What is your skin care regime, and which products you use and why?
My number one skin product that I could not live without is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I keep this baby close to me whenever in the shower and gives me fresh, cleansed skin that keeps me hydrated all long. I have quite dry skin so I also love my Neutrogena Health Defense Daily Moisturizer because it’s lightweight and has SPF 30 sunscreen in it so I can apply it under my makeup or before bed and keeps my skin hydrated.
To remove my makeup I use the Nivea Daily Essential facial cleansing wipes, after trying so many different brands these are perfect for getting all of my makeup off, quick drying and and leaves my skin feeling fresh. When I’m not being lazy I use coconut oil and rinse with water.
While washing my face I avoid soap as it dries out my skin so 3-4 times a week I sneak a little bit of Cetaphil onto my face while in the shower so keeps away any nasty spots/pimples.
Do you take any health supplements to help with skin/hair/nails?
I can’t say I’m too much into taking supplements but I do like to live a healthy lifestyle. I eat my veges- a lot of beetroot, spinach, carrots, make my own juices and exercise which contributes to healthier nails, hair, skin and feeling better about yourself all round. When I remember I also take fish oil supplements but I eat a lot of fish in my diet anyway so this counts right?!
What are your favourite makeup products and why?
Ahh where to start! Over the years I have tried so many different brands both drug store and high end and I cannot express my love for The Balm products enough. The MaryLou-Manizer is a standout for me as I’m a sucker for a good highlighter. It’s got just the right amount of the golden glow without being overdone. Another great product is the Cabana Boy blush because it stays on all day, has a beautiful plum tone to it which matches my skin tone perfectly and I’m a sucker for cute packaging :P (who isn’t) Because I’m a MAC lover like any other I couldn’t live without my MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW20. It doesn’t crease, hides my under eye perfections and lets me look fresh in the mornings even when I’m not feeling too crash hot! For the “drugstore” brands I love NYX HD Studio Primer. I came across this while shopping online and I’m so happy I did. I like to purchase products after researching and looking at reviews but this was a spur of the moment job and it’s great. It keeps my makeup looking just as good as what it did when I first applied it. Last but not least is the Elf eyebrow kit. Before I learnt about this I never filled in my eyebrows or did much to them at all! After my first go with this I’m now obsessed with having perfect brows and never leave the house without perfecting them. It’s so affordable and is all you need!
Do you have any makeup tips/tricks you swear by?
I can’t say it’s a trick but I swear by a face mask at least once a week. It doesn’t have to be expensive but it lets your face rehydrate and gives it a break from a heavy face of makeup all week.
Put concealer over your foundation, not before as you can see your blemishes better and the areas that need more attention.
If you have run out of your eyebrow kit or pencil, use eye shadow (especially if you're brunette) It will still create the same look
Use a large soft brush after finishing your makeup to remove any access or heavy areas of applied makeup.
For smudge-proof eye makeup, take blotting tissue to remove any oil or any excess makeup from the eye area.
Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where blush starts.
What are your favourite hair products and why?
I like to massage 1/2 cup honey and 2 tbsp olive oil into my damp hair when I have split ends or it’s looking a bit damaged.
Batiste dry shampoo- perfect for those lazy days when I cant be bothered washing my hair or looking slighty oily.
Coconut oil- keeps it shiny, healthy and keeps its thickness.
What are your favourite fragrances and why?
I’m in love with Gucci premiere. It’s a classic, sweet smell and my fiancé loves it :) FlowerBomb by Victor and Rolf is another I love to have around
What/who are your beauty inspirations/icons?
My inspiration comes from everything around me. Magazines, blogs, celebrities. You tubers etc. I admire Shaaanxo because like me she is self taught and has made her brand so successful which I wish to do also and her makeup is gorgeous. I also am in love with Giovanna Belling who is another up and coming You tube guru who has the most amazing makeup looks and great step by step videos which are easy to follow, not to mention she is beautiful! I love Kim Kardashian as she wears full coverage makeup like myself and is known for her own point makeup looks and beauty. Pretty much any women who believes that makeup is a extension of their natural beauty and is comfortable in their own skin!
Describe your makeup look in 3 words
Bold, and glamourous for the evenings, natural and romantic during the day.
Any last words of wisdom?
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” If you have dreams work for them to be a reality!