Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Hannah McGrath, Two Bucks til Wednesday, Stylist.

♥ First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a stylist who makes one half of All Of The Above Creative and one third of Two Bucks ‘Til Wednesday. I love inventing stories, characters and adventures to give depth, intrigue and innovation to fashion photography. I’ve worked for publications such as The West Australian, Frankie Magazine and X-press Fashion, as well as for the Perth Fashion Festival (as the Fremantle event coordinator and stylist), Scene and Viviens modelling agencies, Pigeonhole, Two Bucks ’til Wednesday, Awoke on a Whale Heart, Paper Skye, Little Gracie and Lonely as a Cloud, among others. Check out my blog at http://anadventure.wordpress.com

♥ Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

I wash my face with QV wash and moisturise with Cetaphil. I used to use more harsh cleansers, as I used to get bad breakouts, and never believed something as simple as QV could be ok, but my skin is better now than it’s ever been (this also might be just because I’m not a teenager any more, though…)

♥ What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I’ve never had any sort of beauty treatment at a salon or spa or anything, actually.

♥ Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

I cut and dye my own hair as I’ve been a penniless student for the past four years! (this also might have something to do with my answer to the previous question!) Head Studio did mine for me a few years ago for a hair show and they are super brilliant, so if I was going to go anywhere I would go to Marie.

♥ Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Ha, everything! Ok, this is probably terrible, but it works: putting a little dab of toothpaste on pimples over night! It totally works.

♥ Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

Batiste Dry Shampoo is my favourite thing ever. I have a fringe and fine hair and it keeps it fresh and voluminous… Plus, it smells pretty. Also, Papaw ointment and white eyeliner.

♥ Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Drink lots of water! I drink a whole lot (maybe too much? Can you drink too much water?), but am bad because I buy bottled water. My next purchase will be one of those big re-usable bottles. I also usually go to be and wake up pretty early, and nearly always get 8-10 hours sleep a night.

♥ What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

I wouldn’t mind having a pedicure, but feet in general are pretty ugly things so I’d feel bad for the person doing it…

♥ Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I’ve always been a grazer, so I kind of eat constantly. For breakfast I normally have porridge, muesli or eggs on toast, and a banana, and always a large coffee (the real thing, never instant).

I then generally snack on things like biscuits and fruit and almonds throughout the morning, then maybe have something like sushi (if I’m on the road) or elaborate toasted sandwiches (if I’m at home) for lunch. And of course, the occasional McDonalds, because I’m not even going to lie; it’s frigging delicious.

Then again I generally snack all afternoon on perhaps strawberries, snow peas, chocolate and various other unhealthy things. I normally cook dinner for my family, things like delicious creamy pasta and veggie curries are my favourites and therefore the things I mostly make.

And I can’t live without dessert! Custard, cake or Tim Tams.

And actually, I just planted a veggie garden so am hoping to eat my own produce soon!

♥ Describe your fitness routine.

Um… incidental exercise?! Haha. My job involves lots and lots of running around all over the place and climbing stairs with loads of heavy bags of clothes and shoes and such, so that’s all I really do. I catch public transport wherever possible, which means I walk a fair bit I suppose.

♥ Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

Not really. I find one of the best things to do to clear my head when I’m stressed is to go op shopping. It calms me down, the music is ever too loud or shout-y and the little old ladies are generally the sweetest, most welcoming people around. Op shopping’s my therapy! But honestly, more than anything else; hanging out with my wonderful boyfriend and my three amazing best friends who make me immeasurably happy in every way.

Thanks Hannah, if anyone has any questions please leave a comment!

Be well,

xoxo

2 comments

  1. Alicia says:

    How good is dry shampoo! Love it!

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    So good! I’m yet to try the one specifically for brunette hair but I think I need to get onto it ASAP :)!

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