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Today, I wanted to share with you my secrets on how to maintain healthy, glowing skin throughout the bitter-cold winter months.

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Over the weekend, I visited a few of my cosmetic favourites at Westfield Doncaster, including (Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima and David Jones) to also get some expert advice on how best to look after my skin.

For me, I generally keep my makeup to a minimum, preferring to concentrate on beautiful healthy skin. To start my skin-care routine, I always exfoliate. Not only do I love the way my skin feels after a light exfoliation, but it is also a vital step in removing dry dead skin, in order to reveal that coveted healthy glow. I've only recently discovered an incredible product by Mac, their 'Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator' (5). I love this product, because it unclogs my pores instantly, and works perfectly across my entire body.

Following a good exfoliation, I love to moisturise my face, with Kiehl's 'Abyssine Cream +', a super hydrating and light moisturiser (7).

Next up in my routine is an absolute favourite and must have beauty product of mine - Mecca Cosmetica 'Soft Focus Smoothing Primer' (3). A Mecca make-up artist first introduced me to this product, and I've been hooked ever since. This beautiful primer helps your foundation glide on smoothly, and also has a gorgeous illuminating glow, which on it's own looks gorgeous on the skin. A hint, I was told by the staff was also to mix a splash of my Nars Laguna illuminator (2) with the primer, to add a healthy glow, to sometime dull winter skin.

The secret to a year-round glow is my Nars Laguna bronzer for that natural, sun-kissed look, my Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette (1) adds definition to my eyes, and a touch of concealer (Urban Decay Naked Skin) (9) finishes off the look.

For final touches - lips and cheeks, I love to use Nars lip pencils (6), Bolero is my favourite shade of neutral pink and my Mac lip and cheek colour in 'Have A Nice Day' (8) adds a gorgeous rosy glow.

And there you have it. My secrets to keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

What are some of your beauty must-haves?



Having naturally combination skin, sadly I'm not immune to blemishes, which is why I try and maintain a really simple, but systematic beauty regime.

I never wear a lot of make up so clean and clear skin is most important. Recently, I've been starting my beauty routine with pHisohex facial wash to cleanse my skin.

What I love most about this daily cleanser is that it cleans and unblocks my pores (gently), without drying out my skin. It helps me maintain blemish-free skin.

If you're prone to break-outs, pHisohex is a good ph balanced product to try.

Next, I like to refresh my eye area with a great eye cream, Clinique is my brand of choice and helps tackle any dark circles. I love to keep this product refrigerated as this creates a lovely cooling effect on tired eyes.

A great tinted moisturiser is next and helps even-up my skin tone and also provides me with SPF skin protection throughout the day. Nars is my go-to because it is super light-weight and provides barely there, natural coverage. 

Finally I complete my daily fresh-faced look with a splash of luminance thanks to YSL Touché Eclat, a sweep of bronzer (my Nars Laguna/Orgasm duo is a MUST), then a dash of Dior Addict gloss to protect my lips.

And that's my daily beauty regime - what are your beauty must-haves?