LUXE Q&A with RHONY’s Kristen Taekman


Real Housewives of New York City’s Kristen Taekman is a woman of many talents. One of her known talents is being pretty, but this season of RHONY, Kristen’s housewife tag line “pretty…is smarter than you think” has transitioned this beauty into something brilliant, as we couldn’t agree more! The mom/model/reality star is also adding “business-woman” to her list of titles. Kristen Taekman has recently announced the launch of her cruelty free and vegan nail polish line, Pop of Color Beauty (POCBeauty). The NYC inspired line consists of 12 colors and they are each unique and stunning. With the start of the spring season and…season 7 of Real Housewives of New York, we had an amazing opportunity to catch up with the fabulous and busy housewife/business-woman for a quick interview. You’ll be glad we did and don’t worry, we didn’t add too many spoilers in case you love RHONY as much as we do!

Now that you’re into your second season of RHONY, what will we be expecting to see? Will we be seeing the housewives wearing Pop Of Color? 

Season 7 brings a whole new level of drama. The dynamic of the 8 women really changes with the return of Bethany.

Pop Of Color is all over Season 7! You get to see the whole process from soup to nuts. Throughout the entire season I had fun testing polish colors. Every time you see me I’m wearing a different “Pop Of Color.”

What is your favorite POCBeauty color?

Eboost Orange! Eboost Orange is named after my husbands health & wellness company, Eboost. The original Eboost flavour is orange and my favorite. I drink 1 every morning on ice. The color is fabulous.

Do you have any business or beauty tips you’d like to share?

A business tip is to always be on time, time is money.

Beauty tips, how much time do we have? Lots of water, plenty of sleep, and hydrate your skin. Make sure to wash all of your makeup off at the end of the day, your skin needs to breathe. I like to use oil-free makeup wipes first. Then, I wash my face with soap and water. I’ve learned that I get less breakouts when I double wash my face.

Who is your fashion, interiors, lifestyle or business icon?

Gwenth Paltrow is my branding icon. She is a strong woman, role model, and an amazing mother. I love what she’s done with her blog, she is really someone to look up to.

Kristen Taekman is also someone to look up to and has not only graced the covers of some of the world’s most renowned fashion publications, but is incredibly business-savvy too. She’s using her incredible taste to make a trendy product! With the launch of Pop of Color, Kristen explores beauty and color in a whole new dimension. She shares with us some of her great tips that we’ll definitely put to use. We’ll be looking forward to seeing how she and the other housewives don the new beauty line as well. Though, we can’t wait for the official launch of POC Beauty, we all can enjoy this spring season with chic nail colors now by putting in pre-sale orders for a bottle or two at Ricky’s NYC. Also, if you’re in the New York City area make sure to visit POCBeauty at IMATS New York this weekend. They’ll be at booth 939 with Ricky’s NYC!


Pop of Color by Kristen Taekman.


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