Brit with her two beautiful cousins, Kenya and Sierra - www.britandrus.com

Bubbly, happy, supportive, calming, beautiful.

What made you want to start blogging?

About a year ago I noticed a “blogger boom.” Blogging was the new it thing for the industry I was in, and so wanted to start my own!
It took 9 months to launch mine.. Getting everything perfect and together was quite the task! But the day I launched it, I couldn’t have been more thrilled and excited!
The main thing I hoped for with starting my blog is that Id be able to help and inspire people. Whether it be from the way I live, the words I spoke, or the tangents I get on. I really just want to help everyone.. Whether it be in a small and simple way, or a really profound one.

When do you feel most beautiful?

Right when I wake up in the morning. That first hour.
I’m comfy in my pajamas, I’m in my bed, and the light outside is just starting to peek through.
I’m in my natural and most peaceful state of the day, and I feel like the world is too.

Has becoming a blogger affected the amount you think about your appearance? If yes, how so?

I’ve always strived to perfect myself in areas I wasn’t loving about myself. For instance my hair doesn’t grow, so I have extensions. And I didn’t have any eye brows, so I had them tattooed. Long hair and eye brows were things that I wanted, and things that were achievable of having. I didn’t need them, but I did want them very badly. I have had them for about three years, before I even started getting serious about modeling.

As far as outward beauty goes, there are many things I would love to change about myself, and that’s okay. Just because we want to perfect something, and make ourselves more comfortable, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I believe in natural beauty, but I also believe in making changes that make you a happier version of yourself.

I’m not saying you should change everything about yourself that you hate, or even wear a full face of make up everyday. What I’m saying is so what makes you feel the most confident and feel the most comfortable! That is what is most important.

How much do you think your success as a blogger is tied to your physical appearance?

None actually. There are some extremely beautiful bloggers, and I don’t feel like my blog is known for “the pretty girl.”
I think my little success comes from 1. The people on this industry who support me. And 2. My odd rants, weirdness, randomness, and silliness.
Most people recognize me by the companies, photographers, and make up artists I work with. And then they like me because of my quirkiness. At least that’s what I think!

Have you ever struggled with a lack of confidence? If so, how did you get through it?

I used to have so much my freshman year of high school. I don’t know what it was, but I thought I was the shiz. By the time I hit senior year, I felt like a piece of dirt. I don’t know where my confidence went, or how I began to feel this way.... But honestly, it was good for me to hit both that high point, and that low point.

I feel like now I have a happy medium. Sometimes I struggle with my confidence, but someone is always there to pick me up. Starting with Chase. He is my #1 supporter and I don’t know what I’d do with out him. Other times my confidence comes booming.. I don’t know how or where or why.... But it’s wonderful.

I’m currently working on getting to that steady point of being confident and on a healthy level.


What are 5 things you love about yourself?

1. Where I come from. I love my family. I love being able to point to them and say “that gene pool is mine!”

2. My personality. I’m nerdy and awkward, but it works for me! I’ve learned to own it!

3. The ability to speak my mind. I’m not afraid to say what I’m thinking, or to stand up for what is right.

4. The ability of connecting with and understanding others. I love listening to others talk, and helping them when there’s a need. I have this incredibly odd soul that just instantly clicks and gets other people. It’s a blessing, and I’m so grateful for it.

5. I’ll do one physical feature. My jaw. It’s mannish and square and defined, but I love it. It makes me look unique.

What made you want to be a part of The Stripped Project?

I was already working on a beauty project somewhat like this, and I was excited to share my views on what true beauty was to me!

How did you feel being in front of the camera with no make-up on?

At first I was worried that the bags under my eyes would be an issue.. I asked you if I could wear concealer! I’m so glad you stood your ground and that I was completely natural.

One I was in front of the camera, and by two of the girls which I love most, I didn’t have a care in the world about my make up! I kind of forgot I wasn’t wearing any!

Have you ever felt pressure to look and act a certain way on social media?

No actually.... I’ve always just been myself. I don’t really know how I could possibly act different on social media than in real life. Social media is basically my life right now. And my true self comes out through it.

How do you feel social media can be used to empower women?

I don’t really feel like social media can be used to empower women or men. I feel like we empower each other and ourselves. Not our Instagram, Twitter, or FB accounts.

Empowerment to me comes from hard work, knowing yourself, knowledge, and climbing your personal ladder of success.