Courtney Dailey: Beauty Photographer & Founder, Coco Ensoleile


My NativeAdVert:

Beauty photographer Courtney Dailey, who counts Jouer, Dr Jart, Summer Fridays, KKW and Laura Mercier and others among her clients, has recently entered into the skincare arena with her colorful beauty brand, Coco Ensoleille. After spending over 20 years in the beauty industry, Courtney felt that she wanted to create something that felt luxurious but fun. Skincare is so serious, why? 

My Goal of the Day: Get 5 REAL tasks done. 5 is DOABLE, 5 allows for goals to be met.

My Thought of the Day: If this was easy, I wouldn’t be doing it. 

My Action of the Day: I will make those around me laugh, oh yes. (rubs hands together in devious way) 

My Deed of the Day: Help those around me who need a kind gesture.

My Tip of the Day: Wash your face at night, even if you’re super cozy in bed. A clean nighttime face is a happy face!

My Pic of the Day: Everyday I spend hours at this desk running my Photography and SkinCare Businesses, with this guy is by my side. His name is Woodward and we adopted him 7 years ago. Recently a company who put placed me on their pro team, asked me for a picture of my office. I imagine they thought I had a polished office with marble and peonies. Well honestly, I have corkboards, too many hard drives and this guy giving me the look. I love that it’s on their site under “Our pro’s workspaces”.  It’s perfect. 


A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City? I love that I can drive in 4 different directions for just hour or two, and end up in a totally different climate. 

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? There’s a little mom and pop diner called Magnolia Grille(Burbank/Toluca Lake) that makes my husband and I a custom California Benedict with Corned Beef Hash added to it. We split it and it’s perfect. I’m pretty sure I growl while eating it.  

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Im soooooo sleeping. There’s 3 giant cats in the bed. A rabbit is nudging my head. 

10:00 AM – Drinking coffee, juggling emails while singing to my cats. 

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Mendocino Farms Cobb Salad with Vegan Ranch or the Superfood Salad, No doubt. 

7:00 PM -  My husband and I watch Jeopardy, and act like we know all the answers. We don’t.

11:00 PM – Nighttime skincare routine time! Some nights it’s a full spectrum of our products. Some nights I’m lucky if I conjure the energy to brush my teeth and wash my face with Makeup Assassin. You cant win em all. 

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Passionfruit Iced Tea with Stevia 1 or 2 BIG OLE SIPPY CUPS

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I love IG #BEAUTYGRAM. All the flat lays looking all shiny and beautiful faces, doing what they love. 

What should everyone try at least once?

Building something! A bench, a box  or a business. It’s satisfying making something with your own hands. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it will be yours. 

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The South Pacific…… Moped+Canon G2X=ADVENTURE TIME