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What is your skin care regime, and which products you use and why?
I swear by the Clarisonic, it changes the way your face feels and looks! I like having make up wipes around in case I'm lazy late at night, but usually I will use the facial cleaning COQ10 to cleanse with the Clarisonic at night, then some Vitamin C every other day and colostrum cream on the other days.
Wednesday is the only day that I don't do the Clarisonic, instead I use the face scrub… good to be moderate with everything in life, including moderation. Then for moisture I use the CeraVe or Cetaphil with a special potion of vitamins and minerals my GF Morgana McNelis puts together for me (I'll let you know if she starts selling it, cause its amazing!!) Then of course the ever important sunscreen!!!
Do you take any health supplements to help with skin/hair/nails?
I make sure to have enough calcium in my diet, drink milk and eat full fat yoghurt. I think a well rounded diet can make a big difference. I never go for the sugar free option, who knows what they have substituted the sugar for? I like the caveman diet, nuts, fruit, meat, and full fat in small portions…. just as long as you get outside and do something that makes you happy in terms of exercise , I like to dance and do yoga and run around the beach.
What are your favourite makeup products and why?
- NO.28 Primer Serum by Hourglass - This primer has so many amazing vitamins and minerals that sometimes I won't even bother to put foundation on!
- Aqua Foundation SPF15 by Koh Gen Do…. this is a Japanese company and their foundation is like a dream
-YSL Touche Eclat - Radient Touch is THE BEST for dark circles under the eyes.
-I like to use Chanel’s Bronze Universal Sun Illuminator for my cheekbones and to give color to my eyelids, sometimes I even put it under my chin to give definition in photos. I use the compact powder form, that way I can put it in a travel size to take with me and its not loose and annoying.
-Posie Tint by Benefit. I love putting this tint on my lips and cheeks to give a fresh look.
-Stila All Over Shimmer - I love putting this high on my cheekbones and just under my eyebrows to give a glow!
-Lancome Bi-Facil Make up remover - I swear by this!!!
Do you have any makeup tips/tricks you swear by?
I love using a little of the 24hr Cream by Elizabeth Arden- put a small amount on your fourth fingers and dab up your cheekbones (start close to the end of your eye and go up!) This sounds counter intuitive to put an oil-like substance on your face, but actually if you just put a dab your skin looks radiant and young.
What are your favourite hair products and why?
-I love blow drying my hair, it gives it such a lift, I put a few pumps of the root lifting spray in to make my hair BIGGG!! The Gatsby is good.
-B&B holding spray, I find my hair gets frizzy due to the heat here in LA, this lets me get rid of some frizz and be able to hold in a style…. I try and make my hair as big as possible without it looking like a mess :)
-DRY SHAMPOOOO! What an incredible invention… and it actually makes you hair look better because it gives it bulk.
-I also love to curl my hair and for this, I do half of my hair up in Hot Stix (underneath), then the top I do with a curling iron. The hot sticks stay in a lot longer than the curling iron does, so gives you curls through the night, and doing the curling iron on top makes sure you don't look like a curled idiot.
-I've also got into using the old crimping iron from the 90's so fun!!
What are your favourite fragrances and why?
When I was on a four day adventure to Paris on my own, I bought something nice for myself… perfume! I will never go back, its so worth finding a scent that you love, that you don't have to wear everyday but that when you do, its a head turner. As opposed to buying cheap perfume for the hell of it, to a point…. you get what you pay for.
What/who are your beauty inspirations/icons?
I've seen Dita Von Teese around LA and she is just as wonderful and majestic in person as she is on camera. Also I've been working with an incredible stylist http://www.gilleanmcleod.com who did a campaign recently about being au natural. I've started to look up to her a lot and I too will be going all natural with my hair… I'm sick of dying it. I'm letting my color grow out naturally at the moment, and I"m proud of it. Also my GF Morgana McNelis who has the jewelry line http://www.maisondemorgana.com she is a true beauty fanatic and I get my best advice from her!!
Describe your makeup look in 3 words
Natural, easy and effortless
Any last words of wisdom?
Yes, Japanese Facial Massage!! The Japanese have been massaging the face upwards for many generations…. instead of using fillers such as botox to get a young look, massage your face upwards with clean hands (only touch your face with clean hands), and you will see the difference! Even better if you find someone who does it for real! The Clarisonic does something similar for you…. but you must defy gravity, by pushing your face up!!!!!
Also, take it easy on the alcohol, it will dry out your skin, as will the sun!!! Yoga and meditation will give you a clear and calm mind.