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Talking Top Tens: Lauren Urasek

Author, “Popular”


Lauren Urasek is a professional makeup artist, blogger, and author. After being inundated with online dating messages, she began to document them on her popular Tumblr account, They Really Said This, which led to her current book, Popular. When she’s not making fun of ridiculous online dating messages, she’s painting the faces of celebrities and most likely becoming best friends with your dog. You can purchase her book, which chronicles her entertaining array of dating experiences in New York, here. You can also follow Lauren on InstagramTwitter, and Tumblr

And more with Lauren Urasek…

Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase/style phase:

Any huge sweater that I thought was really comfortable but then saw a photo later where I looked 5x larger than I actually am.

Your current Netflix addiction:

I just finished Departures, which is about two guys who drop everything and travel the world for a year. It’s extremely inspiring and makes you want to get out of NYC ASAP. 

One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Dump him. You can do it on your own. 

Your dream dinner party guest:

Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and Carl Sagan. 

Your motto in life:

People are people and nobody is worth being intimidated by. 

Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It really gives an eye opening perspective to what goes on inside our brains and how we make decisions consciously and subconsciously. 

The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Thick eyebrows

The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

I’d love to learn how to fly a plane and get my pilot’s license some day! 

Favorite pizza topping:

I’ll take truffle oil on everything, please and thank you. 

Your celebrity crush and why?

Probably any NHL player because I’m a huge hockey fan and they’re dreamy.