ep. 45: Brooke Baxter
Antique jewelry dealer Brooke Baxter talks about why engagement rings aren’t one-size-fits-all, the oil she uses to combat “tech neck” wrinkles, and the high-tech spot treatment she uses to zap her breakouts
Our guest this week is Brooke Baxter, owner of the antique jewelry business Arrow & Anchor Antiques. Brooke became obsessed with antique jewelry when she was shopping for an engagement ring, and her obsession ultimately morphed into a second career as an antique jewelry dealer. Brooke’s specialty is sourcing unique antique engagement rings at reasonable price points, and she loves to think outside the box when it comes to engagement rings (as you will hear, she loves the idea of using pinkie rings, signet rings, or even plain gold bands as engagement rings). In this interview, Brooke talked about what she looks for when she sources her inventory of jewelry, and about her legendary collection of 1970’s Cartier Zodiac rings.
Before she was a jewelry dealer, Brooke was an esthetician. Her favorite skincare products are a mix of cult classics and high-tech gadgets, and Brooke is passionate about sourcing the latest and greatest in skincare and cosmetics. In this episode, Brooke told us about the new-age skin cream that is worth the hype, the extremely smelly lotion that will resurface your skin, and the oil that keeps her from having “tech neck” wrinkles. She also told us about her favorite skincare gadgets, like the the mini LED light that zaps zits in minutes and the tools she uses to combat laugh lines (P.S. this is one disciplined girl – she uses her jade roller and gua sha every day, and swears they keep her laugh lines at bay). Brooke also waxed poetic about her love of the cosmetics mecca Violet Grey.
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brooke’s desert island products
Other products/things discussed in this episode:
The Into the Gloss article about the many different kinds of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is here.