Being within the forged of Euphoria amongst characters with imaginative makeup whereas having a extra low-key, teen look, Reid admits she was just a little jealous. Fortunately, her character, Gia, is poised to have her personal vibe in seasons to come back. Whereas watching season one, you may not have seen that Gia’s nails have been her particular approach of exploring magnificence and self-expression. “We made positive she modified her nail appears to be like. I had like nails like this,” Reid says earlier than holding up her hands to the digital camera on Zoom, exhibiting off lengthy, sparkly acrylics adorned with smiley faces, clouds, and flowers. “It is simply these small, minute particulars that make your character who they’re.” Reid hints that is solely the beginning of what Euphoria‘s crew has deliberate for the way forward for Gia.
Gia’s love of nail art performs off of Reid’s personal curiosity in it. She’s continually in search of new inspiration on her Instagram Discover web page and TikTok to carry to her nail artist. (Talking of TikTok, regardless of her new position, Reid noticed Maybelline New York’s Sky High Mascara throughout her For You Page and went to purchase it at CVS that night time, solely to seek out it bought out.)
When she was youthful, Reid reveals she not-so-patiently counted down the times till she may lastly get acrylics. “I used to beg my mother for them, and she or he’d be like, ‘No, you are too little,'” Reid recollects. “For my thirteenth birthday, I used to be in a position to get short, tiny acrylics. Then, they’ve developed into concepts like [the nail art I have now], however I’d by no means dare to go longer than this as a result of I simply do not suppose I would be capable to function.” Her ideas are inch lengthy proper now, so I fully perceive that call.
Additionally at 17, Reid has realized to not be defeated by her pores and skin each time it breaks out, particularly since she has temperamental, sensitive skin. “Breakouts will be exhausting as a result of no person needs a breakout. However I’ve realized to embrace it and take care of it,” she says. “I do know, as an adolescent, we escape, and there is nothing we will actually do about it. So I am studying to like my breakouts.”