There's never a dull moment with Nadia, who as well as being the co-owner and creative director of digital management firm Co. Creative Agency, luxe robe label Isabeau and Parisian candle line Maison D'Amore, also partners with the likes of Estee Lauder as a successful Instagram influencer. We got to take a peek into her modern, all-white Perth home and talk all things beauty with her, including how much she admires her makeup artist mum, and the one skincare product her routine would be incomplete without.
"I’m very minimal when it comes to beauty products but when it comes to skincare I'm an absolute freak.
I have always been more interested in the skincare side of beauty. I like a fresh glow. If my skin is neglected, no makeup product is going to help. Since seeing my skin care specialist at Assure, she has taught me so many amazing things and which products to use.
I have a pretty strict daily skincare routine.
I cleanse and tone morning and evening using SkinCeuticals' Simply Clean Cleanser and Equalizing Toner. Mornings I apply my Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster by Dr Dennis Gross which I can't live with out. I mix it with SkinCeuticals' Serum 15 AOX+. I then use Mesoestetic Stem Cell moisturiser.
For my everyday makeup, I keep it simple.
I’ll apply either a light tinted moisturiser by Hourglass or an Ellis Faas foundation that gives me a natural glow – neither of these are too heavy so they are my go tos. Plus a little mascara. Come night time I cleanse and tone, and apply either the Dr Dennis Gross serum again or Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair before I moisturise. If my skin is very dry or I'm rundown and sick with a cold I'll apply Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Oil instead of the serums, as it keeps me very hydrated.
My style is classic, chic, comfortable and relaxed.
My favourite designers include Isabel Marant, Erdem, The Row, Rouje and Sir the Label. Some pieces I bought recently that I’m really excited about are a pair of vintage Levis, which I’ve been living in, and a classic pair of pointy toe pumps from Gianvito Rossi.
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to my hair. My amazing hair dresser Marie Cain at Head Studio looks after it for me.
I love the O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Mask. I also have recently started using a MAY 11 treatment that was gifted to me. I use this once a week and my hair has been so much healthier since using it. Salty Dog by evo is good for some texture after I have washed it.
I have two major influences when it comes to beauty, and the first is my mum. When I was a little girl she was a makeup artist and I used to spend hours watching her.
She is still a perfectionist when it comes to her grooming and makeup. I’m a lot lazier with mine, as I like it to be quick and easy. The other person I really look up to in beauty is Emily Weiss, the founder and CEO of Glossier. Her products are amazing. I love the philosophy being her brand and whats she's created. She is so passionate and its really refreshing to see someone who really cares about what her customer wants.
When it comes to makeup, I'm all about the dewy look.
I like to mix my illuminator with my foundation to give it an extra glowy look. I honestly cannot live without hyaluronic acid. It’s an absolute dream ingredient, especially if you’re traveling a lot. I was introduced to it a few years ago. I apply it every morning and night, it leaves my skin feeling plump and silky smooth, and gives it a firm, fuller look. If I’m heading out I'll apply it under my make up. It really provides great hydration. I also can't live without my Chapstick. I bring it everywhere with me, I apply it before I put on lipstick to keep my lips moisturised. I apply it everyday (throughout the day) and before I get into bed – its a weird little addiction I have!
I never really thought about ageing until recently.
Now I'm very careful about putting my face in the sun and I always wear suncream. I use a range of skin care products to help prevent ageing and am very regular with my treatments. I go to Assure Cosmetic Centre for appointments with my beauty therapist Anna. She is incredible and I have noticed a significant change in my skin since seeing her. She has recommended me the correct products and treatment for my skin type, so now I go monthly and get skin rejuvenation treatments (usually a chemical peel followed by LED).
It may sound simple but I take care of myself by making sure I drink plenty of water, getting a good night's sleep and eating well.
I’m a big eater and love my food. I try to be healthy during the week so I can indulge over the weekends. I get a lot of my recipes from Health with Bec, my nutritionist. She is amazing and offers delicious meal plans to suit your body's needs. I absolutely love her recipes. I’m also completely addicted to Pilates and do it three times a week. I take WelleCo Super Elixir Greens daily for nourishment, and take magnesium every night before bed. It helps me sleep!
So I can relax, I try to read when I have the time and to do gentle exercise.
I walk most mornings to clear my mind and start my day fresh, and then in summer I also like to swim in the morning. That really revitalises me.
I learned everything I know now from beginning my career in PR in Sydney.
It was hard work and a tough industry but I soaked it all in. Eventually I realised that I had to apply what I had experienced working alongside these amazingly creative people to something of my own. Now, I’m very lucky to get to work alongside my amazing business partners Hayley Bonham and Emmi Masten. They are always motivating and inspiring me."