Ashtin Paige

Ashtin Paige

EP. 10: stephanie pruitt talks about making a living as a poet, the magical powers of apple cider vinegar, and learning to love lipstick


Our guest this week is Stephanie Pruitt, poet and owner of No Starving Artist, a company that helps creative people learn how to earn a living by making art.  

We talked to Stephanie about her favorite uses for apple cider vinegar, her recipe for a homemade undereye mask to eradicate bags and dark circles, and why you should be using a toothbrush to groom your eyebrows.  Stephanie also talked about how she turned poetry into a profession, and how she helps other people learn how to monetize their creative endeavors.

Download the episode on iTunes or listen above, and scroll down for a full product breakdown!

You can find Stephanie online at and on Instagram @pruittstephanie.


stephanie's desert-island products

  1. Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar*
  2. Toothbrush*
  3. Simply Nature Organic Coconut Oil*
  4. Dove Beauty Bar
  5. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay*
  6. Ruby Kisses Instant Fakes Mascara*
  7. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick*
  8. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in "Wolvesmouth"*
  9. MAC Studio Tech Foundation*
  10. Black Opal Even True Flawless Skin Liquid Makeup*
  11. The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream*

*Indicates items discussed on the podcast.

Other things discussed in this episode:

  • Every Drop Beauty Spatula

  • The instant espresso Stephanie uses for undereye bags and circles is Cafe Bustelo.

  • The recipe for Stephanie's Tumeric Tonic is: 

    • Apple cider vinegar

    • Lemon juice

    • Tumeric

    • Grated ginger

    • Cayenne pepper

    • One garlic clove

    • Stevia or raw honey to taste

    • Stephanie suggests drinking the tonic straight.  Alternatively, she suggests making a big batch and freezing it in an ice cube tray; use two of the cubes and pour hot water over them to make a tea.  

  • Download Stephanie's poetry chapbook, "Unblanking the Page," here.

Ashtin Paige

Ashtin Paige

more pics of stephanie & her work

thank you, stephanie!