The Rapid Fire with Joanna Vargas

  • Do you have a bedtime ritual?

I drink hot water with Calcium/Magnesium to help me sleep and read a book. We don’t do electronics in the bedroom! I put in my Supernova Serum while in bed as my final step before I sleep. And my revitalizing eye cream.  

  • What do you wear to bed?

My favorite pajamas are by Rails. So comfy! 

  • What is on your bedside table?

Whatever book I’m reading at the moment. I’m currently rereading Mindy Kaling’s book, Why Not Me?  I love autobiographies of artists I admire. My Supernova Serum is there as well – it’s the last thing I do before bed. 

  • Do you have any recurring dreams?

No. Usually I only dream when I’m stressed so it’s always about work. The last dream I had was one of my employees was fighting a bear and won 🙂

  • Are you reading or watching anything good at the moment?

I’m watching a bunch of different shows, but my favorite right now is Never Have I Ever. It’s so sweet and beautifully written. 

  • Which scent makes you think of bedtime?

Putting on my Supernova Serum is my nighttime smell. 

  • What are some nighttime items you cannot live without?

Ear plugs—I’m a super light sleeper and our dogs both snore! My Supernova Serum- I use it nightly. 

  • What is your guilty pleasure?!

My daughter is a dancer so we have been known to watch Dance Moms so we can pretend to be in the show. It makes her laugh. 

  • How do you engage in self-care?

I always take good care of my skin, I always drink a healthy shake with vitamins, greens, fruit and plant based protein and I always do a peloton class every single day. 

  • What do you consider the single most important thing for a good night’s sleep?

Shutting down from phones/electronics an hour before bed. Making sure I exercise daily is important too. 

  • Did you have a bedtime routine growing up?

I was always into products so I was into a good body lotion after my shower that was scented. I liked feeling like I smelled good when I got into my bed. 

  • What was your favourite childhood bedtime story?

Madeline was my favorite book. 

  • What is your skincare and beauty routine like? Do you have any holy grail products?

I do my Vitamin C Face Wash, Daily Serum and Rejuvenating Serum every single morning with my Magic Glow Wand for lifting and de-puffing. At night I wash again, apply my Supernova Serum and my eye cream. I do my Exfoliating Mask and a sheet mask twice a week with my daughter. My favorite make right now is the Twilight Face Mask

  • How would you choose to spend one hour of free time?

Yoga. I miss hot yoga so much!!!!! 

  • If you could choose a song to wake up to every morning, what would it be?

Red Bull and Hennessy by Jenny Lewis. My daughter and I love her. She has a sweet voice and since she and I wake up first, it has to be something we both like to sing to.