What is your earliest beauty memory?
My earliest memory of beauty is watching my mother putting on a tiny amount of make-up when we had visitors or when we went to a see family friends or an event. She was very beautiful and all she used was some black eyeliner, face powder and lipstick. I used to love watching her get ready and seeing a minor transformation that made her glow. A memory I will never forget.
What is your beauty routine?
I have a simple beauty routine. As I don’t wear foundation, I tend to wear minimal makeup – eyeliner, mascara, and some under eye concealer. When I wake up, I usually apply Wild Beauty’s Protecting Day Cream on my face and then apply my make-up. At night, I cleanse and use a warm cloth to remove my make-up and apply Restorative Night Cream. Once a month, I use Wild Beauty’s face mask for a deep clean, but generally I like to keep it natural, low maintenance and simple!
What do you love most about Wild Beauty and why?
I was first introduced to Wild Beauty by a friend. They thought that I should try the products as they understood that I like simplicity, natural products that work. I also have a connection to North Wales as I grew-up in the area and have regular contact with friends and family there. And I was pleasantly surprised. The products themselves are fantastic. Everything that I believe a beauty product should be. Using the best of nature on the most valued parts of our body – our faces – to make sure that we can preserve the best of ourselves authentically, a promise that many beauty products make but is seldom true. Wild Beauty does what it says it does and I love that! Plus as an added bonus, the packaging is outstanding. So thoughtful and informative. Simply gorgeous. I’m so impressed!
What does organic beauty mean to you?
Organic beauty means everything to me. I stopped using synthetic products a long time ago and even went as far as to mix my own oils for skincare. I’m a devoted advocate of organic products for my skin, hair and food. Of course, it’s also better for the environment and I will do all I can to support that too.
How important is a healthy lifestyle to you and what do you do to achieve this?
It’s essential for me to live a healthy lifestyle and to look after myself properly. I try and cook organically using fresh produce when I can and I do the same with my beauty regime. It’s important on so many levels but I do feel that if we can support those who supply us with products that are organic, then not only does it help SMEs, but it helps us personally. Most of the time I am able to practice what I believe by thinking just a bit harder about where I buy things from, who I buy from and spreading the word when I come across great suppliers and retailers. You have to work hard at staying healthy but organisation and planning is everything, so you just have to be on top of things and make some time for yourself.
How do you find balance in your life?
It’s always tough to find a work-life balance. Especially when you work like I do. Sometimes you’ll be double/triple booked and then there will be times when you’re struggling for work – so as a consequence, you’re reluctant to ever say ‘No’. Throw in a family and running a household and naturally, your time is very limited. But I have now learnt to say ‘No’ and understand when my body and mind are telling me to stop. I even said ‘No’ to working on Christmas Day for the first time in 6 years! So life is an ongoing lessonsand I continue to try and learn.
What is your wild beauty escape?
We are living in difficult times right now, but I have had a number of beauty-escape strategies! My main being a masseuse/beauty therapist come to my home (when it was allowed) as I like the privacy. I’ve also been a regular at various local health and beauty centres – especially if I find a good one! And I have had the privilege of pampering myself on a number of holidays, where I have a week of relaxation and beauty treatments – they have been amazing experiences! Right now, ‘escaping’ in the comfort of your own home with some fantastic beauty treats is the way forward.
What 3 things would you take with you on that escape?
My kids. My other half and a really good book!