♥ First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!
I was born in Colombia South America around 36 years ago. I have lived a very interesting, challenging, and varied life. I started my professional career as an engineer and worked for over fourteen years for high profile corporate organisations.
At the age of ten I already knew I had a passion for colours, clothes and everything related to image. However, I was meant to go to uni and do as my other two sisters did: become an engineer. So I did.
But I never put aside my real passion. By the age of fifteen, I was trying to learn as much as I could about makeup, style and clothing. I must have read hundreds and hundreds of books and magazines, and over the last twenty years I have done all the training possible related to image, first impressions and body language. I haven’t stopped learning and being fascinated by this magical world.
A few years ago on a retreat in Bali, I discovered my purpose in life and decided to start Alba Gomez Image Consultancy. It’s been a great journey—I’ve had great moments, challenging moments, exciting moments and uncertain moments, but always deep in my heart I’ve known that this is what I am meant to be doing with my life. I love to work with women, inspiring them to embrace who they are and how they look and helping them to feel fantastic.
♥ Tell us about your daily beauty routine.
I wash my face in the morning with Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk then I just apply the Natio BB cream and after just my make up. I drink lots and lots of water during the day and at night I take my make off with Chanel DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE wash my face with the Clinique milk and apply some jojoba oil and leave it on when I go to sleep.
♥ What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?
Funny thing is I don’t have a preferred one really. I like trying new things and places all the time, so couldn’t pick just one.
♥ Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?
Manny from Chilli Couture in Perth.
♥ Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?
The jojoba oil is the BEST for your skin. If you use it every night you will notice the difference on your skin in less than 10 days.
♥ Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products? Lancome concealer, my medicated Chapstick and my MAC black Rapidblack eyeliner.
♥ Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?
I think drinking water is the secret. I drink so much water that sometimes I have to stop myself from drinking so much. It helps to keep my skin looking good and younger. I give myself lots of positive affirmations so I can accept and love myself exactly as I am.
♥ What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet?
Learning to dance Samba. I know it will make me really happy but I guess I am a bit scared. Samba is very different to all the Latin styles I grew up dancing with and it seems so difficult. So I’ve been saying for 8 years that I am going to learn but I haven’t… Just wrote some goals the other day and Samba classes were on my list
♥ Describe a typical day of eating for you.
I start my day with my own prepared muesli with strawberries, banana and Greek yogurt. I have a snack about 2 -3 hours later, it can be nuts and cottage cheese or a green smoothie, then for lunch usually beef or chicken with salad and some rice or potatoes, a snack after 3 hrs similar to the morning one and then dinner just chicken or beef with a salad or vegetables. Lots of water all day. I always manage to squeeze some chocolate even if it is a little one.
♥ Describe your fitness routine.
I am part of a boot camp which I try to attend at least 3 times a week. It’s a combination of cardio, strength and weights. I also sometimes go for a brisk walks in the morning for 45 minutes.
♥ Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.
I do take supplements, omega 3, a special supplement that my Dr recommended based on what my body lacks and green tea tablets as I do not like the taste of green tea as much but I am aware of the benefits
♥ How many hours sleep do you usually get each night? Do you have any bedtime rituals or tips to help you get a great nights sleep?
I am so fortunate …because I sleep like a baby, usually 8-9 hours every night. But I usually do my to do lists at night before I go to sleep so I can relax knowing that my next day is already planned.
♥ How do you like to relax? What are your favorite ways to de-stress?
I like walking while I listen to my guided meditations. I get a massage every two weeks which is absolutely important for me. I love singing and dancing my Latin music when I am feeling stressed. It makes me really happy.
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