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My beauty secrets: Mandy Allen

My beauty secrets: Mandy Allen

Auckland’s Mandy Allen (36) is the director of Hollywood Glamour Hair Extensions.

My beauty philosophy is…

Your inner beauty will always shine through, so treat others the way you would want to be treated. Be happy, healthy and smile. Look after your skin and hair; you’ll be thankful later.

The skincare products I can’t live without are…

Virgin coconut oil. I use it to remove make-up as it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft. RevitaLash Advanced Conditioner keeps my lashes long and looking beautiful.

My haircare secret is…

I wasn’t blessed with a good crop of hair so I love my Hollywood Glamour Tape-In Extensions. They give me the volume I have always dreamed of. For styling, I use the amazingL’Oréal Professionnel steampod. It’s incredible as it repairs your hair while straightening, leaving it visibly healthier and shinier. And my virgin coconut oil again – I apply it to dry hair (it’s great for the scalp too), leave it on overnight and shampoo in the morning.

The must-have products in my make-up bag are…

RevitaLash Volumizing lash Primer as it makes my lashes super soft and my mascara stay put. My collection of L’Oréal Paris lipsticks and lip glosses, L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush, and also Napoleon Perdis eyeshadows.

My favourite beauty treat is…

A hot bath, glass of wine, face mask and nice music.

My biggest beauty sin is…

Not drinking enough water or getting enough sleep. Three children and running a business makes for a busy life and I often forget to stop and hydrate.

The best thing my mother taught me about beauty was…

Always remove your make-up before you go to bed and remember to use a night cream. Exfoliate once a week.

NZWW Dec-22-2014-issue

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