It’s no easy feat to transform from industrial engineer to entrepreneur, yet that’s just what Mejuri CEO Noura Sakkijha did – creating a stunning line of super cute, high-end jewelry for everyday glamour in the process. For our next Glowdown, we were excited to find out about her fave beauty trends, how she juggles her work/life balance, and more!


Rapid Fire

Red lip or nude lip?

Nude.

CC cream or full coverage?

CC cream.

Flats or heels?

Heels.

Night out on the town or in with a glass of wine?

Night out.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs.

What is your zodiac sign?
Virgo.


Sentence Finishers

My guilty Instagram follow is…

@9gag, I love a good meme.

My favorite beauty trend is…

confidence. I know it’s not obvious, but I love how women are getting more comfortable in their skin.

A woman I admire is…

Katrina Lake.

I always travel with my…

beauty basics, like my cleanser and moisturizer.

My fridge is always filled with…

high protein yogurt.

Tell Us More!

Walk us through your typical weekday skincare routine.
Morning
I like to keep my routine pretty simple. I think what I put on my skin is equally as important as what I put in my body.

In the morning I use a gentle cleanser, and my favorite one is innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Foam. Then I move on to Tatcha’s Silk Cream; I love how lightweight it is. I’ll occasionally use MAC’s tinted moisturizer. When I became pregnant, I started using (and fell in love with) Earth Mama’s Body Moisturizer.

Night
I like to exfoliate about once a week using Fresh Sugar Face Polish. I started using Erno Laszlo Firmarine Night Cream and I can’t stop. Every two weeks I like using masks. I’m currently using the Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Sleep Memory Mask. It really is a miracle worker.

What’s your go-to Erno Laszlo product and why?
The Firmarine Night Cream is my absolute favorite. I love the texture, and it makes me feel like I’m treating myself every night. I always wake up with bright skin.


What’s your go-to beauty secret and why?
I try to drink a lot of water and have a good night's sleep. I always feel refreshed, and my skin never feels dry/puffy – you can’t beat that.


Who is your #1 beauty icon?
I’d say Arielle Charnas. Her look is very natural, beautiful, and achievable. She’s relatable and has a healthy work/life balance, and that’s something I strive for as well.


What are three words that would describe you and why?
I’d say I’m gritty – I mean, you have to be when you’re an entrepreneur. I love a good laugh (whether I’m telling the joke or someone else is) but who doesn’t? I’m transparent in every aspect of my life, and it’s always the basis of my relationships.


What is one piece of jewelry you feel naked without?
My Spheres Choker, I don’t think I’ve ever taken it off!


What’s one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self?
Take it easy and don’t stress the little things because somehow it always works out in the end.

 
As an entrepreneur, it’s hard to balance work and life. How do you unplug?
It definitely wasn’t easy in the beginning, but with the growth of my amazing team, I’ve found it easier to pull back and make time for myself. I think it’s best to come into every day feeling refreshed and focused; unplugging is a big part of that. I love spending time with my husband and friends, traveling as much as I can, and spending less time on my phone.

Last Thing You Did

Last book you read.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. But if I’m being honest, the last book I read is Rocket Science for Babies.

Last person you called.

My mom.

Last show you binge-watched?

Narcos.