Inner and Outer Beauty with Zoe Foster Blake

Want to stay fit and healthy over the winter season? We have enlisted the help of author, Go-To skincare founder, and Yoplait Bon Appetit ambassador Zoe Foster Blake to find out some of her top tips on health, how she unwinds after a long day at work and how to keep motivated in the winter-time.

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What are your top tips for staying healthy in the winter?

I think it’s actually a great time to stay healthy – ’tis soup season! And being cosy indoors incites the desire for home cooking; generally much healthier than eating out. Plus, all that stuffy heating makes me go a bit mad and I hanker for big walks in the fresh air.

How do you treat yourself after a less than glamourous day at work?

Wine. Chocolate and wine. And getting straight into my “soft clothes” when I get home.

What are some of your favourite tips to relax and unwind?

Well, we have a digital sundown for phones and laptops from 6-9pm each night, which helps us relax and stop working – and actually, you know, talk to each other, but I would say massage is probably my favourite way to unwind. I think of it more as maintenance, rather than a treat – especially when you have a baby as heavy as mine (ahem).

How do you keep yourself motivated in the winter weather?

Just get it done. Get up, get dressed and go. After all, you get your summer body in winter.

Lets talk about snacks. What are some healthy suggestions which everyone in the family is bound to love? 

Banana and peanut butter on crackers are popular with us, so too are smoothies and pikelets. Plus, we are a massive Greek yoghurt family – it sneaks its way into most mealtimes. I like Yoplait Bon Appetit because it’s already got the fruit in it, is super thick and I can gobble it down in 23 seconds and know it will keep me full for hours.

What are some of your favourite meals to enjoy on-the-go?

Boiled eggs, cheese and crackers, peanut butter and avocado sandwiches, carrots, apples and mandarins, protein balls, and of course, Yoplait Bon Appetit.

June 6, 2015

Interview: Fashion Blogger Vydia Rishie

As part of their new Beauty of You Campaign, Priceline has teamed up with a variety of ambassadors to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of all Australian women. SHESAID was lucky enough to chat with Melbourne-based fashion blogger, Vydia Rishie about her favourite products from Priceline, how to feel good from the inside-out and got some general beauty tips – which we all seem to love!

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First of all, what’s your number one tip on staying healthy on the inside?

For me, it’s all about balance. If I’m eating healthy, that in turn makes me want to exercise regularly as well. Once you get out of that routine, you fall back into your old habits like grabbing a piece of chocolate and finishing the whole bar! It’s all about maintaining balance and moderation.

What are some of your favourite makeup looks to create on yourself?

I love a minimalist look, but I’m a huge fan of winged eyeliner at the moment and I could probably do that as my everyday look right now. So I definitely love winged eyeliner and lots of big lashes – playing up one feature is one of my tricks. Keep it simple with a little bit of blush and a nude lip.

Since we’re in Priceline, what is your favourite skincare product to use?

My number one has to be Bioderma Crealine H20 Cleanser & Makeup Remover, $29.99 – everyone loves it! It’s such a cult product and everyone in the industry will have it on hand at a photo shoot. It’s just the best makeup remover ever, especially if you come home a late night since it’s so easy to use. It’s also great for girls with dry skin since it doesn’t make it feel dehydrated afterwards.

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Bioderma Crealine H20 Cleanser & Makeup Remover, $29.99

What about your favourite makeup product from Priceline?

I would probably have to say false lashes. When you take a lot of photos, you’ll find that your makeup fades out, but a set of bold, false lashes can really make a difference.

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Do you prefer the band, or individual lashes?

I love the band! Individual lashes can get a bit fiddly for me, but the band is just so quick and easy to apply. But for an event, I would definitely prefer individual lashes since they look more natural.

Since winter is just around the corner, what are some of your beauty tips for the season?

I actually have super-dry skin and I love to layer my skincare. Obviously getting into that routine is really important and it can get a bit tiring some days, but getting into a regular routine of washing, exfoliating, toning and applying a serum is really important. Serums are my little trick! Pop a moisturiser over the top and it’s really hydrating for the winter time.

What are some beauty tricks which have been passed down to you?

My mum loves anything which is natural like Burts Bees, so using organic products on your skin. But I think it’s also equally important to feed your body from the inside out. Your inner beauty definitely drives your outer beauty.

May 26, 2015