What is your skin care regime, and which products you use and why?
My skincare regime changes a lot, as I feel like my skin can get immune to some products. At the moment I am using a Murad Vitamin C cleanser. I love it as it is refreshing, and when I am in the shower I will use it with my Clarisonic which is amazing! I feel like I get a really good deep cleanse with this all in one minute. It's not abrasive at all (which some therapists can immediately think when they haven't tried it) and removes make up much more effectively than just using your hands. I'm finally starting to see this product get some recognition; I noticed it was in last month’s Australian Vogue. I bought mine on Ebay. When I have a lot of makeup to take off I love to use an oil. At the moment I'm using the MAC one; I've tried Jojoba too which is delicious. Its PHP actually balances out your skin which doesn't leave it oily at all. I exfoliate a couple of times a week with ASAP skincare Daily Exfoliating Scrub which uses beads and AHAs. I follow up with the ASAP Vitamin B serum to boost collagen production and moisturise. This is definitely my favourite skincare product EVER! It's on the pricier side but the best thing I've done for my skin in a long time! My moisturiser is constantly changing, whatever I like the feel of at the time. At the moment I'm using ASAP Hydrating Gel or Clarins Multi Active Night Lotion at night and Murad Oil Free Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30+ during the day. I believe sunscreen is a must, especially if you are using any products containing AHAs. They do say 80% of wrinkles are caused by the sun! Oh and best dry skin fix is Rosehip Oil! It fixes everything! I burnt myself badly a couple of years back with boiling water on my arm and was in A & E and the doctors said it would scar badly. Three months later they were shocked that it was gone!
Do you take any health supplements to help with skin/hair/nails?
I'm terrible at taking pills and anything like that. If I could remember I would take Omega-3. I take it about once a week. Which won't do anything, but I like to think I'm going to start taking it every day every time I do remember. Other than that, I'm obsessed with eating healthily. My main motivation for eating well is feeling good and better hair/skin/nails is definitely a bonus. Personally if you don't have a good base diet I think supplements would go to waste.
What are your favourite makeup products and why?
This is tricky as I have so many… I never go anywhere without my MAC eyebrow pencil in Fling. I feel naked without filling in my brows with this! My favourite foundation is MAC Studio Fix in NW20. I've tried a lot and never really found anything I like better than this. For everyday though I won't use this as I don't need as much coverage. I love Addiction Minerals Liquid Pressed Foundation. It takes a minute to put on and makes your skin glow. I always get compliments when I wear this! I will never live without MAC blush in Well Dressed. This is a product that I use every day and it lasts about two years. The perfect colour! And MAC Studio Fix powder in NW20 also. I have it in NW30 for when I'm more tan too. This really sets your make up. You can apply it lightly or more heavily as needed. I use a brush though and not the sponge that it comes with.
Do you have any makeup tips/tricks you swear by?
Always use a primer. It helps with application, makes it last, and always looks better. For fake eyelashes, when putting them on it's so important to make sure that you let the glue dry for a good 30 seconds before sticking them on. That way they won't slide around and can just be put in place easily. I also like to contour my face with concealer (when I'm doing a full face), highlight under the eyes, above the check bones, down the centre of your nose. I use a couple of shades lighter than my foundation. Makes such a difference!
What are your favourite hair products and why?
My favourite hair product is Kerastase Cement Thermique, I use this after every time I wash my hair to protect it from heat and strengthen it. I won't use heat-styling tools unless I've got this in my hair. Second favourite is the Kerastase Oil. Feels so nice in your hair and smells amazing also. Third favourite would be L'Oreal Repair mask. I like to use this instead of conditioner just on my ends - it's the ultimate fix for your hair. If I didn't use all these products I'm positive my hair wouldn't be as long as it is :)
What are your favourite fragrances and why?
My signature scent is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. It's always been my favourite and always will be. I also love Chanel No 19. It's perfect for summer as it's a bit lighter. My other favourite is Chloe by Chloe. I'm not really sure why I love all these three so much, I just feel like they suit me.
What/who are your beauty inspirations/icons?
My beauty inspiration and icon is Jennifer Hawkins. I've followed her since she won Miss Universe in 2004 and think she is naturally beautiful, which I love.
Describe your makeup look in 3 words...
Classic, fresh and glowing :)
Any last words of wisdom?
Learn from everyone around you, pay attention when other people are doing your make up or doing their make up around you. That's where I have learnt everything! If all else fails you can always find the best tutorials on YouTube - I learnt how to put my hair in rollers and how to do a fishtail plait from that :)
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