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My beauty secrets: Annah Stretton

Annah's secrets to looking young.

My beauty philosophy is... Keep it simple! I do the basics – cleanse and moisturise every night before bed, eat well, try to exclude all unnatural sugars from my diet, drink plenty of water, sleep for eight hours and take 1000mg of vitamin C every day.

The skincare products I can’t live without are... I put Trilogy Rosehip Oil on as my night cream and love what it does for my face. I also love Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream – I’ve tried many others, but keep coming back to this one. I’ve been applying Nivea Q10 Skin FirmingBody Lotion every day to my body for years and it just feels right. And finally, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on my lips.

My haircare secret is... A twice weekly wash, deep condition and blow wave by my favourite hairdresser, Debbie (we all need a Deb in our lives).

The must-have products in my make-up bag are... My Phoenix Stick Foundation for amazing coverage. I can’t live without my MAC Khol PowerEye Pencils and also Phoenix Mascara.

My favourite beauty treat is... Indulging in a new fragrance whenever I go through duty free. My new favourite is Givenchy Dahlia Noir. But I’m never tied to a scent. I’ll always try new ones and am a big fan of rose floral notes.

My biggest beauty sin is... Not shaping my eyebrows regularly enough.

The best thing I have passed onto my daughter about beauty is... Always, always, always take your make-up off before going to bed (no excuses). And never go out in the sun unprotected.

Annah Stretton is a New Zealand fashion designer, businesswoman and author of new motivational book, *Rock The Boat* (Stretton Publishing, $25)

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