they can, or may reject what they think the label represents. As feminism has gone through its waves, I think we are currently riding a very interesting one with lots of nuance - and our roles as feminists, activists, people with a voice, are always changing. I am proud to be a part of it all.

What’s your favorite form of self-care?

It used to be nail painting, but as I started up as a barista again I am not allowed to wear polish to work and it's easier to avoid it altogether. So currently one of my favorite things to do to unwind is climb into a warm tub with a bath bomb, some music playing, and a book.

What’s your favorite fandom/geek interest, and do you have a favorite character?

STEVEN UNIVERSE. Rose Quartz and Garnet and Amethyst are my faves. I love how inclusive and adorable that show is, Rebecca Sugar is a genius.

What’s your favorite Ms. Andry product? What does it do for you?

DON'T WANT NO SCRUBS! It's the perfect shower treat for those days where I need an extra somethin' somethin' to make me feel so fresh and so clean (with a super soft skin bonus). And so many delicious scents! I am loving the candy apple, I also loved the blood orange.


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