I cleanse with Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Complex, tone with Cosmedix Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep, and apply my serum, Dermaquest Peptide Line Corrector. I then go in with SkinMedica Lytera (a skin brightening product for my pigmentation) and my moisturiser, Société Skin Hydration Complex.
My other beauty go-tos are:
Hair in Paris – David Mallett
Hair in Melbourne – FUR
Hair in Sydney – Koda Cutters
Naturopath / Acupuncturist in Sydney – Carolina Gonzalez at The Nature of Balance
Beauty / Acupuncturist in Paris – Elaine Huntzinger, who gives me facial acupuncture and makes her own great face creams
I really don’t like the trend for people wearing too much make up. I usually put on mascara, tinted moisturiser, bronzer, highlighter, and lip gloss. Oh, and If I am tired I will use a concealer to hide my dark circles!
I use Rahua Colour Full Shampoo and Conditioner. I also use David Mallett’s Hair Serum DM027 for my ends. I don’t do much else with it to be honest. If my hair is a bit too clean and lacks body, I will use David Mallet’s volumizing powder or sea salt spray. Sadly,I am not a natural blonde these days! So I get highlights or balayage every three months.
Every Tuesday a dear friend and I would take a class with a lovely lady called Patsy Meares, an established jeweller. We learned how to make rings, bangles and some more experimental pieces. I adored working with the materials and being able to wear what you create. I then applied for a Fine Arts Degree, majoring in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University in Melbourne. I was accepted and went straight to university after finishing Year 12. It’s a three year degree and I learned everything I could during that time and met some incredible people who I still call friends, and are now well known jewellers and gallery owners.
I knew I wanted to do something creative. This was the right fit and I haven’t looked back. What I love most about what I do are the people I meet, the places I go and my team! Oh, and I do like to wear what we create. That is definitely a perk.
How can you not when it’s time to relax, sleep and be healthy. Swimming in the ocean invigorates me. I love nothing more than a day out in the elements (with a lot of sunscreen on of course!) I have time to exercise, drink water, slow down and then I think you radiate this calm and happiness.
I practise yoga as much as I can. I walk, I skip, I run sometimes. I eat healthily most of the time. I get acupuncture at least once a week. It balances me out, which is important as I am often travelling and it can take its toll on my adrenals. I try and get massages at least once a month.
For breakfast, I make the same smoothie every day. It’s the one thing I do consistently that makes me feel grounded and gives me the energy I need to start my day. It all just goes into the blender.
1 large handful of organic Spinach
¼ organic avocado
A fresh cocounut – using ¾ of the water and some flesh
1 large tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 teaspoon Yin Powder by Sun Potions
All day I try and include as many veggies as possible.For lunch, it’s often a salad. Dinner varies but is usually fairly simply, some sort of protein and vegetables. Having said that, I love dark chocolate and red wine. I do like to indulge. I am no saint! My mum’s side of the family all happened to inherit slender long legs, but then I don’t like my arms or stomach so I prefer to wear shorts and skirts with long sleeved t-shirts and coats. I like food. I haven’t ever had a flat stomach. You have one life so you may as well enjoy it.
I practise yoga as often as I can. I meditate. I like to spend time with friends. Read. Go to exhibitions. Walk along the beach. I don’t watch much television. And my vision for life as I age is to do it gracefully. Eat well. Oh, and wear fabulous clothes, jewels and sunglasses to distract from tired eyes or wrinkles!”