I've had such an inspiring and formative journey in my career.

I like people who work hard.

The guardians of French pharmacies - the lab-coated salespeople - are busy, serious, and probably know more about your face than you do. Therefore, don't interrupt them, and if they ask you if they can help you, for God's sake, let them. They will not steer you wrong.

My wardrobe falls into two camps most of the time: either very monochromatic and tailored or really vintagey, with '30s and '40s-style long floral dresses. I don't buy that much, so every time I invest in something new, it has to elevate what I have hanging in my closet.

Throughout your teens and twenties, it's pretty easy to live in a suspended reality - one where you never get old or need to spend much time thinking about 401Ks, mammograms, or renewing your license. You don't need me to tell you: that ends.

I just have to stop biting my nails. I've been on and off that bandwagon so many times. I feel like it's going to be a lifelong struggle.

It's very important to me to have a female venture capitalist.

I've never been one for color theory or color wheels or undertone rules or anything like that. I don't know if my red lipstick 'should' be more blue or more orange.

We'll continue to invest in new technology because we think every woman should have the ability to be connected through her beauty knowledge, opinions, products, and routine.

I like to get rid of things; I don't collect many things. But I do keep great photography and art books.

Glossier is not about throwing out everything you're using. If you want to keep using your retinols, your SPFs, of course you should continue.

My desk is more of a place where I set my stuff, and then I move around. If I'm at the office, I'm usually wandering around to different meeting rooms all day or taking people out or making tea. I'm rarely at my desk; it's just a place to hang my hat.

I must admit that self-tanner is one beauty arena I've been hesitant to explore, let alone fully embrace.

If you're interested in a 'Teen Vogue' internship, take note: it's not all fun and games! Working at a magazine requires a ton of energy and endurance from its interns and editors alike.

I feel like I have time to think when I'm in L.A. There's something about the spaciousness of it.

Products are a way to connect with - or disconnect from - who you are.

In my humble opinion, having tons of products and furniture and magazines and clothes is not luxurious - living minimally is.

I have long been of the mindset that aviators are like leather jackets - when they're perfect, they give you 'instant cool.' They're the Alexa Chung of sunglasses.

I knew that I wanted to intern at 'Teen Vogue' from the moment the first issue hit newsstands. Luckily, the team at Polo Ralph Lauren, where I interned during high school, really believed in me and arranged for an interview with the editors.

Ultimately, we're making and selling a consumer good that needs to work and that needs to make customers happy.

Nobody said being platinum was easy.

We're not telling you that you need a concealer. We're providing a concealer in case you want it. We're trying to give you the tools to be able to make whatever decision you want.

The creation of 'Into The Gloss' took less than a month. Glossier took twelve months and about a million dollars to hire the team, work with the chemists, order the inventory, get an office - you know, the whole thing.

The great thing about interning at 'Teen Vogue' is that there is so much room for growth; interns here do incredible things if they work hard enough and think outside the box.

We're trying to create one holistic beauty experience where you can be inspired by other women, both the people we're interviewing and the community contributing to the conversation.

If you look dull, the easiest thing to do is wash your face with water, and immediately you look refreshed.

We could be like a lot of consumer brands that start blogs after they start their business. But in our case, I think Glossier is still very much a content company. I think about our products themselves as pieces of content.

Instagram has a faster chance of reaching me than CNN, and if I really want to know what's going on, I refresh my Twitter feed.

Beauty is very intimate.

Augmenting your appearance so drastically that it elicits a reaction from literally every acquaintance you greet is a sea change.

Toronto girls are super interested in skincare, which is actually kind of unique. Because in New York, the girls seem to be mostly interested in makeup.

French pharmacies probably feel like CVS to French people, but to me, they feel like a real-life version of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.'

What no one tells you - or maybe they did tell me, and I chose not to listen - is that there's really no 'coming back' from bleached platinum hair. You sort of have to cut it all off and start over.

In beauty, there's this idea of this perfect picture, and I think, 'How about being present in the now, and a little messy?'

Into The Gloss is buoyed by the people on it, the people who read it and discuss it, and the people who work on it.

People talk about body cleanses like there's no tomorrow - what about apartment cleanses?

One of the big things I've learned over the years and I'm excited that Glossier perpetuates is that wherever you're at, in terms of your scope of knowledge around beauty, is totally okay. And not just okay, but actually really valuable.

I grew up in a conservative New England town and showed up to my middle school orientation dressed like 'Clueless' while everyone else was wearing J. Crew and lacrosse uniforms. I never really fit into that preppy look.

People often ask me, 'How do you go about choosing who to feature on Into The Gloss?' And I've never had a great answer. Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom.

My December is typically one big, sweaty 'wintry mix' blur, not a punch-laden, heartwarming mixer.

With 'Into The Gloss' and now Glossier, the reason it was successful was because there were so many like-minded women out there who were also dissatisfied with their beauty experiences.

I like a semi-stressful massage - one where I can really feel something being worked out.

I am crazy for good branding and really admire companies that get it right.

I would rather be 'oily' than 'dry' on pretty much any part of my body.

I'm surrounded by women whose style I admire. It's natural to be inspired. I'm not a horrible copycat, or if I am, then I admit it and make a joke about it.

Elin Kling is one of the most stylish women I know.

I approached fundraising as an opportunity to align myself with partners who have more varied experience and diverse backgrounds than I do to help bring Glossier to life.

At Glossier, we're creating an edited collection of the best essential products. These are the ones that you reach for every day and will always have a place on your top shelf.

There's so much pressure on women to have it all together. There's always this 'next, next, next.' I hope Glossier encourages women to be O.K. wherever you are. Just, everyone, relax!