Serena Kerrigan created an Instagram Live show called ‘Lets Fu***kingDate’ to demonstrate how to date safely while being in control and feeling empowered. This makes Serena the perfect person to get product recommendations from for the perfect online quarantine date.
NURYS CASTILLO: What's up, guys? I'm Nurys. And this is "Accidental Beauty Blogger-- At Home Edition." Today, I'm joined by Serena Kerrigan, the queen of confidence, and the host of the hottest Instagram Live dating show.
Hi! Oh, my god. It's so nice to see you.
I need your help. We're here because we're going to do a little Zoom date makeup. And I'm single, so I need some help here.
SERENA KERRIGAN: First of all, being single is incredible. So welcome to the party. And second of all, I have become a Zoom, Facetime, Instagram Live dating expert. I have no idea how it happened. But I have a lot of practice.
NURYS CASTILLO: So "Let's [BLEEP] Date" is an amazing show. I am having such a blast watching it.
SERENA KERRIGAN: "Let's [BLEEP] Date." I started it in April. I go on two live dates within the hour. It's completely blind, live on Instagram.
What I've noticed is, like, the emphasis is obviously on the face. And, like, everything-- it's like literally dating about the waist. The mission of the show is to empower people, and women especially, that, like, Facetime meeting is awesome, because you're in the safety of your own home. And also, you know, you don't have to worry about the distractions of the typical things that you have to deal with on dates.
I have some products here that I think are going to make you feel beautiful and glowy and ready. My favorite foundation of all time is Armani Luminous Silk. The best.
NURYS CASTILLO: Boom. So many good things about this. So I'm very excited to use it.
SERENA KERRIGAN: It's not super kicky, but it's buildable. And it's just-- it makes you glowy. It's luminous silk. Like, your skin become silk. And I use this with a beauty blender.
NURYS CASTILLO: Beauty blender is life.
SERENA KERRIGAN: I think it's good to have something that's just kind of, like, covering up, you know, the imperfections.
NURYS CASTILLO: Who needs an hour of makeup?
SERENA KERRIGAN: Right. Definitely not. But if you do want to schedule four Facetime dates in a night, because you could-- you could do a speed date-- this is going to last you the whole time.
NURYS CASTILLO: It's always good to have a long-lasting foundation. Because I've had so many that literally just melt off my skin. But now, I'm ready for my quarantine date.
SERENA KERRIGAN: If you put a disco ball in my pocket, this is what would it be, Becca Champagne Pop. Look. Look how much I've been using.
NURYS CASTILLO: Wow.
SERENA KERRIGAN: Like, I am obsessed. It is so, so, so beautiful, this highlighter. You just kind of, like--
NURYS CASTILLO: It's like that pop. You know what I mean?
SERENA KERRIGAN: It's that pop. It's Champagne Pop!
NURYS CASTILLO: Yes!
SERENA KERRIGAN: Pour yourself a glass of champagne on that date.
NURYS CASTILLO: Do you drink your dates?
SERENA KERRIGAN: Oh, do I drink? I'm almost, like, you know, not breathing by the end. No, I'm just kidding. Yes, I drink on my dates.
NURYS CASTILLO: Do you suggest just doing, like, classy-- like, wine, or do you do, like, hard-- hard liquor?
SERENA KERRIGAN: Oh, girl, I do shots. Do whatever you want.
NURYS CASTILLO: I am a shot girl. So now that you said that, that's what I'm going to do.
SERENA KERRIGAN: Stopping yourself at one drink for the first date might be a good sign-- maybe a second drink if it's really going good. But leave them wanting more. But I think that you should just feel their vibe out.
Because what if they're like, I don't drink? And you're just, like, ripping shots. It might not be the best moment. But--
NURYS CASTILLO: In moderation. Just some, like, wine.
SERENA KERRIGAN: To top it off, I was told that-- [LAUGHS] that the best lip color ever is one that matches your nipple.
I don't know if that's true or not. This is the color of my nipple. I'm just letting you know. I'm letting everyone know that's watching. There you go. There's your visual.
And this is Hourglass. I think it's the best lip gloss. And this is why. Because when I think lip gloss, I think of sticky.
NURYS CASTILLO: Ooh.
SERENA KERRIGAN: [INAUDIBLE] gloss. How good does that feel on?
NURYS CASTILLO: Oh, my god, this is amazing. It's not the color of my nipples, but I like it.
SERENA KERRIGAN: Fair enough. Fair enough. But it's a nice color.
NURYS CASTILLO: Right now, if we were having a little quarantine date, I would be like, hey.
SERENA KERRIGAN: I mean, I can't stop looking at myself and you. So--
NURYS CASTILLO: [LAUGHS]
SERENA KERRIGAN: In terms of dating, I think it's really just about the conversation. It's about being yourself. But if there are little tips and tricks out there that will make you feel like yourself, like, whether it's a little glow, or a little lip, or, like, you know, having a nice base, then you do you.
NURYS CASTILLO: Do a little lip. Maybe, like, some eyelash stuff. Something to just, like, bring your energy up. You're going to kill it.
SERENA KERRIGAN: I also have, like, shame about putting on lip gloss, like, during a date. Like, don't glame-shame me. Like, I want to feel cute.
NURYS CASTILLO: Do you have any tips for single people right now in quarantine?
SERENA KERRIGAN: I think this pandemic and the current climate has taught us that, like, life is short. Like, go after what you want. What's the worst thing that could happen? You go on a bad Facetime date?
Cool. Quit. Leave. I think that being yourself and being confident-- it's like, you will not be happy until you really love yourself.
NURYS CASTILLO: Out of these three products, if people could only get one, which one would it be?
SERENA KERRIGAN: I'm going to say the highlight. It's just like, that glow is, like, special. It's like-- it's not too much. And I think it's good on every skin color. So I would say it's a pretty universal product.
NURYS CASTILLO: A highlight can do so many things for that face. Look at that.
SERENA KERRIGAN: No, it's, like, over. Like, you literally look like a star. So yeah.
NURYS CASTILLO: Tell everyone where they could see you dating online and where they can find you.
SERENA KERRIGAN: My Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, everything is Serena Kerrigan. And we go live every Friday with my show "Let's [BLEEP] Date," 8:30 PM on Fridays. And all the old episodes-- if you guys are like, what is this show? I need to see it. And you do. They're all when IGTV on "Let's [BLEEP] Date" on Instagram. So you should check it out.
NURYS CASTILLO: I love it. I'll be there this Friday, watching you killing.
SERENA KERRIGAN: Let's go. OK, thank you so much for having me.