jamie van slooten
“Hi BeautyBio Lovers!! I’m Jamie Van Slooten. I am a lover of all things beauty, skincare, and running!! I live in Newport Beach and was born & raised in Los Angeles. I started my career about a year ago on TikTok posting about all my favorite hair care, skin care, and beauty products; I ultimately started sharing more and more of myself across all my social media platforms. I love sharing my life and all the things I love — BeautyBio included!!! I am so honored to be the Blush Crush this month! This feels like such a full circle moment for me 💓” - xoxo Jamie Van Slooten
What is your current title & occupation?
Influencer. It still feels weird for me to say that! Just in January I made the transition to being a full-time influencer. I am so blessed to have such a loyal community that supports me and has given me this career!
What inspired you to switch careers and start content creation?
I went to college and graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology. However, I’ve always had a creative side to me. After graduating, I decided medical school wasn’t the right fit for me and tried a few different jobs. February of 2022 I started posting to TikTok and had so much fun with it. Content creation started out as my creative outlet and turned into my career!
You are absolute #RunInspo - Have your daily runs always had a place in your routine?
I started running in 2017! My sister convinced me to run a half marathon with next to no training. It was miserably hard but I felt like if I actually trained I would have really enjoyed it. So I trained for another half marathon and after crossing the finish line, I was HOOKED. Running has since had a place in my routine but I will say that I have and will take a few month breaks here and there. But I always come back to it.
What advice would you give to someone who is interested in running or adding running to their workout routine?
My advice would be to just start! Grab a good pair of running shoes, queue your favorite playlist, and get out the door! To start, there is no shame in walk/running. Run a little, then walk a little, and build yourself up to just running!
We see you’re bringing the trucker hat back with the recent capsule launch of your JVS Truckers – can we expect to see more fashion launches from you in the future?
You can expect more truckers and some exciting apparel releases from JVS Truckers!! Some exciting collaborations from me and a couple brands I love are also in the pipeline. So much to be excited about!
What is one piece of wisdom you wish you could give yourself a year ago?
One piece of wisdom I wish I could have given myself a year ago is just to keep setting and meeting your weekly goals. Lots of small accomplishments add up to big accomplishments!
We know you love making candy salads, what’s the one sour candy you cannot live without?
This has to be the hardest question of them all. If I had to pick just one, I would choose sour punch straws. They are perfectly sour.
What is your proudest career moment?
I feel like I have had so many proud moments that it’s hard to name just one. I always feel so proud when my favorite brands reach out to work with me. It feels like such a full circle moment. I also feel so proud when influencers I have followed before entering the content creation space follow me. It makes me feel like I am doing something right!
How do you prioritize self-care, in whatever form self-care is for you?
I love to get my hair and nails done but I think my favorite form of self-care with great return on investment is exercise. I always feel so empowered and capable, like I can take on the world after exercising. It is so good for my mental health; the physical benefits feel like just a bonus.
We gotta know – what is your favorite BeautyBio product?
This is a tough one. I love The Pout and I love The Daily. If I had to pick one though, I would pick The Daily. I have been using it since 2018. I have tried other vitamin C serums but I always seem to come back to The Daily. The Daily is my tried & true.