Aucklander Erin Conroy (32) is a reporter on TVNZ’s current affairs show 20/20.
My beauty philosophy is…Use as many natural products as possible, but when you really need help, a bit of the synthetic stuff can’t hurt too much.
The skincare products I can’t live without are…DermaQuest Skin Therapy Algae Facial Scrub – it really feels like it is scraping off all the badness, but I’m told it’s not damaging skin surface. Also Living Nature Manuka Honey Gel, which helps heal areas that need clearing up.
My haircare secret is…Always putting in a volumising product before blow-drying. At the moment, I’m using Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Oil Free Volumiser.
The products I always have in my make-up bag are…We have a small make-up bag when on the road. Mine contains MAC eyeshadow, Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Mascara, a retractable eyeliner (who wants to sharpen?) and a light shade of lipstick.
My favourite beauty treat is…A facial and a massage is a pretty rare, but amazing treat.
My biggest beauty sin is…We’ve all got enough going on in our lives to worry about beauty sins – just do what you can, when you can.
The best thing my mother taught me about beauty was…Moisturise your neck, too – that turkey-gobble look is coming for you.
About Nicky Pellegrino
Nicky Pellegrino has been a journalist for over 20 years, both here and in the UK, and is a former editor of New Zealand Woman's Weekly. These days, as well as working on the magazine's beauty pages, she writes popular novels like Recipe For LIfe, The Italian Wedding and The Villa Girls. For more about Nicky check out her website www.nickypellegrino.commore of this author