"Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art" - Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Interview With Emma

A Natural Beauty
 Partner in crime Emma has the most beautiful skin (and a natural beauty mark to boot!). She lives in Spain and is diligent about sun care which I admire. I on the other hand would be tempted to bake myself any given chance. I thought she would be a good candidate for my first interview and true to form she hasn't let me down. Thank you Emsa!

a) What is the best beauty product you've ever used and why?

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 - I use it everyday.  It soaks in well and doesn't look greasy and as a bonus it protects against the sun.  I like products that do more than one thing!  Another product that really surprised me was La Source Hand Recovery from Crabtree & Evelyn (http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk/eng/products/hands-feet/hand-care/hand-treatments/hand_recovery?3144300) - it works instantly and my hands felt the softest they been in ages - a real treat!

b) What is your favourite makeup brand?

I don't wear much make up and don't have any brand loyalty, I must be saving myself a fortune!

c) What makeup do you put on diligently every day if any?

I rarely use any make up but I do have an obsession with lip balm!  On the odd occasion that I put on make up it's eye makeup - eye shadow and eye liner.  For a special treat, or if I can be bothered mascara!  I love lipstick on other people but never like the way it looks on me.

d) What skin care regime do you use?

I am terrible; I have no regime whatsoever!  I mainly stick to washing and moisturising and use toner and treatments only occasionally.  I have to have a heavy duty moisturiser because my skin is getting dryer especially my forehead.  The bonus of not wearing much or any make up is not having to remember to take it off!

e) In regards to anti aging do you do anything in particular? 

I always use SPF moisturiser or full suntan lotion in very sunny weather.  And I'm using more hand cream, my favorite is Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment cream.  When I remember I use eye cream - any brand and I try to drink enough water, but never quite manage the two liters or whatever it's meant to be!

f) What do you instantly feel better for using/wearing? 

A spray of perfume, and having a bath always cheers me up.  I love the Clarins hand cream because it smells so nice.  Yes, feeling warm and smelling nice are instant up-lifters!

g) What perfume do you like the most and why?

My favourite is Annick Goutal's Duel which I only realised after years of wearing it was a men's fragrance!  It's quite grown up and smells of tobacco flower and old roses, it has a sort of decadence to it, and also a bit of faded glamour - like a jazz club at the end of the evening just before the lights go up!  My other favourite smell is also a men's one; Obsession for Men - I love that!  I also like Thierry Muglar's Angel and anything that smells of roses, Stella McCartney does a nice one.


  1. Emma has gorgeous healthy hair! What's her secret?

  2. I know she doesn't blowdry it and let's it dry naturally. She does use straightners but only when she's going out. I think it's just really healthy and strong - it's always been that way! It's bright red now - I love it.

  3. Thank you Stacy, but I must let you into a secret - I took the photo straight after being to the hairdressers. I can never get it looking so nice, that's why I gave Sarah the photo, but shhhhh - don't tell!