Maybe you're familiar with Natasha Bure from her stint on The Voice, her popular YouTube channel, or her jewelry line with her mom, Candace Cameron Bure. Well, the starlet is adding author to her impressive resume! Her first book, Let's Be Real: Living life as an open and honest you, hits shelves on March 28, 2017, and Natasha spilled to TWIST all about her inspiration for the project, celebrity style crushes, and why her mom gives the best advice ever. Check out our exclusive Q&A below.
TWIST: What inspired you to work on a book?
Natasha Bure: Being an 18-year-old and seeing the struggles that us girls face (whether it be with social media, body confidence, health and beauty, or relationships), I wanted to be able to really bring those topics to light and share my personal experiences that pertained to them. I am an open book, no pun intended, and I love sharing stories about my life because I think it could really help young women who are going through the same thing. There are so many expectations that I felt as a young girl of how I was supposed to look or what I was supposed to be like, and half the time it wasn't the real me! I want to encourage everyone to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Be real, be honest, be open, and learn to love the person you are!
TWIST: What were the biggest challenges you faced with the book and most exciting moments along the way?
NB: Some of the biggest challenges were to kind of focus in all my thoughts on paper to be completely honest. My mind is everywhere and I can talk and talk and talk for hours. Although, sitting at a computer and writing those thoughts was quite difficult for me. Sometimes I would go blank and get writer's block because I was so used to speaking everything out loud, that when I got to the actual writing portion it took a lot more work. I was so excited to incorporate personal stories from my life, though. I think everyone will have one or two stories that will resonate with them, maybe make you laugh, and hopefully learn something.
TWIST: What's your earliest makeup memory?
NB: I remember I was in 8th grade and I didn't even have any major skin issues or anything, but I really wanted to wear my mom's foundation. I remember grabbing it and trying to pat it on before I went to school. I walked out of the house and my dad was like, "Natasha, go take that off right now. You are two different colors." I went back and looked into the mirror and my face was orange and my body was pale. My mom has always been much tanner than me and her foundation shade was much darker.
TWIST: When did you realize fashion was something you loved?
NB: In 9th grade, I really started to develop my passion for clothes, fashion, and style. I started piecing things together and learning what styles I loved on myself.
TWIST: What are three products you can't live without?
- Moisturizer (for lips and face)
- Waterproof mascara
- A glowy cheekbone highlight
TWIST: Who is your celeb fashion inspiration?
NB: I am a huge Gigi Hadid fan. I love her style. It always looks so chic, effortless, and classy.
TWIST: If you could raid any celebrity's closet, who would you pick?
NB: I would probably raid Gigi Hadid's or Kendall Jenner's. Both of them have this street/classy/chic/edgy style that I absolutely adore.
TWIST: How would you describe your fashion philosophy?
NB: Simplistic with a statement is key. I love keeping my style super simplistic and classy. I usually pair neutral colored pieces together and then add a statement necklace, statement shoes, and a fun hat...something to show off my personality!
TWIST: Which of your friends or family members gives the best advice?
NB: I would say my mom because she's a girl and she's been through the same things that I'm going through and have gone through. She knows me very well obviously and gives me great advice.
Reporting credit: Kristine Hope Kowalski