Sarah Barty (43) is a mum of three and owns Auckland’s Little Stitch boutique.
My beauty philosophy is… Natural, healthy skin. I wear minimal make-up and am careful with the foods I choose, as the right diet can contribute to more radiant, youthful skin. I opt for dairy-free, and eat lots of leafy greens and seeds to help eliminate toxins. I regularly do the PHD Cleanse, an amazing three-day raw juice detox. It leaves my skin looking completely revitalised.
The skincare products I can’t live without are… Bioelements Pumice Peel. I love this gentle facial scrub that smooths out fine lines. It’s like having a microdermabrasion at home. Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + feels so luxurious on your skin and deeply moisturises, and the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser – I wear this every day. It’s light and has the essential sunscreen we all need, plus a hint of colour.
My haircare secret is… My best friend Belinda, hairdresser and owner of Biba Boutique Salon. She uses the ammonia-free colour INOA by L’Oréal Professionnel to gently lighten my hair and prescribes Pureology Pure Volume for me to use at home, which I love. She recently gave me a fringe – the best on-trend accessory for a girl who wants to look and feel youthful!
The must-have products in my make-up bag are… Clinique Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut is my go-to everyday lip balm with a hint of colour. I can’t travel without my Chloé travel-size perfume. Lastly, Lucas’ Papaw Ointment – it’s the best for healing everything, from cuts and sunburn to dry skin. With three active boys who are always outside, I often use it on them too.
My favourite beauty treat is… A luxury pedicure with soyaffin treatment (the natural alternative to paraffin). I love pampering my feet and, due to wearing heels most days, they need it.
My biggest beauty sin is… Lying in the sun and enjoying a healthy tan, although I do wear sunscreen and a hat.
The best thing my mother taught me about beauty was…Less is more. Mum wears minimal make-up and has a simple beauty regime.
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