Hold the Glamour

I am a full-figure model and working mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a Leo. I am a first-generation Aussie and mother to two amazing little native New Yorkers. I believe that fashion is important—but so is real life. I believe that all women are beautiful and strong. I believe in working hard and loving harder. I believe in eating delicious food and drink with close friends, in breathing deep the air of new places, in laughing until you cry. I believe that when our bodies and minds are healthy and balanced, anything is possible.

Tag: face

What is the best eye make-up remover?

After an exciting editorial shoot today in Sydney (more to come about that when I’m allowed to discuss it), I flew to Melbourne to start shooting for a new client. Beautiful day, beautiful weather in both cities and states.

I removed my make-up before leaving the Alexandria studio and used the best eye make-up remover I’ve ever applied to my face with round cotton pads.

I’m all about natural and organic in life however, some shoots I have more eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara on and around my eyes to sink a ship. Sometimes I need to call in a big gun like Dior.

Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover

Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover

Dior’s Instant Eye Makeup Remover is gentle, instant and not too greasy. It removed my make-up so easily and quickly — I simply had to share it with you if you’re not already familiar with the product.

Have you used Dior’s make-up remover before?

What’s your favourite and why?

Is there a ‘natural’ alternative you can recommend?

L.

xoxo

Hold the Glamour is on Instagram!

I have finally joined the Instagram community — thanks to Lee my fabulous agent at HHMG. I gave in and am loving the experience so far. Can I hear you saying, “I told you so?”

Many faces at work - one of my new Instagram images

Many faces at work – one of my new Instagram images

Images are so powerful and as we all know — are worth a thousand words or thereabouts.

I love the creativity and the possibilities are endless. The fact that it’s instant and quick is a big thing for me.

Many faces at work - another Instagram shot

Many faces at work – another Instagram shot

You can find me at ‘holdtheglamour’ so don’t be shy and say hello. Perhaps I can get a look into your world too…

Be well.

L.
xoxo

Great ways to keep your skin hydrated

Our skin is constantly changing and one thing that we all do too often is strip it from essential oils and nutrients that keep our skin soft, subtle and hydrated.

Since giving birth to my two children, my skin has changed. It has become more sensitive and where I used to have combination skin, now it is normal to dry in the colder months.

These days, I tend to moisturise my skin with gentle, natural products that are rich oils, creams and lotions without the toxic chemicals that harm and build up over time.

My cleanser of choice is an oil. I wear a lot of make-up for my work so taking those products off my face gently and effectively is most important. I love Shu Uemura’s Skin Purifier cleansing beauty oil.

http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/product/CLEANSING-BEAUTY-OIL-PREMIUM-AI,default,pd.html#start=2&cgid=skincare-cleanser-remover

I cleanse once a day only and apply moisturiser twice a day for maximum hydration. As mentioned previously in another post of mine, I am hooked on Weleda’s Skin Food. I use it morning and night to feed the skin on my face what it needs and deserves.

http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/skin-food.aspx

When the weather is warmer, I love to use Weleda Baby Face Cream. It’s a lightweight and soothing moisturiser that still hydrates my skin without feeling too heavy or looking too shiny.

http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/calendula-face-cream.aspx

For my body, I have been using Alba Botanica Maximum Body Moisturiser for many years. I love the way it feels and smells and I apply it to my body after I shower.

http://www.albabotanica.com/body/body-moisturizers/maximum.html

What do you love and use?

What products do you swear by?

Is price important to you?

What routine works for you?

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

My family and I recently arrived in Sydney, Australia. So far it has been a relaxing time spent with family and friends. It’s been a while since Steve and the kids were here so everyone wants to see them and see how our children have grown.

I start shooting for Sara by Ezibuy in a matter of days so prior to leaving New York, I made sure I purchased a new bottle of my favourite foundation I’ve been using for over six years. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation gives me the coverage I need whilst feeling light and looking smooth and natural on my face.

http://www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com/luminous-silk-foundation/A041,default,pd.html

I have had many different brands and products applied to my face over the course of my career and no foundation in my opinion, comes close to Armani. I buy my own and have the make-up artist apply it for each and every job. Most of them are happy to use my personal foundation, if they don’t already use Armani themselves.

Make sure when you buy any foundation for the first time, you have a consultant assist you. Getting the right shade is very important for a colour match that you want to look natural. A good guide is to apply your foundation on the inside of your arm or wrist. The colour or shade you see the least, is generally the right one for you.

What foundation do you use and love?

Why do you love it so much?

Is price important to you?

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there in the world. I hope you have a wonderful day, spent with your loved and treasured ones. May today be a reminder of the amazing and brilliant things you do, everyday. Enjoy!

We are running out the door for the day however, I wanted to let you know it’s a beautiful, sunny day in Brooklyn. I have made sure to put my L’OREAL Revitalift Miracle Blur on my face after my Weleda Skin Food moisturiser. It has a SPF30 sunscreen in it – I don’t want to get burnt and I want to look my best. This stuff rocks my world and my face!

We are about to go and have brunch at our local, favourite place Bar-Tabac, then we are heading to Manhattan – on Broadway to see The Lion King. We are all so excited and what better way to spend Mother’s Day, than with my precious family that I love and adore.

It’s all about slowing down to smell the roses…

Have a fabulous day, wherever you are in the world!