Model entrepreneur slash mother Angela White is a very shiny being. Every square inch of Blac Chyna (born Angela White) has been touched by beauty magic, from her Swarovski-encrusted nails all the way to her sparkling collarbones. She is more striking in person than she appears on camera, as is the case with many famous people.
Chyna is sitting with me at the Palomar Hotel Los Angeles. The 10-month-old Dream, Rob Kardashian’s daughter, is balanced on her lap. King Cairo, her older son with rapper Tyga is busy building a new toy on the bed in front of us. Two nannies, a lawyer and her hairstylist, make-up artist, and manager are also present. This, they say, is how the sausage is made.
You may have noticed that Chyna is not only an expert at maintaining a glamorous façade, but also has an off-switch. It’s funny because on the days that I get dressed up, nobody is there to take photos. On the day when I get dressed up, I’m like, “I’m going to put on a jacket and run out with slides and no hair,’ she says. She refers to the paparazzi photographers who closely follow her every move. She was even photographed at the Palomar upon her arrival.
For Chyna lately, time at home has been the antidote for her public and arduous life. Chyna, who is a master of high-low dichotomy, says that she tries to find things that keep her in the house more and make her feel like Postmates. I like salmon. I love crab legs. I love top ramen. I love Coca Cola. I love Fiji water.” Here she shares her love for Fiji water.
Always keep your nails clean.
Broken nails are a sign of a broken nail. You can have perfect makeup and hair, but a broken nail is a problem. Your mood can be influenced by your nails. I am a big fan of nails and feet. Teana is the one girl I go to. She is the only one I see. She uses forms, and I’ve tried all the glitter and jewels. I’m currently into the coffin shape which is very dope. I get tired of the design very quickly so I only go once a week. My nails grow very fast, so I don’t like the space.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
It all began when someone said to me, “You have very nice skin.” I was shocked to hear that. It’s true. It was something I didn’t realize until someone told me. My body never really got moisturized. Although I could take a bath, I didn’t use it to moisturize. It wasn’t something I knew, but I now have to oil my entire body. Now I have to oil my whole body. My sheets are oily and my robes oily. It is very important to have healthy skin. I love the Hydration by Lashed, and Creme de La Mer. It’s ridiculously expensive, but it is really worth it. Original. I should use more sunscreen but I don’t have the time because I’m always at home. I don’t really go outside much. I’m a homebody.
But don’t get facials.
Every facial I have, I always get a rash. My face was so red that it took me a month to recover from the last facial. It was sore and it was painful. My face will never be the same again. It was the most crazy thing I have ever seen in my entire life. It made me appreciate my face more than usual.
Your glam squad should be loved like a family.
One hairdresser and one company. Kellon is a Atlanta resident who loves me so much that he flew from Atlanta to do my hair. Even if he calls me, I’m like “Kellon”, I need ten hair wigs.” He says, “Alright, when are you looking for it?” What are you looking for? It always gets done. He is always there to make sure I’m happy. Kendra’s Boutique is our company; Kendra is a close friend. My friends and I are very close. We have worked together for many years. I believe I may have slipped into their DMs. I paid [Kellon] a billion dollars to get him out of there, and I was like, “Once he gets out here, he’ll follow me.” We will be best friends.
Shower, don’t bathe.
I prefer to take a shower. My tub is so deep, I fear I may slip. It is so deep that I can’t even pretend to lie. It’s very difficult to get out. I don’t like to take a bath. When I was pregnant, I was. King would buy bath bombs for me and I would be addicted. King would be compelled to buy more bath bombs and then take his. But that’s not how I feel anymore.
Keep a secret fragrance.
Everyone I know, whether it’s family or friends, knows when I’ve been there. It’s a secret that I have a particular scent. This is how I bag them.
Take some time to yourself.
You gotta make time. I have help, and I believe you should take time for yourself. It is essential, despite everything else. Angela White, me time is spending quality time with myself. Blac Chyna has mommy time and Angela has Angela time. It feels like you work so hard, and that you are tired. I want to just be at home and relax.