NZ Woman's Weekly

My beauty secrets: Michelle Blundell

Shortland Street star Michelle Blundell (29) appears in Megachristmas at Auckland’s The Basement theatre until December 22.

MY BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY IS… If you’re happy in your life, kind and loving what you do, it shows. True beauty will shine from the inside out. Take care of your skin, but also look after your body and cultivate your mind.

THE SKINCARE PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ARE… I’m a devoted fan of Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Active Moist and Sheer Moisture SPF15.

MY HAIRCARE SECRET IS… I use L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 when my hair is looking particularly dry – it’s very affordable and effective. I also can’t go past L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray in Extreme Hold for big volume.

THE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS IN MY MAKEUP BAG ARE… Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara, MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation compact, MAC Powder Blush in Buff and ChapStick Strawberry Lip Balm.

THE BEST THING MY MOTHER TAUGHT WAS… Make the most of what you have and don’t compare yourself to others – you are your own person. Also eat properly, drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep.

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

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